Brian Williams asked Gov. Palin a simple yes or no question: "Back to the notion of terrorists and terrorism, this word has come up in relation to Mr. Ayers -- hanging out with terrorist – domestic terrorists. It is said that it gives it a vaguely post uh 9-11 hint, using that word, that we don’t normally associate with domestic crimes. Are we changing the definition? Are the people who set fire to American cities during the ‘60’s terrorists, under this definition? Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist under the definition?". See Oxdone Gazette
Palin went all around the question and brought up Bill Ayers...is there some type of talking point that includes Bill Ayers with every answer?
Why don't she talk about the fact that her husband Todd Palin, who was registered in October 1995 to the Alaska Independence Party, a radical group that advocates for Alaskan secession from the United States...what would she categorize Todd as?
There is something about the McCain ticket that rubs a lot of Americans the wrong way and for McCain to pick Palin as his running mate, tell some Americans that he is not handling his campaign in a logical way...what say you?
Let me say that if you have not seen it already, you've got to check out Robert Rouse, That’s My Take #12
ACORN, thanks to McCain and the Republican party, has started to receive voicemail from some Americans. I first thought that maybe they needed a hug, but I decided that hate cannot be swept away with a hug. These two voicemails are from People For the American way.
I told you that I was not the smartest man out here, but there is something seriously wrong when we hear about AIG and another $37 billion dollar loan from the Treasury. A week after the government bailout. AIG is reported to have at the cost of $443,343.71 spent or paid this amount for their executives at a retreat in California.
Rep. Cummings said, "AIG spent $200,000 dollars for hotel rooms. Almost $150,000 for catered banquets. AIG spent $23,000 at the hotel spa and another $1,400 at the salon. They were getting manicures, facials, pedicures and massages while American people were footing the bill. And they spent another $10,000 dollars for I don't know what this is, leisure dining."
The Federal Reserve has agreed to provide insurance giant American International Group with a loan of up to $37.8 billion, on top of one made to the troubled company last month.
This even after the Bush administration stated "it was "despicable" that AIG executives spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a posh California retreat just days after getting the $85 billion bailout."
Just what does this say to Americans when we are told that an additional loan worth billions were being given to this institution for the bailout, what say you?
Olbermann gave a special comment on Gov. Palin. He talked about Joe Vogler and Palins husband and the secession they seeked for Alaska, and how Gov. Palin read an infinity number of news papers.
Palin said that she had heels on and taking off the gloves, trying to be the hatchet person to smear Obama, yet she does not seem to realize exactly what she and McCain holds in their dirty little closets.
She seems to forget about Pastor Muthee, the witch doctor chaser and the layer of hands and prayer for her.
This seems to be about smear and not what anyone will be doing to help with our economy, you know the one, that Bush was is in charge of, the one that McCain seemed to favor de regulations over regulations for our financial institutions.
Where are we headed America and how long will we continue to eat up the smears instead of trying to get someone in the White House that might help this country, what say you?
I know that I am not the smartest man in the world, so I need a little help to understand this bailout.
How can our House, Senate and President take the advice of a Secretary Of Treasury, who has been a CEO not just once but twice?
How can they take the money Americans give to our Government to run our country then give $700 billion dollars to Wall Street, who will loan tax dollars back to us for Homes and cars, then charge us interest on our own money?
It is also said that the $700 billion dollars will be borrowed from other countries and our kids at some point will have to pay it back. Now what sense does that make, what say you?
Since I wrote this post I read Thomaslb post called Math. Thomaslb explains it like this: "A $700 billion dollar bailout divided by a population of 301,139,947 comes to $2,324.50 per person.
Of course, not every person works. In 2007, roughly 138 million Americans made enough money to pay taxes. $700 billion divided by 138 million comes to $5,072.46 per wage earner.
The government recently handed out $600 checks to every taxpayer in order to stimulate the economy. Logically, what will sending out bills for more than eight times that amount do?"
Remember it was McCain who said he was going to lead the Republican charge for the bailout of Wall Street, he was going to make sure that this was a bipartisan success...he called for the charge, well what happen?
I am sure that the folks that have gotten rich stealing from us can raise enough in a fund raiser to help with their own bailout. It seems those billions in option ARMs were just too much, now their equity is about to be gone. So do a fund raser and get yourself back on your own feet, as we all do.
