- Peace Garden: 07/01/2007 - 08/01/2007

Bringing back the Cold War!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Iran to buy jets from Russia

Israel is looking into reports that Russia plans to sell 250 advanced long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter jets to Iran in an unprecedented billion-dollar deal.
According to reports, in addition to the fighter jets, Teheran also plans to purchase a number of aerial fuel tankers that are compatible with the Sukhoi and capable of extending its range by thousands of kilometers. Defense officials said the Sukhoi sale would grant Iran long-range offensive capabilities.
Government officials voiced concern over the reports. They said Russia could be trying to compete with the United States, which announced over the weekend a billion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
Wonder if W is thinking of selling some arms to Vlad? Now that would be a coup. We even sell arms to another arms-dealing nation.


Arming the world

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

The Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve arms sales totaling $20 billions over the next decade for Saudi Arabia and its neighbors, The New York Times reported in Saturday editions.
Coming as some U.S. officials contend that the Saudi government is not helping the situation in Iraq, the proposal for advanced weapons for Saudi Arabia has stoked concern in Israel and among its U.S. backers, the Times said. The package of advanced weaponry includes advanced satellite-guided bombs, upgrades for its fighters and new naval vessels.
Hmmmm...sell enough arms to enough different nations and factions...Our Nation - The Arms Dealer to All Masses.


Making friends all around...

Iraqi leader tells Bush: Get Gen Petraeus out

Relations between the top United States general in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki, the country's prime minister, are so bad that the Iraqi leader made a direct appeal for his removal to President George W Bush.
Although the call was rejected, aides to both men admit that Mr Maliki and Gen David Petraeus engage in frequent stand-up shouting matches, differing particularly over the US general's moves to arm Sunni tribesmen to fight al-Qa'eda.
One Iraqi source said Mr Maliki used a video conference with Mr Bush to call for the general's signature strategy to be scrapped. "He told Bush that if Petraeus continues, he would arm Shia militias," said the official. "Bush told Maliki to calm down."
Solution: Pull out the troops now!


Sheehan and Gravel

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cindy Sheehan: “Challenge the Status Quo”
Fresh from being arrested on Capitol Hill, along with 45 other activists demanding that Congress get about the business of impeaching George Bush and Dick Cheney, Cindy Sheehan has determined that she can no longer count on others to stop the war in Iraq or hold a lawless administration to account.
So she has announced that she will, indeed, challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bid for reelection next year.
It is a bold gesture, rooted in the deep frustration of the nation’s most prominent anti-war activist with Pelosi’s hyper-cautious approach to her duties as both the leader of the congressional opposition to an unpopular president and as a sworn defender of the Constitution.
This is the context in which Sheehan proposes to challenge Pelosi. “At the end of this day, Speaker Pelosi has not supported impeachment and has not upheld her oath of office to ‘protect and defend’ the Constitution,” says the challenger.
Always one calling for the regime's impeachment, I am equally enthralled by Senator Gravel's statement about impeachment.
Never mind impeachment, Gravel says: “That’s a red herring right now. It would take over a year to screw around with it.” Instead, he proposes a law commanding the president to bring the troops home. In 60 days. And if he refuses, he says, Bush goes to jail.
I like that!


What time is it?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Check out the (1)Species going extinct, (2)deaths caused by war and (3) the burden we are placing on Mother Earth (population, lost forests, etc.)

It's time to change our ways.


Ready to invade Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria...?

Bush: Al-Qaida threat persists in Iraq
Okay W 'declassified" intelligence for his speech. W now knows that al-Qaida in Iraq is

a direct threat to the United States.
He also
linked the Iraq war to an event that Americans remember deeply — the Sept. 11 attacks
(Only a handful of zombies believe those words.)

But the scary part W unveiled is that

al-Qaida in Iraq's senior leaders are foreign terrorists.
Scary? You bet. Based on W's record, we now have to be prepared to try to stop an invasion of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria...These were identified as the nations those "leaders" came from.

So were there snickers from the crowd? Of course not. W chose the venue very carefully -

Charleston Air Force Base, a vital launching point for cargo and military personnel headed to Iraq
I wonder if the docs took too many polyps out. Somehow connected to his grey matter? We all know he has "shit for brains" but it is getting more ridiculous every day.


