March 06, 2006

BushWorld: So How Bad Is It, Really?

I am tired of banging my head against the daily wall of Bush government duplicity and wilfully ignorant media lies.

I am tired of reading blogs with well-meaning reader's comments that continue an endlessly inconclusive debate about just how bad the Bush administration really is. Did we really invade Iraq just for the oil, or were permanent military bases the real goal? Was the government part of the 9/11 plot, or did they just let it happen? Is Bush a disengaged "dry drunk" incompetent or a fanatical religious zealot? Is Cheney really in charge, or has he been side-lined? What does it matter?

In the words of Chief Joseph:
I have heard talk and talk but nothing is done.
I am tired of posting countless news stories on relatively minor (or even major) issues of corruption and the abuse of power, media complicity and Big Business profiteering. These stories have been pouring forth day after day after day for the past five years. But as we jump from one shocking revelation to another, we become blind to the bigger picture of deep-seated government corruption and deliberate obfuscation, which continues unabated.
Good words do not last long unless they amount to something.
Having said all that, however, it was with some satisfaction that I picked up a book this weekend to find a thoroughly detailed and comprehensive analysis of Bush government lies. If you ever wanted to find a single source of information (aside fromt his blog, of course) that you can point to and say, "That's it - just read that book and you will no longer be in any doubt", then this is surely it:

The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism, by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Here is one reader's review:
Having read several books on the phenomenon of terrorism and historical accounts of 9/11, I must conclude that Mr. Ahmed's book, "The War On Truth" is head and shoulders above the fray. Copiously researched and constructed from an abundance of corroborated sources amply qualifying his statements, Mr. Ahmed pops the membrane of the vainglorious hype balloons - packaged for distribution by WH propaganda offices and politically motivated committees and floated by the corporate media - revealing a national security complex that has been deeply politicized and compromised to serve elite transnational corporate interests at the peril and expense of the American people and indigenous populations around the world, particularly in Eurasia. After consuming this reality sandwich - which illustrates the tactical use of terrorism to achieve corporate welfare and "strategic imperatives" - you will never see the so-called "war on terror" in the same way. This is a good thing, because what America and its Western allies need more than anything else is a good dose of truth.

If we were a country of laws - rather than political expediency - there would have been a full-scale criminal investigation of 9/11 conducted by an Independent Special Prosecutor and Grand Jury with unlimited judicial subpoena power. Instead, we are sliding into totalitarianism on a raft of lies. Mr. Ahmed's book makes a strong case for returning to the lawful, Constitutional process and holding those who have treasonously hijacked the nation's intelligence and military capabilities accountable.In my opinion, for those wanting to look deeper into the events surrounding 9/11 and it's implications, "The War On Truth" should be number one on the book list.
Now go and read that book if you still need to be persuaded that it is time for action against the Bush regime. Take a good long look at what the USA calls "Democracy" and then compare it to this, for example:

I am not advocating violence: I am advocating action.

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