February 13, 2004
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Subj: Rupert Cornwell -- "I'm not going to change," says Bush
Subj: Democratic Dream Team [DDT - poison to the rethuglican pests!]
Elaine of Petaluma is not the only one who thinks Christopher Volkstorf's idea to have all the Dem candidates run as a team is a great one. I thought it was great, too, and told a friend about it. My friend's response? ‘That gives me chills up my spine!'
However, BuzzFlashers cannot merely hope "Kerry, Dean, Edwards, et. al. are reading BuzzFlash" or that they are "paying attention." Instead, we must bring this to their attention - email, mail, call each and every one of them with Christopher's Great Idea! Then tell your friends [who also might get chilled spines] about it, and ask them to do likewise.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Each candidate has unique qualities to bring to the DemDreamTeam - coalesce these qualities into a powerful winning force.
DimWit claimed he was a ‘uniter, not a divider' though, as with every claim he makes, his actions prove the opposite. The DemDreamTeam would highlight his lie and show what real uniting can do. Let's let them know about this! This is totally cool - & really important.
It's obvious that the chairman of the commission, Kean, is blocking, while the not so Republican members want to get ahead.... some independent commission....
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subj: Bush Misspoke During MTP
Bush misquoted David Kay as saying that Iraq was a more dangerous place than we imagined.
What Kay really said in his NPR interview was that Iraq was "potentially" a more dangerous place than we had imagined.
This isn't a trivial point, since Bush used the quote to justify the deaths of 530 servicemen and women in Iraq.
When Bush made the following statement in Meet the Press:
" .....you can't rely upon a madman."
was he referring to himself......just asking
I also noted that when he was asked if he would testify before the commission....he danced around...I wonder why is he so scared if he has nothing to hide.
A loyal Buzzer
Isn't it amazing how we think alike on many issues. I will think about an angle on something, then I read the mailbag, and someone else has also had the same thought and articulated it even better than I could have. I recommend this site to everyone and send my relatives articles from this site. We have some heated e-mail debates, yet I find that rarely can they dispute the facts of what I send them. I am trying to help change this country and I'm having difficulties with my own family. I won't give up though. Many people don't want to admit that they've been wrong in their blind support of their guy. When debating those who are on the other side of the fence, I usually try to argue the point away from politics to what a our real needs and desires as Americans are. I can't stand labels and most Americans are not -either this or that. We have concerns that go beyond being a liberal or a conservative.
Anyway, like Christopher Volkstorf, I have also had this fantasy about a group collaboration on the part of our democratic presidential hopefuls. Many, many people don't care for shrub's team. So we need to go after the whole gang. A united front. Yes. To see someone of Clark's integrity take over Rumsfeld's job, and Braun taking Powell's. Yes. The rest could work itself out. Dean as VP or Edwards?? Kucinich as head of new Dpt. of Peace. I love it. It's really not that crazy. They could all emphasize the core need for change in our political process and how money should not be the driving force behind who can be elected in the United States of America. That issue alone undermines democracy. "money can't buy you love" but it can buy you power to control the laws that govern the masses and benefit corporations. This is just wrong and most Americans would agree with this, no matter what side of the fence they are sitting.
One more thing, I feel that this whole Jackson thing was staged for a reason. Ok, maybe I am now one of those conspiracy nuts (as I always believed that someone was behind the whole Monica deal and that Wellstone's death was no accident, and many other strange incidents) but I believe that now- live broadcasts with extremely high viewership (superbowl and the upcoming Academy Awards show) will have a couple of minutes delay time so that something controversial (oh yeah, I mean -vulgar/obscene-yea-uh huh) can be edited. They don't want another Michael Moore incident. Powell Jr.'s temper tantrum over the whole thing was a little over the top. Nothing would surprise me these days and times. It's all about control.
Peace and perseverance to all of you true patriots. I love you all.
Sdawn- San Marcos, Tx
P.S. Keep reminding everyone of the human cost of this war. Can we really justify all of casualties and deaths of innocent Iraqis and our soldiers because our macho president couldn't work with the world to deal with Saddam and others like him? You think allies were hard to round up last time. No one will help us in the war on terror because of our failed leadership who thinks you just have to kill all of the terrorists. They have no clue that they are only creating more extremists who hate us every time we kill indiscriminately. Look at Israel and what we've now created in Iraq. I guess they do want perpetual war to make a killing for the military industrial complex machine. WAR our number one EXPORT.
