"Iraq War" Category
May 2nd, 2007

The President Specializes in Having His Cake And Eating It Too

I don’t know about your house, but when the cake is gone in our home, it’s gone. You don’t get to admire it any more unless you go through the trouble to make another.

It appears that life is different for the President and his appointed numb-nuts in charge. Apparently, the President likes to have it both ways…we are winning the war, but there still are terrorists producing horrific results in real time about the globe.

Have a look at Tuesday’s speechifying by W and expect more as he discusses further his only second veto. In nearly the same breath - in adjacent paragraphs - W tells us that we are winning, and then that we should still be very, very afraid…

There has been a decline in sectarian violence. And in some areas of the capital, Iraqis are returning to their neighborhoods with an increased feeling of security.

Terrorists and the extremists continue to unleash horrific acts of violence.

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May 1st, 2007

Patriotic Fervor

As a child I was taught to be patriotic. On a trip to Boston I came home with a three cornered hat that I was proud to wear. I loved hearing the story of Paul Revere riding through the Boston countryside warning the people to protect themselves from the evil English soldiers. I learned many stories of many American heroes from before the Revolution until the present day. Neil Armstrong was an American hero that risked his life to set foot on the Moon for our country. (…and mankind as well.)

No matter what we studied it seemed that America was the land of heroes and it couldn’t do anything wrong.
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May 1st, 2007

Attention Jenna and Not Jenna:  Time to Pony Up

Prince Harry is definately going to Iraq.

Why is it that our royalty’s offspring aren’t doing the same if this mission was so critical?

They are of age, no?
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May 1st, 2007

Bush can veto a bill, but he can’t veto the truth

Today Americans United for Change released this ad in response to President Bush’s veto of historic legislation to wind down the war in Iraq.


Tell George Bush he can’t veto the truth. Call: 202-456-1111

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May 1st, 2007

”I Think It’s Important For The President To Lay Out A Timetable…”

On the day before Bush is set to veto a war funding bill that includes a withdrawal timetable for US troops, let’s examine some past remarks from our Dear Leader…

This post’s title words were said by current president George W. Bush, way back in 1999 when he was just a lowly governor from Texas and not the Decider-in-Chief.

The full quote, published in the Seattle P-I, and referencing the Clinton Administration’s actions and policies in Kosovo, is:
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May 1st, 2007

Republicans:  The Dark Story Behind Their “Unity”

Since most Americans think we need to get out of Iraq ASAP, you’d think this would be a no-brainer for Congress. Regardless of political party, it seems like political suicide to vote for staying in Iraq and digging ourselves deeper and deeper into Iraqmire.

You’ve gotta admire the Republicans’ unity. Whenever the Most Unpopular President Ever says “Jump!” his little congressional automatons keep saying “how high sir?!”

Is it unity, or is it more like a bunch of Brownshirts marching in lockstep?
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May 1st, 2007

Ron Paul on How to Get OUT of Iraq

The bullshit laden bill that Dear Leader will veto isn’t the answer to the Iraq Debacle. That watered down no passsing bill is, was and will be a waste of time. Tell Dear Leader that his unconstututional, undeclared war is over and bring our men and women home, now… Screw you Congress it is because of you that…

Though many will criticize the president for mis-steps in Iraq and at home, it is with the willing participation of Congress, through measures like this war-funding bill, that our policy continues to veer off course. Additionally, it is with the complicity of Congress that we have become a nation of pre-emptive war, secret military tribunals, torture, rejection of habeas corpus, warrantless searches, undue government secrecy, extraordinary renditions, and uncontrolled spying on the American people. Fighting over there has nothing to do with preserving freedoms here at home. More likely the opposite is true.

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May 1st, 2007

Presidential Politics 101

We are about to embark on one of the most important political election cycles of our times. The American people have spoken loud and clear in the last election but apparently it was not loud enough to be heard over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. With the passage of the funding bill in both houses of the congress to pay for the Presidents almost personal war in Iraq, with it comes a time line to withdraw our troops that the President has sworn to veto. I double dog dare him to do just that! I’m actually looking forward to that veto. I want to see the explanation he has to spin in order to justify his second veto in over six years as President. That should make for great political writing from a very much lame duck President and his political party that will be running for the exits to distance themselves from him even more. The silence surrounding the President and Vice President will be deafening in the post veto days.

