Further Down That Bloody Path In Iraq
- America the beautiful, here we go . . . farther down the bloody path as Bush prepares to commit more of our soldiers to hew even deeper into Iraq, and to sidle up to the rest of the deadly pretenders
Saturday, August 16, 2008(2 comments)
Calling the Bluff on the Limits of American Power and Influence
The only way to achieve and maintain the necessary diplomatic relationships to successfully influence Russia's behavior is for the U.S. to return to a level of moral authority it had when we first began to draw Russia in, and that Bush has squandered with his opportunistic militarism.
Bush's Enduring Militarism in Iraq
The "enduring relationship" that Bush claims Iraq's embattled leaders are clamoring for is less about the protection requested by his Iraqi junta, than that relationship intends for Iraq to be used as a staging ground for even more opportunistic militarism in the future from the military capitalists who've been allowed to infect our government during his autocratic reign.
Sunday, May 17, 2009(4 comments)
Obama's Hardest Thing
PRESIDENT OBAMA, in an interview with Newsweek's Jon Meecham Wednesday, spoke about the burdens of office and described his sending of an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan as "extraordinarily difficult" in response to the question of, "what was the 'hardest thing he'd had to do in office so far?"
In or Out of Afghanistan
Any decision by President Obama to remain offensively engaged in Afghanistan will irrevocably commit the U.S. to an end-game which has eluded invaders of Afghanistan throughout history who have sought to transform the country with their military.
Saturday, May 9, 2009(1 comments)
Bombing Afghans in Defense of Afghanistan?
Karzai: "We believe strongly that air strikes are not an effective way in fighting terrorism. That's not good for the US, that's not good for Afghanistan, that's not good for the conducting of the war."
Friday, October 20, 2006
Bloody Stain of Vietnam in Iraq
- Like Nixon, Bush is saddled forever with the deaths of those who were caught in the way of the horror of his self-validating war, leaving the rest of us to travel the road to hell as he deflects and lies to preserve his power in a political campaign.
Everybody's Cryin Mercy
The perception of an America bent on expanding empire across sovereign borders is going to take more than the president's demonstration of an understanding and appreciation of Islam in his Cairo address.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Paying for Bush's Fear in Iraq
- Bush has no credibility at all in complaining about "strings" that Congress wants to attach to his escalating drive forward in Iraq. He's pushed past the will of the American people since day-one, and he's just as determined to roll over those same heightened concerns as he grabs for more money and tries to duck the check of our legislature on his wanton militarism.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011(1 comments)
Iranian Influence In Iraq? Inconceivable!
It's more than remarkable for conservatives and republicans to now complain about Iranian influence among the Shias in Iraq after their party's president (with their full and vocal support) removed the only existing wedge in the region against Iranian influence.
Friday, March 2, 2007(1 comments)
New Nuclear Warheads for Bush
-- If the Bush regime doesn't get their way - to fiddle with and refurbish the existing nukes - they will argue that deterrence is at risk; a preposterous notion, as our existing arsenal is more than enough to blow us all to Pluto.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Inevitable Retreat In Afghanistan
The military is quietly hoping we don't notice that they didn't actually transform their Kandahar misadventure from the leveling of homes, the taking of residents' lives, and the destruction of farmland and livestock into the nation-building success that they intended for the mission to highlight.
Emerging Outlines of Obama's Afghanistan Plan
"I am absolutely convinced that you cannot solve the problem of Afghanistan, the Taliban, the spread of extremism in that region solely through military means," Obama told the CBC in February.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
The Republican War Party
The republican Iraq War Party is stepping out of their citizen's clothing and into their militarist garb; the war hawks, the war hounds, the warmongers, the tyrants.
Behind the Swift Armor of Our Democracy
To the dismay of the ultra far-right wing of the republican party and those who respond to McCain/Palin's narrow, scapegoating appeal, there isn't going to be a gentleman's response to their boorish, cowardly attempt to cast Americans they disagree onto the other side of their ideological battlefield, expecting the rest of us to line up behind them.
Thursday, June 1, 2006(4 comments)
Dealing with the U.S. Devil
Lincoln once remarked, "A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear and cries, 'Stand and deliver, or I will be forced to kill you and you will be a murderer'."
Thursday, November 22, 2007(1 comments)
American Gangsters in the White House
THIS generation's 'American Gangsters' are imminently more dangerous and pernicious than the pimps, drug dealers, and thieves who roam and rule over our nation's most vulnerable and malleable citizens. This generation's ruling class of thugs have been elevated to the highest levels of our government by Bush and his corporatist cronies.
Bush's Strategy of Preemption
The arbitrary exercise of our military strength and destructive power will not serve as a deterrent to rouge, radical terrorist organizations who claim no permanent base of operations.
Saturday, May 16, 2009(1 comments)
Hiding Torture Photos is Just Another Tactic in the 'Information War'
The withholding of images of our militarism won't shift 'anti-American opinion' to accommodate and welcome the U.S. and their grudging attacks across sovereign borders, but it just might keep those still in blind or willing support of the military action from reacting in horror to the realities these target nations know from memory.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Obama's Pretense of Justice in Afghanistan
The Obama decision this week to allow prisoners at Bagram prison in Afghanistan access to an administrative review panel of military officers to 'challenge their detentions' looks to be the same sham that Bush provided at Gitmo, with no opportunity provided prisoners to actually see the charges against them, review evidence, or even present witnesses.
Sunday, December 7, 2008(2 comments)
Bush Holdover Robert Gates: A Kinder, Gentler Shock and Awe
Is this proposed 'surge' of force to defend the Afghanistan capital be the testing ground for Mr. Gates' new 'counterinsurgency' strategy? To me, it looks like the same old smash and grab approach that he's busy repudiating for benefit of the intellectuals
Justifying War in Oslo
What was notable about President Obama's speech in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize was how much of it was centered on justifying war; just wars, in his estimation.