Way to go Russ.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Censure & Impeachment
There is every reason to be enthusiastic about U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold’s decision to ask the Senate to consider a pair of censure resolutions condemning the President, Vice President and other administration officials for misconduct relating to the war in Iraq and for their repeated assaults on the rule of law.Indeed, as the movement to impeach Bush and Cheney attracts more support with each passing day, Feingold’s resolutions should be seen as evidence that the essential American principle of presidential accountability is finally being put back on the table by responsible members of Congress.
Feingold is renewing and extending a call for censure that that the Wisconsin Democrat initially made in March, 2006. The senator now proposes one resolution censuring the president, the vice president and their aides for overstating the case that Saddam Hussein had WMDs, particularly nuclear weapons, and falsely implying a relationship with al Qaeda and links to 9/11; for failing to plan for the civil conflict and humanitarian problems that the intelligence community predicted; for over-stretching the Army, Marine Corps and Guard with prolonged deployments and for justifying U.S. military involvement in Iraq by repeatedly distorting the situation on the ground there. A second resolution would censure the administration for approving the illegal NSA warrantless wiretapping program, for promoting extreme policies on torture, the Geneva Conventions, and detainees at Guantanamo; and for refusing to recognize legitimate congressional oversight into the improper firings of U.S. Attorneys.
Feingold, a Constitutional scholar, is well aware that these misdeeds of the George Bush, Dick Cheney and their minions fall, as the senator has suggested, “right in the strike zone of the concept of high crimes and misdemeanors.” He has frequently suggested that he “would not rule out any form of accountability,” including an impeachment inquiry beginning with proper investigation and hearings.
But, as a senator, Feingold cannot initiate an impeachment.
The founders, wisely, rested that power with members of the U.S. House.
Step Two: more backers in the House for impeachment (start with Kucinich's call to oust Uncle Dick and then expand to the entire regime!)
Step Three: Get this country back to its roots of democracy, diplomacy...


A voice for Peace

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Uncle Dick's chance

Friday, July 20, 2007

Bush to cede power to VP during colonoscopy

President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers over to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.
What's worse than a W presidency? Uncle Dick, in the short time W has his hole reamed, may show us.


Time for a new government

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Democrats Won't Force War Vote
Senate Democrats halted their quest to change President Bush's war strategy yesterday after Republicans blocked a proposal to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.
After the vote, which followed a rare all-night debate, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) startled colleagues by announcing that the Senate would not vote on several other proposals intended to force Bush to revisit his war plans.
Shameful and disgusting. If our politicos give up the fight, then they are to blame also. Time to kick them all out.


Another war?

U.S. threatens action in Pakistan
An ambush of a military convoy that killed 17 troops near the Afghan border Wednesday pushed the death toll in a series of attacks to at least 101 Pakistanis in the past five days — and brought President Pervez Musharraf, according to a local newspaper headline, to a "Moment of Truth."
The Bush administration, after publicly demanding that Musharraf rein in militants linked to al Qaida, on Wednesday threatened to launch attacks into Pakistani territory if it sees fit.
"We certainly do not rule out options, and we retain the option especially of striking actionable targets," said White House spokesman Tony Snow. "But it is clearly of the utmost importance to go in there and deal with the problem in the tribal areas."
Another front? Another enemy? When and where will W stop?


Thank you, Condi?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Cheney Pushes Bush to Act on Iran

The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned.
The shift follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: “Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo.”
The vice-president, Dick Cheney, has long favoured upping the threat of military action against Iran. He is being resisted by the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, and the defence secretary, Robert Gates.
So we have to thank Condi for bringing sanity to W's regime? If true, let's hope she continues fighting Uncle Dick.


Giving W a reason...