Lack of WMD Make Credibility Central Issue in 2004 Campaign
While lofty claims of WMD and new jobs have not materialized, the Bush administration has created a larger issue of “credibility”in the upcoming presidential election. Does our president tell the truth? Is he responsible and accountable?
Bush’s gaps in National Guard service will become even more prominent because it relates directly to his credibility. While in the midst of a war against terrorism Bush can no longer put this behind him with a press release or interview. With war hero John Kerry closing in on the Democratic nomination, and without any records or witnesses to verify Bush’s claims, the Democrats can hammer this one all the way to November.
Every veteran knows what a “DD214”is. It is a Statement of Service DD Form 214, similar to a bank statement that lists all military activity. Every person discharged from military service receives one and it is required to apply for any veterans benefits or VA loans. Every US veteran has one except for George W. Bush. His father has one. John Kerry has one. Wesley Clark has one. But for some reason our current president Bush can't find his.
In the upcoming book "Bush's War for Re-election" author James Moore exposes the cover-up of Bush’s service record. Starting in 1994, according to Moore, friends and political aides of George Bush "began contacting commanders and former roommates who would spin and cover up his guard record. When the book comes out, people will be on the record testifying to that fact".
Retired Brigadier General William Turnipseed is the former commander of the 187th Air Squadron in Montgomery, Alabama where George Bush claims to have served.
"I just don't think he came to the base," ... "I would have remembered him”... “But actually, I don't think he made an appearance." -- Gen. Turnipseed, February, 2004
Let Battle Commence: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
Bush's Top 10 Lies About His Military Service: http://www.democrats.com/display.cfm?id=165
Subj: Steven Day
BuzzFlash is the best of the web! Steven Day articles are wonderful!!!
Subj: Paul Krugman
What would we do without the inimitable Paul Krugman? His column in the February 10, 2004 edition of the New York Times is a must read. He lays out, in succinct fashion, a strong brief upon which the Bush administration can be upbraided for its economic failures. Krugman is an economist, but he avoids the arcane jargon of his profession when he writes his columns about economic policy. Every reader should clip that column and mail it to Kerry headquarters and to the DNC for future rhetorical attacks on you-know-who. Explaining economic policy is not always an easy task for a politician, so why not let Paul Krugman carry the laboring oar? All that we have to do is simply quote him.
Donald P. Russo, Bethlehem, Pa
Subj: Boos for Bush
Was watching Conan O'Brian last night. All this week his show is live from Toronto Canada. He is in a very large theater there and the crowd is much larger than his usual studio.
He started a joke about bush and as soon as he got the words President bush out of his mouth, the theater erupted in a loud chorus of boos. O'Brian seemed visibly caught off guard. If only our Soviet style media let us know this is how the world feels.
Subj: Why didn't Bush fly again?
If your CO evaluated your flying using the diplomatic term "noteworthy" to describe your performance because he could not afford to damage the rosy future of the spoiled scion of a powerful family, and you never flew again .... could it be because you were a drunk?
Subj: How many Iraq citizens must die?
In the past two days, almost 100 Iraqi citizens applying for jobs as policeman and soldiers have lost their lives to suicide bombers, not to mention hundreds of Iraqi citizens wounded. News reports indicate that Iraqis are blaming the U.S. for these bombings. The claim is that this is Central Commands' attempt to recruit policemen and soldiers as "cannon fodder" to lessen the daily death and injury to our troops.
I wonder how many Iraqi citizens have died and will continue to die because of U.S. occupation before that figure exceeds the number of Kurds killed by Saddam Hussein (condoned by Rumsfeld et al)? If that number becomes greater, does that mean that DimSon now takes the title for being the tyrannical monster that Saddam Hussein is accused of? If so, should the U.S. be attacked and Bush2 smoked out of his hole in the White House?
Here's another thought: I wonder if we have the real Saddam in custody. How is it possible that these attacks and bombings continue with Hussein in custody. Do you suppose he's bribing his guards allowing him to continue his leadership, or do we really have the right guy?
Howard from Phoenix
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " Martin Luther King, Jr."
Subj: Fellow Guardsmen, Bush Needs You
The following can be read online at http://neologic.blog-city.com/read/481094.htm.
George W. Bush avoided the draft by jumping to the top of a five-year waiting list to enter pilot training in the Texas Air National Guard. We know that, it's a fact and it's no big deal. Rich folks get those kind of perks all the time, especially in Texas, especially in the past. As long as we realize that kind of thing happens but only in the past or in Texas, it's easier to live with.