Thursday, August 21, 2008(2 comments)
Bush and McCain's Reckless Adventurism
Bush and McCain have demonstrated a reckless disregard of those who they expect to prosecute their opportunistic agenda, and of those who they claim to be defending with their unbridled and reflexive militarism.
Saturday, October 7, 2006(3 comments)
The Christening of Battleship Bush
Northrup-Grumman has named their 11-hundred-foot, last in-the-series, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier after the former President George H.W. Bush, and, today, let their two most important benefactors oversee the launch of the latest floating platform of U.S. projected aggression and contrived world dominance.
Bush's Gift to the Military Industry: A New Cold War Arms Race with Russia
There is absolutely no evidence that Iran even possesses missiles threatening the U.S or has threatened the U.S. with missiles, yet, this entire escalation of concern which has supposedly prompted the Bush regime to step up the hawking of these dubious, destabilizing missile systems throughout Europe is predicated on their claims of an Iranian threat.
Thursday, December 27, 2007(1 comments)
Bush's Falling Dominoes
BHUTTO is dead in Pakistan, and there's going to be a flurry of accusations of blame from her supporters and from her detractors as well. But, for Americans who are left to witness the reactions and retaliations, there should be no doubt that the assassination is a direct hit on the Bush administration's blundering attempts to shape their foreign policy around their manufactured aggression in Iraq.
Fighting the Vietnam War in Iraq
So, the nation's most prominent draft dodger wants to tell Americans how much of a mistake it was to pull our soldiers out of Vietnam. Bush would reopen those wounds, just to further his political agenda to escape a verdict of defeat for his failed Iraq misadventure.
McCain and the Same Old Kneejerk Militarism
The scramble by McCain in the wake of Russia's invasion of the Republic of Georgia to rattle and brandish sabers he does not yet possess or control devolved this week into a mimic of the Cold War as the Arizona senator revealed to the world that he intends to wield an even heavier, more dense hand than the warmonger-in-chief has brandished through this crisis.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009(3 comments)
Fearmongering Beyond the Bunker
Now it is time for these miserable stewards of the public trust to find their respective hidey-holes and burrow-in against the coming wave of legal and public prosecutions for their crimes and abuses in office.
Thursday, August 28, 2008(2 comments)
Celebrating Obama's Blackness
The fact of Barack Obama's blackness hasn't really been explicitly highlighted or overtly vocalized by the major speakers who've stepped up to the podium to sing his praises, or even by the candidate himself.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Tweaking the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
At the apex of the results and effects of resistance to the increased and proliferating U.S. military presence and activity in the Mideast over the years since the Iraq invasion, the Pentagon is poised to stage some sort of sustaining defense in Afghanistan of their own representation of 'democracy' in Kabul.
Enter the Era of Engagement in Afghanistan and Pakistan
If the president's 'era of engagement' is to take root in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the State Dept. will have to emerge as more than the afterthought and support to military action that it had become in the last administration.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
North Korea Drives Bush Into Outer Space
In an amazing coincidence to the N. Korean nuke test, the Bush administration has sneaked and released a major new space policy which just happens to mesh with the missile threat the rouge nation is so intent on proving it possesses.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Bush Offers "Time Horizons" for an Iraq Withdrawal
In a cynical attempt to appeal to the potential U.S. voters who've soured on the Iraq quagmire, the administration has replaced the language of a timeline for withdrawal with a codification of their refusal to relinquish their Iraqi prize.
Thursday, December 3, 2009(2 comments)
Pretense of an Afghanistan Exit Plan
There is no exit in the president's escalation plan for Afghanistan, only a prospect of more fighting, killing, and unrest; both in the country and across the border into Pakistan.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007(5 comments)
Radical U.S. Extremists in Iraq Threaten Iran
After bombing Iran with his new nuclear bunker-busters, in every spot Bush claims the 'underground nuclear bunkers' he imagines are located, self-described 'democracy czar' Elizabeth Cheney would be ready to fly in a compliant sampling of Iranian exiles to assume power after they chase Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into his own hidey-hole.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Deface the Banner of the Nation for an Idle Rag
As voters reflect on the anxiety and anger they feel watching the orchestrated economic emergency directed by the republican White House, they should pay close attention to the associations McCain has chosen to help elevate himself into the presidency.
Saturday, August 18, 2007(1 comments)
Superpower Gone Bad
Effective with the illegal invasion, occupation and overthrow of the sovereign government of Iraq, and the occupation of Afghanistan, George Bush validated bin-Laden's justifications about an imperialist America bent on the destruction of the Muslim way of life and the imposition of our own aberrant ideology through the deadly force of our military.
Sunday, August 26, 2007(2 comments)
Military Mobilizes for Media War Against American Opinion on Iraq
The U.S. military is engaged in a new (additional) effort to organize and manipulate news and info from Iraq to their favor in an effort they hope will allow their bias to filter out to the American public. A branch has been created within the Pentagon which would provide U.S. propaganda on Iraq 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to coincide with the release of Petraeus' Iraq report in September
Friday, June 1, 2007
Bush Looking To Pass The Buck On Iraq
It's clear that Bush intends for a significant contingent of our military to remain in Iraq - not only "for as long as he's president," but for generations to follow - to either maintain his imagined legacy as a 'defender of freedom' or to "pass the buck" and muddle the record of his failure with their own misfortune and missteps.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Meeting The 2014 Deadline For An Afghanistan Exit
Now, no one believes that even Afghans believe they will be 'ready' for the U.S. to bug-out in 2014, but almost no one believes the U.S. has the political or operational will to remain long past that date.
Changing al-Qaeda's Script
NOTHING must have thrilled al-Qaeda more than to hear Bush read off passages of propaganda from the terrorists' own speeches and dispatches
Tuesday, May 8, 2007(2 comments)
Bloody September In Iraq
- If we multiply the results of their escalation so far, and project the increase in casualties the administration and the military say they expect as a result of their increased deployments and escalated aggression against the Iraqi communities they've occupied, we can easily predict what September in Iraq will bring.
