Tag: Bush’s FUBAR War

Another BushCo Iraq War Lie — Mobile Bioweapons Labs Edition

Filed in National by on February 15, 2011 1 Comment

It is completely amazing to me that the British press is still working to figure out how we got duped into the Iraq war. Part of this, of course, is that there have been multiple official inquiries that have been revealing the timelines, the decisions taken and the ways that the world was suckered into […]

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Obama’s Promise

Filed in National by on October 26, 2009 21 Comments

I had the opportunity to listen to President Obama’s speech to Marines in Jacksonville FL on the way home, I was struck by this quote: And while I will never hesitate to use force to protect the American people or our vital interests, I also promise you this — and this is very important as […]

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The Iraq War is Coming to an End

Filed in National by on February 28, 2009 9 Comments

And today, as President Obama was outlining the thing that so many of us wanted for so many years, I missed most of the announcement to finish a deadline document. If you missed it too, here is the video of the complete address: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy […]

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February 20th, 2009 at 10:58PM

Filed in International by on February 20, 2009 9 Comments

That is the moment that Barack Obama disappointed me for the first time. “They’ve now embraced the Bush policy that you can create prisons outside the law,” said Jonathan Hafetz, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who has represented several detainees. Donviti is coming on with “Obama is a politician” in 3…2…1…

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Terrorist Attacks on US Soil After 9/11

Filed in National by on February 8, 2009 31 Comments

The Republicans have said repeatedly that the US has not been attack by terrorists in 9/11. Here are some facts regarding terrorist attacks after 9/11. 2001-10–16: Anthrax mailings in US. (NY Times) 2002-07-04: Egyptian kills two Israelis at El Al ticket counter at the Los Angles International Airport. (NY Times) 2002 October: Beltway Sniper (NY […]

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A Fools Errand: Seeking Apologies

Filed in Delaware by on February 2, 2009 32 Comments

I have to hand it to Jason.  He has doggedly sought an apology from anyone that he thought that we were all due one from.  He wants an apology for the damage that was done to this country economically, environmentally, socially, politically, diplomatically and legally.  He has gotten no takers.  The best that he has […]

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The Bush Legacy: An Economic Crisis So Deep

Filed in National by on January 18, 2009 7 Comments

What’s better than reading Krugman twice a week or his blog, how about an open letter to President-Elect Obama with Krugman’s ideas on how to fix the economy, What Obama Must Do. But before you go and read Krugman’s letter, chew on this for a moment. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan […]

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Trillion Dollar War

Filed in National by on January 13, 2009 5 Comments
Trillion Dollar War

or, how Republicans screwed the pooch on their war estimates: Click anywhere directly on the graphic above to see the entire, utterly brilliant thing (it is huge). It tracks how Rumsfeld’s original 60 billion estimate in 2003 escalated to its current estimate of 3 trillion complete.

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Shudder Goes Through Bush White House

Filed in National by on January 9, 2009 12 Comments

Chuckie Taylor, not this one but the son of Charles Taylor former Liberian President, “has been sentenced by a US court to 97 years in prison for committing torture“. The case has been the first test of a 1994 US law allowing the prosecution of citizens who commit torture overseas. Oops, I don’t think Cheney […]

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What do Bush/Cheney and the Khmer Rouge share?

Filed in National by on December 28, 2008 1 Comment

Nicholas Kristof knows. You’ll have to read Kristof to find out. And you can go here, for more about Tuol Sleng, Pol Pot’s Abu Ghraib.

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So What?

Filed in National by on December 15, 2008 14 Comments

When reminded that al Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq until after we invaded Bush says, “So what?”  BUSH: One of the major theaters against al Qaeda turns out to have been Iraq. This is where al Qaeda said they were going to take their stand. This is where al Qaeda was hoping to take- RADDATZ: But […]

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Subject: Bush Library – updated information!

