Jan 2, 2007


Journalists to testify under oath in Libby case

"Ten or more reporters from some of the most prominent news organizations could be called to testify in the perjury and obstruction case of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. It’s rare enough for reporters to become witnesses. But the Libby case is even more unusual because journalists will be dueling witnesses — some called by the defense team, some by prosecutors." <


Anonymous Ben Bradlee said...

The "Bobs" - priceless! LMAO

1:00 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Well, the reporters should be at the red level in the picture by now. LOL. This is perfect. I hope their true colors fnally shine through. What is this "independent journalist" they speak of. Gimme a break. They are bought and paid for by the neocons. Ask the Dixie Chicks.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that I know that Timmy Russert, Matt Cooper, And Judy Miller as witnesses for the government, I hope to see the following reporters added to the list:

Robert Novak
Tweety Matthews
David Brooks
Andrea Mitchell

Yes, I read that same article early this morning in the discussion of the leak case vs. the freedom of press for the journalists. I do believe in the freedom of press for journalists as well as for the public. Unfortunately, Scooter's case is surrounded around leaking a CIA agent's identity to reporters. And it is their civil duty to tell the truth and cooperate with the defense, prosecution, and court.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to add:

Bob "save me from the junkyard dog" Woodward.

1:09 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

I predict a bunch of reporters contradicting themselves and each other as they desperately try to avoid the implication of any wrongdoing on their part. Maybe you could start a new reality game show based on the trial.You could call it, "The Biggest Liar".HeeHee.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

This article indicates that Abu Gonzalez had to have signed on to the subpoenas of the journalists, and this scares me. I hope the administration has not used Fitzgerald as a rabbit in the Libby case and the phone records case to limit freedom of the press.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha Ha, I love the Panic Gauge ...

And "Oathiness," what a great new word!

I predict that Oathiness will be the #1 Word of the Year 2007.


1:43 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

For 6 years these journalist spoke so proudly of themselves being insiders to the White House. Yes these were the journalist who could get information others couldn't. Yes they played with the criminal team of the GOP. Now it's time to talk. David Brooks was not known until his loose lips talked about how he received classified information from Libby before it was declassified. Who knew. Tweety Matthews has been using his show and on the pay role of the GOP as the best inside reporter. Now he's acting like he has the same illness as Libby with that memory thing. The lady of the night journalist Miller well let's hope she has a good doctor. Cooper will sing. Where's Karl Rove these days. Lynn Cheney is trying to play dumb to protect her husband. Oh I read comments by Dick as he spoke about his past childhood. Interesting how he described his family as middle class and how they were able to send him to college. Yet he applied 4 times for hardship on the draft forms. Guess Cheney has that memory loss thing too. All eyes are on Pelosi right now, I say look at Maxman he's the real deal.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“It will be unprecedented and, as far as I’m concerned, horrifying,” Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Let's see, is that level orange, or would it be level red?


1:46 PM  
Anonymous bob novak said...

Leave me out of this! I'm well known to be unstable under pressure.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I predict that Oathiness will be the #1 Word of the Year 2007."

It will be "Lawyering up" for 2007. When the 110 Congress that will be in session on January 4th, the evildoers will lawyering up when the stuff hits the fan. Even the Germ-in-chief is lawyering up.. Look for certain corrupted officials who lived the life in Gerbilland for the past 6 years to lawyer up.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

naschkatze said...
This article indicates that Abu Gonzalez had to have signed on to the subpoenas of the journalists, and this scares me. I hope the administration has not used Fitzgerald as a rabbit in the Libby case

From Stephanie:

"Ahm ignernt."

Someone needs to explain this to me.

Also, if they have intended to use him as a rabbit, how it could be turned around to work against them.

There's always a way to turn intentions for bad around and make them work for good.


1:54 PM  
Anonymous leaks and other things said...

I would recommend that someone send an ecomony sized box of Depends to both Cheney and Novak.
Stress and Pressure on old men makes the bladder go out of control.
Fitz crossexamining these two will leave some unsightly puddles.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Prezzildent despondent said...

SP Biloxi said:

"I cannot believe Judge nimrod Roberts is asking for a raise.."


