Thursday, September 28, 2006

Bush Thinks You're Stupid, 34 Democrats Do Too, $2 Billion a Week, Parsons Corp., $50 Billion War, Yankee Go Home and Nailing 'em to the Door.

How does it feel to know that your president thinks your stupid? Giving a speech to a group of like-minded cretins at a Republican fundraiser, he said that anyone who didn't agree with his position on the Iraq war, were "cut and run obstructionists". He also feels that anyone who agrees with the National Intelligence Estimate, that the Iraq War is a breeding ground for new terrorists, can have no other reason for thier conclusions, than political motivation.

To show just how disconnected from reality the President of the United States really is, he said,

"Saddam Hussein's regime was a serious threat," Bush said, adding that had he
not been removed from power, the former Iraqi leader would still be killing
innocent people, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and firing at U.S. pilots.

"Americans, Iraqis and the world are safer because Saddam is not in

He thinks that we are too dim-witted to realize that innocent people in Iraq are being killed everyday, that the intelligence he used on WMDs was cherry-picked and wrong and that no one is shooting at American Pilots since Mr. Bush lived out his fantasy and invaded Iraq.

And if you think that Americans, Iraqis and the world are now a safer now, trust me, you're living in right wing Fantasyland.

But Bush isn't alone in thinking that we're moronic. 34 Congressmen masquerading as Democrats, went along with the Republicans and voted to do away with due process for anyone that Bush wants to term as "enemy combatants". He's already calling us "cut and run obstructionists", how long will it be before he starts thinking we're "enemy combatants"?

The House approved an administration-backed system of questioning and
prosecuting terrorism suspects yesterday, setting clearer limits on CIA
interrogation techniques but denying access to courts for detainees seeking to
challenge their imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and elsewhere.

253 to 168 vote was a victory for President Bush and fellow Republicans. Bush
had yielded some ground during weeks of negotiations, but he fully embraced the
language that the House approved with support from 34 Democrats and all but
seven Republicans.

Here are the 34 pitiful excuses for Democrat Congressmen:

Robert Andrews, John Barrow, Melissa Bean, Sanford Bishop, Dan Boren, Leonard Boswell, Allen Boyd, Sherrod Brown, Ben Chandler, Bud Cramer, Henry Cuellar, Lincoln Davis, Artur Davis, Chet Edwards, Bob Etheridge, Harold Ford, Bart Gordon, Stephanie Herseth, Brian Higgins, Tim Holden, Jim Marshall, Jim Matheson, Mike McIntyre, Charles Melancon, Michael Michaud, Dennis Moore, Collin Peterson, Earl Pomeroy, Mike Ross, John Salazar, David Scott, John Spratt, John Tanner, Gene Taylor

Remember them, they're not on the same side as those of us who believe in the Constitution.

Instead of the noble cause that President Bush like to call his mess, Iraq is actually more of a money pit for American taxpayers and a slush fund for government contractors. Just like Bush, you can be completely inept and still score big in government work.

The contractor that botched construction of a $75 million police academy in
Baghdad so badly that it was deemed a health risk has produced shoddy work on 13
out of 14 projects reviewed by federal auditors, the top official monitoring
Iraq's reconstruction told Congress today.

The projects managed by
California-based Parsons Corp. are at the heart of the $21 billion U.S.-led Iraq
reconstruction program, including fire stations, border forts and health care
facilities. The one project for which construction work met standards -- a
prison -- was cancelled by the government before it was completed because of
escalating costs.

But at $2 billion dollars a week, there's plenty for these parasites to feed on.

WASHINGTON -- A new congressional analysis shows the Iraq war is now costing
taxpayers almost $2 billion a week -- nearly twice as much as in the first year
of the conflict three years ago and 20 percent more than last year -- as the
Pentagon spends more on establishing regional bases to support the extended
deployment and scrambles to fix or replace equipment damaged in combat.

Do you remember the White House pre-war cost estimates of the Iraq War? It's just so hard to believe that there are still people in this country who'll believe anything that comes out of George Bush's mouth.

All this we know. Less well remembered nowadays, though -- in fact, almost never
discussed in the major media -- was another implicit prong of the argument: that
invading Iraq would be cheap and easy, leaving plenty of resources for other
purposes. When White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey stumbled off
message in September 2002 with his prediction that war could cost $100 billion
to $200 billion, the administration flew into crisis mode. Budget Director Mitch
Daniels was trotted out to label the estimate “very, very high.” Deputy Defense
Secretary Paul Wolfowitz opined -- in testimony to Congress, no less -- that
reconstruction would cost virtually nothing in light of Iraq’s promising oil
revenues. Daniels proffered an estimate in the $50 billion to $60 billion range,
substantially less than the $80 billion inflation-adjusted cost of the Persian
Gulf War. Lindsey, famously, was soon after fired -- for his troublesome cost
estimates and, reportedly, the President’s annoyance at his poor personal
fitness habits.

And all this, for what? A country that wants us to get the hell out of there. Iraq is apparently full of "cut and run obstructionists".

(CNN) -- Seventy-one percent of Iraqis responding to a new survey favor a
commitment by U.S.-led forces in Iraq to withdraw in a year.

majority of respondents to the University of Maryland poll said that "they would
like the Iraqi government to ask for U.S.-led forces to be withdrawn from Iraq
within a year or less," according to the survey's summary.

Check out the real reasons for Bush's and the Republican's facade of concern about your security. A NYT editorial that really nails them to the barn door. And don't forget about the pond scum Democrats that vote with them, please.

Here’s what happens when this irresponsible Congress railroads a profoundly
important bill to serve the mindless politics of a midterm election: The Bush
administration uses Republicans’ fear of losing their majority to push through
ghastly ideas about antiterrorism that will make American troops less safe and
do lasting damage to our 217-year-old nation of laws — while actually doing
nothing to protect the nation from terrorists. Democrats betray their principles
to avoid last-minute attack ads. Our democracy is the big loser.

Republicans say Congress must act right now to create procedures for
charging and trying terrorists — because the men accused of plotting the 9/11
attacks are available for trial. That’s pure propaganda. Those men could have
been tried and convicted long ago, but President Bush chose not to. He held them
in illegal detention, had them questioned in ways that will make real trials
very hard, and invented a transparently illegal system of kangaroo courts to
convict them.

These are some of the bill’s biggest flaws:

Combatants: A dangerously broad definition of “illegal enemy combatant” in the
bill could subject legal residents of the United States, as well as foreign
citizens living in their own countries, to summary arrest and indefinite
detention with no hope of appeal. The president could give the power to apply
this label to anyone he wanted.

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I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)