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Archive for March 27th, 2007

Video: Iraq Veteran Congressman Blasts Republicans for Following Bush

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on March 27th, 2007 4:28 am by HL

Murtha And Murphy Said It All About Iraq Last Week

Bob Geiger.com
Excerpt:

“In the last four years, the Republican Congress followed this president, as thousands of brave American soldiers returned home in coffins, with our American flag. Nineteen of those coffins had soldiers I served with in Iraq — 19 paratroopers.

“Mr. Speaker, with this bill, with this vote, we mark the end of that error.

“To those on the other side of the aisle who are opposed, I want to ask you the same questions that my gunner asked me when I was leading a convoy up and down Ambush Alley one day. He said, ‘Sir, what are we doing over here? What’s our mission? When are these Iraqis going to come off the sidelines and fight for their own country?’ So to my colleagues across the aisle – – – your taunts about supporting our troops ring hollow if you are still unable to answer those questions now four years later.”


Republican Senator Talks Impeachement.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on March 27th, 2007 4:13 am by HL

Senator: Some See Impeachment As Option

ABC News
Excerpt:
Republican Senator Says Bush’s Approach on Iraq Is Driving Lawmakers to Consider Impeachment

WASHINGTON Mar 25, 2007 (AP)— With his go-it-alone approach on Iraq, President Bush is flouting Congress and the public, so angering lawmakers that some consider impeachment an option over his war policy, a senator from Bush’s own party said Sunday.

GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a frequent critic of the war, stopped short of calling for Bush’s impeachment. But he made clear that some lawmakers viewed that as an option should Bush choose to push ahead despite public sentiment against the war.

“Any president who says, I don’t care, or I will not respond to what the people of this country are saying about Iraq or anything else, or I don’t care what the Congress does, I am going to proceed if a president really believes that, then there are what I was pointing out, there are ways to deal with that,” said Hagel, who is considering a 2008 presidential run.

HLs Take
You know if Chuck Hagel wasn’t one of the owners of Diebold, ES&S, Seqouia voting systems, the ones that are responsible for Bush, and all the misery he has visited on the world, and the same voting systems he will use to try to get himself elected, I might almost like this guy. At least he is honest about Bush.


Video: Trump: Bush Worst President Ever. Iraq Unmitigated Disaster

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on March 27th, 2007 4:07 am by HL

This guy Trump, he’s got a few dollars in his pocket. This guy could be one of Bush’s biggest fans what with all the tax breaks he gets for being mega rich. However The Donald tells the truth about the biggest F**k up to ever take the reigns of power in America. Check it out.


Civilian Contractor Deaths in Iraq Reach 770

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on March 27th, 2007 4:03 am by HL

America’s hidden war dead

Chicago Tribune
Excerpt:
More than 770 civilians working for U.S. firms have lost their lives supporting the military in Iraq, and some families are now speaking out

HOUSTON — Like thousands of other Americans who have served in Iraq since the U.S. intervention began four years ago, Walter Zbryski came home in a coffin. Only his coffin was not draped in an American flag or accompanied by a military honor guard.

Instead, the mangled body of the 56-year-old retired firefighter from New York City was shipped back to his family in June 2004 in the bloodied clothes in which he died, with half of his head blown away, according to Zbryski’s brother Richard.

“I viewed the body,” Richard Zbryski said. “What really upset me was that he was laying there floating in at least 6 inches of his own body fluids. They didn’t even clean him up for us.”

Zbryski’s death was not counted among the official tally of more than 3,200 American military personnel who have been killed in Iraq, nor was it noted by the Defense Department in a news release. That’s because Zbryski was not a soldier–he was a truck driver working in the private army of hundreds of thousands of contractors hired by the Pentagon to support the logistical side of the massive American war effort in Iraq.

More than 770 civilian contractors working for American companies have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion began on March 20, 2003, according to an obscure office inside the U.S. Department of Labor, which loosely tracks the figures. If those deaths–of truck drivers and cooks, laundry workers and security guards–are added to the military toll, the human cost of the U.S. war effort in Iraq is nearly 25 percent higher.

HLs Take:
Looks like Cheney’s Army of Halliburton/KBR civilians get even less care then our soldiers. Of course the real soldiers probably have little sympathy for the guys from KBR who make 3 times as much money as members of our own Army, to do the same work. This is one more way that they can get people to keep going to Iraq. They are paying guys like the ex-NYC firefighter to go over there and do the work that they can’t get enough volunteers to do. Don’t expect a state funeral if you happen to get killed over there though. Maybe its just me but it seems there has got to be a better way to make a living.


Bill Maher’s New Rule

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on March 27th, 2007 3:51 am by HL

People who are screwing over America can’t criticize my Patriotism.


Democrats Give Bush OK to Invade Iran

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on March 27th, 2007 3:49 am by HL

The AIPAC Girl, Nancy Pelosi Leaves Iran War In Bush/Cheney Hands

AP
Excerpt:
If George W. Bush launches a pre-emptive war on Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bear full moral responsibility for that war.
For it was Pelosi who quietly agreed to strip out of the $100 billion funding bill for Iraq a provision that would have required President Bush to seek congressional approval before launching any new war on Iran.
Pelosi’s capitulation came in the Appropriations Committee.
What went down, and why?
“Conservative Democrats as well as lawmakers concerned about the possible impact on Israel had argued for the change in strategy,” wrote The Associated Press’ David Espo and Matthew Lead.
“Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) said in an interview there is a widespread fear in Israel about Iran,
Pelosi’s decision to strip the provision barring Bush from attacking Iran without Congress’ approval “sends the worst possible signal to the White House.”
“The speaker has erred dangerously and dramatically,” writes Nichols. Her “disastrous misstep could haunt her and the Congress for years to come.”
Nichols does not exaggerate.
If Bush now launches war on Iran, he can credibly say Congress and the Democrats gave him a green light. For Pelosi, by removing a provision saying Bush does not have the authority, de facto concedes he does have the authority.
Bush and Cheney need now not worry about Congress.
They have been flashed the go-sign for war on Iran