"I spoke with those individuals, and they assured
me they were not involved in this. And that's where it stands."
-- Scotty the Underbear, Oct. 10, 2003, proclaiming Rove and Libby innocent,Link
"The most powerful leader in the world had
called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find
weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium for the better
part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House:
Rove and Libby. There was one problem. It was not true. I had unknowingly passed along false information.
And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved: Rove, Libby,
Vheney, Andy Card and the president himself." --Excerpt
from Scott McClellan's book, Link
Excerpt: In a Nov. 15 speech to the right-wing Federalist
Society, the President embraced the Constitution's
checks and balances as a vital protection against
tyranny. And he demanded that federal judges act
as fair referees, not political or ideological
To many Americans who have been aghast at Bush's
six-plus years of trampling the Constitution,
such pronouncements might represent a textbook
case of "cognitive dissonance," a psychological term
describing the uncomfortable tension when one's
stated principles are at odds with one's actions.
For Bush, however, this divergence of words from
behavior may be closer to the fable of the Emperor's
New Clothes, when the monarch strutted about
in invisible garments while his terrified subjects kept quiet
about his nakedness.
In this case, the Washington press corps reported
on Bush's speech as if the President
were entirely sincere and left out contradictory
"I think she's a very formidable candidate,
and she has been under pressure. No question, there is no question that Senator
Clinton understands pressure better than any of the candidates, you know,
in the race." --
"I can't tell if Bush is endorsing Hillary,
hoping she's the nominee, or thanking her for her votes on Iraq
and Iran." --Obama spokesperson
Bill Burton, Link
Excerpt: Australia's prime minister, John Howard, one
of Bush's staunchest allies in Asia, suffered a big-ass defeat
at the hands of the electorate on Saturday, as
his Liberal Party-led coalition lost its majority in Parliament.
He will be replaced by Kevin Rudd, the Labor Party
leader. "Today Australia looks to the future," Rudd told
a cheering crowd in Queensland. "Today the Australian
people have decided that we as a nation will move forward."
Howard's defeat follows that of José María
Aznar of Spain, who also backed Bush's bloody invasion and
political setbacks for Tony Blair, who stepped
down as Britain's prime minister in June. ear
So Bush has lost three poodles?
The pro-war Bushie will lose anywhere they have free elections.
If we had free elections here, Gore would be ending Year Seven about
Where are you and what is going on with the website?
Philip in Ohio
Sorry about that, but when I'm away I always leave a message as to why.
Even if we have a flood or a fire, Chicago Jim and Marc Perkel each
access to the page and can get a message up if I'm not able.
If the page doesn't change for a few days, read the page that's up closely
and it'll usually say where we are and when we expect to be back.
Excerpt: Ron Paul is inconsistent.
Ron Paul is historically challenged.
Ron Paul is unserious.
Ron Paul is too cozy with the kooks.
Ron Paul is the favorite candidate of a number
of racist, neo-Nazi and conspiracist websites.
I believe that it was actually announced (very
quietly) that the only soldiers counted as "war casualties"
are the ones who actually die on the battlefield.
Even if the soldier only makes it as far as the nearest
aid station, he's not part of the death count.
Now, it becomes very easy to manipulate numbers
with those kind of rules. Harrah's Tahoe does it all the time.
They have a policy that "nobody dies at Harrah's."
If someone in the casino dies on the floor from a heart attack,
the ambulance drivers are pre instructed to put
on an oxygen mask and begin CPR.
Then they will release word that he died at, or
"on the way" to the hospital.
I wonder how many of our troops have been handled
in such a fashion.
Excerpt: At least 20,000 U.S. troops who were not classified
as wounded in Bush's quagmire have been found
with signs of brain injuries, according to military
and veterans records compiled by USA TODAY.
The data, provided by the Army, Navy and Department
of Veterans Affairs, show that about five times
as many troops sustained brain trauma as the
4,471 officially listed by the Pentagon through Sept. 30.
These cases also are not reflected in the Pentagon's
official tally of wounded, which stands at 30,327.
The number of brain-injury cases were tabulated
from records kept by the VA and four military bases
that house units that have served multiple combat
tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. One base released its
count of brain injuries at a medical conference.
The others provided their records at the request of
USA TODAY, in some cases only after a Freedom
of Information Act filing was submitted.
They're lying about the costs of this war - and anyone who asks a question
doesn't "support the troops."
They're lying about the financial cost of this mess and they're lying
about the number of dead and wounded, too.
Excerpt: The 1946 Strategic Bombing Survey determined
it had been unnecessary to the winning of the war.
We know that Japan, demoralized from having dozens
of cities obliterated in fire bombings, was extending peace feelers.
"The Japanese were ready to surrender," said Dwight
Eisenhower, who believed the bomb was "completely unnecessary."
Admiral William D. Leahy, General Douglas MacArthur,
and many other high officials at the time agreed.
Japan wanted only to keep its emperor. Understandably,
the nation feared the consequences of the unconditional surrender
that Truman and the Allies demanded. They had
reason to fear brutalities exceeding the very harsh treatment of Germany
under the Versailles Treaty after World War I,
which had come after a mere conditional surrender.
Some have tried to rewrite history and have said
that to win the war without nuclear weapons, the U.S. would have had to
invade and suffer intolerable losses, that the
atomic bomb "saved a million lives." But there is no reason to doubt that
Japan's cause was lost by mid-1945 - even without
Subject: About those 7000 families
returning to Baghdad....
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hails the
"return" of "7,000 families" to Baghdad as proof positive
that the "surge" is working, but the reality
is that, as Juan Cole points out, the many tens of thousands
who fled to Syria are now being forced by the
Syrian government to leave, which explains the great "return."
They're being kicked out of Damascus, and they're
not allowed into the U.S.,
so where else are they supposed to go?
