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Monday, October 09, 2006

Dick Hangs Up on Bob

Bob Woodward, author of "State of Denial", discussed his recent conversation with Vice President Cheney on MTP:

MR. RUSSERT: Have you spoken to the president or the vice president since this book came out?

MR. WOODWARD: The vice president called me I guess as it was coming out 10 days ago.


MR. WOODWARD: Well, he called to complain that I was quoting him about the meetings with Henry Kissinger that he and the president had. I had interviewed Vice President Cheney last year a couple of times at length about material I’m gathering on the Ford administration, on-the-record interviews, but he volunteered, he said, “Oh, by the way, Henry Kissinger comes in” and he, Dick Cheney, sits down with him once a month and the president every two or three months. And Cheney was upset I was quoting him. And I said, “Look, this—on-the-record doesn’t have anything to do with Ford, you volunteered that.” He then used a word which I can’t repeat on the air. And I said, “Look, on the record is on the record,” and he hung up on me.

MR. RUSSERT: What, what do you mean, he swore at you?

MR. WOODWARD: He, he said what I was saying was bull-something.

MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to Tony...

MR. WOODWARD: No, but he, but he hung up. Now, look, I can, I can see, I went back and looked at the transcript that he can—ever had a disagreement about ground rules with someone. Have you?

MR. RUSSERT: Well, he thought he was talking, he thought he was talking to you for one project and you used it in another project.

MR. WOODWARD: Well, exactly. But it had nothing to do with it, and it’s clearly spelled out that it’s an on-the-record interview. And so—now, what does he do instead of saying, “Well, OK, I look at it this way, you look at it that way.” It’s a metaphor for what’s going on. Hang up when somebody has a different point of view or information you don’t want to deal with. ~Meet The Press, Oct. 8, 2006


As of Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at least 2,744 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,176 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers~Yahoo News.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

No Shame

As expected, Bush used 9/11 to justify the war in Iraq in his address to the nation on the 5th anniversary of the attacks.

"The president should be ashamed of using a national day of mourning to commandeer the airwaves to give a speech that was designed not to unite the country and commemorate the fallen but to seek support for a war in Iraq that he has admitted had nothing to do with 9/11," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., said in a statement. "There will be time to debate this president's policies in Iraq. September 11th is not that time."


Monday, September 11, 2006

Cheney: Would Do It All Again

Meet The Press with Tim Russert had Vice President Cheney as their guest this past weekend. Even with reality staring America in the face, Cheney still refuses to admit that the Iraq war was a mistake.

The Bush Administration continues to "stay the course" and has turned up the volume on the "war against terror" rhetoric as the 5th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 and midterm elections approach. Forever denying but forever insinuating that 9/11 and the Iraq war are intertwined, this White House continues to push America on it's preset course towards disaster.

Click on below link for the complete transcript of Cheney interview.

"It was the right thing to do and if we had it to do over again, we’d do exactly the same thing." ~Vice President Cheney, interview on MTP, 9/10/06.


Remember: 9/11/2001

7:58 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 175 departs Boston for Los Angeles,carrying 56 passengers, two pilots, and seven flight attendants. TheBoeing 767 is hijacked after takeoff and diverted to New York.

7:59 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 11 departs Boston for LosAngeles, carrying 81 passengers, two pilots, and nine flightattendants. This Boeing 767 is also hijacked and diverted to New York.

8:01 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 38passengers, two pilots, and five flight attendants, leaves Newark, N.J.,for San Francisco.

8:10 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 77 departs Washington'sDulles International Airport for Los Angeles, carrying 58 passengers,two pilots, and four flight attendants. The Boeing 757 is hijackedafter takeoff.

8:46 a.m. - American Flight 11 from Boston crashes into the NorthTower at the World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m. - United Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the SouthTower at the World Trade Center.- U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all NewYork area airports.

9:21 a.m. - Bridges and tunnels leading into New York Cityare closed.

9:25 a.m. - All domestic flights are grounded by U.S. FederalAviation Administration.

9:45 a.m. - American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.10:05 a.m. - The South Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

10:05 a.m. - The White House is evacuated.10:10 a.m. - A large section of one side of The Pentagon collapses.

10:10 a.m. - United Flight 93 crashes in a wooded area inPennsylvania, after passengers confront hijackers.

10:28 a.m. - The North Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bush's Bloody Sunday

Great video clip of the famous U2 song in Bush's own words~funny but scary at the same time....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Helen the Heroine!

Helen Thomas of the White House Press Corp. asked the following question and received a well scripted, dilusional answer from the President:

QUESTION: I'd like to ask you, Mr. President -- your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime.
Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is: Why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, your Cabinet officers, former Cabinet officers, intelligence people and so forth -- but what's your real reason? You have said it wasn't oil, the quest for oil. It hasn't been Israel or anything else. What was it?

BUSH: I think your premise, in all due respect to your question and to you as a lifelong journalist -- that I didn't want war. To assume I wanted war is just flat wrong, Helen, in all due respect.


BUSH: Hold on for a second, please. Excuse me. Excuse me.
No president wants war. Everything you may have heard is that, but it's just simply not true.
My attitude about the defense of this country changed on September the 11th. When we got attacked, I vowed then and there to use every asset at my disposal to protect the American people.

Our foreign policy changed on that day. You know, we used to think we were secure because of oceans and previous diplomacy. But we realized on September the 11th, 2001, that killers could destroy innocent life.

And I'm never going to forget it. And I'm never going to forget the vow I made to the American people, that we will do everything in our power to protect our people.

Part of that meant to make sure that we didn't allow people to provide safe haven to an enemy, and that's why I went into Iraq.

Afghanistan provided safe haven for Al Qaida. That's where they trained, that's where they plotted, that's where they planned the attacks that killed thousands of innocent Americans.
I also saw a threat in Iraq. I was hoping to solve this problem diplomatically. That's why I went to the Security Council. That's why it was important to pass 1441, which was unanimously passed.

And the world said, "Disarm, disclose or face serious consequences." And therefore, ... we worked with the world. We worked to make sure that Saddam Hussein heard the message of the world.

And when he chose to deny the inspectors, when he chose not to disclose, then I had the difficult decision to make to remove him. And we did. And the world is safer for it. Source: CNN

All lies are outlined in red!!!! Wish Helen would have been allowed to ask a follow up...Anna

Been at it for awhile~link to 2004 transcript of Helen taking on Scott:

Helen in 2003:

More on Helen:

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

V for Vendetta

Watched this movie yesterday. There was lots of overtones of political uprising, brainwashing media outlets and evil leaders. Hmmm, I wonder what I'm comparing it too....:) Anna

Check out "V":

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Janesville Group Fights for Peace

Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation lined Milton Ave. in Janesville, WI today, holding up anti-war/anti-Bush signs and waving at honking supporters driving by. Charee and I joined the small but dedicated group for a little "morning after St. Pat's" activism.

"Fight the Power"!

More protests around the world~link to: