July 10, 2006
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Subject: Your Republican Question
Earlier today you wondered if anyone could tell you why Republicans are so mean, offensive and bitter. Please allow me to give it a shot.
Most of them match these adjectives for the same reason that Dickens wrote many of his characters in that mode--Scrooge is a prime example. Dickens was a rabid reformer, and he wanted to illustrate what becomes of human beings when they allow empathy and compassion to drain out of their hearts. Most of Dickens's merciless old skinflints have decided that human misery is no concern of theirs because poverty is a condition that the poor bring on themselves. So can you think of any literary character more mean, offensive and bitter than Scrooge? (And Dickens's point was, also solitary and miserable.)
Now consider how closely Dickens' characters' philosophy parallels the Republican world view. Remember Reagan's famous welfare queen? For years that was the Republican prototype of every woman who had to resort to public funds to feed her children. These people are mean because they have neither empathy nor compassion. They are offensive because they do not hesitate to voice their conviction that poverty is a vice, which is demeaning not only to welfare recipients, but to the growing number of people in this country who spend most of their waking hours working, and are still barely getting by. The Republicans are bitter because going through life as a nasty SOB does not tend to make people happy--hey, look at Scrooge. Most psychologists will tell you that people are happy most often when they genuinely like themselves. And if you happen to be a Bill Frist or a Rick Santorum ... well, what exactly is there to like?
Dickens described Scrooge as "that squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner." I don't know about you guys, but I couldn't come up with a better picture of Dick Cheney if I tried for a week.
Subject: Mike Whitney
Mr. Whitney, your piece on Charles Krauthammer was an important expose' on the weakness of the thinking of the neo-cons and in fact, the Washington Post.
While Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Krauthammer seriously drive us into the sinkhole of WW3, their ill-begotten reasoning and moral stance becomes ever so clear to the American people as each day passes. Unfortunately, men and women continue to die as these days pass and we are no closer to returning this country to its rightful place in the world than we were the day BUSHCO SOLD US OUT FOR POWER AND PROFIT.
My heart truly aches for what has been done to our young soldiers and to our country, and to the soul of the people of the United States of America. God bless us all, and may Freedom, Peace and Justice once again envelope this land.
Thanks BuzzFlash for the opportunity to speak.
Subject: The New York Times & Suppression of the Press, All in the Name of "National Security"
Now let me see if I have this straight:
National Socialism = Nazi.
Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of difference, now does it?
It is a sad fact, that as the country celebrates 230 years as the greatest Democratic Republic known to have existed, it is on the verge of becoming the greatest Totalitarian threat to the World! Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and even Ho Chi Minh should all be proud. And we handed it to "them"!
Which brings to mind 2 of my favorite quotes:
"Those who would trade a little Liberty for a little Security, will have none, and deserve neither"!
"All that is necessary for Evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing"!
Subject: Immigration Deportation Used To Blackmail Mexico
I believe the immigration issue was used by BushCo to blackmail Mexico's politicos. BushCo probably stated to Mexico's Conservative candidate, "We'll deport all 11 million illegals back to your country if you don't do what we want you to do." The Mexico election was recently stolen ... the Conservative candidate 'won' ... under direction of BushCo. What say you?
Subject: Lieberman's Smile Wiped Off
Ned Lamont wiped that sickening syrup smile from Lieberman's face in their debate. This is the same smile that Lieberman used to portray himself as a nice guy. But when the smile came off we saw the real Lieberman -- the cold eyes and his true sarcastic demeanor.
Over all Lamont did very well. However I think he has to start pushing his domestic agenda harder. The public hates this Congress, and Lamont should start blasting it. That will help when the Democrats send in their notables to boost Lieberman's ratings.
Subject: Is Kenny Boy Really Dead?
Do you think Ken (Kenny Boy) Lay is really dead? .Could GOD be sending a message to the CEO's of the world? Or is Kenny Boy off to Hidden Valley to enjoy the rest of his life in luxury? Will there be an open casket for his funeral, or has he already been cremated? Did the state of Texas send anybody to confirm his death?
When Al Zarqawi or Saddam's sons died, we had photographs plastered all over the mainstream news. Will there be proof about the death of Kenny Boy Lay or will his widow be too grief stricken to allow pictures and maybe has had him cremated already?
