By Elaine Meinel Supkis
Drudge dredged up this screen snap of Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute. By accident, he was x'ed out and Drudge thought this was funny, after all, nearly no one likes Cheney now, not even right wingloons! Cheney continues to attack Americans while the Iraqi government says their people have the right to kill Americans. Our allies! Hoorah.From Rense:
Matt Drudge reported that a strange "X" appeared to flash over Cheney's face on CNN during a televized speech, and offered the freeze frame below as proof. Others have noticed there was also black text below the X, and some managed to pull that data from the image, showing it was merely a technical glitch of the monitors -- not an intentional "X" cast over Cheney's image.
The gremlins and goblins lurking deep within our TV sets did this. Heh. Since Cheney and Bush are both satanists, this is rather fitting, no?
Cheney's speech was equally inspired today. From Yahoo:
Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday accused critics of "corrupt and shameless" revisionism in suggesting the White House misled the nation in a rush to war, the latest salvo in an increasingly acrimonious debate over prewar intelligence.
Cheney also denounced proposals for a quick U.S. withdrawal from Iraq as "a dangerous illusion" and shrugged off the failure to find weapons of mass destruction. "We never had the burden of proof," he said, adding that it had been up to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to prove to the world that he didn't have such weapons.
Um, hate to say this, but Saddam showed the inspectors he had nothing, they found nothing, we claimed he was lying, went in and found nothing. I would suggest the burden of proof lay on the USA and especially the PNAC people running our government along with the pesky AEI clowns.
And what is "corrupt" about suggesting our excuses to invade were discovered to be false? I would think this is a Freudian slippage of the spine. Cheney's dark, satanic mind can't help but use the correct words to describe himself. Unlike Bush, Cheney seldom slips up. Bush blurts out the truth quite often like when he said he wasn't going to fund "No Child Left Behind" when he introduced it in Congress. Well, he is cutting funds for it just as he promised!
Cheney continued to thrash on the floor.
"Those who advocate a sudden withdrawal from Iraq should answer a few simple questions," Cheney said, such as whether the United States would be "better off or worse off" with terror leaders such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Osama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri in control of Iraq.
Well, "those" people seem to be around 63% + of Americans. Half a year ago, I noted the sudden disappearance of all those ubiquitous magnet ribbons. Well, more and more, cars are sporting what my car has: peace signs!
It is particularily amusing to see Cheney corrupt and shameless rewriting of history concerning bin Laden. If anyone kicked open the front door for him, it was Cheney himself! But then, Bush and Rummy and Cheney left America's front door swinging wide open on 9/11 and even after 2 attacks, did virtually nothing to protect anyone. Not until after the Pentagon was hit, that is!
On the other hand, the Democrats have little imagination for understanding just how badly we messed up in Iraq. Here is an example:
Meanwhile, Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record) of Delaware, the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said he wouldn't go as far as Murtha but would like to see a gradual transition out of Iraq over the next two years. "That will require the administration not to stay the course, but to change course," Biden told the private, nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Withdraw over two years? Why in heaven's name? OK, list the names, at around 80+ a month, of the future dead American soldiers. That is about another 2000 dead and 20,000 losing arms, legs, eyes, you name it. Not to mention dead Iraqis all over the place.
Like a bear chewing off its leg to escape a trap! Why can't all our politicians who put them there volunteer to take over and be the unlucky 2000 dead? I could live with that.
Starting with Cheney and Bush, they need to hike over and stand up and take it like men, not the mice they are.From the Washington Post:
Iraqi leaders at a reconciliation conference reached out to the Sunni Arab community by calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces and saying the country's opposition had a "legitimate right" of resistance.
A day after the communique was finalized by Iraqi Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni leaders, Washington reiterated Tuesday that the United States would stay only as long as it takes to stabilize Iraq.
The communique condemned terrorism but was a clear acknowledgment of the Sunni position that insurgents should not be labeled as terrorists if they don't target innocent civilians or institutions that provide for the welfare of Iraqis.
Obviously, the Iraqis know how to fight. They certainly know how to fight each other. They are quite good at fighting us. Time to say goodbye.
After all, I keep pointing out, we cannot afford this war at all. Not even slightly! The rebuilding of New Orleans is collapsing. From the Washington Post:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency gave a holiday reprieve to about 150,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees yesterday, saying the vast majority will not lose government subsidies for the hotel rooms where they have been living until Jan 7.
A week ago, FEMA warned hurricane victims living in every state except Louisiana and Mississippi that it would stop paying for their hotel rooms by Dec. 1, which it said was an attempt to encourage them to find permanent housing. But the announcement sparked widespread protests from state and local officials and housing advocates, who said the huge number of evacuees in hotels could not find permanent housing in 15 days.
What a mess. As the money for "refugees" runs out, there is still a lot of loot for rebuilding after the Big Boys decide what they want to rebuild. Like the WTC mess, there is lots of contention and something stupid will probably result from all this.
The pretense is, this is like an earthquake: once ever 100 years sort of event. Alas, it isn't. In a mere 10 months we could see this all over again! Florida has soaked the nation for humongous amounts the last three years all because of predictible storms. And Mother Nature isn't finished with us at all.
I will note there is near zero news about the various gas and oil rigs in the Gulf. It is like they are under a security blanket, to hide from us, what is going on there. And remember: next summer, a replay!From Skiracing:
Low snow and unseasonally warm temperatures in Scandinavia and in the American West are creating problems for U.S. nordic combined skiers as they try to make final training adjustments before the start of the World Cup -- and Olympic -- season.
Veterans Todd Lodwick, former sprint world champion Johnny Spillane and Bill Demong head to Norway over the weekend to start their final preparation for the annual "Nordic Opening" Nov. 25-27 in Kuusamo, Finland. But they’re not sure where they’ll wind up by the end of the week for training ... or perhaps even the first World Cup start.
"Kuusamo had its snow laid down, tracks cut [for cross-country] and were just about ready to go and then it rained and they lost everything," coach Dave Jarrett reported Friday. "And it’s pretty much the same report everywhere; no one’s got snow, it’s been warm and no one’s training.
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