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Bush & Co.



The Bush administration is heading us towards more disaster with its 'toxic debt' bailout and destabilization of Pakistan and Iran. We can’t afford to go down this road again. Heather’s 10-minute video above provides background, context and ideas for taking action.

Links for sources cited in this video:

Bailout:
"http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/09/20/us.markets.toxicdebt.plan/index.html" Crisis talks over $700B 'toxic debt' rescue plan Bush: "The American people have got to know that I made this decision along with a lot of experts because it was necessary to protect them."

Pakistan:
"http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1841649,00.html"
Washington is Risking War with Pakistan

"http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174977/tariq_ali_has_the_u_s_invasion_of_pakistan_begun_" The American War Moves to Pakistan

Iran:
"http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_hersh"
Preparing The Battlefield July 07, 2008

"http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1220186494776&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull"
Dutch intel: US to strike Iran in coming weeks September 1, 08

"http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1019989.html"
Israel asks U.S. for arms, air corridor to attack Iran September 11, 08

"http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1020702.html"
U.S. to sell IAF smart bombs for heavily fortified targets September 14, 08

"http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/17/iran.usa"
Bush could still attack Iran Sept 17 08


Note: Originally published: September 21, 2008

 

The lack of oversight characterizing both the Bush administration and crony capitalism have bankrupted the U.S. and created the need for perpetual war. With Cheney stirring up trouble over Iran, we can't wait until November 2008 to fight back.


Note: Originally published: March 31, 2008



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(partially excerpted from The Progressives’ Handbook: Get the Facts and Make a Difference Now, Vol.1)

"On September 11, we saw clearly that evil exists in this world, and that it does not value life ... Now we are engaged in a fight against evil and tyranny to preserve and protect life." – George W. Bush in 2002, linking abortion rights with terrorism, as he declared the 29th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day."

Bush has used his Oval Office years to limit reproductive freedom and stack critical posts with right-wingers bent on rolling back the clock.

And now it appears yet another reactionary Bush appointee is on track to get a lifetime position as a federal judge...

Note: Originally published: December 28, 2007



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(this article originally appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus)

The Vatican's recent snub of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is only the latest salvo in the battle between Pope Benedict XVI and President George W. Bush. This tug of war has profound implications for both U.S. foreign policy and the critical Catholic vote in 2008's presidential race.

On issues ranging from the war in Iraq to global warming, the Vatican and Washington have not seen eye to eye. With the popularity of U.S. foreign policy at record lows around the world, however, the Vatican's diplomatic approach is more consistent with global public opinion.


Note: Originally published: October 6, 2007



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“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”- George W Bush

Much in the same way that US investors were “steered” into rip-off mortgage loans, the entire country has been “steered” into an economic crisis. The question is how to get out of it.


Note: Originally published: August 27, 2007



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Read full article: 'How the Bush Administration Is Turning the USA into a Subprime Borrower'

 

Ten warning signs ignored at your own peril…


Note: Originally published: July 22, 2007



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Read full article: 'Under the Radar: Ten Warning Signs for Today'

   

"On September 11, we saw clearly that evil exists in this world, and that it does not value life ... Now we are engaged in a fight against evil and tyranny to preserve and protect life." - Bush in 2002, linking abortion rights with terrorism, as he declared the 29th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day."


Note: Originally published: March 8, 2007



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Read full article: 'War on Terror, War on Women'

 

Factors linked with mental illness (including poverty, homelessness, violence and social uncertainty) have run rampant during the Bush years while psychological treatment options have disappeared.

Nowhere has this trend been more prevalent – and more heartbreaking - than with Katrina survivors and veterans of Bush’s wars.


Note: Originally published: February 11, 2007



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    "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." - George W. Bush, June 2002

    "Given unlimited time and unlimited support, we're winning the war." - US Army Gen. John Abizaid, when asked how the United States was doing in Iraq, September 2006

Hitler committed suicide. Mussolini was executed and hung on a meat hook in a town square. Suharto avoided prosecution and has kept the billions he's accused of embezzling from Indonesia.

What will be the fate of Bush & Co.?

In 2003, Laurence Britt crystallized 14 points of fascism from regimes including those of Hitler, Mussolini and Suharto, then suggested similarities under Bush.

This three-part series, entitled "Bush and the F-Word," has applied Britt's fascism framework to the Bush administration's record in 2006. Today's Part III finishes up Britt's final two points, makes predictions for 2007 and discusses how to fight back.

***


Note: Originally published: January 8, 2007



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