Even if George did skip out to party on the Senate campaign trail of one of his dad's cronies, well, that's one of the reasons he wasn't slogging through a rice paddy in the first place. In those days, according to the Air National Guard themselves in a history on their web site, the National Guard and reserves were "draft havens for relatively affluent young white men."
Things are different now with a guy like Bush as commander. National Guardsmen get sent overseas and die just like regular soldiers. With bases in three-quarters of the world's countries and no draft, we need all the soldiers we can get, even the "weekend warriors" who signed on so they could afford health care for their kids. With no draft looming, there's not many rich kids jumping into the National Guard anyway.
But back then rich young men had a tough choice. The problem is, Bush's likely opponent in the upcoming election had the same rich-kid choice and decided to not just serve on paper, not in the training jungle of Alabama redneck bars, but in the real jungle of Vietnam. He's a decorated war hero. He bled for this country.
So now Bush has this image problem. Like every other senior member of his administration, he never raised a hand in combat, nor do any of them have sons or daughters in military service, certainly not in the National Guard. Some people of a logical bent think that's hypocritical and call these people "chickenhawks", if you can believe that.
And to make matters worse, Bush can't even prove he ever showed up for duty in Alabama -- as if that really matters anyway. Getting up, dragging yourself to a meeting with a bunch of shaved heads -- what's the point?
Whether he actually showed up is just a matter of perception, really, one way or the other. But the big gaps in his payroll record look suspicious to, say, the janitors among us, especially since kids with pull usually got their pay whether they showed up or not in those days -- not like, say, the son of a janitor. (In those days. In the past. In Texas.)
Unlike every other president in American history, Bush has yet to authorize the release of his complete military files, but let's get this straight: he doesn't have to.
Bush said in a television interview over the weekend that he would be willing to open up his entire military file, and would ``absolutely'' be willing to authorize the release of anything that would settle the controversy over his service in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
White House press secretary Scott McClellan appeared to step back from that pledge, telling reporters: ``If there is new information that comes to our attention we will let you know--if it's relevant to this issue.'' link
Potentially the biggest problem is that no one remembers him in Alabama. His commanding officer said in 2000 that he didn't remember ever seeing him -- though more recently he says he didn't even know where he was himself at the time now that he's been told to think about it, so that has to help public perception a little. But no one else, not one person, has stepped forward to say, "Hell, yeah, George and I had a breakfast croissant together every third Saturday or whatever for months. Sometimes he even wore a uniform."
No one has stepped forward -- yet. Surely it's only a matter of time before a good Republican with an amenable memory steps into the limelight for his ten minutes of glory.
So here's your chance, Guardsmen.
If you served in Alabama during the relevant time frame, roughly 1972 or thereabouts, and you remember George Bush there, or someone who LOOKED like George, or anyone with the last name 'Bush', 'Busch' or 'Wuss', or if you talked to someone in a beer joint who claimed to be George's chauffeur or cocaine dealer, or met someone who knew someone's wife's cousin who saw him in khaki, or even if you're simply wanting a vacation in Rio after the election -- anything -- please give Scott McClellan's office a call. He really needs to come up with something better than "trolling for trash".
Calling collect would probably be okay.
Keep up the good work,
Bear Skarky (Neologic)
Perhaps you will not print this in the Mailbag. But as a good Democrat, I will write it anyway. Kerry is flying high in this Delegate selection. My question is: He is alleged to have sought and received more money from big business, and Corporation Lobbyists, then any other member of Congress, if true this is going to be a hard habit to break, if he is elected as President. And I also wonder, where all his Campaign money is coming from, all the other candidates are nearly broke, it could not be his wife's money, she has already donated her maximum under the law, Could it possibly be that some of his old Lobbyist Buddies, are kicking in so they will be well positioned if Kerry is Elected President, I think Terry has to much Heavy Baggage, like, if he has accepted Money from some of the Big Powerful Corporations, they are not going to let him off the hook, just because he is President, Just take a look at the conduct of the President we have and his relations to the Corporate world. It would seem to me,that unless the American voter wakes up to reality, we may find ourselves in the same Corporation, Big Business, and the wealthy sham we are in now.
Keep up the good work, A SUPPORTER OF YOUR GREAT CAUSE
Subj: I Didn't Love Jane FONDA Then. I Do Now.
