Tuesday, February 07, 2006

All of this is outrageous

posted by The Vidiot @ 6:06 PM Permalink

I don't even know how to address this. Poor guy is wounded and then he gets a bill for the thing that kept him from being dead??!!

Excerpt: The last time 1st Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook IV saw his body armor, he was lying on a stretcher in Iraq, his arm shattered and covered in blood. A field medic tied a tourniquet around Rebrook’s right arm to stanch the bleeding from shrapnel wounds. Soldiers yanked off his blood-soaked body armor. He never saw it again. But last week, Rebrook was forced to pay $700 for that body armor, blown up by a roadside bomb more than a year ago.

Why are they so desperate for money?

And don't even get me started on Gonzales.

Excerpt: In his lengthy appearance today before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee probe of the domestic spying dispute, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took several opportunities to criticize the press for using the term "domestic spying program" and for leaking information about the warrantless eavesdropping.

He's pissed 'cause the media isn't using the GOP-approved frame... for a change. I mean, they're usually quite accommodating.

Excerpt: As 'Neocons' Leave, Bush Foreign Policy Takes Softer Line

Yeah, this is a much softer line:

Excerpt: Imposing economic sanctions on Iran without United Nations backing would be legitimate if other efforts failed to convince Tehran to halt uranium enrichment, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday.


And in an interesting twist I hadn't thought of, if the wiretapping turns out to be illegal (and woe to any repuglican that votes on the side that it is, in fact, illegal), then all of those telecommunication cowards could be in trouble for aiding and abetting.

Excerpt:Under federal law, any person or company who helps someone "intercept any wire, oral, or electronic communication"--unless specifically authorized by law--could face criminal charges. Even if cooperation is found to be legal, however, it could be embarrassing to acknowledge opening up customers' communications to a spy agency.


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