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Friday, September 30, 2005

Israel Hands Over Land, Palestinians Turn It Into Terrorist Training Ground

Eeek - as the Israelis warned, the Palestinian scum have turned the Gaza Strip, now wholly controlled by them, into "Hamastan," a full-fledged terrorist training ground.

Hamastan rises on Jewish Gaza's ruins

The worst fear of politicians, military officials and Israeli civilians regarding Israel's withdrawal from Gaza has become a reality – the volatile coastal strip is now the private domain of Islamic terrorism, led by the infamous Hamas organization. On Friday, Ha'aretz quoted an unnamed US official as saying the Bush Administration wanted to see the Palestinian Authority immediately exert control over Gaza, following a weekend terrorist flareup in the wake of Israel's “disengagement.” But senior PA sources told Middle East Newsline that is simply not possible. They pointed to the fact uniformed and heavily armed Hamas troops now operate their own military checkpoints and openly patrol the streets of many of Gaza's cities and towns. “Hamas is in control and all we can do is look on,” said one official. “This is the new reality.”

Prediction: Israel will have to invade and re-occupy Gaza. And that will set off another civil war.

It's Time for..."Who Said the Following?"

Yep, it's "Who Said the Following?" - that game show that points out how Downies and the scumbag liberals make comments one day, then make completely contradicting comments some time later, and then get mad when the earlier comments are dredged up and show their disgusting hypocrisy.

So, we ask: "Who said the following?"

"It is offensive to suggest that a potential justice of the Supreme Court must pass some presumed test of judicial philosophy. It is even more offensive to suggest that a potential justice must pass the litmus test of any single-issue interest group. The disturbing tactics of division and distortion and discrimination practiced by the extremists of the new right have no place in these hearings and no place in the nation's democracy."

Important quote, no? And could a Downie or liberal have said it?

Well, you bet your backside one did.


As we like to say: "Oops."

But, Tubalard Teddy, during the John Roberts confirmation hearings, made statements which completely contradict what he said in 1981, such as:


The American people deserve to know whether nominees would roll back civil rights laws, or uphold the rights of the disabled, the elderly, and minorities. The American people are entitled to know if a nominee respects women's right to equal treatment in our society and to privacy in making reproductive decisions.

This does not mean every nominee should promise to rule a particular way in each of the cases on the Supreme Court's docket for the next term. It doesn't mean that nominees must state how they would rule in any specific case. But it does mean that the Senate should expect the nominee to answer questions about important legal principles -- such as the constitutional power of Congress to protect Americans against corporate abuses, the right to equal treatment, Americans' right to privacy in making personal decisions about medical care, the principle of non-discrimination, and the right to be free from unwarranted government intrusion.

The American people deserve to know the answers to those questions, and the Senate's review is the only way that they can get those answers. The nominee will need to say more than "Trust me," in response to these important questions, because so much hangs in the balance.

One could only hope that Tubalard Teddy would take his limo back to Chappaquiddick and drive himself back into that pond and stay there.

The Story the Media Missed: Harry Reid is Dirty

The "media" in America is having its usual hissy fits when a Republican gets into ethical trouble. They make sure to give us 24/7 of Tom DeLay, or Bill Frist, or the utter pap over Joe Wilson's ugly wife. But they glossed over Sandy Berger, and refuse to cover Nancy Pelosi's lies over her fraudulent travel records or the Air America scandal.

We wonder - will the media even bother to mention this, much less over it?

Money connected to Reid; Senator arranged for grant now involved in indictment of pastors

WASHINGTON -- The money that led to the indictment this week of two Las Vegas pastors and the wife of one of them came from federal grants arranged by Sen. Harry Reid in September 2001, a Reid spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Moving to distance Reid from a possible scandal, aide Tessa Hafen said the senator sought the money on behalf of a nonprofit social services agency and not for the churches or persons who have been accused of mishandling the money.

"The money was administered by the Department of Justice, and it went to the agency in Nevada (Alliance Collegiums Association of Nevada)," Hafen said.

The Rev. Willie Davis, the longtime pastor of Second Baptist Church, and his wife, Emma, were indicted Tuesday on fraud charges with an associate minister, the Rev. McTheron Jones.

They are accused of spending $330,000 from federal grants on themselves although the money was intended for halfway houses for prison inmates in Southern Nevada.

And notice that the story mentions Reid's ties to John Huang, implicated in the Campaign Finance Scandal which plagued the Clinton/Gore administration and which Attorney General Janet Reno refused to investigate.

CNN, MSNBC, Fox...nothing, not a word on this. Figures.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Global Warming Comes to...Mars!

The liberal stupidtelligentsia around the world blames everything on the alleged threat on global warming. Hurricanes? Global warming. Bad winter? Global warming. Hot weather? Global warming. Islamic terrorism? Global warming.

Well, they haven't blamed Islamic terrorism on global least, not yet. But they relish their calls to put an end to some alleged threat by cutting back on capitalism - a back door to install their radical socialist agenda.

So, how to explain that global warming has now arrived...on Mars?

Maybe those little green men are allowing all those greenhouse gases to escape into the Martian atmosphere. Yeah! That's the ticket!

Mars Emerging from Ice Age, Data Suggest

Scientists have suspected in recent years that Mars might be undergoing some sort of global warming. New data points to the possibility it is emerging from an ice age.

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has been surveying the planet for nearly a full Martian year now, and it has spotted seasonal changes like the advance and retreat of polar ice. It's also gathering data of a possible longer trend.

Hey! Could a planet warming up be caused by "seasonal changes"?

You think?

Ed Koch: The "Peace Mom" Is a Menace to America

Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City, is a liberal - but he endorsed President Bush in the 2004 election because he realized the threat that John Kerry posed to this country. And while he remains a liberal, Koch sees the new danger posed by radical psycho Cindy Sheehan and her Marxist followers.

Speak Up, America

Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in action in Iraq on April 4, 2004, has become the face of the anti-war movement in the United States. While her grief is understandable, her rhetoric is outrageous.

As the mother of a son killed in battle in Iraq, she originally struck a sympathetic chord, whether you supported the war in Iraq or opposed it. One cannot help but empathize with the agony of a bereaved mother. But that has changed over the months, and I believe that many Americans who viewed her with sympathy no longer do so.

Many Americans, myself included, now see her as a person who has come to enjoy the celebratory status accorded to her by the radicals on the extreme left who see America as the outlaw of the world. These radicals are not content to be constructive critics. They are bent on destroying this country.

As is always said, read the whole thing.

Pataki Puts an End to the Evil Liberal Takeover of WTC Site

The liberals and their allies in the media have been trying to install a museum, called "The Freedom Center," at Ground Zero which focuses not on 9/11, but on "American crimes" around the world which may have caused 9/11. So much for liberal love of America.

After marches by families - who have been dismissed by The New York Times and other leftist media outlets - now NY Governor George Pataki has put an end to the "Freedom Center."

Good riddance.

Pataki Ousts Freedom Center From Ground Zero

Gov. George Pataki on Wednesday ousted a proposed freedom museum from its site at ground zero, declaring that the International Freedom Center has generated "too much opposition, too much controversy" to remain.

The decision follows months of acrimony over the Freedom Center, with furious families and politicians saying that the museum would dishonor the memory of the 2,749 people who died at the World Trade Center.

Pataki said in his statement on Wednesday, "I strongly believe in this nation's core principle of freedom and I personally believe that the celebration of freedom is not inconsistent with the goals of memorializing our nearly 3,000 lost heroes. The creation of an institution that would show the world our unity and our resolve to preserve freedom in the wake of the horrific attacks is a noble pursuit.

"But freedom should unify us. This Center has not.

"Since June, we have offered the International Freedom Center (IFC) the time they needed to clarify their intentions and work with stakeholders to reach a consensus. Today there remains too much opposition, too much controversy over the programming of the IFC and we must move forward with our first priority, the creation of an inspiring memorial to pay tribute to our lost loved ones and tell their stories to the world.

"Therefore, the IFC cannot be located on the Memorial quadrant. I have asked the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) to work with the IFC to explore other locations for the Center. In addition, I am directing the LMDC to continue its efforts to identify programming for the Memorial quadrant that will tell the story of September 11th.

"I would also ask all parties to now join together and unite behind fulfilling our solemn obligation to the families of those we lost. We must reclaim the spirit that we saw the days and weeks after September 11th, a spirit of unity, resolution and purpose and we must come together to build a lasting memorial for the generations to come."

Cheers to George Pataki. He fought the liberals, and when that happens, we all win. Except liberals.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

John McCain, Sucker and Asshole

John McCain, US Senator from Arizona, wants to be President of the United States.

Instead, we should have the words "sucker and asshole" printed right on his forehead. Because he fell right into the trap that Cindy "Fucking Loonybird" Sheehan laid for him: she wanted to meet, told him she was bringing along some of his constituents so they could "talk," and instead showed up with a group of radical Marxist psychos, none of whom were from Arizona, and after the meet called McCain "a warmonger."

Sheehan calls McCain 'warmonger' after meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peace mom Cindy Sheehan didn't change her opposition to the war in Iraq after meeting Tuesday with one of its supporters, Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam veteran whom she called "a warmonger."

Sheehan thanked McCain for meeting with her, but she came away disappointed.

