"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
U.S. Leaders Recap Iraq's Progress in Years Since Saddam Hussein
No civil war in Iraq despite terrorists' desperate efforts, Cheney says
By Ralph Dannheisser and Peggy B. Hu
Washington File Staff Writers
Washington -- Iraq has not For more information on U.S. policies, see Iraq Update and Response to Terrorism.
A transcript of Cheney's interview on CBS is available on the White House Web site; a transcript of Casey's interview on CNN is available on the CNN Web site.
How many times have we been attacked since September 11? Zero.
How many times has Al-Qaeda needed to attack us? Zero.
We have rolled back liberties, racked up debt, screwed our children, and allowed ourselves to become receptive to a fundamendalist Christian leadership.
Even if there were progress in Iraq, how do you possibly justify the regression in our own country? Answer: you surround yourself with people who agree with you, you filter out real information (by watching Fox News or reading neocon blogs), and you convince yourself that the people with whom you disagree are either hippies or idealists. There are three kinds of people who vote Republican in the world: those who get suckered in by the "morality" that the Republican party promotes (although I don't see the morality in making it a matter of public policy that a woman's body is the government's body); those who don't have the time or desire to read up on what is happening in the country; and those who simply ignore the signs that our country is screwed. The third are the absolute worst; they have the time and energy to realize what is going on, but if it conflicts with their preconceived notions about the way the world works, they shut it out. These are the people who in a perfect world would not be allowed to breathe. Bluewarrior is this type.
That is all I have to say about that.
aye am an independent, firstly…and aye saw that a course of action with bob dole in charge a few years ago would have been a mistake...now...is he a republican? is he a conservative?
aye have no party loyalties, you see?
al gore...howard dean...and john kerry were in my estimation weak choices as far as presidential offerings...in the perception illustrated by my friends and neighbors in queens it was generally conceded that gore...kerry...and dean...were ineffectual men...unclear in rhetoric and possessing mottled charismas clouded by an overwhelming air of weakness and small leadership stature...despite...yes, despite the fact that gore had been vice president...
for me...gore was just riding the smoke-screen of a good domestic president.
but gore was hardly clinton.
bush's rhetoric is a sledgehammer in comparison to their vacuum cleaners...tobacco pipes...and beer funnels...
and my point...since bush made his promise to seek out those terrorists and those who harbor terrorists and really truly proactively protect the citizens of the usa...aye repeat...not one hair of one american in america has been harmed since he made that comment.
there is no conservative refute for this and there is no liberal refute for this…it is simply, a fact.
face it...after the towers fell we needed an ASSKICKER and we got one...
so as an independent aye scoff in your "labelist" general direction...
get real...be progressive...not defeatist...get a plan...not a complaint...cheer for the kurds success...don't boo them...the cup is half full...
stop crying and get to work. and believe me when aye say that hussein should have been taken out back when bush sr. was in power...
allow me to act like an ad-lib naysayer: if we had taken hussein out the first time...before clinton and tenet dumbed up the cia and did not invite arabic speakers into the fold...there would be less dead americans...kurds...shiites..
.and sunnis than there are today...lets hope a few operatives in iran are more successful in their endeavors than the none which were in iraq.
as far as "rolled back liberties"...the nypd has been tapping lines for years...and they can track you by your cell phone ping...take a cryptology course or get used to it...
"racked up debt" is as valid as a blooming market on wall st...my portfolio is fine...we have been over 11 and have recovered with a new record from the smoke and ashes of the 911 crash
are you a shorteyed freak with guiding children...
empowered parents make education count with their children...if you are smart then guide them wisely...and they will be smart.
are you believing in fundamentalist christianity? really? aye thought that pat robertson and the 700club members were staunchly against going into iraq?
that doesn't sound like the leader of the country...now does it?
we are creating a friendship with the kurds and that is positive and many "crescenting global guerrillas" are going to iraq and dying in iraq...
they are NOT flying airplanes into buildings in north america...and killing innocent humans while they work, travel, and live.
and that, my "labelist" friend
... is a positive fact.
HNICanother glass half-empty mentality perhaps accepts a glass half-full...that seems to have an end stop to it.