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Archive for February 25th, 2007

Bring Troops Home Plane Flying Over Oscars

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Pictures on February 25th, 2007 5:05 pm by HL

There is a plane circling the Oscars with a banner trailing behind that says “Bring The Troops Home Now” The whole world wants them home, except Bush, Cheney, Condi, and Rummy.

Bring The Troops Home Now

Bring The Troops Home Now


Weekend In Iraq

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 25th, 2007 2:49 pm by HL

Bomber strikes Baghdad college; 41 dead

AP
Excerpt:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge Sunday, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies.

Witnesses said a woman carried out the attack at the business school annex to Mustansiriyah University, but Interior Ministry officials said it was investigating the reports. The school’s main campus was hit by a string of bombings last month that killed 70 people.

The attack came as a powerful Shiite militia leader bitterly complained that “car bombs continue to explode” despite an ongoing security crackdown in Baghdad and suggested he was rethinking his cooperation.

Truck blast kills 35 at Iraqi mosque

AP
Excerpt:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A truck exploded Saturday as worshippers left a Sunni mosque west of Baghdad, killing at least 35 people and injuring more than 60 in an apparent sign of increased internal Sunni battles between insurgents and those opposing them.

The imam of the mosque in Habbaniyah, about 50 miles west of Baghdad, had spoken out against militants fighting the U.S.-backed government, including the group al-Qaida in Iraq.

At least 35 people were killed and 62 injured, said Lt. Abdul-Aziz Mohammed in Habbaniyah, which lies between the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah — both hotbeds of the insurgency.

Former U.N. envoy supports Iraq pullout

AP
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – President Bush should follow British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s lead and start withdrawing troops from Iraq, former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said Saturday.

“Engaging in a broad-based diplomatic offensive, and beginning a redeployment of U.S. forces in Iraq, represents the best way to secure America’s interests in the region and combat the serious threat of terrorist networks,” Holbrooke, who served under President Clinton, said in the Democrats’ weekly radio address.

Americans underestimate Iraqi death toll

AP
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – Americans are keenly aware of how many U.S. forces have lost their lives in Iraq, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll. But they woefully underestimate the number of Iraqi civilians who have been killed

Iraqi civilian deaths are estimated at more than 54,000 and could be much higher; some unofficial estimates range into the hundreds of thousands. The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq reports more than 34,000 deaths in 2006 alone.

Among those polled for the AP survey, however, the median estimate of Iraqi deaths was 9,890.


Count Cheney Speaks On The Issues Of The Day. Iraq War Remarkable, Al Gore Bad

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 25th, 2007 2:47 pm by HL

Cheney defends Iraq war, attacks critics

AP
Excerpt:
yeah right dick
Answering growing criticism in the U.S. and Australia, he defended the Iraq war as a “remarkable achievement” in one speech, and dismissed suggestions his influence in Washington is waning.

At a news conference Saturday, Cheney warned that “all options” are on the table if Iran continues to defy U.N.-led efforts to end Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, leaving the door open to military action.

Cheney’s support for the Iraq war — he is considered one of the key proponents of the 2003 invasion — drew protesters into Sydney’s streets for two days.

Cheney: ‘There Does Not Appear To Be A Consensus’ That Global Warming Is ‘Caused By Man’

Think Progress.org
Excerpt:
In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded it was “very likely” — or more than 90 percent probable — that human activities led by burning fossil fuels explained most of the warming in the past 50 years.

Continuing the Bush administration’s long resistance to the science of global warming, Vice President Dick Cheney said today a consensus is lacking on whether global warming is caused by human activity. From an interview with ABC:

Cheney added later in the interview, “I don’t know. I’m not a scientist.” But he appears comfortable enough in his knowledge to suggest that the scientists are all wrong.

H.L.s Take
And you thought Bush was stubborn


Conyers: Justice Dept. Stonewalling Investigation of Firing of US Attorneys

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 25th, 2007 2:45 pm by HL

Conyers: Justice Stonewalling on U.S. Attorney Report

muckracker.com
Excerpt:
The Justice Department has “refused to cooperate” with a congressional analysis of whether the administration’s recent firing of U.S. attorneys is unprecedented, according to House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI).

Conyers and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) requested the analysis from the Congressional Research Service to see whether prior administrations had done anything like fire seven United States attorneys abruptly and without stated justification as the administration did in December.

But because “the Administration has refused to cooperate with CRS in their examination,” Conyers office says in a press release, the CRS analysis is incomplete. Nevertheless, CRS issued an interim analysis to Conyers and Sanchez, which you can read here.

In the report, the analyst writes that despite contacting the DoJ for information needed to perform his study a month ago, he’s still waiting

HL’s Take
Bush is firing any US attorneys that he thinks might possibly prosecute him and Cheney of crimes in the future, and replacing them with some of his freinds and lackeys. Bush is doing everything he can to prevent anyone from trying to get to him once he is out of office including a provision in the patriot act that says he can’t be prosecuted of war crimes. Conyers and Henry Waxman are ih charge of investigating Bush, they need to make sure they are able to do thier jobs and make Bush and Cheney pay for thier war, and other types of crime against humanity.