The first time I was aware of Jane FONDA, I was on an LST in Vietnam in 1967-68. We weren't "combat", just "supply" on my ship; we delivered pallets of cement, and bulldozers, and Coca Cola to an Army base. We also (since we were on a ship) got movies on some junk projector. I walked out of one movie. It was "Barefoot in the Park." Jane was SHRIEKING and making some dude's life miserable. This was before she got "political".
I didn't know what was going on.
Many years later, I heard about the "Hanoi Jane" crap. Today I saw her blast the crappy media whores, telling them where to get off about their attempting to trash KERRY by linking her to him. They don't dare. Thank you, Jane.
Subj: Colin Powell Needs to Sit, Stay, and Roll Over
RE Colin Powell's indignant chastisement of the Congressman from Ohio's reference today (during a congressional hearing) to Bush's alleged AWOL status during his National Guard stint was pathetically laughable. "Let's not go there!" should've been Powell's response to Rumsfeld and Cheney when the cabinet was mapping out the war plans for Iraq instead of his admonishment to a fairly elected US Representative.
Powell was once a highly respected, moderate Republican with an admirable war record and an air of integrity. After his dubious production before the UN before the war, and his repeated silence/capitulation/unsubstantiated support for Bush, the man has no credibility. I wish I didn't view him as a cowed lapdog for the administration, but the forked-tongue doublespeak that has issued from his mouth since January 2003 has made him a nonstarter for me and, I'm afraid, many formerly supportive Americans. You're right Mr. Powell, let's NOT go there. The more closely we look at your boss and his influence on you, the worse you look. And the less said about your own sad record during this administration. the better.
--A former supporter from "conservative country", Florida
Subj: Is it just me, or is the world going crazy??
We are getting the democratic nominee that I least liked, but exit polls show that the dems are going with him, because they feel he can beat Bush...and that is a good reason. But Howard would still have spit in his face!!!
I have seen him (the pseudo Prez) try to make a speech three times today....and I had it on C-span....and he is on again, and trying to say the "N" word.. and I just could not take it anymore!...
But, part of this speech...and part of what I have heard on the news in the car is: That it sounds like he really wants to go and bomb every other country in the mid east, except Saudi Arabia and Kuwait....He is in his invading mode again...and that is nuts. Something must stop this runaway train that is George Bush!
He is evil and he is nuts!!!
Shirley..................St.Louis "N" word....= "Nu Ku Ler"
Subj: Russert and the Chimp
It must have been a trick of the lighting or my imagination, but one Buzz contributor did comment that the gwb face looked edematous, at times he looked very much like Richard Nixon to me.
But the prize moment was when gwb said "I am a war president, I sit in the oval office with war on my mind"--as he rapped his head with his hands. Looked and acted very much like a chimpanzee. If someone could get some footage of a chimp jumping in a chair and rapping his head with both hands and compare it with the gwb footage, it could be priceless.
" War" on his mind, how grand. He might better off having boats on his mind-just in case the edema finds a way into his skull where it could cause an instant flood and tumultuous turbulence.
Subj: Compensated while AWOL
The fact that the Right Wing media is producing pay stubs indicating earnings during the time George W. Bush was in Alabama and technically AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard, proves nothing.
All it means is that George W. Bush was compensated with tax dollar money while AWOL!
Sounds right. If you are a Bush Family member that is!
Nancy Lynn Nagy
Subj: Nixon's Children
Bruce Toor's posting Re: Pizzo's TomPaine.com piece echoes what I've been saying to anyone who'll listen: the players involved in this chicanery are all the same because they all have the same mindset.
One of the accusations thrown out at people who doubt the Warren Commission findings is that a conspiracy involving the overthrow of the govt through violence, such as what happened in Dallas, would of necessity eventually be found out because someone involved would talk about it. The point that is missed here, however, is the mindset of the potential players at the time.
Anyone old enough to remember Kennedy's assassination must remember what rabid anti-communists believed. They thought that reds were in our closets at school. To them, nothing was more important than freeing Cuba and wiping out communism. With a true believer mentality, no one is going to speak about what they know about the movement. Geez, the epitome of this was E. Howard Hunt. If anyone knew what had happened in Dallas, other than Helms, the Hunts, and possibly a certain Bush, it was Eduardo. Yet he maintained his silence to the end.
