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Posted on Jan 23, 2007
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President Bush delivering the State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

By Robert Scheer

Stop him before he kills again. That is the judgment of the American people, and indeed of the entire world, as to the performance of our president, and no State of the Union address can erase that dismal verdict.

President Bush has accomplished what Osama bin Laden only dreamed of by disgracing the model of American democracy in the eyes of the world. According to an exhaustive BBC poll, nearly three-quarters of those polled in 25 countries oppose the Bush policy on Iraq, and more than two-thirds believe the U.S. presence in the Middle East destabilizes the region.

In other words, the almost universal support the United States enjoyed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been completely squandered, as a majority of the world’s people now believe that our role in the entire world is negative.

“The thing that comes up repeatedly is not just anger about Iraq,” said Steven Kull, the director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, which helped conduct the global poll. “The common theme is hypocrisy. The reaction tends to be: ‘You were a champion of a certain set of rules. Now you are breaking your own rules, so you are being hypocritical.’ ”

More depressing, that judgment is shared by those who know us best: our allies in Britain, the only country still willing to share our sacrifices in Bush’s once ballyhooed “Coalition of the Willing.” Despite British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s dogged support of his American chum, fully 81 percent of Britons told the BBC they are opposed to U.S. actions in Iraq, while a scant 14 percent still believe the United States is a stabilizing force in the Mideast.

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But it is not just our failure in that all-important region that disgraces us. Those around the world who still believe we play a positive global role has dropped to a miserable 29 percent, strikingly similar to Bush’s overall performance numbers at home, according to the most recent CBS poll. So it’s true: Bush is “a uniter, not a divider”—uniting people across the world in their opposition to his policies.

With a whopping 71 percent saying in an ABC-Washington Post poll that the country is seriously off track, the Post called it “the highest such expression of national pessimism in more than a decade.” And that’s at a time when the economy, presumed to be the all-important bellwether, is in halfway decent shape.

It’s the war, stupid, and ending it is the major concern of most Americans, while all other issues are in single digits of importance to them.

In a shocking twist, Americans are now turning to the Democrats in Congress for leadership on foreign policy. “Three in 5 Americans trust congressional Democrats more than Bush to deal with Iraq, and the same proportion want Congress to try to block his troop-increase plan,” reported the Post. That is a mandate the Democrats ignore at their own peril.

Even an increasing number of congressional Republicans, most recently Sen. John Warner of Virginia, have made it clear that ending this disastrous adventure is vital to their electoral future. Warner, along with several moderates in both parties, proposed legislation on Tuesday opposing Bush’s sending of 21,500 additional troops to Iraq.

In fact, it seems as if everyone gets it except the president and those still hunkered down with him in the White House. “They’ve backed themselves into a tough corner,” GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio told the Post, “and the problem is his continued insistence for the troop increase, which flies in the face of what 70 percent of Americans want.”

He added that it makes Bush seem to say, “I’ll listen to you, but I’ll do what I want anyway.” Hardly the message that the leader of the world’s greatest experiment in representative democracy should be sending to the world. It is a message voters in the midterm election soundly rejected, along with the association of this great country with torture and chicanery, and it is the basis of what the Post calls a mainstream America “honeymoon” with the Democrats.

Americans understand in their gut that the long-term consequences of disillusionment with democracy, here and abroad, would be disastrous. In the same way Congress repudiated an out-of-control president three decades ago, the House and Senate must show the world today that our celebrated system of checks and balances is not just a fanciful mirage.

Spreading the ideal of democracy throughout the world remains a compelling obligation of those who enjoy freedom, making this an excellent occasion to demonstrate that we still possess a system capable of holding a deceitful and egomaniacal leader accountable.

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By LondonInNY, May 18, 2007 at 11:23 am Link to this comment

The Bush/Cheney Administration has no choice to support its lackey’s: Ashcroft, Gonzales, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld et. al. etc., because if they are held accountable by Congress, the American people and the World Bank, it will raise bigger questions pointing directly to the White House. Pelosi may have wanted to not spend her finest hour off on a wild goose chase in Impeachment proceedings but that simple fact is that this is the singular MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. As Donald Trump has said, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN A LIE since Bush & Cheney came to power. BUSH/CHENEY = NIXON/AGNEW ON STEROIDS. Ironically these big scandals all keep coming at a time that their best friend Rupert Murdoch and NewsCorp. want to come take Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal off the hands of the Bancroft family. The Huffington Post only scratches the surface my friends. To understand what is happening in America, read more alternative news media and the view of journalists from outside this country. Lest their be no doubt that should Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal lose its independence and become another propaganda outlet in the arsenal of Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp., the owner of “Faux News” Network, it will certainly be the end of Democracy as we know it. No individual or corporation should have the opportunity to control, manipulate across such a wide spectrum of print, online and televison/radio news media. Anyone who believes that that meathead and political hacks like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are legitimate journalists, is smoking crack. Fascism is killing America.  None of these folks have any respect for the Constitution or the rule of law. They must GO! Why are we worried about communists in Venezuela when we should be focused on the fascists here at home. This administration is worried more about “Free Elections” in Iraq but yet they have done so much damage to the credibility of the electoral process in America. I SHOP AT BANANA REPUBLIC…and now unfortunately, I find myself living in on.

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By LondonInNY, May 18, 2007 at 11:11 am Link to this comment
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The Bush/Cheney Administration has no choice to support its lackey’s: Ashcroft, Gonzales, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld et. al. etc., because if they are held accountable by Congress, the American people and the World Bank, it will raise bigger questions pointing directly to the White House. Pelosi may have wanted to not spend her finest hour off on a wild goose chase in Impeachment proceedings but that simple fact is that this is the singular MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. As Donald Trump has said, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN A LIE since Bush & Cheney came to power. BUSH/CHENEY = NIXON/AGNEW ON STEROIDS. Ironically these big scandals all keep coming at a time that their best friend Rupert Murdoch and NewsCorp. want to come take Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal off the hands of the Bancroft family. The Huffington Post only scratches the surface my friends. To understand what is happening in America, read more alternative news media and the view of journalists from outside this country. Lest their be no doubt that should Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal lose its independence and become another propaganda outlet in the arsenal of Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp., then Fasicism will have defeated Democracy in America.  None of these folks have any respect for the Constitution or the rule of law. They must GO!

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By John, March 2, 2007 at 5:12 pm Link to this comment
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Geoff writes

Obama won’t go on Fox because of the false report that he attended an Islamic militant school.

CBS put on a false report from Dan Rather about Bush but I clearly saw Bush go on CBS with Katy…what is the difference.  There is none yet you try to justify Obama.

The only thing I have seen Congress do is offer a non binding resolution….wow…what courage they show…..

Your Dems wont go on Fox because they might have to actually defend their positions.  O’reilly has been on Letterman, Leno and both tried to embrass him….so what are the Dems afraid of?  I have seen O’reilly go up against Al Sharpton and both held their own…...If Obama won’t go on because of some perceived false report I find that convienent and I find him to be a big wuz.  If he can’t stand the heat get out…...

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By Goffredo, March 2, 2007 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment
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There is no point in debating you.  To think that the Democrat controlled congress could have already ended the war is completely insane.  They have been in session for less than 60 days and have done more than your republican congress did in a year.

Why would anyone in their right mind go on O’Reilly if he continues to call his guests names, insults them and twists their responses around?

Regarding O’Reilly, John.  I can end this debate quickly.  O’Reilly said if the US did not find any WMD’s in Iraq, which it clearly and factually did not, that he would publicly denounce him and cease supporting him.  He backed out quickly on that promise.  He has been critical of Bush but has never questioned Bush on the intelligence issues, the eventual war with Iran and the need to bring our troops home.

Obama won’t go on Fox because of the false report that he attended an Islamic militant school.  CNN blew that report out of its false underwear within 24 hours.

The situation in Iraq is a result of so many factors that there is not enough space to list them. 
We made promises that we did not keep.

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By John, March 2, 2007 at 12:40 pm Link to this comment
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Mike I beg to differ.  CBS admitted Rathers mistake and fired him…Rather has never said he made a mistake nor did he ever apologize.  If Liberals are going to demand honesty and accountability from Conservatives then they should certainly show some and offer some themselves when they are dishonest.

Araina is a joke…...name the dumbest conservative you can and Araina is that persons mirror image.

As I said earlier I see many conservatives who will go to liberal programs and be grilled.  O’Reilly even went to NBC but when have you seen a liberal go to Fox.  How does Gore not go?  How does Clinton not go, Obama…..the only one who will stand before the Fox people is Al Sharpton and he more than holds his own.

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By Cilcsster, March 2, 2007 at 8:26 am Link to this comment
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It would be interesting to hear what several contributors to this site would have to say after reading America Alone by Mark Steyn.

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By Mike, March 2, 2007 at 8:24 am Link to this comment
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John,
Rather has admitted that he and CBS made a mistake. Hannity has twice on his radio show accused Rather of forging the papers himself. Maybe he mis-spoke but he does play with the facts and often only reports half the facts. 

He mocked Ariana Huffington for banning a blogger who on cheered for Cheney’s demise. At the same time I was banned from his site for “insulting the host”.  I did not advocate violence or use sensitive words.  Bit touchy on criticism over at Hannity.com

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By John, March 1, 2007 at 8:23 pm Link to this comment
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Geoff I don’t want excuses from the left. I want results.  Dems ran on the “we will end the war” platform and now your answer is “we only been in for 60 days and one of our boys is sick and can’t vote.  Quit making excuse and change the policy. Get us out of Iraq now.  Dems control the $$$$ but they don’t have the guts to do it because the reality is Dems are MORE interested in getting the next president elected…getting Bush impeached…than you are interested in ending the war and saving soliders lives.

