The American nightmare is drawing to its conclusion with the exodus from Washington D.C. of George Bush. During the past eight years the ignorant trio of Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush have considered the United States Constitution a piece of paper they could ignore anytime they considered it didn’t accord with their plans. A story in The New York Times indicates American military forces conducted secret operations against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups by entering nations like Syria and Pakistan without permission of their governments. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized the military in the spring of 2004 to conduct operations anywhere in the world. Units like the SEALS or special forces simply operated in Syria and Pakistan on the basis of their own intelligence that al-Qaeda leaders were in the area.
The United States once stood as a symbol of a nation that represented law and order. Under the Bush administration we have come to represent a bunch of thugs who enter nations without permission because the president says we can do it. We all hope an Obama administration will end this rogue behavior.