'The War Is Not Over'

'The War Is Not Over'

There are 276644 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Sep 12, 2006, titled 'The War Is Not Over'. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

WASHINGTON - President Bush led the nation on Monday in marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept.

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“French Cocoa Party”

Since: Jan 08

Keynesian Fields

#284521 Oct 24, 2012
rider wrote:
<quoted text>taxes and eminent domain are good for baseball! In April 1989, Rangers owner and oil tycoon Eddie Chiles, sold the team to an investment group headed by George W. Bush, son of the President of the United States, George H. W. Bush. After hearing that Chiles planned to sell the team, Bush headed a group of investors that bought the team for $89 million. While his own equity in the team was a small one (approximately 1%), he was named Managing General Partner of the new ownership group. He increased his investment the following year.
During his tenure, the Rangers and the City of Arlington decided to replace the aging Arlington Stadium with a new publicly funded stadium, at a cost of $193 million, financed by Arlington residents, through a sales tax increase. Ground was broken on October 30, 1991 on what would become The Ballpark in Arlington (now named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington). The city, through the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority, also controversially authorized the seizure of 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land through eminent domain for the Rangers future development. Landowners filed lawsuits over the acquisition and eventually won settlements of $22.2 million which the Rangers failed to pay.
Bush left his position with the Rangers when he was elected Governor of Texas in 1994
While you are blaming Bush, I'll blame Romney.

Mitt Romney missed a golden opportunity during last night's debate. "The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back," Barack Obama said. The perfect comeback would have been: "Oh yeah? Well, the ocean called, and they're running outta ships!" True, Romney delivered a version of this zinger, but much later. His timing was all wrong.

Oh well, maybe Romney can arrange another meeting with the president and get it right this time. We understand Obama will be in Ohio.

Obama went on to tell Romney: "You seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s." So he's Reagan, Eisenhower and Coolidge all rolled into one? Sounds way too good to be true, but one can only hope.(A New York Sun editorial makes the same point, though with a caveat about racial segregation in the 1950s, which we prefer to think of as the decade of Brown v. Board of Education and the first federal civil rights law since Reconstruction.)

Ike and Coolidge aside, the president's dismissive attitude toward Reagan's foreign policy is telling. It underscores why, despite having "won" again by showing up, Obama failed last night. Before the debate, the left was confident that Romney would scare the hell out of voters by coming across as, in the words of New York Times editorialist David Firestone, a "strutting warmonger." After the debate, they started mocking him as "Peacenik Mitt," as in this post from the Washington Post's Greg Sargent.

Just like in the first debate, the left is calling Romney a LIAR!!!! because he did not conform to their stick-figure caricature of him. "By reversing his views on war and peace, Romney has raised a character issue about his ability to be trusted as a steadfast defender of U.S.," tweeted Bloomberg's Jonathan Alter. The New York Times's Bill Keller writes that "I expect he sent the neocon wing of his campaign running for the smelling salts," evidently having misunderstood neoconservatism to be a doctrine of constant armed conflict.

Back in the '80s, they called Reagan a warmonger too--and nowhere more so than in elite universities such as those where a young Barack Obama was indoctrinated. History does not record the name of the person who noticed that you can rearrange the letters of "Ronald Wilson Reagan" to spell "insane Anglo warlord," but that unknown anagramist provided that decade's leftists with many a self-satisfied chuckle.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...

“French Cocoa Party”

Since: Jan 08

Keynesian Fields

#284522 Oct 24, 2012
Insane Anglo Warlord

The left was easily confused by Reagan, too.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...

“French Cocoa Party”

Since: Jan 08

Keynesian Fields

#284523 Oct 24, 2012
LOL

Mitt Romney missed a golden opportunity during last night's debate. "The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back," Barack Obama said. The perfect comeback would have been: "Oh yeah? Well, the ocean called, and they're running outta ships!" True, Romney delivered a version of this zinger, but much later. His timing was all wrong.

Oh well, maybe Romney can arrange another meeting with the president and get it right this time. We understand Obama will be in Ohio.

