Tuesday, March 25, 2008

dead-eye dark-side dick on 4000 dead...and more

attention congress!! do something

Cheney On 4,000 Dead Americans: They Volunteered
ABC News
March 24, 2008 01:49 PM

Wrapping up a nine-day overseas trip to Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney was asked, in an exclusive interview with ABC News, about the effect on the nation of today's grim milestone of at least 4,000 U.S. deaths over the five-year Iraq war.
Noting the burden placed on military families, the Vice President said the biggest burden is carried by President Bush, and reminded ABC news that the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan volunteered for duty.

ABC news article

and this little "brace yourself effie" moment.......what will this mean for those brave Americans in Iraq.......

Saudis Prepare for Nuclear Fallout from Iran
March 24, 2008 -

I think we can stop asking if Bush will attack Iran. This little gem was reported by the German news service DPA.
"The Saudi-based King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology has prepared a proposal that encapsulates the probabilities of leaking nuclear and radiation hazards in case of any unexpected nuclear attacks in Iran, the Okaz Saudi newspaper
said."Well, that little NIE report last fall was just a minor inconvenience. Bush and Cheney know that if they keep lying they get their way. They also know that the Democrats will do nothing. John Conyers swears that he really, really means it this time. He claims he will hold impeachment hearings if Bush attacks Iran. Puhleeze.
Spare us. The Democrats will do nothing and Bush knows it.I for one can't stomach being an accomplice to a war crime. Not enough people feel the same way, so many thousands of Iranians are about to die.
the article

Hat tip to Chris Floyd.


1 comment:

Randy said...

Stop the madness and do what?

The Iraq War didn’t take place in a vacuum. Rather, it came about in the context of the total uselessness of the traditional UN/Development Aid/Diplomacy methods of dealing with chaos in the Third World. Most of the criticisms leveled against Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) are that things were better managed by the traditional methods. However, nobody wants to remember that the traditional methods brought us 9/11.

Even if one were to grant that OEF and OIF were the wrong approaches, it does not follow that a return to the traditional UN/Development Aid/Diplomacy methods would be a panacea.

On the contrary, many decades of experience suggests that those methods are not effective.

What is a realistic expectation of an American victory in Iraq and what is the best approach to achieve it?