The End Of An Error

The End Of An Error

There are 10 comments on the www.orlandoweekly.com story from Feb 14, 2010, titled The End Of An Error. In it, www.orlandoweekly.com reports that:

Before that happens, though, let’s take a moment to look back on the long, strange, embarrassing, ruinous and sad trip that the George W. Bush administration has been. Pour yourself a strong drink; you’re going to need it.

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“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

Since: Jul 09

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#1 Feb 14, 2010
Before Democrats took control in 2007:

Jan. 29: Bush launches an initiative to permit federal aid programs to be administered by religious groups
March 29: Bush removes the U.S. from the Kyoto Protocols, the international accords aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Later, documents reveal that an oil industry organization heavily influenced the president’s decision.

May 16-17: The Bush administration rolls out its energy policy, formulated by a secretive task force helmed by Vice President Dick Cheney and packed with oil industry representatives. Not surprisingly, the policy calls for more oil drilling and increased use of nuclear power.

June 7: Bush signs a $1.35 trillion tax-cut package into law that primarily benefits the wealthy. He will pass subsequent tax cuts in 2002 and 2003.

Aug. 6: Bush receives a briefing titled “Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S.” Bush hears out the briefer and says,“All right, you’ve covered your ass now.”

Nov. 29: Cheney says that Osama bin Laden is in a mountainous region of the Afghan-Pakistani border called Tora Bora. Over the next month, Americans bomb suspected hiding spots. Bush relies on Pakistani forces (some of whom were friendly with the Taliban) to pursue the world’s most wanted man. Bin Laden escapes

Dec. 2: Enron, a Texas energy company with long ties to Bush, files for bankruptcy after it’s revealed that the company hid $1 billion in debt from investors.

Dec. 17: A subsidiary of Halliburton, Cheney’s former employer, receives a 10-year no-bid contract to assist the Pentagon in a wide range of areas. The contract is worth at least $2.5 billion.

July 23: British intelligence officials discuss America’s increasing war posturing in Iraq. As famously recounted in the Downing Street Memo,“the intelligence of facts are being fixed around” Bush’s desire to go to war with Saddam Hussein on the basis of claims about weapons of mass destruction.

Nov. 15: Rumsfeld insists that the forthcoming Iraq War will last “five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that. It won’t be a World War III.”
dingo

Sacramento, CA

#3 Feb 14, 2010
Nice post.

the wingnuts have selective Amnesia a disease that can be treated with a public health care system, wait, I forgot what I just said.
Magna Cum Laude wrote:
Before Democrats took control in 2007:
Jan. 29: Bush launches an initiative to permit federal aid programs to be administered by religious groups
March 29: Bush removes the U.S. from the Kyoto Protocols, the international accords aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Later, documents reveal that an oil industry organization heavily influenced the president’s decision.
May 16-17: The Bush administration rolls out its energy policy, formulated by a secretive task force helmed by Vice President Dick Cheney and packed with oil industry representatives. Not surprisingly, the policy calls for more oil drilling and increased use of nuclear power.
June 7: Bush signs a $1.35 trillion tax-cut package into law that primarily benefits the wealthy. He will pass subsequent tax cuts in 2002 and 2003.
Aug. 6: Bush receives a briefing titled “Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S.” Bush hears out the briefer and says,“All right, you’ve covered your ass now.”
Nov. 29: Cheney says that Osama bin Laden is in a mountainous region of the Afghan-Pakistani border called Tora Bora. Over the next month, Americans bomb suspected hiding spots. Bush relies on Pakistani forces (some of whom were friendly with the Taliban) to pursue the world’s most wanted man. Bin Laden escapes
Dec. 2: Enron, a Texas energy company with long ties to Bush, files for bankruptcy after it’s revealed that the company hid $1 billion in debt from investors.
Dec. 17: A subsidiary of Halliburton, Cheney’s former employer, receives a 10-year no-bid contract to assist the Pentagon in a wide range of areas. The contract is worth at least $2.5 billion.
July 23: British intelligence officials discuss America’s increasing war posturing in Iraq. As famously recounted in the Downing Street Memo,“the intelligence of facts are being fixed around” Bush’s desire to go to war with Saddam Hussein on the basis of claims about weapons of mass destruction.
Nov. 15: Rumsfeld insists that the forthcoming Iraq War will last “five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that. It won’t be a World War III.”

“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

Since: Jul 09

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#4 Feb 14, 2010
dingo wrote:
Nice post.
the wingnuts have selective Amnesia a disease that can be treated with a public health care system, wait, I forgot what I just said.
<quoted text>
LOL!
Drink The Hive

Orlando, FL

#5 Feb 14, 2010
The Republican' & Democrats Detoxification Program Are Coming 2 Late,The American People Tolerance Is Gone.

2/2=0
dingo

Sacramento, CA

#6 Feb 14, 2010
gone where?
WE put up with the endless coffins bearing the American flag laid upon MY fellow soldiers.
but Bush and rumsfield wanted to bar those photos...
Drink The Hive wrote:
The Republican' & Democrats Detoxification Program Are Coming 2 Late,The American People Tolerance Is Gone.
2/2=0

“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#9 Feb 15, 2010
dingo wrote:
gone where?
WE put up with the endless coffins bearing the American flag laid upon MY fellow soldiers.
but Bush and rumsfield wanted to bar those photos...
<quoted text>
You're right. Cheney instituted the ban that denied media access almost 20 years ago. He decided since the media footage from the Vietnam war had a negative impact on American support for wars that they would ban media access. Lifeless bodies are bad for business.
__________

Obama Administration Lifts Blanket Ban on Media Coverage of the Return of Fallen Soldiers

Policy changed 18 years after Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney first banned news media from covering honor ceremonies at Dover Air Force Base:

Washington, DC, February 26, 2009 – Today Secretary of Defense Robert Gates lifted a blanket ban on news media coverage of the honor guard ceremonies that mark the return of military casualties from abroad. The new policy will permit media coverage of the ceremonies, during which caskets draped with American flags are brought home from war, after consultation with the families of the fallen. The Obama administration’s move restores press access to the honor ceremonies, which had been the practice from World War II through the Panama invasion of 1989. During the lead-up to the Gulf War in 1991, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney instituted the ban. The news media lost a first amendment challenge to the ban, but Professor Ralph Begleiter and the National Security Archive forced the release of hundreds of images taken by military photographers under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 2005.

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20090226/in...



Thank you for your service as well as your fellow soldiers.

“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#10 Feb 15, 2010
You guys should view the photos provided in the link posted above.

It's from the National Security Archive
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#11 Feb 15, 2010
obama achievements: lost control of his own party within 10 months.

“The Turdblossom of Topix”

Since: Dec 08

Paragould

#12 Feb 15, 2010
All that stuff and Obama has still done more damage in his first year.

Belasrius

Since: Dec 09

State University, AR

#13 Feb 16, 2010
BoatsNHoes wrote:
All that stuff and Obama has still done more damage in his first year.
I think you might be exaggerating a bit. Really, not much has been done. Sometimes doing nothing is better than doing a whole bunch of thing half-assed, i.e. the 2003 Iraq War.

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