I think the poor Widow Lay should have every asset she has stripped away from her and returned to the rightful owners. I have just read that all services for Lay are private and no reporters are allowed.
Is it just me or do many BuzzFlash readers have doubts about the death of Kenny Boy? I put nothing beyond the corporate powers and corporate government of the good 'ol USA.
[BuzzFlash Note: We doubt that Ken Lay will, like Elvis, live on. And we don't think dying is "getting off easy" compared to jail. It does strike us as odd that the autopsy showed Lay had extensive arterial disease but that it would have gone untreated in a man of his means. As to your other questions: The Houstonist reported that a cremation was planned and speculated about legal actions regarding the Lay estate. A Click2houston report suggests that Lay's conviction is likely to be abated since Lay hadn't yet appealed the conviction: "'The law views it as though he had never been indicted, tried and convicted,' Theus said."]
Why are Republicans so mean and hateful? Because they hate themselves and are projecting their own faults upon us all. Simple, pure. They're reflecting themselves clearly ... we need only to open our eyes to see how nasty they truly are.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Krauthammer Piece
How is it that you could characterize the disaster in Iraq in the TITLE (let alone in the body) of one of your pieces?
It's Not a War; It's an OCCUPATION!
For GOD'S SAKE why are we STILL TALKING about the "WAR" in Iraq?
It's NOT A WAR! And it hasn't been a war since Bush trumpeted "Mission Accomplished" from the deck of the Abraham Lincoln TWO YEARS ago.
It's a BRUTAL OCCUPATION!
Day after day - even on BuzzFlash - I hear this spin. All it does is play into the hands of Karl Rove whose purposes are well served by characterizing the occupation as a "war."
What is going on? It is almost as though it is BuzzFlash's POLICY thus to mischaracterize the conflict. What purpose can your persistence in this deception possibly serve but to prolong the agony of this obscene venture?
Wake up, BuzzFlash!
Subject: What the Hell Is Going On?
I just don't get it...I mean everyone knows what this administration has done, for Christ sake the same giveaways to the rich and corporate entities. Hell I don't understand why they are still in office. The "Hill" is no better, the Republicans run the "Hill" as if it is their own private club. The poor get poorer and the middle class gets smaller. What have the Dems done recently barring a very few... They are scared of being called unpatriotic, heathens, and liberals.
Why? because we have never started a war before, because we may believe that when it comes to faith that actions should speak loader than words, and what is not admirable about being a liberal - one who is favorable to reform or progress, one who advocates great political and personal freedom. Why is that a bad word?
Those badges should be worn proudly. In some, maybe many, ways, the Republicans and the Democrats are the same, they are just trying to save their jobs and their territories. Conn. is an example in many ways: 1) A Senator is willing to change affiliation to keep his job and 2) When one doesn't want to act as a Democrat then one should be replaced by someone who does.
So who is there to lead us at least till the end of the next decade? It will take at least that long to roll back just "some" of the misdeeds of the last 6 years. Is it going to be the Democrats that voted for war, the out pricing of student loans, The Patriot Act, the giveaways of corporate America, the spying on Americans, the allowing of the President to not veto a bill but just ignore any legislation, who supported the new justices, who just go along for the ride? The list is endless. I don't know, but maybe we will get a glimpse in Nov. But preaching to the choir I just don't see any changes. 2004 is just one example. We need real change a real movement that holds everyone accountable for their actions in both parties.
I received a e-mail from the Democratic Party asking for money for the cause. To which I replied: I lost my home last Aug. in New Orleans not because of the hurricane but because the levees were sub par. With that I lost my job, retirement, I now pay $1111.00 + a month for health care, job hunting is becoming limited for a couple of reasons, one being the price of gas the other being wages really suck, and if you get a decent wage there are no benefits.
What exactly have you done for me lately to earn a penny from me besides a vote?
Subject: "What, Me Worry?"
The other day I was listening to the talking heads discuss the fact that George Bush hasn't shown the signs of stress and rapid aging as presidents before him. Of course he hasn't ... a sociopath doesn't take responsibility for his actions. He's just a little boy playing a game ... do another line and play on.
