"W" had to grin and bear it....
It says something about our “democracy” when Bush can only face criticism in public as a side effect of his attendance at a funeral. The civil-rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery managed to take Bush to task for his war crimes and pathological lies (or the lies programmed in his alcohol and coke damaged head by the Straussian neocons) during the funeral of Coretta Scott King. “We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there,” Lowery said, reading a poem. “But Coretta knew and we knew that there are weapons of misdirection right down here.” In response, Lowrey received a two minute standing ovation.
As if to add insult to injury, former president Jimmy Carter lambasted the neocons for their authoritarian NSA snoop program, comparing it to the FBI’s surveillance of the civil rights leader. “It was difficult for them personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated, and they became the targets of secret government wiretapping and other surveillance,” said Carter.
“Conservatives” (neocons) far and wide will take umbrage, outraged that somebody would dare criticize our ruler in public. I happened to catch a few seconds of Fox News on my way toward the computer. Michael Reagan, the neocon son of the dead president, expressed his anger in conversation with faux Fox “liberal” Alan Colmes. Reagan was upset over Carter’s comparison of the unconstitutional and illegal NSA snoop program to the surveillance carried out on King. Neocon cheerleaders such as Reagan, of course, want us to believe the NSA, at the behest of the Straussian neocons, are limiting the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Vacuum Cleaner snoop program to “al-Qaeda” bad guys supposedly making phone calls when anybody with two or more brain cells to rub together realizes Bush and crew are using the criminal program to snoop thousands if not millions of Americans, especially those involved in activism against his Mafioso regime.
“No holds were barred,” William Sullivan, assistant director of the FBI’s Intelligence Division, testified before the Church Committee on the aggressive surveillance of King. “We have used [similar] techniques against Soviet agents. [The same methods were] brought home against any organization against which we were targeted. We did not differentiate. This is a rough, tough business.”
No doubt, as well, the Bush Straussians, utilizing the NSA and the FBI (and a grab bag of other federal agencies, including the Straussian infested Pentagon), believe subverting the Bill of Rights is “a rough, tough business.” In much the same way as the FBI surveilled and harassed King and his “Negro followers” (as Sullivan wrote Hoover in a memo dated January 8, 1964), the Straussian neocons are anxious to dig up as much dirt on their enemies as possible. “When the true facts concerning [King’s] activities are presented, such should be enough, if handled properly, to take him off his pedestal and to reduce him completely in influence,” Sullivan told his boss. “When this is done, and it can be and will be done, obviously much confusion will reign, particularly among the Negro people.” Of course, confusion did not “reign,” the civil rights movement grew in strength and intensity, and the government instead decided to have King assassinated.
The vicious Straussian neocons will likewise deal with their enemies as they mobilize against Phase Two (attack Iran) of the Master Plan to sow chaos and murder in the Muslim Middle East. Oliver North, working diligently from the basement of the Reagan White House, did not collaborate with FEMA to set up camps for illegal immigrants, but rather official enemies. And if you believe the CIA has established its flying torture circus of sadism strictly for Muslim goat herders and taxi drivers, you should think again. For the Straussians, there is no difference between Muslims and domestic opponents of the Bush administration.