Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Uncle Blasts the Bee

The cartoon depicting Sen. Harry Reid supposedly demeaning the victories of U.S. troops is an insult to a majority of Americans who in surveys and in last November's elections declared the Iraq conflict is not worth the further drain of our blood and dollars.

The "war" part was over and won with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the setup of a new government. This follow-up police action in a cruel and bloody internecine combat is beyond the call of duty for our armed forces. I resent the use of the term "defending our country" for that service. They may be "serving," but who and for what? All the knowing high command and wise politicos admit this conflict cannot be resolved by armed force.

If some wish to call it "surrendering" to the plain facts, so be it, but our troops deserve better than being constant targets when an Iraqi majority also has expressed their desire to have us out. You should promptly display a counterbalancing cartoon showing a prominent Republican pouring our precious blood and monies down a rathole.

Don Redmond


Friday, April 27, 2007

Senior Official Linked to Escort Service Resigns

Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.

Tobias, 65, director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), had previously served as the ambassador for the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief.

A State Department press release late Friday afternoon said only Tobias, who is married, was leaving for "personal reasons."

And here is the best part.......

As the Bush administration's so-called "AIDS czar," Tobias was criticized for emphasizing faithfulness and abstinence over condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS.

Karl Rove's Least Likely Interrogator: Scott Bloch and the Office of Special Counsel

The controversial director of the OSC is launching the most high-profile (and politically fraught) investigation of his stormy, three-year tenure. Is it a courageous effort to expose White House malfeasance, or a last ditch attempt to save his own hide?

More likely the later than the former judging by how this pussy has behaved in the past. I am unaware of him ever picking on someone bigger or more powerful than he imagines himself to be.

"It's hard to believe that the Office of Special Counsel will be able to conduct a thorough investigation into the White House while Scott Bloch is under investigation himself," the Project on Government Oversight's director of investigations, Beth Daley, said in a release yesterday. "You have to wonder if the people's interest will outweigh one person's desire to protect his own skin."

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, questions whether, under Bloch's direction, the investigation would amount to a whitewash. "Having transformed the OSC into a virtual black hole for legitimate complaints of retaliation, Bloch is decidedly not the right person to tackle the issues of misconduct and illegality that surround top White House officials," she said yesterday. "There is a serious question as to whether Bloch will just provide cover for an administration that has been covering for him."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Laura Bush wants you to know that when it comes to Iraq, no one is suffering more than the First Couple. No one.

Obviously, Laura is as insane and unfeeling as her hitleresque president.....

Laura told Anne Curry on the Today Show, that the American people need to know that "no one is suffers more than their President and I do." No one? She's as delusional as her husband. Of course, her husband is the person who caused the suffering -- and is the one person who can end it. I would wager that there are 3,300 families in America that are suffering more than George Bush. And, there are tens of thousands of injured soldiers who are literally suffering.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Military Lays Fault at Tillman Family for Not Being Christian

Said Lt. Col. Ralph Kauzlarich, who was the Ranger regiment executive officer in Afghanistan: there [have] been numerous unfortunate cases of fratricide, and the parents have basically said, 'OK, it was an unfortunate accident.' And they let it go. So this is — I don't know, these people [the Tillmans] have a hard time letting it go. It may be because of their religious beliefs."

"Well, this guy makes disparaging remarks about the fact that we're not Christians, and the reason that we can't put Pat to rest is because we're not Christians," Mary Tillman, Pat's mother, said in an interview with Mary Tillman casts the family as spiritual, though she said it does not believe in many of the fundamental aspects of organized religion.
"Oh, it has nothing to do with the fact that this whole thing is shady," she said sarcastically, "But it is because we are not Christians."