Monday, August 02, 2004

Some days.....

I mean i love politics. It's in my blood and it dominates my brain, my brow and my breath. Yet there are days when i read the news and i am so overcome with a puree of anguish, rage, nausea and depression that i can say nothing. Today is like that. So instead of give you my thoughts on articles or opions in general, i am linking a bunch of things everyone should read. If you're a Bush supporter, i honestly cannot fathom why (except for the obvious greedy bastard angle).

Read up:

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0802-06.htm, Sibel Edmonds open letter to the 9/11 Commission. She was the FBI Translator i mentioned in my Top 5 post. Read it becuase if half of what she says here is true then its a specific list of whose head should roll while we wait for the alcohol rub on the backs of Ashcroft, Condi and Bush's necks before the chop.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0730-03.htm, 27 criminal investigations into use of Iraq reconstruction funds, over 600 million was definetly spent illegally. It doesn't mention Halliburton, so its criminal spending other than by haliburton. word.

(if it seems that i link Common Dreams a lot, i do. But its not becuase i only read one news source, its becuase commondreams.org republishes articles, these links and most of teh links i use from their site basically gets around you, the reader, having to register with the newspapers that produce them.)

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/01/1091298579371.html?oneclick=true, skip the registering process by clicking on that link towards the bottom of the page. In a nut shell this article is proof that this administration is the most dangerous we've ever had. a nice quote from it is:

"In a significant shift of US policy, the Bush Administration has announced thatit will oppose provisions for inspections and verification as part of aninternational treaty to ban production of nuclear weapons materials...Arms control specialists said the change in the US position would greatly weaken any treaty and make it harder to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. They said the US move virtually killed a 10-year international effort to persuade countries such as India, Israel and Pakistan to accept some oversight of their nuclear production programs."

Nice, huh? Let us just give the Iranians moral support in refusing to open their nuclear facillities to inspectors... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/911_commission_chimera.php, Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst for 27 years writes about the idiocy of a Intel. Czar. But hey! It will look like we're doing something, right? Its only been 3 years!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A25614-2004Jul29?language=printer, July Surprise!!! Its amazing the shamlessness of these people. If you haven't registered with WashPost you should. But heres some relevant quotes of the article:

"Earlier this month, the New Republic reported that the Bush administration was putting pressure on Pakistan to arrest some major-league terrorists before the November election... the magazine quoted one unidentified Pakistani intelligence official as saying that a White House aide told the head of the spy agency last spring that "it would be best if the arrest or killing of [any] HVT [High-Value Target] were announced on twenty-six, twenty-seven, or twenty-eight July." Those just happened to be the first three days of the Democratic convention.

Um, guess what?

The AP has reported Thursday afternoon that "Pakistan has arrested a Tanzanian al Qaeda suspect wanted by the United States in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the interior minister said Friday. He said the suspect was cooperating and had given authorities 'very valuable' information."

The arrest was actually made Sunday, the AP reported from Islamabad. But the capture was announced Thursday. The bulletins hit the wires soon after 3 p.m., or about seven hours before John Kerry delivers his acceptance speech.

Coincidence?

Obviously, I have no evidence that there's any connection between the timing of the arrest and the allegations made by the New Republic, which White House officials dismissed at the time. But the way the announcement was handled raises questions, to say the least. If you nabbed Ghailani on Sunday, why on earth would you wait until hours before Kerry's speech to tell the world - and open yourself up to charges of politicizing the war on terror?"

Ok so the entire article was an important quote. Sue me (note: if editors of the washingtonpost read this i do not infact want them to sue me).

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/30/politics/30census.html?pagewanted=print&position=, So if youre an Arab-American, HOmeland Security has you on a list. How, you ask? They told US Census to give them a list of every Arab-American in the country. Thats not scary at all. OH yeah the FBI plans to interrogate you guys too. My skins way too brown for my liking.

Thats the next list by the way: "brown people and those with tans" list. Bring it on?

http://www.reuters.com/printerFriendlyPopup.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5817378,
d00d, i swear Bush cares about working class people. this article is obviously a case of a few bad apples....

sigh. the only ray of hope ive seen today is:

http://www.electoral-vote.com/

it gives Kerry a 289 to 232 victory based upon current polling data. Please, please, please let it be so.

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