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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Just the facts. Bush lied us into war.

Proof Bush Fixed The Facts
In emotionless English, Dearlove tells Blair and the others that President Bush has decided to remove Saddam Hussein by launching a war that is to be "justified by the conjunction of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction." Period. What about the intelligence? Dearlove adds matter-of-factly, "The intelligence and facts are being fixed around the policy."

This little? story is from and from The Times in London
The Foreign Secretary said he would discuss this with Colin Powell this week. It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran. We should work up a plan for an ultimatum to Saddam to allow back in the UN weapons inspectors. This would also help with the legal justification for the use of force.

Remember how quick Bush was to kick out the inspectors once they were allowed back in.

check out this new blog when you get a chance written by a Marine vet. This from a recent post.
Most older South Koreans experienced the first Korean War of 1950-1953 first hand (in that they were in-country at the time) and they KNOW what war is...and civil wars are (generally) the most vicious and cruel in terms of the sheer magnitude and brutishness; so it is no surprise that they want to avoid war with their North Korean brothers and sisters at all costs. Of course, our current President doesn't really understand that because he's lacking in brainpower. In closing, if North Korea goes ahead and conducts a nuclear test, the situation on the Korean peninsula will change overnight, both dramatically and exponentially.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Wing Nuttery Culture of Death for Women

Bridget Maher of the Family Research, obviously another self loathing Stepford wife says,
"Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful, because they may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex,"

Paul Waldman wisely replies,
Lets see, we've got the ridiculous hypothesis that giving a teenage girl an immunization against HPV will make her say, "Woo-hoo! Now my worries are over! Come on boys, let's get busy!", something I can't even believe that the Family Research Council believes. On the other hand, you've got young women dying of cervical cancer. Which is a more pressing problem?

The right has taken the same approach to AIDS for years, hey if you had sex then you deserve to die. Sex is the worst thing you can possibly do. Sex is much more harmful to the United States then trumped up intelligence about WMD or lying about social security. Sex is even worse then being AWOL.

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