1. 9/11 occurred on Bushâ€™s watch
Planning for 9/11 started on Clinton's watch
1st WTC bombing happened on Clinton's watch
Cole bombing happened on Clinton's watch
Obviously, presidents from Carter to GW Bush didn't fully understand the threat.
3. Iran was a mistake that took our eye of the ball of global terrorism and most likely has created more enemies that want to do us harm.
4. We moved almost all our forces out a Saudi Arabia, just like Osama wanted.
Does anyone else see the obvious contradiction in these 2 sentences???
7. 10 years after plot to blow up airlines using liquid explosives, no security to check for these items in US airports.
Bush hasn't been president for the last 10 years. More terrorist attacks happened against the US on Clinton's watch. Yet, you can't seem to hold him accountable. The first plot to blow up planes happened in 1995 on Clinton's watch. Funny, I don't remember having to throw my toothpaste away when I flew in 1995 or after.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 19.08.2006 @ 20:22
I keep telling people that the only thing that will wake up the world to the dangers of islamofacism and its prince of darkness, abinanutjob, is the utter destruction of Israel because apparently 9/11 wasn't enough. How sad.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 9.08.2006 @ 19:31
Citizen DeWayne is channeling Senator Durbin.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 24.04.2006 @ 17:18
The Supreme Court and the war on terror are the main reasons I will NOT be voting democrat any time soon. As a matter of fact, it's why I changed my party affiliation. As much as George Bush has not lived up to conservative doctrine, he has done a good job of appointing justices and protecting this nation. There isn't anything right now that would make me want to vote for a democrat.
I feel queasy every time I think that I voted for al gore in 2000.
Ms. Ginsburg is everything a Supreme Court justice should not be.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 16.03.2006 @ 15:55
Excellent Rick. This article is timely. My husband, who has an unquenchable appetite for American history (especially the civil war), was just last night giving me a lesson on how very much Lincoln was despised by politicians and journalists during his presidency. He compared it to President Bush. Our conversation was preceded by a story we were watching on the news about the school in New Jersey who put the president on trial for war crimes.
We have discussed many times the level of hatred that President Bush faces day after day after day. I have no doubt that the president's strong faith in God is what sustains him. I for one will be glad when his time in office is over but only because I fear for his safety. I'm sure that Laura Bush feels the same.
My own mother has claimed that he is no Christian.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 9.03.2006 @ 18:01
I think the press intentionally makes her out to be your average American mother so her protest of the war and the president looks more legitimate because the majority of the press is also against the war and the president. In that sense, I do think there is a "cover-up."
I wrote a letter to the editor of my local paper about sheehan. I included her anti-semetic, anti-American quotes and cited my sources. The editor printed my letter but not before he neutered it. He had earlier written an editorial supporting sheehan. It was obvious what his intent was.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 6.03.2006 @ 18:30
Cindy Sheehan on Israel
This kind of language may be appropriate for those whose views are as extreme as Sheehan's, but Sheehan wants to promote her cause to more general audiences by eliciting their sympathy. Thus the abrasive, anti-Israel loudmouth is not quite the image she wishes to present to mainstream America. So when an e-mail she sent to ABC News surfaced and put her in a bad light, she tried to kill the story. Here is the text of that e-mail:
Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by George [W.] Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy... not for the real reason, because the Arab-Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy. That hasn't changed since America invaded and occupied Iraq... in fact it has gotten worse.(5)
The clash between the language of this message and Sheehan's public persona damaged her image. So on August 15 she appeared on CNN's "360 with Anderson Cooper" to deny she had written it: "I saw somebody wrote that and it wasn't my words. Those aren't even words that I would say." Nevertheless, ABC News has confirmed that they did receive the letter and that it was signed by Sheehan. Sheehan now claims her message was "doctored" by a "former friend who is anti-Israel and wants to use the spotlight on me to push his anti-Semitism." The supposed friend, James Morris, denies it.(6)
It is always difficult to prove a negative, in this case that a message signed by Sheehan and sent to ABC was not in fact altered. But does it really matter? Are the words in that message really not "even words that I would say"? Hardly. The message itself is irrelevant, since Sheehan has expressed the same sentiments on other occasions.
