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Posted by bosskitty on August 8, 2007
Rice Speaks With Pakistan’s Musharraf
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 1 hour ago
From AP By MATTHEW LEE AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at length late Wednesday with Pakistani President Gen. …
Musharraf could declare emergency
TVNZ, New Zealand - 2 hours ago
Private Pakistani television channels reported that President Pervez Musharraf was preparing to declare a state of emergency imminently, but government …
Pakistani TVs say Musharraf to declare emergency
Washington Post, United States - 4 hours ago
By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Private Pakistani television channels reported on Wednesday that President Pervez Musharraf was preparing to declare …
All the prophets that have been watching this game unfold knew exactly what Musharraf was planning. Now that the US Presidential elections are raising the volume on rhetoric about terror and what to do about it, Musharraf’s grip on power is slipping. His precarious balancing act is starting to tilt, so, his solution is to declare the emergency in a last effort to stay in power. One of the presidential debaters made it clear that Musharraf is the only one keeping Pakistani nukes out of terrorist hands. Good or bad, there is no one on our side waiting in the wings who can guarantee anyone’s safety from Pakistan’s nuclear armaments
You know if this works for Musharraf, Bush will try it next …
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Posted by bosskitty on August 5, 2007
Gates Says Troop Drawdown Possible
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged Sunday that political stability in Iraq won’t likely happen before the Bush administration makes its critical September assessment on whether its war strategy is working. But Gates declined to predict that a drawdown of U.S. military forces in such a scenario would happen by year’s end.
Gates is almost good at ‘doublespeak‘. More references to Orwellian moments.
“It’s a possibility,” Gates hedged, when asked if he considered a troop drawdown this year a “strong possibility” or would bet on it.
“We’re doing contingency planning on a lot of different possibilities,” Gates said.
“Circumstances changed in a different way,” Gates said. “That’s the process we hope will evolve over time.”
Gates cannot keep his optimism afloat. Speculation about what US “drawdown” capabilities will be when Petraeus reads his script in September, is a marketing exercise. Why can’t Gates keep his story straight? Because, he has no clue what script will handed to him, he is not the only Hollywood production in the works.
US may start Iraq pull-out this year, says Gates
Gates: U.S. underestimated Iraq ‘mistrust’
Gates says Iraq politics disappointing
Gates says political stability in Iraq unlikely before September
Then, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says on Fox Noise,
Security “has improved some” because of U.S. and Iraqi cooperation, she said Sunday.
“Clearly, too, we have a lot of work to do on the political side,” she said. But, she added, “I would not underestimate the importance of the continuing work of the leaders of these very powerful parties in Iraq.” A majority vote would get the law passed “but it would not have the force of all of the groups that wanted to do this,” she said. “They don’t want a 51-49 on constitutional reform.”
Condi is expert at ‘doublespeak‘. No one can pin her down on anything.
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Posted by bosskitty on June 25, 2007
By Barton Gellman and Jo Becker
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, June 25, 2007
Shortly after the first accused terrorists reached the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Jan. 11, 2002, a delegation from CIA headquarters arrived in the Situation Room. The agency presented a delicate problem to White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales, a man with next to no experience on the subject. Vice President Cheney’s lawyer, who had a great deal of experience, sat nearby.
The meeting marked “the first time that the issue of interrogations comes up” among top-ranking White House officials, recalled John C. Yoo, who represented the Justice Department. “The CIA guys said, ‘We’re going to have some real difficulties getting actionable intelligence from detainees’” if interrogators confined themselves to treatment allowed by the Geneva Conventions.
Cheney and his allies, according to more than two dozen current and former officials, pioneered a novel distinction between forbidden “torture” and permitted use of “cruel, inhuman or degrading” methods of questioning. They did not originate every idea to rewrite or reinterpret the law, but fresh accounts from participants show that they translated muscular theories, from Yoo and others, into the operational language of government.
A backlash beginning in 2004, after reports of abuse leaked out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo Bay, brought what appeared to be sharp reversals in courts and Congress — for Cheney’s claims of executive supremacy and for his unyielding defense of what he called “robust interrogation.”
What more proof does anyone need that this is not an American administration? This is a nightmare out of a bad horror flick. Where are the heroic teenagers from the 1950s who discover the Monster that adults do not believe exists? Americans today are as dumb as their ‘B’ movie counterparts. They look right at the monster and are hypnotized into believing the monster mantras. The movie ’1984′ has us in it’s “Group Speak” and “Group Think” grip. Thinkers are outlaws. Lord Cheney, the evil ruler of America’s powers is out to change us from free thinkers to ‘group robots’. We are living in a ‘B’ Horror Movie! Feel Free to scream!
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Posted by nytexan on June 20, 2007
Another complete failure by Bush. You know how the surge was suppose to get Iraq under control…. LIE. Remember how September would hopefully bring a positive report from Petraeus…LIE. The only thing that Bush has managed to accomplish and be very successful at is LYING.