"He tried to tell us what George Bush would have said," Sheehan, who protested at the president's Texas home over the summer, told reporters. "I don't believe he believes what he was telling me."

McCain, R-Ariz., also seemed disappointed in the meeting, which he said had been misrepresented as including some of his constituents. Only one person in her small delegation has ties to the state, and that person no longer lives there.

The two exchanged views about the war, and McCain described the conversation as "a rehash" of opinions already well known. He said he might not have met with Sheehan had he known none of his constituents was in the group.

Although McCain has criticized the handling of the Iraq war, he has supported President Bush's call to stop terrorism abroad before it reaches the U.S. Sheehan, whose son, Casey, died in Iraq last year, has energized the anti-war movement with her call for troops to be brought home.

"He is a warmonger, and I'm not," Sheehan said after meeting with McCain. "I believe this war is not keeping America safer."

Yep, she's that "Peace Mom." Rather a "Piece of Shit Mom."

However, we wonder: can McCain be removed from the Senate for extreme stupidity? If not, they should make it a law to do so in the future. And we should make sure that McCain NEVER is elected President. And that's a never with a capital N.

And they call President Bush dumb. Bush is a Rhodes Scholar compared to McCain. At least he avoided a second meet with Nutcase Cindy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Downies in Disarray: Antiwar Fruitcakes Can't Get Howie, Nancy, Harry, and Dennis to Attend Their Hatefest

The likes of Downies Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Dennis Kucinich, among the rest of their perverted and retarded membership, usually waste no time in calling the war in Iraq a "disaster" and demand immediate withdrawal or something like it. So, how come none of these leading luminaries of liberalism bothered to attend the (hilarious) antiwar rally held this past weekend?

Who knows? And who cares.

Top Democrats won't attend anti-war rally in Washington

WASHINGTON - (KRT) - As the anti-war movement arrives in Washington this weekend, many top Democrats are leaving.

Nationally known Democratic war critics, including Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Russell Feingold of Wisconsin and John Kerry of Massachusetts, won't attend what sponsors say will be a big anti-war rally Saturday in Washington.

The only Democratic officeholders who plan to address the rally are Reps. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and John Conyers of Michigan.

Even Dennis Kucinich, the nut from Cleveland, wasn't available.

Can we all say the word "marginalized"? How about "massive bullshit"?

Zarqawi's Aide is Killed - and the Times of London calls it a "Betrayal"

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in the world behind Usama bin Laden, is being hunted down, day by day. Yesterday, we got his number two, Abu Azzam.

But The Times of London's slant is nothing short of breathtaking: they say that Azzam's death was a "betrayal."

Al-Qaeda's No 2 in Iraq is shot dead after betrayal

AN AL-QAEDA commander claimed by the Americans to be the group’s second-in-command in Iraq has been shot dead in a raid on his safe house, the US military said yesterday.

Abu Azzam, a financier and religious aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and leader of al-Qaeda’s operations in Baghdad, was killed by American and Iraqi special forces while sheltering in a block of flats, having apparently been betrayed by an al-Qaeda insider.

Aw, shucks...this poor Islamic slug was "betrayed."

Let's raise some money for him, because I am tearing up at his demise. Yep.

Israel Pounds Islamic Nutjobs; the World Finally Could Care Less

Israel gave the Palestinians the remainder of the Gaza Strip. The Pallies are supposed to now disarm all of their "militants" such as Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

But the Palestinian "Authority" is refusing to disarm them - and now Hamas is firing rockets into Israel.

Israel has finally had it with Palestinian scumbag terrorists - and it looks like the world is about to let them deal with it as Israel sees fit.

No let-up on Gaza offensive: Israel

GAZA, SEPTEMBER 27: Israel fired more missiles into Gaza on Tuesday and vowed no respite in an offensive to halt renewed cross-border rocket salvoes by Palestinian militants.

After air strikes destroyed two bridges and two buildings Israel said were used by militants, Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said militants “will be hit again and again until they understand there are new rules to the game.”

Israel launched a new air strike after darkness fell on Tuesday, firing at a site in northern Gaza from where Palestinians have launched rockets at Israel, the army said. Palestinian militants struck back, sending another rocket crashing into southern Israel, the Israeli army said.

To Israel:

Hit these maggots again, and again, and again.

LA Times: The Media Helped Fuel Fake and Bullshit Stories in New Orleans

As days pass, the truth about what happened in New Orleans - before and after Hurricane Katrina - is slowly coming out.

Here is one piece of good news: those stories about rapes, robberies, and assaults were 99% bullshit, invented by the media (including Fox News).

A round-up of the falsies:

Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy

BATON ROUGE, La. — Maj. Ed Bush recalled how he stood in the bed of a pickup truck in the days after Hurricane Katrina, struggling to help the crowd outside the Louisiana Superdome separate fact from fiction. Armed only with a megaphone and scant information, he might have been shouting into, well, a hurricane.

The National Guard spokesman's accounts about rescue efforts, water supplies and first aid all but disappeared amid the roar of a 24-hour rumor mill at New Orleans' main evacuation shelter. Then a frenzied media recycled and amplified many of the unverified reports.

"It just morphed into this mythical place where the most unthinkable deeds were being done," Bush said Monday of the Superdome.

His assessment is one of several in recent days to conclude that newspapers and television exaggerated criminal behavior in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, particularly at the overcrowded Superdome and Convention Center.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune on Monday described inflated body counts, unverified "rapes," and unconfirmed sniper attacks as among examples of "scores of myths about the dome and Convention Center treated as fact by evacuees, the media and even some of New Orleans' top officials."

Indeed, Mayor C. Ray Nagin told a national television audience on "Oprah" three weeks ago of people "in that frickin' Superdome for five days watching dead bodies, watching hooligans killing people, raping people."

Journalists and officials who have reviewed the Katrina disaster blamed the inaccurate reporting in large measure on the breakdown of telephone service, which prevented dissemination of accurate reports to those most in need of the information. Race may have also played a factor.

The wild rumors filled the vacuum and seemed to gain credence with each retelling — that an infant's body had been found in a trash can, that sharks from Lake Pontchartrain were swimming through the business district, that hundreds of bodies had been stacked in the Superdome basement.

"It doesn't take anything to start a rumor around here," Louisiana National Guard 2nd Lt. Lance Cagnolatti said at the height of the Superdome relief effort. "There's 20,000 people in here. Think when you were in high school. You whisper something in someone's ear. By the end of the day, everyone in school knows the rumor — and the rumor isn't the same thing it was when you started it."

Follow-up reporting has discredited reports of a 7-year-old being raped and murdered at the Superdome, roving bands of armed gang members attacking the helpless, and dozens of bodies being shoved into a freezer at the Convention Center.

Hyperbolic reporting spread through much of the media.

Fox News, a day before the major evacuation of the Superdome began, issued an "alert" as talk show host Alan Colmes reiterated reports of "robberies, rapes, carjackings, riots and murder. Violent gangs are roaming the streets at night, hidden by the cover of darkness."

The Los Angeles Times adopted a breathless tone the next day in its lead news story, reporting that National Guard troops "took positions on rooftops, scanning for snipers and armed mobs as seething crowds of refugees milled below, desperate to flee. Gunfire crackled in the distance."

The New York Times repeated some of the reports of violence and unrest, but the newspaper usually was more careful to note that the information could not be verified.

The tabloid Ottawa Sun reported unverified accounts of "a man seeking help gunned down by a National Guard soldier" and "a young man run down and then shot by a New Orleans police officer."

London's Evening Standard invoked the future-world fantasy film "Mad Max" to describe the scene and threw in a "Lord of the Flies" allusion for good measure.

Shameful. Simply shameful.

Monday, September 26, 2005

US News & World Report Says It Out Loud: "Ray Nagin, American Moron"

Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans, perhaps one of the most incompetent leaders in this country since Jimmy Peanutbrain Carter, has been hailed by liberals (it figures) for his "independence" and his "ability to fight George W. Bush," although his allowing hundreds of thousands of poor black people to face death in the face of Hurricane Katrina while he was looking for new digs in Dallas, Texas, seems to have escaped their notice.

Now, US News & World Report takes notice, and slams Nagin for the utter bonehead that he is.

Ray Nagin, the error-prone mayor

Which politician emerged from the mess of Katrina as the biggest bonehead involved? No, it's not Michael Brown, George W. Bush, or even the bumbling Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.

The clear winner is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who made every conceivable mistake during the crisis. With plenty of warning, he delayed the evacuation order, had no drivers ready to operate the school buses that stood idle, failed to stock the Superdome with food and water, and let the looters rampage without any interference from police. The excuse given for the failure to get buses moving was that the mayor wasn't able to round up enough drivers. One report said most drivers were women and afraid to make the trip. But a competent mayor would have ordered the drivers to report and provided an armed on-board protector for each bus.

Nagin didn't bother. He did, however, record a message on DVD last July announcing, with other civic leaders, that New Orleans couldn't afford to evacuate the 134,000-odd mostly poor and black people known to lack transportation out of the city in case of a hurricane. When the hurricane struck, the DVD, with its hopeless message, "You're on your own," still hadn't been released.

Nagin also managed to inflame the rage over Katrina, particularly racial rage, by estimating 10,000 hurricane deaths in the city, a figure that now appears to be 10 times too high. Since then, he left the city to visit his evacuated family in Dallas, issued a good deal of blame-shifting rhetoric, and came down for–and then against–inviting New Orleans residents to return quickly to the city. A near-perfect record for incompetence.

