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An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed violently since the US invasion.

American Deaths
4,124

American Wounded

Official

Estimated

28,171

23,000-100,000

Cost of the War in Iraq
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Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.

Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.

From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.   

Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.

"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants."
- Lewis Black

If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.

Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.

RESIST!



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What More Evidence Do We Need? Part II

My Favorite Lie

The Center for Public Integrity lists on their website 935 lies told by Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Rumsfeld during the run up to the war in Iraq.

http://projects.publicintegrity.org/WarCard/Default.aspx?src=project_home&context=overview&id=945

If I have to pick one lie out of that stinking pile as a “favorite” I’d pick the one I’m going to tell you about because it’s a lie that contained other lies. It’s the lie that proved to me that we were really going to do it. We were really going to make war against a country that didn’t do anything to us, and was incapable of defending itself. And regardless of the millions of people worldwide who protested against it … war, bloody war, would happen in Iraq.

On September 7th, 2002, Bush met with Tony Blair at Camp David. After a 3 hour meeting they came out to talk to the zombie news poodles.

Blair: “… The point that I would emphasize to you is that the threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction, chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability, that threat is real. We only need to look at the report from the International Atomic [Energy] Agency this morning showing what has been going on at the former nuclear weapons sites to realize that.”

Then Bush called on a reporter.

Bush: “AP lady.”

Question: “Mr. President, can you tell us what conclusive evidence of any nuclear new evidence you have of nuclear weapons capabilities of Saddam Hussein?”

Bush: “We just heard the prime minister talk about the new report. I would remind you that when the inspectors first went into Iraq and were denied finally denied access, a report came out of the Atomic the IAEA that they were six months away from developing a weapon. I don't know what more evidence we need.”

Here are the reasons why this … is my “favorite” lie

It’s a “twofer.” First Blair lied … and then Bush picked it up and tacked on more lies.

And Bush’s delivery was perfect. Later when he’d lie about Weapons of Mass Destruction, yellowcake from Niger, and smoking guns and mushroom clouds, his delivery was awful. He always read those lines like a high school drama student struggling through Hamlet. His pauses for dramatic effect … the emphasis on certain words … were stilted, forced, and fake. He’d obviously over-rehearsed and his delivery and timing fell flat.

But when he said, “I don't know what more evidence we need.” He was in full-strut-Bush-mode. With a shrug of his shoulders, outstretched hands, and a smirk he said, “I don't know what more evidence we need.” Like if we didn’t believe this … we were as dumb as a bag of hammers.

And the zombie news poodle corp went back to Zombie News Central and broadcast that load of crap to everybody who owned a television set. I watched it along with millions of other nervous Americans.

Two Days Later it was completely debunked all over The Internet.

The report wasn’t from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

From the Washington Post in 2003 almost one year later:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/12/AR2006061200932_pf.html

“There was no new IAEA report. Blair appeared to be referring to news reports describing curiosity at the nuclear agency about repairs at sites of Iraq's former nuclear program.”

“… Bush cast as present evidence the contents of a report from 1996, updated in 1998 and 1999. In those accounts, the IAEA described the history of an Iraqi nuclear weapons program that arms inspectors had systematically destroyed. “

“A White House spokesman later acknowledged that Bush "was imprecise" on his source but stood by the crux of his charge. The spokesman said U.S. intelligence, not the IAEA, had given Bush his information. “

“That, too, was garbled at best. U.S. intelligence reports had only one scenario for an Iraqi bomb in six months to a year, premised on Iraq's immediate acquisition of enough plutonium or enriched uranium from a foreign source. “

"That is just about the same thing as saying that if Iraq gets a bomb, it will have a bomb," said a U.S. intelligence analyst who covers the subject. "We had no evidence for it."

The IAEA did issue a report in 1998 but the report made no such assertion. Mark Gwozdecky, head of the group, told Reuters, “Based on all credible information to date, the IAEA has found no indication of Iraq having achieved its program goal of producing nuclear weapons or of Iraq having retained a physical capability for the production of weapon-useable nuclear material or having clandestinely obtained such material.”

Asked why Bush referred to an apparently imaginary document, the White House claimed he was really talking about a report from 1991. But Gwozdecky told Reuters no paper to that effect was issued by his agency in 1991, either.

So the real report said Iraq had been six months to 2 years away from nuclear capability before the 1991 Gulf War. And arms inspectors had destroyed the Iraqi nuclear weapons program.

George W. Bush made a completely uncorroborated case for preemptive war. The lie was debunked on the net two days later … but it took three weeks for a newspaper to refute it. Not the New York Times. Not the Washington Post. The Moonie-owned Washington Times buried the story on page 16.

Though the lie was spread on The Nightly News … it was never contested. Not one highly paid news anchor looked into the camera and told the American Public that the president’s evidence for preemptive war was bogus.

That’s when I knew we were going to have war, bloody war. Some have written that The American Media failed the country. No they didn’t. They collaborated with The Bush Regime.

Bush shrugged his shoulders, held out his hands, smirked, and said,” I don't know what more evidence we need.”

That’s the question we now put to the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney Generals from every state, to Federal Prosecutors, State’s Attorneys, and County Prosecutors … What more evidence do we need?

Bush lied.

When will any investigation begin? When will a Special Grand Jury be empaneled?

Stay tuned because this is America where anything can happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Calley

41 years ago William Calley, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army led the slaughter of 500 innocent Vietnamese.

Calley was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor.

79% of Americans polled disagreed with Calley's verdict. One day after Calley was sentenced, Richard Nixon ordered him transferred from prison to house arrest at Fort Benning. The Secretary of the Army in a separate clemency action commuted confinement to ten years. Ultimately William Calley, a convicted American war criminal, served a sentence of 3 and a half years under house arrest.

Bernie Madoff On the other hand stole money … he could get 150 years.

We can only stand in awe in the face of American Justice.

Or shock.

Same thing.

Regards,

Bob



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My Favorite(?) Excerpt

The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?

Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer

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Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
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For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.

Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.

Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.


The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi

"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.

Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."

From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.

Clicking on the book links to the book's website.

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Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
by Russ Baker

How did Bush happen? How did George W. Bush, of all people, rise to the most powerful position in the world? This simple question sparked a five-year investigative odyssey by Russ Baker. What he found will force us to rethink virtually everything we thought we knew about the Bush family and its role in shaping recent American history.

In FAMILY OF SECRETS, Baker reveals that Bush, the people around him, and his policies are but an extreme, very public manifestation of what his family and its circle have always been about: an interlocking web of covert and overt machinations on behalf of a small cluster of elites-social, financial, industrial, military, intelligence-that enabled the Bush dynasty and propelled George W. Bush to the top.

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Rules for Radicals
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"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."

In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.

Clicking on the book links to the author's website.


The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf

In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.

Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.

As Basil Fawlty keenly observed:    but ... this is no joke.


The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you. --Kim Hughes

Clicking on the book links to the author's website.


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Documentaries

"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.

"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.

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