Wednesday, January 11

The administration cannot question the patriotism of those who disagree...

"Patriotic Americans will continue to ask the tough questions because our brave men and women in Iraq, their families and the American people deserve to know that their leaders are being held accountable," Reid said.
Reid said it was outrageous that Bush was using U.S. troops as a shield from criticism...
"Patriotic Americans will continue to ask the tough questions...

"But the administration cannot question the patriotism of those who disagree on war strategy and at the same time call for greater civility," Schiff said, adding, "We should be exploiting the divisions among our enemies, not among ourselves."

The Left parties of India - the communists and socialists whose support is needed for the current Congress Led UPA coalition Government to survive is getting ready to show biggest protest in their history as US President George Bush visits India next month.

We're compiling clear and convincing evidence of High Crimes and War Crimes committed by George W. Bush, Richard Cheney and the Bush/Cheney Administration.

Anti-War Group Has Documents Proving NSA
Spied on Them

Bush Advisor Says President Has Legal Power to Torture Children

What is particularly chilling and revealing about this is that John Yoo was a key architect post-9/11 Bush Administration legal policy. As a deputy assistant to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, John Yoo authored a number of legal memos arguing for unlimited presidential powers to order torture of captive suspects, and to declare war anytime, any where, and on anyone the President deemed a threat.

"Yoo reasoned that because the Constitution makes the President the 'Commander-in-Chief,’ no law can restrict the actions he may take in pursuit of war. On this reasoning, the President would be entitled by the Constitution to resort to genocide if he wished."

What is the position of the Bush Administration on the torture of children, since one of its most influential legal architects is advocating the President’s right to order the crushing of a child’s testicles?

This fascist logic has nothing to do with "getting information" as Yoo has argued. The legal theory developed by Yoo and a few others and adopted by the Administration has resulted in thousands being abducted from their homes in Afghanistan, Iraq or other parts of the world, mostly at random. People have been raped, electrocuted, nearly drowned and tortured literally to death in U.S.-run torture centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantánamo Bay. And there is much still to come out. What about the secret centers in Europe or the many still-suppressed photos from Abu Ghraib? What can explain this sadistic, indiscriminate, barbaric brutality except a need to instill widespread fear among people all over the world?

It is ironic that just prior to
arguing the President's legal right to torture children, John Yoo was defensive about the Bush administration policies, based on his legal memo’s, being equated to those during Nazi Germany.

Yoo said, "If you are trying to draw a moral equivalence between the Nazis and what the United States is trying to do in defending themselves against Al Qauueda and the 9/11 attacks, I fully reject that. Second, if you’re trying to equate the Bush Administration to Nazi officials who committed atrocities in the holocaust, I completely reject that too…
I think to equate Nazi Germany to the Bush Administration is irresponsible."
"We're at war," Bush said.
"We're at war," Bush said.
"We're at war," Bush said.

President George W. Bush denounced some Democratic critics of the
Iraq war as irresponsible...
critics of the war, irresponsible...
critics of the war, irresponsible...
critics of the war, irresponsible...
Bush urges critics "be responsible on Iraq"
and yet...
The president predicted more tough fighting and more sacrifice ahead in Iraq in 2006 but said he believed progress will be made against the insurgency and on the Iraqi political process and reconstruction.

He also urged all governments to follow through on promised aid to Iraq, saying $13 billion had been pledged but not all of it delivered to date.
"not all of it delivered to date."
"not all of it delivered to date."
"not all of it delivered to date."
I smell Haliburton
and yet...
He added, "So I ask all Americans to hold their elected leaders to account

Madison Group Wants To Impeach President George W. Bush
They accuse the Bush administration of repeatedly lying to the public.
"They believe they are above the law," said Vogeler. "They believe the U.S. Government and military are above the law and that?s not true. We have to abide by international law."

Merkel bashes Guantanamo ahead of US trip
"An institution like Guantanamo can and should not exist in the longer term. Different ways and means must be found for dealing with these prisoners," Merkel told German news magazine Der Spiegel in its latest issue, published on Monday.

WASHINGTON - Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were troubled by inconsistencies in Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's answers on issues ranging from voting rights to ethics to his membership in a conservative organization.

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