Monday, October 31, 2005
"Osama bin Laden hasn't been seen in a video for a hellishly long time. That could be because he's become shy -- but wasn't before."Rumsfeld via Today in Iraq
Thursday, October 27, 2005
We went after Saddam Hussein based on his ability to make mischief.Rice
As part of our strategy, we have taken military steps, as with our offensive in Tal Afar, to cut off the flow of people or supplies near the border. We have also begun taking new diplomatic steps to convey the seriousness of our concerns. Syria and Iran must decide whether they wish to side with the cause of war or with the cause of peace.Rice
“[Saddam] made it clear that Iraq was not interested in making mischief in the world.Rumsfeld
"He [Saddam] assured me that he wasn't interested in making mischief in the Middle East. It struck us as useful to have a relationship."Rumsfeld
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
They hate his freedom
Monday, October 10, 2005
No experience necessary.
A Tacoma city judge on Thursday refused to let Homeland Security agents remove a defendant from his courtroom. Instead, Judge David Ladenburg had the man taken into custody by Pierce County sheriff's deputies....
Ladenburg was presiding over the trial of Christophe Bianchi, 37, when two federal agents arrived and said they planned to take the man into custody, Bianchi's lawyers told the Associated Press on Thursday night.
During a discussion in chambers, the agents - a man and a woman - told Ladenburg they did not have a court order or warrant for Bianchi but that their superiors had told them to come and pick him up, said the lawyers, Kurt Bennett and Todd DeVallance.
The agents declined to say why they wanted the defendant and Ladenburg refused to grant their request.
"What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivleged anyway, so this is working very well for them."
I just can not believe there wasn't a huge outcry nationally about this statement, which so callously dismisses hundreds of thousands of storm victims' misery...it is a truly revealing representation of the Bush and Republican elitist mindset and viewpoint to declare a disaster of this magnitude could in any way be interpreted as a blessing in any fashion, for anyone, irregardless of their social or financial status. As if losing one's homes, jobs, loved ones, and way of life is somehow a "step-up" for anyone unfortunate enough to qualify as being termed "underprivleged"...