The real axis of evil that destroyed America

Five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States of America lies beaten, battered and defeated – not by an enemy of extremists who hide in caves in Afghanistan but by its own government and leaders who sold out their nation for power and politics.

The America that exists today is a far cry from the one that woke up on the morning of September 11, 2001. It is a rotting corpse of a nation, eaten out by a cancer of power, greed and corruption.

Osama bin Laden and his minions did not destroy America when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and an empty field. They simply provided the spark to ignite nothing less than a coup to take over the United States government, a coup staged by a group of traitorous men and women who swore to uphold the Constitution but, instead, set about to dismantle that hallowed document and destroy the freedoms that once defined a great nation.

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and those who control Congress and support Bush’s actions serve as co-conspirators in this coup.

The once-great United States of America is now despised around the world as an international bully, a threat to world peace far greater than Islamic militants or communist dictators,

America neither deserves nor gets respect. It lost all chance for any respect when a liar named Bush used manufactured "evidence" to launch an illegal invasion of a sovereign nation. It lost all chance for respect when its leaders sanctioned torture of prisoners, abuse of freedoms and spying on its own citizens. A nation that does not practice democracy at home cannot claim to export it to other nations. A government that lies to its own people cannot expect respect or support.

George W. Bush is a liar, a war monger and a murderer – drenched in the blood of every American soldier and Iraqi civilian who has died in his war launched with falsified evidence and trumped up rationales.

And, as we take a moment today to honor the memories of those who died in New York, Washington and that empty field in Pennsylvania, let’s also take time to point the finger of blame at the real enemy of freedom and peace – a madman named Bush and the mad men and women who follow him.

Had Bush and his administration acted promptly on warnings that an attack on U.S. soil was coming and coming soon, we might not have needed to remember this day in history. Perhaps, as some suggest, he wanted the attacks to occur in order to justify his war in Iraq. Others believe he and the government played a role. After six years of watching this man in action, I’m no longer predisposed to dismiss any suspicion about him or his actions.

It is George W. Bush who represents the real evil that threatens America. He is a vile, heartless man who deserves nothing but contempt and one who should be led from the White House in shackles and tried as a traitor. Then we should turn him over to the international court so he can be tried as the mass murderer he is, the greatest threat in modern times to freedom in this world.

And others complicit in the Bush cabal must be brought to justice as well – Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Rice, along with the leadership of Congress.

This is no longer simply a case of voting bad leaders out of office. These men and women are despots who have sold out their country and must face swift, brutal justice as traitors.

It is often asked how we can honor those men and women who died on September 11, 2001. We can do so by restoring the country that died along with them. We can do it by restoring honor to a nation that has lost it because of a duplicitous, traitorous government that abandoned its principles, its morality and its values.

We can do it by restoring the real America and punishing those who are ultimately responsible – a corrupt Presidential administration and a Congress of co-conspirators who used a national nightmare for political benefit and a way to seize absolute control of a shell-shocked nation.

Comments

  1. Linda

    In reply to MsQuick, I have this to say: We may indeed be doomed, however not ALL of us have lost our “will.” Not all of us bought this “mushroom cloud -imminent doom fear” proclaimations. At the time those of us who had the foresight to see through the smoke and mirrors were labeled “traitors” and invited by many to leave the country we love. A defeatist attitude will only bring you defeat…Remember, we are a country known for it’s freedom. Not the kind this administration rewrote, but the truest kind. Finally, besides the people’s voice lamenting in the void, we now are receiving aid from the media, which even late, is a welcome comfort. Don’t forget to vote and voice your opinions at every chance. People do listen, even if it takes awhile. In the end, Good always trimphs!

  2. Andres Fimbres

    Although I generally agree with the contention that this country has been changed, and for the worst, I will not accept that it has changed “forever”, as someone commented earlier. To do so is cowardly. How could anyone claim to say they love America, and give up on us so easily? Truth is not merely stating the obvious as Mr. Thompson has done, but to also see beyond what is, and to see the potential for what can be. We keep comparing ourselves to Germany when to do so makes Apples and Oranges seem more like twins. We deserve what we’re getting right now for having sat on our increasingly larger rumps and letting the powers-that-be take turns anally raping the world (I say we because in a republic, we must all accept responsibility for our leaders even though I personally didn’t vote for the sorry lot guiding our country).

    I believe strongly that America will rebound from this, and I can only hope that the small contributions I make in my life will help guide future generations into building a greater tomorrow despite the constant setbacks granted by our “leaders”. However, I do also know that it is unbelievably naive to think that Democrats are any better than Republicans. I am neither of the two, and am fully aware of how few in each party voted against handing over unprecedented powers to the executive branch. I read here and other places about how horrible our political leaders are, but yet we have give them a 90% re-election rate. Until people stop bitching, and start looking at something other than the one-party-system (this is what we have, two sides of the same coin), we will continue to find ourselves in these situations.

    I cannot give up hope that things will get better. And even if it doesn’t, I’d rather have my life taken then to utter the words “forever” when it comes to the worst of this great experiment in representative democracy.

  3. Peter Chewning

    Doug, There can be no greater testament to those who died on this date than a man who writes as you did this morning.

    As Keith Olbeman of MSNBC remindes us recently Edward R. Murrow broadcast in 1954 at another time when Freedom in the U.S. was under attack from those who were SUPPOSED to protect it”

    “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law.

    “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular.”

    Could not have said it better .

  4. Jo

    This is INDEED the TRUTH, and it’s going to be rough going for those whose heads are still in the sand. However, in due time they will awaken and realize how long we’ve all been asleep to the goings on of the government.
    Thank God, for the awakening.

  5. Rick

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  6. Kaine

    Just a couple of comments.

    Doug, why do you hate America?

    and,

    Don’t you know that it was all Clintons fault?!??

    Oh, and excellent rant! I agree with every word of it. And not just the words, but also the ambiance. Totally accurate and a great tribute to the spirit of this day.

    Thank you!

  7. DeanLivingston

    LeftCoastUpChukker
    I know. I should use the Reader Rant but I can’t get in there this morning.

    As concerns…Cheney sticks to hardline rhetoric By TOM RAUM

    Cheney -> “Part of my job is to think about the unthinkable, to focus upon what in fact the terrorists may have in store for us,” Cheney told NBC’s Meet the Press when asked about his “dark side.”

    Me-> Hello dippy, you ol’ scatter-gun- expert-on-a-battery. The terrorist were never in Iraq until we invaded and, in our magnanimous spirit, gave the Iraqi people “freedom” and 50,000+ dead and an unrelenting blood-filled sectarian war! You should accept their thanks personally in the streets of Bagdad. Take your rubbers…the blood is ankle deep.

    Cheney -> He now recognizes that the insurgency in Iraq was not “in its last throes,” as he said in May 2005. “I think there is no question but that we did not anticipate an insurgency that would last this long,” the vice president said.

    What is this “we didn’t anticipate”? Do you have a mouse in your pocket? Clearly, it was “unthinkable” for us. But you, it was your job to think of the “unthinkable”! Where were you when we needed the “unthinkable” thought of?

    Cheney-> “It’s still difficult. Obviously, major, major work to do is ahead of us. But the fact is, the world is better off today with Saddam Hussein out of power. Think where we’d be if he was still there,”

    Me -> I’m thinking what the world would be like if Osama Bin Laden were dead! You do remember him, laughing in a cave in Afganistan, while thinking your “unthinkable” thoughts, don’t you?

  8. TRUTH 101

    SOME excellent and well thought out posts here.

    I will take it one step further.

    BUSH, CHENEY, ROVE, RUMSFELD, WOLFOWITZ, GONZALES, ASHCROFT the LOT should face charges that amount to war crimes and crimes against the Constitution.

    Bush has VIOLATED his Oath of Office time and again. YET, not a whimper or any serious stature from Congress OF EITHER PARTY.

    This OATH, which meant NOTHING to him when he repeated the words as did CHENEY has been IMO reduced to simply words with no meaning.

    A tribute to the victims of 9/11 is appropriate. Where is the tribute to all the dead and dying soldiers that fought in PNAC’s attempted takeover of America and the free world starting in Iraq.

    PNAC figured a cakewalk. That isn’t what they got.

    I NEVER thought i would hear myself say these words but just MAYBE we should listen to the words of former Iranian President Katami.

