Sunday, November 06, 2005

What's the Difference Between Iraq and Vietnam? Families are Demanding End to War on Iraq

The Prissy Patriot will return Tuesday...Fellow American readers, Don't forget to VOTE!

Picture of a Mosque near Baghdad. Prissy hopes it is still standing when we leave.

Many American soldiers find much of the middle east architecture to be very beautiful. It makes them sad to see ancient infrastructure destroyed. Their mission in Iraq has never been more unclear.

Some have said "You know Prissy, we should have had this place up and running. Especially with our reserve soldiers here-that's what they do best-get things going. But it's almost like the people in charge do not want that to happen." Indeed, good soldier. Funny, as one would have thought he would have said the "insurgents" were causing the problems...Whoever they are. ( Read Global Research for more on this topic or CIA report for Oct.2005 which said it could verfiy 10% of "insurgents are foreign or from surrounding countries)

Most of our soldiers are caring Americans who wanted to help people, not destroy them-this is especially true of our misused reserve forces.

Prissy does not claim pretend American soldiers; the ones who enjoy spreading death and destruction. We should all be aware this is not the norm amongst noble warriors... She fears for their families when they return home.

Dubya has given people the impression that violence and artillery, applied liberally, will solve all problems...he is wrong about this, indeed, like most of Dubya's "instincts, feelings, ect".

Good thing Dubya wasn't born a hunting dog. Prissy thinks he would be one of those hound dogs who runs barking aimlessly through the woods- against the advice of its master, thus defeating its own purpose.

Dubya pretends to look for WMD as a joke for the press...being part of a military family- Prissy found no humor in his actions. It is like spitting in the face of our soldiers who were sent to Iraq on the premise of WMD being a threat to the safety and security of the United States.

So Bill Frist can save his sissy-like hissy fit about the war intelligence demands from Democrats. Seems they have been demanding these things since early in 2003, haven't they, Mr. Frist? Military families are beyond asking questions. We have every right to demand answers...How much longer do you think we will tolerate the misuse of our family members?

What will you do if we start chartering planes to bring home our loved ones from an illegal war? Prissy bets Canada will let them land...We all know it would be a wash out in the courts if the legality of this war is brought to a challenge...

Hot Links MSNBC-Deadly tornado rakes Kentucky, Indiana-At least 16 deaths reported, 200 people hurt; mobile home park damaged

Bring the Guard home, where we need them. Hack the Media-The American Enterprise Institute's Role in the CIA Leak

Next week, Ahmed Chalabi is speaking at the American Enterprise Institute. Josh Marshall asks "Shouldn't this guy be a tad more radioactive" at this point?

Maybe not for the American Enterprise Institute. The AEI seems like it could have hatched the whole "we're an empire now... when we act we create our own reality" mentality.,6903,1635444,00.html Guardian-Blair prepares to surrender on terror laws 11-06-05

Tony Blair was preparing a humiliating climbdown over anti-terror laws last night in what will be seen as a further blow to his dwindling personal authority.

Senior Downing Street sources said that although the Prime Minister remains personally convinced that allowing police to detain suspects for up to 90 days without trial is essential to combating the threat from al-Qaeda, he has now accepted that in the present political climate he will have to compromise.

Without a change, Blair faced the prospect of his first defeat in the House of Commons this week, with MPs warning that he would have to quit if he lost and the Tories threatening to shoot down the entire anti-terror legislation. He was also facing protests within his own cabinet. Global Research-Rove and Cheney Are Now Caught In Fitzgerald's Web. Will they Go Down too?

NATO sources told United Press International that Fitzgerald's team of investigators has sought and obtained documentation on the forgeries from the Italian government.

According to the report, "Fitzgerald's team has been given the full, and as yet unpublished report of the Italian parliamentary inquiry into the affair, which started when an Italian journalist obtained documents that appeared to show officials of the government of Niger helping to supply the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein with Yellowcake uranium.

This claim, which made its way into President Bush's State of the Union address in January, 2003, was based on falsified documents from Niger and was withdrawn by the White House one day after former Ambassador Joseph Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in July 2003 disputing the administration’s claims that Iraq tried to purchase uranium from Niger.

It was Wilson’s op-ed and public criticism of the Iraq war that led officials such as Libby to blow Plame’s cover in an attempt to discredit Wilson, Plame’s husband, who went on a fact finding mission to Niger in February 2002 to investigate the uranium allegations. In outing Plame’s covert status to reporters, Libby and other officials were trying to show that Wilson’s trip was a boondoggle that was set up by Plame.

But Fitzgerald’s investigation into the leak has led to many discoveries by the prosecutor, one of which is that Cheney played a key role in the leak and the reason was to closely guard the fact that the White House knowingly used false intelligence, specifically the Niger documents, to build a case for war against Iraq.

