Monday, June 11, 2007

Fuzzy Dreamers

Ron Paul for President?

CommonerDreams: Paul provided a quick GOP history lesson for dummies, reminding his uncomfortable audience that “the conservative wing of the Republican Party always advocated a noninterventionist foreign policy.”

--Excuse me? Dr. Paul, could you name names of those historical wingers of conservative Republicans who always advocated a noninterventionist policy? Cause when I look at history from Plymouth Rock to Little Rock I see pretty much the same puddle of political puppets for the ruling class - scalping, lynching, burning, beating - at home and abroad.

CommonerDreams: Sounding like one of those “blame-America-first, wacko Leftists,” Paul said U.S. foreign policy was a “major contributing factor” to 9/11. “Have you ever read the reasons they attacked us? They attacked us because we’ve been over there; we’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years.”

--Excuse me, Mr. Ron, in the same sentence there you say "they" attacked us because we are over there and have been bombing Iraq for a decade. Does that imply Osama was sympathetic, perhaps even in cahoots, with Iraq/Saddam? Also, Mr. Paul, does that suggest you believe the official version of 9/11 – that 19 Arabs under the direction of bin Laden hijacked 4 planes and attacked under Norad's nose?

CommonerDreams: “Bin Laden attacked us in 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2000. Throughout that period, and again just after 9/11, he stated his motivations: the ‘infidel’ presence on the Arabian peninsula, the economic sanctions on Iraq that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children in the 1990s and our support for Israeli expansionism.”

--Well, I admit I heard the presence of infidels as bin Laden's motivation but economic sanctions on Iraq is news to me. Again, there's that vague simpatico connection to Saddam. Quite amazing that Osama Bin Longdead went from motor boats and trucks loaded with explosives to the sophistication of a 9/11 operation. Don't ya think?

CommonerDreams: ….the real conservatives stand up. And then maybe, just maybe, “progressives” and “conservatives” could get together to effect “regime change” in Washington.

--Dear boy, who are the "real conservatives"? Would that be guys like Ronnie Reagan who dealt horror through death squads and weekend wars, who never saw a social program he liked, blessed the destruction of the US jobs base, and spent 8 years giving Wall Street a monica? That real conservative?

Surely not Nixon who bombed and burned Asians and thought home grown protestors were commie backed and out to get him. Or maybe you refer to all the real conservatives who opposed Vietnam or Korea or Kosovo or Afghanistan and hundreds of other foreign ventures? Please, I beg you - enlighten me to this list of real people.

Or maybe Eisenhower's slick dicking around in Guatemala and subsequent 100,000s murdered, maimed, missing is the ideal real conservative.

Or maybe it's Lincoln, father of the republican "equal but separate" party, who's foreign policy consisted of preventing Euro intervention in the Civil War, and agreed to non-intervention when Maximillian of Austria moved into Mexico and declared himself emperor. That kind of foreign policy conservative?

The names elude me but there must be one or two polecat pols out there somewhere to trot forward and speak of history's really compassionate conservatives.

My little fuzzy dreamers. You're going to get your "regime change" soon. Yesssir. Those progressives and conservatives are going to "get together" - although the insane and intolerable I-got-mine-system they operate within will remain the same.

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