- Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon,
Johnson, Bush (again), Roosevelt, Truman. What do all these guys have in
common? Gee, all of them loved to start aggressive wars against little
countries they could conveniently bully but without getting their own hands
- Funny how those guys-whether Democrat
or Republican--liked to talk a good game, about American virtues but, once
in power, browbeat an equally cowardly Congress into giving them war power
against some tiny Third World country that had neither attacked American
nor threatened us.
- Take Truman for example. He was once
a Captain in the US Army. But once in power, in 1945, he permitted two
nuke strikes against Japanese civilian cities. And the Japs were ready
to surrender before he nuked them!
- FDR, his predecessor, never served in
the military but was rewarded, "appointed," Assistant Secretary
of the Navy by Woodrow Wilson. Twenty years later (such was his loyalty
to US sailors), that FDR allowed the US Navy to get bombed at Pearl Harbor!
- One of the first actions undertaken by
LBJ, suddenly shot into office, was to rescind little-known National Security
Action Memo 263, which John F. Kennedy signed (an action that sealed his
death). That memo called for withdrawing 1,000 troops from Vietnam by the
end of 1963. Curiously, NSAM 273, overturning Kennedy's earlier memo, was
already secretly written one day before JFK was killed!
- Like most other, recent, US presidents,
LBJ never served anywhere close to combat but didn't mind sending half
a million American men to fight and die in a foreign war against a tiny
country that never attacked us.
- Are we beginning to see a pattern here?
Almost all American presidents (With the exception of Washington, Eisenhower,
Kennedy) dodged actual fighting but rushed soldiers into some bloody foreign
war where they fought and died for God-only-knows what concocted lies.
- Nixon was a prime example. Here was a
guy raised as a Quaker who sat out the War in the Pacific playing poker.
Rising quickly to power after the war, Nixon became president in 1968.
Promising gullible American voters he would end the war in Vietnam, he
- Jimmy Carter, now considered a near saint,
hardly uttered a peep of protest about the massacres occurring in Central
America during his presidency in the late Seventies. The brutal killers,
specializing in torture, rape and dismemberment, were mostly trained in
America by US Special Forces. These foreign soldiers then massacred their
impoverished fellow citizens for the sake of some rich thug propped up
by US taxpayers. (Uncle Sam: The crucifixion of El Salvador) Predictably, Carter never spoke out in protest
or threatened economic sanctions, at least never very forcefully. Today
Saint Jimmy spends his time building houses for poor folks under Habitat
for Humanity; perhaps to absolve massive guilt for aiding and abetting
war crimes against millions of other poor folks.
- Ronald Reagan---"The Great Communicater"--
loved to regal people with his war stories. Only problem was they all occurred
in Hollywood, where he served for the duration of World War II. Like
his immediate predecessor, Reagan loved to prop up the right-wing dictators
in banana republics, when he and Carter weren't castigating the Soviets
for doing the same!
- Another avowed Christian (like Carter)
who avoided US military service, Reagan had no qualms about supporting
foreign death squads, even ones that murdered nuns and archbishops. Revered
to this day, by hundreds of historians, for somehow "destroying communism,"
(maybe he talked it to death) Reagan shared the same traits as many presidents
who both preceded and followed him.
- A genial scoundrel and war criminal,
Bill Clinton darted across the pond to England to avoid military service
during the Vietnam War. Some speculate William Jefferson "Bubba"
Clinton is related to the unscrupulous royals there. His flight to Oxford
would then make perfect sense. Like his fellow cowards, Clinton loved to
sanction small countries and send US bombers over others, but found no
reason to serve in the war zone himself.
- Likewise the Bush "bookend"
presidents, father and son. They hoodwinked Americans into voting for them
with lofty speeches about long-lost American ideals (that mostly never
existed) but found ample reasons to waste American men, money and materials
in foreign wars. Especially wars against tiny countries they could easily
defeat. Bullies themselves, the Bushes commanded the American military
in the same style.
- And so we come to the conclusion: American
presidents, with few exceptions, are bullies and cowards. Not only did
most of them shirk any military service but they proved quick to dispatch
the US military on bully missions around the globe. Cowards all, they deserve
little admiration and entire encyclopedias of condemnation.
- USAF veteran and amateur historian, Douglas
Herman wrote the recent novel, The Guns of Dallas, far closer to the truth
about the JFK assassination than the fairy tale Warren Report