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Martin Luther King Speaks Out Against War

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on January 15th, 2007 5:51 pm by HL

Martin Luther King: �A Society Gone Mad on War�

Truthdig
Excerpt
When Martin Luther King spoke out against the Vietnam War, he angered those who couldn�t see the connection between segregation in the American South and burning villages in Southeast Asia. King responded sagely (from �Beyond Vietnam”):

There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others, have been waging in America. A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor�both black and white�through the poverty program. There were experiments, hopes, new beginnings. Then came the buildup in Vietnam and I watched the program broken and eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such….\

Listen to Martin Luther King explain his opposition to the war:

Code Pink’s tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.:


Even Hardcore Conservative War Hawks Turning Against Bush

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on January 15th, 2007 5:43 pm by HL

Even the hard core Republican war mongers and liars are jumping the good ship Bush.

GOP Senator Lashes Administration For “Insensitive” Troop Treatment

Bob Geiger.com
Excerpt
In a vivid sign that George W. Bush’s incompetent handling of the Iraq war has fully reached across the political aisle and become too glaring for even his Congressional allies to ignore, Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) sent a blunt letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates late last week bitterly complaining about how another extension of Minnesota troops in Iraq has been handled.

“I am extremely disappointed to hear that the President’s decision to implement a troop surge in Baghdad will have a major, negative impact on the Minnesota National Guard,” Coleman wrote in the letter. “These soldiers have made the ultimate commitment to serve our country and defend our freedom. They deserve better than to find out just two short months before their planned return that their tours will be extended for at least another 125 days. Most don’t know when they’ll be coming home at all, and none know what their extended mission will entail.”

The letter was prompted by the Bush-McCain Doctrine of war escalation requiring that the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Brigade Combat Team — which includes over 2,500 Guard members — have their stay in the Iraqi civil war extended by at least four months, when their families were anxiously awaiting a reunion around March 1.

H.L.s Take
Coleman is now realizing that he is going to lose his Senate seat to Al Franken if he doesn’t stop with the Bush worship. Too late Norm, you have shown your true colors too many time already.


Kucinich: Impeachment ON Table if Bush Goes After Iran.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on January 15th, 2007 5:31 pm by HL

Dennis, who currently has the HL endorsement for the Democratic Primary will also chair a new committee that will have oversight jurisdiction over the FCC, maybe this will help stop the MSM total sack lick of Bush at every opportunity.

Democratic presidential candidate Kucinich warns, ‘If Bush attacks Iran, all bets are off’

Raw Story
Excerpt
Dennis KucinichWhile making an unannounced appearance at a media reform conference on Friday, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) – a candidate for president in 2004 and already announced for 2008 – was pressed by bloggers in attendance about impeachment.

Telling the crowd that while he didn’t think immediate action was wise, due to fears that Bush might “accelerate the war even more,” the congressman warned that “if Bush attacks Iran, all bets are off.”

At the Free Press National Conference on Media Reform in Memphis, Tennessee, Kucinich announced that he has been named chair of the newly-formed Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, drawing cheers from the crowd. The subcommittee will have jurisdiction over all domestic agencies of the federal government, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


Bush Stumbles and Bumbles His Way Through 60 Minutes Interview

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on January 15th, 2007 5:14 pm by HL

Bush: The Educator-In-Chief

Daily Kos
Excerpt
Following George Bush’s appearance last night on 60 Minutes, CBS put up the transcript of the entire interview by Scott Pelley, kindly cleaning up the worst of Bush’s mangling of the English language. What follows are a few excerpts from that interview, transcribed without the kindness, starting with the understatement of the century:

Pelley: You mention mistakes having been made in your speech

Bush: (nods and smiles) What mistakes are you talking about? Abu Ghraib was a mistake. Using bad language like, ya know, “bring ‘em on,” was a mistake. I think history is going to look back and see a lot of, uh, ways we could’ve done things better. No question about it….

Pelley…the reason I brought up the mistakes, and I, is one, that’s the job of the commander-in-chief, and two, I don’t want people blaming our military. We got a bunch of good military people out there who are doing what we’ve asked them to do. And the temptation is gonna find scapegoats. Well if people want a scapegoat, they’ve got one right here in me. ‘Cause it’s my decisions.

H.L.s Take:
Damn straight we are going to blame you George, but we are not making you a scapegoat. A scapegoat is someone who gets blamed for problems that happened to a whole group of people who were equally at fault. That however is not the case here. You, George are completly at fault. No one else can be blamed. You screwed it up all by yourself, and trust me, you will be blamed, now and forever.

Watch Bush Smirk his way through accusations of him not being an honest President, and the “blame it on me” line. When youb see the look on his face you can tell he is thiniking “OK the jig is up” everyone knows that I am a lying bastard war profiteer who doesn’t give a rats ass about America or its people, you know it and I know it. I am not even going to pretend that I am not anymore. Absolutely sickening.



Video: Chuck Hagel (R-NB) Slaps Lieberman (R-Conn) Off His High Horse

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on January 15th, 2007 5:05 pm by HL

Bush’s number 1 ass kisser Joe Lieberman is at it again, yesterday on one of the Sunday talk shows Lieberman tried to tell us all how if we don’t support the monkeys “Troop Surge of Death” that we are advocating defeat from the people that attacked us on 9/11. Old Joe is lying his butt off as usual. Chuck Hagel a fellow Republican who was also on the show slapped Lieberman down. Check out the video

Hagel: I am not nor any member of Congress that I’m aware of Tim, is advocating defeat, that’s ridiculous and I’m offended that any responsible member of Congress or anyone else would even suggest such a thing�Sen. Lieberman talks about his children and grandchildren, we all have children and grandchildren�he doesn’t have a market on that nor do any of my colleagues. We’re all concerned about the future of this country