Daily Archives: July 19, 2007

Bush’s military spokesman tries to link Osama bin Laden to al Qaeda in Mesopotamia; Michael Gordon, as usual, cooperates.

Bush/Cheney’s new spokesman in Iraq, Gen. Kevin J. Bergner was previously in the Bush White House.  He was apparently sent to Iraq as an extreme “spinner” of the terrible conditions in Iraq, and spouter of the Bush talking points.  His first ploy was referring to all insurgents as al Qaeda. After about  a week of that nonsense,  bloggers and the media caught on, and discredited the idea.

Bergner has moved on to a new ploy,  trying to establish firm links between al Qaeda in Mesopotamia and Osama Bin Laden’s al Qaeda that attacked the US in 2001. Bergner, of course, tries to use the NY Times Michael Gordon, who has always in the past been eager to hype weapons of mass destruction, Iranian explosive devices and other administration propaganda designed to blame outsiders for the mess in Iraq.  Gordon, who has enjoyed special access in return for his unquestioning articles, has, however, now been chastened by the Times.  Gordon’s latest piece is a clumsy mishmash attempt to provide a balanced report of a confusing story provided by Bergner.

At the end, I am persuaded only of the truth of this statement by one of Gordon’s balancing sources:

“our intelligence on Al Qaeda in Iraq is not what we want it to be.”



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Bush/Cheney declares itself dictator. This is not a joke.

This is no joke. Bush issued an executive order declaring that he can freeze the assets of US citizens that HE and his executive branch appointees believe:

i) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of:

(A) threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq; or

(B) undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people;

and do so without warning, notice or hearing.

Freezing your assets means you can’t get any of your money, you can’t sell anything, you are in essence an instant churchmouse. As in penniless. As in you can’t even pay your bills or hire a lawyer. Your president now thinks he has that power over every single person in the US.

And all you have to do to become penniless is be “at significant risk” for committing an “act of violence” that might undermine or threaten whatever Bush is dreaming of for Iraq. Or be associated with anyone who does.

Does this mean having bumper stickers that say “get out of Iraq”? signs? T-shirts? Chanting antiwar slogans on the Mall in Washington? or contributing money to support a rally? Sorry, people, Bush is losing his mind here, and we are losing our freedoms right and left. Bush’s puppet Department Dereliction of Justice will slap this on protesters in a heartbeat. A big anti-war rally is planned for Washington DC in September. This order is clearly designed to chill, if not abort, this protest.

Bush and Cheney are nuts, people. They are un-American, anti-freedom, anti-truth, and they are evil-doers. They are now going into serious bunker mentality. They have to be impeached. Call your congressperson. Today.

Could Democratic politicians be declared subject to Bush/Cheney’s order? Look at this….. 

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