Sunday, April 29, 2007

Articles of Impeachment Against Dick Cheney




Synopsis of Articles of Impeachment Against Vice President Richard B. Cheney

Article III

In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with the United State’s proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security of the United States.

(1) Despite no evidence that Iran has the intention or the capability of attacking the U.S. and despite the turmoil created by U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Vice President has openly threatened aggression against Iran.

(2) The Vice President, who repeatedly and falsely claimed to have had specific, detailed knowledge of Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction capabilities, is no doubt fully aware of evidence that demonstrates Iran poses no real threat to the United States.

(3) The Vice President is fully aware of the actions taken by the United States toward Iran that are further destabilizing the world.

(4) In the last three years the Vice President has repeatedly threatened Iran. However, the Vice President is legally bound by the U.S. Constitution’s adherence to international law that prohibits threats of use of force. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states, “… all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be supreme Law of the Land.” Article II, Section 4 of the U.N. Charter states, “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independance of any state…” Article 51 lays out the only exception, “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations…” Iran has not attacked the Untied States; therefore any threat against Iran by the United States is illegal.

The Vice President’s deception upon the citizens and Congress of the United States that enabled the failed U.S. invasion of Iraq forcibly altered the rules of diplomacy such that the Vice President’s recent belligerent actions toward Iran are destabilizing and counterproductive to the national security of the United States.

In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

EVIDENCE:

kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII1A.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII1B.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII1C.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII1D.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII2AC.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII2B.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII2AC.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII3A.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII3B.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII3CE.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII3D.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII3CE.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII4A.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII4B.pdf
kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/artIII4C.pdf

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Christian "God" is Pro-Abortion





Please bring up these points with any "christian" opposed to a woman's right to choose. Seems that their book has at least five examples of where "God" ok'd abortions.

The Christian god is PRO-ABORTION:

Hosea 9:11-16 Hosea prays for God’s intervention. “Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. Give them, 0 Lord: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. . .Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.” Clearly Hosea desires that the people of Ephraim can no longer have children. God of course obeys by making all their unborn children miscarry. Is not terminating a pregnancy unnaturally “abortion”?

Numbers 5:11-21 The description of a bizarre, brutal and abusive ritual to be performed on a wife SUSPECTED of adultery. This is considered to be an induced abortion to rid a woman of another man’s child.

Numbers 31:17 (Moses) “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every women that hath known man by lying with him.” In other words: women that might be pregnant, which clearly is abortion for the fetus.

Hosea 13:16 God promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and the “their women with child shall be ripped up”. Once again this god kills the unborn, including their pregnant mothers.

2 Kings 15:16 God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah (aka Tiphsah) to be “ripped open”. And the Christians have the audacity to say god is pro-life. How and the hell is it that Christians can read passages where God allows pregnant women to be murdered, yet still claim abortion is wrong?

Senior Official Linked to Escort Service Resigns






Looks like Randall Tobias uses a condo but not a condom. And if this was a State Department residence would that make Condoleezza the condo leaser? Which raises another question.

Did the Condo-Man condemn condom and con dumb Condi ?

And all the girls would wonder.
Is he the Condo man, the condom man, or the Condi man?
This Randy Tobias, so randy to buy us.

And considering Randall “Duke” Cunningham, this is the second Randall Scandal of the year.

In tribute to the all of this:

“Randyman Candyman”

Who did take an escort
Sprinkled and withdrew?
Massaged a foggy bottom and a spherical or two
The Condo man, the Condi man can,
No Condom-man can ’cause he mixes it with faith
and thinks the whore’ll taste good…

The Condi Man fakes
Policy he makes
Stat defying and malicious.
It can really be pernicious
Making abstinence auspicious

Who can take Relief Funds
Use to disinform
Waste the money just to make regressive thought the norm
The Condo man, the Condi man can,
No Condom-man can ’cause he mixes it with faith
and makes the world chaste, good…

The Condi Man rejects
Latex for his sex.
Monogamy and faith for AIDS Czar,
Not as much a thrill as maids are,
n’ Condi knows what fun charades are.

Who can take pandemic
Modern science spite?
Squander all the funding to enrich the Christian right
The Condo man? The Condi man can, the conned dumb man can…
No Condom-man can ’cause he nixes it with faith
and makes the world chaste, good…

And the whore’ll taste good
’cause the condemned man thinks with wood …

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Is God Gay?




Dear Dumbya

In the collection of ancient fables that you "Christians" call a bible, there is a statement somewhere about how "god" created man in his own image. (If thats true, then, looking at you and Karl Rove for example, then "god" is one ugly son of a bitch). However while pondering that verse in the bible something occurred to me.

If "god" created everything, including man in his image, that means that "god" created homosexuals. And if homosexuals were created in "gods" own image it follows logically, then, that god IS GAY!!!

No wonder Ricky Sanctorum thumps the bible so hard for "god".

I think before you wacko Repugnicans go any further bashing gay people and denying them their legal right to a legal union be it "marriage" or some other term, you need to stop and reflect on this. If you are jerking gays around (dont get too exicted with that statement Dumbya, it was meant to make a point....stop salivating)....then are you all not in danger of massively pissing off "god"? Remember it was Tom DeLay who said at the 2000 Repugnican convention in Philadelphia that "we (Repugnicans) are the party of "god."

Again, Dumbya, you sanctimonious assholes may be in big trouble with your "god" since its obvious from this analysis that god is gay. Can we expect to see you stop harassing gay people with legislative and judicial and constituational tools to suppress gods own image?

Kicking Off the Summer of Impeachment in Washington DC









VENUE:


between 14th St. NW and 15th St. NW at the foot of the Washington Monument
Washington, DC

starts: 04/28/2007 - 10:00am
ends: 04/28/2007 - 12:00pm


When: April 28, 2007, between 10:30 AM and 12 noon.

What: We're kicking off Impeachment Summer!

Bring a blanket, a picnic, the kids, the dog, five friends and maybe an instrument. We hope 1,000 people, core activists from the DC area (200 blankets of 5), will come help spell out for the benefit of Congress the word IMPEACH! which a photographer on top of the monument will take a photo of at noon. If it is bad weather we will postpone for a week (check A28.org for wx info if it looks bad).

We, the People, will remind the Congress of their sworn duty! Here's what we'll do.

April 28th will be the nation wide launch of Impeachment Summer, so we want to have a big Impeachment potluck picnic with 1,000 friends you didn't know you had. In September, at the Impeachment Summit, with 15 months remaining before Bush escapes office, we expect to have an
Impeachment picnic with 10,000 people! Let's get Impeachment back on the table of John Conyers and Nancy Pelosi, with lots of relish!

You can see a visual of the spontaneous attempt made January 27th with 200 people. See the anti-war protest off in the distance?

To find out about other April 28th events going on all over the country go to: www.a28.org.

For those of you involved with big, national organizations who want the justice of Impeachment, we are hoping that your organization will sponsor, or pledge to fill one letter, or half of one letter. Let me know.

To spell IMPEACH! with 1,000 people we need 200 blankets of 5 people. The letter 'I' will require about 70 people, or 14 blankets. 'M' /245 people/47 blankets. 'P' 140 people/28 blankets. 'E' 175/35. 'A' 175/35 'C' 140/28 'H' 175/35 '!' 70/14

An Impeachment Justice and Peace group in northern Virginia has pledged the letter 'I', and I am pledging the '!' Please step in if your organization can pledge to populate a letter, it would be a big help if the people coming through your outreach already knew what letter to go to when they spread their blanket down. People should come by 11:30 a.m. at the latest. Please spread the word. All sponsoring groups will be identified to help bring people to your future Impeachment activities.

Don't hesitate to contact me with suggestions and offers to help. We will be needing some volunteer help and if we have some funds it will add to the effort. The first volunteers we need are to leaflet at the DC Voting Rights March to the Capitol from Freedom Plaza on Monday, April 16th at 2:30. Many participants will support Impeachment. Somewhere we'll find funds to pay for the leaflets.

Its just for fun, SERIOUS fun.

Plan to attend and continue to invite friends right up until the last minute. I mean, who doesn't want to go to a picnic? With 1,000 friends you haven't met yet!

Email for more information.

Website for more information.

Who's Telling the Truth? Harry Reid or George Bush

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Threatening Letter from the Census Bureau




Craig Faanes
Falls Church, Virginia 22044
April 25, 2007

Chuck Kincannon, Director
US Census Bureau
Box 5240
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47199-5240

Dear Chuck

In this afternoon’s mail I received from the Census Bureau a rather thick envelope containing the American Community Survey. The form letter containing your signature that accompanied the survey states that the survey “collects critical up-to-date information used to meet the needs of communities across the United States.” Sounds pretty important.

However the outside of the envelope transmitting the survey to me states in bold letters that I am “require by US law to respond to the survey” as did a similar statement in the form letter mentioned above.