Sunday, April 2, 2006(1 comments)
Bush's Inconceivable Interest in Iran
The U.S. push to develop more nuclear weapons, and Bush's abrogation of the NPT treaty makes all of this action against Iran, demanded by the U.S., bizzare and self-serving.
Sunday, December 31, 2006(4 comments)
Three Thousand Wake-Up Calls In Iraq
- Bush is dreaming now; sleepwalking through history, like he slept through the execution of Saddam. "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
Bush Will Take Everything Congress Will Allow Him in Iraq
Bush has openly signaled his intention to stage a quiet coup of sorts - within the liberating bounds of his assumed presidency - over the most controlling lever of constitutional authority those we elect to Congress have over the Executive's ability to wage war; their ability to provide or withhold money.
Trampling American Empire
Whether coerced, compromised, or defeated, the other nations of the world are being made to endure the Bush regime's arrogant bid for American hegemony and dominance as he forces them to respond to his military threats, and to his use of our country's devastating forces in arbitrary, preemptive attacks across sovereign borders.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Commander Bush is Hamstrung by Democracy
The Supreme Court during WW2 ruled that Congress' shared authority over the military "is not restricted to the winning of victories in the field and the repulse of enemy forces. It embraces every phase of the national defense, including the protection of war materials and the members of the armed forces from injury and from the dangers which attend the rise, prosecution and progress of war."
Saturday, August 25, 2007(4 comments)
Robbing Us Blind from FEMA to Iraq
From FEMA to Iraq, the president and his right-wing pied-mynas have done nothing but attend to their own pocketbooks at the expense of everyone in their path. It's clear they're still confident they can manipulate this administration and their republican enablers in Congress to continue to do their bidding.
Bush's Wicked Iraq Lies
Would the Bush regime really walk away from Iraq, satisfied that the Iraqi troops were carrying on the 'fight against terrorists', as the violence raged on? To walk away they will have to abandon their boasts about ending the violence and rolling back the terrorist's fringe.
Making the Iran Thing Legal-Like
A military assault on Iran at this point can't be called 'legal'. There is no law the Bush regime has at their disposal that they can use to find Iran guilty of, or as an accomplice to, anything illegal.
Thursday, October 4, 2007(4 comments)
Meet the New Shills on Iran, Same as the old Shills on Iraq
Many of the same think-tank operators who had been intimately involved in crafting the Bush administration's response to the 9-11 attacks, insisting that invading and occupying Iraq would be a cakewalk, are now working to cover their bloody disaster - attempting to shift focus from their debacle to the next domino in their strategy to expand the U.S. military presence and influence in the Mideast: Iran
Friday, August 1, 2008
McCain's Desperate Appeal to the Bigots
John McCain has begun to speak for that shameful class of Americans who have predicated their own worth on their perception of blacks they compete with as inferior.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Politics of Blocking Bush's Ambitions in Iraq
-Bush wants Americans to regard his every action toward Iraq as vital and void of any political motive as he insists Democrats who seek to end his increased occupation could only be motivated by craven politics as they oppose him.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Striking Out at Bush's Phantoms in Iraq
- Whatever the intentions of the Maliki regime, it can't serve his efforts at reconciliation to have Bush flailing our forces all around Iraq in defense against whatever nemesis he conjures.
Sunday, December 30, 2007(3 comments)
Bush's Sham of Democracy in Pakistan (and Iraq)
The Bush administration will be satisfied when Pakistan's government settles back into a political posture which they can claim has the legitimacy of an election -- no matter how compromised or corrupted that election may be.
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
This Fourth of July is Theirs, Not Mine
How can we continue to boast of the genius of our own past liberty from the imperialism of the British monarchy while our nation's military is actively oppressing the citizens of Iraq?
Thursday, January 25, 2007
To Bind, or Not to Bind Bush on Iraq
The Biden resolution is not meant to be the end of the process of Congress reasserting their constitutional role in the deployment of our forces and in the ending of Bush's fiasco; it's very much the beginning.
The Epiphany of an Iraq Withdrawal
As Britain has just demonstrated - and as our own forces in Iraq have repeatedly demonstrated with their own retreat from provinces in Iraq they had so wantonly defended for so long with the lives of thousands of our nation's defenders - there will be no measure of 'success' or 'victory' from Bush's occupation to be found, no matter how long we stay or how many resistant Iraqis our soldiers manage to kill.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006(1 comments)
Cranking Up The Occupation
The escalation of operations in Baghdad and Ramadi can only be seen as a tighter occupation to the residents who have no association with the elements Bush and Maliki claim to be concerned with.
Saturday, May 26, 2007(1 comments)
The Specter of Bush's Terror War
--All Bush and Cheney really have in their pocket is a ghost of bin-Laden that they are able to wave around as they hype their self-appointed roles as protectors and shrug off their congressionally-mandated roles as pursuers. No one has seen the egotistical, opportunistic orchestrator of violent resistance to the U.S. brand of imperialism in the Mideast and elsewhere in public in years.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Embracing Obama's Agenda Abroad
Britain's Brown is the latest foreign leader to re-arrange his Iraq portfolio to accommodate views of the next U.S. president, Barack Obama.
Sunday, November 18, 2007(12 comments)
Reversing Bush's Imposed Legacy in the Next Administration
WHEN, and if, Bush leaves office it will take an internal revolution by the next administration to reverse and undo the damage he's done to our democracy at home and to our influence and relationship with other countries around the world.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
5000 troops from NATO for 'Afghan elections' is a signal Obama is on his own
The president will find a great reservoir of goodwill in the international community for his diplomatic initiatives and offers, but I predict declining support for his entire Afghanistan mission - both at home and abroad - if the consequences and effects of the military operations continue to dominate the landscape.
Saturday, February 10, 2007(5 comments)
Iran's Defense Against an Imminent U.S. Attack
- Bush has been engaged in an active campaign of interference in Iran's political process to bring about regime change in Iran -- not through any valid exercise of democracy or democratic principles and practices -- but through the fomenting of unrest within the sovereign nation, and through the intimidating influence of another reckless exercise of our military forces.
