Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Updates are going to be few and far between for the next week or so.

I'm quite busy, so I won't have time to post. Happy Holidays to everyone.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Finally! Something good about Bush being elected in 2004. Well...maybe.

As you can guess, I was very upset at the result of this past election. I disagree with the Bush Administration on just about every single issue. However, I think something good just might come out of Bush being elected over Kerry.

As I was watching Chris Matthews' show, Hardball, I noticed that he has been very critical of the Bush Administration lately and has been using the term "Neo-Con" quite often. He is hitting them on the deficit, interest rates, and their social security plan. Mathews is pretty down the middle usually--so down the middle that he is afraid of even appearing biased--but it appears he has decided to be more critical of this Administration (long overdue in my opinion). I was wondering if this is going to be a trend now--not just for Matthews, but for most journalists.

Another thing that leads me to believe the mainstream media is finally getting some balls is the recent unraveling of Bernard Kerik's past. The paper that first broke the story on Kerik was the New York Post. This paper is considered to lean conservative by many, but apprently that didn't stop them from running the story. The rest of the media followed and they seem to really be hammering this story because it is newsworthy, more than likely.

I am still skeptical of my theory that the mainstream media is going to start doing its job, and begin to search for the truth again. I think a good indication of whether they will or won't will be the confirmation hearings of both Rice and Gonzalez; moreso Gonzalez's then Rice's. Gonzalez is on record calling the Geneva Conventions "obsolete" and "quaint". For that reason alone he should not be confirmed. Those statements are appalling. Now, if the press is hard on Gonzalez--which they damn well should be--then I will have a good feeling the media is heading in the right direction.

Now as for Rice, if the press is hard on her--for her incompetence concerning 9/11 and for being so wrong about the threat Saddam posed--then I will know the media is on the right track. We will just have to wait and see...

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

But the Bush Administration really believed Saddam had WMD!

Am I the only one who sick of hearing this bullshit statement? I doubt it, so I think I need to demonstrate--once and for all--that the Bush Administration deliberately lied to get us to goto war in Iraq.

Let me start off by stating that I actually agreed with the Iraq War, at first. I believed in what the Administration said and I also believed that we should have never propped up Saddam in the first place. I even spoke badly about the protestors and said they were only protesting because they didn't like Bush. I later realized this was not the case.

Once I found out that the Bush Administration lied to get us to goto war I was completely against the war in Iraq. Never, EVER, should the President lie to the population in order to gather support for a war. It is inexcusable.

Bush and Company knew that the only way to gather enough support to goto war with Iraq would be to claim that Iraq was an imminent threat to us. So they decided to use fake documents, imply falsehoods, and outright lie. Of course this worked in the short run, but as anyone can now see the support for the war has greatly fallen.

On top of all this, there is irrefutable proof that key figures in the Bush Administration KNEW that Saddam wasn't even a threat to his neighbors, let alone the US.

Colin Powell - February 2001

"[Saddam] has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbours."

Condoleezza Rice - July 2001

"We are able to keep arms from [Saddam]. His military forces have not been rebuilt."

Clearly these two knew that Saddam didn't have WMD and that he wasn't a threat. I find it hard to believe that neither Powell, nor Rice expressed these opinions to the other members.

I just really don't understand how anyone can actually think that the Administration really believed Saddam had WMD.

Even my brother-in-law, who is an independent voter and Bush supporter, admits that he thinks the Administration deliberately lied to get us to goto war with Iraq.

It is about time that the rest of you stopped living in denial.

They obviously lied to get the needed support for their ideological agenda.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Sorry for the hiatus

I've been really drained lately. I promise I'll start posting again tomorrow.

For now, here is a link to an interesting blog post that I came across: