Sound Of Silence
To the Editor,
Your letter writers are amazing. Desperate to find a single legitimate issue with which to bash the Administration, these nut jobs on the left found one that is arguably not legitimate, but that which they made an issue of for lack of having a life: The War in Iraq.
As they have with the rest of the inventions. Examples: When beating the dead horses of Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, the looting of Baghdad, and other straw man ploys could no longer hold the public's interest, they moved the goal posts repeatedly in search of Tempests in Teapots. In other words, meaningless diversions from the genuine issues of terrorists and of potential terrorist states. In their warped minds America has become the bad guy; the victim has morphed into the victimizer; the liberator into the oppressor.
But when the man who started the war in Iraq, Bill Clinton I speak of, not George Bush, attacked Iraq on December 16, 1998, the sound of silence was deafening. When the House approved and the Senate unanimously passed The Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998, H.R.4655, Public Law: 105-338 calling for regime change in Iraq and making provisions for the funding of, the silence from the left, your writers included, was deafening. And in the meanwhile George Bush was governing Texas.
When these libs failed to find a legit issue, they fabricated it. Par for the course. Take Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" on Bush's service record. For Rather it mattered little that the documents were forgeries. It was acceptable for The New York Times, CBS, and the rest of the left wing media to have indicted the President on forged documents. While I'd rather not repeat it, here's Rather in his own words: "The story was true." Journalistic prudence, integrity, and evidence, has nothing to do with it as long as these vain and self-righteous ideologues ruled the networks and papers.
Libs never fail to remind us that the 18-year-old Bush was arrested for DWI while in college, and we have elected a criminal to the White House. That Bush never drowned a woman while DWI, and then disappeared from the scene of the accident for a day while serving as an adult, and a United States Senator, has been conveniently forgotten. Bush's mistake was having the name Bush instead of having the name Kennedy . . . which, as we have learned recently with Patrick, gets you a free pass out of jail.
The opposition to the War has taken on religious-like zealotry against the Bush-led Christians, Crusaders, and neo-cons (in other words, Jews) who have invaded Iraq on false pretenses for its oil, fine looking babes, beach condos, gourmet restaurants, and Israel. In left/lib circles we have determined that the comatose Ariel Sharon has been controlling Bush's brain by ESP with the support of Karl Rove, a part-time Israeli agent and part-time space alien who wears tin hats to bed. This, to advance Israel's nefarious agenda to take over the world by next week. In fact, the Iranian nukes are a neo-con plot. There are no mullahs in Iran!
It is rumored that Michael Moore and Oliver Stone will collaborate on a film depicting the secrets of 9-11, including the never-before-seen footage of the UFO that crashed into the Pentagon. This "documentary" will "prove" that there were no aircraft flown into the Twin Towers, that it was not al Q'aida that did it regardless of the assurances of the fictional character Osama bin Laden. Why do you think we haven't found bin Laden to this day? The truth is, the destruction of the WTC was either a) A controlled explosion like the demolition of a condemned Las Vegas hotel, or b) An illusion invented by David Copperfield who, before, made the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building disappear. Copperfield's next project is to make The Independent disappear.
This is but a short list of the "Gospels" according to the left/liberal cabal of the alternative media, Hollywood "talent," and the finest think tanks of liberalism: Daily Kos, Jeff Rense, Counterpunch and MoveOn.org that your letter writers subscribe to. On that note, let's review Ann Coulter's observation about the left/lib religion:
"Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe." In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'
Editor's Note: if your point is Bush isn't a national embarrassment, we don't think anyone is buying.
ANDREW G. BENJAMIN
June 13, 2006