Friday, June 16, 2006

This, That And The Other

MSNBC has an article on theft and fraud after September 11 and how it hasn't been prosecuted because Donald Rumsfeld and some FBI members have souvenirs from the World Trade Center.
The disaster specialist was proud to dispatch replacement boots from the Long Island warehouse of a company paid by the government to manage rescue supplies donated by Americans. Then came the moment that crushed Christopherson’s faith.

His employer dispatched trucks to the warehouse and loaded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donated bottled water, clothes, tools and generators to be moved to Minnesota in a plot to sell some for profit, according to government records and interviews.
That will certainly increase donations.
The lead investigators for the FBI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency told AP that the plan to prosecute KEI for those thefts stopped as soon as it became clear in late summer 2002 that an FBI agent in Minnesota had stolen a crystal globe from ground zero.

That prompted a broader review that ultimately found 16 government employees, including a top FBI executive and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, had such artifacts from New York or the Pentagon.
Allrighty then. Congress is determined to "stay the course" in Iraq in an effort to look strong, but they actually resemble babbling buffoons. Both the American and Iraqi people are over this war, it's just the politicians and warmongers who are willing to shed the blood of our troops while making no personal sacrifices themselves. Instead of doing what the people want, they resort to tactics to convince the people that victory is just around the corner or that the people just need to see how patriotic their leaders are and they will vote to keep them in office. Grandstanding is the term that comes to mind.
The House resumed an election-year debate Friday on a nonbinding resolution that praises U.S. troops, labels the Iraq war part of the larger global fight against terrorism and says an "arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment" of troops is not in the national interest."
Neither is destroying our military in a foolish exercise in stupidity. How many times do you think these guys can return to a war zone and not be affected? Perhaps if you increased instead of decreased Veteran's benefits we might think you were serious about supporting the troops.

What kind of mood is my Ipod in today?

1. What Do You Want From Me by Pink Floyd
2. I can't Tell You Why by The Eagles
3. Fooling Yourself by Styx
4. Never Is A Promise by Fiona Apple
5. The Other Side Of Life by The Moody Blues
6. Been So Long by Anita Baker
7. Slave To Love by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
8. Polaris by Zero 7
9. Imaginary Lover by Atlant Rhythm Section
10. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Make love not war. Sounds good to me.

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