I will bet you that you don’t watch Fox but O’Reilly has been very critical of George Bush and he as gone on Oprah, 60 minutes, Letterman and Leno…..now why haven’t I see Obama, Clinton Gore or any other Dem go on his program and answer questions…..except for Al Sharpton.  I will give Al credit for having a pair.  If your dems only want fluff coverage and fluff questions they can stick to the mainstream media but at least Fox guys will challenge the views of others face to face….who do the dems challenge face to face.
I have said this before….we cannot win in Iraq because we are dealing with people who hate America more than they love their own children….I also believe Dems care more about winning the Presidental election than they do about saving the lives of service men NOW!

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By Goffredo, March 1, 2007 at 2:30 pm Link to this comment
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John,

Fox News is not fair and balanced.  No news network can make that claim without exceptions.  They are all guilty but to make the case for Fox is ridiculous.  They support EVERY SINGLE THING that comes out of the White House. They twist FACTUAL evidence.  Their journalists repeatedly accuse Democrats of “aiding the enemy” or the story of how Barack Obama attended a militant Islamic school as a child.

Democrats have now been in session for still less than 60 days.  We have one Senator who is still hospitalized, which results in having the current imbalance of power.

We will get out of Iraq and thousands of our boys and girls will be saved.

I have never taken a political science class at any level.  My curriculum deals mostly with European history and humanities (literature).

On this website you have the opportunity to watch news clips where people are actually moving the lips and speaking.  I believe it to be a better source than, “Military officials say IED’s coming from Iran”.  This is the same source that said Saddam had WMD’s.

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By pasqualie, March 1, 2007 at 11:36 am Link to this comment
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You lefties have coined the hate response to everything.. no facts.. scream hate monger, racist, someone believes in the Bible. .call them a bigot ,if people do not agree with your every whim you call them intolerant, 15 years ago 98% of Americans and 90% of Doctors both medical and psychiatric, called homosexual behavior deviant, now the left comes along [ tying to figure how to a mass a huge voting block] and backs the gay agenda in order to get their vote [ in total] thus the word bigot, racist and intolerant , hate monger was born to be used in tandem with right wing. Is it the entire left, that all of a sudden see the error of their way??? saw the error of their Fathers and Mothers way, and their Grand Parents way…is it that you have seen the light of truth that all your relatives were racists ,bigots and intolerant?? even the Honorable Dr. Martian Luther King preached about Homosexuality being a Abomination.
  You people can not debate anything without calling others hateful, racists, bigots, liars, ect.

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By John, February 2, 2007 at 8:29 pm Link to this comment
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Mike read what was posted right before my last post and tell me I didn’t hit the nail squarely on the head….

Geoff says…John, I’ve been on your buddy’s website….referring to Hannity…..tell me I didn’t nail that one….

You can come to the truth whenever you want John, we don’t shoot our wounded.

Geoff I probably wrote the same type of drivel after I took and passed with a A (just as you probably did) Political Science 101….your post is not witty…its snotty….grow up.

The only reason most of you here THINK that Truth Dig is the truth is because 1. it fits your needs and 2. because someone told you it was the truth.

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By John, February 2, 2007 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment
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Mike writes….. am not saying you are thick but that Sean Hannity paints many people who disagree with his propaganda as being stupid or uses his “Get off the air you big dummy” alleged humor.  That is Fox News’ way.

Mike read the responses people here have given to me and you will see the exact same thing. Your response is like the pot calling the kettle black.
You and others assume so much about posters like me here who don’t agree with you….for example you wrote…As your intellectual hero, Sean Hannity, might say….aren’t you assuming and at the same time making a snide comment? 
I seriously doubt for a second you watch Fox News but as I have repeatedly asked…IF you don’t think Fox does a good job of being fair and balanced tell me which media or site does a better job?  TRUTHDIG?  The only conservative view is a few people like me who post and tolerate nothing but snide comments, ridicule and rudeness.  NBC is fair?  CBS? Dan Rather lied on the air and never apologized and still doesn’t even though he was fired.  ABC?  Air America?  MSNBC?  Several people have said MSN is more fair but if thats true why are their rating so low?  How about late night TV….OReilly went on Letterman and DL came across as Boorish, rude and intellecutually empty.  Dave is really not very smart about social issues.  What he knows about politics and social issues is whatever he hears his friends say or whatever his handlers tell him to say….But OReilly met Dave on Daves home field and embrassed him….Think DL has the guts to go to Fox and be interviewed.  How about Leno.  I watched him practically have a orgasm on the set when he interviewed Carter one show. Called him one of our greatest Presidents?  JIMMY CARTER?  Worst President in my lifetime and I am 54.  I watch Fox, NBC and a little CNN.  For the most part ABC, CBS and NBC have lost the viewing public because by the time they report the news CNN and Fox have reported the same story 10-12 times that day.
Fox News is what it is….more of a conservation lean, some entertainment and some fluff but they are JUST as fair and any network you watch and MORE FAIR than ABC, CBS and NBC.  If you disagree fine but if you disagree tell me why.  Tell me how NBC, CBS present any conservative opinions.  Tell me how MSNBC shows anything other than the liberal viewpoint.
You need the conservative viewpoint and yet many people have tried and encouraged me to stop coming to this site.  Well if you all think the same then only one person needs to post and the rest of you can shake your head in agreement.  You don’t want another side…and when you get it you automatically call that person stupid, idiotic, Tell them to stop drinking the Kool Aid and other sophmoric responses.
BTW…now that the Democrats control the Congress and if you remember they told us they would end the war and get us out of IRAQ…can you tell me how we are one day closer to making that a reality?  We have 2 years before the Presidental election and we won’t be any closer to getting out of IRAQ in 2008 than we were in 2007.  IF the Dems do anything in an attempt to get out of IRAQ AND it fails they all know they would be blowing the next election.

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By Goffredo, February 2, 2007 at 5:40 pm Link to this comment
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I watch Fox News frequently…right before I go to the gym. It gets me incredibly pumped with anger and rage which I subsequently turn into adrenaline for an ultra-productive workout.

Regarding Fox News, I’ve been told to look out for their buzz phrase, which indicates they are about to drop one of their ridiculous personal opinions/attacks/judgements:

“Some people say that…”

Check it out.

John, I’ve been on your buddy’s website cause terroristic havoc with my logic:

http://www.hannity.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235604

You can come to the truth whenever you want John, we don’t shoot our wounded.

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By Mike, February 2, 2007 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment
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To John,
As your intellectual hero, Sean Hannity, might say before he abruptly terminates a radio show caller who he can’t bully “We could talk all day and you, being so thick, won’t change your mind”

I am not saying you are thick but that Sean Hannity paints many people who disagree with his propaganda as being stupid or uses his “Get off the air you big dummy” alleged humor.  That is Fox News’ way.

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By John, February 2, 2007 at 11:17 am Link to this comment
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Kevin since you don’t watch the news please don’t assume you more about me than you do about the news.  It is uninformed people that are the problem today.  You have admitted here you are one of them.

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By Kevin, February 1, 2007 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment
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John,

I do read info from different sites. I actually watch very little on any network. I don’t even watch regular TV. I don’t like or trust any of them. I am obviously uneducated. You, on the other hand, are a true follower of the far right wing. Bravo! Murdoch loves you and so does Rev. Moon. Enjoy Armageddon!

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By John, February 1, 2007 at 10:19 am Link to this comment
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Kevin you need to take your own advice.  I watch Fox but I also come to this bastion of truthfulness known as TruthDig which is a site that has as little to do with the truth as any media site out here.  I ask the question but everyone here bashes Fox as if NBC, ABC,CBS and CNN are filled with fair and balanced reports.  So sorry bud but I get my information from more than fox because I watch most of the other channels and visit many news web sites.  I think I know whats out there in terms of reporting.

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By Kevin, January 31, 2007 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment
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John,

Who cares about Fox? Do you believe everything they say? You can’t trust the media. They hype things to get ratings. If you want to get to the truth, scan more than one outlet to piece it together.
You must really love kissing Murdochs feet.

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By joey, January 30, 2007 at 2:15 pm Link to this comment
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The Cheney Law
Today on Dick Cheney’s 66th birthday ,congress should propose The Cheney Law
Mandatory alzheimer’s testing on government officials , all government officials
If the last 6 years did not prove my case the next 2 years will.
Case closed.

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By yours truly, January 30, 2007 at 12:40 pm Link to this comment
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Words alone ain’t pulling us back from the abyss.  It’ll take action to do that.  Specifically, our getting Congress to cut off all funding for the Iraq war and then to impeach President George Bush.  And then?  It’ll be up to us.

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By John Earl, January 30, 2007 at 11:30 am Link to this comment
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Disturbing ideas about Iran from The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,,2002232,00.html

Barham Saleh, Iraq’s deputy prime minister, complains that the US and Iran are turning his country into a “zone of conflict and competition” and suggests they take their fight elsewhere.

But as was also the case in the days before Saddam Hussein fell, powerful external forces, ranging from exiled Iranian opposition groups to leading Israeli politicians, appear intent on stoking the fire - and winding up the White House.

“The al-Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards is stepping up terrorism and encouraging sectarian violence in Iraq,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, a US-based Iranian dissident who has been linked to the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) resistance group, told the Washington Times this month. Mr Jafarzadeh is credited with revealing the existence of Iran’s secret nuclear sites in Natanz and Arak in 2002.