We should examine the use of this mythical veto pen that the President has sworn to dust off and yield its amazing powers to swat those pesky folks over on the hill that keep bothering him with the American people’s wishes. That unheard desire from the people is the end of the war in Iraq and real issues that actually affect the average person here in the states that just registers as a dull fuzzy noise in this sitting President’s ear.

Last time he used his veto pen he had to save America from the uprising and disgusting practice of people needing a descent living wage. That minimum wage problem that keeps propping itself up all the damn time is killing the game of golf for good hard working multi millionaire big business executives. How are they supposed to concentrate on spending billions of dollars in corporate profits every three months if the little people keep trying to steal from their cash cows?
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April 30th, 2007

”Are We Winning The War?”  V. “The Only Way To Lose The War Is To Walk Away From It.” - Subtitle: Substantial Bets Laid Out On The Iraqi Craps Table

The United States has a huge stake on the Iraqi Craps Table. Any one who plays the game knows that it’s expensive to wager on the craps table. Before you know it, you have a massive outlay and sooner than later, some one will toss the 7 or 11 and Craps, you’ve lost by staying in. Being a good craps player means that you have to know when to take your bets off the table and walk away. Are the members of the W, Rove and Co so virtuous to not know this fact of gambling life?

Today, Tony the Snow job stepped back into the political fray as W’s spokesmodel. And, he’s back up to true obfuscation form. We can tell right from the outset that the W, Rove and Co have no clue about how to win in a situation which is an extreme gamble. And unfortunately, like the addicted gambler, they are likely to bet it all in a last ditch effort to win big. And we have all seen what happens to the addicted gambler, now haven’t we? Destitute, strung out to dry, and some times killed by the mob for borrowing too much against the losses.

Let’s start with the original premise laid bare for all to see. Yes, the fundamental question is honestly asked, “Are we winning the war?” Tony suggests, “the only way to lose the war is to walk away from it.” Well, now, that seems to me like a rather myopic view on a very complex situation. Moreover, the successful gambler, if there ever was one, “knows when to hold ‘em, knows when to fold ‘em, knows when to walk away, knows when to run….”
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April 30th, 2007

Tenet the Tool.

Georgie TenetHe has no balls. He writes a drive-by bitchslap of George and the Big Dick Cheney. He whines, he points his pudgy white finger at the White House.

But, he also took the hit for George when it all came down about the yellowcake and those 16 little words in the SOTU speeh didnt’ he?

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April 30th, 2007

100

April may means flowers, the most beautiful of greens exploding everywhere, or the promise of life beginning. For 100 US soldiers in Iraq, the promise has been ripped away, the value squandered for vanity, the potential snuffed.

April was one of the deadliest months yet in Iraq. 100 are coming home in boxes, thousands are grieving; a grief that ripples outward affecting employers, co-workers, and friends.

Life is irreplaceable; dead is dead. This war is an abomination, begun with lies, waged for profit, and sustained for ego.
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April 29th, 2007

General George Casey wants the troop build up NOW

Casey and RummyThe military man who was running the Iraq War Show for over two years got kicked upstairs to the Army Chief of Staff. Now, I don’t know about you, my dear reader, but I think Casey did a very shitty job running the War.

He has stated to the press and his own ‘people’ that he doesn’t want to wait until 2012 for the Army to expand to 547,000 troops. He wants them NOW. General Casey said the following to a group of military wives:

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April 29th, 2007

This guy is a real peach..and he ran a military prison in Iraq?

By Ross Colvin

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The former commander of a major U.S. military detention center in Baghdad has been detained and charged with “aiding the enemy”, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Lieutenant-Colonel William Steele is also charged with having an improper relationship with a translator and with the daughter of a detainee, providing mobile phones to prisoners, and unauthorized possession of classified information.
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April 27th, 2007

Is Bush’s Dream (”Reforming the Iraq Whore”) Your Dream?

Sometimes, another blogger sums up the sentiment of most thinking Americans much better that I can.

Joshua Marshall over at the Talking Points Memo does just that.

Have a look:
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April 27th, 2007

No Wonder They Hate Us

If this video doesn’t make your stomach turn, I don’t know what will.