Obama went on to tell Romney: "You seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s." So he's Reagan, Eisenhower and Coolidge all rolled into one? Sounds way too good to be true, but one can only hope.(A New York Sun editorial makes the same point, though with a caveat about racial segregation in the 1950s, which we prefer to think of as the decade of Brown v. Board of Education and the first federal civil rights law since Reconstruction.)

Ike and Coolidge aside, the president's dismissive attitude toward Reagan's foreign policy is telling. It underscores why, despite having "won" again by showing up, Obama failed last night. Before the debate, the left was confident that Romney would scare the hell out of voters by coming across as, in the words of New York Times editorialist David Firestone, a "strutting warmonger." After the debate, they started mocking him as "Peacenik Mitt," as in this post from the Washington Post's Greg Sargent.

Just like in the first debate, the left is calling Romney a LIAR!!!! because he did not conform to their stick-figure caricature of him. "By reversing his views on war and peace, Romney has raised a character issue about his ability to be trusted as a steadfast defender of U.S.," tweeted Bloomberg's Jonathan Alter. The New York Times's Bill Keller writes that "I expect he sent the neocon wing of his campaign running for the smelling salts," evidently having misunderstood neoconservatism to be a doctrine of constant armed conflict.

Back in the '80s, they called Reagan a warmonger too--and nowhere more so than in elite universities such as those where a young Barack Obama was indoctrinated. History does not record the name of the person who noticed that you can rearrange the letters of "Ronald Wilson Reagan" to spell "insane Anglo warlord," but that unknown anagramist provided that decade's leftists with many a self-satisfied chuckle.

“French Cocoa Party”

Since: Jan 08

Keynesian Fields

#284524 Oct 24, 2012
So, they knew immediately.

WASHINGTON (AP)— Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

A State Department email sent to intelligence officials and the White House situation room said the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter, and also called for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.

The document may fuel Republican efforts to show that the White House knew it was a terrorist attack, even as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was saying — five days afterward — that it appeared to be a protest gone awry.

The Obama administration's account of the Benghazi events has become a campaign issue, with Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP lawmakers accusing the White House of misleading Americans about the nature of the attack.

The Associated Press and other news organizations obtained the unclassified email and two related emails from government officials who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about them publicly.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the review board she appointed to investigate the attack is "looking at everything," rather than "cherry picking one story here or one document there."

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the emails represented just one piece of information the administration was receiving at the time.

"There were emails about all sorts of information that was becoming available in the aftermath of the attack," Carney said. "The whole point of an intelligence community and what they do is to assess strands of information and make judgments about what happened and who is responsible."

http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-told-libyan...

“One For the Money”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#284525 Oct 24, 2012
Romney Flip Flopper Liar wrote:
GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy from Rape is "Gift from God"
October 24, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/92dz8bo
Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock, recently endorsed by Mitt Romney, shocks with comments at debate
During a debate for the US Senate in Indiana on Tuesday, GOP candidate Richard Mourdock stirred outrage by saying he considers pregnancies occuring after a women's rape a "gift from God."
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/...
I wonder if Murdoch would refer to the victimization of women as a gift if it happened to one of his family members.

Romney Flip Flopper Liar

New York, NY

#284526 Oct 24, 2012
-Web wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder if Murdoch would refer to the victimization of women as a gift if it happened to one of his family members.
Absolutely Not!

Most all Republicans are hypocrites.

“French Cocoa Party”

Since: Jan 08

Keynesian Fields

#284527 Oct 24, 2012
Romney Flip Flopper Liar wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely Not!
Most all Republicans are hypocrites.
However, it is apparent that the Left is starting to sweat, profusely.

Enjoy.

Gallup chief: Our poll is 'extremely solid'

http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2012...
Romney Flip Flopper Liar

New York, NY

#284529 Oct 24, 2012
arbitrageur wrote:
<quoted text>
However, it is apparent that the Left is starting to sweat, profusely.
Enjoy.
Gallup chief: Our poll is 'extremely solid'
http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2012...
The LEFT knew at the moment Obama picked his corporate cabinet that he threw Liberals under the bus.

Remember arb, Democracy in America is an illusion.

The Elites always win. Wall Street always win.

Republican elite or Democratic elite.

