"I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power....Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." ~ Lord Acton
Bush"s Pals Are Panicking
Pundits of American domestic political developments and their counterparts in Middle Eastern political analysis will duly note that smouldering resentment of George W. Bush's preemptive war in Iraq is about to burst into open flames in the Presidential campaign in the United States. The evidence is everywhere this week. And the most interesting aspect of this burgeoning crisis is one either missed or deliberately ignored by Corporate Media in the United States--the revolt against King George comes not simply from Left and Middle, but in a renewed ideological struggle within the American Right over its identifiable heart and soul. Pat Buchanan has been dutifully and publicly unmasking the Israel First, Neo-Con Dreams of World Empire agenda of the Bush Administration. His two most recent editions of The American Conservative entitled Pinocchio Presidency and No-Win War have struck raw nerve endings in the hearts of many American conservatives never on board with the notion of a surrogate war on behalf of an Israeli government led by a certifiable international war criminal. Mr. Sharon's recent unilateral and illegal preemption of any Palestinian Right-of-Return to lands forcibly confiscated in 1948, his decision to draw his own West Bank boundaries devoid of any semblance of regard for international law--and a predictable renewal of the policy of extra-judicial killings and military occupation in perpetuity--continue to exacerbate tensions within the American Right over the wisdom of committing the United States to the endgame involved in a Bush-Sharon alliance. Mr. Buchanan's most recent commentary for Antiwar.com demonstrates the desperation among Mr. Bush's allies in the Neo-Con press, especially in the pathetic commentary of Israel Lobby shill William Kristol of The Weekly Standard. Ongoing exposure will breed further desperation as the leaks in the dam widen. The torrent of water that will follow the bursting of the dam will take down Mr. Kristol and those of his ilk inexorably. Mr. Bush will go down the river with them--without a paddle. Joseph Farah of the globally influential pro-Israel World Net Daily provides the rest of us with yet another discernable clue of how late the hour is getting for the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Perle cabal in Washington. In a political earthquake of seismic proportions for The Cabal, Mr. Farah now admits he cannot support Mr. Bush for re-election after a year of cheerleading for the same, while glumly predicting a Democratic victory in November. In a piece this past week entitled, Why Kerry Will Win, Mr. Farah acknowledges the increasingly desperate political state of Republican Presidential fortunes still six months away. His own most recent front pages re-accentuate the familiar concerns of his Christian Right concerns on homosexual marriage, abortion-on-demand, homeschooling, crime, and drug addiction. Enthusiastic and prominent coverage of the War on Terror and Mission Accomplished in Iraq have suddenly disappeared or been relegated to back page status. The embarrassed silence is deafening. The third exhibit of the desperation of the Bush-Neo-Con-Sharon Cabal these days emanates from the establishment conservative, pro-Bush, pro-War for Empire Internet site known oxymoronically as Free Republic.com. The statement of purpose of its founder, Jim Robinson, may be accessed here. The character of this site is obvious to the trained observer of agit-prop. Mr. Robinson allows the lapdogs of Bush and Cheney to post articles and commentaries anonymously. Articulate voices on the American Right who oppose The Cabal on Israel, War, Empire, or virtually any other topic have their threads removed and future posting privileges revoked without explanation. Having been informed by other traditional American conservatives of Mr. Robinson's methods, I tested him this week by posting my article for Dave Black Online for third party Presidential candidate Michael Peroutka with Free Republic.com. Robinson's commitment to a Censored Republic.com was proven and re-affirmed less than twelve hours later when the thread was predictably pulled and my posting privileges with his service revoked after only one offering. What apparently caused Mr. Robinson to either adjust or change his underwear in the wee hours of the night was the following excerpt on Mr. Bush's War for Empire and Israel made available to his own Pavlovian faithful here.