Friday, May 11, 2007


No matter how much I enjoy Tenet trying to put GWB on the hot seat, according to this report in the Village Voice, George Tenet ain’t no virgin when it comes to being a Bush trollop.

On February 5, 2003, Colin Powell made the Bush regime's case for war at the U.N. Security Council . . . . The next day, February 6, was the National Prayer Breakfast, where the blood lust was palpable.

The AP's Ron Fournier wrote a perfunctory account of "the 51-year-old tradition that brings hundreds of lawmakers, military leaders, foreign heads of state, and spiritual leaders together in prayer." The crowd, wrote Fournier, "included 56 senators, 240 House members, first lady Laura Bush, National Security Director Condoleezza Rice, Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and CIA Director George Tenet. . . ."

[To this assembled multitude of sycophants, before the invasion began, George Tenet made the following prayer/speech.]

God teaches us to be resolute in the face of evil, using all of the weapons and armor that the word of God supplies.

In chapter six of Paul's letter to the Ephesians, we're told, Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stance against the devil's schemes.

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the principalities, against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore, put on the whole armor of God so that when the day of evil comes you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything to stand, stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of justice in place and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes with the gospel of peace.

Take up the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God, and pray at all times.

What shivers me timbers about Tenet’s prayer is that it reveals the stance by all the religious Tenets of the world—Bushies, Bush, Xtian fundamentalists, Islamic fascist terrorists, American terrorist Pat Robertson, Falwell and all—that their enemies wear the “faces of evil". Such beliefs are a threat to democratic debate and freedom of expression. On every hand we meet these people who do not seem to have an American bone in their bodies. They seem to have been born in Iran or some other theocratic country and, then, to have melted and congealed on the streets of Washington DC like rancid hamburger fat from the loins of the Idi Amins, Hitlers and Saddams of the world.

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