BUSH WILL STAY THE COURSE
All week long, NPR and PBS have been under withering fire...from Bush and his army of zombies. The cartoon charaters who appear in subversive shows like Sesame Street or Clifford had to enter the mundane world to testify in Congress. Meanwhile, NPR, reduced to a mere shadow of itself, has become a stenographer for manglers of English.
(from All Things Inconsiderate) President Bush slams the door on talk of a timetable for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq. At a press conference in the East Room of the White House, the president argued that setting a firm exit date would "concede too much to the enemy." Bush was meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.While slamming the door, a whole bunch of Marines were blown up today. Several were women soldiers. When their bodies are found, and some of them are unfindable so far, the sad remains will be packaged and delivered in the dead of night to be buried as swiftly and silently as possible.
Jaafari echoed the President's sentiment, saying, "This is not the time to fall back." Talk of an exit strategy and a timetable for leaving Iraq have floated around the capital this week; in testifying before Congress, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Thursday refused to speculate on a timetable for pulling U.S. troops from Iraq.
So let's look at one of the latest funeral arrangements. From Steve Gilliard's News Blog:
By ELIZABETH OWENSOK. The casket came home and as they prepared the shattered remains for burial the other brother who was also a soldier walked in front of a truck deliberately so he could join his dead brother in Heaven.
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
June 23, 2005
Distraught over his older brother's death in Iraq and his own deployment this fall to the war zone, Justin "Paul" Byers purposely stepped in front of a pickup truck Monday night, ending his own life, officials said.
About an hour before Sgt. Casey Byers' funeral began Wednesday morning, Crawford County's medical examiner said he had ruled Justin Byers' death a suicide.
Casey Byers, 22, who died June 11, will become the first Iowan killed in Iraq to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C.
During Wednesday's funeral for Casey Byers in Denison, an Iowa Army National Guard official read a statement 19-year-old Justin had written about his brother.
"I will not lie to you - I was always fighting with my brother and we never got along. My mom said we fought so much because we were very much alike," wrote Justin, who could have avoided going into combat because of his brother's death.
Justin, whose family lives in Schleswig, wrote that he would not cry for Casey because he knew his older brother was proud of what he died for. But Justin Byers, who was the family's spokesman following his brother's death, expressed regret that he never got to say goodbye to Casey or apologize for all the fighting.
"Yes, Casey, I'm exactly like you," Justin wrote.
Meanwhile, Bush and Cheney and Rove, a trio of renegades who refused outright to fight in Nam to save America are busy here at home attacking liberals. A host of TV and radio personalities, nearly all of whom have refused to fight for America, are braying alongside these jackals. Three brave women were blown up today while Jenna and Barbara Bush sun tan themselves in between beers. The Young Republicans are holding a convention this week where they will make speeches and march around and salute flags and you can bet, not one of them will sign up to replace these dead Marines. Not one.
This isn't just a few, none will sign up. Not one.
What is this "stay the course"? On the SS GOP Titanic, we already hit some pretty big icebergs.
Meanwhile, the Canadians want to help our 6,000 or so deserters. From the Canadian TV:
NDP MP Bill Siksay is lending his support to a campaign aimed at allowing a growing number of American military deserters to find refuge in Canada.We lost the Vietnam war for three reasons. &spades &spades &spades &spades
According to the British Columbia MP, the issue resonates with a lot of Canadians.
For example, Siksay told CTV's Canada AM early Wednesday, Canadians are widely opposed to the prison abuse reported at the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons.
"They're (also) outraged at the failure to produce any weapons of mass destruction, since that was one of the main reasons for going into this war," he added.
So far, that support has translated into 15,000 signatures on a petition organized by the community-based War Resisters Support Campaign.
"There's huge public support for these war resisters in Canada," Siksay said.
1. The Vietnamese didn't want us to win. That is the main reason why we lost.
2. American companies were more interested in getting rich than winning so it cost way too much.
3. Virtually all the right wingers who voted for Nixon twice refused to fight. Nearly to a man. They now run the USA. &spades &spades &spades &spades
Why do right wingers start wars they are too scared to fight? Like a drunk in a bar, they pick fights with nearly the entire room and then push the liberal who is trying to share a drink with a cute pick up, and roaring, "You teach 'em a lesson!"
Brave, brave GOP.