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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

BUSH GETS MORE BAD NEWS FROM IRAQ




Just when Bush was trying to accentuate the positive in Iraq and declare a new beginning in the war on terror, a rash of bad news comes from mulitple fronts in the global struggles.

* New details are emerging in the killings of two dozen Iraqi civilians at the hands of Marines.

* Anti-American protesters are staging riots in Afghanastan after a U.S. military convoy rammed into several civilian cars.

* And a reported 75 military detainees at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike to protest their continued imprisonment without charges.

* Add the trouble to the continuing daily violence in Iraq---at least 40 were killed in a series of bombings on Monday, including two from a CBS News crew---and Bush could be in danger of losing even more support for his mission.

Bush has tried to keep the nation behind him with repeated talk about the importance of defeating the terrorists abroad so they cannot attack the Unitd States again. He has expressed confidence that the U.S. will prevail and spread democracy. And he has acknowledged costly mistakes along the way.

***Bush and his Republicans Puppets in Congress have done nothing but make this world a more dangerous place with his so-called "war of terror!" He only went to war in order to be able to take away "the people's" rights. They have to be able to run everybody's lives or they will not be happy. Look at how they are making our veterans and senior citizens lives. He's taken away all of their extra programs in order to give the rich their tax-breaks. But what does he use as his legitimate excuse? The war on terror. Maybe if he would have made some kind of plans, it might have worked. But the only thing that he was interested in was: HOW TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL EVERYBODY! IS THIS WHAT ANY OF YOU CALL FREEDOM? This guy is so weak.....he's lame!

In the past week, Bush has spoken about a new chapter in the nation's relationship with Iraq since a new government has taken control. But that hasn't kept the violence and unrest out of the headlines every day, and some in the White House have been arguing that he needs to do more to push back. His public relations blitzes on the war helped build support in the past, according to public opinion polls taken before and after his campaigns.

***That strategy doesn't work anymore because the people can see right through him now. He is a habitual liar! He is nobody to be adored like he thinks he is. He is a failure...and he knows it and that's why he does what he does. He can't even win back his own base. They now see him as an "evildoer!" Oh sure, not the ones that are out there shaking his hand and the ones that you see on the military bases who are too afraid of their CO's if they don't applaud for him. I'm talking about the "real" Joe Public. Most people can't wait for him to get out of office. The only reason you see anyone at his speeches is because they are hand-picked audiences. They are "operatives." At least three-quarters of them are.

At a press conference last week, Bush said the war has featurd personal mistakes----specifically his "tough talk" about capturing Osama bin Laden "dead or alive" and challenging U.S. foes to "bring it on." And he said the worst mistake the country has made in Iraq was the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. "We've been paying for that for a long period of time," Bush said.

Now was not the time to come out and admit your mistakes, especially after that's all that you have heard the newscasters and the people saying, "well, maybe if he comes out and at least admits that he was wrong, people may change their minds." IT DIDN'T WORK! The only reason that he did this was because his old strategies are gone like the wind. Can't he see that nobody trusts him as an individual. His true colors have come out and now the people want him out or they want him made into a lame duck president. Could it be possible that all of those old stories that we heard about the egotistic, s.o.b., just might be true?

He had not yet commented publicly on an incident in Iraq that Rep. John Murtha, a decorated Marine war veteran and prominent critic of Iraq policy, has contended could undermine U.S. efforts there even more than Abu Ghraib did.

***He's waiting to see if it goes away first. That's his way. Now that it isn't, he'll wait for somebody to write a speech for him about it. I can't wait to see how embarrases himself with this one! He'll probably tell us that the people involved will be held responsible. What about the one's in his own White House who leak information? Are they going to be held responsible like they were? You got a guarantee that the troops will be held responsible for embarrassing him!

Murtha (D-PA), has spoken critically about reports that Marines killed two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children, last November in Haditha, a city in western Iraq that has been plagued by insurgents. The congressman also beleives that the deaths were initially covered up by the military.

The killings came after a bomb rocked a military convoy on Nov. 19, killing a Marine. Marines then shot and killed unarmed civilians in a taxi at the scene and went into homes and shot other people, accoring to Murtha, who has been briefed by officials.

***You know, maybe if our troops weren't going on 2, 3 and 4 deployments, they wouldn't be so overworked. Our Reserves and National Guard was never trained for this sort of thing. This is not what they were intended for. This country needs to get someone into the White House that has some sort of intelligence so that we can get out of Iraq sooner or later. But nobody seems to see it happening. His Cabinet members are nothing but a bunch of friends that he owes too! They don't know the first thing about trying to run a country. The new ones going in are worse than the first bunch!

The Pentagon is investigating the deaths in Haditha, along with the events in Afghanastan that sparked rioting there.