Phil in Vermont
Subject: The new "terror alerts"
Is it me? Have I become so suspicious of the Bush administration that I doubt everything that they divulge? During the 2004 election, every other day there was a Terror Alert: "red," "yellow" ... etc. During this election cycle, they discover a terrorist plot every week, in various cities. Perhaps they are real, but I smell a rat (AKA...Karl Rove)!
Subject: Terror plot foiled in NYC...Hmmm?
As I try to formulate an opinion on this story I find it very difficult to decide where exactly to begin. I suppose the proper focus of this opinion should be to try to relate to the readers that this is in fact not an opinion but a simple refresher course in the basic laws of physics and gravity. If any of you are unfamiliar with the geography of New York City I would suggest that you take a moment at this point to visit a website concerning such issues as New York City topography, Hudson River elevation and the location of the Holland Tunnel. Here are a few that I find helpful …
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/maps1/ny.gif http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/geology/leveson/core/linksa/nyc_describe/ny_top_describe.html http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_cities/new_york_city.jpg http://gretchen.geo.rpi.edu/roecker/nys/nys_edu.pamphlet.html http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/geology/leveson/core/linksa/nycgeol2.html
So, what can be learned from all these university websites that discuss the elevations of New York City in direct correlation with the elevation of the Hudson River (the river that the Holland Tunnel was burrowed beneath)? The immediately striking irregularity is that if the Holland Tunnel were to cave in during an explosion (unlikely considering the composition of the bedrock that it was tunneled through) the result would not be water rising some two hundred feet to cause a catastrophic disaster on the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina. No, in fact the resulting hole left in the Hudson River bed would indeed take in approximately 60000 m2 of the river's water in one fell swoop. Naturally one would expect some sort of displacement such as this to create a tsunami of approximately 12-50 (refer to the Gaussian function concerning water displacement) feet dependent on the shock wave length (which in this case would be pretty short, perhaps 6-8 meters from crest to crest). Naturally there are variable factors to take into effect such as high tide, heavy rains and the amount of treated sewage currently being dumped upstream from the tunnel itself.
Ah but I do digress because a scenario such as the one I just described would require the entire tunnel from the Jersey turnpike extension to Canal Street to collapse in its entirety at once. Considering the construction of the tunnel (concrete hardened for 80 years and solid steel) a malfunction of such a catastrophic magnitude is purely the stuff of legends and children’s bedtime stories.
Upon further critical analysis of this “horror” story scenario we are faced with the proposition that the result of such a dastardly act would cause ‘Hurricane Katrina’ proportional damages to the financial districts in lower Manhattan. Again I am at a loss to know how to address such a fallacious statement. I am guessing that when the author of this article made the statement he was assuming that the readers understood he meant ‘Hurricane Katrina type devastation’ minus the 165 mile per hour winds and 30 plus foot storm surge that accompanied the actual Hurricane Katrina (and of course the levees and dikes, in the sorry state of repair that they were in, must be factored in as well).
Alas I am not one to completely disregard an opinion of the all knowing law enforcement agency in charge of such a claim so I think now would be a good time to explore the history of the tunnel itself and what disasters if any it has faced in its 78 year history. Well, one disaster does come to mind. In 1949, a chemical truck loaded with 80 drums (I am assuming that the reference ‘drum’ refers to a 55 gallon drum commonly used for transportation of liquids in America) of carbon disulfide exploded in the tunnel, killing 69 people and causing $600,000 worth of damages at the 1949 dollar value (roughly 4 million dollars just for argument's sake probably a lot more). The important thing to know about carbon disulphide (or carbon bisulphate) is that is it is a very unstable and explosive chemical used in the production of certain textiles and rubber products.
