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  • Murtha and inducements (...Democrats tip-toeing away from Rep. John Murtha...)

    06/30/2006 8:25:26 AM PDT · by Coop · 110 replies · 2,713+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/28/06 | Editorial board
    The sound you hear is the sound of election-conscious Democrats tiptoeing away from Rep. John Murtha. As they once did with Cindy Sheehan, whose own Democratic-orchestrated popularity peaked when she demanded U.S. troops leave "occupied New Orleans," Democrats perhaps are realizing their mistake in pumping Mr. Murtha's antiwar views all over the televisions of ordinary Americans who now associate him with their party. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, at a panel discussion in Miami on Saturday, Mr. Murtha said that the "American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran."...
  • Murtha's Anti-War Role Could Imperil Him at Home

    06/28/2006 3:15:42 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 82 replies · 1,693+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 28, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Rep. John Murtha (D.-Pa.) appears to be suffering "Daschle-itis," a figurative disease which makes entrenched incumbents become national celebrities and, in the process, risk alienating the voters that put them in office. Since seizing his party's anti-war mantle, Murtha has become a great draw for Democratic fundraisers, helping his party boost its prospects for a congressional takeover. Naturally, this helps his party-leadership bid as well. But at the same time, his outspokenness made him a huge target for the Internet right. His district went for John Kerry with only 51% in 2004. What originally seemed like a long-shot bid by...
  • Senate Democrats press to reduce troops in Iraq

    06/19/2006 5:48:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 839+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats presented two plans for winding down U.S. involvement in Iraq on Monday, one to pull out U.S. combat forces by July 2007 and another to begin withdrawing this year without a deadline for completion. With an election looming in November, Republicans branded the two plans as defeatist and evidence of Democratic disarray. The Senate was to debate the amendments on Tuesday in the annual defense policies bill. "Three and a half years into the conflict, we should tell the Iraqis that the American security blanket is not permanent," said Sen. Carl Levin (news, bio, voting...
  • The Democrats' Withdrawal Conundrum

    06/19/2006 5:28:22 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 7 replies · 638+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 06/19/06 | david limbaugh
    The only thing more pathetic than the Democrats' floundering disunity on the war is their timing. They have renewed their demands for a precipitous withdrawal in Iraq at a time when even they would be hard pressed to deny that the momentum has changed against the terrorists. Don't get me wrong. I think we have been winning all along in Iraq, despite the wall-to-wall negative coverage. But recent developments must surely give the naysayers pause as well. The death of Iraq terrorist chieftain Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a watershed event. That we were able to find this elusive leader in...
  • Kerry to introduce Iraq withdrawal plan

    06/12/2006 10:57:54 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 124 replies · 3,450+ views
    UPI ^ | June 12, 2006
    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will this week introduce legislation to pull the majority of U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2006, his office announced. Kerry will offer an amendment to the 2007 defense authorization bill. The recent trend in Iraq has been to increase rather than decrease American troops. Earlier this month the U.S. military announced that 3,500 troops -- two battalions of a brigade that was being held in Kuwait as a back up force -- had been deployed to Anbar province, the heart of the insurgency. Those battalions joined another that had already been called...
  • Democrats call Zarqawi killing a stunt

    06/08/2006 2:56:43 PM PDT · by seamus · 451 replies · 21,309+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4:09 p.m., June 8, 2006 | Amy Fagan
    Some Democrats, breaking ranks from their leadership, today said the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war. "This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer" for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat. "Iraq is still a mess -- get out."
  • 600 Listen to Critic of Iraq War [Murtha -FR Link]

    01/06/2006 12:01:20 AM PST · by ncountylee · 29 replies · 702+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2006 | Annie Gowen
    At Moran's Arlington Forum, Pa. Democrat Again Urges Pullout In an emotional two-hour public forum in Arlington last night on the Iraq war, one of the Bush administration's chief critics, Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), renewed his call for an immediate pullout, saying, "We've become the enemy." Murtha, a blunt-spoken decorated war veteran, has become a hero to the antiwar movement after he was denounced as a coward for his call to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq. Murtha's views had drawn sharp criticism earlier in the day from Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.
  • DRUDGE EXCLUSIVE: GOP TO LAUNCH 'WHITE FLAG' DEM ATTACK

    12/08/2005 3:46:41 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 353 replies · 16,065+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    The DRUDGE REPORT has learned from a top GOP operative that the Republican National Committee will provide state parties with a web video prior to release tomorrow afternoon that shows a white flag waving over images of Democrat leaders making anti-war remarks. The ad is in response to the controversial comments Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry made earlier in the week. A Democratic strategist who had the web ad described to her said, “This is way over the top but we have no one to blame but Dean, Kerry and others who continue...
  • Top Dems leave as protest nears ("Fear is driving RATS.")

