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Cockfight Letters
Written in Response to Dr. Suzy's
Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral
Bukkake Bombing Crusade
Art Bombs: American Libertines for Peace
Rape of Iraq
lying & dying: SEX, LIES & WMDs
Saddam's SeX Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech
The Smack Daddies: Bush's Taliban Drug Deal
Indecent Insurgents: Watch What You Say
Bush's P.O.W. Porn

Save Abu Ghraib
America in tha Hood
Theater of Cruelty

also appearing in

Theater of Cruelty

From: Theron Marks
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 12:13 AM
Subject: RE: [TheDrSusanBlockShow] Theater of Cruelty
very intense

America in tha Hood

From: "Wilson, Jamar" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block Institute" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 2:19 PM
Subject: RE: Dr. Susan Block
I loved your article, that's what induced me to write you. Take care. Jamar Wilson

From: "smOkco" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 10:00 AM
Subject: Right on Hooding
Dear Susan, Yes, hooding is torture. You are the first I know in the Internet who recognize this simple and terrible truth. You couldndt breathe, nobody can. The hoods used by the soldiers are long and go down down the head so att the minimal air coming in mixes with your own exhausted air, all the time. Two minutes is a long time. I had a hood on me during more than two months. With the hood on your head you are blind, you live in a world without light. The hearing is bad. In all cases I know of hooding the hands are bound at the back of the body, so it is impossible to help with the hands and arms the rest of the illtreated body. There is a science of hooding, doctors and psychoanalists in the armed forces have recommended "treatments" of the hooded which applies systematically by the soldiers. For example the "water boarding" you name (we called it "the submarine") is done with the hood on. When the soldiers get your head out of the water you get an extra punch in the stomach, you are dying a horrible death desperately looking for just a little air. The wet hood is even tighter on you. And so on, electric shocks, sexual illtreatment, etc. As you mention, people die under this "simple" treatment. Everybody is kicked and punched from the moment they get hooded, continously. When people fall down pushed by the soldiers they get badly hurt. As you know, the military are not counting dead iraquies, I suppose the number of deaths by hooding must be high with 40-50.000 prisoners getting this treatment. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx In every military transport vehicle used in Iraq and Agfanistan there is a pile of hoods waiting to be used. These hoods are produced in factories, by the hundreds of thousands, administrated, paid, counted and sent to every battalion out in the field. This is systematic, planed torture. It is not "abuse", it is torture, ending many times in death. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx A good description is made by Matthew Happold in the Guardian "Hooding - the placing of a bag or sack over an individual's head and securing it so that it cannot be removed - is a practice with an ugly history. It is not only inhuman and illegal; it is also often the harbinger of further rough treatment. Were such a practice to be adopted at home, there would be an outcry. It is difficult to see why practising it abroad on foreigners renders it acceptable. There are no good reasons to hood detainees. It does not provide any extra protection to the detaining troops once the suspect is bound, nor is there any need for British troops to hide their identity from their captives. Hooding is a form of sensory deprivation. It is disorientating, frightening and possibly dangerous for those subject to it (particularly when their hands are also tied). Hooding also serves to dehumanise the person subjected to it, possibly leading to rougher treatment at the hands of his captors. Indeed, television footage of British troops escorting hooded suspects did not show them acting with much solicitude. Hooding has often been used as a "softening up" technique prior to interrogation. The fact that it is being practised by British troops does not give one confidence as to their behaviour once the cameras stop rolling and interrogation starts." Thank you Susan for your articles in Counterpunch. My name is Carlos Rodriguez, I am from Uruguay and I live in Sweden since 1976. I am 63 years old. Susan, you are on a good track and as a doctor you can get deeper into these State systems and define concepts. It is a pity I have no access to your TV-shows but your articles in Counterpunch are avidly read here. Best wishes

From: "Adam Roberts" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 5:23 AM
Subject: america in tha hood
Enjoyed your last piece in Counterpoint. But you left out my favorite - the good ole' clitoral hood!

Save Abu Ghraib

From: "farbuthnot" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 1904 9:53 AM
Subject: Save Abu Ghraib
Dear Dr Block,
Your article re Abu Ghraib is the one I was going to write almost word for word - good for you. And you are spot on, I heard Bush's proposal at about 2 a.m. here in the UK and nearly fell out of bed yelling: Oh no you don't destroy the evidence, is it, not if I can help it .... By the way, those who should pay for the memorial or whatever and the reparation are CACI, Blackwater, Control Risks etc., not the US or indeed UK (the British are behaving no better, they are just better at keeping the lid on it) taxpayer. If states can seize assetts of drug traffickers they can seize assets of torturers. Congratulations again, on a great article.

From: "David Vest" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block Institute" <>
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 12:08 PM
Subject: waiting with love and hope
Suzy, This time you moved me to tears with the image you left of those families waiting outside Abu Ghraib. If any Iraqis are able to read it, it may be the first evidence they'll see that anyone actually cares what happens to them. David Vest

From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TheDrSusanBlockShow] Save Abu Ghraib!
Suzy, What so the Iraq people can remember where there loved ones were beat and > tourtured........ what that country needs is a new start...............President Bush,,,,,,is doing more for this entire world then countries do for there own people.......STOP BEING ANTI BUSH,,,,,,,,if you keep sending me your propaganda take me off your list for emails...... Yes, we all have the freedom of speech. HOWEVER do you really think that the bad people or more like animals, as a personal friend calls them those been to Iraq and Afghanistan and all those terrible places, and is currently over there serving in the armed forces. Do you think they care about America, they hate us for bringing them a real way of living. They like that they can be a bunch of terrorists and get away with it.
> How every one for got the 1993 bombing of the WTC -Clinton time clock....and the Embassy bombings and killing of people and troops over the years. And 9/11/2001. Is almost 3 years ago. and I know and knew people that worked in those buildings WTC. So if the USA does not stand up and fight back and dominate, then what is the answer ???? there is no reasoning with those animals in the middle east.


From: C Queen
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 4:37 PM
Subject: Carol Queen here
Suzy, I just read your POW Porn essay. Masterful! Thank you so much for your incisive ass-kicking. xxxCQ

From: Z. Spoox
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 12:04 AM
Subject: POW Porn
I trust you. You are after all a, well, I'll trust you anyway. Brainy women turn me on. That's my confession. The cerebral-clitoral cortex confirms the old wisdom that two heads are better than one (the latter a true delicacy!). In any case, Dr. Block -- I muddled through your long screed and am a better man for it. Although I kept picturing myself at one end of the dog leash and you at the other -- paragraph after paragraph. Thank You for your very fine piece (wink, wink) Citizen Spook

From: KHD
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:45 PM
Subject: american porn
Dear Dr. Block, I just read your extraordinary piece on this shameful war. As an Arab and a Muslim, I wanted to thank you for writing it. People with your courage are rare, and the real heroes of this despicable hour. Bon courage!

From: J Farabee
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 9:04 AM
Subject: Bush's Porn
I admire the hell out of you. What you do takes guts-which have been voluntarily removed from 99% of the people who work in mass media. But speaking of Bush and sex, what do you make of Condi Rice's referral to Dubya as her "husb---"? Funny, isn't it, that newspapers sent hundreds of reporters out to find Monica's "little blue dress", but aren't the least bit interested in this telling remark?

To: <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 3:41 PM
Subject: WOW!!!
"Bush's POW Porn" says it all.... Really love your columns which are sorely needed now that the inmates are in charge of the asylum in D.C. Appreciatively yours, Steve Block

From: "Anthony Caesar" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 4:37 AM
Subject: Superb: Your Counterpunch
Dr. Block: I was amazed by your recent (May 14) excellent essay/article/ at Counterpunch. It is truly in its insights, one for my lifetime. There are no words to fully cover how razor sharp and funny those insights were. The perverse in-denial attitude of most Americans I have heard reactions from about this are something to behold. The embarrassment for the quite evident true white supremacist, sexually conflicted, violence-fascinated hypocrisy in this whole affair leaves them stammering and struggling with deciding whether they are truly as stupid as they seem to have been, or to yet once
again struggle to put a positive face on it, as something that we will get through and make a course correction on (and go ahead in ³staying the course²) in the ³war on terror². I for the first time in my life pity those asses who have convinced themselves this was all for the greater good. And most of all, your incisive examination of what this reveals about Bush, his sexual atmosphere and his distancing and denial of it¹s true nature and
distancing of himself, aided and abetted by the media of any connection with this sick fuck-up. I am glad you are writing more recently, it is right that you are doing so since the undercurrent here to many is that this is in a big way also about us as Americans and our weird outlook on sex. Tony Caesar

From: P. Allison
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:42 AM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
Very illuminating piece of work. Did you ever see the comments from a boyhood friend of his about shooting frogs with his .22? I think his friend said George blew them up with firecrackers too. He's a piece of work. When he slithered into office I knew what he was and my only hope was he wouldn't get us nuked. Jon

From: "Satin-Jacobs, Jake" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2004 11:14 AM
Subject: Bush as Sadist
No one has hit the nail on the head with such accuracy. Thank you. Jake Satin-Jacobs Manager, Service Performance Analysis

Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:04 AM
Subject: RE: W porn
Dear Dr. Block, Thank you for your insightful article about W's sexuality. I had been wondering for many months. I knew he was a bully but I hadn't connected it to sex. S
incerely, Geoff Young

From: John Burton
To: Susan Block
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 7:24 PM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
Nice work, Dr. Suzy. Keep it up.

From: "DSchneider"
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 11:41 AM
Subject: Kudos on Bush's POW Porn
Dr. Block, Amid the obfuscation and out-right lies endemic in the formulation and initiation of American foreign policy of late, your article, Bush's POW Porn, contained a refreshing burst of accuracy, candor and humor. Through legal sophistry, George the Younger hijacked the country in 2000. Since that day, this nation--and indeed much of the world--has lived in fear of a group as puritanically pious and violently fundamentalist as the Taliban: the Axis of Incompetence (Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld). Thus, I hope more Americans will read pieces such as yours, foreswear watching the fascists at Fox News, and utilize their outrage to send "The Shrub" back to Texas November. I look forward to reading your future work on this subject and other matters in the future. Sincerely, DS

From: Scott Frasier
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 12:03 PM
Subject: Humiliation and the Right
Need I remind you that this humiliation gig is part and parcel of the present generation of right wing inquisitors. "Judge Starr", as he was called, produced his own pornography during the Clinton escapades. His staff of "intelligence" officers terrorized many women in order to get the answers they wanted. Most of the women knuckled under to Starr and his staff. "Just give us what we want and we won't include your escapades in the Starr report or leak it to the NY Times." Monica gave them so much she probably almost killed them with orgasms. Two of those who didn't are Clinton himself (seemingly incapable of embarassment) and Susan McDougal, who spent a harrowing time in prison. These guys and gals didn't invent the stuff. They're just the latest practitioners.

From: Keith Ingram
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 8:12 AM
Subject: Bush's POW porn
Thank you for this very insightful and interesting article, Dr. Block.

From: Beth Schlau
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2004 8:20 PM
Subject: Bush's POW porn
One of the finest articles I have ever seen about the current bunch of criminals that roost as our government. Thanks a lot!

From: "Jaime Maldonado" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2004 7:50 AM
Subject: Thanks for educating the world
Dr. Susan Block: I admire your courage to speak out and articulate the suffering of Iraqis. People like you are true patriots. Your writings expose the realities of how perverse and cruel Bush and his "axis of evil" pack in the White House really are. Articles like the ones you have in Counterpunch are so important to open people's eyes to the truth

From: "iharka" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:32 PM
Subject: comments and writing by Igor
Susan, I find your article "Bush's POW Porn" worth thousands of kudos. It takes more than the fable's little boy to state that the "King is nude"! Your bravery and insight are most commendable and I only wish I had such lucid and gripping style at my command... Best successes to you in the future! IG Kozak

From: Isabel Hutchinson
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:58 PM
Subject: Bush POW Porn Greetings. I have read your report - a disgusting read indeed. There's no point "hoping" Bush will read it too. He & all his cabal are psychopaths & they care zero about other than themselves. There's a lot online about psychopaths at I have seriously considered sending your report to all New Zealand members of parliament [but they wouldn't be able to stomach it]. I've not even had an acknowledgement of my letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade written the day news of the photos obscenity broke. Nasty, sensitive, little man that he has only ever been! Enough of N.Z. politics. I really wanted to tell you that elsewhere I have read second-hand [i.e., a translation - possibly on a South American of Mexican site] that a doctor who saw the video of the Berg slaugher declared that Berg wasn't alive: no blood spurted everywhere when the jugulars were cut. I'm a retired registered nurse: a severed jugular certainly shoots a lot of blood because of the pumping heart. Also, that the screams were not in sync. with the application of the knife. I've not seen the video myself, [& have no intention of doing so] so can't give an opinion. Just thought I would let you know of the possibility that the murder was staged. I am quite sure that in another sense it was staged: the focus must be kept on those dirty, freedom & democracy hating, un-christian muslims! If only there were at least 200 million citizens of the U.S. of A. who are as awake, conscious as you & still too few others in the U.S. of A. are. I think that the majority of your compatriots are in some kind of hynogogic state. Still, it's not new: the "leaders" of your country have been oppressing peoples throughout the world for as long as the U.S. of A has existed. It has only ever been an imperialistic power. Colonialism PAYS - BIG TIME. However, to yanks, it's always been that mythical place: "home of the brave, land of the free". Anyway, thanks for the disgusting read - you wrote what I am too dispirited to express. Isabel Hutchinson
New Zealand

From: Jeff Grunewald
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 11:26 AM
Subject: Bush's porn
Laura looks like she hasn't had an orgasm in years. George's short attention span probably also applies to foreplay. He's probably a premature ejaculator, too. I could never picture them having sex anyway. Jeff Grunewald

From: "Michael Skoruppa" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 4:53 AM
Subject: Bush POW porn
Dear Dr. Block, your outspoken commentary impressed me very much. And so did your call on> your fellow citizens to do all they can to end the arrogant, ignorant and criminal behaviour of your leaders against the rest of the world. This very morning I heard that the Pentagon called new allegations in Monday's New Yorker "outlandish". This reminds me, as a German, of our Neonazis' slogan ("Auslaender raus=foreigners out!). As in our country, in my father's generation, there seem to be some little (in our case brown) men who came from Mars and did terrible things in Germany's name with no connection to the German people whatsoever. So now there are some unamerican people in the US who do a lot of unamerican things. Much has been said on Counterpunch of the preparations of your gevernment that all showed in the direction of the abuses that had been carried out, as it seems, right from the end of the first stage of this war, when Bush declared "Mission Accomplished". But as in the case of my country these atrocities could not have been carried out without the, at least silent, approval of the so-called moral majority. When I see reports about the US in our country which, of course, are not all favourable, there is one thing that always strikes me most which time after time I cannot come to terms with: That is this absolute self-righteousness. If you are a "good guy" all is OK. But if you do something wrong all abuse is allowed. The first precondition in punishment and correction seems to be, for many US-citizens I saw in many docmentaries, to break the will of a person, to break the person. The righteousness exposed seems to be driven by a deep hatred of all deviations, but in fact of life itself. It reminded me of pictures of the pillors in the MA, in the dark ages, when I saw a young offender having to go around carrying a "sandwich" saying "I am a thief". But this, I am told, is happening in the USA today.Mumia Abu Jamal wrote in the "Junge Welt" (a German newspaper which you can alo find on the internet that you cannot liberate a people you despise. And I think it is more obvious from another fact than the torture and the abuse that the US military and US administration never had the intention to liberate the country, to bring "freedom and democracy" and what have you. You do not liberate a country by poisoning it with depleted uranium ammunition, with the nuclear waste of your country, killing not only people of this generation, but of many, many unborn generations. The US government denies any connection between cancer and depleted uranium. They have the absolute power, the power to define. I think if people would see the deformed new-born babies of Iraq, without eyes, even without heads (as you could at the German TV station "Phoenix" last weak) at least some of the US-citizens would understand the recklessness of their superiors. It is not only this president who contaminates other countries, there were two presidents before him who did the same: Bush 1 in Iraq and Clinton in the Balcans. The use of the uranium ammunition shows the deep-seated disregard of the people all of other countries than the US within the elites clearer than anything else can. Well, and it must be added, for Bush, the servant of the US energy industry, it is another possibility to prove himself. He brought the oil under control and he helped the corporations one more time to get rid of their nuclear waste. Despite all the chatter of "moral leadership" (when can the US regain its moral leadership? tomorrow? the day after tomorrow? they ask) the white western peoples, this master-race, has only brought misery and death to the rest of the world, to the colonized world since 500 years. We should all calm a bit down and start to try to behave like human beings though this may be a bit hard in the beginning. Hoping that we will see some little change in our lifetime with best regards Michael Skoruppa

Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:55 AM
Subject: your article Bushes POW porn
Hi loved the article, well written. take care ian.
War, we have come to believe, is a spectator sport. The military and the press ... have turned war into a vast video arcade game. Its very essence- death - is hidden from public view.": Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for New York Times

From: mathias broeckers
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: Bushs POW Porn
Dear Dr. Block: just read your article on "counterpunch" with pleasure. A little hint to your thoughts on Bush's psychological and sexual conditions: The Prez suffers with hippophobia, the greatest cowboy of all times is afraid of horses - and since Freud we know, that this might have to do something with his sexuality. I compared "little George" with Freuds famous case "kleiner Hans" in an article "Crusader without a horse" (only in german: ) In the coming election this little secret should become a more public topic in the US Best regards Mathias Broeckers

Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: Bush's POW Porn
Your style of writing normally is fluid and cohesive. Your most recent article was different. If you would permit an observation, it appears the Abu Ghraib porn tapes offended you to the extent you were personally, as opposed to intellectually moved. Every point you made was valid and relevant. This is not a critique, merely an observation.

From: Paul A. Brennan
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2004 8:38 PM
Brevity is the soul of wit; this article lacked both but shone with a proud purple prose that led to yawning. It would be better to make a point and go on, not just to go on and on.

