Why Bush Executes Humans -- Capital Punishment
[Reading this staff-written CNN story about the execution of Private Ronald Gray, convicted of rape and murder -- sent via email Bush approves execution of Army private:
Members of the U.S. military have been executed throughout history, but just 10 have been executed with presidential approval since 1951 under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the military's modern-day legal system.
Bush allowed 152 executions as governor of Texas and has signed off on three executions of federal inmates since he became president -- including that of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, who was put to death in 2001.]
This has gotten lots of play in NC. My take on this is that Bush is essentially emasculated and the execution of a soldier completes the circle started as a child when he tortured and exploded animals(see Bush On The Couch). He cannot do anything well that is socially acceptable --so he will do that which is most violent and the ultimate exercise of his power--to murder his own soldiers as an expression of the manhood that he has failed at so miserably.
His murder of Karla Faye Tucker--and he laughed at her demise--was horrible. But his need is insatiable--with each horror he must up the ante. Just like the rapist he seeks to murder, he must exceed his previous exercise of power over life and death. So we should not be at all surprised that he will end his presidency with this --it is all an expression of his impotence. His essential, core impotence.
It is the accurate reflection of the world's unprecedented disdain, revulsion, ridicule and disbelief at the worst American president of all time. Perhaps the worst American man of all time. Dull, drug addled, overly pampered, protected from the consequences of his behavior by privilege, braying fool that he is.
And so his last acts must reflect his vain attempts at demonstrating his potency, his power, his manhood of violence--the testosterone poisoning that he mimics so that he will be placed with the Vandals and Visigoths, the Romans, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes--those who have gone down in Western history for their violence and domination.
And yet he fails at this too. For it seems a pathetic afterthought--a vainglorious show at strength from one damned to the Seventh Circle of Hell--Violence.