Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lierberman in Iraq. Troops: When are We Going to Get out of Here??

PHOTO: Independent American Senator Joseph Lieberman sporting a shit eating grin during his recent visit to Iraq. Taken by Leila Fadel/MCT

Article By Leila Fadel
McClatchy Newspapers

My commentary follows the article:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Spc. David Williams, 22, of Boston, Mass., had two note cards in his pocket Wednesday afternoon as he waited for Sen. Joseph Lieberman. Williams serves in the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., the first of the five "surge" brigades to arrive in Iraq, and he was chosen to join the Independent from Connecticut for lunch at a U.S. field base in Baghdad.

The night before, 30 other soldiers crowded around him with questions for the senator.

He wrote them all down. At the top of his note card was the question he got from nearly every one of his fellow soldiers:

"When are we going to get out of here?"

The rest was a laundry list. When would they have upgraded Humvees that could withstand the armor-penetrating weapons that U.S. officials claim are from Iran? When could they have body armor that was better in hot weather?

Williams missed six months of his girlfriend's pregnancy when he was given six days' notice to return to Iraq for his second tour. He also missed his baby boy's birth. Three weeks ago, he went home and saw his first child.

"He looks just like me," he said. "I didn't want to come back. . . . We're waiting to get blown up."

Next to him, Spc. Will Hedin, 21, of Chester, Conn., thought about what he was going to say.

"We're not making any progress," Hedin said, as he recalled a comrade who was shot by a sniper last week. "It just seems like we drive around and wait to get shot at."

But as he waited two chairs down from where Lieberman would sit, Hedin said he'd never voice his true feelings to the senator.

"I think I'd be a private if I did," he joked. "It's just more troops, more targets."

It isn't clear whether Williams mentioned the last line on his note card, the one that had a star next to it.

"We don't feel like we're making any progress," it said.

GOI: Lieberman like so many Republicans are stubborn and will ride this Iraq train straight to the gates of Hell then admit they were (and still are) wrong.

So I guess these soldiers are "wimps" as Republican Senator Jim DeMint claimed of Democrats since these troops have the same views as many of the Democrats in the Congress.

He better be careful because some 2/3 of the American public agrees with both these soldiers and the Democrats in Congress.

I'm tired of this empty rhetoric that the Democrats desire to get out of the war is hurting morale. Morale is low because these soldiers are stuck in an untenable situation that this president put them in--not the Democrats.

I mean how would you feel if you had signed up in the military after 9/11 to defend America believing Saddam was behind it. Then invading Iraq only to find out that Saddam had nothing to do with the attacks nor was he in possession of any weapons of mass destruction?? These soldiers are not fighting for Bush's idealogical wet dream but rather their buddies and when soldiers are pushed into that kind of desperate situation then they have long given up on the cause. They just want to fight long enough to save their asses and those of their brothers and sisters and get the hell home to their families. Families who haven't seen more then about 6 months of their beloved soldier(s) out of sometimes three deployments each seemingly longer and harder to deal with then the previous one.

It breaks my heart so yes, of course I'm a "bleeding heart liberal." I'll take that any day over having no heart at all like most of these Bush sycophants.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Canada vs. China

In the light of all these food scares resulting from tainted food imported via China I had a thought:

So we're importing food from China which barely regulates anything and is tainted with all kinds of junk that is dangerous to our health and that of our children. Yet we can not import cheaper drugs from Canada because they might be dangerous?? I'll take Canada over China any day.

Sounds like typical conservative double-speak. In the end it's all about money. Corporations make HUGE profits in using cheap Chinese products that are made by workers who have to work in terrible conditions for little pay. However, importing cheaper drugs from Canada would limit the profits for the drug companies/lobby.

Pure and simple.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

To all the non-yanks (Americans). Today is Memorial Day--the day we honor our soldiers who have given their life for us as well as soldiers who are still with us.

I dedicate this post to honor my grandfather and the fallen soldiers.

(sigh) Yet another Memorial Day that finds us STILL in Iraq. May next Memorial Day find our brave soldiers no longer in that civil war. Heard on the news that America has lost some 1,000 soldiers since last years holiday.

May no more soldiers die for Bush's mistakes and may we always unite around our soldiers regardless of the administration their serve under. They bravely follow orders and do not speak out about the politics of war and that is where we come in and support them and make sure that they are never, EVER placed into a unnecessary war ever again.

I think that it is also appropriate to remember all the innocent civilians who have died because of Bush and his stupidity.

