MAY 6, 2004 – To quote the first
President Bush, "We have Rush." Yes, Rush Limbaugh is a comrade,
buddy, and central tool of the new breed of Bush Republican. Current
President Bush and Vice President Cheney have appeared on his show
numerous times, and he is so central to their success that we at The
Moderate Independent refer to these people as Bush/Limbaughians.
we told you a couple of days ago that it is pretty clear that
President Bush and his administration of Bush/Limbaughians knew
about this abuse and only wanted it covered up, not ended or
punished. Many people may have thought we were crazy.
Originally this article was going to be part two of "Hasn’t Anybody
Ever Talked To A Republican," laying out clearly that not only
did the President know, but Bush supporters across America have
known this type of abuse has been taking place AND are happy about
Now, I was going to point out how I’ve
talked to numerous Republicans who have bragged about how we must be
abusing these people. They pointed out that this is what we always
do, in fact.
You don’t believe this, think it is just
a few soldiers gone bad? Then answer this question for me: where did
all those hoods come from? You think they designed and made them
there in the middle of the desert? No, they were standard issue from
the intelligence community, given to these soldiers working in the
prisons, who were also given instructions on how to
abuse/interrogate the prisoners.
So my article was going to point out
this simple reality and you were going to have to take my word for
it. But, thanks to Rush, you don't. For those of you who doubt that
these Bush/Limbaugh Republicans not only are not offended by the
abuse that has occurred but in fact embrace it, here is Rush in his
own words, as
reported by Media Matters and
posted on Rush's website:
CALLER: It was like a college
fraternity prank that stacked up naked men --
LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point!
This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones
initiation and we're going to ruin people's lives over it and
we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going
to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know,
these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about
people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of
emotional release? You heard of need to blow some steam off?
So there you have it. Limbaugh in his
own words, these scum Bush/Limbaugh Republicans bragging about their
amorality, justifying any abuse.
When we compare them to the Nazis, some people still doubt they
are that bad.
We have concentration camps set up -
crammed with people who have not right to legal council or oversight
to protect them from torture or abuse, or even hearings to determine
if there is any reason they are there.
Still, people doubt it.
We have offensive wars waged based on
Still people doubt it.
But above and beyond all this, we have
the bullying mentality of a people who will not lose, who use
intimidation and attack viscously as a threat to the nation any
dissenters. And we have a group who embraces lying and embraces
killing and embraces the complete discarding of human rights.
Don't take our word for this, just try
listening to a Bush/Limbaugh Republican sometime. They are the
To them, this abuse of those dumb
Muslims is just "having a good time." If it were an American just
being shown on TV, they cry it violates the Geneva convention and
shows how horrible "those people" are, justifies going to war
against these barbarians. But if we strip, humiliate, and torture
them, that is good 'ol fun, "blowing some steam off."
Yes, these are the good 'ol lynchers
from the South who used to blow off some steam stringing up black
people. And most importantly, this man who said this, Rush Limbaugh,
is one who President Bush and Vice President Cheney embrace.
These comments from Limbaugh should be
sent to every congressperson, every senator, every newspaper, and
President Bush should be forced to condemn Limbaugh and demand a
retraction and refuse to ever have anything to do with his show
It is one thing to claim, as Bush does,
he didn't know anything about the abuses, but to justify and embrace
them, anyone American who continues to listen to his show makes
clear they also embrace the abuse.
But in reality, we knew that already.
Everyone who voted for President Bush voted for such abuses to occur
- they voted for a group of people who had done the same exact thing
last time they were in office, in Central America and around the
world. It is no excuse for the people who voted for this President
to claim they were unaware. They voted for a man who made the
king-of-all-human-rights-abuse-cover-ups, John Negroponte, our UN
Ambassador. They voted for a man who did this because this is the
sort of person he and those around him like, the sort of thing they
consider teamwork, the sort of amoral, cruel actions they consider
good for America - truly. That is what they call foreign policy,
abuse the hell out of those bastards to bring them in line, just
make sure we don't let it get out.
If these photos didn't come out, nothing
would have changed at this point - and, in fact, the Bushies tried
to stop the photos from coming out.
What we saw this past week in those
photos was not a current unfortunate instance in a prison or two in
Iraq, it was a glimpse into the true home photo album of President
Bush and those around him.
We told you almost a year ago that the
real lesson of 9/11 wasn't that we needed to kill more crazy Arabs,
nor that we should have had better intelligence. The lesson of 9/11
was that Americans need to pay attention to what their government is
doing around the world, in Colombia, Venezuela, the Middle East,
because what you don't notice will come back one day as massive
terrorist actions or wars. (see:
The Lesson Of 9/11)
Americans - those who voted for Bush -
are directly responsible for the abuses that occurred. And so are
elected Democrats, as they have not stood up against the appointment
of Negroponte, and they still - at this very moment - are not
standing up against abuses far worse that we are financing with
hundreds of millions of dollars in Colombia and elsewhere.
For generations this is what America has
been doing around the world, and we who speak up get called liars or
unpatriotic. But now you have the facts: that anyone who supports
President Bush is an amoral, pro-abuse, anti-American piece of scum
who is, in fact, a direct parallel to the Nazis as they were in the
If the abuse that is happening in Iraq
is just "having a good time" or "blowing some steam off," just wait
until these people really decide they're in the mood for an all out
party. And they will, if we don't stand now boldly and in unison as
a nation and find real leadership from both the Democratic Party and
people with morals within the Republican Party.
As we have told you again and again,
this is not about conservative vs. liberal or Democrat vs.
Republican, this is simply good Americans with actual moral values
against heinous, un-American scum with none.