With the bailout that would ensure money for the already rich, we the Main Street would be giving away everything for nothing.
I do not know about you, but I am tired of being on the lowest scale in this country. Any time Americas are asked to sacrifice, it's always the poor and middle class doing just that.
Now that this bill did not pass McCain is blaming anyone he can and you know that starts with Obama.
If we elect this man as our next President, we will have only ourselves to blame. Anyone still feels that need to follow McCain because Hillary did not win, what say you?
The Bush administration did nothing to protect consumers from, Predatory lending, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye.
"state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders. Some were misrepresenting the terms of loans, making loans without regard to consumers' ability to repay, making loans with deceptive "teaser" rates that later ballooned astronomically, packing loans with undisclosed charges and fees, or even paying illegal kickbacks. These and other practices, we noticed, were having a devastating effect on home buyers. In addition, the widespread nature of these practices, if left unchecked, threatened our financial markets."
"In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative. The OCC also promulgated new rules that prevented states from enforcing any of their own consumer protection laws against national banks. The federal government's actions were so egregious and so unprecedented that all 50 state attorneys general, and all 50 state banking superintendents, actively fought the new rules.
Now we are faced with a $700 billion bailout of mortgage lenders. Financial Institutions that will find a way around the Mortgage Back Security with our very own Government furnishing said security, with no ideal about how. In other words they will be hiring the same people that got us in this mess to govern these mortgage and securities.
This is what they call a tentative clearance for the Main Street? Please. This will only make matters worse for Main Street. With 535 members of both House and Senate, I am sure they could have come up with something better than this.
Good bye $350 billion dollars from the start with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, former companies getting a great share of this money from the start.
I have a great House for sale before it loses any value:
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For Sale seven bedroom, four bathroom, theater room, game room, three car garage, and fully finished basement. I've got to get out of this mess, because that's what coming.
Story From A NEWT ONE After eight years of Hannity defending Bush and going against anything that the Democrats tried to do to help this country. ABC allowed his poison to come into the Democratic debates in reference to William Ayers and his relationship to Obama. Was there any relationship with Obama at age eight and after when he and Ayers was on the same board? William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is also a former member of the Weather Underground Movement, previously known as the Weathermen, a radical 1960's Maoist movement dedicated to sparking a revolutionary overthrow of the United States government. He, along with other members of the Weather Underground, turned themselves in to police in 1981, after a series of official acts of misconduct on behalf of law enforcement officials ensured that they would never be brought to trial for their activities. Obama's connection to Ayers began in 1999, when they served together on the board of the Wood Fund of Chicago, a philanthropic foundation. Their children also have attended the same schools and Ayers is a known Obama supporter and campaign contributor. Wake up America and look at what is being done by ABC and Hannity. Was this an ambush to cause Obama to lower his guard an allow someone pass to be associated with him?
As I read a lot of other blogs, I hear playing race card and race tones all over their comment sections. Are we blind to what is going on in America? Why can't we see the real issues and start from there?
Whomever gets the nomination from the Democratic party will get my vote and that is all to it. All lies and hate should be put aside and those that are starting it should really look at what is going on in the Democratic party.
Would you prefer McCain to Obama as our next President, what say you?
Yet another lie has been spreaded by our former first lady and New York Senator. According to The New York Times.
Sen. Clinton has been going around claiming that "an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee."
"The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.
“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System.
Linda M. Weiss, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit hospital, said the Clinton campaign had never contacted the hospital to check the accuracy of the story, which Mrs. Clinton had first heard from a Meigs County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy in late February."
My question is, why does she continue to make such untrue statements, what say you?
Npte: Before I could finish this post she told anpther one. See Iraq
Why even bother to complain about what President Bush has done to this country or even the war in Iraq, when we are set on allowing John McCain to become President.
How is it that we sit around computers for days on end and talked about the lives and what this President has put this country through. We are ready once again to do the same thing if our candidate does not get the nominee for President.
How do we justify Clinton or Obama being so wrong for this country when we have spent the past seven years with Bush.
I hear how this war has been wrong and the lives it has cost and the money that has been wasted to fuel it was wrong.
Yet I hear and see everyday the followers of Clinton and Obama making statements that they would not vote for President if their candidate is not the nominee. Just what are we doing and how in the world can we fix this mistake that we are about to make for our country?
