They Wouldn't Do That

The following essay deals with dark subjects. However, it is only by exposing and working through the darkness that we can break through into the light.

Psychologists tell us that many people's view of the government is a projection of their view of their parents. In other words, whatever they believe about their parents, they also believe about the government. The personal is the political in more ways than one.

Try to step into the shoes of the average American. He or she assumes that the government wants to protect its citizens, just as his or her parents tried to protect their family (or at least he or she believed they did). So for this average American, believing that the government could do something cruel would be extremely difficult.

In The Shadow Of

In The Shadow Of Israel

"Instead, the war was motivated in good part by a desire to make Israel more secure. According to Philip Zelikow, a former member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and a counsellor to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the real threat from Iraq was not a threat to the US. The unstated threat was the threat against Israel, Zelikow told an audience at the University of Virginia in September 2002."

"The neo-conservatives had been determined to topple Saddam even before Bush became President. They caused a stir early in 1998 by publishing two open letters to Clinton, calling for Saddam's removal from power. The signatories, many of whom had close ties to pro-Israel groups such as the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs or WINEP, and who included Abrams, Bolton, Feith, Perle, Wolfowitz, William Kristol, Bernard Lewis and Donald Rumsfeld, had little trouble persuading the Clinton administration to adopt the general goal of ousting Saddam. But they were unable to sell a war to achieve that objective. They were no more able to generate enthusiasm for invading Iraq in the early months of the Bush administration. They needed help to achieve their aim. That help arrived with 9/11. Specifically, the events of that day led Bush and Dick Cheney to reverse course and become strong proponents of a preventive war."

No, this isn't meant to restart the anti-semitic discussions led by AmandaReconwith.

Discrimination Is A Bad

Discrimination Is A Bad Thing

Is how I tackled this issue.

Good one, Jon!

Good one, Jon!

Right back at ya GW!

Right back at ya GW!

"they wouldnt/couldnt do

"they wouldnt/couldnt do that". i cant tell you how much i hear that bullshit.