Found on the bottom of the Birdcage

Republicans Sending Political “Blow”Postal Anthrax

Republicans, already terrified of a future Democratic president, have begun to ramp up assassination attempts. This time, against Presidential hopeful John Edward’s campaign HQ. A campaign staffer ripped open an envelope and discovered white powder inside.

“The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is obviously our paramount concern, so we contacted the authorities,” said Jonathan Prince, deputy campaign manager. “The authorities have asked us to evacuate while they run tests on the substance, and we have done so.”

Obviously the Republican who sent the powder will never be found, and the US Attorney who investigates the matter will be fired immediately.

What’s with Hillary and Homos?

Hillary, when confronted with the question sparked by GenClinton Wince Peter Pace calling homosexuality “immoral”, responded by this incredibly lame answer:

“Well I’m going to leave that to others to conclude,” she said. “I’m very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want make sure they can.”

Hillary goes wishie-washy on rudimentary basics of American life obviously isn’t Presidential material. Obviously I’m no longer interested in “Madam President” this time around.

Death Before Being Dishonored Any More

Ted WesthusingWar brings out the worst of all of us, this is nothing knew. But it’s those tiny things that you need to keep your eyes one to see what’s going on and what’s never been said. Case in point, Colonel Ted Westhusing.

Colonel Westhusing was found dead with a bullet through his head by which he put there himself. Suicide during war time isn’t something that’s knew either. I had a couple of my own mates commit suicide when I was in the Air Force too! However, it’s entirely different when a highly respected Colonel kills himself not because he faced war everyday, instead he killed himself because of what his military has become.

The human atrocities, the carnage and the human rights violations being conducted by the United States military sent Colonel Westhusing to eat his own gun.

”In e-mails to his family, Westhusing seemed especially upset by one conclusion he had reached: that traditional military values such as duty, honor and country had been replaced by profit motives in Iraq, where the U.S. had come to rely heavily on contractors for jobs once done by the military.”

His death followed quickly. “He was sick of money-grubbing contractors,” one official recounted. Westhusing said that “he had not come over to Iraq for this.” After a three-month inquiry, investigators declared Westhusing’s death a suicide.

There’s nothing that could possibly explain the horror that this man faced. It positively sends me over the edge to think what this West Point Scholar had to face before he finally broke down. He rejected his commanders willingness to ignore the Geneva Convention, the UCMJ, and the United States Constitution, and instead of being identified by these atrocities of our own military leadership, he ended his life.

Read his suicide note and the last sentance will squeeze tears out of the corners of your eyes.

You are only interested in your career and provide no support to your staff—no msn [mission] support and you don’t care. I cannot support a msn that leads to corruption, human right abuses and liars. I am sullied—no more. I didn’t volunteer to support corrupt, money grubbing contractors, nor work for commanders only interested in themselves. I came to serve honorably and feel dishonored. I trust no Iraqi. I cannot live this way. All my love to my family, my wife and my precious children. I love you and trust you only. Death before being dishonored any more.

By the way – in case you were wondering, his immediate supervisor at the time was Gen David Patraeus. George W Bush has since given him another star on his shoulder and he’s now the top military leader in Iraq.

Does that make your stomach turn? It should!

Rover and Bolten Worry AGAG Scandal Will Hurt Bush’s CredibilityKarl Rove

This made me laugh. h/t to Avarosis at Ameriblog for spotting it.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (a.k.a. AGAG) has this huge problem going on with the US Attorneys being fired. This is pretty much everywhere in the mainstream media now. What’s interesting is that Karl Rove and Joshua Bolton are worried that this story will hurt Bush’s credibility on the matter.

“They’re taking it seriously,” said the other of the two Republicans who spoke about the White House’s relationship with Mr. Gonzales. “I think Rove and Bolten believe there is the potential for erosion of the president’s credibility on this issue.”

Do they think Bush has any credibility anywhere else? Supreme Court wanna-be Harriett Miers had to step down last January over this matter, eight US Attorneys have been fired, AGAG admits that there were mistakes made and it’s been revealed that Congress has been lied to about this story. And these two idiots are worried about Bush’s “credibility”?

Not that I would ever tell Rove or Bolton how to do their jobs or anything – but perhaps if they worried about the US Constitution might be a better usage of their time? Maybe they could worry about our troops in Iraq! OH! Maybe they could worry about our loss of jobs to China!