Capitol Hill Blue: Failed war may force longer deployments
As the Iraq civil war escalates into bloody chaos and President George W. Bush shows no sign of backing down from his failed troop surge, the Army will need to extend combat tours for battle-weary troops.
Reports out of Iraq say troop morale nosedives and news that many may not come home when scheduled is expected to further demoralize on-the-ground soldiers who know all too well the war is lost.
Acting Army Secretary Pete Geren admitted to Congress Tuesday that the Pentagon is considering extending the combat tours of soldiers currently in Iraq and may also have to send Reserve and National Guard units back for third and fourth deployments.
Are they kidding another extension. The amount of time that the troops spend in Iraq is longer than any other war. Even soldiers in the Vietnam war were rotated on a faster schedule then the current troops.
Reports The Associated Press:
Most soldiers spend 15 months in combat with a guaranteed 12 months home, a rotation plan that has infuriated Democrats because it exceeds the service’s goal of giving troops equal time home as in combat. In coming weeks, the Senate will vote on a proposal by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., that would restrict deployments.
“It’s too early to look into the next year, but for the Army we have to begin to plan,” Green told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We have to look into our options.”
Army spokesman Paul Boyce said, “If the future were to require such an option, it would be the last option on the list.”
Gen. David Petraeus, Iraq war commander, suggested Sunday that conditions on the ground might not be stable enough by September to justify a drop in force levels, and he predicted stabilizing Iraq could take a decade. Earlier this year, Bush ordered the deployment of some 30,000 additional troops as part of a massive U.S.-led security push around Baghdad and the western Anbar province.
There are about 156,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by nytexan on June 6, 2007
As Bush swaggers his way to the G8 Summit, he has managed in a few short days to escalate the hostility that’s growing between him and Putin. Bush espousing that Putin is destroying democracy. Excuse me but let’s not forget that Bush has destroyed freedom and democracy in America. Our civil liberties have been violated and many taken away. So I truly believe that until we get our country back in order, Bush should not be telling everyone else how to get their country in order.
The other moronic statement by Bush, which is the escalating problems with Russia, is telling Putin that the cold war is over. That’s another slight of hand trick by Bush, start a fight and then turn the blame to someone else. The cold war that Bush says Putin is starting involves the missile and radar system that Bush wants to put in Poland and the Czech Republic. This idea of rouge states attacking Europe was instigated by Bush and his administration several months ago. And yet somehow Putin is starting the new cold war.
In reality Putin has controlled his voice on the missiles in Poland until the arm twisting by Rice got out of control. Both Poland and the Czech Republic have been saying for several months that they don’t want the missiles or radar system in their countries and that it would destabilize peace in the region. Destabilize peace isn’t that what Bush is all about? Bush is the weapon of mass destruction.
This is not new news; I have posted several stories on Poland and missiles since April. However, since the main steam media who is four to six weeks behind in information, today it becomes news. The talking heads with their misplaced focus is on Putin and his “new cold war”. When in reality had the talking heads been on top of this, they would know that Bush began the arm twisting of Poland. The main stream will continue to focus on Putin and not take an in depth look at what they have missed for several months.
By the way guess who these rouge states that Bush is trying to protect Europe from. According to Bush it’s Iran. Well folks here we are again getting Iran involved in an imaginary missile attack when in reality Iran is at best 5 years away from such a capability. Five years away, is that not enough time to settle difference with talks and negotiations? A reasonable person would think so, but then we are speaking of Bush the unreasonable decider of all things wrong and immoral.
The Bush game of world domination continues but this time he is going up against a man who will not put up with his delusions of grandeur and self riotous BS. Putin is not without fault, but is he wrong to believe that he needs to protect his country from the U.S. missiles? I don’t think so. After all half this country supported and followed Bush in his stupid misadventures.
Maybe this is the catastrophic event that Bush needs to engage is new role as dictator. Remember the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive he quietly signed on May 9, 2007 which gives him total control of the country. Isn’t it shocking that the talking heads missed this one. Since it happened May 9, it will become news to them on July 9.
Posted in administration, Bush, Cold War, G8, Missile, News, Poland, Politics, Putin, Rice, Weapons of Mass Destruction, World | Leave a Comment »
Posted by bosskitty on May 6, 2007
Listening to George Tenet this morning, my imagination woke up. I was wondering why Tenet can never be nailed down on several issues leading to our plunge into Iraq. He is taking responsibility for several points and implicating only the targets that the current Republican candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from. The spin is, as I see it, it was only just these guys that did the dirty to Americans, Iraqis, and the World. The Republican Party is no longer responsible for these guys. Oh my! How did these bad dudes ever get associated with the innocent GOP? We, the current Republican innocents, are presenting ourselves as God’s gift to America, Iraq and the World! Just forget about the current administration and think of us as Ronald Reagan-ites. Wasn’t he just wonderful? Remember Reagan, remember Reagan … ‘we are the solution’, ‘we are the alternative’ to those bad ole’ Democrats who are the ‘cut & run guys’ and try to make America take responsibility for it’s actions!
