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No Regrets

CNN:

Army Reserve Spc. Charles Graner Jr. was sentenced Saturday to 10 years in a military prison for his role in abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Led from the court building in handcuffs and leg chains, he twice answered “No, ma’am” when asked by reporters if he had regrets or apologies.

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January 15, 2005 Posted by | The Progressive Movement | 3 Comments

Top Ten

This blog has been getting a little heated, so here’s a little humor to cool things off. Check out last nights Top Ten List on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman

The List is:
Top Ten Perks Of Being The New White House Dog

10. You’re one of the few dogs that is smarter than his master.
9. Heart worm? I think Cheney’s got a pill for that.
8. If you eat the President’s briefing papers, it’s not like he’ll notice.
7. “Miss Beazley” isn’t half as ridiculous as “Condoleezza”
6. K-9 color blindness means you don’t have to worry about that terror chart crap.
5. Cannont be put in a kennel without approval of both the House and Senate.
4. Rumsfeld smells like bacon.
3. Get the same high-quality leashes that are used on Abu Ghraib prisoners.
2. At the rate Bush’s Cabinet members are leaving, will be a senior advisor in no time.
1. An owner who sleeps as much as you do!

January 15, 2005 Posted by | The Progressive Movement | 2 Comments

Convicted Guard Blames Superiors

From Reuters,

The U.S. military prison guard convicted of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib said on Saturday he complained repeatedly to superiors about the rough treatment he was forced to mete out to prisoners.
Charles Graner, who was found guilty on Friday on 10 charges in the scandal that has badly damaged America’s reputation, said during the sentencing phase of his court-martial that he was told to “follow orders.”

Whatever the case is, something more should be done about this terrible event. Of course Republicans claim that the “liberal media” is making a story out of nothing, but is torturing prisoners and creating more Iraqi-American hate nothing? I know the best way to solve this problem, by making someone who aproves of torture Attorney General!

UPDATE: The guard was convincted to 10 years in a military prison.

January 15, 2005 Posted by | The Progressive Movement | 1 Comment

President Bush and Nicknames

From CNN

Sen. Ben Nelson finally has succeeded in getting President Bush to stop calling him by the nickname “Nellie.”
Bush had been referring to the Nebraska Democrat as “Nellie” since 2001. Nelson disliked the nickname and had asked the president to stop using it.
The president likes to give people nicknames. He has called Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, “Pootie-Poot,” while aide Karen Hughes gets “High Prophet.”

Does anyone see the problem with the president talking to a Senator and a foreign leader like a parent talks to a baby? Pootie-Poot???? It’s about time the President starts treating people with respect and stops making a fool of himself.

January 15, 2005 Posted by | The Progressive Movement | 6 Comments

Bush, WMDs and Mistakes

Has anybody noticed that we went to war over Weapons of Mass Destruction…but that those same weapons that Bush and his cabinent members talked about were never found?!! Does this anger anyone? Make anyone upset? Or does anyone even care anymore…? I find it mildly upsetting that Michael Jackson’s trial is getting more airtime and attention than the fact the WMDs aren’t in Iraq. Why did Bush give up the search after the election had ended? I mean, what good does a month do when searching for weapons that never existed? Why shouldn’t he have announced the fact that there were no weapons to be found in September, October or even November 1st? In any case, Bush no longer admits that he made a mistake in this war (funny he admits it after the election). According to CNN…

During a round-table interview with reporters from 14 newspapers, the president, who not long ago declined to identify any mistakes he’d made during his first term, expressed misgivings for two of his most famous expressions: “Bring ’em on,” in reference to Iraqis attacking U.S. troops, and his vow to get Osama bin Laden “dead or alive.”
“Sometimes, words have consequences you don’t intend them to mean,” Bush said Thursday.

Also in the interview, Bush spent time on and answered questions about baseball. Well it’s a good thing he’s focusing on the important stuff you know? I mean, it’s more important to me , and probably the American public, whether Barry Bonds took steroids than whether the WMDs actually existed.

January 15, 2005 Posted by | The Progressive Movement | 1 Comment