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David Melson

Bush: Too much control

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 7:09 AM
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  • I felt so relieved after the last election when the Republicans lost the majority in our congress. The Republicans have done major damage to America that will take years to repair. I hope that Democrats will change their views on a few issues so they will be more appealing to middle America. We must reject policies of greed in this country. Bush says we gotta fight them over there so we don't have to face them here. If Bush meant that he would have secured our border on September 12, 2001. The war has been a complete drain on our treasury and a total disappointment for the taxpayer. We have gotten zero return on our investment. Some families have lost far more than their hard earned money. I am tired of Bush's "With us or Against us" mentality. I am tired of being called a traitor because I question what the administration says is right. We all knew it was going to be a hornet's nest in Iraq. We knew they were lying to us when Bush fired General Shinseki. The war has been a disaster ever since.

    There is one thing that I thank Bush for... his appointments to the Supreme Court were superb and exactly what this country needed in my opinion.

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 9:07 AM
  • Also... I am tired of our military experts being cast aside because their expert opinion is not in line with the administration's policies. General Shinseki has two Purple Hearts and four Bronze Stars that he received during Vietnam. John Kerry received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts during his tour in Vietnam. These men killed for their country. They watched their friends and troops die. They have proven countless times how much they love their country. How are they rewarded? We elect a man that couldn't even meet his obligation to the Texas Air National Guard and replace Shinseki when his opinion should have been held in the highest regard due to his past war experience. Then Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz called Shinseki's opinion that we need more troops to go into Iraq "wildly off the mark". What a disgrace! Why would we ever listen to the opinion of a career politician over that of a career military officer when the topic is how to fight and win a war? The time has come for us to identify and support those that love America and ignore those that love money.

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 9:40 AM
  • I agree with all of the above . . . the war has become a quagmire of inefficiency and civil strife and Bush doesn't want to face his own failures and pawns them off on everyone else. Plus, if he was truly worried about Iraq become a haven for al-Qaida then why aren't we doing something about countries like Iran and Pakistan which harbor terrorists?

    But yeah, I cant wait for 2008 to get here so we can elect a Democrat or a Republican who can fix this mess and repair our nation.

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 10:12 AM
  • Here is a list of companies known to outsource. It is pretty long, which speaks in volumes on its own.

    3Com

    3M

    A

    Aalfs Manufacturing

    Aavid Thermal Technologies

    ABC-NACO

    Accenture

    Access Electronics

    Accuride Corporation

    Accuride International

    Adaptec

    ADC

    Adobe Systems

    Advanced Energy Industries

    Aetna

    Affiliated Computer Services

    AFS Technologies

    A.G. Edwards

    Agere Systems

    Agilent Technologies

    AIG

    Alamo Rent A Car

    Albany International Corp.

    Albertson's

    Alcoa

    Alcoa Fujikura

    Allen Systems Group

    Alliance Semiconductor

    Allstate

    Alpha Thought Global

    Altria Group

    Amazon.com

    AMD

    Americ Disc

    American Dawn

    American Express

    American Greetings

    American Household

    American Management Systems

    American Standard

    American Uniform Company

    AMETEK

    AMI DODUCO

    Amloid Corporation

    Amphenol Corporation

    Analog Devices

    Anchor Glass Container

    ANDA Networks

    Anderson Electrical Products

    Andrew Corporation

    Anheuser-Busch

    Angelica Corporation

    Ansell Health Care

    Ansell Protective Products

    Anvil Knitwear

    AOL

    A.O. Smith

    Apple

    Applied Materials

    Ark-Les Corporation

    Arlee Home Fashions

    Art Leather Manufacturing

    Artex International

    ArvinMeritor

    Asco Power Technologies

    Ashland

    AstenJohnson

    Asyst Technologies

    Atchison Products, Inc.

    A.T. Cross Company

    AT&T

    AT&T Wireless

    A.T. Kearney

    Augusta Sportswear

    Authentic Fitness Corporation

    Automatic Data Processing

    Avanade

    Avanex

    Avaya

    Avery Dennison

    Azima Healthcare Services

    Axiohm Transaction Solutions

    B

    Bank of America

    Bank of New York

    Bank One

    Bard Access Systems

    Barnes Group

    Barth & Dreyfuss of California

    Bassett Furniture

    Bassler Electric Company

    BBi Enterprises L.P.