There has been a lot of talk about Obama and the speech he made today. I thought I would present Olbermanns take, then re-post what I read from JollyRogers site today.
The Chimpromised MSM, Faithfully Serving Their Masters Written by JollyRoger on March 18, 2008 – 11:31 am
Barack Obama is going to have to address some hateful comments his pastor made today, and he’s going to have to do it in the context of race. The Klanservatives have been trying HARD to inject race into this campaign, and they’ve received a powerful boost from the Clinton campaign. One would have hoped that Hill would have avoided the Klanservatism, having been the perennial victim of some fairly vicious misogyny, but one would have hoped wrong. Sadly, “anything to win” now dominates in American politics. Thanks a bunch, Chimpy and Poppy (of the Willie Horton ad.) The handmaidens of the Chimpromised MSM have yet again proven their unswerving loyalty to Chimpy and his anointed successor in how they’ve chosen to cover this issue. While Obama has been pounded mercilessly by the punditry of Wingtardia (who have, in turn, been given nearly constant media coverage for their poundings,) Obama has also been forced to repeatedly disavow what Jeremiah Wright said. Contrast the Chimpromised MSM’s nonstop flagellation of Obama (who disavows the remarks) with the free pass John McCavein is getting in the media. McCavein has praised and embraced 2 of the most despicable Jesusistani elders in America today, without even a whisper from the lapdogs of our “fair” media. Here’s what McCavein had to say about the endorsement of John Hagee… Yesterday, Senator John McCain said he was “very honored by Pastor John Hagee’s endorsement.” The Republican presidential hopeful also called Hagee “the staunchest leader of our Christian evangelical movement,” citing the minister’s pro-Israel stance. And here’s what Hagee has to say about those Satan-worshiping Catholic murderers… Adolf Hitler attended a Catholic school as a child and heard all the fiery anti-Semitic rantings from Chrysostom to Martin Luther. When Hitler became a global demonic monster, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII never, ever slightly criticized him. Pope Pius XII, called by historians ‘Hitler’s Pope,’ joined Hitler in the infamous Concordat of Collaboration, which turned the youth of the [sic] Germany over to Nazism, and the churches became the stage background for the bloodthirsty cry, ‘Pereat Judea’…. In all of his [Hitler’s] years of absolute brutality, he was never denounced or even scolded by Pope Pius XII or any Catholic leader in the world. To those Christians who believe that Jewish hearts will be warmed by the sight of the cross, please be informed-to them it’s an electric chair. (pp. 79-81) To put it mildly, this is bullshit. There are plenty of reasons to knock the Catholic Church without claiming that all Catholics are Nazis. Hagee doesn’t stop with just hating Catholics though. On the September 18, 2006, edition of National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, Hagee stated that Hurricane Katrina was an act of God, punishing New Orleans for “a level of sin that was offensive to God”. He specifically referred to a “homosexual parade” that was held on the date the hurricane struck and that this was proof “of the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans”, even though the Southern Decadence parade was scheduled for the following week and the primary gay neighborhoods, the French Quarter and the Marigny, were spared the flooding and destruction. Another reason for God’s wrath, Hagee claims, was the Bush administration’s pressure on Israel to abandon settlements and the land associated with them. Therefore, God took American land in a tit for tat exchange during Hurricane Katrina. Why am I not hearing about THIS in the mainstream media? Why isn’t McCavein being forced to explain why he thinks Hagee is such a great guy? Does McCavein agree with what Hagee says? If we apply the MSM’s Obama standard to McCavein, I guess we have no choice but to believe that McCavein does, in fact, agree with what Hagee says-ESPECIALLY since McCavein continues to talk about what a great guy Hagee is. While you read this, remember that Hagee isn’t even the worst of McCavein’s Jesusistan buddies. Rod Parsley, who is irredeemable scum, rightfully claims the title of “the worst.” Let’s have a quick look at what McCavein’s other Jesusistan cheerleader has to say about the issues of the day. On Muslims: The leader of a 12,000-member congregation, Parsley has written several books outlining his fundamentalist religious outlook, including the 2005 Silent No More. In this work, Parsley decries the “spiritual desperation” of the United States, and he blasts away at the usual suspects: activist judges, civil libertarians who advocate the separation of church and state, the homosexual “culture” (”homosexuals are anything but happy and carefree”), the “abortion industry,” and the crass and profane entertainment industry. And Parsley targets another profound threat to the United States: the religion of Islam. In a chapter titled “Islam: The Deception of Allah,” Parsley warns there is a “war between Islam and Christian civilization.” He