Excerpt: When Democrats worry about Hillary's electability,
they focus on her reenergizing a depressed Republican base
while demoralizing core Democratic activists,
particularly those outraged about the war, and thus maybe lose
the election. But there's a further danger if
Hillary's nominated--that she will win but then split the Democratic Party.
Wait - so if the front-runner splits the party,
we should nominate someone with less support?
"This is the Marcos moment, where we tell the
friendly and decent dictator, that his time has passed. The problem with these friendly dictators
is they end up wanting to hang on, they like being dictators beyond when it is in their country's national interest,
and beyond when it is in our interest. I think he has to go." -- Bill
Kristol (R-Always Wrong) talking about Musharraf or Der Shipanse, not sure
Bart, Kerry's such a putz.
Be that as it may, this is a letter I'm sending
to T. Boone Pickens:
Dear Mr. Pickens:
While I have known for years that you were
an unprincipled corporate raider with a heart blacker than Snidely Whiplash, until I read
about your $1 million dollar challenge to anyone who proves the Swift Boaters were lying, I
had no idea you were also dumbass Nazi scumbag.
"A new poll finds Mitch the Bitch McConnell's
(R-KY ha ha
) approval rating is negative for the first time. His approval
is now at 44% and his disapproval is at an all-time high of 47%. The Bitch
is up for re-election next year." -- Political Wire, Link
Who would have imagined there could be so many
deaths during peacetime?
I guess they don't really "count" though because
they weren't war-related under orders from
an illegitimate President in an illegal act of
aggression. But still in all, dead-is-dead in the Army.
That's some kinda dangerous job, huh?
Bush's war year in 2004 had less military deaths
than Jimmy Carter's peace time year in 1980.
Clinton had 3 years over 1000 W has had only
2 years over 1000 (during a war).
FIGURES ARE CONFIRMED ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
1980 2,392 (Carter)
1981 2,380 Reagan
1989 1,636 Bush
1993 1,213 Clinton
2001 891 Bush
2003 1,410 / 534*
2004 1,887/ 900*
* Figures are Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation
Enduring Freedom fatalities only.
Peter, that web site is a giant handjob - it's
First, I don't believe those numbers for a second.
Clinton lost 18 soldiers that Bush sent to Somalia
- no more.
Plus, this handjob site quoted John Edwards
"Pretty soon we're not going to have a young
African-American male population in America. Of course we could have all African-American
women sterilized to correct the problem even before it starts."
John Edwards has never been that stupid, but Bill
Bennett is, and it was Bennett who said that.
Or, consider sending a check
bartcop.com PO Box 54466 Tulsa, OK 74155
"The first contingent of over 60 members of
my family arrives today for the Thanksgiving week. It's going
to be an interesting week here, folks." -- the vulgar
Pigboy, who has no wife and no kids
"I don't know how to milk a rat. And even if
I knew how to milk a rat, I don't know that I would want to do
it." -- the sick bastard,
possibly with a naked 8 year-old Dominican boy in his lap.
"I actually thank God that I became addicted
to pain pills, because the process of going through rehab taught me more
about myself than I had ever known." -- would a man not on drugs say something
"What people forget is that markets work --
if you just let them work themselves out." -- Rush, on why he no longer has a TV show
"'Feminist men' are the ones that need batteries." -- Pigboy, confused about what goes where during sex.
"We have elected Democratic officials who seem
more worried about how Bush might respond to Iran's murder of our troops,
than about the fact that Iran is murdering our troops."
-- Kissyface Lieberman, Link
But Kissyface, if the troops came home, Iran couldn't kill them.
Excerpt: Oil is selling for nearly $100 a barrel. Gasoline
is near $3 a gallon. Oil companies are swimming in cash.
But these record-high prices are both a boom
and a burden for Big Oil.
Big oil companies refine more crude than they
produce. That means they must buy crude to refine at
market prices, which are now at record highs.
Gasoline prices, meanwhile, have only made modest gains.
To be sure, producing the stuff has made big money
for big oil over the last few years.
Although it costs a lot less than $90 a barrel
to pump, it's still not as cheap as you'd think.
The world's cheapest oil to extract comes from
Saudi Arabia and costs $2 a barrel. But that oil,
over 8 million barrels a day, is pumped mostly
by the Saudis and is largely off-limits to Western oil firms.
For Western firms, it can cost as little as $5
to $7 a barrel to pump.
If you read the article, they have a bunch of
hooey about poor Exxon and their costs,
but it's all a shell game to make the prices
Sometimes Exxon pays retail, sometimes they buy
And as long as they can foggy up the bookkeeping,
they can claim the cheap oil
cost them a lot to acquire and ka-ching, the
monopoly money gushes in faster.
Nobody is as greedy as an oil man.
That's how Bush got 4,000 soldiers killed.
Excerpt: How did the Bush administration help create this
It all started in 2002. The Bush administration
decided U.S. forces should stay and occupy
Afghanistan after their successful invasion to
oust the radical Islamist Taliban movement from power.
Meddling in and occupation of Muslim lands by
non-Muslims is what drives Islamists to violent acts
- guerrilla warfare and terrorism. For example,
American support for the corrupt Saudi Arabian regime,
and U.S. military presence in holiest lands of
Islam, led Osama bin Laden to launch his terrorist campaign.
I'll bet 90 percent of Americans don't even know
Bush keeps saying, "They
hate us for our freedom" and the whore
media agrees with that crap.
Similarly, continued occupation of Afghanistan
and the failed attempt to eradicate opium have led
to Afghan disillusion with the West and increased
support for a resurgent Taliban movement.
That's where Pakistan comes in. The Pakistani
intelligence services, in order to dominate Afghanistan,
supported the Taliban in its original quest for
power, and during its despotic rule.
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