First of all, if you are going to threaten otherwise law abiding citizens with arrest for failing to do something don’t you think you should inform them of which law they will violate if they don’t respond? Was it the “Patriot” Act that would be violated?? The FY 2006 Appropriations bill for the Department of Commerce? Which laws are you threatening law abiding citizens with violation?

Secondly, what could possibly be so important that someone choosing to not respond to your survey could be incarcerated for not doing what the Fuhrer Bush Administration has demanded?

Third, did your lawyers notice, before allowing you to send this threatening letter to American citizens that the third paragraph of your threatening form letter says that “The US Census Bureau chose your address, not you personally, as part of the randomly selected sample.” So, will you be arresting my apartment for not responding since you didn’t address your threatening letter to me personally? What rights under the law mentioned above does my apartment have when it is arrested?

After looking through the questions in the survey my apartment and I have both decided that we will not respond to this survey despite your threats of arrest and incarceration. Both my apartment and I have more important things to do like pop a pimple on my ass and rip a loud fart this evening, so we won’t respond to the questions. However, being the loyal ‘Merikan citizen that I am, I will respond to the survey. Yes, Chuck, as your vice-“president” Dick Cheney, the man with a permanent snarl, said when he addressed Senator Pat Leahy of Vermont, on the floor of the Senate, and told the Senator to “Go Fuck Yourself.” That, Chuck, is my official response. And the response of my apartment to whom you addressed the survey.

Chuck, you can go fuck yourself. If you want to send out Bush’s jack booted thugs to arrest me and my apartment, we will both just strut around like the man-child in the White House and say to you “bring em on.”

Now, again, Chuck, go fuck yourself, and have a nice day.

/s/ Craig Faanes


P.S. By the way, Chuck, the return address for this survey has you in Jeffersonville, Indiana. However the last time I was at a meeting with the Census Bureau, the Director was in the downtown Washington DC. You aren’t lying to people with your address are you? Heaven forbid that the Bush Administration would lie to someone

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Repugnican Style Rectal Reasoning



I just now returned from an hour in the gym where I had an interesting encournter with a lower life form known as a George Bush supporter.

On entering the gym I took up my usual position on the stationary bicycle. To my right, on one of the treadmills, was a woman who had both the television in front of her and the one to her right tuned to CNN International. Despite both belevisions being on, this woman was studying from 3 x 5 cards that she kept flashing in front of ther. Both of the TVs were set a few decibles higher than what was comfortable for my ears but I kept my mouth shut.

I kept it shut until "president" Chimpy McFlightsuit strutted out to the podium to talk tough about how he was going to veto the Iraqnam spending bill because it had a time line in it for an October 2007 withdrawal.

As soon as the vile bastard opened his mouth I started talking under my breath, making comments about his lies. Then he said that the "Democrat leaders" dont care about the troops because they want to cut off funding. Not being able to keep quiet any longer I said to Bush "You lying bastard. If you cared about those kids you'd sign the bill and bring them home. You dont give a rats ass about those kids."

The woman on the treadmill sped up her pace a bit.

Then Bush made a comment about how we are in Iraq to achieve victory to which I said, out loud, "Please Chimpy, define victory for me."

This tended to upset the woman on the treadmill who said to me "Excuse me, but Im trying to study and I cant concentrate with you talking."

Because of the volume of the TV I could not understand her so I said "excuse me, what did you say?" She again stated, "I cant concentrate with you talking."

Amazed that my low voice disturbed her but the TV didn't I asked, "But the TV doesn't disturb you?"

She shot back with "I can't believe what you are saying about our president. My son is in Iraq right now fighting for our freedoms."

I politely said back to her, "ma'am your son is in Iraq facing death for a pack of lies that bastard spread to the world."

She said "I cant BELIEVE you said that about the President."

I countered with "look ma'am, I want your son to come back by before October and I want him breathing when he does." Pointing at Bush I said "that asshole doesn't care if your son comes back in a pine box."

She's now seething and yelled at me "FUCK YOU YOU GOD DAMNED LIBERAL" and dismounted from the treadmill and started to storm away. As she did I asked her politely, "ah, ma'am, was that a compassionate way of addressing me or a conservative way?"

She just kept on keeping on.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Why Is Bush Reading My Mail?






http://civilliberty.about.com/b/a/257598.htm


I just sent the following email to Mike Chertoff at the Department of American Surveillance and to the FBI through their respective online incident report forms. Jerks

Dear Department of American Surveillance and the FBI

Anyone in this country who is capable of chewing gum and breathing at the same time is well aware of the Bush Abomination policy of reading our mail.

http://civilliberty.about.com/b/a/257598.htm

This despicable policy was put in place (despite the Constitutional guarantees of privacy) so our super slueths could smoke out and git "turists" as that marble-mouthed asshole in the White House pronouces terrorists.

If I stretch my imagination to the ultimate degree I can possibly understand why you would be justified in reading someone's mail. You'll do it to smoke out and git tourists even though when it comes to issues of prosecuting turists you assholes couldn't hit water if you fell out of a fucking boat. Making matters worse, we have an alleged "president" who totally refused to read and heed an August 8, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing titled "bin Laden Determined to Strike Inside the United States." If the alleged "president" wont read something that important, written by the CIA, what on earth do you clowns think you will gain from reading someone's junk mail?

As much as I cannot stomach the thought of 638 more days of the Bush Abomination and its running roughshod over the rights of the people, I had pretty much put aside my concerns about you idiots opening and reading mail - until I got home tonight.

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mail box and found an envelope with a clear and unambiguous return address titled Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture & Heritage. Below the return address were the words "Time-Sensitive Tourism Information Enclosed - DO NOT DELAY."

Do you get the impression that my mail was from the government of a friendly province in Canada and do you get the impression that my mail involved TOURISM not terrorism? Even a simpleton GS-15 in the Bush Abomination should be able to figure that out. Wouldn't you agree?

Well, that being the case, why did the Department of American Surveillance see fit to OPEN MY FUCKING MAIL to check on what was inside?? There was a sticker on the envelope stating that the Department of American Surveillance had opened the mail to inspect it. Perhaps there is someone in the Department of American Surveillance who has a Canadian map fetish and decided he wanted to jerk off on a map of Nova Scotia? What other logical reason could there be for you simpleton bastards to open my personal mail?? All that was inside was a map...one map. You simpletons should have been able to deduce that by touching the envelope. Right now I'm holding the envelope up to a light and can see that there is something roughly the size of a MAP inside. Brilliant deduction, huh?

Maybe recently Mike Chetoff and Gitmo Gonzalez sent out memos directing people to interpret the word "tourism" as Arabic for "terrorism" and you morons are now opening all mail from international tourism offices expecting Osama bin Forgotten to jump out of the envelope?

Whatever the reason, stay the fuck out of my mail you assholes. I already know from being there last week that the National Security Agency is intercepting emails and cell phone calls and reviewing and analyzing them at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba. I was told that by someone who works at GTMO while I was AT GTMO.

It is my most sincere hope that on January 20, 2009, at 12:01 pm when Al Gore is sworn in as the first legally elected President of this country since Bill Clinton last was in 1996, that he sends out an edict to have every slovenly bastard in the FBI and Department of American Surveillance who has tampered with the mail of law abiding cititzens shipped down to Guantanmo Bay where they can bake in an 8 by 5 cage at Camp X-Ray. I cant think of a more fitting way for each of you loyal Bushies to be sent on your merry way - at least until the indictments for contributing to war crimes come out.

Anyway, FBI and Department of American Survillance, stay the fuck out of my mail. If I get something from Canada that is really of interest to you I'll call and let you know about it. Deal?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

George Bush - Frequent Flier



I was bored so I signed up George Bush for the Southwest Airlines Frequent Flier Program "Rapid Rewards"

Here's his card. His password is "DumbFucker" I also selected for him the option of receiving free drink coupons with his reward flights. I hope they inundate his email with lots of fare sale information

Friday, April 20, 2007

Right Wing Stupidity At Its Finest

Sam Kinison once said that people have to actually do stupid things for you to believe they happened - you just can't make things up. The following letter from a seriously uninformed person in Arkansas is a glaring example of what Sam said.

I'll bet this person wishes she lived in Oklahoma so she could vote for Jim Inhofe. As evidence of the depth of her misunderstanding, she rails on the "liberal" Congress yet it was the Repugnican Congress of old that passed this bill, and her "president" signed it.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Southbound on Saturday




I'm out of here at 0 dark 30 on Saturday morning for a 4 day birding jaunt to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Yup. you heard that right. Gitmo. I wish I was taking Bush along on a one-way trip but no such luck. Maybe after the war crimes trials in the Hague?

Anyway there will be no bashes of the Repugnican minority (say that loud 88 times...Repugnican minority...isn't that GREAT?) until next Wednesday

Monday, April 9, 2007

Heckuva Job, Dumbya





Link


Four years after the much ballyhooed "liberation" of Baghdad, and the symbolic toppling of the statute of Saddam Hussein in the center of the city, the Iraqi's want Bush gone and Saddam back.