From: Eileen Flanagan
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 8:19 PM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
Dear Dr. Block, I read your article on the Bush rape rooms with great approval. It's about time someone called this what it is. What makes it even more loathsome is the way that these fundie bloviators go on about morality and god. From Asscroft to Rummy to Bush et al, this group is profoundly perverse. I'd recommend a few weeks with a dominatrix, but that's probably just what they'd like. I just pray to God As I Know Her that these people are made to pay for what they've done in a way that the world can see. I pray that John Kerry is allowed to be elected and that we can begin to make amends to the international community. Only by regime change can we reclaim our democracy and the self-respect that we once knew. Give 'em hell, Doc! Sincerely, Eileen Flanagan New York City

From: anonymous
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Hi Susan, Just read your article on Bush's POW porn. What a *great* piece of writing. No one else has put it so eloquently, nor so bluntly. One bone to pick, as it were. You make allusion to Bush being caught "with his political pants down, way down around his ankles, exposing his severe shortcomings for all the world to revile." Isn't one root of social violence men's obsession with playing 'Who has the biggest dick?' Do we need to encourage this game by equating Bush's deficits to the size of his penis? I've had my consciousness raised lately on this issue, as my current lover is, well, small. Call me kinky, but his size turns me on. But I've realized that being a small-dicked man in this world is damned difficult. I would send him your otherwise great article, but don't wish to subject him to more dick-bashing. Just a thought.

From: Carol Wolf
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 11:14 AM
Subject: Thank you for your article
Dear Dr. Block: Thank you for your fascinating article, "Bush's POW Porn." It is very thought provoking. I was also interested to know about the backgrounds of the men Bush sent to run his prisons in Iraq. I was particularly interested in your speculations about Bush's sexuality. For a man who is supposed to have been a "womanizer" in his youth, he has a complete dearth of old girlfriends, and seems frigidly uncomfortable when holding Laura's hand. My mother, a therapist, told me that when two people become sexually intimate, their personal boundries meld together; they are no longer aware of them with one another. Based on that information, I would say Bush has never had sex with Laura. His body language, when near her, is that of a midddle school boy, stiff, embarrassed and repelled. I think he's comfortable with Karen Hughes and Condi Rice because he's very comfortable with women as nannies. It's probably the only intimate relationship he has ever had. They certainly act like nannies toward him. I began to suspect the Bush twins origin when GW had to take a month to come to a decision about stem cell research. In a mind so definitively black and white, the answer he came up with, that some personally designated stem cell research was okay, but all other such research was forbidden, seemed a byzantine answer to a straight forward question. That, combined with the information that Laura "had a lot of trouble getting pregnant" according to Bush's autobiography, convinced me that there are a couple of discarded Bush embryos in that family's past. There are no twins in Laura's family, there are no twins in Bush's family. It must have taken several tries to just produce twins, rather than telling triplets or quads. And that man has no connection whatsoever to his children. Best regards,
Carol Wolf

From: Robin
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 9:14 AM
Subject: Brilliant Counterpunch article
I just read your article at the Counterpunch site on the sexual color of American torture in Iraq and elsewhere and all I can say is it was absolutely brilliant. It was entirely apropos to mention the similarity of the leering crowds at Southern lynchings to the leering soldiers at Abu Ghraib; how it seems that in the US when we want to fuck (literally) the conquered, we seem compelled to precede the proceedings with domination and torture.I live in Texas now and was here when Bush was governor. I have no doubt your speculations on his sexual enjoyment of the torture pictures is right on the money; not just his enjoyment but of others in the highest levels of the cabal. They revel in their total dominance in every aspect of their lives and don't care who suffers because of it. I'm sending this article to everyone I know. Keep on lifting the veil on our sexual nightmares please! especially as they relate to our rulers and their perverted thought processes. Knowing that there are still some Americans left that can see clearly helps to keep some of us out here sane.
Robin Lewis

From: ". ." <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 9:03 AM
Subject: #2...Who's to blame...
Superb article, by the way. Keep writing. People DO listen. Tom Martosko

From: ". ." <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 8:59 AM
Subject: Who's to blame..
Start with the American people. The 2000 election should never have been that close to allow Bushass to win electorally, if not by popular vote. It was so blatantly obvious what would happen if he got in the White least to anyone who genuinely follows and cares. We, the American citizens blew it and the whole world suffers as a result. We need to get more involved in politics, disgusting as it is. We need(ed) to study...I mean REALLY study the candidates. We need(ed) to speak up about things we find wrong. We need to learn from our mistakes. And I blame the world to a certain extent. It was not enough for countries like France and Germany to simply refuse to participate in something they didn't believe in. To look the other way and allow atrocities to happen, but not engage in same, is deplorable. If the world, or at least those who disagreed with Bushass, had stood up en masse to him from the start and threatened whatever it took, as Kennedy did with Kruschev (spelling?), perhaps it would have made a difference. Perhaps it would have led to a war on many fronts. But had it been me, I would have at least been able to sleep nights or at least for those remaining with a clear conscience even with the thought of a laser guided bomb being primed and readied with my name on it. How about members of the House and the Senate? Impotence is no excuse. Bush very well may be the most loathsome and despicable figure of our moden day. I'm sure history will bear this out. But you know, in some sad way I feel sorry for him. His morals and priorities are so fucked up I believe he truly thinks he IS on a messianic mission. He is not and never was mentally and psychologically fit to hold office. Innocent by reason of insanity. Regards, Tom Martosko

From: Anonymous in Austin
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 8:44 AM
Subject: Right On
Thank you for your insightful article. That is not the nature of the American people is the biggest load of hypocrisy I have ever heard Bush utter. Here in Texas the nature of American people was displayed when James Byrd was dragged to death behind a pick-up truck by people who knew him. Our response was “we do not need a hate crimes law here in Texas.” Heck, hate crimes seem to be endorsed by Bush and friends. As for pyramids, Bush and his buddy Gay Paris probably did a lot of that shit as cheerleaders in college. Anonymous in Austin

Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 8:20 AM
Subject: Porn job
I recall a story of Bush, as frat president, getting a slap on the wrist for putting out a cigarette on the bare skin of a freshman being hazed. And another story of how, when he was young, he would take friends to his pond and he would delight in killing frogs. Some such individuals go on to murder humans, en masse in his case. I don't know the veracity of either story. Thanks for the article. How about an article on how a sex therapist might treat his sickness, perhaps in group session with Slimesfeld, Kindasleazy Rice, Cheney Weeney, and Wolfinbitch. Now there's a project for ya.

From: "Alan Epstein" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 1:41 AM
Subject: Your piece on the war
Dear Susan, Of everything, everything I've read on the war, yours is the most right on the mark. It's brilliant. Congratulations. Keep at it. You are waking people up. My best wishes, Alan Epstein Fellow Philadelphian (Central High 225), now living in Rome, where they of course understand these things -- deeply. Alan Epstein

From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 12:04 AM
Subject: Bush POW porn
I also thought about Bush's comment to the effect that being President meant he never had to explain or justify himself or his actions to anyone. I've read Bush's mother Barbara was a bully who got friends in school to gang up on someone she selected. Also the terrible bullying in American schools led to an event like the Columbine massacre.

From: "james" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 10:51 PM
Subject: "Daniel"
Excellent piece, thank you. Correction: Daniel, not "David" Pearl. I translated BHL's "Who Killed Daniel Pearl". Best regards, James Mitchell Paris France

From: Novajoe
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 9:35 PM
Subject: Bush
Dear Dr. Block, A finer, more searing analysis of Bush and his crew than your piece in Counterpunch (5-14) is not to be found anywhere among the voluminous writing about these Freudian gangsters who run our government. Your anger was palpable, expressed with fierce passion and, at the risk of sounding a bit kinky myself, thoroughly satisfying. You portray Bush's sexuality with scathing insight and humor, but I couldn't help thinking, do I really want to know more about this creeep's sexual profile? I can't imagine him as a lover -- probably because I don't want to go there, as they say. I'm no shrink but I smell an Oedipal complex in Boy Blunder. I think he hates his father for the latter's successes, such as they were, and knew in his bitter little heart that he'd never measure up to the old man. He's obviously a mommy's boy, whose alpha-male status fails to comply with the reality of his lackluster past. Since he can't measure up, he finds ways to show up his father. He will be known in history as a better President than Poppy, even if he has to kill the old man (along with thousands of innocents) to achieve his goal. It's all very disheartening. Sincerely, Joe La Rosa

From: anonymous in NYC>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 9:34 PM
Subject: "Bush's POW Porn" Fwd: Lane McCotter

Dr Susan Block- Forwarding a photo of Wolfowitz, McCotter, Karpinski inspecting Abu Ghraib. *** Note CAMERA former sheriff McCotter wears..**** , NYC

Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 8:45 PM
Subject: one correction
Ms.l Block, I liked your article in CounterPunch. But one little correction: The Pyramids were build the better part of a millennium before Moses lived. This is one of my favorite mistakes, putting you in the tradition of Menachem Begin (no offense intended). Glenn E. Perry

From: Scott K Dolik
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 7:35 PM
Subject: Bush Porn
Great Article. If it were shorter it would have been far more effective. Fewer words makes the punch more to the point. I am afraid you lose your audience before you make your points. I concur with your viewpoints. Scott K Dolik

From: "Jerry ID" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 4:49 PM
Subject: Nice Job
Dear Dr. Block I read your recent "Bush" piece on Counterpunch and I had to write to thank you. I was also pleased and proud to see that you are from my home town of Philadelphia. Please keep on writing and "exposing" this administration for what it is.> Very Sincerely, Jerry

From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TheDrSusanBlockShow] Bush's POW Porn
Suzy, I enjoy your web site. however...... Stop being anti -Bush........hey .....he's doing more then Clinton did, who was the prez in 1993 when the WTC was first bombed ? Kerry, every day he has a new view. and for every Jewish person, Bush is taking on the middle east !

From: "Tony Stevenson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 4:23 PM
Subject: Nice Nation article, butt.............

How could you overlook (and i'm not making this up) the new Inspector (or something) for Abu Grave prison: Colonel Foster Payne!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! we're screwed. thanks.............. tony

From: "Brandon Daggerhart" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 3:55 PM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
I recently read your article entitled, "Bush POW Porn." You're a joke. I can't believe you have the title of a doctor. I hate Bush just as much as the next man, and think he's one of the worst things to ever happen to our country, but your article is nothing more than another chant to raise the Bush-hating mantra another degree. It's so blatantly politically biased that I'm surprised you actually had the gall to post it. It's not so much people like Bush who are making this country a terrible place to live; it's not so much Islamic radical terrorists who are making this world a terrible place to live; and it's not so much sex-deprived lunatic PFC's like Lynndie England who are making this day and age a terrible time to live in. It's people like you who are so caught up im bringing others around them down that makes this world barely worth fighting for. I'm not nearly as ashamed of Lynndie England's shenanigans as I am of yours and persons' like you. You and your title are nothing more than a farce. Respectfully,

From: Steve Wolfson
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 3:27 PM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
What an excellent article, delivered with passion and honesty. Especially the part that we are ALL responsible for this, and it is our responsibility to do something about it.
Thank you.
Steve Wolfson

From: "Fredman, Sander" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 1:49 PM
Subject: your column in counterpunch today
The Jews/Children of Israel in the Book of Exodus did NOT build the pyramids. Those slave labor projects were built by 3000 BC. The twelve tribes of Israel sojourned in Egypt in the middle of the second millenium before Christ. Yours, Sander Fredman

From: Debbie Blalock
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 1:38 PM
Subject: bush likes to watch elephants have sex too!
Dr. Block, Your article, Bush’s POW Porn, which I read on was magnificent. I remembered, as I was reading your dissection of his weird sexuality and Laura’s frigidity, how, when they went to Africa and were taken on a short trip in a game preserve, (wow, I’m using way too many commas here) they came upon two elephants mating. Instead of being appreciative of the fact that he was in the most ancient land on earth, the birthplace of every single species on the planet including humans, and what an incredibly rare opportunity it was to be able to witness two majestic, endangered, beautiful animals conceive another of their kind, he made some crude joke in Laura’s ear to which she replied by slapping his leg. He’s such a pathetic little turd. Thank you for your article, it’s just beyond my ability to describe how succinctly you summed up this whole ugly situation – not only the pictures, but the entire war and the attitudes behind it.Most Sincerely, Debbie Blalock Oklahoma City PS – Fuck Senator James Inhoffe too. He’s an embarrassment to this state (which is unfortunately filled with thousands just like him.)

From: "Joe Ciarrocco" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 1:15 PM
Subject: Counterpunch
Hello Susan, Thank you for your excellent article in Counterpunch...I have wondered why more sociologists, doctors, psychologists, etc...have not 'come out' and discussed the insane, brutal behavior of the washington gang. Where the hell are the so-called responsible professionals...I only use that word due to its popular acceptance. I don't like punishment...send every damn politician to prison...stripped of their wealth and ties to fellow gangsters and goons. In some parts of Maine...people stand on side of road holding signs...I will work for food...people need to worry about just living...while the wealthy spend taxpayers money to murder in the attempt to acquire even greater wealth that they don't need. Please keep writing...I am optimistic resurrections can be performed on americans... Joe ciarrocca, Maine

From: "David Vest" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block Institute" <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 12:50 PM
Subject: your best yet
dear sister suzy, way to blow through that POW porn. I wonder how many "elected officials," watching those videos and seeing those photos, recalled Debby Harry's line from Videodrome: "So how do I become a contestant?"

Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 11:59 AM
Subject: Sex as Torture
Here is an artice on "Pravda" that I think you might find interesting: I enjoyed your article. Susan Baker Los Angeles

From: "Brandy Baker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 11:50 AM
Subject: Your Article
Dear Dr Block, Loved your piece on CounterPunch. Best, Brandy

From: "marc" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 9:48 AM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
Susan- Good piece in Counterpunch. Nice to share space with you:
> Will think of POW porn while I'm wanking away at the Queen of Heaven masturbateathon tomorrow here in SF. Although the photo of the black clad Iraqi on the box with electrodes reminded me of Diane Arbus "Untitled" series. Nice to see another horny radical. -marc Marc Salomon

From: Anthony Kennerson
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: Bush's POW Porn
What can I say, Doc Suzy, to express my thanks to you for posting this essay??? It says all that needs to be said about the sadists and mass murderers (and I just can't believe that I'm using these terms to describe people in MY OWN GOVERNMENT) who allowed this mass rape and brutality to occur, as well as the underlying sexual perversions and psychoses of the mass Right (combined with good old fashioned racism) that rationalizes this aggression. And the real irony of all this is that the same forces who are rationalizing this shit as "just a little fraternity prank" or " rightful revenge for Saddam's crimes" are the same damn people who are so busy trying to wipe out joyful, loving, consensual, and lustfu sexual expression for the rest of us. Go freakin' figure. Forget voting these people's time for Bush and his crypto-Nazis to face a war crimes tribunal. Once again, an excellent series....and with your permission, another fine reprint for my groups.
Anthony Kennerson

Indecent Insurgents:
Watch What You Say

From: Heretic Speaks
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 12:06 AM
Subject: Iraq & Bush
I read your at the CounterPunch site.I wholly agree with you, Dubya is a Liar, Corporate Lacky, And Perfect Asshole Keep up the good work Sincerely Charles Hacker

From: Theron
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 7:26 PM
Subject: re: counterpunch article
Great article! Awsome comparasons with Stern.

From: Damian Walls
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 6:12 AM
great article in counterpunch. keep saying it!

From: William Decker
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 4:10 PM
Subject: Trampled Civil Rights///
HI Dr. Susan Block . . .Long time watcher- and enjoy your shows emmencely- Am interested in helping your fight for "liberties". Love Ya' - mr billy

Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:06 PM
Subject: Watch What You Say
Dear Dr. Susan Block: I loved your article above. Thank you for it.
(Under normal circumstances I could have offered enormous praise for your article, but as you have timely advised, we have to watch what we say. Otherwise, Ayatollah Asscraft will sent us to Abu Graib, and have our asses serviced there for what is actually the supposed crime of the pen).

