The Bush administration has announced to the world, and to all Americans, that this is what the United States now stands for: a vicious determination to dominate the world, criminal, genocidal wars of aggression, torture, and an increasingly brutal and brutalizing authoritarian state at home. That is what we stand for.We are the Nazis now. And anyone who disagrees, list the things we have been encouraged to embrace: preemptive attacks on sovereign nations, torture, intolerance, the mixing of church and state, mercenary armies. We have become a rogue nation in seven short years. It will take decades to climb out of this hole.
And who says otherwise? The Democrats could -- and the most forceful means of doing so, the only method that is appropriate to this historic moment, the method that is absolutely required if we are to turn away from this catastrophic, murderous course, is impeachment. That is the one method the Democrats will categorically, absolutely not utilize -- because the Democrats are a crucial, inextricable part of the identical authoritarian-corporatist system that has led us to these horrors. They have all worked toward this end over many decades, Democrats and Republicans alike, and now the horrors manifest themselves explicitly, without apology, even with the sickening boastfulness of the mass murderer who is proud of what he has done, and who vehemently believes he is right.
So the dare goes unanswered. These horrors are what the United States now stands for.
And we will be asked, as the Germans have been asked ever since WWII, if we had supported the Bush administration? And we will be asked to explain why.