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The Making of the Boogeyman, 2006

Posted on Mar 16, 2006
Condeleezza Rice

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in an undated file photo.

As part of Bush & Co.‘s campaign to turn Iran into the next imminent threat, Condoleezza Rice calls Tehran a “central banker for terrorism.”

So, just to get this straight: Iran is the new Iraq, which was the new Afghanistan, which was the new Russia?


SYDNEY, Australia (March 15) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged Iran to resume negotiations over its nuclear program, while also calling the country a central banker for terrorism. 

Rice was speaking after meeting her Australian counterpart Alexander Downer for talks that covered topics including Iraq, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Indonesia’s development and the recent nuclear deal between Washington and India. 

Rice called Iran the “central banker of terrorism,” though she didn’t elaborate on that, and said it was time for the country to “heed the international community’s call” to resume negotiations on its nuclear program. 

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By Arthur Nunnally, March 17, 2006 at 1:53 pm Link to this comment
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The Bush Admin. increases our military budget by
44% or 10 billion dollars, for the purpose of
imposing our will on other countries. And now
Condoleeza Rice tells the Chinese “that they have
to be transparent about what their military build
up means.” Am I missing something here or is
Ms Rice just plain crazy!!
I’m a Black American, and everytime I hear Ms
Rice speak I turn down the volumn. She is one
empty suit.

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By J. Thomas Duffy, March 17, 2006 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment
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Yeah, to get ahead on this one, just run the tapes and comments from Bush & Co.(Starting Wars Since 2002) of the past four-years,or-so, and substitute “Iran” for “Iraq” ... Then hang up the sign “Gone Fishing” and you won’t miss a thing ...

Here’s The Garlic from yesterday on this

IG Report Casts Doubts On New Bush Security Plan; Says Nation “Out of Strategies”

Shortage of Strategy Makers and Bush Administration Wiping Out Inventory Puts Office On Brink Of Crisis


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By D. McMillan, March 16, 2006 at 10:32 pm Link to this comment
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I have said this before and I"ll say it again,“Condi Rice has definitely reached her level of incompetence”.If she ever had an original thought,it died of loneliness.I"m so sick of hearing this murderous mouthpiece speak the same White House bullshit over and over and over again.She"s not representing my views to the leaders of China,Russia,France,Australia or anyone else.She would"nt recognize Democracy if it bit her on the ass.She has no right to critisize anyone or any other nation"s track record as far as Democracy is concerned.She has helped the Bush administration destroy our democracy.

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By G. Anderson, March 16, 2006 at 9:20 pm Link to this comment
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Despite the fact that Bush’s poll numbers are falling, people have forgotten one thing.

George Bush doesn’t consider himself to be a president of the United States, he considers himself to be on a mission from God so it doesn’t really matter what a poll says.

The United States of America is no longer functioning as republic. America as a republic doesn’t exist because it doesn’t have any functioning representatives.

The Bush administration has been on a steady course since it first began, a course that Ms. Rice helped plot,and Mr. Bush knows that Congress lacks the political will to stop him.

Consider President Bush re affirmation of his preemptive strike strategy. At this point in his presidency, what country who would he like to preempt?

This is likely the first stage in an attack on Iran.

Even though our military is already broken, and we are trillions of dollars in debt. There is no stopping this man, or stopping Ms. Rice they are fanatic’s in their beliefs and in their cause.

Mr. Bush considers himself above the law. Unless he is impeached, America will cease to exist as a political entity.

I urge you to right you Senators and Congressmen and support the Feingold motion for censure, and express you desire to see President Bush removed from office.

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By felicity smith, March 16, 2006 at 10:52 am Link to this comment
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Rice is concerned about the Chinese military build-up.  She wants to know what it means.  I want to know what it means that we have 4,000 plus nuclear weapons - bombs, missiles and zeus knows what all.  I’m afraid, as the rest of the world probably is, that it means the death of planet earth.  Whether you’re an American looking from the inside, or a non-American looking from the outside, George Bush and Company are terrifying.

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By MattW, March 16, 2006 at 7:07 am Link to this comment
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Bush was right when he called us “addicted to oil”, and we are acting like addicts.  Shifting blame, making excuses, and to make sure we get our fix we resort to breaking and entering…this country needs a 12 step program, and note that described by Cheney’s Project for a New American Century…6 years of which we have already endured.

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By Hilding Lindquist, March 16, 2006 at 5:14 am Link to this comment
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Seems to me that Iran has taken advantage of the opportunities we (the good ol’ USA under George W.) have given them.

... (thinking) ... (thinking)

Ahhhhhh! I get it. this whole Iraq thinger was a ploy to draw Iran into a trap, and Iran has taken the bait.

Now we can really get on to the Battle of Armageddon in the Name of God (Judaic-Christian version) and settle this Good vs. Evil stuff once and for all—or at least a thousand years. (Let’s see where have I heard this thousand year reference outside of fundamentalist Christians? Was it Hitler? Nah, couldn’t have been. Hitler was a Nazi and a fascist.)

Anyway—what is absoulutely fundamental—Bush(#43) knows he has been ordained by God Almighty (Judaic-Christian version) to lead us to victory in the fight against evil ... and with the patience of Job—trusting in God to sort things out in the end—Bush will stay the course.

Scary isn’t it?

Oh yes, and Condi is looking forward to seeing her mother again in Heaven. I hope she’s willing to wait awhile.

Do you know what else is scary? Most Americans (well, like meaning the people who live in the USA—not everybody on the two continents, for chrissake!) believe this.

Now THAT is scary.

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