I'd also like to thank those you are serving currently and those who have since been discharged from the military. You are our best and brightest. I can never return the sacrifice that you have given. I will try my best to fight for you and your rights as veterans.

Thank-you for your service in protecting our American rights. May we work together to repair those rights that have been infringed upon.

Have a wonderful holiday!!

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot on Fighting Terrorism

Lolita C. Baldor
Associated Press

May 23, 2007

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers who say the military has kicked out 58 Arabic language experts because they were gay want the Pentagon to explain how it can afford to let the valuable specialists go.

We've become such a screwed up country when we are willing to let someones sexuality get in the way of our national security!! And yet with a straight face Bush tells us that we are winning the "War on Terror!!" Then there are the rank and file Republicans pounding there chests repeating this rhetoric that they are stronger on terrorism!!!! Just recently we heard Rudy telling everyone that we should expect another terrorist attack under a Democratic president but who's firing half a hundred crucial Arabic translators eh Rudy?!!! And of course this isn't anything new--the military has been discharging gay soldiers for a long time.

This is like discharging the "code breakers" of World War II if they were found out to be gay. We need all the help that we can get in fighting terrorism and to fire Arabic translators for their sexual preference is one of the DUMBEST things I've EVER heard in military history!!

And in a related story we are hearing that progress in being able to work with Iraqis is being severely hampered because of a lack of ARABIC TRANSLATORS!!!!!!!!! I'm increasingly convinced that most Republicans have an animal brain but I hesitate because I like animals and don't want to give them a bad name. I prefer to think that they have a squeaky toy for a brain that was (fittingly for these outsourcing addicts) made in China.

So what if we might not be able to catch Osama bin Laden because of a lack of Arabic translators!! At least we don't have any of those dirty homa-sex'als in our military!!! We know where are priorities lie. All of this in the face of a military that needs all the troops and specialists that it can get. These people have no sense of logic--they make most of their decisions on emotions and emotions can get you killed when you're in a war.

Call me crazy but I'd rather have a gay, Arabic translator then a non-English speaking President.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

So You Don't Believe that Our Soldiers are Beyond the Breaking Point and Discouraged??

BAGHDAD - Thousands of U.S. and Iraqi troops fanned out across the fields of southern Iraq Thursday to search for American soldiers still missing after a body pulled from the Euphrates River south of Baghdad was identified as Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., one of the three abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida.

Spc. Daniel Seitz, 22, of Pensacola, Fla., said he was trying to stay strong and push ahead with the search.

“It just angers me that it’s just another friend I’ve got to lose and deal with, because I’ve already lost 13 friends since I’ve been here and I don’t know if I can take any more of this,” he said.

GOI: How can we ask these young men and women to sacrifice any longer?? They are beyond courageous but even the bravest soldier has a tipping point and we're seeing it as they return home for a tortuously brief military leave.

Our soldiers are increasingly becoming abusive with their families and committing suicide and no wonder--we are pushing them into situations that are beyond hellish and destructive to the mind, body, spirit and any semblance of sanity. Some of these mental health issues are from the massive number of brain traumas from surviving IED blasts. They bravely push through the pain to save a buddy or more before passing out from the head pain--only to wake up back home to be neglected because mental health issues are "taboo" in society let alone in the uber-machismo military.

So they barely hang on in quiet desperation and their families suffer right along with them--no wonder so many are killing themselves. How sad is it to see these brave soldiers survive the Iraqi shit hole that was forced upon them by an inept and heartless government to only commit suicide back safely at home. By the way, a president who says he understands the pain and sacrifice as if he's reading from a teleprompter.

"National Guard delinquent Bush" and "five deferments Cheney" do not even deserve to spit shine the boots of these heroes or hold their bed pan. These "Support our Troops" chest beaters have this unrealistic romantic, "John Wayne-like" view of war where no one really gets injured or killed and the news media reinforces that pipe-dream by censoring the war.

My view is that we need to be seeing the mangled bodies every night on our t.v.--if this war is so essential then we all need to see what the price REALLY is. Not just pay it lip service with this out of touch, vague bumper sticker rhetoric that, "freedom isn't free." Yeah, tell that to the Iraqis who aren't stepping up for the precious "freedom" that you've so nobly "granted" them and tell that to the soldiers who are going crazy from battle fatigue and serious identity crisis and what it REALLY means to be an American.

