Friday, August 11, 2006

Hilary Jumps Ship....

Clinton Denounces Cheney for Terrorism Comments
WNYC Newsroom

NEW YORK, NY August 11, 2006 —Senator Hillary Clinton has denounced Vice President Dick Cheney for saying terrorists would be emboldened by the results of Connecticut's Democratic Primary.

REPORTER: That's where an anti-war candidate defeated Senator Joe Lieberman.

CLINTON: I don't take anything he says seriously anymore. I think that he has been a very counterproductive even destructive force in our country and I am very disheartened by the failure of leadership from the president and vice president.

REPORTER: During a campaign stop in the Bronx yesterday, Clinton accused the administration of shortchanging New York of its homeland security money.

A spokeswoman for the vice president said his comments on the importance of a strong national security strategy "speak for themselves."

Just as I was just thinking that more pro-war candidates will be abandoning Iraq now that there's a new war to support,this came up on Eschaton... Just like they forgot Afghanistan when Iraq started up.

They've milked Iraq of all of the blood they can suck out it, now off to Lebanon, Syria and Iran.


At 2:33 PM, Blogger Alan P. said...

Just when you thought they could slink no lower.

At 12:12 AM, Blogger Russel said...

Hey WD. Yeah, it's about diversions all right.

A year ago I blogged an article written by Niall Fergusen, who argued that Global Warming should be top of the agenda of the G8 back then. But on the day of the London bombings the last thing on the G8's mind was Global Warming. It was the WOT. Global Terror.

And this year when the G8 met again, Iran's drive for nuclear weapons / power (all energy-related issues especially as the world's number two supplier of crude has "peaked"), the last thing on their mind was dealing with the threat at hand.

Once again the WOT was top of the list thanks to Iran's proxy, Hizblabla, attacking Israel and embroiling us all in another - terror-focused war.

I'm not saying that I will suddenly start bIogging on how I understand Islamic terrorists and want to hug them all, because I don't. If I was to wake up one day to hear they'd gone on extended vacation to the moon I'd go back to sleep with a smile on my face. And my dreams would be sweet once more.

But I don't think this is going to go away any time soon. This war was only just begun. But I do believe it's important to keep things in perspective.

If only because we all want our children to live in an environment that is clean, safe and abundant in resources for all, and not in some Mad Max apocalyptic vision (whereby Jesus, The Moshiach, The 12th Imam, Sharia Law will rule the world) which is the natural outcome of a WOT as propogated by America and Al Queda.

A world where a handful of Arab sheiks and Western corporate fatcats swim in lakes fed by the global arms race and petro $$$.

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Check out the latest from Sy Hersh in the New Yorker on Israel v. Hezbollah.

Here's an excerpt:

Cheney’s office supported the Israeli plan, as did Elliott Abrams, a deputy national-security adviser, according to several former and current officials. (A spokesman for the N.S.C. denied that Abrams had done so.) They believed that Israel should move quickly in its air war against Hezbollah. A former intelligence officer said, “We told Israel, ‘Look, if you guys have to go, we’re behind you all the way. But we think it should be sooner rather than later—the longer you wait, the less time we have to evaluate and plan for Iran before Bush gets out of office.’ ”


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