When will the American homeland suffer the next big spectacular "Islamo-Fascist" (we’re going to hear that phrase a lot in the next two months) terrorist attack?
Another terrorist assault on our homeland is inevitable: We know this is true because we have been told so by President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. And they ought to know. Their foreign policy has enraged the entire Middle East thus turning against America as many as 1.8 billion Muslims.
Much of the world considers the USA the biggest threat to world security. They would feel a whole lot safer and "Xanax" sales would plummet if the entire population of the U.S. of A. were sent to colonize Pluto.
What can we do to prevent a second 9/11? Some will tell you that America should withdraw its forces from Afghanistan and Iraq and that US foreign policy should be separated from that of the state of Israel.
The Bush Administration has other plans: Americans will be asked to endorse perpetual war and to hand over total power to the President. If we don’t, the terrorists will attack for sure. If is not even part of the equation… so we are led to believe.
Bush can’t milk fear of another attack forever… Or can he? If the Islamo-Fascists don’t come to Bush’s rescue, he may have to light the fuse himself. This seems to be his intent.
I’m sorry; a bunch of British Muslims with hydrogen peroxide and a few iPods doesn’t cut it. Most of us have both of these items tucked away in our homes. Does that make us dangerous? In the eyes of the Bush Administration, someday all too soon, it will.
I may buy the idea that America is on the brink of annihilation because the policies of Karl Rove’s blue-eyed boy have brought us to the edge of World War III. But no one can sell me the notion that a dictatorship and perpetual war will prevent the Armageddon. Indeed, that can only guarantee it.
Are we to invade every country that doesn’t toe the White House line? Surely threatening other countries with invasion would swell the ranks of those who want Yankee to go home.
The Islamo-Fascists got exactly what they wanted: a Sunni-Shiite civil war, with the U.S. stuck in the middle. Mayhem fueled by murderous tribes and by billions of borrowed greenbacks. Eventually we’ll go bankrupt and have to vacate the Middle East with our tails between our legs. That’s Osama’s idea. The Islamo-Fascists really don’t need to waste time on another 9/11.
When is our spineless Congress going to hand over total power to President Bush? Or have they already done it?
When will the Bush Administration actually turn over the reins of power to the next president? 2008? Doubtful. I don’t see them abandoning their agenda of Empire so easily. The Constitution is meaningless to them. Besides, once out of office, they may be wanted men.
When will our constitutional system of checks and balances be restored? Never as long as George W. Bush and the Neocons rule.
When will The United States of America become a Republic again where the rule of law applies to all citizens? Never, unless Caesar is stripped of his laurels.
When will Americans of differing political stripe cease to hate and begin to debate? When will persuasion be preferred to coercion? Never as long as George W. Bush and the Neocons rule.
When will the draft be re-instated? As soon as George W. Bush runs out of "voluntary" cannon fodder.
When will The Great Wall of America, designed to keep out illegal aliens, be completed? As soon as possible before the draft is re-instated. George W. Bush and the Neocons will need The Wall to keep us in.
When will secret wiretaps of American citizens stop? Never as long as George W. Bush and the Neocons rule
When will Iran stop uranium enrichment? Never. Like it or not, it’s their right under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
When will Israel sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty? Never.
When will "The War on Terror" end? Never as long as George W. Bush and the Neocons rule.
When will America be an admired and respected nation again? Never as long as George W. Bush and the Neocons rule.
When will Americans be "safe" again? Never as long as George W. Bush and the Neocons rule.
When will George W. Bush stop lying? Never.
Elizabeth Gyllensvard edited and contributed to this article.
Tom Chartier [send him mail] played lead guitar in legendary Los Angeles punk band The Rotters for 26 years until their final appearance in January of 2004. He has lived in Tokyo, Japan as well as Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry. He is the primary caregiver of his eleven-year-old son and currently resides on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.