Regarding Justice Roberts:

“…After a two-year hiatus from government service between 1986-1988, Roberts returned to a Republican administration to take the post of Deputy Solicitor General. In this capacity he argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Court on behalf of the federal government, winning well over half of them. When Democrat Bill Clinton won the 1992 Presidential election, Roberts returned to private practice. He became a partner at Hogan and Hartson, a prestigious Washington, D.C. firm, where he ran the appellate division and continued to argue cases before the Supreme Court.

Roberts worked for Hogan and Hartson for the next decade, earning a yearly salary of more than $1 million…”

Oh, I see. He took a pay cut as the Supreme Court judge and now wants back pay..


2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

It will be "Lawyering up" for 2007. When the 110 Congress that will be in session on January 4th, the evildoers will lawyering up when the stuff hits the fan.

You're right, Biloxi .....

Oathiness will have to be #2.


2:08 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

For those who don't always make the rounds, emptywheel and commenters are openly speculating about this and that in a new post on the Plame leak:

emptywheel - Plamemania Countdown

Christy also has an excellent post on healthcare finance:

Christy - "To Your Health"


2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's bonehead award goes to.. drum roll please...Wolf Blizzard of CNN with a graphic read "Where's Obama?" rather than "Where's Osama?" Thank goodness for bloggers:

Senator Obama's Press Secretary also added "We really appreciate the people in the blogosphere who brought this to our attention, and act as our eyes and ears."

And why are nimrods such as Wolf Blizzard of CNN employed? No wonder so many people turned to the internet and blogsphere for news.. How embarrassing for CNN..

2:19 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

nan, thanks for the link to the healthcare article. That's one of my personal causes. No one seems ready to adress the core of the problem, though. If I keep talking enough, someday the right person will hear me.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon Everyone! :)

I am looking forward to Scooter's trial..

The evildoers must be shaking in their boots! hehe

Scooter is gonna wish he had never lied to the Untouchable! LOL

Have a great day all!! :)

3:17 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

Stephanie, "Justice Department policies require prosecutors to exhaust other remedies before sending subpoenas to reporters, AND EACH DECISION IS REVIEWED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL" (from the posted article). My point is Judith Miller is the journalist we all love to hate, myself included, but she may have been a well-chosen test case, having been the subject of precedents set in the Libby and telephone cases, precedents in which the courts ruled in favor of the Bush administration and not freedom of the press.

As a reader of the blogs I am very often critical of the MSM, but not everyone in this country has access to the Internet, and rotten though they are, I don't like to see freedom of speech in the traditional media undermined.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy new year, Justice Bloggers!

Anyone out there with some more info/evidence 'bout this one:


4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIME hearts The Vampire.

4:36 PM  
Blogger jan said...

What ever happened with "Statute of Limitations Passes in Probe of Leaks to N.Y. Time" stuff? Seems like it just fissed away.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that anon says that Paulson was arrested in Europe. Then why is Paulson is pictured with Ms. Rice today?

4:41 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Woops, I ment, 'fizzled away".

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


the article states something 'bout "housearrest" and "forced to resign"...finally, he was "exfiltrated" (whatever that means) by an U.K. machine, so the article says...

I don't know, if you all are aware of this Leo Wanta story...but at least I know that Fitz knows ;-) If you are not familar with Leo Wanta, visit www.nesara.us for details...

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, there are some really great comments here today.
To CJ - I love that icon you are using today! She looks strong enough to survive any storm. Bring it on.
Jackie, I appreciate your comments and love to read them. They are so right on.
And as for the gerbil and his henchmen and women lawyering up, I guess that will be on the taxpayer's dime huh? I am registering a protest. This bunch of criminals has run up a bill we will be paying off for generations. I don't want to pay for their lawyers especially for Bush and Cheney.
Here's to 2007 a year of comeuppance for evildoers. Oathiness won't work.
Nan, thank you for the links. I will be reading them. Wishing everone a great afternoon/evening on the 2nd day of 2007.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

Well, it is indeed "unusual" when a journalist is interested in performing treachery for another nation, say, oh, um, Israel.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

******* MARCH ON WASHINGTON! ******


Go here:



