Monday, October 31, 2005

War... Who Needs It? Neocons Do

War...Who Needs It? Neocons Do

Prissy is a little behind, having been active last week in more of the "hands-on" Bring Our Troops Home type activities. Some people have said, (usually ones who voted for a war they knew nothing of) "Gee Prissy, do you feel like you are actually getting anywhere? I mean, Dubya says, Condi says, Rummy says 10 more years in Iraq..."

How do my fellow Americans propose we can do that? We do not have the troops, equipment or money. It is absurd...10 more years.The Iraqi people wish us gone now; they certainly will not tolerate another ten years of American occupation. And yes indeed, Prissy knows she is "getting somewhere" in her anti-war quest. She does them a favor by not calling the press. She and Military Families Speak Out supporters find minds are changing rapidly in both parties.

There are exit strategies and disengagment plans available, so politicians are getting the feeling they had better pick one. That is indeed a good thing. Sanity shall prevail-just not quickly enough for Prissy. Continue pressure on our representatives, trust Prissy on this-they feel it now more than ever. We are all making a difference. Global neighbors, write them too! Our representatives should be ashamed it has gone this far-where have they been?

Dear Readers, it seems the leaders and supporters of this war are clueless.Just as they did not really understand what the war in Iraq was about in the first place-they did not bother to see if the WMD were real. Prissy is amazed how many people in this country are so insensitive to the fact we are a country involved in starting a war.

As long as they can put gas in their SUV's, go out to dinner and shopping over the weekend-life is good. What war? Yet they become defensive when one will say,"A yellow magnet on ones car is not supporting the troops." Prissy is confused how these seemingly intelligent people completely disregard facts.

Do they disregard the facts when making their investment decisions? You can bet they do not.

Former U.N. Chief weapons Inspector and Marine Scott Ritter puts this best in an interview he gave to Seymour Hersh: "... I mean, why do we put the burden on the soldier to speak out instead of putting the burden on the American public to become more empowered, to become enraged about what's happening? We've got an election coming up in 2006. Rather than waiting for soldiers to resign, why don't we vote out of Congress everybody who voted in favor of this war?" Mr. Hersh: But let me ask you this, as somebody who knows the military pretty well, what about the failure of the military to speak out?

Mr. Ritter:

Well, I'm not saying that they shouldn't speak out. I mean, it would be wonderful if soldiers came back from Iraq and said this is a war that's not only unwinnable, but this is a war that's morally unacceptable, and I can no longer participate in this conflict. But it's a very difficult thing to ask a soldier to do what the average American citizen won't. I mean, why do we put the burden on the soldier to speak out instead of putting the burden on the American public to become more empowered, to become enraged about what's happening? We've got an election coming up in 2006. Rather than waiting for soldiers to resign, why don't we vote out of Congress everybody who voted in favor of this war? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mr. Hersh:

There's always the argument that one virtue of what we did, no matter how bad it is, we've got rid of a very bad dictator. What's your answer to that one?

Mr. Ritter:

That invokes the notion of the ends justify the means. I mean, that's basically what we're saying here is that who cares about the lie, who cares about the WMD. You know, we got rid of a bad guy. The ends justify the means. And I have to be frank. If there's anybody here who calls themselves a citizen of the United States of America and you endorse the notion of the ends justify the means, submit your passport for destruction and get the hell out of my country.

Because this is a country that is founded on the rule of law as set forth by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution that the men and women who serve us swore an oath of allegiance to, the Constitution that our government, every government official swears an oath of allegiance to, and it's about due process. Democracy is ugly. Sometimes it doesn't work as smoothly as we want it to. But if you're sitting here and saying that when it comes to Saddam, that the ends justify the means, where do you draw the line? Where do you draw the line?

And you can't tell me that it's only going to stop here. It's about the rule of law, it's about the Constitution. And if we wanted to get rid of Saddam Hussein, then we should have had a debate, discussion, and dialogue about the real reasons and not make up some artificial WMD.

Prissy would like to thank the Coastie mom who sent the Ritter/Hersh article.

Last week Prissy had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Diana Delov and finding out more about her organization in Israel called ‚“New Profile.‚” Dr. Delov explained to Prissy and a group of wonderful college students how militarized society contributes to more war, not (Site in Hebrew)

A couple of things Prissy found most shocking was the fact that tranquilizers are marketed on television toward mothers of soldiers- "“My son is a combat soldier.The tension, the pressure, the telephone calls"…I asked my pharmacist for Calmanervin, and it helped me calm down." Lichtenson, 2000.

Another shocking fact is that young soldiers in uniform with no college are teaching schoolchildren in poorer Israeli neighborhoods. How long would American parents stand for that? Dr. Delov’s organization “refuses to choose war. New Profile is working to change Israel from a militarized to a civil society, from a discriminating and oppressive society to an egalitarian one, from an occupying nation to a respectful neighbor. Very noble goals, in Prissy's book. Lest anyone say "Prissy that was nearly anti-Semitic" in informing readers about New Profile -consider that Prissy'’s host and Dr. Delov are Jewish.

Never mess with women of any color, creed or what have you-especially when they are correct in their criticisms in speaking truth to power. Most of those killed in every war are women and children, not soldiers. We do not want to live in a militant society and women in all countries have the power to change that. Prissy laughs with mirth at anyone who thinks women do not . There are many strong men also supporting this goal. They do not prove their manhood by their ability to kill people or even more criminal in nature; to plan wars based on lies and order others to kill for them.

What Prissy wants to know is why women have to go first. No one can say women have no interest in such matters with a straight face. We can thank women who made the world a better place for others; Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth (Isabella Baumfree) Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and more recently, Cindy Sheehan. So much for women as the supposed "“weaker sex." Sheesh...

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Oh Dear Lord,save us all- more about Ohio/Bush and the mess they have made... Blade A BLADE INVESTIGATION-Money fueled Ohio GOP, now puts future at risk-2 decades of planning paved way for Bush win

"George Bush comes to Ohio and inherits that very powerful Republican infrastructure to help him, and John Kerry comes to Ohio and inherits a very weak Democrat infrastructure," said Mark Weaver, a Republican consultant who has worked on Ohio campaigns since 1990. "In a race that was otherwise pretty much even, that was a factor."

But now scandal is threatening the GOP machine - and money is at its roots.

A Bush Pioneer, former Toledo-area coin dealer Tom Noe, was indicted last week on charges that included laundering money to Mr. Bush's re-election campaign.

The scandal surrounding Mr. Noe led to criminal ethics convictions for Mr. Taft, now the governor, and two of his top aides.

Prissy hears them playing taps here in Ohio for neoRepublicans...they took all the money and shipped the jobs overseas. Did they forget they did that? Ohioans won't. Lucky for Ohio, Paul Hackett and Ted Strickland did not forget about the "base".

A perspective from The Pen:

There isn't a "talking head" out there not drinking their own "talking points Kool-Aid" who believes the Fitzgerald investigation is remotely close to being finished. If anything, the allegations in the Libby indictment, which identify Cheney as the one who specifically advised Libby that Valerie (Plame) Wilson worked under the covert wing of the CIA, suggest that the Vice President is at least one of the big game that the Special Counsel is still pursuing. The tight-lipped Fifth Amendment-type reactions given by Cheney in the aftermath of the indictment to explain his own role in the leak scandal do nothing to dispel the intrigue. Instead the administration is circling the torture-advocate wagons even tighter with the promotion of Addington, while the shadow of Traitorgate continues to darken over their heads.

