Jun 28, 2006

Open Thread...

What's new?


Blogger S-Q said...

Most national security experts of all stripes say America's losing war on terror

Published: Wednesday June 28, 2006

Most national security experts of all stripes say America's losing war on terror, according to an article by Cox News Service slated to hit the wires on Thursday.


10:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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10:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

What's new? Here is final thoughts for Thursday.

1. Love this quote from Americablog:

"The New York Times deserves a medal for its reporting, as does USA Today and everyone else who has had the nerve to challenge this increasingly dangerous and incompetent man we have sitting in the White House."

Let's not forget other newspapers like LA Times that spoke the truth. Also, blog sites and journalists like FDL, Truthout.org, Jason Leopold, Raw Story, and others deserves a medal too. But, it is time for the American people who ask tough questions and challenge the lame duck Gerbil President that had crawled his ass into the WH and on the throne from two stolen Presidential elections!

2. From Crooks and Liars, good question from CNN:

"Here’s the question. When is it OK for the president to revise, interpret or disregard a law?"

Yes, that is a good question since King Gerbil feels that he has to right to change article 2 of the Constitution and the Founding Fathers' words from the Constitution. King Gerbil's actions and demeanor is no different from King George III, and dictators of the world. The Gerbil doesn't understand the difference between a terrorist and a patriot. A terrorist takes his or her life or someone's life for a cause and a patriot serves others and gives his or her life to save another and has a great appreciation and love for his or her country and what the Founding Fathers created for this country.

Good night! Signing off!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Where is Jan Fallon?
I notice Dr. Quack aka Senator Frist is now saying CNN is the reason W's polls are low. He didn't mention the voters make the poll numbers. As for DeLay now here's a crook saying Plame wasn't an agent well I guess he's on the same meds as Ann.
Thanks for all the up dates SPB.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Jackie--Good call on the newest excuse, CNN! (SPB--I bet you can find a clever catch phrase for that one!).

11:47 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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11:56 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

It was the evil twin Phil defense, Night Owl! It wasn't Dr. Quack! Watch that on the next breaking news! And where in the hell is Jan Fallon by the way? I hope she had drop kick the small minded and unemployed troll Al!

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:07 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

"Villainize Zarqawi/leverage xenophobia response"

The Pentagon...

is a corperation, a military industrial complex.

It's PSYOP program has successfully
"treated" all walks, ways and facets of american life and lives.

Both sides on the "war of terrorism" use this. They instill in their "patients" the will to die, for causes and in the names of entities allegedly greater than their own.

Do some of these (misused)"causes" and "entities" come to mind? God? Allah? Freedom? (What about NASA? - it's "cause" much different than terrorism. Does it's "cause" "justify" it's odds? - 1 to 100 - for dieing?)

Let's sidetrack for two short paragraphs...

Although Sweden has the highest suicidal rate in the world, there is another population that makes Sweden look healthy, in comparison.

It is population of all the psychiatrists and psychologists of the world.

...and now, returning to the original theme of this posting....

Who was Abu Musab al Zarqawi?

by Michel Chossudovsky

June 8, 2006


"...the evidence suggests, however, that Zarqawi was part of a Pentagon disinformation campaign launched in 2003, which was initially intended to justify the US led invasion of Iraq. This central role of Zarqawi as an instrument of war propaganda was recently confirmed by leaked military documents revealed by the Washington Post.

The Pentagon had set up a "Zarqawi program". Military documents confirm that the role of Zarqawi had been deliberately "magnified" with a view to galvanizing public support for the US-UK led "war on terrorism":

"The Zarqawi campaign is discussed in several of the internal military documents. "Villainize Zarqawi/leverage xenophobia response," one U.S. military briefing from 2004 stated. It listed three methods: "Media operations," "Special Ops (626)" (a reference to Task Force 626, an elite U.S. military unit assigned primarily to hunt in Iraq for senior officials in Hussein's government) and "PSYOP," the U.S. military term for propaganda work..." (WP. 10 April 2006)

An internal document produced by U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, states that "the Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date." (WP, op cit).

Well? Was it "successful" or not?

You decide.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

Supplement to previous posting...


No amount of internet research will give you Swedens'suicide rate. It is CLASSIFIED in the national interest.

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

Unless Iraq objects...go for it.

Definately worth negotiating.



take care

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan 'n me done got hitched. Ah don't allow her har no more. She in the kitchen bearfut 'n pregnernt frying pertater.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter ROCKS!!!!

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new target letters, no indictments and no black Thursdays for Neocons.

Fitz continues to have plenty of time for his afternoon naps and frequent coffee breaks. Of course with all those coffee breaks comes restroom breaks.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It amazes me that so many take glee in their morbid belief that we are losing the war on Terror. If the likes of John Kerry had their way it would definitely be a defeat. That is why it is important that the Democrats don't get control again. Losing the War on Terror is not an option.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GAZA (Reuters) - A spokesman for gunmen in the Gaza Strip said they had fired a rocket tipped with a chemical warhead at Israel early on Thursday.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the claim by the spokesman from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement.

The group had recently claimed to possess about 20 biological warheads for the makeshift rockets commonly fired from Gaza at Israeli towns. This was the first time the group had claimed firing such a rocket.

"The al-Aqsa Brigades have fired one rocket with a chemical warhead" at southern Israel, Abu Qusai, a spokesman for the group, said in Gaza.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the army had not detected that any such rocket was fired, nor was there any report of such a weapon hitting Israel.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Barack Obama chastised fellow Democrats Wednesday for failing to "acknowledge the power of faith in the lives of the American people" and said the party must compete for the support of evangelicals and other churchgoing Americans.

"Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation. Context matters," the Illinois Democrat said in remarks to a conference of Call to Renewal, a faith-based movement to overcome poverty.

"It is doubtful that children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance feel oppressed or brainwashed as a consequence of muttering the phrase `under God,"' he said. "Having voluntary student prayer groups using school property to meet should not be a threat any more than its use by the High School Republicans should threaten Democrats."

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy sprang out of a year-end rut and zipped ahead in the opening quarter of this year at a 5.6 percent pace, the fastest in 2 1/2 years and even stronger than previously thought.

The new snapshot of gross domestic product for the January-to-March period exceeded the 5.3 percent growth rate estimated a month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The upgraded reading - based on more complete information - matched economists' forecasts.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jun 29, 7:45 AM (ET)


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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops rounded up dozens of ministers and lawmakers from the Palestinians' ruling Hamas party Thursday while forging ahead with a military campaign in Gaza meant to win the release of an Israeli soldier held by Hamas gunmen.

The body of a kidnapped 18-year-old Jewish settler was found in the West Bank, Israeli security officials said. He had been shot in the head. Palestinian militants said they killed Eliahu Asheri, whose body was found buried near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Israeli aircraft hit a car carrying Palestinian militants in Gaza City, the Israeli military said. One person was wounded, hospital officials said.

On Wednesday, Israeli warplanes also buzzed the summer home of Syria's president, Bashar Assad, who harbors the hard-line Hamas leaders who Israel says ordered the kidnapping.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous t said...

KK- Classified suicide rate in Sweden? Very interesting- and yes anon "Losing the war on terror"

Apparently anon does not understand terrorism is a technique, nothing else. Can't really declare war on an adjective. There was more terrorism going on during the 1970's IN America (in DC!) and we didn't have a WOT or Patriot Act then!

Read Strategic Studies Institute's (US Army War College) Law Vs. Terror-experts know alot more about it than the idiots running the country.

"Zarqawi PSYOP program"-Hmm, just as I suspected! Successful indeed

9:14 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Breaking News from MSNBC:

"The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in creating military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies.

The case, one of the most significant involving presidential war powers cases since World War II, was brought by Guantanamo prisoner Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who was a driver for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan...

Of about 450 prisoners at Guantanamo, only Hamdan and nine others face charges before a tribunal. Human rights groups have criticized the tribunals, formally called military commissions, for being fundamentally unfair.

...The ruling only addressed the military tribunals, not broader issues such as whether the base should be closed.

Yeah! One more DEFEAT for King Dumbya!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...

Keith Olbermann kicks Bill O'Reilly's Ass!!

Keith Olbermann ROCKS!!!

Democrats back in Power in 06!!

Trolls have small genitals!!!

9:26 AM  
Anonymous t said...

At 5:45 pm ET, President Bush attends a Mike DeWine for Senate reception at a private residence in Columbus, OH. The President RONs at Camp David

Anybody know WHERE they will be? I'm on DeWine's list-but interestingly he didn't send me info about this one;-)

CC-THAT is some GREAT NEWS! It's about time the court remedies began to save the country. Not kidding the wheels of justice turn slowly...

