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Bush regime on the ropes

Time for regime change

The Bush regime is on the ropes as Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld faces an inquiry into the widespread use of torture by the US Armed Forces and into why he tried to cover it up. This regime is dishonest. These men are liars.

Donald Rumsfeld faces two armed services committees on Capitol Hill today over the widespread use of torture by members of the United States Armed Forces. Although President Bush has backed him for what he calls his service to his country (in anyone else’s language it would be acts of mass murder), he has also criticized Rumsfeld for not telling him earlier about the cases of torture (in other words, a cover-up).

Rumsfeld’s predicament today is a fitting end to this evil regime which is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians in two illegal wars, which responded to an act of terrorism in kind, which lied to its nation and to the world about Iraq’s nuclear and chemical weapons threat and which purposefully targeted civilian infra-structures, breaking the Geneva Convention.

The regime is rocked. The story about Weapons of Mass Destruction (“we know where they are”) has been exposed for what it is: a tissue of lies from beginning to end, making George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, a barefaced liar in the eyes of the rest of the world.

The actions of the US Armed Forces, who preferred to drop cluster bombs in civilian areas rather than fight like soldiers, wounding or killing thousands of innocent people, including at least one thousand children, have been exposed for what they are: acts of sheer cowardice, making George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, as Commander-in-Chief of these forces, responsible for breaking the Geneva Convention, just like the SS in World War Two.

The regime is in disarray. First George W. Bush makes a speech in which he purposefully refuses to apologize and gets his aides to do it for him. One day later, after the howls of criticism, he decides to make an apology. Basically, he will say anything or do anything to please anyone at this moment in time because it is not his future that depends on these elections, but the lives of the clique of the corporate elite which surrounds the White House, embodied in the sinister figure of Richard Cheney, who prefers to be called Dick, and who calls the shots, as everybody knows.

These are the people making policy, these are the people milking the hard-earned money of the decent citizens of the USA, these are the people who have already cost their taxpayers nearly two hundred thousand million USD in an illegal war…and this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is much more to come.

The people of the United States of America, like everyone else in all other countries, do not want to be ruled by a clique of liars, war criminals and mass murderers, which is precisely what Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are, and also Powell and Rice by association.

The people of the United Sates of America respect the basic values, reflected in the major religions. George W. Bush and his regime have not respected the fundamental principals of any religion.

They are liars, they are cheats, they are mass murderers, they have broken the Geneva Convention, they have broken the United Nations Charter, they are war criminals. No religion allows such behaviour to go unpunished.

In this case, the USA, being the civilized country that it is, offers its citizens a simple option: to punish those responsible and to move forward, back in line with the world public opinion (wholly and unanimously against the USA at present) by the simple act of exercising their democratic right to a free vote. Hopefully, this time round, without electoral tampering or the sinister engineering which accompanied the process four years ago.

The world wants to welcome the American people back with open arms, but never with this evil regime as its leaders. They were deceived once but to vote again for Bush would be tantamount to condoning the evil acts he and his regime have perpetrated. After all, in the words of the President, “This man stiffed the world."   

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The United States' Head of Diplomacy, or Secretary of State, is an anachronistic, incompetent, meddling, intrusive, insolent and arrogant, rude individual, a brash, foul-mouthed upstart, a conceited, self-important guttersnipe and an insult to the international community, as fit for the job as a pedophile janitor in a grade school.

Tillerson must go!