5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers greet police indicted in New Orleans bridge shootings

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Formal Intervention with a Dry Drunk President

"The long-anticipated report of the Iraq Study Group has been likened in some media reports to the classic treatment Intervention provided to drug users and alcoholics who have "hit bottom." Seething in its criticism, the report (Intervention) made a number of take-it- or-leave-it recommendations. "This is not like fruit salad," the head facilitator later explained; the recommendations must be followed as a whole. Characteristic of a person with an addictive mentality, the president responded in a state of denial as do the "enablers" around him. His supporters are getting fewer and fewer, however. And even his father recently broke into tears. We will return to that later."

Worth reading, if you have a little time.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard they found Osama on the Senate Floor! LOL

Great job CNN for finding "Osama"!


5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, now this is reassuring...after all the money that has been spent for Homeland Security..

"Only six of 75 U.S. cities and surrounding areas rate top grades for their emergency agencies' ability to communicate during a disaster, according to a federal report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
A draft portion of the report, to be released Wednesday, gives the highest ratings to Washington, San Diego, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Columbus, Ohio; Sioux Falls, S.D., and Laramie County, Wyoming.

The lowest scores went to Chicago; Cleveland, Baton Rouge, La.; Mandan, N.D., and American Samoa.

The study, conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, comes five years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, revealed major problems in how well emergency agencies were able to talk to each other during a catastrophe. Many firefighters climbing the World Trade Center towers died when they were unable to hear police radio warnings to leave the crumbling buildings."

6 of 75 Cities Get Top Disaster Rating

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



GEF is gonna kill me for this one! LOL

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC had footage on those shootings in NOLA last night. It told a somewhat different story than CNN.

Police say the officers were responding to a report of other officers down, and that they thought one of the men, Ronald Madison, was reaching for a gun. Madison, a 40-year-old mentally retarded man, and James Brissette, 19, were killed on the bridge. The coroner said Madison was shot seven times, with five wounds in the back.

Madison’s brother Lance, who was also on the bridge and was cleared of attempted murder charges, denies he or his brother was armed. He said they were running from a group of teens who had opened fire on the bridge when seven men jumped out of a rental truck and also shot at them without warning.

The trial will most likely tell a different story but one of the victims had her arm shot off, she certainly wasn't shooting at the cops. NBC's report last night sounded like the police tried to lie and cover up for the shootings. None of the victims were found to be armed or the news piece said the "someone shooting" from the bridge turned out to be a false alarm.


6:17 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Reporters like to skew the truth to make the story more interesting. I have been interviewed and videotaped a few times and every single time the tv station has edited the tape to make it look like I said or did something that I really didn't.I can't wait until the tables are turned on them. It's a shame we can't see a tape of it. Go get 'em, Fitzie!.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




6:37 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Hello, all....have been watching the funeral proceedings for Gerald Ford. I am struck by the rock that
Betty Ford is! She was and is a forerunner for women everywhere. She was a stalwart supporter of her husband, but was a single self-supporter before she met this fine man. Isn't it interesting that women who are required by birth or situation are much more supportive of women's rights than others.

It speaks volumes to our American system that there are those who can support both sides of the argument!

But in my heart, it was very moving to see this 88 year-old woman brave a grueling day from sunrise to sunset with honor, dignity and love to see the love of her life brought to his home. I am proud to be from Michigan.

7:03 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

We are a nation than moves on quickly...our attention span is noteworthy. In Gerald Ford's pardon of the criminal Nixon we were given a reprieve from the prosecution of his crimes which gave us permission and time to move on. I was outraged at the time, but have come to realize that
there was much wisdom in his decision. I am humbled by historical reflection.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saddam's Demise, Like His Rule, Was a Travesty of Justice

by Stephen Zunes

"The execution of Saddam Hussein, though he was undeniably guilty of a notorious series of crimes against humanity, represents a major setback in the pursuit of justice in Iraq. The trial and the sentence were both problematic. The opportunity for future trials, and to present evidence of U.S. complicity in some of Saddam's crimes, has been lost. And the overall message -- that leaders face justice only if they run afoul of U.S. authority - undermines international legal norms. It is impossible to mourn the passing of the tyrant. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to mourn the manner of his demise. The political implications of his execution may set back efforts for peace and reconciliation in Iraq."

