Monday, April 17, 2006

Evidence of a Crime

Rumsfeld is exactly the right guy to be Secretary of Defense. If you can say that and believe it, you are either a liar or you have not heard any news for the past three years.

I know I have pimped the book, “Cobra ll”, all over the internet. If you don’t already have it, get your paws on that big book and please read it. I don’t know much about military operations and even I can read this book and see where things went all to hell. The authors give the names of those who were involved in the operations, and as of now I have not heard of a single person deny anything depicted in the book.

Because I allow myself only so much time for reading each day, I am about three quarters through the book. I feel great gratitude to the authors for helping me see what really happened before and during the invasion. Do I think the retired generals who are lambasting Rumsfeld are justified? Absolutely! Do I think there should be a large legal net thrown over this administration? Yes, with all my heart. Do I feel it would be justified? Thanks to the authors of “Cobra ll”, I now know it would not only be justified, it is mandatory for the future of our country.

Anyone who is aiding and abetting this administration at this time is committing a moral crime, if not a legal crime. Now is truly the time for all good men to come to the aid of our country, because our country is in pathetic shape. We are seriously lacking in truth and valor right here in America. Someone is killing the truth, and as a result people are dying. That would seem to me to be evidence that a crime has been committed.


Blogger aikane said...

Well said.

April 17, 2006 8:39 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I especially like that concluding paragraph. Nicely stated.

April 17, 2006 9:35 AM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

too bad most people don't care huh

April 17, 2006 12:04 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Now is truly the time for all good men to come to the aid of our country, because our country is in pathetic shape.

Unfortunately, the bullies in Washington keep sliming the integrity of the good people aiding our country. If only the public could see this tactic for what it is - desperation. These are generals speaking out, not some disillusioned privates with an axe to grind. They carry a lot of credibility in my opinion, much more than Rumsfeld, Bush, Cheney, et al.

April 17, 2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger Human said...

A quick hi and thanks for coming by. Funny I was working on a post that correlates with your comments under Easter. I'll come back and peruse. I gotta go pick up the lil feller at daycare.
bye bye

April 17, 2006 1:04 PM  
Blogger Hellpig said...

Patriotism is also defined by support for the countries Armed Forces in a time of war

Posting pictures and names of fallen patriots to further ones beliefs and anti-american agenda especially to do so without the fallen patriots families knowledge

This certainly is not patriotism this is down right disgraceful and pathetic,these are acts of a selfish bastard who has no concern for the families who lost a loved one

Human the author of "remember" is a sick twisted self serving piece of shit.


April 17, 2006 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Hellpig, with all that naked jingoism on your blog the one who shames the country is you.

The Greatest Generation would be ashamed, as should you.

In further news concerning the Disgrace Running the DOD:

The Brass Quietly Undermining Rumsfeld

Army Inspector General report contains sworn statement by Gen. Randall Schmidt directly implicating Rumsfeld in torture of one Guitmo prisoner.

- oddjob

April 17, 2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Shit POP...looks like your site has been infected with the white trash virulent puke known as hellpig.

If you like reading really pathetic grammar, arguments with no facts to back them up, and watch some conservative douche bag make a fool of himself, then don't delete his posts. He's the kind of ass that makes you wonder what other stupid shit could possible crawl out of his mouth. Otherwise, its like hearing a rat scurrying around in the other room, and it’s annoying to have to waste your time to get up and go kill it.

Anyway, I haven't purchased the book yet....but does it talk about stuff from a military standpoint or from a political, civilian POV?

PS hellpig go catch POP some crab too, I'm sure she's hungry. Go fetch you fucking waste of trailer space.

April 17, 2006 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Michael Miller said...

I heard about Cobra II here first, but I thought you'd like to know people Out There are backing your good judgement.

Gregory at Belgravia Dispatch (via TPM)
is also familiar with  Cobra II and refers to it as a must-read.

April 17, 2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

The book describes what the authors were told by the men actually fighting the war began and as far as I've read that's the way it's being done. These guys who wrote the book have done a lot of homework. You will learn what really happened compared to what the government has wanted you to know. Going into Iraq and the road to Baghdad was not a cake walk and it was ugly. I have heard two people on tv, neither a big Party rep., say everyone in America should read this book. I agree.

April 17, 2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Jeremy, if you should want to know how Iraqis felt before the war, read "The Fall of Baghdad, by Jon Lee Anderson. He was over there before and during the invasion. He was able to know a lot of people and tells you their impression of Saddam and what they thought would happen when America arrived. His book is just as good, in my opinion, for getting to know the Iraqis as Cobra ll is for getting to know the military.

April 17, 2006 2:51 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Ho, Patricia! Thanks for dropping by! Sorry to see that you too are suffering from "swine disease", wanna have a hog roast?

April 17, 2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

W's endorsement of Rumsfeld was interesting. It was like he was kicking all these retired generals in the stomach.

If one is going to carry out a "ruthless" war in the name of democracy, it should be done efficiently, quickly, and well.

Instead, Rumsfeld has provided over an invasion that didn't contemplate the difficulties of occupation, misread all logistical and political forces let loose in Iraq, failed to follow strategic concerns raised by his own advisors, and inadequately equipped and trained the troops who were there.

He's run the war poorly from a logistical standpoint and he's jeopardized American democracy and its reputation in the world in the process. Yet, the president has full confidence in him?

