Now here is something interesting - the Russians seem to have a better grip on American politics than most Americans do. They have called out the Republican party for what it is - fear mongers:
An influential Russian newspaper here accused US President George W. Bush's Republican Party of deliberately raising tension with Russia to boost its own sagging popularity ahead of elections.
"Russia's success at the Saint Petersburg G8 summit depends on US domestic politics," the liberal business daily Vedomosti said in a front-page commentary, referring to the Group of Eight nations meeting scheduled for July.
"This unpleasant situation became obvious during the past week" as Bush's Republican administration, looking ahead to autumn congressional elections, continued taking "energetic steps to resurrect its shaky popularity" ratings, the newspaper said.
"One of these steps is to tighten policy on Russia."
The paper noted that the G8 summit agenda is set by member countries and this year centers on energy security, education and fighting infectious diseases.
Just think about it. During the 2004 election Bush kept beating those "fear drums". He tried to make Americans fear that Osama was still on our door step and even backed that fear up with raising the terror level on bogus claims.
Now terrorism isn't enough to scare the Americans into voting for Republicans. So what is the alternative. Here we go - lets relive the cold war. Lets make the Americans fear that there are Russians out there ready to strike us at any minute, as well as Osama.
Now here is what scares me - if something like this did happen and we have the Republicans running the country, especially George Bush. Hell we are going on 5 years since Bush promised he would get Osama "dead or alive". Well Osama is still out there and even made a new tape today.
Why hasn't Bush captured Osama? Because Bush needs Osama. Osama helps Bush to keep Americans in fear. The number of Americans who live in that fear is dropping so now we have to get a new Boogey Man.