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Archive for October 11th, 2006

2,660 Iraqi civilians killed in Sept. 650,000 Total

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 10:37 am by HL

Another month in the debacle.

2,660 Iraqi civilians killed in Sept.

AP
Excerpt:
Car bomb in iraqBAGHDAD, Iraq – More than 2,660 Iraqi civilians were killed in the capital in September amid a wave of sectarian killings and insurgent attacks, an increase of 400 over the month before, according to figures from the Iraqi Health Ministry.

The increase came despite an intensified U.S.-Iraqi sweep of Baghdad that was launched in mid-August to try to put down the wave of violence that has swept over the capital. The violence consists of a deadly combination of bombings and shootings by Sunni insurgents, and slayings by Shiite and Sunni death squads.

The September numbers come as a controversial new study contends that nearly 655,000 Iraqis have died in the three-year-old conflict in Iraq — more than 10 times higher than other independent estimates of the toll.


Bush to Iraq: We’re Not Going Anywhere

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 10:28 am by HL

Hope you guys in the military got nothing better to do for the next 4 years.

Army: Troops to stay in Iraq until 2010

AP
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has plans to keep the current level of soldiers in Iraq through 2010, the top Army officer said Wednesday, a later date than Bush administration or Pentagon officials have mentioned thus far…
“This is not a prediction that things are going poorly or better,” Schoomaker told reporters. “It’s just that I have to have enough ammo in the magazine that I can continue to shoot as long as they want us to shoot.”

Even so, his comments were the latest acknowledgment by Pentagon officials that a significant withdrawal of troops from Iraq is not likely in the immediate future.
Currently there are 141,000 troops in Iraq, including 120,000 Army soldiers. Those soldiers are divided among 15 Army combat brigades plus other support units.

H.L.s Take:
The Bush crime family is just making too damn much money to get out.


War Ships Sailing For Iran

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 10:16 am by HL

Is Bush about to make the biggest military blunder in history, and start a war with Iran, right before the election, does he think that will save the Republcians from losing Congress?

The Bush War on Iran, the US Constitution, and the UN Charter

Buzzflash
Excerpt
“Time magazine and many international sources have reported a major US air-sea build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, in preparation for a US assault on Iran which is considered to be imminent. When is the President planning to call Congress back into session to ask for a Declaration of War, which he will need, under Section 8, Article I of the Constitution, in order to proceed?”

The “international sources” mentioned in the proposed question above include Time, “What the War with Iran Would Look Like” (9/25/06), and those appearing in the extensive reference list (85 of them in fact) of “The March to War,” by M.D. Nazemroaya,

H.L.s Take
Maybe thats the cover he needs to steal the congressional elections he needs, then they can come on TV and say. “See Americans are worried about safety beyond all else, thats why they voted for us again.”


But what about all the good stuff going on over there?

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 10:09 am by HL

Heres a blog post from an NBC reporter in Baghdad.

CALLING BOB IN BAGHDAD

NBC
Excerpt

Some readers and viewers think we journalists are exaggerating about the situation in Iraq. I can almost understand that because who would want to believe that things are this bad? Particularly when so many people here started out with such good intentions.

I’m more puzzled by comments that the violence isn’t any worse than any American city. Really? In which American city do 60 bullet-riddled bodies turn up on a given day? In which city do the headless bodies of ordinary citizens turn up every single day? In which city would it not be news if neighborhood school children were blown up? In which neighborhood would you look the other way if gunmen came into restaurants and shot dead the customers?

H.L.s Take:
Is that what Hillbilly Heroin, and Falafel Boy are saying now??? That Iraq is as safe as a big American City…. I think not.

Murder rates in Washington DC and Baghdad

This is for last year, and it has just gotten worse.

Source: FBI’s Crime in the United States


Army Introducing New Slogan

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 9:45 am by HL

Those PR Whiz’s in the marketing department at the Pentagon are finally replacing that “Army of One” slogan, before it really is an “Army of One”

Army Introducing New Slogan

WCVB-TV Boston
Excerpt
WASHINGTON — In its battle to win the hearts and minds of recruiting-age Americans, the Army is replacing its main ad slogan — “An Army of One” — with one it hopes will pack more punch: “Army Strong.”

The new approach, the fruit of a $200 million-a-year contract with a major advertising agency, was announced Monday by Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey. He said “Army Strong” will be the centerpiece of a multimedia ad campaign to be launched Nov. 9, timed to coincide with Veterans Day weekend

H.L.s Take
Army Strong?, Army Strong??? Thats what they came up with for $200 Million. Who wrote that one? Bush?? What does he think he is Tarzan? oooh oooh oooh Army Strong…oooh oooh oooh, You weak, Army Strong. Don’t forget thats our Tax money they are wasting.


Army Tones Down Drill Sergeants

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 9:32 am by HL

Uh, Private.. could you please drop and give me 20… I mean if you feel like it.

Army Tones Down Drill Sergeants

ABC News
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON Oct 10, 2006 (AP)— Hollywood may have to tone down its portrayal of the military’s screaming, in-your-face boot camp drill sergeant. In today’s Army, shouting is out and a calmer approach to molding young minds is in, says the head of Pentagon personnel. The Army says it has reduced by nearly 7 percent the number of recruits who wash out in the first six to 12 months of military life.

H.Ls. Take:
Recruiting is so bad now, that they have to do anything they can to get more people to sign up and go over to Bush’s Quagmire bloodbath. What would Sergeant Hartmann from Full Metal Jacket have to say about this….

No more crazy Drill Instructors in the Army?

H.L.s Comics Flashback 8/27/05

Full Metal Bush

Full Metal Bush Pt. 2
Now with correct link.


New Jack Davis Campaign Commercial. Running Agaisnt Tom Reynolds

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on October 11th, 2006 9:16 am by HL

Jack Davis is running against Tom Reynolds in The NY-26th Congressional Race. Reynolds is the guy that Mark Foley gave those fat checks to, and who refuses to give them back. He also encouraged Foley to run for re-election despite the scandal. Here is Jack Davis New Commercial.


The Test

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2006 9:07 am by HL

The North Korean test

Boston.com
Excerpt:
Acting on the unrealistic assumption that he need not and should not stoop to bargaining with “evil” regimes such as those in Pyongyang and Tehran, Bush has allowed hard-liners in his administration repeatedly to prevent or sabotage genuine negotiations with the North. For their part, North Korean representatives have made it plain that they will respond to rebuffs from hard-liners — be they in Tokyo or Washington — with missile launches, or with the extraction of plutonium from nuclear fuel rods, or now with an underground nuclear explosion.

H.L.s Take
He won’t even talk to N. Korea, but we will be in Iraq until 2010. I wonder why that is. Could it have something to do with all the oil they are pumping out of those unmetered wells in Iraq???


SnowJob: Don’t Be Silly.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on October 11th, 2006 9:02 am by HL

Video: Snow Says It’s ‘Silly’ And ‘Gratuitous’ To Ask If Bush Made Any Mistakes On North Korea

Think Progress.org
Excerpt:

The Washington Post reported that North Korea’s apparent nuclear test “may well be regarded as a failure of the Bush administration’s nuclear nonproliferation policy.”

Today, a reporter asked if President Bush believes he has made any mistakes with respect to North Korea. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow responded, “Oh, my goodness…it’s a silly question.” Later, he called the question “gratuitious.” Snow explained that “you need to give presidents the benefit of the doubt when national security is involved.&#8221

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