To The Daily Sun,
If you do little else before this coming election you must get your hands on the book, "Rather Outspoken" by Dan Rather. This book goes into meticulous truthful detail about the following: Gitmo, Abu Ghraib and the very deep involvement of the Bush dynasty. Rather gives us G.W. Bush's sanitized "service" in the Air Force Reserve step by nauseating step. He exposes layer by painful layer how the influence of corporations (in particular Viacom) was used to bring extreme pressure on CBS executives to keep these scandals quiet and to cover up and sanitize the truth about the Bush family.
It becomes clear that the cover-ups of Gitmo and Abu Ghraib (the hows, the whys and the wherefores) were purposely drowned out by diverting our attention to bogus talking points about Benghazi and the IRS. Read it and you will see how our democracy has been hijacked by big business. This should be the primary topic of discussion.
This book is painful to read but is a must read nonetheless. I cannot believe Rather was able to get a publishing company to give us his book to read. One of the few times I've been moved to tears was reading how corporations have tried to cover up crucial facts about Bush-Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, Iraq, Afghanistan, just to name a very, very few. The cover-ups, lies, threats, firings and resignations at CBS all for telling the bald-faced truth, up to and including Rather's engineered termination.
Although our students are often given pap to read in high school. "Outspoken" should be required reading for every person before they vote for the first time. This bleak, dishonest time in our history must be known. In reading this chronicle do I finally understand why the GOP and Tea Party feel they have a divine right to win national and statewide elections and why they feel that any election they lose must be illegitimate. They have to keep us in the dark and uninformed.
Now I know why the election is Florida was stolen to give Bush the presidency. Now I know why Chief Justice Rehnquist intervened to "crown" Bush-Cheney. Now I understand the roles Buchanan, Rove and other GOP operatives played to get Bush/Cheney in the White House. Those suspicions we've had over all of these years are now confirmed and documented.
We should be spitting nails that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and their accomplices are still free to walk this earth instead of being behind bars. This is a true travesty of justice. Bush/Cheney not only enabled and then covered up the worst financial collapse and resulting recession of our modern times. But that is just a blip on the radar of their total disregard for laws governing this country. If laws didn't jibe with their policies they just ignored them. They did this with the full complicity of the Republican leadership and rabid conservatives.
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