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time the supreme court found a set of balls against Bushco.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel very disturbed about the upcoming Navy sonar exercise off the Hawaiiian Islands when they will blast the area with high-intensity sonar that may kill whales and dolphins. They say the sonar power will be reduced if marine mammals are spotted within a certain distance, but what about the mammals that are not visible? And all in the name of "national security". This gives me nightmares!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

Stephen Colbert: "Superman is a pretend journalist, just like Brit Hume."

Stephen Colbert ROCKS!!

Fox News ratings in the toilet!!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Zarqawi PSYOP program" most likely was used on the U.S.'s own military, too. Now, if they would do this--why would they not play both sides of the fence? As in IEDs, money, propaganda, weapons? Who really are those death squads killing Iraqis and regular U.S. military?

Playing both sides keeps the troops in Iraq, bases being built, the global war on terror going, THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Ha! Some good news...but wait for Dubya to say it doesn't matter, he's above the Law.

Supreme Court Rejects Guantanamo War Crimes Trials
In 5-3 Decision, Justices Rebuke Bush's Anti-Terror Policy

Washington Post
Thursday, June 29, 2006; 10:44 AM

The Supreme Court today delivered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration over its plans to try Guantanamo detainees before military commissions, ruling that the commissions are unconstitutional.

In a 5-3 decision, the court said the trials were not authorized under U.S. law or the Geneva Conventions. Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the opinion in the case, called Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. recused himself from the case.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Ha! Some good news...but wait for Dubya to say it doesn't matter, he's above the Law.

Supreme Court Rejects Guantanamo War Crimes Trials
In 5-3 Decision, Justices Rebuke Bush's Anti-Terror Policy

Washington Post
Thursday, June 29, 2006; 10:44 AM

The Supreme Court today delivered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration over its plans to try Guantanamo detainees before military commissions, ruling that the commissions are unconstitutional.

In a 5-3 decision, the court said the trials were not authorized under U.S. law or the Geneva Conventions. Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the opinion in the case, called Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. recused himself from the case.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Thursday!

I did hear that the Supreme Court Rejected Guantanamo War Crimes. A real major victory in the right direction. Little by little King Gerbil is being dethroned folks. It just a matter of time... And you know that the Gerbil will yearn for the bottle from this defeat.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Webster Tarpley is interesting.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


More in the news. This is not a good week for the Decider-In-Chief.

1. Way to go Berkeley, California!

Berkeley votes to impeach Bush

BERKELEY - The People's Republic of Berkeley has done it again.
The liberal, left-leaning city has become the first city in the nation to put a referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan and Daniel Ellsberg, a Vietnam whistle-blower who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times, both spoke in favor of the resolution at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
``Berkeley is a place where things begin,'' said Mayor Tom Bates. ``It was the first place in the nation that called for divestment from South Africa, it was the first city in the nation to have curb cuts for disabled people, we were the first city in the nation to have dog parks and the first city in the nation to really protest the Vietnam War,'' Bates said


2. Remember this guy? From TPMmuckraker:

Former Top Cop, Bush Pick for DHS Chief to Plead Guilty

Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, is close to reaching an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to having accepted improper gifts totaling tens of thousands of dollars while he was a city official in the late 1990's, two people with information on the plea negotiations said yesterday. . . .
Under the proposed agreement, Mr. Kerik would plead guilty to failing to report accepting roughly $200,000 in renovations to his Bronx apartment — a violation of the city's administrative code. The work, officials have said, was paid for by a New Jersey construction company that the city had long accused of having ties to organized crime.
Mr. Kerik nearly rose. . . to the rank of cabinet secretary, when President Bush nominated him to head the Department of Homeland Security in December 2004. But he was forced to withdraw a week later, citing possible tax problems involving his family's nanny.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Official Charged in Abramoff Scandal--Interior Employee Received Gifts

From Washington Post:

"An Interior Department official who has acknowledged receiving meals and tickets to sporting events from former lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been charged with filing a false financial disclosure report.

Roger G. Stillwell, an employee of the department's Insular Affairs Office, was charged with a single misdemeanor count of making a false filing, according to papers filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Federal officials said he is expected to enter a guilty plea at a court appearance set for July 21 before Magistrate Deborah A. Robinson."


My question is: Who in this administration didn't know Abramoff? (Worth 50 points)

Worth 500 Bonus Points: Can you hand over those Abramoff & Dumbya at the WH together photos?

11:15 AM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...


Yesterday was my birthday. I would be honored if you give me a belated birthday peck on the cheek.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...

More good news:
The laptop containing personal info on millions of Military Veterans has been found.
No data accessed.
Raw Story.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Hmmm.. I found this article interesting from the Wayne Madsen Report:

Here is an excerpt:

"June 28, 2006 -- WMR has reported on the explosive information from two Iraqi War Army counter-intelligence veterans that they uncovered materials and documents proving that some of Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapons were provided in 1988 by The Carlyle Group, through Spanish and French intermediaries. WMR has learned that pre-cursor and recombinant chemicals used in Iraqi WMDs were provided by a Texas petrochemical company and a chemical/biological toxin firm in which George H. W. Bush held and continues to hold a financial stake."

"In April 2003, counter-intelligence personnel with the 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion, California Army National Guard, discovered, with the help of an Iraqi Air Force Chief Warrant Officer, aerial bombs specially configured for delivering chemical and biological weapons. The discovery was made at Al Bakr Air Base, some 60 miles north of Baghdad. In all, 29 crates containing the bombs were discovered."

"The Iraqi Warrant Officer was proud that he managed to hide the bombs from UN weapons inspectors over the years since Operation Desert Storm. According to information provided to WMR, Saddam's decision to hide these particular weapons from the UN actually protected the ultimate source of the chemical and biological weapons -- companies directly linked to George H. W. Bush and James Baker."

"The Bush/Baker-influenced Carlyle Group profiteered from the Iraq-Iran War in the late 1980s. In the late 1980s and early 90s, illegal U.S. weapons shipments to Iraq became the subject of an intensive investigation by the House Banking Committee Chairman, Rep. Henry Gonzalez of Texas."

"During his probe of U.S. military support for Saddam, Chairman Gonzalez also investigated another Iraqi pipeline consortium partner, Brown & Root, now Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, headed after the Bush I administration by Dick Cheney.
Gonzalez, in a letter to President George H. W. Bush on May 2, 1991, brought up the names of a number of other Republicans in the illegal WMD trade with Iraq:"

Washington, DC
May 2,1991

President of the United States,
Washington, DC

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: The House Banking Committee is conducting an
investigation into over $4 billion in unreported loans the former employees of the Atlanta branch of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) provided to the government of Iraq between 1985 and 1990. The Committee's investigation has uncovered the fact that Henry Kissinger was on the International Advisory Board of BNL during that same time period and that BNL was a client of Kissinger Associates.
As you are aware, Mr. Brent Scowcroft and Mr. Lawrence Eagleburger were high ranking officials of Kissinger Associates- Mr. Scowcroft as Vice Chairman and Mr. Eagleburger as President. Kissinger Associates represents many large multinational companies involved in various aspects of international trade, including the arms business. Since these firms sell their wares worldwide, they often are the beneficiaries of U.S. policy towards foreign countries. I am deeply concerned over the potential influence Mr. Kissinger may exert over the decisions and actions of Mr. Scowcroft and Mr. Eagleburger, and am especially troubled by a potential conflict of interest involving Mr. Scowcroft.
The NationaI Security Advisor is in a position to strongly influence our national security and foreign policies, including the U.S. export licensing process. These policies often have a direct influence on individual corporations doing business abroad. Until October 4,1990, Mr. Scowcroft owned stock in approximately 40 U.S. corporations. many of which were doing busies in Iraq. Those companies received more than one out of every eight U.S. export licenses for exports to Iraq. Several of the companies were also clients of Kissinger Associates while Mr. Scowcroft was Vice Chairman of that firm.
Mr. Scowcroft's stock holding, particularly in corporations that are clients of Kissinger Associates, present the potential for serious conflicts of interest and cause one to question whether or not his decisions as National Security Advisor are completely disassociated from the interests of his former boss and longtime colleague.
Mr. Eagleburger, the current Deputy Secretary of State, as well as Mr. Scowcroft, may also be involved in a conflict of interest related to their role in promoting military sales abroad. The Legal Times recently reported that Mr. Eagleburger and Mr. Scowcroft (a lifelong Air Force Officer) are strong advocates of using $1 billion in Export-Import Bank resources to finance the sale of U.S. military articles overseas. The Legal Times also
reported that Mr. Eagleburger actually sent a classified memorandum to all U.S. Embassies urging that U.S. defense firms be given more help selling weapons abroad. Many corporations, including Mr. Eagleburger's past employer, the ITT Corporation, stand to benefit if the U.S. foreign service is forced to take a greater role in selling U.S. military articles abroad. For your information, I have attached a copy of the Legal Times
article referring to Mr. Eagleburger's and Mr. Scowcroft's roles in expanding military sales abroad. I am concerned that their attempts to use the foreign service and the Export-Import Bank to assist corporations in financing military sales abroad may have been prejudiced by their past associations.
Mr. Scowcroft's and Mr. Eagleburger's actions seem out of step at a time when the U.S. should be leading a worldwide effort to limit arms proliferation. The positions held by these men are of the utmost importance to the national security of the United States. Persons filling such important positions must be independent from past associations which
could cloud their judgment.
I trust you will consider the issues I have raised in this letter and, if necessary, take appropriate action to ensure that potential conflicts are eliminated.Thank you for your time and consideration. With best wishes.

