Sunday, November 20, 2005

Who Would Jesus Support? Dubya or Cindy?

If Jesus were walking the streets of the United States, urging us to "love thine enemies" and "be thy brother's keeper"; just how would Bushies handle that?

Would Bush label Jesus an "enemy combatant" lock him up without trial or charges, and torture him? When the Romans nailed Him to the cross, gave him a crown of thorns and let Him slowly die-that was torture. Write Prissy with your case, if you can argue it was not torture.

Torture is what the Romans did to Him... and now Americans do it too. Bush was bent on legalizing it, at the same time saying "the United States doesn't torture." Overlooking the "renditions", Gitmo and the Iraqi prison scandals, apparently.

Prissy is almost sure Jesus would have been in Crawford to comfort Cindy, not Dubya. His words to Dubya would have surely been most He wasn't fond of tyrants or rich men.

UPDATE: What are the Bushies afraid of? ALL blogs, message boards and even bank sites have been BLOCKED to our military personnel. Prissy is sorry to hear that, as we have many military readers.

(The legacy of the Chickenhawk's War on Terror -see above-or why The Prissy Patriot despises them)

Obviously, there is a reason the Pentagon doesn't want soldiers to have access to the facts. They know there is little they can do, should field commanders decide to pack'em up and move'em out.

The war is ILLEGAL by our own standards-most soldiers are aware of this. Their JAG's especially know this-Prissy guesses this is why they refuse to particpate in the "tribunals" in Gitmo.

Rummy says Rush Limbaugh on Armed Forces Radio is OK. Indeed, like Tokyo Rose was OK...Rush doesn't support the troops-that Chickenhawk only supports WAR.

Dear Readers, please keep the pressure on your representatives. They are really feeling the heat-it's time to turn up until they do the will of the people!

Write your Representative- International readers, please write to Bush-let him know what you think. Please let Congressman Murtha know we support him!

Video-Ali gives Bush "crazy" sign-indeed...

The Prissy Patriot will return Tuesday. From the Charlotte Observer-Oct 29, 2005- War and N.C. Military

An Elon University telephone survey taken this week asked 80 current and former military if the war in Iraq was worth fighting. Here are the results:

Not worth it 28.8 percent (23)

Worth it 18.8 percent (15)

Don't know 51.3 percent (41) (They didn't know-really means "not worth it"-military people are notorious for preferring not to share opinions with strangers-PP)

Refused to answer 1.3 percent (1)

More than 51 percent of military members said they did not know if the war was worth fighting. Roughly 29 percent said the war was not worth it and 19 percent said it was.

Waning enthusiasm for the war among troops and their families is understandable since the president has not clearly "articulated what constitutes victory," said Richard Kohn, a professor of military history at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Bush administration also has not indicated when troops will leave Iraq, and many are serving multiple tours of duty because the military lacks manpower, he said.

"Our military citizens are bearing the brunt of this war," Kohn said. "(Civilians) read about it, but are not impacted.

"Military folks see this. There is a silent but growing sense of resentment.

Not to be silent much longer... Come to Camp Casey Crawford TX for Thanksgiving (The Prissy Patriot will have an MFSO member on the ground keeping us updated daily)

Sponsors: * Gold Star Families for Peace * Crawford Peace House Endorsed by * Veterans for Peace * Iraq Veterans Against the War * Code Pink * Peace Action Texas

Schedule of Events: * Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Civil Disobedience action * Wednesday, Nov. 23 - Hurricane relief collection * Thursday, Nov. 24 - Iraqi Dinner of Solidarity [RSVP] * Friday, Nov. 25 - Dedication of Camp Casey Memorial Garden * Saturday, Nov. 26 - Anti-War Rally in Crawford * Sunday, Nov. 27 - Interfaith Service

MSNBC Poll Newsweek Survey-Live Vote-Get your vote in-

Should U.S. troops begin an immediate withdrawal from Iraq? * 17168 responses



Don't know-5%

Dubya wants us to believe he is a law and order kind of guy. Someone who "does the right thing"...a "strict Constitutionalist"....Yeah, sure-like he has ever read the whole Constitution or Bill of Rights.

When Dubya talks of "strict Constitutionalists", is he speaking of the slave owners running the country and women/blacks being denied civil rights to vote,ect-just like when the Constitution was written?

Prissy thinks he is. Ironic how he can find so many "uncle Tom's" to do his bidding. Often formerly poor who used the system to get ahead, have sold their souls to be a part of the "club". Though they will never really be "members." They are only pawns.

Do Gonzales-Powell-Condi think they would be where they are without laws to force fairness? Why Dubya wouldn't even talk to the likes of them, if they refused to do his dirty work of dismantling civil rights and abuse of the military...

They got where they wanted to be-and now they wish to pull the ladder up behind them. They are neither compassionate nor conservative-think Condi's $1,000 shoes while New Orleans drowned.

Prissy could not in good conscience spend that much on ANY one item of clothing because she could outfit an entire classroom full of poor kids for that kind of cash-at "Once Upon A Child" (resale),of course...spare Prissy and her readers talk of "compassionate conservative".

