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Congress has passed and President Bush has vetoed H.R. 1591, the Iraq Surrender Act of 2007.

This legislation, which you worked to pass, sets a timetable for surrender. It pulls the rug out from under our troops. That is shameful and wrong.

Your actions have already emboldened the enemy. Violent jihadists now know that the elected leadership of Congress would undermine the troops by holding their funding hostage to demands for surrender.

This Congress would bring us back to the dark days of the 1970s, when the world doubted our staying power. Except only much worse. Withdraw in April 2008, and on May 1, Iraq becomes an unchecked den of terrorism at the heart of the Middle East — a new base for the same people that struck our homeland on September 11th.

I stand with our troops. I stand for victory. I support the President’s veto and will urge my representatives to vote to sustain it.

There can be one and only one outcome in Iraq: We win, they lose.
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June 8, 2007 Posted by | GWOT, Pelosi, Petitions, Politics, Reid | 1 Comment

War News Update


War News Update

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 12:18 PM

 

US CENTCOM Latest News Feed

 

Anbar Province Still Dangerous But Getting Better, Marine Commander Says.aspx

Posted: 15 May 2007 06:03 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2007 – Life in Iraq’s Anbar province is still dangerous, but security is improving, the senior commander for ground operations in the province said yesterday in Baghdad.

General Cites ‘Massive Effort’ Under Way to Find Missing Soldiers.aspx

Posted: 15 May 2007 06:01 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2007 – The U.S. military, coalition partners and Iraqi security forces are making a “massive effort” to find three American soldiers missing in Iraq since May 12, a senior U.S. military officer said today.

Former Infantryman Finds Calling in Civil Affairs.aspx

Posted: 15 May 2007 05:51 AM CDT

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GHAZNI, Afghanistan — It was clear to Army Sgt. Drew Pylant as his convoy pulled up to the district center, framed against the snow-capped mountains of eastern Afghanistan, that he wasn’t fighting in the same kind of war that his father and grandfather fought in.

First Muslim to Take Command of Aviation Squadron.aspx

Posted: 15 May 2007 05:48 AM CDT

USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea – Cmdr. Muhammad Muzzafar F. Khan relieved Cmdr. Timothy Langdon as commanding officer of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 31 during a ceremony held at sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) May 13.

Deployment Provides Direction, Focus.aspx

Posted: 14 May 2007 11:53 AM CDT

LOGISTICS SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Iraq, May 14, 2007 — Two years ago, a wife sat by her husband’s side, comforting him. The woman had quit her job as a school teacher several years earlier to help her ailing spouse through two bouts of cancer. And then the woman, an Army Reserve soldier, lost her spouse of 35 years.

Basrah Public Works Initiative Complements Provincial Reconstruction Teams.aspx

Posted: 14 May 2007 08:18 AM CDT

BASRAH, Iraq – Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) began as a concept in Afghanistan, developed by then U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad. They proved to be so successful that when Khalilzad was named Ambassador to Iraq in June 2005, he decided PRTs would be a good way to develop capacity in that country as well. PRTs are now being established in each Iraqi province.

Anbar Villages Appreciate Water Treatment Investment.aspx

Posted: 14 May 2007 08:12 AM CDT

RAMADI, Iraq – Residents north of Ramadi, Iraq will soon have fresh, potable water pumped into their homes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Gulf Region Central district is overseeing the construction of two small water treatment plants as well as the installation of 24,000 meters of water main for Zangora, a community of 48,000 people, in central Iraq.

Nasiriyah Prison Supports Iraq Security System.aspx

Posted: 14 May 2007 08:02 AM CDT

AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq — Supporting the security and justice systems in Iraq is one of the main challenges that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) confronts to help the Iraqi Government develop the infrastructure countrywide.

June 8, 2007 Posted by | CENTCOM | Leave a comment

Genocide, genocide, genocide. Part two of three.