Over the past month, Fitzgerald has turned his attention to a little known cabal of administration hawks known as the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), which came together in August 2002 to publicize the threat posed by Saddam Hussein. WHIG was founded by Bush chief of staff Andrew Card and operated out of the Vice President’s office.

Fitzgerald’s examination centers on a group of players charged with not only selling the war, but according to sources familiar with the case, to discredit anyone who openly “disagreed with the official Iraq war” story. emphasis Prissy

Hmm... Would you care for Yellowcake with your tea, dear readers? Al-Jazeera -Taliban chief calls for unity against US-11-06-05

So why were we in Afghanistan, again? Osama-been-forgotten? Word on the street says they are growing Opium and beating their women more now, than ever before...

Speaking of unrest, what's up with France? Betty Buckaneer thinks it may be "overflow" from the prejudices stirred by Dubya in the minority populations worldwide. AFP- France-11-06-05

Teenagers arrested in nearby Courcouronnes -- where police found a stockpile of crowbars, petrol bombs and iron bars -- were sheepish when approached by the minister, who has come under fire for his handling of the crisis.

"You're not very happy that your dad is coming to get you, are you?" Sarkozy asked one boy who shook his head but said his father knew he had been out.

Just before the riots erupted, Sarkozy had described delinquents in the suburbs as "rabble" and vowed to clean up crime in the neighbourhoods "with a power-hose" -- comments that have angered people living in those areas.

The leader of the opposition Socialist Party, Francois Hollande, on Sunday described those comments as "unacceptable."

He also called on Chirac to address the people. "I want to hear Jacques Chirac's words today.... and not simply compassion and embarrassed silence. He has to take up his responsibilities," he said.

The United States and Russia have warned their citizens against travelling through some of the worst-hit areas of Paris.

For what it's worth, from the New York Times... White House Tries to Keep Distance From Leak Case-By RICHARD W. STEVENSON Published: November 6, 2005

"We're at the very beginning stages of this, not at the end," said Representative Rahm Emanuel, Democrat of Illinois, referring to the political impact of the investigation.

"The president, politically at least, has an obligation to say something to the American people to get some clarity about what did they know and what did they say," he said.

But the Bush White House has always been good at what one close Republican ally refers to admiringly as "making their own reality," meaning that the president and his top aides stick doggedly to their political script and agenda, refusing to be knocked off course. What Democrats consider stubbornness and detachment, Mr. Bush's admirers consider determination, and in this case that trait suggests the White House will be in no rush to acknowledge mistakes or to offer detailed explanations that might swamp the president's second-term plans.

The reign of the neoRepublican is nearly over. We cannot all live in "the reality" created by a group of out of touch old cronies and a former alcoholic, with what appears to be limited or impaired reasoning and judgement skills. As for the rest of the cowards who fail to stand for the Constitution they swore to uphold...Constant reminds them there are pictures and transcripts of them taking those oaths. These items are called "evidence". MEZOMORF NEWS OF THE WORLD-Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Suspicions

Among the first and most prominent assertions was one by Mr. Bush, who said in a major speech in Cincinnati in October 2002 that "we've learned that Iraq has trained Al Qaeda members in bomb making and poisons and gases."

The newly declassified portions of the document were made available by Senator Carl M. Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Mr. Levin said the new evidence of early doubts about Mr. Libi's statements dramatized what he called the Bush administration's misuse of prewar intelligence to try to justify the war in Iraq. That is an issue that Mr. Levin and other Senate Democrats have been seeking to emphasize, in part by calling attention to the fact that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has yet to deliver a promised report, first sought more than two years ago, on the use of prewar intelligence.

A White House spokeswoman said she had no immediate comment on the D.I.A. report on Mr. Libi. But Senate Republicans, put on the defensive when Democrats forced a closed session of the Senate this week to discuss the issue, have been arguing that Republicans were not alone in making prewar assertions about Iraq, illicit weapons and terrorism that have since been discredited.,1,709871.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines&ctrack=1&cset=true Iran Opens Military Site to U.N. Team-By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said the U.N. inspectors were allowed to visit the Parchin military site about 20 miles southeast of Tehran after they arrived in Iran on Oct. 28 for a weeklong visit. U.S. officials claim the facility may be part of Iran's nuclear arms research program.

Iran denies claims that its nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons.

The visit followed repeated efforts by the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, to return to the site after a previous inspection in January. Inspectors wanted to conduct further checks of radioactivity in buildings and areas within the sprawling military complex.

If the samples taken from objects in Parchin reveal minute amounts of radioactivity, it would strengthen suspicions of nuclear-related work at the site, which is run by the Iranian armed forces. The January visit revealed no such traces.

Dubya's plan for a new war, foiled again...last time he planned to attack Iran, Scott Ritter kicked up such a ruckus, the plan had to be put on hold. Job well done, Mr. Ritter. A true patriot in Prissy's blog...

Quotes of the Day

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. ~Thomas Jefferson

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.

~Thomas Jefferson

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. ~Mark Twain

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