Category Archives: Don Rumsfeld

Iraq Myths

Once upon a time there was a great American president who sent soldiers into battle, and defeated the bad people. He did all the right things, bombing and shooting and before anyone knew what had happened all the bad people were gone. Unfortunately, this great man was soon replaced by a black dude from Africa who refused to follow the ideas of the great American president, and before anyone knew what had happened, all the bad people had returned to power. Jeb Bush was at a town hall meeting in Las Vegas when 19 year old Ivy Ziedrich, made the comment, “your brother created ISIS.” She went on to note that he was “spouting nationalist rhetoric.” Well, mam, those are fighting words to a real man of the West.

According to Jeb, “when we left Iraq, security had been arranged, al-Qaeda had been taken out.” Really.

1. It was President George Bush who appointed Prime Minister to the position of leadership.

2. It was Maliki who turned on Sunni leaders and made them turn toward terrorism.

3. Prior to 2001 the group known as “al-Qaeda, at best, had about one thousand followers.

4. By the time Iraq had been at war for three years, al-Qaeda had, at least, ten thousand followers.

IT WAS GEORGE BUSH WHO WIPED OUT THE TWO LEADING ENEMIES OF IRAN– AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ!

P.S. When US troops entered Iraq there were 800,000 Christians living in peace. When George Bush left office, half the Christian population had fled Iraq.

IRAQ WAS NEVER STABLE.

Another Fox News myth.

Death Of Rohingyas

Like many people who believe that social justice is needed for people all over the world, I was thrilled when social justice activists in Myanmar(Burma) fought against the military government which has stifled freedom in that land for over thirty years. It took time, it required leadership, and finally the beginning of freedom of speech and press is having a new birth in Burma. So, what has happened to this movement which argued that people had a fundamental right to be free from oppression for the political or religious rights? As all too often, those who begin the fight to end oppression, wind up in one way or another in imposing a new form of oppression on a different group.

The nation of Burma is mainly composed of those who are Buddhists. The government is run by Buddhists as well as the armed forces. During the past few years, the new government which promised a new era of democracy has launched one violent attack after another that is directed towards a Muslim minority known as the Rohingya. At least 100,000 are now in refugee camps after losing their property to mobs of Buddhists, and hundreds are dead as well as dozens of women being raped. I do not understand how people can struggle to create a democratic society and then turn around and become the oppressor? Latest stories indicate these refugees are now fleeing to Indonesia and Malaysia. Such are the fruits of democracy.

Republicans On History

Among the most common complaints from Republicans is the failure of our teachers to teach children about the history of this nation. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sent a twitter to someone in which he made the following statement: “It’s hard to believe that it has been 505 years since the first settlers arrived in Jamestown.” If I divide, and I was taught by Mrs. Klingerfuss how to divide, if one subtracts 505 from 2015 the answer is 1510. Of course, as any student who actually has taken a history class in the United States of America knows, Jamestown was settled by English colonists in 1607. OK, I know what LIBERALS will comment regarding the Walker statement, they will once again attempt to prove that Republicans have not studied American history!

Let’s see, Justice Scalia insists our Founding Fathers would agree that individuals could cite religious beliefs in order to refuse obeying laws of the land. If that was their belief, why did they write the First Amendment which clearly states there is a separation of state and religion?

When it comes to American history and Republicans, if ignorance was a virtue they would all be saints in Heaven.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Refuse Protest Demands”

Heck, why turn down a chance to burn down a city?

Kenya, Nation: “Need Touch Of Colonialism”

Yassa massa, yassa!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Citizens Get Taste Of Welfare”

I assume they are wealthy and are receiving their lower taxes welfare plan.

Qatar, Gulf Times: “Insult The King?”

First the lashes and then off with the head!

USA, aol: “George Zimmerman Gets Shot”

You can’t blame this one on a boy named, Trayon!

Let’s Solve The Syria Problem

We offer some possible solutions to the problem in Syria of ongoing mass killing.

1. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin will face off in a wrestling match to decide the fate of Syria.

2. How about a Shoot Out at high noon between all rival armed forces. The last one standing takes over Syria.

3. President Assad gets the winning ticket to Mega Millions and an all paid vacation in Disneyland.

4. A shoot out between the best marksman in ISIS and the Syrian army. Winner takes all.

5. Evacuate all civilians and allow Israel to drop some of its atomic bombs on the entire country. Bibi would be delighted.

