July 1, 2007Revolution Time -- Here it comes, July 4, Independence Day, and what is anyone doing about it? The standard patriotic pose is about as genuine as the President's Day White Sale with cartoon characters of Lincoln and Washington hawking kitchen appliances. I hate to introduce a tabu subject, but this country really needs a revolution. The founding document says, "Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." This is the document these hypocrites like Bush pretend to be sending us to war for. If ever there was a time for revolution, this is it. The abuses of King George may have been worse in theory because it was established in law that he was a king and had power over everyone. But beyond the theory that we are now free, today's Baby Bush has launched more abuses and atrocities against the American people than the king ever did.
In a personal letter, Jefferson went much further than he wrote in the Declaration of Independence. ""God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
Before someone drags me off as a "terrorist" for saying so, let me say that I am serious, but revolution does not have to be bloody like the Russian revolution, or the bloody military coup launched against the democratic government of Chile by Nixon and Kissinger. We have Nelson Mandela as an example now. We have eastern Europe as an example. We have Ghandi and Martin Luther King as examples. The American people really must restore the republic, re-establish the rule of law and democratic government, but it must be done by adept application of every tool and strategy in the age of smart machines and the information revolution. Guns and bombs are irrelevant, of no use in this struggle. It will take intelligence, and intelligently exercised force.
It's not a struggle of guns or muscle, but a struggle of ideas. Arthur Schopenhauer wrote, "We should see the scientific, literary and artistic Zeitgeist declared bankrupt about every 30 years; for during this period the errors contained in it have grown to such proportions as to crush it by the weight of their absurdity, while the opposing view has at the same time been strengthened by them."
We are definitely past the point when the intellectual, legal, historical baggage and sheer inertia of the current social, economic and political structure is beyond the point of manageability, that is for anyone but the tiny minority that is temporarily profiting from the current crisis: the Halliburtons, the Bechtels and all the other corporate giants who are thriving in the current undemocratic, unsensible situation. And they too will be overtaken by the natural forces being unleashed by the environmental catastrophe this civilization is creating.
When you have people like Nancy Pelosi saying that impeachment is just too much of an effort, too much trouble, against a regime of mad criminals like this, you know we are beyond the point where the political system makes any sense or even begins to achieve what it was set up to achieve in regard to the well being of the people. Pelosi -- I love her. She's smart, spunky, classy, articulate, knowledgeable. But what is she talking about? What is she supporting? The right of the status quo to continue no matter how destructive it is to the integrity of the constitutional republic itself? Something is seriously wrong here and these establishment figures really need to shake of the lethargy and look at what is happening, i.e. the destruction of the democratic foundations of the country. This is how serious it is. In a minute or so, the right to having an abortion will be overturned and the legal basis for civil rights will be reverse and nullified by a block of corrupt thugs who have been placed on the Supreme Court by a usurper who seized and holds power without democratic support. The Supreme Court is now dominated by appointees of criminal presidents like Bush, Bush and Reagan, all of whom worked actively to establish an imperial executive branch that can conduct wars or whatever it wants in defiance of the public, the laws, without even the knowledge of the people.
As Brent Budowsky put it, "The United States Supreme Court is moving to reverse long-cherished American notions of constitutional law." He refers to "a pattern of extreme actions that violate cardinal American ideals on matters including torture, the Geneva Convention, attacks on the Bill of Rights, presidential assertions of authority to violate statutes with non-binding statements, secrecy of unprecedented scope, the inability of Congress to perform its historic function of preventing executive abuse, and now a bitterly divided Supreme Court that threatens values long thought to be part of our national consensus."
Our lethargic career politicians, servants of corporate America, have stood back and let things degenerate to this point, as the Bush administration has grabbed one handful of power after another, discarded every law and principle of accountability, equality, justice, anything that limits the power of them and the corporate elite they represent. Now it's up to where these people who blatantly put Bush in power in defiance of the whole concept of elections are going to "legally" nullify everything the constitution has meant in practice over the last two centuries. Are we to stand and let that happen because procedurally they occupy their positions legitimacy, even though the criminals who placed them in power were in power illegitimately themselves, and are clearly determined to destroy democracy in America?
Therein lies the rub. That is the crisis of the republic. It is well past time to overthrow the corrupt, rotting order and re-establish a legitimate one. It takes not guns, but determination, clarity, which is something that Nancy Pelosi is not displaying when she commits herself to let the Bush administration get away with whatever it does with no fear of action take against them. It's crazy, but it's a collective insanity. That is what must be shaken off. There are many many in the population who have that clarity, few in the political and media classes. It's time they got the message.
Good things: as Pete Seeger said, there are more of us than them. And in the end, the pen is still mightier than the sword. It really is still a battle of ideas, which is why the raw massive power of the corporate media is such a factor. But even that power is not holding out. As things get worse, more and more people are seeing beyond the bull that constitutes the corporate media diet. A quote by Willis Harman is empowering. I can't resist bringing it forth one more time:
Throughout history, the really fundamental changes in societies have come about not from dictates of governments and the results of battles but through vast numbers of people changing their minds -- sometimes only a little bit.
Some of the changes have amounted to profound transformations -- for instance the transition from the Roman Empire to Medieval Europe, or from the Middle Ages to modern times. Others have been more specific, such as the constitution of democratic governments in England and America, or the termination of slavery as an accepted institution. In the latter cases, it is largely a matter of people recalling that no matter how powerful the economic or political or even military institution, it persists because it has legitimacy, and that legitimacy comes from the perceptions of people. People give legitimacy and they can take it away. A challenge to legitimacy is probably the most powerful force for change to be found in history.
To the empowering principle that the people can withhold legitimacy, and thus change the world, we now add another: By deliberately changing the internal image of reality, people can change the world. Perhaps the only limits to the human mind are those we believe in. (Willis Harman)
And to End on a High Note: Jon Stewart: Cheney is Neither Man Nor Beast"
July 2, 2007First Day of the Rest of the Year.
Get Tough! The New York Times editorial for Sunday: "After six years of kowtowing to the White House, Congress is finally challenging President Bush's campaign to trample all legal and constitutional restraints on his power. Congressional committees have issued subpoenas for documents and witnesses in two major cases and have asked for the first - and likely not the last - criminal investigation of an executive branch official who might have lied to Congress." Thank God for some action. Let's hope they don't back down when it gets tough. The Times, by the way, has done its share of kowtowing, and quite a bit more, being an actual agent in getting the fraudulent war over on the people. But that's another story. Let's get on with it. (See the editorial at Truthout. The Times will take down their link of it in a few days.)
Colbert Falls Short -- Stephen Colbert, who was courageous enough to scald George Bush to his face at the Press Corps dinner, treated Toby Keith with kid gloves when he had him on the Colbert Report recently. Colbert is a solid sender, but it was disappointing to see him give Toby Keith such great promotion for his knew album and not challenge him a little more about his hate campaign against the Dixie Chicks for disagreeing with the war in 2003. Colbert did ask Keith if he wanted to take back any of the nasty things he said about the Dixie Chicks when Natalie Maines had the nerve to say in public that Bush embarrassed her. For saying that in England when practically the whole world was asking Americans what was going on with Bush's agressiveness, was pretty much a capital offense in the minds of rednecks like Keith. The nerve to express anything but total devotion to Bush was just unacceptable to characters like that who helped stir up the war fever and made lots of money doing it. Keith put a backdrop behind his performances with a picture of the Dixie Chicks with Saddam Hussein. Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld couldn't ask for a more kindred spirit and advocate in the country music world. When asked if he would apologize knowing what he now knows, Keith told Colbert "I'll never apologize for my patriotism." What does any of what he did have to do with patriotism? Supporting a phony rush to war, using your platform as a country star to accuse other musicians who don't agree with you of being treasonous are not patriotic acts. They may be motivated by misdirected patriotism, but they are not justified by genuine patriotism, not if your patriotism is for the United States Constitution and the freedom it guarantees, including the freedom to say the president embarrasses you.
