READER COMMENTS ON
"Powell on UN Speech: 'Painful', 'A Blot'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 12:33 pm PT...
I always had such great respect for Colin Powell and even before 9/11 stories were coming out that he was an outsider in the White House. A token.
Just can't understand having so much loyalty, you would lose your moral compass.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 12:40 pm PT...
Is there video anywhere on the nets to download the UN presentation? I would love to watch it again, knowing what I know now.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 12:51 pm PT...
The progressive community needs to call LOUDLY, in unison, for the RESIGNATION of all in the US "Administration" who are responsible for the needless deaths in the US, Iraq, and worldwide.
And if they don't resign, we must IMPEACH and TRY them for War crimes, profiteering, treason, and incompetence.
Let progressives come together on this, when it is so obvious that no real change will happen under this regime!
RESIGN OR WE'LL IMPEACH.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 1:07 pm PT...
The falling apart of the GOP has begun:
Michael Brown fired, is intending on resigning from FEMA
Time for the end of these goons. Bush and the incompetence must be IMPEACHED!
Resign right now, you sacks of waste. You aren't worth the paper we print american bills on. Bush,Cheney,Rice especially RESIGN NOW NO OTHER OPTIONS!!!
And then Mayor Nagin, you resign too. He's a clone of Collin Powell as far as Im concerned. Covering the ass of the bullshit neocons and we americans aren't going to take it anymore!!!
Force their resignations: Constant rally on senate and congress
RESIGN, TAKE YOUR PAPERS AND RESIGN. Chertoff should head to jail or fly back to Israel.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 1:19 pm PT...
Doug, upon reading USA TODAY it was reported Michael Brown did not resign they reassigned him to the White House to oversee governments response to potential disasters.
God help us.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 1:21 pm PT...
TexasLady: AP(Associated Press) is reporting he is going to resign himself and then receive an honorary medal. It fits with the modus operandi too.....
Gotta spend time with their families and loot the treasury! :blush:
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 1:30 pm PT...
Doug, good at least he won't be "protecting" us anymore. Don't think the Gulf Coast can stand much more protection.
I wonder what kind of medal will they think up?
You know Poppy Bush was on Meet The Press awhile back and said that Jeb is considering running for President. You would think George would have done a better job so his brother could be a shoe in. But then who needs the vote, money will fix anything.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 1:41 pm PT...
TexasLady: Think the Jeb idea is out for good now, there'd be a mutiny since he's the official election fixer. There would be no way he'd ever get into office like his hero Nixon.
Still its bad, real bad. We need to force these jackass fascists to resign or be impeached. And right away, because TWO MORE hurricaine disasters are coming for the southern states. They are just the beginning of our global warming nightmare!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 2:18 pm PT...
The country has turned into a laughing stock, the tide has turned against Mr. Cheney.
Uh oh.....At this point, I could see the government start giving away money and federal assistance cards everywhere....I mean EVERYWHERE.... just to supress the image of them being crooked, have-mores who care only for themselves.
The quickest way to try to stem a revolt that would take them down, is through bribery. I can see them bribing americans next (maybe copping a plea behind closed doors somewhere....uh oh)
DANGER! WILL ROBINSON, DANGER! BUSH HAS COMPLETELY CRACKED AND FALLEN APART! CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS "DISLIKED"!
"We will build greater resolve and overcome all challenges!
Bush admin and his GOP crony connects everything to 9/11 now, just to score political points. It ain't working. This disgrace must resign RIGHT NOW AND NO LONGER PRETEND TO BE PRESIDENT!
Cheney and the goons must be dragged out and hung or sent to a Gitmo prison. Bush, we're waiting for you to RESIGN completely. Nobody cares anymore about 9/11 or your constant bullshit.
They all, america wants you GONE and your handlers to resign. Just resign, for the good of EVERYBODY involved....Then maybe junior, it won't look so bad every day. To have the whole world hate you, that is.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 2:40 pm PT...
