Friday, August 22, 2008

Negotiating with Terrorists, and Cowardly Setting Timetables

US, Iraq close in on deal for pullout of US troops

When people suggested talking with Iran, Neocons, Bush-supporters, Bush, Cheney, FOX News and others called them appeasers. They said, "What?! You can't negotiate with terrorists." Then Bush did it. He sent diplomats.

When people suggested setting timetables for withdrawal, that group said, "What?! That's like giving Al Qaeda the date they can take over. They'll just wait 'til we leave, then take over!" Now, Rice is over there, doing exactly that....setting timetables.

The end result is lack of credibility on the Right, and wasted time, money, and lives.

Justice Department plan would "allow the F.B.I. to open an investigation of an American, conduct surveillance, pry into private records and take other investigative steps 'without any basis for suspicion.'"

New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers -

"A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation
to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation
against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic
lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday."

This isn't what America is about, people. Come on, this is getting out of control.

Russia Says Some NATO Cooperation Frozen

Russia says some NATO cooperation frozen | Reuters

"A senior Russian military official confirmed on Friday that Russia's
Defence Ministry had frozen some cooperation with the NATO military
alliance and queried the merits of a U.S. Navy operation in the Black

Don't worry folks, Bush "looked into Putin's eyes."

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Lovely Benefits of the Iraq War, Nicely Summed Up By Russia's Response to Georgia Withdrawal

Russia, on Georgia withdrawal: "If I would ask
you in response to the same question how fast the American forces can
leave Iraq, for example, the answer would be as soon as we have
guarantees for peace and security there"

Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia, despite cease-fire -

Pakistani Democracy Trumps U.S. Support of Military Dictator, as They Reelect President Deposed by Musharraf's Coup

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pakistan's Musharraf steps down

More results of tough-guy diplomacy. As we focus a trillion dollars of our blood and treasure on some random guys living in caves, a nuclear power just went to a country which hates us, due to our support of a military dictator....the mind reels.