    Beacon Blankets

    BearingPoint

    Bear Stearns

    BEA Systems

    Bechtel

    Becton Dickinson

    BellSouth

    Bentley Systems

    Berdon LLP

    Berne Apparel

    Bernhardt Furniture

    Best Buy

    Bestt Liebco Corporation

    Beverly Enterprises

    Birdair, Inc.

    BISSELL

    Black & Decker

    Blauer Manufacturing

    Blue Cast Denim

    Bobs Candies

    Borden Chemical

    Bourns

    Bose Corporation

    Bowater

    BMC Software

    Boeing

    Braden Manufacturing

    Briggs Industries

    Brady Corporation

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Bristol Tank & Welding Co.

    Brocade

    Brooks Automation

    Brown Wooten Mills Inc.

    Buck Forkardt, Inc.

    Bumble Bee

    Burle Industries

    Burlington House Home Fashions

    Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway

    C

    Cadence Design Systems

    Camfil Farr

    Candle Corporation

    Cains Pickles

    Capital One

    Cardinal Brands

    Carrier

    Carter's

    Caterpillar

    C-COR.net

    C&D Technologies

    Cellpoint Systems

    Cendant

    Centis, Inc.

    Cerner Corporation

    Charles Schwab

    ChevronTexaco

    The Cherry Corporation

    CIBER

    Ciena

    Cigna

    Circuit City

    Cirrus Logic

    Cisco Systems

    Citigroup

    Clear Pine Mouldings

    Clorox

    CNA

    Coastcast Corp.

    Coca-Cola

    Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Collins & Aikman

    Collis, Inc.

    Columbia House

    Comcast Holdings

    Comdial Corporation

    Computer Associates

    Computer Horizons

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    CompuServe

    Concise Fabricators

    Conectl Corporation

    Conseco

    Consolidated Metro

    Continental Airlines

    Convergys

    Cooper Crouse-Hinds

    Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Cooper Tools

    Cooper Wiring Devices

    Copperweld

    Cordis Corporation

    Corning

    Corning Cable Systems

    Corning Frequency Control

    Countrywide Financial

    COVAD Communications

    Covansys

    Creo Americas

    Cross Creek Apparel

    Crouzet Corporation

    Crown Holdings

    CSX

    Cummins

    Cutler-Hammer

    Cypress Semiconductor

    D

    Dana Corporation

    Daniel Woodhead

    Davis Wire Corp.

    Daws Manufacturing

    Dayton Superior

    DeCrane Aircraft

    Delco Remy

    Dell Computer

    DeLong Sportswear

    Delphi

    Delta Air Lines

    Delta Apparel

    Direct TV

    Discover

    DJ Orthopedics

    Document Sciences Corporation

    Dometic Corp.

    Donaldson Company

    Douglas Furniture of California

    Dow Chemical

    Dresser

    Dun & Bradstreet

    DuPont

    E

    Earthlink

    Eastman Kodak

    Eaton Corporation

    Edco, Inc.

    Editorial America

    eFunds

    Edscha

    Ehlert Tool Company

    Elbeco Inc.

    Electroglas

    Electronic Data Systems

    Electronics for Imaging

    Electro Technology

    Eli Lilly

    Elmer's Products

    E-Loan

    EMC

    Emerson Electric

    Emerson Power Transmission

    Emglo Products

    Engel Machinery

    En Pointe Technologies

    Equifax

    Ernst & Young

    Essilor of America

    Ethan Allen

    Evenflo

    Evergreen Wholesale Florist

    Evolving Systems

    Evy of California

    Expedia

    Extrasport

    ExxonMobil

    F

    Fairfield Manufacturing

    Fair Isaac

    Fansteel Inc.

    Farley's & Sathers Candy Co.

    Fasco Industries

    Fawn Industries

    Fayette Cotton Mill

    FCI USA

    Fedders Corporation

    Federal Mogul

    Federated Department Stores

    Fellowes

    Fender Musical Instruments

    Fidelity Investments

    Financial Techologies International

    Findlay Industries

    First American Title Insurance

    First Data

    First Index

    Fisher Hamilton

    Flowserve

    Fluor

    FMC Corporation

    Fontaine International

    Ford Motor

    Foster Wheeler

    Franklin Mint

    Franklin Templeton

    Freeborders

    Frito Lay

    Fruit of the Loom

    G

    Garan Manufacturing

    Gateway

    GE Capital

    GE Medical Systems

    Gemtron Corporation

    General Binding Corporation

    General Cable Corp.