“There is a sharp surge in Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism and sectarian violence in the past few months,” Mr Jafarzadeh told a conference organised by the Iran Policy Committee, a Washington lobby group pressing the state department to remove the MeK from its terrorist list.

Israel is also pushing the intelligence case while upping the ante, claiming to have knowledge that Tehran is within a year or two of acquiring basic nuclear weapons-making capability. In a BBC interview last week former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu compared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime to Hitler’s Nazis. Speaking in Davos the deputy prime minister, Shimon Peres, demanded immediate regime change or failing that, military intervention.

The US “push back” against Iran comprises many other elements beyond Iraq. Unconfirmed reports suggest Vice-President Dick Cheney has cut a deal with Saudi Arabia to keep oil production up even as prices fall, to undercut Iran’s main source of foreign currency. Washington is pursuing expanding, non-UN global financial sanctions against Tehran; encouraging and arming a “new alignment” of Sunni Arab Gulf states; and highlighting Iran’s role in “supporting terrorism” in Palestine, where it helps bankroll the Hamas government, and Lebanon, where it backs Hizbullah. The US is also deploying powerful naval forces in the Gulf that are of little help in Iraq but could more easily be used to mount air strikes on Iran.

Almost any one of these developments might produce a casus belli. And when taken together, despite official protestations, they seem to point in only one direction. The Bush administration, an American commentator suggested, is “once again spoiling for a fight”.

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By John, January 30, 2007 at 11:11 am Link to this comment
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Mike claims…..FOX News under reports or doesn’t report at all opposing viewpoints or unclear developments which might cloud their editorial postion.  Their panels are usually balanced 2-1 or 3-1 in favor of the conservative position.


I don’t care much for news today in general because its the same stories over and over repeated every hour and some how in this country a over-turned dump truck on the interstate now becomes BREAKING NEWS.  With that being said I find Fox’s viewpoints generally are as conservative as NBC’s are liberal and if Fox’s panel format is 2-1 or 3-1 in favor of the conservative position I find NBC, ABC and CBS panels 2-1,3-1 in favor of the liberal agenda. 
Can you deny this?

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By John, January 30, 2007 at 11:05 am Link to this comment
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Ho Hum….typical of what you post….
I would love to see the average IQ of those who really think Fox News is fair and balanced…...

If people watch its because they are not as smart as you I guess but its odd how you and others who continually put down Fox know so much about their on air personalities and the programs.  Its obvious that you watch Fox quite a bit.

Still like most posters here you tell us what Fox isn’t and fail to point out other networks that are MORE fair and balanced OR AS fair and balanced.  Why do you and others never have examples of networks that are better?

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By Mike Reineck, January 30, 2007 at 9:29 am Link to this comment
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To John:
CNN shows balance by reporting both sides of an issue as well as l the facts that might be contradictory or still clouded.  In addition, for editorial balance, CNN features that right wing embarrassment Glenn Beck. In not even his worst moment, Beck challenged Rep
Keith Ellision (D-MN) with “Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”

FOX News under reports or doesn’t report at all opposing viewpoints or unclear developments which might cloud their editorial postion.  Their panels are usually balanced 2-1 or 3-1 in favor of the conservative position.

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By John, January 30, 2007 at 8:56 am Link to this comment
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Marcella says…...So how? How the Fuck do we get this asshole impeached?  Someone PLEASE tell me.  Whatever it takes…......

Gee with that kind of eloquence I cannot understand how you don’t know what to do next.  Maybe after the next cock fight or tractor pull competition you attend you can find a “IMPEACH BUSH” study group to help you with the answer.

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By HoHum, January 30, 2007 at 7:13 am Link to this comment
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I would love to see the average IQ of those who really think Fox News is fair and balanced. Fox produces such mindless dribble that it makes the tabloids sold at the grocery store look like real news. Coulter, O’Reilly and Hannrity are nothing but hate mongers and could care less about facts and prey on those who can’t think for themselves. Give me a break. Anyone with a shred of intelligence can see through those phonies. I bet Murdoch is laughing all the way to the bank.

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By ChicagoGuy, January 30, 2007 at 5:24 am Link to this comment
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Enough is enough! The time to impeach this idiot is now! Just do it! But make sure you impeach Cheney as well. Americans need to wakeup and take their country back from this corrupt and evil administration.

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By GW=MCHammered, January 29, 2007 at 11:19 pm Link to this comment
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GITMO BUSH-CHENEY-ROVE IN ‘O7!

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By Goffredo, January 29, 2007 at 10:01 pm Link to this comment
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The usual “third time’s a charm” answer for John…

MSNBC is more fair and balanced!!!!!!!!!!! There John, for the third time, there is your answer.

Now, your come back to this post, the usual conservative attack on what I DID NOT say.

So…

Who cares about FOX’s ratings?  Ratings do not constitute fair and balanced reporting.  You asked me who is more fair and balanced…I gave you my answer.
They have minorities and conservatives.  FOX has no minorities and no liberals (other than feeble Alan Colmes who is constantly trumped by Sean Hannity’s hate and wrath for anyone who disagrees with him).
MSNBC does documentaries “Catch a predator” and various ones on murders and jails….even FOX would approve of that.

There’s your answer John….

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By Marcella J. Perry, January 29, 2007 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment
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So how? How the Fuck do we get this asshole impeached?  Someone PLEASE tell me.  Whatever it takes…......

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By John, January 29, 2007 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment
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My wife teaches tap dancing but she doesn’t produce dancers as good as many of you…..the question WAS what network is MORE “fair and balanced”.  You guys hate Fox…of course if you hate it and watch it you must be miserable and if you don’t watch it you can’t know what is on it…still I asked what network is more fair and balanced and here is the only answer I get….

Doubt it…Fox News is not fair and balanced.  They love “truthiness”.

One last time…what network is more fair and balanced?

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By Rusty, January 29, 2007 at 12:17 pm Link to this comment
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If nothing else, the ongoing invasions of sovereign nations led by “President” Bush have given ammunition (no pun intended) to those countries seeking to arm themselves with nuclear weapons.

Turns out there is a rogue power that they need to protect themselves from: America.

Impeach? Line ‘em all up against a wall!

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By Goffredo, January 29, 2007 at 12:05 pm Link to this comment
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And what do ratings have to do with fair and balanced reporting?  If the Bush administration doesn’t care for the truth, why would the people who voted for him?

Bill O’Reilly just compared the radical Christian movement to S & M bars, saying, “there are always those who take things too far.”  Hahahaha…people who are into S & M don’t go coast to coast, or across the globe, spreading (forcing) their ideology, nor do they protest funerals of dead soldiers because the military allows homosexuals.

Fox News has one purpose:  to create hate and fear. Hannity and O’Reilly are the main suspects. 

I wonder if the Duke rape case had a different cosmetic to it.  If the victim was a white woman and the suspects were black, and the evidence was still as weak…would there still be a call for Nifong to resign and that he be arrested?

Doubt it…Fox News is not fair and balanced.  They love “truthiness”.

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By Goffredo, January 29, 2007 at 11:41 am Link to this comment
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John,

Why more people watch Fox News is a mystery to everyone.  By and large, the American people are uninterested in facts.  That is why there is not an outrage regarding the war or the Valerie Plame case. To think that we were duped with intentionally false evidence is preposterous.  But not for us Americans. For Americans, if you let them drive SUVs and keep the Superbowl on network TV they are usually pretty content.
And we really enjoyed being scared…and Fox News is really good at that.

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By Mike Reineck, January 29, 2007 at 10:21 am Link to this comment
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Responding to John regarding Fox News

Here is a clue. In the UK, a board determines whether a broadcast newtork meets criteria for fairness and balance. Fox News is not certified to broadcast news over the air.

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By John, January 29, 2007 at 8:28 am Link to this comment
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You believe Faux News to be the most “fair and balanced”?

Well I believe is just as FAIR as any network we have.  Again I will ask..Which network is MORE fair and balanced that FOX?  You and others put down Fox but you never answer my QUESTION>>>Which network is MORE fair and balanced.  Someone did say MSNBC but if that is true why are the ratings soooooooooo far below Foxes?  If its more fair and balanced and liberals and Dems STILL don’t watch it what does that say?

Is it coincidence that Sandy Berger was captioned as “Sandy Burgler”? Is it coincidence that Rep Foley was captioned as “Dem. Foley”? I find it curious that those are but two little examples of a network that either shows college-radio competence or deliberate deception. Which do you think it is?

I guess they don’t hire people like me and you. You know….  People who have never made mistakes.  But since you asked have you ever seen the other networks make mistakes?  Gee I remember a guy named Dan Rather who made up stuff about the President and later had to recant…but I don’t seem to remember him ever apologizing for his mistake.

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By seeker/seen it, January 28, 2007 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment
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John,
Tony Snow…. enough said?

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By seeker/seen it, January 28, 2007 at 4:45 pm Link to this comment
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to John:
You believe Faux News to be the most “fair and balanced”? Is it coincidence that Sandy Berger was captioned as “Sandy Burgler”? Is it coincidence that Rep Foley was captioned as “Dem. Foley”? I find it curious that those are but two little examples of a network that either shows college-radio competence or deliberate deception. Which do you think it is?