Here is some of the boring and exoteric tidbits of knowledge concerning carbon disulphide… • Carbon disulfide is manufactured from hydrocarbons and sulfur and is a very flammable liquid which is therefore extremely hazardous to manufacture and transport. • Worldwide carbon disulfide is used to manufacture regenerated cellulose (viscose rayon and cellophane), carbon tetrachloride and organic sulfur compounds including xanthates used as flotation agents in mineral processing and Metham sodium soil fumigant. • Description: Colorless to slightly yellowish liquid at room temperature; volatile, flammable, explosive in air. • Warning properties: Sweet odor of pure carbon disulfide and foul odor of commercial and technical grade carbon disulfide are usually adequate to warn of acute exposure. Most people can detect carbon disulfide at levels of 0.02 to 0.1 ppm (1 ppm is equivalent to 3.1 mg/m³). • Molecular weight: 76.14 daltons. • Boiling point (760 mm Hg): 115.3ºF (46.3ºC) • Freezing point: -168.9ºF (-111.6ºC) • Vapor pressure: 352.6 mm Hg at 77ºF (25ºC) • Vapor density: 2.67 g/mL (air = 1.00) • Water solubility: soluble in ethanol, methanol, benzene, and ether; only slightly soluble in water (0.23 g/100 mL at 71.6ºF [22ºC]) • Flammability: LEL 1.3%; Flashpoint -22ºF (-30ºC) • Carbon disulfide is incompatible with air, alkali metals, aluminum, azides, many oxidants, and phenyl copper-triphenylphosphine complexes. Such incompatible mixtures may result in violent, and possibly explosive, reactions.
So as one can see it is pretty volatile stuff and does cause explosion of great magnitude when large amounts of it are released in a closed environment such as a building, airport hangar, underwater tunnel…underwater tunnel…HMMMM? I think I have made my point so that the youngest and least informed of readers can draw a proper conclusion that in fact supports my thesis that this story is just another attempt to quell dissent poised at and toward the current administration in America.
Now I am sure there are those that are exclusive viewers of certain entertainment news channels (named after a sly and wily animal with a fuzzy tail usually red in color) who would propose that I may be a conspiracy nut or some such nonsense. To this I say perhaps I am and perhaps I am not; however the issue of conspiracy is at best mute in this debate. Through this long and rhetorical (by rhetorical I refer to the Platonic meaning of rhetoric) op ed piece the only goal that I wish to achieve is that you the reader ask yourself this one question: “Who exactly benefits from such a fallacious story and the fear that ensues from the release of its content?”
That’s pretty much all I got concerning this newest foiled terror attack on America. Thanks for your time and have a pleasant tomorrow.
Subject: GI's Behaving Badly 2
The English title of the book by J. Robert Lilly is Taken by Force: Rape and American Soldiers in the European Theatre of Operations During World War II. This book has not been published in the States because of the war in Iraq.
A BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: It looks like an American release is planned for July 2007: http://www.palgrave-usa.com/... According to Counterpunch (in 2005): "Five years ago, Robert Lilly, a distinguished American sociologist, prepared a book based on military archives. Taken by Force is a study of the rapes committed by American soldiers in Europe between 1942 and 1945. He submitted his manuscript in 2001. But after September 11, its US publisher suppressed it, and it first appeared in 2003 in a French translation."]
Subject: The White House Occupants Not Only Delete Liberties To Seek Security, They Can't Even Seem To Get the Security Part Right
“THE KEYSTONE KOP IN YOUR KLOSET”
Or, If the Republicans Are Going to Take Away All Our Liberties to Supposedly Catch Terrorists, the Least They Could Do Is Actually Catch Some Real Ones.
It’s not surprising that Republicans are spying on fellow Americans. They seem to do it every chance they get, starting with Nixon.
What’s surprising is how incompetent they are at it. Take Bush and his version of Mad Magazine’s “Spy versus Spy.” Five years and billions spent and all he has managed to catch so far with his Constitution-forbidden warrantless searches and his daily mega privacy invasions of our personal financial and communications networks is, maybe, that one gang from Florida supposedly wanting to attack Sears Tower. And, that gives a mighty big benefit of doubt the truly dufus gang members involved could actually have found the Tower, let alone blow it up.
Granted, there have been other alleged terrorists picked up by police forces around the country, albeit an embarrassingly tiny handful by any standard. It includes the guy who said he wanted to blow up an airplane with his shoes. But, all of those apparently were uncovered by other, more traditional, means, not monitoring all our business and personal transactions.
Even the brand newly touted alleged foiling of a plot by some foreigners to blow up NYC tunnels does not seem to have been a direct result of Bush’s questionable use of illegal police state tactics. And, that again accepts for the sake of argument the White House’s new interpretation of the Bill of Rights; i.e. that he has a right to simply declare anyone he arrests as guilty and put them away forever without trial, jury or counsel.
We know there certainly can’t be hundreds of others besides the small handful announced as caught plotting. After all, Osama, the one genuinely responsible for 9/11, is still obviously wandering loose. To distract our attention from that fact, the Administration surely has trotted out and trumpeted as loud as possible every single other arrestee found for any reason, no matter how ineffectual they appear as supposed terrorist wannabes.
