Thursday, March 12, 2009

In A Fair World Bush Would Be Sentenced to Prison Instead

And Cheney.
And Rumsfield.
And A bunch of others too.

Since we know life doesn't always pass out party favors, let's grab a glass of your favorite beverage and raise it in toast of journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison for throwing shoes at #43. Now one could argue that as President Bush deserved some respect but I'd say the office of President is only as good as the person holding it. With the history of how this country was created the pretense of these ideals rings hollow at best. Where's the real-life Michael Scofield when you need him! If he can be called Mr. President despite all that he did to undermine the (idea of) integrity of the United States then no one else has a leg to stand on about anything #44 does. 

Especially in light of the fact that Bush prevented people from voting and pulled other nefarious deeds to get into office. Followed by his further hatred for the regular folks by allowing his thieving friends to take off with whatever wasn't nailed down structurally. Just like a dictator does. And eventually those who commit foul deeds should be made to pay for them. I suspect Bush will have to wait to see his "Lord" and find out how wrong he was but until then we can certainly keep insisting that something be done other than abject silence. 

So now one man who is a prisoner of politics and bad timing gets to suffer but if he can survive his ordeal he will be honored as an elder statesman for justice. It's about the principle of what he took a stand for that matters most. He follows in the footsteps of many who've fought the elite and the protectionists to make life (seem) a little fairer for the rest of us. His outrage is ours at the way innocent civilians have been maimed, murdered and sent into extraordinary rendition so a handful of people could benefit financially. I hope there's an extra nice pocket of torment waiting for them in hell, along with other unrepentant evil people. 

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