Especially now, with the chickens of treason coming home to roost in the nest of the chicken hawks themselves, this is the last time in history for the authors of torture as official American policy to be allowed to push for largesse for even wider atrocities. We must all immediately contact our senators and members of the House of Representative who might have influence on the conference committee to demand that the overwhelmingly approved language of the McCain amendment remain intact in the final Defense Appropriations Bill.

The rest of the article also speaks of allowing torture of anyone, as long as only the CIA is doing it-children are not even exempt. So how is that the "American way"? McCain was right-it is more about us than them... Washington hid damaging Vietnam finding-SMH AU "This material is relevant to debates we as Americans are having about the war in Iraq and intelligence reform," he said.

Mr Hanyok believed the initial misinterpretation of North Vietnamese intercepts was probably an honest mistake. But after months of detective work in the agency's archives, Mr Hanyok concluded mid-level agency officials discovered the error almost immediately, but covered it up and doctored documents so that they appeared to provide evidence of an attack.

"Rather than come clean about their mistake, they helped launch the United States into a bloody war that would last for 10 years," Mr Aid said.

President Lyndon Johnson cited the August 4 episode to persuade Congress in 1964 to authorise military action in Vietnam, despite doubts about the attack that arose almost immediately. Asked about Mr Hanyok's research, an agency spokesman, Don Weber, said the agency intended to release the material late next month but delayed the release "in an effort to be consistent with our preferred practice of providing the public [with] a more contextual perspective". Republicans Join Call for Rove to Resign-SMH AU Spooks latest analysis

But Fitzgerald knows that this Iraq conflict is not a legally declared "war". It was not declared by Congress which is required by the Constitution, and it does not rise to the level necessary under the statute.

The statute was written in 1917. And at that time the Constitution was still in use (sarcasm laced with truth). The framers of the Espionage Act understood that "war" could not happen without an official "declaration of war" as was intended by the framers of the Constitution.

And this is why we are lucky to have Fitz as the captain of this ship right now. Nobody can say that Fitzgerald hasn't exercised prosecutorial restraint. Citizen Spook would have charged the bastards with 18 USC 794 and hung them on their own words, "We are at war." "I'm a war president."

Due to all the loss of life in an illegally waged war, Prissy is of opinion that Fitzgerald certainly should have used 18 USC 794. Prissy just doesn't see it as a stretch there at all, Spook. Why should Fitzgerald use legally unmandated restraint to those who have shown no restraint of misusing thousands of lives? (But certainly not their own) UK Independent-Leak led to threats against CIA agent, husband reveals

The indictment sets the stage for either a trial next spring or a plea bargain that almost certainly would mean jail time for Mr Libby. A source close to the investigation told Time magazine that the prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and Mr Libby's lawyer discussed possible plea options before the indictment was issued last week. But the deal was scotched because the prosecutor insisted that Mr Libby do some "serious" jail time. (bold Prissy) Several intelligence specialists spoke out at the weekend about the gravity of what had been done to Ms Plame, who joined the CIA as a case officer two decades ago, when she was 22 years old. It's the "moral equivalent to exposing forward-deployed military units," said Arthur Brown, who retired in February as the CIA's Asian Division chief.

Mr Libby, who is expected to begin testifying to prosecutors this week, was charged on Friday with perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements in the course of an investigation into whether the White House deliberately disclosed Ms Plame's CIA role. The implication is that it was getting back at Mr Wilson, a diplomat, who had publicly accused the Bush administration of twisting the facts before going to war in Iraq.

Team Bush did not play when they attempted to crush dissent...The wrong doers will find Pat Fitzgerald does not play with those who attempt to crush lawful dissent. November 21, 2005 Issue- The American Conservative Forging the Case for War-Who was behind the Niger uranium documents? by Philip Giraldi

At this point, any American connection to the actual forgeries remains unsubstantiated, though the OSP at a minimum connived to circumvent established procedures to present the information directly to receptive policy makers in the White House. But if the OSP is more deeply involved, Michael Ledeen, who denies any connection with the Niger documents, would have been a logical intermediary in co-ordinating the falsification of the documents and their surfacing, as he was both a Pentagon contractor and was frequently in Italy. He could have easily been assisted by ex-CIA friends from Iran-Contra days, including a former Chief of Station from Rome, who, like Ledeen, was also a consultant for the Pentagon and the Iraqi National Congress.

It would have been extremely convenient for the administration, struggling to explain why Iraq was a threat, to be able to produce information from an unimpeachable "“foreign intelligence source" to confirm the Iraqi worst-case.

The possible forgery of the information by Defense Department employees would explain the viciousness of the attack on Valerie Plame and her husband. Wilson, when he denounced the forgeries in the New York Times in July 2003, turned an issue in which there was little public interest into something much bigger. The investigation continues, but the campaign against this lone detractor suggests that the administration was concerned about something far weightier than his critical op-ed.

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA Officer, is a partner in Cannistraro Associates, an international security consultancy.

Whoever forged the Niger documents, should they be found Americans-must be tried for treason. Creating a false senario, complete with forged documents begs for Nuremberg like trials. Thousands of people have died due to the false evidence presented for this war.-PP alternative strategy for the U.S.-lost war style the war on 'terror'.

From John Kerry: But the war on terror is not a convenient political distraction, it's a war we have to win. And to win the war on "terror", we can't afford to have senior administration officials playing political games with national security. The President needs to get serious about addressing our nation’s problems, starting by cleaning out the corruption in his Administration and then addressing the situation in Iraq." Kerry repeated his criticism of Bush's admin. for the way it started this war in the first place, saying it failed to impose order in Iraq after toppling the former regime and keep a structure of civil services available to Iraq...

Although he voted for the resolution authorizing the invasion in 2002, Kerry said "the country and the Congress were misled into war."

"I regret that we were not given the truth", he said, referring to flawed intelligence collected about the toppled Iraqi President's alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction that the Bush administration used to justify his unwise decision. "If the Bush administration had come to the United States Senate and acknowledged there was no "slam dunk case” that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction there never would have even been a vote to authorize use of force," he said, referring to pre-Iraq war intelligence presented by George Tenet, former director of the CIA...

Look how long it has taken the Ivy Leaguers to figure this out...Prissy told you their degrees are without substance-the supporters and architects of this war offer us much proof of the "without substance" theory. The Telegraph-Bush resists White House reshuffle-By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 31/10/2005)

Democrats intensified the pressure on Mr Bush yesterday, calling for an apology from him and Dick Cheney, the vice-president, in the wake of the indictment of a senior aide for perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements.

It was the first indictment of a sitting White House official in more than a century and marked the climax of an appalling week for the President.The week also saw the United States military's death toll in Iraq reach 2,000 and the humiliating defeat of his attempt to install a friend and his former personal lawyer on the Supreme Court.

Republicans and Democrats have both called on him to shake up his team as Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton did when confronted by crises. Calling for an immediate purge and instead hopes to regain momentum by announcing a new candidate for the Supreme Court, as early as today.

Quotes of the Day

Diplomacy is about surviving until the next century. Politics is about surviving until Friday afternoon. ~Sir Humphrey Appleby

You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long. ~Boris Yeltsin

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. ~Otto Von Bismark, 1871–1890 Chancellor of Germany (nicknamed the Iron Chancellor)

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.~George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, October 30, 2005

New Week, New Indictments?

