No better than a banana republic

BushCo has turned the U.S. into a third world country. Poverty is up and more Americans are going without health insurance. BushCo intends to win this election at all costs. The extremes to which BushCo will go have me and others worried. For instance, did you ever expect that a war hero would have to defend his military record against a guy who beat the draft and partied during the war? Things are so bad that more than a dozen members of Congress have asked the UN to monitor the November elections. The U.S. was once a role model. Now we are a laughing stock. Who would have thought that after a U.S. election there might be pictures of Jimmy Carter and his election monitors denouncing the U.S. electoral process. How fast things can change in a mere 4 years.

Thirteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the United Nations on Thursday to do something in the United States that the international body usually does only in fledgling or war-ravaged countries: monitor its presidential elections.

Although it is unlikely that the UN will be involved because we need the “government” to make the request and I can’t see BushCo asking for anyone (except maybe Brown and Root) to monitor the elections.

U.N. policy, however, prohibits the body from observing a nation’s election unless asked by the country’s government — “not just a few elected officials,” U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.

The General Assembly would have to approve the monitoring.

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