Sunday, October 15, 2006(1 comments)
Do We Bomb Iran Now To Teach North Korea A Lesson?
- If Jong-il keeps it up, any day now we could be hearing tantalizing excerpts from his revolutionary speeches dutifully repeated by Bush alongside of the fear snippets from al-Qaeda he's fond of throwing into the middle of his fundraising appeals.
Sunday, April 8, 2007(1 comments)
Bush Is Playing Chicken With Our Troops In Iraq
Bush has decided to subvert Congress' intent by stringing out our military forces to the degree that they suffer shortages affecting their safety, security, and well-being. It's not the money which has been denied Bush; it's a denial of permission for the continuation of his open-ended occupation.
Thursday, September 14, 2006(2 comments)
Bush, Evil, and a Third Awakening
-- WaPost reported on an interview Bush gave Tuesday, where he told a group of conservative journalists that he sees a "Third Awakening" of religious devotion in the United States, and relates all that to his 'war on terror', which he views as "a confrontation between good and evil."
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Relying on 'Reasonable' Beliefs of Bush and Hayden
Bush administration's advocates have coined their own standard for spying on Americans outside of the FISA courts of 'reasonableness', which is a decidedly lower threshold than the 'probable cause' the 4th amendment calls for.
Monday, November 5, 2007(2 comments)
Bush and Musharraf's Self-Serving Definition of Democracy
Bush and Cheney must be watching in pride (and envy) as their protege' in Pakistan deftly manipulates the absolute power manifest in his control over his country's military. It's a familiar posture to our own lame-duck militarists in the White House who've cast their every anti-democratic abuse of power as a defense of our national security.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Israel's 'Collateral' War
Is this really 'war' on Hizbollah? They don't seem to be affected by the Israeli killings in Lebanon.
Rejecting Republican Failures
- Bush and his republican party have failed, and should not be given more room to further weaken our nation's power and prestige with their bungling militarism.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
McCain Pining for Another Stroll Through the Baghdad Market, Sans Flackjacket
John McCain is pining for the day when he returns for a "peaceful stroll" through the Iraqi markets -- this time "walking freely", as he claimed he could during his last visit to the war-zone -- without the benefit of a bulletproof vest, 100 American soldiers, three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships providing cover overhead.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Lightning Bolts and Slopes in Afghanistan
As with the Iraqi regime's foot-dragging on the political changes to their government that the president has said he's waiting for them to accomplish before he can pull our troops out, our military forces in Afghanistan are to make 'space' for the Karzai regime's foot-dragging reforms to emerge and blossom.
Is Bush Finished Fighting Terrorists He Created in Iraq?
IT'S the beginning of January, and, this month finds the U.S. commanding general in Iraq satisfied that the Iraqis are going to fill the gaps left by retreating Americans and carry on with the last remaining hook the administration has used to justify their continuing occupation; the routing of 'Iraqi al-Qaeda'
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
It's Never Enough For Bush and His Minions In Iraq
Bush and his minions are satisfied enough with the world of enemies they've created and are cultivating, that they're willing to pile even more chips on our nation's shoulders for any and all comers to knock off.
Saturday, September 30, 2006(6 comments)
Rejecting the Republican Party of Fear
There is a weakness and fear that the republicans possess which they want to spread to the rest of the nation as they hope to have us cowering behind their skirted flag. They fear the American voter most of all . . .
Thursday, March 29, 2007
The Decider's in Denial Over Democracy
- Bush will not allow himself to be easily awakened from his imperial dream-state or willingly step down from the phony throne he fashioned for himself atop the mountain of rubble of debris and humanity from the attacks of 9-11; the mountain he hurried to climb with his bullhorn to declare himself protector, ruler, and owner of the world.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Bush Enamored with the Sound of His Own Voice on Iraq
It's one thing for Bush to ignore the colloquial expressions of the will of Americans in the last election; it's another to swagger beyond the legislative will of the representatives and senators they sent to Washington to hold him accountable.
Israel's Presumptive Reprisals
'Line in the sand', sending a message, shock and awe . . . nothing has been learned from the folly in Iraq, nothing has been learned from the years the Israelis let agitators draw them into counterproductive reprisals.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Bush's Moderation Ultimatum
- It is impossible for anyone to view Bush as a 'moderate' who has found themselves in the way, or might find themselves in the way of Bush's unilateral, preemptive reprisals and their bloody, collateral effect on defenseless innocents.
The Most Dangerous Untruths About Iraq
-Bush and Cheney are dangerous for America. Americans can't afford any more of their reckless indifference to the plights of our soldiers, or to the inevitable and continuing consequences of their assaults against Iraqis.
Sunday, April 9, 2006(1 comments)
No New Nemesis? No New Nukes
I smell a rat. I think all of this sabre rattling against Iran is more about the future of our own nuclear program than it is about the future nuclear ambitions of the Iranians.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Iraqis Looking to U.N. to Limit Bloody U.S. Mission
Under the guise of preserving the Iraqi regime Bush has installed behind the sacrifices and deadly power of our military forces, our soldiers are now reduced to staging contrived assaults against Iraqi civilians.
Thursday, August 31, 2006(2 comments)
Who Most Threatens America?
If the Bush regime is at war with those they hold responsible for the collapse of the World Trade Towers, then it is truly a stealth war. Bush never mentions bin-Laden's name anymore, even though he began his 'hunt' in 2001 demanding his apprehension, "dead or alive.'
A Militarist Manipulates the Oil Market
Consumers in the U.S. are understandably anxious and angry and are looking to find a piece of Big Oil to rip in to. But, it is becoming increasingly evident that Bush's militarism is the main factor fueling the oil price rise.
Thursday, November 1, 2007(2 comments)
Petraeus Rehabilitates Chalabi in Iraq
Once again Chalabi is being employed by the Bush administration as their front man for their arbitrary assaults on Iraqis and their military takeover of the sovereign Iraqi territory.
