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FIGHTING FOR PEACE WITH WAR

"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - G.W. Bush, 9/13/01

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

"January 2000: Former President George Bush Sr. meets with the bin Laden family on behalf of the Carlyle Group (An investment firm). Bush denied this meeting took place until a thank you note was found confirming it." ~Wall Street Journal, 9/27/01

"How Bush succeeded in deflecting America's anger from bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks in history" - John Le Carre (British spy novelist)

"What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a HOLOCAUST! All that Bush wants is IRAQI OIL! Why is the United States behaving so arrogantly? Is it because the secretary-general of the United Nations is now a BLACK MAN? They never did that when secretary-generals were white!" ~Nelson Mandela (1/30/03)

"Britain does NOT support this WAR FOR OIL! The British people will NOT tolerate being used to prop up the most CORRUPT and RACIST American administration in over 80 years!" ~The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone at the peace rally in his city (estimated at 2 million)

"If war comes, it will be BLACK soldiers who will bear the brunt of the fighting and dying. The Black community will bear MORE than its share of deprivation as a result of massive funds invested in war, money that is robbed from healthcare, education, nutrition, and jobs programs. War is the epitome of everything that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against his entire short life." ~www.Workers.org

"The attitude of the United States of America IS a threat to world peace." ~DR. NELSON MANDELA (2002)

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FIGHTING FOR "PEACE" WITH WAR
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CONTROVERSIAL
Role REVERSAL
No REHEARSAL
Get in line, You're FIRST SO...
Just KNOW...
You MUST GO
Don't move SLOW
And stay LOW
When THOSE shots start to BLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BU$H IS GIVING TAX BREAKS FOR S.U.V's!!!!!!!!!!

SO... Spill some blood and PLEASE give up YOUR KEYS!!!

OH... Uncle Sam's UN-Civil Wars always happen OVERSEAS???

THOUGH... You'll be hearing less of this on "White Owned" B-E-T.

Just be the "E" in Entertainment :-D
Tavis Smiley's BEEN gone...
Cause Life is CHESS...
And they've BEEN plotting...
And Bob Johnson was a pawn (CHECK IT...)
"Lead Story"
"Teen Summit",
& "Ed Gordon" got AXED
Now, White Republicans at VIACOM hide Black Democrats from the FACTS.
"BLACK STAR POWER??? NO NEGRO, we'll change that..."
NOW look at where we're at...
*STAR COMEDY BY DEMOCRATS* :-D :-D :-D :-D~
That *last line* is SPELLED THE SAME WAY forward AND back!
But you STILL don't even GET IT!!!!!!!!
NOW HOW FUNNY IS THAT!?!?!?!?

Jacque Reid, update your resume'...
Surprised they ain't fired OPRAH...
They WANT Blacks to leave "RAGE" behind...
Just like ZACH DE LA ROCHA...
Gil Scott Heron was RIGHT...
They won't televise revolutions...
The only "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION"...
Are George Bush's "SOLUTIONS"

His 300 Billion dollar DEFICIT...
"WAS" CLINTON's 200 Billion dollar SURPLUS!
DUBYA broke more treaties than Iraq, Iran & Korea... (Combined)
But still DEMANDS God to bless U$!
NO healthcare for 40 MILLION...
Gives the rich TAX CUTS while he CUTS FUNDS for the poor...
Soul Brothers die for RICH RACIST REPUBLICAN$
ANOTHER BUSH, ANOTHER WAR.

And if you're not up to date...
You don't even GET my frustration...
Guess which President hired the most Blacks?
THE DUBYA BUSH ADMINISTRATION.
He got BLACKS to fight for war. (Condoleezza & Colin)
He got BLACKS to diss A.A. (Condoleezza & Rod Paige)
He got a BLACK to praise welfare reform. (Some clueless citizen)
AND HE PREACHED to "Blacks" on MLK DAY!!! (In a Black Church)
YEA! Condoleezza is female AND Black!
Dubya REALLY needs to thank her...
But she was CHEVRON's director for 10 YEARS...
With her NAME on an OIL TANKER (True)

YES... I KNOW the game Georgie.
Your tokens are FAR from impartial...
Just like your daddy picked Clarence Uncle TOM-ASS
To replace Thurgood Marshall...
That House Negro actually dissed Brown vs. Board of Education!!!
That was the Court ruling that struck down SCHOOL SEGREGATION!!!

But Blacks were STILL blind to the FACTS!!!!!!
"Thinking" ALL Blacks are best to trust...
I tell 'em: "When the AX came in the forest...
"The trees said: 'The HANDLE is one of US...'"

