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With our economy in the trash, and our men and women dying in Iraq...why is this ASSHOLE laughing?

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Italy orders arrest of CIA agents for kidnapping Egyptian cleric

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<a href="http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050625/2005062519.html">Italy orders arrest of CIA agents for kidnapping Egyptian cleric</a>Italy orders arrest of CIA agents for kidnapping Egyptian cleric
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<br />The UK's The Guardian reported today that "An Italian judge has issued arrest warrants for 13 CIA agents who allegedly kidnapped an Egyptian terrorist suspect in Milan two years ago and flew him to Cairo where he was questioned and tortured, it emerged yesterday."
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<br />CNN reported that Italian officials told it that the arrest warrant includes one for CIA former station chief.
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<br />The Guardian reported "The agents are said to have seized imam Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, while he was walking from his home to a mosque in the Italian city. They allegedly bundled the 42-year-old into a van before driving him to the Italian-US air base at Aviano, northern Italy.The following day he was flown to another US air base at Ramstein, Germany, and then taken by private jet to Egypt."
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<br />The Guardian added that "According to Italian investigators the alleged abduction, believed to have been part of the CIA's 'extraordinary rendition program' in which terrorist suspects were transferred to third countries without court approval, violated Italian sovereignty."
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<br />The Guardian reported that "Mr Nasr disappeared on February 17 2003. According to foreign intelligence officials he fought with jihadists in Afghanistan and Bosnia before arriving in Italy in 1997 and obtaining political refugee status. He was under investigation in Italy on suspicion of ties to international terrorism at the time he disappeared. Last year Italian newspapers, citing wiretapped conversations, reported that Mr Nasr had been released from custody in Egypt for reasons of ill-health and had called his wife and friends in Milan to say he had been tortured with electric shocks. Some reports have suggested that he is now back in custody in Egypt."
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<br />Meantime CNN reported that an Italian official source told it that Italy, who had Nasr under surveillance, does not know if he was a terrorist or not, but views the the US kidnapping as not only illegal, but counterproductive to efforts to fight terrorism.
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<br />Asked about this extrajudicial act by the CIA in Italy, the US Department Of State spokesman Adam Ereli said yesterday that this issue is "A matter with the Italian judiciary." He added "I don't have any facts or comments for you about those reports... I wouldn't have any information or be the right address for those kinds of questions."
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After seeing Tom Cruise and his outburst, intersted in Scientology?

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Read the book by his son, L. Ron Hubbard,Jr.<br />L RON HUBBARD, MESSIAH OR MADMAN</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/after-seeing-tom-cruise-and-his.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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"AND WE WON'T BE B ACK 'TIL IT''S OVER, OVER THERE"

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">During World War II, there was a song that was song by Americans, that had as part of its lyrics, the refrain "...And, we won't be back 'til it's over over there."<br />
<br />I pray that people in this country DO NOT feel that this is the mission we will impose on our proud sons and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters who currently are "in country" in Afghanistan and Iraq. WHY?<br />
<br />Because, when you are dealing with relgions as old as Christianity, and Islam, we are talking ahout centuries of discord that trace their history back before the Crusades.<br />
<br />This article/ editorial was generated by a man who called into the Washington Journal program put on by C-Span, in which he said that part of the problem was letting troops rotate in and out of Iraq. His solution was to put them there and not let them come back until it is over, echoing the "We won't be back 'til it's over over there." He also said we must resume the draft.<br />
<br />He must not actually KNOW anyone who has been in Iraq. I know guys that have been there, one has been two times...they beleive it is time to bring ALL the troops home, NOW, as do I.<br />
<br />Bush and his cadre say there is no timetable to bring people home.<br />
<br />That is an openended commitment to continue the slaughter of our young men and women, and FOR NO REASON.<br />
<br />This is NOT WWII, and there is no flag to take. This is a religious, fundamentalist war, and involves people who are stirred up by rhetoric similar to the rhetoric that inspired us during WWII , and ironically, also spurred the Nazi troops...i.e.,<br />"For God and Country". Xenophobia, patriotism, and religion are volatile components of a mixture that is emotion driven, and not logical.<br />
<br />It is a mutually accepted race to destruction.<br />
<br />Bring the Troops Home, NOW!<br />
<br />~CodeWarriorz Thoughts</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/and-we-wont-be-b-ack-til-its-over-over.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Hit by friendly fire