Friday, July 13, 2007

It is reported by Iraq Kurds that Iranian forces, Kurdish guerrillas clash

Iranian artillery shelled near Iraqi Kurd villages Thursday as Iranian troops clashed with Kurdish guerrillas making an incursion across the border, officials in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan said.
It was the third day of shelling in two areas along the border in northern Iraq, said Jabbar Yawer, spokesman for the Kurdistan protection forces, or Peshmerga. Residents of the areas said the bombardment had not caused casualties but had killed farm animals and started a fire on a mountain.
Iranian shelling in the Peshdar region, 60 miles northwest of Sulaimaniyah, hit areas as far as 18 miles from the border, said the regional governor, Hussein Ahmed. He said many of the area's 1,000 families had fled for protection.
Great! Like W needs more reasons to invade Iran!


Granting himself God-hood?

National Continuity Policy
In case of Catastrophic Emergency...

"Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions;
the President (W) will...
lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government.
Get ready for Dictator W to emerge soon. All he needs is a well-placed bomb and ....


Not soon enough

Thursday, July 12, 2007

House votes to withdraw troops

Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.
The measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House despite a veto threat from President Bush, who has ruled out any change in war policy before September.
A few hours after Bush’s remarks, Democratic leaders engineered passage of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops to begin within 120 days, and to be completed by April 1, 2008. The measure envisions a limited residual force to train Iraqis, protect U.S. assets and fight al-Qaida and other terrorists.
Keep up the pressure - increase the pressure - let's end this war and not start a new one with Iran.


Drunken dream or prescient?

So today W wants everyone to wait until September 15 and General Dave's presentation.

Wait, September 15 (4 days after 9/11)?

Can this be possible?:

  1. A non-descript bomb explodes in some non-descript city on September 11.
  2. On September 12 W declares that it was the work of Al Qaeda who were trained in Iran.
  3. On September 13 the first cruise missile from one of our naval craft hits Iran.
  4. On September 14 W declares that we must bomb, invade, destroy Iran to save the world. We will use Iraq as a base.
  5. On September 15 General Dave tells Congress that more funds, troops, lives, etc. are needed to finish the job.

That's why W wants us to wait until 9/15. The man IS a genius after all!

Okay: Drunken dream or prescient thoughts?


RFK, Jr. at Live Earth

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Al, Yusuf Islam, The Police, John Butler Trio....So many highlights but I think the best were the words of RFK, Jr.


Do your part for Mother Earth

There are so many opportunities to lessen your footprint. Take a stand and let others know. An easy way is to sign the pledge at New American Dream (click below). The first step is to buy 1 pound of locally grown food per week. (Better yet, grow your own!)

Hey you may even win an environmentally sound landscape plan... Carbon Conscious Consumer Logo


Chomping at the bit

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Can't you just hear the desperation in the words of this former Israeli General

Predicting that sanctions will ultimately fail to stop Teheran's nuclear program, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of Military Intelligence's Research Division, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that time to launch an effective military strike against Iran's nuclear installations was running out.
Will his words go unheeded?

Fear not - W and Uncle Dick hear him and respond with a show of force.

The U.S. navy has sent a third aircraft carrier to its Fifth Fleet area of operations, which includes Gulf waters close to Iran, the navy said on Tuesday.
"Enterprise (aircraft carrier) provides navy power to counter the assertive, disruptive and coercive behaviour of some countries, as well as support our soldiers and marines in Iraq and Afghanistan," a U.S. Navy statement said.
The move comes weeks after a flotilla of U.S. warships sailed through the narrowest point in the Gulf to hold exercises off Iran's coast in a major show of force.
Tension over Tehran's nuclear ambitions has raised regional fears of a military confrontation. Recent U.S. naval presence in the Gulf has been the largest since the 2003 Iraq war.
Let's get these guys out before they hurt this nation anymore.


Kicking them into action

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sheehan weighs run against Pelosi

Cindy Sheehan, the soldier’s mother who galvanized the anti-war movement, said Sunday that she plans to run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks.
Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush. That’s when Sheehan and her supporters are to arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day caravan and walking tour starting next week from the group’s war protest site near Bush’s Crawford ranch.
“I’m doing it to encourage other people to run against Congress members who aren’t doing their jobs, who are beholden to special interests,” Sheehan said. “She (Pelosi) let the people down who worked hard to put Democrats back in power, who we thought were our hope for change.”
The challenge is now on the table. Maybe, just maybe, this will light the fire of Congress to end this war now!