But Doug, it's hard work! They're working hard! Did you forget?
What a pile of crap!
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 3:20 pm PT...
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 3:28 pm PT...
Well now what do we got here...
Military National Guard deployed in Iraq HURT response to Hurricaine disasters
The official news Donald Rumsfeld WON'T let you hear since he is not part of the reality community
National Guard deployed in Iraq hurt nation's largest states
Admin plays political points again, tries to save face by pulling the national guard home and out of IRAQ: While Bush talks about never withdrawing troops and spins lies, 2500+ soldiers return home to spurring chaos
National Guard withdraw from Iraq
"Brigade commander Brig. Gen. John P. Basilica Jr. said Friday that the more than 500 soldiers who'd sustained losses in the storm would be sent home first. Some 200 already have returned to Louisiana, and the rest should return home by Saturday night.
"Some will require more services than others," Basilica said, speaking by video link from Baghdad. "Either way, we will come up with a plan and come up with the support that they need to help them get their lives back together."
Basilica said soldiers who'd volunteered for hurricane relief work would be sent home next. The rest of the 2,500-person brigade is scheduled to return to Louisiana between Sept. 20 and Sept. 23.
Basilica said returning troops would be given the choice of remaining on state active duty or returning to their civilian lives. About 800 have expressed interest in serving in some capacity when they return, the general said. Another 1,500 have said they plan to return to their civilian lives and the rest remain undecided, he said."
Ok Bush you've permanently failed on all accounts, as has Cheney. Will you RESIGN NOW BASTARDS BEFORE WE IMPEACH??!???
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 4:08 pm PT...
Government hits all time low: "Do as I say, not as I do!
The Federal Government has begun sinking to the worst shameless policy imagineable, and will be bribing most victims and families of the Katrina disasters off.
Debit card plan scrapped, citizens will now receive bank donations after filling out paperwork
WASHINGTON - The nation's relief agency said Friday it will discontinue its program to distribute debit cards worth up to $2,000 to hurricane victims, two days after hastily announcing the novel plan to provide quick relief.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it will scrap the program once officials finish distributing cards this weekend at shelters in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, where many of the evacuees were moved. No cards will be issued to victims in other states.
Hurricane victims at other locations will have to apply for expedited aid through the agency's traditional route - filling out information on FEMA's Web site to receive direct bank deposits, FEMA spokeswoman Natalie Rule said.
However, the bribes are "political" and meant to prevent an uprising in front of the White House. Basically, everyone will get free money if they can stop talking badly about the bush administration.
But of course, just to play to their base secretly they have included the rule if you have bank account. After all, none of that is the federal reserves problem dontcha know....If you're accidently too poor to have a bank account, that's the states problem, you shouldn't be living here. Go move to Canada, ya lazy bum!
And this is how low they go.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 4:59 pm PT...
Don't Rule Out This Scenario! (I also posted this on Congressman John Conyer's Blog!)
No Excuse For Feds Slow Response To Katrina; Critics Claim Government Heads Should Roll, Including Bush
Bush critics on Capitol Hill say he cares little for poor people and race was an issue in slow response. Other more sinister critics claim Bush is America's enemy, say slow response designed to bring America to its knees and one step closer to martial law.
5 Sep 2005
By Greg Szymanski
Besides the lack of funding and slow response and the reorganizing of FEMA, other critics who consider the Bush administration the enemy of the American people and who claim it help bring about 9/11, claim the question of how the levee system broke in three places after the storm hit – not during – is suspicious and should be completely investigated for any Delta Force or Special Ops foul play
Other strong Bush critics, who claim his world wide backers are bent on the destruction of America in favor of a one world government, said the lack of response was deliberate in an attempt to bring another large area of America to its knees like it did by orchestrating 9/11.
