Daily Archives: April 23rd, 2007

General Petraeus: Iraqis will have to ‘learn to live’ with ‘sensational attacks’

F*ckin’ A! Ya gotta love these neocons! Go in and destroy their country and then tell them “they’re gonna hafta ‘learn to live’ with ‘sensational attacks’ versus ‘horrendous ones'”:

“I don’t think you’re ever going to get rid of all the car bombs,” conceded Petraeus to the Post. “Iraq is going to have to learn — as did, say, Northern Ireland — to live with some degree of sensational attacks.”

“A more realistic goal, he said, but one that has eluded U.S. and Iraqi forces, is to prevent the bombers from causing ‘horrific damage…'”

Sensational instead of horrific? Brilliant!

That’s why we pay these guys the big bucks I guess.

Sectarian Killings Decrease in Capital; Suicide Bombings Across Country Rise

Bush’s Tinfoil Hat War (And Update)

“We must fight ’em thar so’s not to fight ’em here…” has long been the mantra of Bu$hcon and Cheneyburton since the start of the neocon-imperialism war of empire and resourses. Staying on message, Deputy White House Press Secretary Dana Perino says:

White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said, “I fear that they are talking themselves into believing that we are not facing a determined enemy — a sworn enemy of the United States, and they do this at our peril.”

“It’s important that everyone understand that this is an enemy determined to kill innocent Americans, innocent Iraqis to destabilize the region,” she said. “Short of understanding the seriousness of that, the consequences could be dire.”

The dreaded Islamo-fascist conspiracy, determined to destroy us for our American Freedoms. Yah. Nevermind that USA Patriot Act II, NSA wiretaps, cameras on every street corner in the near future and RFID chips already are accomplishing that.

At least Harry Reid is making it look good taking Bu$hcon to task on the war funding. I guess we’ll have to see how this is going to pan out.

Reid: Bush in denial over war in Iraq

Update from Glenn Greenwald:

I’m pretty much speechless about this, which takes a lot given the amount of time I spend swimming around in the primordial muck of neoconservative fantasies. The project to which Dave Gaubatz is currently devoting his time is called “Mapping Sharia in America”, the purpose of which is to create a comprehensive map of every mosque and Islamic school in the U.S. This is what he says:

It is our task to conduct an extensive mapping of all the Islamic day schools, mosques, and other identifiable organizations in the US and to determine which ones teach or preach Islamic law, Shari’a. Further, the mapping will scale the Shari’a threat by identifying to which school of jurisprudence it belongs, its historical and contemporary call for Jihad, and whether the Jihad includes violent Jihad against non-believers. This investigation will also map the leadership of these Muslim organizations and their other affiliations. We will also attempt to uncover any related businesses used or run by the organizations as fronts for money laundering and other illicit activities.

Finally, we will examine and map any potential targets situated near these organizations, such as city, county, and federal government buildings, schools and universities, US military installations, major utility or infrastructure sites (i.e., nuclear installations, pipelines, water supply, etc.), and transportation hubs.

The ultimate goal is “to produce an interactive map that allows a macro- and micro-analysis of the current Shari’a-based Jihadists in the US, together with a fact-specific threat level analysis.” It provides helpful hints to those who want to pitch in, such as this:

Be in touch with us by sending in tips on new mosques, Islamic day schools, and the like. There is no crime in keeping tabs on these organizations but it is a crime of indifference to pretend that the Jihadists walking down your streets and preaching to the faithful are not a threat to our national existence and existence simply!

Gaubatz has secret sources which told him why all of this is so necessary:

What we also know from our intelligence sources, and again much of this is public information, is that the ideological infrastructure is already in place for the Islamic assault on American (sic) from within America. This includes Islamic mosques, day schools, and social clubs and other organizations openly teaching historical, traditional and authoritative Islamic law or Shari’a.

This is the individual to whom Glenn Reynolds, Powerline, Michelle Malkin’s blog and scores of others are pointing as the Iraqi Weapons Expert who knows the Real Truth behind Saddam’s Missing WMDs. They do this all the time. How can anyone rational take right-wing pundits like these seriously? How far behind can Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh be with this story?

BREAKING! Dave Gaubatz says Saddam had hidden WMDs in Iraq but The Terrorists stole them as part of a conspiracy with China, Russia and Iran to build an Islamic Bomb and obliterate your children. We were right all along! Saddam had WMDs! The MSM doesn’t want you to know!!! That is what their blogs and radio shows and Fox programs are for.

This is the same fundy weirdness that my daughter’s future father-in-law was trying to feed me the other day. I’d say Limpballs and O’Really are already spreading Gaubatz’s gospel.

Somebody give me a bottle of aspirin, please!

The Hog Trough

From the Washington Post: 

It doesn’t matter what political party is in power, the money people are right there with bags of coin to cross lots of palms with silver.

Can the people ever get their government back? Not likely.

Lobbyists Profit From Power Shift In Congress