Republican presidential nominee John McCain stated Obama’s plan for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in 18 months, would mean having to go back to the nation at a later date.
McCain stated, with his plan, “When I withdraw, we’re done. With Obama we might have to return.”
I don’t think the people of Iraq want the occupation now or a repeat visit for that matter. News outlets all over the world, both television and print, are covering stories of the Iraqi people wanting the war to end, as it’s killed 1,000,000 of their people, destroyed their nation’s infrastructure and their peace of mind.
Some reports state the Iraqi people are begging for the days of Saddam again, stating he was bad, but they would rather him, than living and dying in the manner they are now. There are photos all over the internet of school kids getting caught in war crossfire and being killed.
Men, women, children, babies and grandmothers are dying in huge numbers, while from the comfort of his office, where he is waited on hand and foot, the worst president in the history of the United States, protests leaving a country he has no right to be in – that the soldiers want out of.
Why should all these people die on both sides of the aisle, because of your greed for oil. It’s the wickedest thing I have ever seen in my life.
Please, be honest, Mr. President. The Bush administration grew very imperialistic in trying to seize an already settled foreign country, because of its vast oil resources. Greed got the best of Bush and Cheney and they lied to everyone to get a foot in the door over there, then did the unthinkable, in the name of oil.
Since you want Iraqi oil that badly, Mr. Bush, let the soldiers come back to their families, and you and Mr. Cheney can go illegally fight for the oil yourselves. I’ve heard Cheney is good with a gun.
You sorely neglected the U.S. economy in favor of stealing Iraqi oil, by any means necessary, causing a terrible economic meltdown in America.
Once again, I must point out, the neglected U.S. economy, which greatly devalued under your presidency, is worth more than the black gold you’re illegally after in the Middle East.
Fools gold indeed.
Had you invested the money you squandered on the war, into America, the nation would be way ahead of other countries financially and technologically. But you didn’t. You blew the lead. America has regressed under your presidency.
As a result, China, Russia, Dubai, Canada and the E.U. are financially, technologically and scientifically reaching new heights, while America falls behind, thanks to you. That’s because instead of spending their money funding a never ending war and bombs to drop in Iraqi, they dumped the cash into their nations.
Iraq’s PM Nouri al Maliki
Things have gotten so bad in America with Bush’s out of control spending on the war and other poor ideas, that he’s had to cut funding for the disabled and elderly. That was a new low, Mr. President, but that’s what your presidency has been about. Setting lows.
Imagine that, going down in history as Bush will. This is what the history books will reflect:
1. Cost over 3,000 U.S. soldiers their lives.
2. Cost over 1,000,000 Iraqis their lives.
3. Cost over 4 million Iraqis their homes, as they had to flee for their lives to Syria during the war.
4. Cost over 4 million Americans their homes, as he allowed his cronies in the banking industry to gouge and abuse citizens.
5. Spent over a trillion of U.S. taxpayer money on a war he lied about.
6. Stole Iraqi oil.
7. Squandered billions in U.S. taxpayer money that hasn’t all gone to rebuilding a country he illegally bombed. Rebuilding money is missing.
8. Caused the price of oil to skyrocket in several democratic countries.
9. Aided the family of the top terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Laden, with leaving America right after 9/11 happened.
10. Raised the price of many services Americans need (court, government and postal services).
11. Cut government funding and benefits for the disabled and elderly. Just shameful.
12. Maliciously outed a U.S. spy who could have gotten killed as a result.
13. Spied on American citizens and residents whenever he felt like, via illegal wiretapping, email snooping and scanning bank accounts (FBI).
14. Misused the U.S. Secret Service to threaten, bully and harass Americans that lawfully spoke out against his tyrannical conduct.
The beauty of influence or so-called high-powered jobs, is the character to have the grace, class, dignity and integrity, not to abuse one’s post or operate outside the law, but to selflessly serve. These are lessons George W. Bush clearly never learned.
McCain: When I Withdraw, We’re Done. With Obama, We Might Have To Return
23 Jul 2008 12:00 pm – WILKES-BARRE, PA — Barack Obama still won’t endorse the surge, and that, says John McCain, is evidence of collosal misjudgment McCain says Obama is reckless — committed to withdrawing troops even if doing so would set off a civil war If McCain is president and his strategy prevails, “We will come home. We will come home with victory and honor, but we will never have to go back,” he said.
