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Dick Cheney Reveals Plans & Drawings For His Own “Presidential Library & Howitzer Munitions Factory”It's got an Enhanced Fun Kids Park too!!!
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/dick-cheney-reveals-the-plans-for-his-own-presidential-library-howitzer-munitions-factory/It's got an Enhanced Fun Kids Park too!!!... more
The Bush administration not only lied us into the Iraq war with lies about WMD's and nuclear capabilities of Saddam Hussein, but when we got into the war the Bush administration hid what was happening in Iraq from the American public. Also, Bush never attended the funeral of a single American service person killed in the Iraq war, and over 4,500 Americans were killed in the conflict.
Watch graphic video of wounded troops here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74VvUx-QTUAThe Bush administration not only lied us into the Iraq war with lies about WMD's... more
Apes & Fools repent, but the joke is still on us.
Things are heating up again in Iraq. Good thing Dick Cheney isn't in office anymore or he would be for invading Iraq again.
Watch video here:
http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/air-strikes/raw-iraq-war-footage/1699183297001/Things are heating up again in Iraq. Good thing Dick Cheney isn't in office... more
Lobbying is the act of influencing elected officials to make choices that benefit certain people or organizations. Many believe that the practice of lobbying is corrupting America, but what industry is the biggest offender? Lori Harfenist sounds off.
http://youtu.be/_qxsi3GI1tYLobbying is the act of influencing elected officials to make choices that benefit... more
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded.I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow... more
"I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans-my fellow veterans-whose future you stole...
"Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.""I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write... more
"I don't travel in the corridors of power like Fineman, so I suppose I had the advantage of not needing to flatter the men and women who will feed me information to uncritically regurgitate. But, to me, it didn't take a professional journalist to see that George W. Bush and the Cheney cabal were warmongering liars." — Digby"I don't travel in the corridors of power like Fineman, so I suppose I had... more
Two Pentagon Colonels and Gen.Richard Petraeus Oversaw Death Squads in Iraq That Murdered Over 100,000 PeopleGuardian Lays Out Details of How Petraeus Organized Death Squads in Iraq
Yesterday, the Guardian published an article detailing how the US turned to the use of death squads in Iraq to quell the rise of Sunni militias. The article provides convincing evidence that this was an intentional policy and was in fact a central tenet of David Petraeus’ often-praised counterinsurgency, or COIN, strategy. The key person in the Guardian’s reporting is James Steele, who was a veteran in organizing Central American death squads on behalf of the US during the Reagan years.
In reading the material from the Guardian, however, it should be kept in mind that Petraeus did not institute his COIN strategy only in Iraq. He put it into place in Afghanistan as well, and the fact that it lead to widespread allegations of torture and murder there demonstrates that the atrocities committed by these militias is a feature of the funding and training provided to them and not an unfortunate outgrowth, because this practice has now produced death squads in Central America, Iraq and Afghanistan. Recall that less than two weeks ago, Hamid Karzai called for the expulsion of US Special Operations forces from Maidan Wardak province due to allegations of abuse by the Afghan Local Police there. The Afghan Local Police are in reality groups of local militias trained and funded by US Special Operations forces and operating separately from the Karzai government. The ALP became one of the primary features of Petraeus’ COIN strategy when he moved it to Afghanistan.
Here’s the opening of the Guardian article:
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the “dirty wars” in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurgents. These units conducted some of the worst acts of torture during the US occupation and accelerated the country’s descent into full-scale civil war.
Colonel James Steele was a 58-year-old retired special forces veteran when he was nominated by Donald Rumsfeld to help organise the paramilitaries in an attempt to quell a Sunni insurgency, an investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic shows.
What to do about the deepening quagmire of Iraq? The Pentagon’s latest approach is being called “the Salvador option”–and the fact that it is being discussed at all is a measure of just how worried Donald Rumsfeld really is. “What everyone agrees is that we can’t just go on as we are,” one senior military officer told NEWSWEEK. “We have to find a way to take the offensive against the insurgents. Right now, we are playing defense. And we are losing.” Last November’s operation in Fallujah, most analysts agree, succeeded less in breaking “the back” of the insurgency–as Marine Gen. John Sattler optimistically declared at the time–than in spreading it out.