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April 26th, 2007

Author RJ Hillhouse gets exclusive interview with BlackwaterUSA’s President

Dr. Hillhouse has an interview up on her site that she recently conducted with BlackWater USA’s Prez Gary Jackson. This is quite a coup for her, since these folks aren’t usually too forthright with the interviews. She asks questions about Jeremy Scahill’s new book about the mercenary group that has gotten rich off the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She also asks him about the owner of BlackWater, Erik Prince and his christian rightwing contributions.

Dr. Hillhouse has just completed a book entitled ‘Outsourced” about merc’s and the outsourcing of our wars. I have a pre-release copy and will dive into it shortly, I can’t wait to get started on it and will review it for you here.

Check out her interview..see how Jackson is very adept at dodging pertinent questions.
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April 26th, 2007

Our King Looks Like Their Pawn — Mission Accomplished



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April 26th, 2007

Iraqi Blogger Finally Decides To Leave Iraq

For those of you who have read Baghdad Burning before, you know that the author, Riverbend, a female Iraqi citizen, has offered a poignant and touching yet at the same time troubled perspective on what this war has meant to average Iraqi citizens. She and her family have weathered the difficulties caused by our invasion and have had to live in a way that none of us would recognize as “freedom.” She and her family have endured loss of friends, family members, hunger, shell-shock, and a host of other conditions and tragedies that most of us can’t begin to comprehend outside of a Hollywood blockbuster.

Now it seems they’ve had enough. They’re leaving. Or at least, that is their hopeful (and anguished) plan. They still don’t know quite how to get out or where they’ll even go.

Part of their decision to finally go seems to be the construction of the walls around Sunni neighborhoods that remind us of the beginnings of the Warsaw ghetto in WWII.
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April 26th, 2007

Dick Cheney:  Crawl Back Into Your Hole and Stay There

This past Tuesday must have been Bash Dick Cheney Day. Our illustrious leader probably wishes he had never poked his head out of his cubbyhole. That’s probably what everybody wishes.

During an argument in the Senate about continued funding for Iraqmire, Cheney accused Senator Harry Reid of “defeatism.” Reid fired back with “I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody that has 9 percent approval ratings.” Pow! Give ‘em Hell Harry!

On the same day, George McGovern had a column responding to Cheney’s recent attacks on him. Some of the highlights include:
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April 26th, 2007

Do something for peace today.  Even if it is small.

dear friends,

i am writing from my last day in new mexico, albequrque (sp?) where we have been hosted for the last 5 days by some really wonderful people. armen and dorothy have housed us as their lovely bed & breakfast which i could recommend to any of you coming this direction. the peace house here and the middle east peace and justice group have arranged many visits for us to high schools, colleges, speaking venues and radio stations. everyone has been most gracious to invite us into homes, schools etc.

i am so encouraged by the reception we have received and have to tell you that with only one exception, i have not had to explain to anyone why the issues of 9-11, wmd’s in iraq and bringing liberation to the iraqi people were not the true reasons for war. in one very gifted class at a high school here, both of us speakers(mazin qumsiyeh and myself) were both so pleased to find that the students were very familiar with the ideas we were presenting. so much so, that when i began my normal routine as a high school teacher to engage the students in the questions at the front of the lecture, and they knew all the answers, i was so happy to say “hey mazin, our work here is finished, we can go home” mazin invited all the students to take a turn on the bus as speakers since they all knew so well what the true story was. how uplifting this was from my early tours in 2005 when i had to explain these facts all the time.
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April 26th, 2007

”We Are There At The INVITATION Of The Iraqi Government:” The Biggest Joke I’ve Heard From A Whitehouse Spokesmodel

Dana Perino was in rare form and getting hit continually over the head by Helen Thomas’ cast iron skillet. In the process, she tells the biggest joke I have ever heard from a Whitehouse Spokesmodel

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Q Who is the enemy you speak of? Are these Iraqis?

MS. PERINO: We have different folks that we’re considering the enemy. Obviously, al Qaeda is in Iraq, and they say that this is the battle. And then there are insurgents –

Q Are there Iraqis that you speak of, when you speak of the enemy?

MS. PERINO: I think they are definitely — obviously, there are Iraqis who are engaging in criminal activity and in sectarian violence.

Q Criminal? To defend their own country?

