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    TomPaine.common sense’s article Rumsfeld’s Misuse of History, by John Prados, August 31, 2006 said: “Cheney speaks of the enemy as a ‘totalitarian empire,’ Rummy refers to it as ‘the rising threat of a new type of fascism.’“

    Both Cheney and Rumsfeld’s claims are nonsense.

    The Council on Foreign Relations web site has an article entitled “Columbia’s ‘Drugs and Thugs’.”

    The article refers to a “war on the thugs.” It said that Columbian President Alvaro Uribe

    “spent much of his first term fighting the country's largest rebel group, the FARC, and demobilizing some 30,000 paramilitary fighters. His "democratic security" strategy (Economist) is widely credited with sharply reducing Colombia's murders, kidnappings, and massacres.”

    The activities of Columbia’s “largest rebel group” sounds a lot like the activities of Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the insurgent/terrorists in Iraq.

    Neither the Columbian drug thugs nor the various international terrorists groups are driven by an ideology of either a “totalitarian empire” or “a new type of fascism.” They are all gangs of greed-driven drug thugs.

    The major source of funding for Al-Qaeda and the Taliban is the failed US War on Drugs policy—according to George Melloan, deputy editor for international affairs of the Wall Street Journal, who said “prohibition is aiding Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan…”

    In Columbia the driving force of greed is to get as much drug money as they can. This is aided and abetted by the US government’s $69 billion a year failed War on Drugs policy that apparently is the cornerstone of all US foreign policy and failures.

    Middle Eastern terrorists are as much opposed to ending the War on Drugs as is the Bush administration and the international drug cartel. It has nothing to do with a “totalitarian empire” or a “new type of fascism.”

    Likewise, the Bush administration, terrorists and the drug cartel all oppose legalizing all things hemp.  Why? The many products that can be made from hemp would create new jobs and a decentralized, renewable and sustainable economic system.

    It would result in energy independence. Too, the recreational use of hemp would seriously undermine the market for drugs such as heroine and cocaine as well as a host of others.  

    Middle Eastern terrorists’ religion of Islam shares a common view of God with Judaism and orthodox Christianity. Their view is that the creator God is capricious, jealous, punitive and not all that bright. That forms the basis for patriarchic religions.

    Consequently, Middle Eastern terrorists couch their greed for drug money in religious terminology. They call it Jihad or holy war. That’s simply a delusional ruse to assuage their sense of guilt for their crimes against humanity.

    The long and short of it is that the US is fighting a war against greed sucking drug thugs. That war is being funded by the US’ failed War on Drugs. It has nothing to do with a “totalitarian empire,” or “the rising threat of a new type of fascism.”

    "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." Thomas Jefferson

    by Androgyne on Thu Aug 31, 2006 at 08:06:59 PM PDT

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