Donald Rumsfeld , President Bush at West Point


President George Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:
are they Axis of Evil themselves?

Nipawin - Friday, June 14, 2002 - by: Mario deSantis


"Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are in a permanent spin cycle and it is a dangerous one"

Rebecca Knight writing on the Bush Administration (Spin Cycle, June 13, 2002)



each other

All of our problems are ones of communication, and this is why biologist Humberto Maturana explained the social concept of Languaging as our coordination of behaviour to understand and learn from each other.




But with the convergence of business and government, the Bush administration has further alienated our common language and the White House has become now the Spin House.




During the cold war, the United States and the Soviet Union avoided any confrontation and used their mutual power of mass destruction to deter any first or pre-emptive attack against each other. With the never ending war against terrorism, President Bush has abandoned this policy of deterrence or military containment in regard to the use of weapons of mass destruction. On June 1, 2002 addressing the graduating class at West Point, President Bush shouted


"...We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the worst threats before they emerge. In the world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act... And our security will require all Americans to be forward-looking and resolute, to be ready for pre-emptive action when necessary to defend our liberty and to defend our lives..."




Now, as we understand that terrorists are scattered in some sixty countries, not counting the United Sates themselves and some of their friendly countries, so we must understand that pre-emptive action, including the use of tactical nuclear bombs, can be taken against these sixty countries. As the United States has chosen to unilaterally define the axis of evil--Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Libya and Syria--so they will unilaterally attack any of these axis of evil in a pre-emptive military action.




I really don't feel safe with this Bush administration and I don't know about you, readers. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was the man who wanted to create the Ministry of Disinformation and he has recently stated


"There are no knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns - that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know but there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know. So when we do the best we can and we pull all this information together, and we then say well that's basically what we see as the situation, that is really only the known knowns and the known unknowns. And each year we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns."




How in the world can we ever feel safe when this Bush administration wants to strike first against their unknown enemies, and they want to use first their weapons of mass destruction? The only thing we know is that we know Bush and Rumsfeld, and they are known knowns, plain axis of evil themselves.



  An 'Interview' with Dr Humberto Maturana by David Mendes, February 1997
  President Bush Delivers Graduation Speech at West Point Remarks by the President at 2002 Graduation Exercise of the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
  Rumsfeld baffles press with 'unknown unknowns' The United States Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has baffled journalists in Brussels by explaining the greatest threat to Western civilisation may lurk in what he has termed "unknown unknowns". June 7, 2002
  Bush vows to strike first against terror plotters By Gay Alcorn, Herald Correspondent in Washington and agencies, June 12 2002