Lott: Bush barely mentioned Iraq in meeting with Senate RepublicansIn yet another horrifyingly shameful day to be an American, the Senate sent the despicable detainee interrogation bill to the President’s desk last night. See its horrifying provisions here.
This guy is typical of Republicans, pay attention to the bolded stuff.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush barely mentioned the war in Iraq when he met with Republican senators behind closed doors in the Capitol Thursday morning and was not asked about the course of the war, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, said.
"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that. We don't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."
Lott went on to say he has difficulty understanding the motivations behind the violence in Iraq.
"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israelis and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."
Just in case you had an extra minute or two in your day and wanted to do something to make yourself feel better, you should call it.
Just in case you were wondering why you should consider doing such a thing, you could make a suggestion to them.
My thinking is that Chris Wallace could have a new interview with Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, or Donny Rumsfeld and ask THEM the same question he asked Bill Clinton: "Why didn't you do more to get bin Laden?"
"On the golf course, Bill Clinton is known for his dislike of playing his ball where it lies,
scoring honestly, and taking his lumps as the rest of us duffers must. He makes his own score,
always a good deal better than the real number. Someone else should be trusted to do the
scoring when it comes to Clinton's time in office. In the history books, Clinton deserves
to be counted as the President who did not protect us against Al Qaeda..."
-- Ronald A. Cass, whore and FOX News liar, Link
Hey Liar, how many American civilians were killed by Al Qaeda on Clinton's watch?
I think the number is 5 or 6. (WTC, 1993)
How many died on Der Monkey's watch?
About 2700 with another 2700 dead soldiers on top of that, so naturally, history will
reflect that Clinton's 6was worse than Monkeyboy's 5400and it's going much higher.
Oh, and Bush killed about 130,000 Iraqis, and it's going much higher.
But you say that's all on Clinton?
All of that having been said to set you up for this jewel:
Mark Foley (R-FL) To Resign Over Sexually Explicit Messages To 16 Y.O. BoyI couldn't make this shit up, I swear.
'Will not seek reelection' - yeah, no shit!
Saying he was "deeply sorry," Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL; news, bio, voting record) resigned from Congress today, hours after ABC News questioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with current and former congressional pages under the age of 18.
A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in a letter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Hours earlier, ABC News had read excerpts of instant messages provided by former male pages who said the congressman, under the AOL Instant Messenger screen name Maf54, made repeated references to sexual organs and acts.
In a statement, Foley said, "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."
The full details will be included in a report tonight on ABC World News with Charles Gibson.
Click here for the previous report on the e-mails sent by Rep. Foley.
See also: Rep. Foley's Opponent Calls for an Investigation into Allegations of Inappropriate E-mails with Former Page.
Click Here for More of the Brian Ross Page.
EDIT: More emerging details from Yahoo news.
Raw Story has more…For some reason, Republican Jim West comes to mind…The man in charge of SEX OFFENDER PENALTIES (I dare you to click this link and NOT have a fucking nosebleed) is a predator…Way to go Dennis Hastert. More Republican incompetence. Howie Klein wrote about Foley 79 times…
Raw Story has more. For some reason, Republican Jim West comes to mind. The man in charge of SEX OFFENDER PENALTIES (I dare you to click this link and NOT have a fucking nosebleed) is a predator. Way to go Dennis Hastert. More Republican incompetence. Howie Klein wrote about Foley 79 times.
AmericaBlog: Waterboard GOP Rep. Mark Foley. Goddamned right!
The upside is that now there's an open seat that before this would most assuredly have gone to a Republican, I'd venture a guess now that's up for scrutiny.
Jesus, these fucking guys... So exactly HOW does this fit into the party of Family Values? HOW is this in any way conducive towards helping protect children? So basically in one fell swoop we not only sanction torture but we codify it like it's just no big deal; Wiretapping gets another clear go-ahead; and again - all of this is somehow the Dems' fault; and now the Foley/Hastert scandal. Pedogate? Hmmm...
I fucking swear, if heads do not roll over this, and I mean in a BIG way, I'm climbing into a goddamned clocktower. Either way, he's clearly going to have a very productive career in an archdiocese somewhere, what with his now known history of not only being an active pedophile but having it enabled by the powers-that-be without any sort of retribution.