A Totally Lawless Regime

Think about this question:  In the 21st century what
regime is more lawless than the Bush Regime?

Everyone is entitled to his own answer.  The only
answer I can come up with is the Zimbabwe regime of
Robert Mugabe.  Voted out of power in the last election,
the great man hasn`t left.  Zimbabweans are going to
have to vote again, and the great man has said that any
vote that is not for him

will be cancelled by a bullet.

Does anyone remember how determined the British and
the Americans and everyone else was to

turn Rhodesia over to Mugabe i
n order to save

from the evil Ian Smith?  What a

everyone was.

But before we laugh at those fools, we had best laugh
at ourselves, or cry.

It is now an incontrovertible fact, known all over
the world, that George W. Bush and his regime`s
operatives lied through their teeth in order to launch
wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq, and
that the Bush regime is doing the same thing again in
hopes of launching an attack on Iran.

There have been a number of memoirs from high ranking
Bush appointees who cannot stand all the lies.  Bush`s
first Secretary of the Treasury,
Paul O`Neill,
told us that an invasion of Iraq was
on the agenda prior to 9/11.  There is the leaked

Downing Street Memo
in which the head of British
Intelligence told the British Prime Minister and his
cabinet that the Americans have decided to attack Iraq
and are creating the "intelligence" to justify
the attack. 

And now we have the White House`s own spokesman from
2003-2006, Scott McClellan, ratifying what we already
knew, that President Bush deceived us and led us into
war based entirely on lies and fabrications, and that
he, Scott McClellan, was deceived into issuing a false
public denial that top Cheney aide Scooter Libby and
White House operative Karl Rove were involved in
committing a felony under US law by revealing the
identity of a covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame. 

As a consequence of Bush`s lies, there are a million
dead Iraqis, mostly women and children, and four million
displaced Iraqis, 4,100 dead American soldiers and tens
of thousands of seriously wounded. No one knows how many
dead in Afghanistan.  And there is the ongoing Israeli
slaughter of Palestinians and Lebanese that has fallen
under the rubric of the "war on terror."

The only ones pleased with these wars are the
American neoconservatives, the Israeli right-wing, the
US corporate military-security complex, and Osama bin

The Bush regime has created enormous hatred and
disrespect for the United States.  A recent world wide
poll found that George W. Bush ranks at the bottom of
world leaders as one of the least trusted along with US
Pakistani puppet Musharraf and the Iranian president,
Ahmadinejad, who has the disadvantage of being the
victim of demonization by the US and European
corporate-controlled media, which serve as ministries of
propaganda for the governments that control their
broadcast licenses. The American and European media lie
for their living.

The two leaders with the highest approval rating are
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Russian President
Vladimir Putin.  

So, the old adversary, Russia, now has a more
respected leader than the "leader" of the Great
Free Nation, a Great Free Nation that has sat on its
hands while its "leader" destroyed America`s
civil liberties, America`s reputation, the jobs of
Americans, and committed the US to a course of war
crimes punishable by the International Criminal Court at
the Hague.

A number of readers took issue with my recent column,

"Elect Obama or Fall Into Tyranny."

former Alabama Governor

George Wallace
, readers said Obama would make no
difference.  But that is what I wrote.  

My point was not that Obama would make any
difference, as he has put himself and his administration
into the hands of Wall Street and the Israel Lobby.  I
said that the American people could make a difference by
rejecting the Republicans, as it was the only
accountability that the Republicans were likely to

If Americans return a Republican regime, Americans
will validate the right of the president to violate with
impunity US and international law.  Americans will
validate the use by the president of the United States
of deception and lies in order to initiate wars of
aggression, aggression that is a war crime under the
Nuremburg standard established by the US. Americans will
validate the infringement of US civil liberties in the
name of "safety" and "national security." 
Americans will disembowel the US Constitution and leave
themselves at the total mercy of the government.  

Reelecting Republicans means the end of the United
States as a land of liberty.

I am sympathetic to the argument that we, as a
country of liberty, are near our end regardless.  Look
at the Democrats.  Today, June 20, the House of
Representatives, which the voters gave to the Democrats
in the 2006 congressional elections in order to end the
pointless barbarity that the US has brought to Iraq,
voted the largest war-spending bill ever.  The
Democrats completely collapsed, giving the
warmonger Brownshirt Republican regime everything it

The House Democrats, led by
Nancy Pelosi,
added to the

Democratic Party`s shame
by passing today, June 20,

bill that shields from punishment
the criminal Bush
regime and the telecommunications corporations that the
Bush regime coerced into committing felonies under US
law by cooperating in Bush`s illegal spying on American

The great hope of the Founding Fathers, the people`s
house, the House of Representatives, has passed an
unconstitutional retroactive law making acts legal which
were illegal when they were committed.

If a Democratic House of Representatives will pass a
retroactive law in order to legalize  the criminal
violations of a Republican regime, the same House will
pass a retroactive law making illegal what you did
legally yesterday.  No one is any longer safe in
.  By abandoning the US Constitution,
Republicans and Democrats have made America as
potentially unsafe as

for anyone who takes exception to the

The total collapse of the Democratic Party and the
House of Representatives signals the end of liberty and
democracy in America.  Henceforth, led by the Republican
Federalist Society, we will gravitate toward the
beautiful regime of
"energy in the executive"
that has been
achieved in Zimbabwe by

Robert Mugabe.

Paul Craig Roberts [email
] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term.  He was Associate Editor of the
Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy

Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

for Peter
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.