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By Ed S, January 28, 2007 at 2:46 pm Link to this comment
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It’s difficult to add any more “comment” than those preceeding me; except perhaps to say:
    The social and political changes occurring in this country in the last six years have altered the future of this planet. The current administration has absolutely no regard for the quality of life on this planet, unless you’re on the top of the food chain. The corporate (lobbists) corruption is on a scale that is non-negotiable with any sane principal. Bush has been re-writing hard fought environmental policy since he was “appointed” to the office in 2000, by the Supreme Court. He has punished the scientific community for “doing their job” and has the audacity to use taxpayer money to promote his perverted agenda(s)!
    The world realizes how desperate times are, with Bush in the WH. My advice to fellow citizens and the world at large is- “Duck & Cover!’ How can such a stupid individual be in such a dangerous position of power?  Rest in peace.
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It’s difficult to add any more “comment” than those preceeding me; except perhaps to say:
    The social and political changes made in this country in the last six years have altered the future of this planet. The current admini-stration has absoluetly no regard for the quality of life on this planet. The corporate corruption is at a scale that I firmly believed was impoosible to achieve! Bush has been re-writing hard fought environmental policy since day one of his “appointed” office. He has condemmed the scientific community for “doing their job” and has had the audacity to spend taxpayer money in support of his agenda.
    My advice to my fellow citizens and the world at large—“Duck & cover!’ How can someone so stupid be in such a dangerous position of power? Rest in peace.
  es

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By Anthony, January 28, 2007 at 6:58 am Link to this comment
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Re.: Comment 50031
Things in Iraq have to be done like this…1.get the criminals out of the White House, 2.Proceed to solve the problems in Iraq.
Becoming president does not only happen by doing things ‘right’, it can also happen by doing things ‘wrong’, right perhaps for the one elected but as we have all seen, wrong for the rest of us!

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By Rod, January 28, 2007 at 2:37 am Link to this comment
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Why all this Bush bashing on this website ?  He’s only trying to make us number 1 around the world.  Hey, I love this man GWB , and also his zionist neocon advisors, fox news network, Rush Limbough, and “poor” Israel, our blood brother ally who stands joined at the hip with us in our quest to control and dominate the world. You have to wonder who’s really in charge here. Israel asks us to jump and we say “How high?”. Together, this dynamic gruesome twosome will lead us right off a cliff into world war 3. Hey, that’s not so bad. So we inherit a toxic incinerated world… but at least we’ll still be number 1.

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By flying fish, January 27, 2007 at 5:39 pm Link to this comment
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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. - Stanislaw Lec

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By Chris, January 27, 2007 at 5:28 pm Link to this comment
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What the hell are we waiting for? Why are Americans just sitting around TALKING about this on an Internet discussion board? Take what RIGHTS you have left and IMPEACH these lunatics RIGHT NOW! We can TALK about it when they’re GONE!

I am thoroughly SICKENED by this situation. SICKENED by a nation that does NOTHING to STOP THIS.

We need to take back OUR government America! What are WE waiting for?

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By Goffredo, January 27, 2007 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment
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DubyaSS ran two different companies into the ground…I wouldn’t even hire him to sweep my office floors.  Money can’t buy love, but it can buy about anything else.

Poor guy, and this whole time he thinks that WE think he is intelligent. 

We have a saying here in Tennessee, errr in Texas, “fool me once (pause) shame on you…fool me twice (longer pause) (blank stare)...well, okay, you can’t fool me again.”

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By Jackie T. Gabel, January 27, 2007 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment
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RE: •    Comment #49910 by John  on  1/26  at  1:51 pm — “while you don’t like the policies of Bush he must have done somethings right in his life to position himself to become President of the United States…”
&:  •    Comment #49895 by John — “...the only thing I keep seeing from people here is criticism without one new idea as to what to do to get out of Iraq.”

>>>>>> As for Bush, no point criticizing him, he’s simply the most useful fool they could find.

They are NWO (New World Oligarchy), who scripts the show -  operatives behind the scenes direct it - of late a neocon Straussian cabal of Strangeloves, driven by Nietzchien craving for endless war - Iran-Contra legacy.

>>>>> As for ideas

Pull out now totally: immediately pull all troops and military funding and arms shipments of any sort from the entire Middle East (Israel included) - terminate all black-ops/psy-ops - investigate it all - indict where called for - prosecute and execute (including the entire military industrial complex, their financiers and thugs - Black Water is on the table) - anyone found guilty of treason gets the full measure of the law, unless they cut a deal for bigger fish to save their necks, no exemptions and no Ollie North wrist slaps this time. Take them down and put them away, constitutional crisis be damned. The alternative is far worse.

Find a way to FORCE US Corporations to invest in homeland production - the US dollar is now virtually worthless except to buy arms, drugs and petroleum, where it’s not yet priced in Euros - corporations are not individuals - they should not be extended the same rights as individuals - they owe responsible action to the nation’s citizens upon which their existence is based - cut their privileges to match their level of responsible behavior.

All of the above is toward rebuilding this fractured republic - pull back from the brink, then start the investigations with 911 Truth - End War OF Terror

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By Jon B, January 27, 2007 at 10:48 am Link to this comment
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When it comes to killing, the texan shows a lot of bloody compassion, faith, value….that associated with christianity. What surprises me is the deafening silence of his christian supporters who put him into the white house to begin with.

Killing value is barbarous value no matter how you see it. This is one faith you don’t need in this truly civlized world.

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By Kevin, January 27, 2007 at 9:34 am Link to this comment
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President Bush and Vice President Cheney are evil. This illegal war needs to be stopped and they both need to be impeached.
The Prez managed to kill the man who tried to kill his daddy. Now, he gets to fill the pockets of all his and the Vice Presidents buddies with the booty from this war.
How is it that we get attacked supposedly by Saudi Arabians and go to war with Iraq? We all know this war is about profit, oil and revenge.
ITMFA!!!

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By rabblerowzer, January 27, 2007 at 9:30 am Link to this comment
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Never mind the past crimes that George Bush has committed, we’re concerned about present and future crimes this wannabe dictator seems determined to commit. This power mad psycho must be stopped and Impeachment is the only legal way to stop him. If congress refuses to do their duty, leaving us at the mercy of this insane mass murderer, we must hold them responsible for whatever happens.

Refusing to protect us is willful dereliction of duty and treason, and every congressman who fails to vote for Impeachment should be tried for treason.

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By Not Happy, January 26, 2007 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment
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An added note:  I can’t express how upset I am about what is going on, and, I don’t like the feeling of helplessness I feel.  I am a lover of humanity, but, I am not a lover of those who desecrate the planet and human life.  I abhor it.

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By Not Happy, January 26, 2007 at 8:26 pm Link to this comment
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I just watched an interview on NBC Nightly News with some of the troops in Iraq, and how they view the dissension about what is going on here in America.  From what I could see and hear, they totally miss the point.  It is not that those who oppose the surge in the number of troops, 21,500 of them, to Iraq feel that the troops already there, and those who have sacrificed their lives, limbs, and psychological states have not lived up to expectations.  They have done more than that.  They, however, don’t see that Americans don’t want any more troops sent to the slaughter, which is exactly what is happening in Iraq.  It is because we care about their precious lives, that so many Americans, I believe, and I can only speak for myself, don’t want any more troops being sacrificed.  I see no reason to “trust” any of the Iraqis.  They are not dependable, and in fact, are, in many cases, deadly to our own troops, as well as to their own Iraqi countrymen.  I don’t want to see any more loss of life.  I care about each and every American who is doing his/her utmost over there, but, nothing is either predictable, stable, and there is no reason for them to continuing losing their lives.

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By John, January 26, 2007 at 2:51 pm Link to this comment
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Gander…..John, again you seem to be such an ignorant ass. 

Well aren’t you the big man.  I have a feeling that in YOUR WORLD everyone who doesn’t think like you want them to is also an ignorant ass.

This is NOT war in YOUR WORLD…if people are shooting at me and throwing bombs at me and all my friends its war…you trivialize it by calling it a skirmish.

Bush has not proven to be a great President. Possibly he will go down as a President who failed almost as much as Jimmy Carter…the worst President in my lifetime. But still Bush has had more personal success and acheived higher office than me and any other poster here so while you don’t like the policies of Bush he must have done somethings right in his life to position himself to become President of the United States. If it were that easy you or I could do it…hell even Al Gore could have done it.

Okay now go ahead and call me some more names to prove your superiority….........to yourself at least.

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By John, January 26, 2007 at 2:39 pm Link to this comment
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Geoff IF MSNBC were truly more fair and balanced then their ratings would be through the roof…truth (as in TruthDig) is that they have very poor ratings compared to Fox.  Now your assumption on that is that the people who watch Fox are just not as smart as you. Obviously I don’t agree on that one.

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By John, January 26, 2007 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
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To Gunny
“you gung-ho kick ass take names gun loving right wing extremists spend 4 years putting our country in a nearly impossible situation,(leaving is not good, staying is worse, and staying the course is worse even yet..) and want someone else to gaze into their crystal ball and fix it. “

You know some people have said I was into “name calling”.  I don’t care who looks into the ball…I want it fixed.  Bottom line….I will give credit where credit is due and I will put blame where blame is due.

If we pull out now: Dems are to blame.
If we stay: Dems are to blame.
If we stay and surge: Dems are to blame
If we get out slowly:Dems are to blame
If we get out too quickly: Dems are to blame
If we leave after loosing: Dems are to blame
If we cut off funds: Dems are to blame

this is very child like in that you think others are picking on you so you decide to just shirk ALL responsibilites.  I will say “Hail Mary and Joseph” if we pull out. 
If we stay I will blame Republicans and Dems.
If we stay and surge I will blame Reps.and Dems.
If we get out slowly I will blame Reps and Dems
If we get out too quickly I will be happy and thank Reps. and Dems.
If we leave after Losing I will say we couldn’t win anyway so the Reps. are to blame for getting us in.
If we cut of funds it will be because the Dems voted on it passed and Bush had to get us out so I will give you the credit.

