Saturday, February 25, 2006

Bunch o' Stuff

Talk about demeaning the nation...

KLTV7 - click here to

President Bush on Thursday defended his administration's decision to allow a company from an Arab country to operate six major U.S. ports, saying, "People don't need to worry about security."

"This deal wouldn't go forward if we were concerned about the security of the United States of America," Bush told reporters during a Cabinet meeting.

Think Progress - click here to

With yesterday’s bombing of one of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines in Iraq, the common consensus appears to be that Iraq is now on the verge of a full-blown civil war. Such an outcome has been predicted for years, and the Bush administration has done little to shift its strategy to address the persisting threat.

In September 2004, intelligence officials at the CIA warned that Iraq could dissolve into civil war over the next 18 months (18 months have now elapsed since the report was revealed). “White House spokesman Scott McClellan, and other White House spokesmen, called the intelligence assessment the work of ‘pessimists and naysayers’ after its outlines were disclosed by the New York Times. President Bush called the assessment a guess, which drew the consternation of many intelligence officials.”

From The Roanoke Times - click here for more...

One letter to the editor referred to Bush as "a mental midget," but I give him more credit than that. Rather than admitting his mistakes, he's attacked those who accused him of having made them, while being backed up by others of his ilk.

In addition to what the war with Iraq has already cost us in terms of lives, finances and world respect, we continue to spend $10 billion monthly on what he's hyped as being a noble cause, while allowing people in other parts of the world to starve to death -- not to mention the needs of people in our country.

Using that kind of rationale, a lawyer could claim that a client who raped a victim did it for therapeutic reasons.

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