Sunday, February 18, 2007(2 comments)
Republicans Vote To Continue Their Slow Bleed Of Our Troops In Iraq
There can be no other more pernicious "slow bleed" than the unnecessary deaths of the 3,133 U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq defending the republicans' and the Bush administration's lies and excuses for keeping our nation's defenders hunkered down in the middle of Iraq's civil war.
"So long as I'm president"
Bush has amassed power by just imagining it, asserting himself, and waiting for the challenges he knows from experience will not come from the present pack of congressional cowards.
Friday, April 13, 2007(1 comments)
How About A 'Peace Czar' Instead?
The search for a 'war czar' by the Bush White House is, at first blush, a reflection of the indifference and disinterest of the nation's top Executive in assuming any of the responsibility for his bloody overthrows and occupations. But it's actually just another grab for power by this increasingly autocratic administration.
Monday, October 22, 2007
For the Bush Regime and Iran, Freedom's Just Another Word
Dick Cheney, on Sunday, opened up his own heightened, rhetorical assault against the imaginary nuclear weapons program his White House and others have conjured up in their exploitative campaign against the sovereign, Iranian nation's pursuit of nuclear energy.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Petraeus' Betrayal on Iraq
The general and his commander are betraying the demonstrated will of the American people that they bring an end to their occupation. They have, in fact, betrayed us in their coordinated refusal to allow our troops to stand down from their dubious Iraq mission.
More Breathing Room for a New Iraqi Government Facade?
Whatever government facade Maliki manages to cobble together, that effort shouldn't find any 'patience or will' from Congress to allow Bush to continue indefinitely while they wait for the new cast of Iraqi players to provide a more efficient mimic of democracy than they have so far.
Beating Bush's Swords Into Plowshares
All of the 'pork' Bush and his republican enablers are complaining about in the Iraq spending bill is actually a down-payment on a long-overdue shift in priorities; from Bush's waging of his military occupation in Iraq, back to focusing on the needs and concerns of Americans
Tuesday, April 17, 2007(2 comments)
Who Will Ultimately Control Iraq? Bush or the Shiite Majority?
Earlier in the month, at the assumed direction of Sadr, thousands of residents of Sadr City headed to Najaf and rallied against the occupation. Those thousands of peaceful protesters could easily be transformed into an overwhelming 'surge' of Iraqi humanity in the streets which could bring a new reality to the puny coalition forces as they are confronted by an exasperated population of Iraqi millions.
Friday, September 1, 2006
Bush's War On Ideology
Bush satisfies himself that his actions are inviolable and within some nebulous notion of legality and constitutional privilege. But, little consideration is given to the rights and privileges of those who find themselves in the way of his ideological assaults.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Bush: Escalating threats in Iraq and elsewhere, but we're 'safer'
There is a dangerous denial that is being practiced in the administration campaign to portray their invasion and continued occupation of Iraq as a military and ideological success, and conversely, to portray Iraq as a cauldron of terror that would escalate into more of a threat to the U.S. if we withdraw our troops.
Rallying Around Our Democratic Leadership On Iraq
By railing against the Democratic Iraq withdrawal legislation with such strident rhetoric, Bush actually boosted support for their effort and made it appear that, despite his complaints to the contrary, it was a result of his own opposition to the Democratic funding bill that troops would be denied the money he claimed they needed.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Lame-Duck Bleating of Progress and Success in Iraq
It's ridiculous for the invaders and occupiers of a nation so thoroughly engulfed in the civil war sparked by their own continued aggression to speak of 'progress' and 'success' in reconciling the warring factions while they are busy and intent on ramping-up their own one-sided part in the violence.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Progress and Successes of the Bush and Maliki Regime
Most Americans (and Iraqis) are left to wonder, as Bush and Maliki are crowing about their 'successes' and 'progress' in Iraq, whether these lame-duck partners are referring to advantages they've achieved for their citizenry, or if they're just bragging on their own ability to sustain themselves in power and authority over the rest of us at our own deadly expense.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006(1 comments)
The Idiocy is Swelling
Bush's continuing aggression threatens to trigger yet another disaster for working Americans already struggling to absorb the industry-inflated energy costs.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Dictating Down to Americans from 9-11 to Iraq
Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq has be the realization al-Qaeda's dreams. Bush and his republican apologists can twist the facts every which way they want, but their diversion from the hunt for bin-Laden and his accomplices in Afghanistan to invade and occupy Iraq has to have been the single, most blundering appeasement of terrorist violence by our government ever.
Saturday, September 16, 2006(2 comments)
Digging More Holes For Ourselves In Iraq
On the word of the fugitives who've been on the run for five years since the 9-11 attacks, Bush will commit the bulk of our nation's resources that are intended for our defense, and the main pride of our nation's military, and pour these into Baghdad; pour them into the trenches they're digging around the Iraqi capital.
Bush Can't Sell His Occupation If His Junta's Telling Him To Leave
-As both Bush and Cheney were giving lip service to the notion that time was running out for the Maliki regime to follow through on their political promises, legislators in Iraq's parliament were busy gathering commitments from members to set a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.
War Party in the Catbird Seat
With the majority of Americans supporting a timetable for withdrawal, the republican party placed themselves and their votes at odds in the past weeks with a public increasingly anxious about the mounting costs of the continued occupation, both in lives and resources.
Bush and Cheney Through Their Looking-Glass
... Alice and the White Rabbit are careening around in their own alternate universe as the mess they've caused remains festering on the other side of the fantasy they've surrounded themselves with.
Friday, September 21, 2007(1 comments)
Politicians Pressing our Troops Forward in Iraq
It's not fair or right -- as Bush, McCain, and other republican enablers of this continuing occupation want us to accept -- to pursue 'success' for every politician's ambition in Iraq behind their sacrifices and sell it as a path to some victory. At some point, republicans in Congress should be made to tell us who they believe are more important.