"The George W. Bush administration attempted to censor all mention of U.S. firms in the 11,000-page WMD dossier submitted by Iraq to the UN Security Council prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. However, the 29 crates of aerial chem-bio dispersal bombs was proof in the pudding of Bush I (via Carlyle, Bechtel, and others) and Margaret Thatcher's complicity (via the firm Matrix Churchill) in arming Saddam. That is why the number one priority of American and British counter-intelligence personnel was recovery of the evidence and classification of the incriminating documents, including shipping bills. Unfortunately, for the Bush II and Blair governments, the uncensored Iraqi dossier was leaked to the German press."


11:21 AM  
Anonymous jenna bush is a airhead said...

Top News:
Drunken Whore First Daughter Jenna Bush moving to Latin America.

11:27 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

Courtesy of the HorsesMouth - and we think people aren't getting scary???

San Francisco talk show host Melanie Morgan believes that Times editor Bill Keller should be jailed for treason for approving the publication.
The maximum penalty for treason is death.

"If he were to be tried and convicted of treason, yes, I would have no problem with him being sent to the gas chamber," Morgan, whose show airs on KSFO-AM, told The Chronicle on Wednesday. "It is about revealing classified secrets in the time of war. And the media has got to take responsibility for revealing classified information that is putting American lives at risk."

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's one for our side!

"Unexpected Supreme Court Upholding of the Constitution and Blow to Bushevik Tyranny: "The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees....[The ruling] said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and Geneva conventions." --Buzzflash


jamie in ny

11:46 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

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11:49 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

And if you believe little Missy Melanie's comments are a bit over-the-top and a violation of the Constitution - here's her personal email. Advocating death of a newspaper editor seems a bit extreme even for a shrill neoharpy.


11:49 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Drunken Whore First Daughter Jenna Bush moving to Latin America." Yeah, I just read about Jenna packing her bags and heading to Latin America for teaching? Please... She is certainly trying to get away from Daddy Gerbil and Mama Robotic Laura. And notices that there were no talks about her teaching nor about twins volunteering their time in Iraq (that was not printed in the U.S. newspaper).. And that wild twin Jenna will certainly have fun partying over there. The city never sleeps...

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Waterflake said...

CIA Claims the Right
to Decide What is News

Archive Sues to Break FOIA
Fee Barrier for Journalists

Washington D.C., 14 June 2006 - The National Security Archive today filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the CIA, challenging the Agency's recent practice of charging Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) fees to journalists pursuing news...

...In 1989 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recognized the Archive as a representative of the news media that cannot be charged for searches for records requested under the FOIA....

....Suddenly, in October 2005, the CIA changed its practice and began to require the Archive to meet a new test for what information qualifies as "news."....

....The CIA rejected the notion that information about U.S. knowledge regarding the Taliban and the rise of Muslim fundamentalism in Afghanistan could result in "news."...

..."This policy is a clear attempt to prevent journalists from getting information out to the public," said Archive Director Thomas Blanton. "Given the timing - when the intelligence community is under serious scrutiny about its activities - this appears to be an effort to shut down the growth of a vibrant public debate in the print, broadcast and online communities."...

CIA Claims the Right to Decide What is News

I don't think it will take much longer untill we all live in totalitaer regimes, so to misuse Roy Orbisons song please join in:

Bye Bye thruth, bye bye liberty, hello dictatorship I think Im gonne cry

11:59 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


More in the news:

1. From WSJ:

In a First, Justice Thomas Reads Dissent from the Bench
Posted by Peter Lattman

For the first time in his 15 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas read a dissent from the bench. It’s unusual for a justice to take this step, which signals strong disagreement with the Court’s opinon. Thomas’s strongly worded dissent in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld said the Supreme Court had a duty to defer to President Bush’s wartime determinations on terrorism suspects.
“Our precedents require us to defer,” Thomas said. “The president’s findings about the nature of the present conflict with respect to members of al Qaeda operating in Afghanistan represents a core exercise of his commander-in-chief authority that this court is bound to respect.”

And here is the document of that case (it is a bit long):


And what is the Hamdan V. Rumsield case?

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. ____ (2006), is a United States Supreme Court case with numerous significant constitutional implications. The case questions the legality of Guantanamo military commissions set up by the Bush administration, whether the United States Congress has the authority to pass legislation preventing the Supreme Court from hearing the case of an accused combatant before his military commission takes place, and whether courts can enforce the articles of the 1949 Geneva Convention treaty.

2. From Thinkprogress, more countries are bailing out their troops:

Romania will withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of the year. “The announcement regarding Romania's 890 troops follows a similar move by Italy, while Japan began withdrawing its troops from the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq last week.”

12:01 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Uh, Oh...Woman in Prostitution Case Names Clients

NEW YORK-A Brazilian woman charged with running a high-end brothel claims her client list included executives with Time Warner Inc. and investment counseling firm Barrett Associates, according to court documents.

During police questioning, Andrea Schwartz, 31, claimed that the Barrett executive gave her $50,000 a year in various gifts and had sex with her several times a month.
Click here to find out more!

Schwartz' comments to police were in papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, where she was arraigned on charges of prostitution, promoting prostitution, criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance and money laundering.

Schwartz named as her clients Wayne Pace, vice president and chief financial officer of Time Warner, and Bob Voccola, chief investment officer of Barrett Associates.

Schwartz said Pace gave her $200,000 between 2001 and 2004. Ed Adler, a spokesman for Time Warner, said his company was aware of the allegations involving Pace. He said the company had "conducted a review and found no illegal conduct by Mr. Pace or misuse of corporate funds."

A telephone call seeking comment from Voccola at Barrett Associates was not immediately returned. The Daily News and New York Post reported Thursday that Voccola had been suspended from his job.

Too many leaks-not enough dirty republican fingers to plug them

12:04 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


The CIA's chain is being jerked by the NSA. And the NSA is being controlled by Darth Cheney. And it is the powers of beings meaning the Gerbil and Darth Cheney that needs to be removed from the throne.. It is a shame that the Gerbil Administration are turning this country into a 21st century version of the movie: "Enemy of the State."

12:05 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Thomas is a wacko-I'm not surprised only dismayed that he thinks so little of consitutional rights

12:06 PM  
Anonymous waterflake said...

SP Biloxi,

same ol same everywhere starts to look like a scheme for world domination because the same thing happens in the UK and Germany so we're all in the same boat!

Have a good day

12:10 PM  
Anonymous drugs are a dead end said...

Jenna's going to Latin American where the cocaine and booze flow freely.
Jenna's got White Line Fever.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Clarence Coke Thomas is an @ss and I have no doubt that he sexually harrassed Anita Hill...

Here are some excerpts from her speech at Stanford in 2002. The comments are about gender, race & class in terms of power:

"Conversely, Thomas was operating in an arena where gender meant everything, she said. "The whole structure of power in the city of Washington seems to center around powerful men making these decisions and using sex as one of the perks of becoming powerful."

Thomas "became this sort of race person and we ignored his gender, and I became this gender person and they ignored my race," she said. "The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other." Race, gender and class are all used to keep power away from people, she said. "What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it."
From one of those who believed you Anita!

12:30 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I think Katherine Harris must be on drugs! She says Democrats are telling her that they hope she wins! (She is hearing voices again!)

12:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


I wish that I was the fly on the fall to hear this exchange between Shug and the Russian Foreign Leader:


Rice, Lavrov argue behind closed doors
Unedited audio feed provides glimpse into private diplomatic wrangling

MOSCOW - Intentionally or not, the Russians fed out audio of Thursday’s closed lunch meeting between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, revealing a fractious exchange over the wording of an official Group of Eight statement on Iraq.
The feed provided a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the tense relationship during what Rice and Lavrov had believed was a private conversation. Throughout the meeting, the two officials argue and interrupt each other.

In the transcript of the meeting, Rice repeatedly interrupts Lavrov, particularly objecting to his proposal that the statement criticize the Iraq government for not adequately protecting diplomats.