“So, when Senator Obama says well if we don’t succeed, we may have to go back in, we might.”
Yesterday on PBS, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said during an interview that he wants to offer a second Stimulus package that would give Americans money back to help towards the soaring cost of living in the U.S.
While, I’m sure people would appreciate it, I don’t think it will greatly help the economic problems in the country. He did however, have another idea, of giving energy rebates to help with electric bills. That sounds like something that would be very helpful to many.
Al Sharpton (left) and Barack Obama (right) having a laugh
People who live in the cold states have it harder than others, as heating bills can get very high. If you live somewhere like Florida or California, you mostly need air conditioning, but it’s not mandatory (without it, you’ll be uncomfortable and sweat like Bill Clinton under oath answering questions about Monica Lewinsky).
When it gets a bit chilly in states like Florida and California, you can just throw on a sweater. But if you live somewhere like Minnesota, Wisconsin or New York, you will need heat during the winter months and that can get costly.
Light companies have been adding on the increased cost of gas to people’s bills and that can spell major problems if the price of gas per barrel keeps escalating as it has been.
Somebody’s Gonna Get Shot! *Shakes Head*
Democrats in Congress
Recently, Democrat Rep. Maurice Hinchey, brought up the idea of nationalizing oil refineries in America. He must have a death wish. You must want Exxon to take out a hit on you. I suggest you retract that statement or beef up security.
Sidebar: nationalizing refineries…isn’t that socialism, the very thing Congress gets down on Chavez about. How come he’s not supposed to do that but Congress can? Don’t get mad, I’m just asking, as it seems like a double standard.
Also, how come the State Department condemns Cuba for being communist, but doesn’t do that to China. Is it because China is becoming the richest nation in the world and the supplier of just about everything on the planet?
I realize it is those respective nations’ way of life, and if their people want it, they are free to do as they wish. I can understand that. But it would be nice if Congress was congruent and consistent.
And lest I acquire a FBI file in vain for simply speaking my mind in a peaceful, legal way (according to the stats, the government reads this site more than I do), I am not a socialist or a communist, because I prefer democracy. But, the real kind of democracy, where one does not engage in severe human rights abuses against innocent people under the auspices of national security *looks at George Bush*.
When Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a New York Democrat, broached the idea for the nationalization of the nation’s oil refineries at a Capitol Hill press conference yesterday, it was a safe bet that congressional Republicans would seize on a patently controversial idea to paint House Democrats in toto as extreme.
The office of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the House Minority Leader, didn’t disappoint. Last night, they put up a press release that started this way:
Bombshell: House Democrats Call for Government Takeover of Oil Refineries
Should the Federal Government Run the Entire Oil Industry? Senior Dem Says: “To Me, That Sounds Like a Very Good Idea”
Blood For Oil
Photo courtesy of the International Herald Tribune
Western oil companies are positioning themselves for a huge payday in Iraq. This is after all the real reason the war was fought – to steal oil.
3,000 soldiers and 1 million Iraqis dead…over oil profits. It’s so cruel and unconscionable it defies comprehension. However, the term “war crimes” comes to mind.
Deals with Iraq are set to bring oil giants back
June 19, 2008 – BAGHDAD: Four Western oil companies are in the final stages of negotiations this month on contracts that will return them to Iraq, 36 years after losing their oil concession to nationalization as Saddam Hussein rose to power.
Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP — the original partners in the Iraq Petroleum Company — along with Chevron and a number of smaller oil companies, are in talks with Iraq’s Oil Ministry for no-bid contracts to service Iraq’s largest fields, according to ministry officials, oil company officials and an American diplomat.
The deals, expected to be announced on June 30, will lay the foundation for the first commercial work for the major companies in Iraq since the American invasion, and open a new and potentially lucrative country for their operations.
Iraq Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, wants U.S. soldiers to return home, as does the majority of the American public. So what’s the problem you ask? Bush.
George Bush and those in his circle want the soldiers to stay indefinitely, in spite of the fact the people of Iraq do not want the long term occupancy of their country.
