March 07, 2006

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Geov Parrish's list of Bush Co transgressions is worth breaking down:
- two stolen elections,
- a secret energy task force,
- Enron and assorted other corporate scandals,
- massive tax cuts for the rich,
- the largest federal debts and trade deficits in world history,
- blowing up the ABM treaty,
- killing stem cell research,
- laughing off global warming,
- allowing 9-11 to happen,
- stonewalling 9-11's (and every other) investigation,
- failing to catch Osama bin Laden,
- the PATRIOT Act,
- still-unsolved anthrax attacks,
- launching a secret prison system,
- denying due process to both foreigners and Americans,
- engaging in torture,
- monitoring Americans' phone calls, e-mails, and faxes without a warrant,
- launching unprecedented foreign and domestic propaganda campaigns,
- blurring the line between church and state,
- trying to overthrow Hugo Chavez,
- using lies to launch an illegal invasion of Iraq,
- badly mishandling both the occupation of Iraq and the resulting insurgency,
- outing Valerie Wilson (and lying about it),
- grandstanding on Terri Schiavo,
- pushing through a miserable Medicare prescription drug law,
- privatizing public lands,
- trying to privatize Social Security,
- securing CAFTA,
- appointing two reactionaries to the U.S. Supreme Court,
- the Abramoff scandals,
- botching Katrina's aftermath as well as its rebuilding, - shooting a lawyer
I am sure there are many more items that could be added to the list. For example:
- pulling out of the Kyoto deal
- further undermining the UN
- supporting Israeli aggression

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