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>War Cost Update – $720 Million Each Day

22 September, 2007 Leave a comment

>See this article for a more realistic, long-term cost analysis of the Bush war.

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>He Ought To Know

22 September, 2007 Leave a comment

>“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
– Joseph Goebbels

Does this sound familiar?
You can take your pick from the pack of lies (e.g., 9/11 was connected to Iraq, is good for starters).
And then, the vitally important part, use all of its [executive] powers to repress dissent….
NSA spying program
The Patriot Act
The Military Commissions Act effectively revoking the writ of Habeas Corpus

Remember the past (thank God) Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jan. 18, 2007 argued that the Constitution doesn’t explicitly bestow habeas corpus rights? Gonzo said, “The Constitution doesn’t say every individual in the United States or citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn’t say that. It simply says the right shall not be suspended except in cases of rebellion or invasion.”

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>MoveOn.org

21 September, 2007 Leave a comment

>Angered over the fake “disgusted” comment of the Shrub regarding the MoveOn.org’s Gen. Petraeus or Betray Us? ad, so I felt compelled to support them in their efforts to speak out against a president without a plan to succeed (and as Edwards would say, congress without the courage to bring our troops home). Someone has to do it. I guess MoveOn.org is the organization to do it. I used to think MoveOn was a radical far-left group, but they’re not looking so far left to me now. So I made my first contribution to them today. I feel better already.

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>No Timeline, No Funding, No Excuses

15 September, 2007 Leave a comment

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>They call him the imposer of democracy

13 September, 2007 Leave a comment

>Listening to Call It Democracy by Bruce Cockburn got me to thinking about how Bush is a megalomaniac disguised as a champion of freedom.
Moreover, democracy cannot be forced or imposed upon a people or country…it has to come from within. Sure, sometimes a little help from other countries might be needed (e.g., France in our own revolution) but I’d say what we’re doing, or rather trying to do, in Iraq goes far, far beyond a little help. So, this is at least one of the fatal flaws of Bush’s Iraq war.

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>Not A Penny More – LOGO

11 September, 2007 Leave a comment

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The war makes no sense.
We need to de-fund the war.
It’s our only choice.
Please distribute liberally.

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>General Petraeus Betrayed Us

10 September, 2007 Leave a comment

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“I believe that we will be able to reduce our forces to the pre-surge level … by next summer without jeopardizing the security gains we have fought so hard to achieve.”

Wait, did I catch that right? Pre-surge level by next summer…as in 2008!? So, we’ll have just as many troops in Summer of 2008 as we had in Winter 2006-2007? Is this for real? WTF!

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