Saturday, November 20, 2004

Damn if I know what to make of this. Here I'm feeling all protective of the CIA because of two things; one that the CIA ( Tenet's " slam dunk" aside) warned BushCo that their case in regards to an Iraq/Al Quida connection was very weak, as was their WMD evidence; and two; that Goss seems to making usre that the CIA is idealogically pure. Now comes this story from Laura Rozen
The Iraqi National Congress today announced that the US Central Intelligence Agency led raids on four INC facilities recently. Three INC offices in Baghdad were attacked on Thursday and the INC office in Najaf was attacked last week by heavily armed US civilians accompanied by masked Iraqis. The offices were vandalized, a number of staff were assaulted, and equipment and documents were stolen. Staff members who requested to see search warrants were beaten and abused and no warrants were produced.

CIA operatives in Iraq are out of control and are operating outside the bounds of American and Iraqi law. The CIA is failing in its duty to protect US forces and the Iraqi people from terrorists and is attacking groups and individuals who point out its failures.

The INC will take action in the Iraqi legal system to force the CIA and its Iraqi agents to act within the law. The INC appeals to the US government to stop the
CIA from engaging in political vendettas and rededicate itself to fighting America's true enemies.

Who knows, maybe these guys have already meet the BushCo idealological test and passed.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

John Cleese fans rejoice, he has his own site. Access to most of it requires a membership fee. Damn those liberal capitalists.

Living up to low expectations via Kathy O'Leary at Change for America
The Brookings Institute recently analyzed the test being used to test proficiency in math and found that many of the questions were at skill levels and topics covered at lower grade levels than the students being tested.

On the eighth-grade version of the test, almost 40 percent of the questions address skills taught in first or second grade, according to the report by Tom Loveless, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at The Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. The test for fourth-graders also has "false rigor," Loveless says: More than 40 percent of questions gauge first and second grade skills, two levels below the students tested.

I think I see another Bush "Texas miracle" in the works, he'll claim another achievement where not only has there been none, but america is actually losing ground. The dumping down of the U.S.A. courtesy the GOP.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Ethics? That's for lefty liberal elitest, not for Texas Jesus, otherwise known as Tom Delay.

GOP moves to keep Tom DeLay in power
As House and Senate members returned to finish remaining business for this year and organize for 2005, an aide to Rep. Henry Bonilla, R-Texas, said Bonilla had filed a proposal to overturn a Republican rule that requires a member of the leadership to step down temporarily if facing a felony indictment.

Party lawmakers could take up the proposal today.

Republicans adopted the rule in the 1990s, when they were in the minority and were trying to put the focus on investigations of prominent Democrats. They say a rule change is justified because the investigation involving DeLay, who was re-elected majority leader yesterday, is politically inspired.

The Republicans say they want to eliminate the chance for a prosecutor to be able to force DeLay from his post by obtaining an indictment.

DeLay's office said he was not taking a stand on the initiative, which his fellow Republicans discussed in a party conference. House Democrats said the potential change reflected the opposition's view on ethical behavior.

"If Republicans believe that an indicted member should be allowed to hold a top leadership position in the House of Representatives, their arrogance is astonishing," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement.

Nancy is atonished by their arrogance, I'm not. Its par for the party of back stabbing hypocrites.

Iranian group claims 'new' nuke facility in Tehran
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An Iranian opposition group says it has disclosed the location of what it claims is a newly discovered nuclear weapons research facility in Tehran.

The allegation was made three days after Iran agreed with European nations to suspend its uranium enrichment program, a move that could improve the Islamic republic's relations with the West.

If Bush is THE ONE, as in the ONE to keep the U.S. and the world safe; why do we keep hearing these reports from Iran. Imagine if John Kerry had been president for the last four years, he invaded a country that was a minimal threat; no WMDs or collaborative relationship with terrorists, while a nieghboring country had programs for WMD and clear ties to terrorism, the righties would be screaming their fat heads off instead of being apologists for a meaningless quiqmire in Iraq. With the exception of better airport security, Bush has done little to stop radical Muslim terrorism. Its almost enough to make one believe in the conspiracy theory that the conservatives like terrorism. Its a totem that they can use to exploit fear and use as cover for their authoritarian theocratic agenda. Bad drivers were and are a bigger threat to the average american's life, yet the bushmonkeys haven't declared war on rush hour.