continues: I cannot tell you how important it is that we understand the true nature of Islam, that we see it for what it really is. In fact, I will tell you this: I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore. Parsley is not shy about his desire to obliterate Islam. In Silent No More, he notes—approvingly—that Christopher Columbus shared the same goal: “It was to defeat Islam, among other dreams, that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in 1492…Columbus dreamed of defeating the armies of Islam with the armies of Europe made mighty by the wealth of the New World. It was this dream that, in part, began America.” He urges his readers to realize that a confrontation between Christianity and Islam is unavoidable: “We find now we have no choice. The time has come.” And he has bad news: “We may already be losing the battle. As I scan the world, I find that Islam is responsible for more pain, more bloodshed, and more devastation than nearly any other force on earth at this moment.” Obviously, someone forgot to tell Rod about Chimpy’s Glorious Oedipal Crusade on Iraq, which was about the most secular country in the Arab world. I believe that pretty much everyone agrees that Iraq is where you will find more pain, bloodshed, and devastation than you can shake a cross at. But let’s go on… Parsley didn’t like the idea of a hate crimes measure that protected gays at all either, since his venomous spew would almost certainly earn him a citation within weeks of such a law being passed. As you can see from his Wikipedia bio, Parsley is a Jesusistani through and through-hate gays, hate the poor, hate Muslims, rake in the bucks. He’s at least a bit creative with his fleecings, as he promises you protection from them fags for a mere $50. Parsley’s a real piece of shit, isn’t he? Unless you happen to be John McCavein, in which case this cross-waving charlatan is your spiritual advisor. He has preached this prosperity gospel while accumulating vast personal wealth, including a $1 million, five-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath house with a swimming pool; a $63,000 Cadillac ESV and a $68,000 Lexus LX470 for himself and his wife, Joni; and a $5,000 Polaris all-terrain vehicle. Parsley shares a gated 21-acre compound in Fairfield County with his mother and father– church officials Ellen and James Parsley– who live in a $940,000 home. The senior Parsleys also own a $450,000 vacation home on Lake San Marcos near San Diego. Parsley’s megachurch and related industries raking in millions of dollars and pays no taxes, yet he is one of the most blatantly political preachers in America, his so-called churches an offshoot of the Ohio Republican Party. He endorses candidates left right and further right, a clear violation of his tax-exempt status. “On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with the Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, a supersize Pentecostal institution that features a 5,200-seat sanctuary, a television studio (where Parsley tapes a weekly show), and a 122,000-square-foot Ministry Activity Center. That day, a week before the Ohio primary, Parsley praised the Republican presidential front-runner as a ’strong, true, consistent conservative.’ The endorsement was important for McCain, who at the time was trying to put an end to the lingering challenge from former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a favorite among Christian evangelicals. A politically influential figure in Ohio, Parsley could also play a key role in McCain’s effort to win this bellwether state in the general election. McCain, with Parsley by his side at the Cincinnati rally, called the evangelical minister a ’spiritual guide.’” This is the same rally, incidentally, where “Adolf” Cunningham made his infamous remarks. How could you be more of a hypocrite than to denounce Cunningham while EMBRACING Parsley? Cunningham is a fly-fleck in terms of scumminess when compared to Rod. I really do believe in the separation of Church and State, but enough is enough. These hateful sacks of shit should be made to pay a heavy tax on every dollar that comes their way, and their megachurches should be illegal. When will the MSM catch up to this? Johnny embraces the murder of all Muslims, thinks Catholics are all Nazis, and believes New Orleans got what it deserved. Why aren’t our “reporters” asking Johnny about any of this?
In the debates last night, most undecided voters wanted to see fireworks! It seems that most Democrats are split over Clinton and Obama and are showing it by a lot of bickering over whom they would like to see as the Democratic nominee.
Will we get a nominee from the votes or will the Super delegates decided it for us during the conventions, what say you?
Ask corporate lobbyists which presidential contender is most feared by their clients and the answer is almost always the same -- Democrat John Edwards. The former North Carolina senator's chosen profession alone raises the hackles of business people. Before entering politics, he made a fortune as a trial lawyer. In litigious America, trial lawyers bring lawsuits against companies on behalf of aggrieved individuals and sometimes win multimillion-dollar settlements. Edwards won several.
