Archive for the ‘Wolfowitz’ Category

September? Not What the Voters Were Hoping For!

May 8, 2007

These are the headlines as they appeared on aol this morning: (I disabled the links).


Huge ExplosionWows Scientists
Expert Says ‘This Was the King’
See What Astronomers Found’

Blast Kills Worker in Las Vegas ‘Unusual’ Murder at Famed Casino

So did the stellar explosion kill the worker in Las Vegas?

Now the democrats in congress are considering a plan to fund the war through September, and maybe a good number of republican lawmakers will go along with that. However, waiting almost a year since the November 2006 election before something is done about the war is not the message the American voters sent. Democrats in congress are being pushed back, but there is no corner they are being backed in to from which they will attack back, and no cliff they will stumble off of as they retreat from the will of the voters. They are just retreating and allowing American service members to be at risk for a few more months while Bush and Petraeus roll the dice hoping for some measure of success. Trouble is, we still don’t know what success is, we still don’t know who the enemy is, we still don’t know why we are there, and we don’t know what victory is.

I gave Wolfowitz three weeks and it looks like his removal is being negotiated by European countries as they agree to let the U. S. choose the next World Bank president if the current president steps down. A World Bank commitee has found him guilty of breaking rules and there is no way they will allow him to stay on. Who’s next?http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/08/news/newsmakers/wolfowitz/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories

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>September? Not What the Voters Were Hoping For!

May 8, 2007

>These are the headlines as they appeared on aol this morning: (I disabled the links).


Huge ExplosionWows Scientists
Expert Says ‘This Was the King’
See What Astronomers Found’

Blast Kills Worker in Las Vegas ‘Unusual’ Murder at Famed Casino

So did the stellar explosion kill the worker in Las Vegas?

Now the democrats in congress are considering a plan to fund the war through September, and maybe a good number of republican lawmakers will go along with that. However, waiting almost a year since the November 2006 election before something is done about the war is not the message the American voters sent. Democrats in congress are being pushed back, but there is no corner they are being backed in to from which they will attack back, and no cliff they will stumble off of as they retreat from the will of the voters. They are just retreating and allowing American service members to be at risk for a few more months while Bush and Petraeus roll the dice hoping for some measure of success. Trouble is, we still don’t know what success is, we still don’t know who the enemy is, we still don’t know why we are there, and we don’t know what victory is.

I gave Wolfowitz three weeks and it looks like his removal is being negotiated by European countries as they agree to let the U. S. choose the next World Bank president if the current president steps down. A World Bank commitee has found him guilty of breaking rules and there is no way they will allow him to stay on. Who’s next?http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/08/news/newsmakers/wolfowitz/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories

Mission Accomplished

May 1, 2007

Mission Accomplished

I’ve taken one final exam, two to go. But by Bush’s standards, I can proclaim “Mission Accomplished” like he did four years ago on the USS Abraham Lincoln, even though the fighting continued and the insurgency was already underway. To Bush, “Mission Accomplished” doesn’t mean the task is finished; it’s just something to say to make yourself feel better.

Don’t tell me he really didn’t mean the war was over, or the banner was put up by the ship’s crew about their mission and the president didn’t know anything about it.

3351 U. S. service members are dead. The surge continues.

January, 83 dead. February, 80 dead, March, 81 dead, April, 104 dead. Like I said, the only thing surging is American and Iraqi casualties.

Let’s look at Iraqi deaths for the same period.

January, 91 police/military dead, 1711 civilians dead, February, 150 police/military dead, 1381 civilians dead, March, 215 police/military dead, 1674 civilians dead, and April, 158 police/military dead, 1482 civilians. Mission accomplished?

These statistics come from the Department of Defense, and they admit that the numbers are not complete for the Iraqi deaths, so the numbers are actually higher.

And Bush wants more money to continue this war indefinitely.

56 % of Alabamians disapprove of Bush, according to Survey USA poll reported last week. And across the nation, over 60% disapprove of the president. Americans went to the polls in November and overwhelmingly told congress to get us out of Iraq. Today the congress will present the president with a plan to do just that. As Barack said, we are just one signature from beginning to bring our troops home.

According to the Bush administration we shouldn’t even have to be paying for this war. Remember when Paul Wolfowitz was Deputy Defense Secretary in September 2003 and said, “There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”

Here is the current cost of the war, over 400 billion dollars. See the total rising here:
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

So, Wolfowitz was off in his calculation by over $400 billion, and now he’s president of the World Bank? He’s supposed to be good with money? I’ll give him 3 weeks, not for this but for his cronyism as he got his girlfriend a promotion and a big pay raise. Bush is standing behind him, just like he stands behind Alberto Gonzales. The dominoes continue to fall. Who will be next?

>Mission Accomplished

May 1, 2007

>Mission Accomplished

I’ve taken one final exam, two to go. But by Bush’s standards, I can proclaim “Mission Accomplished” like he did four years ago on the USS Abraham Lincoln, even though the fighting continued and the insurgency was already underway. To Bush, “Mission Accomplished” doesn’t mean the task is finished; it’s just something to say to make yourself feel better.

Don’t tell me he really didn’t mean the war was over, or the banner was put up by the ship’s crew about their mission and the president didn’t know anything about it.

3351 U. S. service members are dead. The surge continues.

January, 83 dead. February, 80 dead, March, 81 dead, April, 104 dead. Like I said, the only thing surging is American and Iraqi casualties.

Let’s look at Iraqi deaths for the same period.

January, 91 police/military dead, 1711 civilians dead, February, 150 police/military dead, 1381 civilians dead, March, 215 police/military dead, 1674 civilians dead, and April, 158 police/military dead, 1482 civilians. Mission accomplished?

These statistics come from the Department of Defense, and they admit that the numbers are not complete for the Iraqi deaths, so the numbers are actually higher.

And Bush wants more money to continue this war indefinitely.

56 % of Alabamians disapprove of Bush, according to Survey USA poll reported last week. And across the nation, over 60% disapprove of the president. Americans went to the polls in November and overwhelmingly told congress to get us out of Iraq. Today the congress will present the president with a plan to do just that. As Barack said, we are just one signature from beginning to bring our troops home.

According to the Bush administration we shouldn’t even have to be paying for this war. Remember when Paul Wolfowitz was Deputy Defense Secretary in September 2003 and said, “There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”

Here is the current cost of the war, over 400 billion dollars. See the total rising here:
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

So, Wolfowitz was off in his calculation by over $400 billion, and now he’s president of the World Bank? He’s supposed to be good with money? I’ll give him 3 weeks, not for this but for his cronyism as he got his girlfriend a promotion and a big pay raise. Bush is standing behind him, just like he stands behind Alberto Gonzales. The dominoes continue to fall. Who will be next?