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The Bushes: One family, multiple scandals, one phrase

In 1986, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush offered an unsatisfying, passive-voice explanation for the Iran-Contra scandal in which the Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran in order to finance an illegal war on Nicaragua.

“Clearly, mistakes were made,” Bush said.


In 2004, then-President George W. Bush offered an eerily similar unsatisfying, passive-voice explanation for the Abu Ghraib scandal, in which U.S. officials tortured detainees at an Iraqi prison:

“It’s also important for the people of Iraq to know that in a democracy, everything is not perfect, that
mistakes are made,”
Bush said.


In 2015, former Gov. Jeb Bush offered a practically identical, unsatisfying, passive-voice explanation for his brother’s catastrophic war in Iraq, launched under false pretenses, and bungled every step of the way.

“Let’s go to Iraq,” Bush said during the Q&A at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
“There were mistakes made
in Iraq, for sure.”




MORE:
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/passive-voice-bush-family-tradition

The scariest chart you will see this week. Maybe this decade, if things go sideways ...



http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-scariest-chart-you-will-see-this.html
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/jebbies-little-secret.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Jeb Bush’s advisers: Wolfowitz, Chertoff, Hadley, Porter Goss, Michael Hayden (What could go wrong?)

Bush is casting a wide net for advice on national security. An aide provided to Reuters a diverse list of 20 diplomatic and national security veterans who will be providing informal advice to Bush in the coming months.

Many of them are from past Republican administrations, including those of his father and brother as well as that of Ronald Reagan.

The list includes people representing a wide spectrum of ideological views in the Republican Party, from the pragmatic to the hawkish. It includes James Baker, known for his pragmatism in key roles during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and former World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, a hawk as deputy defense secretary who was an architect of George W. Bush's Iraq policy.

Among others are two former secretaries of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, former national security adviser Stephen Hadley and a deputy national security adviser, Meghan O'Sullivan, as well as two former CIA directors, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden.



http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/18/us-usa-politics-bush-jeb-idUSKBN0LM06F20150218

My favorite cartoon from the time before the war.

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Please watch (especially if you live back east or love cats)

it will be worth it:

HERE: https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/B-E8l-nIEAAzeVU.mp4



from:
https://twitter.com/Yair_Rosenberg/status/568044782045372416

CNN: ISIS Lures Women With Kittens, Nutella

Damn it, we can't compete with that. ..

https://twitter.com/Yair_Rosenberg/status/568062239787192322

SHOCKER: If Obama is a Muslim- Then So Are Margaret Thatcher, President Reagan & The Governor Of AZ


ISIS fighter displays the gang sign. To Muslims, the extended forefinger is symbolic of the fundamental belief of Islam: There is but one God and Muhammad is his messenger.

FROM: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/02/obama_and_the_muslim_gang_sign.html#ixzz3S6tn4jwB
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When you see Obama holding up one finger in a photograph, F.W. Burleigh of the distinguished conservative journal American Thinker will have you know, he isn't telling someone to wait a minute, nor calling for attention, nor witnessing for Christ like Archie and the Gang, nor doing the Lindy Hop --
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/02/obama_and_the_muslim_gang_sign.html

Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign

Is President Obama a Muslim? A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light.

It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates...

The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign: The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger. The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger...











https://twitter.com/buddhafinger/status/568060283907915776?lang=en

more:
http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2015/02/further-comment-superfluous.html



Apparently, the conspiracy goes deeper then we thought:
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and the crazy gets picked up:
http://ezkool.com/2015/02/fox-news-pundit-wonders-if-there-are-islamists-embedded-in-the-white-house-audio/


LOL & peace,
kp

Cycle

Cycle

By Abriana Jetté

— For Amadou Diallo (1975-1999)

nine less
than Sean Bell

seven years later and yet all things
still the same same front stoop

same pebbles being kicked
same stump same flag

same everything i said it
because she said fifty bullets sounded

like one giant cloud of rain
i say it sure sounds like justice being hung

from a tree in Money, Mississippi,
like a reminder

don’t you try and live
boy don’t you live (how does one live?)

your mother lived with an extra million
for every forty one not guilty

rounds lived
without a son to spoil



http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/cycle_a_poem_to_reminds_us_of_amadou_diallo_in_blacklivesmatter_20150218

Here's Jeb getting real on the issues.

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7.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/keyraces98/stories/fl053098.htm




9.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/jeb-bush_n_6436546.html

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/if-jeb-bush-quotes-were-motivational-posters

If armed mercenaries invaded your country, that you have never attacked, would you fight back too?

i thought so....
:large

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