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Videos: Bush Curses Hezbollah on Open Mic. How to Reach 100,000 People for a Buck.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on July 17th, 2006 2:14 pm by HL

AP
Bush got caught in front of an open mic again. This time the genius was heard to say “See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s— and it’s over,” Bush told Blair as he stuffed his face with food. Fun with the simple minded. Ooh Ok George if thats all its going to take. Here’s the video, (There is a 30 second commercial first but if you put your cursor on the slide bar you zip right to the end.)

Bush And Blair discuss Syria and Hezbollah

Here’s The Video: Bush curses Hezbollah during G-8 luncheon

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Bush’s Iraq Civil War News: 3 More American Soldiers Die, 50 More Iraqi’s Die, U.S. in Iraq until 2016? Is It WW3 Yet???

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 17th, 2006 1:54 pm by HL

3 American soldiers killed in Iraq

AP
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Three American soldiers were killed Monday in separate attacks, two in the Baghdad area and one in western Iraq, the U.S. military said. A U.S. statement said one soldier was hit by small arms fire early in western Baghdad.

Another soldier died from injuries suffered in an explosion south of the capital, the military said in a separate statement.

The third soldier, assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died “due to enemy action” in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, the military said.

At least 2,553 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the war in 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians.

Gunmen kill 50 in Iraqi market attack

AP
Excerpt:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen sprayed grenades and automatic weapons fire in a market south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 50 people, mostly Shiites. The sectarian attack drew an angry protest from lawmakers who accused Iraqi forces of standing idly by during the rampage.

Women and children were among the dead and wounded in the assault in Mahmoudiya, hospital officials said.

Several witnesses, including municipal council members, said the attack began when gunmen — presumed to be Sunnis — fired on the funeral of a member of the Mahdi Army, a Shiite militia, killing nine mourners.

Gingrich Says America In World War III. Bush Does Nothing.


Seattle Times
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so. In an interview in Bellevue this morning Gingrich said Bush should call a joint session of Congress the first week of September and talk about global military conflicts in much starker terms than have been heard from the president.

“We need to have the militancy that says ‘We’re not going to lose a city,’ ” Gingrich said. He talks about the need to recognize World War III as important for military strategy and political strategy.

Gingrich said he is “very worried” about Republicans facing fall elections and says the party must have the “nerve” to nationalize the elections and make the 2006 campaigns about a liberal Democratic agenda rather than about President Bush’s record.

H.L.s Take“In an interview in Bellevue this morning???” Isn’t that the Mental Hospital in NY? Glad you finally acknowledged your problem Newt.

Paper: Military experts see US Iraq exit in 2016

Washington Times
The conservative Washington Times is reporting that American military leaders don’t see a US exit from Iraq until 2016.
An excerpt from the registration-restricted Times story follows:
U.S. war commanders think some level of American forces will be needed in Iraq until 2016 and those forces will receive continued support from the vast majority of Iraqis.


More War Stories: Israel Softens Stance, Hezbollah Rejects Ceasefire

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 17th, 2006 1:39 pm by HL

Israel softens conditions for cease-fire

AP
Excerpt JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that the fighting in Lebanon would end when two Israeli soldiers were freed, rocket attacks stopped and the Lebanese army deployed along the border. But he appeared to scale back from previous demands for Hezbollah to be dismantled. Delivering an impassioned speech to Israel’s parliament after six days of fierce fighting, Olmert said Israel would have no mercy on militants who attacked its cities with rockets.

Israel’s path to total war


Asia Times
Excerpt: One of the most malignant aspects of the new chapter in the Arab-Israeli conflict is the myth of Israel as the assaulted party, lavishly propagated by the White House and the infinite pro-Israel pundits in the US media, including the editors of the New York Times, who have labeled Israel’s blatant aggression against the nation of Lebanon as “legally and morally justified”.

Never mind that the rest of the world, including the European Union, does not share this perception of who is mainly at fault for the deadly cycle of violence that has gripped the Middle East again. The irony is that one can detect greater voices of dissent and opposition to Israel’s massive, disproportionate response to the token kidnapping of a few of its soldiers than is the case in the “pluralistic” US media, nowadays sheepishly toeing the official line.

Hezbollah rejects ceasefire with Israel

Khaleej Times
Excerpt:BEIRUT – Hezbollah on Monday rejected a ceasefire on terms dictated by Israel, with a senior member of the Lebanese Shiite militia rejecting the conditions set by the Jewish state.

“We accept no conditions for a ceasefire, whatever the pressure,” Abdullah Kasir, a member of Hezbollah’s central committee, told AFP.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday said a ceasefire would only be considered on three conditions: that Hezbollah release two captured Israeli soldiers, the firing of Hezbollah rockets on Israeli towns cease, and that the militia be disarmed in line with a UN resolution.


Politcal News: 1.1 Million Protest Mexican Election, Bush Nominates Gitmo Warden For Top NATO Commander

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 17th, 2006 1:28 pm by HL

That’s a demonstration: 1.1+ million in Mexico City


Daily Kos
get out in the streets and protest BushExcerpt: A large number of Mexicans rallied yesterday to demand a recount in Mexico’s Presidential election. Obviously no one knows how many; it’s really difficult to estimate such a large crowd. But here’s a typical description, this from the Los Angeles Times:

Police officials subordinate to the PRD-led city government said 1.1 million people took part in the daylong protest. Notimex, the semiofficial news agency of the conservative-led federal government, estimated 700,000 were present.

H.L.s Take:
How much more will America have to put up with before we can demonstation of this size against Bush?

Bush Nominates General Who Oversaw Guantanamo Prison To Be Top NATO Commander

Think Progress
Excerpt:Last week President Bush nominated U.S. Army Gen. Bantz Craddock to be NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, the same position formerly held by Gen. Wesley Clark. Craddock currently oversees the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and was formerly chief military assistant to Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.