MS. PERINO: I think when anyone is killing innocent men, women and children that they –

Q Against an invader and occupier?

MS. PERINO: Helen, we are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government, and we are there under the U.N. Security Council resolution.

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April 25th, 2007

Q.E.D. The W, Rove And Co. Are Equally Guilty Of Playing Politcs With Our Troops In Iraq, Trotting Out The Surrender Monkey Claims

There is no such thing as being a little bit pregnant, now is there? But we are not talkin about and abortion when it comes to Iraq and introducing a time line to get out.

It’s always black and white for the W, Rove and Co and if that doesn’t worry you, I don’t know what will. Things are much more complicated than simply stating there is only one way to extinquish the Iraq Conflagration.

Springsteen’s tune sticks with me here - “Bobby said he’d pull out Bobby stayed in
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April 25th, 2007

Puppy Love

A while back I was watching a political comedy sketch on the subject of the Global War on Terror. I don’t remember who it was, but the point was made. At the time the British had just announced that they would be withdrawing their troops in the next year. The comedian quickly pointed out the Bush doctrine on terrorism. George W Bush has told us that if we withdraw from Iraq the terrorists will follow us home. So, this being the case it would make sense that if the British withdraw from Iraq, then the terrorists will follow them home leaving Iraq terror free.

Well Richard Clarke wrote a piece published this morning in the New York Daily News.
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April 25th, 2007

Leaving Iraq:  The W, Rove and Co Is Clearly Not Thinking  Beyond The Politics of The Timeline

I had this epiphany early today on my morning run. Iraq has never really been about some kind off “noble,” “ideological” fight to the finish. Nor has it been truly about oil. The trouble for us (meaning America and all Citizens of the World) is that the US involvement in Iraq has never been about liberating an enslaved people either. Truly, it’s always been about politics and winning or losing elections.

The use of Military as a political arm of the US Government, we will learn in the long run, is nothing but pure folly, foolishness, and a downright inhuman administration of lethal might over large swaths of earth and her people. At the very least, the ignition of the war machine in the Iraq case is an indication of a true failure of diplomacy, and a hand full of other disastrous overt and cover ploys (read “The Confessions of An Economic Hit Man).

If you have read Sun Tzu, or even the milder Machiavelli, you would realize that there is nothing good about war. As a last resort, you should be in it to win. Losing is not an option, which makes the rightwing mantra so compelling. You know the one, “if you set some kind of deadline we will have lost the war.” But really, what’s wrong with that argument is that they almost always follow that up with a discussion of how if we pull out, they will follow us here.
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April 25th, 2007

Shifting Markets, Shifting Mindsets

Like a lot of you, I grew up in world dominated by car dreams. Muscle cars, sports cars, the trusty Vista Cruiser, cars that inspired, cars that quietly served, cars that made wide open spaces and American dreams seem attainable. I could.not.wait to buy my first car.

A red Pontiac Tempest was the first car of my memory. My mother loved that car. Seatbelts were non-existant, she used an auto play-pen that set up in the back seat for me, then my little brother, to crawl around in while she drove us places. 300 miles to Indiana to visit her parents on the farm was a short spit to my mom, she just packed us up, zipped through Chicago like a little red bullet, and headed south. We stopped at historical markers for impromptu history lessons, ate pie in tiny immaculate Hoosier diners, and sang about the Wabash River (When I dream about the moonlight on the Wabash, how I long for my In-di-ana home).We were the toddler hallelujah chorus.

My dad drove a series of cars, most notably the Pontiac Toronado, a ’69 I believe, which all the big boys in the neighborhood were impressed with. It was a pretty cool looking car, and bigger than the Tempest, but we couldn’t have snacks in it. Something about raisins, upholstery and Armageddon. I remember Dad polishing that car for hours.
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April 24th, 2007

Surge Still Not Working, Unless You Count The Surge In Dead US Troops

9 more dead today. So far. And yet we don’t hear the president calling for flags to be flown at half mast. We just hear that the president is going to veto a bill that would give a firm timeline for getting American troops out of the death hole he helped create.

In what is being called the deadliest attack on US forces in over a year, today’s bombing brings April’s US death toll to 85 and the total official US military death toll to over 3300.