Genocide, genocide, genocide. Part two of three.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 8:51 AM

 

And the world is silent

By Ben Dror Yemini

Part Two (please first read Part One)

Afghanistan: This is a web of nonstop mass killing – domestic and external. The Soviet invasion, which began on 24th December 1979 and ended on 2nd February 1989, left about a million dead. Other estimates talk of 1.5 million dead civilians and an additional 90,000 soldiers.

After the withdrawal of the Soviet Forces, Afghanistan went through a series of civil wars and struggles between the Soviet supporters, the Mojahidin and the Taliban. Each group carried out a doctrine of mass extermination of its opponents. The sum of the fatalities in civil war, up to the invasion of the coalition forces under American leadership in 2001, is about one million.

There are those who complain, and rightly so, about the carnage that took place as a result of the coalition offensive to overthrow the Taliban regime and as part of the armed struggle against al Qaida. Well, the invasion into Afghanistan caused a relatively limited number of deaths, less than 10,000. Had it not taken place, we would have seen a continuation of the self-inflicted genocide, with an average of 100,000 fatalities a year.

Afghanistan Summary: One million to one and a half million, as a result of the Soviet invasion; about one million in the civil war.

Somalia: Since 1977 this Muslim state in East Africa has been immersed in an unending civil war. The number of victims is estimated at about 550,000. It is Muslims killing mainly Muslims. UN attempts to intervene, in the interest of peace keeping, ended in the failure, as did later attempts by American Forces.

Most of the victims died not in the battle fields, but as a result of deliberate starvation and slaughter of civilians, in bombardments aimed at the civilian population (massive bombardments of opponent districts, such as the bombardment of Somaliland, that caused the deaths of 50,000 ).

Somalia Summary: 400,000 to 550,000 victims in the civil war.

Bangladesh: This country aspired to gain independence from Pakistan. Pakistan reacted with a military invasion that caused mass destruction. It was not a war, it was a massacre. One to two million people were systematically liquidated in 1971. Some researchers define the events of that year in Bangladesh as one of the three greatest genocides in (history – IJ) (after the Holocaust and the Ruanda genocide).

An inquiry committee appointed by the government of Bangladesh counted 1.247 million fatalities as a result of systematic murder of civilians by Pakistan’s army forces. There are also numerous reports of ‘Death squads’, in which “Muslim soldiers were sent to execute mass killings of Muslim farmers”.

The Pakistani army ceased only after the intervention of India, which suffered from waves of refugees – millions – arriving from Bangladesh. At least 150 thousand more were murdered in acts of retaliation after the retreat of the Pakistan army.

Bangladesh summary: 1.4 million to 2 million.

Indonesia: The biggest Muslim state in the world competes with Bangladesh for the dubious title of ‘The biggest massacre since the Holocaust’. The massacre commenced with a communist uprising in 1965. There are different assessments (of the number of fatalities – IJ) in this case as well. The accepted estimate talks of as many as 400 thousand Indonesians killed in the years 1965-1966, although stricter estimates claim the number is higher.

The massacre was perpetrated by the army, led by Hag’i Mohammed Soharto, who seized power in the country for the next 32 years. An investigator of those years points out that the person who was in charge of suppressing the rebellion, General Srv Adei, admitted: “We killed 2 million not 1 million, and we did good work”. For this argument, we will stick to the lower, more accepted estimates.

In 1975, after the end of the Portuguese rule, East Timor announced its independence. Within a short time it was invaded by Indonesia, who ruled the area until 1999. During these years about 100,000 to 200,000 people were killed, along with the complete destruction of infrastructure.

Indonesia summary: 400,000 killed, with an additional 100,000 to 200,000 in East Timor.

Iraq: Most of the destruction of the last two decades was the doing of Saddam Hussein. This is another case of a regime that caused the deaths of millions. Nonstop death. One of the highpoints was during the Iran-Iraq war, in the conflict over the Shat El Arab River, the river that is created by the convergence of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. This was a conflict that led to nothing but large scale destruction and mass killing. Estimates are between 450,000 and 650,000 Iraqis, and between 450,000 and 970,000 Iranians. Jews, Israelis, and Zionists were not around, as far as is known.

