Thursday, November 03, 2005

This Week

"Once again it shows the Democrats use scare tactics, they have no conviction, they have no principles, and they have no ideas."
-- Senator Bill Frist, on the Democrats' "closed session" stunt in the Senate

Sean Hannity was off today and I don't remember the name of the guest host, but he posed this interesting trivia question:

Who (outside of the major news media) has profited the most from the war in Iraq?

Halliburton? Guess again.

Here's a hint:Yep.

What a shocker.

Katy, a 15 year old girl from my hometown of Wichita, Kansas, called in to the show with this interesting fact: The Guiness Book of World Records lists Saddam Hussein as the world record holder in deaths caused from chemical weapons.

But we were wrong to invade and attack him.

Joe Wilson has been ubitquitous this week, appearing on every television news program he can. It seems to me he is attempting to retry Karl Rove in the media, since Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald's Grand Jury found no evidence of wrongdoing on Rove's part. It must be difficult for someone with his ego to face the fact that his plans to destroy the Bush administration have gone awry.

Senator Harry Reid, Senate Minority leader, invoked rule 21, calling for a closed door session to discuss the pre-war intelligence investigation, the second phase results of which, Senator Pat Roberts had already announced the previous day, would be presented next week. So why call the session? Could be the Senate democrats are trying to steal the thunder from Bush's stellar SCOTUS Justice appointment. Or maybe he's trying to cover up the news that Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald pretty much exonerated Karl Rove and consequently, President Bush, of that non-crime of outing a non-covert CIA employee.

Last week, the Mainstream Media outlets were rejoicing about what they referred to as Bush's worst week. I wonder how they are going to spin this week, undoubtedly one of Bush's best, in comparison. Seems Clinton isn't the only Teflon President.

Lie Of The Day
"Time and time again, this Republican controlled Congress has consistently chosen to put its political interests ahead of our national security," claimed Harry Reid, on the Senate floor.

If ANYONE is putting their interests in front of national security, it's the Dems! What do you call the "closed Senate session" anyway???


Erudite Redneck said...

Woo hoo. This here's a good 'un. I'm bookmarking it, so I can remind you of this rambling when the rickety frame it rests on comes tumblin' down. What a hoot.


Sheila said...

Let's See,

I could care less about who has made more money in the war. My best wishes to both them. I think both are pretty moot. I think finding out Hussein is the Guiness is moot too. My son is going BACK to Iraq in 06 and I want to see progress not politics.

I would rather concentrate on something like....low and behold the US military is recruiting the former IRAQ army officers to help fill in and complete the Iraqi POlice force. YEY!

That's a great step forward. These guys are good and they speak the language. Now we'll REALLY have trained troops that will want to help their country.

Joe Wilson; I don't give a flying ____ if you think he's a political opperative. It's now history. He;s beside the point now.

As Patrick Fitzgerald would so state. "This is not about Iraq, it's about the outing of a covert operative" In other words. Get this story out of poilitical realms. We're WAY beyond that!

Read everything you can. whether you like the guy or not. Don't look at this in political ways and maybe you'll understand what's happening here.

And for the record. I hated Clinton for what he did to our country. I will hate whoever did this to our country too!

Outing an agent who's specialty is WMD, distroying her covert corporation that was involved in locating WMD, putting countless operatives foriegn and domestic in peril, and during a time when WE NEED it more than ever. NO need for politics here.

There's a strong case that was presented about obstruction of justice. And by a non-political special prosecuter, hired by John AShcroft! He spews "Truth Justice and The American Way." Good on him. We need more people who dispay honest patroitism as a motivator, rather then politics misconstrude as Patriotism.

Let's wait and see what's really up.

Harry Reid. Inguiry stone walled for 15 months. A paper record of enquiries pleading on behalf of the American people.
Roberts said, it's ready next week. But we just had an indictment that presents some startling questions about how this war was started. Just read the indictment...

Roberts screwed up by not getting Phase II done in a timely manner. Mostly likely he was protecting the administration. But that's not what the Senate is there's oversight!

This time Republican leaders set themselves up to get jumped. They were caught off guard.

The American People want to know and Reid used this opportunity to make sure the public knew who was stone walling. Politics.

Well, I'm off to work. Have a fine debate!

Sheila said...


as far as the Plame/indictments/phase II inquiries. It all connected.

Look here's my AMerican aka Moderate take. This case is so important, it's not about politics. If someone in the Adminstration outed her....Holy SHit! That's important.

I don't think for one moment Bush was in on it, but someone appears to have presented false information that sent us into war....HOly Shit! I want to know who screwed with our integrity...the Italians? I don't know.