    09/23/2005 3:04:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies · 2,639+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/23/05 | STEVEN THOMMA
    Top Dems leave as protest nears Party split between anti-war activists and prominent critics STEVEN THOMMA Knight Ridder Posted on Fri, Sep. 23, 2005 WASHINGTON - As the anti-war movement arrives in Washington this weekend, many Democrats are leaving. Nationally known Democratic war critics, including Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Russell Feingold of Wisconsin and John Kerry of Massachusetts, won't attend what sponsors say will be a big anti-war rally Saturday in Washington. **SNIP** En route to Washington for the rally, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan protested outside Clinton's New...
  • NYPD Unplugs Cindy Sheehan

    09/19/2005 10:44:15 PM PDT · by Cougar66 · 19 replies · 1,714+ views
    Village Voice ^ | Sept 19th 2005 | Sarah Ferguson
    Cindy Sheehan may be the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement. But that didn't stop members of the New York Police Department from marching into the crowd of about 150 people gathered in Union Square Monday to hear her speak and yanking away the microphone. The NYPD pulled the plug just as Sheehan was calling on the audience
  • Church nixes Cindy Sheehan's visit

    09/06/2005 5:50:15 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 23 replies · 877+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | September 6, 2005 | Dennis Webb
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Reflecting the national divide over the war in Iraq, a Glenwood Springs church has decided that the country's most well-know war protester, Cindy Sheehan, is not welcome to speak there. The decision sends organizers scrambling for another local speaking venue for the mother of a soldier who died in Iraq. Sheehan, who has garnered much media attention after camping out near President Bush's vacation home in Crawford, Texas, had been scheduled to speak at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Glenwood Sept. 16. Church member Dean Moffatt, who had helped arrange to let Sheehan speak at...
  • Rep. Kucinich Marries for Third Time

    08/22/2005 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Pessimist · 50 replies · 1,504+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/22/05 | AP
    Gordon has declined to reveal other information about Harper, including her age, how she met Kucinich or how long they have been a couple Wedding guests included Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, some of Kucinich's colleagues in Congress and actors Shirley MacLaine (search) and Sean Penn (search). MacLaine and Kucinich are longtime friends, and Penn endorsed Kucinich for president last year.
  • The Fallen Hero and the Living Traitor

    08/02/2005 10:15:08 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies · 1,237+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 08/02/05 | Lt.Col. Gordon Cucullu
    The Fallen Hero and the Living Traitor By Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu FrontPageMagazine.com August 2, 2005 Here is yet another case of the kind of bizarre juxtaposition that continues to characterize the Vietnam War well into the first decade of the new century. I refer on the one hand to the recent loss of Admiral James B. Stockdale, a highly decorated Navy aviator and prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese for seven grueling years. His funeral services were held, appropriately, on the Navy carrier the USS Ronald Reagan with the full military honors the Medal of Honor winner deserved....
  • Hussein Jane Ride Again!

    07/31/2005 12:21:10 PM PDT · by Prime Choice · 27 replies · 1,426+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 07/31/2005 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • See Dick talk.See Hanoi Jane talk

    07/30/2005 9:48:36 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 1,477+ views
    Renew America ^ | 07/29/05 | Mark Malaszczyk
    See Dick talk. See Hanoi Jane talk. Mark Malaszczyk July 29, 2005 She is nipped. She is tucked. She is enhanced. And she is BACK. Sixty-seven year old Actress/Activist Jane Fonda has announced that she will launch a cross-country bus tour to protest the war in Iraq, scheduled for March 2006. "I've decided that I'm coming out," she said. Green tea drinking, tofu-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, pale, emaciated vegans with multi-colored ribbons all over their tattered backpacks are rejoicing across America, running to get a second tattoo on their lower back and a ninth piercing in their left ear in tribute to...
  • Vegetable Oil and Tours of "Duty" - (great Ollie North column on Jane's "magical mystery tour")