Today’s attack took place outside of Baghdad in an area that has seen increased violence since the “Surge” began. As US troops move in to one area, insurgents move into another. Violence isn’t abating in Iraq as a result of the president’s brilliant idea, instead it is merely shifting to another location to wreak havoc again.
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April 24th, 2007

How Can One Fight Immorality in the White House?

Before I start I just want to make sure that every reader understands that this is a description of a hypothetical situation for the sake of an extreme case for argument only. I am not making any statement about the current administration, or our current situation in the Middle East. That being said, I’d like to begin with the following hypothetical.

Imagine the possibility of a president with a racist perspective of world order. This has happened in the past in other countries, and it is possible that a person’s racist thought might slip through the election process. This being the case, there have been people in the past who have come to believe that a person’s race could be the problem in a conflict such as a war. For example, some person might believe that the conquering of an enemy isn’t complete until the bloodline of that country has been changed. There have been cases of this thought process even in modern times. And, if the country continues to move toward the right there could be a possibility of this very same thought process occurring in our country in the future.
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April 23rd, 2007

Rove Should Eat Crow - Sub Title - Come On People, Uncle Karl “Just Wanted To Have Some Fun.”

Proving that Rove is nuts, he blew his lid at Sheryl Crow, for no good reason other than that he wanted to display his true plumage. Why Rove shows such disdain for the American People is beyond me, but symptomatic of all that is wrong with the current administration.

In his attempt to dismiss us, Mr. Rove turned to head toward his table, but as soon as he did so, Sheryl reached out to touch his arm. Karl swung around and spat, “Don’t touch me.” How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow? Unfazed, Sheryl abruptly responded, “You can’t speak to us like that, you work for us.” Karl then quipped, “I don’t work for you, I work for the American people.” To which Sheryl promptly reminded him, “We are the American people.“

Let’s have a look at Dana Perino’s interpretation of the event:

Q Dana, can I ask you, there’s been a lot of chatter over the last couple days about this confrontation that Karl Rove allegedly had with a couple of celebrities about global warming, climate change. What was Karl Rove’s reaction to being confronted at the dinner in this way?

MS. PERINO: I think Karl Rove just wanted to have some fun on Saturday night. And I think he wasn’t the only one.

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April 23rd, 2007

The President Is Insane- (Some Not So) Randomly Related Rants

The President is completely insane. I really don’t know how else to put it. His constant refusal to accept the reality of his failures is one thing. His compulsive lying and incompetence in nearly every task he undertakes are others. But some of his most recent remarks concerning recent instances leave me thinking that America’s CEO a complete and utter nutjob, complete with little birds flying around in his empty skull, both eyes rotating independently of each other, a thin stream of drool cascading from the corner of his smirk- in short, the whole animated 9-yards of insanity.

How else to describe Mr. Bush’s assessment of his Attorney General’s “testimony” to Congress? After 2 days of hearings in which Alberto Gonzales “couldn’t recall” the answer to over 75 questions (which any honest trial judge would call ‘evasion’ or -gasp-lying), a hearing that left even more Senators from both parties calling for his resignation, Mr. Bush was quoted as saying that Gonzales’ performance “increased his confidence” in the man.

I guess if I were a compulsive liar myself, I’d be pretty impressed with Gonzales too. I guess if I had so many skeletons in the closet that metacarpals were sticking under the door, I’d have a lot of confidence in a guy who swears that he didn’t even know what metacarpals were. But if I were an average American citizen, I’d have some pretty grave concerns about the people at the top of the political foodchain about now. And I am, so I do.
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April 23rd, 2007

From an Angry Soldier

I’m absolutely speechless . . .

I am SICK of all this bullshit people are writing about the Iraq war. I am abso-fucking-lutely sick to death of it. What the fuck do most of you know about it? You watch it on TV and read the commentaries in the newspaper or Newsweek or whatever god damn yuppie news rag you subscribe to and think you’re all such fucking experts that you can scream at each other like five year old about whether you’re right or not. Let me tell you something: unless you’ve been there, you don’t know a god damn thing about it. It you haven’t been shot at in that fucking hell hole, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

How do I dare say this to you moronic war supporters who are “Supporting our Troops” and waving the flag and all that happy horse shit? I’ll tell you why. I’m a Marine and I served my tour in Iraq. My husband, also a Marine, served several. I left the service six months ago because I got pregnant while he was home on leave and three days ago I get a visit from two men in uniform who hand me a letter and tell me my husband died in that fucking festering sand-pit. He should have been home a month ago but they extended his tour and now he’s coming home in a box.