Let's find out once and for all who did this and then tried to throw things out of wack to get away with it. There's still "Official A" to think of. I think it's someone other than Rove or he'd have been indicted.

OK, my passionate hot air has been released for the day.

Mark said...

Go for it, ER, the post was meant to stimulate discussion.

Sheila, Valerie Plame was not covert at the time of the "outing". It is a matter of public record. Hence, no crime, and that's why there was no indictment against Rove.

Besides that, Joe Wilson himself is the one who outed his wife first, in his book. His many lies are also well documented.

OK, I wasn't going to say anything and just let my "amen corner" (By the way, where ARE they?) respond but you know me, I can't shut up.

Daffy76 said...

Hey Mark! Amen.

Fitch said...

So, in the interest of transparency, and getting everything out in the open, Democrats kick out the public, lock the doors, and hold a secret session.

BRUISER said...

Mark- Tow the line my man the GOP needs all the help they can get. Its pretty bad when your party, the mainstream Republican Media, and bloggers such as yourself suggest that perjury and obstruction of Justice indictments are little more than a technicality. Pretty sad. Glad to see you hold to your convictions while your party members get convicted. This is definatly the best week ever for Republicans who rejoice in being on the frontlines of corruption and scandal. May we have many more to come and I will leave you with a quote from your Beerless Leader..." Terrorists are finding new ways to harm America and it's citizens and so are we." - GW Bush

Mark said...

Bruiser, you say,
"Tow the line my man the GOP needs all the help they can get. Its pretty bad when your party, the mainstream Republican Media, and bloggers such as yourself suggest that perjury and obstruction of Justice indictments are little more than a technicality. Pretty sad."

First of all, I am not a Republican. I consider myself an Independent, but thanks to you and other whacko Dems like you I am seriously considering registering as a Republican.

Second, If a sitting President can perjure himself before a grand jury and get away with it surely perjury and obstruction of justice regarding a non-crime by a mere staffer can be considered a technicality.

Oh and by the way, an indictment is not a conviction or a guilty verdict. It is simply an acknowledgement that there MAY be enough evidence to try a case. That's all.

And the phrase is "Toe the line". Not "Tow".

Sheila said...

Your Absolutely right about indictment verses conviction. Libby is owed the right to be innocent unless proven guilty.

Everyone is so full of hatred each others beliefs, it's like a lynch mob anymore. Its pretty sad.

Erudite Redneck said...

Re, "I am not a Republican. I consider myself an Independent."

This is even funnier than your original post! I'm jabbin' at ya, 'cause I just don't have the energy to engage it, it's just so .... wrong. (Opinion alert).

But I really did bookmark it. And I have no dounbt whatsoever that I will get to remind you of ot, and it will be so obvioulsy wrong it'll be even funnier.

Ha! Ha, I say!


rich bachelor said...

I'm guessing that either "tow" or "toe" would work. One suggests pulling the rope for one's team in, say a tug o' war, and the other suggests meeting the mark that has been delineated for one.
Oh, and closed door meetings amongst legislators happen all the time. This isn't a new thing.

h said...

I'm taking my blog down, for reasons too boring to describe. So you can take that dead link off your blogroll, even though I appreciate (I can't spell, but neither can you. It's ubiquitous) having been on it. I'll be reading you, and leaving an occasional comment. So, this is not goodbye, just au revoir!

Mary said...

I think the mainstream media have done an absolutely horrible job of covering the Plame story. They have put out an unbelievable amount of misinformation.

They have shilled for documented liar Joe Wilson.

They are still perpetuating the myth that Plame was covert.

The fact that the Dems consider someone like Joe Wilson to be their savior is pretty pathetic.

Oh, God! Al Franken is going to be on with Leno. I better change the channel. See ya.

Erudite Redneck said...

By Jason Leopold
t r u t h o u t | Report
Friday 24 February 2006

The White House turned over last week 250 pages of
emails from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office.
Senior aides had sent the emails in the spring of 2003
related to the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie
Plame Wilson, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald
revealed during a federal court hearing Friday.

The emails are said to be explosive, and may prove
that Cheney played an active role in the effort to
discredit Plame Wilson’s husband, former Ambassador
Joseph Wilson, a vocal critic of the Bush
administration’s prewar Iraq intelligence, sources
close to the investigation said.

Sources close to the probe said the White House
“discovered” the emails two weeks ago and turned them
over to Fitzgerald last week. The sources added that
the emails could prove that Cheney lied to FBI
investigators when he was interviewed about the leak
in early 2004. Cheney said that he was unaware of any
effort to discredit Wilson or unmask his wife’s
undercover status to reporters.