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By- Suzie-Q @ 8:00 AM MST

From: Carpetbagger Report

Beyond golf: Unreported Bush sacrifices

Guest Post by Morbo

The Carpetbagger on Wednesday mentioned President George W. Bush’s recent confession that he has given up golf as a way of sacrificing for the troops in Iraq.

I was touched. What a bold leader we have! Bush is so courageous he’s willing to give up leisure activities to support the war effort. No wonder the president is so popular.

He’s also modest. I happen to know, from my sources in Washington, that Bush has sacrificed in other ways that have not been made public. Of course, he’s too humble to tell us about them himself. I want to share this list with you, just so you will appreciate even more the true greatness and vision of our dear leader, President George W. Bush:

1. Eats regular Cap’n Crunch for breakfast, not the kind with crunchberries

2. Every night before going to bed, listens to a 25-second tape recording of gunfire, so he’ll know what the troops are going through.

3. Instructed White House housekeeping staff to buy Puffs with Lotion facial tissues only when they’re on sale at Wal-Mart. Otherwise, it’s regular Puffs.

4. Washes hair in the morning with shampoo only, totally skips conditioner.

5. Plans to trade in White House SUV that gets 8 miles per gallon for one that gets 11 miles per gallon.

6. Stopped eating pretzels.

7. Cancelled Netflix subscription; instructs Secret Service to just swing by Blockbuster, even though there’s no guarantee “Dumb and Dumber” will be in stock.

8. Recycled giant cross from Jenna’s wedding by giving it to the Supreme Court.

9. Agreed to always say “Democrat Party,” thus saving a syllable every time. Eventually, enough syllables will be saved to enable Bush to give a really stirring speech to the troops.

10. Will reduce annual brush-clearing vacation from three months to two months, three weeks and five days.

I get tingles just thinking about it. Isn’t there some way we can get this visionary leader a third term?

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anthony @ 12:38 BST

George Washington’s Blog | Friday, May 16, 2008

Preface: As someone who was born in America and has lived here my whole life, and who loves the ideals and Constitution our country was founded on, it has been a rude and painful awakening to learn about my government’s terrorist acts.

I believe that, if the American public knew what crimes the government was carrying out, they would not stand for it.

Four headlines this week make it clear that America may be the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism:

This is on top of previous stories showing that Cheney is directly funding terrorist groups out of his office, and that the U.S. is funding terrorists all over the world to promote its agenda. See also this, this and this.

And Americans dressed as Arabs have apparently been setting off car bombs in Iraq (when it was discovered that some of the cars used in Iraqi bombings recently came from the U.S., the cover story seemed to become that American cars were involved in car bombings only because they had recently been stolen from the U.S. and then shipped to Iraq — but does it make sense that Iraqi insurgents would steal cars in the U.S. and ship them all the way to Iraq?)
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Sudhan @13:05 CET

By David Halpin | Redress, May 17, 2008

David Halpin looks at the litany of crimes for which former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will have to account sooner or later.

On the same day the BBC reported that former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was to go on trial after five years in prison over the deaths of a group of Baghdad merchants in 1992, it was rumoured the former prime minister of Britain will be indicted for crimes against humanity. The list of charges is long and not confined to the many alleged crimes in Iraq. Mr Blair’s whereabouts are uncertain; he has been sighted occasionally in occupied East Jerusalem where he is acting as “peace” envoy for the “Quartet”. Most recently, he has been facilitating industrial zones for the employment of Palestinians and for the removal of a few of the over 500 Israeli Occupation Force roadblocks.

The charge list includes:

Ali Abbas - Iraqi boy incinerated by US bombs
Examination of this picture shows Ali Abbas was subjected to radiated heat

Breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention from the time he became prime minister in 1997 until March 2003 during whichtime draconian sanctions were being applied to the civilian population of Iraq. These sanctions prompted the resignation of Denis Halliday and Hans von Sponeck who served as assistant secretaries-general of the UN. The former stated that the effect of those sanctions was genocidal. It was established that there was an excess mortality of babies and children of at least 500,000 between 1992 and 2003. This had to do with foul water, poor nutrition and deteriorating medical services, all of which were satisfactory before the sanctions took hold.