April 17, 2006 3:46 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Cobra II may be a good book, but background reading should be John Prekins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. In it, he talks about the connections between the Bush family, and Cheney and a whole mess of other folks with the very terrorists we are now "hunting." Scary stuff.

April 17, 2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Hellpig said...

pissed off patricia said...
I agree about keeping the high road. Someone once said if you take the high road it just means you'll be hit by more expensive cars. LOL

I think the Right is getting desperate and we all know what animals and humans do when they are backed into a corner. The corner is made up of their the support for this war and their support for this administration. Sort of shows you what they're made of, doesn't it? They are showing their true colors now and they aren't pretty.

First off I am no Bush supporter,I am a supporter of the Armed Forces of the United States of America

And the use of names and pictures of fallen patriots to advance ones political agenda without the families knowledge is disgraceful and pathetic,you dishonor the memories of their loved ones with this sad attemp by the whack job left to take a stance on the war.

Question: if these Generals were so displeased with Rummy why didn't they resign their commission? instead of doing a prelude to a book deal stirring up free publicity.hmmmmmmm imagine that

April 17, 2006 3:59 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

I love the passion in your writing and the way you nail your points home.

April 17, 2006 4:19 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Thanks for waving the right flag Patricia.

Hellpig - there comes a time in everyone's life where they have to stand up for what is right. As the son of a Major General and brother of a fighter pilot, I know that it's not easy to speak out against the politicians who make the strategic decisions. It takes a lot of courage and the momentum is growing in the US (thank God).

My experience is that senior military officers care about 2 things greatly - the men and women they put at risk and executing their tasks well.

With Rummy and Bush at the top, they can't send the troops with integrity and haven't been able to do a good job either.

As for respecting the military - you can't believe that people who question the war in Iraq or question the brains of the current administration necessarily don't respect the military.

It's not one or the other.

April 17, 2006 5:00 PM  
Blogger C.S. said...

Having lurked around here for a while I must finally weigh in...

Hellpig...the disgrace is the fact that this administration tries to hide the deaths of our soldiers by refusing to allow photos of their flag draped caskets to be seen by the American public.

Out of sight is out of mind.

Perhaps if the public saw the nightly arrival of fallen troops, there would finally be an outcry over this war.

That is what this administration fears...the truth.

You can certainly be patriotic and support the troops and yet not support the reasons for this war or the way it is conducted. I for one support the troops and the families of the fallen.

If only I had the power to send the politicians and their children to war.

Then you could talk about patriotism at the highest levels. Until then, they are draft dodgers and deserters using our young as cannon fodder for their own agenda.

Sorry Patricia for using your space for my soapbox. I'll try to be more restrained in the future.

April 17, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

WOW! Hellpork actually posted more than his typical cut-and-paste remark! Quick! Somebody test his sorry ass for drugs! Opps, sorry, that's a given I s'pose. ..

April 17, 2006 6:41 PM  
Blogger Joe the Working Schlub said...

Anyone who is aiding and abetting this administration at this time is committing a moral crime, if not a legal crime.

You've just indicted both houses of Congress and the judiciary with that statement. Good luck in prosecuting the criminals.

April 17, 2006 7:40 PM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

The thing about the cannot be killed. Sooner or later the bloody head of it rears up and slaps your ass back down where you belong... Let us hope... :>/

April 17, 2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

Totally agree. and yes a "large legal net" should be thrown over this administration. Cobra II sounds like a good book and I'll pick it up when I get a chance. Right now I'm reading Worse than Watergate by John Dean. Its talking about how Nixonian the Bush administration is. The reseamblance is uncanny.

windspike - Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was a great book. I agree, its very scary.

April 17, 2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Re nonpolitical comment on isamericaburning

I still have the Calla since early Saturday so probably as long as any other lily. Several days?

April 17, 2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

I was just reading back through your posts. A very belated Happy Birthday. What a story (all too common I'm afraid) and what an amazing woman you have become.


April 18, 2006 12:40 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

They are afraid of the truth alright...they are afraid when the truth comes out 'they' will be set free...from their jobs. And...of course to be found out the traitors that they are. They are the true 'hellpigs'...

April 18, 2006 1:03 AM  
Anonymous joe S. the new guy said...

As a Veteran who has seen and touched the blood and destruction in Vietnam, I would like to think that I did my duty so all could be truly free. So all can have their own opinion.

The bumper stickers on my pickup truck say to honor the Warrior,not the war.

We who come here to read the blogs and we who seek out the truth will read Cobra II. The main force of people are kept busy, by design, watching jiggling half naked women on reality TV shows and advertisements for get-rich-quick schemes while they struggle to make ends meet in an economy designed to keep them busy working and therefor not paying too much attention.

I feel the situation will change and peace will prevail. Unfortuately not in this lifetime.

I don't know what to do. I speak out to my friends and neighbors in my liberal circle, but the work must be done in the back yard of the blind followers of the neocons.

Carry the signs in them "red" states. Ask the tough questions. Write those letters. Speak up.
Provoke thought.

April 18, 2006 3:30 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

You also may want to check out a book titled "Bush on the couch". A top psychologist analyzes Bush. I heard him on Randi today. Sounds very enlighteniin.

April 18, 2006 4:23 PM  

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