What is Cheney Up To? Peter Dale Scott on Cheney and 9/11. Where was he that day? What did he do? What about his plans to suspend the Constitution and erect detention centers? YouTube Many Explosions -- In the absence of a real official investigation into 9/11, the investigation by private citizens continues. A short clip of Fox News 9/11 footage that shows strange explosions coming from the North Tower of the WTC as the South Tower was being hit on 9/11. YouTube Sign for an Investigation -- New Yorkers who want an independent investigation of 9/11, sign the petition of nyc911initiative.org. Enough signatures will make it happen. Bush Speechless -- When asked indirectly about rumors that he had prior knowledge of 9/11, Bush falls into a long moment of confusion and speechlessness. See YouTube. Bush's Weird Story of How He First Learned of 9/11 -- YouTube. And another telling: YouTube. Notice the strange, strange footage at the very end of Bush 41 and 43 together. What Hit the Pentagon? What Hit WTC? Brother Marv and the WTC -- Marvin Bush, WTC security and Pre-9/11 Evacuations -- YouTube Reclaim Your History -- See John Judge talking at Dealy Plaza about the importance of taking back our history. YouTube The 9/11 "Coincidences" in a Nutshell -- In 10 concise packages. See YouTube
July 3, 2007Sign here to impeachbush.org. Nearly a million already have.
Scum Floats -- As one person put it to me, "Of course, I never expected anything else," in regard to Bush's commutation of Scooter's sentence. But yes, it still rankles, deeply. The most powerful thing I heard about it so far today was a man who said, "This executioner, who executed a retarded girl, now gets his good ole boy buddy out of jail..." The guy who executed more people than any governor since the reinstitution of the death penalty. Now he finds a reason to pardon someone, a buddy who is covering up Bush's own crimes, the crime of revealing the identity of a covert operator in the CIA who was involved in intelligence gathering on weapons of mass destruction. Done for political gain. Pardon him. Check out what Former U.S. Ambassador and husband of CIA agent Valerie Plame has to say about it. Resign or Face Impeachment -- says Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott, as three more in the House get behind the Impeach Cheney bill. ((See truthout.org.) -- AOL ran an online poll asking who agreed with Bush's commutation of Libby's sentence. Sixty-five percent said no, 35 yes. That's about what it is now in the mainstream. Sixty-five to 35 and the 35s have control.
NighttimeAmerican the Weary -- I hear the fireworks outside, the July 4 fireworks show over the Hudson River, no doubt, one of the world's biggest displays. Ho hum. Should I walk to the window? Perhaps, later. The flag-waving and the rockets-red-glare stuff has lost a lot of its dazzle in a war-weary nation four years into a war to avenge 9/11 -- no, to remove a threat of nuclear weapons that Iraq was said to be only a few minutes from delivering. Then when that one collapsed -- AFTER the war was already done and the occupation nightmare was well underway, it became a matter of installing democracy, freeing a nation from a dreadful tyrant. Now those two rationales have withered away. The Bush administration has publicly declared it is no longer trying to achieve democracy there. Obviously what is going on now is even worse than when Rumsfeld's buddy Saddam was running the show. Now it's all about whether the "surge" is going to work. Then in September it will be something else. There's not a lot of enthusiasm left for any of it anymore and America has ceased to stand for freedom, human rights, humanitarianism. It doesn't even uphold habeus corpus anymore. The fireworks boom like a distant memory.
July 4, 2007
TechnoHell -- Though anyone who's looked into it at all knows that Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rove-Perl-stop-me-before-I-puke would lock us all up if they could get away with it. They've got all these whacky plans for detention camps and massive evesdropping (Total Information Awareness) on paper -- these are not nutty conspiracy theories, though they read like it, you can read it them the New York Times. There's little doubt of what they would do if they could, or if they felt they "needed to". If The President deems us all terrorists and decides to protect us from ourselves.
My confidence, what keeps me from going overboard with paranoid plots so that I can function and keep putting one foot in front of the other, is just the sense that they cannot pull it off. It does not give them one inch in terms of their intentions. I fully believe their vision of America is a perfectly Orwellian 21st Century Supertechnology Prison Camp, a fully technology enabled Pinochet-style dictatorship. Remember, there is a direct lineage between these men and the men at whose knees they learned their trade, Kissinger and Nixon, who enabled the coup that brought Pinochet to power. People think you're going off the deep end when you say that they want install that kind of military dictatorship here, but that's not a rational response to the facts. It is a hopeful one, though, who knows? The hope may prevail in the end. One of the most hopeful facts of mountains of ugly truths about this Nixon Generation is that they are highly secretive. On one hand it is what has allowed them to get away with such massive crimes for decades that they have successfully hidden from the awareness of the masses of the United States. On the other hand it more or less prevents the total triumph of their vision. It's a built-in self destructive component.