Stephen Zunes (www.stephenzunes.org) is the Middle East editor for Foreign Policy In Focus , where this article was originally posted. He is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and the author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism (Common Courage Press, 2003).

7:36 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

My bad. I want to correct myself. I referred to freedom of speech in connection with the press. I was mixing my amendments. Sloppy!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Evening Justice bloggers,

Heard DC was a mess today, glad I was on 270S;-)

Interesting article Fitz, I can't wait to see it happen live and in person!

But the trial is certain to renew questions about whether the administration used reporters to drum up support for the war. Ya think?? Sheesh, a first grader could tell you that...

naschkatze,about freedom of the press-the real press that is-not these clowns shilling for the administration. JFK could have made this speech yesterday. I'm burning copies for some judges and politicians that I know. Maybe if its on "TV" for them, they'll "get it" ha JFK Speech on Secret Societies and Freedom of the Press

8:18 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Oh and this too...changes in Mr Bush's Iraq policy is likely to come in the middle of next week.

Its central theme will be sacrifice.

I don't know about you guys, but I am more than willing to sacrifice George Bush in either war. He still owes the Guard some time anyway haha

8:26 PM  
Blogger c said...

I agree T this administration has used so-called reporters to get the message they wanted told out. It didn't matter if it was true or not just so it upheld their political cause and purpose. The major problem I have with the media today is that some of them have used freedom of the press for their own political purposes further dividing this country. Why can't they just report both sides of the issue and keep their opinions to themselves. If I want to hear an opinion I'll read the editorial page or watch pundits.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is interested in helping to cause the New World Order to disintegrate?

An article with instructions on how to do so follows!


8:38 PM  
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8:45 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

GrandmaNuk, yes, we have some good bloggers who are MIA. I hope Subway is feeling better, too.

Someone asked about a shooting in the Chicago area of a party where some jerks opened fire. If I remember my stories right from the evening news, it is being investigated as a hate crime because the folks at the party were gay.

For the UFO/strange weather thing at O'Hare, geez, that is the *last* place on earth aliens would go, except maybe Charles De'Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Speaking of strange weather things, if the weather gets any warmer, is Al Gore available to mow my lawn in the middle of January?

I see CNN went downhill and they now have Dan Quayle on staff for typing for the teleprompter. I expected that from FOX but not CNN.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...


I respect your comments. But, as an American who lived with the pain and hurt of what Nixon had done to our country, I still feel he should not gotten the pardon. Forgiveness is the great thing. But as we learned the criminal acts are continued by the young students of Nixon's time namely Dick Cheney. As we see today the actions of President Ford's pardon to Nixon, the same criminals acts continue today as no President has to pay for their crimes against the National Security of the United States or to our soldiers who are dying everyday based on the lies by President Bush.
We teach our children that they must be punished when they done something wrong to learn not to make that same mistake. Criminals are tried fairly in our courts and when found guilty, paid their debt in jail for those crimes. Let's hope that this generation doesn't make the same mistake that we did and let a criminal President go free.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush's Photo Op Snubbed by Ford Family

The children of late President Gerald Ford spent every hour of public viewing in the United States Capitol to greet tens of thousands of everyday Americans who came to pay tribute to their father. When President George W. Bush showed up, the Ford children were nowhere to be seen.

According to a Capitol Hill source, Bush is the only person to have the Rotunda cleared for his visit, bringing a screeching halt to the public's visit to the casket. Other former Presidents and political VIP's went to the front of the line, but nonetheless greeted fellow mourners while paying their condolences. Further, Bush reportedly spent only seven seconds at the casket and promptly left the building.

While the nation, including Democrats and Republicans alike, joins together in honoring the service and life of a former President, Dubya doesn't seem to get it. Instead, he seems to just be going through the motions.


9:12 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Jackie....I was truly looking forward to seeing Nixon behind bars and relishing the thought, but in retrospect Jerry Ford did all of us a favor. How would we feel today as American citizens to have had a convicted felon as president? Me..... not so much!

