Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Sunday, 31 December 2006
Why All The Cam Videos Of Saddams Death?
Now Playing: something seems weird about this ...
The following article about Saddam's hanging and the question why were so many cell phone videos allowed to be recording this? I think this was extremely uncalled for and was deliberately set up to further the Bush Agenda and crusade.
I found this all here on the TPM CAFE .COM website --> http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/michaelroston/2006/dec/30/saddam_and_the_cellphones
By now, millions of people have viewed the hanging of Saddam Hussein. Not just Al Iraqiya's pornographic tease of America's old pit bull just prior to his necktie party. No, I mean millions have watched Saddam actually hang. Take a look at the video up at this website Live Leak, a YouTube clone (Hat tip to No Quarter; you probably don't *really* want to follow this link). How many views? When I clicked it was 134,205 times it had been watched. Meanwhile, the people at Boing Boing found 4 more of these clips at Google Video, guaranteeing that millions more casual internet users will watch Iraq's dead president swing. And I'm sure it will be no time at all before these videos are pressed to a million VCD's sitting on the floor of marketplaces across the Middle East to be viewed as short films prior to one's at home screening of a pirated copy of Dreamgirls.
Clearly, the location of Saddam Hussein's execution was one of the most secure settings for an execution ever constructed. So, why are we finding on the move about this planet a bunch of viral, unrestricted and uncensored videos of what is probably the most controversial execution ever carried out?
Newsweek provided an interesting interview with Ali Al Massedy, the "official videographer" tasked with producing the official record of the execution. He usually does this job for Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Presumably, they brought him in to shoot the film so that there would only be one version of the execution, and the government would then be able to tightly control its distribution. Ali says as much:
Ali said the videotape lasts about 15 minutes. When NEWSWEEK asked to see a copy, Ali said he had already handed the tape over to Maliki's chief of staff. "It is top secret," he said. He would not give the names of officials in attendance, though he estimates there were around 20 observers....He also said that government officials had not decided whether or not to release the videotape.
Well, I guess they decided. It was so top secret that they let multiple men out of that limited group of 20 bring in cellphones with video functions, and then allowed them to record the execution. I bet you couldn't smuggle a gun into that execution chamber. But apparently you could smuggle a cell phone with a video camera into those gallows, and stand out in plain sight 15 feet from the platform and shoot that video of this "top secret event" to your heart's desire.
And just as our fair president raced to wake up Saturday morning and issue a statement about what had been done in Iraq, several of those 20 attendees raced home or to their offices to upload videos of a hanged Saddam Hussein so everyone in the world could see this secretive execution carried out.
What a sham it has been. Pretending at the time of Saddam's capture that now was the time for a trial, and pretending at the time of his sentence that now was the time to order his execution, and pretending at the time of his execution that now was the moment he had to hang, and then pretending that it was a secret act carried out with discretion to avoid antagonizing any of Iraq's population.
Here we are seeing 21st century psychological operations. It's hard to know who is directing this internet traffic, but it can be concluded there were elements within America's government and/or military, working in concert with Iraq's current scarecrow power-holders, who wanted as many people as possible in the world to see Saddam hang. And from that rope hanged not just that bearded old man, but whatever was left of our culture that hasn't been degraded by the 7 years of 'leadership" we've been dragging around with us.
Dec 31, 2006 -- 02:33 AM EST
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 2:16 AM PST
Updated: Friday, 5 January 2007 6:29 PM PST
Friday, 29 December 2006
Paranoid or is it Conspiracy?
Now Playing: A Discussion Sitting By The Pool
Z3 Readers this is a very interesting article, I urge you to spend a few well invested minutes reading this full article.
On the other hand, since my paranoid shift, whenever I hear the words "conspiracy theory" (which seems more often, lately) it usually means someone is getting too close to the truth.
Take September 11 -- which I identify as the date my paranoia actually shifted, though I didn’t know it at the time.
Unless I’m paranoid, it doesn’t make any sense at all that George W. Bush, commander-in-chief, sat in a second-grade classroom for 20 minutes after he was informed that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center, listening to children read a story about a goat. Nor does it make sense that the Number 2 man, Dick Cheney -- even knowing that "the commander" was on a mission in Florida -- nevertheless sat at his desk in the White House, watching TV, until the Secret Service dragged him out by the armpits.
