Sep 28, 2006

Trying To Stay Relevant...

and salvage his career while making a buck or two...

"The Washington Post's Bob Woodward is set to release 'State of Denial,' the third in his series of books documenting the inner workings of the Bush administration. Woodward will discuss some notable revelations in the book this Sunday on 60 Minutes. Key highlights:

Bush is covering up the extent of violence against U.S. troops in Iraq:

According to Woodward, insurgent attacks against coalition troops occur, on average, every 15 minutes, a shocking fact the administration has kept secret. 'It's getting to the point now where there are eight-, nine-hundred attacks a week. That's more than 100 a day. That is four an hour attacking our forces,' says Woodward."

The Bob's (Novak and Woodward) are still nothing more than junkyard journalists
to me! ;)

41 Comments:

Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Let's bring those kids home.

1:02 PM  
Blogger t said...

Yeah Bob, do the right thing and help it happen-you helped make the weak case for this war.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Fitz,

..and hurry..

quote:
'It's getting to the point now where there are eight-, nine-hundred attacks a week. That's more than 100 a day. That is four an hour attacking our forces,' says Woodward."

I recommend everyone watching this movie:
HAMBURGER HILL

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condi's Bout probably supplying the IED's too.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Bush said bring it on. Be careful of what you wish for.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Lisa Fosters stepson Neil Moody after being lured by a million dollar prize by Woodward for the info he had uncovered?
http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/
03-01-05/discussion.cgi.57.html

Oh tell us you didn't Bob

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condi's Bout probably supplying the IED's too.

Oh abreviated about, thought on first glance you were associating her with Victor Bout :o)

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was.

1:28 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

This has been a totally senseless attack upon a country, Iraq, we were never threatened or attacked by them!

This administration played solely upon the emotions of the American people...and the entire world, for that matter, following 9/11.

There has been too much bloodshed and for what? OIL & MONEY!!

BRING THEM HOME NOW!!!!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

THE RUBBER STAMP DOES IT ONCE AGAIN!

Hastert is coddling himself over coddling terrorists...

The argument of upholding the Geneva Conventions are now made a mockery of by the US.

The GOP has brought home what the enemy did to our POWs back in and after the Vietnam war..

Now America is no better than the old Soviet Union with Gestapo Agents everywhere and anything including Torture is the norm.

Let us then now NOT expect any mercy on the part of the world towards our troops in current and future wars...


VIDEO: Pelosi calls him a Desperate Man

2:16 PM  
Blogger t said...

Olbermann Traces Bush Admin's Pre-9/11 Actions

2:19 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Surprise...
The gerbil-devil administration has become a serious threat to America's National Security!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

T,

They need to give Olbermann an Award for Truth in Journalism!

A true asset to MSNBC..

:)

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>This administration played solely upon the emotions of the American people...and the entire world, for that matter, following 9/11.

I think the assessment would be that they took advantage of the emotions following 9/11 for everyone was all for getting Bin Laden. Instead the exact opposite has happened and copnsequently a lot of the world's sentiments have changed.

While I can understand the hubristic motivations of Bush and his ilk I just cannot to this day understand the support from the American people. It defies all logic and is frankly scary that so many cannot see the truth for what it is but would rather join the ranks of the self righteous despite the fact they derive no direct benefit from doing so. It is truly bizarre.

2:53 PM  
Blogger t said...

Yes, and I hope Journalism uses him as an example of integrity too-the bad examples are plentiful!

The journalism classes I have spoke in were very incurious- more concerned about comma placement. About 2/3 of the class could be described this way..They worry me-but then, they were attending a private college;-)

Bin Laden Didnt Blow Up The Projects

Bad language, but they make the point- blast this into the hood

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://wotisitgood4.blogspot.com/

Once her front company cover was blown, any agent associated with that company was rendered useless as a covert operative- permanently. As far as the Fitzgerald investigation goes, it is hard to evaluate at this point. We still don't know the intent of Armitage and others in leaking her name- in one scenario, Armitage might have been trying to put the final stake in the coffin of B&J. But one point we must concede to the Rightists, however, is that Brewster, Jennings and Company's cover was not blown by Karl Rove or Scooter Libby- it was blown by a Clinton appointee retained by the Bush Administration- Marc Grossman, several months before Wilson's oped. However, us Lefties have a concession prize- the involvement of Perle and Feith- directly or indirectly- in the very dirty business dealings that Plame and the CIA were monitoring.

