Thursday, July 28, 2005

News from the other side of the Pond.

U.S. taxpayer footing Israel’s Gaza withdrawal bill.

In addition to the U.S. annual $3 billion aid to Israel, Tel Aviv has asked Washington to “pay” it some $2.2 billion for the withdrawal of illegal settlers currently residing in the occupied Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip.

Is lying about war an impeachable offense?

This article is full of rather scathing statements, many are direct quotes from Bush and company about justifications for the war that were later proved false etc. Just read it, as it would be silly to copy and paste half of the article here.

The U.S. President George W. Bush is facing a very serious problem. Before seeking approval from the Congress to use military action against Iraq, he made a number of unequivocal statements about the reasons the U.S. needed to topple Saddam Hussein.

Iraq, Afghan wars exceed $700 billion in costs.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have burdened the U.S. taxpayers with enormous debt critics say already costing some $314 billion, and the Congressional Budget Office projects additional expenses over the next ten years could be in the tune of $450 billion.

This is the type of stuff that angers me so much when people like my parents pursue ignorance and then try to avoid responsibility for ignoring the warnings of people like myself who have done more research than they have... ignore responsibility for supporting a president and administration that has crippled this nation domestically and internationally. Saddled us with incredibly huge debts that will fall upon the shoulders of their children, annihilated our international image and made us the target of worldwide hatred and fear to an unprecedented level, singlehandedly caused a massive increase in terrorist action, terrorist recruitment and instability in the middle east. Not to mention the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

"Bush is against abortion. And that's reason enough to stand behind him and not John Kerry."

Nice trade. Thanks Mom and Dad. You've really made the world a better place.

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