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Monday, June 18, 2007

With All This, Think About 08

Hey folks,

Yes the news today is grim. Yes the news this morning is not good. From the terrorists Hamas taking over the Palestinian Government, all the fighting in general funded in part by Little Hitler. {President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad } Little Hitler’s continued quest to obtain Nuclear Weapons. North Korea seemingly attempting to play nice? Russia starting to talk agin about the Cold War. Venezuela becoming the next Dictatorship. Then Of course you have Iraq, and Afghanistan.

According to the Mass Media, nothing but bad news coming from there. We should just leave. We can’t win. Our Politicians using the war and the troops as pawns for their own political gains. According to the AP -Iraqi police: 36 dead in clashes By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer

Iraqi and British forces fought a fierce battle with Shiite militiamen while conducting house-to-house searches early Monday south of Baghdad, and Iraqi police and hospital officials said 36 people were killed in the violence.

More than 100 people were injured in the fighting in Amarah, the officials said. At least three of those killed were Iraqi policemen, they said.

A doctor at Amarah's general hospital said 36 bodies had been taken to his facility, though he could not determine how many were militiamen and how many were civilians. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media.

This will most likely be big news today. But why? This is expected. The President warned us. The Generals warned us. Surprise folks, people die in wars. This will be the other big news today, AP-US-led airstrike kills 7 afghan children By FISNIK ABRASHI, Associated Press

Seven children were killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida militants in eastern Afghanistan, a coalition statement said Monday. The strike came hours after the deadliest insurgent attack since the Taliban fell in 2001.

The airstrike, which had the support of Afghan troops, was launched on a compound that also contained a mosque and a madrassa, or Islamic school, in the Zarghun Shah district of Paktika province.

Early reports said seven children at the school were killed in the strike and that "several militants" also were killed, the coalition statement said. Two suspected militants also were detained.

Notice they EMPHASIZE the seven children. And say “several militants.” These animals {those that want us dead,} USE women and children as shields all the time. Hamas, launches missiles from private residences. They are not like us. They do not see life as we do. Get over it. We SHOULD be attacking them WHEREVER they attack us from.

Of course the coalition is attempting to apologize.

Coalition troops had "surveillance on the compound all day and saw no indications there were children inside the building," said Maj. Chris Belcher, a coalition spokesman. He accused the militants of not letting the children leave the compound that was targeted.

"If we knew that there were children inside the building, there was no way that that airstrike would have occurred," said Sgt. 1st Class Dean Welch, another coalition spokesman.


That was what they were counting on. That is why they had the children there. This should not shock or surprise ANYONE. According to the AP-General: Violence in Iraq not unexpected

Insurgents pushing back on newly aggressive coalition military forces have led to continued violence in Iraq, the U.S. commander in Baghdad said Sunday, adding that stabilizing security could take up to a decade to complete.

Gen. David Petraeus described an ebb-and-flow of sectarian murders in Baghdad and said there has been a "stunning reversal" in the Anbar province, a former al-Qaida stronghold west of the city where tribes have begun to help fight the terror organization. He acknowledged, however, "real concerns" in some neighborhoods in and around Baghdad where Sunni and Shiites continue to battle.

Petraeus' comments from Baghdad came as the Senate's top Republican said Iraqis need to step up their own military protections as U.S.-led coalition forces prepare to scale back troops.

"The fact is that as we go on the offensive, the enemy is going to respond. That is what has happened," Petraeus said.

Duh.

He added: "Just about everybody out there recognizes that a situation like this, with the many, many challenges that Iraq is contending with, is not one that's going to be resolved in a year or even two years. In fact, typically, I think historically, counterinsurgency operations have gone at least nine or 10 years. The question is, of course, at what level."

The rest of this article is just the normal political back and forth. Timetables, ETC.

Then you have this from Reuters -Zoellick warns Venezuela is heading for trouble By Noel RandewichSat Jun 16.

Robert Zoellick, almost certain to be the next head of the World Bank, on Saturday took aim at Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chavez, warning that his oil-fueled socialist revolution was headed for trouble.

"It's a country where economic problems are mounting, and as we're seeing also on the political and press side it's not moving in a healthy direction," Zoellick told reporters during a visit to Mexico.

President Bush, a fervent foe of Chavez, nominated Zoellick to lead the World Bank, and the former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of state is expected to be confirmed before the end of the month.

Chavez has used surging oil revenues to pay for a socialist revolution in the OPEC nation and gain influence with other countries in Latin America at the expense of the United States.

He has said he wants to withdraw Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil supplier, from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, blaming their decades-old economic recipes of tight budget control, privatizations and open markets for poverty across Latin America.

"If a country feels it doesn't need or want the services of the international financial institutions, that's their choice," Zoellick said. "I've found no shortage of countries interested in trying to work with the World Bank."

Well this one should be interesting to watch. But some advice to you Mr. Zoellick, be careful with the threats against Chavez. He is MANY of the Democratic LWL leaders FRIEND. They love this guy. Shutting down TV stations that oppose his political views, which they want to do here. Government control over just about everything, just like they want to do here. Death of capitalism, just like they want to do here. A tyrannical Socialist control of the country, just like they want to do here.

You have not been confirmed yet. This is to happen at the end of the month. If Chavez starts calling his friends in Washington, you may have a bit of a problem. Be careful.

Folks, with all this going on, you REALLY need to keep these in the back of your mind when thinking about the 08 elections. Do you want someone who sees the world as Chavez does? Doe you want the same thing here? Do you want someone who is WEAK on National Security and wants total control for their own power sake. Or do you want someone that will put this country FIRST. Someone who sees reality. Someone that can ACTUALLY DO something to make this country better. The Dems talked a good game. The MMD {Mass Media Drones}got them elected on NOTHING. Well, nothing is what we got.
Peter
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