    07/28/2005 9:25:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 1,240+ views
    REDSTATESUSA.COM ^ | JULY 29, 2005 | LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH
    FRANCE -- "Hanoi Jane" Fonda seems to have tired of her moniker. The wilted flower child who firmly established her place in American history when she mounted a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun has decided it's time to teach a whole new generation to blame America first. If she actually goes through with her plans for a new protest movement, she may well become known as "Jihadist Jane." It has a better ring. More alliteration. Fonda says she wants to criss-cross the nation in a bus powered by vegetable oil, advocating the end of U.S. military operations in Iraq. She's inviting...
  • Jane Fonda to Oppose Iraq War on Bus Tour

    07/25/2005 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 37 replies · 1,380+ views
    Jul 25, 9:04 AM (ET) (AP) Jane Fonda poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Los Angeles.... Full Image SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq. "I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting," she said. Fonda said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on "vegetable oil." She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans...
  • Jane Fonda Announces Blame America Road Trip - (Nam vets get ready!)

    07/25/2005 6:17:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 971+ views
    MOONBAT CENTRAL.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | KEITH THOMPSON
    Jane Fonda has worked as an actress and then retired, gotten married and divorced several times, condemned cosmetic surgery and then had eye lifts and breast implants (and later had the implants removed). The list of reversals is a long one, but in one area of her fabled life Fonda has remained resolute. She refuses to pass up an opportunity to take a stand against American foreign policy when U.S. service men and women are fighting totalitarian forces in the world. Famous for posing, smiling, in a photo on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun, Fonda is now planning a national...
  • Name Jane Fonda's Vegi-Powered Bus

    07/28/2005 9:17:47 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 198 replies · 3,072+ views
    VFW ^ | 7/28/05 | Me
    The VFW is asking for names for Jane Fonda's vegetable oil powered bus tour in March. What say you Freepers? Post them here and then go to the VFW's website and share it with them.
  • Jane Fonda's second coming (Cal Thomas)

    07/28/2005 1:19:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 147 replies · 3,068+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 07/28/05 | Cal Thomas
    Jane Fonda's second coming Cal Thomas July 28, 2005 We've all seen them: aging athletes, beyond their prime, trying to squeeze out one more fight, or one more season, but failing to bring back their glory days. That seems an appropriate analogy for the return of Jane Fonda to the political stage. Having made her first movie in many years ("Monster-in-Law") that was a box office success, Fonda apparently thinks her new visibility gives her a certain credibility to comment on the Iraq war. She has announced plans for an anti-war bus tour next March. Why is she waiting so...
  • DFU SONG: Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (traitor Fonda's anti-war bus tour)

    07/25/2005 7:15:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 437+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi1.html MIDI - BROTHER LOVE'S TRAVELING SALVATION SHOW In Vietnam, she got our soldiers killed and she's never shown any remorse Some things don't change...she's determined that she will relive glory days, well, of course So she got a bus...of herself she's so full No surprise that it...runs on vegetables It's Jane, Traitor Jane, it's Traitor Jane's traveling anti-war show Terrorist leaders must come here and meet 'er With her pretty head, oh, what should they do...those guys will know As this woman has aged, it's a shame we can't say she was able to somehow grow wise Jane cannot...
  • Jane Fonda to oppose Iraq War on bus tour

    07/25/2005 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 134 replies · 2,210+ views
    AP, Myway ^ | July 25, 2005
    Jane Fonda to Oppose Iraq War on Bus Tour Jul 25, 9:04 AM (ET) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq. "I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting," she said. Fonda said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on "vegetable oil." She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans and her daughter. They plan to return to the Santa Fe area,...
  • AFL-CIO Convention Calls For Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

    07/27/2005 3:11:58 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 39 replies · 805+ views
    Znet ^ | July 27, 2005 | David Bacon
    On the second day of its convention in Chicago, the AFL-CIO took an historic step, calling for the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, and an end to the country's occupation. Public attention has focused largely on the split in US labor, and the decision by two of the federation's largest unions to leave. Yet the impact of this call will reverberate for years, with as profound effect on the future of US workers and their unions. Brooks Sunkett, vice-president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), started a train of passionate speeches on the convention floor, saying that...
  • Knoll apologizes to Marine's family (after crashing funeral)