Now Rummy, this is what Prissy has said all along. Finally we agree on something-terrorism is indeed a law enforcement issue. So at what point did it become war, in your neocon mind? Only a few hundred people know for sure... Rosa Prissy Laid to Rest...God Bless Her.

It will not make things better for Dubya in the African-American community, however. His handlers cannot really believe folks will buy that one...

Hot Links Naval Security Group is a principal operator of the Echelon global surveillance system. Naval Security Group Aligns with NETWARCOM-Original article from Navy News,8816,1124238,00.html From Time:A Time To Regroup-Bloodied by scandal, setbacks and casualties, Bush is looking for fresh troops and a new battle plan

History is certainly not on Bush's side. Since 1966, if a President's approval rating dipped below 50% at a midterm election, his party lost an average of 42 seats in the House;which next year would be enough to put the Democrats back in power.

Still, optimists at the White House have reached the point that they are taking comfort from the example of Clinton, who came back strong after his party's shellacking in the 1994 elections and wound up popular despite his own, very different set of scandals. Next thing you know, Bush will be calling himself the Comeback Kid.

“Comeback Kid”. Prissy says they are dreaming if they think Americans will swallow that one... Dubya is no Bubba. Bubba caused none of the troubles Dubya has caused to average Americans. Sure he was a hound and did he ever make other mistakes , but what did that have to do with security and safety of the American people as a whole?

Dubya and his people are a threat to national security. They created more terror risk rather than reducing that risk. At least that is the conclusion of the CIA. If they aren't the experts in that kind of thing, why do we have them?

One thing that really bothers Prissy about the neocons is how they disregard experts. Yet they are no experts themselves, as they have proven. One of the charges Patrick Fitzgerald makes about Libby was that he put us all at risk with his neocon "ways"... and Publisher-Bush Trimmed: Poll Finds Most Feel Libby Charges Reveal Overall Ethics Problem

Presidents rating at 39%, its lowest mark, and consistent with other national surveys. The poll, conducted Friday night and yesterday, found that 55% of the public believes the Libby case indicates wider problems "with ethical wrongdoing" in the White House, while 41 percent believes it was an "isolated incident." And by a 3 to 1 ratio, Americans say the level of honesty has fallen under Bush. "Barely a third of Americans -- 34% -- think Bush is doing a good job ensuring high ethics in government, is slightly lower than Clinton's standing on this issue when he left office," the Post observed. Most Americans consider the charges against Libby to be serious.

They still love to blame Bubba for everything, yet they have proved he actually had better morals while President. Not that it counted for much. Sorry this isn't new news to you, dear readers...but its now all the msm can talk about. Treason, 911 and the Bush Administration-On BenFrank

By Col. Robert Bowman:

As other speakers have said, they knew the American people wouldn't stand for it, and they said so in their documents, and they said, unless there's that new Pearl Harbor. Well 9/11 did supply that. And we've been lied to not only about the war, but about 9/11 itself.

The Bush administration was warned. They were warned by the Clinton Administration during the transition period, they were warned by the intelligence agencies of eleven other nations, they were specifically warned by one FBI agent that Moussawi was planning on flying a hijacked airliner, into the World Trade Center.They ignored the warnings, more than that, we have mounting evidence that _at least_, they made it impossible for those se planes to be intercepted.

If the government had merely done nothing - and I say that as an old interceptor pilot and I know the drill, I know what it takes, I know how long it takes, I know what the procedures are, I know what they were and I know what they changed them to. If our government - if our government had merely done nothing and allowed normal procedures to happen on that morning of 9/11, the twin towers would still be standing and thousands of Americans would still be alive. My sisters and brothers, that is treason!

Dr. Robert Bowman was a Col. in the USAF and Chief of Technology Assessment under President Jimmy Carter and is a Catholic Bishop of The Apostolic Society of Franciscan Communities. Web site: He has been President of the Institute for Space and Security Studies since 1982. Before that he was Vice-President of Space Communications Company; Manager, Advanced Space Programs for General Dynamics; and Director, Advanced Space Programs Development for DoD, directing the Star Wars programs.

From the Memoirs George Bush (41):

"Trying to eliminate Saddam would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible. We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq. There was no viable exit strategy we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."

Dubya never did listen to his father. Apparently he was born knowing more than Senior...Dear Mr. Bush, Prissys' own Papa Americana- to this day, would not let her get away with what you have allowed your son to do to this country. (Not that she would try) So why do you? More importantly, as an American who has prospered greatly from this country, how could you? Some would call that aiding and abetting. What a bunch of phony patriots.

More tomorrow...The Prissy Patriot seems to be having technical difficulties publishing today.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

We've Only Just Begun...

(Children in Iraq-notice the old weaponry parts and trash around their little feet-rarely is trash picked-up due to security )

Patrick Fitzgerald told us yesterday that the United States is a nation of laws. He also said if he had failed to bring forth an indictment in light of the conduct clearly documented, he would have had to overlook the law. A former federal prosecutor interviewed on CNN, who has reviewed the indictment, said the case and evidence cited is very strong. He feels Libby will plead, no trial by jury. Prissy concurs, as it would be to Libby's benefit not to have Dick and others testify. Only God knows how many of them would be clinging to the fifth amendment... this would be ones of those times they, too, love the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Fitzgerald is not done with this lot. He also told us that he has only one motivation and it is not political-he is simply following the law. They will be barking up the wrong tree if they look for other motives. The truth is their greatest enemy...Unlike the Bushies, Fitzgerald can easily hold up his own record as a Chicago prosecutor for proof. If neocons cite their own record of truth telling, it would be a dismal failure-one lie on top of another.

Don't think for a minute this is over, if Fitzgerald is who he says he is-and I believe he is. If he follows the law, there is surely many more to follow. It is not gullible to believe the United States will follow its own laws and punish those who planned an illegal war. It is foolish to think it can end any other way.

Because if it would- the grand experiment of this free country and this government has been a farce, as well as its laws. Prissy would then insist Mr. Fitzgerald "throw his badge away" as it would be rendered meaningless. He indicted Libby because to do otherwise would have been sheer neglect of his duty. Remember, Libby is one of many indicted who have proved strong connections to this administration and the hazardous planning of the war in Iraq.

Once Fitzgerald is done indicting neocons, Prissy hopes the next president taps him for the next department of Justice Attorney General. His "fairness factor" puts Anthony Gonzales and John Ashcroft to SHAME...

Prissy will return later...she is protesting the Democratic National committee today along with their $1,000 plate luncheon. Prissy's sign? "RNC=DNC-Eliminating Iraq and Middle America, One Family at a Time..." and the other "Support Our Troops, Value Their Lives". Iraqis and our soldiers know Prissy does...The DNC/RNC needs to be reminded who they really work for. Prissy and other military families will continue to defend our defenders until those in power listen and then act accordingly.

Dear Readers, Seen a great sign or bumper sticker? Let us know. Thanks, Prissy and Betty.

Pictures from Iraq, from one of our soldiers. Thank you to the sergeant who took the photos. (Convoy in Iraq-yes that is the Bud logo )

Friday, October 28, 2005

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Fitzmas....Libby INDICTED

Iraq Vets Against the War in D.C. Also check out Operation Truth. They are running commercials on CNN. Prissy commends them in their cause to tell the truth about war.

Is it Fitzmas Eve? Libby Indicted On Five Counts, So Far...

