What Happened To The Voices Of The Voters?
By Number Six
Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 06:52 AM
Someone wrote in to the editor/opnion section of The Arizona Republic newspaper, expressing a concern many of us have of late...Check it out:
On Nov. 7, 2006, the American people resoundingly expressed their opposition to the war in Iraq.
Just two months later, President Bush and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are calling for a "surge" in U.S. troops in Iraq. In doing so, they are treating the American people with arrogance and disdain.
Not just we voters, sir. Try the 911 Commission's findings. The panel formed by Baker. The whole world. Senior miltary advisors, seasoned commanders, generals.
We're all being ignored, sir.
Presidents Johnson and Nixon repeatedly assured the American people that by sending thousands more troops into Vietnam, we could win that war. The result was 58,000 American lives lost and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lives lost.
That was the "slippery slope" argument back in the day: "If Vietnam goes commie, so will all of Southeast Asia!" Minor detail: It didn't happen. We knew it wouldn't. Vietnam was, then, a joke told in extremely poor taste.
And neither Johnson nor Tricky Dicky listened. They did not pay much heed to the screaming voices of campus protestors, until the Massacre At Kent State. Johnson, mercifully, bowed out of politics, as he realized that the "light at the end of the tunnel" in Vietnam was, as one vet so said it best....the headlamp of an oncoming freight train.
McCain, of course, is gambling: What he doesn't know, or seem to comprehend is that the vocal, noisy, mind-befuddled 26% of this nation that adores the Chimpster, well, they did get outvoted this last time. They will get it again, if the current polls are of any weight. In toto, McCain is committing political suicide.
And is so many ways, Iraq is, well, as Yogi said it: "It's Deja Vu all over again." A fruitless attempt, yes. Stupid, of course. Senseless? Yeppers. But why?
Simple: Chimpy is barking-dog mad. Crazy. Insane. Paranoid. A 12-stepper who leapt from 1 to 12 in one leap. Trading Jesus for Jack Daniels.
Ask Keith Olbermann what's wrong with Chimpster; his answer is simple. "The President Who Cried Wolf", that's what. Keith asks and sharply, "Not what are you thinking, but are you thinking at all?"
No, kids, Chimpy doesn't think, that's the problem. As ong blogger has suggested, it is the virtual equivalent of having a dictator; Chimp has, through Tony "Fox" Snow, said, he will ignore Congress.
And us in the meantime.
Yes, impeachment, now, is necessary.