Sunday, June 16, 2013

“He who controls the past controls the future."

While reading this morning I was in shock and awe about how many of the worlds problems could be laid at the door of George W. Bush.
 Lets start with Syria,
Calling the report "fabricated", Russian policymaker Alexei Pushkov said: "Information about the usage of chemical weapons by Assad is fabricated in the same way as the lie about [Saddam] Hussein's weapons of mass destruction [in Iraq]."  Nice.
Bush admin's Iraq WMD claims hang over Syria chemical weapons debate - U.S. News

Russia has been supporting the Assad regime for decades, but the fact that they can say something like this and it's true, speaks volumes, volumes about Bush and the damage he's done to this country.
 (Reuters) - Attacks across Iraq targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslims killed at least 30 people on Sunday, police and medics said, intensifying fears of a descent into all-out sectarian war.
Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Sunni leader Saddam Hussein, a stable power-sharing compromise between Iraq's Sunni, Shi'ite and ethnic Kurdish factions is still elusive and violence is on the rise. Gee Whiz, how did that happen?
 A hunger strike  has been going on for 3 months, in Guantanamo Bay. But really, who cares?
How about the NSA scandal?
Mike McConnell, (Gosh, another McConnell? Who knew?) who once led the National Security Agency, is now the chief architect of Booz Allen’s cyberstrategy — and among the executives facing tough questions after a data leak.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this was how this guy was related to the Bush Administration?
"His civilian career includes serving as the United States Director of National Intelligence from 20 February 2007 to 27 January 2009 during the Bush administration"
It's no secret that the Carlyle Group owns Booz Allen. Where, oh where, have I heard about The Carlyle Group?
 In Fahrenheit 911, Moore makes nine allegations concerning the Carlyle Group, including: That the Bin Laden and Bush families were both connected to the Group; that following the attacks on September 11, the bin Laden family’s investments in the Carlyle Group became an embarrassment to the Carlyle Group and the family was forced to liquidate their assets with the firm.* Oh that was such a long time ago. Who cares about that? 
Carlyle continued to make large investments into 2007 as the buyout market reached its peak. In June 2007, Carlyle agrees to acquire HD Supply for $10.3 billion, along with Bain Capital. Wasn't Romney involved with that?
Why is it that National Security is farmed out to hedge fund pirates? Why is that? Shouldn't that be handled by the government?  So we hand over intelligence to those who are in the financial industry, who need to wheel and deal on the basis of new information, so they can HEDGE their bets? Really?
While all of us continue to live under more and more scrutiny, the criminal who laid the United States so low, is still free. While CEO's and stockholders rape this country, those in need can go without.
$20.5 billion in food stamp cut,  Boehner decides to support farm bill | The Daily Caller
That's right, more corporate welfare for Big AG, but go ahead and cut food stamps for the millions left behind in the "Great Recession," a recession that started under the Bush Administration and lingers to this day.

It's business as usual in the U.S. 

*Carlyle Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  1. Seeing as how his legacy lingers on, Bush might as well still be president.

    That's a joke, folks, and I don't want Jeb, either.

  2. If you'll permit me one small cavil, I disagree with the sentence, "While CEO's and stockholders rape this country, those in need can go without. "

    The CEOs are raping the stockholders, too. That's why, over the long run, your 401(k) goes almost nowhere even when "everybody's making money" on Wall Street. Mind you, I'm talking stock holders, as opposed to stock traders, stock speculators and stock manipulators.

    Very crankily yours,
    The New York Crank

  3. 401k? What's that?
    "the first major cohort of the 401(k) era, do not have nearly enough in retirement savings to even come close to maintaining their current lifestyles."
    According to USA Today 401K's are a disaster. But that's a whole other blog. Good point Crank.