AND FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
No comments necessary. We know how bad things are, thanks to the Bush Administration and its rubber stamping, cowardly and corrupted lackeys, including Congress. The links below reveal the realities many of us have known for 5 years. LS
TALIBAN REGROUPING IN AFGHANISTAN WHILE PSYCHO BUSH AND HIS GOP ENABLERS SPIN A NIGHTMARE OF A FANTASY WAR IN IRAQ
From the New York Times.com
GOP CUT AND RAN FROM AFGHANISTAN
SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT REVEALS NO LINK BETWEEN SADDAM AND AL-QAIDA.
yawn. what else is new? LS
1. Postwar findings indicate that Saddam Hussein was distrustful of al-Qa'ida and viewed Islamic extremists as a threat to his regime, refusing all requests from al-Aq'ida to provide material or operational support.
2. Postwar findings have identified only one meeting between representatives of al-Qa'ida and Saddam Hussein's regime reported in prewar intelligence assessments. Postwar findings have identified two occasions, not reported prior to the war, in which Saddam Hussein rebuffed meeting requests from an al-Qa'ida operative.
3. Postwar findings support the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) February 2002 assessment that Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi was likely intentionally misleading his debriefers when he said that Iraq provided two al-Qa'ida associates with chemical and biological weapons (CBW) training in 2000.... No postwar information has been found that indicates CBW training occurred and the detainee who provided the key prewar reporting about this training recanted his claims after the war.
"SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE BLOODIES BUSH'S NOSE"
FAKING THE FACTS ON A 9/11 CROCKADRAMA
The twisted wing of the GOP must be getting really desperate. Me thinks Rove called the neonut in Hollywood, imploring him to write a distortion on 9/11 and the moran went for it. Worse, so did the Disney owned ABC. I smell burnt toast. LS
A TRIP TO NEOCON FANTASY LAND
From The Huffington Post.
In fact, "The Path to 9/11" is produced and promoted by a well-honed propaganda operation consisting of a network of little-known right-wingers working from within Hollywood to counter its supposedly liberal bias. This is the network within the ABC network. Its godfather is far right activist David Horowitz, who has worked for more than a decade to establish a right-wing presence in Hollywood and to discredit mainstream film and TV production. On this project, he is working with a secretive evangelical religious right group founded by The Path to 9/11's director David Cunningham that proclaims its goal to "transform Hollywood" in line with its messianic vision.
DESPERATE NEOCONS FAKE THE FACTS ON 9/11
JOE AND JANE AMERICA FINALLY GET IT.
We have been getting poorer while Bush and his GOP buddies have been raking in boatloads of cash, most of which is tax free. The Bush GOP neonuts are freaked that we Joes and Janes know what's up. LS
From Paul Krugman of the New York Times: "Whining Over Discontent"
We are, finally, having a national discussion about inequality, and right-wing commentators are in full panic mode. Statistics, most of them irrelevant or misleading, are flying; straw men are under furious attack. It’s all very confusing — deliberately so. So let me offer a few clarifying comments.
First, why are we suddenly talking so much about inequality? Not because a few economists decided to make inequality an issue. It’s the public — not progressive pundits — that has been telling pollsters the economy is “only fair” or “poor,” even though the overall growth rate is O.K. by historical standards.
Political analysts tried all sorts of explanations for popular discontent with the “Bush boom” — it’s the price of gasoline; no, people are in a bad mood because of Iraq — before finally acknowledging that most Americans think it’s a bad economy because for them, it is. The lion’s share of the benefits from recent economic growth has gone to a small, wealthy minority, while most Americans were worse off in 2005 than they were in 2000.
Some conservatives whine that people didn’t complain as much about rising inequality when Bill Clinton was president. But most people were happy with the state of the economy in the late 1990’s, even though the rich were getting much richer, because the middle class and the poor were also making substantial progress. Now the rich are getting richer, but most working Americans are losing ground.
"WHINING OVER DISCONTENT"
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