Is that hard for you to understand? she was basically kicked out of the party thus was very angry...and took what revenge she could. If you look at the races won by the GOP-governors races-both candidates ran as moderates and neither asked for Sarah Palin to campaign for them. The governor of Virginia is a true conservative, but he ran from the center. Not all districts will elect a rock solid conservative. This is a fact. Many on these threads know that I am against the purification process in the Repub party and believe it could severely damage the party. We have a real chance in 2010. Lets field good candidates for these districts-candidates who can win-this is the lesson from New York 23.
Bill Owens campaigned on this; he was always for health care...no Scozzafava would not have voted for health care as she is a fiscal conservative. The reality is had the election proceeded without Hoffman and all the drama, health care might have been stopped...impossible to tell because some of the Dems who voted against it were allowed to after getting enough votes to pass it...sad day.
The only way to remove Obama after he was sworn in is through constitutional measures ie impeachment which many of us have said all along. Also folks,ready to start working towards GOP victory in 2010? We can do this. Also don’t send anymore money to Orly. Send it to the RNC.
Legal experts say Jones’ alleged assailants will likely never face a judge and jury, due to an enormous loophole that has effectively left contractors in Iraq beyond the reach of United States law.
“It’s very troubling,” said Dean John Hutson of the Franklin Pierce Law Center. “The way the law presently stands, I would say that they don’t have, at least in the criminal system, the opportunity for justice.” I said there is a legal loophole which prevents criminal prosecution, but I believe the case needs to be prosecuted criminally and I think she should sue Haliburton, maybe next time this won’t happen if they pay out much dollars.
They can’t prosecute it criminally because of a stupid loophole which must be fixed. Read the article I provided. There is more information. I know it is civil court and I hope she wins big...disgusting situation.
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=3977702 A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident. (ABC News, "20/20") More Photos Jamie Leigh Jones, now 22, says that after she was raped by multiple men at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job. "Don't plan on working back in Iraq. There won't be a position here, and there won't be a position in Houston," Jones says she was told. In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Halliburton and its then-subsidiary KBR, Jones says she was held in the shipping container for at least 24 hours without food or water by KBR, which posted armed security guards outside her door, who would not let her leave. Jones described the container as sparely furnished with a bed, table and lamp. Related PHOTOS: KBR Employees: Co. Covered Up Sex Assault "It felt like prison," says Jones, who told her story to ABC News as part of an upcoming "20/20" investigation. "I was upset; I was curled up in a ball on the bed; I just could not believe what had happened." Finally, Jones says, she convinced a sympathetic guard to loan her a cell phone so she could call her father in Texas. "I said, 'Dad, I've been raped. I don't know what to do. I'm in this container, and I'm not able to leave,'" she said. Her father called their congressman, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas. "We contacted the State Department first," Poe told ABCNews.com, "and told them of the urgency of rescuing an American citizen" -- from her American employer. Poe says his office contacted the State Department, which quickly dispatched agents from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to Jones' camp, where they rescued her from the container. According to her lawsuit, Jones was raped by "several attackers who first drugged her, then repeatedly raped and injured her, both physically and emotionally." Jones told ABCNews.com that an examination by Army doctors showed she had been raped "both vaginally and anally," but that the rape kit disappeared after it was handed over to KBR security officers. 1 | 2 |
I don’t know as a woman, I am pretty upset about a woman who was gang raped and then locked in a crate. How is this not criminal? The people who did this should be prosecuted. I don’t like Franken but this is about rape.