Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Corrupted Political System

on Belgravia Dispatch, Greg discusses the story about the Army Field Manual and the changes the Pentagon has made so that all prisoners will not be treated under the Geneva Convention codes. He bemoans this and the administration's responses. after showing how Bush talks but does not do what he says, at the end he asks a question:

let us recall he stood next to Tony Blair just several weeks ago and declared: "...the biggest mistake that's happened so far, at least from our country's involvement in Iraq, is Abu Ghraib. We've been paying for that for a long period of time." But this man is not a leader capable of putting serious, remedial action behind his sentiments. He is, ultimately, a mediocrity elevated to great power via dynastic politics, and his leading advisors scurry behind his back in rear-guard actions that give the lie to the broad direction of his pronouncements, some of them apparently merely designed for public consumption. This too, is sad. For him, and for us. So yes, we desperately need today in this country, political leaders endowed with real courage married to high intelligence. But where are they?"
here is my response: I don't think we will ever get such political leaders again. Our political system has been corrupted too much for a real leader to even make it to the level of presidency. Both parties right now are only interested in two things: 1. destroy the other party, and 2. save their own butts. The moment a candidate from one side or the other appears, shadowy, secret combination groups such as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, come out to do all they can to drag that individual down. These groups have no morals and no ethics. And also no accountability. They will destroy the character of any individual to approach the office of presidency as a whole and noble leader. I'm afraid that for the time being, America's future is this. Perhaps it is time for a revolution in America to clean out the corruption in the system.

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