He loves the military and certainly has their best interest at heart...just ask him.

Cindy Sheehan's quest is one more issue the Bushies must face. Cindy isn't going away-her followers only increase.

As much as the msm and some alternative news, like Eric from Wonkette (who should be ashamed of himself) would like to disrespect this Gold star Mother, people continue to be drawn to her.

Why? Because Cindy is honest in her mission. Truth is on her side, not the Bushies. As the Good book says- "the truth will find you out."

Cindy brought needed attention to the war. The msm was more than content to let it slip to the back pages, so people wouldn't have to think about it. Yet soldiers and civilians are dying in large numbers everyday in Iraq.

Cindy, knowing the pain of losing a loved one unjustly, had to do what she could to stop this war. She just couldn't let others experience the trauma her family went through...she couldn't stand by while our young soldiers, her son's friends-continue to die to do the bidding for rich old men's lies.

No wonder the Bible says for a rich man to get into heaven is like putting a camel through the eye of a needle.

Hear that, Bushies? Or do Bushies just skip over the chapters they don't like?

Hot Links Pakistani Briton to be extradited to US

Babar Ahmad, who lived in the London neighbourhood of Tooting, was arrested in August 2004 on an American extradition warrant. The decision to extradite him follows a long fight by the US for his removal and by Mr Ahmad and his supporters against the move.

In May, Judge Timothy Workman allowed extradition after receiving assurances from US authorities that they would not seek the death penalty or declare Babar an "enemy combatant," a category applied to detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. British law forbids the extradition of suspects who could face capital punishment.

Lawyers for Ahmad say he is being made a scapegoat.

He was previously arrested under anti-terror laws in December 2003, but was released without charge. America's Need to Personalize the Enemy Is a Tough Challenge for Saudis

This almost compulsive need to "personalize the enemy" will continue for some years, at least until an alternative emerges in lieu of the old -- perhaps a new political leader or a new state would have to be identified to bear America's official and popular inimical sentiments.

Throughout modern history, the evolution of this phenomenon has witnessed several individuals and countries promoted to the rank of "America's No. 1 enemy." Some have been political leaders of third world countries, whose interests either ran contrary to or sharply diverged from U.S. special interests. The roster of enemies started with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, passed through Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini, and will expectedly not stop at Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden.

..Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a sustained smear campaign has been unraveling in the U.S. in a bid to project Saudi Arabia as the "key enemy" of the American state and society..

Over the past three years, the government and the people of Saudi Arabia have topped the list of "personalized enemies" who allegedly pose a threat against Washington's security and interests. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a sustained smear campaign has been unraveling in the U.S. in a bid to project Saudi Arabia as the "key enemy" of the American state and society.

In other words, the Saudi's think we fight "weird"...we need to hate people, not their policies. Which is a shame-since policies are much easier to change.

Saudi's worry not- only the Americans we call "red necks" think this way. While very loud and very Neanderthal, they are far from being the majority of Americans. Thankfully.

Counterpunch- Indefinite Detentions and the End of Habeas Corpus Power Uber Alles -By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Habeas corpus is essential to political opposition and the rise and maintenance of democracy. Without habeas corpus, a government can simply detain its opponents. Nothing is more conducive to one party rule than the suspension of habeas corpus.

It is heartbreaking to watch the Republican Party overthrow the very foundation of democracy in the name of democracy. The name of Lindsey O. Graham, Republican senator from South Carolina, the sponsor of this evil legislation, will go down in infamy in the book of tyrants.

The next time Bush declares that "they (Muslims) hate us for our freedom and democracy," someone should ask him how there can be freedom and democracy without habeas corpus.

The Bush administration has also resurrected that second great feature of tyranny--torture. We have the right to torture say President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Attorney General Gonzales.

Dr. Roberts is one of Prissy's heroes for speaking the truth.

TruthOut- Cindy Sheehan Found Guilty; Will Appeal

Washington - Iraq War protester Cindy Sheehan and 26 other peace activists were found guilty Thursday of protesting without a permit near the White House.

They were each ordered to pay $75 in fines and court costs, but Sheehan's lawyer said he plans to appeal the verdict.

"We weren't demonstrating," Sheehan told reporters after the trial.

All the defendants contended they were trying to deliver petitions to the White House calling for an end to the war in Iraq on Sept. 26, but found no one willing to accept them.

"Our petitions were rejected like every request I have made of the president has been rejected," Sheehan said.

Cindy will return to Crawford for Thanksgiving under the Camp Casey tent. Her book comes out next week too. Prissy won't be there, but a member of Military Families Speak Out will be giving Prissy the exclusive, so stay tuned if you want to know what is really happening there.

Cindy is planning a civil disobedience on Tuesday in Crawford.

Get used to this neoRepublicans. Military families are not backing down-where do you think our tough soldier stock came from? Military families who are able to objectively weigh the evidence for this war, are a step away from a "declaration of war" on YOU.

