A post at World Net Daily (yeah, I know) entitled "The Anti-American President" is really good. I can't believe this is from a "conservative" writer on a "conservative" site. He really does an excellent job of explaining the "conservative" Cult of Bush, he doesn't mince words, and he's saying all this on one of their sites! Some quotes:
"Sept. 11 changed everything" has been the mantra of the strong government conservative, the pragmatic dialectoids who are flexible enough to justify any expansion of central government power in the name of the very conservatism that opposes it. Since "we are at war," Republican media whores have repeatedly claimed that because of an attack that killed the same number of people who die on American roads every 26 days, the following actions are therefore justified:
1. An undeclared war of indefinite end against an undefined enemy.
2. Invading two sovereign nations without a congressional declaration of war.
3. The anti-American Patriot Acts I and II.
4. The suspension of habeus corpus.
Can't argue with a word of that.
Here's a little more along those same lines:
These acts have all been justified under the guise of imminent national peril, despite the fact that the peril is so non-perilous that it has not been deemed necessary to expel foreign nationals, let alone enforce the wide-open national borders or existing immigration laws. If federal agents were to begin shooting innocent and unarmed civilians on the street, would that too be justified?
And just one more--this article is really very good and quotable. Check it for yourself:
America was founded on the principle that it is right to sacrifice blood for liberty. It is telling that the Bush defenders make precisely the opposite argument, that it is right to sacrifice liberty in order to avoid the shedding of American blood. In this they are, like the Dear Leader, avowedly anti-American.Damn, that's good!