The reason they have to keep everything secret is that of course they are arch criminals and could never get away with much of anything they do if it were known. While they are ignoring Katrina and being totally inept at managing anything in government, they are really busy on their real agenda, most of which we rarely hear anything about. When a piece pops out into the mainstream, it's immediately suppressed. That's why you see all the best evidence right after the event in which the secret governnment briefly flashes into view and then disappears again. That's why so much of the early footage of the WTC demolition went on and on about explosions and how it looked just like a controlled demolition, but then later it's a big secret and no one is supposed to talk about it.
But I digress. My point is that a government that relies on secrecy to do what it really does can never win the true belief of the people. It's impossible. It's two trains running on the same track in different directions. So they can never enjoy real popular support. And the longer they are there, the more people know about them, the more the truth has leaked out, the less popular they are. They can never get the people behind them again, even the ones who backed 9/11, and there were definitely people behind 9/11 besides the guys in the Afghanistan caves. The ones who invested big that United and American airlines would suddenly fail were only some of the investors. But these guys have gone so far down now, even the hard core is ready to dump them, they hope for someone like Giuliani who will just be a different face, a new stooge, even worse than Bush.
"Once Upon America" bny John Cory
July 4, 2007Affinity -- Besides commuting the prison sentence for partner-in-crime SCooter Libby, Bush's moments of compassion have been few. When Bush was governor of Texas he had more people executed than any other governor in U.S. history, signing 154 death warrants in six years. The only person he let off Death Row was Henry Lee Lucas , a dangerous serial killer who confessed to over 600 murders.
In Summary -- According to William Rivers Pitt: "Libby was part of a White House plot to discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose early criticism of the administration's Iraq claims were deemed a grave threat to the policy. The White House attacked Wilson by exposing his wife, Valerie Plame, as a deep-cover CIA operative. This exposure destroyed the intelligence network she had created to track any person, nation or group that might give weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. Libby lied under oath and obstructed justice to cover up these White House activities, and to protect Vice President Dick Cheney from scrutiny and censure for his direct role in the plot. Despite these serious crimes, Libby will spend less time in prison than Paris Hilton, Martha Stewart and Susan MacDougal. The same Republicans who championed the impeachment of Bill Clinton now celebrate Libby's liberation from the consequences of the very same acts they accused Clinton of committing." And also from Pitt, consider this: "Libby's legal defense from the first day of his trial was that he was a fall guy taking the rap for others. Fitzgerald pointedly stated that the details surrounding Libby's actions put a cloud of suspicion over Vice President Dick Cheney. Combine these two details and you wind up with Libby standing as a patsy taking the rap for Cheney. Bush has the constitutional power to offer commutations, of course. But if this commutation was granted to Libby in order to derail a criminal investigation, if it was granted to cover up prior or ongoing criminal activities, that is itself a crime meriting the impeachment of George W. Bush. This, more than anything else, must be investigated." Unraveling -- Strange portrait of Bush in the Washington Post. An interesting historical aside in the article. Bush, after supposedly being elected in November, if you don't count the voting machine tampering that is clearly shown by the evidence, was under 50% approval ratings even in the month of his inauguration. According to the very kind Washington Post article: "Bush's approval rating slipped below 50 percent in Washington Post-ABC News polls in January 2005 and has not topped that level in the 30 months since. The last president mired under 50 percent so long was Harry S. Truman. Even Richard M. Nixon did not fall below 50 percent until April 1973, 16 months before he resigned." Even though this article paints a portrait of the most unpopular president since popularity polling began, it's a very sympathetic article that gives Bush huge breaks. For example: "Since winning reelection 2 1/2 years ago, Bush has had few days of good news, and what few he has had rarely lasted ... Saddam Hussein was convicted, but his execution was marred by videotaped taunting. That's the real G rated version of the story. It wasn't just the taunting. It was also the beheading. And of course the whole trial was madness. And the whole occupation.