How inSULTING to come home and find those "support the troops" liars in the Republican party ignore them once they come home--soldiers who are in need of a lot of support both emotional, physical and financial. And that's what it comes down to--$$money$$. The Republicans support the troops up until they have to pay more money to help them once they come home. These Rambo wannabes will gladly let these true heroes take a bullet for them but not a dime from their pockets is granted in return. One only needs to look at the appalling conditions at Walter Reed, contractors being payed double what the actual front line fighters earn and the jacking up of salaries for the top VA officials while American soldiers pay stays the same or is sometimes even decreased.

They're right, freedom ISN'T free--especially for the guys and gals returning home with injuries that no one will pay for. These guys are going into debt and bankruptcy from low pay and high medical bills for what???--fighting for puffed up, prideful war mongers who won't back up their tall talk. After Vietnam we wrongfully and embarrassingly spit on our brave soldiers but this is a new era--now we should be spitting on our leaders for putting our stunningly courageous soldiers in a ridiculous and impossible situation.


I'm listening right now to the Child-in-Chief lecture ME and lecture the rest of America and the world!!! What a neurotic, megalomaniac, egotistical idiot to believe it's everyone's fault but his (as the venerable Homer Simpson would say).

Bush is now admitting that August will be a "difficult" month--nice sanitized way of eluding the truth that it will be a violent and bloody and horrific month. Never the less, I don't expect much from Bush--I never have.

Now he's going on about how the war should be run by the generals on the ground and not by politicians--who and the hell does he think he is?? That the PRESIDENT is NOT a political position??? What an IDIOT that he thinks that after 7 years of living in a bubble that somehow he is "outside the beltway!!"

I love how he says that we need to talk about the consequences "if we fail in Iraq" as if we haven't already failed?!!!! I think the phrase, "beating a dead horse" comes to mind. Now he's slamming some reporter with his under the table jabs followed by that moronic laugh afterwards.

What a DICK (rolls eyes then goes over to the wall and punches a hole through the dry-wall)!!!

That feels better

PHOTO: (Far right) Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. who's body was found after being missing for two weeks in Iraq.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Hypocritical Policy in Iraq

Major-General Caldwell was repeating this "Bush Greatest Hits" mantra that Iraq's neighbors shouldn't interfere in Iraqi affairs (except the way that we want them to)--that Iraqis should decide for themselves??

And yet, YET we're right smack in the middle of Iraq manipulating Iraqi government affairs as much as we can!!!

Not to mention the fact that a majority of Iraqis want us to leave already!! So if we HONESTLY believe that Iraq should determine things for themselves then we leave--yesterday.

As long as everyone in the neighborhood agrees with the dysfunctional Bush Iraq policy then we will help them and play nice but if they dare disagree AT ALL then we slam the door shut on them and then wonder why they hate us??

Sounds like Mormon theology that says "God" gave us a right to choose for ourselves how to live our lives and that this right is precious above all other rights. However. If you do not choose the Mormon plan then you're screwed. So it's this attitude of, "You can choose how you want to live but if you don't choose my way then you'll go to Hell." Hmmm, some choice.

Everything about this administration and their policies are lies and half-truths.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Largest Shia Political Party in Dissarray

Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the leader of Iraq's largest Shia party, is in Iran for lung cancer treatment after being diagnosed at a Texas hospital, officials close to the cleric say.

The development is expected to create disarray in the Supreme Islamic Council in Iraq, the political organisation the US has counted on to help push through reforms.

GOI: Being the largest Shia party (and most powerful in Iraq) they have a lot of influence in the Iraqi government and this could only further destabilize that defunct government. This just before the Iraqi parliament plans on taking the summer off!!

The Iraqi government is on the edge of completely falling apart and losing such a stablizing, influential political leader such as Hakim could push the parliament off that cliff. And if the government completely dissolves then no one is in control of the military anymore and that is dangerous because it would utterly and completely split along sectarian lines.

al-Hakim is also a strong counter-balance to radical Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi militia.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

The War Mongering Business is Booming

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Bombings killed seven U.S. soldiers in Baghdad and a southern city. Those deaths brought the number of American troops killed in Iraq since Friday to at least 15 — eight of them in Baghdad. So far, at least 71 U.S. forces have died in Iraq this month —most of them from bombs.

GOI: With this news combined with the 3 U.S. soldiers being held hostage the war mongering and war profiteering business is booming. I'm reminded of the guy in Fahrenheit 9/11 who said (before the invasion of Iraq) in front of a group of military contractors that "this"(the Iraq war) will be very lucrative for them. That is about the only prediction from the Bushies on Iraq that has ever come true.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

James Comey Blows the Lid Off of Fired Attorney Scandal

Have you heard the testimony from this James Comey guy?? It sounds like right out of an episodes of, "The Sopranos." Complete with Bush as Tony (the head of the mob) demanding ultimate "loyalty."

