May 4, 2204 Tuesday

 

CBS delayed report on Iraqi prison abuse after military chief's ...
Guardian, UK - 5-4-04
... ending their careers, for failing to stop the abuse of inmates ... Mr Fager agreed to hold off the CBS report, but ... Iraq a month ago to overhaul the prison system in ...

Seven US soldiers reprimanded - Oregonian
 

 

Prisoner's death spurs CIA probe
The Age, Australia - 5-4-04
... The head of the US military, General Richard Myers, came under political fire yesterday for saying he had not read a 53-page report written in February by a US ...
Wife: Soldiers in Iraqi Abuse Case Are Scapegoats
Reuters - 
5-4-04
By Sue Pleming. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners were following orders and are being used as ...

These seven soldiers that tortured the Iraqi prisoners may have lost the Iraq war for the US. A CNN viewer email



"President Bush , he's out campaigning. He's taking a two-day bus ride through Michigan this week and I was thinking, well, in Michigan he's probably going to get a pretty good turnout since nobody in Michigan has a job to go to." 
David Letterman
 


New Iraqi commander in Fallujah
KVIA, TX - 5-4-04
Fallujah, Iraq-AP -- The force replacing US Marines in Fallujah, Iraq is getting a new commander. Major General Mohammed Abdul-Latif ...
 


 

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Subject:"Good Soldier" pictures

Lisa,

While I appreciate your website and check it daily for stuff to use against Bush and his gang, I do not share the objective of electing John Kerry or anyone else who defends the US and it's system of exploitation, war and empire. In other words, the real "terrorist war" is being waged by the gang that rules the US through both political parties.

So, the underlying problem is not one of "rogue" elements committing "abuses" in the US war and occupation of Iraq, since I consider the war and occupation of Iraq to be a war crime in and of itself.

Sure, the persons responsible for torture and humiliation ought to be punished, not with reprimands but with imprisonment. But Bush and people like Kerry who support the War OF Terror of the US government are the real criminals.

Bob S.
 

I hear ya Bob.

Kerry is the only person who has a shot to take Bush out of office.  So I am backing Kerry whether I like him or not.

 



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"Well, you know what's really amazing? Democrats Bob Kerry and Lee Hamilton, they're on this commission. They're the lead guys on the commission. They left the meeting early to go to another meeting. Where do you possibly have to go? You're meeting with the President, the Vice President, about the fate of the free world. 'I've got the cable guy at the house. I've got to run. I've got to go. I'm sorry."  Jay Leno



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Subject: Bushites NEVER ignored early Al Qaeda warnings

For what it's worth:

1) Early warnings that "Al Qaeda terrorists" were learning to fly little Cessnas
2) Early warnings that included "chatter" about sums of money coming
into this country from anti-American jihadist sympathizers
3) Early warnings from German and Israeli intelligence that jihadist terrorists
were planning a sabotage 'attack" in the continental US

Did the Bushites IGNORE these early warnings?
Not at all. What the Bush administration realized was that this sorry rag-tag Mickey Mouse outfit of pathetic suicide bombers would NEVER have the clout or ability to pull off a "Pearl Harbor" type scenario. Certainly, not with enough "shock & awe" for justifying an American retaliation in Afghanistan (to secure an oil pipeline from Turkmenistan to the refinery at Pakistan).
Nor with enough horror to justify an American attack in Iraq (and take-over of the Iraqi oil reserves).

Nope. If the job of murdering 3,000 people was going to be done right, it would have to be done with good old American expertise, hardware, smoke and mirrors. But, with the right kind of spin in the media, "Al Qaeda" would become the the fall guys. The patsies. There you have it ... your "government" in action.

Gus

I believe that Bush Inc. didn't connect the 9 11 dots because they were too busy planning to invade Iraq, giving tax cuts to the rich and W spending way too much time on vacation.


Nursery Crimes Part II

Barbie, Barbie, grand old party
how does your family grow?
Marvin, Jebie,
Neil and Georgie,
Chickenhawks all in a row.
 

John Grant


Fact-Free Bush
By Madeleine Begun Kane
http://www.madkane.com/fact_free_bush.html
(Sing it to "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain")

When the facts get in the way you change the facts,
And when facts get in the way, give facts the ax.
When the facts get in the way,
When the facts get in the way,
When the facts get in the way you change the facts.

When Iraq is not as threat'ning as you claimed,
Say you never said it was, play language games.
When Iraq is not as threat'ning,
When Iraq is not as threat'ning,
When Iraq is not as threat'ning as you claimed.

When your job projection numbers are quite wrong,
Blithely claim you never bought them all along.
When your job projection numbers,
When your job projection numbers,
When your job projection numbers are quite wrong.

That was always my position, is your line.
Doesn't matter if you've really changed your mind.
That was always my position,
That was always my position,
That was always my position is your line.

Fifty states should get to do what they think's right.
So you say, while throwing round your weight and might.
Fifty states should get to do what,
Fifty states should get to do what,
Fifty states should get to do what they think's right.

You won't leave a single child behind you swear.
You didn't mention that you'd fund your bill with prayer.
You won't leave a single child,
You won't leave a single child,
You won't leave a single child behind you swear.

Good sound science is the key to what you do,
Just so long as sci'ntists follow all your cues.
Good sound science is the key to,
Good sound science is the key to,
Good sound science is the key to what you do.

It's your money, you should keep it, so you said.
You didn't tell us you just meant your wealthy friends.
It's your money, you should keep it,
It's your money, you should keep it,
It's your money, you should keep it, so you said.

When the experts say you're wrong shunt them aside.
You don't care if facts and policy collide.
When the experts say you're wrong,
When the experts say you're wrong,
When the experts say you're wrong shunt them aside.

When the facts get in the way you change the facts,
And when facts get in the way, give facts the ax.
When the facts get in the way,
When the facts get in the way,
When the facts get in the way you change the facts.

April 1, 2004 Madeleine Begun Kane. All Rights Reserved.

 



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Belgian artist Benjamin Verdonck sits in a swallow's nest hanging 30 meters up on the glass wall of a building in Brussels, May 3, 2004. Verdonck was trying to hold conversations with passersby on the street below as part of a city arts festival.

Peace.