Watching the Republican Party as of late is clearly a thing to behold.
Americans are witnessing a crumbling behemoth. Recapping, there is the revelation that Secretary of State Rice made no mention of her meeting with FBI director Tenet on July 10, 2001. Tenet wanted to warn of an impending strike on the country. Rice was not keenly interested in the meeting. The implications are mind boggling.
Meeting cover up
Poor closeted Congressman Foley, a Republican with high moral imperatives, turns out to be soliciting minors, boys in fact. It is easy to get a sense of the nightmarish life this person lives. Closeted homosexual, fully involved in the religious anti-gay right, and soon you have the makings of horror story. The worst part involves the knowledge that all of this was occurring and Republican House leaders allowed it to continue strictly for the political advantage.
Republican Congressman Foley's scandal
Last Thursday, the Senate signs over the constitution to the President. They allow him to determine who is an enemy combatant and they allow him to throw away habeus corpus and use torture as he sees fit. Very simply stated, America is much better than this. We are not a totalitarian entity. We do not need to become a totalitarian democracy, and I use the term because this is what we are. The term of course is one that does not make any sense literally but how would you describe it?
Finally Woodward puts out a new book, and is all over the media, 60 minutes and such. The book is damning of Bush and his approach to the Iraq War. Damning is kind. Kissinger is back folks. One of the "new" advisers to Bush is one of the most egregious characters in American politics. Kissinger tells Bush to stay the course. What a mess. The person who announced to the world the the election in Chile of 1973 was too big for the people of Chile to decide and helps to orchestrate a bloody CIA coup in that country, incidentally also on September 11, is advising on US foreign policy. What a joke.
Artwork by Mark Beam