Saturday, April 14, 2007(3 comments)
No Greater Promoters and Protectors of Al-Qaeda in America
-Bin-Laden 'won' when we pulled the bulk of our nation's defenders away from the hunt for the terrorist and his accomplices, and drew Iraqis (and others) into armed resistance against the U.S. invasion and occupation. The 9-11 terrorists 'win' every day that we sacrifice more lives consolidating power in Iraq and Afghanistan instead of just hunting them down.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Political Capital to End the Iraq Occupation
- Bush used the "political capital" he assumed out of the election to elevate himself over the rest of Americans - to stand atop the rubble of humanity in Iraq - and posture as the defender of America and the world against the specters of opposition to his own militarism.
Sunday, October 22, 2006(1 comments)
In Our Own Hands
Through our virtue and our vigilance we must, in our respect for democracy, value and protect the right to vote. Our vote is the instrument of our collective conscience and our warrant to the realization of our freedom, our liberty, and our well-being.
Friday, May 12, 2006
What Makes U.S. So Exceptional?
What is it these days, besides our ability to unleash waves of destruction, that commands the attention of other nations and allows the U.S. to dominate the international agenda?
Tuesday, September 25, 2007(3 comments)
Weathering Ahmadinejad's Ideological Assault on New York
In the proper forum for any "ideological" battle -- a discussion, instead of a bloody, destabilizing invasion and occupation -- Ahmadinejad gave as good as he's got, without a ripple of the unrest, chaos, and destruction that Bush has caused waging his own in Iraq.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Stirring Up The Dust At Ground Zero
-- There is no pile of rubble and humanity left in New York, or anywhere else, that Bush can stand on and bullhorn his way back into the nation's confidence.
Thursday, November 9, 2006
- Voters intend for those legislators they just sent to Congress to act against Bush's abuses where the republican surrogates refused; and to act in an intensity which matches their own frustration and anger. If they wanted lip service and hand-holding they would have kept to the status quo.
Thursday, September 6, 2007(2 comments)
If You Liked the Past Half-Decade of Bush's Blundering Militarism . . .
If you're a fan of the over half a decade of blundering militarism the republicans have produced and perpetuated with their obstinacy against the demonstrated will of the American people that they allow a withdraw from Iraq, then you should be more than happy with this privileged republican band of warmongers running for president.
Thursday, August 24, 2006(1 comments)
Baghdad is Bush's Last Stand in Iraq
It's unfortunate for our nation, our soldiers, and for the Iraqis, that Bush and Khalilzad aren't on the field like Custer was in his time. Both share his arrogant belief in their own righteousness as they attack and kill the 'insurgent' Iraqis like Custer slaughtered his 'savages'.
Thursday, October 5, 2006
Bush's Soft Bigotry on Terror
-- Bush is out there on his own, fighting his imaginary 'war on terror' against the will of the American people; against the very citizens in Iraq that he claims to have liberated.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Republicans Accept 1000+ More American Deaths in Iraq
What is it about the Maliki regime in Iraq which has enamored so many republicans to the point that they've become satisfied with the numbers of Americans killed in defense of the increasingly autocratic authority?
Thursday, September 21, 2006(1 comments)
As If Bush Owned The World
It's frustrating to watch these world leaders posturing against our country, who Bush has so thoroughly demonized - who have their own problems with their own seemingly autocratic regimes - and suffer the realization that our own despotic leader has yet to be deposed for his crimes against Americans and others.
Friday, May 26, 2006(1 comments)
Cooking Up A New Cold War
The Bush regime would be more than satisfied to isolate Russia, and China, as well, with a manufactured pall of suspicion and fear, making oil-producing nations reluctant to do business with them out of fear of U.S. retaliation.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006(1 comments)
Battling Ideologies In Iraq
- Bush rolled the same loaded dice Tuesday that he used to divert our soldiers from the pursuit in Afghanistan of the suspected orchestrators of the 9-11 attacks to fight and die in Iraq as part of the"ideological struggle" he imagines between his regime and "enemies" and "terrorists" everywhere.
Letting Lies and Propaganda Dictate
How many distractions will the Bush regime be allowed to use to obscure from the fact that they haven't caught the perpetrators identified in the congressional authorization to use military force that Bush uses to justify his imperious power-grab?
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Our Soldiers Are Dying To Win
Are these soldiers being made to sacrifice their lives and livelihoods in defense of territory? Are they being directed to fight and die in defense of the lives lost in the battle? Or, is there a larger, more enduring goal that can be achieved by just fighting on?
Bush's Retreat to Iraq
Bush is determined to substitute concern for the certain threat to our nation which came from the al-Qaeda terrorists he's turned his back on, for the risk to our soldiers from the unrest and chaos his occupation has caused in Iraq.
Arrogance and Stupidity in Iraq
- It's as if Bush and the republicans want to be treated like children on the eve of their birthday and have us overlook the spoiled rampage their party has been on, punch-drunk with absolute power assumed from majority control of all branches of our government. They're sorry they broke Iraq, and they promise to clean it up right after the election.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Bush Regime Running Scared From Retaliation In Iraq
- Back and forth, the ascended leaders in Iraq and the U.S. hurl their followers into the bloody abyss -- out of greed, revenge, and hunger for power -- and, in Bush's case, partly out of fear of retaliation for his own immoral barbarism.
Bush's Democrats on Iraq
At every point where Democrats were to hold the line on their demands (our demands) for a timetable or a mere commitment that Bush bring our troops home by a date certain, Democrats have done nothing but posture, and then, bend . . .
Monday, January 14, 2008
Bush's Perversion of Democracy in the Middle East
Our lame-duck militarist is heading to Saudi Arabia, Monday, with a $20 billion gift basket of advanced weaponry for the anti-democratic, royal regime. That's how much this administration cares about democracy.
Suckers for the 'Son of Star Wars'
The Bush regime desperately wants to re-start Star Wars, or 'Son of Star Wars.' They had hoped their plan to proliferate their 'missile defense' technology to European provinces to counter Iran would get a boost from all of their flailing around over the North Korean missile launches.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Bush's Fireside Con Exploited IED Casualties
Bush had to show America he could make peaceful his kidnapped Iraqi bride. He'd use his radio address to the nation, his fireside chat, to throw the U.S. citizens a bone . . .