    General Electric

    General Motors

    Generation 2 Worldwide

    Genesco

    Georgia-Pacific

    Gerber Childrenswear

    GlobespanVirata

    Goldman Sachs

    Gold Toe Brands

    Goodrich

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber

    Google

    Graphic Controls

    Greenpoint Mortgage

    Greenwood Mills

    Grote Industries

    Grove U.S. LLC

    Guardian Life Insurance

    Guilford Mills

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

    H

    Haggar

    Halliburton

    Hamilton Beach/Procter-Silex

    The Hartford Financial Services Group

    Harper-Wyman Company

    Hasbro Manufacturing Services

    Hawk Corporation

    Hawker Power Systems, Inc.

    Haworth

    Headstrong

    HealthAxis

    Hedstrom

    Hein-Werner Corp.

    Helen of Troy

    Helsapenn Inc.

    Hershey

    Hewitt Associates

    Hewlett-Packard

    Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.

    Hoffman/New Yorker

    The Holmes Group

    Home Depot

    Honeywell

    HSN

    Hubbell Inc.

    Humana

    Hunter Sadler

    Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc

    HyperTech Solutions

    I

    IBM

    iGate Corporation

    Illinois Tool Works

    IMI Cornelius

    Imperial Home Decor Group

    Indiana Knitwear Corp.

    IndyMac Bancorp

    Infogain

    Ingersoll-Rand

    Innodata Isogen

    Innova Solutions

    Insilco Technologies

    Intel

    InterMetro Industries

    International Paper

    Interroll Corporation

    Intuit

    Invacare

    Iris Graphics, Inc.

    Isola Laminate Systems

    Iteris Holdings, Inc.

    ITT Educational Services

    ITT Industries

    J

    Jabil Circuit

    Jacobs Engineering

    Jacuzzi

    Jakel, Inc.

    JanSport

    Jantzen Inc.

    JDS Uniphase

    Jockey International

    John Crane

    John Deere

    Johns Manville

    Johnson Controls

    Johnson & Johnson

    JPMorgan Chase

    J.R. Simplot

    Juniper Networks

    Justin Brands

    K

    KANA Software

    Kaiser Permanente

    Kanbay

    Kayby Mills of North Carolina

    Keane

    Kellogg

    Kellwood

    KEMET

    KEMET Electronics

    Kendall Healthcare

    Kenexa

    Kentucky Apparel

    Kerr-McGee Chemical

    KeyCorp

    Key Industries

    Key Safety Systems

    Key Tronic Corp.

    Kimberly-Clark

    KLA-Tencor

    Knight Textile Corp.

    Kojo Worldwide Corporation

    Kraft Foods

    K2 Inc.

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries

    Kwikset

    L

    Lancer Partnership

    Lander Company

    LaCrosse Footwear

    Lamb Technicon

    Lau Industries

    Lands' End

    Lawson Software

    Layne Christensen

    Leach International

    Lear Corporation

    Leech Tool & Die Works

    Lehman Brothers

    Leoni Wiring Systems

    Levi Strauss

    Leviton Manufacturing Co.

    Lexmark International

    Lexstar Technologies

    Liebert Corporation

    Lifescan

    Lillian Vernon

    Linksys

    Linq Industrial Fabrics, Inc.

    Lionbridge Technologies

    Lionel

    Littelfuse

    LiveBridge

    LNP Engineering Plastics

    Lockheed Martin

    Longaberger

    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

    Louisville Ladder Group LLC

    Lowe's

    Lucent

    Lund International

    Lyall Alabama

    M

    Madill Corporation

    Magma Design Automation

    Magnequench

    Magnetek

    Maidenform

    Mallinckrodt, Inc.

    The Manitowoc Company

    Manugistics

    Marathon Oil

    Maritz

    Mars

    Marshall Fields

    Mattel

    Master Lock

    Materials Processing, Inc.

    Maxim Integrated Products

    Maxi Switch

    Maxxim Medical

    Maytag

    McDATA Corporation

    McKinsey & Company

    MeadWestvaco

    Mediacopy

    Medtronic

    Mellon Bank

    Mentor Graphics Corp.