Heckuva job, Dumbya. Heckuva job.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

New Wanted Poster





Link

Lets Impeach the President for Lying


Link


Lets not forget the objective.

Doonesbury on the Chimp



Link

That Pesky "One Bomb a Day"



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Recently on the Larry King show, Laura Bush tried applying White House spin to the sectarian violence and civil war in Iraqnam by, of course, trying to minimize the horror that has been unleashed by her husbands foolish policies. To that end, Laura said that when people hear about that "one bomb a day" they get a bad impression of the positive aspects of the war of terror that the US has unleased in Iraqnam. Her comment was akin to the highly insensitive comments that her mother-in-law, First Asshole Barbara Bush made about the homeless people "living" in the Houston Astrodome.

Yesterday, Laura's "one bomb a day" killed 15 innocent people (click on the post title to read the story)

I guess in the mentality of the privileged Bush Crime Family we should be greatful that it was 15 and not 25 who died needlessly because of the Chimp.

Fuck you, loyal Bushies. I'm glad you have such an oracle to look up to as our man-child in the White House.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Hitler Found A New Home in Ferndale Michigan



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This is beyond an outrage. Fucking stupid authoritarian asswipes. If the moron Ferndale authorities had ANY brains, they would have simply continued to ignore these people. A few horn honks are going to hurt anything? Gotta be shittin me. I sure hope the ACLU kicks some ass on this one. Once again, thank Allah, Vishnu and other cosmic dieties for the American Civil Liberties Union

Who would have ever thought that honking for peace or encouraging someone to do the same would be a crime!

George And The Parrot



Laura bought George a parrot for his birthday.

She told Dick Cheney: "The bird is so smart! George has already taught him to pronounce over 200 words!"

"Wow, that's pretty impressive," Cheney said, "but you realize of course that he just says the words. He doesn't really understand what they mean."

"That's OK," Laura replied. "Neither does the parrot."

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I'm A Uniter Not a Divider


Link


Eighty-two percent of Americans say “the world is becoming more dangerous for the United States and its people, with 48 percent saying ‘much more dangerous.’”

Seventy-three percent of Americans say “the United States is not doing a good job as a leader in creating a more peaceful and prosperous world.”

This in spite of Bush huffing and puffing and saying he's going to "smoke em out and git em" and "fight em there so we don't have to fight em here" and other lines borrowed from ancient cowboy movies.

I'm not sure about you but to me George Bush is the most sorry excuse for a leader ever foisted on the American public.

A Compendium of Bush Crime Family Lies


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This information would be quite helpful in any verbal sparring with the 29 percent of 'merikuns who still support His Highness King George

A Timeline For the War in Iraqnam


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Thanks to the Center for American Progress at http://thinkprogress.org for putting together this essential and depressing timeline of the greatest diplomatic and policy blunder in the history of the United States.

A TIMELINE OF THE IRAQ WAR

Comment on this timeline here.

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

2003
MARCH 19, 2003: Bush launches invasion of Iraq



MARCH 30, 2003: Donald Rumsfeld: We know where the WMD are

We know where [the weapons of mass destruction] are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat. [ABC This Week, 3/30/03]

APRIL 1, 2003: Pfc. Jessica Lynch recovered by U.S. forces. What the Pentagon framed as a heroic rescue was later revealed to have been staged. [Guardian, 5/15/03]



APRIL 9, 2003: Saddam Statue Toppled



The Los Angeles Times later reported that the fall was “stage-managed” by the Army. [LAT, 7/3/04]

APRIL 11, 2003: Donald Rumsfeld: Stuff happens

Think what’s happened in our cities when we’ve had riots, and problems, and looting. Stuff happens! … Freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They’re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things, and that’s what’s going to happen here. [DoD briefing, 4/11/03]

APRIL 16, 2003: Bush signs $79 billion supplemental spending bill for Iraq [DoD, 4/16/03]

APRIL 23, 2003: USAID Administrator Andrew Nastios Claims Rebuilding of Iraq Could Be Accomplished With $1.7 Billion

TED KOPPEL: I mean, when you talk about 1.7, you’re not suggesting that the rebuilding of Iraq is gonna be done for $1.7 billion?

NATSIOS: Well, in terms of the American taxpayers contribution, I do, this is it for the US.
[…]
KOPPEL: You’re saying the, the top cost for the US taxpayer will be $1.7 billion. No more than that?

NATSIOS: For the reconstruction. And then there’s 700 million in the supplemental budget for humanitarian relief, which we don’t competitively bid ’cause it’s charities that get that money.

KOPPEL: I understand. But as far as reconstruction goes, the American taxpayer will not be hit for more than $1.7 billion no matter how long the process takes?

NATSIOS: That is our plan and that is our intention. And these figures, outlandish figures I’ve seen, I have to say, there’s a little bit of hoopla involved in this. [ABC, Nightline, 4/23/03]

MAY 1, 2003: Mission Accomplished

[M]y fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. [Bush, 5/1/03]



MAY 9, 2003: Paul Wolfowitz: We agreed on WMD rationale for bureaucratic reasons

The truth is that, for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason [to go to war]. [Wolfowitz, 5/9/03]

MAY 29, 2003: Bush: We found the WMD

We found the weapons of mass destruction. [Bush, 5/29/03]

JUNE 6, 2003: Rumsfeld blames Iraq problems on “pockets of dead-enders”

In those regions where pockets of dead-enders are trying to reconstitute, Gen. Franks and his team are rooting them out. In short, the coalition is making good progress. [USA Today, 6/18/03]

JULY 2, 2003: Bring ‘Em On

There are some who feel like — that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on. [Bush, 7/2/03]

JULY 6, 2003: Joseph Wilson writes op-ed in the New York Times

It did not take long to conclude that it was highly doubtful that any such [yellowcake] transaction had ever taken place. [NYT, 7/6/03]

JULY 11, 2003: Condoleezza Rice: Doubts about Iraq intel were not communicated to Bush


All that I can tell you is that if there were doubts about the underlying intelligence in the NIE, those doubts were not communicated to the President. [WH Gaggle, 7/11/03]

JULY 14, 2003: Bush says he had good intelligence before the war

I think the intelligence I get is darn good intelligence. And the speeches I have given were backed by good intelligence. [Bush, 7/14/03]

JULY 22, 2003: Saddam’s sons, Uday and Qusay, are killed in a U.S. raid in Mosul [CNN, 7/22/03]

AUGUST 7, 2003: Attack on Jordanian Embassy

Violence returned to the streets of Baghdad with a vengeance yesterday when at least 11 people were killed in a massive car bomb explosion outside the Jordanian embassy, leading to fears that guerrilla fighters may now be turning their attention towards so-called soft targets. [Guardian, 8/8/03]

AUGUST 20, 2003: Attack on United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad.

The U.N. special representative in Iraq [Sergio Vieira de Mello] and at least 16 others died Tuesday in a bomb explosion that ripped through the organization’s headquarters in Baghdad. … At least 100 people were wounded. [CNN, 8/20/03]

SEPTEMBER 3, 2003: Report shows Bush failed to plan

A secret report for the Joint Chiefs of Staff lays the blame for setbacks in Iraq on a flawed and rushed war-planning process that ‘limited the focus’ for preparing for post-Saddam Hussein operations. [Washington Times, 9/3/03]

OCTOBER 19, 2003: Bush ignored the experts

A yearlong State Department study predicted many of the problems that have plagued the American-led occupation of Iraq, according to internal State Department documents and interviews with administration and Congressional officials. [NYT, 10/19/03]

NOVEMBER 6, 2003: Bush signs $87 billion supplemental spending bill into law [Bush, 11/6/03]

NOVEMBER 20, 2003: Richard Perle suggests Iraq war was illegal

I think in this case international law stood in the way of doing the right thing. [Guardian, 11/20/03]

NOVEMBER 28, 2003: Bush makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Iraq, poses with fake turkey




DECEMBER 14, 2003: Saddam is captured

Ladies and gentlemen. We got him! [Bremer, 12/14/03]



2004
JANUARY 17, 2004: 500 U.S. soldiers dead in Iraq since the invasion [Commondreams.org, 1/19/04]

JANUARY 22, 2004: CIA officers warn of civil war

CIA officers in Iraq are warning that the country may be on a path to civil war, current and former U.S. officials said Wednesday, starkly contradicting the upbeat assessment that President Bush gave in his State of the Union address. [Knight-Ridder, 1/22/04]

JANUARY 28, 2004: Iraq Survey Group inspector David Kay reports

It turns out that we were all wrong, probably in my judgment, and that is most disturbing. [Kay, 1/28/04]

FEBRUARY 4, 2004: 109 Iraqis die in suicide bomb attacks in Kurdish-held Irbil [AP, 2/4/04]