Another throwback to the Nixon days is the threat to our Constitution and Bill of Rights posed by these fanatics. Does anyone remember Operation Gemstone, run by Colson out of the White House? The same disregard for freedoms enshrined by the founders. This plan was supposedly shot down by Mitchell, but we've seen how these people are like pit bulls: once they've gotten their teeth into something there's no getting them to let go.
Yes, we're still feeling the Nixon effect on our democracy and I sure could use some Pepto-Bismol.
Subj: A Must Read for Every Democrat, Independent and Progressive
Philosophy teaches us that it is important to understand the other side in order to conquer. I believe this will get us a little closer. ...came across this by pure chance doing a search on individual and society...
"Ten Books That Shaped America's Conservative Renaissance" http://www.isi.org/conservative_tho/PDF/tenbooks.pdf
I found this by clicking on "The Yorktown Patriot" link on the front page of Yorktown University (http://www.yorktownuniversity.com/). Yorktown University is listed in the "The College Guide." These are ISI's other links www.isi.org ; www.isibooks.org ; www.collegeguide.org.
Subj: Look out... here come the "activist judges!"
"Activist judges"! "Activist judges"! Every Conservative wingnut that I know is screaming about "activist judges" undermining the sanctity of marriage.
They would describe an "activist judge" as one who makes a ruling contrary to the will and opinion of the majority of the American populace. This may technically be true, but it seems the only ones making a big stink about it are the hardcore Conservatives. Such clowns are the *minority* of the above-mentioned majority. How many of the majority of Americans who oppose gay marriage, if they really put their minds to it, would go on to further qualify themselves by saying something like, "I don't like the idea of gay marriage, but it's not really fair for our government to tell a minority what they can and can't do?"
People were screaming about activist judges 50-years ago after Brown v. The Board of Education. "Let the state governments decide if segregation works for them or not!"
People were (and still are) screaming about activist judges 30-years ago after Roe v. Wade. "Let the states decide who can and can't get an abortion!"
And people are screaming about "activist judges" today, shortly after this issue was fairly decided in Massachusetts, and as it appears this issue will inevitably work its way to the Supreme Court. "Let the states decide if gay's can marry or not!"
The only difference this time around is that we've got a president dumb enough to use that catch-phrase in a State of the Union Address, thereby giving a worn-out complaint new life.
Note to Conservatives who've been asleep for 50 years: It's NOT OK for a state to sanction discrimination!
Majority oppressing a minority... that's what Brown was about, that's what Roe was about, and that's what gay marriage's eventual turn in the Supreme Court will be about.
We're a nation of 4-year-olds, squabbling over our territorial stake in the backseat of the family station wagon. I warn Conservatives that when this issue finally does make it to the Supreme Court... this car will get pulled over, and you'll get slapped in the face.
Play nice, dammit!!
Subj: How quickly things change . . .
The first headline on Yahoo at around 8 o'clock this morning "Greenspan Warns of Soaring Budget Deficit".
By 10 o'clock pretty much the same article appears under "Greenspan Cites Impressive Economic Gains"
Thought you might be interested.
A BuzzFlash Reader
GITMO PRISONER DETENTION - A POLITICAL PLOY
This morning's headline clarified an issue for me; that being, why the prisoners at Gitmo have been held without charges indefinitely and thereby invoking the protests from the International Red Cross, the UN Human Rights Commission, etc. Credit the Bushies with not missing a trick. Can we expect, as has been rumored in the news media, that military tribunals will commence this summer? Gee, just when Dubya's bad press gets cranked up into high gear, the news will concentrate on the evil-doers again through carefully scheduled tribunals with the calendar's eye focused on the November elections. That will serve to dissipate some of the heat, eh.
Subj: Why didn't George fly again?
This hits the target. As a retired Air Force pilot, I can tell you that it's a serious situation when a pilot elects to blow-off the annual physical. There's something called a Flight Evaluation Board that would consider the situation and either reprimand or permanently ground the pilot. There has to be an FEB, or some other documentation that explains why this guy ended up with "feet on ramp".
Start asking, "Where's the FEB?" That should shake up some people in the Pentagon.
"But there is a question that is unanswered and frankly more important. Perhaps we can get Ted to ask "Why didn't George fly again?" The fact of the matter is no matter how many hours George put in after 1972 none of them were as a pilot. Apparently he refused to take his flight physical. He has come up with some Bushwa about his personal physician being in Houston while he was in Georgia, yadda, yadda, yadda, but he didn't get a physical when he got back to Texas either. Apparently he never did. It would seem that Yossarian in "Catch 22" had it all wrong. If he wanted to stop flying he should have been avoiding the doctor -- not bugging him all the time."
