Wow, I just saw this interview of Frank Schaeffer by DL Hughley and was blown away. Finally somebody tells it like it is. No beating around the bush (no pun intended) and no pulling punches. He states what everybody knows, but is too chicken to say.
We all know who the problem in this country are. I am gald somebody has the courage to say it on national TV.
All I can say is “It’s about time.”
Apparently Rep Rush Holt does. He is introducing HR 1248, the Anthrax Attacks Investigation Act of 2009. He plans on this being a 9/11 commission style panel to investigate who sent the Anthrax to top Democratic leaders and left leaning media.
Personally, I hate the term 9/11 commission, because they did such a poor job of investigating 9/11. But, that is another topic.
Glenn Greenwald has a lot of great information on his web site, plus there is a video of Rep Holt speaking about this on the house floor. So, why does Rep Holt care so much about this? Apparently, the anthrax letters were sent from his district.
I hope this commission does its job and gets to the bottom of why a substance as deadly as anthrax was used to get Democrats to vote in favor of invading Iraq. If you will remember, the anthrax was blamed on Saddam Hussein. This is what led to the aluminum tubes and mushroom cloud statements. This anthrax attack on US soil was the beginning of the entire Iraq debacle.
So, anybody who is concerned that we were lied into Iraq has to look at the fact that the people that saw through the lies and were against the invasion were sent anthrax to get them to comply.
Also, anytime one of these right wingers says there hasn’t been a terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11, remind them of these terrorist attacks that happened after 9/11.
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The greed just oozes from this story. Enough to turn my stomach.
ExxonMobil to sell 2,220 gas stations
“Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to sell its company-owned gas stations, saying they aren’t profitable enough even with gasoline selling at $4 per gallon.
The nation’s largest oil company, which earned nearly $41 billion last year, says it will sell more than 2,000 stations over the next few years.”
So, do you think George W. Bush and the Federal Reserve will jump in and rescue the oil companies? I mean, how are they suppose to stay in business with measely profits like $41 billion?
Disclaimer: CBS usually sucks.
With that said….
Hey everybody, I haven’t posted in a while, but this is important enough that I thought I would share.
There is no denying that this video is absolute proof of Hillary’s lies about her trip to Bosnia. Why absolute proof? CBS was with Clinton on her trip to Bosnia, as you will see.
But more importantly, why did Hillary Clinton lie to make herself seem more hawkish? More like a warmonger? She is trying to make herself look like some kind of war hero? Is that because she wants to be like John McCain or to have people think she is like John McCain?
“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.
“I was able to get a sense of his soul.
“He’s a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that’s the beginning of a very constructive relationship,”
– George W. Bush June 16, 2001
So, I wonder how long it will be until the right wing smear machine goes after Putin now that he has looked into Bush’s eyes. It turns out that the evil Vladmir Putin isn’t as evil as our president. Putin thinks we should get out of Iraq also.
Mr Putin said that as long as the US avoided setting a pull-out date, the Iraqi leadership “won’t rush to build up its own security forces”.
“One can wipe off a political map some tyrannical regime… but it’s absolutely pointless to fight with a people,”
-Vladmir Putin October 18, 2007
Time to leave Georgie. This is Putin’s nice way of saying get out. Iraq has made a pact with Iran. Iran has made a pact with Russia and China. And our military is sitting smack dab in the middle of the crap.
CNN sent a Breaking News Alert via e-mail reporting:
“A Minnesota judge has rejected Sen. Larry Craig’s bid to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from a men’s room sex sting arrest.”
It makes me so happy that Larry Craig did not get special treatment in this case. If you or I were to plead guilty to a case against us, we would be found guilty and not be afforded a “do over.” Larry Craig shouldn’t be able to do it either.
So, I wonder if Tappy McWideStance will be true to his word and resign.
I’ll bet he doesn’t.
I was reading a story on the BBC web site about how Esma, a notorious prison in Argentina known for torturing and killing prisoners from 1976-1983 will be turned over to human rights groups and turned into a museum. This article had a link to another story, where I discovered that the United States has a new distinction.
The story that was linked in the original story is titled “Infamous jails and their fates” The article talks about a bunch of notorious prisons throughout the world and was accompanied by this photo.
Yes, right smack dab in the middle is Abu Ghraib.
Now, as the article points out, Saddam Hussein used this prison to torture and kill people long before George W Bush’s quagmire came to town, my question is: Did the United States have to follow in the foot steps of the evil man we were trying to defeat?
Couldn’t we have taken the high road and burnt the frickin’ place to the ground to show the Iraqi people that the oppression was over?
Did Alberto Gonzales have to give Bush and friends a legal loophole to allow them to continue where Saddam left off?
This prison was built by Saddam, but George W Bush and America own it now. An honor we shouldn’t have.