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More Republican Heartburn – Obama Announces Iraq Exit

Fresh on the heels of a resounding victory for Prescient Obama’s foreign policy approach in the overthrow of Ghadaffi by his fellow Libyans yesterday…

Obama lives up to his promise to get us out of Bush’s unnecessary war in Iraq.

Just for those keeping score –

Democrats – $1 billion, less than 6 months, no American Casualties, Ghadaffi dead

Republicans – $3 trillion, 8 years, 5000 American killed, Saddam hung, a broken American economy, and still no WMDs

Obama announces end of Iraq war, troops to return home by year end

President Obama announced Friday that the United States will withdraw nearly all troops from Iraq by the end of the year, effectively bringing the long and polarizing war in Iraq to an end.

“After nearly 9 years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” said Mr. Obama.

He said the last American troops will depart the country by January 1 “with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops.”

“The transition in Afghanistan is moving forward, and our troops are finally coming home,” he added, saying in the White House briefing room that U.S. troops “will definitely be home for the holidays.”

A bit of meorabilia from the “Great War”. James Cagney as George M. Cohen in the Movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, and the hit song  “Over There”. Another time…

 

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Why Bin Lauden Won the War

It has become obvious to members of the intelligentsia what has been obvious to some of us for a very long time…

Bin Lauden, and Al Quada have won the “War of Terrorism”.

It started with the entirely unnecessary and illegitimate invasion of Iraq, and has gone steadily downhill since then.

The objective of international terrorism to to fool larger enemies into giving up their freedom, and into becoming frozen by fear. We had an entire presidential administration under the Bushit which used that fear to shred our Constitution and Laws. Today’s Republican Party, serving as little more than Faux New’s sock puppet, and the Tea Party’s legitimacy – revels in promoting fear for political gain. When you see the Tea Bagger clowns marching down our streets to protest the building of a Muslim Religious Center near the site of the WTC Buildings…

If you haven’t figured it our yet – Bin Lauden won.

Back during the bad old days of the Bushit Administration I argued that the best response to the downing of the 110 Story WTC Buildings…

Was to build 200 story buildings on the same spot.

But the chicken littles won that argument…

Just like Bin Lauden has won the war.

Ted Koppel hits one out of the park with this one – finally pointing out what should have been obvious.

Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let’s stop fulfilling bin Laden’s goals

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power. Those outcomes were only the bait; it would remain for the United States to spring the trap.

The goal of any organized terrorist attack is to goad a vastly more powerful enemy into an excessive response. And over the past nine years, the United States has blundered into the 9/11 snare with one overreaction after another. Bin Laden deserves to be the object of our hostility, national anguish and contempt, and he deserves to be taken seriously as a canny tactician. But much of what he has achieved we have done, and continue to do, to ourselves. Bin Laden does not deserve that we, even inadvertently, fulfill so many of his unimagined dreams.

It did not have to be this way. The Bush administration’s initial response was just about right. The calibrated combination of CIA operatives, special forces and air power broke the Taliban in Afghanistan and sent bin Laden and the remnants of al-Qaeda scurrying across the border into Pakistan. The American reaction was quick, powerful and effective — a clear warning to any organization contemplating another terrorist attack against the United States. This is the point at which President George W. Bush should have declared “mission accomplished,” with the caveat that unspecified U.S. agencies and branches of the military would continue the hunt for al-Qaeda’s leader. The world would have understood, and most Americans would probably have been satisfied. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Faux Reporter Drop-Kicked Out of Iraq By Military for Treason

Faux News scum selling out our Military again in an effort to create casualties and thus embarrass the Obama administration. These scumbags will sink to any level – including providing information to th enemy to kill our own people.

Military kicks Geraldo out of Iraq

Fox News Channel correspondent Geraldo Rivera is being expelled from Iraq for broadcasting details about future U.S. troop movements in the country, according to the Pentagon.

A primary obligation of the hundreds of reporters traveling with coalition forces in Iraq is to refrain from disclosing sensitive information about military operations.

The veteran correspondent, who was temporarily accompanying the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, violated the rule during a live broadcast on Fox television.

“He was with a (U.S.) military unit in the field and the commander felt that he had compromised operational information by reporting the position and movements of troops,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told Reuters.

After the disclosure, members of the 101st Airborne were in the process of escorting Rivera out of the combat zone, a Pentagon official told CNN.

“He will be dropped at the Kuwaiti border,” the official said.

Fox News in New York had no immediate comment, according to Reuters.

In the broadcast, Rivera instructed his photographer to tilt the camera down to the sand in front of his feet so that he could draw a map.

The Fox correspondent then outlined a map of Iraq, and showed the relative location of Baghdad and his location with the 101st Airborne unit.

Rivera then continued with his sandy diagram to illustrate where the 101st would be going next.

“He went down in the sand and drew where the forces are going,” said a stunned senior military official. “He gave away the big picture stuff.”

They ought to be using his ass to “test drive” some of those roads in a Toyota…

For IEDs.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2010 in Faux News

 

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Alan West, Black Tea Bagger… Torturer.

Yesterday I did a blog on Alan West, who is a black conservative candidate running in Florida’s 22nd District for the US Congress. West has raised a lot of money – most of it from donors out side the district as the only viable black Republican candidate for the past 10 years for a seat in the US Congress or Senate.

West was trash talking about demanding that Pelosi give up the gavel if he is elected.

According to an emerging series of stories, Alan West is very tough on folks who can’t fight back – in his fantasy case a woman, Speaker Pelosi.

So tough in fact, his Military career ended when he was offered the “broken sword” choice – retirement…

Or a Court Martial for torturing an Iraqi prisoner. Like everything dealing with “conservative heroes” there are two stories – the first from a conservative site –

Failure of Command – The case of Lt. Col. Allen B. West.

…around August 8, another member of the Fourth I.D. — an artillery officer and a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War — was assigned as a civil military-affairs officer in a hot zone in the Sunni Triangle. His job placed him in daily contact with local leaders, and his responsibility was to help them help the army, to run local elections, and stamp out the insurgents. The officer was told by the intel people that they had solid information, from three sources, about a plot to assassinate him. He wasn’t very concerned, his attention focused on a scheduled local election only a few weeks away. His boss told him to stay off the streets for a few days, and he did. Readying to go back out on patrol on August 16, the lieutenant colonel was stopped at the gate by some locals who wanted to talk to him. The patrol went on without him, and was ambushed. No Americans were hurt, but the officer was convinced of the plot. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2010 in Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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The Truth About Afghanistan

Must be something they are putting in the Scotch Whiskey over there at the Democrat Club up on Capitol Hill. Yet another Democrat Congressman lays out the truth, and damn the torpedoes –

There is no question the Bushits let Bin Lauden, and much of the Taliban escape for political purposes. A number of Military people have said the same damn thing – before being quickly shut up.

The reason we are having to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan today is a direct result of the Bushit’s need for a boogeyman to justify the illegitimate invasion of Iraq. The reason American soldiers are still dying over there, has to do with not finishing the war we were in, because neo-con sleazebags wanted to start another to try and steal oil.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Tom Ridge… Meet Rachel Maddow

I wonder if this one will leave a mark?

You don’t go on Rachel’s show and BS.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Exectly WHO Were Those Terrorists in Iraq?

This journalist claims to have evidence that some number of the so-called terrorists were on the US payroll, and were there specifically to give the image of an active terrorst network in Iraq…

If what Madsen is saying is true – then a lot of the body count in those bomb attacks on marketplaces and where Iraqis gathered killing hundreds of people a week…

Were US funded.

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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