Waves of purges, some politically motivated (opposition), some ethnic ( the Kurdish minority) and some religiously motivated (the ruling Suni minority against the Shiite majority), yielded an astounding number of victims. Estimates vary from one million, according to local sources, to a quarter million, according to Human Rights Watch. Other international organizations quote an estimate of about half a million.

In the years 1991 – 1992 there was a Shiite uprising in Iraq. There are contradictory estimates about the number of victims. The numbers vary from 40,000 to 200,000. In addition to the Iraqis that were slaughtered one must add the Kurds. During Saddam Hussein’s reign, between 200,000 to 300,000 of them were killed in a genocide that continued all through the 1980’s and the 1990’s.

Over half a million more Iraqis died from diseases because of the shortage of medicine, which was the result of sanctions imposed after the first Gulf War. Today it is clear that this was a continuation of the genocide perpetrated by Saddam on his own people. He could have purchased medicine, he had enough money to buy food and to build hospitals for all the children of Iraq, but Saddam preferred to build palaces and to distribute franchises to many in the west and in Arab states. This issue is being exposed in the corruption of the UN’s ‘Oil for Food’ project.

The Iraqis continue to suffer. The civil war that is raging there now – even if some would rather not give that name to the mutual massacre of Sunis and Shiites – is costing tens of thousands of lives. It is estimated that about 100,000 people have been killed since the coalition forces took control in Iraq.

Iraq Summary: 1.54 million to 2 million victims.

Iran Summary: 450,000 to 970,000 victims.

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June 8, 2007 Posted by | GWOT, Jihadists, Studies In Islam, Terrorists | 2 Comments

The Majority of Americans Say the Leftinistra Are Liars


The Majority of Americans Say the Leftinistra Are Liars

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:47 AM

SHOULD CONGRESS REVOKE THE IRAQ WAR AUTHORIZATION?
Sen. Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. Byrd (D-WV) are drafting legislation that would revoke congressional approval for the war on Oct. 11 — five years after Congress cleared the way for the 2003 invasion. The war authorization gave President Bush permission to use military force against Iraq “as he determines to be necessary and appropriate.” Revoking the authorization would force Bush to return to Congress for another vote or wage war without explicit approval from lawmakers. Tell Congress and President Bush if you think the Iraq War Authorization should be revoked and new approval voted on by Congress or if Congress should stop micromanaging the war as some Republicans have said. 53,420 messages thus far
49% say I Support Revoking the Iraq War Authorization
51% say I Oppose Revoking the Iraq War Authorization

See my original post here.

53,420 people have “voted” and it is STILL 51% against the Leftinistra and 49% for the Leftinistra.  So much for their vaunted and WRONGFULLY stated “majority” being on THEIR defeatist side.

June 8, 2007 Posted by | Congress, GWOT, Leftinistra, Petitions | Leave a comment

Some Folks LOVE Their Blinders


Some Folks LOVE Their Blinders

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 12:55 AM

Our homegrown terrorists in the Leftinistra leave little to be desired.

Are they really this naive or are they “playing” at politics?  Do they really NOT see the threats we face or are they “playing” at politics?  How can they support their ever changing positions?  Just curious, you see.  Will it take a jihadi attack on our soil, again?

Hat Tip to Miss Beth for the lead.

Dead Taliban Leader Was Training U.S. Recruits


Brian Ross and Christopher Isham Report:

Dead_taliban_le_mn Thirty-six hours before he was killed by U.S. forces, Taliban Commander Mullah Dadullah said he was training American and British citizens to carry out suicide missions in their home countries, according to a videotape interview to be broadcast on ABC News’ “World News” Monday.

“We will be executing attacks in Britain and the U.S. to demonstrate our sincerity,” he told an Afghan interviewer, “to destroy their cities as they have destroyed our cities.”


