Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Criminal Acts of the Confuser in Chief

Dick Cheney is now acting in a grey zone. Despite attempts by right wingers to try and wrench some sense out of his idiotic statements regarding his non-executive and non-legislative position, Cheney's role is now murkier than ever.

Whether it's the 2000 Energy Bill that Cheney managed with energy company CEOs behind closed doors and which resulted in fake rolling blackouts in California and the Enron bust, or the Iraq war which Cheney pushed for, or the Abu Ghraib scandal which Cheney seems to have had his hand in, Cheney has managed himself into the personification of evil during his Vice Presidency.

It comes therefore as no surprise that it now comes to light that Darth Cheney has placed his dark mark on yet another sensitive area: The Environment. Whilst the alleged president flip-flops about Global Warming, Cheney has been the architect of some of the most environmentally damaging legislation the country has ever seen. The following is just a short excerpt from an article by Jo Becker and Barton Gellman in the Washington Post from a litany of environmental transgressions:

Because of Cheney's intervention, the government reversed itself and let the water flow in time to save the 2002 growing season, declaring that there was no threat to the fish. What followed was the largest fish kill the West had ever seen, with tens of thousands of salmon rotting on the banks of the Klamath River.

Characteristically, Cheney left no tracks.

Cheney and Bush together have raped this country's environment from the banal - insidiously changing legislation to allow snowmobiles to be driven in Yellowstone again - to the criminal - overriding the Clean Air Act to allow energy companies to modify and clean plants without adhering to the letter of the law in terms of pollution control:

A federal appeals court has since found that the rule change violated the Clean Air Act. In their ruling, the judges said that the administration had redefined the law in a way that could be valid "only in a Humpty-Dumpty world."

A Humpty-Dumpty world it is - and the right may attempt again to defend these actions but it will never cease to amaze me that the same people who are so intent on being anti-abortionist, protecting human life, who are all about law and order and who proclaim to be family oriented are the ones willing to sacrifice the future of the country, the future of the world for the sake of money. We are creating a bleak world for future generations, but it's OK because the energy giants are turning a profit today.

The current administration has been a disaster for this country in absolutely every respect. It’s high time it became history.

1 comment:

fivehundredhands said...

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