Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own, and his children's liberty.

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and Let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.

- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
  Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mission Accomplished?

On the four year anniversary of 'Mission Accomplished,' Bush just vetoed the Congressional Bill to fund the troops because it contains a schedule for withdrawing them from Iraq. He wants the money... but how dare Congress (and heaven forbid, the people) issue any restrictions?

That money is already earmarked for contractors: the KBR guys, the same ones who blow up their trucks and just order a new one from the U.S. government any time there is a flat tire.

Meanwhile, troop deployment has been extended to 15 months and Iraq is crawling with American mercenaries, accountable to no one (again, on the taxpayers' dime.) These guys are loving this war. This war is making a lot of neocons very very rich.

Nice job Mr. Bush. Perhaps you were right about 'mission accomplished' - you just neglected to tell the rest of us what the 'mission' really was.

Mission: Profiteering. Business is good!

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