A senior U.S. official told the Blotter on ABCNews.com that recent intelligence reports confirmed Dadullah’s claim that U.S. citizens were being trained in Taliban and al Qaeda camps.

“The number is small, not large, but even once is dangerous,” the official said.

In the interview, Dadullah said, “This is our religious and moral duty to train suicide bombers against the nuclear power of the infidels, and they will be used when they are needed, whether they are one, 10 or 20.”

Mullah_dadullah_body A day and a half after the interview, U.S. forces carried out a helicopter assault on Dadullah’s hiding place in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Dadullah’s bullet-riddled body was put on display by Afghan officials to confirm he was dead.

U.S. military officials said Dadullah had been tracked from the Pakistani city of Quetta across the border into Afghanistan, where he granted his last interview.

“His ego probably got the better of him,” said ABC News counterterrorism consultant Alexis Debat.  “The U.S. and Pakistan have done an excellent job of intercepting the couriers moving taped messages from al Qaeda and Taliban leaders. This is why we have not seen Osama bin Laden in some time,” Debat said.

Video Listen to the Taliban Leader’s Final Words.

June 8, 2007 Posted by | Afghanistan, GWOT, Jihadists, Leftinistra, Studies In Islam, Terrorists | Leave a comment

jon kerri, u aint fergotin…


jon kerri, u aint fergotin…

Monday, May 14, 2007 11:26 PM

Even A Caveman

The president wannabe has shown us past and future how he feels about those Genghis Kahn soldiers.

I’d like to see some of these dweebs that feign support for the troops make it through Boot Camp.  I don’t think Kimberley Clarke could furnish enough diapers.  perhaps they could borrow some from their allies in the Jihadist Camps?  I often wonder why they wear their diapers on their heads.  Perhaps it is the shiite for brains?

Registered Media Has More…

June 8, 2007 Posted by | Congress, GWOT, Kerry, Leftinistra | Leave a comment

Bin Laden’s Trying to Nuke Americans


Bin Laden’s Trying to Nuke Americans

Monday, May 14, 2007 10:12 PM

This will make the Leftinistra happy, yes?

While isolated, Osama bin Laden is communicating with a-Qaida operatives, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III tells NewsMax.

Mueller declined to say in our interview how bin Laden communicates or how often. Other intelligence sources say U.S. efforts have forced bin Laden to return to “horse-and-buggy days” when conveying his wishes, suggesting that trusted couriers pass messages by word of mouth.

Whatever the means of communicating, Mueller says al-Qaida’s paramount goal is clear: to detonate a nuclear device that would kill hundreds of thousands of Americans. In contrast to homegrown terrorists, al-Qaida is far more likely to be able to pull off such an attack.

Sometimes, Mueller admits, he wakes up in the middle of the night worrying about that possibility.

“I think it would be very difficult to wipe out the United States, but you’d have hundreds of thousands of casualties from a nuclear device, depending on the size of that nuclear device,” Mueller tells me.

A Lust for Destruction

A-Qaida could obtain such a device in one of two ways.

“One is to obtain a nuclear device that’s already been constructed from one of the former Iron Curtain countries, and the other way is to put together the fissile material and the expertise and do an improvised nuclear device,” Mueller says. “And there’s no doubt that al-Qaida, if it had the capability, would go down either route to get a nuclear device.”

There also is no doubt in his mind what the target would be: “It would be someplace in the United States, in most likely Washington and or New York, depending on how many devices they have. Or both cities,” Mueller says.

Because the U.S. has not been attacked in almost six years, “We are in danger of becoming complacent,” Mueller observes. “A-Qaida is tremendously patient and thinks nothing about taking years to infiltrate persons in and finding the right personnel and opportunity to undertake an attack. And we cannot become complacent, because you look around the world, and whether it’s London or Madrid or Bali or recently Casablanca or Algiers, attacks are taking place.”

