It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier serving with 9 Regiment Army Air Corps has died today, Thursday 4 December 2008, in southern Iraq.
At approximately 0900hrs local time a report was received of a soldier who had suffered a gunshot wound. Immediate medical assistance was provided, but sadly the soldier was declared dead at the scene.
No enemy forces were involved and there is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved in the incident.
Next of kin have been informed and have requested a period of grace before further details are released.
The above is from the UK's Ministry of Defense. That brings to 177 the total number of UK service members killed in Iraq since the start of the illegal war.
And that's a good place to start. In England, the person who lied the country into war was Tony Blair. Tony Blair is no longer their prime minister. And yet they remain in Iraq and are, in fact, working out their own treaty with the puppet government to extend their stay. So, pay attention, basically the bulk of England was against the illegal war and the country switched Prime Ministers, Gordon Brown came into office and . . . nothing changed.
Maybe that's a model Americans should familarize themselves with?
Bully Boy leaves the Oval Office next month and Barack replaces him.
What exactly is changing other than the name plate?
Allegedly, some day Barack's feet will be held to the fire. You hear that from all the left-for-pay types like Jeffy Cohen, Laura Flanders and a whole host of others. Now they've all been saying that was day coming forever. During the primaries, they argued that as soon as the primaries were over, oh goodness, were the flames going to tickle Barack's tootsies.
And as he staffs his cabinet with everyone except William F. Buckley Jr. (no truth to the rumor that Barack tried to appoint Bukley until Susan Rice explained Buckley had passed away), apparently, the Christ-child can't be questioned or pressured yet. He's got a cabinet to staff, people, and if he was under any pressure, he might just break down in tears.
Yes, the left-for-pay voices have made Barack their spoiled rotten child. Sadly, we'll all have to live with his tantrums. And with his pathetic parents who will never call him out and expect the whole country to parent their child because they just don't have the time, you understand.
And maybe, if we all pitch in, by 2012, Barack will go to potty all by himself and maybe even flush. Apparently, it truly does take a village. At least when alleged 'independent' critics and 'reporters' decide the 'independent' thing to do is to set up Barack fan clubs throughout the country.
In the primary, you saw them waste everyone's time with b.s. about how Hillary wouldn't apologize for her vote. Who the hell cares where she apologizes or not? She said it was a mistake. She said if she had it to do over, she wouldn't do it.
Was she supposed to beg you for forgiveness for her vote? Personally? Was she supposed to pat you on the back and make it all better? And had she done so, would you have then been okay or would you have moved on to the many, many other Democrats who voted for the 2002 authorization?
While this dead horse was flogged throughout 2008, no one ever stopped to ask the important question of a candidate:
Barack Obama, you say that you were right in 2002 when you gave a speech against the impending Iraq War. You say you were right then and cite it as your superior moral judgment. Yet, when you were sworn into the Senate in 2005, you then voted repeatedly to fund the Iraq War. As someone who praises his own judgment, who cites it (brags), shouldn't you be held to a higher standard? A child who sticks their hand into a flame and burns his or herself didn't know any better. But you say that 2002 speech is proof that you are the most qualified to be president. So your voting to fund the Iraq War after that stand you took in 2002 is all the more shameful, isn't it?
But that question never got asked and that point never got made by any of our semi-pros in Panhandle Media. This didn't just happen once or twice. It happened over and over. Among the semi-pro Barack hookers pimping that b.s. were Amy Goodman and Matthew Rothschild and we will cover how they did it in the year-in-review.
In 2007, Hillary was asked by some nutcase at a public event about an apology. (Nutcase? I'm a hell of a lot more interested in ending the illegal war than in getting a bunch of forced apologies out of anyone.) She explained where she stood and for that week's cycle, it was legitimate news. But it continued and continued all throughout 2007 and so far through 2008.
Now John Edwards apologized for his vote. Does anyone believe a damn word out of his mouth?
First he was a candidate and I bit my tongue then. Then he was in his scandal (not covered here, not interested) so I continued to bite my tongue. However, reality, John Kerry told the truth and John Edwards lied about the 2004 strategies and who wanted what. John Edwards has been lying to the American people for basically four years now and no one has to check his bed sheets to figure that out.
