Saturday, August 13, 2005

News Of The Weak

US Struggling to Get Soldiers Improved Armor
For the second time since the Iraq war began, the Pentagon is struggling to replace body armor that is failing to protect American troops from the most lethal attacks by insurgents.

The ceramic plates in vests worn by most personnel cannot withstand certain munitions the insurgents use. But more than a year after military officials initiated an effort to replace the armor with thicker, more resistant plates, tens of thousands of soldiers are still without the stronger protection because of a string of delays in the Pentagon's procurement system.
The troops still do not have proper body armor! Shouldn't someone in the self-proclaimed party of personal responsibility be, you know, like, held accountable for this massive, on-going fuck-up? ... Oh, who am I kidding ...

Bush: Iraqis 'Are Taking Control of Their Country'
As they complete a draft democratic constitution by the Aug. 15 deadline, Iraq's elected leaders are taking "a critical step on the path to Iraqi self-reliance," President Bush said today during his weekly radio address. In so doing, "Iraqis are taking control of their country," he said.
Actually, the Iraqis are taking control of their country by blowing up more and more of the invaders.

Bush refuses to rule out force against Iran
... Bush refused to rule out the use of force against Iran over the Islamic Republic's resumption of nuclear activities, in an interview with Israeli television aired Friday.

When asked if the use of force was an alternative to faltering diplomatic efforts, Bush said: "All options are on the table. The use of force is the last option for any president. You know we have used force in the recent past to secure our country," he said in a clear reference to Iraq ...
Where have we heard those words before? And Chimpy is once again using the utterly false, continually-exposed-as-a-lie connection between 9/11 and Iraq.

London bombings: the truth emerges
The suicide cell that killed 52 people on 7 July is not linked to those alleged to be behind the second London attacks on 21 July, according to the initial findings of the biggest anti-terrorist investigation held in Britain. An investigation into the four suicide bombers from the first attacks and the people alleged to be behind the July 21 plot has found no evidence of any al-Qa'ida "mastermind" or senior organiser. [my emphasis]
Arianna Huffington: It Takes a Village to Smear Cindy Sheehan
The right wing attacks on Cindy Sheehan -- desperate, pathetic, and grasping at straws -- expose much less about their target than about the attackers. ... [T]hey’ve shown absolutely no compunction about turning the sleaze machine on an undercover agent who’d spent her career working to protect us from weapons of mass destruction, a Silver Star/Purple Heart veteran who volunteered to fight in a war the administration chickenhawks gamed the system to avoid, and now the mother of a dead soldier.

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