"'tis a far better thing'......." rings all so true!

Nixon got way better than he deserved, but we got much in the bargain. I wonder how we will feel
when this (p)resident in the WH is faced with the same scenario! History is repeating itself as you so well pointed out. It will all unfold!

9:34 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

spb....methinks this petulant (p)resident in the WH is none too happy with the post-mordem comments
released by Bob Woodward. As we all know he brooks no criticism of his royal self or his decisions. Seven seconds is all this uninterested person could manage, I'm sure.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous northernbelle said...

Mista Fitzgerald, Them reportas should ha' cooperated with ya.

I sure woulda, but it woulda have cost ya by the word- no swearin' needed:-D

9:42 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

one more thing....the pardon of Nixon turned me off of politics for years. I watched every minute I could of the impeachment hearings like it was "days of our lives". I felt that Jerry Ford sold all of us out by giving Nixon a pardon. It has taken many, many years for me to have some faith again in the political process. For me to say he did the right thing is giving up 25 years of "giving up" on doing the right thing. I was wrong to believe that
there were none left that believed
in doing what was and is right!

9:43 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

....at this time and date, we do not have a convicted felon as a former president!

thanks to Jerry Ford!

Who will save this (p)resident????

9:56 PM  
Anonymous t said...

GMNUK, My much older than you Granny said the same about Nixon pardon and politics-turned her off too. Kennedy didn't however...she started going to church for a while right after he was killed. She and I both think this cabal needs jail time to deter other would be cabals.

Fitz, not to assist in Scooters defense...but maybe this is lil' Irv's problem-he's right handed! It's not his fault! heehee

Lefties May Possess Superior Memory for Events
Because lefties and their relatives seem to have larger corpus callosums, the bridges of neurons linking the brain's hemispheres, these results suggest that interaction between the two halves strengthens memory for events. "So left-handers probably do have a richer ability to recall their lives," Christman, himself a southpaw, says.
For the record my only sibling is left-handed;-)

CJ, Pocahontas, nice pic. Jan I like your new one too. Nan thanks for those articles I hadn't read them yet:-)

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Woodward's taped conversation did damage to the Gerbil and raises more concerns for the public about this incompetent President and more determined to remove him. And to think that President Ford advised Woodward to release those tapes after his death. Despite the Gerbil trying to downplay the tapes, it didn't work. How poetic.

Regarding Ford and his decision to pardon Nixon, that is the decision that Ford will have to take with him with his maker. I know that we have the power to forgive. But, I learn that the decisions that we make everyday come with consequences. And those consequences are for the good or for the bad. But, we have to live with those decisions. When Ford made the decision to pardon Nixon, that decision came with consequences. But, when Ford made the decision to have Woodward released the conversation with him after his death, it came with consequences. But the Ford family's body language at the funeral did tell what they think of the President. I am a firm believer of not putting a band aid on a major crisis. Even though Nixon was pardoned and now deceased, two people breed the Nixon way: Rummy and Cheney,. And it is time for the 21th century to cut the cord of the Nixon playbook forever and move on and rebuild the dignity of the country.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

SPB--The only thing that is different with the Gerbil is that damn inappropriate ex-frat box smirk is off his face when he mentions Ford. That is probably because Ford got back at him about Iraq from the grave.

NBC did get one big thing right tonight. On Bush sending a bunch more troops to Iraq, the dude who is the Pentagon liasion (Miklashevski--however that is spelled) said that was more about Bush trying to squeeze out some sort of a victory before his time is up in two years and not what would be good as a military strategy. Sending additional troops is all about Bush on a personal level.

Can't we just get Dr. Phil on Oprah to analyze Bush as a spoiled brat bully who cares only about himself first? So many people follow what is on Oprah like sheep.

Sending an additional number of troops is totally against what the Iraq Study Group recommended. Someone should try reverse psychology on Bush--send all bad ideas as recommendations so he picks the opposite.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Night Owl:

I viewed Gerald Ford's funeral. The Gerbil should get the foot in the mouth award. He mention about Ford being called to the Navy. He should have cut that part from his speech since he was drunk and a cokehead in his National Guard days.. And throughout the funeral, he looked like that he needed the bottle to yearn..