FEBRUARY 10, 2004: U.S. Military uncovers letter addressed to senior al-Qaida operatives seeking help in waging a “sectarian war”

Brigadier general Mark Kimmit: “There is clearly a plan on the part of outsiders to come into this country and spark civil war, breed sectarian violence and try to expose fissures in the society.” [Guardian, 2/10/04]

FEBRUARY 19, 2004: Chalabi declares that he and Bush administration have been “heroes in error.” [Telegraph, 2/19/04]



MARCH 5, 2004: Former chief U.N. weapons inspector declares Iraq war illegal

The former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix has declared that the war in Iraq was illegal, dealing another devastating blow to Tony Blair. [Independent, 3/5/04]

MARCH 18, 2004: General Garner speaks out

Jay Garner, the US general abruptly dismissed as Iraq’s first occupation administrator after a month in the job, says he fell out with the Bush circle because he wanted free elections and rejected an imposed program of privatization. [Guardian, 3/18/04]

MARCH 24, 2004: Bush jokes at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner

Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere. [Bush, 3/24/04]



APRIL 19, 2004: Bob Woodward reveals CIA Director George Tenet said there was a “slam dunk case” against Iraq

About two weeks before deciding to invade Iraq, President Bush was told by CIA Director George Tenet there was a “slam dunk case” that dictator Saddam Hussein had unconventional weapons, according to a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward. [CNN, 4/19/04]

APRIL 21, 2004: Five suicide car bombings strike near police stations in the southern city of Basra, killing at least 74 people. [AP, 4/21/04]

APRIL 28, 2004: Images of torture at Abu Ghraib are revealed



APRIL 2004: Up to this point, the deadliest month in Iraq, and second highest total overall. 135 U.S. servicemembers lost their lives. [Washington Post, 11/1/05]

MAY 5, 2004: Appearing on Arab TV, Bush expresses sorrow over prisoner abuse

The American people are just as appalled at what they have seen on TV as Iraqi citizens have. The Iraqi citizens must understand that. [NYT, 5/5/04]

MAY 11, 2004: Video released showing Nicholas Berg, an American contractor, being beheaded by Iraqi militants. [USA Today, 5/11/04]



MAY 31, 2004: Four Blackwater contractors killed and their bodies mutilated in Fallujah

The group were shot and burnt in their cars, before a cheering crowd dismembered the corpses and hung two of them from a bridge. [BBC, 3/31/04]

JUNE 28, 2004: U.S. transfers sovereignty to Iraq. Bush’s response: “Let freedom reign!”




AUGUST 27, 2004: Bush acknowledged for the first time that he made a “miscalculation of what the conditions would be” in postwar Iraq [Reuters, 8/27/04]

AUGUST 30, 2004: “Catastrophic Success”

BUSH: Had we had to do it over again, we would look at the consequences of catastrophic success–being so successful so fast that an enemy that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another day. [Time, 8/30/04]

SEPTEMBER 7, 2004: Death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaches 1,000 [CNN.com, 9/8/04]



SEPTEMBER 15, 2004: Bush administration requests that the Senate shift $3.4 billion of the $18.4 billion Iraqi aid package meant for reconstruction work to improving security measures [NYT, 9/15/04]

SEPTEMBER 16, 2004: Intelligence report delivered to Bush warns of civil war. Bush’s response: the CIA is “just guessing”:

A classified National Intelligence Estimate prepared for President Bush in late July spells out a dark assessment of prospects for Iraq, government officials said Wednesday. The estimate outlines three possibilities for Iraq through the end of 2005, with the worst case being developments that could lead to civil war, the officials said. [NYT, 9/16/04; Bush, 9/21/04]

SEPTEMBER 16, 2004: U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan declares Iraq war illegal


When pressed on whether he viewed the invasion of Iraq as illegal, he said: “Yes, if you wish. I have indicated it was not in conformity with the UN charter from our point of view, from the charter point of view, it was illegal.” [BBC, 9/16/04]

SEPTEMBER 23, 2004: Bush heralds Iraqi poll

I saw a poll that said the right track/wrong track in Iraq was better than here in America. [Bush, 9/23/04]

SEPTEMBER 28, 2004: Another report showing Bush was warned about conditions in post-war Iraq


The same intelligence unit that produced a gloomy report in July about the prospect of growing instability in Iraq warned the Bush administration about the potential costly consequences of an American-led invasion two months before the war began, government officials said Monday. [NYT, 9/28/04]

OCTOBER 5, 2004: Paul Bremer: Never had enough troops

We never had enough troops on the ground. [CNN, 10/5/04]

OCTOBER 7, 2004: Duelfer Report: Iraq did not have WMD

Saddam Hussein did not possess stockpiles of illicit weapons at the time of the U.S. invasion in March 2003 and had not begun any program to produce them, a CIA report concludes. [CNN, 10/7/04]

OCTOBER 25, 2004: The New York Times reports that about 380 tons of powerful explosives disappeared from military installation called Al Qaqaa sometime after the U.S.-led war began in March 2003 [NYT, 10/25/04]

NOVEMBER 2, 2004: Bush wins re-election [Washington Post, 11/4/04]

NOVEMBER 8, 2004: U.S. forces launch all-out assault on Fallujah

The U.S. military said 10 troops and two members of Iraq’s security forces were killed in the first two days of the battle, the largest military operation since the U.S.-led invasion last year. U.S. and Iraqi leaders hope the assault will break the grip of insurgents who have held Fallujah for nearly seven months. [Washington Post, 11/10/04]

NOVEMBER 2004: The most deadly month in Iraq. 137 U.S. troops died. [Washington Post, 11/1/05]

DECEMBER 8, 2004: Donald Rumsfeld: You go to war with the Army you have

As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They’re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time. [Rumsfeld, 12/8/04]



DECEMBER 20, 2004: Blasts kill at least 64 in Iraq’s holy cities [Washington Post, 12/20/04]



2005
JANUARY 12, 2005: WMD search in Iraq is declared over

U.S. inspectors have ended their search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in recent weeks, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN. [CNN, 1/12/05]

JANUARY 27, 2005: 30 Marines, Sailor Die In Copter crash in Iraq, the deadliest single event for U.S. forces since the invasion [Washington Post, 1/27/05]

JANUARY 30, 2005: U.S. loses track of nearly $9 billion in Iraqi funds

The CPA provided less than adequate controls for approximately $8.8 billion of Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) funds provided to Iraqi ministries through the national budget process. [CPA Report, 1/30/05]

JANUARY 30, 2005: Iraqis vote to form a Transitional National Assembly

JANUARY 2005: 106 U.S. troops killed this month. [NYT, 11/1/05]

FEBRUARY 28, 2005: Car bombs kill at least 114 Iraqis in Hilla. [BBC, 2/28/05]

MARCH 2, 2005: Army missed its February recruiting goal by more than 27 percent, the first time in almost five years that the Army failed to meet a monthly target. [USA Today, 3/2/05]

MARCH 3, 2005: Death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq hits 1,500 [London Telegraph, 3/3/05]

MARCH 31, 2005: Silberman-Robb commission, the presidential commission on Iraqi WMD, concludes:


[T]he intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments. [USA Today, 3/31/05]

MAY 1, 2005: Downing Street Memo revealed

Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. [Downing Street Memo, 7/23/02]

MAY 11, 2005: Bush signs supplemental spending bill, providing nearly $76 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan [State Department, 5/12/05]

MAY 30, 2005: Dick Cheney: Insurgency in its “last throes”

I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency. [CNN Larry King Live, 5/30/05]



JUNE 12, 2005: National Guard misses recruiting target for ninth month in a row

The Army National Guard, a cornerstone of the U.S. force in Iraq, missed its recruiting goal for at least the ninth straight month in June and is nearly 19,000 soldiers below its authorized strength. [AP, 7/12/05]

JUNE 23, 2005: Cheney revises “last throes” comment

BLITZER: “He says that the insurgency now is at a strength undiminished as it was six months ago, and he says there are actually more foreign fighters in Iraq now than there were six months ago. That doesn’t sound like the last throes.”

