by redstatehatemonitor, Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10:25:59 AM EST
New York Times
June 16, 2004
''Coalition forces, including many brave Afghans, have brought America, Afghanistan and the free world its first victory in the war on terror,'' Mr. Bush said. ''Afghanistan is no longer a terrorist factory sending thousands of killers into the world.''
Joining the president in the Rose Garden was an unusual display of his high command. Along with Vice President Cheney were Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Secretary of State Colin L. Powell; Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser; Karen P. Hughes, an adviser to the president; and Laura Bush.
by redstatehatemonitor, Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 06:07:43 AM EST
School children from both Colombia and neighboring Ecuador actually drew these pictures included in this diary. The United States government's primary strategy for combating the narcotics industry and the leftist FARC guerillas that control an area of Colombia the size of SWITERLAND involves aerial crop spraying with a deadly poison sold on the market as Roundup weedkiller. The spray not only kills coca plants, but any other, legal, crops in the vicinity. Sadly it also kills livestock and far worse it has also killed many children.
by redstatehatemonitor, Fri Feb 01, 2008 at 08:08:45 AM EST
It appears we jumped the gun on this one anyway it brings me great sadness to update this.
Nevermind, Barack Obama Wants to Arrest Marijuana Users After All
For one brief glorious moment, we thought Barack Obama supported marijuana decriminalization. He said so in 2004 and his campaign reiterated it yesterday, only to subsequently retreat and pledge support for current marijuana laws.
At first, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said that the candidate had "always" supported decriminalizing marijuana, suggesting his 2004 statement was correct. Then after the Times posted copies of the video on its Web site today, his campaign reversed course and declared he does not support eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana possession and use."If you're convicted of a crime, you should be punished, but that we are sending far too many first-time, non-violent drug users to prison for very long periods of time, and that we should rethink those laws," Vietor said. The spokesman blamed confusion over the meaning of decriminalization for the conflicting answers. [Washington Times]
Last fall during a nationally televised presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare that he opposed decriminalizing marijuana.
by redstatehatemonitor, Fri Dec 21, 2007 at 11:40:54 AM EST
Razali Ahmad , 33 , of Gombak , Malaysia
Drug trafficker breaks down in court
THIRTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Razali Ahmad wept in court yesterday, when the Shah Alam High Court sentenced him to the gallows after finding him guilty of drug trafficking.
Razali, a despatch rider, was charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act with trafficking 858 grams of cannabis at a house in Jalan Dewan Gombak Setia on Aug 6, 2003, at 5.45pm.
DEATH Penalty for DRUGS also here in USA
by redstatehatemonitor, Sat Dec 01, 2007 at 09:00:30 AM EST
I should have said so called "Liberal Press" because it's just not true it's a myth that's been used by the conservatives for propaganda so long that they have talked themselves into believing their own lie. The truth is at least on the TV Network News when you take out the extreme right wing Fox News from the rest of the mainstream media then you still have a center-right orientated TV press with a few notable exceptions such as Keith Olbermann.
The surge is a complete failure simply because when you remove your armed forces from the war in Afghanistan to prevent losing the other war in Iraq it can't in anyway be called a success especially when it causes you to lose the war in Afghanistan this is exactly what is occurring yet sadly that's not even the worst aspect of the Bush Administrations doomed Afghan policy. The map of Afghanistan pictured below is six months old the Taliban has furthered their territorial gains since then.
by redstatehatemonitor, Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 06:37:24 AM EST
Rudy Giuliani is the only GOP candidate that even has a chance to beat us unfortunately for some reason independent voters simply adore the former mayor of NEW YORK CITY. Even some Democrats will support his candidacy. Many of my Gay friends including my nephew who lived on Long Island going to Medical School during much of Giuliani's tenure as mayor are supporting him although they never vote GOP. As hard as it is to imagine if elected president Giuliani may be worse than George W. Bush.
by redstatehatemonitor, Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 02:24:27 PM EDT
The Republicans have a very short memory as they continue to use the MOVEON "General Betrayus" add to attack Democrats. Back in June 1951 during the peak of the Korean War a war in which over 35,000 US Troops lost their lives extreme right wing GOP Senator Joseph McCarthy accused Secretary of Defense 5-Star General George C. Marshall of "deliberate treason". He also claimed that General George Marshall had been a Communist Agent for the USSR since the 1930's and that he took orders directly from Moscow.
by redstatehatemonitor, Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 05:41:32 AM EDT
Where is the outrage over the fact that Fred Thompson worked defending terrorists who were responsible for the deaths of 270 mostly American (189 USA) innocent lives. Bill Clinton getting a blow job in the White House or John Edwards getting an expensive haircut is supposed to attract my attention yet I'm told to forget this scum bags unacceptable greedy behavior. What if a Democratic candidate had done this it would be all over the so called liberal fucking media. Why is this bastard getting a free fucking pass. Fred Thompson is a morally repugnant bottom-feeding slug who sell his soul for a dime. No wonder big Fred Thompson is calling for Osama Bin Laden to get a fair trial good old Fred is probably wanting to get his greedy paws on some of that huge Bin Laden fortune if he fails to win his bid for the White House.
by redstatehatemonitor, Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 09:19:56 PM EDT
For the last 5 years of the Vietnam War the soldiers had a saying that no one wants to be the last man to die in failed conflict. I couldn't have imagined that the American citizens would have tolerated for so long the return of their children in body bags to resolve a conflict among Iraqi ethnic groups who are unable to do so on their own. Today in Iraq just as during the Vietnam conflict no one wants to be the last man killed in a unjust war that should have never occured.
Sept. 19, 1971
by redstatehatemonitor, Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 03:01:11 AM EDT
This shameful tale of genocide , hypocrisy, injustice , and betrayal is the perfect example of what typically occurs when the United States tries to Police the World by sticking our nose where it doesn't belong usually in the form of an unjust war such as todays Fools Crusade otherwise known as the War in Iraq. Our reckless actions only serve to destroy the minority ethnic and religious groups in these countries we invade. Just look at the plight of the Iraqi Christians who were free to practice their religion under Saddam but today because of our foolish endeavor half of Iraq's Christian has fled.