As for your stragety I don’t think its a bad one.  So at this point in time we have 3 possible plans to consider.

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By John, January 26, 2007 at 2:18 pm Link to this comment
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Mad Max I never said Iraq was our house.  My question to you is just how long do you think it would take to impeach/find the truth as to why we went in or find out how we were lied to?  How long are you prepared to search for answers to these questions while US troops are still in Iraq.  You would leave troops in harms way so your questions could be answered first?  Get our troops out and then go after the Bush Admin to your hearts desire.  I don’t care.  I just want our troops out of Iraq….apparently more so than you do.

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By John, January 26, 2007 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment
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Geoff first of all my plan is not disguised in anything other than what it is.  I want us out of Iraq as soon as possible.  For some reason you and others are under the impression that I am part of some conspiracy to infiltrate your group…far from the truth.  I think Bush was mismanaged this country and I want something done about it.  I like your plan and the only thing I keep seeing from people here is criticism without one new idea as to what to do to get out of Iraq.  The issue to me is the here and now….critize all you want AFTER we get out of Iraq.  How does bitching about how we got there help one solider to get out before a bomb or bullet finds him.  I am in favor of leaving NOW.  I orginally came to Truthdig because I WAS looking for truth…now you tell me to “look for facts, not truthiness.”  To be honest I learned pretty quickly that this is not the sight for Truth…its the site for “truth as we see it”.  Well your perception of the truth is certainly not mine and that doesn’t make either of us wrong.

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By Margaret Currey, January 26, 2007 at 12:48 pm Link to this comment
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This is in response to #49775 Gandersen 1/25 @8:26 p.m.

If not for 9/11 what would Bush have done, probably listen to Chaney.

My feelings are that these people kind of knew that 9/11 would happen, why I say this is some people what to win at any cost.  The communinists were the first to employ the tactic win at any cost.

My feelings are I~M~P~E~A~C~H~M~E~N~T.

AND IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT.

I THINK THAT GOING TO WAR WAS WRONG, BUT KEEPING THE WAR GOING WITH NO WAY OUT IS A THING WORTHY OF IMPEACHMENT, THIS CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION JUST WANTS TO PASS THE BUCK, THAT IS WHY THIS LEADER OF THE HOUSE SHOULD PUT IMPEACHMENT ON THE TABLE, OR THIS “EMPEROR WITHOUT CLOTHES” WILL BE THIS COUNTRYS UNDOING.

Margaret from Vancouver, Washington

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By paul, January 26, 2007 at 12:28 pm Link to this comment
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Bob S,

What agenda-laden planet are you from?  As if we didn’t know. 

Even CNN’s polls indicated that CNN watchers (overwhelmingly liberal to begin with) were either impressed or somewhat impressed by his speech the other night.  Adding those two categories together, as I recall, resulted in something like a 64% positive reaction—and that was from CNN watchers. All of this, of course, was much to the chagrin of CNN, Truthdig, Robert S, and the majority of you readers, I’m sure.  So much so, that CNN abondened its past practice of adding those two categories together before reporting favorability and used for the headlines only the percent associated with impressed (you had to read the fine print to learn that when somewhat impressed were added, nearly 2/3 were on board).  But, that’s to be expected. We’re talking about CNN.  As for Truthdig’s take, consider the source—Robert S.  What more need be said?  A true objective commentator, right?

W did quite well for himself, wouldn’t you objective Truthdig responders say?

Paul

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By Robert, January 26, 2007 at 11:55 am Link to this comment
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“Blackwater, Inc. and the Privatization of the Bush War Machine”


Our Mercenaries in Iraq

By JEREMY SCAHILL


“As president Bush took the podium to deliver his state of the Union address Tuesday, there were five American families receiving news that has become all too common: Their loved ones had been killed in Iraq. But in this case, the slain were neither “civilians,” as the news reports proclaimed, nor were they U.S. soldiers. They were highly trained mercenaries deployed to Iraq by secretive private military company based in North Carolina - Blackwater USA.”


Here is the link for the rest of story & secretive details on “Blackwater, Inc.”:

http://www.counterpunch.org/scahill01252007.html

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By Mike Reineck, January 26, 2007 at 10:47 am Link to this comment
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Now, he’s hell-bent for destruction, he’s afraid and confused,
And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill.
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies.

But there’s a woman on my block,
Sitting there in a cold chill.
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool
And when he sees his reflection, he’s fulfilled.
Oh, man is opposed to fair play,
He wants it all and he wants it his way.

Man thinks ‘cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will.

Now, they take him and they teach him and they groom him for life
And they set him on a path where he’s bound to get ill,
Then they bury him with stars,
Sell his body like they do used cars.

Now, there’s a woman on my block,
She just sit there as the night grows still.
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

From Bob Dylan’s “License to Kill”

Congress and the peoople can take away Bush’s license to kill and now!!

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By Kathlyn, January 26, 2007 at 9:44 am Link to this comment
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I M P E A C H

  I M P E A C H   I M P E A C H

                    I M P E A C H

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By Blubryeyes, January 26, 2007 at 9:33 am Link to this comment
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STOP HIM FOR CHRIST SAKE!  HE’S A LUNATIC ALLOWED TO RUN AMOK AND USE OUR MILITARY FORCES FOR HIS ‘VOICES FROM GOD’ BULLSHIT!!  AMERICAN FORCES AND IRAQI CIVILIANS ARE DYING DAILY!!  STOP THIS MADNESS!! THERE ARE NO MORE CHANCES.  THERE ARE NO MORE STRATEGIES.  GET US THE HELL OUT OF THERE!

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By jeff gershoff, January 26, 2007 at 8:10 am Link to this comment
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Actually, I find myself in agreement with the basic idea of John’s comments (Comment #49736 by John).  Get out of Iraq right away.  Today if possible.  Protect our soldiers during the evacuations and leave.  Then through political process and meetings with Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia determine how we can best help to rebuild what we have destroyed once the new leadership of Iraq is decided.  Where I disagree with John is that, yes, it matters very much that we went in there under total bullshit false pretenses, Iraq was not a threat to us then and is now, we’ve turned the entire world against us, many thousands of people are dead, and all for what?  So some delusional wanna be Hoppalong Cassady can convince himself that he is really a Texan and not some spoiled rich punk who was born with a silver spoon up his ass!

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By Herman Schmidt, January 26, 2007 at 4:59 am Link to this comment
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McGovern and Polk, in their recent book, have outlined a sensible, realistic plan to get our military out of Iraq. Yes, Bush needs to be impeached but so many in Congress are complicit in the Middle East fiasco that won’t happen. Better to focus on stopping Bush on Iran and on the acts of war against Iran going on now. While Congress and the media focus on Iraq, they are meekly being led into another far more serious quagmire and international disaster.

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By Jericho, January 26, 2007 at 4:40 am Link to this comment
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“Spreading the ideal of democracy throughout the world remains a compelling obligation of those who enjoy freedom, making this an excellent occasion to demonstrate that we still possess a system capable of holding a deceitful and egomaniacal leader accountable.”

Nice try but that’s exactly the point. Our democracy is UNCAPABLE of holding these types of leaders accountable. Why? Because together, all people are idiots. Look at our economy, the ultimate democracy. It’s destroying the very air we breath and the very planet we live on! Look at (d)election 2000, Abu Graib, Guantanamo Bay, Habeus Corpus, the patriot act. Where’s all the people that still enjoy freedom? Right, nowhere to be seen. Too scared to even move their lips. Clinton got impeached for lying to his wife about a blowjob. Is that a crime? Helping your friend, is that a crime? She blew him for a couple of months, the least he could do was get her a recommendation. The least we can do is get Bush hung….

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By The Bear, January 25, 2007 at 11:35 pm Link to this comment
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#49342 b vicky.

Please tell me what kind of drugs you are on. That stuff must be great. To be able to desensatize you from to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of women and children, GOD you are cold. That stuff must freeze you brain…

Or are you just absolutely clueless?

The Bear

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By mark, January 25, 2007 at 10:24 pm Link to this comment
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The Bush escalation into Baghdad will create more conflict and give Bush more time to cover up his crimes.

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By Robert J. Clawson, January 25, 2007 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment
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<Americans understand in their gut that the long-term consequences of disillusionment with democracy, here and abroad, would be disastrous.>

Bush is responsible, not Americans.  The only way to begin to regain the trust of our potential allies and, perhaps, draw respect from our enemies, is to impeach this president.  It will send the proper message.  And, it will be the quickest way to get back on track.  A democracy has an obligation to impeach a dangerous leader.  We should demonstrate to the world that we are able to fulfill our democratic obligations.

Bob Clawson

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By Gandersen, January 25, 2007 at 9:26 pm Link to this comment
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John comment #49597

John, again you seem to be such an ignorant ass you can not see the forest for the trees.

It is not a WAR.  This is a bush invasion. Or if you have to call it a war it is bush’s war.  This is a skirmish gone bad. Bush used 911 as an excuse to declare war because he lacked the ability to govern unless he was a “war president”  A president in a time of war can justify anything, and that is precisely what bush has done.