Did John Edwards apologizing mean anything to you? Did you even believe it?
Some were stupid and believed it. In fact a lot were. Amy Goodman acted like she did and loved to bring it up when trashing Hillary -- but John Edwards has apologized!
At what point does the American public grow the hell up?
If John Edwards was at all sincere, we wouldn't have gotten all the justifications from him after the apology. An apology means you were wrong and you learned something. So for him to offer up "well the White House was supposed to and UN inspectors were . . ." Those are justifications. That's not what follows an apology.
Personally, I think people who felt they were voting for a process have an argument they can make. And Elizabeth Edwards always made it forcefully for her husband. Another sign, by the way, that the apology was insincere. If you mean it and your spouse is going around saying, 'Wait, wait, now hold on,' you explain to him or her that they need to let the matter drop. John Edwards staged the whole apology and the strategy was, "I will say I'm sorry and if I'm asked about it in a hostile manner, I will start justifying it and Elizabeth will justify it for me all the time regardless!"
It was not a sincere apology. If you're honestly as appalled by the human destruction as he was, you certainly don't take your 'brave stand' against same-sex marriage. If you're so touched and so moved and so far from who you were in 2002, you're not wimping out in debate after debate about how Elizabeth supports it, but you don't! Who cares what Elizabeth does? She wasn't running for president. But Hair Do Edwards was more than willing to hide behind over and over including after his public shame that led to his network apology and, as Elaine points out, that apology wasn't sincere either.
He's a cheap, little hustler who thinks he can manipulate people. Talk to anyone in the 2004 Kerry campaign and my opinion is not out there or uncommon.
So is that what Hillary should have done? She should have tried to manipulate people and then stood on the stage and go after Edwards with Barack the way the two of them tried to go after her. I'm not interested in John Edwards' damn sex life. But it does need to be noted that 2008 was the year any Democrat could get elected -- according to the popular narrative. Had Edwards gotten thenomination, what would have happened when the affair became mainstream news?
But we don't see him portrayed as 'ruthless.' Saturday Night Live didn't dress a performer up like him when the series resumed in the fall of 2008. We didn't see Edwards chuckle bitterly and rip apart the podium while saying -- through gritted teeth -- he guess he just didn't want it (the presidency) badly enough.
John Edwards cheated on his wife and did so while running for the highest office in the land. He refused to get honest about it. (It was not Elizabeth Edwards' job to break the news to the press about her husband's affair.) He cheated while on the campaign trail. He hid behind his wife and her cancer.
And Hillary's the one Saturday Night Live couldn't stop trashing in skit after skit even though she wasn't running and didn't have a scandal in the news. Now SNL isn't afraid of poking around in politicans' sex lives. 90s viewers damn well know that but so did viewers from 2007 and this year. 'Bill Clinton' (Hammond) was always popping by. But somehow John Edwards visiting his mistress and alleged son and being chased into a hotel bathroom isn't the makings of a skit? Even then he couldn't get honest with people.
I would have been content going through life without ever commenting on John Edwards' tacky behavior. But notice how that was treated as opposed to the way Hillary was treated. For the longest time, it wasn't just Barack getting a pass while Hillary was carved up, it was Barack and John Edwards getting a pass. So everyone who gets their little feelings hurt when they do their latest slam job on Hillary and avoid calling Barack out? Tough s**t. You've been doing that for two years now. Your little act has gotten old and tired.
Hillary didn't get elected president and you'd think you pathetic liars would be rejoicing. Instead, every day another one of you shows up to rip the woman apart. Barack's the one who's going to end the illegal war or not. ('Or not' is how it looked in 2007 and how it looks now.)
It's over, I'm done writing songs about love
There's a war going on
So I'm holding my gun with a strap and a glove
And I'm writing a song about war
And it goes
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Oh oh oh oh
-- "I Hate The War" (written by Greg Goldberg, on The Ballet's Mattachine!)
Last Thursday, ICCC's number of US troops killed in Iraq since the start of the illegal war was 4207. Tonight? 4209. Just Foreign Policy lists 1,288,426 as the number of Iraqis killed since the start of the illegal war, same as last week and the week before.
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