From: Gloria Bergen
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:44 PM
Subject: Loved your article.
Hi Susan, Loved your insightful, intellectual, poignant article on Counterpunch. As always, Without sex I wouldn't be here, Gloria Bergen Environmental Health and Safety Consultant globerg communications

From: Joe Polivick
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:27 PM
Subject: Counterpunch Article -- Indecent Insurgents
Excellent essay. They're also raping the women, by the way. We've sunk to the lowest low in my lifetime. Keep on writing -- we need your voice. Joe Polivick

From: Anthony Kennerson
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 10:58 AM
Subject: Another Excellent Essay!!! Permission To Reprint At My Groups???
Just saw your latest salvo in always, Doc Suzy, you show the ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of what's really happening. I may not particularly like John Kerry, but considering all that Dubya and his minnions have been doing, I'd still gladly spport him just to get Bush out of there. Well done, Doc!!! May I repost your essay over at my groups??? :-)
Anthony Kennerson

The Smackdaddies:
Bush's Taliban Drug Deal

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 12:37 PM
Subject: article
I just read your article on Bush-Taliban, etc. It blew me away! Some of my questions were answered by that. Sometimes I argue with people about the Taliban, Al Queda, etc. and once my sister told me to go live in France. When 9-11 happened, although I had not been reading much at that time, I KNEW there was way more to this than we were being told. The part about giving money to the Taliban for the "drug war" really puts another piece into the puzzle. Thanks for your humor and excellent insight. We have to keep searching for the truth and getting it out as much as possible. Peace, Elizabeth Parker Siebeck Elgin, IL

From: Jdavis1215
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 2:56 PM
Subject: Counterpunch"TheSmackDaddies"
Fake war for the fake warrior. Great line. Hope ya dont mind if I use it. Just randomly drop it in a conversation, here and there. Kinda like a clusterbomb. Peace out... saed

From: "wwwcbl" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 4:41 PM
Subject: Hello Susan the Fundamentalist
Hi Read your article of Bush's deal with the Taliban in 2001 on drugs. The War on Terror is full of ironies and the problem is that Americans are renown for their hatred of history, any history. The sickness is apparent in Britain also. Tony Blair twisted his mouth to condemn the Taliban then the Mujahadeen of being the cause of the increase of Heroine addiction in Britain! That's something! It was the British who forced the Chinese to take opium grown in Afghanistan and India thus causing the greatest dope sickness in human history and laying the foundations for Mao's Communist victory. Making Chinese dope addicts was the foreign policy of the British government helped along by American entrepreneurs whose ranks include the Forbes family, the maternal line of John Kerry. The reason John Kerry 'volunteered' for service in Vietnam is probably due to his Forbes family still having significant assets in the region that were threatened by the spread of Communism. Anyway, how dare a British Prime Minister lament about Afghanistan opium making it's way into British lungs and veins! Hypocrite, the Hindus call this Karma and Malcolm X called it 'chickens coming home to roast.' Anyway got off the point which is this, on the surface Christians, Muslims and Jews seem to be fighting each other, though the Christian side is taking great pains not to call it a Crusade. The subtle truth is that the fundamentalist of each of these religions are really fighting each other to keep Women in check. The argument each of these Misogynist religions has used over the centuries is that Women had to be protected from aggressive males. So it is now that each side is using the threat of external terrorism to either remind Women of their dependence on men, or to restore Women to an inferior state of mind, the so-called 'Traditional Values' platform of the Christian fundamentalist. We see this in the way the Jessica Lynch story was done, that a female has no place in the army because they require strong male soldiers to come to their rescue without pointing out that there were far more men then Women that were captured. What the Bush Christian fundamentalist would prefer is Sgt. Rock male heroes like Pat Tillman who was so hyped up on Steroids he made the stupid move of leaving a lucrative NFL contract to go and die in Afghanistan out of a sense of duty! He was stupid because are any of the Bush or Cheney family men so inclined? What about Perle? Armitage? Frist? Pat Tillman is the type of man American women can
> depend on, a fool that will manage to be the only NFL player ever to be killed in combat! But Bush, being the Christian fundamentalist that he claims, should be very concerned about two GI deaths whose symbolism bodes ill for the USA and his political agenda. 1) The first soldier to die in combat was named Jefferson Davis after the Confederate president. He was killed by US troops thus closing the sorry chapter where at last the 'Union' army does the appropriate thing towards the traitors. Right now we are seeing Neo-confederates like Ashcroft, Lott, Delay and other misogynist-racist cement what is in fact a coup et at of the US government, but Davis death marks the end of them. 2) Pat Tillman. The Super bowl controversy over Janet Jackson's breast demonstrated just how deep the pathological hatred for the Feminine goes in Christian America. We had to witness the sad spectacle of college educated Women condemn the Female Breast as 'inappropriate' for children but not say a word about the lessons of violence that American football teaches. Apparently to ignorant or brainwashed by Christian education and propaganda they are unable to understand what they said and to hell with the context of where it happened. We re Mammals and I think the Breast of a Woman is specific to the Child, but then this is the only nation to ever make it a crime for a Mother to nurse Her baby! This is not religion, this is pathology and that is what the Christian fundamentalist have done and have to offer America. They are worst than the Taliban in this regard because instead of merely oppressing Women, the ideal for the Christian fundamentalist is to avoid them altogether! On the issue of Pat Tillman's death, maybe all of the NFL players should be Federalized as Army troops, why if these are the flower of American manhood and will be used as Patriot Propaganda, then why not? The war must be looked at with a spiritual eye. Misogyny is the one thing Jew, Christian and Islamic fundamentalist all agree, and though they are truly trying to kill each other, the main objective is the same, suppress the rise of Women and Feminine Divine. It's the 21st Century and time for these Misogynist to go. Too bad so many innocent people who are in these religions merely from following the society they live in have to die for the pimps who profit off their cultivated ignorance.Lornet Prather

From: Desmond Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:10 AM
Subject: "Smack Daddies . . . " Counterpunch
Great stuff, Susan Block! ("Smack Daddies: Bush's Taliban Drug Deal". Counterpunch April 27) I thought for a tingling moment that you were going to venture to the unspeakable truth: that Bush and his cronies, at the least, knew of and allowed the Sept 11 attacks; at the most, encouraged and financed the happening. I was disappointed. However, even in my unsatisfied demutescence, I can note that $43 million buys a helluva lot of flying school hours. Mmmmmmm.
Desmond Murphy Sydney Australia

From: Janine Kilgour
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 4:58 PM
Subject: from a kiwi living in australia
Dr Susan, I was relieved to read your editorial "Smack Daddy's". I was starting to wonder if the American people are as thick as they seem to come across, due to recent polls that would see the maniac Bush continue to run your country. Small beacons light the screen from the few journo's and writers who see and write about the Iraq war and those preceeding it from American intervention, from the beginning of the story, but why can't your main population get it??
American intervention is not only seeing the rights of Americans slowly slip down the shute, it has an ongoing effect for those of us who have been lied to by our own complicit leaders, as they vie for space up the "bush bum", constantly thinking we are under threat if we do not comply with US wishes on every crackpot war it goes into. I'm sick of the words "but I'm an American", as though being American means your people are warranted to better treatment than other human beings around the world, as though America holds the answer to humanity and they are some sort of chosen race that deserves better than other citizens around the world.I'm angry, really stuffin angry, as are a number of citizens in Australia, just in case Americans thought the tail end of our Prime Minister Howard sticking out the arse of your president meant that we all want a sniff of the crap America feeds us. We read of the revival of the christian "born agains" and the fundamentalism growing within your country, the appalling descision of Bush to back Israeli's war criminal Sharon, and we look forward with great haste to the removel of the " loose nut at the wheel" running our own country. You ask why certain questions aren't being asked of your government and its decisions to fund the anti drug campaign run by the Taliban, we want to know too, but why are those questions still not being asked, and answered? Distrust for America is growing, and we are not looney organisations, just joe bloggs on the street, if only your own media could get across that very few in the western world will, in the end, tolerate religious fundamentalism from America as well. We know the lies and threats committed by this and previous administrations, soon America will find itself standing alone in the world, paying for the free ticket it has awarded itself over many other countries, over many bullying decades.Australia and New Zealand have now been invited to join the Asean conference with regard to opening up an FTA between all the Asian and South pacific countries. We will not need one sided FTA's with America, and slowly but surely America will find itself without the economic clout it so revers. China is growing all the time, in military and economic growth. The foul taste being left in western democracies by their treatment from America, will see them slip out of "the bush bum", as quickly as red hot chilli going through the system. That does not mean that we are keen to see China take America's place, but any superpower needs to be under some sort of control, as all males of our species are not equipt mentally, to have so much power for too long.And poor old God, Allah, or whatever tickles in the religious sects, must be bloody well tired of his name being used as an excuse to cover all deeds of treachery . Your public needs to know how dangerous the Bush Administration is viewed by the citizens of her allied countries, for we will remove any leader who threatens to sell us out to the hypocrisy that is America today.As for the anti-drug issue, prohibition has never worked and never will work, zero tolerance only justifies higher street prices and more crime. Intelligent and ethical discussions on the problems of drugs will be the only thing that helps us control today's youth who can see no out, when a bunch of powerful crazys run the future of the planet, and they are forced to face a bleak future with environmental issues slowly coming to bear on them and their future generations, that is the most important issue facing the world today.As for you Dr Susan, thank you for your intelligent and witty writings, (one of those beacons of light). I would say God bless, but I'm a non believer in main stream religion, so may the angels keep you in their sights.With respect Janine Jarman

From: "alan thompson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 2:53 AM
Subject: 21 April Counterpunch Bush and Taliban/ request citation OBL quotation/please
Dear Dr. Block: Thank you for your article about Bush and Taliban. Could you please send me a citation for your quotation of Osama Bin Laden? Incarceratioon of Jose Padilla, etc. will prove him right unless something is done, I'm trying to spread information locally and OBL's quotation is important. Thank you for your attention. Alan Thompson Czech Republic

From: "D Palm" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 11:51 PM
Subject: book recommendation re "Smack Daddies" article
Dr. Susan Block: I recently read your article on Bush giving money to the Taliban. In case you aren't familiar with it, Alfred McCoy's book The Politics of Heroin is a very good read about the worldwide Drug War. Gives a detailed account of many misdeeds by our government in Afghanistan and southeast Asia (i.e. South Vietnamese government bringing heroin from surrounding hill country into South Vietnam to sell to US troops, CIA flying raw product from remote hill areas on Air America planes, etc...).> Darren Palm

From: "Webweaver" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 5:21 AM
Subject: nice job
Dear Susan: I enjoyed your article about Bush & the drug wars & Afganistan at Counterpunch! Here at my cabin, we call Ashcroft - Asscrotch. Keep up the great work. grace

From: James O'Neill
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:33 PM
Subject: Counterpunch 23 April 2004
Dear Susan, As always, your article was a great read. I just have one quibble. Why do you assume that Osama bin Laden was the master planner of the 9/11 events? He has denied it, although that of itself would of course not be enough. What is more compelling arises out of one of your own arguments. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft and the main military-intelligence players are the main beneficiaries of 9/11. That is not just a coincidence. If you haven't already done so, read David Griffin's book "The New Pearl Harbor" (Olive Branch Press 2004). That, together with Nafeez Ahmed's The War on Freedom, John Dean's Worse than Watergate and Craig Unger's House of Bush House of Saud will provide lots of material to feed more of your articles that I so enjoy.Kind regards, James O'Neill

From: Sandy Lambrecht
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:52 PM
Subject: Bush's Taliban Drug Deal
Wonderful essay - a scathing indictment of the cognitive dissonance so prevalent these days. Personally, I attribute religious organizations objection to 'drugs' as a real war - competition. Both methods have the ultimate goal of altering the reality of their subscribers - one with chemicals introduced in the body to mimic/intensify normal emotions, and the other manipulating powerful brain chemical to do basically the same thing. They are both dangerous, as the body-count from both sides clearly shows, and both treat symptoms - neither contribute to alleviating the emotional pain that has driven so many to resort to such drastic alternatives. Both lead people to do things that are inimical to their own best interests - and those of their society. This is the refuge of the 'drop-outs' - the fatalists who see no solutions, no hope, and no optimism in this world. For all of these people, the world is a painful place and their existence one of endless misery. Such widespread fatalism paralyzes progress and discourages reforms that might improve circumstances - and that must be fought, or the fatalists risk being proven wrong - the bete noir of those who refuse to accept any responsibility for the world in which they live. So much easier to do nothing and live in a delusion. Drugs and religion have had such a love-hate relationship throughout man's history, from times of acceptance of both swinging along the continuum to absolute exclusion. The one constant is the belief that we are all inconsequential - incapable of affecting changes in our society - and thus the necessity to flee to that alternate reality, be it a drug-induced euphoria or the comparable euphoria of a 'religious experience'. The dogged insistence that this world is so bad that the only hope is in an imaginary one. That is the appeal of both drugs and religion, and the promise of drugs and/or religion. It is a dead-end. A cynicism, a pessimism that rejects nature - and life - as eternally flawed. At its extremes, either potion is lethal and destructive - not only to subscribers, but to those around them. They are a threat to all of mankind, and should be viewed with wary skepticism. Their message of hopelessness is infectious and can have broad repercussions. Your memories of the Buddhas, the spectacle of the WTC catastrophe, the tragedy in Guiana, are but a few illustrations of the true danger of embracing an altered reality. Drugs and religion bring misery even to those who reject their misguided perversion - to the families and societies forced to live under such senseless despotism - they are a rejection of life itself. Both offer a false choice to those so disillusioned that their lives have become bereft of all hope and all joy - it's so sad that they endeavor to spread their misery and grief to others. But it certainly doesn't surprise me - misery loves company. Old proverbs are based in universal truth.My compliments on your heartfelt insights into a world gone mad. We do need to ask some very hard questions about our 'wars' and their logic.Sincerely, Sandy Lambrecht

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 2:10 PM
Subject: taliban bin laden
Interesting article many good points albeit viewed thru a liberal prism. I have question for you and all those involved in reporting and investigating the current problems stemming from captiulation to Islamic extremeism why is no one bring up this subject? While not a Bush fan it seems to me that Clinton and his lies are far more culpable for 911 than Bush 1 or 2.

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 9:16 AM
Subject: Bushits Taliban 43 million Drug Dealing revisited

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:32 AM
Subject: Your recent Counterpunch Article
"Those were the days when Kabul career women showed off their legs in western-style skirts and high heels, while the Bamian peasant women wore gypsyish peasant-wear, and only the ultra-religious ladies of Kandahar cowered(my underlining) under burqas whenever they went out." Now that is a liberated commentary of a truly narrow minded orthodoxy.

From: "Herman Mayfarth" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 8:47 PM
Subject: Osama bin somethin'
Taliban were hyper-religious thugs Well, hey, sounds like them and the Bushistas ought to be shacked up in Kandahar (the "gay" capital of Afghanistan), from what I have heard.:) Revolutionary idea #1: Sand Niggaz is *people* (at least in their own minds), and you will never dissuade them from that idea <heh>. Probably bin watchin too much Amurrican TV, eh? Dey jus' doan' know they is s'posed to be obedient to de white mastah, y'know..Colin Powell not withstanding (certainly not upstanding), though he is trying mightily to set a good example & obey his "bettahs" who misspent 4 years of > their youthful lives at (Y)ale Universitat, thx to daddy's money. Revolutionary idea #2: To the Emperor: > Bush, Emperor of Earth and Ruler of North America:> Excewency: *(but surely I jest, <heh heh>) Howzabout you put your family where your compulsively LYING* mouth is? More specifically: you have draft age (shudder) offspring, so why > aren't they in Iraq? Yeah, I know, they are girls, but these days it is equal opportunity (or is it?) Guess they have too many millionaire boyfriends to fuck, and fortunes to marry into, to be concerned with low class, peasant occupations like, um, er, "military service," (no pun intended).<heh>

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 2:10 PM
Subject: taliban bin laden
Interesting article many good points albeit viewed thru a liberal prism. I have question for you and all those involved in reporting and investigating the current problems stemming from captiulation to Islamic extremeism why is no one bring up this subject? While not a Bush fan it seems to me that Clinton and his lies are far more culpable for 911 than Bush 1 or 2.

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 9:16 AM
Subject: Bushits Taliban 43 million Drug Dealing revisited

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:32 AM
Subject: Your recent Counterpunch Article
"Those were the days when Kabul career women showed off their legs in western-style skirts and high heels, while the Bamian peasant women wore gypsyish peasant-wear, and only the ultra-religious ladies of Kandahar cowered(my underlining) under burqas whenever they went out." Now that is a liberated commentary of a truly narrow minded orthodoxy.

From: "Herman Mayfarth" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 8:47 PM
Subject: Osama bin somethin'
Taliban were hyper-religious thugs Well, hey, sounds like them and the Bushistas ought to be shacked up in Kandahar (the "gay" capital of Afghanistan), from what I have heard.:) Revolutionary idea #1: Sand Niggaz is *people* (at least in their own minds), and you will never dissuade them from that idea <heh>. Probably bin watchin too much Amurrican TV, eh? Dey jus' doan' know they is s'posed to be obedient to de white mastah, y'know..Colin Powell not withstanding (certainly not upstanding), though he is trying mightily to set a good example & obey his "bettahs" who misspent 4 years of > their youthful lives at (Y)ale Universitat, thx to daddy's money. Revolutionary idea #2: To the Emperor: > Bush, Emperor of Earth and Ruler of North America:> Excewency: *(but surely I jest, <heh heh>) Howzabout you put your family where your compulsively LYING* mouth is? More specifically: you have draft age (shudder) offspring, so why > aren't they in Iraq? Yeah, I know, they are girls, but these days it is equal opportunity (or is it?) Guess they have too many millionaire boyfriends to fuck, and fortunes to marry into, to be concerned with low class, peasant occupations like, um, er, "military service," (no pun intended).<heh>

Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:11 PM
Subject: The Smack Daddies
Dear Susan, I loved your article above, and found it very revealing and extremely funny at the same time. Who knows, may be I could even love you if I knew how you look. Please don't get thrown off by my name; I'm not a Japanese. Regards, Mooshi
P. S. Thank you for the article.

Saddam's SeX Therapist
& the Rape of Free Speech

From: "Henry H. Hansteen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 9:37 AM
Subject: You are a Heroine and a Goddess!

I just read your "Metaphor Madness" article on, and was I ever impressed! It's not often that I get to read the thoughts of an informed, intelligent, beautiful, compassionate, incredibly sexy, and courageous woman. Bush, his lies, his violence, his death, his destruction, and his terrorism are an obscenity. You are an amazing and beautiful Goddess. Very refreshing! Respect and admiration, Henry

From: Gawelek, Ross G.
To: ''
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 9:00 AM
Subject: The Rape of Credibility
Albeit a week late, I just finished reading your article 'Saddam's Sex Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech' and can't help but wonder what the hell is wrong with this world. So you've been SEVERELY (and flat out ignorantly) misquoted, called a traitor, blamed for an extremist's suicide bombing, and then finally given a chance to explain your intentions and clear thing up in Iraq. Then in a perfect opportunity for our lovely fair and unbiased American media to showcase someone else's attempt to 'sex up' a report, Charlie Radin sits on his thumb and blames you. It's easy to laugh reading between the three articles until you realize that this isn't a satire-people are believing this bullshit and running with it. When did our government (more than happy to clear up these little allegations) become more credible than the media? You got sucker punched by Iraq and our media, and I can't say how much I respect how you were able to handle it with class and still give a nice middle finger to those people. I look forward to reading more of your articles and opinions. Ross Gawelek

From: William Miller
Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 9:14 AM
Subject: A Note of Support
Dr. Block: I just finished your CounterPunch article, "Saddam's Sex Therapist and the Rape of Free Speech", and I wanted to send you a note of support to help balance the vicious nonsense that's apparently come your way recently. I am constantly amazed at the levels of sheer emotional violence that comes through in communications such as you reported. And we're supposed to be worried about so-called "Bush-haters"? I don't know if you've ever read any of the web columns by Mark Morford of the SF Chronicle ( but (and after you read him you'll understand why) he gets letters that could have been written by some of your own deranged correspondents, people who seem to think that curse words, threats, and 20 exclamation marks can stand in for the rational thinking that has been crowded out of their obviously diseased minds by frustration, loathing, and other unhealthy brainwork. So much free-floating vitriol, so little critical thought. It's no wonder America is easily the most violent of all the advanced nations--both in our private lives and in our exercises of governmental power and influence. And it's no wonder that a pandering fear-monger like George W. Bush can rise to the heights that he has. Just as an aside, I'm waiting for the long-forgotten Stanley Milgram studies from the early '60s to be resurrected. Those who think "it can't happen here" need to think again. Thanks for your time and efforts on behalf of real education. Bill Miller San Anselmo, Calif.