Now, NEWSWEEK has learned, the Pentagon is intensively debating an option that dates back to a still-secret strategy in the Reagan administration’s battle against the leftist guerrilla insurgency in El Salvador in the early 1980s. Then, faced with a losing war against Salvadoran rebels, the U.S. government funded or supported “nationalist” forces that allegedly included so-called death squads directed to hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathizers. Eventually the insurgency was quelled, and many U.S. conservatives consider the policy to have been a success–despite the deaths of innocent civilians and the subsequent Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages scandal. (Among the current administration officials who dealt with Central America back then is John Negroponte, who is today the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Under Reagan, he was ambassador to Honduras. There is no evidence, however, that Negroponte knew anything about the Salvadoran death squads or the Iran-Contra scandal at the time. The Iraq ambassador, in a phone call to NEWSWEEK on Jan. 10, said he was not involved in military strategy in Iraq. He called the insertion of his name into this report “utterly gratuitous.”)
The most disgusting aspect of this apparent “trial balloon” floated by the Bush administration is that the program quite possibly was already underway when the Newsweek article came out. The Guardian article reminds us that Petraeus, the architect of this program, was sent to Iraq in June of 2004 (this was his second deployment to Iraq) to begin training Iraqis, and the Newsweek article wasn’t published until January of 2005. Steele, who was reporting directly to Rumsfeld, first went to Iraq in 2003 (Rumsfeld delighted in running his own people separately from the chain of command; he did this at times with McChrystal as well).
More evidence that the program was entirely intentional comes from the role of torture in the program and the moves the US made to ignore torture just as the program was put into place. A little over two years ago, the Guardian analyzed a number of documents from Wikileaks and assembled a huge number of reports of torture carried out by the militias the US trained and supported under this program. Most devastating within this cache of information, however, is that the US issued an order to ignore reports of torture carried out by these Iraqi groups. From a 2010 report by the Guardian:Guardian Lays Out Details of How Petraeus Organized Death Squads in Iraq Yesterday,... more
Just in case you forgot that Christmas occurs on the same date each year (Dec. 25), here are some remarkably unreadable GOP political memoirs. Just released in time to be unavailable for Christmas day, the authors include
•the dark luminaries like Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Eric Cantor, and John Boehner,
•the brightly lit up loonies like Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain,
•and the darkly luminescent brightly shining nutty as fruit cake Rick Santorum,
•Oh, and a certain former Presidential decider as well, with a Mitt Romney thrown in for old time's sake.
All can be delivered to your least favorite friends of acquaintances, each can be had for under $1.99 (as of this writing) from book remainder resellers everywhere!
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/just-in-time-to-be-2-days-late-for-christmas-the-gop-memoirs-no-one-wants-you-to-read/Just in case you forgot that Christmas occurs on the same date each year (Dec. 25),... more
BP OIL Spill Updates: BP could reap billions – Dick Cheney and Halliburton Says Fu$k Spill Victims – Deepwater Horizon Keeps GivingAbout 565,000 pounds of oiled material from Deepwater Horizon
Halliburton Says BP’s Deal With Spill Victims Is Unfair
BP could reap billions of dollars in tax credits from oil spill settlementAbout 565,000 pounds of oiled material from Deepwater Horizon Halliburton Says... more
I know people have all but forgotten that George W. Bush and his administration ever existed, but we need to remember those eight years, and remember how much of our soul we actually lost under his watch. His administration stripped away any and every shred of decency and humanity this country had, and he sent us down a dark road of torture and cruelty.
A policy memo from the Romney campaign shows that Mitt and his advisors would take us back down the same road and beyond...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=43309I know people have all but forgotten that George W. Bush and his administration ever... more
Jesse Ventura is returning to Mr. Media next week to talk about his new book, 'Democrips and Rebloodlicans,' and his proposed run for president in 2016 (with Howard Stern as his VP). While we wait, I think you'll find my 2010 chat with The Body pretty darned entertaining. Please enjoy and share with a friend or two! Thanks! http://www.mrmedia.com/2010/03/jesse-ventura-sees-american-conspiracies-in-places-mr-media-only-sees-incompetence/Jesse Ventura is returning to Mr. Media next week to talk about his new book,... more
I speculate that there a few reasons mini-me liar Netanyahu has been promoting the attack Iran lie. First, it builds fear in Israel. This was always a favorite strategy of Cheney. Fear gets votes. Fear gives more power to the military, which is controlled by the head of state.I speculate that there a few reasons mini-me liar Netanyahu has been promoting the... more
I think everyone remembers where they were when they first heard about the planes flying into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.