At one point Rice tells the Russian official: “You know, on a fairly daily basis we lose soldiers and I think it would be offensive to suggest that these efforts are not being made. … We are making those efforts and we are making them at quite a sacrifice. ... The problem isn’t diplomatic missions. The problem is journalists and civilian contractors and, yes, diplomats as well.
“The problem is you have a terrorist insurgent population that is wreaking havoc on a hapless Iraqi civilian population that is trying to fight back and on a coalition force that is trying to fight back and the implication that by somehow declaring that diplomats need to be protected it will get better I think is simply not right.”
At that point Lavrov tries to interject — and Rice cuts him off:
“I understand that in the wake of the brutal murder of your diplomats that it is a sensitive time, but I think that we can’t imply that this is an isolated problem or that it isn’t being addressed,” Rice said.

I think Shug needs to brush up on her relationship skills.

12:42 PM  
Blogger dream-soldier said...

Riding the wave of mass consciousness

It occurred to me how much we can learn by observing the global media. They are riding the wave of mass consciousness by publishing stories which trigger our emotions and focus them into their agendas thus making them real, a direct way of using our creative energy by indirect twisted manipulation. We all see it happen over and over again.

Now let us turn the focus around into the right direction.

Last year I experienced the gathering of 1.2 million people during the World Youth Day hosted by the Catholic Church in Germany. It was overwhelming to witness the intensity of so many people being focussed in their hearts and spirit, joyfully celebrating their oneness. I could so strongly feel the new consciousness arising. When the pope was giving his speech, his words were a thin layer of empty rhetorics on top of a directly tangible wave full of energy and deep silence underneath. No wonder all the leaders throughout history have used this power. They live from it.

Again we are in the middle of a big mass event in Germany, the world soccer championship and again people are celebrating together often beyond the competition of their nations.The new spirit is here again.

My sugestion now is to use this immense energy by enhancing the growing spirit of oneness and celebation. Let us focus our minds and feelings by feeding our heartfelt visualisation of one world living in freedom, peace and harmony into this collective energy field. Let us all feel the tremendous joy of liberation and celebration, this real new world already existing.

Whenever we hear, read or watch TV we can activate this new vision. It doesn't need to be for a long time, just the intense feeling in it makes it real. It would be good to surf on this mass energy during the soccer matches, especially the final.

Here is an overview of the tournament:


Let's use our divine magic spirit.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I read Clarence Thomas's opinion and he is so far up GW he can't be found. He is a true slave and his words prove it. But no surprise to me I knew it all the time. As for the Jenna going to Latin America well don't be surprised at the drug news they will print it.
As for Connie I told you no one listens to her now I have proof.
Pakistan rejects Rice poll advice

Pakistan says the issue of elections never featured in the talks
Pakistan does not need "outside" advice on holding democratic and free elections, its foreign ministry says.
Now that comment is most likely how the rest of the world leaders feel. Connie should stick to shagging Bush it's what she's good at. Cheney will have to step in and tell Pakistan that if they don't do as there told he'll get his gun.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Fly on the wall said...

Shug was distracted by her day-dreaming of her husband ...err..I mean boss...and their long embraces and nights...and we are Gone with the Sin again...

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contessa, I'm no Fitz, but , whatta heck, "Happy Birthday!"

1:03 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:10 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"I read Clarence Thomas's opinion and he is so far up GW he can't be found." Mr. Thomas is certainly not even close to on a scale of a Thurgood Marshall! Yes, Thomas was propped as a Supreme Court judge as a token for the Gerbil to praise that he has a minority in the Supreme Court. But, it is truly disappointed to see that he has done nothing in the Supreme Court ever since he was appointed in 1991.

As you mention Condi, she is also another token like Thomas. And we know that Cheney was doing her two jobs in the WH. But, her exchange with the Russian Foreign Leader is telling folks that she is not a well polish spokeswoman in the Gerbil Administration. She may have all the credentials for education but she certainly lacks in the relationship building skills and is reflecting herself as an argumentive representative of the WH. She certainly lacks decorum for sure. And Shug has certainly forgotten her manners that she is in someone else's house (meaning Moscow) and not in her own! Hello!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:11 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Anon your right and thoughfull I am not Fitz either but I to wish Contessa37 a very Happy Birthday and many more. That's what this blog is about nice people wishing well to nice people. I know Fitz is busy fighting the evildoers but his heart is with all of us. He gets no rest as the crimes just keep on coming.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Fly on the wall:

You are so bad.. Shug daydreaming about the Gerbil... Long and embrace nights.. Hey, I haven't eaten yet.. I don't even want to think out those two chia pets and their shagging moments.. This certainly the Fornigate saga...

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Fly on the wall said...

Fly is bad blogger...but it keeps me out of real trouble...if I didn't laugh once in a while...I would surely be arrested on the WH lawn for Disturbance of the Peace...

SPB: LMAO @ chia pets...

Back to work...carry on bloggers...I will just be a fly on the wall here...

1:32 PM  
Anonymous t said...

CC- I always thought Anita was telling the truth too. What hurt her testimony was following him to a new job-but perhaps she thought he had "changed".

SPB, Jackie and fellow Justice bloggers- condi continues to be nothing but trouble-can't wait to see how she attempts to spin the Supreme ct decision. It should be good-dubya is all shook up with his "I-I-I's" and Uh,uh,uh

He said he respects the cts decision-sure-we'll see

1:54 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...


1:55 PM  
Anonymous 6 miles from the perverse corrupt oval said...

just checking in here...
Seems to me, we still have the silliest of hi-jinx between husband and wife [er that would be chimpy and ms rice who was panting after PJF not too long ago]and to the horror of all of us, on display .. the conversation/audio released was deliberate to demonstrate the weakness the US has sunk to ..

this weakness only evident with the screwball cast of characters inhabiting the Oval and the confines of Congressional halls..

those in position of governmental power, only now know how to govern by fear, not by leadership... their cowardice is on display for e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e and no-one is fooled any longer.

PJF - we need to remove the evil-doers quickly.. the process is the process, yet it has taken a toll on the American people, the American way of life.

May we please have someone on a platter soon .. the squeeze from these screwballs on our daily life is just undeniably exhorbitant and without merit.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


You spoke too soon. The Gerbil is still pursuing the war detainee trials:

Bush vows to pursue detainee war trials

WASHINGTON - After a Supreme Court decision overruling war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees,

President Bush suggested Thursday he would seek Congress' approval to proceed with trying terrorism suspects before military tribunals.

To the extent that there is latitude to work with the Congress to determine whether or not the military tribunals will be an avenue in which to give people their day in court, we will do so," he said. "The American people need to know that the ruling, as I understand it, won't cause killers to be put out on the street."


His strategy is trying to go back to the GOP Congress buddies and panhandle for approval.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous kiswrite said...

Re: Supreme Court "Pimpslaps" Mad King George.

Time for a "Godless Liberal" BASH!

Champagne Anyone?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

"His strategy is trying to go back to the GOP Congress buddies and panhandle for approval."

Fat chance Dumbya is going to follow the "Rule of Law", but he has his sheep buddies on the Hill to make up new laws for him...he is shameful and corrupt...

2:10 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

...and downright Snarky...

2:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Re: Supreme Court "Pimpslaps" Mad King George." Hmmm. More like "bitchslap" the Gerbil. Can't wait whenthe Gerbil's ass is kicked off that wheel that he keeps constantly running on for 5 years and dismantle the wheel once and for all. And the asswipe Gerbil will eventually be exposed as the incompentent-in-chief real soon...

2:13 PM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...

Patrick Fitzgerald for SCOTUS!

He can take Clarence Thomas' place.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

just say no to fascism:

Just as long as "bulldog" Fitz makes no reference to hairs on the coke can from Ms. Hill's claims. Thomas needs to be replace. And Fitz is no "Uncle Tom." But, the entire DOJ office we will keep a close eye on future Supreme Court judge Patrick Fitzgerald. And I hope that Fitz says 'no' to overstuffing his face with Kreme Creme donuts! He he...

2:25 PM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...

Just read on FDL that Libby Trial will be delayed one month.
It will start in February instead of January.
All because of Wells...

2:26 PM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...


No way on the Krispy Kremes!

Fitz is a lean, mean fighting machine!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

just say no to fascism:



2:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

just say no to fascism:

I just went to FDL from your comments. So, Ted Wells is the hold up for delay of the little soldier's trial because of a California case that is in conflict with Libby's trial..We shall see what happens.. I don't know what the bloggers' response regarding this move in the date of the little soldier's trial..

2:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

just say no to fascism:

BTW, Libby's possible delay of trial is on Yahoo. For bloggers who are concerning about this new saga:

"Wells said Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is willing to go along with the delay unless the trial date in the California case is changed."

"U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton will decide whether to grant the defense's request."

And there you go!


2:45 PM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...

Just hope this not a sneaky ploy from Team Libby.

Wouldn't put it past them though!

Sneaky, Sneaky, Sneaky...

2:56 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Well, they maybe sneaky but the Justice League is clever and knows how to outsmart them!



