Tuesday, October 16, 2007
It is truly touching the way First Lady Laura Bush cares about the people of Burma and is using her officiousness (oops...I think that may be the wrong word...or is it?) to bring attention to the admittedly horrible situation there. There are very few people in the world that would not sympathize with or become outraged when monks are beaten and killed because they protested high gas prices.
Wait a minute...they were protesting high gas prices? Gas? Hmmm...what does that tell us? As Democracy Now! Host, Amy Goodman has written, Chevron is a major player in that country's destabilization because the gas that travels in its pipeline supports the military junta. Why, when there is trouble around the world a US oil company is usually behind it? And isn't it amazing that a former member of Chevron's board is our Secretary of State and a former Unocal employee is now president of
I understand Laura's concern for
I wonder if Laura has read the most recent studies that say over a million Iraqis have been killed since her husband's "shocking and awful" on March 20. 2003? Does she feel the same compassion and concern for a country that has been plunged into violence and chaos by the person who sleeps (and very well by his own admission) right next to her every night?
Does Laura know that her husband's hired guns in
Doesn't Laura know that her husband has authorized the torture of other human beings? Even though such inhumane acts such as water-boarding, sexual humiliation, desecration of religious symbols, extremes of noise and temperature are called: "enhanced interrogation techniques" in our Orwellian BushSpeak age, it is torture no matter which way one strangles or manipulates the language. Just because the people being tortured are not red-robed monks, Laura, they are still people.
Hello, Laura: The people of
And I wonder if Laura knows or cares about the thousands of families here in the
Laura is probably aware of all of these things, but I doubt if she cares, or she would be calling the United Nations to sanction
Everyone in the world deserves security and peace. Not just the people who the
We cannot with any shred of decency or any pretense to moral superiority try and pluck the speck out of our neighbor's eye when we look at the world through eyes that are blinded to our own abject failures and crimes.
Buy some eyewash, Laura.