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Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Don’t Be A Dick, Cheney!

Posted by italco on May 13, 2009

 

 

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney may have largely stayed under the radar during his time in the Bush administration, but he is not going softly into that good night, seemingly launching a one-man campaign to fight for his legacy and — in his view — the safety of the nation.

He took his case to the airwaves again Tuesday, and lashed out at the Obama team’s decision to soon hand over 44 photos showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American Civil Liberties Union as a judge had ordered. Cheney said releasing the photos would only make the country less safe.

The photographs are part of a 2003 Freedom of Information Act court case by the ACLU for all information relating to the treatment of detainees. Courts had ruled in favor of releasing the photographs into public view even though Bush administration officials argued that releasing the photographs would violate the Geneva Conventions, which protect prisoners of war and detained civilians “against insults and public curiosity” and it would also violate U.S. obligations toward detainees and could even prompt outrage against the United States. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=7574605&page=1

Where have you been VP Cheney? The outrage was going on the entire time you were in Office! Now, you want to protect the detainees? You are just trying to cover your own ass. Go back to sleep, sir. You were and are, continuing to be an embarassment to your party and this country. Don’t worry, President Obama will clean this one up for you too.

UPDATE: President Barack Obama is seeking to block the release of hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused, reversing his position after military commanders warned that the images could stoke anti-American sentiment and endanger U.S. troops. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_pentagon_abuse_photos

No one wants to create problems but we need to be careful we are not doing this just to cover up past administrators mistakes. Our troops have my toal support!

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Pakistan Fighting It’s Own Battles!!

Posted by italco on May 13, 2009

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The Pakistan army, which is fighting in Swat Valley and two neighbouring districts in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), is planning to begin a new offensive in the badlands of the Waziristan tribal areas as early as next month, sources told The Daily Telegraph.

“The army is planning to go into Waziristan, possibly in June, which will involve huge numbers of troops in an attempt to establish some sort of state control over the area,” said a source close to the Pakistani military.

The Pakistan army has already deployed 130,000 troops in NWFP and the tribal areas. Some 80,000 of that figure are members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/5314166/Pakistan-army-plans-to-open-second-front-against-Taliban.html

 

What a wonderful change of strategy. Has anyone else noticed the change? The mighty American military isn’t leading the charge against the Taliban. Thank you, Pakistan! I admire a country that fights for the freedoms of it’s citizen against the threat of tyranny…I can support a country that will help themselves. Pakistan is earning the respect of the world for the actions they are taking against terrorism.

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