Tuesday, January 8, 2008


By Frank Haddleton Letter to the Editor Burlington Free Press 7 January 2007
The conditions that have enabled the crimes, deceptions and inhuman policies of the Cheney-Bush administration are systemic and will not be solved merely by empowering a different administration.

Peak oil is at our door, meaning that worldwide oil production will decline, crippling economies that, like ours, require constant expansion and have not planned accordingly. The Cheney-Bush administration chose to hide peak oil from us and to pursue the forceful taking of the world's remaining oil rather than conservation and alternative energy. Because of this choice, easy transitions are now impossible.

The 9/11 attacks, which are the pretext for the "War on Terror," happened because Cheney ensured that they would happen.

The "War on Terror" is actually a resource war, having nothing to do with stopping terrorists or promoting democracy. Our government has a long history of supporting terrorists and tyrants in order to secure resources.

The U.S. is well into a fascist shift in which citizens fear their government and in which innocent individuals, including Americans, are being threatened, spied upon, kidnapped, imprisoned without legal recourse, tortured, and killed.

To end the fraudulent "War on Terror" and secure a livable future, we must, without further delay, impeach Bush and Cheney, finally have a real investigation into 9/11, restore the constitutional limits on our government, and then focus on the deepest terrors: resource depletion, climate change, and ecological collapse.

Consult "Life After the Oil Crash," "Vermonters for a Real 9/11 Investigation" and Naomi Wolf's "The End of America: Letters to a Young Patriot" for supporting evidence.

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