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Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line, the Man come and take you away.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that George Bush [Sr.], operating largely behind the scenes throughout the 1980's, initiated and supported much of the financing, intelligence, and military help that built Saddam's Iraq into the aggressive power that the United States ultimately had to destroy."
-- Ted Koppel, ABC News Nightline, June 9, 1993


With, without
And who'll deny it's what the
fighting's all about?

 

 

So, just exactly how much is $1,135,000,000,000, 1.13 Trillion Dollars?  Well, it's $3,750 for every man, woman, and child in the USA.  If you are a family of four, it has cost you just about $15,000.  It has perhaps even cost you a child, husband, wife, father, or mother.

But what could you do with that kind of money other than killing people and trying to mold a country into our image, protect Israel?

If our leaders cared enough about this country to borrow $1,135 billion, what kind of things could he do with it?

Let's put it into perspective:


 


"This little war is costing us $2 billion a what? I forget, a day, a week, a minute? 
It's the kind of money I can't even imagine."

(Andy Rooney, 60 Minutes 10/22/06)



Shortly before the invasion, Saddam called a meeting with then US ambassador April Gillespie, who told Saddam: 
"We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait." 
She went on to say: "James Baker has directed our official spokesmen to emphasize this instruction."

(San Francisco Examiner, 11/18/02)



 COLUMBIA, S.C. A South Carolina man is taking the federal government to court 
because he says the Secret Service is unfairly treating him and other anti-Bush protesters.

Businessman Gerald Rudolph said yesterday he had decided to file for a temporary injunction 
after he said the Secret Service took his protest sign and told him to leave a 
restricted area during President Bush's visit to an airport hangar in Columbia last October.

Bush supporters were allowed to keep their signs and stay in the area, 
Rudolph said, adding that he didn't want that to happen again 
when Bush visits tomorrow to speak at the University of South Carolina's commencement.
....
Rudolph said he and the group of protesters were told to go to a free-speech area
that was about a half-mile from where Bush was speaking 
and in a place where no one could see the protest.
....
Rudoplh later said he thought the entire United States was a free-speech area.

(By The Associated Press 05.08.03)



The government has room to scale back individual rights during wartime 
without violating the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday.

"The Constitution just sets minimums," Scalia said after a speech 
at John Carroll University in suburban Cleveland. 
"Most of the rights that you enjoy go way beyond what the Constitution requires."

Scalia, one of the court's most conservative judges, was responding 
to a question about the Justice Department's pursuit of terrorism suspects 
and whether their rights are being violated.

Scalia did not discuss what rights he believed are constitutionally protected, 
but said that in wartime, one can expect "the protections will be ratcheted 
right down to the constitutional minimum. I won't let it go beyond 
the constitutional minimum."

Scalia was interrupted once briefly by a protester who shouted an anti-war statement. 
The protester was taken from the room by security officers but was not arrested.

Scalia stopped speaking during the scuffle, then joked that the protest probably 
was more interesting than his topic, which was the constitutional protection of religions.

(UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio March 18 2003)



-Steve Howards, 54, and his wife were walking their son to piano practice 
in Beaver Creek, Colo., and were surprised to see Vice President Dick Cheney 
on the street chatting with citizens. 

"Many of us fantasize what would we do if we had the opportunity 
to really tell Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney how we feel," 
Howards said, so as he passed by he told Cheney,
"I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible."

After dropping off his son, a Secret Service agent approached Howards 
and asked, "Did you assault the vice president?" 
Howards said no, and made it clear he didn't even attempt to touch Cheney. 
"If this had happened, I would think if they were doing their job, 
I would have been face-down in the concrete five or 10 minutes earlier," he said later.

Still, he was handcuffed and jailed, with the Secret Service demanding 
he be charged with harassment. The Eagle County District Attorney dropped the charge. 

Howards has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Secret Service 
agent Virgil D. Reichle Jr. with civil rights violations. 

(Rocky Mountain News` 10/2006)



"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition,
it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures,
until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." --Harry S. Truman


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