‘Head In The Sand’ Agenda

Well, even though the Senators and Congressmen are on break, their tongues have not been idle. I really don’t understand how the Libs believe that bringing America to its knees will benefit the country. I’m glad that I don’t ~ then I’d be one of them….*shiver*

Pelosi statement on Draft GAO Report on Iraq

“With the President continuing to stay the course in Iraq, Republicans will have to decide whether they will continue to vote with him or join Democrats and the vast majority of Americans who are demanding a new direction in Iraq and refocusing America’s efforts on fighting the real threats of terrorism around the world.”

(She sure is good at telling others what they should do, isn’t she?)

Pelosi and Reid Announce Series of House and Senate Hearings on Iraq

“The hearings will examine the ongoing situation in Iraq and the effectiveness of the President’s war policy. Congress voted in May to require reports from the GAO, General Jones, and the White House to look at the political and military situation in Iraq. The American people expect an honest and open debate and for Congress to be given the facts.” (HA! Open and Honest, my tookus!)

Reid: Flawed Strategy in Iraq Making America Less Secure

“In short, the President’s strategy is costing America dearly – and leading America exactly in the wrong direction. A change of course in Iraq is long overdue. In the coming weeks, Democrats will once again press Republicans to join the fight to make that change – a change that is essential for America’s national security.”

(What frickin’ change? Oh! That’s right ~ DEFEAT!)

Reid: It Is Time For A New Direction In Iraq

(Can we say broken record?)

“I am also concerned about indications that the Administration may be working hard to provide the Congress with spin rather than an objective analysis in its own assessments. The press has reported that the recent Iraq National Intelligence Estimate’s security judgments may have been softened under pressure and that that a government whistleblower may have provided a draft of the GAO report to the press out of concern that its judgments would be softened in the final version. The American people expect an honest and open debate and for Congress to be given the facts.”

(I love the faith they have in the press – heh! Again with the Honest and Open thingie…Congress gets “the facts ” and puts their hands over their ears, all the while going “LaLaLaLa” and then make up their own facts. And they wonder why their Poll numbers are the lowest in this country’s history.)

Then there’s my Virgina senators – god help us:

Webb Praises Warner’s Willingness to Seek New Directions in Iraq

“There is nothing happening in Iraq that was not only predictable but also predicted. The United States must move aggressively toward a regional diplomatic solution that will stabilize the region. This will free up our forces to fight the war against terrorism and deal with long-neglected strategic challenges in other parts of the world,” said Webb.”

(Now and here I’ve been thinking all this time that our troops were fighting the war on terror….I wonder if our troops know this?)

Senator Warner: Start Bringing Troops Home

Warner said the president and other leading Bush administration officials have repeatedly said the American commitment to Iraq was not open-ended.

“The time has come to put some meaningful teeth into those comments — to back them up with some clear, decisive action,” the senator said. Have to say I’m glad he’s retiring.

And you have to give Levin points for opening mouth, inserting foot:

The View from Iraq

I”raqi leaders have not met their own political benchmarks to share power and resources, to modify the de-Baathification laws, to schedule provincial elections, and to amend their constitution.

That’s why I hope that the Iraqi Assembly, when it reconvenes in a few weeks, will vote the Maliki government out of office and will have the wisdom to replace it with a less sectarian and a more unifying prime minister and government.”

Good going, Senator! Your non-vote of confidence is noted!

Of course, they really don’t give a poop about “the people” except to keep them down and control them with their Nanny State agenda. If the people who vote democrat suddenly rose up and believed that they could take care of themselves, the Democratic Party would mostly be out of a job. Kind of like the priests way back in the day when they kept people from learning to read and had all the church services in Latin. Nothing like being able to spoon feed your agenda (power and control) to the masses.

Maybe it was just the way I was raised – pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and if you don’t, you have no one to blame but yourself. Doesn’t mean we don’t help people. But a hand up instead of a handout goes so much farther.

I was watching Mychal Massie on cspan the other day. I had not heard of him before so I looked up his website and this is on the top of the page:

“San Francisco City Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval,
who has introduced a resolution condemning
Michael Savage, is indicative of the felonious
public officials who will go to any length to silence
those who disagree with them. The public,
communities, and country they were elected to
serve be damned. Stick it to the legal citizenry
is their credo. The elected on both sides of the
aisle are guilty, especially those in the White
House and Congress.”

Mychal Massie
WorldNetDaily Commentary (excerpt)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

That about sums it up, doesn’t it?

You can read his whole column “When Silence Isn’t Golden” here.

Another column that speaks of the hypocrisy of the Democrats and Republicans is a must read:

Why no pardon for Campean and Ramos?

I also watched some of the panels that were aired this past week on the war and terrorism. Oh my! So many so-called experts stuck on stupid.

The one that made my blood boil was this one:

Center for American Progress Discussion on FISA Amendments – AM Session

Center for American Progress Discussion on FISA Amendments – PM Session

They kept talking about the “Fear” factor by the Administration in going after Terrorism. How Civil Rights are being trampled and/or disappearing. How we, the citizens of these United States, are going to be *gasp* spied on with this new FISA arrangement. Who’s talking fear here?

And did you know that there are “Phantom Americans”? Apparently, I’m one of them…Yes, they’re the Americans (who don’t really exist,) who, (so say the elected officials, mostly Republicans, of course) buy into this Fear Mongering and believe that the security of this country is necessary and in peril, unlike the Real Americans (who do exist) who believe as this panel does.

Of course, the panel was very well picked for furthering the belief of the coming of the “facsist state” and that we’re not really in danger here, except by the fascist administration.

They’re not too happy with the Dems either. But then these people never seem happy about anything except the downfall of the US.

Liberals plan to gut FISA

ACLU Blasts Congress over FISA Change
And what the Hell is this?!!

U.S. sponsors Islamic Convention
Here is an extract from the ISNA’s Program for the convention: (9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Moderator: Parvez Ahmed
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 4B: Ending U.S. Sponsored Torture: A Concern for All People of Faith
Room 14

The threat and reality of U.S. sponsored torture is still an issue today. The extensive news coverage by the U.S. and international media sources makes it all too clear that the grim abuses in Abu Gharib, Guantanamo Bay, and the sending of detainees to secret prisons around the world that are known to torture during interrogations, are not isolated incidents, but rather constitute policy of the U.S. government. ISNA, Christian (including evangelical), Jewish and Sikh organizations have created the National Religious Campaign Against Torture to lead the faith-based efforts to end U.S. sponsored torture. This session will describe the nature of U.S. sponsored torture, the effects of torture on its victims, the efforts of the U.S. religious community, and what you can do to help end U.S. sponsored torture [Ed — pdf reader required].

Speakers: Ingrid Mattson, Jeanne Herrick-Stare, Rev. Richard Killmer, Tom Whittle
Moderator: Mohamed Elsanousi

Well, isn’t that just duckie?! But then we’re not really fighting the real war on terror…this is all just a Bumper Sticker War.

Posted by a Phantom American.

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September 1, 2007. Iraq, Politics, terrorist, Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Kath replied:

    Know it’s off topic, but I’ve awarded you the Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award —
    http://intraining.typepad.com/in_training/2007/09/rockin-girls.html

    :o)
    Kath

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