Filed in National by on December 13, 2008 15 Comments

From one of those joke emails that get sent around. Dear Fellow Constituent: The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now in the planning stages and accepting donations. The Library will include: The Hurricane Katrina Room, which is still under construction. The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you won’t be able to remember anything. The Texas […]

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Gutter Cleaning

Filed in National by on November 2, 2008 4 Comments
Gutter Cleaning

When I was cleaning the house this weekend, I found this button which I wore prior to March 2003. This was one of the main reason I was first interested in the candidacy of Barack Obama.

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Warning: This is not from The Onion

Filed in International by on October 20, 2008 7 Comments
Warning: This is not from The Onion

Rice defends Middle East legacy Ms Rice said the US had helped advance the cause of freedom US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told the BBC she believes the Middle East is a better place for the policies of President George W Bush. Asked to assess the outgoing US administration’s legacy, she said she […]

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We Would Never Spy on Innocent Americans

Filed in National by on October 9, 2008 8 Comments

We all remember BushCo and his minions scoffing away as folks concerned about (the inevitable) abuses of collecting telephone data on Americans in an overly broad fashion.  We were told that this would be only target evil-doers and those who talk to them. Well,eavesdropping on Americans overseas is not only routine, but it is a […]

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And a Single Timeline Shall Rule Them All

Filed in National by on July 19, 2008 6 Comments

Well, maybe not, but amongst the major shifts on BushCo policy this week, this administration has finally agreed to a timeline for withdrawal. Of course, they don’t want this new effort actually branded as a timeline — they call ita general time horizon for meeting aspirational goals. While the announcement of the agreement is framed […]

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Blackmail!

Filed in National by on June 6, 2008 9 Comments

There is no other word for it. The Bush administration is now threatening the Iraqi’s with denying access to $50,000,000,000 in the Federal Reserve if they don’t agree to US occupation indefinitely. This is the stick that Bush is using to coerce the Iraqis to commit to the plan that I posted yesterday. The threat […]

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Winter Soldier: Iraq

Filed in National by on May 27, 2008 1 Comment

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and now a word from your pResident

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 24, 2008 19 Comments

where do you start with the outright lies on this one? 4/22/2008 Mr. President. Oil prices today rose above $118 a barrel. It’s another record. Are Saudi Arabia and other oil producers — are they our adversaries, or have you had any success with your recent appeals with them? And also, the effect of the […]

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If you haven’t read this…you really should

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 21, 2008 3 Comments

Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found. The effort, which began with the buildup to the Iraq war and continues to this day, […]

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We are safer

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 19, 2008 6 Comments

Suicide The large number of attacks — more than double the number in any of the past 25 years — reflects a trend that has surprised and worried U.S. intelligence and military analysts. More than four-fifths of the suicide bombings over that period have occurred in the past seven years, the data show. The bombings […]

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Do quotes like this scare you?

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 18, 2008 6 Comments

“You can’t really repair anything that is broken until you establish security,” said Lt. Col. Dan Barnett, commander of the First Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment. “A wall that isolates those who would continue to attack the Iraqi Army and coalition forces can create security conditions that they can go in and rebuild.” I guess […]

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My letter to Frank Rich.

Filed in National by on April 14, 2008 7 Comments

I love reading Frank Rich on Sunday’s The guy is a great writer. So when he wrote this yesterday: It’s not just torture we want to avoid. Most Americans don’t want to hear, see or feel anything about Iraq, whether they support the war or oppose it. They want to look away, period, and have […]

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The American People are stupid if

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 11, 2008 10 Comments

They believed anything Bush said yesterday about “troop withdrawals” and Iraq not being an “endless war” Once again the only person calling the schmuck out is Olbermann ” Last year he escalated the war in Iraq, today he announced that there would be deescalation beyond July, yet somehow stood there with a straight face and […]

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hmmmmm, I’m not lawyer but

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 11, 2008 8 Comments

If the Bush Administration suspended the 4th Ammendment after 9/11 for a few couple teensy weensy hundred days or a year or so annnnnnddddddddd The Attorney General Says: Under sharp questioning from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) at an Appropriations Committee hearing, Mukasey said that the “Fourth Amendment applies across the board, regardless of whether we’re […]

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