Sunday, September 03, 2006

Voices of Dissent are Emerging in Press

The tide is turning on the War in Iraq and this administration. In three seperate polls approximately 2/3 of the responders seem to think George W. Bush is wrong.

This from Allen L Roland of

"Tom Regan, Christian Science monitor, lays out the latest poll numbers including the startling finding that Sixty percent of Americans also say terrorism is more likely in America because of the war with Iraq.

"A new CNN poll shows that only about one-third of Americans now support the war in Iraq, with 61 percent opposed.

...A Princeton Survey Research Associates International poll conducted Aug. 24-25 for Newsweek shows that 63 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the president has handled Iraq. A CBSNews/New York Times poll conducted Aug. 17-21 shows 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the president is dealing with Iraq. Among those who identified themselves as independents, 67 percent disapprove.""

Scott Crowder had this letter printed in the Letters to the Editor section of The Salt Lake City Tribune.

"To all GOP supporters, in case you haven't heard, the new GOP buzzword for 2006 is "fascist." If you hear anyone mention the fact that Bush was warned, prior to 9/11, that terrorists were going to fly commercial airplanes into buildings and he did nothing to stop them, call that person a fascist. If you hear anyone say that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, which Bush has admitted, and that we should not have invaded Iraq, that person is a fascist. If someone wonders why we haven't caught Osama, they must be fascists. If anyone resents our government's unwarranted tapping of our private phone calls, they are fascists. If someone mentions that SAT scores are down 25 percent in the past 30 years, despite the supposed brilliance of No Child Left Behind, yep, they are fascists, also. "

Philip Gailey of the St. Petersburg Times wrote:

"Bush fearmongering on Iraq loses its punch.
...the administration's disastrous enterprise in Iraq is a continuation of the last century's battles against Nazism, fascism and communism.
It took President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to open our eyes last week. This time the enemy is a "new type of fascism," Islamic extremism, and Iraq is ground zero in the struggle against this new -ism...

Bush has more than two years left in office. Can we be sure the worst is behind us? The Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld team is becoming increasingly desperate as Iraq continues its descent into hell, and I worry what they have in mind for Iran. The world is a more dangerous place because of the arrogance, ignorance and tragic incompetence of these men."

Donald Rumsfeld seems to have done more in one speech to turn people off to the policies of the White House than all the dissenters form here to Hawaii.

But of course he just brought his vitriol to the forefront and he would have remained his "lovable" teddy bearish self if we were not out here screaming the truth.

“The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” ~ Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933-1945

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