Saturday, June 30, 2007

"W" Doesn't Stand For Wisdom

"Bush Defends Military Buildup in Iraq" (WaPo) President Bush called for patience with his Iraq surge operations.... "we're seeing some hopeful signs."

"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie... deliberate, contrived and dishonest... but the myth... persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." John F. Kennedy

"Six Members of Sunni Bloc Quit Iraq Cabinet in Protest" (WaPo) ... The Sunnis have a sense of alienation within Iraq's Shiite-dominated government. And, the "lack of progress on important legislation, coupled with the failure to reconcile with minority Sunnis, ranks among the greatest obstacles to stability in Iraq."

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." Franklin Roosevelt

"Democrats Plan to Press GOP on Iraq" (WaPo) After the 4th of July break, Senate and House Democrats intend to demand greater accountability from Bush and the Iraqi government with binding troop-withdrawal timelines.... "they will offer weekly votes to force Republicans, and the president, to defend the war."

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president." Theodore Roosevelt.

"Bush Is Told to Justify Executive Privilege" (WaPo).... The White House invoked executive privilege to block the release of documents surrounding the firing of U. S. Attorneys. The chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary committees accused the administration of a "veil of secrecy.... unprecedented and damaging to the tradition of open government."

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts." Abraham Lincoln

"Justices to Weigh Detainee Rights" (WaPo) Yesterday the Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision and will now consider whether Guantanamo Bay detainees have been "unfairly barred from the federal courts by the Bush Administration and Congress."

"...And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it." George W. Bush


Pumps said...

How can "one" complain or use the
Sunni & Shite as a fitting example,
when we have the Democrats and
Republicans "bitching" at each
other also?.....Pumps

Truth Hunter said...

Pumps, The Sunni and Shite problems go well beyond "bitching," but surely you know that.

Although it didn't get much press, quite a few U.S. friendly tribal leaders were blown up last week... the politics in Iraq are quite deadly, and our troops are in the middle of it.

Philip said...

Politics can always be deady
because it is not about social
change but money and power.....
If you pull troops out now like
the Brits did in '34, you will only
be back in there again with a
greater loss of life....And if not
there, then here....Remember "you"
are only 250 miles south of the
"islamic cells" in Minneapolis....

Truth Hunter said...

Philip, Seems to me that our continued presence in Iraq would only fuel the passions of the "islamic cells" in this country.

Don't buy into the "if not there, then here" White House mentality. The lack of will by the White House to secure our southern border makes that argument ridiculous. They don't even know who is here.

There are other options for Iraq on the table if The Decider would, or wanted to, listen.