Since bush in not a leader, he is not a competent business man, he is not a diplomat or strategist, and he needs a conflict so he can declare war so he can do what ever he wants.

Even now when dems and republicans and 65% of the country think he is wrong in his decision, he is marching forwards telling everyone who does not support him to bugger off.

After war has been declared bush finally had some clout to do what he wants because everything he did was “natl. Security, or to protect the people…. Bush, kidnapped the 911 situation and to this day uses it to sell is failed policies.

The bottom line is 911 was the best thing that ever happened to bush and the worst thing that ever happened to this country.

Sincerely,

Proud to be an American but lately, embarrassed.

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By Gandersen, January 25, 2007 at 9:08 pm Link to this comment
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To John, post # 49736

Why is it that when democrats make a mistake or stub their toe, the republicans pounce immediately like a hungry tiger and never let it go. They milk it for everything it is worth to smear the democrats into the dirt.  But, when republicans find them selves in hot water we should all just move on and focus on the here and now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the problem with your logic.  You and the rest of you gung-ho kick ass take names gun loving right wing extremists spend 4 years putting our country in a nearly impossible situation,(leaving is not good, staying is worse, and staying the course is worse even yet..) and want someone else to gaze into their crystal ball and fix it.

This whole shitty mess is the responsibility of the Republican Party.  Sure, there were democrats in our government during all the bad decision making, but when one party controls the congress, senate and the presidency, pretty hard to blame the other party??

So, here we are now with an impossible mess and you want the democrats to fix it right away.  Grow up.  Even bush took 4-6 years to mess this all up so do not expect the dems to clean it up in 100 hours or even a 100 days.

Bush is doing his best to keep this skirmish (not a real war) going until he leaves office so one can not say the Iraq skirmish was a failure on his watch.

If we pull out now: Dems are to blame.
If we stay: Dems are to blame.
If we stay and surge: Dems are to blame
If we get out slowly:Dems are to blame
If we get out too quickly: Dems are to blame
If we leave after loosing: Dems are to blame
If we cut off funds: Dems are to blame

As you can see the Republican Party has done a pretty good job of setting up a strategy for Dems to take the fall regardless of which solution is undertaken. 

If they would take as much time developing a coherent strategy for Iraq as they do for demolishing the Dems, this whole bloody mess could have been over.

Strategy:
Pull all foreign troops out of Iraq. Let it fall. I do not care if oil or gas goes up, I will find a way to deal with it. Oh and yes, impeach bush.  Hell, Clinton lied and that was his worst mistake.  Bush has run this country into the ground, is cronies have gotten rich beyond belief, America is hated and has lost respect worldwide,  and he has killed far more people than Osama and Sadam have combined.(all in the name of freedom and religion of course)

Sincerely,
Proud to be an American, but lately embarrassed.

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By Goffredo, January 25, 2007 at 8:21 pm Link to this comment
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Fox News is fair and balanced?  And Barry Bonds never took steroids.

MSNBC has conservatives on all the time, they’re just not for annihilating the entire Middle East like O’Reilly and Hannity are. Guests who come on O’Reilly are constantly interrupted, called names, accused wrongly, they have their words twisted or invented, and on and on.  The comment by Barbara Boxer was so grossly overplayed by Fox that it made them look like a 7 yr old crying to the recess lady that Johnny beat you to the “really good swing”.

The day that some white powder was discovered in Palm Beach, Fox was reporting it like it was 9/11.  When Sheppard Smith found out from the authorities on site that the 5 people contaminated had been decontaminated and routinely sent home because they did not have any symptoms it was like someone told him there was no Santa.  His voice continued to decline in tone and at the very end, seemed irritated at the fact that America could not be beaten into fear again.  What a shame!  I believe at Fox they want another terrorist attack so they can say, “See, we told you. Hezbollah called Hamas and then they called Al-Qaeda and then Al-Qaeda called the Sunni insurgents, the bad ones not the ones who actually want to negotiate with us, and then the Sunnis dug up one of Saddam’s sons, burned his nose hair and the white powder was actually Hussein-level Anthrax and they took it to Palm Beach because…well…they wanted to kill all of the retirees who voted for Bush and live in Florida.”

Too bad Fox, when you stop looking for Al-Qaeda and start looking at I_ _ _ _ _l you may find your smoking gun.

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“Please, enough with the blow back”—I concur. Americans must support the 911 Truth Movement which seeks to hold this administration accountable for their lies, deception, the needless and premeditated killing of American Civilians on 9/11 and soldiers placed in harms way in the Middle East to justify the aims of PNAC and the American Corporatocracy. As aptly stated by another commenter “Bush is the “CEO President,” the front man for the Corporatocracy that actually runs this country.  He represents the biggest “hostile takeover” in the history of Business Enterprise.  Business Enterprise took over the nation’s military capacity in the late 50s (Eisenhower’s Military-Industrial Complex) and then consolidated itself with formation of Big Finance, Big Ag, Big Energy, Big Pharm, and Big Media.  It then took over both political parties and all three branches of government. “

This administration answers to no one. They covered up their involvement in 9/11, gained control of the “Independent” 9/11 commission and deceived the American public about its military aims and the justification for war. Short of an actual second American Revolution, and fear of assassination, anarchy and Americans bearing arms, rising up and talking back this country, these people will not stop. We need to rise up and form a coalition along multiracial and socioeconomic lines, blacks, whites, Asians,Hispanics, Jews, Gentiles and Athiests, small business owners, individualists, intellectuals, university professors and students. This system is bankrupting nations, putting the wealth increasingly in the hands of a few while the middle class is evaporating. An American fascist state will emerge, with Rich and Poor and those who challenge the system will be jailed, killed or humiliated. This is a War on Terror, only the Terrorists reside in your government. They have declared war on the little people who really do not matter anymore. We are kept subdued through fear. Pull yourself out of the false left-right paradigm. Impeachment of this President or further government inquiries shall mean nothing other than a waste of tax payer dollars. What must be done is that the administration needs to be indicted simultaneously in New York City (for the murder of American citizens at the World Trade Center) and by an International War Crimes Tribunal for an unjustified, unprovoked war against humanity. This former Regan Republican thinks that we will not emerge and rise anew until we Convict DICK CHENEY of Treason and hang him. Only when Americans are able to see him dangling from a rope like Saddam Hussein will the second American Revolution truly take hold.

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By Mad Max, January 25, 2007 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment
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To John…

Iraq is not our house. Your analogy is flawed. The US went in where it was not needed nor necessary. War crimes have been committed by the United States in the name of falsities. The fact is, it IS important why we went in there. It is VERY important. We, the American people have been lied to, and we deserve to know why. This isn’t going to be forgotten. I hope the world will forever remember 9/11, and the subsequent events. I hope the United States’ allegedly sparkling clean image has been forever altered in the eyes of the civilized world. This world doesn’t need anymore allmighty superpowers screwing it up.

Also, what are these “Saddam Holes” you speak of? Why would the Iraqis be chasing down the retreating occupation military? If anything, that day will be marked down on Iraqi calenders as a national celebration. Get real.

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By Goffredo, January 25, 2007 at 6:50 pm Link to this comment
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John,

First of all, let’s be clear.  I’ve understood your disguised posts from the first one to this last one.  I have said to you before in other posts, a military victory is not possible.  What does that mean?  That a military solution, i.e., a troop surge, is not the answer.  What is my plan?  Well, first of all, I did not know it was necessary to have one in order to criticize the current catastrophic/disastrous one.  I am no diplomat, politician (only part-time…see Teddy Roosevelt quote) and am certainly no military expert.
But…
I would begin to redeploy our troops piecemeal.  As much as I disagree with everything Red (except U2)I do believe a withdrawal within 100 hours would be devastating to the Iraqi people who are not shooting other Iraqi people.  When it comes down to it, we owe them something for this mess.  I would set a timetable, all troops out of the confines of Iraq by January 1, 2008. No exceptions! During this redeployment, I would BESEECH the neighboring countries to join us to negotiate what diplomatic, economic and political solutions are feasible.  Possibly to divide Iraq up into regions where each region has a limited self-government.  Representatives from each region could make up the national government.  The first years would be rough as one would have to be vigilant to guard borders.  But what is the alternative?  Like I said John, it’s not my job to come up with a plan.  Please stop with the “democrats were elected for the war platform and they’re doing nothing!”  As I clearly said to you John, the Bush administration is terribly intimidating.  Here’s the scenario:  They cut off funding and Bush and Cheney keep our boys and girls there to die.  When coffins come home, they will say, “look at what the Democrats did, they hung your kids out to dry.”  If they say “yes” and give him blank checks like your Republican congress has done to this point, and I will admit, there are many scared and/or lazy Democrats who are apathetic, shamefully, then it looks like they are doing nothing (as you think now, John)  But please, please, please keep in mind that we are less than 3 weeks into the new congress.  Jim Webb has started a frenzy that will gain momentum and you are going to see new perspectives and there will be action taken.

Then…

I deploy troops to find Bin Laden.  Not because I think that will make a difference but because that is what Bush SAID we were going to do.  He should keep his word, even if it won’t change the course of events.

Thirdly,

Tell Israel where to stick it.  We are their Bitch and I’m tired of it.  That is the whole reason why we are in the Middle East to begin with.  Become energy independent and we can enjoy even more freedom than we did before our fascist government took over.

Please keep an open mind John and look for facts, not truthiness.


Whatever plan we adopt it MUST include other countries.  We are going this alone because we have bypassed all international laws and we have bullied some countries to join us and simply alienated others entirely.  We cannot survive on an island.

