Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Somebody is working really, really hard to make it all come to fruition (and subsequent nothingness) - real, real hard, yes...
Click on this link to get a preview, why don't you... This must be, in fact, the inspiration for all of the groundwork that is being done by this modern-day madman in Washington DC...
Where's Mr Smith gone to? He's supposed to be going to Washington - isn't he? Hasn't he reached his destination by now (Jolie in tow or not...!) - huh?
He's got a gun too - can't he do something here...?!?
Whoa - what have I just done! I dared infer that Dubya should be done in...
Recently, a schoolgirl did the same basic thing -only she was all graphic about it, on her myspace.com page- and she got rewarded with a visit by the Feds! They actually were quite rough with her too, failing to recognize that she was no real threat to the so-called, alleged Prez... In fact, the FBI guys failed so lamentably to recognize the mere "teen angst-frustrated-without-much-of-a-cause except for the fact that Dubya does piss anyone-with-a-brain off" feel of the entire situation that, I am sure, the morons in suits will fail to recognize my tongue-firmly-in-cheek tone here too... IF they see it, that is, and, with the new "everything 1984 is new again" attitude in D.C. these days, I am positively certain that they will too...
Hence, without further ado, some funny "quotes" (are they all made-up - or are they for real? Verily, with Dumba$$ Dubya, one never really knows for sure...) but never quite "quotables" from our venerable Leader of the Free World...
Oct 18, 11:09 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush said Wednesday the United States would stop North Korea from transferring nuclear weapons to Iran or al-Qaida and that the communist regime would then face "a grave consequence."
Bush refused to spell out how the United States would retaliate. "They'd be held to account," the president said in an ABC News interview.
In light of North Korea's Oct. 9 test detonation of a nuclear bomb, Bush warned that any transfer of nuclear material elsewhere in the world by the North would be considered a grave threat to the security of the United States. He previously used "grave threat" in relation to Iraq's Saddam Hussein, whose government was toppled in the U.S.-led war in 2003.
"If we get intelligence that they're about to transfer a nuclear weapon, we would stop the transfer, and we would deal with the ships that were taking the - or the airplane that was dealing with taking the material to somebody," the president said.
Asked how he would retaliate, Bush would not be specific, "You know, I'd just say it's a grave consequence."
"The leader of North Korea to understand that he'll be held to account. Just like he's being held to account now for having run a test," Bush said.
The United States repeatedly has said it does not intend to attack the North. But the Bush administration also has refused to take any military option completely off the table.
Shifting to Iraq, Bush said intensifying violence now might be compared with the Tet offensive in Vietnam beginning in 1968. The Viet Cong and North Vietnamese armies undertook a series of attacks that shook America's confidence about winning the war and eroded political support for President Johnson.
"There's certainly a stepped up level of violence, and we're heading into an election," Bush said. But he added, "My gut tells me that they have all along been trying to inflict enough damage that we'd leave. And the leaders of al-Qaida have made that very clear."
Bush said al-Qaida was very active in Iraq. "They are dangerous. They are lethal. They are trying to not only kill American troops, but they're trying to foment sectarian violence.
"They believe that if they can create enough chaos, the American people will grow sick and tired of the Iraqi effort and will cause government to withdraw," he said.
The military said Wednesday that 11 U.S. troops died in combat amid a security crackdown in Baghdad, putting October on track to be the deadliest month for American forces since the siege of Fallujah nearly two years ago.
Bush said the news of casualties "breaks my heart" but said it is surrender "if you pull the troops out before the job is done."
Oct 18, 9:21 AM (ET)
By TERENCE HUNT
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has signed an order asserting the United States' right to deny adversaries access to space for hostile purposes.
Bush also said the United States would oppose the development of treaties or other restrictions that seek to prohibit or limit U.S. access to or use of space.
The provisions were contained in the first revision of U.S. space policy in nearly 10 years. Bush's order, signed more than a month ago, was not publicly announced although unclassified details of his decision were posted on the Web site of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
"Freedom of action in space is as important to the United States as air power and sea power," the policy says. "In order to increase knowledge, discovery, economic prosperity, and to enhance the national security, the United States must have robust, effective, and efficient space capabilities."
The policy says that space systems should have rights of passage without interference, and that the United States would view any deliberate interference with its space systems as an infringement on its rights.
"The United States considers space capabilities -- including the ground and space segments and supporting links -- vital to its national interests," the policy said.
"Consistent with this policy, the United States will: preserve its rights, capabilities, and freedom of action in space; dissuade or deter others from either impeding those rights or developing capabilities intended to do so; take those actions necessary to protect its space capabilities; respond to interference; and deny, if necessary, adversaries the use of space capabilities hostile to U.S. national interests."
The White House said the policy does not call for the development or deployment of weapons in space.
"This policy emphasizes that the United States is committed to peaceful uses of space by all nations and that space systems enjoy the right of free passage," National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said.
He said the United States maintains the right of self-defense and the protection of its interests and assets in space.
"Protection of space assets does not imply some sort of forceful action," he said. "There is a broad range of ways to protect our space capabilities" such as system hardening, encryption, maneuvering and other methods.
"The new policy is consistent with previous national space policies in this regard," he said.
Jones said the challenges and threats facing the United States have changed in the decade since the space policy was last updated.
"Technology advances have increased the importance of and use of space," he said. "Now,, we depend on space capabilities for things like: ATMs, personal navigation, package tracking, radio services, and cell phone use."
The new policy was first reported by The Washington Post.
On the Net:
Office of Science and Space Technology: http://www.ostp.gov/
Those pictures of Bush and captions are funny.
Everything going on with North Korea is scary when I think about it too much. I pray that it doesn't end in war, especially a Nucliar war!
Thank you for posting all this information, and your own thoughts on the topic.
God Bless You (\ô/)