Nixon

Bush Cannot Be Allowed to Get Away With What He's Done to America

Promoted by GreyHawk. Originally posted 2009-01-19 17:02:53 -0500.

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

Bush Cannot Be Allowed to Get Away With What He's Done to America

I'm in total agreement with Obama's sentiment that it's time for America to heal itself and move forward, but I certainly hope he's not so fixated on that sentiment that he allows the Bush/Cheney gang to get away with the damage that they've done to America.

Of course, there are those who are going to insist that we have so many challenges before us that we can't be distracted by engaging in vengeance, but this is not a matter of vengeance, it's a simple matter of governmental housekeeping.

Just as it is necessary to refurbish and restore our national monuments from time to time, it is even more important that our American ideals be maintained in pristine condition. Thus, by allowing the Bush/Cheney administration to get away with what they've done to those ideals, and the damage they've done to America's image around the world, allowing them to walk away with impunity would be the moral equivalent of allowing them to leave graffiti behind on the Statue of Liberty.

An Endorsement, a Condemnation and an Election Reflection

Interesting, direct and informative. Originally posted 2008-10-11 20:26:32 -0500. Bumped and promoted. -- GH

During the 1968 election, one of the keystones of Dick Nixon's campaign was his "plan to end the war in Vietnam." Of course he had no real plan, or, if he did it was a poor one, evidenced by the fact that the war dragged on for seven brutal years after that sad election season.

It has been said in some quarters that the "plan" Nixon alluded to, but never spelled out, was a nutty scheme (nutty schemes seem to abound in the halls of power) to have Kissinger convince the Russians that Tricky Dick was just batshit crazy enough to use nuclear weapons if the North Vietnamese would not come to the table and end the war on his terms.

History has shown that Nixon was nuts enough. So was and is, Henry the K, but the Vietnamese, after fighting a collection of Yankees, French, Japanese and Chinese among others, for uncountable hundreds of years weren't impressed with new and improved threats, from new and unimproved enemies.

Wednesday: Secrets Revealed!

Joe Guillen/Cleveland.com: 20 percent of election printouts were unreadable
"If it is as close as it's been for the last two presidential elections and it's that close again in 2008, God help us if we have to depend on Cuya- hoga County as the deciding factor. . ." said County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, a longtime opponent of the county's touch-screen voting system. [Vendor? Diebold. Via Election Law @ Moritz]

Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy: Democrats' health plans echo Nixon's failed GOP proposal
WASHINGTON — Even before Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton unveiled her new health-care plan, Republicans attacked it as socialized medicine. They neglected to mention, however, that her plan bears a striking resemblance to changes that were proposed in 1974 — by the late President Richard M. Nixon.

PEJ: Journalists in Iraq - A Survey of Reporters on the Front Lines (Nov 28, 2007)
The survey, conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism from September 28 through November 7. . . will be followed, later this year, with a content analysis of coverage on the ground from Iraq.