    He is ripped by everyone from Limbaugh to Hannity to O Reilley, to preachers of the extreme right. But guess what ? He makes more sense and has more REAL ANSWERS that make sense that anything out of Washington lately.

    BUSH invading a foreign and Soverign country illegally, without merit, planned LONG BEFORE 9/11 by PNAC has in fact swelled the ranks of extremeists and terrorits. That much we must admit. The continued presence there only keeps adding oil to the fire.

    If we leave, these “terrorists” will percieve that we have no stomach for a fight, we will be perceived as week by those that would give the terrorists airtime…like FOX. Cut off their sources of media and they will wither and die.

    I say all American troops out NOW…but only to say Qatar where we can be in a holding area. OBSERVE. If we need to go back in we do and if we do we go in with overwhelming force, not this baloney that has killed 2700+ Americans so far and wounded 1,000 more for life.

    What would we lose by doing it that way? NOTHING…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. What would we gain? We would save more soldiers lives. The real enemy of the American Fighting man is NOT in Iraq, it is in Washington DC…PERIOD

    I agree wholeheartlkey with DOUG THOMPSON. These criminals against the Constitution and the American Peopel ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE need to be marched out of the Congress, the Cabinet and the White House IN CHAINS and tried for the crimes they have committed against all of us…ALSO PERIOD.

    This is my opinion. I do believe that I am still, for the moment anyway entitled to it. My calls however if read by any of these so called PATRIOTS for Freedom that paint themselves with their own brush will undoubtedly be monitored as I qualify, writing this from Overseas.

    That’s all you need these days.

  9. J. Green

    Doug, I am a korea and vietnam vet. I have always been proud of this country and have never had any regrets in serving this great nation of ours for 23 years. But when I see what Bush and his axis of evils is doing to this country it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and some time I just feel like crying because, as you said, “The Greatness of This Country, we once knew, is gone forever, and just as the germen people did, we stood by and watched it happen and did nothing to stop this mad man. But I still have hope that a change is about to be birth.

    keep up the good work Doug.

  10. Grant Miller

    Wow! Great editorial. Yes, we have done this to ourselves. We have stood by and watched depravity, greed, and corruption take place on an unprecedented scale. Just when you think Bush is done making incredibly stupid and selfish decisions of policy, there’s always another one. Two more years of the same can be expected. Can we afford any more abuse of power? Are we too far gone as a nation to recover? Is impeachment a viable option? Unfortunately, we aren’t even guaranteed a secure voting process to help restore that which we’ve lost. This too has been infiltrated and corrupted. It’s going to be a long way back to the light….

  11. Grant & Theda Kresge

    Thank you Doug. Keep on keeping on with the truth. Being 70’ish seniors, we hope to live and see our country make a turnabout-becoming the Great America it once was. At this point in time, it doesn’t seem likely.

  12. Lysistrata

    I second every word Mr. Thompson wrote.
    A national dignified memorial service would have been called for, all else is just politics and demeaning the victims.

  13. Jim

    Doug,what a switch. Wasn’t too long ago you blasted us “Conspiracy Theorists”. Glad you’ve finally come around. I’ve been following “Givemeliberty.org”, I think these guys have a good chance of turning things around..or..we’ll find out for sure the constitution is gone. They have the most interesting approach I’ve seen. Check it out.

  14. Dean Liviingston

    Doug this was clearly one of the finest, most hard-hitting, and exceptionlly articulate articles ever written about the Republican perfidity that is raping our nation. It addresses our feelings of frustration and anger about the gang-of-four and their henchmen in Congress. I, and my friends, thank you for the directed anger. We are doing our best to get a Demo Congress elected so that more investigations into their perfidity can be undertaken. Impeachment is on our mind always. The extraordinary miscarriage of direction executed by this administration is that Osama Bin Laden is probably having a party in his cave, showing the same movies of the Twin Towers falling, accepting praises from his men for the brilliant destruction of the Towers, and toasting to new victories in the future. Why does not this vision infuriate those responsible for finding him? Why is he still alive and laughing?

  15. southokid

    Thank you for stating the truth. I would add the former and current AGs (Ashcroft and Gonzalez) on the list of top officials who should be be hauled off to prison.