So today the New York Times has a news profile of the mayor. How does it treat Nagin? You guessed it–he's a hero. The lead of the story is "Hurricane Katrina has given the nation a new political celebrity, the mayor of beleaguered New Orleans." (Nation to city: Can we please give this alleged celebrity back?) The headline is worse, a classic in intentional inaccuracy: "A Storm Survivor, Political Reputation Intact." If Nagin's reputation is intact, so are Bush's, Brown's, and Blanco's. Many of Nagin's antics during Katrina are mentioned briefly, well down in the story.

But the article, posing as a news report, is a heavy-handed editorial and a foolish one at that. "Mr. Nagin has emerged as something of a folk hero." The Times is still having credibility problems and seems determined not to do much about them.

Perhaps the truth of Nagin's utter inability to handle any problem in his city without his screaming about race is finally coming out - with no help from The New York Times, whose circulation continues to slide as their owners wonder why.

The New York Times has become America's Diarrhea Newsrag: slime in, slime out. Their mistruths are many, and their crack reporting squad of Paul Slugman and Maureen Dowdy make even The National Enquirer seem to be an important news source by comparison.

New BBC Outrage: Interviews with Islamic Terrorists Withheld From Police

The BBC, in their zeal to protect Islamic terrorist scum from being prosecuted for their ideas of killing innocent people, are refusing to hand over tapes of interviews with several Islamobombos who are currently inside Great Britain.

BBC refuses to hand over Islamist tape

The BBC was facing a clash with the Metropolitan Police last night after refusing to hand over videotapes to prosecutors investigating two Muslim clerics suspected of inciting violence.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has instructed the Met to obtain the full, unedited 'rushes' of interviews with two controversial Islamic preachers, broadcast in August on Newsnight

The CPS wants to establish whether there are grounds to prosecute Abu Uzair, a former leading light of the radical al-Muhajiroun movement and a leader of the Saviour Sect, an Islamic group whose members include those who have allegedly endorsed suicide bombings. Prosecutors are also considering bringing a case against another radical cleric, Abu Izzadeen.

Uzair told Newsnight: 'We don't live in peace with you any more. The banner has been risen for jihad inside the UK.' In the same programme, Izzadeen said the bombings would make people 'wake up and smell the coffee'. The interviews prompted widespread public revulsion.

The CPS has considered bringing a number of charges against the two, including incitement to treason, solicitation of murder and incitement to withhold information known to be of use to police. The Met approached Newsnight requesting copies of the interviews earlier this month, but the programme declined to hand over the full material. However, it is believed to have offered transcripts of the broadcast.

On 9 September, an application was made to recover all the interview material.

But last night the BBC showed little sign it was prepared to give up the tapes without a fight. 'The Metropolitan Police has agreed to provide us with further information so we can consider its application properly,' said a spokeswoman for the programme.

She declined to comment further, but it is believed the broadcaster believes handing over the material could compromise its journalistic independence.

"Journalistic independence"? Are these people kidding? They are slaves to anti-American and anti-Semitic ideals.

Here's an idea: haul the heads of the BBC and the reporters before a judge and demand they hand over the tapes. When they refuse, hold them in contempt and throw their commie asses in prison until they comply. Show them that protecting terrorists will not work anymore in civilized nations.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The BBC Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

As regular Joobo readers know, the BBC in England is one of the three triads of journalistic evil in the world - the others being CNN in the US and al-Jazeera in the Middle East - which use their every waking moment to air stories that are anti-American, anti-George W. Bush, anti-Semitic, and pro-Islamic terror.

Now one of the BBC correspondents is pissed off that socialism is not coming to America any time soon. Wait, you say - socialism? Did the BBC moron who wrote this really mean that he wanted socialism in America?

Well, read it for yourself - the usual mix of anti-American blather and pro-socialism and anti-capitalist crappola - and come to some other conclusion.

Katrina prompts charity not change

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans three weeks ago, the authorities were criticised for not doing enough for those least able to help themselves.

With the spotlight shining on the country's social and economic inequalities, our correspondent asks whether there will be pressure for change.

For millions of people on America's Gulf Coast it has been another miserable weekend, with Hurricane Rita tearing into buildings, snatching where it can at both property and life.

Three weeks ago I was in the Gulf states following Hurricane Katrina.

Speeding along a relatively unscathed motorway between the wonderfully exotic-sounding towns of Pascagoula and Biloxi, I switched on the car radio and heard the tobacco-stained drawl of a southern politician comparing the destruction in his district to that of Hiroshima.

Tasteless I thought. A typical example of American inability to see that suffering in other nations at other times dwarfs anything the average American ever sees.

Then we arrived in Biloxi, Mississippi.

There are streets where nothing stands, corners where one house or one wall has survived. Everything around it is matchwood.

The destruction is awe inspiring. After 10 minutes in the town, the Hiroshima comparison seems less jarring.

Reason for revolution?

Rita and Katrina have both been events of massive force, sweeping away an awful lot, but Katrina - because of the ghastly failure of the authorities to prepare and to rescue those at risk - is thought by some to have done more than physical damage.

Bill Clinton is among many eminent Americans who wonder whether Katrina's biggest impact might be psychological, political.

The real question - putting it baldly - is whether there is going to be a revolution.

Will the American social and economic system - which creates the wealth that pays for billionaires' private jets, and the poverty which does not allow for a bus fare out of New Orleans - be addressed?

It has been tinkered with before of course, sometimes as a result of natural disasters. There were for instance plenty of buses on hand for this week's Rita evacuation.

But the system's fundamentals - no limit on how far you can fly and little limit on how low you can fall - remain as intact as they were in the San Francisco gold rush.

'Infant welfare state'

In the book of From Our Own Correspondent dispatches that marks this programme's 50th anniversary, my illustrious predecessor, Charles Wheeler, wrote that one of the tragedies of the Vietnam War had been, as he put it, "the dismemberment of America's infant welfare state."

"The war", he said, "stopped social reform in its tracks and today, with the budget deficit huge and growing, there is no prospect that a windfall of money released by the war can suddenly be applied to the needs of the poor in the cities."

Charles was writing in 1973. The US did recover. The economy was rescued. Money was made in very large amounts. But the poor still did not receive that windfall and they were never going to.

Will my five-year-old daughter Martha - who wants to be a broadcaster, she says, because she likes shouting at people - be writing in 50 years time for the 100th anniversary edition of this programme that she lives in a workers' paradise; that the infant welfare state that Charles referred to has come to pass?

I doubt it.

Giving nature

My children attend the same school that Charles Wheeler's daughter Shereen graced in the early 1970s.

In the last few weeks my e-mail inbox has been filled with earnest messages from fellow parents about places we can give money to victims of Katrina, drop off teddy bears we no longer want, dispatch clothes for which we have grown too fat and so on.

No e-mail in those days of course, but I bet Charles got parchment scrolls, or whatever they used then, with lists of good causes to which he could contribute.

Charity is part of the warp and weft of American life and it is telling that Hurricane Katrina has encouraged an outpouring of giving on a scale never seen before.

Americans are cross with the government and disappointed with the response from Washington, but they have not sat on their hands and waited for the government to sort itself out. Much the opposite.

Americans have given with unbridled enthusiasm and generosity.

Is that not something governments do?

Americans do not think so and never will.

This is unquestionably a source of strength and spine in troubled times, but boy does it put a dampener on revolution.

Charity ameliorates it, softens blows, pours oil on troubled waters. It does not lead to social change.

Inequality is a part of American life and so is self reliance. Nothing I have seen in the last few weeks alters that.

American government is a mess. American bureaucracy and red tape is a national shame. American political clout around the world has been reduced by the Katrina fiasco.

But in Biloxi three weeks ago I watched a man with a chainsaw and two handguns beginning the process of rebuilding his house.

He will be joined by others after this weekend's devastation. They represent an America that Charles Wheeler would recognise instantly, and even now after the flood, is little changed.

This imbecile is sad that there will be no "worker's paradise" in America. Boo fucking hoo.

I have been to England, and besides being stuck with hundreds of thousands of Islamic maggots, unending crime, filthy streets, cities run by leftwing mayors, taxes up the wazoo, a government unable to deliver even the tiniest of social services without massive corruption and waste, gasoline prices out of control, and other problems, the country is populated with people who don't seem to have any desire to change any of it.

And these people come over here to criticize us? Send Mr. Webb and his "worker's paradise" back to England. Let him report on the mounds of shit in his own land.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Who is Tibor Rubin?

That is the question - and one that the liberal media in this country do not appear to care if you know the answer to, or ever do.

Rubin was a Holocaust survivor who came to America and, instead of taking the liberal route and sitting on his ass while the government paid for his life, joined the US Army and served in Korea, where he was taken prisoner and spent time as a prisoner of war. He is a genuine American hero - a man not born of this country, but embraced by it.

Now, 50+ years after he served his adopted land, he is being honored by it. But the media, obsessed with antiwar marches by Marxist scum losers, chose to ignore this story and Mr. Rubin. Figures.