Unless I’m paranoid, it makes no sense that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sat at his desk until Flight 77 hit the Pentagon -- well over an hour after the military had learned about the multiple hijacking in progress. It also makes no sense that the brand-new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sat in a Senate office for two hours while the 9/11 attacks took place, after leaving explicit instructions that he not be disturbed -- which he wasn‘t.
In other words, while the 9/11 attacks were occurring, the entire top of the chain of command of the most powerful military in the world sat at various desks, inert. Why weren’t they in the "Situation Room?" Don’t any of them ever watch "West Wing?"
In a sane world, this would be an object of major scandal. But here on this side of the paranoid shift, it’s business as usual.
Read the Full Article Here By The Poolside: http://home.comcast.net/~sittingbythepool/paranoid.html
Or at it Original Location: http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_203.shtml
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 8:43 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2006 3:39 PM PST
Wednesday, 27 December 2006
Joe Anybody & The ACLU New Years Resolutions
Now Playing: The USA SHOULD HAVE 4-GOALS FOR 2007
Lets get the New Year started right with this report I read on the ACLU's website here near the end of this sickening year for Human rights abuses ....2006
This link above will inform you of another our Governments continuing lies which are stating that issues are National Secrets .....
When in fact they are cover ups for their own behavior and lying about it as a National Security Issue. This case, in its self is a definitive case in point. Not to mention deplorable conditions this all occurs in while men wearing the uniform of the USA are not only ordered and allowed to participate they scam there way out if the light shines on their atrocities
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 5:08 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 27 December 2006 5:26 PM PST
Zebra 3 Reports Exposes What Are Iraq Vetrans Saying About This Illegal War
Now Playing: Abuse - Ethics - Killing - Insanity - Listen to our Iraq Vets - PLEASE
This website is put out by Iraq Veterans. we all know how Joe Anybody feels .....but these guys have been to and seen the very atrocities and the illegal war first hand. They speak out on this web site very elegantly I urge all Z3 Readers to look into what the troops and what these veterans are telling us.
Sergeant Ricky Clousing
“In Iraq I operated as an interrogator and was attached to tactical infantry units during daily patrol operations. As an interrogator I spoke to Iraqis each day. This gave me an idea of what local civilians thought of coalition forces. Throughout my training very appropriate guidelines for the treatment of prisoners were set. However, I witnessed our baseless incarceration of civilians. I saw civilians physically harassed. I saw an innocent Iraqi killed before me by US troops. I saw the abuse of power that goes without accountability.
Being attached to a tactical infantry unit and being exposed to the brutalities of war, I began to doubt and reconsider my beliefs. I thought about these experiences and what they meant each day I was deployed and until I was back in garrison at Fort Bragg in April of 2005. My convictions, spiritually and politically, began to make me call into question my ability to perform day to day functions as a soldier. I finally concluded after much consideration that I could not train or be trained under a false pretense of fighting for freedom.”
After 14 months being AWOL, Sgt. Clousing turned himself in to authorities at Ft. Lewis, WA and is currently facing charges for desertion. Find out more about IVAW member Sgt. Clousing at: www.couragetoresist.org
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WATCH THESE 2 YouTube
VIDEOS BY IRAQ VETERANS
Now my fellow Z3 Readers ......I listened to these two videos quite a few times ....I was in awe as I listening to these first hand reports from these brave outspoken men. The love and the compassion coming from these young men was manipulated and destroyed.... BY--> our US policies and desire to wage illegal wars on innocent people, using these young men to do the dirty work, it is at their expense. I heard first hand what I have been reading on the Internet for 3 years. If you can watch this and not react somehow to this I say to you - "you are heartless and 'I charge you' with having no respect for humans.. or life ....and you are guilty for allowing murder!"
These young boys and girls are being trained to KILL and do the ugly bidding for the Neocons and This Imperialist Country Leaders. When you start to see the lies they are told and the ways to get them to continue on killing ....in Freedoms name, and that my friends, is disgraceful. To interrogate and torture and having to shoot young kids, or elderly people or for that matter any woman or man ......all done for the Lying War Mongers Agenda and Illegal Invasion.
And then latter when these veterans are back in the States, a total disregard for their minds, their health and poisoning of their broken bodies, with PTSD, and other various war aliments. I can assure you that using young people to kill for you is all in the devils handiwork.