Still others who go much farther with their government criticism claim weather control and manipulation programs like HAARP in Alaska should be thoroughly investigated to see if intensity and storm patterns can be manipulated by new and military technology. (See Full Story below!)
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 5:16 pm PT...
A Louisiana congressman (a Repub naturally) has said "we cleaned out NO. well, not us God did."
Apparently they consider this a simple case of redevelopment. They already have plans to rebuild and not let "those people" back in.
I don't recall this from any campaign speeches. Is this what the American Republicans voted for?
Impeach and convict the Bush administration now before he kills again (through negligence or whatever).
Remember, the next time it could be your state, your city, your family, even you which is the victim.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 5:34 pm PT...
Much worse than HP Charlie says
9/11 and Oklahoma City bombings an inside job by rogue government agents
"After prodding the patient to open–up and checking a severe rash, the military forensic expert, who arrived at the Oklahoma bombing scene within 24 hours, finally came clean with his story about finding more than the remains of Timothy McVey’s fertilizer truck.
“He looked at me with this frightened look and finally came clean,” recalls Dr. Deagle about the routine check-up that turned into a confession about government complicity in the bombing. “He told me they removed two softball size micro-chip nukes as well as removing C-4 pineapples and many C-4 placer charges systematically put throughout the building.
“He said he had to tell somebody but feared he would be killed if this ever leaked out. He then went on to say that special FBI units placed the nuke charges in he building to bring it down as a plan to one day bring about martial law.”
Although Dr. Deagle will not give his name, he said the man was based at Ft. Carson in the military forensics unit and was in his late 30’s or early 40’s, adding he was under strict orders to keep his findings secret.
“He told me the building blew up from the inside out and the truck used by McVey was just a decoy,” said Dr. Deagle, who originally aired a partial account of his findings on the Alex Jones truth-radio show. “I remember him saying specifically that he was under orders to leave any radioactive materials in military quarantine or otherwise be shot.”
Since loose lips usually sink ships, word got out at Ft. Carson quickly about what Dr. Deagle learned from the forensic expert, who eventually was court-martialed. Dr. Deagle then was confronted by his supervising military physician, Air Force Maj. Dr. George Schwinder, who warned him he was in ‘big trouble.”
“My boss looked at me with a cynical doctor’s smile and said ‘you’re dead, Deagle,’” he recalls about a month after the tell-all session took place with the forensic expert. “At that point, I told him I had a hidden vault of information and I wouldn’t hesitate at going public if anyone tried to harm me or my family.
“Later they cut me a five-figure check and I was gone, but I remember telling them even if they killed me, I wasn’t going quietly.”
FBI Head of Bio-Terrorism Tells Dr. Deagle About 9/11 Government Plot in 1999
Three years past after the Ft. Carson incident, the government kept close tabs on Dr, Deagle, tapping his phone and committing other numerous violations of his constitutional privacy rights.
In 1999, he found himself in Denver working at the Rocky Mountain Occupational Medical Center, where he worked closely with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) examining patients, mostly from military facilities, who were exposed to radioactivity and plutonium in a highly contaminated area of Rocky Flats, Colorado.
Then in March of 2001 at a causal lunch during an infectious disease conference in Denver, a high-ranking FBI official, who perhaps had too much wine at lunch, told Dr. Deagle about months in advance about the scenario involving what occurred on 9/11.
“When 9/11 happened, I knew right away it was a government inside as I thought about what the head of bio-terrorism told me March,” said Dr. Deagle. “And, now years later, many of my military contacts have confirmed the Twin Towers were brought down by a controlled demolition with bombs being placed in the basements of both towers.
“It’s important to recognize that what Condaleeza Rice testified to was a lie. There were actual simulations and many warnings prior to 9//11 about airplanes being used to bring down the Twin Towers. If I knew this, how could she not know if she was the National Security Advisor at the time.
Dr. Deagle said he was tipped-off the U.S. government has a hand in bringing about 9/11 at the March 2001 Denver lunch with Jay Reddington, one of top government infectious disease specialist and the CDC FBI directors for bio-terrorism.