************************************

This Dirty Dozen list could have easily been 60 or 70 people - unfortunately. It's a sad reflection on how bad things are in Congress. We had to limit the list to a number that we could manage, so we decided to keep it to a dozen people. These dozen people are at the top of our list because they have let us down the most - and also those who have been in the position to do something. For example, when you are talking about the Chair of a Committee, then the expectation is much, much higher that they actually provide some oversight - this is what they are paid to do, after all.



For example, in my case, when Senators Grassley and Leahy came out and said the case was so credible, and we need to turn the FBI upside-down - this is 4 years ago - and they came on CBS 60 Minutes. And after the Inspector General’s report came out, they wanted to immediately hold public hearings on my case - both of them. Grassley is a Republican, Leahy is a Democrat - but the person who prevented the hearings was Senator Hatch. Orrin Hatch was the Chairman at the time - and he basically told Grassley - a Republican, so this isn’t even a partisan issue - Hatch just said "No no no. I'm not allowing any hearing on this woman's case."



One of the most detailed articles that first came out about my case was Gail Sheehy's piece in the New York Observer. It's not a particularly comprehensive piece, but it does deal with the Whistleblowers aspect. You know how diplomatic these Senators normally are - they don’t normally come straight out and say 'this person is blocking this' or whatever. Despite that, Grassley got so pissed off that he even went on the record and said to Gail Sheehy "The only reason that we aren’t having these hearings is because Senator Hatch - the Chairman - is preventing it - and without the Chairman allowing it, we can't have any hearings."

Senator Hillary Clinton

Senator Mike DeWine

Rep. David Dreier

Rep. Dennis Hastert

Senator Orrin Hatch

Rep. Peter Hoekstra

Senator Jon Kyl

Senator Joseph Lieberman

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger

Senator Rick Santorum

Rep. James Sensenbrenner

Rep. Mark Souder

There must be one helluva lot of corruption going on to have things as bad as they seem to be in this country. Shameful.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Something Wicked This Way Comes said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Zogby_poll_Lieberman_leads_Lamont_by_0928.html

AIPAC & friends are again attempting to steal an election..... (once again)

3:21 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Surprise...
The gerbil-devil administration has become a serious threat to America's National Security!
==============================
GEF:
Yes, serious threat to America AND our troops!! Look at this...unbelievable! Now what can the decider say & do?? Stay the course??

Iraq terrorist calls scientists to jihad

BUSH MADE THIS MESS!!!!!

3:26 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

From that same article...

He urged insurgents to capture Westerners so they could be traded for the imprisoned Egyptian sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted in 1995 of conspiring to blow up New York landmarks.

"I appeal to every holy warrior in the land of Iraq to exert all efforts in this holy month so that God may enable us to capture some of the Western dogs to swap them with our sheik and get him out of his dark prison," the voice on the tape said.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Sen. Joe Lieberman has a 10-point advantage over Democrat Ned Lamont among likely Connecticut voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

3:47 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I just cannot to this day understand the support from the American people. It defies all logic and is frankly scary that so many cannot see the truth for what it is but would rather join the ranks of the self righteous despite the fact they derive no direct benefit from doing so.
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Anon @ 3:53:

Anon, they drink from the koolaid cup that satisifies their thirst for hate and war in this world! Peace and love is not in their vocabulary! They are miserable people that ALWAYS put party above country! They are self-righteous individuals that feel nothing for mankind...they feel only for their own greed, lust of money and hate & making war!!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal House Democrats are not lining up behind Rep. Jack Murtha’s (D-Pa.) leadership candidacy in the numbers he had hoped despite his outspoken stance against the Iraq war.

Murtha’s failure to line up staunch opponents of the war could prove a blow to his hope of denying the majority leadership to Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) in the event of a Democratic takeover of the House in the 110th Congress.

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), a friend of Murtha who has been helping him with the race, said tepid support among some progressives was a worry to him. “It does concern you when people you think are going to be with you turn out not to be. Some of that’s cultural issues, guns and abortion,” he said. “But we still have the votes.”

Liberal Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.), Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Diane Watson (D-Calif.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) are all backing Hoyer even though many admire Murtha’s stance on the war. All but Lewis opposed Hoyer in a 2001 leadership race against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Some liberals believe Murtha’s record on social issues is too conservative, especially on such topics as gun rights, gay marriage and abortion. Others avow that they are happy with Hoyer’s performance as minority whip and want to maintain the status quo in their leadership.