    Meridian Automotive Systems

    Merit Abrasive Products

    Merrill Corporation

    Merrill Lynch

    Metasolv

    MetLife

    Micro Motion, Inc.

    Microsoft

    Midcom Inc.

    Midwest Electric Products

    Milacron

    Modern Plastics Technics

    Modine Manufacturing

    Moen

    Money's Foods Us Inc.

    Monona Wire Corp.

    Monsanto

    Morgan Stanley

    Motion Control Industries

    Motor Coach Industries International

    Motorola

    Mrs. Allison's Cookie Co.

    Mulox

    N

    Nabco

    Nabisco

    NACCO Industries

    National City Corporation

    National Electric Carbon Products

    National Life

    National Semiconductor

    NCR Corporation

    neoIT

    NETGEAR

    Network Associates

    Newell Rubbermaid

    Newell Window Furnishings

    New World Pasta

    New York Life Insurance

    Nice Ball Bearings

    Nike

    Nordstrom

    Northrop Grumman

    Northwest Airlines

    Nu Gro Technologies

    Nu-kote International

    NutraMax Products

    Nypro Alabama

    O

    O'Bryan Brothers Inc.

    Ocwen Financial

    Office Depot

    Ogden Manufacturing

    Oglevee, Ltd

    Ohio Art

    Ohmite Manufacturing Co.

    Old Forge Lamp & Shade

    Omniglow Corporation

    ON Semiconductor

    Orbitz

    Oracle

    OshKosh B'Gosh

    Otis Elevator

    Outsource Partners International

    Owens-Brigam Medical Co.

    Owens Corning

    Oxford Automotive

    Oxford Industries

    P

    Pacific Precision Metals

    Pak-Mor Manufacturing

    palmOne

    Parallax Power Components

    Paramount Apparel

    Parker-Hannifin

    Parsons E&C

    Paxar Corporation

    Pearson Digital Learning

    Peavey Electronics Corporation

    PeopleSoft

    PepsiCo

    Pericom Semiconductor

    PerkinElmer

    PerkinElmer Life Sciences, Inc.

    Perot Systems

    Pfaltzgraff

    Pfizer

    Phillips-Van Heusen

    Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

    Pitney Bowes

    Plaid Clothing Company

    Planar Systems

    Plexus

    Pliant Corporation

    PL Industries

    Polaroid

    Polymer Sealing Solutions

    Portal Software

    Portex, Inc.

    Portola Packaging

    Port Townsend Paper Corp.

    Power One

    Pratt & Whitney

    Price Pfister

    priceline.com

    Pridecraft Enterprises

    Prime Tanning

    Primus Telecom

    Procter & Gamble

    Progress Lighting

    ProQuest

    Providian Financial

    Prudential Insurance

    Q

    Quaker Oats

    Quadion Corporation

    Quantegy

    Quark

    Qwest Communications

    R

    Radio Flyer

    Radio Shack

    Rainbow Technologies

    Rawlings Sporting Goods

    Rayovac

    Raytheon Aircraft

    RCG Information Technology

    Red Kap

    Regal-Beloit Corporation

    Regal Rugs

    Respiratory Support Products

    Regence Group

    R.G. Barry Corp.

    Rich Products

    River Holding Corp.

    Robert Mitchell Co., Inc.

    Rockwell Automations

    Rockwell Collins

    Rogers

    Rohm & Haas

    Ropak Northwest

    RR Donnelley & Sons

    Rugged Sportswear

    Russell Corporation

    S

    S1 Corporation

    S & B Engineers and Constructors

    Sabre

    Safeway

    SAIC

    Sallie Mae

    Samsonite

    Samuel-Whittar, Inc.

    Sanford

    Sanmina-SCI

    Sapient

    Sara Lee

    Saturn Electronics & Engineering

    SBC Communications

    Schumacher Electric

    Scientific Atlanta

    Seal Glove Manufacturing

    Seco Manufacturing Co.

    SEI Investments

    Sequa Corporation

    Seton Company

    Sheldahl Inc.

    Shipping Systems, Inc.

    Siebel Systems

    Sierra Atlantic

    Sights Denim Systems, Inc.

    Signal Transformer

    Signet Armorlite, Inc

    Sikorsky

    Silicon Graphics

    Simula Automotive Safety

    SITEL

    Skyworks Solutions

    SMC Networks

    SML Labels

    SNC Manufacturing Company

    SoftBrands

    Sola Optical USA

    Solectron

    Sonoco Products Co.