    I printed this editorial and placed it beside my computer as a constant reminder of how we have dishonored so many and the continuous threat to our country. Again, thank you.

  16. southokid

    Thank you for stating the truth. I would add the former and current AGs (Ashcroft and Gonzalez) on the list of top officials who should be be hauled off to prison.

    I printed this editorial and placed it beside my computer as a constant reminder of how we have dishonored so many and the continuous threat to our country. Again, thank you.

  17. Brilliant article. Our great nation is based on the constitution.
    George W. Bush swore to uphold and defend the constitution – and then gathered an army of wing-tipped hucksters to trample on the document as he and his cronies strengthened their positions and further isolated us from the rest of the world.
    What is the cost of treason under our legal system? George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, KKKarl Rove and others should be forced to pay that cost, the way many have paid the price for freedom.

    Peace

    Steve

  18. Joe Lawrence

    Yes, but.

    Many of us think of ourselves as generalized “Americans,” and we have some internalized notion of what that term means.

    Do two things for me, please.

    1. Keep telling yourself that only half of elligible voters actually vote.

    2. Sit in your car, parked outside a Wal-Mart. Watch the people. Decide whether we can act as “a people.”

  19. Mary Le Roy

    I have spent the last couple of hours following the reporting of 9/11 by the so called Big Media, and it’s every bit as pathetic as I thought it would be. I should have known to come here first where I would find the truth being spoken–it always is. Thank you Doug for saying what has to be said. I wonder if you realize what an inspiration you are to thousands of people–keep speaking out and so will we.

  20. barbara lochner

    Best ever, Doug. Here’s the scary part: there are still many many people who love Bush, etc., no matter what. These people consider themselves smart and church-going…and on the winning side. When confronted with yet another Bush-driven atrocity they just say they aren’t talking about it. This exact response is so wide-spread that I’m wondering if it’s being preached to them on Sunday, at the directive of Karl Rove. I’ve walked away from family members and 30 year friendships over this.

  21. Fred Goepfert

    When we cleanse ourselves of those who follow the Trotskyite policies of Leo Strause (Wolfowitz, Pearle, Hadley, Cheney etc. and their drunken puppet George W. Bush, we will be able to start to get our country back.

    Those people allowed 9/11 tp occur when it could have been stopped. It gave them the Pearl Harbor they spoke of needing.

    Almost 3,000 people dead on 9/11, more than 2,600 US service people killed in Iraq, because these war criminals thought they had a way to create a self-serving world empire.

  22. Lou Raskin

    Everything organic, including government structures, have a life cycle–Empires long before the birth of America in 1776 followed the same pathway into history, so why should the USA be any different?

    We think we are educated, resourceful; to a degree the nation and its people are. Its these qualities that are dooming a once great nation in. Always looking ahead, not respecting history’s teachings, we go about repeating the mistakes and with all our smartness, we have done ourselves in.

    The difference, it is us who are not liking what we are seeing happen and we are an unhappy bunch. Get angry, get mad, get active!!

    By the way Doug, you can add Karl Rove and Colin Powell to your listing of those selling out the country.

  23. anthnytap

    The Constitution has been violated beyond recognition. If this country dies all the mem and women that died in WWll have died in vain.
    Goebbels said the bigger the lie the more people will believe it.

  24. anthny

    Joesph Goebbels said the bigger the lie the more the people will believe it, and as we see the lie has been believed by the partisan right wing nuts.
    Mr. Thompson is on the right on when he said that people that swore to uphold the Constitution have instead dismantled it.
    Lets honor the dead of this tragedy and the dead from WWll who fought and died for our freedoms, for they have died in vain if we loose our fight to save the CONSTITUTION, and the once GREAT COUNTRY THAT WAS THE BEACON OF FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD.

  25. TRUTH 101

    POSTED BY KIKI:

    …”They’re more interested in American Idol than American politics.”

    Right on the mark and don’t think for a single second that these political criminals currently occupying the White House the Cabinet and Congress have that completely figured out.

    …and therin lies the damming of America, once a proud nation that really stood for freedom not the constant reminders these days that we must see things the way of this cabal of criminals to insure it.

    Just like “fair and balanced” IF YOU TRULY ARE…you don’t have to tell people 8 times an hour or more, 24-hours a day…365 days a year.