From: robert williams
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 10:53 AM
Subject: I'm a Counterpuncher too
Dear Dr. Block: I read your latest contribution to Counterpunch ("The Rape Of Iraq and Saddam's Sex Therapist") and was terrified by the response of those who remain totally ignorant of what goes on in the world. I have admired you and your work for a long time, and hope that this note of support helps you to continue. Remember, prophets are always vilified until what they proclaim will eventually hit the fan actually does.
With love and respect, Robert A. Williams

From: Sarah
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 10:32 AM
Subject: Rape(s) of/in Iraq - COUNTERPUNCH article
Dear Dr. Block, Thank you for your Counterpunch article. Just like you, I, too, was unaware of your "complicity" and "treasonous" activities. Of course, I have treasonous activities of my own, which take up tremendous amounts of time and effort -- tasks like sending e-mails defending gay marriage and the preservation of nature, letters to the editor, and angry, fabulous lyrics about the fall of the (present) Fourth Reich/Roman Empire -- any one of which is now probably grounds for indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay. I'm sure neither of us was all that surprised about the numerous rapes being reported by female military personnel as committed by male military personnel. Jessica Lynch may, in her youthful blonde cuteness, constitute good photo-op material, but the hostility harbored by the U.S. Armed Forces against its women soldier is certainly no secret -- witness Tailhook, harassment at cadet schools, etc. Whether proof is lacking or not, however, I have to wonder -- if this is how some of "our boys" treat some of "our girls," why wouldn't I expect them to treat the "enemy" in a like manner? Writing your name on or stealing a brick, and hence helping to dismantle an 8,000-year-old ziggurat -- the actual Tower of Babel, in fact -- doesn't exactly convey a respect for culture. Given the penchant for cover-up and blatant, heartless LYING that characterizes BushCo, Inc. and the rest of the plutocratic Empire Americana, I'm sure we can expect a lot more of the same. God help the troops, barely out of high school some of them, with the nightmares, guilt, injuries and death with which they will have to contend for the rest of their lives. God help the victims of corporate greed the world over. For demographics, in case you keep them, our "on paper" profiles may be very different -- because I am a graduate student at a liberal United Methodist seminary as well as working a "regular" 9-to-5 job -- but I prefer to dwell on commonality. Thank you so much for your writing. I was very pleased to see you have lots of essays out there. I expect to be printing them out and adding them to my massive paper collection that began when Bush took office. God bless you.

From: "Axel Harvey" <>
To: "Susan Block" <>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 9:54 AM
Subject: Sympathies and semantics
Congratulations - to be associated simultaneously with a burqa and a papal tiara is quite an accomplishment! The only reason for this note is that when I read "Saddam's Sex Therapist" on Counterpunch I was flooded with sensations of grief, sympathy, and droll nostalgia. This isn't a new state of affairs. I am a child of the Cold War but Canadian, and your awful predicament reminded me of the much, much tinier verbal assaults I had to endure when I arrived as a university freshman in the US in 1957. My Texan roommate introduced himself as a "liberal"; I introduced myself as a "Conservative" - note the capital C, a subtlety that escaped even me at the time. For the rest of the year, on most days, my liberal roommate yelled at me that I was a Communist and a pervert on account of my Conservative Canadian opinions. This was not a small Christian college in the Southwest, it was Princeton. My impression of your country has had its ups and downs since then, but now it is lower than ever before. Sometimes it seems to be redeemed by no more than a handful of sensible women in eastern and western coastal states. There are surely reasonable people in between but they must be very lonely. Okay, there were those wonderful demonstrations on the eve of war, but the demonstration in my city (Montreal) was proportionally bigger than any in the US. Your sad experience shows how the semantic disease that drove political correctness has now spread to a whole new organ of language. Twenty years ago the only problem was polysemy: if a word had fifteen senses or ways of acquiring connotation, and one of them was offensive or ribald, then the word was entirely banned regardless of context. Now, however, the attack is against metaphor as well as polysemy. The neocon style is one of pure populist allegory; metaphor is over its head. I did note that you seemed to slip up on one word, although I know you really didn't. When you said you were "using 'Cockfight' as a metaphor for Bush's and Saddam's treacherous macho strutting", you should have made it clearer that in the *rest* of the English-speaking world, a cockfight is just a match between two male members of a species of gallinaceous bird. Obviously the problem with polysemy is much older than political correctness - as evidenced, e.g. by the injunction to replace cocks with roosters in almost every context. I wish you all the best. Now I am curious and will visit your website.

From: Rob Kall
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 7:50 PM
Subject: reprint permission request
We’d like permission to reprint your article in Counterpunch, Metaphor Madness Saddam's Sex Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech In our website Please give us a look and consider us for future articles....
Rob Kall

To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 3:13 PM
For whatever it's worth, I think you are absolutely not responsible for anything. I'm glad you wrote what you wrote, and there are millions of people around the world that support your criticism of this sickness we call a war. I hope you don't give those sad and demented hate-mongers who wrote you a second thought. David Selsby

From: Father J
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:27 PM
Subject: This is a bouquet!!
Dear Dr Block, I have read many of your articles that have appeared in CounterPunch and CommonDreams websites. Thank you for the wonderfully stimulating insights into politics [broadly understood], justice and basic humanity. I was just reading your latest article 'Metaphor Madness'. Though I found it entertaining, it was also scary and distressing. Scary for the way in which your words were twisted and continued to be twisted but also distressing for the responses you received by email. I was going to say 'so-called Christians' but that would be unfair to the many who struggle to hang in with their Christianity and come out more human. As a Catholic priest engaged in full time peace and justice work I just want to express my apologies for the terrible things said about you. Keep up the writing. We have enough violence in word and deed coming form our governments and corporations, we do not need that kind of violence emanating from churches and religious groups. As a gay man I know what it is like... and I have received some of that venom for quite some years because of my ministry to glbt people in Australia. The hate language from religious groups often sounds so much louder.With best wishes Father J

From: "James P. Levy" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 12:15 PM
Subject: Your Counterpunch article

Dear Dr. Block, You acquitted yourself well in the swirl of calumny surrounding your> being misquoted. Take pride in your guts and refusal to be silenced. We now live in a country where reactions to events and utterances are so knee-jerk, canned, and lacking in reflection or composure that I can understand why you felt threatened. People seem to be so frightened, so unhappy, and so damned angry that they don't think, they vent. Bush displays this attitude in spades, which may be way many disaffected folks seem to identify with them. If Clinton shared their pain, Bush shares their rage asnd feelings of inadequacy and entitlement. Their mantra is "my world ain't what I want it to be and somebody's got to pay for that." Pretty sad, really. Best of luck and keep up the good fight. Yours most sincerely, James Levy, Ph.D,.Assistant Professor of History, Hofstra University

From: "Belyea, Michael Ruske" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 7:00 AM
Subject: "rape"

Wow. This is the most graphic depiction of the witch-hunt mentality I've heard in..well,> in days, anyway; sadly, your story is not a one-off event, but it is a startling one. Why in hell wouldn't the Globe journalist report the far more interesting and obvious story--that you were wilfully misquoted, and were being thrust into a firestorm to which you bear approximately zero responsibility? If he had reported the whole mess honestly, it would have 1) been non-partisan, and 2) would have saved you the unenviable pleasure of reading those poisonous letters. Up here in Canada--in which the vast majority of us were opposed to the war from the start--there is nonetheless lots and lots of remarks about "supporting Saddam" (meaning, literally, opposing the war) and "anti-Americanism" (meaning nothing...this label is a type of political correctness in most cases). But still, your strange little adventure went way, way too far, and I can only conclude that the Globe writer is partly responsible. I'd like to send him some hate-filled, hypocritically obscene yet religiously-influenced hate mail of my own. But I'm certainly not going to do this, because it is ugly and stupid. I'm sorry for your trouble, but I admire your honesty and will. Keep up the good fight; presumably this will all pass over soon. Best wishes, Michael Belyea Fredericton, NB

From: RAIN
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: Liked your piece
Hi Dr Block Your 'Metaphor Madness' is hilarious Salaams Abie, Islamist... whatever that means

From: J Farabee
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 2:59 AM
Subject: "Rape" revisited
Congratulations for righting yourself in this universe gone wobbly. You are accused of sedition, but your critics' hero has gotten tens of thousands Americans and Iraqis killed and maimed, robbed our treasury, allowed 9/11 to happen, stolen an American presidential election-and only Ralph Nader has dared to utter the word "impeachment". Most people run from bullies. You exposed them.

From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:37 AM
Subject: Suggestion from Eric Goodwin
Hi Dr Susan Block, Eric Goodwin visited World Socialist Web Site and suggests you go to the following URL:> Eric Goodwin says: Dear Dr Block, This letter from a US soldier in Iraq was recently published on the World Socialist Web Site. You might find it quite interesting. I enjoy reading your articles. Keep up the good work!

From: "wbfree" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:18 PM
Subject: sodomy
What do think would happen
if we put all the bushies in
prison-maybe they'd stop
being bastards and
turn into bitches

From: J Russell
To: Dr. Susan Block Institute
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: Your Response to "Rape of Iraq"
I looked at the comments . I was there n . Except you have attributed to me something I did nor say.I did not even remember you . I have changed my mind I think you are just an attention seeking person with a web site.
jim russell

From: "Jeffrey Morgan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 10:52 PM
Subject: Saddam's Sex Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech
Dr. Susan Block, I am a regular reader of and have read all your articles they've posted on the site. Your words and insights are always something I look forward to. They are filled with intelligence, passion, and, perhaps above all, a full-of-life integrity that is so often missing these days in political discourse. Although I've never contacted you to thank you and encourage more the same, after reading your latest piece, "Saddam's Sex Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech," I felt the urge to lend my support--for what it's worth. In reading the emails you received following Charlie Radin's Boston Globe article, I was truly amazed (at this point maybe I shouldn't be unfortunately) at the ignorant depths some people will go in spewing their hate-filled "fundamentalist" ideologies--be they religious, worship of state power, so- called patriotism, or what not. It's obvious by the majority of the responses you gave a sampling of that few of these people, if any, took even a moment to consider your stated views, much less the facts: that you clearly say in the Globe piece that you are "appalled to be misquoted and even more appalled that the story inspired someone to such violence." Yet, this obviously does little to quell the wrath of super- patriots who, in their totalitarian mindset, see anything less than total subordination to the state as treasonous, worthy of the worst penalty. But something amazed me about the Globe article itself, particularly what "a representative of the embassy" said. Speaking in anonymity of course, he tells Radin that, "especially with the situation now in Iraq and the region, there is the possibility that inflammatory stories can incite people to action based on information that has no relationship to the truth." Even though this statement may be directly pointed at the published article in Turkey, there is a lesson to be learned I think. While he does say the information can be based on falsehoods, the assumption remains that statements of truth "can incite people" as well-- for why would it be any different. Besides, truth is so often what the powerful say it is; and their blinded followers rarely question these assertions. So, following this logic, this government official plainly hints that free speech--for instance, your "Rape of Iraq" article-- can "incite" violence, the truth or falsity unimportant. The message is loud and clear: "In times of war (and remember this one is the never-ending battle against evil) keep your mouth shut if you know what's best for you." Now the venom directed against you by the reactionaries is far less surprising in light of statements like these from government officials. Anyway, that's the little-bit I wanted to share with you. I truly appreciate all you are doing and want to say again, I completely support your work, as do so many others. Keep it up--and keep using the sexual metaphors. :) In solidarity, Jeff M.

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:55 PM
Subject: counterpunch
dr. block-- loved your recent piece @ counterpunch. a fine article overall; rest assured that many folks like myself, who avoid the corporate press out of principle, might not have heard of this series of events, and thus your defamation has only spread to those whose political positions practically disqualfy them from homo sapiens, such as the christian bigots & crypto-fascist types you cited; perhaps there is some small solace therein. the best bit, however, of the article is the selection of confused rightist emails. i suspect you know well enough by now that such coarse jingoism can be easily dismissed as a mass psychological disorder, unworthy of further thought by the serious leftist. keep up the good work. (btw, i've come to regard, in my own work, an accusation of "pornographic traitorous socialist" as a badge of honor; indeed, if they don't call you that, you're not doing your job). yours, r.

From: "Walter Broner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: Susan - don't despair!
Just read your article (on "Saddam's Sex Therapist". Ouch. If you haven't become aware of this already, check out some of the smear campaign and misquotation suffered by the great Greek and Ole' Leftist MikisTheodorakis when he dared to murmur something against the current (and long-term) policies of Israel. Just do a Google search for him to get to his web site and you'll find the stuff. -- Walter Broner

From: "jeff donahoe" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:54 PM
Subject: A reader's response re: Counterpunch
Dear Dr. Block, I just finished reading your article in 'Counterpunch' online about the horrific events which occurred after the publication of your article 'Rape in Iraq'. Uncharacteristically, I felt compelled to write you. I remember reading 'Rape in Iraq' when it was originally published. It was masterful, I thought at the time -- right on the money , and damn clever too. I hope you don't let the absurdist notions of either the hate-filled yahoos or the Christ-o-weenies or the 'metaphor-challenged' or the 'intellectual' likes of a James Taranto get to you. (This fool calls the question 'Why do they hate us?' a common theme of the 'self-hating left'?? What's that? Sorry, buddy . . . the self-hating left knows why they hate 'us' . . . 'cause 'we' act like dickheads). In any case -- you're a very enlightening and entertaining writer, and for what it's worth, this ex-patriate (whew!) American reader offers you his full support and encouragement. Sincerely, Jeff Donahoe Bangkok, Thailand

From: "Jeff Manor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:31 PM
Subject: Metaphors
Dear "Dr." Block, You claim that you've used a correct metaphor in describing the action taken by this country against Iraq. You liken the country of Iraq to an " unwilling" victim of sexual advances. A rape victim personally decides whether the sexual advances are welcome or not. Do you judge the willingness or unwillingness of the people of Iraq on the reaction of Saddam and his fellow Baath party members? That would be like allowing us to judge your willingness to be the recipient of the advances of the Chinese Republican Army. Before you bring out the racist flag, I only selected the CRA because of the imaginatively delightful numbers of that group. It's clear that the people of Iraq, those who now no longer live under the daily threat of torture, invited and welcomed the advances. To me and to most rationally thinking individuals, the willingness of the victim should be judged by assessing the reaction of the majority of the populous. However, it is obvious that you are too blinded by your hatred of President Bush to see anything but your distorted version of reality. Bush lied about the WMD? He said the same thing that his predecessor said and continues to say. However, I don't see anything about that in your ludicrous and irrational article in defense of your previous article that you refuse to
acknowledge was a factor in the death of innocent Turkish citizens. Your reasoning is obviously targeted towards those who have been educated in our government schools and have not ability to think rationally.Deliciously thinking of the CRA scenario, but knowing that they would all have better taste, Tired of people (RIGHT AND LEFT) run my life in MD

From: Anthony Kennerson
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:03 PM
Subject: "Saddam's Sex Therapist"
Oh, my goodness, Doc....what is the matter with journalism today??? How that fool from the Boston Globe could ever interpret your essay as even initmating that mass rapes were going on in Iraq is beyond perplexing...but what he did with that information, and how he used it to set you up for that smear job is nothing short of lowdown and scummy...and the worst form of modern day McCarthyism, too. I especially just loved the way that those right wing nutjobs lose their religion when they attack you for your sexuality as well as your politics....I thought that Christians weren't supposed to cuss like that, or disrespect women that way.....or maybe they're jerking themselves off while they hurl their insults at you??? Forget about Osama and Sheik's sexy, intellegent, progressive women like you who are the REAL threat to the Far Right's fascist agenda!!! In fact, the only difference between our fascists who are boosting this war and the fascists who we are supposedly fighting against (not really!!!) are the color and size of the clothing and prisons that they would impose on women....that is, those women that they wouldn't send to the dunking pits or the burning stake!!!! It's women like you which make me proud to be an spite of the idiots which rule at the present time. Just keep on bringing it, and give them plenty hell....with a dildo or five mixed in for your pleasure!!!! Keep sticking it to 'em, Doc!!!!!! :-)
Anthony Kennerson Lafayette, Louisiana

To: Dr. Susan Block Institute
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TheDrSusanBlockShow] Saddam's Sex Therapist
Dearest Susan-
I was so relieved to read that you had come to your senses and stopped second-guessing yourself after the hysteria and hatred flooded in from assholes. These people reveal how far removed from reality they are when they exhibit how much they buy into the war lies that serve the business interests of big oil and Dickless Cheney's Halliburton criminals. The corporate media contributed nothing to increasing the truth or communication while seeking to continue their pattern of sensationalism and perpetrating the bullshit of the butchering Bush regime. I noticed that none of the letter writers cared to acknowledged the rampant problem of rape that has occurred within the military against women who are risking their lives for the Big Halliburton Lies. That is a reality they cannot even comprehend. As the nation becomes increasingly fascistic, we are going to get more hatred from those who are like the special ed of political awareness. These are the people who will remain the most effected by the lies, myths, stereotypes and bullshit alerts from Fatherland Security Central. Fortunately, your editorials provide a fresh and insightful window to reality, despite the rampant lies. Thank you for yet another fantastic editorial, dear friend. And please remember that the hatred that comes from yahoos is based on the lies of the Bush regime and corporate media. They choose to live in a narrow cocoon and never bother to seriously seek information or a deeper glimpse into reality. Freedom, Justice, Truth, and Loads of Pleasure, Rev. Bookburn Radio Volta

From: Peter Lee
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 5:30 PM
Subject: Support for Dr. Block
I wish to express my sympathy and solidarity with Dr. Block concerning her travails over her article "The Rape of Iraq". I used the same rape metaphor in one of my pieces about Iraq last May and consider her characterization of American actions there absolutely correct. As to the tragedy in Turkey, Dr. Block is not responsible for the anger and horrors that pervade the Middle East, and she cannot be blamed for trying to explain and stop them. If her words are being twisted and misused, it is in part because the Bush administration has led the rush away from honesty, dialogue, and conciliation as means to address the problems of the Middle East. To stigmatize Dr. Block for crying Rape is not only wrong on the grounds of free speech; it also improperly distracts attention from the fact that the rape of the Middle East is still going on. The rape of lives and security occurred massively at the HSBC building in Turkey, and on a smaller scale in the savaging of Dr. Block's reputation and personal dignity. It continues today with our cynical and inept occupation policies in Iraq. I hope Dr. Block will continue to speak out. Because of her personal grasp of the issues involved, I am confident she will. Sincerely,
Peter Lee

From: Luis David Albright
To: Dr. Susan Block Institute
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: Your Response to "Rape of Iraq"
" ...raced home full of camembert and cabernet..." Wow, that just about says it all...and you didn't even have a clue! Nice try at tongue-in-cheek, by the way....Luis David Albright

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: Your Response to "Rape of Iraq"
Same ole whining.