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By Ichthus, January 25, 2007 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment
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I DREAM OF THE DAY THE BUSH CLAN ARE INTERROGATED ON 9/11 THE SAME WAY THE MEN AND WOMEN WERE AT ABU GHRAIB. I CAN ENVISION THE TEARS IN HIS EYES, AS GEORGE IS TORTURED INTO ADMITTING TO THE APPROVAL OF THE FALSE FLAG TERROR EVENT THAT LAUNCHED US INTO WORLD WAR!

DOWN WITH BUSH AND HIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION!

DOWN WITH THE NEW WORLD ORDER!

IT IS TIME TO PROSECUTE EVERY SCUM BAG IN GOVERNMENT WHO HASN’T ACTED IN THE PEOPLE’S BEST INTEREST!

SEND BUSH TO ONE OF HIS OWN SECRET PRISOINS. SEIZE ALL HIS PERSONAL ASSETS.


REVOLUTION!

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By John, January 25, 2007 at 6:09 pm Link to this comment
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Geoff I am not sure you can read and comprehend what I post. So let me do one line at a time slowly in English just for you.

I supported Bush going into IRAQ.
I no longer support this war because we have no plan to win it.  I don’t care WHY we went now because the fact is we are THERE NOW.  I deal with the present not 3-4 years ago like you do.
I think the Bush White House has no idea how to get out of this mess. 
Democracts won the last Congressional election running aganist the war.  I now want and demand that they tell us THEIR plan. 
Geoff what is YOUR plan to get us out?  What do YOU think we should do? 
Here is what I think we should do and I don’t care what has been done the past 3-4 years.  You would watch your house burn down and the whole time you would be saying the City should have had better building codes, the electricians should have put in better wiring, your wife shouldn’t have used cheap extension cords….you would let your house burn to the ground while pointing out past mistakes.
MY PLAN.  GET OUT OF IRAQ WITHIN 100 HOURS.  SCUTTLE ALL THE EQUIPMENT WE DON’T NEED SO THE ENEMY CANNOT USE IT.  BURN ALL OUR BUILDINGS/TENTS TO THE GROUND.  DESTROY VEHICLES THAT WE CANNOT REMOVE IMMEDIATELY. HAVE A HUGE FORCE SURROUNDING THE AIR FIELDS TO PROTECT OUR PLANES AS THEY FLY IN TO REMOVE THE TROOPS AND BLAST TO HELL ANYONE WHO COMES WITHIN 5 MILES OF THE AIRPORT.  PACK UP AND GET THE HELL OUT NOW.  HAVE THE NAVY BOMB ANY TOWN THAT ATTEMPTS TO FOLLOW US IN AN ATTEMPT TO KILL MORE SOLIDERS.  BOMB SO HEAVILY THAT THEY ARE AFRAID TO COME OUT THEIR HOMES AND CRAWL BACK INTO THE SADAAM HOLES THEY HAVE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.  IF MY MARRIAGE WAS AS SCREWED UP AS OUR PRESENCE IN IRAQ IS I WOULD SIMPLY BUT MY MOST TREASURE BELONGINGS IN BOXES, THROW THEM IN MY TRUCK AND GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE.  LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE MISERABLE, TO SHORT TO BE IN HARMS WAY.

NOW I WANT SOMEONE HERE, SOME DEMOCRAT, SOME LIBERAL TO COME HERE AND TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD DO TO GET US OUT OF IRAQ.  DON’T TALK LIES, IMPEACHMENT, WOULDA SHOULDA COULDA.  TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD DO.  I WENT FIRST….GEOFF ITS YOUR TURN.

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By Claude King, January 25, 2007 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment
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It has finally come to the point where our representatives in Congress need to use the “I” WORD:


I~M~P~E~A~C~H~M~E~N~T.

Where are those BALL-LESS, SPINELESS Representatives? 

November 2006 was OUR calling card for them to ACT!!  Like Senator Hagel said:  “If you want Job Security, sell shoes.”

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By the world, January 25, 2007 at 5:57 pm Link to this comment
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share the blame around please. People get the leaders they deserve.
i read some of the articles and comments on this site and think what a nightmare it would be to live in your country, if this is a representative sample. Such self-involvement, hubris, xenophobia, coldness, tunnel vision, narcissism, and aggression. And that ever present sense of entitlement, only matched by an extreme sense of master-race ownership. (My apologies to the decent people who work and post here.)

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By roooth, January 25, 2007 at 4:48 pm Link to this comment
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Impeach them.

Impeach them all.

Impeach them all now.

They have lied. They have murdered. They have violated their oaths. They have violated their Constitutional duties.

We don’t owe them any more chances.

We don’t owe them anything.

We owe it to ourselves, our troops and the rest of the world to get rid of them.

Now.

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By Jackie T. Gabel, January 25, 2007 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment
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RE: •    Comment #49597 by John  on  1/25  at  5:47 am — “Never did I hear the liberals here protest the beheadings of Americans except to say “see we need to get out of Iraq cause we are making them mad”. 

</b>>>>>>>how much of any of this do we know is being done by whom?</b>

The black-ops/psy-ops are running so fast and furiously, there is no way of knowing who is responsible for any atrocity committed. Don’t believe anything your read or see in the Main Stream Media about any of these events. They are totally compromised and will not for one minute address the concept of false flag terror. To be sure, there’s plenty of terror in the War of Terror, you just don’t know who’s making it, and more and more evidence is pointing to CIA/MI6 black-ops/psy-ops, especially by their pseudo-gang network al CIA-duh.

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By trigger finger, January 25, 2007 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment
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To: Goffredo   #49667

Your remarks are totally accurate except for one thing.  Many, many of us DID NOT buy in to the bush lies and that probably includes you.  We saw through this phony SOB from day one. He doesn’t know how to speak truth.

How can any one with even half a brain align with this habitual lier?

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By yours truly, January 25, 2007 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment
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“That we still possess a system of checks & balances capable of holding a deceitful and egomaniacal leader accountable”?  Except accountability didn’t quite make it thirty plus years ago, because Reagon was never impeached, never went to trial, which is why we’re in even worse trouble now.  So instead of   “That we still possess such a system”, how’s about “That we finally possess such a system?”  What will cinch it for us ix making Congress cut off all funding for the Iraq war, because this sets the wheel in motion for Congress to impeach President George Bush, after which off he goes to his trial at the International Court of Criminal Justice on the charge of crimes against humanity, whereupon empire collapses.  And then?  It’ll be up to us.

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By vajara, January 25, 2007 at 2:43 pm Link to this comment
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I agree that Bush-Chaney should be Impeached so that the Truth of their actions can be brought out in the open. Who is responsible? What are the consequences for causing such harm, pain, and suffering for millions of people throughout the world, especially in Iraq.

I don’t think that a half-hearted apology for getting us into this man made catastrophe is enough. Be real men and admit that you have been total failures as president and vice president. Resign! Resign! Resign Now! Same goes for the entire cabnet and others who support this regime.

I know that this is unrealistic, but it is the right thing to do when you have failed your country-our country. I’m sure the christians would tell you that it is also the moral thing to do Mr. Bush and Mr. Chaney. Resign with dignity and some self-respect.

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By maybe we should stop bashing Bush, January 25, 2007 at 2:17 pm Link to this comment
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now that he’s become an easy target, and start fixing the system that brought him to power. And the society that voted for him. Us.

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By Jon, January 25, 2007 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment
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Bush gotta learn to talk to your adversaries. There are ways other than killing to iron out your differences.

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By Steve Hammons, January 25, 2007 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment
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George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their associates seem to use a combination of outright lies and somewhat sophisticated psychological operations of sorts to spin their lies.

In identifying so many other dangerous players out there in the world, many of which actually do exist, they forget to identify themselves as equally or even more dangerous.

Examining these ideas further, the article below may be of interest:

Recognizing the dangerous people in our world is necessary

Steve Hammons
American Chronicle
April 11, 2006

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=7979

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By Goffredo, January 25, 2007 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment
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To John #49597

Remind me again, which country was it that attacked us on 9/11?  If every other CIVILIZED NATION on earth has to abide by the Geneva Convention Rules, then so do we.  We don’t play Republican tit-for-tat rules because we are better than that.  At least, that is what they tell us!?

You post often here how you are “against the way the war has been handled.”  I see that you are not that way at all.  You are just a Trojan Horse in here to spew your illogical perspectives. 

But seriously John, here is the end to this debate.  REPUBLICANS WHO SUPPORT THIS WAR CANNOT INTELLIGENTLY DEBATE US ON THIS.  YOU ARE AGAINST TRUTH. IRAQ DID NOT HAVE WMD AND DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH 9/11.  GEORGE WALKER TEXAS RANGER BUSH TOLD YOU THEY DID AND THAT WAS THE REASON WE WENT TO WAR.  HE AND HIS BULLIES KNEW THEY DIDN’T HAVE THEM TO BEGIN WITH. BUT HE SAID THEY DID AND YOU BOUGHT IT (JUST LIKE WE ALL DID) AND YOU ARE PISSED THAT YOU CAN’T DENY THAT FACT AND EVEN MORE UPSET THAT YOUR MIND WILL NOT LET YOU DUMP THE KOOLAID OUT.  YOU JUST KEEP DRINKING.  YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ARGUMENT OTHER THAN THIS: “SO, YOU MUST WANT THE TERRORISTS TO MOVE RIGHT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, HUH?”  THAT IS YOUR UNIVERSAL RESPONSE AND ONLY COME BACK.  SAD, REALLY.  PITIFUL AND I HAVE PLENTY OF PITY FOR YOUR AND YOUR FELLOW LEMMINGS.  DON’T GET MAD AT US: WE DEMOCRATS DIDN’T PICK IRAQ. MOST OF US ON HERE WERE OKAY WITH STAYING IN AFGHANISTAN, CHASING AL-QAEDA AND BLOWING UP CAVES.

