Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Office of Management and Budget, President Bush's administrative arm, has shot down a service plan to add five active-duty generals who would oversee purchasing and monitor contractor performance.
The boost in brass was a key recommendation from a blue-ribbon panel that last fall criticized the Army for contracting failures that undermined the war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan, wasted U.S. tax dollars, and sparked dozens of procurement fraud investigations.
As the Army's contracting budget ballooned — from $46 billion in 2002 to $112 billion in 2007 — it had too few experienced people negotiating and buying equipment and supplies, according to the panel. Worse still, there wasn't a single Army general in a job with contracting responsibilities. That meant the profession had little clout at a critical time." Link
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I definitely prefer being the pristine accuser, rather than the guilty accused.
Friday, June 20, 2008
'Persons immune from lawsuits include "Anyone" who "provid[ed] assistance to an element of the intelligence community . . . in connection with intelligence activity involving communications that was (i) authorized by the President during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on January 17, 2007 and (ii) designed to prevent or detect a terrorist attack, or activities in preparation of a terrorist attack, against the United States and (B) the subject of a written request or directive . . . indicating that the activity was (i) authorized by the President; and (ii) determined to be lawful."'
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Good thing the gov't is protecting us from those evil drugs! Thank you DEA!
Former Army Secretary: A Third Of The Prisoners Don't Belong In Guantanamo. U.S. has wrongfully imprisoned "perhaps hundreds" of men "in Afghanistan, Cuba and elsewhere on the basis of flimsy or fabricated evidence, old personal scores or bounty payments."
John McCain angrily denounces mandatory caps on carbon dioxide. Guess who's campaign released a plan for mandatory caps last month?
What's wrong with this guy? It's gone beyond flip-flopping. It's just a weird lust for power thing.
Monday, June 16, 2008
George, I know you're trying to do this for your "legacy," but maybe the outlook for your legacy would have been better if you had done this right away, instead of putting it off 'til the last second, spending $3 trillion of our children and grand children's money on an unrelated revenge killing of Saddam.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This is the problem of the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about. The military getting involved in politics. Go to YouTube if you haven't seen his famous TV speech.
Friday, June 13, 2008
- “Without privatization, I don’t see how you can possibly, over time, make sure that young Americans are able to receive Social Security benefits.” [C-Span Road to the White House, 11/18/2004]
- “As part of Social Security reform, I believe that private savings accounts are a part of it — along the lines that President Bush proposed.” [Wall Street Journal, 3/3/2008]
McCain is nuts. Does he not remember? Why would he contradict himself so obviously?
Monday, June 9, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
New Venezuelan law allows warrantless wiretapping and manipulation of the judicial process to favor the government over the rights of the accused
Good thing we live in America, where that would never, ever happen.
This will be good for tourism. And keep believing the Republican line that they are pro-business, and Dems aren't.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Get the inspectors in there!!!!! If they balk for one second, we're going in!!
"In her testimony, Ugone also revealed that $135 million were given to forces from three countries UK, South Korea and Poland to facilitate their participation in the war. This is the first time that the US has officially admitted paying its allies in the so-called Coalition of the Willing that invaded Iraq in March 2003."
In the first Gulf War, Bush Sr. got paid by our allies. In this one, Jr. is paying them.