From: Kyle Sleeth
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 4:04 PM
Subject: keep it up...
Dr Block:Here at the San Diego Moon, we must say, that your political/sexual intermingling is quite impressive. Especially considering that you printed the phone numbers and email addresses of your hate mailers! When the dust settlers -- may it settle in our lifetime -- these idiots will be documented on the wrong side of the propaganda. Although, I think deep down these guys may have just wanted a late night phone call from you. Like in 1st grade when the boy is mean to the girl just so she reacts. Half-wits! Don't let them stop you. We're all in the boat together. Keep up the good fight...Kyle Sleeth City Editor San Diego Moon

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 3:51 PM
Subject: No Subject
You are a worthless piece of garbage. Porno queen, what a legacy.

From: Tracy McLellan
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 3:20 PM
Subject: 25 Feb Counterpunch
Jesus. The hate mail. Sorry about that. You know what it reminds me of? With all this bruhaha lately about gay marriages, something I've noticed. When the media show pictures of gay couples marrying or flaunting their gayness, they're bright, delicate, nuanced, Inner-beautiful, happy looking people apparently full of love and goodness. Their detractors, on the other hand, the believers and the sanctimonious self-righteous, are dark, angry, hateful, bitter and violent; and often point to God as their guiding light. It's eeirie, and a little bit scary. It's like Nader said on Meet The Press Sunday when Russert asked him if he favored gay marriage. He replied that he did, and here I'm missing the nuance because it was such an intelligent and witty riposte, saying to the effect that there certainly was not too much love in our world. Great article. Nice going.

From: Donald Schulze
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 2:49 PM
Subject: CounterPunch Article
Are these REAL people that e-mailed you?!? Un-fucking-believable. Damn, no wonder bush still has so much backing with nuts like them on the loose. That last letter accusing you of using sex to make money (as if you came up with the idea) -- I suppose the writer figures using war to make money is just fine. Sorry you had to take such a thrashing. Now I have to check out your site - sounds cool. Donald Schulze Tacoma, WA . P
S - I think porn rules!

From: Woodward, Russell
To: ''
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 2:17 PM
Subject: making a point
Dr. Block: Regarding your Saddam's Sex Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech article. I believe your metaphor for this war as rape is correct; I accept it. It’s not surprising that we’ve gotten here, in this war, with this national proclivity for masking terror and destruction—war—as the destiny of forming the world in something of “our” image. Much of our history contains the brutality; much of our society contains the brutes and brutalized—those who’ve been called warriors and defenders who have their own nightmares and lusts. To keep mapping the realities of war into the “national fiber” would have this effect of self-destructiveness. I’m thinking about why you saw fit to include the drivel and spew you received—though it’s material to the point of your article—that communal use of language to try to shock, which is pronounced at the end of your article. You can’t say you loved those ones you were “with.” So, it’s another picture of rape, metaphor or no, right? And I suppose (you know?) that is your expression of outrage—but outrage not only at the ones you’ve metaphorically poked, but the catamite whose fairy story brought you more than the usual attentions of our “David” crockery—little people aiming for big targets. I keep having conscious nightmares about those fiendish creatures in Matrix. But they’re only human images. But I ask, what is the state of moral outrage, do you think—is it precursor to further degradation, no longer expressed on the rising steps [are they there?] of “human values”? When outrage is linked to “sex” so much, where is this unraveling going? Russell Woodward

From: "Gary Leupp" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:45 PM
Subject: nice Counterpunch piece
Dr. Susan, Thought about you when I read Radin's peice in the Globe (and about myself,
having also compared the invasion to a rape) and was hoping there wouldn't be too many bad repercussions.... I'm glad you recounted the whole story as you did, and in the process exposed Radin for the jerk he is. Regards. (I like your work on sexuality too; have for some time.) Gary Leupp

From: cehlen
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:18 PM
Subject: Rape of Iraq
Dr. Block,Indeed the USofA HAS raped the entire country of Iraq. You choice of words-metaphor- was/is right on! I am a former US Marine and a VietNam vet. I can tell you from first hand experience that war is THE most pornographic thing humans have ever devised. To all those who wish you harm, just wait till Ashcrap turns on them. Remember the story of the Nazis? When they came for (insert character) I did nothing as I was not one of them..........etc; When they came for me there was no body left to care. The wild eyed right wing kooks will get their turn to feel the wrath of Shrub and Ashcrap if they steal the upcoming election. Hell, Ashcrap may put us on Code Red in late October so that the unelected Shrub can declare martial law and suspend the election until we win the "war on terrorism". May the gods help us all in that case. charlie ehlen Glenmora,LA
Hang in there, we may just beat the bastards!!

From: "Crosson, Cathy E." <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:09 PM
Subject: Bravo!
Dear Susan,Good for you, not backing down! We mustn't let them scare us into being
NICE so they can get on undisturbed with their obscenities! BTW, I am a porn defense atty, have briefed six sexual-speech cases in the S.Ct., and so I also applaud your work on the sexual liberation front. Which reminds me, hmmmm, I wonder where Kitty MacKinnon is these days, that she is not condemning the "piles of bodies" in Iraq, and
speculating about rapes there? If she were doing her job, she would have taken the heat off of you! Best, Cathy

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 12:18 PM
Subject: Your article: Saddam's sex therapist etc.
Hi, Best wishes, I read your article with interest, and find the emails you received quite disturbing. I don't know what your work is (I live in Scotland) and don't watch much television, though you seem to do some sexually oriented TV or writing as well as your excellent articles on the Iraq war which are from a similar stand point as my own.
I am an atheist peace loving 52 year old man, with kids and a grandaughter, a wife, a labrador who is as grey round the muzzle as I am, and a love of beer, books, and my computer. While Dubya and Saddam were posturing, with Trust me Tony yapping round Dubyas' heels, little ole hick from the sticks me decides to get involved and started to put my opinions about, (sometimes forcefully but for peacefull ends), I posted on notice boards, replied to postings, tried to educate workmates, tried to get them to see the truth and get them away from Rupert Murdochs pro war gutter press Sun "newspaper".
I was ridiculed as not being wired up properly at work, got loads of hate mail, one guy from the good old US of A said I should be dragged out to the desert and shot with the rest of the Arab bastards. I admire professional writers who aren't intimidated by this scary shit. Your work is great, keep up the good work. take care Ian McKenzie.

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 12:10 PM
Subject: courage
Dear Dr Susan Block, bon courage et bonne chance. Unfortunately we life in times extraordinary, where truth is lies et vice versa. I personally am so sick and tired of this whole charade, I am going to have a sabbatical year, some travel and gardening, getting as far away as possibly from constant mindbungling distortion of reality, elsewise I fear, I might loose my sanity...
Please continue with your essays, which tell me, there are still people around, for lux and veritas.Yours faithfully, Dr Ralph Kruger (GP, Edinburgh, Scotland, going travel Europe)

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:57 AM
Darling Blockie, I found your present piece in Counterpunch very funny indeed, though it was full of cuss words. Poor Baby, such calumny heaped upon your innocent head ! I do not know your sexy tv program, but how can them Turks be so cruel, not to speak of those Western reporters that twist your very words. Haven't you learnt by now the transcendent 'power' of the press/media and their inmates ? We all live in an environment of make-believe, post-Donald Duckian and pre-apocalyptic (vide the recent Pentagon report) ecstacy. As you saw it is not the content but the form of your article which carried the day. As with all propaganda and there is little left for anything else to communicate within this one-dimensional world, everything is used, twisted and emptied out to set an agenda. Woe to the earnest, the un-bewitched and those not caught in simulacra. They dont belong and must be destroyed or converted. Life really is a bitch ! Best of luck, GR

From: Jack F Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:42 AM
Subject: Hugs
Read about the fiasco on counterpunch. It is really sad what a lot of ignorance and bigotry there is out there. But there are also a lot of us struggling for the real values this country claimed to be founded on, and struggling against the nightmare this country's government has unleashed upon this planet. Hugs for every vile word that was said against you, hang in there Susan. Jack

To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:27 AM
Subject: "About Half the American Public is Terminally Stupid"
Dear Dr. Bloch, I would console yourself with the knowledge that the correspondents mentioned in your recent article about the fallout from your article, "The Rape of Iraq", are probably part of the 51% of Americans who still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the US went to war with it last spring and the 47% who still believe that clear evidence that Iraq was supporting al-Qaeda has been found in that country. See the article by Juan Cole at 756. I would hope that most people would realize that there is more than one definition of the word rape, including "an outrageous violation" (see Merriam Webster - a damn fine dictionary). Perhaps as an Englishman, I shouldn't sneer at Americans particularly following the threats that a paediatrician over here received during a campaign against paedophiles
by one of Rupert Murdoch's fine organs (a k a The Sun). BTW, I find it wonderfully ironic that a president should demonstrate such shock when confronted by Janet Jackson's tit during the Superbowl, after he had just given an exclusive interview to the forementioned
organ of Rupert Murdoch which is renowned for the 'Page Three Girls' who always show their tits. Keep it up. Best Regards Stephen Oliver

From: "Euphorian" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:13 AM
Subject: Hussein's Harlot
"By the way, just to set another record straight, allegorically sticking it between the fat oil-drenched cheeks of the lying, war-gaming, Constitution- trashing drunken sailors in the Bush House does NOT make me a Saddam Lover. It makes me a sodomy lover." This point, made in the last paragraph of your article at CounterPunch, illustrates the darkest point about the whole Iraq misadventure, besides declaring "Mission Accomplished" after the mosaic image of Poppy was removed from the entryway of the AlRasheed Hotel in Baghdad and the gangland-style hits of the the Hussein kids for having posters of one or both of the Twins in their quarters: the longstanding connexion of Sodom and Gomorrah with the latter-day equivalents of evil, evolving into concepts like 'sodomy' which sound suspiciously like 'Saddam.' Note that no one ever calls the Iraqi by his proper last name, 'Hussein;' they always
gotta get that homo(!)nymphic thing going as well. Gets 'em all puckered up and giddy, if you know what I mean.
That the Constantinians (they who use Jesus the Philosopher as a cover for the militaristic enterprises) forget that the angel came down to help them with a more egregious problem, that of too much inbreeding, something that is well-defined by the END of the S&G story when Lot gets his due by repopulating via his daughters (and even his wife was salted away, out of the picture), that they do this attests to the simple fact that their minds have gone soft and mooshy, much like the 21st Century equivalent of the 19th Century impression of American Appalachia: the> Angoloids (comprising not only the population of Engalish but that of the Americoid Anglophiliacs as well). And to what can we attribute this? Too little expansive education and too much reliance on repregressive texts such as the 'holey' Bible, for one. And, thinking that the actions of the Engalish that failed in the past, namely seducing areas of the World in a forceful way, will somehow succeed a second, third, or hundredth time, despite the same unsuccessful result over and over again. And, as for you, young Dr. Sue, the same thing is occurring with regard to
your "rape." People are misinterpreting the text of your article as well as its true meaning, conveniently avoiding pertinent details. They are assuming there is an exact correlation to what happens in the "West" as it should in the "East" and the other way around. For obvious reasons, what started out as a specifically Middle Eastern thology, which didn't work, has spread world-wide and still doesn't work. Is this not a definition of insanity? Attempting the same thing over and over again to achieve a different result? Don't work means "Don't work!" Flaccidity isn't necessarily located only in the nether regions. Yet, we are faced with one of the greatest cheerleaders, an alumnus of the Yale squad, who thinks that what hasn't worked should be applied in parts of the World where it's doomed to failure, even before it gets started. Thus, we not only have a possibility of insanity but of the simple- minded sort in all its minifying by the effects of compounding. "Saddam/Sodom" added to "Mosaic image of the father" added to depleted cranium and on and on and we get some sort of untermenschen trying on the ubermenschen role. Heck embers, they wouldn't be able to even recognise a good fit if they had one! But, alas, the Incredible Hulk is not the same as the Credible Hunk, flight suits or not! But perhaps if they keep trying they might convince others otherwise. Misinterpretation of your article, intelligence overall, and even the supernatural are all degrees of the decline and decay of what used to make America great: respect for the Truth and the truth of Respect. It matters little if the Iraqis are being raped, literally or figuratively, IF we, at home, have had worse things done to us and we not only expect it but accept it. All we have to wait for now is when we're all supposed to be
made to squeal like pigs! And is this the reason *why* we're supposed to hope we don't run out of petroleum? Alamaine Grand Forks, ND

From: Peggy Hunter-Jenkins
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 10:10 AM
Subject: Rape of Iraq
Oh my god. Just when I thought I had basically nothing more to learn about vicious stupidity on the part of our countrymen, I read about the interpretation of your original column (which I read and was impressed by when it was first posted). I am actually stunned and feeling more hopeless than ever. Your rebuttal is excellent. I just wanted to send some words of support.Peggy Hunter Newport, VT

From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 9:54 AM
Subject: Your amusing Counterpunch article
Your misadventures with the working press illustrate the abysmal level of reportage. But the funniest part was your line about the Boston Globe, "being a skilled sensationalist reporter writing for a paper that tilts jauntily rightward." Surely you jest. I have lived six decades with the Globe. It is a broadsheet, not a tabloid, and one of the world's few surviving Stalinist rags. I defy you to locate anything rightward in its pages. It is uniformly leftist. Ralph McGaughey, Boston

From: "John Vanderhoef" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 9:50 AM
Subject: An injection of praise and hope...
Susan, I just read your article on I'm an anarchist and a free thinker and was greatly disturbed by the reaction to your article which was metaphorically titled. Regardless of what anybody says, you are not responsible for the bombing or the other atrocities. Everybody is responsible for what they do, for the choices they make, for the decisions they claim and call into action. You wrote an article with a creative, and appropriate title, and nothing more than that. People are natoriously ignorant and simple and point their brainless fingers at anybody, anything to make them feel better about their general apathy and acceptance of soldiers dying daily and people being oppressed all in the name of this tyrannical country. I applaud your continued writing efforts and just wanted to let you know there is somebody out there that doesn't condemn you to death for doing what so few people do - speak their mind and write intelligent and imformative truthful pieces. Thanks for going on and ignore the hate-mail. Please get drunk and smile or travel somewhere serene and remember you never killed anybody. Ignorance and lies did. All the best, -John Vanderhoef

From: "Jeffrey St. Clair" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block Institute" <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: Saddam's SeX Therapist & the Rape of Free Speech
nice piece Suzy!

From: polybi
To: Dr. Susan Block
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:50 PM
Subject: Saddam's Sex Therapist and stupid e-mail tricks
Dear Susan and Max: I usually pass along your e-mailings to some of the groups I host...but after I read the Saddam's Sex Therapist tome....and some of the most outrageous e-mails I have ever read....I felt compelled to add this to the mailings... (I usually send these with no comment, but I have to here. The above basically shows the depth of stupidity that is rampant in this country these days. These are people who, like flag wavers like Sean Handmaiden, Bill Oh Really, and Laura Inbred, thier ilk and blind followers, will not admit the truth....that people like Susie were right. There were no WMD's, mad-as-a-hatter as he was and is.....was never a threat, and that the Project of the New American Century was really a blueprint for a American Empire, without the freedoms we have enjoyed and now are happily giving away, having partaken of PNAC Kool-Aid and adopting a Patriot Act and an atmosphere pf censorship that has, in only three weeks, neutered free speech in what was once the free-est country in the history of the planet. If we accept another four years of lies, muzzling, and opression wrapped in blanket of jingoism, whatever this country is, cannot be called America. -polybi) Keep the faith, Don

...lying & dying...