Mueller adds, “We have to remain vigilant. We continuously have to adapt to the new threat landscape, because we are going to be hit at some point. It’s just a question of when and to what extent.”

In the conference room adjoining his seventh floor office at FBI headquarters, Mueller conducts an interview in his shirt sleeves, a G-man-white oxford cloth with a subdued Brooks Bros. tie. When he appears on television, the camera gives him a hatchet face, but the angles of his face are softer in person.

While he is handsome, with silvery hair that he smooths down thoughtfully as he speaks, what impresses most is his commanding presence. He has the demeanor of an FBI agent combined with a prosecutor, which he once was.

While he doesn’t feel he’s fighting terrorists single-handedly, he shows signs of tension. There are dark circles under his heavy-lidded brown eyes. When he utters the words nuclear device, he knits his brow and clenches his teeth.

However, Mueller is far more relaxed now than when I interviewed him a few months after 9/11, when he was trying to prevent a feared “second wave” of attacks on the West Coast. Back then, Mueller declined to describe why, when he was in the Marines during the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. A man who hates to talk about himself or use the word “I,” he said only that he “got into some firefights.”

Recently, I obtained from the Marine Corps the citation that went with the Bronze Star. It says that on Dec. 11, 1968, the platoon that Mueller commanded came under a heavy volume of small arms, automatic weapons, and grenade launcher fire from a North Vietnamese Army company.

“Quietly establishing a defensive perimeter, Second Lieutenant Mueller fearlessly moved from one position to another, directing the accurate counterfire of his men and shouting words of encouragement to them,” the citation says.

Disregarding his own safety, Mueller then “skillfully supervised the evacuation of casualties from the hazardous area and, on one occasion, personally led a fire team across the fire-swept terrain to recover a mortally wounded Marine who had fallen in a position forward of the friendly lines,” the citation adds.

Sitting in his conference room, Mueller commands the head of a long conference table. With apparently nowhere else for it to go, a standing wooden sign has been relegated to a place against a wall of the meeting room. The gold lettering reads: Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation. The sign used to stand outside the director’s office when the bureau was located in the Department of Justice across the street on Pennsylvania Avenue.

That was a more innocent time, when anyone could walk into the building without a security check. Now the director’s office is in a secure wing, sealed off behind electronic doors with security cam and a keypad with a code. Even most bureau execs — who must have a top secret clearance to enter the building in the first place — don’t have access.

A New View of Terrorism

The FBI is changing the way it looks at terrorism, Mueller tells me. Instead of categorizing the problem by individual cases, it is focusing on threats. Using Jamaat al-Islamiya or Hezbollah as examples, Mueller says, “In the past, when you asked what’s the presence of these groups in the United States, analysts would come in and say, ‘OK, we’ve got cases open down here and up in Detroit and in Chicago and the like, and that is the picture of Hezbollah.'”

That response does not take account of gaps in information.

“What’s most important is not what we know but what we don’t know,” Mueller notes. “What is the presence of Jamaat al-Islamiya? What is the presence of Hamas or Hezbollah? And if you don’t know the presence, What are the gaps? And then fill those gaps with collectors, which are basically agents. It’s an analytical approach, and it’s a threat-driven approach, an intelligence-driven approach.”

Those who advocate creating a new domestic counter-terrorism agency similar to Britain’s MI5 don’t recognize the value of having a law enforcement agency combined with one that uses intelligence to uncover threats, Mueller says.

As outlined in an Aug. 21, 2006 NewsMax article, An American MI5 Is the Wrong Approach, MI5 is envious of the FBI because, when an arrest must be made, it has to convince a police force that there is enough evidence to make the arrest. Moreover, the threat of prosecution yields valuable intelligence.