Finally, at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Comey gave a riveting account of how he intervened in 2004 at the hospital bedside of Attorney General John Ashcroft to prevent two top White House officials from persuading the ailing Ashcroft to reauthorize the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program. The Justice Department had ruled that the program would not be lawful without certain changes, and President Bush subsequently directed that the changes be made.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell Dead at 73

Yep, the greatest mind of the 11th century has died.

Now, of course I am sad for his family and friends but I must admit that there is a part of me that is relieved that he has moved on from this world. I hope that he becomes a more tolerant being then the one he was here in this time and place (if there is some kind of life after death).

Falwell has said before that "God" has abandoned America so why did he still care about a "godless" state? Why didn't he just leave us pagans to our own devices and form his "Heaven on Earth" out in the Amazon jungles somewhere.

I now hope that true Christians who believe in the tolerant, loving message of Jesus can fill in the place that this hateful man left behind.

The news is mentioning how much influence he has had upon the political scene which reminds me why I believe that religions who speak out politically should lose their tax exempt status.

He took a lot of money from people in exchange for a ticket to "heaven." Hey Jerry!! Wasn't there something in the New Testament about Jesus running out the money changers from a sacred temple? I know so. What think you Falwell followers of THAT???

May he be judged by the same standards that he judged so many other people.

In remembrance:

I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!

-- Rev Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.-- Rev Jerry Falwell, Sermon, July 4, 1976

The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior.-- Jerry Falwell, Listen, America!

"Every good Christian ought to kick [Jerry] Falwell
right in the ass."
---Barry Goldwater

GOI: And my favorite:

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."

GOI: And what's with the obsession with homosexuality Jerry? Could it be that you had secret thoughts about it and hated yourself for it??

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Monday, May 14, 2007

100 Years of Iraq Occupation

Thanks to Randi Rhodes I had some insight into one of the most absurd pieces of rhetoric out there right now being used by the Iraq war apologists. That being this spew saying something along these lines. "Well it took us over a hundred years to figure out our democracy between the revolutionary war and the civil war." John McStain used it yesterday on Meet the Press.

If we read between the lines the people parroting this ridiculous thinking are actually implying that if we have to stay in Iraq for 100 years then it is worth it because it took us that long to figure the non-violence thing out!!!!

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Friday, May 11, 2007

The Bush "Surge" Creates Diyala Disaster

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - A U.S. commander said on Friday he needs more troops in Diyala to secure that volatile province, which has seen a spike in violence as a crackdown in Baghdad drives insurgents out of the capital.

"I do not have enough soldiers right now in Diyala province to get that security situation moving," said Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of forces in areas north of Baghdad.

GOI: No problem. I've got the answer to his problem. Calling all Bush "Rangers!!" Pick up your "end of the world" arsenal, hit the local Army/Navy surplus store, pick up some BDUs (Battle Dress Uniforms), sew your NRA membership patch on that bitch and hitch a ride on a C-17 Globemaster III non-stop flight to Diyala province.

I'm sure you're chompin' at the bit with your Bush lovin,' war supportin,' hard-on for the flag selves. Besides you should have NO PROBLEM over there--you're chickhawk rangers after all, right??? I doubt you'll even see any action--I mean John McCain could walk around in a Baghdad market without security, right??

So what could possibly go wrong. That along with the fact that there are schools being built should help you end the war in weeks--yes, WEEKS!!! I believe in you guys--GOP 1st class.

Flying Spaghetti Monster Bless America!!!

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Helping a Militia Connected to Iran and Considered a Threat to Iraqi Security by the Bush Administration

GOI: A breath-taking and flabbergasting story that slipped through the cracks of the "news media" that was focused on more important things such as: A symbolic figurehead old bag of a Queen visiting America to watch a 3 minute horse race--much more important.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The mosque of Imam Kadhim, the most revered Shiite shrine in Baghdad, is a tempting target for Sunni insurgents. To protect it, Iraqi and U.S. troops rely on the Mahdi Army, the same Shiite militia that Washington considers a threat to Iraq's stability.

So we are going to allow an Iranian connected militia (who most likely have blood of American soldiers on their hands) not only to remain but thrive in certain enclaves. However, we refuse to even talk to Iran??? All this despite the American military working to abolish the Madhi Army in other places at the same time?!! They never cease to confound me.

