Good Morning, Iraq,
America and, don't forget, Viet Nam --Michael
Rectenwald responds to a CLG visitor who declares that "we
are all cowards and really need to shut up!"
Rectenwald's reply --March 27, 2003:
Dear Mr. T., Sr.:
We are calling for the military to come home so that more P.O.W.'s are
not victimized in Bush's misguided, illegal and possibly unsuccessful
W-ar. We are the true patriots
because we are holding this nation to the fire of its highest ideals--democracy,
egalitarianism and liberty for all. The Bush war, however, is not about
these values. Rather, it is about using ideology to talk people into
believing the war is for national security, when indeed it is being
fought for geopolitical resources, globalization and privatization of
Iraq's resources. Even the Dallas Business Journal suggested the same:
If you want the truth, put your ear to the horse's mouth when the horse
doesn't think the "wrong people" are listening. Business people
are so shameless about their goals, that they are sure to let the cat
out of the bag. Notice how Halliburton is already profiting from the
burning oil wells (900 million dollar contract) and will benefit more
from the rebuilding of Iraq (over 2 billion for them alone). The markets
will be opened to "foreign investment" and taken out of state
hands. This is admitted. Meanwhile, not a WMD has been found and no
one but the most credulous rightwing American will believe that if found,
that they weren't indeed planted there by the "coalition"
forces or the CIA. Why? Because all of the "evidence" presented
in support of this invasion has proven to be fabricated, plagiarized,
fraudulent and fake. Who can trust such a regime as this?
The war is a disaster, a fraud, and an international disgrace and travesty.
The CLG is for protecting the interests of ALL Americans on an equal
footing, and that is why WE are the true Patriots. The rightwing is
out for particular interests and will sacrifice the likes of this woman's
son, for their own benefit, all the while praising them as they send
them off to slaughter and/or be slaughtered. This is shameful, immoral,
illegal, injurious, dangerous and will result in a world population
more antipathetic to America than has ever existed, even outstripping
that during Viet Nam. Already we are reviled the world over. That is
because the rest of the world is not fed the pabulum that satiates the
ill-educated and infantile mentality of the spoon-fed American. They
see the ambitions of empire parading itself as 'self-defense.
We will not give up our perspective, because not only do we sincerely
believe that it offers a solution to this madness, but also, there is
a craving for it, a craving for more than propaganda and lies, a craving
that is the result of a complete disconnect between the evidence of
our senses and the story told us by the corporate-government-controlled
Founder and Chair
Citizens for Legitimate Government
CLG received --March 27, 2003:
Subject: Good Morning
Although I believe in your
right to freedom of speech, I feel that you are all cowards and really
need to shut up! I heard a Mother of a POW (if he is still alive, you
never know with an animal like Saddam) state that she wants you all
to stop doing what you are doing. Of course you won't, you all want
your "15 minutes of fame", spouting your garbage and acting
like concerned human beings. Acting like spoiled immature brats is more
like it. Grow up and try living in the real world for a while and leave
your fantasy world behind.
Steven T., Sr.
Veteran, United States Army
Fight for Freedom or live in FEAR!
March 27, 2003
of Michael Rectenwald
of Michael Rectenwald