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FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT OF LIBBY! False Statements, Obstruction of Justice amongst others-Rove may STILL be indicted. Fitzgerald talks about threat to national security on page two. They knew better-this is America-did they forget? Looks like even the msm is saying the Bush administration "may have" lied us into a war...A little slow, aren't they.

The Link to the indictments and Prosecutor statement about the charges. Scooter resigns-Cheney writes a letter to the press saying Scooter is innocent until proven guilty. He didn't mention how much it took just to get the charges this far... Interesting charges for a former criminal defense lawyer...

One important thing note: Grand Juries are secret and cannot talk. Prosecutors and investigators cannot tell about their ongoing case. Witnesses can "hold a press conference on the court house steps after they testify , if they wish." Most of Prissy's news has been from witnesses to this case. Keep that in mind in your own analysis... (Cut and paste)

Prissy wants to know...who told Novak?

From Yahoo:

The grand jury indictment charged Libby, 55, with one count of obstruction of justice, two of perjury and two false statement counts. If convicted on all five, he could face as much as 30 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines. The charges stem from a two-year investigation by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald into whether Rove, Libby or any other administration officials knowingly revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame or lied about their involvement to investigators.

Libby is accused of lying about how and when he learned about Plame's identity in 2003 and told reporters about it. The information on the officer was classified. He is also accused of lying when he told Fitzgerald's investigators that he learned about Plame's CIA status from Tim Russert of NBC. He learned it from several government sources, including Cheney, the indictment says. Any trial would dig into the secret deliberations of Bush and his team as they built the case for war against Iraq.

More about Niger documents.NIGERGATE: Forged Italian Documents on Niger Uranium Sent GIs to War-Bellcaio-

As this story is developing, there will be some overlap and synergies between the investigations of US attorney Paul McNulty’s grand jury in Eastern Virginia and US Attorney Patrick Figzgerald’s grand jury in Washington, DC. Fitzgerald is concentrating on Plamegate, the outing by Karl Rove and others of Valerie Plame Wilson in revenge for her husband exposing the tricks of Nigergate (forged Niger documents on uranium and Iraq).

At Michael Ledeen’s (Karl Rove’s foreign policy advisor) meeting with Italian intelligence in December 2001, to procure evidence against Iraq as an excuse for war, was Larry Franklin, whom McNulty got indicted for collaboration with Israeli agents.

The FBI caught Franklin, 58 -- a Pentagon analyst on Iran and an Air Force Reserve colonel -- meeting two agents of AIPAC, Israel’s US "lobby," in an Alexandria, VA, restaurant in June 2003. AIPAC employees -- including now-charged AIPAC agents at the meeting, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman -- had been under FBI surveillance for a couple of years. The FBI was surprised by Franklin showing up and began investigating him, too. The FBI arrested Franklin, on May 4, 2005, for illegally disclosing highly classified information to AIPAC -- spying for AIPAC, in other words. He is free on bond and is expected to plead innocent at his trial.

The McNulty grand jury is the one that indicted Franklin and is covering territory that approximates that of the Downing Street Memos. McNulty is concentrating on collaboration between Israel and US officials who incited the Iraq war. As we see, there are a few European governments that appear to have manipulated US policy to the same end.

Before the Rosen and Weissman indictments, we wondered why no one at AIPAC had been charged in the Israeli-spying case besides Franklin. Did someone in the Bush administration obstruct justice by trying to prevent the two latest, and possibly more, indictments? I cannot live freely in a country where people are allowed to commit murder by Cindy Sheehan

First of all, I was followed all morning by the Park Police. I guess because I am a very dangerous subversive. I would never hurt a flea, but what I am dangerous to is the lies and corruption of our government.

Secondly, Juan, Beatriz Saldivar, and Julie Cuniglio who have all had loved ones killed in this war had brought pictures of their dead loved ones with them to Arlington. We were told by the administration of the cemetery that they couldn't take the pictures into the cemetery because they were "political statements!!" We were stunned that pictures of our children that have been killed for lies and betrayals and for purely political reasons can't be shown in a cemetery that supposedly honors those who have served, some making the ultimate sacrifice in war. We are living in a state that kills our children then calls them political statements. That speaks volumes to the chicken hawks who we are allowing to ruin our country.

Yahoo News- White House Fears Indictment for Libby;_ylt=ArR1gC9lGrmrySHF3wbCZY6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--

White House officials braced for the possibility that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide would be indicted in the CIA leak case, but held out hope presidential confidant Karl Rove might escape charges for the time being.

Why should he escape when his dirty mind is responsible for so much of this mess? And they love to talk about how they were elected on "values"...Oh, do spare Prissy and her readers that drivel. Osama bin Laden: A Weapon of Mass Convenience <P>On March 1 4, 2002 Bush says bin Laden no Threat "We haven't heard from him in a long time," Bush told reporters at the White House. "I truly am not that concerned about him."

This is the fool tells us, "Stay the failing course.” Why does he continue to lie to the American and Iraqi people when it is clear neither side supports his war...A soldier told Prissy they were changing the name of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" to "Operation Iraqi Liberation". That way they can come home and say they fought for "O.I.L." Prissy hopes they keep their sense of humor...she promises to help with screaming for their benefits in D.C. Those politicians will rue the day Prissy comes calling to get our Veterans what they need and deserve.

Let us point out that there has NEVER been a time Republicans have supported Veterans benefits-only the war. They have a history of cutting Veterans benefits. Do they simply forget our soldiers when the wars are over? Prissy says "No Sirs, not this time."

Miers is put on notice By Jonathan Allen <P>The legal legitimacy of the Iraq war and the rights of American-held detainees are likely to play a prominent role in the confirmation hearings of Harriet Miers, President Bush’s embattled nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. And...

"What assurances can you give the Senate and the American people that you will be independent, if confirmed, and not give President Bush any special deference on any matter involving him which might come before the court?" Specter wrote.

Alrighty then...any questions regarding her withdraw? Prissy did not think so...and by the way, Prissy votes as an Independent who used to lean Republican. Used to...until they started supporting outrageous lies and calling themselves Christians while doing it.


Dennis Kucinich has put forward a resolution of inquiry to demand access by Congress to all documents from the notorious White House Iraq Group, who rigged the case for war against Iraq. Just today, we learn that Libby and Cheney, already implicated in the CIA leak treason scandal, were responsible for withholding evidence of their malfeasance in doctoring up the Powell U.N. speech from a previous Senate panel investigating the perversion of pre-invasion intelligence. With now more than 2,000 of our brave service people dead, it's time we finally got to the bottom of how we were all lied into this war in the first place. Here is the newest action page that created for themselves using our system. In a Room Full of Dynamite, a Spark -Daily KOS

This Knight Ridder piece written by Jonathan Landay is being picked up by numerous papers:

A Knight Ridder review of the administration's arguments, its own reporting at the time and the Senate Intelligence Committee's 2004 report shows that the White House followed a pattern of using questionable intelligence, even documents that turned out to be forgeries, to support its case - often leaking classified information to receptive journalists - and dismissing information that undermined the case for war. The State of the Union speech was one of a number of instances in which Bush, Vice

President Dick Cheney and their aides ignored the qualms of intelligence professionals and instead relied on the claims of Iraqi defectors and other suspect sources or, in the case of Niger, the crudely forged documents. There isn't anything new in this for avid newshounds. But it's significant that stories like this are appearing in papers and on television screens around the country, with this wording, and now closely coupled to a criminal investigation of White House figures and the actions they took to shore up forged and previously dismissed intelligence.

