The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Monday, November 21, 2005

John Murthas Resolution HR Res. 73

The republicans have offered an amended bill which calls for the immediate withdrawal of troops - sounds good - but it wont pass, which is why they are offering it. Tricky. So we have to support the Murthas version which states that the troops will be withdrawn as soon as practicable - or ASAP. Murthas bill can pass.

Whereas Congress and the American People have not been shown clear, measurable progress toward establishment of stable and improving security in Iraq or of a stable and improving economy in Iraq, both of which are essential to "promote the emergence of a democratic government";

Whereas additional stabilization in Iraq by U, S. military forces cannot be achieved without the deployment of hundreds of thousands of additional U S. troops, which in turn cannot be achieved without a military draft;

Whereas more than $277 billion has been appropriated by the United States Congress to prosecute U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan;

Whereas, as of the drafting of this resolution, 2,079 U.S. troops have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom;
Whereas U.S. forces have become the target of the insurgency,
Whereas, according to recent polls, over 80% of the Iraqi people want U.S. forces out of Iraq;
Whereas polls also indicate that 45% of the Iraqi people feel that the attacks on U.S. forces are justified;
Whereas, due to the foregoing, Congress finds it evident that continuing U.S. military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the people of Iraq, or the Persian Gulf Region, which were cited in Public Law 107-243 as justification for undertaking such action;

Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That:

Section 1. The deployment of United States forces in Iraq, by direction of Congress, is hereby terminated and the forces involved are to be redeployed at the earliest practicable date.

Section 2. A quick-reaction U.S. force and an over-the-horizon presence of U.S Marines shall be deployed in the region.
Section 3 The United States of America shall pursue security and stability in Iraq through diplomacy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

More of the same old crap

Senators send Bush message, seek strategy for exit from Iraq
WASHINGTON — Expressing growing unease over the war in Iraq, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to compel the Bush administration to explain its strategy for completing the U.S. mission in Iraq and bringing American troops home.

Creating a Right-Wing Nation, State by State
A couple of staffers for People for the American Way went undercover to a conference of the ultra-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council. Here's what they discovered.

Debunking Prewar Intelligence FalsehoodsWhy the president's claims that 'everyone was mistaken' just aren't true; and the difference between pressure and manipulation.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Trouble in Paradise

Rove's Future Role Is Debated
What come’s around goes around motherfucker – it’s called karma

Support a Congressional Investigation into Iraq War Justification
PDA has just been informed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi that she will move forward on a resolution demanding a Congressional investigation into the justifications used for the Iraq War. Below is the release we have just recieved from her office. Please call your member of Congress TODAY urging support of this Resolution. Click on the TAKE ACTION link above.

Why Would Libby Lie?
If Libby lied, why would he? The prosecutor unknowingly answered that question at his press conference. He said, if the reporters testified when they were issued subpoenas in August 2004, “we would have been here [holding a press conference] in October 2004 instead of October 2005.”
October 2004 was a mere month before the presidential election on Nov. 2, 2004. Amazingly, in all the timelines of the leak investigations, there is no mention of the presidential election in November 2004 or that the basis for the war in Iraq was a key issue in that election.

Rumsfelds CabalA flow chart documenting the connectivity leading up to the invasion of Iraq

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The White House Criminal Conspiracy

The White House Criminal Conspiracy

Legally, there are no significant differences between the investor fraud perpetrated by Enron CEO Ken Lay and the prewar intelligence fraud perpetrated by George W. Bush. Both involved persons in authority who used half-truths and recklessly false statements to manipulate people who trusted them. There is, however, a practical difference: The presidential fraud is wider in scope and far graver in its consequences than the Enron fraud. Yet thus far the public seems paralyzed.