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20060103
 

Abramoff: The House That Jack Built

http://www.thinkprogress.org/abramoff

Controversial lobbyist had close contact with Bush team
http://www.usatoday.com/news/was...moff-bush_x.htm
Abramoff raised at least $100,000 for Bush's re?election campaign, becoming one of Bush's famed "pioneers."

A US grand jury in Guam opened an investigation of controversial lobbyist Jack Abramoff more than two years ago, but President Bush removed the supervising federal prosecutor, and the probe ended soon after.
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/08/08/bush_removal_ended_guam_investigation/?p1=email_to_a_friend
Abramoff has serious juice to get a favor like that from Bush. Is Abramoff blackmailing Bush over 9-11, given that Mohammed Atta was a guest on Abramoff's casino ship shortly before 9-11?

If you type "SunCruz Casinos turns over documents in terrorist probe" into a search engine, you will find multiple cites for the original AP article confirming that 9-11 hijackers were seen aboard Jack Abramoff's casino ship.
http://www.madcowprod.com/06202005.html
These casino ships don't travel anywhere. They arrive back at the same port they depart from. The ships exist only to sail outside US territorial waters where gambling is legal, then back again. Why would the 9-11 hijackers, supposedly fanatical Muslims so religious they would be willing to kill themselves for a holy mission only a week later, be on Abramoff's casino ship?

Lobbyist Abramoff's `Equal Money' Went Mostly to Republicans http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/ne...GJUbSI&refer=us
Between 2001 and 2004, Abramoff gave more than $127,000 to Republican candidates and committees and nothing to Democrats, federal records show.U.S. President George WMD Bush calls indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ``an equal money dispenser'' who helped politicians of both parties.

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I've seen press reports that indicate that he has -- he and his clients have given to both Democrats and Republicans. So that's the first thing that I would say.

Secondly, I'm not sure if he's actually entered a plea at this point, but the wrongdoing that he apparently now is acknowledging he was involved in is outrageous. And if he broke laws, he needs to be held to account and he needs to be punished. And beyond that, I think we'd just be speculating about things at this point, and I'm not going to engage in speculation.

9/11: A Special White House Slide Show
A Life, Wasted
At times like this, people say, "He died a hero." I know this is meant with great sincerity. We appreciate the many condolences we have received and how helpful they have been. But when heard repeatedly, the phrases "he died a hero" or "he died a patriot" or "he died for his country" rub raw.


Since September 11, 2001, military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan combined are close to 1,500?

US Military Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan from 1 January- 2 January, 2006– Official Total of 2,299 US dead to date (and rising)
http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a2063.htm
There is excellent reason to believe that the Department of Defense is deliberately not reporting a significant number of the dead in Iraq. We have received copies of manifests from the MATS that show far more bodies shipped into Dover AFP than are reported officially. The actual death toll is in excess of 10,000.

New Book Reveals Secret War Operations
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060102/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/cia_iraq_1
A CIA operative later told Dr. Alhaddad's husband that the agency believed her brother was lying. In all, the book says, some 30 family members of Iraqis made trips to their native country to contact Iraqi weapons scientists, and all of them reported that the programs had been abandoned.

The New Iraq War Strategy - More bombings, more civilian deaths, less likelihood of success
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/schwartz.php?articleid=8338
The U.S. is going to try a new military strategy in Iraq: more intensive air power and less intensive foot patrols. This will involve fewer U.S. offensive operations (like those in western Anbar that involved evacuating whole cities), increased use of Iraqi armed forces in high-resistance areas, and a massive increase in the use of aerial attacks. In the short time since Hersh wrote the article, this new policy has been aggressively enacted. The Washington Post, quoting U.S. military sources, reported that the number of U.S. air strikes increased from an average of 25 per month during the summer to 62 in September, 122 in October, and 120 in November.

Eight corpses dragged from Iraqi home after US air raid
http://www.metimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20060103-093326-6741r
Rescue workers recovered the bodies of a nine-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl, along with those of three women and three men from the debris, Hassan said. Two more women and an eight-year-old boy were found badly injured but alive. Another three people were still missing on Tuesday afternoon.

Support for Bush drops among US military: poll

US Military Shuts Down Soldiers' Blogs

Murtha says he wouldn't join military now
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyid=2006-01-03T135945Z_01_KWA315575_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-USA-MURTHA.xml&rpc=22
White House spokeswhore Scott McClellan equated Murtha's position with surrendering to terrorists.
Since then, Bush has decried the "defeatism" of some of his political rivals. In an unusually direct appeal, he urged Americans on December 18 not to give in to despair over Iraq, insisting that "we are winning" despite a tougher-than-expected fight. Murtha did not respond directly when asked whether a lack of combat experience might have affected the decision-making of Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and their former top deputies. "Let me tell you, war is a nasty business. It sears the soul," he said, choking up. "And it made a difference. The shadow of those killings stay with you the rest of your life." Asked for comment, a Defense Department spokesman, Lt. Col. John Skinner, said: "We have an all-volunteer military. People are free to choose whether they serve or not." "Our freedom of speech in this country allows all of us the opportunity to voice an opinion. It's one of our great strengths as a nation," he added in an e-mailed reply. The White House had no immediate comment.


SC National Guard had to leave $50 million worth of equipment in Iraq
Colonel Ronald Huff is the Guard's deputy chief of staff for logistics. Huff says South Carolina's units were asked to leave 24 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and 169 heavy transport trucks and Humvees.
They also left hundreds of radios, weapons, tools and other equipment.

Your tax money paid for all of that.
Instead of roads, schools, hospitals, and other stuff like that.


Iraq Must Rebuild Itself After $10 Billon Fund Is Exhausted

Intelligence Indications And Warnings Abound On Bush Iran Military Strike
... which will lead to a mutually destructive war with Russia.
Which is what Israel really wants.

 
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