Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Terrible Trio

This is directly under the headline of an article I included as a link in one of my stories yesterday:

Vice President Tells ABC News That Election, Public Sentiment Will Not Influence War Policy.

The more I think about it, the angrier I get. I am really baffled and scratching my head on this one--Is this guy really saying what he is saying?

The Election. Public Sentiment. Will not influence War Policy.

Cheney: It may not be popular with the public — it doesn't matter....We’re not running for office. We’re doing what we think is right.

The Bush Administration has truly decided that the entire rest of the country is wrong whenever it disagrees with them. Should there be any disagreement on anything, they are right, and we are wrong. They are infallible, and regardless of what happens in the election, this terrible trio (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld), operating like a self-anointed king of reality, asserts that the policy in Iraq will not alter at all.

The terrible trio really sees the executive branch as the King and the American people as its subjects. It views this country as subject to its rule. This flies in the face of everything this country and democracy are about, from the very roots of a republic, of representation, of democracy itself and Locke’s social contract, to the people’s consent to be governed, to the recognition that our elected officials SERVE US.

And when more and more voices started rising against Cheney and Rumsfeld, suggesting that parts of the trio are not effective, what does Bush do? Declare as if no matter what these two stay, period. They literally have a blank check regarding their performance. No matter what they do, no matter what occurs, they stay. Who is working for whom in this government?! Not only is the terrible trio in charge, we are told that it is unbreakable no matter what.

I don't know William Thomas and don't have time to research the guy. He's Canadian and has apparently won some awards, but I do NOT vouche for him. For what it's worth, he thinks Bush is a loon, and note that this was written in April 2003.

Loon or not, we really do have cause for fear. This election is absolutely critical. We MUST break this rubber stamp Congress free from these despots. We must elect democratic majorities in the House and Senate.


Blogger bookmobile said...

What Cheney forgets - and its not surprising - is that neither he nor Bush are constitutionally responsible for the decision of whether the war continues. Congress has the power to wage war (or not), and hopefully, the 110th Congress will reassert that power for itself.

11/05/2006 8:21 PM  

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