I am convinced that Tenet is being paid to write the book and take the fall for the republican party. Such a sleight of hand is amazing. Oh ‘MEA CULPA’ lets just focus just on George, Dick and me!!!! Tenet will never implicate these new republicans who are God’s gift to America!!!!
All is going according to plan, isn’t it?
Posted in Baghdad, Bush, Cheney, Election, God, GOP, Impeach, Iran, Iraq, Legacy, McCain, National, Pentagon, Politics, President, Reagan, Republican, Rice, Rove, Rumsfeld, Scandal, Tenet, Veto, Vote, War | 6 Comments »
Posted by nytexan on April 27, 2007
I ran across this very interesting web site Bush on Iraq, The Bush Administrations Misleading and Inaccurate Public Statement on Iraq. The site draws all its information from a report prepared at the request of Rep. Henry A. Waxman in 2004 “Iraq On The Record” . The report deals with the misleading statements made by Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rumsfeld and Rice.
The web site breaks down each statement by person and gives the reason for why it’s misleading. Or you could have the pleasure of reading all 36 pages yourself of Waxman’s report.
From Their Website:
Number of Misleading Statements. The Iraq on the Record database contains 237 misleading statements about the threat posed by Iraq that were made by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, Secretary Powell, and National Security Advisor Rice. These statements were made in 125 separate appearances, consisting of 40 speeches, 26 press conferences and briefings, 53 interviews, 4 written statements, and 2 congressional testimonies. Most of the statements in the database were misleading because they expressed certainty where none existed or failed to acknowledge the doubts of intelligence officials. Ten of the statements were simply false.
Waxman has been very busy gathering information the last few years. The report looks very strong for impeachment and treason.
Posted in Bush, Cheney, Impeach, Iraq, National, News, Politics, Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld, War, Waxman | Leave a Comment »
Posted by nytexan on April 27, 2007
Former CIA Director George Tenet speaks out against Cheney and the Bush administration on the run up to the Iraq war. Tenet’s book “At the Center of the Storm” will be published on Monday. Tenet’s book probably won’t reveal anything that we already don’t know or suspect, but it might shed light on life in the Bush inner circle.
According to the New York Times: “There was never a serious debate that I know of within the administration about the imminence of the Iraqi threat,” Mr. Tenet writes in a devastating judgment that is likely to be debated for many years. Nor, he adds, “was there ever a significant discussion” about the possibility of containing Iraq without an invasion.
“Mr. Tenet admits that he made his famous “slam dunk” remark about the evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. But he argues that the quote was taken out of context and that it had little impact on President Bush’s decision to go to war. He also makes clear his bitter view that the administration made him a scapegoat for the Iraq war.”
(LA Times) Tenet was even more forceful in his criticism of Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying that the two had destroyed his reputation by repeatedly using the “slam-dunk” line to pin blame on him for the decision to go to war. “It’s the most despicable thing that ever happened to me,” Tenet said in the “60 Minutes” interview, according to an excerpt CBS released Thursday.
You can bet Bush will insist that Tenet is a disgruntled past employee and dismiss the book as nonsense. Maybe Tenet is a pissed off ex-employee, but then there have been many employees past employees that have left this administration pissed off. Tenet will appear on 60 Minutes this Sunday.
Waxman letter to Tenet asking him to testify.
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Posted by nytexan on April 26, 2007
Rice, while peddling the U.S. missile defense plan in Oslo, backfired. The plan would put 10 missile interceptors in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic to defend against what it perceives as a potential future threat from Iran.” (see 4/24 post on plan),
“President Vladimir Putin’s threat to pull out of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, as the strategic confrontation between the two former enemies escalated. Putin stopped abiding by a 1990 conventional arms pact and said Russia might abandon it altogether, accusing the U.S. of upsetting Europe’s strategic balance by widening its military presence on former Soviet territory.”
Of course Rice in her usual flippant way tossed Putin’s statements aside by stating “The idea that somehow 10 interceptors and a few radars in Eastern Europe are going to threaten the Soviet strategic deterrent is purely ludicrous, and everybody knows it.
Rice obviously doesn’t care that Poland doesn’t want the missiles or the radar in their county; but that irrelevant. So now we have a wider gap between the U.S. and Russian, for a perceived threat from Iran. Between Bush and his great missile defense plan and Rice’s lack of diplomacy we just might be heading for another cold was.
Posted in Bush, Iran, Missile, National, News, Politics, Rice | 2 Comments »
Posted by nytexan on April 26, 2007
Rice will respond to the committees questions via mail. Rice feels that she has already answered questions about Iraq. Well there is truth in that, but Rice answered questions to the 109th committee was chaired by a rebuplican who asked nothing probing. I’m actually shocked that the 109th questioned her. I’m sure the 110th will have serious questions for her. Once again it’s the subornance and arrogeance of this administration that will fight her appearance.
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