An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The Bush administration’s plan to sell $20 billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and five other Persian Gulf countries is running into congressional opposition and criticism from human rights and arms control groups.
Members of Congress vowed yesterday to oppose any deal to Saudi Arabia on grounds that the kingdom has been unhelpful in Iraq and unreliable at fighting terrorism. King Abdullah has called the U.S. military presence in Iraq an “illegitimate occupation,” and the Saudis have been either unable or unwilling to stop suicide bombers who have ended up in Iraq, congressional sources say.
Has the man completely lost his mind?????????? Contrary to what he thinks, these people are NOT allies!
In Houston’s prosperous River Oaks, campaign donations have been flowing to the presidential contenders, particularly Republicans Rudolph Giuliani and Mitt Romney.
Over in eclectic Montrose, however, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama is tops in raking in the contributions. And on the city’s working class east side, none of the national candidates is reaping big campaign checks.
Being familiar with both areas, I can tell ya exactly the type of folks who are doing the donating. River Oaks: that would be the folks who provide jobs for a good chunk of folks. Montrose: well, I’ll be polite, and just say artsy fartsy types.
It’s easy to tell the difference between the two parties on foreign policy in this presidential campaign. The Democrats all want to talk about getting out of Iraq, but not so much about Al Qaeda or terrorism. The Republicans all want to talk about terrorism, but not so much about Iraq.
The Dhimmis talk defeat, the Repubs talk about victory. Hmmm…..yeah, there’s a difference alright. But war is not the only thing people care about, and sadly the lefty media isn’t paying attention.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative ruling camp was headed for a devastating election defeat today that could well force the 52-year-old leader to resign, media exit polls showed.
The election for half the seats in parliament’s 242-member upper house is the first nationwide electoral test since Abe took over as prime minister 10 months ago, pledging to boost Japan’s global security profile, rewrite its pacifist constitution and nurture economic growth.
Pointing out my ignorance again: What is a ‘pacifist constitution’?
A Waunakee man was shot to death early today in a West Side Madison neighborhood.
Police said they were continuing to investigate the shooting of Kevin Cobbins, 26, according to the Dane County Coroner’s Office.
My prayers are with the family. (I thought the land of Oz was a ‘gun-free’ zone?)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks his mind and that is a big part of his cachet in anything-goes New York. But a sexual harassment lawsuit he settled in 2000 and other racy comments over the years show how his blunt style could prove a liability if he runs for president as an independent.
Bloomberg might have had an R behind his name to ride Giuliani’s coattails into office, but he’s no conservative. Sex scandal or not, he is not right for this country!
On a night four years ago, five soldiers back from three months in Iraq went drinking at a Hooters restaurant and a topless bar near Fort Benning, Ga.
Before the night was over, one of them, Spc. Richard R. Davis, was dead of at least 33 stab wounds, his body doused with lighter fluid and burned. Two of the group would eventually be convicted of the murder, another pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and the last confessed to concealing the crime.
Now some in Hollywood want moviegoers to decide if the incident is emblematic of a war gone bad, part of a new and perhaps risky willingness in the entertainment business to push even the touchiest debates about post-9/11 security, Iraq and the troops’ status from the confines of documentaries into the realm of mainstream political drama.
Hollyweird turning tragedy into profit and promoting it’s own agenda. What a shocker! (sarcasm)
Hezbollah’s leader said Saturday that the terrorist Islamic group’s war last summer with Israel has left the U.S. vision of a “new Middle East” in shambles and claimed the guerrilla group was ready to strike Israel again at any time.
The Middle East has it’s own vision….a world without Israel AND the U.S. I really think we should start paying attention to their words, and take them at face value.