3:04 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Indeed, Fitz would make the best Supreme ct judge. He would retire from that position as an enduring symbol in American justice.

I just would like something to break soon and give us more than Libby-

Congress-if they have any sense at all left in them-should be afraid to go along with gitmo tribunals considering how many JAG's have walked off the job-stating they would not be party to such a thing.They didn't believe the set up to be legal!

How will bushco spin what the ruling said about complying with Geneva? That commander is talking out of his hat if he thinks it "won't effect his operations at the camp" They haven't allowed red cross in and now they must.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous t said...

PS- Happy B-Day Contessa :-)

3:12 PM  
Anonymous fitz for scotus said...

Just heard on CNN that Justice John Paul Stevens is 86 years old!
That's incredible!
Fitz can take his place instead!

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby will walk, Rove/Cheney are the MEN!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter is the WOMAN!!!!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

just say no to fascism:

Between you and I, I wouldn't put it pass the smurf's team. Fitz needs to out bullshit the bullshitters! The smurf will do anything to prolong the inevitable.. So, I wouldn't leave nothing to chance. And since the Libby team are made up for former Reagan area and using the Nixon playbook, I am confident that Fitz knows their playbook!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

fitz for scotus:

Why don't fitz take the place on one of the anchors on 60 minutes or bet yet, Andy Rooney? All of the anchors on that show are certainly way pass collecting social security...

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone please go wake up Fitz from his nap. The staff is eating all the doughnuts and he will be pissed if they don't leave him at least 4.

3:32 PM  
Blogger teak said...


Since 9/11, nobody -- and I mean nobody -- has done more reporting on the government's attempts to track terrorists through their data trails than the National Journal's Shane Harris. (The guy ate Spam and knocked back Tequizas with John Poindexter, for chrissake!) So I couldn't be more psyched to welcome Shane to the Defense Tech family. This is the first of what I hope will be a long string of posts for the site.


3:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Now this is an interesting interview with Hugo Chavez. From Truthout.org:

Hugo Chávez
By Greg Palast
The Progressive
July 2006 Issue

"You'd think George Bush would get down on his knees and kiss Hugo Chávez's behind. Not only has Chávez delivered cheap oil to the Bronx and other poor communities in the United States. And not only did he offer to bring aid to the victims of Katrina. In my interview with the president of Venezuela on March 28, he made Bush the following astonishing offer: Chávez would drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel, "not too high, a fair price," he said-a third less than the $75 a barrel for oil recently posted on the spot market. That would bring down the price at the pump by about a buck, from $3 to $2 a gallon."

"But our President has basically told Chávez to take his cheaper oil and stick it up his pipeline. Before I explain why Bush has done so, let me explain why Chávez has the power to pull it off-and the method in the seeming madness of his "take-my-oil-please!" deal."

"Venezuela, Chávez told me, has more oil than Saudi Arabia. A nutty boast? Not by a long shot. In fact, his surprising claim comes from a most surprising source: the U.S. Department of Energy. In an internal report, the DOE estimates that Venezuela has five times the Saudis' reserves."

"But the ascendance of Venezuela within OPEC necessarily means the decline of the power of the House of Saud. And the Bush family wouldn't like that one bit. It comes down to "petro-dollars." When George W. ferried then-Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah of Saudi Arabia around the Crawford ranch in a golf cart it wasn't because America needs Arabian oil. The Saudis will always sell us their petroleum. What Bush needs is Saudi petro-dollars. Saudi Arabia has, over the past three decades, kindly recycled the cash sucked from the wallets of American SUV owners and sent much of the loot right back to New York to buy U.S. Treasury bills and other U.S. assets."

"The Gulf potentates understand that in return for lending the U.S. Treasury the cash to fund George Bush's $2 trillion rise in the nation's debt, they receive protection in return. They lend us petro-dollars, we lend them the 82nd Airborne."

Here is an interesting Q&A:

Q: Some of your opponents are being charged with the crime of taking money from George Bush. Will you send them to jail?

Chávez: It's not up to me to decide that. We have the institutions that do that. These people have admitted they have received money from the government of the United States. It's up to the prosecutors to decide what to do, but the truth is that we can't allow the U.S. to finance the destabilization of our country. What would happen if we financed somebody in the U.S. to destabilize the government of George Bush? They would go to prison, certainly.

Q: How do you respond to Bush's charge that you are destabilizing the region and interfering in the elections of other Latin American countries?

Chávez: Mr. Bush is an illegitimate President. In Florida, his brother Jeb deleted many black voters from the electoral registers. So this President is the result of a fraud. Not only that, he is also currently applying a dictatorship in the U.S. People can be put in jail without being charged. They tap phones without court orders. They check what books people take out of public libraries. They arrested Cindy Sheehan because of a T-shirt she was wearing demanding the return of the troops from Iraq. They abuse blacks and Latinos. And if we are going to talk about meddling in other countries, then the U.S. is the champion of meddling in other people's affairs. They invaded Guatemala, they overthrew Salvador Allende, invaded Panama and the Dominican Republic. They were involved in the coup d'état in Argentina thirty years ago.

Q: Is the U.S. interfering in your elections here?

Chávez: They have interfered for 200 years. They have tried to prevent us from winning the elections, they supported the coup d'état, they gave millions of dollars to the coup plotters, they supported the media, newspapers, outlaw movements, military intervention, and espionage. But here the empire is finished, and I believe that before the end of this century, it will be finished in the rest of the world. We will see the burial of the empire of the eagle.

Q: Why did George Bush turn down your help for New Orleans after the hurricane?

Chávez: You should ask him, but from the very beginning of the terrible disaster of Katrina, our people in the U.S., like the president of CITGO, went to New Orleans to rescue people. We were in close contact by phone with Jesse Jackson. We hired buses. We got food and water. We tried to protect them; they are our brothers and sisters. Doesn't matter if they are African, Asian, Cuban, whatever.


3:43 PM  
Blogger teak said...

George W. Bush and his posse say many things about certain people that are not true to cover all their asses.


Bush's Top 40 lies.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

I can't take any more of this today. Anyone wants to have a drink, meet me at the bar across the street from the office.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous just say no to fascism said...


Bush just does not care about ordinary Americans.

He is elitist Trash.

He is a failure to the American people. He will fail again and again.

The worst president ever. Hands down.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


Someone needs to clean house especially all the way up to the food chain!

Homeland Security Manager Charged in Fraud

WASHINGTON — A midlevel manager at the Homeland Security Department faced immigration document fraud charges Thursday in federal court.
Robert T. Schofield, a district office supervisor for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was arrested Thursday in Fairfax, Va. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., with an alleged coconspirator, Qiming Ye, who was charged with passport, identification and visa fraud charges


3:52 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

If the voters of Berkeley pass the impeachment of Bush and Cheney, what is the process after that?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


And what corner would that be? And why all of the sudden a drink? I hope the Gerbil is not rubbing off of you!

just say no to fascism:

I give no fluff. Just nothing but the meat and potatoes of the truth. No sugar coating. King George "Gerbil" W. Bush has never gave a damn about anything but himself. Yes, he gives the word "elite" a real dirty word. But he not only a failure to the American people but he is a failure to himself. He thought that all of the money in the world plus lying, stealing the election and pimping the taxpayers' dollars could bring him a legacy and respect. The Gerbil will always be a failure in society, rich or not! Because when the Gerbil crawls out from the face of this earth, he can't take the money and power with him! He took and he took and expected something in return and dished out greed. And that greed will come back and bite him! The Gerbil is the 21st century Dr. Faust!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"If the voters of Berkeley pass the impeachment of Bush and Cheney, what is the process after that?"


Berkeley is hoping it will spark a national debate on the presidency and the Constitution and have other states follow the same footsteps. Of course, Berkeley cannot impeach the Gerbil and Cheney. But, this is first city and state to have this on November ballot. This will draw national attention. Keep in mind that in the 2004 presidential election, more than 85 percent of the electorate voted for John Kerry in that area!

The Berkeley organization are represent a coalition of students and young people dedicated to defending the Constitution and its Bill of Rights. But, nevertheless, this may be the first and only expression by popular vote of the desire to impeach the Gerbil and Cheney. Seems like the youth of taking action to take back their country!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a surprise? Berkeley wants to impeach Bush. Who would have thunk it? If I know my history, Berkeley has never impeached a President. Go Figure.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dream-Soldier: Thanks for your inspiring words. I also believe that everything starts with a thought, and the more people that think "peace", the faster we will manifest it in our reality. It will snow-ball, change the world mass consciousness and uplift us all.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is the MAN and Cheney is a man among men.

4:26 PM  
Blogger SamuelAlito said...


After today's Supreme Court Decision, the administration is going to need a really strong prosecutor to go after the Gitmo detainees in a civilian court.

Since you aren't prosecuting Karl, maybe you're available?

4:26 PM  
Anonymous JUST SAY NO TO FASCISM said...