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Hit by friendly fire <br />With his polls down, Bush takes flak on Iraq from a host of critics--including some in his own party <br />By Kevin Whitelaw <br />
<br />Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is angry. He's upset about the more than 1,700 U.S. soldiers killed and nearly 13,000 wounded in Iraq. He's also aggravated by the continued string of sunny assessments from the Bush administration, such as Vice President **** Cheney's recent remark that the insurgency is in its "last throes." "Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality," Hagel tells U.S. News. "It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in Iraq."<br />
<br />That's strikingly blunt talk from a member of the president's party, even one cast as something of a pariah in the GOP because of his early skepticism about the war. "I got beat up pretty good by my own party and the White House that I was not a loyal Republican," he says. Today, he notes, things are changing: "More and more of my colleagues up here are concerned."<br />
<br />Indeed, there are signs that the politics of the Iraq war are being reshaped by the continuing tide of bad news. Take this month in Iraq, with 47 U.S. troops killed in the first 15 days. That's already five more than the toll for the entire month of June last year. With the rate of insurgent attacks near an all-time high and the war's cost set to top $230 billion, more politicians on both sides of the aisle are responding to opinion polls that show a growing number of Americans favoring a withdrawal from Iraq. Republican Sens. Lincoln Chafee and Lindsey Graham have voiced their concerns. And two Republicans, including the congressman who brought "freedom fries" to the Capitol, even joined a pair of Democratic colleagues in sponsoring a bill calling for a troop withdrawal plan to be drawn up by year's end. "I feel confident that the opposition is going to build," says Rep. Ron Paul, the other Republican sponsor and a longtime opponent of the war.<br />
<br />Sagging polls. The measure is not likely to go anywhere, but Hagel calls it "a major crack in the dike." Whether or not that's so, the White House has reason to worry that the assortment of critiques of Bush's wartime performance may be approaching a tipping point. Only 41 percent of Americans now support Bush's handling of the Iraq war, the lowest mark ever in the Associated Press-Ipsos poll. And the Iraq news has combined with a lethargic economy and doubts about the president's Social Security proposals to push Bush's overall approval ratings near all-time lows. For now, most Republicans remain publicly loyal to the White House. "Why would you give your enemies a timetable?" asks House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. "[Bush] doesn't fight the war on news articles or television or on polls."<br />
<br />Still, the Bush administration is planning to hit back, starting this week, with a renewed public-relations push by the president. Bush will host Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari and has scheduled a major speech for June 28, the anniversary of the handover of power to an Iraqi government from U.S. authorities. But Congress's patience could wear very thin going into an election year. "If things don't start to turn around in six months, then it may be too late," says Hagel. "I think it's that serious."<br />
<br />Bush's exit strategy--which depends on a successful Iraqi political process--got a boost last week when Sunni and Shiite politicians ended weeks of wrangling over how to increase Sunni representation on the constitution-writing committee. Now, however, committee members have less than two months before their mid-August deadline. And given how long it took to resolve who gets to draft the document, it's hard to imagine a quick accord on the politically explosive issues they face.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/hit-by-friendly-fire.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Maybe this is how Rummie reacts to Bush's speeches

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War injured toll soars, hits veterans health costs - Yahoo! News

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<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=2&u=/nm/20050628/ts_nm/congress_veterans_funds_dc">War injured toll soars, hits veterans health costs - Yahoo! News</a>
<br />WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the numbers of U.S. war injured in Iraq and Afghanistan soared, the Bush administration admitted to lawmakers on Tuesday it had underestimated funds to cover health care costs for veterans and Congress would have to plug a $2.6 billion hole.
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<br />"The bottom line is there is a surge in demand in VA (health) services across the board," said Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson.
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<br />The Veterans Administration assumed it would have to take care of 23,553 patients who are veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but that number had been revised upward to 103,000, Nicholson told a House of Representatives panel.
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<br />Nicholson told a House Appropriations subcommittee that his agency's estimate of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in need of health care services was now four times greater than thought.
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<br />The updated figures underscored how the costs of the Iraq war, approaching $300 billion, were rippling through other parts of a federal budget already under tight spending limits.
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<br />Nicholson's testimony, coming after his assurance to Congress in April that veterans' health programs were being adequately funded, angered some lawmakers.
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<br />House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis complained during a hearing that the Veterans Administration was silent as his panel wrote a fiscal 2006 veterans spending bill. The measure, he said, could have responded to the funding shortage.
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<br />"It borders on stupidity," said Lewis, a California Republican, adding, "I think someone was hoping they could hide the ball for a while."
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<br />At the same time, resources are being stretched by aging veterans from past wars who are suffering from "more maladies" than new veterans, Nicholson said.
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<br />Lewis said Congress will have to "move very quickly" to approve additional funding, before the start of the next fiscal year on Oct. 1. But he did not say whether other programs would have to be cut to pay for the fix.
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<br />The Senate debated on Tuesday a proposal by a group of Democrats to add $1.4 billion to veterans' health care funding for next year.
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<br />Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada chided Republicans for finally acknowledging a problem. He noted that early attempts by Democrats to add money for veterans health care were "voted down on a strictly partisan vote."
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<br />The House already has approved a fiscal 2006 veterans funding bill that is about $1.1 billion above the Bush administration's request. Lawmakers said that will take care of part of the health-care funding problem, which still must be reviewed by the Senate.
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<br />Nicholson said his agency is in intensive discussions with the Office of Management and Budget on a request that is likely to be around $1.5 billion in additional funds.
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<br />Meanwhile, a $1 billion health-care funding shortage is being taken care of this year, Nicholson said, by tapping a reserve fund and deferring some maintenance and equipment acquisition costs, moves criticized by Democrats.
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<br />While Nicholson said veterans' health care was not being compromised by the budget problem, some Democrats were skeptical, citing a veterans health clinic closing in California, cutbacks at an Arlington, Virginia, veterans' medical center and supply shortages in Chicago.
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<br />Veterans groups have complained that funding is not keeping pace with inflation and rising medical costs and that veterans in some parts of the country experience long waits for care.
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VOA News - President Bush Tells America Iraq War is Worth the Costs

