Friday, August 31, 2007

'Brownshirt' Bush among top mass murderers of all time

So says former Reagan SecTreas Paul Craig Roberts. Via Raw Story:

President Bush's apparent plans for a preemptive nuclear strike on Iran will only add to the civilian death toll as a result of US intervention that has placed the president "high on the list of mass murders of all time," a former aide in President Ronald Reagan's administration known for strident anti-Bush rhetoric said Friday.

"Bush is too self-righteous to see the dark humor in his denunciations of Iran for threatening 'the security of nations everywhere' and of the Iraqi resistance for 'a vision that rejects tolerance, crushes all dissent, and justifies the murder of innocent men, women, and children in the pursuit of political power,'" writes Paul Craig Roberts, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury. "Those are precisely the words that most of the world applies to Bush and his Brownshirt administration."

[...] "For Bush, civilian casualties are a non-issue. Hegemony uber alles."

From the linked article in the quote, aptly titled "The War Criminal in the Living Room":

Whatever form of government Bush is operating under, it is far outside an accountable constitutional democratic government. Bush has transitioned America to caesarism, and even if Bush leaves office in January 2009, the powers he has accumulated in the executive will remain. Unless Bush and Cheney are impeached and convicted, there is no prospect of the US Congress and federal judiciary ever again being co-equal branches of government.

As we used to say in the '60s when imploring the truth, "tell it like it is, bro".

Note to Mr. Roberts: Have someone else taste your food and start your car for a while.

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