Not One More Dime to Continue the Iraq Occupation
There isn't even a bit of pretense left of any reasonable or acceptable justification for remaining in Iraq that anyone serious about their opposition to the occupation should accept or support with a vote for more tax dollars thrown into the money pit.
Saturday, January 6, 2007(7 comments)
Sacrificing Our Soldiers To Surge Forward In Iraq
- It's more than ludicrous to expect that the planned token influx of reinforcements will be able to do anything more than help protect the disregarded lives of the hunkered-down, over-deployed, and beleaguered brigades already deployed there.
Rudiments of a Tyrant's Reign
Bush and his cabal didn't care about the lives of Iraqis when they started out the war killing them. They don't care now as Iraqis are killing each other, often with our assistance and support.
Friday, June 9, 2006
Hopeless Captives of the New Iraqi Imperium
With more 'anti-insurgency' raids forecast by Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki for the near future, backed-up by an escalation of the U.S. forces by as many as 5500 more soldiers transferred in from Kuwait and Germany, there will be an almost certain increase in the numbers of those captured and held.
The Boy Liar
In the grand old party of liars there's a legacy of lies carried on the lips of a cabal of liars who have weaseled their way into the highest offices of our government
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Bush's FISA Duck and Cover
The reason Bush is suddenly so eager to have Congress pass a series of accommodations to the Justice Dept's questionable exercise of the surveillance law is to preempt any other legal challenge (like a perjury charge) which might force them to end their illegal schemes.
Media Models New Bush Cloak for Continuing in Iraq
- While Bush and his generals in Iraq busy themselves with softening up the U.S. political battlefield by pointing to their deadly intimidation of the Iraqis in the areas they've occupied in their 'surge,' the casualties are still mounting -- and the Iraqi regime is still just a Potamkin Village for the democracy they claim our nation's defenders are fighting and dying for.
Bloody Prelude to a September Alibi in Iraq
- In their September alibi, Bush and his generals are destined to just provide more cover for the Iraqi regime's summer stall by referring Congress, again, to the Iraqis our combating forces have succeeded in cowing or killing while they're waiting for parliament members to return from their privileged August retreats.
Over 2,953 US deaths in Iraq besides the 170 Bush blames on Iran
- The one hundred-seventy U.S. soldiers whose deaths the military attributed to Iran have been killed in Iraq as a direct result of Bush's decision to place and keep them bogged down in the middle of Iraq's civil war, no matter who he claims is ultimately responsible for their demise.
-- Bush spit into the wind when he declared that, "winning this war will require the determined efforts of a unified country," and "we must put aside our differences." He and his surrogates spent the weeks and days leading up to the 9-11 anniversary attempting to divide Americans.
Friday, January 26, 2007(1 comments)
Bush Looking To Provoke Iran To Validate His Iraq Occupation
- Bush is now intent on re-invading the Iraqi neighborhoods with our nation's defenders in a cynical attempt to provoke a response from Iran, and to draw Iran into his rhetorical web of blame for the violent consequences of his own military aggression in Iraq and in the region.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Bush's Political Prisoners
It's an inexcusable political ploy for Bush to hold these Afghans and Arabs in his prisons, indefinitely, without charges; as substitutes for his inability to capture the man our government says is responsible for the 9-11 attacks, bin-Laden, and his accomplices.
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
"Democracy takes time." So, what's their hurry?
The U.S. is in a hurry. The Bush regime is signaling their impatience with their illegitimate Iraqi children, their junta, for their reluctance to elevate a leader of their puppet authority to a position of dominance over all of the disparate factions in Iraq.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006(3 comments)
Because Bin-Laden Says So
-- I can't be the only one who's dumbfounded by Bush's obsession with the statements of bin-Laden and other terrorists. Bush seems enthralled with their words, and determined to respond to their every nuance.
Friday, September 8, 2006(1 comments)
Bush and Learning Lessons
From the debacle at Tora Bora, where Osama bin-Laden was allowed to escape into the mountains, to the diversion of forces and resources to Iraq, to the Bush administration's mindless evisceration of our civil liberties at home, there has been a continuing, five-year failure to achieve any of the goals and effect any of the protections that Bush has repeatedly promised Americans.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Mindless Escalation In Iraq
It looks like the Bush administration is planning on gearing up to escalate our nation's involvement in Iraq
Saturday, July 1, 2006
Bush Still Wants A Mock Court to Cover For His Mock Terror War
The Bush regime is afraid the Court's ruling means Gitmo prisoners will get their shot at what we take for granted here in America: a free and fair trial, due process, access to evidence against them with the right to challenge with witnesses, protection against use of coerced confessions, access to counsel . . .
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Mr. Gates' War
- Robert Gates has come to inherit, not only Rumsfeld's position as the point man for the military contribution to Bush's "war on terror," he's also come to inherit Rumsfeld's occupation of Iraq.
Bush's (and America's) Tepid Response to Tyranny in Pakistan
Where's the outrage from this administration who has postured as caretakers and defenders of democracy around the world? Where's the outrage from our presidential candidates? Where have they shown the appropriate solidarity with Pakistan's (incarcerated) presidential aspirants?
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Reflections in Lebanon of a Failed Bush Doctrine
Israel's determination to attack civilians in Lebanon, deliberately or not, who have absolutely no influence with the political or militant organization of Hizbollah (or any other group which supposedly threatens) and destroying their lives and livelihoods as a 'deterrence' is reprehensible.
Bush's Expectations of Normalcy in Iraq
Bush is looking for a few "normal" Iraqis who share his definition of "freedom" and share his definition of a "normal society," to put aside the animosities his invasion and occupation have aggravated and heightened and allow the Iraqi regime he helped install behind the sacrifices of our military to reign supreme without resistance.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Bush and Credibility at the U.N.
The nations of the world are more concerned with issues of survival and prosperity as Bush beckons them to abandon these and join him in pursuit of whatever threat he decides in his ideological "war on terror."