Subject: Re: john q publius
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 10:23:01 -0700
From: Publius <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
Dr. Block, Thanks for the compliment; but yes, disturbing. I enjoy your own work, BTW. I was able to watch one of your tapes -- interesting interview style you have, and am enjoying your angle on things on CounterPunch. Glad you're connecting your core work with this stuff. Makes a nice nexus. Best, GP

Subject: Bush and his lies article in Counterpunch
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 03:57:09 +0700
From: John Fain <>
Hello Dr. Block, I've written to you once before. I had a comment then on waiting for John Ashcroft to do a "Jimmy". Jimmy Swaggart. Get caught with his pants down with one ugly hooker. Come to think of it, that's almost kind of endearing, that Jimmy's girl was so damn ugly. Almost makes him human. (My absolute favorite "Jimmy" still frame is his face contorted with tears and shame, blubbering. Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. You'll get a new job. Relax. But alas, no pictures of John in drag, although we didn't find out about J. Edgar "Mary" Hoover until much later ither. John's time will come. You don't cover up statue's breasts without some kind of skeleton in some closet somewhere. But that's not why I'm writing. Lies. Sex, lies, and videotape of dissent you'll never see. The nation seems to be enchanted with a horn toad President Bill, and they find it revolting; the Paulas, the Monicas and the who knows who elses... dirty, icky sex. Yuck. But when you lie to, and not only fuck a nation, but fuck large parts of whole geographical areas including the people, the living organisms that inhabit those places, not only not a peep, but praise! Amazing. We're collectively having anal sex, it's just that we don't know that having our heads up our asses don't seem to count as such. "I don't really know, Marge. I'm kind of sore, but I think it felt okay. Was it good for you"? Here in Thailand, there was a recent national story that made the headlines and the top story on television news. It was about the woman from Hong Kong who accused a tuk tuk (three wheeled taxi) driver of raping her. The tuk tuk driver was arrested, and the truth emerged within days. The woman was a heroin addict and had recently taken out some kind of insurance in Hong Kong for any out of country legal problem such as the one she just made up. Also, a test of her vagina revealed only the semen of her local boyfriend as he himself admitted to having sex with her recently. There was no tuk tuk semen. Tuk tuk driver semen is different than other semen. It has more lead from the toxic fumes they breathe all day in Bangkok. Kidding. Her traveling companions came forward and said she was the biggest liar they'd ever known, and didn't answer why they came with her to Bangkok in the first place. But the point is, in short order, two or three days, the authorities found she was lying and they ave the tuk tuk driver some 250,000 baht or around $6000 U.S. as compensation for public humiliation or some such ind of nice, huh? Instead of cashing in on her policy, she landed in jail instead. Things happen slow here depending on the thing in question. Justice, as it were, happens pretty quick; if you're unconnected, that is. Then, it's just like any other corrupt place. But with Bush. But with America. We just don't get it. We just don't admit it. We just won't look at it. We refuse to acknowledge his lies are not just about fudging "intelligence". His lies are angerous, harmful, and societal travesties. This guy is a serial liar. His whole administration is a lie without even saying anything. We're not only not told the truth about things, we're not even told things in the first place. Lies about the lies, but I guess that would follow, eh? We weren't told who the energy "team" was. We weren't allowed to see the Reagan papers as proscribed by law 10 years or so after the pres- ident leaves office, who did the nthrax mailings, and a thousand other things. Jessica Lynch, for God's sake. Can't even come clean on a kick down the door commando raid with the only weapons found were the doctor's stethoscopes. I'd love to have seen the look on the doctor's faces when the boys came in to "rescue" Jessica from their care. "Excuse me, please. If you'll just sign her release form, we'll take care of the damaged doors, but no, I guess you can't be too safe. Nope. Haven't seen Saddam. Bye guys. Thanks for everything. Yes, he WAS a tyrant. We can't thank you enough". George and the Boys. Creepiest thing to hit Main Street. Ever. But Old Bill. You know, the funniest, and I do mean the funniest image I have of the Monica Times was when Bill was sharing the pleasures of a good Cuban cigar. Not that, although I'll never look at cigars the same way again, especially when I see them fondled orally by men smoking them. Rather, it was during the Cigar Encounter, in the next room, or in any case in a room waiting for an audience with Clinton, was Yassir Arafat, twiddling his thumbs waiting for his turn. "Yeah, yeah, Yassir, in a minute. I'm busy, babe." I mean, let's face it. The problems in the Middle East are not going to get solved vernight. But the pleasure of an orgasm can be experienced in minutes if you're unlucky. In Georgie Girl's case, he be ucking our brains out, but he does it so insidiously, it's like we're sleeping through the rape so just like in the morning after a bad dream, the waking and the dream are blurred, so you don't think about it much. Either state. The waking or the dream. We really don't know if we got fucked during the night or not, so we just assume we'd know if it were something bad. Well, that ain't necessarily so, but sweet dreams to us all, none the less.
Well, Doctor, I just wanted to make a few comments and to thank you for your article on "Don't let sleeping dogs lie, call 'em on it". Regards, John Fain

Subject: Sex, Lies & WMDs
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 00:03:41 EDT
Great article. And you look good too? Best Regards, Kevin

Subject: your article in Counterpunch
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 23:01:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joseph Fitzpatrick <>
Hello Dr. Susan, Really enjoyed your article in Counterpunch, I think a vat of Lye should have been a vat of "Lies" Yours, Joe, Ireland

Subject: George II
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 06:28:36 -0500
From: "colindavy" <>
To: <>
Enjoyed reading your most interesting article. but I would take you to task concerning the Little Shrub's title of George II. If George Washington was George I, then George Dubya should really be known as George III and we all remember what sort of a disaster that King George III became !! At least so far as the Brits were concerned. And now that I think of it, George III's command of the English language was not too good either.....

Subject: Goebbels
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 15:38:35 -0400 (Pacific SA Standard Time)
From: "Ephraim Innis" <>
To: <>
Dear DR. Block: I am grateful to you for the article in Counter-punch. Obviously I could not develop the the argument the way you have but the themes have been on my mind.
Thank you. Ephraim Innis

From: ben lenard
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 10:29 AM
Subject: Susan Block
This is a quote from an Article you wrote on June 13, 2003 which I came across while researching a topic." (unless he really does strap on a missile slathered with Crisco between his legs before mounting one of his beloved ranch animals) "That article "Lying and Dying" was one of the worst most unprofessional opinions I have ever seen published. You are a mentally ill, sexual pervert who has NO business being published anywhere. I am amazed that anyone listens to you at all! People like you and the way you express yourself are the problem in our Society.

Subject: Sex, Lies & WMDs
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 15:24:31 EDT
Dear Dr. Susan, Today I read the article you wrote for the Oct. 1 Counterpunch. It was funny and at the same time sad, that we, the rest of the world, have to suffer because of the indulgence of two meglomaniacs, one a dry drunk cowboy who is being used by the EVILangel istic Christian radicals who believe in and Apocalypse and are trying to hurry it up, and a war Industry complex who would be happy to take the contract from them! Your story reminded me of a cartoon satire I drew for Daddy back when he got a little in 91. I changed it up a bit to fit Jr. I hope you don't mind I sent it as an attachment. I do it as a hobby and not many people see them . I hope you like it. Iv'e done quite a few on the "bushes", they are so easy to satire. I wasn't a big Clinton fan, but it show's what you can do when you go get a little in stead of living in Victorian denial like the bush people , then want to go out and screw the World

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Subject: yes!
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 00:26:43 -0500
From: "dick hurst" <>
To: <>
I loved this article because it speaks the truth, something which is lacking in the news media. Many Americans are hungry to hear the truth told in the news media while so many unthinking Americans go along with the crowd as if they are in La La Land. We are not a land of thinkers but followers and with the news media being what it is now, this is dangerous. Keep up the good work.

Subject:Sex, lies & WMDs
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 19:08:57 -0700
From: Anthony Mata <>
Dear Dr. Susan, My fondest desire is to see you run for political office. I truly believe you are a most viable candidate for Senator or Governor of California. Truly, Dr. Susan, I think you have a great deal to offer this state and our country.

Subject: Dr. Susan Block: 'Sex, lies & WMDs'
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 00:34:12 +0200
From: himbi <>
Wow, what a terrific article ! If it only could find it's way into the major media and TV - Networks to wake people up !
Best whishes !

Subject: Thank you
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:25:30 -0600

To: <>
Dear Dr. Susan Block, Thank you, that was a great article, Sex lies and WMD. One I hope many American will read and are reading. Why are so many so blinded, fooled by Bush? Alas with the hapless Democrats, I see another 4 years of Bush comes 2004 and it is fate too horrible to imagine.

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 00:11:51 EDT
I'm Dr. Steve Garman and I would like to discuss your interest in Bukkakae. SMG

Subject: Lying and Dying Sex, Lies & WMDs
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 17:38:07 -0700
FANTASTIC ARTICLE! Please keep it up. This chain of deceit and thugery while condermining the Constitution has GOT to stop. Impeach Bush - Reclaim the US Constitution

Subject: Article on Bush
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 17:15:50 -0400
From: Irv Barat <>
well-spoken - Keep attacking the scum-bag. Irvine Barat

Subject: lying and dying
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 19:43:51 -0700 (PDT)
keep it up!!! if there's anything bush is he's a muffin. talk about his sexuality in terms that you have in this article will drive him up a wall. as it's all so true. ...scott verville

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 19:20:48 -0700
From: Anthony Mata <>
Dear Dr. Susan, I do enjoy your articles, you naughty, naughty, girl.

Subject: pore little ranch critters
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 13:16:18 -0800 (GMT)
From: David Vest <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
... and the Right howls about how they can't believe H.C. didn't know B.C. was lying ...Yr fan as ever, Crisco Slather

Subject: commentary
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 12:23:13 -0600
From: Gregg Heath <>
Dear Dr. Block: I've just finished reading your commentary on the counterpunch site. I am sure you make some valid points with regard to the information that the American people have been given vis a vis the war and its necessity. The problem is that when you resort to name calling and snide asides it detracts from your message. I see the same tactic used by other Counterpunch writers such as Elaine Cassel and Sam Hamad. If you have a valid argument then you shouldn't have to resort to personal attacks. I read a wide variety of viewpoints in an effort to educate myself but when I read a commentary that uses personal attacks and insults I tend to discount any valid points that might be made. As my grandfather used to say,"it never does any good to wrestle with a pig in the mud. At some point you realize you're not getting anywhere and the pig likes it." Gregg Heath Financial Advisor/Branch Manager Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. P. O. Box 7189 777 E. Main Str., Suite 202 Bozeman, MT 59771-7189

Rape of Iraq Letters
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From: gmendez11
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: Rape of Iraq article
I just had an opportunity to read the article,"The Rape of Iraq," you wrote immediately following the U$ invasion & current occupation of Iraq. Brilliant work. You used an incredibly unique, creative, & powerful way to describe the horrific crimes committed right smack in front of our eyes as the entire world tried to stop it. This while many Americans were cumming (like horny Sailors on leave) with patriotism & revenge... which so quickly transforms into colonial fascism. Which unfortunately is the real history of the U$, "manifest destiny" & all. You are an enlightened & brave citizen of the world. Thank you for the clarity.

Subject: Praise and a request
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 02:13:55 -0500
From: Jake Witmer <>
Hi, Love your website. I totally agree with almost everything you have to say. -And I'm very glad that you're out there insulting the sex-hating government religious fanatics who've unconstitutionally seized control of America and ruined it for many of us. (Another rash of arrests of people making shit videos this week -the Bush administration has learned well from the Nazis. Four of my friends have also served time for smoking flowers) I tell everyone I know about your site. I have a long list of libertarian friends who passionately hate our busybody government. Can you do me a favor and link to one of our strongest anti-war and pro-self ownership sites? I'd love it if you could link to -it would be very heartenening in this time of a renewed call for SLAVERY. Thanks for the great work, and keep on Jabbing the Bush regime. Maybe we'll
be as fortunate as the people in Baghdad, when he's run out of office (hopefully on a rail). Peace, -Jake Witmer

Subject: Rape of Iraq
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 13:23:21 +0300
From: "joinnet" <>
To: <>

Subject: "Smiling and Enjoying It
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 06:02:34 -0400
From: "robert jewett" <>
To: <>
CC: "cynthia jewett" <>
Your reference to "a smile of submission" is real -- oh so real. A woman's smile, yes it can be grossly misinterpreted. This article clarified my understanding of this alpha male behavior, ofen expressed by terrorizing and persecuting -- persecuting/terrorizing a woman who steps out of the confining circle of how they define a woman's role or attributes is especially obvious. Their mission becomes squash and destroy in a patronizing manner. She is expected to smile and say thank you. And if she does, they feel what they have done/are doing is fine -- a patronizing behavior.I learned a lot from your article..Sincerely, Deana Jewett US Citizen who feels illegal detention, electonic/physical detainment is a criminal/human rights abuse, expecially if that person is held outside of any constitutional/legal process, invommunicado, gag orders, etc.
TIA, Patriots Act I and Patriot's Act II will allow this process to continue/increase as written law. (terrorists who are fighting terrorism -- an improper noun -- justification for terrorist acts.

Subject: I really liked your article
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 23:22:23 -0600
From: Kristal Forest <>
To: <>
Dear Susan Block: Remember that book called "The End of Sex" written by Leonard Snow a few years back. He connected the bedroom with politics very well. Check it out
if you haven't. The sexual point of view is always powerful. I am an astologer. You
probably have a "big Pluto." Pluto is always deep and takes us to the bottom of the issue looked at. Keep writing SINCERELY, KRISTAL FOREST

Subject: Rape of Iraq
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:36:01 -0600
From: "Lara Riscol" <>
To: <>
Excellent article! I occasionally follow your work through Rev. Bookburn’s newsletters, and continue to be amazed at your insight, eloquence and courage to draw controversial conclusions. Thank you, Lara Riscol

Subject: To Susan Block
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 06:05:07 -0400
From: "Floyd Rudmin" <>
To: <>
Thank you for your CounterPunch essay. I am a psychology professor in Canada.
Floyd Rudmin

Subject: Iraq War child Information
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 8:59:11 -0700
From: <>
Thank you for your article. Well said. For explicit information on how critical the humanitarian crisis was before we invaded in March and why it is precipitating possibly the worst holocaust in the history of the world, read the report (35 pages) Our Common Responsibility at . I hope you will continue to speak out on this genocide in every great detail. (definition of genocide at Genocide Information Center of .) Thank you. PS No one will talk with me when I telephone VP Dick Cheney's or Sec. Donald Rumsfeld's offices about the humanitarian crises and advise them that they are in violation of the Geneva Conventions and ask them to work faster to alleviate the suffering. They planned this rape and murder of Iraq. They knew exactly what they were doing when they went in. They had these reports as did the Iraqi government. They were given to all parties via the UN. VP Dick Cheney (202) 456-7549 Sec. of Def. Donald Rumsfeld (703) 692-7100 Perhaps they will talk with you.

Subject: The rape of Iraq
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 23:21:17 -0400
From: vlrkfetm <>
Thanks for this eye opening story. I too call it rape because first Iraq had to remove its best weapons , and when it did destroy 75%, the gang rape of the wiling 50 started. It is hard to believe democracy starts like that. Robert

Subject: greetings
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 07:05:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: john steppling <>
Susan Block; i think we crossed paths many years ago......and here I find you on CounterPunch ......something I often read in my remote corner of eastern europe (krakow, Poland).....been away from LA for around five years now. Just wanted to say good work.....I am doing much speaking these days here (between theatre and teaching) on the war.....and am becoming the de facto american anti war voice in polish papers ......such as that is. Anyway, again good work......look foward to more. Regards, John Steppling

Subject: "Smile and Enjoy It"
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 20:56:49 -0500
From: "kcsdkjschwartz" <>
To: <> "Rape of Iraq
I read your article. You have written what I also have seen in the actions of the US. I think you've dared to write what many people know deeply to be true. Cheryl

Subject: rape of Iraq
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 21:44:59 -0700
From: "Theron Marks" <>
I know I'm late, but the counterpunch article rape of Iraq is better than the blood on your hands article by Breslin. I was cold and hungry, but it kept me reading in shock, because it's true, like shock video. Theron

Subject: Rape??
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 15:56:00 -0700
From: "Clay Cleveland" <>
To: <>

Re: The Rape of Iraq, a rant by Dr. Susan Block, published in on April 15, 2003. Stick to chattering about other folks' sexual problems, Susie, and leave the problems in Iraq to those charged with making peace and order out of chaos. You obviously have your head up your ass so far you fail to grasp the real reason the Iraqi liberation had to be undertaken, and I'm too old to try explaining it to you. Let me just say, it is not over yet, the work continues; you and the rest of the impatient worldly citizens that think everything can be cured as easily as you fake your orgasms will just have to wait and watch it all unfold. While I am offended, and aghast, that a rational human could fabricate such as your article, one part especially irks me. You stated: The Iraqi Antiquities Museum has been cleaned out of 5000-year-old priceless antiquities, most stolen, some smashed to pieces in the fury of "liberation." No doubt a true statement, almost, except I understand the museum has been closed to the public for the past 12 years. So, then, who is to say when the "looting" and "smashing" took place? Consequently, why are our troops to be blamed for not guarding the building as they did other buildings? How can you be sure you know the juicy details? Did it never occur to you that the troopers just might have been busy elsewhere, maybe fighting for their lives? Moot point, I suppose, since the truth apparently means little to you. Comparing the war in Iraq with rape is totally asinine, and you must be out of you ever-loving mind to even think of doing so. Why don't you just trot off to Baghdad, and spread your worldly "knowledge" there? And stay there.... Sincerely, Clay Cleveland An old, decrepit,
retired, Soldier.......

Subject: The Rape of Iraq
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 11:06:14 -0500
From: "J Farabee" <>
To: <>
Thanks for the very interesting analysis. If you could look into the soul of American women at this time, would you find a consensual recognition of male-driven violation, or something else, or is it impossible to generalize?

Subject: Comments: The Rape of Iraq
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 12:22:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: osho osho <>
Dr. Susan, It's extremely difficult for me to express how much I have appreciated your article. In today's cesspool of crap and ultra biased political writing, you certainly belongs to a very different place and class. And I am still amazed that a person like you exist. My Sincere Regards, Osho

Subject: The Rape of Iraq
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 19:17:20 -1000
From: Lee Duke <>
Dear Dr. Block: What a great article. Thank you.
Lee Duke

Subject: smile and enjoy it
Date: Thurs, 17 Apr 2003 10:36:14 -0700
From: Dominic Martello <>
To: <>
Wow. You've given a lot of us a tantalizing new perspective on this whole mess. Brava. And thank you. Your article will make my (rare) email rounds. Dominic Martello, San Francisco

Subject: your counterpunch piece
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 21:18:42 EDT
I liked your counterpunch. Hiliarious analogy between the statue/Saddam and the dildo/cock.

Subject: RE: "Smile and Enjoy It . . . The Rape of Iraq"
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 9:29:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: wayne george <>
o Dr (?) Susan Block, I have fairly silent during the war in Iraq, but having read your commentary/opinion under the above noted title I wish to comment. Besides, if a "Sex Educator" can get her "two cents worth" in I'll try for a nickels worth. I am a very proud American, I am also a very proud Viet Nam Veteran, and if that in itself turns you off . . tuff shi.... I lost a good friend on 9/11 at the WTC, she left a husband and two small children. I find it outrageous that you equate rape to what has and is happening in Iraq. First, let me say that I am not a Republican (registered Independant), I did not vote for Bush, I was not strongly for the war. However, YOU crossed the line with your allegations of "rape" which implies that every American soldier doing his duty in Iraq is a Criminal. And if that is what you are hinting at (and if so why are you so afraid to just come out and say it?), well then, here's one American Veteran (by the way, how have YOU earned your freedom living in America?) who would like to propose this suggestion to you. If it will make you feel better in the morning . . . . . . . . . burn an American flag and kiss my ass!!!!