From the San Francisco State University speech:
What they're saying, too, is like, it's okay for Israel to have nuclear weapons. But Iran or Syria better not get nuclear weapons. It's okay for the United States to have nuclear weapons. It's okay for the countries that we say it's okay for. We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now.(7)
From the speech at the Veterans for Peace National Convention:
You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism.(8)
Finally, with my own eyes and ears I saw Cindy Sheehan on CNN this month (August 2005) saying that the reason so many Muslims hate America and want to attack us is because "our foreign policy favors Israel."
So whether or not Sheehan's memo to ABC was doctored, her claim that "those aren't even words that I would say" is simply not credible.
In fact, the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel cause appears to be one of Sheehan's favorites. It is reported that at the San Franicisco State University rally Sheehan was wearing a sweatshirt advertising the website for United for Peace and Justice.(9) UPJ is a pro-Palestinian organization that states on its web site:
On the issue of Palestine the community calls for: The immediate elimination of all discriminatory practices and institutions that are based on race, culture and/or ethnicity on which Israel law is founded. The return of all Palestinian refugees to their homes and properties. End Israeli Occupation. The Right of the Palestinian people for self determination.(10)
The statement accuses Israel of racism (ignoring the fact that Israel is far more tolerant of different religions and ethnic groups than are Muslim countries), and advocates a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees into Israel that would destroy Israeli society.
UPJ is not the only anti-Israel organization with which Sheehan is involved. The Crawford Peace House is one of her most prominent supporters. At present its home page proudly states: "We are mobilizing support for Cindy Sheehan's action in Crawford Texas." Recently the New York Sun reported the following:
It turns out that the Crawford Peace House Web site includes a photo depicting the entire state of Israel as "Palestine," and it carries a link to a report that when Prime Minister Sharon visited Crawford, the "peace house" greeted him with an "800-foot-long banner containing all of the United Nations resolutions that Israel is in violation of." The Crawford Peace House site also features a photo of Eugene Bird, who has suggested that Israeli intelligence was responsible for the abuses at Abu Ghraib.(11)
When criticism of Israel becomes this extreme it verges into anti-Semitism. While Israel's policies are no more above criticism than those of any other nation, making Israel the prime reason for terrorism, as Sheehan has done, defies both history and rationality. American policy toward Israel is not the only, nor even the principal reason for the Islamic terrorism that has erupted all over the world. Exaggerating the role of Israel in the rise of worldwide terrorism recalls the myth of the powerful Jew destroying the world, a classic anti-Semitic theme. Sheehan herself appears to realize her anti-Israel views cross this line, since she has tried to disavow such views published under her name as the work of a "former friend" trying to "push his anti-Semitism." This is certainly duplicitous, since even if she did not write the particular message in question, she has expressed similar views elsewhere.
Cindy Sheehan on Terrorism
Cindy's problem is bigger than Israel. Her view of terrorism is so bizarre that she actually seems to sympathize more with anti-American terrorists than with America. She compares America to Nazi Germany, calling President Bush "FÃ¼hrer" and accusing the United States of committing "blatant genocide."(12) Here is a sampling of her views on terrorism:
From "A Lie of Historic Proportions":
Casey [Sheehan's son] was killed in the Global War Of Terrorism waged on the world and its own citizens by the biggest terrorist outfit in the world: George and his destructive Neo-con cabal.(13)
From her speech to the rally at San Francisco State:
First, I want to give my little story about Lynne [Stewart]. Of course, you all have read To Kill a Mockingbird. Lynne is my human Atticus Finch. He did what he knew was right, but wasn't popular. And that's what Lynne is doing....
The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush....
I'm going all over the country telling moms: "This country is not worth dying for."(14)
The rally at SFSU was in support of Lynne Stewart. Stewart is the New York lawyer who was convicted of assisting the terrorist operations of her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was implicated in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Atticus Finch is the hero lawyer in Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, who defends a young black man unjustly accused of raping a white woman. If Lynne Stewart is Atticus Finch, then Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman is that innocent black man persecuted by a white racist society. Meanwhile, George W. Bush is the "biggest terrorist in the world" (including, presumably, even Osama). These comparisons speak volumes about Sheehan's values and priorities.
Cindy Sheehan did suffer a real tragedy in the loss of her son, for which she deserves our respect. But she is using that tragedy to repackage herself, to camouflage her radical leftist background, which she prefers to reveal only to selected audiences. By so doing she hopes to achieve a broad appeal that will galvanize the entire country into a revolt against not only Bush and his Iraq war policy but the whole enterprise of the war against terrorism.Comment Posted By bubbaj On 6.03.2006 @ 17:52