Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bush and McCain Liars Inept & Crazy as Hell, Iraq Sinking Fast, Expert Military Analysts Fraud, The Hell With Kids and a Little More Right Wing Humor.

Homeland security has been a big deal since 2001. Well it's been a big deal for the Bush Administration and the Republican party. In fact, it seemed even more important than even the Constitution. Importance of that magnitude has to be taken seriously. Right?

Before you answer, remember that we are dealing with the Bush Administration and the Right Wing Propaganda Machine.

But if you're one of those folks who's been thanking God that the nation's security has been in the hands of real he-man Republicans, instead of us wimpy liberals, here's the report card from the GAO.

Here is the title of a report from the Government
Accountability Office
on combating terrorism released today:

United States Lacks a Comprehensive Plan to Destroy the Terrorist
Threat and
Close the Safe Haven in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal

That is not some line buried in the report. That is the title. Wow.

This GAO report may be the most damning condemnation of the Bush
administration's counter-terrorism efforts. The report goes on to say that
Bush administration has failed to develop any plan to address the Al Qaeda
Worse, the report finds that Al Qaeda is now able to attack the United
States and
represents the "most serious" threat to this country.

No comprehensive
plan for meeting U.S. national security goals in the FATA
has been
developed, as stipulated by the National Strategy for Combating
(2003), called for by an independent commission (2004), and mandated
congressional legislation (2007). Furthermore, Congress created the National
Center (NCTC) in 2004
specifically to develop comprehensive
plans to combat terrorism. However,
neither the National Security Council (NSC),
NCTC, nor other executive branch departments have
developed a comprehensive plan
that includes all elements of national
power—diplomatic, military, intelligence,
development assistance, economic,
and law enforcement support—called for by the
various national security
strategies and Congress.

Feel kinda stupid yet?

Don't feel too bad. They have some success stories. Most of them are like this.

April 18, 2008 -- A 74-year-old Holocaust survivor on her way to Rockland
County to
visit her family for Passover was arrested at a Florida airport for
a cop, authorities said yesterday.

But the 5-foot-1 granny said she was
manhandled by security.

Damned terrorists!

But it looks like granny is only the tip of the iceberg.

According to Newt Gingrich the whole left wing of the Democrat party are terrorist "admirers". And we all know that a good family values Republican wouldn't lie. Except maybe to his wife about his affairs.

Speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News Friday night, former House
Speaker Newt
Gingrich told the conservative pundit that "the left wing of
the Democratic
Party, frankly, kind of admires American terrorists."
Gingrich then went on to
say that "they don't mind at all that Farrakhan is
anti-semitic. They
shrug off
Jeremiah Wright."

But even worse is that the next president might just be a dupe for the terrorists themselves. This information comes from the headquarters of John McCain, the man who wants to carry on the Bush legacy.

(CNN) — John McCain’s campaign sent supporters a fundraising e-mail Friday
that claims Hamas approves of Democrat Barack Obama’s foreign policy
vision, and
is hoping for his victory this fall.

Barack Obama's foreign policy
plans have even won him praise from
Hamas leaders,” writes McCain deputy campaign
manager Christian Ferry. “Ahmed
Yousef, chief political adviser to the Hamas Prime Minister said,
‘We like Mr.
Obama and we hope he will win the election. He has a
vision to change

Change America! Just when things are going so well. They must be mad.

You'd have to be crazy to want to change things now. For the tenth time we see the war in Iraq is winding down and victory is just around the corner.

A 48-page report written by a former aide to Donald Rumsfeld and issued by
the Pentagon's premier military educational institute has called the Iraq
war a
"major debacle" whose outcome is "in doubt."

"Measured in
blood and treasure, the war in Iraq has achieved the
status of a major war
and a major debacle," the report's opening line reads. "As
of fall 2007,
this conflict has cost the United States over 3,800 dead and over
wounded. Allied casualties accounted for another 300 dead."

Published by
the National Defense Institute's National Institute for
Studies, a Defense Department research center, the report does not
the official views of the Pentagon or the Defense Department. But it
delivers a scathing indictment from the key educational arm of the US Armed

Despite a few early setbacks, the Iraqis are starting to love us, just like Cheney said they would. And a man of Cheney's vast military experience should know what he's talking about.

Although that comment was not explained, it clearly implied that al-Maliki
deliberately undermining the U.S. objective of eliminating the Mahdi Army by
using U.S. and British troops.

Bush administration suspicions of al-Maliki's intentions could
not have
been eased by the fact that a delegation of pro-government parties
traveled to
Iran to ask the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Corps (IRGC) to
negotiate a ceasefire with the Mahdi Army. That ploy move, which did result
in a
tenuous ceasefire, raised the possibility that al-Maliki intended from the
beginning that the outcome of the Basra operation would be a new agreement
would prevent the deployment of U.S. and British troops to fight the
Mahdi Army
during the summer.

The Shiite south has become the most anti-occupation region in the country.
The British polling firm ORB, which has been doing opinion surveys in Iraq
2005, found in March that 69 percent of respondents in the south
security would improve if foreign troops were withdrawn, and only
10 percent
believed it would get worse.

We also have proof of how well things are going in Iraq from all those military analysts that the mainstream media trots out for their "expert" analysis.

Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon
information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate
favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an
examination by The New York Times has found.

The effort, which began
with the buildup to the Iraq
war and continues to this day, has sought to exploit ideological and
allegiances, and also a powerful financial dynamic: Most of the
analysts have
ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies
they are asked to
assess on air.

I'd suggest that instead of retired generals, the media use E-4's and E-5's for some real honest analysis on the situation in Iraq. They might not be able to give the big picture, but all the little pictures would give us a better understanding of the war in Iraq.

The most wealthy in this country really owe George W. Bush a lot. The man is willing to break the law and let American children suffer and die to protect their tax breaks.

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration violated federal law last year when it
restricted states’ ability to provide health insurance to children of
middle-income families, and its new policy is therefore unenforceable,
lawyers from the Government Accountability Office said Friday.

I'll leave you with a little right wing "humor" that I got in an e-mail. Just to show you the kind of idiots that will be running the show if we give up.

In response to a number of complaints that FOX News doesn't show enough Black
and Hispanic people on the network, FOX has announced that they will now air
'America's Most Wanted' TWICE a week

Hope yours has been a good weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that GAO link. It's strange that we have been told of all of the success lately but we never hear of the governments reports that don't tout the lack of success in what they say they are trying to do. Like stop terrorism.
    I'm glad to see you back in full swing. I missed you while you were recovering.


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