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Tuesday, 18 July 2006 05:19

Bush Commits Obstruction of Justice, A Felony, "With God on His Side"

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Of course, this will hardly get any televison news coverage and is -- in and of itself -- grounds for impeachment, but Alberto "Bush Consigliere" Gonzales testified today that Bush personally prevented a DOJ probe of the illegal Bushevik domestic wiretapping program (without court approval).

In simple terms, dear readers, this is called, in the vernacular, "obstruction of justice."

Can there be a higher source than the AG of the United States? What more will it take to impeach a chronic law breaker?

Obstruction of justice is a felony, by the way.

Iin normal circumstances, the Congress would be preparing articles of impeachment right now.

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On another note, we did want to bring some emotionally and thoughtful moving perspective to wars like the ones we say raging in the Middle East.

The night of Monday, July 17, we attended an event in San Francisco (about preventing gun violence) and heard Joan Baez sing. She sang a Bob Dylan tune about the U.S. and wars. It was from decades ago, but is a sentiment that could cover the entire history of our species and warfare of whatever origin:

"With God on our Side"
By Bob Dylan

Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I's made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side.

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.

In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.

Enough said, right?