Until now, many liberals had been wary of giving Hoyer a promotion. Many took a dim view of him in previous leadership races, opposing his failed campaign against Pelosi in 2001 and voting against his chosen candidate in the caucus vice-chair race earlier this year.

Some saw him as harboring a continuing desire to undermine Pelosi even years after their race, while others were upset when he sided with party centrists on such legislative issues as the 2005 overhaul of bankruptcy laws. Murtha, meanwhile, has been a key Pelosi backer in spite of their ideological differences.

But for Nadler, none of those factors mattered.

“I was annoyed. I am annoyed,” he said of Hoyer’s support of the bankruptcy bill.

”But so what?...He’s done a great job as whip. Between Nancy and Steny, we’ve had an extraordinarily united caucus. If we win, we’re going to need that same unity next year.”

Nadler called Hoyer an “attractive spokesman” for the caucus who could speak on a wide range of issues.

Waters, a nationally known liberal who founded the Out of Iraq Caucus in 2005, said she was supporting Hoyer but declined to comment further. She serves as a chief deputy whip in Hoyer’s whip operation but was appointed to the post by Pelosi. She was so opposed to Hoyer in 2001 that she served as a nominator for Pelosi.

Waxman pointed to ideological differences as his reason for backing Hoyer.

“When you look at the two on contrast, there are distinct differences between them on abortion, on the environment, on guns. I expect Hoyer will win. I think he’s way ahead,” he said.

Lewis called Hoyer a “bridge-builder” who was working “for the whole Democratic caucus.” Roybal-Allard said he was “a Democrat in every positive sense of the word.”

But not all progressives will do the same about-face. Liberal Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.), a Murtha backer, said he thought the “majority of the Progressive Caucus” would end up supporting Murtha, as would, he said, “a majority of the Blue Dogs” and “a majority of the New Democrats,” two groups of moderates.

He had “no concern at all” about defections to Hoyer. “Everyone’s going to be split 100 ways to Sunday.”

Moran said Murtha would lead from the center.

“If Jack were majority leader, he is obviously going to provide every opportunity for people, where they feel there’s a difference, to have their voices heard on abortion or other issues,” he said.

He added that Murtha had “a slight advantage” among current House Democrats, not including members who refused to weigh in yet on the race and those that could be elected in November.

Both sides acknowledged that the race was shaping up far differently than Hoyer’s 2001 contest against Pelosi.

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.), an ardent Hoyer ally, said Hoyer had support among the progressives and among his usual base of Blue Dog centrists.

“Steny’s support is broader than ideology, broader than region. That’s the problem from a tactical perspective for John Murtha. Where does he find his base? This is not a Pelosi-Hoyer race.”

3:56 PM  
Blogger t said...

Yes "The gerbil-devil administration has become a serious threat to America's National Security!"

They've been one for quite some time now...which is why it is time for legal experts to move quickly on this.


I'll be sure and let you all know how Dubya's funny money raiser goes heehee

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are people that knew 9/11 was going to happen and did/said nothing or worse---put stock options (or whatever you call it) any different then the 20th hijacker?

How are the people that collected insurance fraud any different? How are the people that started illegal wars any different when they knew the truth?

Why the hell do you expect us to believe the feds are clueless about what happened? Why are those guilty walking around free while America's sons and daughters are dying? And for what---corporate greed, illegal drugs and arms?

What is Congress being blackmailed with or are they in on it? God Almighty, and they say they are Christians? What a joke.

You ever think how Bushcons would have justified building those bases and stealing the Iraqis' oil if they did pass out flowers and sweets? Think again.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Bush counterpunched at Democrats on Thursday, saying their criticism of the war in Iraq has turned their party into one of "cut- and-run" obstructionists.

4:05 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Its all coming to a head. I even heard talk of impeachment on NPR this morning.

The questions now are:

Which states will be using Diebold and ES&S come November?

And how will we get the votes back that are stolen in those states once the Rethuglicans are illegally put into office there?

That was the problem in the last election - no recounts for the stolen states.

4:08 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

NIXON a Repukelican "cut-n-run"

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PUBLIC ENEMY SON OF A BUSH

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=v41Dopy16h8

BRING DA NOISE

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand Ohio is doing all they can to keep the records from being destroyed. If proved the election stolen, is Gore the rightfull man?
What to do about turncoat Lieberman, who supposedly knows a good bit about Rabin and Rafi Etan ill fates?

