Thursday, September 29, 2005
What's up with Delay? Looks bad to me. Delay basically said in his own defense that he has done nothing that has not been done before. That's not good! That leaves the door open for multiple crimes. Also he said the County District Attorney is on a political witch hunt. He has been on the job for 27yrs. and once prosecuted himself. He has mainly brought cases against democrats because they were in control for so long in the State of Texas. Now the Republicans are in control and guess what .... they will get charged if they break the law. Do you realize that both leaders in both houses in congress have been charged with breaking U.S. law, that's insane. Saadam has to say DAMM !!!!!! when he reads the paper. This party support crap is costing us our country. A crime is a crime is a CRIME! I don't care who committed it. They are all criminals on booth sides, the only difference is that one side cheats you out of your money and the other side hits you over your head turns you upside down and rips the rest from your pockets. They all must go! Anyone holding an elected office from dog catcher to the President of the United States should be voted out of office in all of the next up coming elections. I don't care what kind of job their doing. They are not Gods and you can find another person to do a so so job, it not that hard. We need to do this to show the power of the people. I know some are doing great but they still must go. They are smart and well educated, they will make out better than most of us. We should do this until we get control of our officials and slap them back inline when they stray. Please let's do this!
PS. I think the "HAMMER" gets nailed! (Hopefully not by a cell mate)
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Sun Sep 18, 3:43 PM ET
Former US president Bill Clinton sharply criticised George W. Bush for the Iraq War and the handling of Hurricane Katrina, and voiced alarm at the swelling US budget deficit.
Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq "virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction."
The Iraq war diverted US attention from the war on terrorism "and undermined the support that we might have had," Bush said in an interview with an ABC's "This Week" programme.
Clinton said there had been a "heroic but so far unsuccessful" effort to put together an constitution that would be universally supported in Iraq.
The US strategy of trying to develop the Iraqi military and police so that they can cope without US support "I think is the best strategy. The problem is we may not have, in the short run, enough troops to do that," said Clinton.
On Hurricane Katrina, Clinton faulted the authorities' failure to evacuate New Orleans ahead of the storm's strike on August 29.
"If we really wanted to do it right, we would have had lots of buses lined up to take them out," Clinton.
He agreed that some responsibility for this lay with the local and state authorities, but pointed the finger, without naming him, at the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FEMA boss Michael Brown quit in response to criticism of his handling of the Katrina disaster. He was viewed as a political appointee with no experience of disaster management or dealing with government officials.
"When James Lee Witt ran FEMA, because he had been both a local official and a federal official, he was always there early, and we always thought about that," Clinton said, referring to FEMA's head during his 1993-2001 presidency.
"But both of us came out of environments with a disproportionate number of poor people."
On the US budget, Clinton warned that the federal deficit may be coming untenable, driven by foreign wars, the post-hurricane recovery programme and tax cuts that benefitted just the richest one percent of the US population, himself included.
"What Americans need to understand is that ... every single day of the year, our government goes into the market and borrows money from other countries to finance Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, and our tax cuts," he said.
"We have never done this before. Never in the history of our republic have we ever financed a conflict, military conflict, by borrowing money from somewhere else."
Clinton added: "We depend on Japan, China, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and Korea primarily to basically loan us money every day of the year to cover my tax cut and these conflicts and Katrina. I don't think it makes any sense."