2005 NEWS ARCHIVES
News for 26 October 2005
- Base closures now face little opposition
- Senator Patrick Leahy's address on Iraq
- Cheney Wants CIA Exempt From Bill Barring Abuse of Detainees
- U.S. Military Death Toll in Iraq Hits 2,000. More than 15,000 Wounded. Bush Says More Sacrifices Required.
- Another Iraq War Legacy: Badly Wounded US Troops
- Oil Firms Step Up Advertising - Don't Worry, they Can Afford It. After All, You Pay For It - The Best Your Money Can Buy
- GOP Declares US is Broke (bankrupt, out of money) - Planned Budget Cuts Target Foster Care, Food Stamps, Student Loans, Health Care, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Etc. - "Listen, we're broke. Let's face it," said Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) - However, There is Plenty of Money for Iraq
- Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless and corrupt - Mahatma Gandhi
- Ouch - "One of the consequences of this [Bush] dysfunction, as I have noted many times, is the unending parade of dead or badly wounded men and women returning to the U.S. from the war in Iraq - a war that the administration foolishly launched but now does not know how to win or end"
News for 12 September 2005
- "I still find this epic of incompetence -- sustained, systemic, outrageous incompetence -- genuinely hard to believe"
- Imagine, A US President Lies About a WMD Threat and Boom - The World Ends as the President launches pre-emptive nuclear strikes against enemies planning to use weapons of mass destruction under a revised "nuclear operations" doctrine to be signed in the next few weeks. Feel safer?
- Four Years Later, Billions Squandered, No Safer, Not Prepared - We Can do Better
- A Price To Be Paid For Folly - During the Last Four Years of Bush Borrowing/Spending, National Debt has Increased Another $3,000,000,000,000.00
- Pentagon Marks 9/11 With New Memorial
- With Friends Like These...
- Nicely Done...
News for 25 August 2005
- Anti-Iraq war parents to take protests across nation - Parents of soldiers killed in Iraq plan to follow President George W. Bush around the country in the coming months, hoping to generate nationwide anti-war sentiment
- 20050825 - BRAC Votes to Keep New London Sub Base Open
- 20050825 - BRAC Votes to Keep Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Keep Portsmouth in Main, Close Monmouth in New Jersey, Close Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson in Georgia, Close U.S. Army Garrison in Selfridge, Mich, Close Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va, Close Brusnswick Navel Air Station in Maine
- Ouch - Can Anyone, "in good faith, argue to today's young people that volunteering for a form of military service is a good idea. Judging by the members of the stay-the-course school of thought I know -- overwhelmingly liberals and critics of the Bush administration to one degree or another -- the answer is no."
- Just Say No More
- The Iraq Constitution "is threatening to "drag the country into civil war"
- Bush The Irresponsible
- You Too Can See Iraq The Way Buse Does...
- Oh Oh...
- The Disconnect, Can You See It?...
- A Life Time of Image Down the Drain...
- Yes, History Is Repeating Itself...
- Just Something We Say or Do We Believe It?...
- Who Woulda Thought?...
News for 24 August 2005
- Zack Gaddy Fully Supports the Proposal for Thousands of DFAS Employees To Loose Their Jobs - Read His Letter to BRAC
- "What this means is that only a quarter of the American people are standing behind Bush on the war"
- "Ethical behavior is absolutely essential. Actions by the Department of Defense must always be above reproach," Gordon England told the Senate Armed Services Committee in June - Unfortunately, this often is not so, is it?
- John Bolton Proved Wrong Again - "No Proof Found of Iran [Nuclear] Arms Program, U.S. government experts and other international scientists has determined"
- "Scotland Yard acknowledged Monday that Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian electrician mistaken for a suicide bomber, had done nothing unusual before he was shot after entering the London subway last month. Police said Menezes used a ticket to enter and had not jumped a turnstile, and they said he was not wearing a padded jacket that could have concealed a bomb"
- "It's huge hypocrisy to maintain this discourse against terrorism and at the same time, in the heart of that country [US], there are entirely terrorist statements like those."
- Wave/Wear the Flag, Support the War, Support the Troops but "Military service isn't for our son, It isn't for our kind of people." - Hypocrisy at its Best
- Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel said "We are locked into a bogged-down problem not unsimilar, dissimilar to where we were in Vietnam, - The Longer we stay, the more problems we are going to have."
- This Not Vietnam...
- Still Not Working...
News for 22 August 2005
- No Civil Rights When You Travel?
- "Any effort to explain Iraq as 'We are on track and making progress' is nonsense," said Newt Gingrich
- Henry Kissinger said "Mr. Bush had only a few things to accomplish: train a real Iraqi Army that includes all religious and ethnic groups, make the Shiites stop hating the Sunnis and the Kurds stop hating everyone, and keep the Iranians from creating a theocratic dictatorship in Iraq. Oh, yeah, and a couple of other teensy little things: our troops have to defeat the vicious Iraq insurgency, and Mr. Bush needs to keep domestic support for the war."
- "Senior U.S. military leaders have increasingly concluded that the long [Iraq] war is an unwinnable one. "[T]his insurgency is not going to be settled, the terrorists and the terrorism in Iraq is not going to be settled, through military options or military operations," Brig. Gen. Donald Alston, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, acknowledged earlier this summer. "It's going to be settled in the political process"
- Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah Calls Upon Utahs to Protest Preident Bush When He Vists SL Monday 22 August
- "Current ID technologies are 'untested and unreliable,'. An ID card, 'should be regarded as a potential danger to the public interest and to the legal rights of individuals.'
- Worrisome - "this White House no longer has any more control over the insurgency at home than it does over the one in Iraq"
- Wish They Could...
- Lack of..
- Republicans Deserting Bush..