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View Diary: 9/12/2001: Hunter S. Thompson Saw It Coming (254 comments)

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  •  But In The End Only Half Right (4.00)
    he got this bit OK
    He will declare a National Security Emergency and clamp down Hard on Everybody, no matter where they live or why.

    Although Bush actually resisted th formation of the homeland security system, so we have to wonder what tool he planned to use as his secret police.

    But the next bit, Thompson got that all wrong.

    If the guilty won't hold up their hands and confess, he and the Generals will ferret them out by force.

    Bush is in effective league with the guilty, he has done all in his power to ensure that they stay free and able to be used to intimidate Americans.

    He has, above all, attacked the not-guilty, be they gays or ther poor in America or Iraqis in their millions.

    But the guilty, no. And now he thinks its OK to sell the ports to a money launderer for terrorists.

    Guilt? Wallows in it.

    The Number of the Beast 72-25

    by Deep Dark on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 04:36:45 PM PST

    •  Homeland Security was too open (4.00)
      Bush likes to play super-duper secret double-agent "look! No shadow!" spies in the grass type games. If he's not getting away with something (or at least the appearance of it), it's not fun for him anymore. Same thing with why they didn't want FISA amended - it's no fun if you're not breaking a law.

      The American taxpayers wouldn't object to free transportation for certain government officials if they'd go where we wish they would.

      by PatsBard on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 04:46:36 PM PST

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    •  Guilty of what though? (none)
      Guilty in the eyes of the Administration, perhaps.  I wonder who that would include?
    •  Huh? (4.00)
      Obviously HST was being snarky. He should probably have put "guilty" in quotes. And this quote/prophecy is dead on. Right now BushCo is ferreting out the "guilty" by force, with CIA rendition flights and torture of the innocent at Abu Ghraib.

      It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Preferably a bunch of psychopaths.

      And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (chuckle) is working very well for them. (Barbara Bush)

      by Krusty on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 07:23:16 PM PST

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