Wednesday, February 28, 2007
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EXCLUSIVE: Cheney Says British Troop Withdrawal Is Positive Sign
Vice President Tells Soldiers in Tokyo the U.S. Will Not Withdraw Until the Job Is Done
TOKYO, Feb. 21, 2007 — British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s announcement that British troops will begin withdrawing from Iraq would appear to be bad news for the Bush administration.
Blair said today that Britain will cut its forces in Iraq to 5,500 by summer, down from 7,100 currently. And additional cuts to as few as 5,000 British troops in Iraq are possible by the end of summer, Blair said.
But in an exclusive interview with ABC News, Vice President Dick Cheney said the move was actually good news and a sign of progress in Iraq.
“Well, I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well,” Cheney told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. …”
“… Cheney also had harsh words for Democratic leaders, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., who says he wants to stop the surge of more U.S. troops into Iraq.
Cheney said Pelosi and other Democrats were pushing a policy in Iraq that would “validate the al Qaeda strategy.”
“I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we’ll do is validate the al Qaeda strategy,” Cheney told ABC News.
“The al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people, knowing they can’t win in a stand-up fight, try to convince us to throw in the towel and come home and then they win because we quit,” he said. …”
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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Thursday, February 08, 2007
This article discusses a situation in Iraq almost completely devoid of reality--straight from "The Twighlight Zone" or something: shortly after the fall of Baghdad, the Bush administration sent $12 Billion in shrink wrapped $100 bills, a sum that weighed a staggering 363 tons, to the middle of the war zone with virtually no accounting controls. It promptly vanished, after being distributed from among other things the back of a pickup truck. Fiscally conservative indeed!
"Iraq was awash in cash - in dollar bills. Piles and piles of money," says Frank Willis, a former senior official with the governing Coalition Provisional Authority. "We played football with some of the bricks of $100 bills before delivery. It was a wild-west crazy atmosphere, the likes of which none of us had ever experienced."Continuing with this story of breathtaking incompetence, this article shows how American soldiers 'played football' with stacks of $100 bills. Amazing.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Will he or won't he run in 2008? Speculation is heating up, with his appearance at the Academy Awards later this month and in front of Congress in March testifying on global warming sure to stoke speculation.