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protect freedom impeach bush now Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 06:20 PM
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While Our Soldiers Die, Bush Has BBQ Bash For Big Donors
Edited on Sat Aug-09-03 06:22 PM by protect freedom impe
Our soldiers are being shot at and killed in Iraq,
yet this un-elected oil stooge throws a BBQ party for
his big money whore donors.

I'd like to see a TV split screen broadcast on any major news
outlet shown Bush and his cabal of crooks laughing and eating
and drinking beer at his faux ranch AND show the soldiers
eating MRIs in Iraq on the other side of split screen


Time for REGIME change right here at home 2004.


go read about smirk's BBQ partying for his big money thigs -
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 06:50 PM
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1. Bush and his bully buddies should personally take part in THEIR war
What a bunch of arrogant pricks who deserve to be on the front lines!
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 07:01 PM
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2. I would like to see an editorial cartoon showing Bush with bloody hands
bellowing "bring 'em on!" while sitting atop a pile of money in front of dead and injured US troops (or perhaps just a military cemetary) as fat cats approach him with more wads of cash.
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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 10:46 PM
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6. Close but not quite
what you're looking for Sorry not as techno as everyone else. Anyway good little cartoon and story.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 08:53 PM
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3. That Son of a B*tch! n/t
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 09:03 PM
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4. How about Chimpy springing for a picnic at Walter Reed Hospital?
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 10:25 PM
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5. The perfect setting for Bush* and his big donors ...
Edited on Sat Aug-09-03 10:26 PM by Benhurst
The Bush* Pig Farm.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-03 11:25 PM
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7. privileges of rank?
Found this letter on David Hackworths site.

"I do know there are people living in areas with running water and A.C. That, of course, is not us... although my COL lives like that. I do believe he was shielded from the reality by his staff for a while. As we crammed 50 soldiers in to two medium frame tents near a pond of dead fish which was also infested with mosquitos and there was absolutely no field sanitation support for miles, he was living in his own room inside an air conditioned building, had his own king size bed, his own bathroom, his own refrigerator, and his cappuccino machine. It was two weeks before he came down to see where the soldiers were living and that was only after the S4 and CSM kept blowing me off... so, I had to get the Corps Surgeon involved for sanitation reasons.

I do believe the COL is entitled to a higher standard of living, however, the inequality was astounding and even more was the fact that he tried to hide it, by posting guards at the entrance to the hallway and didn't say more than two words to any of the soldiers until two weeks after our arrival in Baghdad. We just needed to hear that he understood our situation and was doing everything he could to improve it." /

More from the Hackworth files:

The following "lessons learned" report from Operation Iraqi Freedom focusing on soldier weapons and equipment was provided to DefenseWatch.

Soldiers were generally dissatisfied with the performance of the Desert Combat Boot. The soles were too soft and were easily damaged by the terrain. This seemed to be more of a problem for the boots manufactured by Altima. Many spent their own money to have the boots resoled with Vibran soles with mixed success

The durability of the uniform was questioned due to the propensity of the thread to give away especially in the crotch area. Soldiers felt that dirt was to blame for the high failure rate. Soldiers did not receive an opportunity to have their uniforms laundered for over 30 days of combat

When they did get the opportunity, many refused it because of the perceived likelihood that their uniforms would be lost.

Interestingly, we heard a request for a hand-powered platoon- or company-level washing machine (e.g. a wash board) from several different soldiers and units

Soldiers still spend too much of their own money to purchase the quality packs, pouches, belts, underwear, socks and gloves they believe they need for mission success and comfort.

And finally:

The War According to David Hackworth: The Retired Colonel calls Donald Rumsfeld an "Asshole" Whose Bad Planning Mired U.S. troops in an Ugly Guerrilla Conflict in Iraq. His Sources? Defiant Soldiers Sending Dispatches from the Front. By Jonathan Franklin

"Soldiers are living in the dirt, with no mail, no phone, no contact with home, and no break from the daily monotony at all. I practically got in a fist fight with this captain over letting my private send an e-mail over his office's internet. This clown spends his days sending flowers to his wife and surfing the net. Fucking disgraceful and all too typical of today's Army."

"Soldiers get literally hundreds of flea or mosquito bites and they can't get cream or Benadryl to keep the damn things from itching ... .I am not talking about bringing in the steak and lobster every week. I am talking about basic health and safety issues that continue to be neglected by the Army."

"We did not receive a single piece of parts-support for our vehicles during the entire battle ... not a single repair part has made to our vehicles to date ... my unit had abandoned around 12 vehicles ... .I firmly believe that the conditions I just described contributed to the loss and injury of soldiers on the battlefield."

"We have done our job and have done it well, we have fulfilled our obligation to this operation, but we are still here and are still being mistreated and misled. When does it end? Do we continue to keep the liberators of Iraq here so they can continue to lose soldiers periodically to snipers and ambushes? My unit has been here since September and they have no light at the end of the tunnel. How many of my soldiers need to die before they realize that we have hit a wall?"
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