We hear how he helps the poor and wanted to stop big business, but did you know this?
Speaking of the poor and how he will try to fight the big business man, did you know that Edwards, working part-time as an academic focused on poverty, "worked part-time as a senior adviser," says AP. Since his job was to help Fortress Investment get richer, poverty would presumably not be his main concern. See Fortress
Four months later, he began working for the kind of firm that to many Wall Street critics embodies the economy of wealthy insiders -- a hedge fund. See Business
Edwards, however, was not known as an outspoken champion for the poor during his six years as a senator, and his campaign could point to no major bills in that regard that he authored and got passed into law. He did help push a patients' bill of rights and he joined other Democrats in Congress in backing proposed increases in the minimum wage.
In 2000, he voted for permanent, normalized trade relations with China, which gave American businesses access to China's huge market, but which labor and other opponents said would hurt domestic manufacturing. Edwards has called the vote a blunder. He also voted, in 2002, for a bill giving President Bush broad authority to negotiate trade agreements. Edwards says he regrets that vote, too.
Edwards has disavowed other major votes as well. In 2001, he joined 81 other senators in voting for bankruptcy legislation making it more difficult for consumers to clear debt. Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, who dropped out of the presidential race last week after a poor showing in Iowa, has attacked Edwards for his vote, saying it belied his stated commitment to fighting for the middle class.
Last month, Edwards told reporters that he was wrong to vote for the bill, but that it was an exception.
"I voted hundreds of times in the interests of poor people," he said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "If you look at anybody's record you'll be able to flyspeck one thing here or there. My life work makes absolutely clear what I'm committed to."
Edwards similarly expressed contrition for his 2002 vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq, saying he was "wrong to vote for this war." And he has apologized for his support in 2001 of No Child Left Behind, President Bush's controversial education initiative requiring public schools to meet certain benchmarks. Edwards has called it one of the worst mistakes of his Senate career.
Edwards's approach to policy-making has evolved as well, as he has grown far more confrontational than the candidate whose sunny disposition, both as a presidential contender and eventual running mate, was a hallmark of the 2004 race.
He often, for example, casts rival Barack Obama, the senator from Illinois, as hopelessly naive for being willing to let drug companies and insurance companies participate in negotiations over healthcare. "That is a complete fantasy," Edwards said last week in Iowa. "The only way we're going to get their power away is we're going to have to take their power away."
In February of last year, however, when Edwards was asked by a writer on the liberal blog MyDD.com about the role of business, labor, healthcare groups, and doctors in the healthcare debate, he said, "I think you try to bring everybody to the table. You want their participation. You want to make the system work for everybody."
Edwards's campaign insists that a focus on inconsistencies in his record misses the larger arc of a career spent representing plaintiffs in lawsuits against corporations, winning accolades from major labor groups even though he came from a right-to-work state, and, in the years between his presidential campaigns, creating an academic center to study ways to reverse poverty.
But compared with 2004, when he was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, his rhetoric has escalated considerably. He now contrasts himself with Obama on the basis of his personal, lifelong commitment to fighting corporate greed.
His shift in tone may have helped him win over some Democrats this cycle. Indeed, his second-place finish in Iowa over Senator Hillary Clinton and his continued viability as a candidate bear that out.
But the more confrontational tone has also turned off some voters who preferred the John Edwards they knew in 2004.
Denise Hawks, a 49-year-old donor relations specialist from Des Moines, said she was with Edwards four years ago, but went with Obama this year, in part because of Edwards's transformation into an angrier, more strident candidate. If he was such a fighter, she asked, where was he when Republican operatives helped sink the Democrats' 2004 presidential hopes with their attack ads?
"Four years too late," Hawks said. "They were asleep at the wheel."
Edwards has said that he wanted to fight back against attacks on his running mate, John F. Kerry, but was overruled by the Kerry camp. Kerry and more than a half-dozen former high-ranking Kerry-Edwards campaign officials, however, have disputed his contention that he favored a tougher strategy, saying Edwards often refused their requests to go after Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney more forcefully. See Edwards
He talks about how he apologized for signing to go to war and jumps all over Hillary, but did you know this?