Fitzmas is pleasant indeed. We can be thankful for his investigation being committed to justice. These are very serious crimes and go against everything America is supposed to stand for. Fitzgerald (though still unconfirmed) has said to be gathering another Grand Jury to look into potential crimes of 911. There is too much evidence to ignore.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tick Tock, Tick Tock...A Merry Fitzmas Friday?

Today Prissy will see Dr. Diana Dolev, who is active in anti-military work and peace education in Israel. Her organization is "New Profile: Movement for the Civil-ization of Israeli Society". "New Profile" focuses on building a society which at all levels--from raising children to education to politics--is attentive to lasting peace and conflict resolution rather than "endless mobilization and living as warriors."

Prissy wasn't kidding when she said if our men in government refuse to make peace, the women will. Perhaps we should "work around" our governments to accomplish this goal. If there are no more warriors, there will be no war.

Mothers can decide this...something politicians should consider . We aren't a bunch of hippies deciding this, but professional women and mothers. We have no problem working "within" the system and we are world wide.

Unlike the lies told by politicians, terrorists in Iraq are nearly ALL local. The latest CIA report shows only 10% of the terrorists in Iraq are foreign fighters. (Oct. 2005)

Prissy tires of being told the "terrorists are going to getcha" if we don't buckle under, give them our liberties as well as our youth for their unending Global War on Terror. Consider that the loose "terrorist"-certainly no soldier- is nothing more than a common criminal if he refuses to use the catalyst of politics for the changes he is "fighting" more reason NOT to use the military for a law enforcement problem. What's next? Calling in the Guard for a bank robbery?

If we are going to make them fight common crime instead of wars or relief efforts, send them to the White House to investigate. Prissy hears most of the looting (I mean "taking", since they are white) took place in broad day light...

Prissy will return Friday morning and let you know all about Dr. Dolev and her organization.

Hot Links

More detail than the Toledo Blade printed about Tom Noe and why he was indicted. Original article from a professional criminal justice journal. Posted on Prissy earlier.

All about those Niger forged documents...they are about to come back and bite some somebodies in the rear, my dears. Nicely chronicled.

Unmasked by the British press (The Financial Times, The Sunday Times) in the summer of 2004, Rocco Martino spills the beans: It's true, I had a hand in the dissemination of those (Niger uranium) documents, but I was duped. Both Americans and Italians were involved behind the scenes. It was a disinformation operation. And more...

Strategic Affairs is not a big place. At the time, 16 analysts worked there under the direction of Greg Thielmann. Thielmann tells La Repubblica: I received the report in fall of 2001. We thought that Langley acquired it from their field officer in Italy. The agent in the field reports that Italian intelligence permitted him see some papers documenting the attempt by Iraq to acquire 500 tons of uranium ore from Niger. So, SISMI purported the truth of documents it knew to be false to the CIA. There's a second confirmation. At Langley, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson was assigned the mission to verify the Italian "story" of the 500 tons of uranium.

Says Wilson: The report was not very detailed. It's not clear if the agent who signed the report materially saw the peddled documents or whether he heard it from another source.

We'll have to modify the sequence of events:

Fall 2001: General Pollari's SISMI is in possession of a phony dossier assembled by Rocco Martino and Antonio Nucera. They show it to the CIA while Rocco Martino delivers it to Sir Richard Dearlove'’s MI6. This is only the beginning of the Great Italian Yellowcake Scam.

Quotes of the Day

(From Sept.24- D.C. protest)

History has tried hard to teach us that we can't have good government under politicians. Now, to go and stick one at the very head of the government couldn't be wise. - Mark Twain,New York Herald, 8/26/1876

So much blood has been shed by the Church because of an omission from the Gospel: "Ye shall be indifferent as to what your neighbor's religion is." Not merely tolerant of it, but indifferent to it. Divinity is claimed for many religions; but no religion is great enough or divine enough to add that new law to its code. - Mark Twain, a Biography

"The White House adamantly denied the troops had been rehearsed. Scott McClellan said, 'No script, no plan. Just like everything else we do in Iraq." --Bill Maher

"President Bush, not looking good. His approval rating is down to 38. 38! That's lower than Dick Cheney's pulse. In fact, his approval rating is so low he's actually eligible for FEMA assistance now. And It gets worse. According to the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, among African Americans, President Bush's approval rating is 2 percent. You know who the 2 percent are? Condoleezza Rice and Clarence Thomas." --Jay Leno

"You know what you call a Republican with only 2 percent of the black vote? A Republican." --Jay Leno

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Bush Continues to Wipe Self With American Public...Press Says No Indictments Today

Dubya using a producers clothing to clean his glasses. Good thing he wasn't needing toilet paper...Prissy will update throughout the day to keep you posted of the very latest with PlameGate news.

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Last One for Today- this Larry Johnson (ex-CIA) posted this! Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue by Larry Johnson Wed Oct 26th, 2005 at 01:44:59 PM EDT

For your background, Richard was the first to tip me last year to the developing Larry Franklin spy scandal, which proved to be right. - LJ Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue -By Richard Sale, longtime Intelligence Correspondent for UPI

Two top White House aides are expected to be indicted today on various charges related to the probe of CIA operative Valerie Plame whose classified identity was publicly breached in retaliation after her husband, Joe Wilson, challenged the administration's claim that Saddam Hussein had sought to buy enriched uranium from Niger, acording to federal law enforcement and senior U.S. intelligence officials.

If no action is taken today, it will take place on Friday, these sources said.

I. Scooter Libby, the chief of staff of Vice President Richard Cheney, and chief presidential advisor Karl Rove are expected to be named in indictments this morning by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

Others are to be named as well, these sources said. According to U.S. officials close to the case, a bill of indictment has been in existence before October 17 which named five people. Various names have surfaced such as National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, yet only one source would confirm that Hadley was on the list. Hadley could not be reached for comment.;_ylt=Ap2Bwl28t0PkdMh6jv5S5Jas0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ-- Grand Jury in CIA Leak Case Adjourn

Lawyers representing key White House officials expected Fitzgerald to decide this week whether to charge Libby and Rove.

Rove and Libby joined other officials Wednesday at the daily White House senior staff meeting, as usual. Libby has been on crutches after breaking a bone in his foot.

Fitzgerald could charge one or more administration aides with violating a law prohibiting the intentional unmasking of an undercover CIA officer.

The prosecutor has also examined other possible crimes such as mishandling classified information, false statements and obstruction of justice.

Prissy wonders if Libby was hurt while attempting to kick himself in the rear... Free Press- Ohio Election 2004 (Now see, what did Prissy tell you, if Dubya's election win is in doubt- then he did NOT take Ohio and thus did not win the the evidence suggests-stay tuned. These folks mean serious business. The numbers are on their side.)

Powerful Government Accounting Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman October 26, 2005

As a legal noose appears to be tightening around the Bush/Cheney/Rove inner circle, a shocking government report shows the floor under the legitimacy of their alleged election to the White House is crumbling.

The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report from the General Accounting Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage.;_ylt=ArclZqrrj3fSLNbbBDowiius0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY- Leak grand jury meets prosecutor- Yahoo from Reuters

Discussing the possibility of sealed indictments, one attorney said Fitzgerald could be acting to put pressure on people involved in the two-year probe.