    Southwire Company

    Sovereign Bancorp

    Spectrum Control

    Spicer Driveshaft Manufacturing

    Springs Industries

    Springs Window Fashions

    Sprint

    Sprint PCS

    SPX Corporation

    Square D

    Standard Textile Co.

    Stanley Furniture

    Stanley Works

    Stant Manufacturing

    Starkist Seafood

    State Farm Insurance

    State Street

    Steelcase

    StorageTek

    StrategicPoint Investment Advisors

    Strattec Security Corp.

    STS Apparel Corporation

    Summitville Tiles

    Sun Microsystems

    Sunrise Medical

    SunTrust Banks

    Superior Uniform Group

    Supra Telecom

    Sure Fit

    SurePrep

    The Sutherland Group

    Sweetheart Cup Co.

    Swift Denim

    Sykes Enterprises

    Symbol Technologies

    Synopsys

    Synygy

    T

    Takata Retraint Systems

    Target

    Teccor Electronics

    Techalloy Company, Inc.

    Technotrim

    Tecumseh

    Tee Jays Manufacturing

    Telcordia

    Telect

    Teleflex

    TeleTech

    Telex Communications

    Tellabs

    Tenneco Automotive

    Teradyne

    Texaco Exploration and Production

    Texas Instruments

    Textron

    Thermal Industries

    Therm-O-Disc, Inc.

    Thomas & Betts

    Thomasville Furniture

    Thomas Saginaw Ball Screw Co.

    Three G's Manufacturing Co.

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

    Time Warner

    Tingley Rubber Corp.

    The Timken Company

    The Toro Company

    Tomlinson Industries

    Tower Automotive

    Toys "R" Us

    Trailmobile Trailer

    Trans-Apparel Group

    TransPro, Inc.

    Trans Union

    Travelocity

    Trek Bicycle Corporation

    Trend Technologies

    TriMas Corp.

    Trinity Industries

    Triquint Semiconductor

    TriVision Partners

    Tropical Sportswear

    TRW Automotive

    Tumbleweed Communications

    Tupperware

    Tyco Electronics

    Tyco International

    U

    UCAR Carbon Company

    Underwriters Laboratories

    UniFirst Corporation

    Union Pacific Railroad

    Unison Industries

    Unisys

    United Airlines

    UnitedHealth Group Inc.

    United Online

    United Plastics Group

    United States Ceramic Tile

    United Technologies

    Universal Lighting Technologies

    USAA

    V

    Valence Technology

    Valeo Climate Control

    VA Software

    Velvac

    Vertiflex Products

    Veritas

    Verizon

    VF Corporation

    Viasystems

    Vishay

    Visteon

    VITAL Sourcing

    W

    Wabash Alloys, L.L.C.

    Wabash Technologies

    Wachovia Bank

    Walgreens

    Walls Industries

    Warnaco

    Washington Group International

    Washington Mutual

    WebEx

    WellChoice

    Wellman Thermal Systems

    Walls Industries

    Werner Co.

    West Corporation

    Weavexx

    Weiser Lock

    West Point Stevens

    Weyerhaeuser

    Whirlpool

    White Rodgers

    Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company

    Winpak Films

    Wolverine World Wide

    Woodstock Wire Works

    WorldCom

    World Kitchen

    Wyeth

    Wyman-Gordon Forgings

    X

    Xerox

    Xpectra Incorporated

    Xpitax

    Y

    Yahoo!

    Yarway Corporation

    York International

    Z

    Zenith

    ZettaWorks

    -- Posted by spectator on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 10:20 AM
  • Couldn't have just posted a link?

    -- Posted by Brian Mosely on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 10:42 AM
  • Bush's appointments to the Supreme Court are too conservative.

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 11:56 AM
  • I believe in states rights so I applaud his appointments.

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 12:19 PM
  • As you have failed to see, the objective of actually posting the list rather than a link was to experience the volume of outsoucing, not just hear a cry of passion or read that "it happens." I apologize that through my intended benevolence in attempting to add something of substance to your blog that I have inconvenienced you into having to spend a few moments extra clicking scroll. (Admittedly, it is a bit excessive, but the pain in your finger hears the cries of thousands of unemployed impovershed Americans seeking such employment.)

    -- Posted by spectator on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 2:28 PM
  • Are they outsourcing or are they offshore outsourcing?

