Jul 8, 2006

Don't Do...

it!

Just say "No, thank you!" to graft.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Clinton Nails It said...

From Aspen Daily News this a.m.

Back in Aspen, former President Bill Clinton sounded off on a multitude of problems confronting the nation Friday that included disease, destruction and Karl Rove.

As for Rove, who is scheduled to speak at the Aspen Institute on Sunday, Clinton didn't hold back when Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows asked him what one question he would ask President Bush's highly controversial political operative.

Always the overachiever, Clinton didn't invent just one question he would ask Rove, he came up with three. The 42nd president said he most wanted to know what Rove would do had Clinton's senior advisor blown the cover of a CIA agent who happened to be married to the man who refused to falsify findings about nuclear transactions taking place between Niger and Iraq (see Valerie Plame). And he openly wondered whether Rove would instruct Republican congressmen to call a White House official who would do such a thing a traitor. Lastly, Clinton wanted to know why it is that, if the Bush administration is as concerned with national security as it claims, why it would spend 20 times the amount of money it would take to shore up gaps in port security to repeal the estate tax for the nation's elite, which consists of less than one percent of the population.

Speaking to the first question he'd ask Rove, Clinton said; "I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he'd say that's exactly what I'd ask (Congress) to do, and I don't know why they didn't. I mean this guy is good. You don't understand this strip of the Republican party that controls everything basically," Clinton said. "These people are all white Protestant males. They don't do anything that surprises me. I've seen this my whole life."

ADN

10:03 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Baretta, huh?

Very funny-haven't heard that one in a long time ;-)

Clinton did nail it on everything except the war: Clinton also said there should be no set date on when to withdraw troops from Iraq...

He and Hillary are making money on the war, so I have no love for them anymo'

10:22 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Now Americans know we have a man qualified to run our country and that he makes Bush look like a dumb idiot. World leaders response to educated knowledgeable leaders. Clinton could help the US get out of this mess. His personality and caring comes across naturally. He understands the world stage and he listens. I like that fact that he put Karl Rove in his place with the truth. I always said Clinton would be more dangerous out of office then in. He can now speak his mine and well people listen. On a personal note I couldn't wait in line for Clinton to sign my book so I wrote him and he sent me a letter and said when we do meet he'll sign the book in the mean time keep the letter in it and I did. But I've also written Clinton during his years in office and scolded him for the Monica case he answered me then too. I look to him as a friend that can do something wrong but not loose the friendship. Yes I like William Jefferson Clinton and if I had a brother I'd want him.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous t said...


Agent who led Bin Laden hunt criticises CIA


The man who led America's hunt for Osama bin Laden has said the CIA was wrong to disband the only unit devoted entirely to the terrorist leader's pursuit - just at a time when al-Qaida is reasserting its influence over global jihad.

Shutting down the Bin Laden unit squandered 10 years of expertise in the war on terror, said Michael Scheuer, who founded the unit in 1995 and arguably knows more about Bin Laden than any other western intelligence official. He believes the unit was dismantled because of bureaucratic jealousies within the CIA, and that the closure delivers a further setback to a pursuit that has been squeezed for resources for the past two years.

"What it robs you of is a critical mass of officers who have been working on this together for a decade," he told the Guardian. "We had a breed of specialists rare in an intelligence community that prides itself on generalists. It provided a base from which to build a cadre of people specialising in attacking Sunni extremist operations, who sacrificed promotions and other emoluments in their employment in the clandestine service, where specialists were looked on as nerds."

10:39 AM  
Anonymous t said...

PS- Morning Jackie, I agree Bill was a good president despite his "human failings"-no comparison to Duhbya!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Bill Clinton wasn't born with a gold spoon in this mouth he earned his way. If any of us had the money to invest would we and what would we invest in. Most Americans want a better life for their children and with the tools today kids are much more advanced. Now what is wrong with investing in a created war. History has shown that during all wars little investors made money. I notice that no one complaining about the GOP's oil shares. Check the stock market it works all over the world.
Now if I had a chance to invest right now I'd invest in Dubai stocks. Why because Dubai will own and run the east coast ports in the end. As of now a buying is going to get the sale and then resale it to Dubai. Business will always be business and as we learn to invest as to when we grow. I remember when Bill Gates was selling shares of Microsoft and the idea of his was far out. Well look at Microsoft now and how many people wish they had given that $5.00 per share. I guess some would say that was stupid other would say I just invested. It's easy to fault a person who gets the American dream honestly yet the crooks and thieves well we just say there's nothing we can do about it because their family is rich.

10:48 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

Sorry for off-topic - but since Al Gore invented the Internet, Bushie is now solving the issue of global warming. I know we're all concerned about it and you will all be tremendously relieved to know that "he" will be fixing this soon:

President Bush using an interview pegged to his 60th birthday to announce that he is solving global warning. In response to a question about whether Mr. Gore is right about the subject, the baby-boomer-in-chief going even further than he did last week when he said he‘d always acknowledged that the problem exists. He tells “People” magazine, quote, “I think there is a debate about whether it‘s caused by mankind or whether it‘s caused naturally, but it‘s a worthy debate. It‘s a debate, actually, that I‘m in the process of solving by advancing new technologies, burning coal cleanly in electric plants, or promoting hydrogen-powered automobiles, or advancing ethanol as an alternative to gasoline.”

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Things May be Heating Up, said...

U.S. and Russia to Enter Civilian Nuclear Pact

Bush Reverses Long-Standing Policy, Allows Agreement That May Provide Leverage on Iran

And on N. Korea, too.

11:11 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Baheert:
You're probably right...he is using something! I just can't understand how we have someone like this in office?

11:11 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Baretta always got his man, didn't he? Do the crime...do the time!

11:14 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

So, now we have a missle warship deployed to Japan for the North Korea standoff! Bush should have dealt with this long ago..but he was too busy falling off his bicycle!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous a reed-thin alibi said...

If a preacher secretly accepts a bucket of money from a saloonkeeper to organize a temperance rally at a rival saloon and maybe send in a gang of church ladies to chop up the bar with their little hatchets, this would strike you and me as sleazy, but others are willing to make allowances, and so Ralph Reed's political career is still alive and breathing in Georgia. He has bathed himself in tomato juice and hopes to smile his way through the storm.

Read about Reed

11:37 AM  
Anonymous that's a leak of a different color said...

Why are Bush supporters celebrating another leak of classified information?

12:03 PM  
Blogger teak said...

http://www.antiwar.com/scheuer/
?articleid=8827

Finally, I forgot to mention at the start that covert political action campaigns are almost always directed by one nation against another nation that it considers an enemy or whose leaders it judges to be gullible, venal, none too bright, unreliable, or all four. That surely gives one pause for thought, but it truly is the way the world works.
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Read what he says about two countries doing this to our so called leadership.

12:20 PM  
Blogger dream-soldier said...

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12:31 PM  
Blogger dream-soldier said...

Eyeballing the North Korea Missile Launch Furor :

North Korea

12:50 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

All I say is way to go to Bill Clinton. He called a spade a spade about the Gerbil Administration! With the amount of money in which the Gerbil is spending for Iraq and Afghanistan, his continuation of panhandling for more money from Congress for the war, and his campaigning retarded pet projects, the Gerbil is bankrupting this country! And it is truly a shame that he is selling this country to the highest bidder and yet disgrace what this country was founded on based on its prinicples by the Founding Fathers!

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

special prosecuter biloxi - all I can say is "Amen to that"
SARAH

7:37 PM  

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