    07/26/2005 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 44 replies · 1,904+ views
    Centre Daily Times/AP ^ | 7/26/2005 | Dan Nephin
    PITTSBURGH -- Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll apologized to the family of a Marine killed in Iraq for showing up uninvited for his funeral last week and giving out a business card. Knoll went to the July 19 funeral of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32, of Westwood, who died July 10 in Hit, Iraq. Family members said she left a business card and made a remark about "our government" being against the war. In a letter dated Monday to Goodrich's widow, Amy, Knoll said she left a card in case the family wanted to contact her "and as a sign...
  • Knoll & Rendell : Disgraceful remarks

    07/25/2005 9:34:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 07/26/05 | Editorial
    Knoll & Rendell: Disgraceful remarks Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Sometimes politicians need to stop while they're behind. Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll did a little politicking and offered some political commentary Tuesday last, uninvited, at the Carnegie funeral of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich. The Marine, 32, of Westwood, was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq on July 10. Mrs. Baker Knoll began talking to Sgt. Goodrich's aunt during the Communion service. She handed the aunt a business card; Knoll called the funeral a "function." Then Knoll told the aunt that the state government was "against the war." Outrageous. Visiting...
  • Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say (comes uninvited and speaks anti-war at the funeral!)

    07/23/2005 7:44:05 PM PDT · by 2banana · 84 replies · 3,442+ views
    Pittsburg Post-Gazette.com ^ | July 23, 2005 | Tom Barnes
    Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say Saturday, July 23, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war. Rhonda Goodrich of Indiana, Pa., said yesterday that a funeral was held Tuesday at a church in Carnegie for her brother-in-law, Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32. ... Then, suddenly, "one uninvited guest made an appearance, Catherine Baker Knoll." She sat down next...
  • PA Lt. Gov.'s Apology for Crashing Marine's Funeral Virtually Blames Grieving Family

    07/25/2005 2:57:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 107 replies · 3,243+ views
    In the annals of feckless non-apology apologies, the one just served up by PA Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Check out the article below, and note this turn of phrase: "If my regard for his family's grief was seen another way, it is thoroughly regrettable." In other words, what is regrettable is not her awful behavior, but the way the Marine's family saw it. Sickening. -------------------------- Slain Marine's Family Gets Apology For Funeral Comments POSTED: 11:44 am EDT July 25, 2005 PITTSBURGH -- After being criticized for attending a Marine's funeral, Lt. Gov. Catherine...
  • DFU SONG: Proud Mary (Lt. Gov. Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _)

    07/24/2005 11:11:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 1,129+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Note: where you see "a_ _ _ _ _ _", choose a 7-letter word beginning with "a" that you feel is appropriate for Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll (hmmmm....what word?...amateur?...artiste?...athlete?...hmmmm) MIDI - PROUD MARY They said goodbye to a hero Sgt. Goodrich served his nation selflessly Catherine Baker Knoll had not been invited Quite a spectacle they soon would see Anti-war stuff she's saying While mourners had been praying Knoll is...Knoll is...Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _ Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _ Why was this woman so heartless It was...
  • Politician crashes Marine's funeral

    07/23/2005 10:10:14 PM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 37 replies · 1,508+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    Hands out business card, tells family 'our government is against this war' When the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich gathered in Pittsburgh for the fallen Marine's funeral, they expected a large crowd – after all, they've lived in the area for generations and Joseph had been a police officer before becoming a leatherneck – but they didn't expect to see Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor show up, hand out her business card and tell them "our government" opposes the war. Goodrich, 32, and fellow western Pennsylvanian, Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22 – both second-generation Marines – were killed in Iraq...
  • Fonda promotes book in Santa Fe

    07/24/2005 8:52:35 PM PDT · by RDTF · 30 replies · 1,276+ views
    The New Mexican ^ | July 24, 2005 | NATALIE STOREY
    Fonda promotes book in Santa Fe NATALIE STOREY | The New Mexican July 24, 2005 As actress Jane Fonda explained her troubles with intimacy and cheating husbands, Charles Powell, a tall man, stood in the shade behind the crowd and watched her intently. Fonda was at Garcia Street Books in downtown Santa Fe on Saturday morning to sign her book, My Life So Far. Powell’s U.S. Air Force cap towered above the hundred eager, largely female faces. He did not carry a copy of the book like many of the others. But he didn’t show up to protest. Instead, he...
  • Jane Fonda to tour in opposition to war in Iraq - bus to run on vegetable oil

    07/25/2005 6:13:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 259 replies · 5,536+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 25, 2005 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq. "I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting," she said Fonda said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on "vegetable oil." She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans and her daughter. They plan to return to the Santa Fe area, where she was promoting her book, "My Life So Far" on Saturday. Prompted by...
  • Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say