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor NPR so reliant on TIA CREFF and FORD FOUNDATION... effective gag order

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nuclear event !!!!
http://youtube.com/
watch?v=95-1yZLqjMg

4:30 PM  
Anonymous e said...

the junkyard comment is so right for those two..

4:39 PM  
Blogger t said...

Forbes:Later in the day, Bush was making his second visit to Ohio this week to help Republican lawmakers in tough re-election battles. He was to attend a fundraiser in New Albany, Ohio, that will raise $650,000 for the Ohio GOP and Rep. Deborah Pryce.

Dubya, Ohio will bring the welcome wagon heehee signs and all

Anon said If proved the election stolen, is Gore the rightfull man? From what I understand of those investigating-YES. But it was far more blatent in 2004.

Yeah E, I like the junkyard comment was nicer than they deserve.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous gop full of perverts said...

A Congressman has been accused of sending questionable emails to a sixteen-year old Capitol page, RAW STORY has learned.

Reports circulated on the Internet earlier this week, indicating that in private emails, Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) had requested photographs of the page, asked what he wanted for his birthday, and inquired about his age. The emails may be viewed below.

A subsequent investigation by RAW STORY discovered that the addresses on the emails were indeed those of Foley and a now-seventeen year old boy, who forwarded them to a fellow staffer. There is no overtly sexual communication in Foley's emails, and the age of consent in Washington, DC is sixteen.

Our investigation also uncovered a MySpace profile attached to the congressman's personal address, containing very little information.

Foley's office has told ABC News that it is their policy to keep pictures of former interns so that they could be remembered by anyone looking to recommend one. However, ABC also reports that the page did not work in Foley's office.

RAW STORY spoke with several sources, who confirmed that they felt Foley was unusually friendly with young Hill pages, but failed to uncover anything of a more serious nature.

Foley's office contends that the Congressman is only guilty of being overly-friendly and has categorized the story as part of an opponent's "smear campaign."

Foley has long marketed himself as a protector of children from sexual predation. In 2003, he became an outspoken critic of a summer nudist camp for children. An amendment by Foley to change federal sex offender laws became part of the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act of 2006.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous say no to pedophiles in congress said...

The Congressmen need it hear it loudly---spread it around.

PEDOPHILES AND PERVERTS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE MAKING DECISIONS ON BE HALF OF OUR YOUTH. THEY DESERVE SOMETHING MUCH DIFFERENT, GOT ANY IDEAS???

Cause parents do.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I just heard about Woodward's new book: State of Denial. Interesting name of the book which describes the entire Gerbil Administration... Hmmm.. cover up, as Woodward says about how bad Iraq is? A 5 year old can tell me that! Woodward only coming out of the woodwork to redeem his reputation and sell his book. His name is mud right now.. And since Woodward is in the doghouse with the leak case, he is trying to appear as the good guy to expose the truth about the Administration like he did in Watergate.. But, of course, he lied to the Washington Post about the leak case... So, if he thinks that he can score brownie points by coming out with his new book and new info to restore his rep, he will be waiting until the cows come home.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,

For answners on Rafi Etan and the Lieberman election fraud go down the yellow brick road....

http://cloakanddagger.de

http://nomorefraud.blogspot.com

If proved in court the election was stolen, Gore is the rightful man and we can bring charges before the council of Judges.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://whatreallyhappened.com

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the other anon, I'm glad to see someone else familiar with Raful.

When I try to talk to other people they look at me like I am speaking a foreign language. America has a steep learning curve ahead.

I laughed the first time I visited cloakanddagger, I haven't been laughing the last year of following their work.

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I note the compelling image of our illustrious, "whats going on with the AIPAC case?", Pat Fitzgerald, and I was reminded of an odd tidbit - that Pat, and our esteemed DHS Director (Ziek Hiel), Mike Jerkoff, were the lead government attornoes for the 1993 WTC basement incident.

I wonder how long those buildings were closed for the 1993 crime?

My - my - my - how these associations do go back - like a club or sumpin!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I note the compelling image of our illustrious, "whats going on with the AIPAC case?", Pat Fitzgerald, and I was reminded of an odd tidbit - that Pat, and our esteemed DHS Director (Ziek Hiel), Mike Jerkoff, were the lead government attornies for the 1993 WTC basement boom-boom.

I wonder how long those buildings were closed for the 1993 crime? I wonder what kind of repairs were maid? I wonder who received copies of the structural blue prints? I wonder why I can't smell colors?

Does Jeff Gannon know Mark Foley?

My - my - my - how these associations do go back - like a club or sumpin!

4:40 PM  

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