Friday, January 14, 2005
"To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists - for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve."
- John Ashcroft, December 6, 2001
Peace-loving people? Who is he talking about?
What an ass-hat!
"We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population ... In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction."
- George F. Kennan, former head of the US State Department Policy Planning Staff and leading architect of US foreign policy after World War II
February 24, 1948
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
For a little much-needed perspective on Rathergate v. The War on Iraq, go to The Poor Man.
Did you know (or care) that there's a War on Iraq? Click on Iraq War Grief Daily Witness to have a look. It's the least you can do, considering that American boys are dying there. Many Iraqis are dying there as well. The Iraqis are a group of beings considered to be human by many people in the world, including 48 percent of Americans.
There is a comments section below for thoughtful remarks. We also welcome conservative beliefs as well.
The religious are more patriotic than the secular. Especially if you belong to that one particular religion where Jesus tells to you drop bombs on people of another religion.
Hey, George W. Bush! Your Jesus is not my Jesus. I believe in the Jesus they talk about in the Bible. I don't where you got yours ... from a guy in a sheet in a titty bar when you were on a bender?
"I think that's just the way it is."
Somewhere, Osama bin Laden is thinking the same thing.
"I think people attack me because they are fearful that I will then say that you're not equally as patriotic if you're not a religious person. I've never said that. I've never acted like that. I think that's just the way it is."
I didn't look it up because I'm very busy today. I mean, it certainly sounds like something he would say. Can someone help verify this so I can change the headline to "THE PRESIDENT IS AN ASS-HAT!"?
Monday, January 10, 2005
More on this story tomorrow. For now, read a few words about the Killian memos. For people who want a little balance with their conservative b.s.
This is from Daily Kos, written by a soldier who has served in the past and will be going to Afghanistan next year. Among other things, this soldier voted for Kerry. (Can't you be court-martialed for that?) It's titled "Pilgrim's Progress, Or Why a Soldier DOESN'T support the War in Iraq" and it's very good.
Please, all ass-hat Bush-drones, respond in comments section: Would you call this man a traitor to his face? Would you tell him that his buddies dying for another two or three years is "just a part of war"? That 1300 dead Americans is not really that many because more people die in car accidents every year? Please, list below all the cliches and lame rationalizations and talking points supplied by chickenhawk Republican commentators and I will forward them to this guy for comment.
Thank you for your attention.