And in a 5-4 vote...
That Tom elected Daddy's son...
"Dubya" wanted a war with Iraq...
WAAAAY BEFORE 9-1-1!!!
Saddam invaded Kuwait in '91...
And "Daddy" sent our soldiers out of town...
JUST because Saddam's invasion ALONE...
Brought those oil prices WAAAAY DOWN.
And the BU$H's are OIL MEN.
And Saddam was messin' with their pocket$...
He didn't care if U$ or THEM died...
Let'$ Bla$t tho$e mi$$le$, bomb$ and rocket$!!!!!
And DADDY is STILL runnin' the show!!!!
I know athlete's know this trick...
He's like those coaches covering their mouths...
So you can't "READ HIS LIPS"!!!

"SON, get that OIL for WHIPS!!!" (Vehicle$)
"SON, get that GA$ for TRIP$!!!"
"SON, let's MILK that CA$H COW..."
"So we own $IX MORE D!CK$!!!!!" (Oil Well$)

The "BU$HSH*T" is UTTERLY ridiculous!!!
NOW the WORLD's in HYSTERIA!!!!!!!
But all DUBYA can say is...
"GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!"
He's just like a broken record...
"AMERIKKKA IS THE KING OF THE FREE!!!"
That's like Whitney Houston saying...
BOBBY'S THE "KING OF R&B;"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SON, THE WHOLE WORLD IS SUFFERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But GOD BLESS "JUST-US" all the time...
Guess BU$H forgot what GOD's SON said...
IN MATTHEW 5:9

"BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS!!!!!!"

NOT THE LIFE TAKERS!!!!!!
"BUSH KNEW ABOUT 9/11!!!!!!!!!"
READS THE HEADLINES OF NEWSPAPERS!!!
Bush did BUSINE$$ with BIN LADEN!!!!
Back and forth they traded funds!!!!
So if they killed a man in Afghanistan...
He died by UNITED $TATES GUNS.

THINK!!! Afghanistan bombed US...
And NOW we're fighting IRAQ!?!?!?!
There's NO relation between the two...
Bush just wants his profit$ back.
But we ask: "WHY DO THEY HATE US?"
Because this "WAR" talk should CEASE.
They hate U$ because we "DON'T KNOW"...

A GODDAMN THING ABOUT PEACE.

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"He's probably the least qualified person ever to be nominated by a major party... He lost a lot of other people's money in the oil business... What is his accomplishment? That he's no longer an obnoxious drunk?"

~Ronald Reagan Jr on George Bush Jr.

Copyright 2003 BY: C.H.A.S.E. (Can't Have Another SCAM Election)


SEPTEMBER 10th 2001: The FBI informs Bush... (A Haiku)

Too many warnings...
Ignore them. "PROBABLE CAUSE"...
is GREAT for busine$$.

C.H.A.S.E. (Can't Have ANYMORE Silent Exposure)

August 6, 2001: President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. The memo read to him is titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US", and the entire memo focuses on the possibility of terrorist attacks inside the US. The report cited uncorroborated information obtained in 1998 that Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack airplanes to gain the release of US-held extremists; FBI judgments about patterns of activity consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks and the number of bin Laden-related investigations underway; as well as information acquired in May 2001 that indicated a group of bin Laden supporters was planning attacks in the US with explosives. Incredibly, the New York Times later reports that Bush "broke off from work early and spent most of the day fishing" [New York Times, 5/25/02]

August 2001 (D): Russian President Putin later states that during this month, "I ordered my intelligence to warn President Bush in the strongest terms that 25 terrorists were getting ready to attack the US, including important government buildings like the Pentagon." [MSNBC, 9/15/01] He states that suicide pilots are training for attacks on US targets. [Fox News, 5/17/02] He also states, "Washington's reaction at the time really amazed me. They shrugged their shoulders and said matter-of-factly: 'We can't do anything because the Taliban does not want to turn him over.'" [Guardian, 9/22/01] The head of Russian intelligence also states, "We had clearly warned them" on several occasions, but they "did not pay the necessary attention." [Agence France-Presse, 9/16/01]

September 11, 2001 (V): Hours after the 9/11 attacks, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is given information that three of the names on the airplane passenger manifests are suspected al-Qaeda operatives. The notes he composes at the time are leaked nearly a year later. Rumsfeld writes he wants the "best info fast. Judge whether good enough hit S.H. [Saddam Hussein] at same time. Not only UBL. [Usama bin Laden] Go massive. Sweep it all up. Things related and not." [CBS, 9/4/02] He presents the idea to Bush the next day. It is later revealed that shortly after 9/11, Rumsfeld sets up "a small team of defense officials outside regular intelligence channels to focus on unearthing details about Iraqi ties with al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks." It has continued to sift "through much of the same databases available to government intelligence analysts but with the aim of spotlighting information the spy agencies have either overlooked or played down." [Washington Post, 10/25/02] Time will report in May 2002 that Defense Secretary "Rumsfeld has been SO DETERMINED to find a rationale for an attack that on 10 SEPARATE OCCASIONS he asked the CIA to find evidence linking Iraq to the terror attacks of Sept. 11. The intelligence agency repeatedly came back empty-handed." [Time, 5/6/02]

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