"The usual reason is to keep something secret from a witness or a defendant," the attorney said. "It could mean he still wants to get people to come back in" and provide testimony or plead guilty. CIA leak charges set to be handed out-Financial Times

Lawyers involved in the case said Fitzgerald appeared close to asking the grand jury to approve indictments, with an announcement expected as early as Wednesday, after the grand jury meets.;_ylt=AvDhAmqmCTPs2lnvsbU5NGUGw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NGRzMjRtBHNlYwMxNjk5

Leak probe prosecutor arrives at court

Lawyers involved in the case said Fitzgerald appeared close to asking the grand jury to approve indictments, with an announcement expected as early as Wednesday, after the grand jury meets. A White House 'Hip-Deep' in Plame Scandal and Cover Up

With pressure mounting against the White House, even Republicans are looking for ways to distance themselves from the growing scandals surrounding the Bush administration. GOP campaign consultants are advising elected officials and candidates for public office to call for resignation of anyone indicted in the scandal.

And...In another development, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller admits his newspaper aided and abetted the Bush administration’s false claims of existence of weapons of mass destructions in Iraq.

Iran-Contra II?-Fresh scrutiny on a rogue Pentagon operation.

Franklin, along with another colleague from Feith's office, a polyglot Middle East expert named Harold Rhode, were the two officials involved in the back-channel, which involved on-going meetings and contacts with Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar and other Iranian exiles, dissidents and government officials. Ghorbanifar is a storied figure who played a key role in embroiling the Reagan administration in the Iran-Contra affair. The meetings were both a conduit for intelligence about Iran and Iraq and part of a bitter administration power-struggle pitting officials at DoD who have been pushing for a hard-line policy of "regime change" in Iran, against other officials at the State Department and the CIA who have been counseling a more cautious approach.;_ylt=Amu4LZkO95r3fE.ZcAbaoQOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--

Bush Tries to Revive Support for Iraq War

"I know this is a trying time for our military spouses," Bush said at a Joint Armed Forces Officer Wives' luncheon at Bolling Air Force Base. "We've lost some of our nation's finest men and women in the war on terror."

"And the best way to honor the sacrifice of our fallen troops is to complete the mission and lay the foundation of peace by spreading freedom," he said

Prissy is so weary of his shop worn phrases...the only thing the American military is spreading is thin. It is amazing with the drunk driving and general clumsiness of GW Bush that is still alive, while finer people have been lost. Their contributions were far greater than his.

It is shameful we have lost more than 2,000 of our nation's finest men and women, due to his careless leadership and decision making capabilities. Prissy holds responsible the needless loss of human life from this war to be his administrations and those Americans who continue to back them.

Many military families hope they pay dearly for the callous regard which they have treated our soldiers lives and those of Iraqi civilians.

Quotes That Shouldn't Be:

"Master Sergeant Lombardo, when you're talking about the president coming to see you in New York, take a little breath before that so you can actually be talking directly to him. You got a real message there, OK?" --Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Allison Barber, coaching soldiers in Iraq in advance of a scripted Q & A with President Bush

"You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold." --CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans' hurricane refugees

"The fact it hasn't turned up in print doesn't mean I haven't said it." --Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), insisting he's questioned the Bush administration's prosecution of the Iraq war, despite his office's failure to produce any evidence

"So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." --Tom DeLay, explaining at the 1988 GOP convention why he and vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War

Quote of the Day

From A Patriot's Handbook- Caroline Kennedy.

By Andrew Hamilton- Statement at trial of John Peter Zenger

...Isaiah 11:16: "The leaders of the people cause them to err, and they that are led by them are destroyed." ( innuendo, are deceived into the loss of their liberty), "which is the worst kind of destruction."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Some Things Fixed on Prissy- But Never the Facts...

Dear Readers: More technical "problems" on Prissy today. Hmm. Aside from that, it's beginning to look a lot like "Fitzmas"! Tomorrow is supposed to be the day of reckoning-Prissy will have all the latest, as it happens...

Senator Margaret Chase Smith's (R-Maine) Declaration of Conscience (substitute Republican for Democrat for today's problems)

June 1, 1950, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine spoke on the Senate floor on behalf of the Declaration of Conscience. The declaration opposed McCarthyism. Smith's speech is printed here.

I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition. It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear. It is a condition that comes from the lack of effective leadership in eitthe Legislative Branch or the Executive Branch of our Government.

That leadership is so lacking that serious and responsible proposals are being made that national advisory commissions be appointed to provide such critically needed leadership.

I speak as briefly as possible because too much harm has already been done with irresponsible words of bitterness and selfish political opportunism. I speak as simply as possible because the issue is too great to be obscured by eloquence. I speak simply and briefly in the hope that my words will be taken to heart.

I speak as a Republican. I speak as a woman. I speak as a United States Senator. I speak as an American.

The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body in the world. But recently that deliberative character has too often been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination sheltered by the shield of congressional immunity.

It is ironical that we Senators can in debate in the Senate directly or indirectly, by any form of words, impute to any American who is not a Senator any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming an American---and without that non-Senator American having any legal redress against us---yet if we say the same thing in the Senate about our colleagues we can be stopped on the grounds of being out of order.

It is strange that we can verbally attack anyone else without restraint and with full protection and yet we hold ourselves above the same type of criticism here on the Senate Floor. Surely the United States Senate is big enough to take self-criticism and self-appraisal. Surely we should be able to take the same kind of character attacks that we "dish out" to outsiders.

I think that it is high time for the United States Senate and its members to do some soul-searching---for us to weigh our consciences---on the manner in which we are performing our duty to the people of America---on the manner in which we are using or abusing our individual powers and privileges.

I think that it is high time that we remembered that we have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution. I think that it is high time that we remembered that the Constitution, as amended, speaks not only of the freedom of speech but also of trial by jury instead of trial by accusation.

Whether it be a criminal prosecution in court or a character prosecution in the Senate, there is little practical distinction when the life of a person has been ruined.

Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism:

The right to criticize;

The right to hold unpopular beliefs;

The right to protest;

The right of independent thought.

The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood nor should he be in danger of losing his reputation or livelihood merely because he happens to know someone who holds unpopular beliefs. Who of us doesn't? Otherwise none of us could call our souls our own. Otherwise thought control would have set in.

The American people are sick and tired of being afraid to speak their minds lest they be politically smeared as "Communists" or "Fascists" by their opponents. Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in America. It has been so abused by some that it is not exercised by others.

The American people are sick and tired of seeing innocent people smeared and guilty people whitewashed. But there have been enough proved cases such as the Amerasia case, the Hiss case, the Coplon case, the Gold case, to cause nationwide distrust and suspicion that there may be something to the unproved, sensational accusations.

As a Republican, I say to my colleagues on this side of the aisle that the Republican Party faces a challenge today that is not unlike the challenge that it faced back in Lincoln's day. The Republican Party so successfully met that challenge that it emerged from the Civil War as the champion of a united nation---in addition to being a Party that unrelentingly fought loose spending and loose programs.

Today our country is being psychologically divided by the confusion and the suspicions that are bred in the United States Senate to spread like cancerous tentacles of "know nothing, suspect everything" attitudes. Today we have a Democratic Administration that has developed a mania for loose spending and loose programs. History is repeating itself---and the Republican Party again has the opportunity to emerge as the champion of unity and prudence.

The record of the present Democratic Administration has provided us with sufficient campaign issues without the necessity to resorting to political smears. America is rapidly losing its position as leader of the world simply because the Democratic Administration has pitifully failed to provide effective leadership.