Subj: Rice in a centrifuge
February 11, 2004
Ohhh, Rice was not only boiling over, she was frying on the Today Show. She was spinning so fast it's a wonder her clothes didn't fly off. She even said we have good American and British intelligence about nuclear weapons. She refused to answer why the administration hasn't decided to fry the president of Pakistan for pardoning Khan. Bush is going to be on, later, still making a case for pushing our military might against the world. Didn't we just topple the advertised most evil guy on the planet and he couldn't have effectively attacked coffee stains and aluminum pot marks in his sink?
She mentioned Clinton more than she mentioned George W. Bush. I am sorry, but I can't even concentrate because of the fear I feel right now for the more than 100,000 US citizens who are now sitting ducks in Iraq. Why does anyone believe anything any of these people say?
She talks about getting the people who sold the terrorists weapons. Let's see, going back to Iran-Contra and even further back, to both World Wars and even back to the Civil War, either US companies or companies they were doing business with sold them and in most cases manufactured them. These people make money off of weapons and proliferating war and fear. If peace is declared, they will go broke. Their Risk game will be over and they will have lost and a lot of soldiers and civilians will be dead. I haven't heard anything about the Carlyle Group lately, but I am sure they are still in the game. The Nixon administration was open and transparent compared to this bunch and most of them have operated behind the scenes in both. Poppy Bush was director of the CI friggin A.
I just read that Silberman, the guy who is the co-leader of the commission investigating the intelligence problems, was one of the primary negotiators with the Iranians who crafted agreements that we would supply arms if they waited until the day of Reagan's inauguration to announce the release of the hostages in Iran. He is the guy who over-turned the convictions of both Oliver North and John Poindexter, not because they were innocent, but because they were given congressional immunity. George H. W. Bush pardoned the rest of them and most of them are working in some capacity for this Bush administration.
The only thing that comes to mind today is a little song we used to sing as kids at church and it is based on a parable from the Bible.
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
And the rains came tumbling down.
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
And the house on the sand went splat.
This huge sand dune is washing out to sea and the undertow is taking us along. We have become the wealthiest country on earth by being the arms merchant to the world. We brag about it. The people in charge today are the sons and daughters of the people who wanted the US to stay out of the World Wars, but wanted to get rich making the ships, planes and weapons for the rest of the world to fight with, all sides. Rosy the Riveter was innocently and patriotically making bombs, as well as toasters. Why doesn't anyone see this?
I have something very serious for everyone to think about. Right now, finally, light is being shined on some of the goings-on in this secretive roach nest and they start turning on each other and we will be in the middle. That is why there has been nothing said about the pardon of Khan, by the president of Pakistan. It is because of the dealings of both men with corporate interests tied to the US. These guys play rough and nasty. If they are willing to send other people's children to die for their bottom line, you don't want these guys reading fairy tales to your children as photo-ops for re-election. You also don't want them to ban the press from their fund-raisers or their energy negotiations because the same people are at both functions.
I am convinced the Bushes know there were weapons out there, somewhere, because they or some of their partners in death and destruction sold them. Whether they are still operational or not, only time will tell.
101 Iraqi civilians died in the last 24 hours. 54 were waiting to apply for work at a police station and the other 47 were lined up to apply for the US-trained Iraqi military. The result was, their friends, families and just fellow citizens threw rocks at our kids because of the frustration they feel because they can't hurl boulders at our commander-in-chief for what he has done to their world. Our kids do not deserve to suffer for this.
"Military Officials expect spectacular attacks." The spectacular is yet to come. Spectacular can't be defeated militarily. 2003 proved that.
WE better be damn sure to monitor all congressional immunity agreements this time around. I want them in jail or exiled to some deserted island with no PO Boxes and no cable networks to blog on.
Karen Webb, Mad as hell and not going to put up with it anymore.
You can tell how uncooperative the Bush administration will be based on the number of times "cooperate" is mentioned by the administration with reference to that investigation. It is directly inversely proportional.
Subj: Truth be Damned
With regards to TANG (Love that acronym, especially when it applies to the chimp in chief), WMD, jobs, environment, mad cow, bird flu, North Korea, Osama, Jessica Lynch, Saddam "capture", pretzel overdose, Remember these words from Bush's white house: It is not my job/our job to tell you the truth. I think this quote came from Andy Card, "Mr. New Product".
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