Monthly Archives: April 2007
But, he also took the hit for George when it all came down about the yellowcake didnt’ he?
Yes, my dear reader he did..remember that..because when you consider that and then look at what he says his current book and all the bs he spews in there….read the transcript of his hour long interview with 60 Minutes tonight.
He is just as complicit as BushCo…but he is peddling as fast as he can to distance himself from them. He is trying to walk away from the splattering bat guano as quickly as he can at this point in time and at this stage in the war.
Fuck you George Tenet. Twice even.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The former commander of a major U.S. military detention center in Baghdad has been detained and charged with “aiding the enemy”, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
Lieutenant-Colonel William Steele is also charged with having an improper relationship with a translator and with the daughter of a detainee, providing mobile phones to prisoners, and unauthorized possession of classified information.
“He has been in detention in Kuwait since last month pending an Article 32 hearing, which is a preliminary hearing where evidence will be presented to determine whether this should go to court-martial,” U.S. military spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Josslyn Aberle said.
I hope Lt.Col. Steele has balls of steel. Something tells me he is gonna need a set of those….damn worthless bag of batshit that he is.
The military man who was running the Iraq War Show for over two years got kicked upstairs to the Army Chief of Staff. Now, I don’t know about you, my dear reader, but I think Casey did a very shitty job running the War.
He has stated to the press and his own ‘people’ that he doesn’t want to wait until 2012 for the Army to expand to 547,000 troops. He wants them NOW. General Casey said the following to a group of military wives:
“We live in a difficult period for the Army because the demand for our forces exceeds the supply.”
This man really has been drinking the KoolAid far too long..because he thinks the American people are as dumb as a box of frigging rocks.This guy has played us long enough my dear reader. He and his ilk need to shut the hell up and sit the fuck down if overstating the obvious is the BEST they can come up with for the love of God. It should also be mentioned that a draft would be required and no where does General Casey use the dredded “D” word when waxing eloquent on the GWOT and what he wants to fight it.
Everyone in America KNOWS we don’t have enough troops to do the Shrub’s bidding and actually protect us and our shores. I am so sick and tired of these guys rehashing the ridiculous talking points of our Decider-inChief and his stupid minions. I want someone in charge who knows what in the blue hell they are doing. I don’t want guys that couldn’t get it right when they actually RAN the war, now sitting on the sidelines kibbutzing like this is a game of Chess. This is NOT a game General Casey and you can not throw more bodies at this horrible mistake and expect to come out on top. Let me tell you why General Casey…
Because you and your ilk don’t know what the hell is going on, you don’t know how the hell to deal with the problems of a modern global society which requires more diplomacy and less warmongering and failed military force. Once war is waged, you don’t even have a clue how fight a war in this century and insist on fighting it like they did in the last century (see WWII).
Your useless in this modern age General Casey and giving you a million troops won’t change the outcome of the mess known as the Iraq War and BushCo’s Global War on Terror. You and your kind started a war you have no idea how to fight which is tantamount to bringing a butter knife to a sword fight.
So sit down and shut up. Go fishing, go play with your grandchildren….just do not spew your bravado and bullshit to the American people. They are sick and tired of your ineptness and they want it to stop NOW.
Actually more than muzzle them. The bastards are trying to curb the lawyers contact with their clients..you know..the Gitmo prisoners. The folks that have, in most cases, been held for years without charges..tortured..and God knows what the hell else. Care to know what the excuse for this heinous action is? Hell, let the NYT explain it..I am speechless:
Saying that visits by civilian lawyers and attorney-client mail have caused “intractable problems and threats to security at Guantánamo,” a Justice Department filing proposes new limits on the lawyers’ contact with their clients and access to evidence in their cases that would replace more expansive rules that have governed them since they began visiting Guantánamo detainees in large numbers in 2004.
The filing says the lawyers have caused unrest among the detainees and have improperly served as a conduit to the news media, assertions that have drawn angry responses from some of the lawyers.
They are too much trouble those damn lawyers..this excuse is almost laughable if it wasn’t so damn disgusting. They cause undue media attention.. Christ..can they actually use that and keep a straight face in court?
If approved by the D.C. court of appeals, the new proposal would restrict each prisoner to one interview to authorize a lawyer, and three subsequent visits by that lawyer.This would also make life much easier on the Gitmo Security Staff. We can’t have those guys stressing out you know..and the best part of this plan from the DOJ’s pov?
It would remove the lawyer’s right to examine secret evidence used against the prisoner. We are sitting in our homes and witnessing the Death of Due Process folks.
When will this horrible nightmare end? When will American’s come to their senses and realize we have a modern day Hitler in OUR WhiteHouse?
But I enjoyed the whole show..and I mean show..it was a dog and pony show of sorts.
I really didn’t know who in the blue hell Gravel was before tonight…but the man is passionate, ya got to give him that.
Obama sounded canned. Hillary sounded prepared and seems to have the ability to fly by the seat of her pants..er..pantsuits..Obama..not so much.
Kucinich..I love that man..but he will never be more than a rudder for the liberals and Dems in general. He did rip Obama a new one..touche’ Dennis!
Biden..o hell..what can you say about him?
Richardson..he wooed me on some topics..pissed me off on others..
Dodd..ok..so-so..didn’t really impress me.
Edwards..he ran true to form for me..he loves to tell stories evidently.
I didn’t really learn much about where they stand on some issues..like most politicians they talked around some of the questions when they didn’t want to give a straight answer.
Ok..now..what did you, my dear, reader think of it? Newsweek has a roundup here. And they seem to share my view that this was a show of sorts..plus Obama’s lack of substance and Dennis’ pitbull run on him, as well as Gravel’s calling him out.