Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Terrorists Within

In the aftermath of the 9/11/01 WTC attack by foreign terrorists, people seem to have forgotten what a terrorist threat the religious right wing of our own nation used to be.

4/19/95---The Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh, 168 people dead. For what? Because McVeigh didn't like having to have state-sponsored license plates? I remember the atmosphere in the US at that time being absolutely poisonous with hatred toward Clinton... not because the majority of the American people disliked him (his approval ratings were always high), but because the right wing kept up a constant drum-beat of hatred and disapproval in the media. Culminating in the whole impeachment process for the utterly inane "event" of him getting head from an intern. Forget that the country's economy was good (!) during his years in office, or that there were no major crises internationally under his watch.

On the contrary, George Bush has run this country into the ground, killing over 3,000 American soldiers in the process. (More Americans than were killed in the WTC attack.) Osama bin Laden masterminded the World Trade Center attacks. He is an Islamic fundamentalist, and still on the loose. We captured and hung Saddam Hussein, but so what? Hussein was secular, running his country of Iraq from a purely non-religious, authoritarian standpoint. He had nothing to do with 9/11. What exactly did we accomplish militarily by invading Iraq? The country was no threat to us. Osama bin Laden was in no way associated with Iraq, and he remains at large.

I guess my original point was/is: If Hillary Clinton is elected and once we're subsequently out of Iraq, then the whole home-terror is going to start again. Just so those psycho boys have something to do. They like to feel persecuted and react to that, the Drama Queens.

I've already been hearing it from the psychotic right-wing fringe media: "We've got to defeat the devil Hillary Clinton!" I'm a bit puzzled about what they find so threatening and "evil" about her. Her record as Senator of New York for the past years has been utterly centrist and mainstream. A bit too right for my own taste, actually. (Just as her husband Bill was a bit too mainstream center for my personal taste.) Hillary's centrism aside, everything I've seen of her for the past 15 years has been nothing but "competence" and "intelligence." What a shocker to actually again have a president who's both "competent" and "intelligent"!

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