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  Win, Lose? We've LOST!March 29, 2007 09:04 Not only is Saudi King Abdullah saying that the US occupation in Iraq is 'Illegitimate,' Arab leaders are also dreading US military intervention in Iran given the mess that we've made in Iraq. What does that say to you? They already think that if we entered Iran, we'd lose.

Wake up Mr. Bush. You know we've already lost the war in Iraq. Time to clean up our act before we make any more messes in the Middle East.
  The North American Union Is Really A Debate Over Political IdeologyMarch 22, 2007 10:11 Interesting stuff... as Mexican truckers are about to be able to drive cargo into the US with no passport or tariff, it bears consideration of where is our sovereignty going?

If you believe there should be no borders marking a specific entity called the United States of America, then a North American Union will not concern you. If you believe nationalism, meaning love and pride of country, is a bad thing, then a North American Union will not concern you. If you believe government control of the market, of health care, and of energy policy is a positive force, then a North American Union will not concern you. If you believe anyone should be allowed to enter our nation, even illegally, obtain work, taxpayer-paid social programs, and owe no allegiance to the U.S., then a North American Union will not concern you.

On the other hand, if you believe the United States is the most unique nation on Earth with a government designed to protect your natural liberties, an economic system unlike any other -designed to create economic independence, and a judicial system unknown to any other nation, then a North American Union is a threat to all you hold dear.

Those currently working on such a plan do not share your ideals; they do not support your political positions. They do not understand nor care about your concerns. It's their political ideology and they see nothing wrong with what they are doing. They consider your opposition to their plans to "harmonize" the U.S. with Mexico and Canada old fashioned and out of date.

The question is where do you stand?

  Bush: Rove, Aides Will Testify - But Not Under OathMarch 21, 2007 09:54 "The White House says it will make Karl Rove and former counsel Harriet Miers available to testify — but not under oath — about the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006."
It's hard to believe that a president and attorney general who are 'all about truth' would possibly see that having aides testify in private, with no transcript, and not under oath could be in the interest of truth! Who is being partisan here? Surely it's the Bush team, as usual. Their rhetoric claims to take the high ground, but their actions are low, low, low.

  DeLay Out of Touch on NPRMarch 20, 2007 11:29

Former Congressman Tom DeLay was on NPR this morning. In an amazing interview that shows exactly how much DeLay is out of touch with the American people, he actually claimed that the Clinton witch hunts were not politically motivated, but that the current anti-war movement is pure politics. He also claimed, in the 90's peak era of Rush Limbaugh's power, that the Clinton attacks were not the poliitics of personal destruction. It's just incredible! How can this man compare the hunt for infidelity against a legitimate movement to end an illegal war in Iraq?

Out of touch.

  Prediction: Gonzales is Going DownMarch 14, 2007 20:15

Will it take 2 or 4 or 8 weeks? I'm not sure, but I am sure that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is going down. Although he'll be another fall guy for failed policies in the Bush administration, Gonzales has gotten caught with his pants down by this federal prosecutor scandal, possibly the worst interference with due process by politics since the early 20th century. Add to that the disaster with the convicted border patrol agents, his defiance in defence of illegal wiretapping and Guantanamo, and the sum is that this is just one more bad Bush administration official who must go.

It's just too bad that anything that happens to Gonzales now will be looked on by the Hispanic community as a blow by Democrats against them, even though Republicans, too, are coming out against the guy. It just seems to be how American politics is working these days. Can anyone say Janet Reno?

  Hypocracy at its FinestMarch 06, 2007 09:32

This VA Hospital issue is a crock of hypocritical you-know-what from both sides of the aisle:

"President George W. Bush told a veterans group that conditions at the Army's top medical facility are ``unacceptable'' and promised a review of all military hospitals in the U.S."

My grandfather, who passed away last year, was a disabled WWII veteran for over 60 years. It was well known that he wouldn't go to the VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he lived for anything more than aspirin or replacement hearing aids. For years, the VA system has been drastically underfunded. The hospitals are poorly staffed and are often the proving ground for cheap civilian doctors who have obtained their MDs at overseas medical schools and who may not fully qualify for certification in the US.

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that our veterans are poorly treated. The bigger surprise is that it's taken so long for someone to take notice.

  BS Alert: Government Elevates Immigration EnforcementMarch 01, 2007 10:27 This story about the US government increasing prosecutions of employers who hire illegal immigrants is such a farce. There are approximately 11,000,000 illegals in the US. The government prosecuted 700 employers last year. If an employer hires 10 illegals on average (the vast majority of businesses in the US are very small), then that suggests there are around 1,100,000 employers who hire illegal aliens!!!
This conversation is nothing but political granstanding by Republicans who don't want to stop illegal immigration.