...the trail of the lies that started a war, beginning at the White House, and via Dick Cheney moving upstream to the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans, under Wolfowitz and Feith, then from OSP to a parallel group operating out of Ariel Sharon's office in Israel.
George "Slam Dunk" Tenet
"George actually did call Secretary Powell, and said, 'I'm really sorry to have to tell you. We don't believe there were any mobile labs for making biological weapons,'" Wilkerson says in the documentary."This was the third or fourth telephone call. And I think it's fair to say the Secretary and Mr. Tenet, at that point, ceased being close. I mean, you can be sincere and you can be honest and you can believe what you're telling the Secretary. But three or four times on substantive issues like that? It's difficult to maintain any warm feelings."
George "Mission Accomplished" Bush
So far, Bush has been shielded from peace activists. His audiences are usually vetted to make sure there is no anti-war disruption. That's one reason that Sheehan's request to meet with the vacationing president has attracted so much attention. Cindy Sheehan's presence outside the Prairie Chapel Ranch -- home to the bike-riding, brush-cutting president -- has made Bush's five-week vacation one that he'll never forget.
Now is the summer of discontent for President George W.M.D. Bush, a man beset on every side -- by a failing war and falling popularity, by scandal, suspicion and rising hostility, even in the red-state heartlands. With each passing day of his long vacation in the Texas wastes, his presidency is shrinking palpably before our eyes, his wildly inflated public image shrivelling like a punctured balloon.
The plain fact is that Bush doesn't want "diplomacy to work" against Iran. He wants the situation to reach a crisis point that will "justify" military action. It's the only form of politics he knows: You foment (or invent) a crisis, then use deceit, fear and brute force to impose your radical agenda. And the takedown of Iran is a long-held ambition of the corporate militarists behind the Bush Faction's relentless quest for "full spectrum dominance" over world affairs. The "high" Bush got from his Iraq assault is now wearing off, politically and personally. He needs another hit of blood and destruction. And don't think he's worried about the prospect of a much wider conflagration arising from a bombing strike against Iran. After all, chaos and instability only mean more money for his war-profiteering family and cronies -- and greater authority for "war leaders" seeking to "secure the Homeland." More war is the only way for the Bush Faction to maintain its power and keep advancing its rapacious agenda. So there will be more war.
Iran, China discuss defense cooperation
That means that if Bush invades Iran, the US will find itself at war not only with Russia, but with China as well.
Iran, Venezuela discuss oil embargo
Ecuador just cut their oil exports. If Iran and Venezuela stop selling their oil to the US, gas prices will skyrocket and our economy will grind to a halt.
Jordan Hunts for Suspects in U.S. Attack
Two more rockets were shot toward "nearby Israel" without causing serious damage. Jordanian security forces hunted for at least six Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi suspects, and an "al-Qaida-linked group" that "previously claimed responsibility" for "terror" "bombings" in three Egyptian resorts said it "staged the attack here"?
Pentagon Hid September 11 Attackers from the FBI
High-Ranking Military Officer Warns Of Major Terrorist Attack Looming; Cheney Consumed Day And Night With Nuclear Retaliation In Iran
One has to wonder if the missiles fired at US warships near Jordan, had they not missed, were intended as the kick-off to another major war.
Crude Oil Rises on Ecuador Output "Cut", Failed Jordan Attack
Gas prices hit record high for tenth straight day
Thanks, George Bush
Poll: Sheehan 35% Favorable 38% Unfavorable... http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2005/Cindy%20Sheehan.htm
POLL: Sixty-One Percent of Americans Disapprove of the Way Pres. Bush is Handling Iraq
Thirty-Eight Percent Say Troops Should be Brought Home in Less Than a Year; 12 Percent Say Now Sixty-Four Percent Say War Has Not Made Americans Safer
California Man Arrested Near Bush Ranch After Protesters Threatened
It was the third incident involving protesters since Sunday, when a nearby landowner fired a shotgun blast that startled demonstrators and Secret Service agents alike.
Market Street has reopened following a fiery explosion that rocked downtown San Francisco this morning leaving one woman hospitalized in critical condition.
The blast shattered the windows of the Ralph Lauren store on the corner, critically injuring one woman.
The Irish clergyman and political satirist, Jonathan, Dean Swift (1667-1745) wrote his brilliant satire, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ in 1727 but only recently has it been discovered that Swift was, in fact, a great prophet. In the eighteenth century, Swift very clearly foresaw events centuries in the future, as witness some of his brilliant and insightful comments on our present political scene.
For example, here is what Swift had to say about Bush Republicans:
“Their heads and breasts were covered with a thick hair, some frizzled and other lank; they had beards like goats, and a long ridge of hair down their backs, and the foreparts of their legs and feet; but the rest of their bodies were bare, so I might see their skins, which of a brown buff color. …The females were not so large as the males; they had long lank hair on their heads, and only a sort of down on the rest of their bodies, except about the anus and pudenda. Their dugs hung between their fore feet, and often reached almost to the ground as they walked….Upon the whole, I never beheld in all my travels so disagreeable an animal, or one against which I have naturally conceived so strong an antipathy.”
And further there is an amazingly accurate depiction of our current President, to wit:
…”in most herds there was a sort of ruling Yahoo who was always more deformed in body, and mischievous in disposition, than any of the rest. That, his leader had usually a favorite as like himself as he could get, whose employment was to lick his master’s feet and posteriors…He usually continues in office till a worse can be found; but the very moment he is discarded, his successor, at the head of all the Yahoos in that district, young and old, male and female, come in a body, and discharge their excrements upon him from head to foot.”
Swift ends his prophetic comments: “When I behold a lump of deformity, and diseases both in body and mind, smitten with pride, it immediately breaks all the measures of my patience; neither shall I ever be able to comprehend how such an animal and such a vice could tally together”
Surely this astonishingly accurate vision of our present situation must convince us that Swift, like Nostradamus and George Orwell, could indeed see into the future. No one can miss the reference to Karl Rove and it is suggested that interested readers might wish to learn more from reading Swift’s amazingly accurate prophesies.
Tentative Schedule for "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" Tour "We Support 'Our' Troops AND 'Their' Mission"
What is the mission? Defending Zionist Hoodlums? WMDS? OIL? UBL-RIP?
A man in a hole is a threat to America? The USA installed and supported Saddam and Usama? I'm not a democrat or republican, I'm a citizen of the United United States In America. My brother died in the "global struggle against violent extremism", now another brother is heading to Iraq in a few months. If you really support the troops, enlist, 1-800-USA-ARMY! The entire US Government needs to be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
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?