Independence Day Weekend, 2007Independence Day extended. Odd that this year's calendar would put Independence Day on a Wednesday, breaking the work week into two two-day halves and obliterating the business consciousness that usually holds the American population tightly in its grip. It gives us more time to contemplate the meaning of Independence Day. The artificially induced workday mentality is hard to sustain in the best of conditions, impossible when there are only two workdays until another break. Awww. If only all weeks could be like that!
Not to sound like a pie-in-the-sky utopian, but that $12 billion a week that the Bush administration is blowing on their little-boy war game in Iraq could make a lot of us rich. It will make a lot of Bush's cronies even though so much of it is going down the drain with rivers of blood generated by this Bush-induced catastrophe.
Could they ever escape their historic accountability? Would it ever be possible for the human race to forget how deeply corrupt and cynical they were, to lead the country into war with lies so haphazardly constructed. Sure, countries have been led to war with lies countless times, but this time they barely tried to even make their case believable. They thought they were too powerful to have to be believable. Power is its own believability.
I often remind myself of the fall of the Berlin Wall when I think that a given eventuality is impossible. We are seeing some very interesting swings taking place right now. We are seeing a process that is hitting a threshold, a point at which the essence of the situation changes radically and irreversibly. It could be that the instinct for survival of the human race is being actualized and coming forth with great power and collective will in spite of paltry intellectual justifications for the crimes that are being carried out at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
We see today that a survey by the American Research Group "found that 45 percent support the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Bush, with 46 percent opposed, and a 54-40 split in favor when it comes to Cheney." This is very significant! Consider how far behind the public the Democrats are dragging. Good God why? What is wrong with them? I hate the phrase "no-brainer", but it seems so obvious that if any politician began to speak courageously to the issues reflected in polls like that and in many other signs and measures, that politician would be buoyed on a great tide to the heights. What are they afraid of? Can they read? Are they heavily drugged? What is wrong with them? I guess it's just time for some never-before politicians to come forth to stand for the positions taken by the majority of Americans against this mad clique that has its grip on the U.S.A.
GOP Anti War Wave -- Fancy that! "Wearied by the lack of progress in Iraq and by the steady stream of military funerals back home, a growing number of Republican lawmakers who had stood loyally with President Bush are insisting his strategy has failed and calling on him to bring the war to an end," reports the LA Times Post Blair Britain Rocks Steady -- Now that Blair was driven from office from the loss of confidence in him because of this poor judgment on Iraq, and the new prime minister is saying he will re-examine the relationship with the U.S., suddenly there is a wave of terror scares. Sometimes you can't help but wonder who the terorists work for. It's funny how their actions seem to invariably boost the Neocon agenda. But Gordon is not jumping into line after the recent incidents, according to the Guardian. Unlike Blair, he's not doing the terror scare trip. He seems to want to calm the people, not whip them into hysteria a la Bush. Another Bush Mystery Bruise -- Oh if the walls could speak! Will some day the real story come out on all these strange, unexplained bumps and bruises on the Leader of the Free World? See this video of Bush shuckin' and jivin' about his commutation of his accomplice's sentence for lying to the FBI to cover up the criminal activity of the White House. What the hell is that dark spot on his forehead just over his left eye? He looks like someone popped him good. Was it Laura? Did she slug him with her wedding ring on? Please tell us Bush, who hit you? Supreme Assholes -- This is a very scary bunch. Hold on to your hats. According to Robyn Blumner, "The addition of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the heartless duo of Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas has cemented a plurality for cruelty. If there's a choice between casting a lot for the little guy or putting a foot on his throat, it's a safe bet that these four will put on their jackboots." Fitzgerald's Turn -- How Patrick Fitzgerald could break the lock on the Plame case. Mt. Rushmore Singers -- YouTube Liberties Lost -- Baltimore Sun
Independence Day, 2007Just Go! Keith Olbermann: "'Even Richard Nixon knew it was time to resign.' From Iraq to Scooter Libby, Bush and Cheney have broken America's trust and stabbed this nation in the back. It is time for them to go." While cautious politicians stand back and watch, the groundswell rises. Get them out! (Video version)
Worm Infested White House -- Ambassador Joseph Wilson: "America is corrupt to the core." /Free Downloadable Videos on 9/11 -- question911.com 9/11 Explosions. All turned to dust, not a chair, not a telephone, not a computer left, concrete turned to dust, steel broken into small pieces. See the original news footage, with no new narration added. See it for yourself. No way the official explanation, in which there were no explosions, will stand. It will not stand to history; it will not stand to the world outside of the U.S. propaganda cloud; it will not stand when the fear wears off; it will not stand to basic logic and common sense.