Which means YOU and I lose along with 99% of our American masses.

=========

THIS PROVES BOTH PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT 99% OF ALL AMERICANS.

Sheila Bair Takes on Tim Geithner, Gets Tough on Wall Street in New Book
October 19, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/9tuso4p
Throughout the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and afterward, Sheila Bair was known for being an outspoken regulator willing to confront her peers head-on. That included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who Bair thought was not nearly tough enough to demand conditions on the big banks or financial institutions who were getting government help.
Her new book "Bull by the Horns" is an insider account of that turbulent time. In it, the former head of the FDIC calls out Geithner repeatedly (at one point referring to him as "bailouter-in-chief" ) and has more than a few harsh words for some of Wall Street's key executives at the time, including the departed head of Citigroup, Vikram Pandit.
Here's more of Judy Woodruff's conversation with Bair about Geithner, the Dodd-Frank law and what President Obama or a President Romney should do if elected.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/10/f...
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#284531 Oct 24, 2012
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...

Iran and Everything Else

By Michael Parenti (Contd.)

But this isn’t what we ordinary Americans are told. When talking to us, a different tact is taken by U.S. opinion-makers and policymakers. To strike enough fear into the public, our leaders tell us that, like Iraq, Iran "might" develop weapons of mass destruction. And like Iraq, Iran is lead by people who hate America and want to destroy us and Israel. And like Iraq, Iran "might" develop into a regional power leading other nations in the Middle East down the "Hate America" path. So our leaders conclude for us: it might be necessary to
destroy Iran in an all-out aerial war.

It was President George W. Bush who in January 2002 cited Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as an "axis of evil." Iran exports terrorism and "pursues" weapons of mass destruction. Sooner or later this axis would have to be dealt with in the severest way, Bush insisted.

These official threats and jeremiads are intended to leave us with the impression that Iran is not ruled by "good Muslims." The "good Muslims"---as defined by the White House and the State Department---are the reactionary extremists and feudal tyrants who ride high in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirate, Bahrain, and other countries that provide the United States with military bases, buy large shipments of U.S. arms, vote as Washington wants in the United Nations, enter free trade agreements with the Western capitalist nations, and propagate a wide-open deregulated free-market economy.

The "good Muslims" invite the IMF and the western corporations to come in and help themselves to the country’s land, labor, markets, industry, natural resources and anything else the international plutocracy might desire.

Unlike the "good Muslims," the "bad Muslims" of Iran take an anti-imperialist stance. They try to get out from under the clutches of the U.S. global imperium. For this, Iran may yet pay a heavy price. Think of what has been happening to Iraq, Libya, and now Syria. For its unwillingness to throw itself open to Western corporate pillage, Iran is already being subjected to heavy sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies. Sanctions hurt the ordinary population most of all. Unemployment and poverty increase. The government is unable to maintain human services. The public infrastructure begins to deteriorate and evaporate: privatization by attrition.

Iran has pursued an enriched uranium program, same as any nation has the right to do. The enrichment has been low-level for peaceful use, not the kind necessary for nuclear bombs. Iranian leaders, both secular and theocratic have been explicit about the useless horrors of nuclear weaponry and nuclear war.

Appearing on the Charlie Rose show when he was visiting the USA, Iranian president Ahmadinejad pointed out that nuclear weapons have never saved anyone. The Soviet Union had nuclear weapons; was it saved? he asked. India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons; have they found peace and security? Israel has nuclear weapons: has it found peace and security? And the United States itself has nuclear weapons and nuclear fleets patrolling the world and it seems obsessively preoccupied with being targeted by real or imagined enemies. Ahmadinejad, the wicked one, sounded so much more rational and humane than Hillary Clinton snarling her tough-guy threats at this or that noncompliant nation.
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284532 Oct 24, 2012
Sandy wrote:
We already knew Joe Walsh opposes abortion in any circumstance, including cases of rape, incest or when a woman’s life is in danger. This week we found out why: Walsh holds the ill-informed and outrageous belief that abortion is never necessary to save a woman's life.
Walsh’s position on choice is far too extreme for 8th district voters. We just have to make sure voters hear the truth about Walsh’s record.
&fe ature=related
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284533 Oct 24, 2012
Sandy wrote:
<quoted text> Judged as Funny and SPAM.
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284534 Oct 24, 2012
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284535 Oct 24, 2012
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284536 Oct 24, 2012
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284537 Oct 24, 2012
Sunny 101.9 -[VOD] Goofus' Wildcat Pride 3/21/2008 - WKQS
rider