“My vessels were popping out of my neck when the FBI head told me there was a 95% chance there would be a large terrorist attack in the upcoming months, using jets as weapons in the Twin Towers,” said Dr. Deagle. “He kept talking about using nukes and dirty bombs to bring down the buildings.
“Of course, you have to remember this was pre-9/11 and during the course of this conversation, everything appeared to be speculation. However, looking back, he must have known something. I am sure of it. In fact, he was confirming at that time there was going to be a terrorist attack that would usher in martial law and the National ID card, which has subsequently been passed into law.
“Also, in February 2002 I went to a bio-terrorism conference in St. Louis and for three days I talked with Delta Force and special ops guys, all of them saying they know 9/11 was staged and that our own government was in control and pulling the strings of terrorism. They warned me that the next event was going to be a radiological event involving six major cities, including Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston and San Diego.
“I remember them mentioning those cities and that it would involve dirty bombs and that the suit case nukes already would be pre-placed in core areas of the cities with the help of Mossad agents.
“I want to emphasize that the same scenario was repeated over and over again and these men were angry as they talked how these rogues placed in positions of power were trying to bring about martial law through fear and terrorism. From what I’ve learned. I am almost sure there will be a radiological event within the next 6 to 24 months. ” "
Doctor spills the beans on US terrorist attacks
What I find very, very strange about relationship these crimes have to Israel is that nobody wants to talk about it.
They not only don't want to talk about it, unlike Bush but they censor all the information about it and target it as "anti-semitism".
But Bush has recently been in a shouting match with Ariel Sharon and rejected Israel sponsored aid for the relief effort
Bush turns down all aid from Israel, cuts off ties
What in the world is the real story here? And just today Tom Delay asks a group of refugees if they are having fun, because they are about to make 'history'.
Who is playing who in this game? I sure as hell want to know what the real dark cloud around israel is about.......I think they have been pulling the strings and the Jewish people have been stripped of their rights, set aside and used as pawns in someone's zionist dream.
I keep thinking that the real awakening is about whats beneath the surface.....Even when the Bush admin is done away with, there is this powerful force....Powerful force of Israel elite which seem to be a blight to the world no one will face. A coalition of very rich, oil trading Likuds who play dress up under the jewish moniker.
No one in the media ever questions it.......EVER, and all blame is deflected as anti-semitism. While it is obvious these same people are the ones who are anti-semitic and against democracy.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 5:36 pm PT...
Nobody has mentioned this so I will ...
Isn't it amazing how A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY gets described as A BLOT?
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:19 pm PT...
GENOCIDE IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:23 pm PT...
This interview is tantamount to a confession of conspiring to murder civilians via an illeagle war.
Blot hell.... it is the Bushco deathknell.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:27 pm PT...
Here are the results of my completely unofficial poll:
I had alot of running around I had to do today but all I could think of was this disaster. So I asked about 20 people, anyone I ran into, strangers,
"So, what do you think? Impeach the bastards?"
Every single one said yes. The vehemence & profanity varied. But it was unanimous.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:38 pm PT...
Hi, Doug #4 --- Do you think Bush will give Brown a promotion now --- or a medal? Isn't that what Bush does to all his failed appointees??
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:44 pm PT...
When Powell gave that speech at the U.N., I was wondering why he would damage/ruin his good reputation by given "misleading" and "inaccurate" statements. He put President and party above the people and the law. What for? Was it worth it? I guess he thought so at the time. I, and the whole world, knew Powell's presentation was bogus --- didn't Powell? Is he that stupid or did he think he would "get rewarded" by supporting the powerful Bush family? All those innocent people dead...(sigh)...
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:45 pm PT...
P.S. I guess Bushco./Powell thought/think they can just get away with it!
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:48 pm PT...