Even then, on the rare occasions the Administration super snoopers stumble across a terrorist candidate, the Justice Department usually either blows it or almost does so. Take for instance, the Max Sennett-like comedy of the Oregon attorney arrested as terrorist, but then it turns out the high tech boys at FBI couldn’t even read a fingerprint correctly. Or, take Zacarias Moussaoui, who fell into our hands by other means. He fully confessed to participating in the 9/11 plans and amazingly courted the death penalty. Despite that, Bush’s hand-picked prosecution crew not only couldn’t get the jury to agree, they bungled so badly, they came close to forcing the judge to dismiss the case altogether. They must have been hired at the same time as the former FEMA chief, “Brownie.”
New rules and regs to insure chemical and nuclear plants are safeguarded? Forget it. Not when all the lobbyists and plant owners are Republican. Examination of all cargo containers entering the country any of which could hide bombs or terrorist? Why, that might cost money.
Republicans disbanded the CIA unit tasked to hunt for Osama in 2005. The most interesting statistic about the newly revealed financial spying is that ten times as much of the manpower and effort used went into searching for Cuban money movement as it did for terrorist money. The one new possible terrorist plot uncovered turns out to be the Holland and other tunnels in New York City, the same city that had its Homeland Security funds drastically cut to divert the money to Nebraska and Wyoming.
Yessiree. If you are giving up your Constitutional rights to Bush and his Republicans in the hopes of securing security, you’d be better off hiring Inspector Clouseau. Maybe the Democrats could do no better, but they could hardly do a “heckofa” worse job than the Republicans have been doing.
Subject: What's Tomorrow's "Terra-Warning"?
I have been getting quite a little chuckle at dumbya/rover's belated "terra-ist" arrests and plots thwarted. But the inner child wants to know what stories these magnificent manifestations of magic (miami 7/NY tunnel people) are trying to keep off the front page of the newspapers. I wonder, did krash-kart cheney finally get photographed eating a newborn? Did babs drop her purse and all the missing voting boxes fall out? Did dumbya fall off his bike again? Or is it something like America is NOT BUYING the Bush-it anymore?
After finding out that Osama-Been-forgotten has been quietly taken off the burner, I have to once again pose the question....was 9/11 indeed an inside job?
Why is it that the Bin Ladens and the shrubs are so close, and why do they hold joint financial interests?
Why is it that the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia and NOT IRAQ?
Why is it that the Saudi royals and the shrubs hold joint financial interests?
Why is it that with all the questionable financial investments/ventures the shrubs have that the SHRUBS ARE SO DAMNED INTERESTED IN OUR FINANCES?
Why is it that the new American King Dumbya started looking into our finances in February before 9/11?
Things that make you go hmmmm.
Subject: Bush Defies Law of Physics in Latest NYC Scare Story?
Did David Addington write a signing statement for the law of gravity prior to Bush's NYC tunnel bombing plot revelation?
F. J. Calandra
Subject: All in a Name
We're in Iraq fighting "the enemy" and "insurgents" (no longer designated in the news as "foreign" insurgents). But recently, they're now being called by a more generic, all-inclusive term: "gunmen."
"Saturday, gunmen in two cars stopped a vehicle in Baghdad's Dora neighborhood, forced the two passengers to get out and killed them in front of horrified bystanders ... gunmen opened fire on a Shiite family ... gunmen Saturday killed three people working in an ice cream shop" ... Earlier Friday, Iraqi forces backed by U.S. jets and soldiers raided the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City in what appeared to be a crackdown on unauthorized armed groups. U.S. officials said 30-40 'enemy fighters' were killed or wounded, but residents claimed up to 11 civilians died."
3 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Battle (AP/Yahoo)
Damn those pesky "unauthorized armed groups." If only they were authorized, then everything would be okay. Of course it all depends on who is authorizing them. By putting quotation marks around the term "enemy fighters" and then contrasting statements given by the US military with that of resident witnesses, one gets both sides of the story. So let me get this straight--everybody's "the enemy" now: foreign insurgents, Iraqi insurgents, unauthorized armed groups, sectarian tribesmen with a gun, civilians with a gun, "gunmen," civilians ...