The Killing Madness all stops when we as a civilized society demand our troops home and the war to be ended now!
The short You Tube videos tell you what you can do ...... its real easy....... Please watch these videos and think about what these kids are saying
Also read more from this Iraq Veterans Group Here:
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 11:53 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 27 December 2006 9:59 PM PST
Friday, 22 December 2006
Get Alberto Gonzales To Explain This (Torturing Of Innocents)
Now Playing: Sen Patrick Leahy ..... wants answers of why rendition and tortured victim is still banned from the USA
US Senator Leahy, seeks answers in botched Canadian terror case: report 12-20-06 http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061220/pl_afp/canadaussyriaattacks
The incoming chair of the powerful US senate judiciary committee has vowed to get to the bottom of an alleged rendition of a Canadian man wrongly accused of terrorist ties, a Canadian newspaper said.Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy told the Toronto Star in an interview published Wednesday that he would summon (sic) US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales before the committee to explain why Maher Arar is still barred from the United States, after he was cleared of terrorist links by a Canadian judicial inquiry.
"The Canadian government has now documented that the wrong thing was done to the wrong man," Leahy told the newspaper. "It is time for the (Bush) administration to do what it can to redress this wrong, instead of perpetuating it."
Arar was stopped in New York, on his way to Canada from a trip to Tunisia in September 2002, and was deported to Syria where he was jailed and tortured for more than a year.Ottawa asked Washington to remove the 36-year-old software engineer from their surveillance list after he was exonerated in September. But the US ambassador to Ottawa said last week that Arar remains on the watch list.
The botched terrorism case has gripped Canada
and led to the resignation earlier this month of the
nation's top cop, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(RCMP) Commissioner Guiliano Zaccardelli.
A Canadian government report found that faulty intelligence (again!!) provided to US authorities by the RCMP had likely led to Arar's detention and deportation to Syria.Ottawa protested to Washington and Damascus over Arar's treatment, but Syria denies the torture claims and the United states has refused to accept blame for any wrongdoing in the case.
Senator Leahy said he would also question Gonzales about the US government's alleged widespread use of "extraordinary rendition" -- the clandestine seizing and transfer of terror suspects to allied nations that condone torture."It's not just this individual case," he said. "But what does this say when someone's plane stops here, they have citizenship in a neighboring country and we ship them back to Syria.""This is beneath our country. And, it does absolutely nothing to make us more secure and it is a gross human rights violation."
Now Z3 Readers this is exactly the frickin question I have been asking for over a year here in the Zebra 3 Report. What in the hell is this Bush Administration doing to people...and in many many case they are doing this to INNOCENT people. WE are the ASHOLES of the WORLD, thanks to this demented screwed up policies by our devil leading Military and Executive branch
---GOOD OLD USA HAVE BECOME THE ASSHOLES OF THE WORLD THANKS TO BUSH- CHENEY- CONZALES, -ASSCROFT, -RUMSFELD, -RICE, AND A slew OF OTHER SICK-O-s
I have posted at least three reports here in the Zebra 3 report on this topic of the illegal and fucked up case of Maher Arar ......
** You can check out these previous post I put up right here: **
More Info On Joe Anybody Torture Page Here
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 11:14 AM PST
Updated: Friday, 22 December 2006 1:58 PM PST
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
Sworn To Uphold The Constitution - Well I Say Impeachment
Now Playing: Look!--- He lied ----- Now He Should Be Impeached
Topic: FAILURE by the GOVERNMENT
In a piece today, Editor & Publisher reports
that Sean Penn
"hit the media"
and called for
"impeachment of the president"
in receiving the 2006
Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award
In his speech, Penn said: "Now, there's been a lot of talk lately on Capitol Hill about how impeachment should be 'off the table.' We're told that it's time to look ahead -- not back.
... Can you imagine how far that argument would go for the defense at an arraignment on charges of grand larceny, or large-scale distribution of methamphetamines? How about the arranging of a contract killing on a pregnant mother?
'Indictment should be off the table.' Or 'Let's look forward, not backward.' Or 'We can't afford another failed defendant.'
"Our country has a legal system, not of men and women, but of laws. Why then are we so willing to put inconvenient provisions of the U.S.
constitution and federal law 'off the table?' ... Unless we're going to
have one set of laws for the powerful and another set for those who
can't afford fancy lawyers, then truth matters to everyone. And
accountability is a matter of human and legal principle."
