Thursday, January 18, 2007

A question that has been bugging me

Why are so many repugs now voting with Dems? And why did they not break ranks in the 6 years? Were they subject to extortion? loss of power? what?

Suddenly Congress is able to move ahead of many important issues... they seem to have gotten more done in what? a week? than had gotten done in 6 years.....

So I do wonder why these now "bi-partisan repugs" were so partisan right up to the November elections... I don't trust any of them at all.

Methinks it's all a way to stave off losing in the next election..They are politicians after all - and above all...

Monday, January 15, 2007

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Dr. King - I am posting this youtube video.

What would Dr. King say today about Iraq? and the rightwing/lieberman/cheney/bush types who would say we have no right to disagree with king shrub?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Dear Mr. Bush:

Mr. Bush:

I read in the news that you say that critics of your escalation plan ought to come up with plans of their own.

I am not sure where you have been for the last 6 years but surely if you had paid attention to the news you'd have seen that many plans were and are offered to you and to your Administration. Perhaps your underlings have been too afraid to let you know that plans are available - sort of like when they were afraid to tell you about Hurricane Katrina.... They fear your reaction.

Might I suggest that you take a few days off from cheer leading for your escalation and go back and read what has been said about plans for Iraq over the last few years...including the most recent report done by the Iraq Study Group.

Saner heads, and I mean that in all ways possible, have suggested you actually engage in diplomacy with Iran and Syria and not continue to war monger and threaten them. You might see, I hope, that Iraq is a mess....and it needs a political solution. You can not bomb people into liking you - no matter how many bombs you drop...Most hate you more when you kill their friends and family...

And being diplomatic means you actually come or go to the table with no pre-conditions. Your stated preconditions mean you do not really want to talk to anyone. And if you want help from our allies in Iraq - Haliburton and you may actually have to allow other countries to share in all aspects of reconstruction and you may have to take back the onerous laws you and your viceroy put into place for Iraq...

And as to the Iraqi vote- you talk more about that then you do our most recent elections where our USA citizens told you in quite plain language they are most unhappy with you and your policies....

So stay home Mr. Bush and have your staff bring you DVDs on all the plans that have been presented to the public. It won't take you months to learn about the plans and you may yet find a way out of the mess YOU alone [with Cheney] have created for our children and Iraq's children.....