Sunday, October 22, 2006

News And Views

Marine beefcake kicks it for their homies.
The "America's Heroes" calendar is being sold by Freedom is Not Free, a San Diego-based nonprofit group that helps injured service members and their families with such expenses as travel, mortgage and utility bills and special beds for burn victims. .....Several members of the group, promoting the calendar on a cross-country tour, said Thursday they have medical conditions, ranging from combat stress-related symptoms to injuries to their feet, knees, hips and backs from carrying combat loads of more than 200 pounds. .....It's a stopgap effort to help people where government programs leave off," said Rudy Reyes, who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and is on the calendar's cover.
The Republicons support our troops until they come home. Kinda like they support our babies until they are born. After that every body is on their own.

Traitorous administration diplomat “aids the terrorists”.
A senior U.S. State Department diplomat told Arab satellite network Al Jazeera that there is a strong possibility history will show the United States displayed "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its handling of the Iraq war. Alberto Fernandez, director of the Office of Press and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Near East Affairs, made his comments on Saturday to the Qatar-based network. "History will decide what role the United States played," he told Al Jazeera in Arabic, based on CNN translations. "And God willing, we tried to do our best in Iraq." "But I think there is a big possibility ... for extreme criticism and because undoubtedly there was arrogance and stupidity from the United States in Iraq," the diplomat told Al Jazeera.
Of course the lowest rated in his timeslot Glenn Beck likely won't mention it. A fair and balanced media only demeans the left. To do the same to the right would be politically uncorrect.

Wes Clark points out what is obvious to most.
...retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark said the Bush Administration is playing into the hands of Al Qaeda by creating “zones of chaos” where the terrorist organization can work to build Islamic fundamentalist states. Clark said he was recently briefed by the Army on the strategy of Al Qaeda. According to the organization’s website, Al Qaeda hopes the United States will be “overextended” by various crises around the world. In these areas, Al Qaeda hopes to create “zones of chaos and savagery” where they can build fundamentalist Islamic states to take on the United States. Clark said with Iraq, Afghanistan, and looming problems with Iran and North Korea the country is falling right in the playbook of Al Qaeda. “The greatest gift we could have given Osama Bin Laden is to invade Iraq. He’s gone in their and exploited it,” ..
..The rightists response to this was to , of course, demean Clark. I would say they may want to listen to him as he was able to win a war and with few causalities . Something they have not been able to even come close to doing.

Not able to stay the course on the bumper sticker war.
During an interview today on ABC’s This Week, President Bush tried to distance himself from what has been his core strategy in Iraq for the last three years. George Stephanopoulos asked about James Baker’s plan to develop a strategy for Iraq that is “between ’stay the course’ and ‘cut and run.’” Bush responded, ‘We’ve never been stay the course, George!
Gee why would he repeat those very words over and over again then? What the hell are they going to use to rationalize this bullshit!?


Blogger Dedanna said...

Ron, you might also be interested in what Andy Rooney had to say on 60 Minutes last night. He said so blatantly what the rest of us have been saying for the last good while.

I'm also disturbed at the more than half a billion missing from Iraq -- I think there's something very... what's the word suspicious(?) about it. I'm suspecting a U.S. tie-in; the U.S. is very good at making the other guy the fall guy.

10:10 AM, October 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would do a newsclip with the dozens and dozens of times he has said "stay the course" in press conferences or tv appearances.

Kinda like when he said we went to war with Iraq because Saddam would not let the weapons inspectors in. Can you imagine what Limbaugh, Hannity, et al would have made out of those statements if Clinton had said them!!

Kinda like Bush talking and laughing and bopping his head to the music at Arlington on Veterans Day. You can bet THAT clip would have been run over and over again.

AND like congress taking 140 hours of sworn testimony about whether Clinton had used the White House Christmas card list to find Democratic donors and only 12 or 14 hours of testimony about the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

I sent (Ron) the address to what Hal Crowther had to say about Bob Woodward and investigative reporting today. If Ron doesn't post it, do a google search.


6:30 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

In the face of overwhelming evidence of failure, the Bush administration has dropped its central election-year message on the war in Iraq.

As reported everywhere, the Bush administration yesterday performed an astounding u-turn.

Read more as we Keep on moving.

3:08 PM, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Dedanna, why wouldn't it be reported everywhere. Words drilled into our heads for at least a year now are suddenly denyed? What kind of Orwellian speak is that.

Note: Glenn Beck actually did address the"traitorous diplomat". As a matter of fact he talked about it first on his show(maybe he reads the blog?:-) His response was at least consistant. He called him an enemy of the state. ..Where do we get these guys and who taught them about the American way? Just remember that if you disagree with Glenns ideas on how to fight the war or how it is coming along you are an enemy of the state. First amendment and redress of grievences be damned!! Pardon my language but I think it is deserved here...Fu*k YOU Glenn..stick you phony patriotism up your a*s.

6:36 PM, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

I was just going to say that Glenn Beck can blow it out his ass -- he's a putz anyway.

1:01 PM, October 26, 2006  

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