Penn's remarks were first published at:
link to www.huffingtonpost.com
My My my ..........I really enjoyed this speech by Mr Penn. What I admire is the strength to go against the media and the neocons that have manipulated "Law & Accountability" to the point of ruination. And its people like Mr. Penn who rise up, and say "excuse me!" and exposing the need for respect of the law. And demanding accountability backed by the enforcement of this countries just and respected law.
This is a great speech in these wicked times at hand. Please give it the few minutes it takes to absorb a very passionate and need to be addressed topic. It has to be discussed.
Get with the program and read what is needed ......now
- to fix this mess
.....are ya with me ?
......did ya read the speech?
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 4:21 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 23 December 2006 11:01 PM PST
Monday, 18 December 2006
Today I read 33 GITMO prisoners sent home..... Well That Is A Start
Now Playing: SHUT DOWN GUANTANAMNO IS THE REAL SOLUTION
33 GITMO Detainees are sent back to their homelands! Well thats a start, but how about all of em sent home and we close that illegal hell hole down. This frickin hideout on Cuba has got to be in direct contact with Satan himself. There is nothing honorable our ethical about this USA Military Prison. The article below is the latests news from the island of torture and lawlessness pervasion's the US maintains with Old Glory flying overhead.
Here is the Washington Post Article dated Dec 18 2006
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By Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 18, 2006;
Thirty-three detainees who had been held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were returned to their home countries over the past week, part of a government effort to reduce the facility's population to a core group of terrorism suspects who could be held indefinitely.
The Defense Department announced yesterday that it transferred 17 detainees to their home countries over the weekend: seven to Afghanistan, five to Yemen, three to Kazakhstan, one to Libya and one to Bangladesh. Military officials announced Thursday that 16 detainees were sent to Saudi Arabia last week.
With the transfer of the 33 detainees -- nearly 8 percent of the facility's population -- Guantanamo now holds about 395 detainees, almost none of whom have been charged with a crime. State Department officials have been working to reducesignificantly reduce the number of Guantanamo detainees through lengthy negotiations with other countries, although the United States is unwilling to release detainees into the custody of nations where they would likely be abused, tortured or killed.
A large percentage of the remaining population is from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
According to Pentagon figures, approximately 380 detainees have departed Guantanamo for at least 29 countries since 2002, meaning the facility's current population represents slightly more than half of the suspects captured and transferred to U.S. custody in Cuba. An additional 85 detainees are slated for transfer or release to their home nations pending the outcome of diplomatic discussions. Their departure would leave the number of detainees at Guantanamo at about 310.
"Departure of these remaining detainees approved for transfer or release is subject to ongoing discussions between the United States and other nations," according to a Defense Department news release yesterday. "The United States does not desire to hold detainees for any longer than necessary."
Guantanamo did not accept new detainees from September 2004 to this past September, when 14 high-value suspects who had been in secret CIA custody were moved to Cuba.
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 18 December 2006 12:46 AM PST
Saturday, 16 December 2006
I SAID THE SAME THING YESTERDAY TO MY SENATOR
Now Playing: Michael Moore Letter below - Then see Mine on Yesterdays Blog
Michael Moore: Cut and Run, the Only Brave Thing to Do
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
Monday marked the day that we had been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II. That's right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it's taken the world's only superpower to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad.
And we haven't even done THAT. After 1,347 days, in the same time it took us to took us to sweep across North Africa, storm the beaches of Italy, conquer the South Pacific, and liberate all of Western Europe, we cannot, after over 3 and 1/2 years, even take over a single highway and protect ourselves from a homemade device of two tin cans placed in a pothole. No wonder the cab fare from the airport into Baghdad is now running around $35,000 for the 25-minute ride. And that doesn't even include a friggin' helmet.
Is this utter failure the fault of our troops? Hardly. That's because no amount of troops or choppers or democracy shot out of the barrel of a gun is ever going to "win" the war in Iraq. It is a lost war, lost because it never had a right to be won, lost because it was started by men who have never been to war, men who hide behind others sent to fight and die.
