- PRINCETON, NJ -- The
lies being told by the Bush administration to the American people about
Social Security, about our "success" in Iraq, about the causes
of attacks on our country and now the attempted killing of the Italian
journalist, Ms. Guilana Sgrena, have become too much for anyone to believe.
No intelligent American or foreigner believes anything emanating from the
- At this point, I do not believe a thing Bush says or
anything his military says. Ms. Sgrena makes clear in her statements that:
1. there were no warning shots; 2. the first shots at the car came from
a tank; 3. the shots did not emanate from a checkpoint; 4. her car was
not speeding; 5. the Italian embassy had told the Americans she would be
coming out in a convoy. Yet, the American troops tried to kill her and
he companions by firing over 400 rounds into her car on its way to the
airport. She said she remembered upon being released, her captors told
her, "Be careful of the Americans, they will try to kill you so that
you cannot tell the truths you know about Fallujah." How true, how
prophetic this was...
- What is also ironic is that her car had passed through
security checkpoints and was in a zone where there was no more need for
"security checks." That leaves us with only one conclusion--
our troops meant to kill her because of what the American government feared
she would say about the massacres and bombings in Fallujah.
- Then, tonight on "60 Minutes," CBS pointed
out that America has been, since the Clinton era, secretly whisking people
from various countries into other countries where they are summarily tortured
and abused in other ways. The countries that participate in this little
American torture game are Uzbekistan, Egypt, Afghanistan and a few others-and
I'm sure others we don't yet know of.
- When the American authorities were questioned about this,
they just smiled and said, "It's perfectly legal." When Scott
Pelley asked if the information gleaned from this torture would be, or
had been, used by the U.S. government-a Mr. Sawyer replied, "Of course
we use it, but we don't know if it's gotten by torture." With that
he used his patented snake smile, smiling as if he'd just eaten a mouse
- These events lead most of us to despair. But we must
not despair, we must stand against this barbarism that has taken over our
country--led by such barbarians as Bill Clinton and GW Bush and their cronies.
Anyone who thought Samuel Berger was any better than Rumsfeld had best
check out the recent disclosures of behavior by both men-you'll see they
are cut from the same cloth and Clinton from the same cloth as Bush.
- We must never forget the thousands who died in Albania
while Clinton was dallying with Monica Lewinsky, or the millions who died
in Rwanda while she felt his cigar between her thighs, or the hundreds
of thousands of Iraqi children who died while Bill Clinton denied his role
with Monica on national TV. The same is true of GW Bush, hundreds of thousand
of Iraqis will die from the Depleted Uranium he is using in Iraq, beside
the other thousands who have died from American bombings in Fallujah, Ramadi,
Baghdad. Most of these people innocent women and children--never having
done a thing against America except trying to protect their families, their
homes and their country.
- If we try to think about the most horrible things a nation
can do to other human beings, you will find this Bush administration is
doing it to others and to us. Hitler reborn? Possibly. Senator Byrd was
correct when he said that this regime was like Hitler in the taking over
of the media and lying to the American public and to the world. Senator
Byrd owes no one an apology for speaking the truth.
- We have come to a time when no one believes America's
words to the world, and no intelligent American believes what Bush or what
his minions say. Decent Americans, when abroad have to apologize for the
evil Bush and his cronies are doing to the world--breaking international
law, killing people at will, taking people into confinement without prima
facie evidence and then holding them indefinitely. Not only immmoral and
unethical deeds, but also illegal actions.
- To say this is a sad state of affairs would be an understatement.
It means that all the things our nation stood for during WWI and WWII (and
in between) are lost, erased by the deeds of a bunch of evil neo-cons and
by a dunce who relishes doing their bidding.
- Sam Hamod writes on international and domestic affairs;
he is the founder of 3rd World News and was an advisor to the State Department;
he may be reached at email@example.com
- c. 2005 sam hamod