CHENEY: “No, I would disagree. If you look at what the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period — the throes of a revolution.” [CNN, 6/20/05]

JUNE 27, 2005: Rumsfeld: “Insurgencies tend to go on five, six, eight, 10, 12 years.” [Fox News Sunday, 6/27/05]

JULY 18, 2005: Death toll rises to 100 in suicide blast in Iraq [Washington Post, 7/18/05]

AUGUST 7, 2005: Cindy Sheehan camps out at Bush’s Texas ranch



AUGUST 31, 2005: Nearly 1,000 Shiites killed in mass stampede during religious festival [CNN, 9/1/05]

SEPTEMBER 9, 2005: Colin Powell, on his pre-war speech to the UN:

It’s a blot. I’m the one who presented it on behalf of the United States to the world, and [it] will always be a part of my record. It was painful. It’s painful now. [ABC News, 9/9/05]

SEPTEMBER 30, 2005: Army misses recruiting target for previous fiscal year by widest margin since 1979

The Army is closing the books on one of the leanest recruiting years since it became an all-volunteer service three decades ago, missing its enlistment target by the largest margin since 1979 and raising questions about its plans for growth. [AP, 9/30/05]

OCTOBER 7, 2005: IAEA chief Mohamed El Baradei, who disputed U.S. pre-war assertions that Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq had an active atomic weapons program, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. [AP, 10/7/05]

OCTOBER 13, 2005: Bush administration paid no attention to warnings of post-war chaos

A review by former intelligence officers has concluded that the Bush administration ‘apparently paid little or no attention’ to prewar assessments by the Central Intelligence Agency that warned of major cultural and political obstacles to stability in postwar Iraq. [NYT, 10/13/05]

OCTOBER 15, 2005: Iraqis vote to ratify draft constitution [AP, 10/25/05]

OCTOBER 26, 2005: American military death toll reaches 2,000 [MSNBC.com, 10/26/05]

OCTOBER 2005: 4th deadliest month in Iraq; 92 American servicemembers killed [NYT, 11/1/05]

NOVEMBER 8, 2005: Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004 [Independent, 11/8/05]

NOVEMBER 15, 2005: U.S. Senate votes 79-19 to demand regular reports from the White House on progress towards a phased pullout of troops from Iraq [CNN, 11/16/05]

NOVEMBER 18, 2005: Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) calls for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq

The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion. The American public is way ahead of us. The United States and coalition troops have done all they can in Iraq, but it is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. [Murtha, 11/17/05]



NOVEMBER 30, 2005: National Strategy for Victory In Iraq unveiled by White House



DECEMBER 15, 2005: Iraqis vote to elect members of Iraqi Assembly. The United Iraqi Alliance, the Shiite Muslim’s most powerful party, won a majority of the seats. [CNN, 1/20/06]

DECEMBER 17, 2005: Lieberman: Bush has turned corner on Iraq

The last two weeks have been critically important and I believe may be seen as a turning point in the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism. [AP, 12/17/05]

DECEMBER 18, 2005: Bush: “[M]uch of the intelligence turned out to be wrong.” [Bush, 12/18/05]



2006
JANUARY 6, 2006: Approximately 140 killed in Iraq, “one of the bloodiest days since the U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2003″ [Washington Post, 1/6/06]

JANUARY 24, 2006: Army has become “thin green line”

Stretched by frequent troop rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has become a “thin green line” that could snap unless relief comes soon, according to a study for the Pentagon. [AP, 1/24/06]

JANUARY 29, 2006: ABC newsman Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt seriously injured in Iraq [ABC, 1/29/06]



FEBRUARY 2, 2006: Rumsfeld doubts “long war” in Iraq

“Is Iraq going to be a long war?” Mr. Rumsfeld answered, “No, I don’t believe it is.” [Washington Times, 2/2/06]

FEBRUARY 3, 2006: Bush requests additional $70 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan, $120 billion total for 2006 [Washington Post, 2/3/06]

February 22, 2006: Iraq’s Golden Mosque in Samarra badly damaged in a bomb attack that fuels sectarian tensions



Up to 1,300 Iraqis feared dead. [Washington Post, 2/27/06]

FEBRUARY 28, 2006: Another report reveals Bush administration did not plan for post-war

The Bush administration never drew up a comprehensive plan for rebuilding Iraq after the March 2003 invasion. [Washington Times, 2/28/06]

MARCH 11, 2006: “Bush Goes on Offensive To Explain War Strategy” [Washington Post, 3/11/06]

MARCH 19, 2006: “Complete victory”

On the eve of the third anniversary of the Iraq invasion, President Bush yesterday promised to “finish the mission” with “complete victory,” urging the American public to remain steadfast but offering no indication when victory may be achieved. [Washington Post, 3/19/06]

MARCH 19, 2006: Time Magazine reveals that U.S. Marines killed at least 15 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha the previous November

According to eyewitnesses and local officials interviewed over the past 10 weeks, the civilians who died in Haditha on Nov. 19 were killed not by a roadside bomb but by the Marines themselves, who went on a rampage in the village after the attack, killing 15 unarmed Iraqis in their homes, including seven women and three children. [Time, 3/19/06]

MARCH 21, 2006: Bush says some U.S. troops will remain in Iraq at least until 2009

QUESTION: [W]ill there come a day when there will be no more American forces in Iraq?

BUSH: That, of course, is an objective, and that will be decided by future Presidents and future governments of Iraq. [Bush press conference, 3/22/06]

MARCH 30, 2006: Jill Carroll, a Christian Science Monitor journalist, is freed by her captors in Iraq [CSM, 3/31/06]



APRIL 12, 2006: Washington Post reports that Pentagon-commissioned team had concluded in May 2003 that trailers did not produce WMD

On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile “biological laboratories.” He declared, “We have found the weapons of mass destruction.” The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true. [Washington Post, 4/12/06]

APRIL 21, 2006: Jawad al-Maliki, “an experienced political operator and advocate for Iraq’s Shiite Muslims,” is chosen to replace Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime minister [Washington Post, 4/22/06]



APRIL 23, 2006: A former top CIA official, Tyler Drumheller, reveals evidence that Bush was told before the war by a high-level Iraqi informant that Iraq did not possess WMD [CBS News, 4/23/06]

APRIL 30, 2006: Powell says Bush went to war without enough troops

Powell: “I made the case to General Franks and Secretary Rumsfeld before the president though that it was not sure we had enough troops… [They] believed they had the appropriate troop level.” [ITV, 4/30/06]

MAY 18, 2006: CIA Director Michael Hayden: “I wasn’t comfortable” with Bush administration approach to prewar intelligence [CNN, 5/18/06]

MAY 20, 2006: Prime Minister Maliki oversees the formation of Iraq’s first permanent constitutional government since the fall of Saddam Hussein [Washington Post, 5/20/06]

MAY 25, 2006: Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki says Iraqi troops will be ready to handle security by end of 2007 [CNN, 5/25/06]

JUNE 8, 2006: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, is killed during a U.S. air raid [AP, 6/8/06]



JUNE 15, 2006: Number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq reaches 2,500 [Reuters, 6/15/06]

JUNE 15, 2006: With support of Iraq’s President, Iraqi Vice President asks Bush for a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq [AP, 6/15/06]

JUNE 20, 2006: Japan announces it plans to withdrawal its 600 soldiers from Iraq in the coming weeks [ABC News, 6/20/06]

JUNE 20, 2006: Iraqi National Security Adviser writes that U.S. troops should be out of Iraq by the end of 2007


We envisage the U.S. troop presence by year’s end to be under 100,000, with most of the remaining troops to return home by the end of 2007. [Washington Post, 6/20/06]

JUNE 20, 2006: Mutilated bodies of two U.S. soldiers who were kidnapped four days earlier are found dead

Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Mohammed, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official, said the soldiers “were killed in a barbaric way.” [USA Today, 6/20/06]

JULY 3, 2006: Pfc. Steven Green charged with the rape and murder of a young Iraqi girl


Revealed last week and denounced by clerics as showing the “real, ugly face of America”, the case could be particularly damaging to the U.S. image in Iraq’s conservative Muslim society even after several other murder cases in the past few weeks. [Reuters, 7/3/06]

JULY 8, 2006: Four other soldiers charged with participating in the rape and murders; a fifth charged with dereliction of duty for failing to report the crimes [Bloomberg, 6/9/06]

JULY 12, 2006: White House budget document reveals that administration will ask for another $110 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan [White House Office of Management and Budget, 7/12/06]

JULY 13, 2006: Rampant violence grips Baghdad, over 140 people killed

Last month, Mr. Maliki implemented a security plan for Baghdad, where the sharp rise in violence over the past few months has been felt most acutely. But the strategy, which features a constellation of new checkpoints, has not curbed the mayhem. [NYT, 7/13/06]

AUGUST 3, 2006: The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. John Abizaid, suggests that civil war is possible in Iraq.