Subject: how could someone so educated be so stupid?
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 12:21:28 -0400
i read your idiotic article about the "rape" of iraq no, it was the LIBERATION of iraq whatever the motivations for this war, america did the right thing. saddam is gone, the iraqi people will be A LOT better off i guess a fascist left wing nutcase like you would take a brutal thug like saddam over the usa? don't answer, i know you would even educated folks like yourself can be utter idiots. the rape of iraq? comparing the usa to a rapist and the iraqi people being the victims. sorry, you can put all the spin you want on the photos of the happy iraqis that they are not really happy to be rid of saddam, but anyone with common sense knows these folks are glad he's gone, this is a major bitchslap in the face of militant islamic fascism, osama is almost irrevelant now in a way, we have sent a message that the radical islamic wingnuts will not get away with the terrors they spread any longer. man, you people are the radical left never cease to amaze me, and i'm pretty much a liberatarian on social and personal issues. well, thankfully, you guys and gals on the nutty marxist left do not run this world...folks like you, mikey moore, and other fools you probably admire like fidel don't make the rules, thank christ... ciao j.r.

Subject: Asking Permission to post
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 08:53:44 -0500
From: "sherryl-annette" <>
To: <>
I have a diary in where I post my own thoughts but also others work. I would love to post your Rape of Iraq because that is exactly how I have viewed this war on those people. Thieves who would disable the family, brake their bones, have them paralyzed with fear and then destroy their home and belongings. I have already placed it in my diary. I will take it out promptly if you wish. sherryl-annette snyder

Subject: rape & Pillage
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 13:57:45 +0100
From: "Edward Teague" <>
To: <>
I cannot speak with your authority on rape but I do know what motivates Dubya’s gang of geriatric wannabee gunslingers and commie kickers, like Cheney, Rummy, Marshall, Schultze, and Baker, Zionist visionaries like Fieth, Bolton, and Armitage, weapons, aerospace and oil company salesmen (and women), and assorted sociopaths such as Perle and Kissinger. Along with the the born again Christian capo di capo and right wing zealots like Pat Roberston they have been aided by the useful idiot Blair, who has made some secret and sinister Faustian compact with this amoral bunch of crooks and shysters and have brought off a breathtaking gamble.(yes that is what it is) With a combination of lies and deceit, demonisation of foes and terrorism of their countrymen the plans for global hegemony are unfolding. How do we know? Well the plans are no secret and can be traced back with ease through published tracts of various special interest “think” tanks. Increasingly events resemble a nightmare - nor can I see an end, like rapists, the first one is easy, the rest are just repeats. Iraq today, Syria tomorrow gets easier. A habit to feed.

Subject: rape in iraq
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 20:57:23 -1000 (HST)
From: Gabrielle Welford <>
thanks for your appropriately shocking piece on iraq "liking to be raped." i think whoever believes the shite we're being fed in the media needs to be shocked. is the article appearing anywhere large and public? all best, gabrielle w. u hawaii at manoa

Subject: The rape of Iraq
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 02:15:32 EDT
Dear Susan, You got it right. The US is shameful, without conscience and blind to their crimes. Bush truly believes might makes right. Kathleen O'Connor Wang
My letter to UN: Dear Kofi Annan: The process of rebuilding Iraq should be paid for by Britain the US and Spain, Austaila and Northern Ireland. The people of Iraq should get the contracts, their companies should do the work and Iraqi workers should be paid out of US, etc., funds not any single penny of Iraq's assets, funds or oil revenues. Those who have contributed to the destruction of Iraq must pay. Iraq citizen's and companies should be given the jobs this take will create. The invaders should not benefit by one cent and they should also pay reparation for every single human killed and every piece of property destroyed.
The principles that caused this massacre should be brought to justice for this war crime including the crimes that were committed in the Gulf War when Iraqi soldiers fled with white flags flying and were barbarically slaughtered and bulldozed some alive under the sand. The US is not exempt. This was pre-any agreement to exempt US responsibility and Powell is ultimately responsible for that massacre.

Subject: re: Rape of Iraq
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:44:38 -0400
From: Spartacus Jones <>
Dr. Block, A beautifully written and insightful article. Bravo.
Adam Crown

Subject: the rape of Iraq
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 23:16:58 -0700
From: David Vest <>
To: <>
beautifully written, Susan. Well worth the wait. David Vest

Subject: rape designation appropriate
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:10:24 -0400
I am so glad that you have presented the anglo-american murder campaign in Iraq in terms of a rape, and "grin and enjoy it" framework. I have long thought of this metaphor as the most appropriate- even before the actual martial rape occurred this time. Even the prolonged charade of arms inspections, with the anglo-americans shamelessly, brazenly invading the sanctities of a sovereign nation week after week, month after month, with the uncontrolled sexual rage of a rapist, all in the name of so called "disarmament," to me came across as one gigantic (literally, metaphorically) rape event. So, the two mass murderers in London and Washington are also filthy rapists in my book, as are all their gang-rape associates. The condemnation of their filthy acts defies words or description. Monish R. Chatterjee, Ph.D. Professor, ECE

Subject: CounterPunch column
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 21:27:48 -0400
From: "vince verdi" <>
To: <>
Hi, Great column about the toppling of Saddam's statue and the Iraqi rape/looting. You know, there are people -- a LOT of people -- who still don't know that broken statue stunt was a staged incident. Why? Because none of the reporters in the mainstream media there had to balls to report it. They saw what was happening, and not one of these gutless wonders was willing to get in front of a camera and tell viewers, "Hey, folks, hate to break the news to you, but this was not a spontaneous, nation-wide celebration -- it was staged for the media." No one in the major papers wrote about, either. Pathetic. You think of all the Saddam icons that must have been in Baghdad before the war, and they happened to pick one right outside unofficial media headquarters. That's because U.S. military officials obviously knew they could get away with it. Just lay off my man Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, though. He provided much-needed comic relief and
zaniness to the festivities. Regards, Vince Verdi Atlanta

Subject: Re: Smiling Iraqis
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 21:13:43 -0000
From: "polybi" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
I have to repost this so that all of you get this:
"Who are all these looters anyway? Rummy says they're "ordinary Iraqis" though a bit "untidy." I don't know about that. I remember a little Iraqi factoid from months back when the Statue Toppling was just a gleam in Boy King Bush's eye: Saddam let all the prisoners out of his prisons. Tens of thousands of them. He let the criminal element back on the street, and now here they are, ruling Iraq, the interim government of crime preceding occupation. Is this the Baathists' "unconventional weapon" that that crazy old Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf kept threatening to unleash?" Isn't it amazing that nobody at Fox-Jazeera got this? Isn't it amazing that an anti-war sex-positive pleasure doyenne figured this out all by herself, without depending on Bill O'Really or Sean Handmaiden, let alone Rush Limburger! God bless you Susan Block Lobkowicz! And happy horny annivesary to you!!

Subject: The rape of Iraq
Date: Tues, 15 Apr 2003 01:25:47 EDT
Thank you! You have a way of putting things that makes me feel a lot better. IMixing humor and sex is a very effective tactic, I think. It made me think of how satisfying it would be, to have someone go up to Rummy, and say "Ooh! nice going, Donny!" And give him a big wet kiss and squeeze his ass! Which reminds me...Recently, on the discussion boards I hang out on, I used the this strategy on one of the right-wingers. He's too goofy to be taken seriously, so I said: "If you're a real right-wing nut, then I'm relieved! Because that must mean John Ashcroft must be a heel of a guy. Why don't you bring him over, and we'll party down! I'll put away all the nude pictures, since I know how embarraased he gets about that sort of thing. Just don't bring Jerry Fallwell with you. The last time we got togetther, he got a little too affectionate with my ironing board. Kept calling it "Mohammed." When I tried to get it away from him, he bit me. Then he took a dump in my shower! After he finally left, we discovered he'd stolen all our olives and pita bread. THat guy's got no class to him!" Just thought I'd share that with you. Also, since I last wrote to you, if you remember me, I got my own website up. I thought you'd like my art. If you'd like to see it <A HREF="">Click here: Sam Smith Art</A> and if that link doesn't work, the URL is The site isn't finished, but it has a good selection of my stuff. Soon I'll have my t-shirts and cards added. Hope you like it. Best, Sam

Subject: You are so smart!
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 13:21:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: J L <>
RE: "Smile and Enjoy It" The Rape of Iraq by Dr. SUSAN BLOCK
The death of 800-1200 innocent Iraqis (the figure arrived at by prominent Liberals Achedimecs, and the higest estimate I have seen to date) was not worth it! We should not have gone in there! We should not have torn down their torture cells, confiscated gas weapons, and destroyed tons of other weapons. So what if tens of thousands of men women and children were routinely arrested and tortured, under Sadam? At least they had a separate children's prison, where the children were tortured by specialists. So what if 1,000,000 lives were lost in the Iran Iraq war innitiated by Sadam. So what if 100,000 Kurds were killed in 1993 as retaliation for their resistence. So what if.... (Speaking rape, do you know that the Iraqi government employed official "Rapists"? Their job was to rape women as a penalty to committing crimes.) But saving the lives of innocents at our own risk, is not important. No no no! What's important to humanity is Telephone Sex Therapy! Yes! That's what the world needs! Telephone Sex Therapy!
Wow, you really have a profound life! Soldiers are off risking death to free the oppressed, and you are teaching people how to have more fun while trying to cum. Gee wiz, what a great human you are.

Subject: Hi Susan
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 21:53:42 -0400
From: "Gloria Bergen" <>
To: <>
Hey Susan, I loved your story on CounterPunch. Especially the cock analogy. "Kind of like a dildo versus the actual cock." Actually these days a dildo is better. I was terrorised, raped and vandalized myself by my husband, then a couple of years later by a boyfriend. Everyone told me " Why did you marry a Libyan?" "To give him a green card" was my honest answer. "Why did you date a Portuguese?" Because he was cute and good in bed. Why did you let him do that to you? Duh. I'm still suffering PTSD from the events. Anyways, as always, In solidarity, Gloria Bergen globerg communications
Environmental Health and Safety Consultant

Subject: Re: [Fwd: The Rape of Iraq]
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 17:19:06 EDT
Lot of good response on the article! I can just hear Bush and the warmongers now: "Iraq was asking for it, Iraq wanted it, see, Iraq really LIKED it!"

Subject: The Rape of Iraq
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 15:56:52 -0400
From: Paul Whalen <>
Dear Dr. Suzy: Once again your analysis is provocative and disturbing.What I find in the aftermath of what is one of more egregious crimes against humanity is a total lack of introspection on the part of the Left,if it even exists.Its time for all opposed to militarism,exploitation and brutality as a normative ideal to think hard about what constitutes effective(or affective) resistance and steps toward a life free of
barbarism and iron-fisted coercion.Clearly,mass demonstration doesn’t work.It may be that,following Walter Davis,what we really need is de-racination,the destruction of the system of guarantees that shields us from knowledges of ourselves we prefer not to
know.In any event,its going to be messy and probably violent,but unavoidable and dangerously unpredictable.I don’t know if there any way to avoid this confrontation,but not to confront the causes of our collective misery is to insure a sure path to destruction. Keep up the good work,its more important than you think. Sincerely,
Paul Whalen

Subject: The Rape of Iraq
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:49:41 -0700
From: Timothy Dyer <>
Dear Susan, thank you once again. Rapist indeed. Any rationalization will do for blood-drinkers, and yes we are. Got the taste from our ponies, 3k years ago, switched to humans about the time of Cyrus and never looked back. And now we've stood by and watched 4000 years of history burn in Bahgdad (or perhaps facilitated). The marauding Mongols are dead but we are definitely on the scene. That said, our cozy little Fourth Reich is about to unravel like a cheap sweater. My only question is whether, when we crater, the entire Union goes with it? Yes, it has happened before, not here of course, but
around the globe, through time, more than a few. This place is a house of cards and the peasants are running very fast not to see it. Keep your passport current. You may wish to ride out the collapse, elsewhere (hopefully a bit more civilized). Patriot II is coming to a neighbor near us all soon. All the best Timothy Dyer Citizen of the Last Aryan Empire

Subject: Rape of Iraq
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 11:06:37 -0700
From: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz <>
Dr. Block, thank you for this insightful contribution. I teach a Women's Studies course on "The Sexuality of Terrorism/Militarism," and will definitely have the students read this.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies California State University, Hayward

Subject: Your column title
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 13:27:58 -0400
Your column title was right on target. I am reminded of the movie " The Accused" where Jodie Foster is being humiliated while the onlookers cheer on. The mightiest stud of the world, high on 'go-pills' and Viagra raped Iraq and the world watched, some with gleeful voyeurism while others with an indifferent attitude. And Caligula is getting ready for Syria, bring her on.

Bukkake Bombing Crusade Letters

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 00:48:51 -0500
From: "Jack wasenius" <>
To: <>

DR. SUSANRULES Barbara Wasenius Lets bukkake Bush love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: incredible piece
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 00:28:51 -0600
From: Kevin Van Cott
To: ">

loved the analogy of bukakke/bush article.....very , very clever........ also, very hot!!
Kevin Van Cott worcester mass

Subject: Great article
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 13:47:42 -0800 (PST)
From: James Arnold <>
Dr Block- Commendations for an excellent (Bukkake Bombing) article. I teach school in rural Nevada and feel 'scared' to opinionate on such matters as the war. Maybe I am suffering from P.O.D.-post orgasmic depression. Look forward to more of your work on CounterPunch, keep it UP! Best, Jim Arnold

Subject: You are very wrong on this Suzy!
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 17:37:50 -0800
From: "Robert McGinley" <>
To: <>
Dear Suzy: I admire you Suzy, but am disgusted with your anti-American propaganda web site. I wish it were not so. Best regards (truly): Dr. Robert McGinley

Subject: cockfight
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 12:40:45 -0800
From: "Douglas Corey" <>
To: <>
Stumbled across your article. Absolutely loved it. And now the cockfight has begun. How sad.

Subject: need any assistance from someone in Bay Area for two weeks, NY after that?
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 14:09:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Myss Tickle <>
Dear Dr. Susan Block and helpers and friends,
Hi, I would like to help with this - no words can describe how important what you're doing is and how strange and weird these times are. Thanks for your fighting. Keeps our hopes alive. Can I help even if I don't have a lot of dinero? Spanks very much! Astronima Domina

Subject: The Blind Rage of the Impotent Cuckold
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 14:42:29 -0500
From: "KWhalen" <>
To: <>
Dear Dr. Block: To say I enjoy your postings on CP severely understates the case.How about Iraq War as Viagra for the dollar.It seems that the little green appendage just don’t get the job done for the global market any more.In fact,in the currency dick length contest,the dollar lost 20% of its girth and length vs.the Euro in the past year.Saddam only takes payment for oil in euros,with the rest of OPEC not far beyond.Because oil is denominated,and more importantly,traded in dollars a switch to euros means the US economy no longer gets a free ride with respect it’s trade and budget deficits.The plutocrats have whistling past the graveyard on this one for twenty years.Now it turns out we’ve got a rigged game economy that makes the Third World guys in Thailand, Mexico,etc. look like the soul of fiduciary responsibility. Despite repeated rate cuts from our money pimp,Al can’t find the G-spot anymore,and the new economy turns out to have been a circle jerk bukkake for the plutocrats with the working American(or anywhere else)on the receiving end.Now everybody is pissed off,how dare that bitch, Marketa Global fuck around with that Frog Dagokraut motherfucker, Euro, who says he’s gonna sell the ragheads crack to her.If it wasn’t for US,that bitch Marketa wouldn’t be shit.I don’t care if my shriveling green member is a toothpick compared the Louisville slugger Euro is sporting,I’m still the king.To prove it,we’re gonna do a drive by on that Saddam bitch. That’s your foreign policy lesson from Compton,DC. Paul Whalen

Subject: Cockfight at Baghdad Corral: 4th Quarter
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 10:24:08 -0800 (PST)
From: lee santa <>
Dr. SUSAN BLOCK: I think I'm in love. I had never heard of you before reading this article on the Counter Punch web site, but I'll be looking for you from now on. What a devastatingly funny description of the monkey boy gang and the mess they've gotten us into. Lee Santa P.S. You and your girlfriends can Bukkake me anytime you want.