What's next?? Letting the Madhi militia led by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr take over security in front of some of those vulnerable remote operating bases???

Taking sides in a civil war is not a good idea. Hell, being in the middle of a civil war at all goes against generations of military history.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bush Winks at The Queen of England

I didn't have a problem with the 1776 gaff with Bush yesterday when we misspoke about the Queen. If you are not aware of the gaff--here is what he said:

You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17-1976.

However, the problem for me came when he stopped to wink at the Queen of England!! You don't wink at the Queen of England. Even I wouldn't do that and I'm a separatist Scottish-American!!!!

The man has no class. He learned his etiquette from the, "Larry the Cable Guy School of Etiquette." First he gropes the German Chancellor and now he's winking at a Queen?!! He has all the class of Cletus the Hillbilly from the classic comedy cartoon show, "The Simpsons."

He should have just keep going after the date muddle but he had to make a point of stopping and making the gaff a bigger deal then it was by winking at her.

However, then again he has quite the history of making bad situations worse. Ahem, *Iraq* ahem. Sorry had to clear my throat there.

He was probably using his best material at the white tie dinner at the White House with the Queen such as his classic repertoire of fart jokes. I wouldn't put it past him to ask her, "Hey Queenie. Pull my finger."

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian

I got this from one of my favorite bloggers, MothandRust over at The Aint-Christian MothandRust got it from

You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God. You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours. You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

(Above: Bible Disclaimer--Click image to enlarge for easier reading.

Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, animals and trees!

You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of the Earth (a few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is just a few generations old.

You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving." <----(GOI: This one is my favorite).

While modern science, history, geology, biology, physics and textual scholarship fail to convince you that the Bible may be less than reliable, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" is all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply God saying "No."

You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Condoleezza Rice Visits Syria and Calls it a Success but Pelosi's Visit "Sends Mixed Messages" According to Bush

So Secretary of State Kinda-sleezy Rice met with her Syrian counterpart today in the resort town of Sharm el Sheik, Egypt and she called it "professional." I think it's great that she's meeting with representatives of Syria, however, there is a great dose of hypocrisy in this whole soup.

Yet when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) of California (3rd in line to the presidency) met with Syrians she was rebuked by Bush saying her diplomatic visit was "sending mixed messages."

Bush wouldn't know anything about "mexed missages" now would he?? How about the "mexed missage" that was sent by blasting Pelosi and her delegation for going to Syria but being fine with the Republican delegation that went to Syria just before Pelosi. Hmm??

Response from the right wing noise machine on this hypocrisy??

(crickets chirping).

Veep Dick Cheney went further and called it, "bad behavior" which is funny because since when did we look up to Cheney to decide for us what is "bad behavior??" If Dick Cheney is your moral compass then you're way beyond my help--you've been brain-washed no less then a member of the Heaven's Gate cult.

And I don't want to hear that crap argument from the right that says it was NOT o.k. for Pelosi to visit Syria because she wasn't a member of the administration. Bullshit. She's THIRD IN LINE FOR THE PRESIDENCY!!! Not only that but America has a long ass history of House or Senate members visiting foreign governments.

They just can't resist fucking things up can they? Even when someone (Pelosi) went to Syria to try to help resolve the war they had to play their childish pissing territory game. I think that trying to end the war is more important then stupid, bureaucratic bickering. But then again I wouldn't expect many "right is wrong, wrong is right" righties to understand putting one's country before selfish face saving games. Then again this is what you get America when you vote for people who think the world is only 6,000 years old and quote an ancient mythological text to back that kind of crazy talk up.

And no I'm not exaggerating by calling the Bible mythological as mythological is defined as the following:

based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bush: Success is not No Violence

Bush said the today that "success is not no violence...but success IS a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives."

Um, I don't know about anyone else but I'm the kind of person who NEVER feels comfortable as long as I feel I'm around ANY level of violence. I do not think violence and comfortable EVER go together.

Then again I wouldn't expect President C- to understand that basic nuance.

I find it disgusting that he compared violence in our country to that in Iraq (shakes head):

There are certain parts of our own country that have got a certain level of violence, he said.

Oh yeah?? Which city in the U.S. has violence ANYWHERE close to the kind in Baghdad??? That is the stupidest thing to say.

That kind of bullshit, tissue paper example is like telling someone who has terminal cancer that you totally can relate and understand what they are going through because you've had colds before.

When confronted with these new "definitions of victory" and what they mean Tony Snow replied:

"That's a good question."

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