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<a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-06-29-voa3.cfm">VOA News - President Bush Tells America Iraq War is Worth the Costs</a>
<br />President Bush says America must stay the course in Iraq, despite the high cost in lives and dollars. One year after the transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis, President Bush asked the American people for patience.
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<br />The president went to one of the largest military bases in the United States in an effort to shore up support for his Iraq policy. "Our mission in Iraq is clear. We are hunting down the terrorists. We are helping Iraqis build a free nation that is an ally in the war on terror. We are advancing freedom in the broader Middle East," he said.
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<br />In a speech to the nation from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the president acknowledged that many Americans have grown uneasy about the war. He said he understands, and added that he too has seen the disturbing pictures from Iraq of suicide bombings and other acts of violence. "Every picture is horrifying - and the suffering is real," he said."Amid all this violence, I know Americans ask the question: Is the sacrifice worth it?"
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<br />Mr. Bush said the work in Iraq is difficult and dangerous, but added it is indeed worth the cost. The president said freedom is under attack in Iraq by an enemy with total disregard for human life. He said the insurgents fighting democracy in Iraq are cut from the same cloth as the terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
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<br />"The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September 11 ? if we abandon the Iraqi people to men like Zarqawi ? and if we yield the future of the Middle East to men like Bin Laden," he said.
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<br />His words followed another day of bloodshed in Iraq. A prominent Shi'ite member of parliament was killed in one suicide car bombing, two American soldiers died in two others.
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<br />LOSE YOUR FUCKINKG KIDS OVERSEAS AND THEN LET'S SEE IF YOU SAY IT'S WORTH IT...YOU ******* ASSHOLE!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/voa-news-president-bush-tells-america.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Bloggers call on government to leave them alone

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<a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24258">Bloggers call on government to leave them alone</a>Bloggers call on government to leave them alone
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<br />Fighting the system from within
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<br />By Nick Farrell: Wednesday 29 June 2005, 08:47
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<br />ANTI ESTABLISHMENT bloggers in the United States are trying to use the system to get the government to leave them alone.
<br />The government has become more interested in blogs since the last election, where it was considered they had a role in deciding how things all went. Now they want to make sure that blogs are subject to election laws, the same as other media.
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<br />But the bloggers are fighting back, according to the Washington Post. Some are working with lawyers, spinners and a political action committee to do it.
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<br />One of the leaders is Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder of the Web log DailyKos.com, who said it was a sign that blogs "had arrived". Moulitsas yesterday went to testify Tuesday at a hearing on a Federal Election Commission proposal that would extended some campaign finance rules to the Internet, including bloggers.
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Bush's Speech - GOOBER ANNOINTS THE TRUE BELIEVERS WITH MORE OF HIS PUTRID KOOL-AID

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bush's Speech - GOOBER ANNOINTS THE TRUE BELIEVERS WITH MORE OF HIS PUTRID KOOL-AID<br />
<br />King George the Cowardly is pushing to squeeze more American citizens into the hambruger grinder we call Iraq. He pushes his putrid kool-aid onto the heads of the "True Believers" who are blind with greed, but other citizens, who can see<br />and reason, shake their heads that such a pitiful example of a human could be<br />placed in such a position of power.<br />
<br />Such is the speech of George "My Pet Goat" Bush!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/bushs-speech-goober-annoints-true.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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