The Democratic Administration has completely confused the American people by its daily contradictory grave warnings and optimistic assurances---that show the people that our Democratic Administration has no idea of where it is going.

The Democratic Administration has greatly lost the confidence of the American people by it complacency to the threat of communism here at home and the leak of vital secrets to Russia through key officials of the Democratic Administration. There are enough proved cases to make this point without diluting our criticism with unproved charges.

Surely these are sufficient reasons to make it clear to the American people that it is time for a change and that a Republican victory is necessary to the security of this country. Surely it is clear that this nation will continue to suffer as long as it is governed by the present ineffective Democratic Administration.

Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a philosophy that lacks political integrity or intellectual honesty would prove equally disastrous to this nation. The nation sorely needs a Republican victory. But I don't want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny---Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.

I doubt if the Republican Party could---simply because I don't believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely we Republicans aren't that desperate for victory.

I don't want to see the Republican party win that way. While it might be a fleeting victory for the Republican Party, it would be a more lasting defeat for the American people. Surely it would ultimately be suicide for the Republican Party and the two-party system that has protected our American liberties from the dictatorship of a one-party system.

As members of the Minority Party, we do not have the primary authority to formulate the policy of our Government. But we do have the responsibility of rendering constructive criticism, of clarifying issues, of allaying fears by acting as responsible citizens.

As a woman, I wonder how the mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters feel about the way in which members of their families have been politically mangled in Senate debate---and I use the word "debate" advisedly.

As a United States Senator, I am not proud of the way in which the Senate has been made a publicity platform for irresponsible sensationalism. I am not proud of the reckless abandon in which unproved charges have been hurled from this side of the aisle. I am not proud of the obviously staged, undignified countercharges that have been attempted in retaliation from the other side of the aisle.

I don't like the way the Senate has been made a rendezvous for vilification, for selfish political gain at the sacrifice of individual reputations and national unity. I am not proud of the way we smear outsiders from the Floor of the Senate and hide behind the cloak of congressional immunity and still place ourselves beyond criticism on the Floor of the Senate.

As an American, I am shocked at the way Republicans and Democrats alike are playing directly into the Communist design of "confuse, divide, and conquer." As an American, I don't want a Democratic Administration "whitewash" or "coverup" any more than I want a Republican smear or witch hunt.

As an American, I condemn a Republican "Fascist" just as much as I condemn a Democrat "Communist." I condemn a Democrat "Fascist" just as much as I condemn a Republican "Communist." They are equally dangerous to you and me and to our country. As an American, I want to see our nation recapture the strength and unity it once had when we fought the enemy instead of ourselves.

It is with these thoughts that I have drafted what I call a "Declaration of Conscience." I am gratified that Senator Tobey, Senator Aiken, Senator Morse, Senator Ives, Senator Thye, and Senator Hendrickson have concurred in that declaration and have authorized me to announce their concurrence.

Dear Readers all information is from the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center The University of Maine-In July, 1989, President George Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This appears to be a Republican party we do not know anymore...

On May 29, 1995, Margaret Chase Smith passed away due to complications from a major stroke she suffered. She was 97 years old.

She expressed in 1953, "My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned but not bought."

A Tribute to Patrick Fitzgerald and the rest of the folks who have worked tirelessly to see that justice is served...It is because of folks who are not politicians that free speech will be protected.

Free speech by the public will also help get those out of government who refuse to act like this is America for all of us...

Whitney v. California 274 U.S. 357 (1927) "Free Speech on Trial"- Judge Brandeis, in part:

Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. To courageous self-reliant men, with confidence in the power of free and fearless reasoning applied through the processes of popular government, no danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present, unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the process of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.

Only an emergency can justify repression. Such must be the rule if authority is to be reconciled with freedom. Such, in my opinion, is the command of the Constitution. It is therefore always open to Americans to challenge a law abridging free speech and assembly by showing that there was no emergency justifying it...

The fact that speech is likely to result in some violence or in destruction of property is not enough to justify its suppression. There must be the probability of serious injury to the State. Among free men, the detterents ordinarily to be applied to prevent crime are education and punishment for violations of the law, not abridgment of the rights of free speech and assembly...

Thank you to the investigators of PlameGate, for seeing the danger this administration represented to America and her global neighbors. Thank you for being brave enough to pursue the evidence "where ever it may lead." Although it isn't over yet, but we can all sleep better knowing one day soon America will begin to right the destructive wrongs which were forced upon her...

Dirt you didn't know on Pat makes the neoRepublicans very angry there is not more! Read with tongue planted firmly in cheek... From:

Did you know ...

Fitzgerald is Son Of A Liberal Elitist Doorman... AND

A friend of mine knows the cousin of the neighbor of someone who worked with him in 1986 who says the coffee machine in the office cost 50 Cents -

But sometimes you would put in a quarter and it would start working- which meant it had eaten the quarter of the person ahead of you and once they saw Fitzgerald get coffee like this.

Which meant he essentially stole a quarter from someone in the office, which really brings up the character issue.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

'Tis the Season for Indictments....

'Tis the Season for Indictments- Prissy site FIXED


Prissy is doing lot's of hands on stuff this week for anti-war military families. We intend to let some Democrats know we hold them responsible too, for the lack of a plan in Iraq.

A Prissy Patriot reader reminded me about this just released book, documenting the very likely election fraud-which occurred in the Ohio 2004 November election.

This book was carefully written by Ohio attorneys, Dr. Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman-they care. This book has changed minds of those who said there were no election problems... Prissy gives them both high marks for integrity and loving the Constitution. Keep in mind readers; if Dubya and Dick did not take Ohio, then they did not win...

About the book: How the GOP stole America's 2004 election and is rigging 2008, by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman: $12 (which is cost-not profit)-

The "Woodward & Bernstein of the 2004 Election"-- Rev. Jesse Jackson A Special Investigative Report Revealing Massive Voter Theft, Fraud and Illegalities in Ohio's Presidential Balloting The theft of the 2004 election has been catalogued, footnoted and thoroughly documented in more than 180 bullet points compiled by the Ohio-based investigative reporters in their shocking new compendium. The special digest may serve as the touchstone for all future coverage of the 2004 campaign and vote count in the lead-up to 2008. For more information about Dr. Fitrakis, view his bio in the Columns section of this website. For more information about Mr. Wasserman, view his bio in the Columns section of this website.

When do you suppose the indictments will begin to come down? Will "Merry Fitzmas" arrive this week? Reporter Wayne Madsen says Tuesday or Wednesday...Prissy will be posting it within minutes of Prosecutor Fitzgerald giving the grand announcement. Someone who is familiar with Mr. Fitzgerald says, "Fitzgerald was born for this role."

Indeed, Prissy will send him a birthday card-as it should be celebrated as national holiday when this is over. From what Prissy has read and based on experience of working with courts and police in the past, she is breathing easier knowing the kind of person who is in charge of this investigation. Let us not consider the what if's...thankfully he is NOT one of them...

Prissy thinks the following is a worthwhile read-from Prissy's Inbox:


As always we feature the action link first, this one to call for the impeachment of George Bush

There is a storm of historic proportions headed for the United States, one that will make Hurricane Wilma (also en route) look like a small splash in the pond by comparison. It's been building and gathering strength in the increasingly hot waters of the Special Counsel's office for almost two years, and in a matter of days it may lay waste to the entire political infrastructure of Washington, D.C., from one end to the other.

