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Remember, just two days ago, EVERY member of the Senate Republican caucus killed a bill to fund the military because it included a provision that could lead to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.



Just like they have been doing for almost two years, they sit on the sidelines saying no. No unemployment. No food assistance. No investment in America and its people, but plenty of welfare for corporations and people that need no help. No to health care for all. No to Wall Street reform. No to reform of the banks and the banksters. No to reducing the cost of prescriptions. No to equal pay for women. No to closing Guantanamo. No to everything that we elected President Obama to do.

And they now say THEY have a plan to fix everything. Is this the same plan McCain had to catch Bin Laden? Ask yourself a question. When was the last time Republicans or conservatives(still don’t know what the hell they want to conserve) did anything that helped you? It was trickle down and free market policies that sent our technology, machinery, raw materials, and our jobs to China and all those other places where “it can be done cheaper”. Who benefits from that? Not regular folk like us. Corporations and stockholders benefited. If you have a few shares of Acme, you got a few dollars. The ones that hit it big on downsizing were the ones that have thousands of shares. And the people that live in these other nations get crapped on too. Forced to work in sweatshops. Forced abortions. Slave conditions. but not slaves because they get $50 a month.

What have they done for you? What are you going to do for them?

By not voting you are giving them the greatest gift of all. Power. When Republicans had power they almost destroyed us all. Are you going to stay home and give them a chance to finish the job? Vote. And make sure 5 people you know that don’t usually vote, votes. We showed in ’08 that we outnumber backward thinkers. All elections have consequences. Let them fall on Republicans again in ’10.

See, I got through an entire post without calling them deceptiCons, supremacists, or asshol*s.

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The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

By Ron Suskind

07/08/08 “Huffington Post” — – -What just happened? Evidence. A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of what follows is new, never reported in any way:

The Iraq Intelligence Chief, Tahir Jalil Habbush — a man still carrying with $1 million reward for capture, the Jack of Diamonds in Bush’s famous deck of wanted men — has been America’s secret source on Iraq. Starting in January of 2003, with Blair and Bush watching, his secret reports began to flow to officials on both sides of the Atlantic, saying that there were no WMD and that Hussein was acting so odd because of fear that the Iranians would find out he was a toothless tiger. The U.S. deep-sixed the intelligence report in February, “resettled” Habbush to a safe house in Jordan during the invasion and then paid him $5 million in what could only be considered hush money.

In the fall of 2003, after the world learned there were no WMD — as Habbush had foretold — the White House ordered the CIA to carry out a deception. The mission: create a handwritten letter, dated July, 2001, from Habbush to Saddam saying that Atta trained in Iraq before the attacks and the Saddam was buying yellow cake for Niger with help from a “small team from the al Qaeda organization.”

The mission was carried out, the letter was created, popped up in Baghdad, and roiled the global newcycles in December, 2003 (conning even venerable journalists with Tom Brokaw). The mission is a statutory violation of the charter of CIA, and amendments added in 1991, prohibiting CIA from conduction disinformation campaigns on U.S. soil.

So, here we go again: the administration full attack mode, calling me names, George Tenet is claiming he doesn’t remember any such thing — just like he couldn’t remember “slam dunk” — and reporters are scratching their heads. Everything in the book is on the record. Many sources. And so, we watch and wait….

Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind is the author of The Way of the World. See http://www.ronsuskind.com

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