Friday, July 20, 2007

Don't take my word for it...

Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies.

He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan who has recently become known for his strong opposition to the Bush administration and the Iraq War -- by quoting the "strong words" which open Roberts' latest column: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."

That's at least two Reagan officials calling for impeachment (Roberts and Bruce Fein) and another in the growing list of conservatives echoing my prophesies about Iran and fascism.

I just read the Executive Order Roberts references. I'd say we are well on the way to that police state. Our Founding Fathers would recognize the powers it purports to exercise, but only because they would immediately be reminded of the powers their King George exercised and that lead directly to our revolution.

(This is a secondary objection, but think about the absurdity of the order for its announced purposes -- stopping the violence in Iraq. Most of that violence is caused by suicide bombers. How much of a deterrent is loss of property to someone who is willing to blow himself up for his cause? The order is obviously aimed at someone else. Care to venture a guess who?)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

On June 26th, I offered to tell you the next 3 moves (and no, I'm not any kind of insider). On June 29th,
I identified the first of those moves. Tuesday's and Friday's excutive orders (yes there were two) were the second move. The following may well be the 3rd...
Raw Story (today) --
Cheney to take charge of government this weekend

Save your bullets until you have a clean shot.


4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This particular order is aimed at the half million Iranian or Iranian-Americans in the US, lest they protest the soon-to-be bombing of Iran. Their assets will be frozen if they oppose this measure.

Listen to the rhetoric today about Iran--the diplomatic "talks" taking place this week will never succeed while Cheney is pushing for war.

8:55 AM  

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