Sorry, Doug/Texaslady --- I should read all the posts before typing! Tired --- it's been a long week!
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:48 pm PT...
By ERIN McCLAM, AP National Writer
NEW ORLEANS - Alarming predictions of as many as 10,000 dead in New Orleans may have been greatly exaggerated, with authorities saying Friday that the first street-by-street sweep of the swamped city revealed far fewer corpses than feared.
"Some of the catastrophic deaths that some people predicted may not have occurred," said Col. Terry Ebbert, the city's homeland security chief.
He declined to give a revised estimate. But he added: "Numbers so far are relatively minor as compared to the dire projections of 10,000...."
Exactly WHY are we expected to believe this???
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 6:53 pm PT...
Joan: It could be true but I'm betting the real body counts are being covered up by somebody.....And some investigative reporter needs to crack down on FEMA hard, to find out if so who is responsible.'
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 7:00 pm PT...
We've reached the point where Bushco. have told so many lies, that we are inclined to suspect or disbelieve everything they say. The boy who cried wolf --- or, in law, if you lie once on the witness stand, your entire testimony can be considered untrustworthy. They have NO credibility any more --- lying liars who lie --- time for them to get booted out of the W.H.
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 9/9/2005 @ 7:16 pm PT...
Peggy, just think if the media knew Kkkarl Rove was hiding the fact 20,000 or so died and 10,000 of the bodies have been moved to the special morgue for political reasons there would be outrage in the streets and uprising.
Total anarchy, everyone is already buying guns and shooting eachother and shooting US soldiers. They can't allow the tragic fact that BushCo allowed more than 10,000 to die become public knowledge, it would embarass them beyond belief!
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 9/10/2005 @ 4:55 am PT...
Isn't this the man who told the world and showed the world via US satellite photos that Kuwait had Ford and GM size car parks of tanks and other vehicles - only for Russian satellite photos to show that actually there wasn't and only for him to admit years later that he knowingly lied and the photo's were doctored. Isn't this the same man who colluded with others in attempting to cover up on the My Lai massacre... does this guy actually know what the word lie means.
Somehow the words...
"Of course it will. It's a blot. I'm the one who presented it on behalf of the United States to the world, and [it] will always be a part of my record. It was painful. It's painful now."
sound incredibly hollow coming from a man who, it seems, at every possible oppertunity lies and is prepared to collude with others in perpatrating those lies and cares little about how many millions of people are effected by the lies he tells.
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 9/10/2005 @ 9:29 am PT...
Peggy, I am with you...so many lies and cover ups my first thought is COVER UP.
I saw the interview with a physcian who said they were losing 50-60 a day. I heard bodies were in refrigerated trucks. Newspeople were just shocked at all the bodies in the water, and now it isn't all that bad???
OR maybe that is the way to say 5,000 not as bad as 10,000. Let the photographers in...so crediability can start. Galveston did, 105 years ago.
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
said on 9/10/2005 @ 2:32 pm PT...
Hi, Texaslady #30 --- Yeah, if Bushco. says:
it's not so bad = that means, it's very bad
things are bad= things are good
we are winning = we are losing
we are losing = we are winning
jobs increasing = jobs decreasing
decreasing price of energy = higher energy costs
Christianity = Satanism
love America = hate America; etc.
If Bush says something, you know the opposite is true; e.g., "No decision has been made about attacking Iraq" (like Afghanistan). But he was moving the military into place ... yes ... Bush is a PROLIFIC UNCEASING LIAR.
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
said on 9/10/2005 @ 2:55 pm PT...
Keep spreading the word. Try to engage someone in a dialogue everyday regarding the Bush administrations incompetence. Some people are still operating in a fog and it is up to each and every one of us to provide some clarity. We must wrest the control of our country from these sociopathic liars.
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
said on 9/11/2005 @ 4:30 pm PT...
To #31 Peggy:
Q: How can you tell if Bush is lying?
A: His lips are moving.