July 8, 2007End of the Long Independence Day Weekend -- Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, on the George Stephanopoulis show today demonstrated the standard justification for right wingers of the commutation of Libby's sentence. I was going to say these right-wing twerps are masters of distortion, but it's not so much that that are masters, because their distortions are not so much clever as they are outlandish. It's not that their distortions fool you, it's that they have the chutzpah to trot them out, ridiculous as they are, and maintain straight faces. Well, that's not quite true either. They don't maintain straight faces, they're all subject to the Bush-clone creeping smirk.
I say "twerp" with clear intention. Lowry is a standard type of conservative, one is tempted to say the dominant type, the pampered pretty boy type, an aristocrat raised to rule, no sign of this man ever having performed an act of labor in his life, not an ounce of empathy, compassion or genuine insight. He's a mouthpiece for his beloved cause and no more.
These guys are beautiful at coming up with systems of logic to justify the unjustifiable. With Libby's get-out-of-jail card, Lowry resorts to the phrase, "the criminalization of policy," which is what Bush Senior called it when he pardoned the Iran Contra criminals. These were crimes, by the way, from which many Nicaraguans died horrible brutal deaths, and others were subjected to acts of terrorism, courtesy of Reagan, Bush and the bunch. It appears that Bush as the "mastermind" of the sordid affair, the man who directed it from his desk at the White House. So it was only fair that he pardon the guys who took the heat and kept their mouths shut about the fact that they worked for Bush.
"Criminalization of policy" is just a slightly smoother way of saying what Nixon said, "If the president does it, it's not illegal." These guys recognize no laws that impair their ability to plunder at will. This is something about them many people don't realize. They believe it is their right to rule and to do whatever they want. So if a law gets in the way, they call it "criminalization of policy." Their worldview is upside down to what the average person, who has to obey laws, has to deal with.
One of the Iran Contra criminals pardoned by Bush Sr., Elliot Abrams, is now a top White House guy for Bush Jr., so the message is clear. If you commit crimes for the right people, they will keep you out of jail. As for Libby's much-touted $250,000 fine, I refer you to the statement by Richard Nixon when told that one of the Watergate criminals was going to sing if he didn't get a million dollars in hush money. Nixon didn't flinch. "We can get that," he said. That money is nothing to these guys.
I always envision some alternate reality somewhere, a heaven or hell in which guys like Rich Lowry, sweet pretty boys who love to advocate violence and death for others, would themselves have to serve on the front lines somewhere and endure all the misery of the infantryman. Oh well.
Another particularly abhorrent example of people who need to stop making so much money off of war and go experience a little of it firsthand is represented by a particularly foul piece of editorializing in Investors Daily called "Scoring the War". Scoring, of course is easy to do when you are far from the war itself, on the sidelines on another continent. The loathsome creature who authored this piece tries to make the case that the U.S. is "winning" the war because "we" are killing more of "them" than they are of us. So what's a few hundred Americans dead in the last month when we've killed many times that many Iraqis, it says. This nameless, faceless entity who authored but did not sign this piece actually says that the U.S. has killed 650 "terrorists" a month, and lost a mere (average) of 37 a month. Not bad, huh? And of course "terrorist" means anyone "we" kill. The problem, the article says, is the the media "distort Americans' view of the war by focusing only on just one side of the conflict: ours."
This is truly the work of a man who needs to go to war himself. But since there is no name, there is no one to send. It's a sort of disembodied voice, like a god handing down proclamations to mankind. This is an editorial you have to see to believe. That anyone could at this point try to pass off such an inhuman justification for the war that fuels their investments is hard to believe. It's that heartless, bottom-line, money-is-god, corporate mentality.
Impeach Cheney, the film.