ABIZAID: “I believe that the sectarian violence is probably is as bad as I’ve seen it in Baghdad in particular, and that if not stopped, it is possible that Iraq could move toward civil war.” [CNN, 8/3/06]

AUGUST 7, 2006: The top U.S. military official in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, says that civil war in Iraq is “certainly possible,” calling it “the most significant threat right now” in the country. [ABC News, 8/7/06]

AUGUST 15, 2006: 3,438 Iraq civilians died in July, “the deadliest month of the war for Iraqi civilians.” [New York Times, 8/15/06]

AUGUST 16, 2006: 1,666 bombs exploded in Iraq in July, “the highest monthly total of the war.” [New York Times, 8/16/06]



AUGUST 19 2006: 1,249 days since the war began — the war in Iraq surpasses the length of WWII. [The Nation, 8/18/2006]

AUGUST 21, 2006: Bush: “We’re not leaving [Iraq] so long as I’m the president.” [CNN, 8/21/2006]

AUGUST 21, 2006: Bush acknowledges Iraq had “nothing” to do with 9/11. [Fox News, 8/21/2006]

AUGUST 22, 2006: Marine Corps begins involuntary troop recalls. “The U.S. Marine
Corps will start ordering what could be thousands of inactive service members to return to duty in the coming months to counter a steady decline in the number of such troops who volunteer.” [Reuters, 8/22/2006]

AUGUST 28, 2006: “A suicide car bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces left at least 50 people dead Monday in a brutal contradiction of the prime minister’s claim that bloodshed was decreasing” The dead included eight American soldiers, one of the U.S. military’s deadliest weekends in months.” [AP, 8/28/2006]

AUGUST 29, 2006: Rumsfeld calls war critics “quitters” who “blame America first” for giving “the enemy the false impression Americans cannot stomach a tough fight” [LA Times, 8/29/2006]

AUGUST 30, 2006: Rumsfeld compares Iraq war critics to those who believed Hitler could be “appeased” [CNN, 8/30/2006]

SEPTEMBER 6, 2006: Baghdad morgue revises August death toll upward 300 percent

“[T]his means that a much-publicized drop-off in violence in August — heralded by both the Iraqi government and the US military as a sign that a new security effort in Baghdad was working — apparently didn’t exist.” [ABC News, 9/6/2006]

SEPTEMBER 11, 2006: Cheney: war critics aid terrorists.

CHENEY: terrorists are encouraged, obviously, when they see the kind of debate that we’ve had in the United States, suggestions, for example, that we should withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq. [Meet the Press, 9/11/2006]

SEPTEMBER 20, 2006: Iraq becomes the deadliest place for journalists to work. A new study by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that of the 580 journalists who have been killed over the last 15 years, 78 reporters died in Iraq. [Reuters, 9/20/2006]

SEPTEMBER 21, 2006: Number of civilian deaths continues to rise. “The number of civilians slain in Iraq reached an unprecedented level in July and August, which saw 6,599 violent deaths,” a new U.N. report shows. Researchers also noted “the growth of sectarian militias and death squads, and a rise in “honor killings” of women. [AP, 9/21/2006]

SEPTEMBER 24, 2006: President Bush describes Iraq violence as “just a comma” in history. [CNN, 9/24/2006]

SEPTEMBER 24, 2006: New National Intelligence Estimate determines Iraq war has increased terror threat.

“A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.” [New York Times, 9/24/2006]

SEPTEMBER 26, 2006: Pentagon announces 3,800 U.S. soldiers will be staying in Iraq about six weeks beyond their one-year combat tours. [USA Today, 9/26/2006]

SEPTEMBER 27, 2007: 71 percent of Iraqis want U.S. forces To withdraw within a year. [World Public Opinion, 9/27/2007]

OCTOBER 2, 2006: 3,000 Iraqi civilians die in August 2006, up from 2,000 deaths in August of 2005, according to findings from the Brookings Institution. [New York Times, 10/2/2006]

OCTOBER 3, 2006: 58 percent of Americans believe the Bush administration has deliberately misled the American public about the war in Iraq. [CNN, 10/4/2006]

OCTOBER 4, 2006: Powell objects to “stay the course” strategy.

“Only the Iraqi people can resolve this … [S]taying the course isn’t good enough because a course has to have an end.” [Star Tribune, 10/2/2006]

OCTOBER 4, 2006: Al Qaeda letter says prolonging the Iraq war “is in our interest.”

“The most important thing is that you continue in your jihad in Iraq …Indeed, prolonging the war is in our interest, with God’s permission.” [Counterterrorism Center at West Point, 10/4/2006]

OCTOBER 4, 2006: Iraq and Afghanistan war vets say military is overstretched, underequippied. 63 percent of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans believe the Army and Marine Corps are overextended. 67 percent of Army and Marine veterans believe their forces are overextended. [VoteVets Action Fund, 10/4/2006]

OCTOBER 6, 2006: In Baghdad, Rice says Iraq is “making progress.” Her trip “began inauspiciously when the military transport plane that brought her to Baghdad was forced to circle the city for about 40 minutes” because the airport was under attack. [New York Times, 10/6/2006]

OCTOBER 8, 2006: U.S. casualties in Iraq spiking.

“The number of U.S troops wounded in Iraq has surged to its highest monthly level in nearly two years as American GIs fight block-by-block in Baghdad to try to check a spiral of sectarian violence that U.S. commanders warn could lead to civil war.” [Washington Post, 10/8/2006]

OCTOBER 11, 2006: 655,000: The number of Iraqis who have died since March 2003, according to a team of epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins University. [Washington Post, 10/11/2006]

OCTOBER 12, 2006: British Army chief: “We must quit Iraq soon.”

“The head of the Army is calling for British troops to withdraw from Iraq ’soon’ or risk catastrophic consequences for both Iraq and British society.” [The Daily Mail, 10/12/2006]

OCOTBER 14, 2006: Three in four Americans support bringing troops home from Iraq. A new Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll finds that nearly three in four Americans (73 percent) agree that U.S. troops should start to come home. [Fox News, 10/14/2006]

OCTOBER 15, 2006: Hagel: “We need to find a new strategy, a way out of Iraq.”

“The American people are not going to continue to support, sustain a policy that puts American troops in the middle of a civil war.” He added, “So we need to find a new strategy, a way out of Iraq, because the entire Middle East, Wolf, is more combustible than it’s been probably since 1948, and more dangerous, and we’re in the middle of it.” [CNN, 10/15/2006]

OCTOBER 17, 2006: The number of embedded journalists reporting in Iraq has dropped to its lowest level.

Some journalists blame the decline on Pentagon bureaucracy, the reporting restrictions journalists face, and pressure by some commanders to avoid “negative” coverage. [Editor and Publisher, 10/17/2006]

OCTOBER 18, 2006: “Ten U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, one of the bloodiest days of the war for American forces outside of major combat operations.” [Washington Post, 10/18/2006]

OCTOBER 18 2006: Electricity levels in Baghdad at lowest since U.S. invasion. Residents of Baghdad are receiving just 2.4 hours of electricity this month, compared to an average of 16-24 hours of electricity before the U.S. invasion. The lowest level prior to this month was 3.9 hours/day. [Brookings Institution, 10/18/2006]

OCTOBER 19, 2006: Staff on the House Veterans Affairs Committee report that the “number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have sought help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doubled — from nearly 4,500 to more than 9,000 — from October 2005 through June 2006.” [McClatchy, 10/18/2006]

OCTOBER 20, 2006: Former top Bush administration official calls for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Richard Armitage proposed notifying “the Iraqis that we’re going to be drawing down a reasonable but careful percentage of our troops over a reasonable interval of months — just for example, 5 percent of troops every three months.” [New Jersey Express Times, 10/20/2006]

OCTOBER 23, 2006: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA): “We have to face the fact that Iraq is a civil war.” [CNN, 10/23/2006]

OCTOBER 24, 2006: 19 percent of Americans believe the United States is winning the war in Iraq, an all-time low. [USA Today, 10/24/2006]

OCTOBER 30, 2006: October is the fourth deadliest month for American troops since the war began. “The U.S. military announced the death of the 100th servicemember killed in Iraq this month.” [CBS News, 10/30/2006]

NOVEMBER 1, 2006: Classified military briefing reports Iraq “edging toward chaos.”

A classified briefing prepared two weeks ago by the United States Central Command portrays Iraq as edging toward chaos, in a chart that the military is using as a barometer of civil conflict. … An intelligence summary at the bottom of the slide reads “urban areas experiencing ‘ethnic cleansing’ campaigns to consolidate control” and ‘”iolence at all-time high, spreading geographically.” [New York Times, 11/1/2006]



NOVEMBER 2, 2006: 1,289 Iraqi civilians estimated to have died in October 2006 in political violence. The number — nearly 42 people per day — was up 18 percent from the 1,089 of such fatalities in September. [Washington Post, 11/2/2006]

NOVEMBER 3, 2006: “Rumsfeld must go.” A group of military publications — the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, and Marine Corps Times — call on Rumsfeld to resign:

“It is one thing for the majority of Americans to think Rumsfeld has failed. But when the nation’s current military leaders start to break publicly with their defense secretary, then it is clear that he is losing control of the institution he ostensibly leads.” [MSNBC, 11/3/2006]

NOVEMBER 5, 2006: Saddam sentenced to death by hanging.

