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More thoughts on Haditha

As the Haditha investigation winds down another side to the story, which Michelle Malkin has uncovered here, begins to unfold. Quite frankly I took it for granted from the start that the fact that in combat some of the most stealth enemies you face are of the civilian populace - even children.

During 'Nam' the MSM was quick to tell the story of GI's burning villages, but would skip the fact that many times these villages were occupied by Cong and other Northern sympathizers, men, women and yes even children. In fact, back during that war you never heard the real stories of how the enemy would use the civilians to strike out at us.

They wouldn't report the stories such as when children would run up and hug a GI's leg, begging for candy - which would be cute - except that the brat had a grenade strapped to their leg. By the way, it was usually a family member - like the mother or father that pulled the pin. Yeah, cute as a button. Deadly as the most cunning en…

Say Goodnight Hastert

In playing the Prima-Dona, Rep. Hastert has commited political suicide. In fact he ought to quit now.

Ben Stein:

"Now comes Speaker Hastert, at the very first moment where House Republicans can push back against an image of corruption, to step all over both the law and especially the politics in order to assert a highly dubious congressional privilege. As if Congress doesn't already look privileged enough.

READERS WILL BY NOW, OF COURSE, be familiar with the crazily loud and intemperate complaints shouted by Hastert about the FBI's duly warranted search of Rep. Jefferson's office. Legal opinion is somewhat fractured on the constitutional issues involved, but the dozens of both conservative and liberal experts who have pronounced the search perfectly valid does indicate, at the very least, that Hastert's assertion of legal privilege from such searches is far from a slam-dunk. All of which makes the intemperate tone of his complaints all the more objectionable: The m…

Newsweak - Dragging our heros through the mud

Newsweak crossed the line today this totally bogus article lead on Mogadishu and specifically on the fiasco that happened there On the afternoon of October 3, 1993.

"June 5, 2006 issue - Mogadishu is a place most Americans would rather forget. During the 1990s, the "Black Hawk Down" debacle symbolized the dangers of dabbling in far-off lands we don't understand. TV images of a half-stripped GI being dragged through the dust by gleeful Somalis—he was one of 18 U.S. Army Rangers killed in a botched effort to arrest a warlord—became an emblem of American vulnerability. But Mogadishu, it seems, won't be forgotten. Somalia is erupting in violence again. And with little warning, Americans find themselves once more in the middle of battles they only dimly comprehend—and may well be losing."

Let's me clue in both Michael Hirsh and Jeffrey Bartholet - the writers of this f-king piece of sh_t article.

Mogadishu was only a debacle ONLY because of Clinton's arro…

Moore Flack

Via Stop the ACLU:

The New York Post:

"A double-amputee Iraq-war vet is suing Michael Moore for $85 million, claiming the portly peacenik recycled an old interview and used it out of context to make him appear anti-war in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Sgt. Peter Damon, 33, who strongly supports America's invasion of Iraq, said he never agreed to be in the 2004 movie, which trashes President Bush.

In the 2003 interview, which he did at Walter Reed Army Hospital for NBC News, he discussed only a new painkiller the military was using on wounded vets.

"They took the clip because it was a gut-wrenching scene," Damon said yesterday. "They sandwiched it in. [Moore] was using me as ammunition."

Good for Sgt. Damon, hope he gets every dime out of that fat assed fake.

The Coming Storm - Rep. William Jefferson - V - Slick Willie

While "Senselessbrenner" fumes and other pundits ask, "Well why didn't they call Rep. Jefferson and give him a heads up before they raided the poor soul?"

Now we know why.

"The Justice Department yesterday vigorously defended the recent weekend raid of Rep. William J. Jefferson's Capitol Hill office as part of a bribery investigation, asserting that the Democratic lawmaker attempted to hide documents from FBI agents while they were searching his New Orleans home last August.

The government questioned in a 34-page motion filed in U.S. District Court here whether it could have obtained all the materials it had sought in a subpoena if it had not launched the surprise raid on Jefferson's congressional office May 20. According to the government filing, an FBI agent caught Jefferson slipping documents into a blue bag in the living room of his New Orleans home during a search.

"It is my belief that when Congressman Jefferson placed documents into the bl…

Haditha - If you want facts the MSM and Murtha are the last place to go

As we know, something happened in Haditha, just what is purely a matter of specuation. I repeat, purely specuation. No one - not Time Magazine, MSNBC or cut and run Murtha, knows what went on there other than what they have picked up from certain sources, witnesses, etc. Murtha knows next to nothing.

It's a good thing we most often don't get the truth from the news. We get the hysteria, the hype, and in some cases faked newsoutright lies.

But watching the news tonight it's clear the MSM has the same script it's had for the last few years. Like, "Coverup to the very top", with the slow, but steady drumbeat to fire Rumsfeld. If this is proved to be correct get ready for the already beginning mantra of My Lai — Iraq — Vietnam, etc.

However, talking with REAL sources, apparently what happened is bad, but not as what the MSM is protraying (no duh there), but that doesn't clear the Marine unit involved either. Word is that the investigation has NOT complet…

Idiots in the House

****Bumped and Updated****I'm harping on this for a while

Well Rep. Hastertnow has some company on the Hill of Beans:

"WASHINGTON - House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said Tuesday he will summon Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller before his panel to explain their decision to raid a lawmaker’s office for the first time in history.

“I want to have Attorney General Gonzales and FBI Director Mueller up here to tell us how they reached the conclusion they did,” said Sensenbrenner, one of President Bush’s most loyal House allies. Sensenbrenner’s hearings, which began Tuesday, are examining whether the raid on May 20 violated the Constitution.

Calling the decision to authorize the raid “profoundly disturbing,” Sensenbrenner signaled that he would not be among the lawmakers backing off their criticism of the Bush administration. Any progress in talks between House and Justice Department lawyers in crafting guidelines for future criminal …

The Pelosi Factor - Won't pressure Jefferson and the CBC will call off the dogs

Via reader Carol:

Heres real character for you:

Per Roll Call:

"A closed-door meeting last week between a half-dozen senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yielded an uneasy and potentially temporary truce between the two sides in the dispute over Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson’s (D) seat on the Ways and Means Committee."

No doubt this will erase any potential opposition to her becoming (in her dreams) the Speaker of the House after 2006.

Can you say, "Weasel Whip?"

"Saddam is a Gentle Tyrant" Journalist Injured in Iraq

Here at Macsmind, I'm rough on the mainstream media, and for good reason as for the most part their coverage on the war is both biased and agenda oriented.

Yet saying that, no one, including yours truly wants to see an embedded reporter injured, much less killed. I might not agree with you, but I don't wish you dead.

Today CBS corospondent Kimberly Dozier, who once referred to Saddam as a "Gentle Tyrant", was severely injured in a roadside attack. Thankfully, according to reports she will recover.

Two other journalists with here were not so fortunate.

Kimberly has been in Iraq reporting over the last three years, most of her reporting has been decidingly anti war, and anti-administration policies, and in some cases sympathetic to our enemies. In other words typical left wing reporting.

But I would never wish this event on her or anyone else regardless of beliefs, I'm glad she is doing well.

Memorial Day is for the men and women in uniform who gave it all. But…