Just Some War Lovin' Swingers in Tampa

This was on the SwingTampa email list today.....
Subject: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 03:46:41 -0000
From: "Tim & Dawn <>" <>
Webby & Ms. Webby, We have a question for you two. Is Swing Tampa endorsing Dr. Susan's radio show because of, or in spite of her political views? We receive alot of emails from her. They all include her shoving her anti-war viewpoints down our throats.
T & D

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 20:03:50 -0800
From: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
maybe i'm missing something here, but why don't these folks ask to be delisted? anyone can be taken off our email list if they just ask. the instructions on all of our emails are very clear. we don't want anyone on our list who doesn't wish to receive our emails. as for the "shoving" of viewpoints down people's "throats," hmm...sounds like some rockin' fellatio to me... ;-) .. love, not war, suzy

SwingTampa's response to the Anti War emails.....
Subject: [swingtampa] Re: Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 04:03:58 -0000
From: " <>" <>
Tim & Dawn, Two things...................First, in response to your question, the answer is ....... Dr. Suzy's show is Dr. Suzy's show. We do not tell her how to run her show. She does not tell us how to run We are two separate entities, and we simply enjoy her show when it comes to issues of sexuality. We believe that the Swinging Lifestyle should remain APOLITICAL. In other words, except for issues that directly affect the Lifestyle itself, we do not openly endorse any political viewpoint. It is for this reason that OFFICIALLY does not hold any opinion whatsoever regarding the potential war with Iraq. Neither does hold any other political opinions about anything non-Swinging-related. Do WE have OUR own opinions about the war? Yes. Webby feels that war with Iraq is necessary, and has been necessary since Iraq's initial non-compliance after the First Gulf War. Ms. Webby has no opinion about war one way or another, unless it directly affects the security of our family. Now.........explain what ANY of this has to do with the Swinging Lifestyle? Truth is, none of it does. I t is for this reason that we do not discuss politics, religion, or anything else of such a sensitive and personal nature here on We feel a person's beliefs and viewpoints are their own, and we respect that. All we are concerned about here at is the Swinging Lifestyle itself. No, we are not enthused about Dr. Suzy's E-Mails where her non-sexual viewpoints ...... .regardless of where they may be on the Political and Religious spectrums.........are pushed so hard. But, then again, WE decide whether or not we want to receive her E-Mails. If we do not like what she has to say, we can simply unsubscribe from her E-Mail Mailing List. We, personally, do not necessarily agree with Dr. Suzy's viewpoints on Iraq. But, in the grand scheme of things, we simply choose to disregard them. We enjoy her show because of her viewpoints on Sexuality. THAT is why she is a part of Now for the second issue ..............We ask that, for future reference, complaints regarding anything related to, it's services, or any of it's Members please be directed to us via E-Mail, and NOT on the Message Board on the Yahoo Group, or the Discussion Board on the website.
Thank you.Sincerely, Webby & Ms. Webby

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 21:15:27 -0800 (PST)
From: "" <>
To: Tim Dawn <>,
Nice to see some constructive, respectful communication here. Keep up the good work, all of you! S
incerely, Webby & Ms. Webby

Tim Dawn <> wrote:
Suzy, We removed our primary address from your email list after addressing our issue with the Webbies from Swing Tampa. Don't get us wrong. We like your radio show and your> views on sex. But you need to understand some things about us. Dawn lost her uncle in the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon. Her cousin (her uncle's son), who we will only identify as "KC", is in the Air Force Intelligence. He has detailed information about direct links between Iraq and al-Qaida, the details of which he cannot reveal to us.There are many people like us who agree with your sexual viewpoints, but who also are in favor of ending Terrorism in all of it's forms, once and for all. This includes taking down Saddam Hussein by force. You need to understand that it is one thing to speak up against war. But to do so in such a manner that can even be construed as disrespectful towards the victims of Terrorism (including the 9/11 atttacks) and their loved ones, will only turn people off from even wanting to hear your anti-war viewpoints, whether we agree with them or not. Our point is that we and many of our friends feel that many of your anti-war statements are offensive. Not the fact that you are anti-war, but rather what you are saying about it. While the Webbies were right in telling us that you have a right to your viewpoints, we do need to tell you that you are turning off many listeners to your show. T & D

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 21:30:29 -0800 (PST)
From: "" <>
D r. Suzy, Just to let you know, we've been getting similar feedback from others here at Many of them are turned off by your Anti-War stance, and many are just turned off by the rhetoric. As we told Tim and Dawn in our Yahoo Group the other day.......... We do not tell you how to run your business or your radio show. It is your business. But, please also keep in mind that Tim and Dawn are correct in that many of our Members feel you are coming off very disrespectful towards those with loved ones in the Military, or those who have lost loved ones in the War on Terror. We don't want to tell you what to say. Just to consider the feelings of those who feel we are doing this for the sake of America's security, when you choose your words. Thanks. Sincerely, Webby & Ms. Webby

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 23:27:35 -0800
From: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
To: "" <>,

Dear Webby and Ms. Webby,
Thank you for your emails. Enough already. Please take the show off of SwingTampa. That is fine with us. We advocate love, not war.
With all due respect, and for reasons you already know from listening to my show, I especially do not support Mr. Bush's War on Iraq. Mr. Bush and his team are "shoving" this war "down our throats," and in so doing, they are not showing respect for me, or millions of Americans who do not want to put ourselves or our military at risk this way (remember Vietnam!), or millions of Iraqis (half of whom are under the age of 15), or billions in the world who do not wish to live in "pre-emptive" times.
We have all lost loved ones. That is always painful. We should not use our loss as an excuse to censor our media or dismantle our Constitution. Nor should we use it as an excuse to kill more people. Two wrongs don't make a right. Besides, there were no Iraqis on those 9/11 planes! I'll believe Tim & Dawn's cousin's inside info when I see it. In fact, the man should step forward now and become a national hero, because he has information that every intelligence agency in the world is looking for! Hey, does he know where Osama is?
As you also know, I am a talk show host who specializes in sexuality, and I've been an energetic advocate of "The Lifestyle" for the past 15 years, my husband Max for 30 years. But I never "just stick" to sex. That's impossible. Sex is a part of life. And Mr. Bush has made this war a part of all of our lives.
Also, if you've listened to my show, you know that I use comedy to talk about sex, love, death, war, terror, politics, everything. And hey, Webbies, it's in the nature of humor to be disrespectful. Every joke has to have a "butt." Any good talk show host is bound to offend some people.
Please keep in mind that if it were up to the Great Pretzel Swallower and Ayatollah Asscraft, you'd be on your knees in Guantanamo Bay. They are not swinger-friendly.
You are, of course, free to support the War on Iraq, and I support your right to support the War on Iraq, but not in our name. And not this war.
We've greatly appreciated having you as one of our affiliates. We regret that among our hundreds of affiliates around the world, you are the only ones to complain about our views on the War. Guess that's just one of the sad casualties of War. It divides people, sometimes even friends and lovers.
peace, love & bonobos,
Susan M. Block, Ph.D.

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 06:07:52 -0800 (PST)
From: "" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
Dr. Suzy, Just for clarification..........are you asking (recommending to) us to take the show off of, or are you insisting upon it? Following the old saying, we do not have to support what it is that you are saying about the war, but we have supported your right to say it. We've made that very clear in our Yahoo Message Board message to Tim and Dawn. The choice is up to you. If you want us to take down the show, we will. If you want for us to keep it up, we will. The only thing that would change our viewpoint is if you made direct attacks against your listeners who are our members. In such an instance, that would cross several different lines, and we could not honestly
support any show that did that, regardless of who the person was. In our view, that has not happened by a long shot. Let us know what your final decision is. Sincerely, Webby &Ms. Webby

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:54:38 -0800
From: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
To: "" <>
Dear Webby and Ms. Webby, Thank you for your kind letter. Since several people on my staff have seen your emails over the past few days, and have expressed concern about these issues, I am going to take the future of The Dr. Susan Block Show on up with them at our staff meeting this weekend. I will let you know what we decide early next week. In the meantime, if you wish to pull the show for any reason, that is your prerogative.
Sincerely, Susan M. Block, Ph.D.

Subject: Re: Fwd: [swingtampa] Dr. Susan Block's Emails.
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 15:55:52 -0800 (PST)
From: "" <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
Susan, For the record, we never expressed any desire to pull the show from our site in the first place. When we sent our message to you, it was simply a point of view. Constructive criticism, if you will. At no point did we ever say to anyone that we intended to pull the show. We take criticism frequently over different aspects of We take all of it and evaluate it carefully. Sometimes we act upon it, sometimes we don't. We have to weigh the best interests of as a whole with the viewpoints and desires of select Members. Being a public figure, criticism is something that you should be well aquainted with. Some of it, like ours was, is meant to be helpful, respectful, and constructive. And then some of it, like the a**hole we had to deal with last month that we ultimately may have to file criminal harassment charges against, is not necessarily polite. Our criticism is meant to be an acknowledgement of the
concerns of a few of our Members that have spoken up, as well as an objective assessment by us. You may take it and act upon it, or ignore it entirely. It is up to you. In the end, we still respect your work regarding Sexuality, and we still want your show to be a part of our Website. But, the choice is yours. Take care.
Sincerely, Webby & Ms. Webby

Subject: Re: naked anti-war protests
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 21:38:11 -0500
From: SJCDC <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
hi suzy- these people sure are a tease. they want to make it sound like most of their little cocoon occupants are uniform in their objections to your anti-war stance, then they want to say that they want to continue to be an affiliate. i noticed that they had a link to the terror journals on the block page. they should not have been shocked to learn that you are not limited to sexual advice. sooo excited about the trashy girls show. i want to stay home for that. if you go to baghdad, no one will want to fight. they'll come back and say sorry little bush, we were going to fight for your oil interests, but we decided that the ultimate sex goddess was infinitely more desirable. love you, rev

Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 15:47:24 EST
I thought it was cool that they were offered Dr. Robyns show and chose to stay with us.....
"Now for our next item............We have received a number of
messages from Members who are not happy with statements made by Dr. Susan Block, both on her radio show and in her E-Mail Newsletters. These statements concern Dr. Suzy's strong anti-war opinions in regards to Iraq.'s viewpoint is this..........For the record, does not hold any political opinions, one way or another, towards anything that is not DIRECTLY related to the Swinging Lifestyle. This includes Foreign Affairs issues. Although Webby & Ms. Webby have their own opinions,, as an entity, does not. It is not for us to censor Dr. Suzy's statements, nor to place demands on what she can and cannot say on her own radio show (although we have relayed to her some of the concerns that certain Members have expressed with us). While there are those Members who do not agree with her statements (much of this is due to the close proximity of MacDill Air Force Base here in Tampa), Dr. Suzy does have the right to express her opinions, publicly. supports Dr. Suzy's viewpoints on SEXUALITY, and on SEXUALITY alone. It is for this reason, as well as for the OVERALL entertainment value and relevancy to the Swinging Lifestyle, that her radio show online is a part of
Because of this, it is our intentions to continue to have her radio show as a part of our website. The only forseeable reasons that this would ever change is if Dr. Suzy herself were to make any derogatory attacks directly against our Membership. To date, nothing even remotely close to that has happened.

More COCKFIGHT Letters

Subject: "Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral": Outstanding!!!!
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:27:10 -0600
From: "Anthony Kennerson" <>
Dear Dr. Block: As a long time sex-positive radical, political progressive and fan of beautiful, intellectual, and sexy women, I have to ask this question: Where have you been all my life??? All this time I have been hoping for someone who was willing to speak the truth about our ridiculous adventure in Iraq; I never expected to find someone to fill in the blanks and connect it to our inane obsession with supressing sex....until I discovered your outstanding "Cockfight" essay. It is stunning that no one -- not even otherwise well-read, passionate opponents of this war -- has been as able as you have to point out the hidden angle of supressed "manhood" and repressed sexuality that IMHO truely reflects this myopia of this military action. I guess that Dubya and his minions (Asscraft, Rummy, and their toadies in the GOP) are so sexually repressed and so closed-minded that they wish to impose their misery and meanspiritedness on the rest of us -- both here in the US and on the planet. I wish that other progressives would show as much heart and gonad as you do. Well done, well said, and well put, Doc Suzy!!! Keep speaking the truth....with power!!! And keep bringing us those CounterPunch essays. Thank you, Antthony J. Kennerson Lafayette, LA

Subject: My views
Date: Tues, 21 Jan 2003 02:22:41 +0500
From: "Saqlain Imam" <>
As a matter of principle I agree with the political theme of your campaign: Anti-war. But there is a serious problem. When we compare Bush with Saddam or vice versa, we apparently try to equate two goofs of the world, Saddam the insane and Bush the stupid. However, this is not the fact. Bush may be stupid, goof or anything like that. Bush may be fighting war for oil or to complete the story, which his father left incomplete. But contrary to this fact, Saddam is different form Bush or any goof or business-minded
politician of the United States (I must assure you that I have no love for Bush). Saddam has been killing his own people just to perpetuate his stay in power in Baghdad and he knows this art that how can he stay in power. Perhaps the so- called anti-war campaign will ultimately benefit him in staying in power. Think for a moment that how would we all feel if we come to know anti-war activists prolonged that Hitler’s stay in power! Saddam is worse than Hitler or Mussolini. He used chemical and biological weapons on his own people whom now he claims to defend against "American imperialism". He used at least five thousand Kurd Iraqis as guinea pigs to test the effects of poisonous gas. He bombed innocent people. Killed women and children in Basra just quell a mass uprising. There are still more unreported tales of such heinous crimes of Saddam. And what a shame that he is being offered to leave Iraq and escape a war trial! Moreover, bringing out processions of nude participants to oppose war would just go in favor of Saddam the Butcher. He is not an object that needs to be ridiculed. He must be exposed as a most merciless killer. It is so pathetic learn that he is now emerging as a hero to Muslim world. Thanks to Bush and the current US policies.
These are my views. Anyhow, in a larger perspective, I support your anti-war activities. But be ware of the fact that your anti-war activities might give a new lease of life to the worst kind of butcher the history has ever known!

Subject: War
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 14:10:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Sarah Roberts <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>Z
i just wanted to say that i really honestly appreciate your intelligence and politics, the things you say and promote. what a hero and role model you are to stand up to such scrutiny for what is good!

Subject: "Bullshit"
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 00:26:11 -0800
From: Jack Long <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
Will you take the responsibility, when the mushroom cloud appears over a U.S. City in the near future???

Subject: Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 12:40:25 -0500
From: Adam Adrian Crown <>
Dear Dr. Block, I was compelled to let you know how much I enjoyed your essay. Right on the mark, I'm afraid. Perhaps these "leaders" should be made to lead their troops and fight naked like the Spartans did. That ought to good for a laugh. Best, Adam Crown

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:50:51 EDT

Good article on the "Cockfight." Remember the days when (some of) the American presidents were statesmen (and adults)? What a concept!!! Well, yes, it does take a truly superior memory. I'll think of a couple any minute now. Dr. H.

Subject: Cockfight
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 23:22:46 -0400
From: SJCDC <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
iI practically ordered my listeners to go to the cockfight link. how did an non-authoritarian develop such dom tendencies? i love it! this crazy world is more bearable because you are in it. if i get out there on 11/23, i'll bring your rev award.

Subject: The Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 12:28:36 EDT
Dear Doctor Block: As a Liberal desperately seeking like-minded souls in this epic struggle against the Repugs, I was delighted to read your politically aroused piece in Counterpunch, "The Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral." Oil may be the ultimate orgasm, but how we get "off" -- based on your perceptive, penile observations -- has the scary ring of possibility. Thanks for a needed espite from the impending storms that are keeping the public in a state of flaccid impotence. It's definitely time to rise up! Indeed, his may be the political moment -- like in those old Frankenstein movies -- where the townspeople rise up and storm the castle with pitchforks and torches to slay the monster. Thanks for helping to light the fires. Larry Fiori, Napa, P.S. Just got my first look at your website and take my hat off to its impact, readability and all around informative content. Especially loved the graphic of the Breast and the Bordeaux (could that be a 97' Screaming Eagle Cabernet)? Living here in the Wine Country of California, I definitely want a T shirt like that! Still looking for more on your political observations; especially how to reach the masses with "the message."

Subject: Article-Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 17:29:58 -0400
From: Joe Ciarrocco <>
To: "l''" <>
Hi Susan,,,Justice Minister Herta Daubler-Gmelin, is only one of many who have drawn the comparison of bush with hitler...if more people were fully conscious...more people would see there is no real difference worthy of a 5 second debate...thanks for writing ...the situation is terrible, it's worst than terrible...keep writing, joe, Brunswick, Maine

Subject: Article from The Nation
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 16:15:58 -0400
From: William Patrick Haines <>
Thanks for your excellent article. It reminds us that Bush's decision to attack Iraq is an example of distracting the American on how poorly he handled the economy.

Subject: Cockfight
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 03:30:43 -0500
From: Rick <>
To: "Dr. Susan Block" <>
"It's a cockfight all right. With one difference: These two Dicks won't be the ones doing the dying"Unfortunately there are never only two Dicks in a "cockfight", and regardless of how many Dicks there are... the Dicks "never say die", and as you pointed out, never do the dying. There was a saying in Vietnam, or at least a saying a veteran Cobra pilot said to me not long after I got back to my unit after spending about two weeks at the 7th Evac. hospital recovering from my shrapnel wounds where those of us who could move, hid under our hospital beds during the almost nightly rocket attacks... "Yea, War's Hell... But actual combat is a son-of-a-bitch" And so it goes... (Said by a man, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., who knows it better than most of us).

Subject: We Don't Need A New War, We Need a Cure for Bush's Dyslexia.
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 08:15:19 EDT
When it comes to using puns and metaphors you have no equal. There are many who believe Bush the Younger's flaws in speech and thinking is do to him being dyslexic. Is it true he admitted having never read a book? However, the invisible men behind him--people like Perle, Wolfowitz, Gaffney and others, have read many books and are now the modern equivalent of "the power behind the Bush crapper." Our accidental leader has yet to realize it was his dad's intervention in the Kuwaiti-Iraqi disputes which has placed us into our present dilemma. And if anyone thinks any nation, empire, superpower, hyperpower can wage a successful war against a billion loonies in the Islamic world then they really need help. I served in World War 2 and realize that our enemies then were governments with a functioning infrastructure with which we could negotiate a truce or accept a surrender. How can you do this with a gang of religious loonies scattered around the globe. They have shown they can overcome our superior weapons technology just by using knives. But they can also use a cigarette lighter to burn down a business, a building, a field of wheat or the whole goddamned town if they set their minds to do it. Even by hoax phone calls in the past by pests have disrupted airports and businesses. Despite all the bravado from Bush, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft and others I believe the new enemies they have given us now have us by the crotch and they will twist and squeeze at will whenever they so choose to do so. Stephen Block, Jr., West Palm Beach, Fl.

Subject: Thanks
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 21:46:22 -0500
From: "Tom Wells" <>
To: <>
Susan, Thanks for the great and hilarious article in Counterpunch on Tuesday. As funny as it was, you may sadly be right that it boils down to dicks. The laughs and information were much appreciated. Tom Wells

Subject: Saw your piece on Counterpunch
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 20:54:28 -0500
From: "John Janks" <>
To: <>
Dear Dr. Susan, I guess I've never heard of you, so please forgive me. I see at that stuff about penises and "manliness" etc in your article in Counterpunch. My question is, if it is all about being manly, why did Dubya avoid the Vietnam War, where he could have proved himself? As a veteran, I must admit that when I first thought I might get killed, I was not thinking about my manliness. But still, there is a certain character quality of those who did participate in the war and chose not to run away, even if they didn't believe in it. It seems to me that these guys like Chaney, Limbaugh, Wolfowitz, our own nauseting Phil Gramm, would be most likely to sympathize with those not wanting to go to war, as they did not This war talk concerns me very deeply that there is such talk of war, because if you are within the Vietnam generation, you certainly know that the next step will be the draft, should fighting drag on. My kids are draft-age now and I would hate to see a repeat of what happened back then. Maybe someone like you on a national (?) spotlight can inform them that they really can't prove themselves unless they put their lives on the line. And we both know the answer to that, don't we....Sign me, Confused at 55 John Houston, TX

Subject: Re: Cockfight at the Baghdad Corral
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 00:41:45 EDT
That's a great article, I'm sending the link along to a friend who is a big fan of the "Terror Journals".

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