AND RUMOR OF WAR: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
A CHANCE FOR PEACE
Most Rev. Antonio Hernández
We stand at the brink
of war. The people who have been victimized by Saddam Hussein are even
now tasting their own blood, as much as Hussein and his government are
doing. But... Ive got a brilliant idea-- and Im not the first
to have this idea. Actually, former President Jimmy Carter had it long
Why dont we just walk over to Hussein and say, "Hussein, youre
a murdering bastard and a liar. Look at these photos of Hiroshima. Do
you really want that to happen to you? If not, give it up." Hussein
may be many things, but stupid he is not. I have a feeling he might reconsider
what hes doing. He might even be reconsidering now -he has stated
that he will not leave Iraq, but will die there to save face. Those arent
exactly fighting words, at least not in my book.
The interesting opposition to Hussein wants Iraq. He wants to be the president
and run the country. He should-- its his country, hes interested
in democracy and would make a great U.S. ally. As it stands, Baby Bush
wants an American general running Iraq for about two years-- after we
obliterate it, that is. Almost everyone on the planet is urging Bush to
rein himself in.
This, of course, will never happen. Just the other day on the American
station MSNBC, George Bushs biographer was admiringly calling him
a "gunslinger". The Republican toadies there to support "President"
Bush agreed happily. Quite a gunslinger; hes shot himself in the
foot from the beginning. Naturally, Im not really the one to ask
about all this: I dont accept the legitimacy of Bushs election.
Most people I know dont accept it. We feel there has been no president
in the White House since Bill Clinton left.
Perhaps thats it: perhaps this bastard in the White House can be
stopped if we declare that his act of war is null because he was never
really elected! This way Mr. 'Oil' Bush wont force a second term.
Ah well, I am grasping at straws. The feeling seems to be that Bush is
a man who will throw you into the river, just to see if the saying is
true about drowning men....
What also seems popular these days is the view that Saddam Hussein was
left alone, for precisely this reason: to let Baby Bush have him. We all
know Bush stole the election, the people were not heard, and hed
have to have a ready-made cause-celebre, wouldnt he? Why didnt
we crush Hussein the way we crushed Qaddafi? Am I the only person who
saw the television documentary last year, showing Qaddafi tip-toeing through
the tulips and talking universal peace? Now that guy was whipped.
Hussein is the man with his finger on the pulse of the worlds oil.
That doesnt sit well with the fat Texas oil cats, but Husseins
still in our hair. Then again, what are a few tens of thousands more lives
compared to the oil monopoly? Let us also not forget the Bush Dynasty
and its heritage. Baby Bush finishes Hussein, gets into the business of
overtaking his country, takes over the oil, spits in Saudi Arabias
face, looks good on the cover of Time, and-- what the hell, who knows--
perhaps a Nobel Prize for this idiot, who barely squeaked through Yale
with a "gentlemans C".
Or perhaps not.
The people are sick of Bushs stupidities, September 11th and its
subsequent gallantry notwithstanding. People are beginning to see that
we voted for Al Gore, like it or not. People can see (20-20 hindsight)
that Gore would never have brought us to this brink. Someone said to me
recently that hed like to talk to the people in Dade and Palm Beach
Counties in Florida, to ask them what they think of the last presidential
We exchanged knowing looks, the way most Americans do when the subject
arises. We dont have a real president. The emperor has no clothes.
While all this is true, the emperor also has his finger on the Button.
Cant we rush out a little more plain truth in a home-spun dress,
truth about Baby Bush, before he presses that Button?
After all, he knows that this could happen to him-- he looks as spooked
now as he did back when he was running for president. Thats the
look that Americans call a "shit-eating dog" look. Its
the look of someone who got away with something, and is afraid of being
found out. Its also the look of someone planning to get away with
So are we all afraid-- afraid that he will manage to get away with something
else. This is really something--something that Europe doesnt want,
that no true soldier wants, that will surely end thousands of lives, that
Americans dont want. There is an operation in Iraq right now: "Human
Shield". A few folks, mostly Americans, are there with the Iraqi
governments permission, to actually stand guard at the water supplies,
hospitals, schools and other places where the innocent will die. My fingers
are crossed for these brave people and their task ahead-- what else can
I do, what can I say, what can I write?
Sooner or later we have to see this mad, murderous, destructive, war-mongering
usurper for what he is, AND IM NOT TALKING ABOUT SADDAM HUSSEIN.
People have said Baby Bush will win his 2nd term if we are at war during
the 2004 elections. But I beg to differ- were on the brink of going
into a 2nd Viet Nam. When we were in Nam, Johnson got his Texan ass booted
out of the White House at the end of his term anyway, didnt he?
Everyone said, "Johnson the Warmonger". People are saying "Bush
the Warmonger", and he hasnt even done much... yet. It sounds
too simple, but thats what we have at the end of the day. And no
MacNamara to blame.
As of this writing,pols show well over half the United States disapproves
of Bushs actions regarding Iraq. They hate the U.N. even more--
and what has that to do with Bush? Even his contempt for the U.N. has
Americans turned off in a big way. Bush is not quite like Daddy; hes
more like Reagan, in all the wrong ways. Hes come a long way in
destroying America with the few years hes played president in office.
Sooner or later, Bush will be totally exposed for the madman he is. Even
with September 11th dropped into his lap like a plum pudding, hes
screwed up big time. People are seeing a martinet, a strutting idiot who
wants to see his own people suffer, and who wants war. Did Hussein lose
a twin brother someplace?
Hussein is doing nothing new. Bush is doing nothing new, and Americans
are doing less than nothing new. I should think that those facts tell
us quite a bit about whats going on now. At this stage, anything
could go in any direction. Hussein might disarm, if it helps him keep
his real power. Bush might back us out of war-- but most likely not. The
American people might begin seeing Bush for what he really is, and get
very angry about it.
This Bush scrutiny, which has not taken place until now, is actually fun
for me, in a way. I want to see if Baby Bush will catch at straws, once
hes in the drink.
© Rev Antonio Hernandez March 2003
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