4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think peace as a Muslim Terrorist is cutting your head off or a suicide bomber is killing innocent women and children. Think of peace and see if you are any less dead.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslim Terrorist were beheading and killing Americans even when the peaceful Bill Clinton was President but unlike Bush, Clinton chose to do nothing about it. The killing continued despite the passive attitude of Mr. Bill.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Don't underestimate the city of Berkeley. Not only Kerry got strong votes in that area but so did Oakland. That entire area of Berkeley, Oakland and even up in the San Fransisco want the Gerbil removed! And Berkeley can be the first city to lead army of other cities in California and California can lead other states. People should watch out with New Yorkians. After New York was screwed from the funds for terrorism, and the anger towards the DHS Cheroff, you never know...

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth chief executive Richard Scrushy were convicted Thursday in a bribery scheme that derailed Siegelman's campaign to retake his former office.

Siegelman, 60, was accused of trading government favors for campaign donations when he was governor from 1999 to 2003 and lieutenant governor from 1995 to 1999.

Scrushy, who once ran the Birmingham-based rehabilitation chain, was accused of arranging $500,000 in donations to Siegelman's campaign for a state lottery in exchange for a seat on a state hospital regulatory board.

The case was tried as Siegelman sought the Democratic nomination for governor, and the trial put him in court during the final weeks of the campaign. He lost to Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley in the June 6 Democratic primary and blamed the charges for his defeat.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, Richard Scrushy got finally nailed! That's good news!

This is some good news for the Californians:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S.Attorney Debra Wong Yang
Central District of California
United States Courthouse
June 27, 2006


Los Angeles, CA - AT&T has paid the United States $2,946,000 to resolve allegations outlined in a "whistleblower" lawsuit that it committed fraud against federal agencies that used the company’s telephone services.

The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed under seal in February 2004. The seal was lifted on June 7, and AT&T paid the settlement amount today. The payment was made by AT&T Communications-East, Inc., a subsidiary of AT&T Corp.

The complaint alleged AT&T defrauded the government from December 1998 through December 2001 by knowingly overcharging the government for costs and fees for "presubscribed interexchange carrier charges." The lawsuit alleged that AT&T submitted bills that were for more than the actual costs and fees that the company paid to local telephone companies for access to their phone lines.


5:03 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

So much crime so many criminals. I was thinking Dr. Evil aka Al might have the right idea. Just say none of this pass 5 years of corruption, invasions, lies, stealing, elected official (GOP) going to jail, Bush becoming US first Dictator, Cheney letting big business steal taxpayers money, torture, secret jail, racist Press Secretary Tony Snow and two stolen President elections. Now none of our kids are in harms ways and the 2500 dead soldiers are alive and well. Yes Evil has blanked out everything that's been done like Rip Van Winkle. Or is he what SPB said you decide.

5:04 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Your DOJ link didn't work! Could you please post again?

5:19 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well said, Jackie!

And the small minded and unemployed troll Al left out that no one died when Clinton lied. And for an ex-President that was being impeached for a blow job, he certainly loved by all world leaders and nations when he was in office and when he left office. And notice that King Gerbil has to called upon the sinful ex-President to clean up his crap from Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


Here you go, S-Q!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Thunder Run"

April 4-5, 2003. Look up the dead. Bush lies-- many, many soldiers died. Hundreds? Cover it up with a faux Jessica Lynch rescue.

5:49 PM  
Blogger teak said...


Thursday, June 29, 2006

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Jeb Bush has used his recently revived nonprofit foundation to pay a former campaign finance director and two former campaign aides.

Although Bush has said his Foundation for Florida's Future is not a way of keeping his political machine intact after he leaves office early next year, recent disclosures on the foundation's Web site show that it paid:


Where's Roger? Is this like that other program Jebby belongs to?

6:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

More problems for Ney and Lewis:

1. From TPMmuckraker:

Lobbying Firm in Lewis Scandal Failed to Report $2 Million in Lobby Fees
By Justin Rood - June 29, 2006, 2:40 PM

A lobbying firm now at the center of a sprawling congressional corruption investigation failed to report roughly $2 million worth of lobbying fees, according to revised numbers filed by the firm earlier this year.

From these four key clients, Copeland Lowery failed to report ...
- at least $260,000 from ADCS, the San Diego-based defense contractor owned by accused briber Wilkes;
- at least $270,000 from the San Diego-based Foundation for the Improvement of Math and Science Education;
- at least $210,000 from the Rochester Institute of Technology;
- at least $210,000 from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

2. Ney's aides are baling out:

Ney hemorrhaging staff over Abramoff scandal

Top aides for Congressman Bob Ney (R-OH) are leaving in droves as the Representative's legal problems from the Abramoff affair continue to mount,


6:15 PM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

12:21 PM

for the heads up and informative Wayne Madsen Report:

Here is an excerpt:

"June 28, 2006 -... Unfortunately, for the Bush II and Blair governments, the uncensored Iraqi dossier was leaked to the German press."

Germany Rocks! teehee (sometimes)

Peaceful Zzzzzz to all

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter ROCKS, Al Rogers/Rodgers is a real hunk of a man.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Krispy Kremes:

And we now know that Big Papa Gerbil has a political and financial interest into his son's two time stolen Presidency. And this planned plot to go invade Iraq on false pretenses have a lot of money and political favors riding on Bush's buddies, Congress, politicans, corporations, and certain international leaders. And a well-plan like this will foil because the major players in this master plan is using the same Nixon playbook and certain players who used to be part of the Nixon era. As Nixon sealed his fate so will the Gerbil and company. History tends to repeat itself.

6:35 PM  
Blogger teak said...


I read about this Anna awhile back, did she do as these lawyers are saying? I read she encouraged peaceful protesters to 'sit down' (not sure what it meant, I guess the street)and more or less, set it up where they would be hit on the head by the police.

Does anyone know or is this some of the disinformation stuff?

What happened to keeping an eye on things, trying to sway someone to the positive side of things instead of promoting terrorism? Is this really winning any kind of war (on terror) or creating more of the same?

6:47 PM  
Anonymous roach on the wall said...

Fly on the wall:

I just listened to the heated argument with Shug and the Russian Foreign Leader. You know she called her boo to whisper sweet nothings in his ear...

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow all kinds of intersting and heartening news here today!


Dig up some more on that Brazilian hooker, that was real turn on. Most people in the world don't even come close to that as a lifes income. Imagine spending all that on a hussie.

7:00 PM  
Blogger teak said...


This is where I read that about that Anna.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous kathleen said...

Just as I feared.

The Mossad-Yid-Hooker-Agent-Hussies have compromised Roger Rancourt.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Night Owl's predictions:

1. Bush & Co. are irritating the Russians on purpose for Cold War II. The Russians are all freaky mad about their diplomats getting killed and Rice pulled a 'Tony Snow' on them, telling them that it did not matter that their people died.

The Russians are very good with electronic sound equipment (go check out the history of the bugged American Embassy from Cold War I), I bet that 'private' conversation was made public on purpose.

2. Bush & Co. will try to find a way around the Supreme Court ruling on Gitmo. This is not about what is the law, it is about a pack of spoiled brats getting their way.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new target letters, no new indictments and no black Thursday for Neocons. It doesn't get much better than this.

Lots of free time for Fitz until February when Libby goes to trial for having a bad memory. Go Figure.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Judge Clarence Thomas is cut to the knees! From Thinkprogress:

Thomas attacks Stevens in Hamdan opinion.
Justice Clarence Thomas refers to Justice John Paul Stevens’ “unfamiliarity with the realities of warfare” in his dissenting opinion. ACSBlog notes: “Stevens served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945, during World War II. Thomas’s official bio, by contrast, contains no experience of military service.”

9:42 PM  
Anonymous global evildoer fighter said...


Quote: "Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapons were provided in 1988 by The Carlyle Group"

"The Carlyle Group and United Defense Industries..."

United Defense could link to that and probably to Thermate used in 911..

That's the ticket Laddie... ;)

That's why any formal investigation of 911 was not launched. The Evidence was tampered and carted off to China as soon as possible.


This would cause a WH Supernova Explosion not to mention a US Civil War!

Maybe it is better to let sleeping dogs 'lie'..


Oh and Btw:


hee hee hee!!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

global evildoer fighter:

You are right! Carlyle Group/United Defense/Gerbil/Daddy Bush have a financial interest in the evasion of Iraq. But, this information and 9/11 and the bogus Hussein/Bin Laden connection really show credence to a WH conspiracy. And the silencing of Joe Wilson in the CIA Leak case adds icing to the cake. Eilson would have jeopardized their plans. But, the truth will be exposed about the WH blueprint plans real soon.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Oh, forgot Ann Coulter is really a MAN!!!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous global evildoer fighter said...


