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Where Is Bush?

By LESLIE, a regular contributor to this blog

2007062814_wg8o1458515hJune 28, 2007

President George W. Bush is applauded by Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri prior to his address at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., Thursday, June 28, 2007. White House photo by Eric Draper


On this day in Iraq:

British Corporal Paul Joszko and Privates Scott Kennedy and James Kerr killed in Basra roadside bomb attack

Five Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb detonated near a combat patrol in a southern section of Baghdad.

A Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldier was killed when a combat patrol was struck by a roadside bomb in an eastern section of the Iraqi capital

About 74 Iraqi civilians were killed. Iraqi police found 15 dead bodies in Baghdad. The US military said it killed at least 60 al Qaeda. Iraq national police say they found 20 decapitated bodies in Madaen, southeast of Baghdad. In Nasiriyah, local police say two suspected militants were killed. Five Iraqi civilians were killed by a British chopper in Basra. A policeman was killed in Al Anbar Province.

The last three months in Iraq have been the deadliest for US troops since the war began in March 2003. Even though the US has reportedly spent over $22.5 billion to train approximately 346,600 Iraqi military and police forces, the US and Iraqi forces only claim to control half of Baghdad.

On this day in Afghanistan:

An American and Nepalese citizen in a security contractor convoy were killed by a suicide car bomber in Kabul. An 18-year-old civilian was killed in a second suicide bomb attack against a vehicle of the NATO-led ISAF in the eastern province of Paktika. Taliban beheaded three off-duty Afghan policemen.

The Taliban now control the town of Musa Qala [est. pop. 14,000] and two other districts in Helmand Province, and one district in Kandahar Province. They’ve also begun to reestablish their hold in some regions, especially in the south and east, increasingly relying on suicide attacks and roadside bombs against civilians.

On this day for contractors:

The Army announced that former Halliburton subsidiary KBR will share a $150 billion, 10-year contract with Fluor and Dyncorp. Even though the Special Inspector General just issued a report detailing KBR’s price-gouging inside the Green Zone.

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By LESLIE, a regular contributor to this blog

  • Montag

    Here’s a brief animated cartoon that shows Bush’s obtuseness where the pre-9/11 threat was concerned:

    http://www.toostupidtobepresident.com/shockwave/chainsaw.htm

  • shargash

    We also had this news out of Afghanistan — ‘Up to 80 civilians dead’ after US air strikes in Afghanistan (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2115846,00.html).

    Apparently the US commander in charge of the Afghan operation is a big believer in massive air power as a means to combat insurgency. I’ll let William Lind comment on using air power to combat insurgency. He was talking about Iraq, but it applies just as well to Afghanistan.

    “Nothing could testify more powerfully to the failure of U.S. efforts on the ground in Iraq than a ramp-up in airstrikes. Calling in air is the last, desperate, and usually futile action of an army that is losing. If anyone still wonders whether the “surge” is working, the increase in air strikes offers a definitive answer: it isn’t.” (http://antiwar.com/lind/)

  • Leslie

    Wow, way to go Larry! HURRAH!!!!

    It’s good to know so many have common sense and good taste!

  • http://profile.typekey.com/mpumpky/ PrchrLady

    Where is Bushie boy??? AWOL as usual… and with Cheatin Cheney in charge, we are in some deep sheeeett…

    OT, but Larry made page 2 headlines on Progressive daily bBeacon, as well as headlines on Buzzflash today…. Great Heavens!!! we are getting on a roll… and an article supporting his post today is there too…and another rep from WA signed on for Impeachment~~~ YES!!!!

    http://progressivedailybeacon.com/morenews.php?id=2359

  • John Rowland

    You might say correctly Bush is Hamlet but at least he could think. Bush does not even say ” To be or not to be sitting on Cheney’s lap .Cheney’s says simply for him this is to be .

  • John Rowland

    Bush and cabal are playing out Mark Twain’s first work ” The Gilded Age “.