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:

Corporal Tibor Rubin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950, to April 20, 1953, while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Korea. While his unit was retreating to the Pusan Perimeter, Corporal Rubin was assigned to stay behind to keep open the vital Taegu-Pusan Road link used by his withdrawing unit. During the ensuing battle, overwhelming numbers of North Korean troops assaulted a hill defended solely by Corporal Rubin. He inflicted a staggering number of casualties on the attacking force during his personal 24-hour battle, single-handedly slowing the enemy advance and allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete its withdrawal successfully. Following the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, the 8 th Cavalry Regiment proceeded northward and advanced into North Korea. During the advance, he helped capture several hundred North Korean soldiers. On October 30, 1950, Chinese forces attacked his unit at Unsan, North Korea, during a massive nighttime assault. That night and throughout the next day, he manned a .30 caliber machine gun at the south end of the unit's line after three previous gunners became casualties. He continued to man his machine gun until his ammunition was exhausted. His determined stand slowed the pace of the enemy advance in his sector, permitting the remnants of his unit to retreat southward. As the battle raged, Corporal Rubin was severely wounded and captured by the Chinese. Choosing to remain in the prison camp despite offers from the Chinese to return him to his native Hungary, Corporal Rubin disregarded his own personal safety and immediately began sneaking out of the camp at night in search of food for his comrades. Breaking into enemy food storehouses and gardens, he risked certain torture or death if caught. Corporal Rubin provided not only food to the starving Soldiers, but also desperately needed medical care and moral support for the sick and wounded of the POW camp. His brave, selfless efforts were directly attributed to saving the lives of as many as forty of his fellow prisoners. Corporal Rubin's gallant actions in close contact with the enemy and unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Here is the official site for Rubin:

Corporal Tibor Rubin: Medal of Honor, Korean War

This story barely played in the media - the same media which fawns over the likes of the America hater Cindy Sheehan.

Friday, September 23, 2005

More Fun and Love From Our Neighborly Muslim Community Here in America

Yep, those hilarious Muslims are just itching to blow shit up here in America - and now they are recruiting inmates in prisons to become soldiers in their sick and disgusting cult.

The FBI stopped an attack. Lucky for us they didn't listen to any liberals in this case.

FBI: 'Jihad' prevented in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Three men charged in a terror investigation were planning shooting rampages at Los Angeles-area military sites to retaliate for what they called the oppression of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to court documents.

The men were indicted last month on federal charges of conspiring to wage war against the U.S. government through terrorism. All three -- Levar H. Washington, 25, Gregory V. Patterson, 21, and Hammad R. Samana, 21 -- have pleaded not guilty.

Appearing in Los Angeles Thursday, FBI Director Robert Mueller praised local police agencies that uncovered the alleged plot in July while investigating a string of gas station robberies.

"Terrorist threats against the city and county of Los Angeles ... were prevented," Mueller said.

According to an FBI affidavit unsealed recently, Washington told authorities he was the leader of a "council" of Muslims who planned to carry out operations in Southern California as part of a jihad, or holy war, against the United States.

The FBI should be monitoring prisons and every mosque in this country - wiretap them if necessary. Do not let any Muslim think themselves safe to plot the destruction of this country anywhere in the world, but especially in this country.

Downie Smear Machine Targets Black Republican

Imagine if the Republicans on Capitol Hill dug and found the credit report of, say, some leading black Downie, such as John "Blackjob" Conyers, or even Cynthia "I am Loony, Hear Me Nuts" McKinney. Downies would be outraged; the liberal media would be airing stories 24/7 on the Republican smear machine; Howard "Duckie" Dean would be demanding a Justice Department investigation and a grand jury.

So when Downies do this to a black Republican, the story plays on local news, and the liberal media is silent.


Feds Investigate Dems' Obtaining Steele's Credit Report

BALTIMORE -- Federal prosecutors have opened an inquiry into allegations that two Democratic National Committee employees illegally tapped into Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's credit history.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter David Collins reported the workers obtained the report in July while executing opposition research on the lieutenant governor.

In June, the Republican lieutenant governor announced he had established an exploratory committee to explore a candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Paul D. Ellington, Steele's chief of staff, issued a statement late Wednesday afternoon in reaction to the allegations.

"Lt. Gov. Steele was extremely disturbed to learn about the alleged criminal identity theft of his personal finance records by (a staff member of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,) at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

"He was notified by the FBI that a federal criminal investigation is under way and has been asked not to comment on the specifics of the case.

"He intends to honor this request and expects that those responsible for these actions will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

According to the FBI, two Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee employees illegally obtained Steele's credit report.

Those familiar with the incident, say Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner were working on opposition research in July. They found Steele's Social Security number in a court document and used it to obtain his credit report.

"It's extremely unethical," said Evan Hendricks, the author of "Credit Scores Credit Reports." "This is a case of a couple very bright researchers, so smart, ending up doing the stupidest thing they could have done."

Leftist morons like Keith Dimbulbermann on MSNBC were too stupid to give a reaction. But they may blame President Bush for this.

WaPo: "Words That Will Haunt"

The Downies - along with their lead schmuck, Harry Reid - have said that they will not vote for certain judges, whether or not they are qualified for the US Supreme Court.

Reid should be shamed for this stand, but except for one note, he has not.

We couldn't say this any better, so we will let this single editorial from The Washington Post speak, in full:

Words That Will Haunt

IN ANNOUNCING his opposition yesterday to the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to be chief justice of the United States, Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) made a remarkable statement: "The president is not entitled to very much deference in staffing the third branch of government, the judiciary." Leave aside the merits of the Roberts nomination, which we support; if Mr. Reid regards Judge Roberts as unworthy, he is duty-bound to vote against him. But these are dangerous words that Democrats will come to regret.

This country has only one president at a time. That president, right now President Bush, is tasked with naming judges. The Senate has the role of providing advice and consent on the president's choices, which is a significant constitutional task. But if the presidential election means anything in this arena, it must mean that the president's choice has a heavy presumption of confirmation. That is the way the system works. Why else would Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have received only a handful of no-votes among them? During the Clinton administration, we deplored the way that the Senate treated the president's judicial nominees during six years of Republican control over the Senate. Yet during those six years, the Senate confirmed 245 of President Bill Clinton's judges. If Republicans had been applying Mr. Reid's standard, they would have been within their rights to reject them all.

Do Democrats really want the American confirmation system to move in that direction? Republicans may still be in the majority the next time a Democratic president nominates a justice. Is it now okay for them to vote against a person who -- as Mr. Reid put it of Judge Roberts -- is "an excellent lawyer" and "a thoughtful, mainstream judge" who may make "a fine Supreme Court justice" simply because the nominee doesn't represent their ideal? When that day comes, and Democrats cry foul, remember what Mr. Reid said about how little deference he believes he owes Mr. Bush concerning Judge Roberts.

Unfortunately, the paper should realize that, yes, Downies do want this kind of system. Because secretly they realize that the cannot win the White House, and thus their chances of naming those judges is gone. So they need to stop the judges that Republicans will name.

This may be a key moment in history: a major American party saying, in effect, that they will never name judges to a federal or any other post in this country. All we can say to that is: Wow.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Louisiana Official Caught Stealing Relief Supplies

Louisiana is one of the most corrupt states in the nation - they have a long, long history of utter political corruption. We also see that the state's officials are stupid and unable to properly deliver services to them, or even to manage an evacuation before a hurricane hits.

Now, in the wake of Katrina, a local official in charge of handing out relief supplies was caught stealing them.

Liberals should blame President Bush for this obvious mismanagement.

Storm Donations Found at Official's Home

BATON ROUGE, La. - Police found cases of food, clothing and tools intended for hurricane victims at the home of the chief administrative officer for a New Orleans suburb, authorities said Wednesday.

Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods.

Police plan to seek a charge of committing an illegal act as a public official against Floyd, and more charges against other city workers are possible, police Capt. Steve Caraway said.

The donations filled a large pickup truck four times. "It was an awful lot of stuff," Caraway said.

Any mention of this on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, or anywhere else? Don't hold your breath.

What is Wrong with This Picture?

We were hit by terrorists on 9/11, right? And didn't we go to war in Afghanistan to destroy al-Qaeda and their sponsors, the Taliban? Remember the Taliban, those radical nutjobs who beat women who did not cover their bodies in burqas?

So, how come we allowed a Taliban ambassador to become an American citizen?

Former Taliban Diplomat Sentenced in New York in Tax Fraud Case

A former envoy for Afghanistan's Taliban leadership who pleaded guilty to cheating on his taxes and lying on a bank loan application has been sentenced to two months behind bars.
Noorullah Zadran, once a top spokesman for the Taliban in the United States, pleaded guilty June 17 to federal charges in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Besides the two months' imprisonment, he was also fined $5,000 Tuesday and ordered to serve three years of supervised release, the Justice Department said Wednesday. He had faced up to eight months in prison.

Zadran admitted failing to report $1,541 in income on his 2000 federal tax return. He also said he wrote on a loan application that his wife was working when she was unemployed to get a lower interest rate.

Zadran was dispatched to New York in the late 1990s to lobby for United Nations recognition of the Taliban - a task complicated by the U.S. attack on the bases of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1998 and his government's subsequent refusal to hand over the terrorist.

In interviews at the time, Zadran described bin Laden as a "guest of our country" who had promised Taliban leaders "that no act of terror would be initiated from our soil."

Zadran is now a U.S. citizen.

