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Mission Accomplished! (Really)


2003 – This is what full-of-shit looks like

2011 – This is what progress looks like

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May 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Bye Bye Bush’s

Many looked at George H Bush time as commander-in-chief of Dessert Storm and view it as a failure for not disarming Saddam Hussein when he had the chance.  After invading a sovereign nation, the door was open.  (But as Cheney said at the time: If you topple Hussein, you will create a vacuum that will be filled by Islamic extremists).

After George W Bush left office, I think that his time as commander-in-chief during the Afghanistan War will be viewed as a failure (regardless of whether Obama succeeded or failed).  After all, the goal for Bush was killing Bin Laden, which he failed to do. Certainly his role as commander-in-chief during the Iraq War will be viewed as a complete and total failure of the highest magnitude.

From Prescott Bush (Google search), to George H Bush (“Read my lips: No new taxes!”), to George W Bush (“Mission Accomplished!”) … I hope that America is done with the Bush family.

May 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

Iraq War Tally

 Let’s see how the war hawks did:

Weapons of Mass Destruction discovered:  0
Emminent Attacks from Iraq discovered:  0
Links to 9/11 attacks:  0
Terrorist training camps discovered:  0
—————————————————————
US Soldiers dead:  4,400
British & allied soldiers killed:  318
US Soleries injured:  30,000+
—————————————————————
Total $ spent (so far):  $750 billion
 
We still have the costs of 50,000 troops stationed there in training & support roles; and we have the costs to wind down what is on the way home; and the costs of physical care, mental care, and rehab. 
And the cost of assuring all our allies that we are right and they should trust us…and then being as wrong as you can be.  What a colossal waste of American lives and money. 
Between funding the bonuses of Goldman Sachs and Citibank VP’s in the TARP plan (700 billion) and the Iraq war (will be well over 1 trillion), I can scarcely think of more money ever being spent to accomplish so little. 
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraq_casualties.htm 
http://www.icasualties.org/
http://costofwar.com/ 

August 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

Al Qaeda Aviation Network

Its kinda like how that administrtion ignored the threat reports regarding Bin Laden that it received in early 2001. 

updated 11:54 a.m. CT, Wed., Jan. 13, 2010
By Tim Gaynor and Tiemoko Diallo
In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.” The document warned that a growing fleet of rogue jet aircraft was regularly crisscrossing the Atlantic Ocean. On one end of the air route, it said, are cocaine-producing areas in the Andes controlled by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. On the other are some of West Africa’s most unstable countries.

The report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, was ignored, and the problem has since escalated into what security officials in several countries describe as a global security threat.

No one can ignore threats like Republicans (while crowing about how they are better at security, of course).  While Clinton was attacking Bin Laden’s training camps, Republicans ridiculed the attacks against Al-Qaeda as a waste of tax dollars.  Later they charged that Clinton was only going after Al-Qaeda to divert attention from Monica.  If a Democrat had kept pressure on Al-Qaeda instead of ignoring warnings, things would be different. 

The first Al-Qaeda attack on US soil, that could be understood, many Republicans say – because it was a surprise.  But a 2nd successful attack – that would be on the President.  As another shining example of Republicans ignoring history, the 1st attack on US soil by middle-eastern terrorists was not on 9/11.  The first attack was in 1993.  Not only did Bush oversee the 2nd attack, but the attack was in the exact same location.  Not just the same city – the same building.  So don’t crow about how “there hasn’t been a 2nd successful attack”. 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34840622/ns/us_news-security/?ns=us_news-security 
http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/ 

January 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Less smog is good

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed stricter health standards for smog, replacing a Bush-era limit that ran counter to scientific recommendations.

By DINA CAPPIELLO
Associated Press Writer

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EPA_SMOG?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

January 7, 2010 at 6:47 pm Leave a comment

Secretary Salazar: Stop Bush’s Midnight Massacre

Ask Interior Secretary Salazar to Stop Bush’s Midnight Massacre

Dear Guardian,

We have less than 23 days to convince Interior Secretary Ken
Salazar to protect critically endangered plants and animals,
from polar bears and gray wolves to silvery minnows and
salamanders:
http://ga4.org/ct/u7LBzBY1NYaB/

Just before the clock struck midnight, the Bush Administration
finalized a series of industry-friendly regulations that strip
away protection for endangered species. Now you can help turn
back the clock and undo them:
http://ga4.org/ct/u7LBzBY1NYaB/

On March 11, President Barack Obama signed a law that gives the
Interior Secretary authority to overturn two of the worst Bush
administration rules that weakened the Endangered Species Act
and put our nation’s imperiled wildlife at greater risk of
extinction.

One regulation cuts expert wildlife agencies, including the Fish
and Wildlife Service, out of their oversight role to protect
endangered species. Another exempts greenhouse gases from being
considered as a threat to the polar bear, which is suffering
from the climate crisis.

With this opportunity, Secretary Salazar could reinstate the
Fish and Wildlife Service’s ability to check the actions of
other federal agencies to protect endangered species, and
provide full protection for the polar bear – but he only has
until May 9, 2009.

Don’t let the Bush Administration’s midnight massacre be the
last word for endangered plants and animals.

Join us in calling for Secretary Salazar to use every tool in
the toolbox – including the Endangered Species Act – to address
the climate crisis:
http://ga4.org/ct/u7LBzBY1NYaB  

Imperiled mammals, fish, butterflies, frogs, wildflowers, and
many other species need and deserve every chance at survival.

For the Wild,
Nicole Rosmarino
Wildlife Program Director
WildEarth Guardians
nrosmarino@wildearthguardians.org

* P.S. Be sure to vote everyday for WildEarth Guardians in the
Redwood Creek Greater Outdoors Project. With your votes, we can
win $50,000 for river restoration. Remember, you can vote more
than once!
http://ga4.org/ct/upLBzBY1NYaX/

April 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm Leave a comment

Obama Reverses Anti-Enviromental Policy

“Obama has swiftly delivered on his campaign promise to reverse Bush’s anti-endangered species regulations,” Kieran Suckling, director of the Center for Biological Diversity, told msnbc.com. “He has restored independent, scientific oversight to the heart of the Endangered Species Act.”

Sources said that today Barack Obama would eliminate one of Bush’s science-hating, typical Republican laws that reduced the protection for threatened and endangered species.

In December of 2008, as one of the Republican party’s last parting shots at the environment, the Bush administration decided to allow local agencies to determine on their own if their construction projects might harm animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act.

“The Bush-era rule reduces the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have performed for 35 years. It also prohibits federal agencies from assessing a project’s contribution to global warming when they evaluate its effect on species.”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29490531

Prohibiting the government from attempting to minimize or reduce global warming…Thank Republicans!  No one else but you would make it illegal to try to care for our own home. 

March 3, 2009 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

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