Thursday, March 15, 2007

Torture Boy Demands To Be Fired

What a difference two months of real Congressional oversight makes.

I hope you've all been paying attention to the Gonzales flap, and how now even Republicans are recommending his dismissal. Alberto Gonzales has been the poster child for our President's plan to turn the Judiciary into the poltical (and probably in some cases, literal) version of a death squad. You're either with the President or you're as good as dead. Ask Joe Wilson, ask Valarie Plame, ask the entire covert operation set up specifically to monitor Iranian nuclear development that disappeared because it didn't provide information that the administration wanted.

But one thing you have to admire about the guy who called the Constitution and the Geneva Conventions "quaint" and who instituted torture as a bedrock national policy...he does not look like he will budge off the "I serve at the pleasure of the President" line. To me, I have to believe that he is smart enough to have known all along that what pleased the President was illegal and immoral. I admire the fact that he isn't going to just quit in order to make it all go away. He did what the President wanted him to do, and he'll be damned if he doesn't make the President fire him for it.

And that would be just the sort of thing even Fox News would have to take notice of.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Henry Waxman, I Love You!

The pennies and shoes are going to be dropping like crazy any day now.

Look for resignations by score. The end is near.

Or so I hope, and that hope comes in the form of Henry Waxman, who is (thanks to the Democrats taking Congress) the Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. It is not a story you will find in that Mainstream Media with the well known Liberal Bias, but do a little looking and you'll get the skinny on the most important thing happening in Washington right now.

Waxman to Rice: Answer 11 ignored letters on Iraq claims

He's demanding that Condi respond to 11 outstanding requests for information regarding the Iraq threat since 2003, including her "role in the President's false assertion that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger."

You can read the actual letter here.

My favorite part is:

"Since 2003,I have been asking why President Bush and other top Administration officials used fabricated intelligence about lraq's efforts to obtain uranium from Niger to justify launching the Iraq war. I first wrote to the President about this matter on March 17 ,2003, two days before the start of the Iraq war. In my letter, I asked why the President had included the bogus Niger claim in his January 28,2003, State of the Union address, the most heavily vetted speech a president makes. I wrote:

In the last ten days ... it has become incontrovertibly clear that a key piece of evidence you and other Administration officials have cited regarding Iraq's efforts to obtain nuclear weapons is a hoax. What's more, the Central Intelligence Agency questioned the veracity of the evidence at the same time you and other Administration officials were citing it in public statements. This is a breach of the highest order, and the American people are entitled to know how it happened."

That was TWO DAYS before we started the war. TWO DAYS!!!

Don't let them tell you that Congress had the same information the President did, and that "Everybody believed there were WMDs in Iraq." Not to put too fine a point on it, that claim is Bovine Fecal Matter. He lied. The war is illegal. His whole administration are guilty of the most heinous crimes you can commit against not only our own nation, the nations of the world, but humanity itself. They must go, and they must go now.

After reading the story from RAW (linked above), check out some other sources, including Waxman's own Committee website.

Then send Congressman Waxman a thank you letter for being brave enough, and enough of a patriot to stand up and fight for what this country is really supposed to be about--True Freedom, True Democracy, and...TRUTH ITSELF.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Haliburton HQ moving to Dubai.

Halliburton Moving C.E.O. From Houston to Dubai

Wow. Reading something like this sure makes me wish I were able to look at the negotiations for no-bid contracts and those secret energy policy meetings conducted before the war.

And could it be...might it be...possible that Dubai is attractive to the CEO of Haliburton for the same reason it is for Michael Jackson? The lack of an extradition treaty?

Ehhhhh, could be.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Libby Takes Fall...It took long enough.

I'm sorry folks, I've been so busy and so convinced we're going to invade Iran that it has been hard to muster the strength to type a post. Perhaps if we are still only engaged in two wars come the end of May, and not the three or more I expect we'll be in, I'll be able to start posting again.

A few things of far my jaw dropped when Neal Boortz used the Walter Reed story as a way to bash the utopian ideal of socialized medicine....that was a biggie.

How we announced we're working on a new Nuke while telling everyone else they can't have any.

How a few weeks ago Russia made vieled threats that they thought Bush might have gone too far and something might have to be done.

How Iran is actually helping the Shia that we are backing in the civil war there against the Sunnis, who are being supplied by Saudi Arabia, but we're going to invade Iran and not Saudi Arabia.

How the deal brokered with North Korea is essentially the same one Clinton brokered, but which Bush abrogated because he felt (like he did with Iraq) that North Korea was violating the agreement by enriching Uranium, which they weren't it turns out, but wouldn't have been against the agreement anyway because the agreement was specifically about Plutonium enrichment, and by the way...the bomb they did develop and detonate? Yup, it was Plutonium, which they hadn't been developing, as per the agreement, until Bush broke the agreement.

How our foreign policy is to say we are open to discussion so long as the other party we might want to have discussions with will do whatever we want to be the result of the discussions before we start discussing anything and blame the other party for being opposed to the discussion we have invited them to have when they, quite logically, tell us to go stuff it.

How the conservatives scream about the idiocy of global warming being based on carbon emissions from fossil fuel consumption but if they would simply advocate conservation of fossil fuel use in order to break what the President himself calls an oil addiction and cut off the money stream to the very people conservatives tell us are doing nothing night and day but plotting to kill every American...we'd satisfy the Green wish for a reduction in the carbon footprint. Why can't we reduce our consumption of fossil fuels for a patriotic reason or is it really their desire taht we empower our enemies and destroy the planet rather than give one single liberal something they are working to achieve? I know, they don't care about ideology, except to justify and enable profit, which is the only motivation at play in the conservative mind, but the obvious idiocy is still galling.

And should have heard Rush Limbaugh grinding through his mental gears to spin the Libby verdict today. I can't do it justice in my weakened, nearly comatose state, so please go right now to and read today's post about it.


But still...there are more pennies to drop. The time will come, and I believe soon, that Bush and his lawbreaking will be revealed. The empire will fall. Unless he can drop those nuclear bombs on the imaginary nuclear factory in Iran. Then all bets are off.

Anybody got a copy of Endgame?

"You Cried for Night. It Fell. Now Cry in Darkness..."

Or something like that.