Can someone explain to me why this man will not be stripped of his citizenship (whose bright idea was it to let him become a citizen?), deported, and not allowed to ever return.

Instead he will serve 8 months in prison.

Does anyone want to bet he gets some sort of government benefits?

Who Said the Following?

Listen carefully, read the words, and try and see if you know who said this:

Bush, in his dealing with ... the devastating Hurricane Katrina, which revealed to the entire world the great helplessness in dealing with the destruction caused by this hurricane, because of the tremendous attrition of the American army's resources in Iraq and Afghanistan. This hurricane has once again brought to mind the manifestations of racial discrimination among the American people, and has exposed the fragility of the foundations upon which it is structured. The acts of assault and killings have spread, as well as robbery and looting, and what is still to come will be even more terrible...

Now...was it:

1) Hillary Clinton.
2) Howard Dean.
3) John Kerry.
4) Al Gore.
5) None of the above.

The answer? 5) None of the above.

It was, instead, uttered by terrorist Abu Musad al-Zarqawi.

Zarqawi declares "Total War"

It is so hard to tell these whackjobs apart...between Kerry, Dean, Gore, Clinton, or Zarqawi, they all sound alike.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

New book: Chilean Marxist Salvador Allende was a KGB Agent

The liberals in America and around the world hail Chilean dictator and Marxist psycho Salvador Allende as the model of freedom and hope against capitalism in South America, the same way they currently embrace Venezuelan looney Hugo Chavez.

However, a new book shows that the lovely Salvador Allende was a KGB agent, confirmed by documents in Russian archives.

Liberalism's response? Nothing yet - but one can bet that the book will be condemned as some right-wing smear.

How 'weak' Allende was left out in the cold by the KGB

BY FAR the most important of the KGB's contacts in South America was Salvador Allende Gossens (codenamed Leader by the KGB), whose election as President of Chile in 1970 was hailed as “a revolutionary blow to the imperialist system in Latin America”.

Allende was the first Marxist anywhere in the world to win power through the ballot box. He was unlike any stereotype of a Marxist leader. During his visits to Havana in the 1960s, he had been privately mocked by Castro's entourage for his aristocratic tastes: fine wines, expensive objets d’art, well-cut suits and elegantly dressed women. Allende was also a womaniser. Gabriel García Márquez described him as “a gallant with a touch of the old school about him, perfumed notes and furtive rendezvous”.

President Nixon aided in Allende's overthrow in 1973, bringing to power General Augusto Pinochet, who then arrested and shot thousands of Communists and liberals.

Pinochet was and is a hero, a man who fought the Marxist menace. And that menace, led by Allende, was directed directly from Moscow. Many liberals who sided with Allende sympathized with Moscow's goal of taking over the world.

"Anti-war Mom" Goes to White House with Thirty Protestors

Our favorite anti-war bitch lunatic asshole fruitcake, Cindy Sheehan, is at it again...marching to the White House while the country braces for another hurricane. She marched, she protested, she yelled.

But she did it with 30 people who were with her.

We can thank hurricanes Katrina and Rita, because without them the liberal media currently blaming everything wrong in America on President Bush would be covering her laughable march and asking her why Bush won't meet with her.

Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan heads to White House

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan pledged Wednesday to "force change to happen" during protest speeches outside the White House and Capitol Hill.

Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in Iraq last year, arrived in Washington after a three-week cross-country bus tour that began near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Mrs. Sheehan was joined by about 30 supporters in her march down Pennsylvania Avenue to deliver a letter to Bush urging him to pull the troops out of Iraq.

Wow! One of those real large antiwar marches, eh?

Hopefully, someone with a large truck can make their way to where Ms. Fucking Lunatic Sheehan is and run over her and her supporters.

Introducing...The Clinton Condom!

Yep, it was inevitable. The Rapist-in-Chief now has a dickbag named after him.

How disgusting.

Rubber company hopes Clinton condom will sell

Beijing - A rubber company in China has begun marketing condoms under the brand names Clinton and Lewinsky, apparently seeking to exploit the White House affair that led to the impeachment of the former American president.

Spokesperson Liu Wenhua of the Guangzhou Rubber Group said the company was handing out 100 000 free Clinton and Lewinsky condoms as part of a promotion to raise consumer awareness of its new products.

He said that after the promotion ends, the Clinton condoms will go on sale in southern China for $3.72 (about R24) for a box of 12, while the Lewinsky model will be priced at $2.35 (about R15) for the same quantity.

Want to bet that the liberal news media won't even bother to mention this story? Want to wonder why?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ted Turner: American Whackjob

Ted Turner, the former Mr. Jane Fonda, former head of CNN, and disgusting American whackjob, now says that North Korea is just your average little nation which is grossly understand by big, bad America.

Check out his latest rant - even Wolfie Blitzer seems struck by how much of a looneytune Turner has become.

And this is worth hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars.



BLITZER: The White House, as they say, is cautiously optimistic of a new pledge from North Korea to end its nuclear program. That announcement came today during six-party nuclear arms talks in Beijing.

In a statement, North Korea says it's -- quote -- "committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs." North Korea also says it wants to return to the treaty on -- on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

At the White House this morning, President Bush said he hopes North Korea lives up to its promise.


BUSH: They have said, in principle, that they will abandon their weapons programs. And what we have said is, great. That's a wonderful step forward, but now we have got to verify whether or not that happens.


BLITZER: Trust, but verify, as they used to say.

We want to talk a little bit more about today's developments involving North Korea with CNN founder and chairman of Turner Enterprises Ted Turner. He's joining us once again from New York.

You spent some time recently in North Korea, Ted. Did this agreement come to you as a surprise?


No. I talked with quite a few of the North Korean leaders and South Korean leaders, too, and spent really the most time with the head negotiator for North Korea. And I was really over there to try and persuade North and South Korea to make the DMZ into an international peace park when they sign a peace treaty, which I anticipate will be fairly soon, now that we have these six-party talks -- we have agreement there.

But I had a great time. I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere. There's really no reason -- no reason for them to cheat or do anything to violate this very forward agreement. I mean, I think we can put the North Korea and East Asia problems behind us and concentrate on Iran and Iraq, where we still have some ongoing difficulties.

BLITZER: I have got to tell you, Ted, given the record of North Korea, especially the fact that, in the Clinton administration in '93, '94, they made a similar pledge, which they violated and they backed out of, I'm not exactly sure that I accept all your optimism.

TURNER: Well, you know, I was optimistic about the Cold War when I got to Russia, too.

But I looked them right in the eyes. And they looked like they meant the truth. I mean, you know, just because somebody has done something wrong in the past doesn't mean they can't do right in the future or in the present. That happens all the -- all the time.

BLITZER: But this is one of the most despotic regimes. And Kim Jong Il is one of the worst men on Earth. Isn't that a fair assessment?

TURNER: Well, I didn't get -- I didn't get to meet him, but he didn't look -- in the pictures that I have seen of him on CNN, he didn't look too much different than most other people I have met.

BLITZER: But look at the way -- look at the way he's -- look at the way he's treating his own people.

TURNER: Well, hey, listen, I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles, instead of driving in cars, but...

BLITZER: A lot of those people are starving.

TURNER: I didn't see -- I didn't see any -- I didn't see any brutality in the capital or out in the -- on the DMZ.

We went -- we visited, drove through the countryside quite a bit to get down to Panmunjom and Kaesong. We traveled around. I'm sure we were on a special route. But I don't see that -- there's really no reason -- North Korea has got enough problems with their economy and their agriculture. I think they want to join the Western world and improve the quality of life for their people, just like everybody -- everybody else.

And I think they're -- that we should give them another chance. It doesn't cost us anything. We already have agreements.

BLITZER: Well...


TURNER: And then North Korea never posed any significant threat to the United States.

I mean, the whole economy of North Korea is only $30 billion a year. It's less than the city of Detroit. It's a small place. And we do not have to worry about them attacking us.

BLITZER: You know, they have a million troops within literally a few miles...

TURNER: A half-a-million.

BLITZER: Well, they have -- the best estimates are a million, a million troops along the DMZ.

TURNER: Yes. And we have a half-a-million troops, of which 28,000 are Americans. And they've been there for 50 years.

One of the things I said in both North and South Korea is, it's time to end the Korean War officially and move on and get those millions -- or hundreds of thousands of young men that are sitting there back building hospitals and roads and schools in North and South Korea and improving the gross national product. It's just a waste of time and energy for them just to sit there.

BLITZER: I think the bottom line, though, Ted -- and I think you'd agree -- they had this opportunity in the '90s, when they signed this first agreement and they cheated. They didn't live up to it. Now they have a second chance. I hope you're right. I certainly do.

TURNER: Well, I hope I'm right, too.

But you -- you know, it's -- in the Bible, it says you are supposed to forgive seven times 70 or something like that. But just because -- just because -- you know, I mean, in 1940, the Germans were our enemies. For the last 50 years, they've been our allies. Same with the -- the Russians were our enemies before '91, when the Cold War ended.

BLITZER: I hope...

TURNER: Give them a break. Give them a break.

And, besides, even if they do -- even if they do threaten us again, the threat is nonexistent to the United States. They can't threaten us. I mean, it's like a flea attacking an elephant.

BLITZER: What about those ground-to-ground missiles that they have? And the CIA...

TURNER: They can't reach us.