Just as Hillary he never read the NIE report but claimed he did and later retracted. Yet as John Kerry's 2004 ticketmate, the former North Carolina senator was anything but eager to acknowledge error on Iraq. Instead, according to several Kerry-Edwards campaign aides, Edwards argued repeatedly that the two should stand by their votes, even after it had become apparent that Iraq had neither weapons of mass destruction nor collaborative ties with Al Qaeda. See Kerry
He has been mean and wrong about a lot of things and I feel he was wrong to Hillary Clinton when this occured: Her voice breaking and tears in her eyes, she said, "You know, this is very personal for me. It's not just political it's not just public. I see what's happening, and we have to reverse it."
Edwards jumped on the chance to express his readiness to face the strenuous demands of the presidency: "What I know is I'm prepared for that and I'm in this fight for the middle class and the future of this country for the long haul, through the conventions, straight to the White House."
However, in an interview with ABC News' David Muir, Elizabeth Edwards offered more compassion than her husband. She noted that everyone on the campaign trail can relate to how grueling the task can be. In the end, Elizabeth Edwards did not pass on the political opportunity and added that voters will decide whether or not they want to see watery eyes.
Later, at another campaign stop, Edwards appeared to adopt his wife's more sympathetic tone.
"These campaigns are very grueling," he said, "they're tough and difficult affairs, running for president is a tough process."
During a campaign stop at Jake's Coffee in New London, New Hampshire, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was also asked to comment about Clinton's teary moment.
"I didn't see what happened," he said, but added, "I know this process is a grind. So that's not something I care to comment on."See Hillary
John Edwards has been wrong about a lot of things and he sure was wrong to Hillary Clinton. Have you heard an apology as of yet?
Analysts at the Election Defense Alliance (EDA) have confirmed that based on the official results on the New Hampshire Secretary of state web site, there is a remarkable relationship between Obama and Clinton votes, when you look at votes tabulated by op-scan v. votes tabulated by hand:
Clinton Optical scan 91,717 52.95% Obama Optical scan 81,495 47.05%
Clinton Hand-counted 20,889 47.05% Obama Hand-counted 23,509 52.95%
The percentages appear to be swapped. That seems highly unusual, to say the least. There is a possibility that Obama won the New Hampshire elections after all. See Kucinich asks for New Hampshire recount
While most Americans are watching the different Presidential nominees and trying to make a decision on which one to support. Our President George W Bush will be brief ISRAELI security officials on their latest intelligence about Iran’s nuclear programme - and how it could be destroyed - when he begins a tour of the Middle East in Jerusalem this week.
Last month it was revealed that the US National Intelligence Estimate report, drawing together information from 16 agencies, had concluded that Iran stopped a secret nuclear weapon programme in 2003.
Israeli intelligence is understood to agree that the project was halted around the time of America’s invasion of Iraq, but has “rock solid” information that it has since started up again.
While security officials are reluctant to reveal all their intelligence, fearing that leaks could jeopardise the element of surprise in any future attack, they are expected to present the president with fresh details of Iran’s enrichment of uranium - which could be used for civil or military purposes - and the development of missiles that could carry nuclear warheads.
In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot this weekend, Bush argued that in spite of the US intelligence assessment, Iran still posed a threat.
“I read the intelligence report carefully,” Bush said. “In essence, what the report said was that Iran had a secret plan to develop nuclear weapons.
“I’m saying that a state which adopted a nontransparent policy and had a secret plan for developing nuclear weapons could easily develop an alternative plan for the same purpose. So to conclude from the intelligence report that there is no Iranian plan to develop nuclear weapons will be only a partial truth.”
Israeli security officials believe the only way to prevent uranium enrichment to military grade is to destroy Iranian installations. Many Israelis are eager to know whether America would give their country the green light to attack, as it did last September when Israel struck a mysterious nuclear site in Syria.
Bush refused to be drawn when asked whether he would support an Israeli attack. “My message to all countries in the region is that we are able to solve the problem in a diplomatic way,” he said, “but all options are on the table.”
We should try to watch what this President has planned for America before his time is over next year. He is still making decisions and they are all ways the wrong decision that cost American lives.
Following CNN's projection that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) would win the Iowa Democratic caucus." Bennett added: "[Obama] never brings race into it. He never plays the race card. Talk about the black community -- he has taught the black community you don't have to act like Jesse Jackson; you don't have to act like Al Sharpton. You can talk about the issues."
Now the stage is set for the next polls to see if what Bennett said will be just rhetoric or truth.