Witnesses said the incident began when a convoy of at least three U.S. Humvees came into the city from the outskirts, then rammed into a rush-hour traffic jam, hitting several civilian cars. There were disputes about the number of deaths, but at least one person died.

The crash sparked a riot by dozens of stone-throwing Afghans who shouted "Down with America." Witnesses said U.S. forces then fired on the crowd, and the violence escalated.

Hundreds of Afghan army troops and NATO peacekeepers in tanks were deployed around the city, as chanting protesters marched on the presidential palace and rioters smashed police guard boxes, set a fire to police cars and ransacked buildings.

The military is also dealing with defiant prisoners at Guantanamo Bay who are trying to draw attention to the fact that some have been held for up to 4-1/2 years without chargs and with little contact with the outside world.

The U.S. military holds about 460 men at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. Human rights groups say many innocent people have been swept up in the Bush administration's war on terrorism and sent to the prison at the Cuban base in Guantanamo Bay, with no end in sight to their incarceration. Only 10 of the detainees have been charged with crimes.

Their military trials, the first held by the United States since the World War II era, are set to begin within months. The Supreme Court, however, is expected to rule in June on whether Bush overstepped his authority by ordering war-crimes trials for some of those held at Guantanamo Bay.




IRAQ: DEADLY ATTACK ON CBS NEWS CREW

Two members of a CBS NEWS team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were embedded was attacked.

They were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb.

The attack was among a slew of car and roadside bombs that left about three dozen people dead before noon Monday, including one explosion that killed 10 people on a bus. Nearly all the attacks occured in Baghdad.

CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, sustained serious injuries in the attack and underwent surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad. She is in critical condition, but the doctors are cautiously optimistic about her prognosis."

Dozier and her crew are among the latest American television journalists to become casualties in Iraq. Former ABC News "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt suffered severe injuries in a roadside bombing in Iraq on Jan. 29, 2006. Woodruff is still recovering from serious head injuries and broken bones. Cameraman Vogt has returned home to France for more rehab.

An April 6, 2003, David Bloom, 39, an American journalist for NBC television, embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq died from an apparent blood clot near Baghdad.

All over the region, explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.

***What's the White House going to say about this mishap? It was the Iranians? They are looking for any excuse to go bomb Iran with their mini-nukes, WHILE OUT TROOPS ARE STILL IN IRAQ! This has been going on for a long time and getting worse by the day, although Bush keeps trying to tell us that things "are getting better!" WHERE?

A car bomb parked near Baghdad's main Sunni Abu Hanifa mosque killed at least nine Iraqi civilians and wounded 25, said Saif al-Janabi, director of Noaman hospital. It exploded at noon in north Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood and was so powerful it vaporized the vehicle. Rescue crews and Iraqi army soldiers were carrying stretchers toward waiting ambulances, Associated Press TV footage showed.

A bomb planted in a parked minivan killed at least seven and injured at least 20 when it exploded at the entrance to an open-air market selling secondhand clothes in the northern Baghdad suburb of Kazimiyah.

Another parked car bomb exploded near Ibin al-Haitham college in Azamiyah, also in northern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding at least five others---including four Iraqi soldeirs, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said.

In Baghdad's Tahariyat Square, a parked car bomb targeting an Americn convoy killed one civilian and injured nine, police Lt. Col. Abbas Mohammed Salman said. It was not known if there were any U.S. casualties, but at least one Humvee was seen on fire.

A second bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol near the square killed one and wounded 10---including four police.

In other attacks, a roadside bomb killed two police officers and woundd three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bush exploded.

The day's most serious attack targeted a public bus near Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad in Diyala province, an area notorious for such attacks, provincial police said.

All the dead were workers at the Ashraf base of the Mujahedeen Khalk, or MEK, which opposes Iran's regime. The group, made up of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq, said the dead were Iraqi workers heading to their camp.

The bomb pushed in the side of the white public bus and peppered its blackened side with shrapnel holes. The bus, later inspected by U.S. army troops, was streaked with blood, Associated Press TV footage showed.

"We were transporting the workers from Baqouba to the Mujahadeen Khalk when the roadside bomb exploded and killed all these people," one man who was on the bus told AP TV.


Source of Information: CBS News
The Associated Press contributed to this report
May 29, 2006


ANALYSIS: DEMOCRATS EYE NOVEMBER LANDSLIDE

WASHINGTON (AP)-Republicans are three steps from a November shellacking - each a grim possibility if habitually divided Democrats get their acts together.

First step: Voters must focus on the national landscape on Nov. 7 rather than local issues and personalities that usually dominate midterm elections.

That would sting Republicans who trail badly in national polls.