Let's listen to what the Iraqi people are saying, according to a recent poll conducted by the University of Maryland:
** 71% of all Iraqis now want the U.S. out of Iraq.
** 61% of all Iraqis SUPPORT insurgent attacks on U.S. troops.
Yes, the vast majority of Iraqi citizens believe that our soldiers should be killed and maimed! So what the hell are we still doing there? Talk about not getting the hint.
There are many ways to liberate a country. Usually the residents of that country rise up and liberate themselves. That's how we did it. You can also do it through nonviolent, mass civil disobedience. That's how India did it. You can get the world to boycott a regime until they are so ostracized they capitulate. That's how South Africa did it. Or you can just wait them out and, sooner or later, the king's legions simply leave (sometimes just because they're too cold). That's how Canada did it.
The one way that DOESN'T work is to invade a country and tell the people, "We are here to liberate you!" -- when they have done NOTHING to liberate themselves. Where were all the suicide bombers when Saddam was oppressing them? Where were the insurgents planting bombs along the roadside as the evildoer Saddam's convoy passed them by? I guess ol' Saddam was a cruel despot -- but not cruel enough for thousands to risk their necks. "Oh no, Mike, they couldn't do that! Saddam would have had them killed!" Really? You don't think King George had any of the colonial insurgents killed? You don't think Patrick Henry or Tom Paine were afraid? That didn't stop them. When tens of thousands aren't willing to shed their own blood to remove a dictator, that should be the first clue that they aren't going to be willing participants when you decide you're going to do the liberating for them.
A country can HELP another people overthrow a tyrant (that's what the French did for us in our revolution), but after you help them, you leave. Immediately. The French didn't stay and tell us how to set up our government. They didn't say, "we're not leaving because we want your natural resources." They left us to our own devices and it took us six years before we had an election. And then we had a bloody civil war. That's what happens, and history is full of these examples. The French didn't say, "Oh, we better stay in America, otherwise they're going to kill each other over that slavery issue!"
The only way a war of liberation has a chance of succeeding is if the oppressed people being liberated have their own citizens behind them -- and a group of Washingtons, Jeffersons, Franklins, Gandhis and Mandellas leading them. Where are these beacons of liberty in Iraq? This is a joke and it's been a joke since the beginning. Yes, the joke's been on us, but with 655,000 Iraqis now dead as a result of our invasion (source: Johns Hopkins University), I guess the cruel joke is on them. At least they've been liberated, permanently.
So I don't want to hear another word about sending more troops (wake up, America, John McCain is bonkers), or "redeploying" them, or waiting four months to begin the "phase-out." There is only one solution and it is this: Leave. Now. Start tonight. Get out of there as fast as we can. As much as people of good heart and conscience don't want to believe this, as much as it kills us to accept defeat, there is nothing we can do to undo the damage we have done. What's happened has happened. If you were to drive drunk down the road and you killed a child, there would be nothing you could do to bring that child back to life. If you invade and destroy a country, plunging it into a civil war, there isn’t much you can do ‘til the smoke settles and blood is mopped up. Then maybe you can atone for the atrocity you have committed and help the living come back to a better life.
The Soviet Union got out of Afghanistan in 36 weeks. They did so and suffered hardly any losses as they left. They realized the mistake they had made and removed their troops. A civil war ensued. The bad guys won. Later, we overthrew the bad guys and everybody lived happily ever after. See! It all works out in the end!
The responsibility to end this war now falls upon the Democrats. Congress controls the purse strings and the Constitution says only Congress can declare war. Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi now hold the power to put an end to this madness. Failure to do so will bring the wrath of the voters. We aren't kidding around, Democrats, and if you don't believe us, just go ahead and continue this war another month. We will fight you harder than we did the Republicans. The opening page of my website has a photo of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, each made up by a collage of photos of the American soldiers who have died in Bush's War. But it is now about to become the Bush/Democratic Party War unless swift action is taken.
This is what we demand:
1. Bring the troops home now. Not six months from now. NOW. Quit looking for a way to win. We can't win. We've lost. Sometimes you lose. This is one of those times. Be brave and admit it.
2. Apologize to our soldiers and make amends. Tell them we are sorry they were used to fight a war that had NOTHING to do with our national security. We must commit to taking care of them so that they suffer as little as possible. The mentally and physically maimed must get the best care and significant financial compensation. The families of the deceased deserve the biggest apology and they must be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
3. We must atone for the atrocity we have perpetuated on the people of Iraq. There are few evils worse than waging a war based on a lie, invading another country because you want what they have buried under the ground. Now many more will die. Their blood is on our hands, regardless for whom we voted. If you pay taxes, you have contributed to the three billion dollars a week now being spent to drive Iraq into the hellhole it's become. When the civil war is over, we will have to help rebuild Iraq. We can receive no redemption until we have atoned.