  • John Rowland

    We should form up some good citizens and with torches in the wee hours of the night storm Bush’s White House Castle .

  • John Rowland

    Do not forget Mary Shelly’s ” Frankenstein “.

  • Leslie

    John,
    You could write a book on them and their Faustian bargain.

  • John Rowland

    Both are borderline ” Media’s a la Euripides .

  • John Rowland

    Bush and Cheney are much like Dr. Faustus in both Goethe’s or Marlowe’s version .

  • John Rowland

    Bush and Cheney tried to pull off a Dostoevsky ” Crime and Punishment ” perfect WMD Invasion crime. Guess you know how Dostoesky’s characters fared playing that game .

  • John Rowland

    In Milton’s ” Paradise Lost ” Lucifer was forced to have a unwilling pereption of God’s power. Bush is too delusional to even have a unwilling perception.

  • John Rowland

    Bush and cabal are Old testament tyrants.

  • mudkitty

    Bin Laden’s brother watched the 9/11 attacks with Sr. Bush at the Ritz Carleton.

    As for W, he has other priorities, like running out the clock while he raids the treasury.

  • Leslie

    Yeah, haven’t forgotten about the Bushes and bin Ladens, the Saudis. Add that to the fries my bacon list.

  • John Rowland

    Cheney agree is very dangerous and our President too .

  • John Rowland

    Keep in mind Bush had business dealings with Bin Laden and his brother in early 1980′s . I agree totally what you wrote in your last post.

  • Leslie

    John,
    I can’t get that image of Bush reading about the pet goat, combined with Condi’s Congressional testimony about the August PDB titled, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the US.”

    It really fries my bacon! All Bush had to do was take the warnings seriously and shake the intel tree. So many lives could’ve been saved. Then they lied about it afterwards and tried to cover it up. Now they’ve lied us into an unnecessary war, which has spread our troops thin and sent the National Guard into a civil war. They’ve allowed the Taliban and al Qaeda to regroup, while helping al Qaeda recruit. And now…now the Bushies, with a little help from the media, are hyperventilating about three London wanna be car bombs [OK, one fire], by way of ignoring the White House’s latest f**k you to Congress and oversight.

    Bush may be delusional, but Cheney is dangerous.

  • John Rowland

    Last year Charles Krauthammer on Brit Hume’s show blurted out Bush was out of it 9-11 morning at that Florida school.Bush psych froze up for twenty six minutes at that school after being told by Andy Cord a second plane had hit the WTC .He posed for pictures and chatted with the Principal. What would have happened if me and my patrol partner took twenty six minutes to respond to a police radio run of shots fired or a robbery in progress .Bye the way Krauthammer is a neo con Zionist who supports Bush and the War.

  • John Rowland

    Both Paul O’Neil and Richard Clarke in their books wrote of Bush’s cognitive dysfunctions .Frankly I believe he is delusional .

  • John Rowland

    Please Bush is Mortimer Snerd sitting on President Cheney’s lap .

  • Leslie

    Susan,
    Somehow the date above the photo fell off. Under the headline, “Where is Bush,” it should read June 28, 2007.

    Oh, and if anyone wants to go to the White House page where I got the photo of Bush smirking, here’s the link:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/06/images/20070628-14_wg8o1458-515h.html

  • Shirin

    Susan, I am fortunate enough not to be on the memo mailing list, therefore am forced to depend on other resources – plus, of course, my own common sense – for my information.

  • http://noquarter.typepad.com susanUnPC

    Shirin, you clearly didn’t get the memo.

    The MSM sure did!

  • Shirin

    “The US military said it killed at least 60 al Qaeda.”

    Meaning that the U.S. military killed exactly zero Al Qa`eda, and up to 60 Iraqi civilians.

  • http://noquarter.typepad.com susanUnPC

    Dripping with irony, Leslie! He opines while the world bleeds.

    Say, maybe Bush can give Fred Thompson some speech lessons:

    “Thompson gets mixed reviews in New Hampshire premiere”
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/17514.html