Monthly Archives: May 2006

Why didn’t the Decider-in-Chief know about Haditha?

And why are they so afraid to tell us what is going on? I know, the bad guys ..we can’t tell the bad guys..

The list of “bad guys” is getting larger according to the Shrub and his administration.

How is he going to spin our “bad guys” to the world? And why didn’t he know about Haditha prior to a reporter asking him about it? Is he the proverbial mushroom? As I posted here, the story about Haditha has been out there since Time’s piece, with video on March 19th 2006.

I do not consider the Marines under investigation to be bad guys..I think they are men that cracked under the pressure of a war where the enemy is illusive and hard to identify. I think they are men that in their THIRD tour of combat in Iraq,finally came unglued about the horror’s they witnessed and the fear they felt every time they looked in the eyes of an Iraqi citizen.

But..and its a big but.. the rest of the world will view them as such. And there is no spin the Shrub can put on this horrible,disgusting killing of innocents that will pass muster with the world’s court of public opinion. The filing of false reports, the confiscated pictures of the murdered women and children, how high did the cover-up go, who knew and when..these are all questions that will be asked..and they should be.

I want to know why the Decider didn’t know..things just get stranger by the day in DC.

Al Gore crosses the big pond to deliver An Inconvienent Truth..and a little Bush bashing.

The Brits loved him. They found him funny and passionate. He sat down for an interview with the Guardian UK to discuss many things, including a possible run for the Presidency in 08. He also discussed the Shrub and his minions, describing them as: “If you have a renegade band of rightwing extremists who get hold of power, the whole thing goes to the right. But I haven’t moved. I’m where I’ve always been.”

The gist of the interview is that Gore is pushing his global warming message, not Gore the candidate. He states that even if he did run and was elected, without the Senate and House behind him there is little he could do with regard to global warming. He mentions the Kyoto conference and when he returned from the meetings only one senator would back him to ratify the accord he helped put in place. He states he has failed to deliver the message for 30 years on global warming, and he still has time to do it.

Its a fairly long, indepth interview and even though the interviewer tries to draw Gore out on his political aspirations, he doesn’t bite. Take a gander at it if you have the time. I enjoyed it.

Debate is a good thing.Name-calling is juvenile.

So, its with a sad heart I have turned comment moderation on..some fuckwad with the IQ of a blade of grass has descended upon my blog..and he will have to find somewhere else to spew his vile bullshit. Your comments will be visible after I approve them..which is no big thang really..I approve everyone except the pencil-dicked nimrod that goes by Anonymous Conservative..adios mutha fucka 🙂 Try getting your own blog for your incoherent attacks.

Edit: In retrospect,its juvenile of moi to call AC a fuckwad and a pencil-dicked moron. But in all honesty I figured I had to speak at his level in order for him to understand where I was coming from..forgive me my dear reader. The IQ part is not a slam, its an obvious review of his intellectual and communication abilities, which everyone who sadly had to read his diatribes, has found to be non-existant. The parting comment is usually, in friendly circles, referred to as AMF..however mine isn’t friendly by any stretch of the imagination.

Iran wanted negotiations in 2003, US said NO.

American Prospect has a great read up here about the Shrub and our favorite mullahs. Back in 2003, Iran secretly attempted to work out a deal with our Decider-in-chief..all to no avail. Here is a very telling quote from the Prospect article: “In the spring of 2003, the Islamic Republic of Iran not only proposed to negotiate with the Bush administration on its nuclear program and its support for terrorists but also offered concrete concessions that went very far toward meeting U.S. concerns. “

Hello!!!!! WTF is wrong with this picture? I will tell you..our illustrious leaders blew it off.

Richard Armitage, one of Colin Powell’s minions pushed for negotiations..guess which side refused Iran’s overture…go ahead..I will wait..

The group which always sides with Israel..who’d of thunk it? Yeah,right. Israel seeks nothing less than the complete annilation of all Islamic nations. This is fairly evident by thier inablity to consider negotiations even when an offer has been extended by a country such as Iran. Such an offer was made as I stated in 2003.

Flynt Leverett, a lifer at the CIA as an analyst and counter-terrorism expert attempted to institute discussions after 9-11 with all middle-east countries that were thought to harbor and support those lovely folks known as Al-Queda. Here is another quote from the American Prospect article regarding said talks: ““The United States was about to mount a global war on terrorism with complete legitimacy from the United Nations,” recalls Leverett, “and these states didn’t want to get on the downside of it.” Within weeks, Iran, Syria, Libya, and Sudan all approached the United States through various channels to offer their help in the fight against al-Qaeda. “The Iranians said we don’t like al-Qaeda any better than you, and we have assets in Afghanistan that could be useful,” Leverett recalls.”

The article goes on to describe how Colin Powell and his boys started everything in motion to work with Iran regarding Al-Queda. Its heartening until you get to this:

The Neo-cons strike,effectively tossing the negotiations out the window in favor of..whats our favorite phrase kids?…..

Regime Change!!!!

Yes folks, our lovely and esteemed security advisor, Condo Rice couldn’t stand up to the asshat from Texas and his this scathing review of her follows in the article: “A stronger, more self-confident national security adviser would have insisted that an ill-informed President consider the pros and cons of making such a far-reaching foreign-policy decision on the basis of a half-baked concept, and perhaps insist on intelligence advice on the matter. But Rice had already earned a reputation among national security officials for always staying in Bush’s good graces by taking whatever position she believed he would favor. “She would guess which way the President would go and make sure that’s where she came out,” says Wilkerson, who watched her operate for four years. “She would be an advocate up to a point, but her advocacy would cease as soon as she sniffed the President’s position.”

Oh yeah..don’t piss the Shrub off..hell no..don’t stand up to the Decider,or Rummy or Dead-eye Dick.

I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, my dear go read it. It might make your head spin and you might feel faint at the end..but its life, its a golden opportunity that flew out the window with the asshats and cronies running the show. Dead-eye Dick, Rummy and a cast of asshats not only put a stop to negotiations, they demanded that the negotiator be reprimanded (Guldimann) for having passed it on.Sad ain’t it?

Its a great read, the author is Gareth Porter. I feel the information he reveals is enough to choke a systematically goes thru the whole process that was summarily shot down in favor guessed it..REGIME CHANGE.

"My Dead Are Not Silent"

This is a poem from the Vietnam War era. Its written by Women that were “in-country”. The title of the book: Visions of War, Dreams of Peace : Writings of Women in the Vietnam War. This book of writings by Women is to further the cause of a Women’s Vietnam Memorial..which is still sadly a dream. It’s not by me, but another woman named Dusty.

My dead are not silent.
They scream in my dreams.

My dead are not still.
They reach for their mothers.

My dead are young soldiers
spent, wasted, discarded.

They paid the price
for political ploys
for strategic follies
for tactical errors.

The politicians and planners
the orderers and senders
discomfited but unshamed
demand that my dead lie quiet
that my grief be smothered
that my ache be shunned
that my memories be denied.

But my dead will not be stilled
They will not be shelved
into sanitized rows.
Their blood yet drips through my soul
Their moans still echo through my heart.

My dead demand remembrance
My dead demand honor
My dead demand that lessons be learned.
I hear them still
through my dreams
through my laughter
through my prayers

My dead are not silent.
©1991, 1996 by Dusty Originally appeared in Visions of War, Dreams of Peace, Warner Books, 1991