Conspiracy to join with another power in aggressive war, the supreme international war crime, contrary to the Nuremberg Rules and the provisions of the Charter of the United Nation. This was first made public when he joined Mr George Bush, President of the United States of America, and Britain for bloodied steaks over a barbecue at Crawford Ranch in April 2002.

High treason (betrayal of one’s country, sovereign or government) in manufacturing a case for war, the central one of which was the alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction by Iraq. This in itself gave no grounds because the possession of such was no basis for a military assault on a sovereign country. Three aggressive nations, the US, UK and Israel, have held weapons of mass destruction for decades; no attempt has been made to disarm them. The grounds for UK military action against Iraq changed as the unlawful operation proceeded under the guise of liberation of the people and Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. The part played by the “sofa cabinet”, three of whom were unelected, in promulgating a war fought on behalf of Her Majesty is being minutely examined by law officers. One such cabinet member, Mr Charles Powell, recently stated on BBC TV that the aim of the war was the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. He would know that was an illegal aim. Ann Clywd MP was appointed Mr Blair’s human rights envoy in Iraq. She has continuously claimed a virtuous aim … [but the fact is that] at least a million Iraqis have been killed, about 40 per cent of whom will have been children. Using a conservative ratio, at least two million will have been maimed.

Ali Abbas's trunk, hands and forearms were incinerated by US bombs
Ali Abbas’s trunk, hands and forearms were incinerated

Mr Blair is charged with a litany of war crimes that followed the invasion, one of which is the failure of the “coalition of the willing” to halt the further deterioration in the quality and quantity of medical services in Iraq which had already worsened during the 12 years of sanctions. Another obligation of an occupier is to maintain security for the populace. The very opposite happened. Disbanding the Iraqi army and other Baathist structures was central to the violent chaos which followed the invasion. Protecting the heritage of a country is another obligation of an occupier in international law. Mr Blair failed as leader to meet these and he is so charged.

The general charges in this indictment are followed by an annex which details names in which there has been death or extreme injury.

The charges also include collusion in a military and political coalition which has used banned weapons. The use of white phosphorus at Fallujah by the US was admitted. Armour-penetrating tank and cannon shells, as well as “bunker busting” bombs and missiles, have used depleted uranium. Uranium U238 is dispersed widely as a very fine dust; it has been detected as far away as the UK. Iraqi doctors claim that there have been dramatic rises in grotesque deformities in babies born prematurely, in leukaemia and in other malignancies.

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Neo-Con General Calls For Terror Attacks In Iran

anthony @ 11:01 BST

McInerney urges U.S. government to support terrorist organization MEK, Bush administration already bankrolling Al-Qaeda-linked Jundullah group

Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Friday, May 16, 2008

Fresh off the revelation of Donald Rumsfeld’s 2006 audio tape admission that a method to reinvigorate the Neo-Con agenda would be another terror attack, Neo-Cons like Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who was part of the Pentagon’s “message force multipliers” propaganda program, have been calling for the Bush administration to commit acts of terror in Iran.

According to the Crooks and Liars blog, McInerney has appeared on Fox News 144 times since Jan 2002. In one of his recent appearances he publicly called for the U.S. government to support groups like MEK, which is listed by the State Department as a terrorist organization, and carry out deadly bombings in Iran.

McInerney: Here’s what I would suggest to you. Number one, we take the National Council for Resistance to Iran off the terrorist list that the Clinton Administration put them on as well as the Mujahedin-e Khalq at the Camp Ashraf in Iraq. Then I would start a tit-for-tat strategy which I wrote up in the Wall Street Journal a year ago: For every EFP that goes off and kills Americans, two go off in Iran. No questions asked. People don’t have to know how it was done. It’s a covert action. They become the most unlucky country in the world. …

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