Iraq’s High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail. [AP, 11/5/2006]



NOVEMBER 8, 2006: Donald Rumsfeld resigns as Secretary of Defense. One day after the midterm elections that turned control of Congress over to the Democrats, Bush announced Rumsfeld would step down and be replaced by former CIA Director Robert Gates. [CNN, 11/8/2006]



NOVEMBER 9, 2006: Iraqi health minister reports 150,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in the war — “about three times previously accepted estimates.” [Forbes, 11/9/2006]

NOVEMBER 12, 2006: Up to 150 people are abducted from a government research institute in downtown Baghdad, “the largest mass abduction since the start of the U.S. occupation.” Iraq’s higher education minister orders all universities closed. [Washington Post, 11/13/2006]

NOVEMBER 20, 2006: Iraqis demand U.S. troops withdraw.

“Seven out of ten Iraqis overall–including both the Shia majority (74%) and the Sunni minority (91%)–say they want the United States to leave within a year.” [World Public Opinion poll, 11/20/06]

NOVEMBER 23, 2006: 144 people die in the war’s deadliest attack to date.

“In the deadliest sectarian attack in Baghdad since the American-led invasion, explosions from five powerful car bombs and a mortar shell tore through crowded intersections and marketplaces in the teeming Shiite district of Sadr City on Thursday afternoon, killing at least 144 people and wounding 206, the police said.” [New York Times, 11/23/2006]

NOVEMBER 25, 2006: The Iraq insurgency is now self-sustaining financially,”raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes … a classified United States government” concludes. [New York Times, 11/25/2006]

NOVEMBER 27, 2006: NBC News decides to refer to war in Iraq as a “civil war.” [MSNBC, 11/27/2006]

NOVEMBER 28, 2006: A classified Marine Corps intelligence report concludes that in Western Iraq, “the social and political situation has deteriorated to a point” where U.S. and Iraqi troops “are no longer capable of militarily defeating the insurgency in al-Anbar.” [Washington Post, 11/27/2006]

NOVEMBER 29, 2006: Pentagon plans Iraq escalation.

“The Pentagon is developing plans to send four more battalions to Iraq … partly to boost security in Baghdad … The extra combat engineer battalions of reserves, likely to be sent to Baghdad, would total about 3,500 troops.” [AP, 11/29/2006]



NOVEMBER 29, 2006: 68 percent of Americans say they believe there is a civil war in Iraq. [Wall Street Journal, 11/29/2006]

NOVEMBER 30, 2006: Condoleezza Rice says Iraq is not in a civil war because “the Iraqis don’t see it that way.” [CBS Evening News, 11/30/06]

DECEMBER 2, 2006: “Not working well.” Donald Rumsfeld, describing the Iraq strategy in a classified memo written two days before he resigned. [New York Times, 12/2/2006]

DECEMBER 5, 2006: Gates acknowledges U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq. Asked if he believes the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates responds, “no, sir.” [Fox News, 12/5/2006]

DECEMBER 6, 2006: Iraq Study Group Report released. Key recommendations include:


RECOMMENDATION 22: The President should state that the United States does not seek permanent military bases in Iraq. If the Iraqi government were to request a temporary base or bases, then the U.S. government could consider that request as it would in the case of any other government.

RECOMMENDATION 35: The United States must make active efforts to engage all parties in Iraq, with the exception of al Qaeda. The United States must find a way to talk to Grand Ayatollah Sistani, Moqtada al-Sadr, and militia and insurgent leaders.

RECOMMENDATION 40: The United States should not make an open-ended commitment to keep large numbers of American troops deployed in Iraq.
[United States Institute of Peace, 12/6/2006]

DECEMBER 8, 2006: 71 percent of Americans who disapprove of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war, an “alltime high.” [AP, 12/8/2006]

DECEMBER 19, 2006: The White House is “aggressively promoting” a plan to send “15,000 to 30,000 more troops” to Iraq “over the unanimous disagreement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” the Washington Post reports. [Washington Post, 12/19/2006]

DECEMBER 19, 2006: 11 percent of Americans support escalating the war in Iraq by adding at least 20,000 additional U.S. forces. [CNN, 12/19/2006]

DECEMBER 20, 2006: Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, submit plans to retire. [LAT, 12/20/06]

DECEMBER 21, 2006: Lieberman: “I strongly believe that additional U.S. troops must be deployed to Baghdad.” [AP, 12/21/2006]

DECEMBER 21, 2006: 32 journalists died in Iraq in 2006, “the deadliest year for the press in a single country that the Committee to Protect Journalists has ever recorded.” [Committee to Protect Journalists, 12/21/2006]

DECEMBER 23, 2006: 76. Number of American troops who have died in Iraq this month, “making December the second deadliest month for U.S. servicemen in 2006.” [AP, 12/23/2006]

DECEMBER 30, 2006: Saddam executed by hanging. The execution was conducted just before the Sunni Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha. “It was a slap in the face to Sunni Arabs.” [Salon, 12/30/06]

Bush: “When it came to execute him, it looked like it was kind of a revenge killing. And it sent a mixed signal to the American people and the people around the world. And it just goes to show that this is a government that has still got some maturation to do.” [PBS Newshour, 1/16/07]



DECEMBER 2006: 3rd most deadly month in Iraq. 112 U.S. troops killed. [icasualties]

2007
JANUARY 2, 2007: 16,723 Iraqis died violent deaths in 2006, according to Iraqi authorities. Iraqi civilian deaths hit a record high in December 2006. [New York Times, 1/2/2007]

JANUARY 2, 2007: Gen. George Casey warns against troop escalation in Iraq.

“It’s always been my view that a heavy and sustained American military presence was not going to solve the problems in Iraq over the long term.” [New York Times, 1/2/2007]

JANUARY 2, 2007: “For the first time, more troops disapprove of the president’s handling of the war than approve of it. Barely one-third of service members approve of the way the president is handling the war, according to the 2006 Military Times Poll.” [Military Times, 1/2/2007]

JANUARY 3, 2007: Death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaches 3,000 [CNN, 1/3/07]

JANUARY 10, 2007: New troops in Iraq lack needed armor.

“The thousands of troops that President Bush is expected to order to Iraq will join the fight largely without the protection of the latest armored vehicles that withstand bomb blasts far better than the Humvees in wide use, military officers said.” [Baltimore Sun, 1/10/2007]

JANUARY 10, 2007: Bush announces escalation. “I’ve committed more than 20,000 additional American troops to Iraq.” [Bush, 1/10/2007]

JANUARY 11, 2007: 70 percent of Americans oppose sending more troops to Iraq.

“Just 35 percent think it was right for the United States to go to war, a new low in AP polling and a reversal from two years ago, when two-thirds of Americans thought it was the correct move.” [AP, 1/11/2007]

JANUARY 11, 2007: Hagel on escalation:”The most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.” [CSPAN, 1/11/2007]

JANUARY 19, 2007: $8.4 billion: The cost of the Iraq war per month. “It rose from a monthly ‘burn rate’ of about $4.4 billion during the first year of fighting in fiscal 2003.” [LA Times, 1/19/2007]

JANUARY 20, 2007: 25 U.S. service members killed, marking “the third-deadliest day for American troops since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.” Twelve of the U.S. deaths on Saturday came in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter northeast of Baghdad. [Baltimore Sun, 1/22/2007]

JANUARY 22, 2007: Sen. John Warner (R-VA) introduces resolution opposing Bush’s Iraq plan. [Washington Post, 1/23/07]

JANUARY 26, 2007: The White House has “authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranians who are believed to be working with Iraqi militias.” [Washington Post,1/25/2007]

JANUARY 30, 2007: The Army and Marine Corps “are short thousands of vehicles, armor kits and other equipment needed to supply” the extra 21,500 troops President Bush plans to send to Iraq. “It’s inevitable that that has to happen, unless five brigades of up-armored Humvees fall out of the sky,” one senior Army official said. [Washington Post, 1/30/2007]

FEBRUARY 1, 2007: 150 Iraqis are killed in suicide bomb attack on a crowded market in Hilla, Iraq. [ABC News, 2/1/2007]

FEBRUARY 2, 2007: Iraqi civilian deaths hit monthly high.

“Iraqi officials said on Thursday that nearly 2,000 civilians had died in January, a new monthly high that suggests that a crackdown by the government of prime minister Nouri al-Maliki against militias has failed to yield any immediate results.” [2/2/2007]

FEBRUARY 2, 2007: National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq declares Iraq is worse than a civil war. The document states that the term civil war “accurately describes key elements of the Iraqi conflict,” though it “does not adequately capture the complexity of the conflict.” [Washington Post, 2/3/2007]

FEBRUARY 2, 2007: Bush requests another $100 billion for Iraq

“President George W. Bush will ask Congress for $99.7 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for rest of fiscal year 2007 and more than $145 billion for fiscal year 2008. … That money comes on top of $70 billion that Congress approved for the current fiscal year, adding up to a total of $170 billion and making it the most expensive year yet for the war.” [Reuters, 2/2/07]

FEBRUARY 4, 2007: “There has been an ongoing effort to target our helicopters,” chief U.S. military spokesman William Caldwell told reporters in Baghdad. “We have had four helicopters shot down … It appears they were all the result of some kind of ground fire.” [Washington Post, 2/5/2007]



FEBRUARY 6, 2007: Pace: Not enough equipment to support escalation.

