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Earlier I posted about how far we’ve come in executive leadership by noting an article about a con man who duped the Bush Administration into thinking he could decode Al Jazeera broadcasts that contained messages for terrorists.

The recent failed attempt to down a passenger jet over Detroit again reminds me of how far we’ve come.? A diarist at DailyKos does a good job of putting together thoughts on something that occurred to me while watching the never-ending coverage of a rich Nigerian son who burned off his nut sack in an attempt to kill over 200 people […]

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More evidence that privatizing the military is a recipe for continued disaster:

NYT: Top executives at Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that were intended to silence their criticism and buy their support after a September 2007 episode in which Blackwater security guards fatally shot 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad, according to former company officials.

Blackwater continues to operate in theater despite the ability of the great American men and women in uniform who are fully capable of handling any security mission given to them by President Obama. Mr. President, why are these […]

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What happens when a Republican Social Media Ninja is entrusted to keep an embargo for the security of a trip into Baghdad? He Twitters that he’s landed in Baghdad, of course!


Is there such a thing as a Twitwit?

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What a fucking laughingstock. How McCain garners any foreign policy cred is well beyond me:

KABUL, Afghanistan – Militants killed more U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan in June than in Iraq for the second straight month, a grim milestone capping a run of headline-grabbing insurgent attacks that analysts say underscore the Taliban’s growing strength.

Nice work fellas. Keep up the good work. Maybe send Browny over!

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McCain Doesn’t Know Shiite!

On April 8, 2008 By

Once again McCain mixes up Shiites with Sunnis. How long have we been fighting this war? Maybe in 100 years he’ll get it all figured out. LOL. This is the guy with all the foreign policy chops? He did it on March 18th:

He repeated the gaffe three times in two days after the initial one. Now he’s done it again!

McCain: There are numerous threats to security in Iraq and the future of Iraq. Do you still view Al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?

Petraeus: It is still a major threat, though it is […]

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Support Our Troops!

On April 3, 2008 By

…with the new GI Bill. “Support Our Troops” is more than a yellow ribbon bumper sticker. Brave New Films, Vote Vets, and WesPAC are calling on John McCain to sign on as a co-sponsor to S.22, the new GI Bill of Rights. This should be one of those bi-partisan things. IF they GOP and “conservatives” aren’t lying through their teeth about supporting the troops.

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