Sunday, August 19, 2007

Righteous Fascism

Following on from my last post about the nutty apocalyptic Christians hijacking foreign policy in the US. Now it gets scarier – in an essay entitled 'Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy', author Philip Atkinson points out what Bu$h should have gone to sort the problems in Iraq;

The wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.

So it's the cowardly US voters who messed Iraq up. So what now? Helpfully Atkinson suggests a new course of action Bu$h and Co. might take, you might call it a 'home surge';

As there appears to be no sensible result of the invasion of Iraq that will be popular with his countrymen other than retreat, President Bush is reviled; he has become another victim of Democracy....However, President Bush has a valuable historical example that he could choose to follow. When the ancient Roman general Julius Caesar was struggling to conquer ancient Gaul, he not only had to defeat the Gauls, but he also had to defeat his political enemies in Rome who would destroy him the moment his tenure as consul (president) ended...If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while terrifying American enemies....He could then follow Caesar's example and use his newfound popularity with the military to wield military power to become the first permanent president of America, and end the civil chaos caused by the continually squabbling Congress and the out-of-control Supreme Court.

President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president” Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq, who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world? For only an America united under one ruler has the power to save humanity from the threat of a new Dark Age wrought by terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.

Glad that's cleared up then. This 'essay' was published online by the group Family Security Matters, a conservative front group. When people began to express predictable outrage at this piece, they pulled it from the website (but the Google cache remained!). Before we think this group are just fringe nutters, they are only a couple of degrees of separation from our own politicians;

Family Security Matters
's board has a retired general, Paul E. Vallely on it. He is also a Senior Military Analyst at Fox News - owned by Rupert Murdoch, who has both the Neo-Labour party and Conservative Party baying for his favour.

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