40 years of stunning corruption – the GOP

Woodward and Bernstein- the reprters who proke the Watergate scandal that led Richard Milhous Nixon to be the first, and only president to resign, have an amazing 5 page article at the Washinton Post: “40 Years after Watergate, Nixon was Far Worse Then We Thought”

Less then two decades later we had the man who still a hero of many on the right (at least those with short term memory problems)- Ronald Reagan, and his VP and sucessor as president George HW Bush.. The administration that supported the mujhaideen in Afghanistan in their war against the USSR- only to utterly abandon them when their purpose had been served. Leading in no small part to the situation there, and the rise of the Taliban. Who supplied Saddam Hussein of Iraq with weapons of mass destruction. Who, in violation of international law supplied Iran wtih weapons (effectively arming both sides of the Iran-Iraq war. Weapons. While helping the contras in Nicaragua move cocaine, to buy the guns, to supply Iran, and funneling the proceeds back to the Contras in violation of US law. Who supported a seemingly unending stream of dictators and repel groups throughout south and central america because they happened to be lest communist/socialist then their countries democratically elected leaders. Dictators and rebels who raped, murdered, disappeared, and terrorized millions.

George HW Bush, relatively mild during his one term- with Panama and the First Gulf war being the major issues.

And of course- George W Bush with his massive campaign of lies to start a war in Iraq, a country that had done nothing to threaten the US, and while its leader was a dictator- he was one Bush’s father and much of his own administration had spent years supporting. And someone who was certainly no worse a dictator then countless others in our world- and not worth the massive cost to our country. And Afghanistan- at the best an incredibly inconceived and waged war.

So yes, give me the democrats. Their impeachable blowjobs with an intern. And their general corruption. It has been far better then what we have gotten at the hands of the GOP in my lifetime.


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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