Category Archives: Dick Cheney

Folly Of No Policy

Future historians will term this era a period in which the American government lacked any semblance of a foreign policy anywhere in the world. Barack Obama is as clueless as was George Bush, and the result is chaos and disorder. Latest reports from Syria reveal the outcome of lack of a policy is the growth in power of ISIS. The fractured opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have finally reached a conclusion. Members of moderate Muslim groups, members of secular Syrians, members of radical Muslim groups in Syria are finally coming together in order to fight the man they hate so violently–Assad. The answer is now simple, forge an alliance of haters of Assad, and since ISIS gets the most attention and has the most weapons, just join with them!

The end result of lacking a foreign policy is to have the foreign policy created by those you hate. Haters Anonymous of Bashar al-Assad are now coming together, thanks to American bombing of ISIS.

1. There are groups in Syria whose enemy is Assad.

2. The US is bombing ISIS which is an enemy of Assad.

3. Result the bombing has made ISIS the “nice guys” to Syrian fighters.

Rudy, The Mouth, Guiliani

Confession. I have never been a fan of the infamous former Mayor of New York City, the one and only Rudy Giuliani. He was a creation of the media. His so-called tough actions allegedly led to the decline of crime in New York City. Actually, crime in EVERY MAJOR AMERICAN CITY declined during the 1990s, regardless of what the police did or who was mayor of the city. The decline took place due to the smaller number of young men in the age bracket, 17-28. It is in this age cohort that most crime occurs, and when there are fewer in this age cohort, crime, automatically goes down.

Rudy, the mouth, was on Meet The Press, in order to provide his keen insights into the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Naturally, he had to shout and scream his well known dislike of those with dark skins. IN his analysis of the Michael Brown shooting, the only person at fault was the young man who was shot dead. He lunged at the panel and declared: “Why don’t you cut it down so many white officers didn’t have to be in black areas? The white officers wouldn’t be there if you(black folks) weren’t killing one another! I find it disappointing that you’re not talking about the fact that 93% of blacks in streets are killed by other blacks.”

This keen analysis demonstrates clearly that Rudy is a bigot. Reality, most whites in this nation are killed by OTHER WHITES. The 30,000 who die each year due to gun incidents are killed by white and black people who know the victim. If police stopped and searched white youth for possession of guns and knives our jails would be filled with white youth. This creature is a disgrace to America!

Let’s Have An Impeachment!

John Boehner and the Republican party have spent the past four years with one goal in mind— prevent President Obama from being able to pass any law that deals with a real issue in America. From day one of the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012, Republicans have been united in their refusal to cooperate in solving problems in America. Our infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, but to pass laws that would allow construction of bridges or roads violates Republican principles that only inertia is the solution. They were rewarded for this behavior by huge gains in the past election. Emperor Obama just announced his plan to allow four million aliens to remain in America. Imagine a President who announced an Executive Action! Oh, it would be easier to list an American President who did NOT announce an Executive Action. All American presidents made such announcements including Saint Ronald Reagan who allowed millions of illegal Mexican migrants to remain!

According to Saint John Boehner, “with this action, the President has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms. Gee, was I asleep these past four years? Did I miss Republican bills that would deal with immigration reform? OK, the new drama is for Republicans to devote the next year with plans of impeachment of the President for doing exactly what prior Republican Presidents did. I await Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, yelling about “immigrants.” The drama of it all. Republican goals- gridlock for another two years.

Emperor Obama Has Spoken!

It was simply a matter of time before Emperor Barack Obama finally revealed his desire to end freedom as we know it in America, and impose martial law. Sorry, he did not order the arrest of Republican leaders, no, he did not shut down Fox News, no, Ted Cruz is still shouting and screaming in Texas about “those people.” The Emperor spoke last night on television and revealed that he has no respect for the Constitution. President Obama finally came out in support of immigrants to this nation. He spoke about illegal Mexicans who had come to America in search of work an freedom. You know, just like YOUR ANCESTORS who came to America in search of freedom and work.

Obama spoke from his heart. He made clear that “we are a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where persons who pick our fruit, and make our bed have a chance to get right with the law. Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents?” He has now offered about four million illegal immigrants an opportunity to become legal citizens. Naturally, Republicans are up in arms over the concept of Executive action. Lets examine the record.

1. Republican President Ronald Reagan issued a similar Executive action during his administration. NO Republican threat to impeach. After all, that was an act by Saint Reagan.

2. Just about every American President has issued such Executive Actions.

3. During World War II, President Roosevelt sent 120,000 Japanese American citizens to camps, and no one spoke about impeachment.

Unfortunately, the game of impeachment has begun. We urge Republicans to pursue this game.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

China, China Daily: “Chinese Officials Charged With Graft”

I never knew that taking graft was wrong. After all, they run the entire government.

France, Connexion: “Ferry Hits Wall”

We are able to report the wall is in fine shape and will recover.

UK, Guardian: “More Storms On Way”

You ain’t seen nothing yet until this Republican Congress gets started helping the wealthy!

Australia, Canberra Times: “Sex At 72″

Frankly, not much since it is hard getting you know what, up!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “91 Year Old Dead Woman Awakens”

Did FDR Win the election??

The Plight Of The Wealthy In America

There are moments in my life when guilt is felt because for some reason, my heart is not in zinc with Republicans who continue insisting that wealthy folk in this nation are oppressed by Big Government. Recent studies by Emanuel Saez and Gabriel Zuchman reveal the sad plight of our wealthy oppressed men and women who must dwell in shanty mansions without daily access to ordinary folks. Just imagine, no time in the diner talking with people who engage in hard physical labor. According to these economists:

In 1980, the top 1% controlled 7% of our wealth. However, due to bad times, today they control 22%.

