Colin Powell Hates America ™

December 18, 2006

Donald Sutherland SqueelsFirst the pod people quietly assimilated the Defeatocrats…

Then they assimilated the electorate…

They’re making inroads in the new minority party

And now they’ve eaten the brain of Colin Powell:

Mr Powell told CBS he was not convinced more soldiers on the ground would quell the violence.

“I am not persuaded that another surge of troops into Baghdad for the purposes of suppressing this communitarian violence, this civil war, will work,” he said.

He added that such was the overstretch of the US military, there were no additional troops that could be sent.

“We are losing.”

Someone alert Donald Sutherland!

Quote of the Week: Dec. 17, 2006

December 17, 2006

We are losing. – Colin Powell on Iraq

Quote of the Week: Dec. 10, 2006

December 11, 2006

Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die. – George W. “AWOL” Bush on his sympathy towards those who have lost loved ones in Iraq.

Gordon Smith (R-OR) Hates America ™

December 9, 2006

It’s bad enough that the Democratic surrender-monkeys hate the troops, the country, and apple pie, but now they’re undermining the Office of the Unitary Executive Presidency by intimating that dumbya might be involved in something illegal with the way that Iraq is being handled.

Except that it’s not the Democratic surrender-monkeys leveling that charge this time, it’s treasonous Republican turncoat Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon! According to the Washington Post:

I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is absurd. It may even be criminal. I cannot support that anymore.

A true change of heart, or merely swaying in the political wind? Who knows? Who cares? The fact is that when a Republican starts using the “c” word, the “i” word can’t be far behind.

Quote of the Week: Dec. 3, 2006

December 3, 2006

I believe Iraq had a lot to do with the election, but I believe there was other factors, as well. – George W. Bush on the role of Iraq in the Democratic sweep on Congress

Quote of the Week: Nov. 26, 2006

November 27, 2006

Just because it’s funny, I’m going to repeat it:

I think it’s easy to sit in Washington and sort of absorb the vibes coming from the national media, but that doesn’t represent necessarily what’s going on out there around the country. – Dick Cheney on how the Republicans will hold their majority on Nov. 21.

Quote of the Week: November 19, 2006

November 19, 2006

I think it’s easy to sit in Washington and sort of absorb the vibes coming from the national media, but that doesn’t represent necessarily what’s going on out there around the country. – Dick Cheney on how the Republicans will hold their majority on Nov. 21.

Quote of the Week: November 12, 2006

November 12, 2006

I thought when it was all said and done the American people would understand the importance of taxes and the importance of security. – George W. “Stop -throwing-the-Constitution-in-my-face-it’s-just-a goddamned-piece-of-paper!” Bush

Shock – Shock! – but No Awe in Tillman Probe

November 9, 2006

Pat Tillman, the NFL player who gave up a multi-million dollar career to fulfill what he saw as his patriotic duty to his country, was killed by “friendly fire” in Afghanistan nearly three years ago.  Rather than tell the truth, the Bush regime sought to exploit his death for their benefit; nothing punches-up a national tragedy like putting a well-known human face on it.

As the details of Tillman’s death are uncovered, it’s becoming more and more apparent that his death and the lies surrounding it – while tragic and scandanlous – are very likely just one piece of a much larger puzzle of military corruption and incompetence rooted in Donald Rumsfeld’s and Dick Cheney’s failed “shock and awe” strategy.

According to the Accociated Press, Tillman’s fellow soldiers did not follow the most basic firearms protocols during the incident, essentially shooting at anything that moved with automatic weapons.  One of the soldiers had apparently only recently had eye surgery, and their squad leader apparently forgot our Afghan allies are armed with AK-47s:

One of the four shooters, Staff Sgt. Trevor Alders, had recently had PRK laser eye surgery. He said although he could see two sets of hands “straight up,” his vision was “hazy.” In the absence of “friendly identifying signals,” he assumed Tillman and an allied Afghan who also was killed were enemy.

Another, Spc. Steve Elliott, said he was “excited” by the sight of rifles, muzzle flashes and “shapes.” A third, Spc. Stephen Ashpole, said he saw two figures, and just aimed where everyone else was shooting.

Squad leader Sgt. Greg Baker had 20-20 eyesight, but claimed he had “tunnel vision.” Amid the chaos and pumping adrenaline, Baker said he hammered what he thought was the enemy but was actually the allied Afghan fighter next to Tillman who was trying to give the Americans cover: “I zoned in on him because I could see the AK-47. I focused only on him.”

All four failed to identify their targets before firing, a direct violation of the fire discipline techniques drilled into every soldier.

Keep in mind that this was an “elite” Army Ranger unit, not rank-and-file troops, and that in the nearly three years since the incident occured, the Pentagon has lowered the bar for incoming soldiers to the point where criminals, high school drop-outs, drug users, and avowed white supremacists are now accepted, processed, armed, and turned loose in Iraq and Afghanistan (yet decorated veterans – some of whom speak Arabic fluently – are still drummed-out of the service if they happen to be gay).

Rumsfeld Resigns in Disgrace; Trolls Nowhere to be Found

November 8, 2006

How the mouthy have fallen.

Rumsfeld resigns in disgrace just weeks after the smirking chimp assured America he was going to be running the Pentagon through 2008. Hastert steps down as minority leader just weeks after passing the buck on the Foley scandal.  Meanwhile, True Blue Blog’s resident trolls are nowhere to be found – even on their own blogs (this means you, Rociante).

I’d say “I told you so,” but why bother when the electorate already has?