mlah The “culture” that has evolved here isn’t conducive to sissies

October 7, 2004


Filed under: Politics — mlah @ 11:41 pm

well, it is finally being proven that the french and russians sided with saddam because they were paid to.

60 billion bucks. and they both stood to lose military contracts with saddam too.

let sanctions work! what sanctions? and that same report styates that commanders were TRYING to gas villagers again. with VX! they were told they didn’t have it. now mind you, these commanders were not admonished that gasing the loals is a bad thing. they were just told – none in stock at this time. so the commanders asked for sarin gas! and were again told – none in stock. so they used tear gas.

thank GOD saddam is gone and those asshats are out of power.

what the hell is up with terry macauliffe?

bush did NOT lie. get past it you meatheads. the cia may have been misled. may have been wrong, but when not only our intel services tell the president that saddam has them, but in addition the brit and french intel services say he has them. vladimir putin personally tells george that the russian intel services know he has them. the egyptian and jordanian intel services say he has them.

what the hell was he supposed to think? so he acted on that intel.

and acting on a belief that may be wrong … and saddam did everything in his power to make people think he has them for political aims., that is NOT a lie.

macauliffie should resign. he knows it is not true and is leveling the false accusation to harm the character of the president for his party’s gain.

resign terry. you gotta go!

UPDATES: i close on my house on the 28th. they poured my patio yesterday. i’ve been washer/dryer and fridge shopping. sky pilot is a pretty good flick. did i mention i’m in love with gwyneth paltrow and cate blanchette? either one. i can’t tell them apart.


    Aug. 6, 2003
    “Gwyneth Paltrow has been free with political cash since her rise to stardom. Paltrow is a regular contributor to the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee. So far this year, however, no White House hopeful or returning Washingtonian has sparked her interest. The only donation the actress has sent in 2003 was for $1,000 towards Emily’s List — a political action committee established to fund the campaigns of Democrat women who vote pro-choice.”
    “Blanchett’s gesture of appreciation came in the form of some bucks given to the Forest Guardians, one of the Southwest’s more active environmental overseers…
    “Giving the talented Blanchett the benefit of the doubt, she may have been moved by the group’s role in creating some preserves in New Mexico and Arizona or the help it has provided to fish, birds and mammals.

    Perhaps she wasn’t told of the many lawsuits the group has filed to try and stop human ranchers and lumber Jacks and Jills from going about their business.

    Or how the Forest Guardians were a co-plaintiff in the federal spotted owl suits that shut down logging in Arizona for a year and a half.

    Or, most recently, how the group filed suit against the commonsense Healthy Forests Initiative, which made changes to the old rules so as to avoid the destruction and forced barbecuing of plants and animals via wildfires.”

    Comment by f-in_cheney — October 8, 2004 @ 12:55 am

    ” The White House has insisted Saddam was a threat to the United States and had weapons of mass destruction capability, but Kay told NBC television: “All I can say is ‘denial’ is not just a river in Egypt.”

    “The report is scary enough without misrepresenting what it says,” he added.

    Iraq “was not an imminent and growing threat because of its own weapons of mass destruction,” he added.

    Bush said Wednesday there was a risk that Iraq could have transferred weapons to terrorist groups.

    But Kay told CNN television “Right now we have a lot of people who are desperate to justify the Bush administration’s decision to go to war with Iraq. “

    Comment by f-in_cheney — October 8, 2004 @ 3:02 am

  3. Gwyneth may have strange ideas, but Mlah and she could hit it off. Look at Matalin and Carville….. And since she’s a Hollywood type, well, she’s immersed in a culture that doesn’t exactly encourage her to think critically on the issues, but only to act blindly and emotionally on a cause. As long as she gets her name in the news…. She’s merely a victim of her culture.

    David Kay looks back on what we have discovered since we actually entered Iraq and makes a conclusion. His conclusion is based on more evidence than the pre-invasion intelligence estimates. Were any country’s intelligence services that good, they would rule the entire world. The only thing an intelligence service can do is look at the evidence available and draw an educated conclusion. That’s a guess, but dressed up in better clothes. There is ALWAYS a risk that your intelligence is wrong for a number of reasons, unless you have access to the entire and unadulterated story. The entire world’s intelligence services believed Saddam had WMDs — he had after all used them in the past, and claimed to have them to the point where his generals thought they had them at their disposal. What would you conclude, Gus?

    And as both Kay and Duelfer have pointed out, Saddam did maintain the template of a WMD production capacity, awaiting only the lifting of sanctions and the inspection regime to re-instate the production process. Given the deterioration of the sanctions and inspection regimes, what with the corruption of the oil-for-food program (in which Chirac had a personal stake), that would have been a very short amount of time. Saddam sent his representatives to the Niger to shop for yellow cake. Don’t you window shop ever, Gus?

    And the massive shipments across the Syrian border in the early days of the war have never been explained. Saddam’s cousins, the Ba’ath Party who rule Syria, are not exactly forthcoming with that information. Saddam had already proved he would rather send his advanced weaponry to an Arab neighbor than allow it to be destroyed or captured by the U.S. (remember all those advanced fighters he flew as a gift to Iran in 1991?)……

    Comment by yup — October 8, 2004 @ 7:33 am

  4. The GE Cyclone is an awesome washer and dryer-that’s what we bought and I love it!!!

    I just did a piece on OPEC and its attempt to influence our elections via the pump.

    Damn the Middle East!!!

    Comment by Madame Butterfly — October 8, 2004 @ 11:00 am

  5. mb, i have my eye on a nice pair. front loading washer and dryer that is.

    yup and f-in cheney, i could convert gwyneth! i’m not so sure cate needs that much conversion. i’m kinda green too, although i go about it differently.

    f-in cheney, so like, you were shocked by the news that that report found no stockpiles? old news buddy. new news is how saddam bribed the french into opposing us. how does that make you feel? knowing that you were/ARE obeying your tyrant master saddam, and you don’t even get the cash!

    Comment by mlah — October 8, 2004 @ 1:12 pm

  6. Funny quote from a wire article yesterday:

    “Eric Schlichting, a suburban Chicago inventory manager who tends to vote Republican, said he definitely doesn’t support Kerry, but Iraq is troubling him.

    “‘Up until the last 18 months, I was leaning toward Bush, but the more that happens (there) the worse it gets,’ Schlichting said. ‘He sticks to his guns, but his aim is so far off that sticking to his guns is not paying off.'”

    Comment by f-in_cheney — October 9, 2004 @ 1:59 am

  7. MLAH—I sent you pics from the desert!! Let me know if ya got ’em.

    Comment by Desert Princess — October 10, 2004 @ 8:24 am

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