We start with the understanding that the crime of the century (so far) has taken place in Iraq. Lies and forged evidence duped the American people into waging preemptive war against a country that posed no threat to us -- all for the cynical and greedy purpose of enriching a handful of the Bush administration's closest cronies. In the process, over 100,000 people have been senselessly murdered and maimed, including many thousands of our own service people. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been looted from the treasuries of two countries, mostly our own. Even worse, many believe that the attack of 9/11 was not only foreseen by the inner circle of our government, but that orders for a deliberate "stand-down" allowed it to occur. Why? So that the horrific resulting tragedy would justify all that followed.

The magnitude of these crimes is so monumental that their perpetrators were obsessed with suppressing any evidence of it. They ruthlessly smeared all critics, purging and intimidating any dissenting voices. For them the treasonous acts of exposing (and thereby destroying) one of our most critical intelligence assets (a front company secretly working to prevent the spread of WMD), were just another day's collateral damage. Having lied successfully for so long, having corrupted their mainstream corporate media lap dogs, and having made eunuchs of many in the "opposition" party, they considered themselves unassailable. Such arrogance has seldom been equaled.

What they did not count on was Patrick Fitzgerald. The letter which appointed him as Special Counsel granted to him the "authority of the Attorney General . . . independent of the supervision or control of any officer of the Department." Careful to confirm the extent of his mandate, he further inquired and was advised that "[It] is plenary and includes the authority to investigate and prosecute violations of any federal criminal laws related to the underlying alleged unauthorized disclosure, as well as federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, your investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; to conduct appeals arising out of the matter being investigated and/or prosecuted . . ."

"Plenary" means "absolute and unqualified." In a word, Fitzgerald has all the power of the attorney general, the top law enforcement officer of the federal government himself, to pursue the facts wherever they may lead. It therefore appears he now possesses his own authority, and cannot be legally removed from his position, even by Bush. He has his own operating budget too, direct from the GAO.

For the criminal purposes of the Bush administration, Patrick Fitzgerald is their worst nightmare come true. He is a career prosecutor with a reputation for being not only "frighteningly" brilliant but fearless, and with a driving passion for determining the truth, their most mortal enemy. Indeed, the fastest way to get Fitzgerald's fur up is to try to lie to him as a witness.

See, he's a workaholic already, and liars just make him work harder. And if you've committed a federal crime like maybe . . . oh gee, maybe like perjury . . . says an old attorney friend, "Pat Fitzgerald's gonna get ya." Oh, and did we mention that he always goes for the person at the top of the conspiracy?

For those who are still trying to get their minds around the possible indictment of Rove and Libby, now a near certainty, consider that no one in the Bush camp is capable of telling the truth under any circumstances. As for Bush himself, one of his Harvard Business School professors said that Dubya was "famous" in his class for being a "pathological" liar. Bush has known all along who the leakers were, and he's been lying all along. Fitzgerald interviewed Bush for over an hour, and it's unlikely that he told the truth in any respect. Bad move, George. Fitzie don't play that. But wait, you say; that interview wasn't under oath. Try telling that to Martha Stewart who just got out of prison from her conviction for deceiving an investigator. Cindy Sheehan and Casey Sheehan-American Heroes

Likewise with Dick Cheney. Even if two of his bag men had not cut deals with Fitzgerald already. And as for those who did testify untruthfully to the grand jury under oath, ask Li'l Kim what heinous lie she told to keep her in federal prison for a year. All she did was deny that she knew somebody that she did, in fact, know.

So let's put it together. We have a president who seems unable to tell the truth. We have an independent prosecutor of immaculate integrity who will not tolerate a lie. The INESCAPABLE conclusion is that Bush will be indicted, along with each and every member of his administration who participated in this. There has been talk on the web of 22 indictments. Rove and Libby -- (that's two), add two for Hannah and Wurmser (already cooperating but not given immunity), plus Bush and Cheney -- that gets us up to six . . . why don't we just say conservatively for the purposes of the pool . . . that 12 people will be indicted.

Besides perjury (and false statements), Fitzgerald has conspiracy and obstruction of justice to pick from as well, and those are just a couple of the technical crimes. Remember that he has the authority to pursue this investigation wherever it leads, and he is driven to do just that. He was born for this. Among other things, he requested from the Italian authorities the files on the forging of the Niger documents themselves.

That was what Joe Wilson's trip was all about. And why they were so compelled to "out" his wife in the first place in their clumsy attempt to discredit him. What do you think the chances are that the most zealous prosecutor they could have appointed won't get to the bottom of that one, too? He may even expose what really happened on 9/11. Wouldn't that be the "coup de grace"?

So what happens next? What happens if Bush tries to preemptively pardon everyone, INCLUDING himself? Even Nixon wasn't that shameless. But don't put it past Bush to trigger the greatest constitutional crisis of all time. There are a couple of wrinkles involved here, beyond even the public outroar that would result. The constitution states that the president has the power to pardon "except in Cases of Impeachment." That's why it is important that you act now to demand the impeachment of Bush for all the high crimes and misdemeanors that he has committed already. In the end it may be the only way to restrain him.

If Bush tries to pardon himself AND cling to power, expect winds of historic intensity for change. And in the center of it all there will be a vacuum of power. For those politicians who have shown no courage so far, this will be their last chance! Don't be surprised to see the conspirators running to Roberts, their latest crony appointment, to try to find a way out. And eternal shame on any member of the senate who lets that one slide without demanding each and every document that could help reveal the truth.

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Prissy thinks Yahoo should have said, "Majority of Iraqis Want Americans OUT and Half Think Shooting Occupiers is OK with them.” It isn't OK with Prissy, nor is it OK our troops are in Iraq...Dear Iraqis, Welcome to American democracy; where the "elected officials" do not go with a majority opinion...unless corporations and cronies say they can. It is not supposed to work like that. We are working on bringing that back to the founding Fathers' intent...;_ylt=Aj5o0MmmgQRtYbuVDb19IN.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ-- Frist: Stock Probe May Affect 2008 Plans Lawyers in CIA-leak case say charges possible this week-INVESTIGATION EXPANDED Lawyers said Fitzgerald has sent several signals in recent days that he is likely to bring indictments in the case.

This isn't new news to Prissy Patriot readers. We have been waiting for quite some time now..... Indictment Is Easy Way Out For Bush Officials-Info Wars

To see the likes of Rove and Cheney skulking off back into the undergrowth, undoubtedly with massive paychecks will be no victory for the truth movement at all. These men should be held up to account for multiple illegal corporate wranglings, for high treason for the Coup de Tat on 9/11 and for crimes against humanity due to their involvement in the illegal and unjust war in Iraq.

Allowing them to get away with simple perjury over the Plame leak case will allow them to return back to what they know best, how to influence Government policy and advance the elite agenda whilst NOT in power. And Whilst many will wait around the front so to speak, cheering and celebrating this "victory", Rove et al will simply sneak out of the back door.

This is why Americans must demand their officials impeach the officials responsible for all of the lying that went on. It is the only way to get rid of the attitude in politics that bilking the American people and the world is OK, if you don't get caught. Rove and others like him should be banned from politics as part of their sentence. As Prissy has said before, if Pete Rose can be banned from baseball, they can ban all of these scoundrels from politics forever, too...

Quotes of the Day

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."- George W. Bush in a debate in St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

"The President has kept all the promises he intended to keep."” Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos.

"Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in." Harry S. Truman.

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed." -Vladimir Lenin

"The truth is that men are tired of liberty." -Benito Mussolini.