Monday, November 12, 2007

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Another start of another week…

  • Happy Veteran's Day to all those that have served... we can not thank you enough.
  • Another Democratic debate this week, Thursday, in Las Vegas… expect the rhetoric to start at a frenetic pace soon…
  • The man who took the fall for Cheney revealed that Valerie Plame was a covert CIA agent said in an interview Sunday that he was “extraordinarily foolish” to leak her name. Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard “Fall Guy” Armitage said that he did not realize she was a covert agent when he outed her to “columnist” Robert Novak… (and we’re supposed to believe he didn’t know she was a covert agent? Then how did her name even come up in the conversation??)
  • The head of the US Central Command, Admiral William Fallon, is on record as saying that a US strike against Iran is “not in the offing” and then took conservative warhawks to task by saying that their attack Iran rhetoric is, to say the least, unhelpful. (it’s really hard to believe anything that is said right now about Iran… it just reminds me that I need to finish that bomb shelter…)
  • Fred Thompson said yesterday that the “political pendulum is swinging” against the gop and that they need to work harder to win over independent voters… or stop acting like mindless lemmings, either one…
  • And have we mentioned? That Rudy Giuliani is faulting former President Bill Clinton for weakening the US military? Rudy said the other day that the US military is “too small to deal with the Islamic terrorism threats, but it really is too small to deter would-be aggressors to even think of challenging us. And that’s due to Bill Clinton.” (Um, okay. Granted, the military did shrink a little during Clinton’s years, but that was reflective of the time… but despite that, Bush is the one, Bush is the one who has stretched our military to the absolute limit with a forgotten war in Afghanistan and a clusterfuck in Iraq… so let’s place blame where it should… but then again, that would require not following the herd, and we all know how difficult that is for republicans…

1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

I guess we're supposed to believe Adm. Fallon knows nothing about this:

"Tucked inside the White House's $196 billion emergency funding request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is an item that has some people wondering whether the administration is preparing for military action against Iran.

"The item: $88 million to modify B-2 stealth bombers so they can carry a newly developed 30,000-pound bomb called the massive ordnance penetrator, or, in military-speak, the MOP.

"The MOP is the the military's largest conventional bomb, a super 'bunker-buster' capable of destroying hardened targets deep underground."

Then again, the Bush-Cheney White House similarly blindsided Defense Secretary Bob Gates a few months ago, so who knows?

Cheney might not have even told Bush when zero-hour is supposed to be.