Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The scope of fantasy

This White House does not get it. They do not understand how to judge reality. They see everything through rose colored glasses. Examples you say:

The Tsunami: The President did not understand the scope of the disaster for days. He was late to respond.

Iraq: The scope of the insurgency and military requirements to deal with it have never been realized by this White House. They are evidently content with their fantasy of manageability in Iraq.

Katrina: 4 friggin days. The largest natural disaster in US history and it takes 4 friggin days for the President to cut his vacation and get back to work. No clue.

These people cannot be trusted to run this country. They do not have the imagination and intelligence to understand problems, let alone to fix them.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The politics of wishfull thinking

Victory would have washed away all sins.

With the war in Iraq escalating and becoming increasingly complex the Bush administration is facing tough questions about the war. Why are we there? Why didn't you have a plan for the aftermath? What laws did you break to get us into this mess?

Thus far the administration's strategy has been one of wishful thinking. In the mind of a Bushbot the ends justify the means. However, with the 'ends' in doubt the 'means' come to the forefront. The more uncertain the future in Iraq the more hard questions get asked here on the home front.

If you lie to get us into a war...you better win and win quick. Defeat brings consequences the wishful thinkers are only now realizing. The American people no longer see Bush and his crew as credible, honest, or competent. Justice may yet be served.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Why the douche is in the toilet

In 2004 our douche bag of a President campaigned on the war. He basically made a campaign promise. "I will win in Iraq".

What you are seeing now is the majority of American voters waking up to hard fact. That promise isn't being kept. The 2004 election was douche bag's "accountability moment", he just doesn't get it.

He said, "vote for me and I'll win the war". Actually, more accurately, he said, "don't vote for him he can't win the war".

Americans are looking at the facts and they aren't happy. When you campaign on victory, you better deliver.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Chavez and the Bush doctrine

With the US military stretched thin in Iraq and Afghanistan Chavez is testing US hegemony over South America. Chavez is in effect testing over a hundred years of US policy. Much of it lobbied for by the Bush family and their ties to United Fruit. All of it supported by the conservative elite establishment.
If Chavez survives he will prove the failure of Bush's foreign policy. This marks the death of the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war. But, further the failure to control Chavez will prove the failure of Bush to enforce US hegemony over South America and thus prove Bush has made the US weaker no matter whose yard stick is used in the measure.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bunk Port Hero Of the Week

Friday, August 19, 2005

Howard Dean Was Right

"I firmly believe that the President is focusing our diplomats, our military, our intelligence agencies, and even our people on the wrong war, at the wrong time, when our energy and our resources should be marshaled for the greatest threats we face. Yes, Saddam Hussein is evil. But Osama bin Laden is also evil, and he has attacked the United States, and he is preparing now to attack us again."

"I believe it is my patriotic duty to urge a different path to protecting America's security: To focus on al Qaeda, which is an imminent threat, and to use our resources to improve and strengthen the security and safety of our home front and our people while working with the other nations of the world to contain Saddam Hussein."


"To this day, the President has not made a case that war against Iraq, now, is necessary to defend American territory, our citizens, our allies, or our essential interests."

"We have been told over and over again what the risks will be if we do not go to war."

"We have been told little about what the risks will be if we do go to war."

"If we go to war, I certainly hope the Administration's assumptions are realized, and the conflict is swift, successful and clean."

Dean Was Right

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Kenny flip flops. I'm doing a complete 180

Get out of Iraq now.

We don't have leadership, we don't have honest people in government. We are stuck with incompetence.

These idiots are getting our people killed for nothing.

Get out of Iraq now.

American Documents Appear to Confirm Downing Street Memos

Courtesy of: Shakespeare's Sister

State Department experts warned CENTCOM before Iraq war about lack of plans forpost-war Iraq security

Planning for post-Saddam regime change began as early as October 2001


Washington, D.C., August 17, 2005: Newly declassified State Department documents show that government experts warned the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in early 2003 about "serious planning gaps for post-conflict public security and humanitarian assistance," well before Operation Iraqi Freedom began.