    07/23/2005 6:51:27 AM PDT · by learner · 362 replies · 14,758+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | July 23,2005 | Tom Barnes
    Saturday, July 23, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war.
  • Rendell to send apology to Marine's family

    07/24/2005 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 114 replies · 4,408+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 07/25/05 | Sandra Tolliver
    Written apologies will be sent to a fallen Marine's relatives angered by Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's uninvited appearance at the soldier's funeral and her criticism of the war in Iraq, Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday. Rendell said he will send a personal letter to the family of the late Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, of Westwood, and will ask Knoll to do the same. Goodrich, 32, a police officer and infantry unit leader, died July 10 in a mortar attack in Hit, Iraq. Rendell said he hadn't spoken with Knoll about the incident, but was disturbed by the family's...
  • Senator calls for US Iraq pullout (Robert Byrd )

    04/07/2004 5:41:34 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 80 replies · 866+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 4/7/04 | correspondents in Washington
    A SENIOR US senator today called for the United States to withdraw from Iraq in the wake of a recent surge in violence and mounting military casualties there. "The harsh reality is this: one year after the fall of Baghdad, the United States should not be casting about for a formula to bring additional US troops to Iraq," said West Virginia Democrat senator Robert Byrd on the floor of the US Senate.. "The United States should instead be working toward an exit strategy.". Byrd made his comments as US troops battled uprisings in Sunni and Shi'ite sections of Iraq -...
  • Wesley Clark blames Bush for humiliating enemy combatants, petitions for Senate investigation

    06/29/2005 8:01:58 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 97 replies · 1,774+ views
    WesPAC ^ | June 29, 2005 | Wesley Clark
    Stop Blaming the Troops - Investigate the Real Culprits of Abuse The time has come to investigate the Bush Administration's role in the prisoner abuse and humiliation that has motivated our enemies in the war on terror and endangers the well-being of our fighting forces. Today, the reports of abuse and humiliation at detainment facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Cuba are distracting the world from focusing on winning the war on terror. Although the military chain of command seems to have properly investigated the role of its personnel and held accountable those in the wrong, the civilian leadership in...
  • After London terrorism, Wesley Clark's website disappears

    07/08/2005 7:59:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 3,589+ views
    Wesley Clark's securingamerica.com ^ | July 8, 2005 | Wesley Clark
    From Wesley Clark's securingamerica.com - July 8, 2005 Returning soon.
  • NYT's original title: "4 Blasts Suck the Air Right Out of Blair the Statesman's Balloon"

    07/07/2005 7:39:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies · 3,268+ views
    NY Times or Al Qaeda? ^ | Friday, July 8, 2005 | Alan bin Cowell
    <p>LONDON, July 7 - It is said, usually as a kind of joke, that a day is a long time in politics. Rarely has that been so true - and so bloodily so - as in the past 24 hours of Prime Minister Tony's Blair's roller coaster ride from triumph to tragedy.</p>
  • Exit without apologies (SEATTLE TIMES CALLS FOR EXIT FROM IRAQ - NO NEED TO BE THERE)

    07/07/2005 11:42:24 AM PDT · by paulat · 152 replies · 2,279+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 7/7/05 | Editorial
    Thursday, July 7, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM Editorial Exit without apologies Saddam Hussein is toppled from power. The fundamental aim of the Iraq war is accomplished. Now is the time to plan to leave and bring American forces home. As noted in a series of editorials that began on Sunday and ends today, the passage of time only erodes confidence in an enterprise we initially supported. Successive layers of President Bush's rationales for the war were stripped bare. No weapons of mass destruction were found, no prewar terrorist havens or links to Sept. 11, 2001. The war...
  • Dean: Troops Deserve More Than Bush's 'Discredited' Rhetoric

    06/29/2005 1:16:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,129+ views
    Dean: Troops Deserve More Than Bush's 'Discredited' Rhetoric 6/29/2005 4:04:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Karen Finney of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148; Web: http://www.democrats.org WASHINGTON, June 29 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a release of the Democratic National Committee: Disappointingly, the President followed Karl Rove's advice last night and linked Iraq to 9/11 no fewer than five times in just over 35 minutes. He ignored the concerns that Americans have expressed about the war, and still refused to provide real answers or a clear path to success in Iraq. Even former Reagan aide David Gergen expressed that he was...