For our generation, it’s that horrifying moment that matches up with when other generations remember the Kennedy assassination or the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
But where were you when the horror of the Bush Administration’s handling of 9/11 began settling in? Its inability to scramble jets that fateful day or the President staying in an elementary school, reading to children about a goat rather than getting up and showing some leadership capabilities? Where were you when the Administration resisted a proper investigation of the attack on America?
Philip Shenon, an accomplished and long-time reporter for The New York Times, has written a book that every American should read. The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation is, of all things, a beautifully-written journey into the not-so-bipartisan investigation into the government’s handling of 9/11 and its aftermath. It’s the first book of the 21st Century that could be a proper companion to Woodward and Bernstein’s classic, All the President’s Men.
You should read The Commission, and then you should get very, very mad. http://www.mrmedia.com/2008/05/philip-shenon-the-commission-the-uncensored-history-of-the-911-investigation-author-and-new-york-times-journalist-mr-media-interview-pt-1/I think everyone remembers where they were when they first heard about the planes... more
Dear: Mr Bush
You are not a Ninja, the pain, death and destruction you created will not disappear with a puff of smoke. The Pandora's box is open. The GOP, TEA PARTY, and Sexy Ladies pretending to be news journalist on FOX NEWS, will not erase the destruction you have caused.
They can pretend you didn't exist, but you do.
The Rebel-in-Chief a political thief, the biggest Presidential EPIC FAIL, you should be in jail. American People struggling hurting, you're biggest concern was Halliburton.
I will not vote for Mitt Romney he is the same as you, profit over people making sure we are not to be equal.
“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”
Mix By Dj ToshbikoDear: Mr Bush You are not a Ninja, the pain, death and destruction you created... more
Who among us can blame him?
Former VP Dick Cheney’s daughter, Mary Cheney, married her partner Heather Poe in Washington, D.C. on Friday (June 22)
MORE http://bumpshack.com/2012/06/25/mary-cheney-girlfriend-heather-poe-got-married/Former VP Dick Cheney’s daughter, Mary Cheney, married her partner Heather Poe... more
By David Edwards
Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:35 EDT
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama had personally authorized recent intelligence leaks.
On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two U.S. attorneys to investigate leaks about details of drone attacks and special forces strikes. Critics have claimed that the White House disclosed the information to bolster the president’s re-election chances.
“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive,” Obama told reporters during Friday press conference. “And people I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office.”
But Liz Cheney on Sunday insisted that the president himself could be the one behind the leaks.
“I’d like to see an independent investigation,” she told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “If you’ve got members of the national security team — which is what we know from reading [New York Times reporter] David Sanger’s piece, that’s what he says — giving him chapter and verse of what went on in these National Security Council meetings then somebody’s got to be held accountable for, you know, what is a betrayal to the nation.”
“I do think that it’s important — as Mike Rogers, chairman of the House intel committee, has said — that whoever is looking at this needs to be outside the chain of command so that you can be absolutely sure that it is followed to it’s conclusion,” she added. “And that may well be the president of the United States.”
“If the president of the United States has been authorizing people on his national security team to brief The New York Times about one of our most highly classified programs, the American people have a right to know.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s then-chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators in the probe of who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame. The vice president pushed for a full pardon and then-President George W. Bush eventually commuted Libby’s 30-month prison sentence before he ever served a day in jail.
Many have assumed that Dick Cheney masterminded outing Plame to discredit her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, because he had cast doubt on the Bush administration’s rationale for war with Iraq. But the the vice president told prosecutors that “I don’t recall” telling Libby about Plame’s identity.
Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox New Sunday, broadcast June 10, 2012.
"Interesting, how Liz Cheney and John McCain are pointing a finger at BO, please be sure to check the CNN link to hear John's take..."By David Edwards Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:35 EDT The daughter of former Vice... more