You fuckers and that god-damn lying sack of shit they call a president are the reason my husband will never see his baby and my kid will never meet his dad.

Support our troops, bring them home NOW!
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April 23rd, 2007

Simple, Elegant, and Wrong

For every problem there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and wrong. – H.L. Mencken

This is in response to several articles in the newspapers over the last couple of days about the Virginia Tech mass murder and about other things, and a still-ongoing argument on another string about the best way to prevent future mass murders.

I’ve read of at least four responses to the tragedy in Virginia. First and foremost, of course, can be summed up as “Take away the guns!” Next most popular seems to be “Lock up all the crazy people!” The other two are, “Poverty is the root of all evil, so get rid of poverty,” and “By golly, we just need to be quicker to confront bad behavior and then we’d nip this kind of thing in the bud.” They’re all, on the surface at least, simple and elegant, and they’re all wrong, or at least incomplete. But we humans do have an unfortunate tendency to be too lazy to want to study complicated things, so we want quick sound-bite fixes, and if someone tries to tell us, “it’s not that simple,” too many of us don’t stop and consider the possibility that – gasp! – they might be right. No, we just screech that they are villains or fools, and if they try to say anything else, we just screech louder. Sometimes we cite polls of people whose opinions are no more based on fact or expertise than are our own (democracy is a beautiful thing, but the fact that we’re all created equal doesn’t mean we all equally know what we’re talking about.)
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April 22nd, 2007

Meanwhile, With The Presidentail Propaganda Catapult Fully Loaded, Grand Rapids Gets A Full Dose Of Whitewash From The Whitehouse

I haven’t been clicking on presidential speeches as of late as W has not been forthcoming with the Q & A. I don’t necessarily enjoy reading the scripted portions of his PR junket speechifying as it’s usually more of the same.

Unscripted, W continuously reveals himself for who he really is. Fortunately for us, on his weekend gallivant to Grand Rapids, MI sponsored by your taxpayer dollars, he exposes himself again, albeit to a very friendly audience.

Really, have a look at these softballs (Q’s only as the As only serve to further the W, Rove and Co Agenda):
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April 21st, 2007

USMC Creates Wounded Warrior Regiment

This is far from the only such effort by the services, but this is the one that is covered in this week’s Marine Corps Times: the Commandant of the Marine Corps has ordered the creation of a Wounded Warrior Regiment to help wounded Marines (and Sailors serving in Marine units) who have been wounded and are now negotiating the red tape of the military and VA health care system. The headquarters of the new unit will be at the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia, and it will assign the wounded warriors to either Camp Pendleton near San Diego or Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, one battalion at each of those bases (they won’t have to be physically located there; they can be treated wherever their families live, but those battalions will take care of their paperwork, pay, and so on.) The commanding officer has already been assigned and is putting together the staff, and the regiment will be up and running sometime this summer. There are already “wounded warrior” barracks at both Pendleton and LeJeune, but this will unify tracking of the treatment of those service members and give it a more powerful advocate and greater accountability.

As the story says, the regiment will ensure people get a satisfactory level of care, help them cope with evaluation boards and insurance claims, and will oversee case management for them, no matter where in the country they live. It will act as a clearinghouse for charitable donations, and will also take care of Marines and Sailors who are being transferred to the VA system, including staying in touch with them after they leave the military medical system and periodically checking to see whether their needs are still being met.

This is right and good. This is how it should be. This is supporting the troops.
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April 19th, 2007

Oil Empire

This website is just too chilling and too troubling to ignore. Is it just a bunch of wacky conspiracy nuts, or is there some truth to it? The neocons (PNAC etc.), al Qaeda, the CIA, the oil industry and several Shiite and Sunni governments — are they all just one giant interconnected organization, manipulating the “events” of the world? Are the Terrorists and the War on Terror both on the same team, and just pretending to be at war with each other? A lot of people accuse the Democrats and Republicans of doing this — being the same party and just pretending to argue with each other — but these other accusations are a lot more far-reaching.

Was September 11th America’s version of the Reichstag fire?

