Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hillary Killary/Ears/Conductor

(P1) Political

This Made Me Angry and I couldn't just let it go

"The American military has succeeded. It is the Iraqi government
which has failed to make the tough decisions that are important for
their own people.'' -Hillary Clinton (June 2007)

Thank God, Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) responded for me

Let me get this straight. The Iraq disaster is not the fault of the delusional neo-cons, the greedy oil companies, or the gullible and cowardly Congressional warhawks. (Most senators including Clinton didn't even bother to read the 90-page National Intelligence Estimate). According to Hillary, the real culprit is the Iraqi government that we created virtually overnight and left to govern a fractured, impoverished society. Talk about blaming the victim!

Hillary, as an active supporter of the war, you are one of many Americans who are guilty. And now all Americans are left responsible, regardless of whether we supported or opposed he war. When we pull out, our hands will drip with the blood of the tens of thousands of American casualties and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead. The Iraqi government didn't start this, we did.

Of course we can continue to compartmentalize ourselves from the truth, remove the troops and blame the rubble on the Iraqis. We can feed the collective fantasy that our good intentions and heroic efforts were thwarted by the cowardice and incompetence of others. But if that's what we take from our experience in Iraq, we will never learn the true lessons and we will be condemned to repeat the same mistakes.

The inability to admit a mistake and assume responsibility is not just a morally bankrupt way to walk through life; it is a dangerous and deadly way to lead a nation.

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(P2) Philosophical

Here's some good advice for me and perhaps for you as well:

"Be a good listener.
Your ears will never get you in trouble."

- Frank Tyger

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(P2) Poetical


My chiropractor tells me
my body contains excessive

So I must ground myself
to a water pipe frequently
lest I blow out modems and hard drives

like several other patients he has
who have done just that.
My condition is said to be incredibly rare.

-ed coletti 6/07

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Anonymous said...

Who said prostitution was the second oldest profession? Long live Hillary!


Ken L said...

Who cares? they're all the same-tools of the military industrial complex

Remember that one bit of good news from Iraq last month? About the Sunni tribal sheiks that had allied with the US to kick al-Qaeda out of Anbar? Yeah, well, a suicide bomber just killed all five of them.

Katherine H. said...

Yes, Hillary's comments have been outrageous. AND the Republicans are very happy that the Democrats are turning inward for their attacks -- taking the focus off of Cheney who is the country's biggest criminal.

Anonymous said...

Forward, 3rd Armored Division!'
Was there a man dismay'd ?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the Thirty Five Hundred.......

Who caused this tragic folly?
Whose egos flew on jingo's pole!
All the world wonder'd but
All the world's eyes fell in shame
And stared at US/UK blame.

And in the Valley, vultures flew
And far below them lay the dead,
Some thousands, tens of thousands,
Some children, some women, men
Whose lives' mistake had been
To be Iraqi. The blame is theirs.
Such plain reason indisputable.

And far from that Valley,
In comfort and repose,
a nation spends its dollars,
bleating Constitution, Founding Fathers, th'overthrow of King and Taxes, the greatest this, the greatest that,
And waving th'ever sacred, overflown bannered cloth of star and stripe, hand o'er heart.

The Vale of Death is here my friends,
The Death it holds is that of what was once a great idea,
But now is withered, gray and ashen and resides inside a slothful body overblown by greed.

Edward Coletti said...

Anonymous, Nice work, but please, please give us your name -- first, last, initials, fake, or true. When you make a comment, check "other" and it will take you from there.

Dr. D said...

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland held several conferences in 2004 about the link between electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure and health effects.

This conference took place in Prague, Czech Republic during October 25-27, 2004. According to the WHO conference information on the Internet, “Sensitivity to EMF has been given the general name “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” or EHS.

It comprises nervous system symptoms like headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin symptoms like prickling, burning sensations and rashes, pain and ache in muscles and many other health problems. Whatever its cause, EHS is a real and sometimes a disabling problem for the affected persons.

In March 2002 the then active Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland – a medical doctor, was reported in the European media to have electromagnetic hypersensitivity herself and became unable to use a computer or cell phone any longer. Microwave News confirmed this report. An overview of her situation is posted to Sweden’s FEB website in English at www.feb.se under news dated March 9, 2002.

EMR studies reported by others as pending/on-going are in the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria.

I am currently doing my own study on EMR sensitivity in Santa Rosa. Signs exhibited by affected persons are bizzar, but amazingly reproducable. Bottom line, people need to take the time to ground themselves more regularly.

Duncan said...

I told you so, neener, neener, neener!Hillary is trouble. Always was, always will be.

Obama won't get elected, if, indeed nominated.

Edwards is the Dems only hope and now he might be questionble. Gore might rally the Dems but I doubt he can take the country.

Don't believe me? Go live in the Midwest for a week as I have.

The Democrats won the Congressional majority on promises of change. What's changed? The Dems are now saying, "Oh, we don't have enough votes to change anything."

Unless they want Fred Thompson for president, the Democrats had better get thier s... together.

I am not a Republican, I am an independent.

George J. said...

When this nation attacked another nation in pursuit of a stateless, non-national terrorist group, we committed an act of blindingly obvious stupidity. From stupid beginnings, you can only "progress" into a moronic situation. Unfortunately, it is also a very deadly one.