Surprise? It appears that Bush and Rumsfeld both knew what was going on at Abu Ghraib, according to the testimony of a two star general who had the task of reporting on it. There is no reason to doubt the General's story. There can also be little or no doubt that Dick the Slimy knew about it as well. This is a big story, hopefully too big to be just ignored by the MSM.
Surprise? Bush vetoed a bill that would have allowed more stem cell research. He continues to believe that it is much better for embryos to be thrown out in the garbage than used for research that could revolutionize medical science for the betterment of all.
Surprise? We are not going to withdraw troops from Iraq after the famed September report. It's going to take a long time. Say 50 years, for example.
Surprise? Seven children were killed in Afghanistan when we conducted a raid on a house there. At first, naturally, the military claimed they didn't know there were children. But subsequently they admitted they knew the children were there but thought the raid was "worth it" to get one of the Taliban leaders. This kind of reasoning is so sick it boggles the mind.
Surprise? The Bush Administration, along with the EU, will pump millions in aid to Fatah and Abbas but apparently nothing (or close to nothing) to Hamas in Gaza (Hamas, you might remember, is the legitimately democratically elected government of the Palestinians.
Surprise? Attacks on the Green Zone are increasing in frequency and effect. This is the GREEN ZONE which is supposed to be a safe haven. Mortar fire is coming in from just outside. But, we are told, progress is being made.
Surprise? Dick the Slimy claims he is not part of the Executive Branch and is therefore not subject to any laws relating to it. He is, he claims, above the law. Do you suppose he will get away with it again?
Surprise? Can you believe that Tony Snow, the spokesman for the White House, lies? Joh Stewart recently demonstrated with video footage that Snow told an obvious blatant lie. I don't understand how anyone could possibly be surprised to learn that Spokesmen for the White House lie - after all, that's precisely what they are there to do. Remember Ari? And also that guy who came after him whose name I can't remember - you know, the dumpy one who might have been cozy with Gannon/Guckert.
I didn't blog last night as my son talked me into watching some program about the 100 best movies. Apparently the last time they did this was ten years ago so the expectation was there would be new movies added to the list. Except for Schindler's List and Lord of the Rings no new movies appeared on the list. You would think the last ten years have produced nothing of merit. My wife and son were outraged at this lack of new films in the so-called top 100 films of all time. As for me, I could care less. I don't watch movies anyway (or hardly ever).
'Tis a common proof,
That lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend."