Saturday, May 05, 2007

Pentagon Trys To Spin Combat Stress As Good News!

One of the things that comes with age is the ability to remember a little of the past. I lived through the Vietnam Era and all he crap that went with it. I remember very well hearing returning soldiers speak of the civilians of Vietnam as gooks and slopes. It was a symptom of the stress that they had been under and the awful conditions their commanders sent them into.

Vietnam was a war where you couldn't tell who was the enemy. It could be a woman or a kid who hid the next gun or explosive. Sound familiar?

Iraq is exactally the same today, except they have sand not jungle, and they are involved in not only a civil war but a holy war. In both Vietnam and Iraq, we were in the middle and we didn't belong there. In the case of Iraq, we started a vicious war that has turned into something the critics predicted, a bloody civil/holy war with no good outcome.

Into this mess put our young men and women and what you get is an abundance of stress and problems. It's not because they are weak, it's because they shouldn't be there in the first place. They see the futility of the war and the "no way out" scenario our alleged President has created. No wonder combat related psychological problems are high.

What is unconscionable is the Pentagon trying to spin these problems as positive. Lou Dobbs lays it out for you.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Mission Accomplished - Four Years Later

Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the infamous Mission Accomplished photo-op where the president gave the thumbs up to the troops he betrayed. The mission has lasted four more bloody years and after thousands of casualties is still dragging on. Now we find out that all the money spent rebuilding Iraq was wasted on substandard repairs and projects that are already falling apart.

Way to go Georgie!

More Bush Admnistration Names On DC Madam's Sex List

More names from the Bush administration are turning up on the DC Madam's phone records. Seems like a good number of high-profile people used her services, and again the path leads to the White House. Nothing like a good old fashioned sex scandal to bring down a corrupt regime!

Randall Tobias, the head of the US Agency for International Development, has already stepped down for "unspecified reasons" that inside sources say was his inclusion on the Madam's list.

ABC News and Raw Story have lots more.

From Hate And Racism

These alleged parodies are the kind of hate speech that got Don Imus thrown off the air. I only hope someone will take a closer look at Rush Limbaugh and do the same. His bigotry and racism are every bit as pronounced as Imus and maybe more.

Write his sponsors!

Rush Limbaugh Plays Racist Song

Rush Limbaugh has really done it this time with his playing of the racist "Barak the Magic Negro" song parody on his program. This guy is as bad as Imus and it's time for him to go as well. Not only are listeners angry, but black employees of his show are up in arms, too.

Open Letter To George Tenent

Former intelligence officers with the CIA have written an open letter to George Tenent asking him to donate half his royalties to wounded veterans and their families. Had he spoken up sooner he could have prevented the death and wounding of these fine men and women.

The letter begins:

We write to you on the occasion of the release of your book, At the Center
of the Storm. You are on the record complaining about the “damage to your
reputation”. In our view the damage to your reputation is inconsequential
compared to the harm your actions have caused for the U.S. soldiers engaged in
combat in Iraq and the national security of the United States. We believe you
have a moral obligation to return the Medal of Freedom you received from
President George Bush. We also call for you to dedicate a significant percentage
of the royalties from your book to the U.S. soldiers and their families who have
been killed and wounded in Iraq.

Full text is here.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bandar "Bush" Playing Hard To Get

Looks like Dubbya's buddy Saudi Prince Bandar has taken Bush off the "A" list. He has been playing hard to get to in recent months and King Abdullah even called the US Invasion in Iraq, "an illegal foreign occupation".

Looks like even our buddies in Saudi Arabia are finding it hard to remain friends with the US under the Bush regime. Bandar's friendship with Bush may have played well here, but in Saudi Arabia it has flopped. Looks like there may be a new script, and it may not include a big friendship with the US.

Thanks President Bush! Now even the last few allies we have are jumping ship. Way to go Georgie!