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Won't exclude it because he's incompetent and crazy...and now he has lost "Bush's brain"!
Let's recall how powerful a nuclear blast can be-from Germany, Der Spiegel CHERNOBYL'S AFTERMATH-The Pompeii of the Nuclear Age (2) (Pictures on their site)
The Soviet Union's former second-in-command denies any suggestion of an official cover-up following the reactor disaster. "What should we have written in the papers back then?" he asks. "The deaths weren't visible. We acted quickly and didn't make any mistakes."
To this day, Ryzhkov is proud of his initial response to the reactor accident, of his traditional Soviet approach of mobilizing massive numbers of people and quantities of material to deal with the tragedy. On the day of the accident, nuclear engineers were sent to Chernobyl from Moscow, followed by 6,000 troops, 40,000 members of the Soviet military's chemical task force and experienced helicopter pilots -- some redeployed from the battlefields of Afghanistan.
By the evening of April 26, 1986, Ryzhkov was still unaware that the amount of radiation released at Chernobyl was 400 times higher than that released by the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and that trillions of Becquerel units of radiation were already drifting around the globe. He didn't know that firemen, young police officers and soldiers with insufficient protective gear were working 90-second shifts above the maw of Reactor Four, above the red-hot lid of the reactor, ruining their lives in an effort to control the flames.
Now Dubya and friends use Ryzhkov's play book - "How to Ignore a National Emergency and Get Away with it".
Reuters Rove gives up White House policy role This pinko is all gone...you know what that means in Bushworld. Somebodies are getting indicted soon.
"I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity," the president said. "It's going to be hard to replace Scott, but nevertheless he made the decision and I accepted it. One of these days, he and I are going to be rocking in chairs in Texas and talking about the good old days."
Will they be concentrating on their defense?
Lima, Ohio paper-Remember the AIPAC case and "overwhelming evidence" of spying on America? FBI Wants Access to Dead Writer's Papers
The agents expressed interest in documents that would aid the government's case against two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, who have been charged with disclosing classified information, said Kevin Anderson, the columnist's son.
His account is similar to conversations described by Mark Feldstein, a George Washington University journalism professor and Anderson biographer. Feldstein said he was visited by two agents at his Washington-area home in March.
"They flashed their badges and said they needed access to the papers," said Feldstein, a former investigative reporter. Anderson donated his papers to the university, but the family has not yet formally signed them over.
FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko, a spokesman in Washington, confirmed that the bureau wants to search the Anderson archive and remove classified materials before they are made available to the public. "It has been determined that, among the papers, there are a number of U.S. government documents containing classified information," Kolko said, declining to say how the FBI knows.
Prissy understands the family's hesitation, so just give them anything having to do with AIPAC. Larry Franklin, a former Air Force colonel, recently plead guilty to spying for Israel and is doing 12 years. Guess he got confused which country he worked for or perhaps he was working for the wrong one all along. Geez, is it any wonder Dubya wants a "loyalty test" from his subjects?
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is going to be traded to Israel for the release of someone else. Pollard, as you may recall, was a Navy analyst caught spying on his own country for our ally Israel. He is doing 20 years, but could have received the death penalty.
Prissy doesn't know about you, but she still thinks the ole boy is a traitor to this country. He ran to the Israeli embassy when he was caught. Do you think he still calls himself an American? Let us hope not...they always love our justice system when they get caught, don't they? Funny they treat it with such contempt until then...
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.
It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power " and duty " to bring a resolution.
Statistics on the Israeli/Palestinian Situation
124 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 720 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
Chart showing that 3 to 4 times more Palestinians have been killed than Israelis. 1,084 Israelis and 3,863 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.
7,633 Israelis and 29,731 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000.
Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none.
No Israelis are being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 9,184 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.
0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 4,170 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since September 29, 2000.
The Israeli unemployment rate is 8.9%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 25-31%.
60+ new Jewish-only settlements have been built on confiscated Palestinian land between March 2001 and July 11, 2003. There have been 0 cases of Palestinians confiscating Israeli land and building settlements.
Why do we support these tactics which go against American principles of justice? God only knows...and please spare Prissy any anti-Semite displays or accusations. She and her Jewish friends only consider the facts...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday angrily denied a newspaper report that suggested President George W. Bush in 2003 declared the existence of biological weapons laboratories in Iraq while knowing it was not true.
On May 29, 2003, Bush hailed the capture of two trailers in Iraq as mobile biological laboratories and declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."
The report in The Washington Post said a Pentagon-sponsored fact-finding mission had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons.