“A critical difference I think people don’t focus on between ourselves and the U.K. is the fact that the criminal justice system here disseminates intelligence by reason of its plea bargaining capability,” Mueller says. “If you look at what’s happened in the U.K. over the last three or four years, it has arrested probably a hundred individuals in various terrorist operations, and of those hundred, maybe one or two have cooperated. And in almost every case that we’ve had in the United States, one or more have cooperated and given us the full picture of the cell. And that’s intelligence.” A Presidential Briefing

Mueller briefs President Bush every Tuesday.

“He’s interested in the same issue that he was interested in on Sept. 12, 2001,” Mueller says. “What’s the FBI and the rest of the law enforcement community doing in the United States to make certain that there will not be another September 11? And he is briefed on ongoing cases. He asks penetrating questions, the types of questions that one would hope that I and others would ask of our own people: Not only how a particular case is developing, but what have we learned from a particular case?”

Mueller kept Bush informed, for example, on the FBI’s 16-month investigation of a group allegedly plotting to attack Fort Dix and kill U.S. soldiers. After the arrests, Bush wanted to know what had been done to assure that such military targets are protected and whether the FBI has focused on the possibility of similar groups attacking other targets.

In the Fort Dix case, five of the men who were arrested were born in Jordan, Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia. They were radical Islamists training at a shooting range to kill “as many soldiers as possible” at the Army base 25 miles east of Philadelphia, according to the charges against them. A sixth man was charged with helping them obtain illegal weapons.

The investigation began with a tip from a store clerk who told police that one of the men brought in a video tape that he wanted copied to a DVD. The video showed the men firing assault weapons, calling for jihad, and yelling “God is great” in Arabic. The FBI then infiltrated two paid informants into the group.

“Before September 11, we would have been probably inclined to disrupt them earlier than we did,” Mueller says. “We wanted to play it out to determine what ties they may have had to other individuals in the U.S. or overseas.”

In this case, the group began looking to buy weapons from sources other than the FBI informants, and that led the FBI to move in.

“The fear being that if they purchased weapons from others and we did not know about it from our sources inside, they could undertake the terrorist attack without us knowing about it,” Mueller says. “So when we started to lose control of their weapons purchases, a determination was made that now’s the time to make the arrest. And it’s that kind of thinking that goes into every terrorist case that we have at this juncture.”

Without knowing such inside details, critics routinely knock the FBI for either making terrorist arrests too soon or too late. Last June, for example, the FBI arrested seven men in Miami for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. Some critics said the FBI rolled up the plot too early. Other critics said the men never could have pulled off the plot, and the FBI arrests were a publicity stunt.

In the Miami case, “We exhausted every possibility for intelligence there, and it’s a substantial commitment involving thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars and man hours to conduct surveillance and make sure that there is not a terrorist attack,” Mueller says.

“And so while people can second guess, what do we do, let ’em walk?” Mueller asks. “And if we let ’em walk, who is to say that two or three months down the road they don’t go to somebody who actually will provide the weapons or the explosives or what have you and you’ve got a terrorist attack that we’ve walked away from? Can’t do that,” Mueller says. “I have no apologies whatsoever on the Miami case.”

Yet the reason the U.S. has not been attacked in almost six years is periodic arrests by the FBI and roll-ups of terrorists overseas by the CIA and foreign intelligence services cooperating with the agency.

The Importance of National Security Letters

Mueller says the reason the FBI did not keep proper track of requests for national security letters is that no separate system had been set up to keep track of them.

National security letters are issued in international terrorism and espionage investigations. They are similar to grand jury subpoenas, which are normally issued at the direction of a prosecutor and allow the FBI, in criminal investigations, to obtain financial records and records of calls, e-mails, and Internet searches.

“What we did not have is a compliance program or a mechanism to test the procedures we put in place,” Mueller says. “The biggest fix in my mind cuts across not just NSLs but across the organization,” he said. “We need a compliance entity that looks at the weak points in terms of our procedures, does red-cell testing of those procedures to see where the weaknesses are, and makes certain that the procedures are being followed.”

Strangely, even when telephone companies or Internet providers gave the FBI information about the wrong person in response to an NSL, Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine still classified their error as an FBI deficiency.