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 2:54 PM
  • I understand your list, I just don't see what it has to do with the current blog.

    -- Posted by Vindicated on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 3:22 PM
  • I'm just glad to be in the majority, while most of my family still belives "The Iraqis want us there" and "Since we're there, we can't just leave."

    I told them that is exactly what Bush would want you to say. That means his brainwashing tactics have worked. The Iraq War was, is, and will be a failure. We simply had no business being there under the pretense of WMDs, it was outright lies, the administration knew it was all lies, but since he had the entire country in a state of fear and panic, we were all willing to do exactly what it took to kill the 'terrorists.'

    We need out of that country, and for all those people who say we NEED TO STAY, WE CAN'T LEAVE NOW, well there are about 160,000 U.S. Soldiers who need a break, because they have been there numerous times, and they'd gladly let you take their place. Same with the draft, there was mention of that again. You know, when a country has to even THINK about resorting to those measures, it's obvious the support of the government is non-existent.

    Iraqi War is a failure, Bush is a failure, his entire administration is a failure (except for the former members who had sense enough to get out when they knew it was nothing but lies.) And the Democrats can't get us OUT of the WAR until they have a majority of votes forcing an override to any threat of a Bush veto. One last thing, Bush loves to talk about preserving the American family and protecting our rights, well it's obvious he has done nothing but obliterated things that we hold dear more than any other crooked leader in our country has done.

    It's a shamed we overtook a dictators power in Iraq, and the moment Bush has a chance in America, he uses 'executive privilege' for everything (which is to say, I CAN DO WHAT I WANT, and that =DICTATOR) When you answer to nobody but yourself, not even the courts, or the legislature, you have become another Hitler. His genocide just including the term 'WAR' so he thinks it made everything legal!

    -- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Aug 29, 2007, at 7:24 AM
  • "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.

    All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." - - - - Herman Goering, Nazi Reichmarshall

    "How lucky for the leaders that the people do not think."- - - - Adolph Hitler

    -- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Sat, Sep 1, 2007, at 9:00 PM
  • I'll add this one...

    "Those who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security."- - - - Benjamin Franklin

    AND

    The very fact that BUSH comprised a skit and joked about finding the weapons of mass destruction "over here, nope not here, maybe over there..." (while looking under tables in a comical way) and made a MOCHARY as to the very basis for War, should have been grounds for impeachment. I'd love to see him do that cute little skit in front of the families who have lost loved ones who fought for an apparently funny war...

    -- Posted by darrick_04 on Sat, Sep 1, 2007, at 9:19 PM
  • I will also add a couple:

    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." ~ President Abraham Lincoln

    "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it." ~ Malcolm X

    and let's not forget the classic one MR. Bush made himself:

    "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." ~ CNN.com, (December 18, 2000) George Bush

    -- Posted by dc_0725 on Sun, Sep 2, 2007, at 9:23 PM
  • Some too good to leave out:

    "Based on my experience with the administration in the months leading up to the war, I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat." ~ ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson (July 6 2003)

    "The Dick Cheney shooting incident shows what happens when you put the kids in charge of the kindergarten and let them play with guns. Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo show what happens when you put them in charge of other kids without responsible adult supervision. The Iraq war shows what happens when you put the lunatics in charge of the asylum and let them play with real armies". ~ Letter to the editor, The Age Newspaper (Australia) (20 February 2006)

    -- Posted by dc_0725 on Sun, Sep 2, 2007, at 9:25 PM
  • YUP... Too much control!

    -- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Sep 2, 2007, at 11:38 PM
  • Articles of Impeachment

    of

    President George W. Bush

    and

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney,

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,

    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have committed violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the United States, by the following acts:

    1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of over one hundred thousand Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.

    2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.

    3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.

    4) Instituting a secret and illegal wiretapping and spying operation against the people of the United States through the National Security Agency.

    5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.

    6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

    7) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.

    8) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.

    9) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."

    10) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.

    11) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully held by the government.

    12) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.

    13) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to Congressional inquiry.

    14) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.

    15) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.

    16) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."

    17) Engaging in criminal neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, depriving thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf States of urgently needed support, causing mass suffering and unnecessary loss of life.

    18) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activity.

    19) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive functions.

    20) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.

    -- Posted by nascarfanatic on Sat, Oct 13, 2007, at 10:23 PM
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