BLITZER: They can reach Japan. They can reach South Korea. They can reach a lot of our allies.

TURNER: They can't reach the USA, and we can pound them into oblivion in 24 hours.

BLITZER: But you don't want to get -- you don't want to get to that. There are some estimates, by the way, they could reach Alaska.

TURNER: Well, what, the Aleutian Islands? There's nothing up there but a few sea lions.

BLITZER: Well, you know, this is a serious issue. I hope you are right, as I said. But...


TURNER: I know it's a serious issue. I mean, I didn't go over there to waste my time.

BLITZER: No, no, no, I'm just saying the point that you said that they never...

TURNER: Have you ever been there?

BLITZER: I've been to South Korea. I've been to the DMZ.

TURNER: Have you ever been to North Korea?

BLITZER: No, I've never been to North Korea.

TURNER: Well, you know, at least go up there and look in their eyes and have a chat with them before you -- before you accuse them of...

BLITZER: By the way, I've made several requests, but they haven't let me in to North Korea. But maybe if I...

TURNER: Well, you could go on your vacation.

BLITZER: Maybe if I go with you the next time...

TURNER: All right. I'll take you.

This man is clearly delusional. North Korea is "sincere"? He believes them? He has no idea about mass starvation?

How is it possible that this man has the money and influence that he does?

The Moron Formerly Known as Cat Stevens: Still Whacky After All These Years

Cat Stevens, a half-assed singer who is known now as "Yusuf Islam," joins fellow sicko Muslims in their approval of terrorism by Islamobombofascists: in an interview, he says that "British foreign policy" was behind the July 7 attacks in London.

Attention Tony Blair: Arrest him, deport him, take all his shit. Make this loser suffer. Or tie him to some railroad tracks and let the "peace train" roll right over him.

Cat Stevens: Bombings Related to Foreign Policy

British foreign policy played a role in motivating the July 7 London bombings, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens said Tuesday.

Yusuf Islam, who had a string of pop hits in the 1960s and '70s, said an al-Qaida video claiming responsibility for the attacks and linking them to Britain's role in the Middle East showed foreign policy "was not the only factor but it was a major contributory."

"At the same time we have to look at how the teaching of Islam has been distorted," he added.

Speaking at the opening of Cardiff University's Centre for the Study of Islam in the U.K., Islam said schools should teach young Muslims the true meaning of Islam to keep them away from extremist ideas.

Hmmm...teach the "true meaning" of Islam.

Let's see: destroy Israel, destroy America, blow up innocent men, women, and children, take over the world, treat women like crap.

If only we taught this, the world would be far better off.

Boop, be doop, be doop be doop be doop.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

If you watched the coverage of Hurricane Katrina, this cringing, crying fool will be remembered for his tearful commentary on government bungling:

Aaron Broussard, the "President" of Jefferson Parish, claimed that he knew a man who kept calling his mother in a nursing home...on Tuesday, on Wednesday, on Thursday, on Friday...and then she drowned on Friday. And Broussard cried his eyes out on Meet the Press while Tim Russert played his violin.

Broussard became the liberal hero for pointing out the alleged faults of President Bush for the response to the hurricane. The clip was played over and over and over again to make people feel guilty. Of course, Mr. Broussard might have a problem with his story - he lied about the whole thing.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

An emotional moment and a misunderstanding; Story of a mother’s desperate calls from nursing home skewed

The Jefferson Parish president's emotional retelling of a mother's desperate calls from a New Orleans nursing home included details that conflict with the timeline of the tragedy.

The story, of a colleague's mother begging her son for rescue as flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, came to prominence on Sunday, Sept. 4, when Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, was interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)

New details and interviews with the son whose mother died in the flood show that the tragedy unfolded from Saturday through Monday, Aug. 29 — not Monday through Friday, Sept. 2 as recounted by Broussard. The owners of the nursing home were indicted Tuesday for the deaths of more than 30 residents, which officials say occurred on Aug. 29.

Never let a liberal tell a story they claim to be true without having someone check the facts. In the end, most of what they say will be proven false. It is how they operate.

Blair "Shocked" at BBC Anti-American Bias

Tony Blair told Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch that he was shocked at the horrible anti-American coverage of the BBC. Shocked, eh? Why, Tony? The BBC is one of the three pieces of the triad of anti-American journalist hatred in the world. Their bias is not shocking - it is to be expected.

Murdoch tells of PM's shock at BBC

Tony Blair was shocked by the BBC's coverage of Hurricane Katrina, describing it as "full of hatred of America", Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, said last night.

Mr Murdoch, a long-time critic of the BBC who controls rival Sky News, said the prime minister recounted his feelings in a private conversation this week in New York.

Bill Clinton, the former US president, and Sir Howard Stringer, chief executive of Sony Corporation, also criticised the tone of the BBC's coverage during a seminar on the media at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York.

Mr Murdoch said Mr Blair was in New Delhi when he turned on the BBC coverage of New Orleans: "He said it was just full of hatred of America and gloating at our troubles."

Mr Clinton said the corporation's coverage had been "stacked up" to criticise the federal government's slow response.

Sir Howard, a former head of CBS News, said he had been "nervous about the slight level of gloating" in the BBC coverage.

Mr Clinton invited Sir Howard and Mr Murdoch to discuss the media in a global economy as part of a three-day gathering.

Mr Murdoch referred to Mr Blair's remarks during a discussion of US foreign aid. The tycoon chuckled: "I probably shouldn't be telling you this" before recounting his conversation with Mr Blair.

The BBC in America was unavailable for comment.

Of course the BBC was unavailable.

Perhaps we should wait and simmer until the same thing happens to the United Kingdom, as people are now predicting it will:


Britain's black and poor communities could end up like those exposed in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, minister Harriet Harman has warned.

Her comments echo those of Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, who believes the UK must heed the lessons of the catastrophe.

Hundreds of America's poor were left homeless by the disaster which struck Louisiana last month. The majority of them were black.

Constitutional Affairs Minister Ms Harman said: "We don't want to get into a situation like America, but if you look at the figures, we are already looking like America - in London, poor, young and black people don't register to vote."

Ministers fear the failure of many to register is evidence of their disengagement from civic society - in the same way the poor of New Orleans had no power to improve their position.

Latest figures show that 20% of people aged 20 to 24 were not on the electoral register.

On Thursday, Mr Phillips will tell Manchester Council for Community Relations in a speech: "We are a society which, almost without noticing it, is becoming more divided by race and religion.

"Our ordinary schools ... are becoming more exclusive and our universities are starting to become colour-coded with virtual 'whites keep out' signs in some urban institutions."

In an assessment of the UK after the July 7 terror attacks, Mr Phillips said: "We are sleepwalking our way to segregation."

We would love to see a similar disaster befall the UK - and then send tons of reporters over there to show the same black people throwing tantrums, starvation, and bureaucratic red tape.

But don't expect it from the liberal media in this country. We are too stupid to get down to the BBC's levels.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Dummies Underground Reach New Low, Keep Digging

If you truly wish to see the true side of liberalism in America, check out this site (we can't bring ourselves to even say the name) - it exhibits some of the most sickening, bizarre, and pathetic postings by a group of losers desperate on having America surrender to its enemies. Expose them we must.

what the fuck america? what the fuck?

what's keeping it from utterly collapsing? you can only put duct tape and lipstick on it for so long before it sinks asunder. how can it continue as if nothing were wrong? why aren't people rioting yet? why do so many STILL support the ape? where are the fucking democrats? how is it all propped up and held together? what fog is blinding so many millions to the actual state of the union? what mind trick? what curse?

how long can it stand before it finally implodes like the twin towers? not much longer i'm afraid. how long before the distracted masses have that 'what the fuck'? moment? what invisible string binds it all together still?

what hypnotic trance are we in that prevents us from surrounding the white house and ridding it of the cockroaches?

dead people are floating down the streets of america, and we all go to church on sunday like robots. what the fuck america? what the fuck?

And these pieces of excrement wish to come to power in the United States. God help us if they do.

Check out the responses to the "lead lunatic." They are as hilarious as the original posting.

Louisiana Corruption Round-Up

Well, it appears that local officials were more to blame for what happened before and after Hurricane Katrina hit than even the harshest of critics of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin or Louisiana Governnor Kathleen Blanco knew.

Here is just a few stories outlining the incompetence, the corruption, the lies of the local and state government in Louisiana.

Louisiana Officials Indicted Before Katrina Hit

Senior officials in Louisiana's emergency planning agency already were awaiting trial over allegations stemming from a federal investigation into waste, mismanagement and missing funds when Hurricane Katrina struck.

And federal auditors are still trying to track as much as $60 million in unaccounted for funds that were funneled to the state from the Federal Emergency Management Agency dating back to 1998.

In March, FEMA demanded that Louisiana repay $30.4 million to the federal government.

The problems are particularly worrisome, federal officials said, because they involve the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the agency that will administer much of the billions in federal aid anticipated for victims of Katrina.

Earlier this week, federal Homeland Security officials announced they would send 30 investigators and auditors to the Gulf Coast to ensure relief funds were properly spent.

Details of the ongoing criminal investigations come from two reports by the inspector general's office in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees FEMA, as well as in state audits, and interviews this week with federal and state officials.

The reports were prepared by the federal agency's field office in Denton, Texas, and cover 1998 to 2003. Improper expenditures previously identified by auditors include a parka, a briefcase and a trip to Germany.