Connecticut ready to impeach?

Friday, July 06, 2007

WHEREAS, Section 603 of the Manual and Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives provides for impeachment to be initiated on a motion based on charges transmitted from a state legislature; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has committed high crimes and misdemeanors as he has repeatedly and intentionally violated the United States Constitution and other laws of the United States, particularly the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the Torture Convention, which under Article VI of the Constitution, is a treaty as part of the "supreme law of the land"; and
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has ordered at least thirty times the National Security Agency to intercept and otherwise record international telephone and other signals and communications by American citizens without warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in 1978, in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has admitted that he willfully and repeatedly violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and boasted that he would continue to do so, each violation constituting a felony; and,
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush's dereliction of his duty resulted in our country launching an attack on a people and nation that presented no imminent threat of attack, causing the death of more than 3,000 American service personnel as of June 1, 2007, the maiming of thousands more, and the death and injury of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people, the destruction of their civil society and infrastructure, and the sullying of the honor of the United States of America; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee submits that his actions and admissions constitute ample grounds for his impeachment, and that the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut has good cause for submitting charges to the U.S. House of Representatives under Section 603 as grounds for President George W. Bush's impeachment.
The Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee further submits that Articles of Impeachment should charge that President George W. Bush has violated his institutional oath to execute faithfully the office of President, and to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
In all of this, George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President, subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the State of Connecticut and of the United States.
WHEREFORE, be it Resolved: President George W. Bush by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any offices of honor, trust, or profit under the United States Constitution.
This resolution will be intro'ed on July 25 at the CT Democratic State Central Committee for debate and adoption. Let's hope they pass this and make up for their poor record in supporting Crazy Joe!

Thanks to Yahoo Group "CT-BORDC · CT Bill of Rights Defense Committee" for the heads up and call to action.


"I'll Pardon Gore's Son"

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Need a laugh? Then Chris Case has a good one:

George Bush, in West Virginia today to celebrate the Fourth for the fourth straight year, gave a moving speech on the war on terror. After the speech, however, he was in his usual jovial mood. While standing in the sun, he pointed to a shady spot under an umbrella, telling party-goers that he was going to "eat some pigs in a blanket over there, so I don't have to eat them over here." After the speech, a reporter asked him about last night's traffic stop involving Al Gore's son (he had a bunch of weed and enough prescription drugs to knock out Gary Busey). Bush thought for a second and then said, "If he's convicted, I will pardon him. Just to fuck with people." The place erupted with applause. As the party continued, the hot topic was Gore's kid's arrest. Guests were amazed to hear that a Prius could drive at speeds of over 100 MPH, prompting some West Virginians to say that they might consider getting a Prius after all. In fact, one local man, Randy Crockett, told the president that a Prius had once driven into town and all of the town folk starting shooting at it, thinking it was an alien space ship. Bush belched and then quickly said, "Pardon me." Again, gales of laughter. The party was rollicking until well into the early evening, when Dick Cheney blew off a guy's face with an M-80. Bush made it a point to defend himself, even invoking Clinton's pardons. He told reporters that Scooter Libby was no Marc Rich. "This is a national security breach, not a complex and hard-to-understand overseas tax scam. There's a big difference!" He then turned philosophical for a moment, saying that he had a good reason for commuting Libby's sentence. "That guy knows enough shit about me to put me in the hoosegow for life."


Resign Now...

...before you are kicked out!

Thanks Keith. Continue to speak truth.


"I forgive you Scooter"

Monday, July 02, 2007

A great one from Mr. Fish. It's from March 2006 but becoming more appropriate each day.

After the Scooter fiasco, W will have to dig a lot deeper.


Thanks to Letterman

Sunday, July 01, 2007

A great and respectful interview by Dave. Kucinich came across with humor, honesty, dignity and more. We need a few more of these types on interviews. We need more leaders like Kucinich.

Wonder if Dave is a fan?


No more wars!

Scientific America explores what would happen if humans suddenly vanished from earth. No more cars, no more plastics, no more war. An Earth Without People is a great video to make you think.


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