Friday, October 27, 2006
Well, isn't this freakin' rich?
What's up with the Goopers? Are they running out of crooks?
From Whitewater to Blackwater:
Blackwater USA, the private military contractor in the Bush Administration's 'war on terror,' has a new lawyer working to defend it against a ground-breaking wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of four of its contractors killed in Iraq. The new 'counsel of record' for the North Carolina-based company is none other than former Whitewater investigator Kenneth Starr--the independent counsel in the 1999 impeachment of President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Starr was brought in last week by Blackwater to file motions in front of the US Supreme Court in a case stemming from the killing of four Blackwater contractors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah on March 31, 2004.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Listen, Mr. Pitt, don't you know that Eurasia has always been at war with Oceana....or something like that?
You people need to get with the program! No one actually said that Iraq was responsible for 9/11.
No one actually said that Saddam planned on nuking the U.S. or spreading Small Pox or some damn thing all over the Eastern seaboard.
(Where do we, the people, get such ideas?)
See, this proves it; proves just what the elite have believed for years. Americans are too stupid to govern themselves.
Our plan to get them to believe they were governing themselves with computerized elections was a real stroke of genius. America maintains the image of Democracy, while we turn it into a benign dictatorship.
If we can just pull it off one more time; get the little dumbasses to believe that a good 40% percent of the people changed their minds at the last minute and voted for the R., or at least a D-ino, and that they, then, came out of the voting booth and lied to exit pollers, our real work will be done here, and we will have proved our point again.
See how that works?.
A Study in Constant Motion:
Ari Fleischer's tapdancing behind his podium reached mythological status in July of 2003 when, during a briefing in which he was pressed to explain why no WMD had been found in Iraq, said, 'I think the burden is on those people who think he didn't have weapons of mass destruction to tell the world where they are.'
Come again? The people who said Iraq had no weapons and posed no threat must be the ones to explain where the weapons are? Certainly, the myriad administration officials who promised that stockpiles of WMD were practically falling out of the sky in Iraq shouldn't have to explain themselves. That wouldn't be cricket.
The rest, as they say, is history. The weapons stopped being the story, so put away your plastic sheeting and duct tape. The whole point was to bring democracy to the Middle East by way of Iraq. Then it became about fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here. Then it became about us standing down when the Iraqis stand up. Then it became about standing as referee between factional militias. For a while, it was about staying the course.
Not so much anymore.
Is anyone really surprised by this, after almost 6 long years of this administration?
Maybe that is the most stunning thing about it; no one I know is, in the least, surprised.
Think Progress » REPORT: Bush Officials Were ‘Rooting’ For North Korea to Test Nuclear Weapon:
Senior Bush administration officials wanted North Korea to test a nuclear weapon because it would prove their point that the regime must be overthrown.
This astonishing revelation was buried in the middle of a Washington Post story published yesterday.
Glenn Kessler reports from Moscow as he accompanies Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice:
Before North Korea announced it had detonated a nuclear device, some senior officials even said they were quietly rooting for a test, believing that would finally clarify the debate within the administration.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Saw no reason to run a tox screen of any kind?
Damn, this is the Bush family after all.
Officer struck by Bush's cousin dies - USATODAY.com:
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A police officer died Saturday, four days after being struck by a sport-utility vehicle driven by a federal judge, the mayor said.
Officer Dan Picagli, a 17-year veteran of the force, was hit while directing traffic in the rain Tuesday night. He had been wearing a black raincoat and a reflective vest.
The SUV was driven by John M. Walker Jr., a senior judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, who maintains court chambers in New Haven. He was leaving work when the accident happened, police said.
No charges have been filed.
Then there is always the fact that the war in Iraq is a splendid success for Bush's and Cheney's pals in the business of war profiteering, and they are telling the truth as they see it, or is that too cynical for, even,, them?
Seriously Misspoken - washingtonpost.com:
The truth is that 'the job,' to the extent that Bush has been able to define it, almost certainly will never get done. The question is how many more American and Iraqi lives will be lost before the president admits it, drops all the bluster and acknowledges what Americans already know: 'I made a mistake.'
God only knows how many more soldiers will have to give their lives for Bush's ego, inflated and fragmented though it may be. It will probably take a little waterboarding to make those three words come out of the preznit's mouth.
Looks like Rummy may decide to leave of his own accord, after the midterms.
If Sally Quinn is predicting it, there is plenty of talk about in DC. I would bet on that.
But here's the $64,000 question: Who the hell will Bush get to take the job of cleaning up the mess? Maybe one of 41's old gang?
Guess we'll see how Junior is doing with his Oedipal issues.
Rummy's Other Role - washingtonpost.com:
Don Rumsfeld is the shrewdest person in Washington. He understands better than anyone that somebody has to be in line to take the blame when things go wrong. So far he has been willing to do so. But not much longer.