The Bush administration needs to respect their wishes and that of the American people and bring the troops back end the oil drilling Halliburton.
Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Iraq is not the personal property of the Bush family or their company Pennzoil. The president wants the soldiers in Iraq to secure the oil fields. According to credible news reports, billions of barrels of Iraqi oil have gone missing.
This insatiable greed that has become the Bush family legacy, has driven them to commit war crimes (Iraq) and human atrocities (banker to the Nazis bankrolling the construction of concentration camps).
You are not fooling anyone, as the world knows oil revenues are what is driving this obstinacy in the president not wanting to leave their country. You should be ashamed of yourself. You have made the Bush name a byword in this world.
The name is now synonymous with greed, dishonesty and war crimes. No amount of money can fix that. Not to mention, the sheer number of lawsuits you shall face for misconduct the minute you step out of that office. Americans became poor under your presidency and so should you.
Al-Maliki Criticizes U.S. Demands to Stay in Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Says Security Talks at Impasse
Friday, June 13, 2008; 1:43 PM – BAGHDAD, June 13 — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday denounced demands made by the United States to extend the presence of American troops in Iraq, saying that the two sides are deadlocked and far from reaching an agreement.
“We found out that the demands of the American side are strongly violating the sovereignty of Iraq, something we could never accept,” Maliki said.
Dow Plummets, Gas Rises, Jobless Rate Spikes, Foreclosures Up,
Financial Turmoil: Not A Good Way To End A Presidency
President George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice
The U.S. economy took another bad turn on Friday of last week, as the Dow Jones plummeted 400 points and gas went up to $139 per barrel.
The new national average for gas in America is $4 per gallon, which is a record high. Russia is predicting it will reach $250 per barrel.
Unemployment is also up in the U.S., as the economy lost 49,000 jobs last month. It is the biggest rise in job losses in almost 33 years. As I mentioned last week, foreclosures have hit a record high as well.
Clearly something needs to be done, but Congress is a house divided, and therein lies the problem.
Jobless rates jumps to 5.5 percent — biggest rise since `86
Friday June 6, 9:19 am ET – Unemployment rate jumps to 5.5 percent in May, biggest rise since 1986; payrolls cut again
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.5 percent in May — the biggest monthly rise since 1986 — as nervous employers cut 49,000 jobs.
The latest snapshot of business conditions showed a deeply troubled economy, with dwindling job opportunities in a time of continuing hardship in the housing, credit and financial sectors.
“It was ugly,” said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research.
U.S. Jobs Fall For Fifth Consecutive Month
May’s U.S. unemployment rate rose to 5.5%, up from 5.0% in April–the largest jump in the jobless figure since October 2004 and the fifth straight month of job losses, according to the Labor Department’s monthly report Friday.
Job losses continued their downward trend in May, with 49,000 jobs cut from payrolls, up from April’s revised number of 28,000 job cuts.
The larger than expected jump in unemployment delivered a psychological blow to Wall Street, which has been hungry for signs that the economy is on the road to recovery. The Dow was down by 1.1%, or 140 points, Friday morning. May’s job losses were less severe than feared–economists had been expecting job cuts between 60,000 and 70,000–but the unemployment rate was moved up well beyond the consensus forecast for a rate of 5.2%.
Dow plunges 400 points on oil, jobs news
June 6, 2008 – The U.S. stock market took a major hit on Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points on news of steep job losses and soaring oil prices.
Before the trading day started, the U.S. Labor Department reported that 49,000 jobs had been lost in May and the unemployment rate had jumped from 5 percent to 5.5 percent, the highest seasonally adjustment monthly increase in 33 years.
George Bush sr. on a Zapata Oil rig
Did you know that President George Bush’s father founded an oil company based in New York, named Zapata Oil, that has ties to the CIA.
Did you know that the Zapata Oil company was merged into Pennzoil and drills for oil all over the world INCLUDING THE MIDDLE EAST!
Jenna Bush’s wedding to Henry Hager (photos from the New York Post)
Did you know that the majority of the contracts in rebuilding Iraq and siphoning securing oil rigs has been given to Vice President Dick Cheney’s Halliburton.
Story found here