Mueller brought that up with Fine, who insisted he was right to do so. In the end, Fine concluded, the FBI was entitled to the information it obtained in almost all cases he cited.

The FBI is constantly being accused of abuses, but does Mueller consider any actions by the FBI to have been abuses?

“In the wake of September 11, every individual who was detained was detained on valid charges,” Mueller says. “But those who were detained on immigration charges waited longer because we had to clear them of other charges. And in the future, I’d want to focus on more swiftly making that determination for those who are detained on immigration charges.”

Mueller’s biggest frustration is that, despite the calls for the FBI to act more like an intelligence organization, when it comes to its budget, the bureau is still considered a law enforcement organization. For fiscal 2007, the budget is $6.1 million, equal to the cost of a few Stealth bombers.

“The Congress and the administration have been generous, but they don’t think of us as a separate entity that is trying to be built utilizing a firm foundation,” Mueller says. “The country wants us to build a domestic intelligence capacity, but it costs money. And we are still perceived as being in the law enforcement community and not necessarily in the intelligence community.”

Mueller says he has told National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, “Just give me the rounding errors off of the intelligence budget, and I would be very happy.”

Mueller doesn’t smile often, mostly a pleasant half smile for emphasis. He does laugh, however, when he mentions his fantasy budget.

June 8, 2007 Posted by | GWOT, Studies In Islam, Terrorists | Leave a comment

United For A Strong America


United For A Strong America

Monday, May 14, 2007 10:07 PM

edwards links to this?

Just goes to show how demented the pretty-boy-floyd of the dnc is.

Families United is a grassroots coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families including some with loved ones in harm’s way, Veterans, and Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their efforts to make America safer by allowing them to complete their mission.


Support America Petition

Our troops are depending on your support. Please read and sign the petition and share it with everyone you know today.

Petition: “We the under-signed are indicating in the strongest of terms that we stand proudly in support of our men and women who are fighting to defend our nation and Liberty and Democracy in Iraq; that we believe victory can and will be achieved by U.S. and Iraqi forces… View full petition and Sign


Other Ways to Learn More or Lend Your Support

June 8, 2007 Posted by | Congress, Edwards, GWOT, Petitions | Leave a comment

L.O.S.T.?


L.O.S.T.?

Monday, May 14, 2007 9:57 PM

What am I missing here?  Is anyone home?  Hello?  IS this another one of those Compassionate Conservative things?  If so, I guess I am NOT a Compassionate Conservative and I pray I NEVER succumb to the adjunct thereof.

Can this be an attempt at distraction?  Let’s hope so.

WASHINGTON – In a move that has already angered some of his most ardent supporters, President Bush has asked the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate to revive a proposal for ratification of the United Nation’s Law of the Sea Treaty, an international agreement defeated two years ago by Republican leadership in the upper house.

Critics say ratification would compromise U.S. sovereignty and place 70 percent of the Earth’s surface under the control of the U.N. – even providing for a “tax” that would be paid directly to the international body by companies mining in the world’s oceans.

The battle over the Law of the Sea Treaty first began 25 years ago, eventually being torpedoed by President Reagan. It resurfaced in 2004 under the sponsorship of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and was successfully defeated by then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

June 8, 2007 Posted by | GWOT, United Nations | Leave a comment

War News Updates


War News Updates

Monday, May 14, 2007 4:54 PM

CJTF-HOA members donate time, supplies and compassion to orphanage.aspx

Maysan PRT promoting political, economic and services development.aspx

Dhi Qar PRT successes showing through.aspx

Muthanna PRT under Iraqi control.aspx

AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR MAY 12

AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR MAY 11

SECURITY OPERATION IN BASRA CITY

IRAQI FORCES DETAIN SUSPECTED INSURGENT LEADER IN ADHAMIYAH

IRAQI ARMY LEADS OPERATION MONGOOSE

June 8, 2007 Posted by | CENTCOM | Leave a comment

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