Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Oh Dubya, America is Huffing and Puffing

Prissy wonders what it is about "baby boomers" that makes them so bad. And the younger fascists who support Dubya? Why aren't they in Iraq? They only support war, not the troops.

Oh not all of them, of course. But certainly the ones who support spying on us and willingly giving up our rights as Americans.

Was life just too easy for them? Did America have too much freedom for them? Or are there simply too many of us middle class kids getting ahead from smarts and the benefit of an education. Do they fear unwanted competition for their own broods and dynasties?

Too stupid to realize it may be one of those people inventing or discovering something that makes their own life better. They just don't have a plan...or a clue.

Dubya as a cheerleader. A poster from Sept Rally in D.C.

Hot Links

Reuters Bolton compares Iran threat to Sept 11 attacks

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, on Wednesday compared the threat from Iran's nuclear programs to the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.

"Just like September 11, only with nuclear weapons this time, that's the threat. I think that is the threat," Bolton told ABC News' Nightline program.

"I think it's just facing reality. It's not a happy reality, but it's reality and if you don't deal with it, it will become even more unpleasant."

Bolton ratcheted up the rhetoric as the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security Council failed again to reach agreement on how to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions after a fifth round of negotiations.

Bolton as US Diplomat to the UN

Why Bolton is coo-coo-Flashback from the Washington Post. Regular PP readers may recall this: Iran Is Judged 10 Years From Nuclear Bomb August 2, 2005

A major U.S. intelligence review has projected that Iran is about a decade away from manufacturing the key ingredient for a nuclear weapon, roughly doubling the previous estimate of five years, according to government sources with firsthand knowledge of the new analysis.

The carefully hedged assessments, which represent consensus among U.S. intelligence agencies, contrast with forceful public statements by the White House. Administration officials have asserted, but have not offered proof, that Tehran is moving determinedly toward a nuclear arsenal. The new estimate could provide more time for diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear ambitions. President Bush has said that he wants the crisis resolved diplomatically but that "all options are on the table."

2,600 Minnesota National Guardsmen prepare for largest post-WW II deployment

Approximately 2,600 Minnesota National Guardsmen are days away from the state’s largest deployment since World War II.

And...The troops can be expected to serve in security, transportation, fuel missions, infantry or ammunition.

They are part of a 4,000-member deployment.

The average age of the Minnesota contingent is 35.

Find out where a protest is going on in your area Military Families Speak Out

There are events planned all over the country. Please support our troops, do your part to tell leaders we want them home NOW.

The Love Ends When You're Born in South Dakota

"In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society," said Rounds.

That’s an amazing statement coming from the governor of the state that houses the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which has long been one of the bleakest places in North America from a socio-economic point of view.

According to U.S. Census Bureau poverty status numbers, Shannon County, which encompasses most of Pine Ridge, has a startling 60 percent of families with kids between the ages of 5 and 17 living below the federal poverty line. In households defined as “female householder, no husband present,” the number of children under five living in poverty is a sickening 68 percent.

The War Dividend: The British companies making a fortune out of conflict-riven Iraq

The evidence of massive investments and the promise of more multimillion-pound profits to come was discovered in a joint investigation by Corporate Watch, an independent watchdog, and The Independent.

The findings show how much is stake if Britain were to withdraw military protection from Iraq. British company involvement at the top of Iraq's new political and economic structures means Iraq will be forced to rely on British business for many years to come.

A total of 61 British companies are identified as benefiting from at least £1.1bn of contracts and investment in the new Iraq. But that figure is just the tip of the iceberg; Corporate Watch believes it could be as much as five times higher, because many companies prefer to keep their relationship secret.

WBAL Radio cancels Rush Limbaugh

Look for a new career, pill popping blowhard. The public tires of hearing lies spewed from a bitter, ring-wing nut dupe.

From the UK Telegraph 3/12/06 SAS soldier quits Army in disgust at 'illegal' American tactics in Iraq

He said he had witnessed "dozens of illegal acts" by US troops, claiming they viewed all Iraqis as "untermenschen" - the Nazi term for races regarded as sub-human.

The decision marks the first time an SAS soldier has refused to go into combat and quit the Army on moral grounds.

It immediately brought to an end Mr Griffin's exemplary, eight-year career in which he also served with the Parachute Regiment, taking part in operations in Northern Ireland, Macedonia and Afghanistan.

But it will also embarrass the Government and have a potentially profound impact on cases of other soldiers who have refused to fight.

All Bushies will be referred from here on out- until they repent, as "King Georges loyal subjects."

True News from Real soldiers in Iraq: Prissy has touched base with an American soldier home on leave. His family reports that the "Bushies" over there, know they best keep that "Oh mighty Dubya" crap to themselves-nobody over there wants to hear it.

But they sure do love Ed Shultz-he is a bright spot of truth for our soldiers. This soldier tells us support for the war is almost nil amongst rank and file active duty. As always, there are a few who sit on their butts all day and claim their support of the cause-whatever that is.

One cannot blame soldiers for refusing to re-enlist. Nor will Prissy cast blame on the ones who have stayed. They are staying because they feel like they must make the military a better quality institution-since Dubya has broken it. That makes Prissy proud of the soldiers who feel this way. Our government isn't the only American thing which requires an overhaul...

The military will be a better lead, more humane fighting force, after the chickenhawks are gone...

pentagon photos Interesting photo's...do you see a hole made by a plane?

Information Clearing House Flashback 06/02/05 Where's Osama?

U.S. state-controlled media put bin Laden in a redoubt in the mountains of Tora Bora, a stone's throw west of the Khyber Pass, in mid-November 2001. According to this official account, corrupt Eastern Shura militia let bin Laden and hundreds of other Al Qaeda fighters escape. "There were only 21 bedraggled Al Qaeda fighters who were taken prisoners," writes the Christian Science Monitor.

Neither the Talibs nor Northern Alliance sources I spoke with while covering the war in Afghanistan in November 2001 put much credence in the Tora Bora story. "Everyone knows Osama went to Kashmir," an Al Qaeda POW told me. "He took the road north from Rawalpindi. That's where they always go."

Bellacaio via Reuters Iraq: American Contractor Arrested with Explosives in Car

The man, driving a BMW, was stopped by police for violating a daytime curfew in Tikrit, a security source said. American security personnel rarely travel alone.

A spokesman for the major crimes unit in Tikrit said the man was first brought to their headquarters but they refused to take him into custody.

The arresting police were told to take the man to the provincial council building, the spokesman said, where he was taken by American forces.

U.S. officials had no immediate comment.

Dear readers, there are related articles with links on Bellaciao for additional information-read at your own risk: Robert Fisk: Who Benefits from a Civil War in Iraq

Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks

Many Iraqis believe ’suicide’ bombings done by US to start a civil war

Undercover British soldiers caught red-handed:

Dressed as Arabs in a car full of explosives with a remote detonator

Quotes of the Day

Why Chickenhawks should be forbidden from planning wars...

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.--Sun-tzu (~400 BC), The Art of War. Strategic Assessments

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.-- Horace (65 BC - 8 BC), Odes

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. ---James Boswell (1740 - 1795), Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791

Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.--Larry McMurtry (1936 - ), 'Lonesome Dove'

Is this why Dubya cut college student loans? People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.--Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC), The Way of Lao-tzu

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