Solution? Fire up that printing press..

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Paul Jamiol
, Jamiol’s World

via: Raw Story

Stocks surged more than 3 percent on Tuesday, led by financial shares, after the Federal Reserve said it would add up to $200 billion to strained credit markets in a coordinated effort with other central banks.

That’s right. Print LOTS more money that makes the already weak US dollar even more worthless.. What a great solution..

So, how much of that will actually go to help people who desperately need it? How much of this goes to banking institutions or corporations to pad their numbers? How much goes straight to the CEO’s..? You know, real people with real homes, who are losing them due to predatory (greedy) lending practices..

Or, is this all about keeping the illusion going that our economy isn’t actually headed straight for the crapper until Bush leaves office, so that they can then blame it all on the Democrats (once they likely take office)?

What’s really going on?

This was the actual point of this cartoon…

Bush sings farewell…

I wish with all my heart this was satire.. Its not.
This is our ‘idiot in chief’ at the the last annual Gridiron dinner of his presidency.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush donned a cowboy hat and sang an early goodbye to Washington on Saturday night with a performance that lampooned White House journalists and Vice President Dick Cheney among others.

Bush surprised cabinet secretaries, diplomatic officials and journalists at the annual Gridiron dinner by taking the stage and giving the first public singing performance of his eight-year presidency, which ends in January 2009.

To the tune of country song “Green Green Grass of Home,” Bush sang of longing for his ranch in Crawford, Texas and his dog Barney.

“And there to meet me is my mama and my papa, down the lane I look and here comes Barney, heart of gold and breath like honey; it’s good to touch the brown brown grass of home.”

Bush, singing only slightly off key, then turned to some of the long-term members of his team including Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“For there’s Condi and Dick, my old compadre, talking to me about some oil rich Saudi, but soon I’ll touch the brown brown grass of home.”

“That old White house is behind me, I am once again carefree, don’t have to worry ’bout a crisis in Pyongyang. Down the lane I look, Dick Cheney is strolling with documents he’d been withholding, it’s good to touch the brown brown grass of home.”

Bush told the audience, which erupted in applause and gave him a standing ovation, that they had witnessed “the first and final performance of George Bush and the Busharoos.”

The Gridiron Club holds an annual dinner at which journalists put on songs and skits lampooning Democrats and Republicans alike. 

Exhaustive review finds no link between Saddam and al Qaida

via: McClatchy

WASHINGTON — An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein’s regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaida terrorist network.

The Pentagon-sponsored study, scheduled for release later this week, did confirm that Saddam’s regime provided some support to other terrorist groups, particularly in the Middle East, U.S. officials told McClatchy. However, his security services were directed primarily against Iraqi exiles, Shiite Muslims, Kurds and others he considered enemies of his regime.

The new study of the Iraqi regime’s archives found no documents indicating a “direct operational link” between Hussein’s Iraq and al Qaida before the invasion, according to a U.S. official familiar with the report. Read on..

I’m shocked! Simply shocked..!!

Is there anyone left on the planet ANYWHERE (who hasn’t spent the last 5 years in a coma) who still believes Saddam had any connection to Al Qaida whatsoever?? (Heavily laced with sarcasm…)

Mideast military chief resigns after magazine article

Shit..

via: Raw Story

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that Admiral William Fallon, the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East, is resigning.

Gates said Fallon had asked Gates for permission to retire and that Gates agreed.

Fallon was the subject of an article published last week in Esquire magazine that portrayed him as opposed to President Bush’s Iran policy. It described Fallon as a lone voice against taking military action to stop the Iranian nuclear program.

In one passage, the magazine said:

So while Admiral Fallon’s boss, President George W. Bush, regularly trash-talks his way to World War III and his administration casually casts Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as this century’s Hitler (a crown it has awarded once before, to deadly effect), it’s left to Fallon–and apparently Fallon alone–to argue that, as he told Al Jazeera last fall: “This constant drumbeat of conflict . . . is not helpful and not useful. I expect that there will be no war, and that is what we ought to be working for. We ought to try to do our utmost to create different conditions.”

Gates described as “ridiculous” any notion that Fallon’s departure signals the United States is planning to go to war with Iran. And he said “there is a misperception” that Fallon disagrees with the administration’s approach to Iran.

Read entire article…

From CommonDreams May 2007:

Admiral William Fallon, then President George W. Bush’s nominee to head the Central Command (CENTCOM), expressed strong opposition in February to an administration plan to increase the number of carrier strike groups in the Persian Gulf from two to three and vowed privately there would be no war against Iran as long as he was chief of CENTCOM, according to sources with access to his thinking. Fallon’s resistance to the proposed deployment of a third aircraft carrier was followed by a shift in the Bush administration’s Iran policy in February and March away from increased military threats and toward diplomatic engagement with Iran. That shift, for which no credible explanation has been offered by administration officials, suggests that Fallon’s resistance to a crucial deployment was a major factor in the intra-administration struggle over policy toward Iran.

Fallon’s refusal to support a further naval buildup in the Gulf reflected his firm opposition to an attack on Iran and an apparent readiness to put his career on the line to prevent it. A source who met privately with Fallon around the time of his confirmation hearing and who insists on anonymity quoted Fallon as saying that an attack on Iran “will not happen on my watch”.

Asked how he could be sure, the source says, Fallon replied, “You know what choices I have. I’m a professional.” Fallon said that he was not alone, according to the source, adding, “There are several of us trying to put the crazies back in the box.”

What’s standing between Bush/Cheney and bombing Iran now..? We need IMPEACHMENT now more than ever!!