6. Send in the IDF, heck, they can heat Hamas in Gaza, why not beat all the bad people in Syria?

7. Is there a way to begin fracking in Syria and cause some earthquakes?

So, maybe you have some better ideas??

Of course, we could always send in General Ted Cruz and General Marco Rubio to clean up the mess.

THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA LAND

I spent a week watching Fox News in order to learn the truth about problems facing this nation. These are my conclusions:

1. Barack Obama hates white people and that includes his mom and grandparents.

2. If black guys do not wish to be shot on city streets, the solution if simple, do not walk on city streets.

3. If a black male sees a cop, drop to your knees, place hands behind back and, if possible, place handcuffs on your hands.

4. The major oppressed people in the USA are those who earn over a million dollars a year.

5. The reduction of taxes will solve all economic problems confronting this nation.

6. Ann Coulter is the modern version of Socrates. She knows the answers to all problems in the world.

7. If you are a blond bimbo, just contact Fox News. The only requirement to comment about politics is an ability to read words written in large capital letters.

8. Fox News requires its commentators not to know anything about what they discuss. Someone will supply the information to read.

9. The Obamas, Barack and wife, want to give OUR money to lazy blacks!

10. The Middle East was at peace until the black dude assumed office as president.

View From Tehran

The Republican party and quite a few Democrats are allied in opposition to the attempt to forge a negotiated resolution of Iran’s plans with nuclear energy. There is something ironic about the fact those who oppose the interim agreement with Iran within Iran come across with the same arguments being advanced in the US Senate. Shervin Ahmadi reporting from Tehran outlined what is happening in Iran. “Contrary to expectations, the interim agreement did not result in any euphoria among Iran’s leaders though they displayed guarded satisfaction. In the end, only the most hardline elements of the regime, those close to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, expressed opposition.” On the other hand six famous movie directors expressed the view held by many young people, “There is no deal worse than no deal.”

Reality, “the economic situation is very difficult, Iranians are crushed by continual price rises and dissent is growing.” So, let me get this clear: those in the US Senate who oppose the interim agreement are in league with former President Ahmadinejad who was the one speaking about destroying Israel! I assume birds of a feather gather together.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

There is no doubt Republicans will win the comedy act next year.

When fools speak, then one knows one must be a Republican.

I wonder who Americans would be afraid of if ISIS did not exist?

Once Americans had hope, today they fear hope.

Always seek to travel beyond the stars.

Just remember that former Republicans were Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower.

I so miss the remarks of Sarah Palin.

Jeb On Iraq

Jeb Bush wants one and all to know that he is proud of his brother, his father, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and all the others who gave us the Iraq war. OK, he does admit there were a few mistakes which should give assurance to those who lost sons, daughters, brothers, and parents in this war without end. “I would have authorized an invasion and so would Hillary Clinton. And so would just about everybody that was confronted by the intelligence they got.” There definitely, according to Jeb, were those few mistakes. “By the way, guess who thinks those mistakes gook place as well? George W.Bush.” I am so glad that George finally admitted those mistakes.

Of course, just about every political expert on the Middle East did NOT agree with those “intelligent agencies.” Anyone who had studied anything about the Middle East understood that Iran was confronted by two enemies, Afghanistan and Iraq. And, guess who got rid of the enemies of Iran? George W. Bush. Let us assume for a moment that Bush was right and Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. That would mean he had missiles. Not even the Bush crowd claimed those missiles could travel more than 500 miles. So, how could they threaten the US– if they actually existed?

George Bush authorized an invasion without any plan of what would happen after victory. George, please check the multitude of plans during WW II that detailed how an occupation would be carried out.

Jeb just proved that he is a true Bush!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer examples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Cat Killer CAn’t Be Jailed”

Unless it is provided with a daily allotment of milk?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Tax Cuts For The People”

In America, that means for homeless millionaires

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Sex-Ed Homework”

And, you are expected to do some hands-on activities.

Norway, Norway Post: “Steal Man’s Semen”

Does it enter the back or front?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Friendly Prison”

A place where you can listen to tapes of Putin explaining the world?