Leaders must stop playing politics with soldiers' and civilian lives. Some neoRepublicans cannot admit they were deadly wrong for supporting this president.

That includes McCain. Prissy is surprised he has the guts to come out against torture-he has let this president call him "nuts" from his Vietnam POW years.

Why do the men with a record to stand on, refuse to stand on their record? Surely Congressman Murtha isn't the only politician with a spine of steel...or is he?

Editor and Pulisher- Excerpt of Editorials across the country UPDATE: After Murtha Pullout Call, Editorials Confront War

In Friday's debate in Congress, several representatives apologized for shirking their responsibility to raise questions about the war earlier and failing to press their oversight role.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and other Knight Ridder papers, Nov. 20:

Despite the semantic games and counterfactual bluster, this is the real issue: Bush made the most momentous decision a President can make, sending American sons and daughters to war, without doing as much skeptical research as most Americans put into buying a car.

Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, Nov. 20:

When more and more members of his own party are ready to defy the president in Congress, you know it, too. And when the president can't think of anything to say in response to the growing unease about the war except the same old bluster, you know something's changing.

Americans are waking up. About time.

The Chicago Tribune, in a lengthy editorial (part one of a series on the roots of the war), Nov. 20:

Based on Hussein's indisputable record, the president had ample cause to want regime change in Iraq. Put short, the bumper-sticker accusation that "Bush lied-People died" would be moot today if the president had stuck to known truths.

Houston Chronicle, Nov. 17:

If Iraqis cannot take over the responsibility for their defense within a specified period, ongoing American involvement will only delay the inevitable fragmentation of the country into semi-independent ethnic and religious entities.

How much clearer can the Iraqi's make it? They are more worried about occupation, than civil war. So why aren't fools who forced this occupation? Because they don't understand war isn't what they see in a "John Wayne" movie... No More Band of Brothers B.S. by M. Swanson- About Congressman Murtha

He learned about military service from the bottom up, beginning as a raw recruit during the Korean War. There he earned the American Spirit Honor Medal, awarded to fewer than one in 10,000 recruits. He rose through the ranks and was selected for Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. In 1959, Captain Murtha took command of the 34th Special Infantry Company, Marine Corps Reserves, in Johnstown. He remained in the Reserves after his discharge from active duty until he volunteered for Vietnam in 1966-67, receiving the Bronze Star with Combat "V", two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallan try. He remained in the Reserves until his retirement. He was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal by the Marine Corps Commandant when he retired from the Marines.

This tough old marine is now under attack by a bunch of people who never bothered to serve in the military of their country but are all too willing to let others fight and die.

If the people in this country who have served, as Congressman Murtha served, allow another veteran to be smeared by the lies and innuendo of a bunch of loud-mouthed cowards who never bothered to serve themselves, then the term "Band of Brothers" needs to be eradicated from the English language. If you do not stand up for your own, what possible unity do you represent?

The WSJ must be hurting for business-their numbers are down-just like the rest of msm. Rep. Murtha embraced this argument. "The perception of occupation in Iraq is a major driving force behind the insurgency," he said. Even further, he essentially argued that U.S. forces had become the problem in Iraq and that the war may be unwinnable so long as they remain in large numbers.

Within the military, there is considerable disagreement about the potential consequences of a U.S. troop reduction. Critics of an imminent drawdown argue that in areas such as Mosul and Tal Afar, reductions in troop levels have tended to embolden insurgents and produce greater chaos. Even at current troop levels, some U.S. commanders have been quietly arguing that they don't have enough troops to succeed in places such as the restive al Anbar province, which includes Fallujah and Ramadi.

(Prissy strongly disagrees with this statement-brass sitting on their butt in Washington or a geek in a think tank do not have opinions that count in this war. Because they do not use facts in their analysis-they got us into this war,too)

An immediate withdrawal would produce an explosion of violence so great it would be " hard to imagine," said Reuel Marc Gerecht of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank. "You will set the stage for one hell of a civil war."

No, Gerecht-your dum-dums in the White House already set that stage. Gerecht is another geek who thinks he is an expert on warfare, though he has never served a day in the military. Yet another Chickenhawk telling the military how to operate.

It is time to get OUT of Iraq...listen to the soldiers, not the corporations who only boo-hoo when they see their profits evaporating with a withdrawl.

Cut and run? HA. Try packing-up and leaving. Iraq requires a political solution, not a military one. It always did.

Prissy is sure the Iraqi people will be happy to send us Congressman Murtha said, there is not one solid reason troops cannot go into outlying countries considered allies to see if the situation in Iraq cools down. Of course, (short of false flag operations)-it will.

Diplomatic relations, however, will be another matter.

Quotes of the Day

Only in America can a homeless combat veteran live in a cardboard box while a draft dodger lives in the White House

.~ Unknown

Truth never damages a cause that is just.


Gandhi's Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work

Pleasure without conscience

Knowledge without character

Business without morality

Science without humanity

Worship without sacrifice

Politics without principle

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