The newspaper cited government officials and weapons experts who participated in the secret mission or had direct knowledge of it.
The Post said the group's unanimous findings had been sent to the Pentagon in a field report, two days before the president's statement.
If he's going to continue to lie, they could at least remove it from the White House site! Interview of the President by TVP, Poland
Q But, still, those countries who didn't support the Iraqi Freedom operation use the same argument, weapons of mass destruction haven't been found. So what argument will you use now to justify this war?
THE PRESIDENT: We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two. And we'll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them.
The Advertiser- Australia U.S. fails to outlaw Iranians
THE U.S. has failed to secure international support for targeted sanctions against Iran but President George W. Bush refused to rule out nuclear strikes if diplomacy failed to curb the volatile Islamic Republic's atomic ambitions.
Mr Bush said he would discuss Iran's nuclear activities with China's President Hu Jintao, who has been cool on sanctions, during his U.S. visit.
Asked if his options included a nuclear strike, Mr Bush said: "All options are on the table. We want to solve this issue diplomatically and we're working hard to do so."
A meeting of major powers in Moscow ended without consensus despite strong U.S. pressure for international sanctions.
Look, even Dubya knows he isn't really a president. He's the "decider".
By the way, a friend who cracked the case of the election fraud which took place in Ohio, during the 2004 federal election has had his life threatened. Note to republicans supporting these "tactics": Be careful...you may threaten the wrong person, putting your own self in danger. The public tends to frown on using these tactics to silence whistleblowers.
Mercury News California's senior senator calls for Rumsfeld's resignation Why stop there?
(Dianne) Feinstein was the latest Democrat to call for Rumsfeld to step down. Illinois' two Democratic senators, Dick Durbin and Barak Obama, suggested this week that the defense secretary should go.
Six retired generals have publicly called for Rumsfeld to quit, accusing him of arrogance, mishandling the war and ignoring the military advice of his field commanders.
Rumsfeld said Tuesday he is not considering resigning. He portrayed the retired generals' grievances as an inevitable consequence of his hard push for fundamental changes in the military establishment to fight a war on terrorism.
And...President Bush reiterated his support for Rumsfeld Tuesday. "I'm the decider and I decide what's best," Bush told reporters in the Rose Garden as he announced several White House staff changes. "And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense."
If that isn't the joke of the day...
Here's the whole story of Saddam and how our government supported him in the past. These misleader forget this isn't the government we learned about in school. Some Americans will uphold those ideals, even if they have failed miserably in the past. A Bush flash movie (2 minutes long): All about that Saddam
Saddam and his co-defendants are charged with the killings of 148 Shi'ite men and teenagers after an attempt on his life in the town of Dujail in 1982, when he got out of his armored car and personally interrogated people after he was shot at.
Saddam has argued he had a right to refer them to court because they tried to assassinate a head of state. But he has refused to give a sample of his handwriting to the court.
Saddam, unusually quiet in his metal pen dressed in his dark suit and white shirt, and his seven co-accused could face hanging if found guilty.
His half brother Barzan al-Tikriti questioned prosecution documents, saying members of the former leader's Baath party never signed their names so the handwriting evidence should be thrown out.
This case really should have been tried at the Hague-for all the world to see.
Bloomberg News Prodi Win Over Berlusconi in Italian Vote Confirmed by Court
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- Romano Prodi's coalition defeated Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's bloc, according to final results of Italian elections held nine days ago, clearing the way for Prodi to form a government next month.
Italy's highest appeals court today confirmed preliminary results from the Interior Ministry giving Prodi control of the Chamber of Deputies by the narrowest margin in more than half a century. Berlusconi has refused to concede victory and said ``irregularities'' and ``cheating'' gave Prodi the win.
Today's final figures showed that Prodi's Union coalition won the Chamber of Deputies by 24,755 votes, 469 votes fewer than preliminary figures showed. There were more than 38 million votes cast.
Berlusconi is as batty as Dubya. The neocon plans are being laid to waste as we speak-by better people. Berlusconi will lose immunity from prosecution when he officially leaves office...Hmm.
Quotes of the Day
Quotes of the Day
The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.- Laurence J. Peter
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.--Laurence J. Peter, Canadian Author
What a splendid head, yet no brain.--Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.--Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics
The hammer puts another nail in his coffin..."[There's] nothing worse than a woman know-it-all." --Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, caught on camera talking about Hillary Clinton.
While Prissy is no Hillary fan, for sure- there is something worse...a know nothing man with power and money.
JiJab funny- Dubya hopes 2006 will be better for him... 2-0-5