In a February 7, 2003, memo to Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky, three senior Department officials noted CENTCOM's "focus on its primary military objectives and its reluctance to take on 'policing' roles," but warned that "a failure to address short-term public security and humanitarian assistance concerns could result in serious human rights abuses which would undermine an otherwise successful military campaign, and our reputation internationally." The memo adds "We have raised these issues with top CENTCOM officials."

By contrast, a December 2003 report to Congress, also released by the State Department, offers a relatively rosy picture of the security situation, saying U.S. forces are "increasingly successful in preventing planned hostile attacks; and in capturing former regime loyalists, would-be terrorists and planners; and seizing weapons caches." The document acknowledges that "Challenges remain."

Since then, 1,393 U.S. military fatalities have been recorded in Iraq, including two on the day the report went to Congress.

The new documents, released this month to the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information Act, also provide more evidence on when the Bush administration began planning for regime change in Iraq -- as early as October 2001.

The declassified records relate mainly to the so-called "Future of Iraq Project," an effort, initially run by the State Department then by the Pentagon, to plan for the transition to a new regime after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. They provide detail on each of the working groups and give the starting date for planning as October 2001.

Entire sections of a Powerpoint presentation the State Department prepared on November 1, 2002 -- including those covering "What We Have Learned So Far" and "Implications for the Real Future of Iraq" -- have been censored as still-classified information.

(Hat tip to Cookie Jill of Skippy and The All Spin Zone.)

Link To Article

Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Propaganda corner Bush has painted himself into

The President has painted himself into a corner. On the one hand a completely honest account of the situation would probably convince the American people that we should remain in Iraq. That honest dialogue would allow for real and comprehensive solutions to be developed and employed in Iraq. Perhaps even leading to the victory of Democracy that we all would like to see there. On the other hand he has the hugely powerful right wing propaganda machine to contend with. He has allowed his party to revolve around and embrace the smear merchants, liars, and cheerleaders to an extent that is now tying his hands. He cannot begin honest dialogue when he has built his entire administration on lies. His base would not tolerate the truth, especially after 5 years of lies and propaganda.

The truth no longer has a place in the Republican party. As such the fate of George Bush's Presidency will be determined by the failure to engage in truthful dialogue. Swallowed by his own lies and their complete disconnect to facts on the ground. The very forces that brought Bush to the White House will be the forces that define him as a failure and his administration as a national security disaster.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Conservatives hate our freedom

The Cindy Sheehan story clearly shows that.

Cindy's son died for freedom.
Cindy is exercising freedom.
Conservatives want to stop her.
Therefore they want to stop freedom.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Right Wing Jerks Attack Cindy Sheehan

A mother who's son was killed in Iraq has taken up vigil at President Bush's Crawford, TX ranch. Cindy Sheehan is demanding an audience with the president so she can ask, "why did you kill my son".

Some of you may remember Sheehan's testimony at the Democrats Downing Street Minutes hearing a few months ago. Sheehan was attacked by right wingers for being a long time opponent of the war.

Now those same smear merchants are claiming she changed her story. That in 2004 Sheehan met with the president saying, "I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis [...] I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."

Well you dumb heartless bastards:

a.) Almost all of us have changed our minds about this war.

b.) Which is it? Was she a Bush hater all along, or did she change her story recently?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Paul Hackett validates Howard Dean's 50 State plan

Today's Ohio Congressional race between Republican Jean Schmidt and Democrat Paul Hackett has proven Howard Dean's point. Hackett won 48% of the vote in a historically Republican district. A district that went 64% for Bush in 2004.

Some of Dean's harshest critics have slammed his 50 State plan as a waste of resources. Dean has argued that you cannot be a truly effective party by ignoring red States. Dean claims there are Democratic and swing votes to win in every state.

Today's surprising showing by Hackett has proven Dean right. A democratic candidate can be competitive in traditionally Republican areas.

The truth is, any Republican who is reality based can see that the war in Iraq isn't going as planned. The plan isn't changing. And, the administration is largely ignoring the problem. No American of good sense can deny that this drain on our treasury and our military comes at a cost. Many are questioning the lack of leadership shown by the Republican status quo.

Monday, August 01, 2005

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