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Thursday, October 26, 2006

S C R A T CH :"stay the course"
you got it
these are the orders right from the press secretary

Q Tony, it seems what you have is not "stay the course." Has anybody told the President he should stop calling it "stay the course" then?
MR. SNOW: I don't think he's used that term in a while.

Q Oh, yes, he has, repeatedly.
MR. SNOW: When?

Q Well, in August, because I wrote a story saying he didn't use it and I was quite sternly corrected.
MR. SNOW: No, he stopped using it.

Q Why would he stop using it?
MR. SNOW: Because it left the wrong impression about what was going on. And it allowed critics to say, well, here's an administration that's just embarked upon a policy and not looking at what the situation is, when, in fact, it's just the opposite. The President is determined not to leave Iraq short of victory, but he also understands that it's important to capture the dynamism of the efforts that have been ongoing to try to make Iraq more secure, and therefore, enhance the clarification -- or the greater precision.

Q Is the President responsible for the fact people think it's stay the course since he's, in fact, described it that way himself?
MR. SNOW: No."


I see war as a ride into hell and back(we hope)
President Bush, with the road map of "Stay the Course", kept driving us in
deeper. With the discarding of this buzz phrase, this road map, they are admitting: we are officially lost in hell. There is NO road map at all anymore (not that the one the had was worth anything). In Maine they say "ya cant get there [out] from here" We better get one soon, but lets not take the first one past our way.
Some want us to believe there is some sort of express elevator, that we can take and get out of hell without anymore harm. Sad to say, most realists, independent of party know there is no such elevator.

The question is what and where IS the road out.
I don't think we can find it without asking for directions/ help in drawing up a road map.
This mapping help being from countries in Middle East and Europe,. God forbid, if we ask for help but we cant do it by ourselves. ( How many more body bags do we need to send back home to, before we get the administration to see this.)

oh yes, one last thing: get bush out from behind the wheel!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

If you like animation short, here is a site to fall in love with: 50 great animated shorts from National Film Board of Canada
These are so wonderful! NFB lets you sort list and viewfilms in one of two formats (tip: click large fromat before movie starts or you must start movie over) Site includes Great films like Every Child/Chaque enfant by Eugene Fedorenko

Saturday, October 14, 2006

This bumper sticker “two [fingers] for peace” expresses pretty much how I feel at the moment....

each week there is only more to be disappointed about. My only hope is that the midterm elections gives the "one for George" to George :-)

(please feel free to link to image two for peace)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Sandbox

Was announced in this past Sundays (October 8,2006) Doonesbury comic strip

It is a "...milblog, featuring comments, anecdotes, and observations from service members currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan." "....offering those in-country a chance to share their experiences and reflections with the rest of us. The Sandbox's focus is not on policy and partisanship" ......,"but on the unclassified details of deployment -- the everyday, the extraordinary, the wonderful, the messed-up, the absurd. .....where all correspondence is read, and as much as possible is posted. And contributors may rest assured that all content, no matter how robust, is currently secured by the First Amendment." source: the sandbox

it is not the first military blog (milblog)... but it is worthy of a read! and We need a few more!

Friday, October 06, 2006

GEE George, Thanks for the war !!! not.....

How Al Qaeda views a long Iraq war |
"A letter from Al Qaeda leaders found in Iraq shows that the group sees the war as a boon for its cause."
By Dan Murphy| Oct 6, 2006 | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
"CAIRO – In appearances across the US, President Bush has been campaigning against withdrawing troops from Iraq, arguing that to leave now would hand a historic victory to Al Qaeda and inspire new generations of jihadists to attack the US.

But a letter that has been translated and released by the US military indicates that Al Qaeda itself sees the continued American presence in Iraq as a boon for the terror network, which has recently shown signs of expanding into the Palestinian territories and North Africa."
(Photograph) AL QAEDA IN IRAQ: Leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir is cultivating Sunni leaders.

'The most important thing is that the jihad continues with steadfastness ... indeed, prolonging the war is in our interest,' says the writer, who goes by the name Atiyah. The letter, released last week, was recovered in the rubble of the Iraqi house where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, former leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, was killed by a US bomb in June.