"The only thing that is different with the Gerbil is that damn inappropriate ex-frat box smirk is off his face when he mentions Ford."

Yes, indeed, Night Owl. The ghost of Ford bitchslapped the Gerbil..
And you don't need Oprah or Dr.
Phil to analyze the moron.. Too many maryjanes fried the chimpster's brain too much that all his talks are Gerbilspeak...No wonder Poppy Bush wants to adopt Bill Clinton.

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WESTLAKE, La. - The first black mayor-elect in a largely white Louisiana town committed suicide days before he was to take office, the coroner said Tuesday.

The body of Gerald "Wash" Washington, 57, was found Saturday night in the parking lot of a former high school with a pistol nearby. He had been shot once in the chest, investigators said.

The death was ruled a suicide Tuesday, the same day Washington was to take office. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said it was asking Louisiana State Police to investigate the death, and a motivation wasn't immediately known.

The mayor-elect's family did not accept the coroner's ruling and has asked for a state police investigation, Sheriff Tony Mancuso said.


Another "suicide".

10:40 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Teak, the suicide thing happens all the time, to non-politician, regular people, too. I know of several ex-medical examiners and/or investigative teams who can be hired to look into deaths ruled as suicide if the family suspects that it was murder instead.

I do not know enough about what happens where but a coroner should not be an elected position in any state. Only a qualified person trained in medicine and forensic investigation should be hired. I know of some dude who owned a furniture store who wanted some extra bucks who got elected as the coroner. This dude went around to death investigations! An underqualified person like that could find a dead body with a gun in the hand, automatically rule it as a suicide, and not check anything else. That is not how anything should happen at all, never, never, never. Only qualified investigators should be near dead bodies.

I hope whatever happened to the mayor-elect is checked very carefully, for the family's sake. I cannot imagine anything worse for a family than a suicide. For the rest of their lives they are going to second-guess themselves about what they might have done differently and carry guilt.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Final posting:

1/2/2007 - WASHINGTON — Sen. Joseph Biden, the new Democratic chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in scheduling three weeks of hearings on Iraq threatens to interfere with President Bush’s two major speeches in January.

Biden, a critic of Bush’s war policy, announced last week that hearings would begin Jan. 9. That conflicts with the president’s speech on Iraq tentatively scheduled for Jan. 10. Three weeks of hearings are supposed to end around the time the president goes to the country again with his State of the Union address.

A footnote: The Foreign Relations Committee contains four presidential hopefuls: Democrats Biden, John Kerry and Barack Obama, and Republican Chuck Hagel. All oppose the ‘‘surge’’ in U.S. troops for Iraq expected from Bush.


Good night! Biloxi man out!

11:07 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

I agree with Jackie. We can't expect our children to accept responsiblity for their actions if our leaders don't. We cannot have this moral duplicity. Also, our brave young people died in Vietnam because of Nixon's decisions. Iraq is Bush's Vietnam. As a prior service officer, I know that a good leader will never ask his/her people to do anything that he/she would not do themselves. To do so is to loose respect in the eyes of those you lead. Add to that the fact that the troops are dying for no just cause and you have a military which has been betrayed by its own leader. Our troops are fulfilling their promise to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.Unfortunately, their Commander-in-Chief is doing all he can to destroy it. Our military is responsible enough to know what would happen if they defended the Constitution against the domestic intruder Bush. So we must make him pay dearly for this attack on our system of government in such a way that no one will dare to attack it again.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Nexus said...


Can anyone confirm this?

Best wishes for 2007!

5:18 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning,

Thank goodness for Dell stores in VA-I'm on battery since my power cord went bad. I don't recommend anyone buy a Dell-nothing but problems and poor customer service.

CJ said...a good leader will never ask his/her people to do anything that he/she would not do themselves

And THAT is my main problem with dubya and the neocon cowards-I tire of their "Me master-you slave" actions. dumbya "wrote" an OpEd for the WSJ? hahahaha In what? Crayon?

Jim Webb is having open house today in dc. Looking FW to meeting him and his staff. Should be an interesting day. Have a good one!

9:11 AM  

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