“U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday equipment will be a problem when U.S. forces in Iraq are increased. … Pace said the military has about 41,000 armored vehicles in Iraq — fewer than will be needed ‘to cover all of the troops that are deploying.’ Pace says it will be July before enough equipment is in place.” [UPI, 2/6/2007]

FEBRUARY 10, 2007: Gen. David Petraeus officially takes charge of U.S. forces in Iraq, replacing Gen. George Casey, who will become Army chief of staff. [Defenselink, 2/12/07]

FEBRUARY 12, 2007: Car bombings kill at least 80 in Iraq.

“Thunderous explosions and dense black smoke swirled through the center of Baghdad Monday when at least two car bombs - one parked in an underground garage - tore through a crowded marketplace, setting off dozens of secondary explosions and killing at least 71 people, police said. Another bombing nearby killed at least nine.” [AP, 2/12/2007]

FEBRUARY 13, 2007: 63 percent of Americans want all U.S. troops home from Iraq by the end of 2008. [CBS News, 2/13/2007]

FEBRUARY 16, 2007: The House opposes escalation. By a vote of 246-182, the House of Representatives passes a resolution opposing President Bush’s escalation in Iraq, marking the first time in four years that Congress has voted decisively against Bush’s Iraq policy. [C-SPAN, 2/16/2007]

FEBRUARY 17, 2007: Senate rejects debate on anti-escalation resolution.

“The Senate gridlocked on the Iraq war in a sharply worded showdown on Saturday as Republicans foiled a Democratic attempt to rebuke President Bush over his deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops. The vote was 56-34.”

That was four short of the 60 needed to advance the measure, which is identical to a nonbinding resolution that passed the House. [C-SPAN, 2/17/2007]

FEBRUARY 18, 2007: A Washington Post investigation reveals that returning soldiers face deplorable conditions at Walter Reed’s outpatient center

The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses. [Washington Post, 2/18/2007]

FEBRUARY 21, 2007: Tony Blair announces a timetable for the withdrawal of U.K. troops from Iraq. [BBC, 2/21/2007]

FEBRUARY 22, 2007: 8th helicopter shot down in Iraq in a month

“Insurgents shot down an eighth US helicopter in Iraq yesterday in what the Pentagon acknowledges is a change of tactics, as well as the use of more sophisticated weaponry.” [Guardian, 2/22/07]

FEBRUARY 22, 2007: Insurgents turn to chlorine bombs

“For the third time in a month, Iraqi insurgents have set off a make-shift chemical bomb. All three have used chlorine, which can kill if inhaled and can burn the eyes and skin. The use of chemicals in attacks is a new tactic, reflecting the adaptibility of insurgent groups.” [NPR, 2/22/07]

MARCH 2, 2007: Pentagon says 7,000 more troops will be sent to Iraq.

“President Bush’s planned escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq will require as many as 28,500 troops, Pentagon officials told a Senate committee Thursday.” [USA Today, 3/2/07]

MARCH 8, 2007: “Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday proposed legislation that would bring American combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008 at the latest.” [Reuters, 3/8/07]

“At the same time Senate Democrats were preparing their own bill with binding legislation that would require a withdrawal from Iraq to begin no less than 120 days after the legislation is enacted with the goal of redeployment by March 31, 2008.” [FoxNews.com, 3/8/07]

MARCH 10, 2007: Senior Administration Official: “Right now there is no trend” that escalation is working. [Washington Post, 3/10/07]

MARCH 12, 2007: Pentagon planning fallback strategy if escalation fails. [LAT, 3/12/07]

MARCH 13, 2007: For the first time since the Iraq war began, less than half of Americans (46 percent) believe the United States can win in Iraq. [CNN, 3/13/07]

MARCH 14, 2007: The Pentagon acknowledges Iraq is a civil war

“In its bleakest assessment of the war to date, a quarterly Pentagon report said that last October through December was the most violent three-month period since 2003. Attacks and casualties suffered by coalition and Iraqi forces and civilians were higher than any other similar time span, said the report.” [AP, 3/14/07]

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Chimp's Latest No-News "News" Conference



Today the song "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" took on added meaning because Chimpy McFlightsuit held the latest in a long series of nonsensical non-news "news" conferences from the Rose Garden. I sincerely hope that on January 20, 2009, just after Al Gore is sworn in as the first legally elected President since Bill Clinton, someone brings in the Mayan priests who cleansed the Mayan holy site in Guatemala after the Chimp's visit last month, and have them chase out the evil spirits from all of the lies perpetrated on the public from the Rose Garden.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/04/03/senate.funds/index.html

There are two aspects of today's news conference that deserve to be explored in greater depth.

First and foremost is the lie Bush perpetrated when he quipped that the Congress was on vacation while the bill to fund the troops was languishing. What the Chimp failed to mention was that most of the members of Congress, while not in session, are in their home districts meeting with constituents. At the same time, the Chimp is leaving this week for his own vacation at his paid-for-by-others ranch. The Chimp has taken more "vacations" than any other "president" in history. Check this link for information.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=George_W._Bush:_The_War_President_is_Missing_in_Action_(External_Links)

However the ignorant son of a bitch has the temerity to complain about members of Congress basically goofing off while "the troops" are placed in harms way.

Well, Bush, you asshole, it seems to me that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Syria right this second talking with the leader of that country about ways to fix the problems YOU and the neocon death cult have created in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East. Nancy Pelosi is using her spring vacation to fix another Bush mess (sounds like what Daddy has done for the Chimp all his life). Why, instead of going to Crawford to bugger sheep and piss on fence posts with Barney, aren't you in the Middle East trying to fix the fuck up you have created there? It seems to me that any and all of those malingering Congresspeople on their dastardly vacations are doing more work to right the wrongs than you know is possible.

The second disgusting thing (second but not last) the Chimp uttered today was his comment to the families of kids being shot at for his lies in Iraq when he sounded big-brotherly about bringing their loved ones home "from the front lines." Well, asshole, why aren't ANY of your loved ones on the front lines?? If the noble cause (we never EVER hear you spew that one any more) in Iraqnam is so noble, why aren't Jenna and Barbie over there ducking shrapnel? We know that Jenna is more interested in sucking down huge loads of semen from unemployed 25-year old Argentines. Why hasn't her privileged little ass been sent off to the front lines?? I am guessing that there is a mother scared senseless living in Barron County Wisconsin right now who wishes it was YOUR kid on the front line in Iraqnam not hers.

Why not atone for a life of skating by with no consequences and send your loved ones to the front lines?

It will never happen because the entire Bush crime family, starting with Grandpa Prescott who used to do business deals with Hitler during the Second World War, all the way through to and including Jenna the cum-slurper have never been held accountable for a thing they have done. Instead, others have paid the price for Bush family malfesence.

This quote is a perfect example of how far removed from reality the Bush family is:

"What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them." –Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the hurricane evacuees at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 5, 2005


The Chimp is no different.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter - On With the Song

Mary Chapin Carpenter dedicated this song to the Dixie Chicks. And rightly so.


On With The Song
Mary Chapin Carpenter

This isn't for the ones who blindly follow
Jingoistic bumper stickers tellin' you
To love it or leave it and you'd better love Jesus
And get out of the way of the Red, White, and Blue

This isn't for the ones who buy their six-packs
At the 7-Eleven where the clerk makes change
Whose accent makes clear he sure ain't from here
They call him a camel jockey instead of his name

[Chorus:]
No, this is for the ones who stand their ground
When the lines in the sand get deeper
When the whole world seems to be upside down
And the shots bein' taken get cheaper, cheaper

This isn't for the ones who would gladly swallow
Everything their leader would have them know
Bowing and kissin' while the truth goes missin'
"Bring it on," he crows, puttin' on his big show

This isn't for the man who can't count the bodies
Can't comfort the families, can't say when he's wrong
Playin' "I'm the decider," like some sort of Messiah
While another day passes and a hundred souls gone

[Chorus]

This is for the ones that I see above me
Three little stars in a great big sky
Light for the world and hope for the weary
They try

This isn't for the ones with their radio signal
Callin' for bonfires and boycotts, they rave
Exhorting their listeners to spit on the sinners
While countin' the bucks of advertising they'll save

[Tag Chorus:]
This isn't for you and you know who you are
Just do what you want 'cause I know that you can
But I gotta be true to myself and to you
So on with the song, I don't give a damn

Chimpy McFlightsuit Strikes Again

Bush Refuses To Set Timetable For Withdrawal Of Head From White House Banister

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Bush Refuses To Set Timetable For Withdrawal Of Head From White House Banister

WASHINGTON, DC—"I stuffed it in here for a reason, and to remove it now would mean giving up on everything we believe in," Bush said from between two White House banister poles.