What, first to the so called VET I am a vet my father was a vet and you are WRONG! We only stopped winning wars after wwII where the govt politicians were playing little war games with rules of engagement, just kill them and blow them up or do not go to war. War used to be very messy, with lots of civilian casualties and no one cared. Also back in the colonial days they knew about PTS the reverends taught the morality of war and they did not have a problem with it. Again God missing in our culture causes so many problems
The commies and progs have so many wars going on it is not even funny. Progressives and liberals are WAR MONGERS!! The war on women, the war on drugs, the war on poverty, the war on heterosexuals, the war on Christianity, the war on Christmas, the war on Syria and now the war on Walmart. Good going progs! Keep progressing us towards another WAR!
From the Freebeacon.com
The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s blog attacked Walmart on Wednesday for retaliating against employees as they were demonstrating for wage reform.
The post did not disclose that the Center for American Progress (CAP) received up to $1 million from the retail giant and partnered with the group to hold a large party during last year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Mookie is back…
Radical cleric Sheik Muqtada al-Sadr, ending weeks of tacit cooperation with American forces, called for renewed efforts to drive U.S. forces out of Iraq on the eve of a major anti-American rally in Najaf today.
Thousands of supporters, mainly Shi’ites, were streaming into the central Iraqi city for the rally, according to reports from Najaf, while Iraqi authorities closed the capital to all vehicle traffic during today’s anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein.[snip]
Even before the rally, defiant handbills appeared in the shrine city bearing Sheik al-Sadr’s official seal, the Associated Press reported. The warning appears to signal an end to eight weeks of tacit cooperation with the U.S. military, which has permitted a reduction in Shi’ite militia violence under the Baghdad Security Plan.
“You, the Iraqi army and police forces, don’t walk alongside the occupiers, because they are your archenemy,” said the statement, which also urged the cleric’s followers to end sectarian infighting and turn all their efforts on the Americans.
“God has ordered you to be patient in front of your enemy, and unify your efforts against them — not against the sons of Iraq,” the statement said.[snip]
One American observer said the crowds appeared disciplined, contradicting the ragtag reputation that the Mahdi’s Army has earned over the past four years.
Iraqis close to the militia say its members have been to Iran for training, acquiring better weapons and better techniques.
Sheik al-Sadr reportedly has told his followers to wear civilian clothing rather than their signature black clothes, and to carry the Iraqi flag rather than the Shi’ite black banner. By Saturday, along one street in northeast Mansour known to be a Mahdi’s Army stronghold, Iraqi flags were waving from every other lamppost.
First, I have no problem withe the Iraqi people flying their own flag, that is proper. But this is like the Mexican illegals who now fly the USA Flag when they protest and march; it is false. It is a simple ruse, it has nothing to do with how they feel. Mookie learned some new tricks in Iran is all this means.
In my opinion, he has been watching the hezbocrats with their cut and run attitude and Nancy :the Damascus Deva” Pelosi’s unlawful trip to the Middle East and he has decided to help the hezbocrats achieve their goals of getting us out of Iraq, before it is time.
you have to understand, what our elected cockroaches say back here is watched closely in the Middle East and it has very real conciquences.
Another Geo-political primer. President Carter’s foreign policy vs President Regan’s.
Subject: It’s time to go around the world with the Uncooperative Radio show host. Also, we are at war with the Islamic world how did we get here and who’s to blame tune in to find out.
Much to do about nothing with the fired attorneys? Gore blows hot air on capital hill. Illegal immigration roundup and some good news from Iraq.
Subject: Brian thinks the Dems “doth protest too much” when it comes to the fired U.S. attorneys, he’ll tell you why. Then the Grand Wizard of Global Warming arrives on Capital Hill, all bow before him. The “Mexicans” are coming thanks to President Bush and some heroes of Iraq.
- House OKs subpoenas for top Bush aides
- Gore Outlines Grand Climate Change Plan
- Bill to Ban Regular Light Bulbs Introduced in House
- Judicial Watch Uncovers 2005 Chertoff Implementation Memo on Security and Prosperity Partnership
- U.S. destroys bomb factory in Iraq
- Soldier performs life-saving actions despite life-threatening wounds
Democrats won passage by a 218-212 vote on the $124 billion war spending bill, which will fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush has promised to veto the measure.
Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a $121 billion version of Bush’s emergency war spending request, but bucked the White House by putting in language that sets a date-specific timeframe for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
The Senate bill sets a March 31, 2008, goal for withdrawing all combat troops out of Iraq. The legislation, which also gobs on billions in special projects at home, now heads to the Senate floor for a vote by the full chamber.
President Bush vowed to veto a measure pushed through the House by Democrats on Friday that would order the commander-in-chief to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq by September 2008.
“I will veto it if it comes to my desk,” Bush said from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room joined by family members of veterans and troops in combat.
Bush called the measure by Democrats “an act of political theater voted to subsitute their judgement for that of our military commanders on the ground in Iraq.”
Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned that if Congress fails to pass a measure funding the war efforts by April 15, it will slow down training of troops scheduled for future deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Gates says it would also delay repair of equipment.
It is not likely to pass the Senate, but if it does the President will veto it. However, that means no money for the troops.
Did I mention how Nancy Pelosi got the votes?
For Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), there is $25 million for spinach growers hurt by last year’s E. coli scare. For three conservative Democrats in Georgia, there is $75 million for peanut storage. For lawmakers from the bone-dry West, there is $500 million for wildfire suppression. An additional $120 million is earmarked for shrimp and Atlantic menhaden fishermen.
And that was taken from WaPo!!
From the AP:
U.S. troops killed five insurgents and destroyed a bomb-making factory Wednesday north of Baghdad, and dozens more were detained after fierce clashes in a Sunni-dominated province west of the capital.
Scattered violence killed at least nine people, while a claim by the U.S. military that insurgents used children in a weekend suicide attack raised concerns about new tactics being adopted by insurgents as a security crackdown aimed at stopping sectarian violence enters its sixth week.
Iraq’s Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, meanwhile, renewed calls for talks to be opened with insurgents in an attempt to bring peace, but he excluded al-Qaida in Iraq.
“I do believe that there is no way but to talk to everybody,” he told the British Broadcasting Corp.
Apart from al-Qaida, which he said was “not very much willing in fact to talk to anybody,” all parties “should be invited, should be called to sit down around the table to discuss their fears, their reservations.”
Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero, deputy director for regional operations on the Joint Staff, said Tuesday that a vehicle used in the attack was waved through a U.S. military checkpoint because two children were visible in the back seat. He said this was the first reported use of children in a suicide car bombing in Baghdad.
“Children in the back seat lowered suspicion, (so) we let it move through, they parked the vehicle, the adults run out and detonate it with the children in the back,” Barbero told reporters in Washington. “The brutality and ruthless nature of this enemy hasn’t changed.”
I should say cowards! Blowing it up with children in the vehicle as they ran away?
U.S. forces killed five suspected insurgents, detained three others and used an airstrike to destroy a bomb-making factory that contained large-caliber ammunition and several 50-gallon barrels of explosive material near Taji, an air base 12 miles north of Baghdad, the military said in a statement. No American troops or civilians were injured during the operation, it added.
A Sadrist lawmaker, Bahaa al-Araji, also said U.S. troops raided his office Wednesday, seizing the memory card from his computer along with a gun and a rifle. The U.S. military had no immediate comment.
We are making progress, but I know Sad’r told his militia to pull back and hide their arms until this is over. He is probably watching Congress and figures we will be leaving so he can just wait; thanks hezbocrats!