The wealth of 90% of Americans fell from 36% to 23%.

Let me explain why this is good news for Americans. Less wealth, means less access to health care. This means you die earlier and open new job opportunities for young Americans. I finally understand why Republicans want the wealthy to get more and more. This leads to earlier deaths, more jobs for the funeral business. And, more jobs at the lower rung of our economy.

Jihadists Come Running

A recent United Nations report indicates that over 15,000 Jihadists have arrived in the Middle East over the past few years. These are young men from countries as diverse as Russia, Ireland, Chile, France and the United Kingdom. They share a desire to hate and kill. There is no doubt this group of haters represent a 21st century phenomenon. Select any nation in the world, and you will uncover those who believe to be engaged in a fight against forces of evil. Heck, in the United States of America even our Supreme Court contains jihadists who intend to ensure that our wealthy folk once again rule the nation. What else is the Tea Party other than a band of jihadists filled with hate and anger. Jihadists in the Middle East seek to return to olden days, and American Jihadists want the good old days when “real Americans” ruled the land to become the new norm.

The common element in all these Jihadists is a sense of hate against anything that resembles modernity. Check out the Republican Party in Congress whose members boast of not believing in “science.” We now have throughout the world a rejection of modern thinking, and a felt need to return to those times when ignorance ruled the waves of government. Heck, poor al-Qaida is now considered too modern by these Jihadists. Perhaps, it is time to send Tea Party folk to the Middle East to fight. At least it will provide them a sense of doing something to alter all this nonsense about science and climate change.

A Plan To End Violence In Iraq!

Iraq is a society which has become a failed one. Violence is the norm in this alleged “nation.” Since the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld sent American troops into a country about which they knew nothing people in that area of the world has experienced nonstop violence. This is the reality of what we term, IRAQ:

1.There are three groups who inhabit this area of the world–Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis.

2. Each of these groups simply wants to be left alone to govern themselves.

3. If this place termed, Iraq, was simply divided into three nations, the violence would end.

How about creation of the nation of Kurdistan, the nation of Sunniland, and the nation of Shiiteland?

The basic mistake of our dynamic trio was failing to understand that the concept of a Federation of three nations was the solution. Instead they imposed a nation upon three disparate groups of people. For some reason the Obama administration has continued the idiotic program of the Bush administration of refusing to allow Kurds to have their own nation. Barack, Kurds do NOT wish to be part of Iraq. Just end the American idea that we can enter any area of the world and impose on it our ideas of “nation” and “democracy!” We did this in Afghanistan and failed and we continue this in Iraq and fail. Stupidity is continuing behavior over and over that is not solving a problem.

What Went Wrong In Afghanistan

It is now clear after a dozen years from the initial invasion of Afghanistan what went wrong with American policy. Most Americans have forgotten that a large portion of the “invasion” force was composed of Afghan warlords and their armies. Afghanistan in 2001 and Afghanistan in 2014 is a large geographical areas in which dozens of tribal groups live as they have lived for a few thousand years. About a thousand years ago, these people converted to the Islamic religion, but they have always, and still are, governed by rules, traditions, values that predate the arrival of the Islamic religion. Americans sought to impose a “democratic ethos” to “Afghanistan.” But, the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld trio imposed upon tribal peoples a concept of nationalism that simply did not exist. Their idea of “nationalism” was their tribe, not the nation of Afghanistan.

Back about 2004, a British think tank proposed focusing upon tribal leaders rather than upon the government in Kabul. The argument was to create local armed forces which would guarantee peace and security within their tribal areas. Instead, the Bush, and then the Obama administrations continued their idea of “nation creation” when the population was tribal creation. Our failure to grasp that security lay within the power of tribes allowed the Taliban to return to power in many areas of Afghanistan.

We also failed to understand that growing poppy was the road to economic success for countless Afghan farmers. So, we destroyed their crops and drove them into the hands of the Taliban which preferred to allow poppy growing as long as they got a cut of the sales. We should have purchased the entire poppy crop, and made farmers our loyal allies!

Iraqi Unintended Consequences

The Republican party has spent this election blasting President Obama for failures in Iraq. According to this story, the great war leader, George Bush left office with the presence of an Iraq army prepared to fight against all enemies. It was failure on the part of Obama to retain American troops in Iraq which resulted in the debacle of a collapsed Iraq army. Nice story, completely incorrect. It was under the administration of George Bush that Nouri al-Maliki became head of Iraq. This sectarian bumbling incompetent leader angered the Sunnis and drove them to support terrorist groups in order to protect themselves from the brutality of the Maliki government. The reason no US troops were retained in Iraq is clear- President Obama refused to leave them because the Maliki government insisted that any US soldier charged with a crime in Iraq would be tried by a Sharia court. Imagine the reaction of Fox News to that one!S.

ISIS had about 25,000 men when they confronted the Iraq “army” of over 200,000. The Iraq army fled the field of combat and left tanks and missiles for ISIS. Yesterday, ISIS forces shot down an Iraq Army helicopter with one of those missiles. This means many US attack Helicopters can not be used in Iraq or Syria due to the loss of the equipment. Blame the problem on its source- the failed government of Maliki which allowed corruption to run rampant and destroyed morale in the Iraq armed forces!