Second step: Voters must be so angry at Washington and politics in general that an anti-incumbent, throw-the-bums-out mentality sweeps the nation.

That would wound Republicans, the majority party.

Third step: Americans must view the election as a referendum on President Bush and the GOP-led Congress, siding with Democrats in a symbolic vote against the Iraq war, rising gas prices, economic insecurity and the nagging sense that the nation is on the wrong track.

That would destroy Republicans, sweeping them from power in one or both chambers and making Bush a lame duck.

Less than six months out, most Democratic and Republican strategists say the first two elements are in place now - a national anti-incumbent mind-set---and all the signs point to the third.

Still, many Democrats worry that their party has not closed the deal.

"The fear I have as a Democrat is that if we are making this solely a referendum on the Republicans, we are not giving people a reason to turn out," said Democratic strategist Chris Lehane of California.

"Having said that, I think all these other elements are so bad for the Republicans that 'Had enough?' should be enough."

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and the party's congressional leaders have clashed over money and the DNC's push for a unified message that draws a stark contrast with the GOP.

Inside the DNC, some officials point to internal polls that show voters holding both the Democratic and Republican parties in equally low esteem.

The fact that most voters, when forced to choose, tell pollsters they want Democrats rather than Republicans to control Congress is not a sign of strength, these officials say. Rather, it's evidence that voters are simply giving Democrats a chance to win them over---a chance that can be blown unless Democrats stand for something other than attacking Bush, these officials said.

***It's not just Democrats who are attacking Bush! It's also the Republicans and the Independents! The guy is a freak....I thought that the Democrats were too laid back with their opinions of Bush. With as much as Bush has done to this country, how it has become a failure because of him, the Democrats should have been out there on a daily basis. Let's face it, they really didn't need to go out there. The press was too busy asking the Republicans why? why? why?...the Democrats couldn't get any air time. Now that they are coming out, I don't think they should be put down. I think they should be much much more aggressive though.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the head of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, agreed that Democrats have not sealed the deal.

"I think that if the election were held today, there is a 50-50 chance of taking the House and Senate and a very high percentage of gaining a significant number of seats," Schumer said.

***Come on...Give us a break! I don't know where he's getting his information from, but from I can see, most people want the Republicans out. I'll tell you one thing, I don't think that there should be too many veterans that will be voting Republican this year. And if they do, they don't understand this budget that has just been put out by this president for the VA. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST MISLEADING REPUBLICAN STRATEGIES THAT IS BEING DONE BY THIS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AND ITS REPUBLICAN CONGRESS! If the veterans can't figure out what they are doing, then they'll never get it. Republicans love veterans like them! And they are probably laughing at them, too!

"But things change."

Democrats outside Congress will be disappointed with anything less than major triumphs.

"Shame on us if we don't have a good election cycle," said Jill Alper, a Democratic strategist from Michigan.

Back to those three steps.............

NATIONAL ELECTION: Among the two dozen Republican and Democratic strategists interviewed in the last two weeks, there was unaninimity that the fall campaigns will be national in scope. Voters will give local issues less attention than normal, a bad sign for the GOP.

"If we keep it local we win: if they nationalize issues, they win," said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis.

Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, head of the GOP Senate committee, seemed resigned to a national campaign. "Obviously, we're going to do everything we can here at the Senate committee to minimize any aspect of that," she said.

THROW THE BUMS OUT: More than 70 percent of Americans tell pollsters that the nation is on the wrong track. Larger percentages think corruption is a major problem in Washington. Incumbents have been roughed up already this year in Pennsylvania and Indiana, and in both cases Republicans suffered the worst.

If this shapes up to be an anti-incumbent midterm, "we'll lose some members" in Congress, said Democratic strategist Steve Elmendorf, "but they have more incumbents."

ANTI-AMERICAN TIDE: Whether 2006 turns out to be an anti-incumbent or anti-GOP election "is the 15-seat question," said Democratic strategist Dane Strother, referring to the number of seats the Democrats need to win to seize control of the House.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says GOP majorities are "clearly in jeopardy" because the political landscape is both anti-incumbent and anti-Republican.

"They know that Republicans are in charge," the grim-faced presidential hopeful said of voters. "But I just want to emphasize that we have six months, and we can turn this around."

***We've already seen how this guy can turn things around. I guess money can really change a person, huh? Ever since he started flying off to meetings with Bush's supporters, he has become just like Bush. His first act was when he voted "no" for manditory funding for the VA." He blew it! He's started kissing the religious right's butt and has quickly become just like them. They have proved how "moral" they are! They're not! Anything for "POWER!"

And Democrats could fumble the opportunity.


Source of Information: Las Vegas Sun
By: Ron Fournier
Associated Press
May 29, 2006