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Deep Throat

Most people don't remember what it was like to have a liar in the White House. I was a little kid when Nixon went on t.v. and lied about his dog Checkers, I was too young to understand what he was lying about, but I saw it on his face when he debated Kennedy. Of course I was too young too understand what the hell the fuss was about, but later, when I got to know Nixon, I could see in those debates the face of a liar. It's something you can sense, like the hairs going up on the back of your neck. So now we have the outing of the most famous deep background source in the history of modern journalism. Like having a guy in Pontius Pilate's suite, willing to spill the beans. What was his motivation? Well the articles make it seem like he was proud of the FBI and extra proud of Hoover who he went to personally to beg for a better position in the agency. Question is, was Hoover wearing pumps and a dress when he went to him? I mean, here's another first class creep, Hoover, the man in drag who is out there hunting down Martin Luther King, trying to smear him so he'd have power over him.. Certainly there's a motivation in there somewhere for Deep Throat to go after Nixon - but who'll ever know? It's not like Deep Throat at the age of 91 can sit down and remember his thoughts on the matter. But back to Nixon - Larry King was replaying some of Nixon's tapes - and we hear him saying "It's a Jew thing, right? I mean is the guy a Jew or not? It must be a Jew thing." and "I can't believe Hoover put a ****ing Jew in there!" even though Deep Throat was Irish. Oy vey. God bless the Presidency. A paranoid creep of the first order. And Pat Buchanan and Gordon Liddy being trooped out to sneer thatDT did a disservice to his country.. hmm.. so the creepy bigot could stay in the White House? There was a poll today that said the majority of young people think DT should have kept it to himself. Well I was alive when Nixon sent people off to die in Vietnam for no reason.. When our country hunted down and napalmed thousands, hundreds of thousands of innocent people who were in the midst of their own Civil War. If anyone bothered to notice, Bob MacNamara, the man behind the logic of the Vietnam War, has come out publically and admitted he, and the entire country, made a mistake. If he'd realized that Vietnam was fighting their own Civil War, and now the Cold War as was thought, we'd never have gone there. I was alive when Nixon used the office to hunt down and hound private citizens using the CIA, and the IRS.

I'll tell ya, I get the same creepy feeling when I see the four horsemen of the Apocalypse on t.v. - Dick Cheney calling Amnesty International offensive, he's got to be the most offensive VP we've ever had, George Bush talking about "dis-assembling," that it's the terrorists who are claiming abuse, when the FBI and the Red Cross have already gone on record saying the same things Amnesty Intl said about Guantanamo - and today it comes out that US soldiers "kicked the Quran" ("Hey Billy, let's go play kick the Quran, instead of Kick the Can" - and threw balloons filled with piss at the detainees, sometimes drenching them and their Quran's with pee. You've got to be kidding me. Balloons filled with piss? this is how we extract information for detainees? Has anyone in the military actually read "The Art of War?" It repeatedly says that the captured soldier is the only conduit to information and they should be 'treated better than your own soldiers' to obtain information. Then there's Don Rumsfeld on t.v. saying that the offenses he authorized at Abu Grhaib and I"m sure in every other detention center.. we're inconsequential, miniscule in the overall scheme of things.. Scheme is the right word. So what's a little torture, when the biggest lie in our lifetime has been swept under the rug in the name of patriotism, or the patriot act? Wolfowitz was the fourth horseman, but fortunately he's been put out to pasture. Ten years from now, when the country swings back the other way - kicking out the old and restarting the new (and then will swing back again the other way, if you're a student of history) people will look back on our era and wonder why the Prez wasn't chased out of office like Nixon for his lies. The answer is; because there is no Deep Throat out there. No one who will sneak around in dark corners and blow the whistle on the creeps that are running the store. Oh, and just to put it in perspective, a few days after I wrote a letter that was published in a national newspaper critical of the Bush administration I was hit with a tax audit. Who says the times have changed?

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