Quote: "But, the truth will be exposed about the WH blueprint plans real soon"

Yep, the Train's coming into the Station full of Revelations for good Prosecuting girls and boys who've done all their homework and have a desk full of pencil nubs to show it!

I'm the one that'll put Hawaiian greeting hoops over those good hardworking folks! ;)

:) :) :)

10:05 PM  
Anonymous global evildoer fighter said...


You're gonna need more Asst. Prosecutors in the next few years...

Btw: If you could add a list of "Fed Bank Members" (past and present, they're elusive I know) to that blackboard full of connections you may have a warm "house warming" party on the money trails!

hee hee hee..

10:16 PM  
Anonymous global evildoer fighter said...


Although, when you get to this level Biloxi you may as well have several Secret Service guards posted at your door at all times...

You know, to check for spiders and keep your car from doing funny things... ;)

10:20 PM  
Anonymous global evildoer fighter said...

Good Night to All...

I'm gonna have sweet dreams tonight!


10:27 PM  
Anonymous Don de Drain said...

I'm sure that a fews days of reflection will yield additional insights about the various opinions issued today by the Supreme Court in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case. The opinions cover a LOT of ground. Some initial thoughts. First, the majority opinion by Stevens dodges the key Constitutional issues lurking in the background-- most of the issues are decided based on the interpretation of statutes and treaties, with a notable exception being the refusal of the majority to abstain. This virtually guarantees that there will be a further round of litigation if Congress changes the statutory status quo (as I expect them to do). The remaining detainees in Gitmo are likely to sit there for a long time while this extended battle goes on in the courts.

Second, the narrow interpretation of the AUMF (the Joint Resolution) by the majority is an important step towards intellectual honesty and a crucial blow to those who argue the AUMF authorizes the President to do everything from warrantless wiretapping to who knows what in the name of "fighting terrorism." This is one of the more important holdings of the majority.

Third, the majority clearly sends the message that, where the boundary between the Executive and Legislative powers under the Constitution is not entirely clear, the Court is much more likely to defer to the Executive where the Executive and Legislative branches have reached an agreement on how to draw those boundaries. Breyer's opinion concurring with the majority invites Congress to take action.

Fourth, the Geneva Conventions really have teeth. The Supreme Court's jurisprudence on treaties over the years has been, well, a bit "kinky." To get an idea of what I mean, go to the SCOTUS website and read the opinion issued yesterday in Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon dealing with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Compare what happened there with what happened in Hamdan. While Stevens avoids any "in your face" rhetoric, his opinion is a clear rebuke to the fascistic, intellectually dishonest government employees (Cheney/Rumsfeld/Gonalez on down the food chain) who concluded that the Geneva Conventions are "quaint" (implying that the US no longer needs to comply with them).

FIfth, there is a lot written between the lines of the majority opinion. The discussions of the Nurenberg proceedings, the discussion of the Yamashita case, the mention of the fact that military leaders can be tried for war crimes if they fail to prevent those under them from committing atrocities, etc. all have multiple unwritten overtones. Portions of the discussion could at some point in the future be deemed to have laid the groundwork for war crimes trials of high level Bush administration officials and high level US military officials for abuses committed in Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, and elsewhere (assuming PJF doesn't put their butts in jail first). Stevens did a masterful job of condemning what the Bush administration did without using partisan rhetoric.

Sixth-- The failure of the majority to defer to the executive is remarkable, a true sign that they very much believe that Bush has gone way over the line.

Finally, as to the dissents, I did not give them the scrutiny yet that I gave the majority and concurring opinions. But I will say this: Thomas' opinion may be the worst piece of intellectually dishonest, fascist claptrap that I have seen written by a Supreme Court justice in the last 100+ years. I need to read it more carefully to confirm my initial reaction. And Alito comments that he sees "no justification for striking down the entire commission struction simply because it is possible that Petitioner's might involve the use of some procedure that is imroper." Huh? Does he really mean that Hamdan's inability to attend his own trial is permissible? If you read the trial procedures that are described by Stevens, they sound a lot like the trial procedures used by Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin. Even the opening part of Stevens' opinion sounds like a Franz Kafka novel. Are we no better than Joseph Stalin? Have we sunk so low that we have to rig the trials so that it is impossible for any defendant to win?

Remember, the majority opinion did not question the right of Bush to hold Hamdan as a POW until the end of hostilities. But Bush refuses to state that Hamdan is a POW because POW status triggers rights under the Geneva Convention. This case was not about POWs.

And the majority did not in any way limit the ability of the military to act in a "pragmatic" way in holding military trials on or near the battlefield. This case was not about "battlefield" trials.

This case is about the procedures to be followed in certain types of military trials that are held thousands of miles away from the battlefield.

Everyone wants those who are guilty of crimes to be appropriately punished. But everyone should also want the procedures used in those trials to be such that, if they were the ones being charged, and such charges were unfounded, there would be a realistic possibility of acquittal.

When one stands up in court and represents the government, one is sometimes tempted to tell the judge: "You can believe me, because I never lie, and I am always right." Sadly, the dissenters in Hamdan (and, I suspect, CJ Roberts) would nod their head in agreement anytime a government attorney made such a statement.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Although, when you get to this level Biloxi you may as well have several Secret Service guards posted at your door at all times..." And I hope all of those guards look like Halle Berry because I wouldn't mind being protected by her.. He He...

10:33 PM  
Anonymous global evildoer fighter said...


Last post..

woo hoo...hubba hubba...

take care!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

global evildoer fighter:

Whoooo!!! Man, I thought I died and gone to heaven!!! I better get in shape and take my heart pills so that she can hold me up! My personal bodyguard, Halle! Thanks for the photo! You take care!

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This was fun to watch, but so true, so true! It tells the story about what's going on in the WH right now: "The Billionaires are in the House" And they call Bush "G-Dog" If you have a few minutes, and haven't seen this, it's worth a look. And it kind of sums up a lot of the comments here today. I've read them all and followed most of the links. Whew! All the dirt under the rug has rotted that rug away, leaving only the dirt for all the world to see. We, the people, may be sending in a big cleaning crew. We may even head on over to our WH to clean it out ourselves!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Final posting:

Gropinator is in depp doo doo with the teachers association again!

Schwarzenegger appoints controversial conservatives to education coalition

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Ron Nehring and Jim Kelly, two members of the controversy-plagued Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) board in San Diego county, as co-chairs of the Governor’s education coalition.
The move has sparked an angry response from teacher’s union representative Bruce Seaman, president of the Grossmont Education Association.

“Ron Nehring is working for Grover Norquist’s organization, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).” Noting that Norquist has stated he wants to reduce the size of government in order to “drown it in a bathtub,” Seaman added, “His second agenda is to eliminate public education and go to vouchers. Certainly Nehring can in no way be looked at as a friend of public education.”

Nehring, chair of the San Diego Republican Party and vice-chair of the California Republican Party, was appointed to the Grossmont Union High School District board to fill a vacancy. Nehring worked for ATR in 2000 when the organization reportedly laundered money for Jack Abramoff .


With this new move by the Governator, the Californians will terminate him in November. Have a good evening! Signing off!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Pitt said...

Hi! Five to three! I've thanked them here:



Its BushCo's move. And we've probably not heard the juicy stuff yet.

Good night all.

11:52 PM  
Blogger teak said...


Haha! Oh my, LMAO!

11:56 PM  
Blogger teak said...


Hmmm, Is this how The Decider plans to stay in office past '08?

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY CONTESSA 37! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Happy birthday my dear, long time no write. It's SARAH and I'm using msn email- tried yours but I think I got the spelling wrong. This is all very depressing as I've read so far. I think it's far past time to organize and prioritize. Somebody has to be the leader here, or the martyr that gets stoned to death. Most likely that will be me. Ha ha ha. It seems like I'm screaming out the truth and my Uncle has got my back but no one else. I do have one little trick left up my sleeve. If America doesn't want the truth, or they want the truth and don't want to believe it- I keep dropping hints and names on this blog- I don't see a damn thing changing! After the investigations, my life, my Uncle's life, my dead cousin- doesn't the public understand a damn thing I've said? How many times shall I beat the dead horse for crying out loud?!?! Why am I born on the same day as John Kerry? Masons handing in resignations, same old mafia working alongside public officials DEM and REP, bribes and medical care conspiracy- girlfriend- I even found out who shot JFK and no one seems to give a crap? Oh, sorry, probable cause and a third person testimony. Which could be proven by my very own highschool's attendance records and flight lists for that week leaving O'hare. ooooo! I know too much. (hon I'm just venting) Chi town is not that safe yet- so stay safe in M-land. Should I piss everybody off and post the proof like I've done....
no, cause it doesn't matter to the people I'm trying to help- they just think I'm a kook. You would think Fitz would love to know what is happening in the masonic world -straight from a Mason, you would think he would like me to prove that Illuminati is not a real Freemason extension that believes in communism. They don't even spell it right- my family and 2 others are the last survivors of Illuminatae persecution in Bern Switzerland. They came here as Mennonites, for protection, not communism, then became methodist and freemasons, then they left -after the civil war. The Freemasons pissed off the Illuminatae, and I think my ancestors left clues. They built a church in the civil war days- and they named the church, the road, and the cemetary Fairview. My family from that side,and myself -we love to play with words- it means they were the Fair View. It also means they were helping hide slaves in the church cellar and giving them medical attention and hopefully eventual freedom. But, I'm a lunatic like John Kerry and I go on forever just like him- oh yeah- I threw out my medals too. Like it matters -it's all in your millitary file! Oh, this you will find very interesting- on march 20th of this year my Uncle's house was broken into- nothing was touched- my Uncle didn't even know until he read it in the paper. Why would very gifted (no signs of forced entry) criminals/law enforcement enter my Uncle's house?
Sometimes even big wigs that want to change this country need to follow their investigations to the end. Sometimes the truth is revealed not at the top, but at the bottom with us peasants. Anyway-I need your email or you need mine- look through blogs. clue. Happy Birthday! Sarah

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1155pm:


was GREAT!