Remind me again why we are in Iraq, besides to spread democracy? Oh yeah, to control the "gunmen." And why do the newly democratically elected leaders of Iraq have to ask the U.S. for permission to rethink not charging the U.S. military with crimes on Iraqi soil? Am I missing something here? I thought it was THEIR country.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Democrats Need To Protest
As one of the Protesting Democrats I can testify to the fact that plenty of Dems and Progressives and other Liberal types protest constantly and loudly and softly and any other way you can think of. THE CORPORATE MEDIA IGNORES ALL PROTESTS AND BAD NEWS ABOUT THE CRIMINAL BUSH REGIME.
It is disgusting to read your putdowns of Dems in BuzzFlash.com. Yes, there are many Dems-In-Power who have lost their cojones and couldn't find them if they tried. But, the VAST MAJORITY of GrassRoots folks are disgusted with that silly group and with the CRIMINAL REPIGLICANS and other antiAmerican, unpatriotic, and undemocratic type folks like ARYAN NATIONISTS, RIGHTIST RELIGIOUS TYPES, KKK-ERS, RACIST DOGS, SEXISTS, AND OTHERS. BuzzFlash NEEDS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COUNTER THE CORPORATE MEDIA OTHER THAN ON THE INTERNET.
Subject: Letter to Sen. Boxer to Support Ned Lamont
Senator Barbara Boxer
To Senator Barbara Boxer,
It is my understanding that you will continue to campaign for Sen. Joe Lieberman against his primary opponent Mr. Ned Lamont and for the life of me, I cannot understand why since the senator has sided with Bush and against many of our shared Democratic values since Bush came into office.
When Sen. Lieberman in his debate against Mr. Lamont asked, “Who is Ned Lamont?” in my opinion Mr. Lamont is a man that has reminded us of how much we are spending for this war in Iraq which I like to label the “Bush War” in Iraq and where we are spending $250 million dollars per day. Just think of what that money could go towards to help our fellow Americans. Mr. Lamont wants universal health care for all Americans and it is something that I feel is important since many other industrialized nations have health care for all of their citizens. Like them or hate them, at least Cuba and Venezuela have health care for all. Why can’t we? Is it so un-American to provide health care for all citizens? Or do we keep the various HMOs and health insurance companies in business making profits that would astound us all. A simple cold of a child can send a family into financial disaster if they have no health insurance. With 47 million Americans presently without health insurance, just how many of them are children?
Mr. Lamont reminded folks that Bush should have been censured for his illegal wire tapping procedures that go against the fourth amendment of our Constitution. Mr. Lamont reminded folks how many lobbyists have the ear of all of our politicians when the people should have their ear. Mr. Lamont reminded the listeners in that debate how we have lost our moral authority when it came to Haditha and the torture that has taken place in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. America must never stand for torturing anyone even if they are our enemy or perceived enemy. When Sen. Lieberman stated of the prisoners being detained in Guantanamo as being dangerous, just how do we know that since this administration is the most secretive one in history? Our country depends upon due process and it is about time that this administration realizes that fact.
Lastly, Senator Lieberman stated that it was “The right thing for us to overthrow Saddam Hussein.” To that I add, it was wrong since Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks felt by this nation. Bush blew what worldwide support we had by invading a guiltless nation. I have seen the pictures of dead and injured Iraqi children and how dare Lieberman side with Bush concerning this war? What does he say to veterans of this war, that have come back so brutally maimed, that have to fight for their benefits? What does he say to every family that has lost a loved one fighting this illegal war? Bush took the eye off the ball in fighting Al Qaeda and failed at capturing Osama bin Laden by deploying our troops in Iraq. Now the CIA is closing shop in their hunt for Osama bin Laden? That is outrageous, Senator Boxer.
Senator Lieberman stated that “If we leave Iraq we will create a terrorist state” Well who created that terrorist state? It was the Bush administration by turning Iraq into the world’s largest training ground for said terrorists. Yes, I agree with Mr. Lamont that it is about time we take the American face off of this war and help the Iraqi people take hold of their own destiny.
I am Mary MacElveen and I approve of Mr. Ned Lamont’s message to us all.
PS: This faxed letter to you will be going up on my blog at marymacelveen.com and will be circulated to other loyal Democrats across the Internet.
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