Barbara Boxer to appear on Countdown tonight

She will hopefully discuss her press release today( 8 pm MSNBC), which you can read here, or skim through my post of it below.

Press Release of Senator Boxer

Boxer to Offer Sense of the Senate Resolution Calling for Rumsfeld to be Replaced

Calls on Bush to stop scaring the American people and start protecting them

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Los Angeles, CA – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that when the Senate returns to session and resumes consideration of the Defense Appropriations Bill, she will offer an amendment calling on the President to immediately appoint a new Secretary of Defense.

Boxer said, “This latest Rumsfeld rampage cannot stand. By comparing critics of this Administration’s policies in Iraq with those who wanted to appease fascism and Nazism in the run up to World War II, he is slandering the majority of the American people, who oppose the war in Iraq.”

Boxer’s sense of the Senate resolution also points out that Secretary Rumsfeld failed to adequately plan for post-war operations in Iraq, leading to widespread violence, the rise of sectarian militias, and the rapid growth of the insurgency.

A number of retired generals who served our country with honor and distinction have called for Secretary Rumsfeld’s resignation over his mishandling of the Iraq war, including General Anthony Zinni, General Wesley Clark, Lieutenant General Greg Newbo ld, Major General John Batiste, Major General Charles Swannack Jr., Major General John Riggs, and Major General Paul Eaton, as well as numerous United States Senators.

Boxer also commented today on President Bush’s speech in Utah this afternoon, saying “This latest speech by the President was just a long repetition of old messages and rhetoric to scare the American people. The war in Iraq and the war on terror are not one and the same—it’s time to stop scaring the American people and start protecting them.”

Attached is the text of Boxer’s sense of the Senate resolution on Secretary Rumsfeld:

Expressing the sense of the Senate that the President of the United States should immediately appoint a new Secretary of Defense with the vision and leadership qualities necessary to lead the Department of Defense

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September XX, 2006

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Senate that the President should immediately appoint a new Secretary of Defense with the vision and leadership qualities necessary to lead the Department of Defense.

Whereas, on August 29, 2006, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld compared critics of the Administration’s policies in Iraq with those who wanted to appease fascism and Nazism in the run up to World War II, and since critics of the Iraq war constitute a majority of Americans, these slanderous comments apply directly to the American people.

Whereas, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld failed to adequately plan for post-war operations in Iraq, leading to widespread violence, the rise of sectarian militias, and the rapid growth of the insurgency. In 2003, the estimated number of insurgents stood at 3,000. Today, it stands at approximately 20,000.

Whereas, a number of retired generals who served our country with honor and distinction have called for Secretary Rumsfeld’s resignation over his mishandling of the Iraq war, including General Anthony Zinni, General Wesley Clark, Lieutenant General Greg Newbold, Major General John Batiste, Major General Charles Swannack Jr., Major General John Riggs, and Major General Paul Eaton, as well as numerous United States Senators.

Whereas, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has not afforded the brave men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States the protections and respect they deserve, sending U.S. servicemembers into Iraq without adequate body and vehicle armor. On December 8, 2004, Secretary Rumsfeld told a gathering of soldiers: “As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They’re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”

Whereas, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld presided over the Pentagon during the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, which diminished U.S. standing in the world and caused irreparable harm to the image of the U.S. military.

Whereas, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld twice offered his resignation to President George W. Bush in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

Whereas, U.S. military operations in Iraq have proven to be extremely costly in terms of both lives and treasure to the people of the United States. As of August 31, 2006, 2,635 troops have lost their lives in Iraq and 19,773 have been wounded. On September 30, 2006, the total cost of the Iraq war will reach $318.5 billion.

Whereas, it is long past time that the United States needs renewed leadership at the Pentagon.

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That–

the Senate calls on the President to appoint a new Secretary with the vision and leadership qualities necessary to lead the Department of Defense.

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I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on August 31, 2006, in Politics. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I was just commenting over at < HREF="http://donkeyod.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">donkey o.d.<> that its a miracle Olbermann hasn’t been shit-canned by now.And…I like Barbara Boxer!

  2. Keith is now a cash cow for MSNBC..thank god, I was getting real tired of Chris fuckwit Matthews..

  3. WARNING: CONTAINS EXCESSIVE CONSERVATIVE SARCASM – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!Boxer, waitaminit, she supports Lieberman, right? Wow, really? Hey, that’s pretty cool. But Lieberman backs Rumsfeld, so….This kind of reminds me the day I saw three male dogs trying to hump the same female, one of them bit the female in the face, and then the other dog tried humping the other male dogs. That reminds me of liberals in action, they can’t make up their minds.I guess that’s the summation of the confusion that constantly occurs on the left side of the fence, jeez, no wonder the Dems have no real leaders.Well, at least one of them left for greener pastures a couple of weeks ago. Good work, Joe.Summarily speaking, Boxer is about as useless as, oh, never mind, bulls don’t have tits, do they?I just think this Rumsfeld letter is pretty funny. It will go nowhere.

  4. Some conservatives don’t even know that a fat bull might just very well have tits.Don’t get excited if you see one, annonny-ass.

  5. <>“Some conservatives don’t even know that a fat bull might just very well have tits.”<>Ok then. Let’s replace “Bull” with (your choice):Tits on a NunTits on Hillary ClintonTits on Barbara BoxerTits on My male chinese pug, Winston

  6. Steven grow the fuck up will ya? If your a shining example of the right, you guys have the maturity level of a high schooler.

  7. ah Dusty..son was offended…said the guy is more like eleven…”repugnant preteen” was his term for it…enuf said…Great blogging as usual…( I am gonna call your Place: Dusty’s Place- like any great ol’West Saloon there are always great wise cowboys..and a few cowpie on the floor…nuf said….)

  8. OK E4E..I do like the Dusty’s Saloon thing, nice ring to it 🙂Dammit, a meme? OK PJB..I will drop by and check it out..

  9. Fuck you Steve, you bag of shit..take your smarmy comments somewhere else..

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