Monday, November 12, 2007
Mercenaries for Bush's Notion of Freedom and Democracy in Iraq
Instead of applauding Bush in his ignorance, veterans who actually know firsthand, the value of freedom and liberty should mass together against any further mockery of those sentiments which they fought so valiantly for, long ago, when tyrants and dictators weren't treated as paid mercenaries in support of some narrow political agenda conjured-up by autocrats who profess to be our democratic leaders.
With Us Or Against Us In Iraq
Maliki has almost nothing to gain by continuing to allow Bush to wage his 'terror war' in Iraq. He'll have to decide whether he's truly a leader of his country and countryfolk, or, if he's a mere tool of Bush's imperialism.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Bush Is 'Emboldening Enemies' And 'Empowering Iran' In Iraq
- If we take Bush at his word . . . that, he's really concerned with Iran's influence in Iraq, in Shiite neighborhoods, then he's really blown it. There is nothing more responsible for, and enabling of, Iranian influence in Iraq than his destabilizing invasion and occupation.
Twelve More Months of Bush's Ecclesiastic Mideast Mission
Bush is traveling in the Mideast, seeking to craft a miracle of his own out of empty, confrontational rhetoric and produce "Mideast peace" for a region which is awash in violence; much of it perpetrated by a growing number of martyrs and militants in resistance to his own bloody, military expansion into Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Hunkering Down In Iraq
-- After months of escalating the occupation of Baghdad and defending the center of Bush's junta as his last stand in Iraq, Bush is set to send even more soldiers there to reinforce the green-zone of defense around the crumbled Maliki regime.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Benazir Bhutto shows courage and determination in calling for Musharraf's ouster
If there is any sincerity at all in Bush's bleatings about the importance of 'freedom,' 'liberty,' or democracy, he will need to rethink his interfering expressions of confidence in Musharraf and acknowledge the courage and determination of opposition leaders like Ms. Bhutto and her supporters as they struggle to make democracy in Pakistan more than the mere political rhetoric he is so 'positive' about.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006(1 comments)
There's nothing left for the tyrants as they gather in the comfort of the presidential retreat this week to line our soldiers up like matchsticks for a future flame . . .
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Best Way Forward In Iraq
- I can't imagine why these administration-encouraged commissions have taken all these months just to come up with a different way for America to continue to travel the path Bush has taken us down in Iraq. We're on the wrong road.
Defending Against their al-Qaeda Failure at the Site of their Iraq Folly
"Facing" down bin-Laden and Zawahiri where they aren't would seem to be the most ignorant and backward strategy that anyone could devise. But to the White House, sending our troops to fight and die in Iraq makes perfect sense -- having them defend plots of land from fugitives the administration has allowed "safe haven" hundreds of miles away.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Breathing Space in Iraq and the Benchmark of Withdrawal
If the almost 700 Americans who were killed in Iraq since the beginning of Bush's "surge" were responsible for providing the political "breathing space" he wanted to give the Iraqi government; those tragic deaths have unquestionably been in vain.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Bush 'On The Move' in Iraq
-- Bush says "we're on the move" in Iraq. More likely, though, we're not going anywhere. Bush seems more intent than ever on leaving our soldiers to continue the losing defense of the crumbled Maliki regime.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Earworms, Decent Intervals, and Quagmires
- Bush's earworm, Kissinger, slithered out and effectively unraveled the presidential lame-duck loser's plans for a military victory in Iraq by declaring that we've lost.
Thursday, November 30, 2006(2 comments)
Bush Needs To Come On Home
-- If Iraqis are going to fight, they can do that very well without our troops in the middle. That's the message he should have delivered to Maliki. That's what Americans told him they wanted him to do. He's not listening to us. He needs to come on home.
Bush's Iraq Explanations
After over three years, and over 2700 American soldiers' lives later, Bush shows no indication at all that he's finished sacrificing our nation's lives and resources for the Iraq muddle. He's 'adjusting tactics' like a toddler at the wheel of his toy car console.
Outsiders In Iraq
-Bush is the ultimate outsider in Iraq, represented there amidst the violence and unrest by the resources and humanity of our nation's defenses while he skirts around the country and the world; safe from suffering the reprisals and recriminations waged against our troops by the very folks he claims to be liberating.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
The Bush administration is actively working to set their puppet back into a position of power in the new Iraqi authority, as a leader of a 'security' branch that they just created out of the blue sky.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Bush Surging Into Oblivion
The irony of a landmark presidential election to replace Bush -- drowning out his legacy appeal -- should not be lost on even one so ignorant as to escalate and highlight the agenda millions will mass together to oppose with their votes on election day.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
State of Bush's Iraq Deception
Even as Bush speaks tonight of liberating and freeing Iraqis from the grip of a brutal U.S. supported dictator, he will be re-asserting himself as yet another self-serving orchestrator and administrator of bloody violence against Iraqis to satisfy his self-appointed posturing as the post-911 protector of the world.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Bucking Up Our Soldiers for the Ideological Occupation
As Bush thanks the troops this weekend, at Walter Reed and in his radio address, for enduring his crusades, his inner ego is busy crafting a cover story to allow him to slip more troops into Iraq. He'll tell us all, in a little while, how he and his handpicked generals know better than the American people about what our nation's priorities should be in Iraq and in the Mideast.
Monday, November 6, 2006
The Power of Our Participation
- Our vote is the instrument of our collective conscience and our warrant to the realization of our freedom, our liberty, and our well-being. It is a beginning point for activism and action, not an end.
Sunday, January 7, 2007(1 comments)
Bush's 'Tried and Failed' Plan For Iraq
There is nothing Bush can tell us, when he finally gets enough gall to unveil his planned "way forward" in Iraq, which would convince anyone already opposed to the occupation to agree that he should continue.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
On The Eve Of Bush's Iraq Escalation
Our American soldiers are set to be tasked, once again, with delivering their brand of 'shock and awe' to Baghdad and other towns in Iraq to cow the population into accepting the unpopular, and increasingly autocratic rule of the Maliki cabal. It's really that simple.