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Bill Maher's Remark About Army 'Borders on Treason
A congressman says comedian Bill Maher's comment that the U.S. military has already recruited all the "low-lying fruit" is possibly treasonous and at least grounds to cancel the show.
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., takes issue with remarks on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," first aired May 13, in which Maher points out the Army missed its recruiting goal by 42 percent in April. "More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club," Maher said. "We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies." Army Reserve Pfc. England was accused of abusing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "I think it borders on treason," Bachus said. "In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country."

Pfc. Lynndie England on Tuesday surrendered her right to challenge the seven charges she faces in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, moving her one step closer to a new military trial.
Many of the acts were captured in photographs. In one, the 22-year-old reservist held a leash looped around the neck of a hooded, naked prisoner. Another showed her next to nude prisoners stacked in a pyramid, while a third depicted England pointing at a prisoner's genitals as a cigarette dangled from her lips.

"The Koran needs to be flushed"

Pakistan: U.S. Citizens Tortured, Held Illegally
FBI Participated in Interrogations Despite Apparent Knowledge of Torture, Abduction.

Poppies and Torture
The United States has become increasingly identified with the torturing of prisoners. The issuance of new rules and the prosecution of a few enlisted men and women is no answer. Anti-Americanism can be expected throughout the world as long as the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq continues. What is needed right now is a public investigation of interrogation methods with publication of the results - not just leaks to newspapers. Responsible higher-ups must be identified and punished, including those who manipulated official policy to permit torture.

Bush probes Saddam's pants
And the US President was quick to dismiss frenzied claims that the pictures could trigger more attacks on British or American soldiers.

8 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq
At least 620 people, including 57 U.S. troops, have been killed since April 28, when Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced his new Shiite-dominated government. Washington hopes his government will eventually train police and an army capable of securing Iraq, allowing the withdrawal of coalition troops.

One year since honoring the American service men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ted Koppel and ABC News “Nightline” will again pay tribute to the fallen by devoting an extended broadcast to reading the names and showing the photographs of more than 900 service members who have been killed in those countries over the last year.

The Return of the Body Count
In Iraq, the Bush administration and the American military are fighting a partial war in a near non-state, mainly in one part of an increasingly riven country, against an insurgency without a charismatic leader, a single party, or significant backing from other states elsewhere – and yet, so far, the stateless results do look eerily similar to those in Vietnam. The frustration over "our Iraqis" is only going to rise, as will frustration over our inability to destroy the insurgency of "their Iraqis" – and as this process intensifies, and the administration feels yet more pressure at home over its Iraqi adventure, look for the public metrics to multiply and grow ever more problematic. There's only one word for it: Incredible.

U.S. and Iraqi troops detained about 300 people in what a military spokesman, Lt. Col. Clifford Kent, called the largest combined operation by the two countries' forces to date. The overnight sweeps targeted neighborhoods around the U.S.-run prison at Abu Ghraib and near the road to Baghdad's main airport. Both areas have been the scene of repeated insurgent attacks.

The warriors of Iraq's new army excel at wearing balaclavas, eating raw cat and driving into battle at hair-raising speeds.
Catching, skinning and eating small mammals are the least of the skills that the captain and the men under his command must master if, as the United States army hopes, they are to assume the main burden of the struggle against the insurgents by the end of this year.

Iraq "Qaeda" says Zarqawi wounded, vows more attacks LOL
"O nation of Islam... Pray for the healing of our Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi from an injury he suffered in the path of God," said a statement from the Al Qaeda Organization for Holy War in Iraq."

The US's pre-emptive occupation of Iraq will see to it that the Lion of Babylon rises again .. سـنـُبـعـَث ُ من جَـديد .. وإلـى ضَـيـرِهـم
What can be done if these crazy motherfuckers bomb a harmless nuclear power plant. There is no constitutional remedy other than impeachment (fat chance of that)to bring about change and no way ever to vote them out of power?

Let me get this straight: The White House makes a mistake on the intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, relying heavily on its own unidentified sources who turn out to have their own political agendas, and what follows is a war in which tens of thousands of Iraqis die. I'm being vague on the number because the administration refuses to count. Thousands of young Americans are maimed and more than 1,600 lose their lives; the flag-draped coffins are flown home, as in previous wars, but this administration doesn't want you to see them.
And we're supposed to blame Newsweek's editorial procedures?

President Bush:
Q: [...]And if I may ask you, Mr. President, as you know, the casualties of Iraq is again high today -- 50 more people dying. Do you think that insurgence is getting harder now to defeat militarily? Thank you. PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I don't think so. I think they're being defeated. And that's why they continue to fight.
So if the insurgents stopped fighting, would that mean we were losing? What the hell kind of answer is this? What the hell kind of logic is this supposed to be?

A Pretext for War
Also, legislation forbidding deficit spending for a war should be enacted. The cost of a war would have to be paid as a surcharge on all taxpayers in the year the fighting takes place. In this way, nearly every citizen would have both a personal and financial stake in a war. If such were the case today, we would not be in this situation – and if we were, there would certainly be calls for impeachment.

Is Bush a Sith Lord?
Republicans believe everything Bush says. When he tells them he needs a police state to save them from terrorists, they believe him.

Investor confidence continues to slide
During GB's tenure, consumer confidence has slipped nearly 30 pts from 111.2 to 83.9.

Rice Tells AIPAC World Must Not Tolerate Iranian Nuclear Weapons Bid
Are you kidding? Iraq taught the world what the US will do to you if you DON'T have nuclear weapons!

AIPAC's Big, Bigger, Biggest Moment
How much clout does AIPAC have? Well, consider that during the pro-Israel lobby's annual conference yesterday, a fleet of police cars, sirens wailing, blocked intersections and formed a motorcade to escort buses carrying its conventioneers -- to lunch.

Syria Stops Cooperating With U.S. Forces and C.I.A.
A U.N. team has verified the pullout of all Syrian Occupation troops and intelligence officials from Lebanon, Secretary General Kofi Annan announced Monday.

Israel Official Told to Quit Over Madonna Debacle
Israel's foreign minister, under fire for trying to oust his ambassador to Washington over "the Madonna scandal," was advised yesterday to quit.

Sharon Gets Hostile Reception in D.C.
Hitler got booed when he visited with Mussolini.
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So when do we get invaded to remove the rogue government that spies on its own people, gases its own people during anti War protests, stages "terrorist" attacks, holds crooked elections, attacks other nations without cause, and uses torture on innocent people looking for WMD that don't exist?

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