Friday, November 10, 2006

Rumsfeld resigns as Bush seeks "Fresh Perspective"

I heard again how Rumsfeld thinks that the average citizen doesn't understand the complexities of this war he has been blundering about in for the last 5 years. He has said the most unintelligable things that any person in leadership has uttered possibly in the history of mankind. My favorite is the unknown knowns, and the unknown unknowns. Good God.

One less crackpot leading young men to meaningless deaths, and countless thousands of innocent Iraqis killed by flawed policy and incompetence. War is obsolete. When will we get it? Although he has served many years and perhaps has done some good, he leaves in disgrace and with Iraq and the "war on terror" in chaos, although the president who has infaliblity, in his own mind anyway, lets him go with high regard. Heck of a job, Rummy.

I saw this cartoon in the USA Today. It's by Mike Smith

Update: A little history of Rumsfeld and Saddam and the sovereign Iraqi nation and biological weapons of mass destruction and mass distraction. Written by Robert Scheer at Truthdig.

Update:Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse
A lawsuit in Germany will seek a criminal prosecution of the outgoing Defense Secretary and other U.S. officials for their alleged role in abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo.

Just days after his resignation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is about to face more repercussions for his involvement in the troubled wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New legal documents, to be filed next week with Germany's top prosecutor, will seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of Rumsfeld, along with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA director George Tenet and other senior U.S. civilian and military officers, for their alleged roles in abuses committed at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Is this the you know what hitting the proverbial fan?

me in the EE


Pursey Tuttweiler said...

The only way to a better tomorrow is to convince the bloodthirsty in this country that war crimes do bring charges. We have become so violent, and this war has become a way for those who are unfit or unwilling to serve to particpate in a group think of killing dark people and torturig them without reprecussion. When Bush first took that bullhorn at ground zero and vowed for revenge the country went on a frenzy. I hope these war crime charges amount to something.

Michael Emmanuel said...

Yes I agree. I personally do not ascribe to the current notions of law and retribution as society accepts. I like what Gibran says about such matters in the Prophet. This way of thinking has led to nothing but suffering and fleeting victory for some yet a continuation of same, same old same old, which we do not need to accept. What was done by Bush and others was done by so many others by their obiesance or fear or plain stupidity.
War crimes are as crime as they gets, yet the law of love is given opportunities for healing as we have yet to se on a large scale in human history. imho

Thanks for your comments pt and I love your picture.

Michael Emmanuel said...

(as bad as crime gets)