Maybe liberals are too carried away with conspiracy theories. That’s what the rightwingers keep saying. And we should listen to them since they’re so rational and level-headed, right?
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April 19th, 2007

What’s a dead relative in Iraq worth these days?

As I write this Wednesday afternoon, the death toll in Iraq for today only, is: 160 human beings and counting. The folks who work for the ACLU have doggedly persevered in their mission to bring us the hidden truths about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of man hours filing FOIA requests and re-requests to the federal government and our court systems for information that many times, should be readily available.

When I read this last week, I was stunned at how callous and cold the report was. But, I suppose I shouldn’t of been, afterall..its merely an accounting of finances. The strange feeling I got while perusing the list in the middle of the night can only be explained as voyeuristic, but it was far from titillating.

The list starts out with death# 18 and goes through death# 1771. It covers Afghanistan and Iraq, but only a small percentage of the deaths are in Afghanistan. Either we didn’t pay them for their pain and suffering or it was an out-of-pocket, petty cash expense…We weren’t exactly accurate in our bookkeeping over in the war zone remember.
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April 17th, 2007

President Bush:  Master of the Obvious?

Looks like the president is trying to become the compassionate role model he has always suggested he was. Does America take comfort in his words?

Laura and I have come to Blacksburg today with hearts full of sorrow. This is a day of mourning for the Virginia Tech community — and it is a day of sadness for our entire nation. We’ve come to express our sympathy. In this time of anguish, I hope you know that people all over this country are thinking about you, and asking God to provide comfort for all who have been affected.
But alas, can a man who has caused so much loss of innocent life in Iraq be looked to as the harbinger of comfort in a time of extreme violence? I think not. I do not take comfort in his words, nor his presence. Condolences only go so far if one’s actions preclude one from being thought to have any belief in peacefulness.
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April 17th, 2007

This is Normal in Iraq

Books covered in blood at the scene of two explosions in front of Mustansiriya University on January 16 in Baghdad.

But nobody in Congress will be holding a moment of silence for them.

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April 17th, 2007

Why is the Iraqi Quagmire like Terry Schiavo?

They’re both being kept alive by a feeding tube. That’s the comparison being made in this column. At least Terry Schiavo’s feeding tube didn’t kill thousands of American soldiers and cost a trillion dollars.

The columnist says that after we toppled Saddam Hussein and threw Iraqi society into chaos, “our national security physicians inserted a feeding tube into Iraq to restore its health. This treatment was supposed to nourish Iraq while it recovered from its ills, but it has not given the result we wanted. Like Schiavo, our patient has not awakened, Iraqi civil society is in a persistent vegetative state and our own society is fighting about whether to withdraw the feeding tube.”

When it was first suggested that Terry Schiavo’s feeding tube should be removed, her parents were horrified. In addition to the tragedy, this would mean that keeping her on a feeding tube for fifteen years had been all for nothing.
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April 17th, 2007

The University of Terrorism

The Virginia Tech shootings were yet another very tragic incident in the history of this country and, yes, it will spawn nationwide debate over gun control for a couple of weeks eventually fading into oblivian because no one wants to deal with the ills of society that actually cause such incidents. Everybody’s answer will be stricter gun controls which are fine and dandy except stricter gun controls will not stop this insanity without also addressing the human psyche that drives someone to commit such acts.

So, lets focus on some other news that was buried under the Virginia Tech shootings.

Yesterday, 129 Iraqi civilians were killed by suicide bombers and the leader of the group The Islamic State of Iraq has said that the country [Iraq] has become “the university of terrorism“. And lets not forget that more than 50 US troops have died in Iraq so far this month. Even if the Virginia Tech shootings hadn’t happened yesterday I doubt any of these stories would have dominated the news yesterday, today or tomorrow because, sadly, death in Iraq has become the norm.

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April 16th, 2007

South Korea Braces For Islamic Militants To Invade Country

Citizens of South Korea must be terribly frightened by the prospect that soon Islamic terrorists, including al-Qaeda, will soon be flooding into their country following the recent announcement that South Korean troops will soon be pulling out of Iraq.

And we know that will happen, because President Bush has repeatedly said that troop pull-outs from Iraq will result in the terrorists coming to our shores to “fight us here.” If that statement is true for the US, it must be true for our allies as well.

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