Tuesday, March 06, 2007

What about the other side?

If you were exposed to any sort of media this past weekend, you know that Sen. Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama were in Selma Alabama. While there has been lots of discussion about these two Democratic presidential candidates being in attendance there, where were the Republican presidential candidates? Were any of them there? If not, why not?

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Then there’s this tidbit of information.

“And hours after yesterday's presentation a high-ranking US official admitted that, despite spending $22 billion on reconstruction across Iraq, the Americans didn't expect Baghdad to have a 24-hour electricity supply until 2013.”

Telegraph.co.uk

As of now, according to this report, the average Iraqi has two hours of electric a day.

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Tomorrow I will tell you what your comments yesterday will always mean to me.

21 Comments:

Blogger Hill said...

Everytime I need a new report like this, my heart sinks lower. What has Dubya done?

March 06, 2007 2:55 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Hell, why should they have electricity when I posted a few months ago about them not having money to pay the light bills at some of our very own military bases here in the USofA? Sick!

March 06, 2007 3:21 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

The frightening and saddening thing is that you know he is lying about 2013. No matter what happens, and it will take a miracle of some sort regardless, we in the person of Bush have managed to take a reasonably successful country with high potential and turn it into a hell on earth.

March 06, 2007 4:01 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

It's all BS. He can't do anything here in the US, how and why would he really do anything there, or anywhere else for that matter? ; (

March 06, 2007 4:03 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

But the massive embassy in the green zone has electricity 24/7.......winning hearts and minds.

March 06, 2007 4:38 AM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

Honestly... I'm shocked they have that much... the longer it takes, the more money the contractors make, where's the incentive??

I mean , we can't expect them to simply do it because it's *sniff* "humane"... ;-{

Ethel

March 06, 2007 5:18 AM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Great, by 2013 all Iraqis will have electricity. It doesn't change the fact that many Americans in Appalachia do not have indoor plumbing.

According to the International Human Rights Report 2006, Bush is a war criminal. Funny how he cares about electricity in Iraq, but not in the US or human rights. (We were the only G8 nation to be listed on the report).

Really says something, doesn't it? Women OTV said it best with, "Where's the incentive?"

March 06, 2007 6:31 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

So we been there 4 years, and we STILL haven't been able to give them services they had while being ruled by a ruthless tyrant.

More Death, Less Service, over 1 million have fled. Welcome to the new Iraq.

Can somebody remind me what our goals were for Iraq?

March 06, 2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

The US has pretty much tossed the world into a tailspin just so a few corporate elite could make a lot of money. We have witnessed some of the largest transfers of tax dollars to a few hand-picked corporations, the least they could do is turn the water and electricity on for the people whose country we shocked and awed. How many times do you think we'll have to pay for this?

March 06, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger Edward Copeland said...

I just read your post of yesterday about your father. You have my sympathies. I know how difficult it is at times to remain engaged in the political world when you have so many more pressing matters at home. My best to you and your family.

March 06, 2007 8:07 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

I quit being a cable news junkie, cold turkey, after the Anna Nichole business. It was the last straw.

March 06, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

For those of you who haven't heard, Libby found guilty on 4 of 5 counts.

March 06, 2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

PoP,
Just read your post from yesterday - congratulations, I think. Putting our unpleasant past behind is usually a lifelong endeavor. The parallel history we have is from my paternal grandfather - same song, different verse. Oddly enough, I never saw it, but my father and my favorite 1st cousin did,and his death was the only thing that allowed them to get on with living their lives without the dread of the mistikes of his arising again.

March 06, 2007 9:34 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I agree with all of these comments. Especially ditto what robin said.

Greed is the worst sin of all, imo.

March 06, 2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

We can expect no more from the Bushites. They have no more concern for those brown people over there than they do for those living here. Inhumane treatment all the way.

March 06, 2007 11:20 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

And all because the W, Rove and Co manufactured a reason to go to war? See Libby Verdict results.
http://educationalwhisper.blogspot.com/2007/03/feeling-sorry-for-libby.html

March 06, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I'll just say what most Americans seem afraid to say:

The Iraqi people were better off before we invaded. They were safer under Saddam than they are now. They had better schools, they had better medical care, they had their electricity. Saddam WAS a tyrant, but I don't believe Iraq had nearly as many bombings, murders or kidnappings before Bush had our troops invade. No, I'm not a fan of Saddam Hussein, he was a piece of shit. But I can't say a heck of lot differently about our Chimperor-in-Chief. Bombing the crap out of a country and wrecking their infrastructure is supposed to win hearts and minds? I don't think that would work even if the intent was "winning through intimidation"...

March 06, 2007 8:25 PM  
Blogger Time said...

The Republicans were busy, at another meeting, clapping and cheering because Ann Coulter called Edwards a faggot.

Great group, to cheer and clap for calling someone that word.

Then, of course, they were trying to decide if Rudy was moral enough on the social issues, to consider for a candidate! WOW!!!!

March 06, 2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I don't think Bush & Murderers have a bottom - they're an endless sink hole.

Re yesterday's post: Evangelicalism ruined the already tenuous relationship I had with all my siblings, save one, when Bush took office. I raged, they prayed. I condemned, they stopped speaking. In retrospect, it was a relief to me. I realized I was living a lie, trying to make believe we were a "family."

I am glad you were able to bring closure, no pun intended, to that matter.

March 06, 2007 9:15 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

There are more important things than electricity, food, shelter, health, future or life itself! What is it, you might ask? It's the gift of democracy that was so selflessly donated to the opressed masses of Iraqis by the Mr.Democracy, the Right Honourable, President George Walker Bush, himself.

March 07, 2007 12:52 AM  
Anonymous The Artist said...

I can only stand back in amazement where I hear such information.

Read the story about your Dad and my heart reached out to you.

Take care, The Artist

March 07, 2007 1:29 AM  

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