My cousin Ed sent me the following e-mail about politicians:
An Iraqi legislator said authorities found telephone numbers of senior officials in Al-Zarqawi’s cell phone after his death. Waiel Abdul-Latif, a member of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s party, did not give names of the officials. But he said they included ministry employees and members of parliament
I try to operate under the Don’t believe everything you read or hear theory and to see the word former in the statement above makes me wonder about his possible motives for saying that.
On the other hand, I do believe something very fishy is going on with our government. This is off topic but then again maybe not but I wonder what the Religous Right’s stand is on gun control. They have gained a tremendous amount of power and I can forsee a clash between the NRA and the RR.
We’ve gotten ourselves into a terrible situation over there in Iraq and took our eye off the real problems being Iran and North Korea. Personally I think these things should be handled regionally i.e. by China, Russia, and Japan.
We’ve been losing about a soldier a day in Afganistan here at Fort Drum (10th Mountain Division) in my neck of the woods. They are doing a lot of mountain work trying to get Osama and it would appear we should not have turned our eye on Iraq before finishing our mission in Afganistan.
It’s a real mess and I don’t believe for a minute that an established government in those countries is going to stop it. It’s a pipe dream on the part of our administration to think so and to tell the American people that. These people are hell bent on draining our money, killing our soldiers, and making us pay thru the nose for energy products. I believe countries that Bush calls our allies are funding the terrorists and hoping to bring about our demise in doing so.
It’s a sad, sad situation with no end in sight and all it will take is another attack in the U.S. for us to become a military state. They’ll tell us it’s only temporary and that it is for our protection but it will be the beginning of the end of the U.S.of A. as we know it.
As far as I’m concerned our government has lost all credibilty and if you believe what they are telling you just think back to a while ago when these fools told us the insurgency was in its last gasps. They just don’t get it.
Never will and the sooner we can get them out of the power holding positions they are in the better. Personally I will be voting for every non-incumbent on the ticket this fall and in 2008. Bush and his Good vs. Evil crap needs to go. They want us to be scared (OF THEM) but I’m not. I’ve got more chances of getting killed by lightning than I do a terrorist attack.
May you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you are dead.
Update: This article was uploaded in 2006 when it still seemed like the politicians wanted to get out of Iraq. But later on, the focus changed somewhere along the line and being in Iraq became an accepted practice that anyone questioning was regarded as insensitive.