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and the beat goes on. George Bush is the MAN for 2 plus more years. Ain't life grand?

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new indictements, no new target letters and no black friday for Neocons.

Who's picking up the Krispy Kremes for Fitz today? HE may start his nappy time a little early today so he will be rested for the weekend.

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al seems to come here and post while his morning wood for Bush is still up.

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

At the beginning of this blog I wanted to post this:

"Insurgents offer to halt attacks in Irak" - Yahoo News

Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks — including those on American troops — if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

...as I posted earlier:

"Unless Iraq objects...go for it.

Definately worth negotiating."

5:57 AM

24 hours later, the link and story is gone?!? If so, why was it pulled?

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A search on "Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks" yeilds a lot MSM hits but the articles have no mention period of this.

Here's the AP release...


6:49 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

Insurgents offer...

found again at:


This time posted here:

Wednesday June 28, 2006 9:46 PM

AP Photo JLS104


Associated Press Writers

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks - including those on American troops - if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Withdrawal is the centerpiece of a set of demands from the groups, which operate north of Baghdad in the heavily Sunni Arab provinces of Salahuddin and Diyala. Although much of the fighting has been to the west, those provinces are increasingly violent and attacks there have crippled oil and commerce routes.

The groups who've made contact have largely shunned attacks on Iraqi civilians, focusing instead on the U.S.-led coalition forces. Their offer coincides with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's decision to reach out to the Sunni insurgency with a reconciliation plan that includes an amnesty for fighters.

The Islamic Army in Iraq, Muhammad Army and the Mujahedeen Shura Council - the umbrella group that covers eight militant groups including al-Qaida in Iraq - were not party to any offers to the government.

Naseer al-Ani, a Sunni Arab politician and official with the largest Sunni political group, the Iraqi Islamic Party, said that al-Maliki should encourage the process by guaranteeing security for those making the offer and not immediately reject their demands.

``The government should prove its goodwill and not establish red lines,'' al-Ani said. ``If the initiative is implemented in a good way, 70 percent of the insurgent groups will respond positively.''

Al-Maliki, in televised remarks Wednesday, did not issue an outright rejection of the timetable demand. But he said it was unrealistic, because he could not be certain when the Iraqi army and police would be strong enough to make a foreign presence unnecessary for Iraq's security.

In Washington, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that President Bush's ``view has been and remains that a timetable is not something that is useful. It is a signal to the enemies that all you have to do is just wait and it's yours.

``The goal is not to trade something off for something else to make somebody happy, the goal is to succeed,'' he said.

Bush has said U.S. troops will remain in Iraq for years to guarantee the success of the new Iraqi government. However, American military officials have said substantial reductions of the current force of 127,000 U.S. troops could be made before the end of 2007.

Eight of the 11 insurgent groups banded together to approach al-Maliki's government under The 1920 Revolution Brigade, which has claimed credit for killing U.S. troops in the past. All 11, working through intermediaries, have issued identical demands, according to insurgent spokesmen and government officials.

The officials spoke on condition of anomymity because of the sensitivity of the information and for fear of retribution.

The total number of insurgents is not known, nor how many men belong to each group. But there are believed to be about two dozen insurgent organizations in Iraq, so the 11 contacting the government could represent a substantial part of the Sunni-led insurgency.

Al-Maliki's offer of amnesty for insurgents would not absolve those who have killed Iraqis or American coalition troops. But proving which individuals have carried out fatal attacks would, in many - if not most - cases, be a difficult task.

The issue is extremely sensitive in the United States, which has lost more than 2,500 uniformed men and women in Iraq, many to the insurgents' bombs and ambushes.

Coinciding with al-Maliki's attempts to bring Sunni Arabs to the bargaining table, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad held talks Tuesday in Saudi Arabia with King Abdullah. The Saudis have influence with many Sunni insurgents in Iraq.

Al-Maliki also set up an e-mail account to communicate with insurgents, flashing the address on the screen during a broadcast Sunday night.

For al-Maliki, reaching out to the Sunnis risks heightening tensions in his ruling coalition of mostly Shiite Muslim political groups. Al-Maliki is said to be increasingly disenchanted with the close ties between the country's most powerful Shiite organization and Iran, which is ruled by a Shiite theocracy.

Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, a Shiite group with historic ties to the Iranians, favors close relations with Iran. Many of Iraq's most powerful Shiite politicians and religious figures spent years in Iranian exile during Saddam Hussein's regime.

In addition to the withdrawal timetable, the Iraqi insurgents have demanded:

- An end to U.S. and Iraqi military operations against insurgent forces.

- Compensation for Iraqis killed by U.S. and government forces and reimbursement for property damage.

- An end to the ban on army officers from Saddam's regime in the Iraqi military.

- An end to the government ban on former members of the Baath Party - which ruled the country under Saddam.

- The release of insurgent detainees.

The 1920 Revolution Brigades, the umbrella for seven other groups, was established in the so-called Sunni Triangle north and west of Baghdad shortly after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Its name refers to Iraq's historical fight against British colonialism.

The group has claimed responsibility for attacking American troops, including the downing of two helicopters in 2004.

``If they set a two-year timetable for the withdrawal we will stop all our operations immediately,'' said the leader in a telephone interview with the AP. The man, who refused to give his name for security reasons, spoke from the telephone of one of the mediators. Others present made similar remarks.

Besides the 1920 Revolution Brigades, the eight include Abtal al-Iraq (Heroes of Iraq), the 9th of April Group, al-Fateh Brigades, al-Mukhtar Brigades, Salahuddin Brigades, Mujahedeen Army and the Brigades of the General Command of the Armed Forces. The three other groups are small organizations that also mainly operate in areas north of Baghdad.

Bush&Rice&Cheney&Rumsfeld, in not negotiating this, have put troops further in harm's way.

6:53 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Contessa....belated Happy Birthday!
May you have many more Happy Birthdays!

Top o'the morning Justice Bloggers!
Hurrah for the Supreme Court. All is not yet lost!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

Thanks anon

7:49 AM

..tried your link...doesn't work for me, but have found it, anyway (see above post)

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...


Krispy Kremes donuts to all birthday kids...


..and we have liftoff! WH administration has replaced the Discovery Crew today, saying,we can do more up there than here and should anything happen to us, no one will miss us.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's it, the AP story.

Doubtful they would bend to pressure to pull it since they are sueing bush co. at the moment.

Bush would never allow this "truce".

7:15 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Krispy Kremes--Yahoo News sometimes has good stuff, but the links do not last long; they change what they have posted very quickly. It is not necessarily a conspiracy or that someone told them to take their stuff down. It is a way to attract people to visit their stuff several times a day (i.e. a marketing technique).

I bet Bush & Co. does not care about the Iraqi offer, but geez, they should consider it. The Russians just proved Rice is out of it and unprofessional. Now the Iraqi groups can show that Bush & Co. are just a bunch of war mongers. I know they are not going to consider the offer.

I see bin Laden is back . . .

7:15 AM  
Anonymous al's small male organ said...

Mann Coulter eats Al's rocks and Al eats Mann's rocks!

Al has penis envy!

8:57 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Oh nice, The Early Show is blasting to everyone that the Florida group wants to replace the Federal gov't with an Islamic Regime.

That should get everyone fired up against the NYT, when looking up NASA and the launch, I seen on a blog where certain (right-wing) groups will be protesting the paper over the Holiday. I wonder how those kind of protesters are treated compared to anti-war ones?

I was looking up the launch because I read somewhere that it might be used as a distraction or (even worse) along the southern coast where all those oil refineries are located---Deer Park (sp)?, Texas City....British Petro by our favorite evil-doers themselves.

What is that old saying? Who benefits? Indeed.

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