Whoops! It would appear that when this started in 1998, President Bush was to blame, even though he was the Governor of Texas.

But, let's assume that a barrier that was properly built could have saved New Orleans. What was its possibilities?

Actually, pretty good - except for the intervention of liberals. In 1965, Congress funded a barrier system which would preserve the city from a hurricane and its flood waters. So, what happened? Liberal environmentalist whackos stopped it with lawsuits, and courts agreed with them.

A Barrier That Could Have Been

In the wake of Hurricane Betsy 40 years ago, Congress approved a massive hurricane barrier to protect New Orleans from storm surges that could inundate the city.

But the project, signed into law by President Johnson, was derailed in 1977 by an environmental lawsuit. Now the question is: Could that barrier have protected New Orleans from the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina?

"If we had built the barriers, New Orleans would not be flooded," said Joseph Towers, the retired chief counsel for the Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans district.

Tower's view is endorsed by a former key senator, along with academic experts, who say a hurricane barrier is the only way to control the powerful storm surges that enter Lake Pontchartrain and threaten the city. Other experts are less sure, saying the barrier would have been no match for Katrina.

The project was stopped in its tracks when an environmental lawsuit won a federal injunction on the grounds that the Army's environmental impact statement was flawed. By the mid-1980s, the Corps of Engineers abandoned the project.

The project faced formidable opposition not only from environmentalists but from regional government officials outside of New Orleans who argued that the barriers would choke commerce and harm marine life in ecologically sensitive Lake Pontchartrain.

The barrier would have protected New Orleans from storm surges barreling into the lake through two narrow passages — the Rigolets and the Chef Menteur Pass.

In short, President Bush is to blame for this because in 1965 he was 20 years old and in college.

Now, hold on! Forget the levees and the barriers. Wasn't there an evacuation plan mandated by the city? Well, there was - but it appears that ol' New Orleans corruption sucked the money out to "other sources"...

Money Earmarked for Evacuation Redirected

As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the causeway bridge that spans the city's Lake Pontchartrain, officials say.

The outcome provides one more example of the government's failure to prepare for a massive but foreseeable catastrophe, said the lawmaker who helped secure the money for FEMA to develop the evacuation plan.

"They never used it for the intended purpose," said former Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La. "The whole intent was to give them resources so they could plan an evacuation of New Orleans that anticipated that a very large number of people would never leave."

Of course, eight years ago George W. Bush was the Governor of Texas, so he must be to blame for this, too.

So, we have the problem corraled, no? No barrier because of liberal environmentalists, no evacuation plan because of liberal corruption in a city controlled by liberals, and a lack of planning overall. What else is there to blame George W. Bush for?

Well - there is this...the board that controlled the levees was corrupt, too.

We are shocked. Shocked!

Is the Orleans Levee Board doing its job?

The unveiling of the Mardi Gras Fountain was celebrated this year in typical New Orleans style. The cost of $2.4 million was paid by the Orleans Levee Board, the state agency whose main job is to protect the levees surrounding New Orleans — the same levees that failed after Katrina hit.

"They misspent the money," says Billy Nungesser, a former top Republican official who was briefly president of the Levee Board. "Any dollar they wasted was a dollar that could have went in the levees."

Nungesser says he lost his job because he targeted wasteful spending.

"A cesspool of politics, that’s all it was," says Nungesser. "[Its purpose was to] provide jobs for people."

In fact, NBC News has uncovered a pattern of what critics call questionable spending practices by the Levee Board — a board which, at one point, was accused by a state inspector general of "a long-standing and continuing disregard of the public interest."

Beyond the fountain, there's the $15 million spent on two overpasses that helped gamblers get to Bally's riverboat casino. Critics tried and failed to put some of that money into flood protection.

There was also $45,000 for private investigators to dig up dirt on radio host and board critic Robert Namer.

"They hired a private eye for nine months to find something to make me look wacko, to make me look crazy or bad." says Namer. "They couldn’t find anything."

Namer sued and the board then spent another $45,000 to settle.

Of course, black liberals who control the city, and white liberals who control the state, have nothing to do with this. It is all the fault of George W. Bush.

Yep...that's the ticket!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Lowlifes Behind the Downtrodden Party Raise Their Ugly Heads Once More

If you read blogs where leftists suffering from Bush Derangement SyndromeTM like to peddle their falsies, you will see an utter lack of reality or even moderation.

One more example: on the Downtrodden National Committee's "blog" is this fun-filled post from a moron of the first kind, one "Will Matney" of Ohio:

54,436 Letters to Editors on Roberts -- And Counting

To any damn republican reading this. You done a lot to me over the past four or five years and I wont forget that. I'll tell you to your face in no uncertain terms you were at fault because you voted for who you did. I'll say this to any Democrats who voted for Bush too, and they were several. Look at me and how you have made me suffer. Look at me how your about to make me suffer more over your cuts to give the top 20% a tax break! Look at the rest like me who have it hard and you have caused it to be harder for them. I could not lay my head on the pillow at night and sleep if I had of voted for who you did. I hope after you read this, it troubles you every night after you lay down and think about us, the ones who are suffering over your decisions. You call yourselves the party for the Christians in this country. You know in your heart that this is a blatent lie because Jesus Christ would have never let ones like me suffer. You will pay in the end just over you politics, I'll guarantee that. I ask all on here to support every Democrat candidate for any office as the poor, sick, and handicapped depend on it to survive. Remember what the GOP has done to ones like us when you go to the polls. Speak out, and help the Democrat party win for an America we can be proud of. The true way God would have wanted you to!

This is why we continually state that these people should never, never, ever get control of this nation, if not for the foreseeable future then never.

Muslim Terror Update: Illegal Student in US Found with Pilot's Uniform

A Muslim student, in this country illegally, has been arrested, after being found in the possession of a pilot's uniform and other articles to help someone act as an airline pilot.

Student Arrested After Pilot Uniform Found

university student from Egypt was ordered held without bond after prosecutors said they found a pilot's uniform, chart of Memphis International Airport and a DVD titled "How an Airline Captain Should Look and Act" in his apartment.

The FBI is investigating whether Mahmoud Maawad, 29, had any connection to terrorists. He is awaiting trial on charges of wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number.

Maawad, who is in the United States illegally, told the judge during a hearing Thursday that he is studying science and economics at the University of Memphis.

"My school is everything. I stay in this country for seven years; I stay for the school," he said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Parker said Thursday that the airport-related items were found during a Sept. 9 search.

"The specific facts and circumstances are scary," Parker said.

Can anyone say "al-Qaeda"? How about "Muslims terrorists at it again"?

This is a wake-up call. Let's see what the authorities do to this maggot.

Boss Hugo: World Imbecile and Nutjob

Anyone who looks at the small ridiculous world of Hugo Chavez, the psychopathic leader of Venezuela, would see a man who severely needs time in an asylum, not running a major country. But Boss Hugo and his allies, including many in the United States, believe he is a leader among men.

Now Hugo says that the US is planning to invade his country. Invade? Where does he get this crap?

Perhaps Howard Dean is sending his smoke signals.

Chavez Says U.S. Planning Invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday he has documentary evidence that the United States plans to invade his country.
Chavez, interviewed on ABC's "Nightline," said the plan is called "Balboa" and involves aircraft carriers and planes. A transcript of the interview was made available by "Nightline."

He said U.S. soldiers recently went to Curacao, an island off Venezuela's northwest coast. He described as a "lie" the official U.S. explanation that they visited Curacao for rest and recreation.

"They were doing movements. They were doing maneuvers," Chavez said, speaking through a translator.

He added: "We are coming up with the counter-Balboa plan. That is to say if the government of the United States attempts to commit the foolhardy enterprise of attacking us, it would be embarked on a 100-year war. We are prepared."

Chavez has been attending the summit of world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week. On Thursday, he denounced the U.S.-led war in Iraq and told other leaders they should consider moving the U.N. headquarters out of the United States.

To prove U.S. intentions to invade Venezuela, Chavez offered to send "Nightline" host Ted Koppel maps and other documentation.

"What I can't tell you is how we got it, to protect the sources, how we got it through military intelligence," he said.

In the event of a U.S. invasion, Chavez said the United States can "just forget" about receiving any more oil from his country.

Wow! He will supply Teddy Koppel, American doofus, with "maps and other documentation." Hey, Teddy, if you go to your local gas station, you, too, can get "maps and other documentation."

It is no wonder that American liberals defend Chavez over President Bush. They are as whacked out as Chavez is.

Friday, September 16, 2005

More Evidence That State and Local Officials to Blame for Slow Katrina Response

In the coming days, weeks, and months it will be coming out more and more that local and state officials, most notably those of the office of Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Kathleen Blanco, are 95% to blame for what happened before and after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf states. And when congressional inveatigations open up, they will also conclude that had Nagin and Blanco moved their liberal asses, the problems that occurred would not have been as widespread as they were.

We at Joobo are keeping you informed of these developments, even if the MSM is refusing to.

Here is one more story on this matter: a clear indictment of Nagin and Blanco for their refusal to aid those in the New Orleans Convention Center.

'It Was as if All of Us Were Already Pronounced Dead'

It was Saturday, Aug. 27, when New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin pleaded with city residents to leave. Katrina would be on land in less than two days. A day earlier, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco had declared a state of emergency, prompting heightened preparation by the Louisiana National Guard.

