Saturday, October 01, 2005

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Dearest Readers,

Prissy has been getting notes saying "Where are your PrissyBalls?" Well, you know Prissy has them!

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Prissy will blog Sunday or Monday about Amy Goodman's Columbus, Ohio Appearance! Ms Goodman will be awarded crystal PrissyBalls for her contribution to American Democracy.

Who do you think deserves to be recognized with a pair of Crystal PrissyBalls? Betty and Prissy want to know....International readers welcome to respond!

Hot Links

Time to Go? Top U.S. Generals in Iraq Want Withdrawals, 'L.A. Times' Says -Editor and Publisher, Oct.1,2005.

An excerpt: During a trip to Washington, "the generals said the presence of U.S. forces was fueling the insurgency, fostering an undesirable dependency on American troops among the nascent Iraqi armed forces and energizing terrorists across the Middle East," Mazzetti wrote. "For all these reasons, they said, a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops was imperative....this week's comments showed that commanders believe a large U.S. force in Iraq might in fact be creating problems as well as solutions."

It is too bad that this is not what team Bush and the neoRepublicans want to is however, what the generals know to be true. Everyday Iraqi people want us out-even the ones who are not shooting at us! Write and call your representatives, let them know the heat on them is only gaining in intensity...we want our troops HOME! The people have spoken! The Lowell Sun-Retired general: Iraq invasion was 'strategic disaster'

-- "The invasion of Iraq was the greatest strategic disaster in United States history", a retired Army general said yesterday, strengthening an effort in Congress to force an American withdrawal beginning next year., Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Odom, a Vietnam veteran, said the invasion of Iraq alienated America's Middle East allies, making it harder to prosecute a war against terrorists.

"The invasion of Iraq I believe will turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history," said Odom, now a scholar with the Hudson Institute. Homeward Bound, a bipartisan resolution with 60 House co-sponsors, including Lowell Rep. Marty Meehan, requests President Bush to announce plans for a draw-down by December, and begin withdrawing troops by October 2006.

Note to politicians, if you have any hope of being re-elected, I suggest your name be on this...lot's of folks on both sides are coming together on the war issue. It's the cost no one likes, you see.... and Pulisher- GAO: Bush Team Broke Law With 'Covert Propaganda'. (Not the first time, either-will they ever be stopped?)

Excerpt: Williams received about $240,000 from the federal Department of Education. Tribune Media Services dropped Williams' syndicated column in January when it learned about the payments.

In its account Saturday, The New York Times said the report "provided the first definitive ruling on the legality of the activities....In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated 'covert propaganda' in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.";_ylt=AjrJUEp8CF1OtzsciABfVyas0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MjBwMWtkBHNlYwM3MTg Yahoo News-Sept 26,2005-Gitmo Judge Rejects Claim He's Interfering-

A federal judge Monday rejected a government argument that he was interfering with the president's constitutional authority to wage war by insisting that Guantanamo Bay detainees be asked if they want their names to be made public.

Darn Skippy...Way to go Judge, I think we can all agree that checks and balances are one of the best things about a Democracy-a functioning one, anyway... Philadelphia Inquirer Blows Open Another Catholic Sexual Coverup (with children-again-this is an indefensible crime)From Political SoundOff

An excerpt: September 27, 2005-Dante reserved the lowest circle of hell the circle of treachery for those who violated trust. He placed quite a few priests, church leaders, and popes there. They'll be getting lots of company .

Prissy has delt with many of their victims when she worked in juvenile corrections. This kind of violation Prissy hopes God can forgive, because she cannot. She has seen victims that never recover and go on to hurt themselves or others because the violation was so extreme.

On a lighter note: UK Financial Times-What Watergate could teach the White House

An excerpt: According to recent opinion polls, including an August 7 poll in Newsweek magazine, the American people are increasingly of the view that Mr Rove, whom Mr Bush described as the “architect” of his 2004 re-election, may be guilty of unethical or illegal behaviour in connection with the leak.

Much is still not known about Mr Fitzgerald’s investigation – he has insisted on absolute secrecy – but what is known suggests that the Bush administration is engaged in a two-front war: one to protect the leaker and the other to cover up its blunders in the lead-up to the Iraq war and the mistaken assumption that Saddam Hussein’s regime possessed “weapons of mass destruction”. The two fronts are now unmistakeably linked.

It became painfully clear in the war’s aftermath that Iraq had no such weapons and that Mr Bush’s justification for war was wrong. Therefore, it seems it was “no accident”, as the Soviets used to say, that when Joseph Wilson, a former US ambassador, wrote a comment article in the New York Times on July 6 2003 accusing the administration of “twisting” intelligence to justify the war, the White House fumed – and struck back. Within days stories began appearing criticising and belittling Mr Wilson, and then, oddly, outing Valerie Plame, his CIA wife, by name. The White House later vigorously denied that Mr Rove was “involved” in any way.

Oh my....remember dear readers, only disregard a piece of the puzzle when you are sure it will not fit.

Prissy will return tomorrow with a report about Amy Goodman and her Columbus presentation!

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