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Posted on Jan 20, 2008

The Mosaic Intelligence Report looks at Bush’s rosy predictions for peace in the Middle East and explains why his optimism is unwarranted.

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By Howard, January 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment

West Bank wall has reduced suicide bombers walking and sneaking into Israel immensely. Think it will be up while longer.

Certainly not arpatheid in nature.  Arabs living in Israel are citizens with full voting rights and serve in the Knesset. They are a functioning part of Isreal’s society.  No Jews are allowed to live in Jordan, Lebanon, or al.

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By Howard, January 25, 2008 at 11:55 am Link to this comment

You certainly mis-typed, Dickee, it the Koran which states quite strongy to destroy nonbelievers.  Not the Bible.

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By randyha, January 23, 2008 at 11:54 pm Link to this comment

The Berlin Wall came down crumbling, now Israel’s Wall in Gaza came down and soon Israel’s Apartheid Wall in the West Bank will fall. You cannot oppress people indefinitely!

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By dick, January 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment
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There has never been , nor can be,peace between Israel and its’ neighbors because their god demands genocide for all Israel’s neighbors, as is detailed in the bible.

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By guntotin ganglion, January 21, 2008 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment
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I think the times have not changed. The “corporate media” has been doing this for decades, in one guise or another. Take a giant step back to 1951, when Prescott Bush became a US Senator. If you know his history, it’s beyond amazing that he was able to parlay a history of doing business with the Nazi’s, into a seat in the Senate, less than 10 years after his crimes were revealed.

In October of 1942, he and his partners at Union Banking Corporation, and Brown Brothers Harriman, which he was a managing partner of, had ALL of their financial assets seized by the US government for violating the Trading With the Enemy Act. This was well into WW2, and their financial activities provided the Nazi’s with invaluable financial assistance in building, and maintaining, their war industry, and their genocidal industry (aka concentration camps).

So, how did Herr Prescott manage this? Only one way I know of…control of the media. How else does a traitor become a US Senator, other than by controlling the flow of information, and whitewashing his collusion with the Nazi’s in their attempt to literally take over the world. It just takes lots of money, and by the time this animal was running for the Senate, he had amassed quite a fortune (that was seed money for all that has come since…including his retarded grandson’s miserable Presidency).

So…there’s really nothing new going on, just different names and in many cases, the same corporations.

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By BlueEagle, January 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm Link to this comment

Celebrating the Age of Bush
The commemorative coin set

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By ocjim, January 21, 2008 at 11:14 am Link to this comment

Dave in Big Pine,
The times are different. Just to name two differences, Now we have a corporate media which would allow tyrants like Bush to reign. Now we have the neocon think tanks and endless money to support the propaganda dispensed by Bush forces and the neocons.

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By dale Headley, January 21, 2008 at 11:10 am Link to this comment
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One thing for which we should all be grateful to George Bush: he has settled, once and for all, the question of whether or not the U.S. President is an intellectual pygmy really matters.  It most certainly does!

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By Expat, January 21, 2008 at 10:26 am Link to this comment

By Dave in Big Pine, January 21 at 6:19 am #
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when i was a kid

^smart guy!  Yes, we are that close to it and what’s really scary is; most of us don’t have a clue.  We’re mere millimeters from losing everything!  That’s why I’m an Expat.  I refuse to put my future in the hands of an apathetic public.  What is your answer?

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By ocjim, January 21, 2008 at 7:37 am Link to this comment

Considering Bush’s background of distorting, lying, misrepresenting and deceit, It is incredible that his words are still recorded and even taken seriously.

Because he has never been held accountable for anything, he has been given license to say anything he desires without consequences. The pity is that he has a world forum.

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By Dave in Big Pine, January 21, 2008 at 7:19 am Link to this comment

when i was a kid and the watergate thing was going on, there was talk that nixon might just take over the government and declare himself dictator. everyone thought that to be unthinkable. but i always thought, well, what would stop him? I was actually surprised when he didn’t, and he didn’t because he probably thought he couldn’t get away with it. what he didn’t understand, and what bush and his handlers know, is that the organized minority can and does dominate the unorganized majority. they correctly predicted that they could in fact do just as they pleased and get away with it. nixon could have as well.
all it takes to terminate this is a few people of character willing to stand up who are in positions of power. say pelosi, roberts of the supreme court, or the like to publically rebuke the lawlessness and it will stop. then others will join the bandwagon and the tide will turn. sort of like the iraq debacle.
too bad we don’t seem to have any of those people of character in the right positions.

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By randyha, January 21, 2008 at 7:14 am Link to this comment

When the Palestinians agreed to hold elections Hamas won handily. The elections were monitored by the international community which included Jimmy Carter who stated that they were “transparent.” This has spoiled the plans hatched by Fatah led by Abbas, Israel (Olmert) and the US (Bush). The grand scheme was to have the Palestinians accept the Apartheid Wall which Israel was constructing as the final borders of the Palestinian State and deny the Palestinian refugees the right of return as provided to them by ALL UN resolutions.

Hamas’ victory stunned the conspirators who in return created an international campaign to isolate and vilify Hamas driving them to a coup d’etat in Gaza. What’s happening now is a result of this conspiracy and the Palestinian people are the ultimate losers due to Bush, Olmert and their puppet Abbas who should all be tried for war crimes for the collective punishment imposed on Gazans.

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By QuyTran, January 21, 2008 at 5:21 am Link to this comment

More bloods and tears !

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By Expat, January 21, 2008 at 4:28 am Link to this comment

I am truly flabbergasted when I hear GB make these off the wall, out of nowhere statements.  I don’t think he is talking to god any longer; I think he thinks he is god.

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By weather, January 21, 2008 at 4:09 am Link to this comment
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No friends, just resentments, acrimony, distrust and hate. Good job and just think, you’ve no one to thank but yourselves.

While they could have had the World’s consideration, they now have their contempt, but keep lying to yourselves Israel and then to everyone else, its what you do best.

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