Category Archives: Don Rumsfeld

Lets Be Indignant Over Torture!

The torture report is now being presented to the American people. Fox News are their pundits are already issuing new hysteria about this horrible report which is really a pack of lies. One Fox News commentator insisted that he continued supporting torture as long as it “was done fairly. Indignation is sweeping the nation from those who have never lost trust in the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld theory of how to conduct a war. They insist that if Americans behave like sadists, then blame the Muslims who began the process of sadism. Who can forget the hysteria weapons-of-mass destruction- al Qaeda,-Saddam Hussein- chemical weapons ready to end the American nation that once was the norm of those who believed in Jack Bauer of 24 and the necessity of torturing in order to prevent Los Angeles from getting blown up? The new Republican norm is a state of INDIGNATION to Senator Diane Feinstein, the new source of unAmericanism. Mitch McConnell insists revealing torture “will significantly endanger American lives.”

As I recall, ISIS was beheading Americans prior to the issuing of this report. Believe it or not, but Muslims DID KNOW all about torture. We just endured the Ebola scare, the Health Care scare, the high taxes on job creator scare, and now we must become frightened because those who tortured and betrayed our basic American values will become known to the nation. Gee, as I recall the infamous Abu Ghraib pictures of torture were revealed during the administration of George Bush. This entire scare process is simply an attempt to transform Americans into frightened people who will support any action that violates the US Constitution. In other words, the good guy are those who tortured, and the bad guys are those who expose the good guys.

Welcome to frightened America in 2014

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I confess, after watching the infamous TV program, 24, one episode was enough to make me ill and promise never again to observe the great hero, Jack Bauer perform his feats of wonder that resulted in America never experiencing weapons of mass destruction by Islamic fundamentalists. Fortunately, the new US Senate report on torture put to rest the widespread belief in America that nations had to torture prisoners in order to obtain information. How many times did Jack with his face tight and close lipped express, “I’m talking about doing whatever is necessary to stop this warhead from being used against us.?” Of course, the popular “Zero Dark 30″ also argued that, while not very nice, torture was the only way to get the bad guys. The Senate report puts to rest this incorrect concept of how to handle prisoners of war.

During World War II, the bad guys tortured and beheaded, heck, they weren’t even Muslims! We Americans believed that we were the good guys who did not torture the enemy. Actually, there are few reports during the entire period of 1941-1945 or US interrogators torturing Nazi soldiers, but somehow, we did obtain necessary information, and we did actually win the war. Of course, we only had to confront the German army which was the best armed force in the world, unlike today when we confront the “worse threat to our existence” by 30,000 Islamic terrorists lacking planes, artillery or tanks.

Naturally, Dick Cheney still insists the torture is in accord with the US Constitution.

Fox News On Torture

Without securing permission from Fox News we have decided to present their interpretation of the report that was submitted by Senator Diane Feinstein to the world:

“Once again the Obama administration has made clear its hatred of the United States of America and the people who live within its borders. Once again it is clear that the office of President of the United States of America is occupied by a man who seeks to degrade our reputation and aid forces of Islam who seek to destroy the very basis of our society. The report of the so-called “torture” of prisoners simply reveals that when a free society which is dedicated to the ideals of our Founding Fathers attempts to defend itself against the horror of Islamic bestiality, those whose ideals are foreign to those of Americas, offer a report on how real Americans performed their duties.

1. There is not a single example in this report of any prisoner being beheaded.

2. This report transforms examples of physical fitness activities into “torture.”

3. No mention in this report is made of the brutalities of al-Qaeda or ISIS. Why?

4. There is not a single example in this report of anyone being shot by a firing squad.

5. No mention is made in this report that by retaining these brutal people in Guantanamo, the lives of thousands of American were saved.

When will Barack Obama begin acting like a true American?”

Aftermath Of Anger Holds True

At age 84 it has been my live experience to have lived through dozens of demonstrations of anger in the United States of America. The Sixties alone produced almost daily protests against the Vietnam war or the plight of fruit workers in California. Of course, during the 1930s people were marching just about every day to protest the existence of poverty in our fair land. Frankly, I have lost track about the hundreds of people who have been killed by police or abused by them over the years. However, there is usually some sort of protest, pictures of angry folk in the streets, shouts demanding an end to oppression, and promises of the government to appoint a commission to study the anger. OH, this learned body requires a few months to reach a conclusion that some people are angry about police actions and something should be done about police departments.