JOHN, JUST PUT THE KOOLAID DOWN.  WE WILL TAKE YOU IN AND GET YOU ON A PROGRAM DO UNSCREW YOUR THINKING SO THAT YOU MAY BE FREE OF THE FASCIST PROPAGANDA THEY ARE FEEDING YOU.

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.

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By Michael Grish, January 25, 2007 at 11:35 am Link to this comment
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With President Bush’s latest State of the Union we have reached a level of banality where even the annual “New Year’s feel-good” speech has been poisoned by this administration. Far from admitting mistakes and committing to a fresh start, this administration is digging in its heels, again, (remember the Social Security speech tour?) and instead committing to increase American deaths, and international disfavor, and instability in the Mid-east, all for oil.

At this point I seriously wonder if America will EVER get that in such a situation, impeachment is the mechanism designed to be utilized to derail a dysfunctional government machine with unlimited resources available to prop itself up. Are we expecting Bush to magically come clean one of these days?

What happens after BushCo is impeached does not matter as much as putting a stop to the runaway train of death and chaos that has been loosed. As we all feel deep inside, America is resilient enough to weather the aftermath.

Let’s pull together to make IMPEACHMENT a reality for the Bush administration’s second term.

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By jeffrey gershoff, January 25, 2007 at 10:27 am Link to this comment
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Sometimes it just takes a great poet to say it best, and none was greater than Yeats:

...Now days are dragon-ridden, the nightmare
Rides upon sleep: a drunken soldiery
Can leave the mother, murdered at her door,
To crawl in her own blood, and go scot-free;
The night can sweat with terror as before
We pieced our thoughts into philosophy,
And planned to bring the world under a rule,
Who are but weasels fighting in a hole….

from Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen, William Butler Yeats 1921

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By Sylvia Barksdale Morovitz, January 25, 2007 at 9:45 am Link to this comment
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The statement that GW Bush will do as he pleases is correct until now.  Wherever the checks and balances on this president disappeared to must
resurface and tough action taken against his absolutely senseless desire to escalate this war, most likely to include Iran and Syria.  The Bush war has been the most destabilizing factor to hit the Middle East in my lifetime.

Indeed, democracy would be a wonderful governmental system for the whole world.  America’s biggest job on the table presently is to replace democracy in our own country which has been converted into some sort of “ism” by the Bush camp.  The Washington Post poll that found so many Americans pessimistic with the way our nation is heading should also have measured the number of Americans that are depressed and beginning to feel hopeless in the face of a Commander-in-Chief who has proven that he is incapable of logic and reason.  Such a person creates fear for he is unpredictable and dangerous.

The hyprocricy practiced by this administration from the outset has been an issue of confusion, not only for Americans but for the world.  It has destroyed the trust that most countries held for us and has prepared them to protect themselves in the event that they feel threatened.

The only way through which America may regain respect from other nations is impeachment of Bush and his cabinet.  It has become necessary and only he and his rubber stamp congress has made it so.

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By Lee Dekker, January 25, 2007 at 9:28 am Link to this comment
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The situation our nation is beginning to find itself in, should not ever be labeled a “series of blunders”. Premeditated, choreographed prevarication is not a blunder. A continuous “surge” of diabolical propaganda, not so different from that of Goebbels, cannot and should not ever be described as a “series of blunders”. We are nowhere near that lucky.


George Bush may be an idiot. But ridding ourselves of George alone would change nothing. Impeaching and jailing the man and his handlers would send a message. But with our elected officials so giddy and full of praise for each other, we have a long, long way to go.

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By Anthony, January 25, 2007 at 7:36 am Link to this comment
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In the Bush plan to give the ‘surge’ in troops ‘a chance’, isn’t it safe to say that the Islamic world has been waiting for a chance like this for about 1,400 years, and waiting another 6 to 9 months won’t bother them one iota!

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By John, January 25, 2007 at 6:47 am Link to this comment
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Tony I watched the video and I will say this…..
its called WAR.  Its not pretty and only liberals think war should be fought by rules.  And only the USA has to follow those rules.  The rest of the world laughs at WAR RULES.  I watched the video and the narrator talked about the “bloodied suspect” and I didn’t see ANY blood on him. Did he get beat? Absolutely….of course he was probably taking those 3 MORTARS home for his relic collection don’t you think?  Never did I hear the liberals here protest the beheadings of Americans except to say “see we need to get out of Iraq cause we are making them mad”.  Where was your moral indignation over those “rules violations”.  Those people hate their enemies more than they love their own children which is why they strap bombs on them or fill a car with explosives and drive in to a crowed market place killing 100’s.  You cannot change those people. They have been living this way for 2000 years.
Of course I can envision the day another country attacks us and we have fighting in the streets here…you liberals will be huddled in your homes with half of you screaming “Boys ! Boys! Thats not fair.  Fight by the rules.” while the other half of you will be huddled behind the doors saying “oh my god I hope our Marines take care of us”

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By Alejandro, January 25, 2007 at 4:35 am Link to this comment
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This man is not playing with a full deck, to be sure. There must be a way to certify that he is unable to govern due to his mental condition. The way he held the congress hostage last-nite was sad to see. Indeed, I was most sickened by the way congress was being manipulated by this bozo. And the beat goes on “la de da de, la de da de da”. I’m reminded of some old Roman movies where the Senate is cheering on the tyrant. Apparently the people have no voice.

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By Dave Trapp, January 24, 2007 at 10:52 pm Link to this comment
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I’m not clear why the US needs a plan for (after) withdrawal.  It seems as if we are worried that the region would be left in endless chaos.  But I understand the peoples in the middle east had successfully self governed long before the US.  Is there really any doubt that after a period of struggle for political control, they can achieve that again.  And they do have petroleum to sell and customers waiting to buy.  The real problem is getting out of our heads that we know what is best for rest of the world.

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By tim, January 24, 2007 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment
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“Bush and Chaney should be impeached.”
i totally disagree. and i believe pelosi/reid have the right idea.

day after they’re out….a criminal investigation starts with no deadline to find the truth. can you say eliot spitzer?

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By TAO Walker, January 24, 2007 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment
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Sixty years ago Theamericanpeople emerged from economic depression and the first nuclear war with what looked like a fairly decent chance to make it, as a nation, from late adolescence to early adulthood.  Apparently that should’ve been natural prospect didn’t sit so well with their ruling plutoligarchy, though, because these mostly behind-the-scenes operators immediately set to work regressing this all-to-ready-to-party-hardy population to the infantile condition of “consumers.”  And here they all are today.

So presidents and other professional baby-sitters have long served-up a steady diet of pablum and paragoric so as not to upset the tender sensibilities of a people who’ve had more economic extortion, outright armed robbery, and wholesale slaughter done in their name and wrapped in their flag than any other, probably, in the sordid history of the civilized world.  The bitter medicine Americans must sooner than later choke-down is never even mentioned by their minders, let alone actually brought out and handed around. 

Instead they’re dosed with self-congratulatory sugar-tits about what a peerlessly great and wonderful people they truly are.  Why should George W. Bush or any other political puppet offer-up the hard truths of America’s two-and-a-quarter-century rampage of invasion and occupation first across Turtle Island and then on around the “globe”?  His audience has absolutely no appetite for the raw meat ground up in the Philippines, for example, and sacrificed to their false gods to gain their imagined privileged place in the anglo-philiac merchant-bankers’ pyramid scheme of things.  What’s more, if they ever do get a good look at where they’re really consigned in that system, these over-aged babes-in-the-homeland might get restless, pissed-off, and very difficult to manage.

So they’re kept endlessly entertained by a neo-Roman circus on ‘roids, and soothed into chronic semi-somnolence by the legions of shills who make “good money” selling-out their less-bloodthirstily opportunistic fella and gal subject/citizens.  As the Butchers’ Chorus sings lustily, in Handel’s Messiah, “We all like sheep…..”

HokaHey!

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By Nancy Hutto, January 24, 2007 at 8:33 pm Link to this comment
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State of the union: more imperialist rhetoric from our king who only serves big oil and the corporate agenda.  The sulphorous fumes of our demon overlord are putrid and toxic.  He is having trouble finding a place willing to take his presidential library; perhaps he should consider one of his crawford barns with the rest of his manure.

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By lisa, January 24, 2007 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment
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I’ll predict what’s coming from the Bush Skull and Bones crew…Get ready for some more massive “bird flu” propaganda. “Bird flu” is killing birds and animals right now in the USA and the govt. @ media are covering it up. What people don’t realize is that they are spreading this by spraying chemtrails, which is really a biological weapon that is spreading a disease called Morgellons. This is something that MUST enter the global warming discussion.  These planes are spraying 100’s of tons of these toxic chemicals every single day. Yet we’re to believe that 2nd hand cig smoke will hurt us but tons of these toxic chems won’t? Anyone who balks at this is suspect. Trust me, I have researched this for 18 months and there’s nothing that brings out trolls and debunkers in droves more than this subject.  I have been threatened repeatedly over this subject. And that’s always a sure sign you’re over the mark.

http://www.rense.com/Datapages/morgdat.htm

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