Bill Van Auken's allowed his own personal longings to trump facts and logic. We're not covering the story he's writing about. We made that decision community wide. At present, one person is making a charge, a group is rejecting that charge as false. No one knows what happened.
Bill Van Auken rushes into to defend a weasel. The weasel defend Bill Auken. We do not defend weasels. The weasel has used the charge (not proven to be true) in order to self-aggrandize for much of the week. If there's a need to weigh in, it will be after something's known.
It is so easy to loathe and hate George W. Bush, even now. It's really sick. Bush was an idiot and a War Criminal and thank goodness he's out of office. But we've got a new one in there and all this crap about what happened under Bush really doesn't matter. We don't have time for nostalgia. We need to be fighting for the rights of today.
Bill Van Auken's a grown up, he can do what he wants with his life. But I'm not highlighting that article. I'm also not going to claim that the man BVA's writing about is a 'critic' of the war. That man cheerleaded it, then was against it, then was back to cheering it on, etc. He was forever sticking his wet finger in the air trying to figure out which way the winds were blowing.
We've got real problems and a War Hawk who self-aggrandized last week and wants to play the victim may be of interest to BVA but I don't give a damn.
What do I give a damn about? Many things. Including the war on Libya. POLITICO notes, "Obama chose to adopt the advice of senior members of his own legal team over top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Dept., arguing that U.S. involvement in the NATO operation fell short of 'hostilities,' which would have resulted in Obama having to seek congressional approval to continue American participation in the conflict."
Now that might not be as 'sexy' as what might be a baseless charge of spying under Bush (a charge which isn't even connected to Bush at this point) but people will die as a result of it and that makes it very important to me.
Barack Obama is out of control. The only way to confront this War Hawk now is to note vote for him. Vote Green, vote Republican, vote independent but send a message that a craven, lying War Hawk can not be re-elected.
He thinks he's above the law. He is as dangerous as Bush there. He is far more dangerous in that we don't have a lively opposition to him. We had that to Bush. To Barack? Just a cult, just a Cult of St. Barack, walking around like zombies, testifying to his 'greatness.'
The country can't afford it, the world can't afford it. November 2012, at the voting booths, Americans need to let the world know that the do not embrace War Hawks.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):