We are just entering the aftermath of Ferguson or deaths in New York City and Cleveland in which unarmed black skinned men were shot down by armed police who feared for their lives. Things have gotten rather quiet over the past few days. Of course, at Fox News they continue to insist the victims were the police who fired their weapons. I assume there will be some form of report, it will appear in the media for a day, or maybe two days. Then it will disappear into the sinkhole of reports never again to see the light of day unless someone is writing their dissertation on the event. Silent Night, Holy Night, it is Christmas and time to forget past wrongs.

Another US Threat To Al-Qaeda

Another innocent human being was murdered by al-Qaeda, and another American President issued the usual response of informing the world that he considers such actions as a violation of international norms of behavior. Since 9/11 when President George Bush promised the nation that he would get the evil leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, it has become a new custom that America (1) issues and angry statement about the act, (2) promises that all evil doers will be murdered, and (3) adopts a somber and threatening tone to utter these remarks. What is the reality

1. Such comments please al-Qaeda leaders because they provide evidence that their actions are hurting the enemy.

2. Nothing changes, people will be killed. Sorry, that is reality.

How about responding with silence? That response would, at least, confuse al-Qaeda.

Do You Have ADH4?

For many years I have wondered why Republicans so readily become drunk with power and go wild shouting words that have no relationship to reality. Say the word, OBAMA, and any supporter of the Republican party begins to stumble for the ability to express a clear idea. They are simply unable to allow coherent words to leave their lips. Finally, I have uncovered the reason for this incoherence. Scientists, just remember that any Republican will quickly mumble, “I am no scientist,” have uncovered the secret as to why some folks readily get drunk while others can hold their liquor. It turns out that hundreds of thousands of years ago some folks developed the digestive enzyme ADH4 which enables the person to break down alcohol in their digestive system and go on with a normal life. However, gorillas and Republicans lack this enzyme and once alcohol enters their tummy, they feel pain and nausea.

The hope for America is that Republican congressmen do not take a drop of alcohol. If we can keep Republicans sober than there is a possibility they a few coherent laws may be passed. Now, you know why lobbyists take Republicans out for a lunch and give them alcohol to drink!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Step Up Ebola Financial Aid”

Ebola needs more money to get around to people and help them get sick.

USA, aol: “Rewrite History”

Republicans had nothing to do with any financial crisis, it was the Democrats!

Denmark, Copenhagen Times: “Bad Week Gets Worse”

Select any Middle Eastern country and this applies.

Norway, Norway Post: “Man Makes Pig Noises”

Sounds like a loud oink to me.

France, Connexion: “MPs Revote Veil Ban”

If 2,000 Muslim women in France wear a veil it is the end of civilization as we know it!

Bombs Away!

It was during World War II that modern ideas about mass bombing of cities became the norm of our military beliefs. Germans began the process with mass bombing of Amsterdam and London. However, by 1942, English and American planes were making Germans sorry they ever came up with this idea. At night, a thousand British bombers would blast a city, and the following day, a thousand American planes dropped their bombs. OK, so ISIS likes to cut off heads, but the United States air force, along with planes from several other countries is bombing these people. Yesterday, there were 31 bombing attacks on the city of Raqqa in Syria, the so called, capital, of the nut cases who so enjoy cutting off heads of the innocent. We are now killing the bad guys, along with a few of the good people, but war is war. In the end of any modern war, the innocent must die because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

OH, dictator Bashar al-Assad is joining in the fun. Heck, he has already murdered at least a hundred thousand Syrians, but now he gets an opportunity to bomb and bomb. Who knows, perhaps the war in Syria will conclude when everyone is dead.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Never allow a child to go to sleep with anger in their heart.

Always be the guardian of love.

If you cannot do something research a way to do it.

Holidays have lost historic meaning.

I distance myself in coffee shops from people.

Within each human exists a dungeon of hate and anger, never open that door.

For some their life companion is their iPad.

These days couples grow alike in body size.

I feel awkward if there are new staff in my coffee shop.

One must accept defeat for the moment to win, eventually.

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.