Gwinn, MI

#284538 Oct 24, 2012
ABs

Aiken, SC

#284539 Oct 25, 2012
Gypsy wrote:
<quoted text> romnesia
These are all the programs of "HE who I will not name" proposes cutting. Read to the end...
* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy --$445 million annual savings.
* Save America 's Treasures Program --$25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland --$17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation --$420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts --$167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities --$167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program --$250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies --$1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency --$55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy --$20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding --$47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy --$430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund --$4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid --$24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half --$7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%--$600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service --$150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program --$70 million annual savings.
* Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program --$125 million annual savings..
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization --$530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment --$95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit --$2 billion annual savings.
&middot; Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts --$9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants --$2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning --$318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission --$76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration --$293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act --$1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy --$1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership --$200 million annual savings..
* Energy Star Program --$52 million annual savings.
(Continued)
ABs

Aiken, SC

#284540 Oct 25, 2012
(Continuation)
* Economic Assistance to Egypt --$250 million annually .
* U.S. Agency for International Development --$1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia --$210 million annual savings.
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority --$150 million annual savings.
* Presidential Campaign Fund --$775 million savings over ten years .
* No funding for federal office space acquisition --$864 million annual savings.
* E nd prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -- More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget --$1.8 billion savings over ten years.
* Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees --$1 billion total savings. WHAT THE HECK IS THIS ABOUT?
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees --$1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of --$15 billion total savings.
* Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies --$1 million annual savings.
* Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change --$12.5 million annual savings WELL ISN'T THAT SPECIAL
* Eliminate Market Access Program --$200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program --$14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)--$93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program --$56.2 million annual savings.
* Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs --$ 900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program --$27 million savings..
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
* TOTAL SAVINGS:$2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place ?
Maybe this is why the Democrats are attacking the "plan"...at least someone actually has a plan, haven't seen one since the promises of 4 years ago...

Vote ANTI-Incumbent REGARDLESS of political party affiliation...
ABs

Aiken, SC

#284541 Oct 25, 2012
MUQ wrote:
http://www.informationclearing house.info/article32104.htm
Iran and Everything Else
By Michael Parenti (Contd.)
...
So comrade Muq, why you not talk to me anymore. Your Imam forbid it?
I see where more car bombs made by muslims for muslims...and more intimidation of muslim women and girls is all over the headlinse, even your favorite Al Jazeera...when do muslims of different sects actually plan to get along and do something useful for mankind?
ABs

Aiken, SC

#284543 Oct 25, 2012
CHANGE WE DIDN'T COUNT ON...MORE DRONES AND TARGETED ASSASSINATIONS OF DESERVING MEN OF PEACE...

If you thought President Obama's "kill list" was a simple, shopping list-style affair, think again. The military has spent the past two years developing what it calls a "disposition matrix," a complex database keeping tabs on targets and plans to eliminate them, the Washington Post reports. What's more, the administration expects to keep adding names to the list for years, with senior officials saying such assassinations are likely to continue for at least another decade.

Officials say the matrix is part of an effort to make counterterrorism a permanent feature of US policy. Adviser John Brennan is working on codifying Obama's methods for future administrations, while David Petraeus is requesting an expansion of the CIA's drone fleet. The US Joint Special Operations Command has built a secret targeting center 15 minutes away from the White House, even as it deploys commando teams to suspected hotbeds throughout Africa. "We are looking at something that is potentially indefinite," the CIA's former deputy director of counterterrorism warns. For the full, extensive piece, click here.(It includes the factoid that the number of deaths in the drone campaign will soon surpass the number killed in the 9/11 attacks.)

Ramped up drone warfare, who would have thunk it froma liberal president...makes me want to re-think my anti incumbent vote policy...

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