Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

Late again… how about we blame the bad weather in Chicago this time…

  • “President” Bush is getting desperate. Despite arguing, as recently as 2004, that Iraq was nothing like Vietnam, he’s now comparing the two, saying that a withdraw of U.S. troops would lead to widespread death and suffering… just like it did in ‘Nam. (Now, I am not a veteran… but if I was called to serve, I would. Having said that, someone who dodged military service in Vietnam shouldn’t be bringing it up. Also, the amount of military experts that are calling Bush out for this should make the White House consider backing off the statement, as it could very well come back to bite him in the ass. I’ll have more on this later today I imagine… so stay tuned)
  • Apparently the NRCC either doesn’t know when elections are held or are unable to count…
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki isn’t happy with the US, and he’s not holding his feelings in as he has “strongly” rebuked American politicians for threatening to withdraw support from his government. He then went on to suggest that if he were to be abandoned by the US, he could easily “find friends elsewhere.” This came days after very public calls to oust him were made by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Bush… who first distanced himself from him than immediately ran back to his warm embrace. (This makes me chuckle but it also infuriates me. Who the hell does al-Maliki think he is? I, personally, find the “find friends elsewhere” comment a veiled threat towards insurgents and such… and if he thinks we are his lapdog, things need to be done to make sure he knows which side his bread is buttered on. An immediate withdrawal of US troops would get that point across nicely…)
  • The White House is declaring yet another office above the law as they are saying in court papers that the White House Office of Administration is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act… (give me a break. Will someone, Dem or republican, in DC grow some balls and call them on it????? Someone?? Anyone???)
  • And have we mentioned? That there’s a “Lobbying War” brewing? And we don’t mean lobbying reform. In an attempt to negate organized labor’s ‘Americans United for Change’, the republicans have unleashed ‘Freedom’s Watch’ (wasn’t that a lobbying group in the TV show The West Wing?) to lobby people to support the Iraq war. (And with Ari Fleischer on the board, how can it fail… it’s so hard to express sarcasm and snark in the written form)

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