In closing, there is one final thing I know. We Americans are better than what has been done in our name. A majority of us were upset and angry after 9/11 and we lost our minds. We didn't think straight and we never looked at a map. Because we are kept stupid through our pathetic education system and our lazy media, we knew nothing of history. We didn't know that WE were the ones funding and arming Saddam for many years, including those when he massacred the Kurds. He was our guy. We didn't know what a Sunni or a Shiite was, never even heard the words. Eighty percent of our young adults (according to National Geographic) were not able to find Iraq on the map. Our leaders played off our stupidity, manipulated us with lies, and scared us to death.
But at our core we are a good people. We may be slow learners, but that "Mission Accomplished" banner struck us as odd, and soon we began to ask some questions. Then we began to get smart. By this past November 7th, we got mad and tried to right our wrongs. The majority now know the truth. The majority now feel a deep sadness and guilt and a hope that somehow we can make make it all right again.
Unfortunately, we can't. So we will accept the consequences of our actions and do our best to be there should the Iraqi people ever dare to seek our help in the future. We ask for their forgiveness.
We demand the Democrats listen to us and get out of Iraq now.
SIGN THE VOTERS' PLEDGE!
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 10:02 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 16 December 2006 10:17 PM PST
Friday, 15 December 2006
Thank You For Standing Up and Saying No To This War
Now Playing: My Letter to My Senator - Mr Gordon Smith (Ore)
Dear Senator Smith,
I have read where you have recanted your opinion on fighting this war in Iraq. I did read your statement and first off want to thank you for standing up and saying what you did. I want this war to end swiftly and quickly. There were no WMD there was instead a never ending demand on warm bodies of American soldiers, money, resources, and challenges to our Constitution to the Human Rights Policies and our moral standing in the worlds view.
This ugly mistake should have never happened. The secrecy, the stubbornness, the cover up, the reckless policies, the greedy contractors, the destruction of lives and land in a country that we have no right to be in period.
My cousin committed suicide over the ugly sick ways of a corrupt war. I wrote you before about Col Ted Westhusing, who was one of the highest commanding officers to die in Iraq. He took his own life after living daily in the hell hole we created. We are out of line in what is right for America.
Thank you for finally standing up and doing the right thing. I don't care how good of friends you and the president were or about party lines and supporting the "guy" in the party you belong to. This war is wrong and costly in terms of lives, money, and how we are perceived in the world.
Our human rights policy, torture, and respect for Geneva is tarnished and ruined. Standing up as you did is the right step, but the timing is going to cost all of us, for a long, long time.
This war is rife with a sick policy of distrusting secret agendas, and has made profits for many while destroying the country of Iraq and our morals here in the US. We need to correct as much as we can. We should of learned from previous wars (Viet Nam) and listened for real answers and truths instead of blindly following the Bush Neocon’s into this war of Power and control and illegal not to mention immoral killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians of the Muslim world.
Personally I feel war crimes have been committed, the sooner you distance your self and Oregon from this debacle the better for everybody.
Thank You for standing up ….......now!
I wonder if you can now help the damage that we have all suffered and brought to the table of a country we had "no right invading" we are shameful and wrong. Which leads me to the "cut and walk" or the "cut and run" debate. When a man is wrong he stands up and says so. Its not cutting ..it called Honesty. We are not walking or running ...we are leaving a country we had NO BUSINESS being in period. When a country like the US invades with miss information the right thing would be to get the heck out ...not stick around trying to make it seem like we had a right to be there ...we didn't, we were wrong!
I am saddened for all the death we waged, all the hate we have instilled, all the discomfort we have caused to thousands of lives around the world. I am upset, ashamed, and ....... After reading your new stance of this atrocity I am happy that you have stepped up to do the right thing. To bad the president is not a man such as your self, to admit he made a grave mistake, and try to undo the harm done. The sooner the better.
Thank you Senator Smith!
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 6:21 PM PST
Updated: Friday, 15 December 2006 6:32 PM PST
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