But by this point, the appeals from Blanco and Nagin were aimed at one group in particular -- the poor. Those with resources had already bolted.

Many simply had no way of leaving on their own. Many who had survived hurricanes figured this wouldn't get them, either. "They tend to look at evacuation orders as scare tactics," said Troy Jarreau, a New Orleans schoolteacher who has taught many children from impoverished households.

But by Monday, after Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees had broken, a different reality was clear. "Get out! Get out now!" was the message on WYLD ("Wild for Jesus"), a popular black radio station. It was repeated on Q93-FM, heavy with rhythm and blues and rap music.

This time, those who stayed behind found themselves wading, or swimming, using every ounce of energy to get themselves to the Louisiana Superdome, which had served as a refuge in previous hurricanes. But the indoor stadium had begun filling as early as Sunday, and by the next day, officials had started turning people away. It was becoming overcrowded, and the floodwaters had begun to encircle it.

The convention center, a sprawling complex of meeting halls nearly a mile long near the Mississippi River, was never intended as a shelter, said Capt. M.A. Pfeiffer, an operations officer with the New Orleans Police Department. "It was supposed to be a bus stop where they dropped people off for transportation. The problem was, the transportation never came."

As rising water engulfed the Superdome on Monday, trucks and vans that were rescuing people from the I-10 overpass and other locations began dropping them off on the dry road in front of the center. It was the only option, police said. Quickly, the crowd grew to 1,000 people.

This all happened before and during the storm, not after it.

Blanco declared a state of emergency - then did nothing. Nagin let hundreds of buses go unused and refused to allow AMTRAK to bring trains in to move people out.

If Congress has fair hearings, this will come out, as well it should. And it shows how bankrupt Louisiana state and local officials truly are.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

For Joobo, the end of Fox News

We have been sitting for the last 3 weeks and watching as our once-beloved Fox News has melted down into a morass of anti-Bush rants and screeds and ridiculous music and a theme ("America's Challenge") which has made us vomit numerous times. America's "challenge"? How about "Ray Nagin is an Idiot"? "Kathleen Blanco is an Imbecile"?

Their music during the hurricane coverage is horrible - not much better than that for the 24/7 coverage over Natalie "I am a Moron on My First Trip From Home and I Pick Up Three Mass Murderers and Decide to have Sex With Them" Holloway which was nothing short of monotonous. We yelled at the tv each time the "Holloway Case" story came on: "Who cares? She's Dead! Get Over It!"

But what lost Fox for us was their horrific, disgusting, anti-Bush rants from the likes of Shepherd Smith, Geraldo Riviera (send his ass packing back to CNBC, willya?), and Bill O'Reilly, whose ratings have gone from 2 million viewers a night to 1.6 million and dropping.

(Hey, O'Reilly - tell US why 400,000 people have refused to watch your show in the last few weeks. And it has nothing to do with talking dirty to a former worker.)

But what lost it this evening was Brit Hume, always a reliable face and voice of reason. Opening tonight's show, he joined the "George W. Bush Basher's Group" and mouthed off a complete lie.

Some background: the liberal media has taken a lot of liberties in reporting day after day that President Bush's approval ratings have been at their lowest levels. Of course, when Clinton's numbers dropped they didn't mention that. 2 weeks ago, Bush's approval ratings were at 40% - low, but not Jimmy Carter low.

The latest Gallup Poll this week shows Bush's numbers UP - to 46%:

State of the Nation

George W. Bush Approval Rating:

46% - Approval
51% - Disapproval

You would think that Fox would report the truth of this.

So, instead, Brit Hume opened tonight's "Special Report" with (paraphrasing here), "President Bush's ratings hit an historic low."

UNKKKKK! Sorry, Mr. Hume, but that is a LIE - and something we expect CNN to do. Not Fox.

So, until Fox goes back to the way it was, and gets rid of Shepherd Smith, Geraldo Riviera, and tells Bill O'Reilly and Brit Hume to tell the truth and get off the Bush Derangement Brigade, we will avoid Fox News.

Maryland Lawmakers Suffer Flatulence

Hey! We don't make these stories up!

The story says these people are bothered by "high gas" - what else are we to think?

Md. Lawmakers Bothered by High Gas

If you've got gas, folks, then stop eating the beans and crab cakes.

Liberal Asshole Advocates "Talking" to al-Qaeda

As we have said before, liberals spend their days and nights figuring out ways to surrender this country to the terrorists willing to destroy it. They take offense at that charge, but if you read some of their unadulterated crappola, you will find that exact sentiment.

Here is one more example: some leftist pinhead named Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou (is this loser even an American citizen? What hole did he crawl out of?) says we should "talk" to bin Laden and his group of loving Muslims.

Time to talk to Al Qaeda?

AS THE WAR between the United States and Al Qaeda enters its fifth year, the nature of the armed, transnational Islamist group's campaign remains misunderstood. With the conflict viewed largely as an open-and-shut matter of good versus evil, nonmilitary engagement with Al Qaeda is depicted as improper and unnecessary.

Yet developing a strategy for the next phase of the global response to Al Qaeda requires understanding the enemy -- something Western analysts have systematically failed to do. Sept. 11 was not an unprovoked, gratuitous act. It was a military operation researched and planned since at least 1996 and conducted by a trained commando in the context of a war that had twice been declared officially and publicly. The operation targeted two military locations and a civilian facility regarded as the symbol of US economic and financial power. The assault was the culmination of a larger campaign, which forecast impact, planned for the enemy's reaction, and was designed to gain the tactical upper hand.

Overwhelmingly centered on the martial aspects of the conflict, scholars and policymakers have been too focused on Al Qaeda's ''irrationality," ''fundamentalism," and ''hatred" -- and these conceptions continue to color key analyses. The sway of such explanations is particularly surprising in the face of nonambiguous statements made by Al Qaeda as to the main reasons for its war on the United States. These have been offered consistently since 1996, notably in the August 1996 and February 1998 declarations of war and the November 2002 and October 2004 justifications for its continuation.

Since the attacks on New York and Washington, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri have delivered, respectively, 18 and 15 messages via audio or videotape making a three-part case: The United States must end its military presence in the Middle East, its uncritical political support and military aid of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories, and its support of corrupt and coercive regimes in the Arab and Muslim world.

Al Qaeda believes that the citizens of the states with whom it is at war bear a responsibility for the policies of their governments. Such democratization of responsibility rests, it has been argued by bin Laden, in the citizens' ability to elect and dismiss the representatives who make foreign policy decisions on their behalf.

Al Qaeda is an industrious, committed, and power-wielding organization waging a political, limited, and evasive war of attrition -- not a religious, open-ended, apocalyptic one. Over the past year, it has struck private and public alliances, offered truces, affected elections, and gained an international stature beyond a mere security threat.

It has implemented a clearly articulated policy, demonstrated strategic operational flexibility, and skillfully conducted low-cost, high-impact operations (Riyadh 1995, Dhahran 1996, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam 1998, Yemen 2000, New York and Washington 2001, Bali 2002, Istanbul 2003, Madrid 2004, and London 2005). Of late, this versatile actor has exhibited an ability to operate amid heightened international counter-measures.

No longer able to enjoy a centralized sanctuary in Afghanistan after 2002, Al Qaeda's leadership opted for an elastic defense strategy relying on mobile forces, scaled-up international operations, and expanded global tactical relationships. It encouraged the proliferation of mini Al Qaedas, able to act on their own within a regional context.

Consequently, and aside from the war in Iraq, between 2002 and 2005 the United States and seven of its Western allies were the targets of 17 major attacks in 11 countries for a total of 760 people killed. In 2001, Ayman al-Zawahiri had explained the cost-effective rationale of these measures, namely ''the need to inflict the maximum casualties against the opponent, for this is the language understood by the West, no matter how much time and effort such operations take." Last month, he reiterated that commitment and announced new attacks against the United States.

How can the war be brought to an end? Neither side can defeat the other. The United States will not be able to overpower a diffuse, ever-mutating, organized international militancy movement, whose struggle enjoys the rear-guard sympathy of large numbers of Muslims. Likewise, Al Qaeda can score tactical victories on the United States and its allies, but it cannot rout the world's sole superpower.

Though dismissed widely, the best strategy for the United States may well be to acknowledge and address the collective reasons in which Al Qaeda anchors its acts of force. Al Qaeda has been true to its word in announcing and implementing its strategy for over a decade. It is likely to be true to its word in the future and cease hostilities against the United States, and indeed bring an end to the war it declared in 1996 and in 1998, in return for some degree of satisfaction regarding its grievances. In 2002, bin Laden declared: ''Whether America escalates or deescalates this conflict, we will reply in kind."

Yep, we should talk to them because some Arab goatfucker says we should. Yeah, right.

And "Al Qaeda has been true to its word..." It has alright - it says it will kill people, and it has. Certainly a reason to talk to them. Maybe we should have talked to Hitler?

Whoops! It appears that Mohammad Mohammad al-Mohammad Mohammad, or whatever his name is, is "associate director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University."

Several months ago, Harvard wanted to fire its president, Lawrence Summers, because he said some women were not as good at science as men. I wonder: will Harvard try to fire this loser for this kind of crap? I doubt it very much.

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