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A dose of reality for those who've been told that a Runaway Bride was the most newsworthy item this week.
(Seriously, I hate this shit.)
READER COMMENTS ON
"Celebrating Two Years of Mission Accomplished..."
(27 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... Harvey said on 5/2/2005 @ 9:07 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
... Peggy said on 5/2/2005 @ 9:40 pm PT...
Yes, great, sad post. Justice...Justice...Justice...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... understandinglife said on 5/2/2005 @ 10:07 pm PT...
MNA 1608: Day 2 of MissionNOTAccomplished
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Nana said on 5/3/2005 @ 6:00 am PT...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Shadowtwinchoas said on 5/3/2005 @ 8:09 am PT...
I sit at my computer and weep this morning as these images flash before my eyes. I cry and am glad that my 8 year old son was not reading with me as he does sometimes. Because how could I explain this to him. How could I explain that we have little or no control over our government who is wrecking this pain and destruction onto another country for nothing more than money. How can I sit here and calmly type this post as my heart feels like it's being ripped from my chest. I cry and wish I could change the world. How could I explain to him that his world is safe and that I can keep him safe when there is useless destruction everywhere. Where death and pain are strewn about like napalm because of money. In this world I call myself a mother, a Liberal, and an American. But what good does any of that do when I can't stop things like this. And I feel hopeless and lost this morning. For all that I can't do. All that I can't change. I weep for the people's country that we are destroying. I weep for a government out of control. I weep for my son who feels safe because I am here. But how can I keep him safe when we have a government who kills and maims without thought. How long before Americans will wake up? How long before people see the truth? How can I save the world?
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Nana said on 5/3/2005 @ 11:49 am PT...
I felt the same way. The only thing that works for me, is to channel that pain into rage. After I break a few things and the rage cools to anger, I do my most critical thinking. Thats when I get active.
I use it .
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 5/3/2005 @ 11:52 am PT...
Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, who's been working & writing to expose election fraud, war profiteering & many other issues, may be at a crisis point since his work has generated alot of rightwing attacks & more than one lawsuit. Go to
and scroll down to
Palast Investigations Under Attack for more info and/or to donate...it's tax-deductible and he is certainly a warrior-for-the-cause!
This made me cry and mourn for Peace. Not only does it illustrate the irresponsible silence of the MSM, it is also the legacy of Bush's Presidency, his administration, and all who support him. It defines him.
Thank you, Bushwacker, Buzzflash, Winter Patriot, and as always, Brad, for your dedication to truth, hard work, and Bradblog.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... Im with Rosey said on 5/3/2005 @ 12:21 pm PT...
I am searching my brain, my soul to find the depth of my sorrow. I cannot. How can we ever forgive? How can we ever be forgiven? How can we blast this everywhere? This is so powerful, please Brad, send this to everyone, msm, senators, representatives. Please send to Kerry, Michael Moore.
You have something here that can't help but make an impact on even the most hardened heart, the emptiest soul.
Thank you for reminding us all of what is truly important.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... Peggy said on 5/3/2005 @ 1:16 pm PT...
I sent an email to Jon Stewart at The Daily Show and asked him to run BUSHFLASH at the end of one of his shows. Probably he won't...but maybe he will.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 5/3/2005 @ 8:05 pm PT...
ah, god. I didn't go to that link right away. Just did now.
I don't want to give in to despair. Don't want to Don't want to.
Nothing to say after watching that. Just nothing.
If they saw it, would they be moved? Are they that dead inside?
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
... Kira said on 5/3/2005 @ 9:27 pm PT...
They're too busy yukkin' it up over Lump's racy jokes at the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Saturday night. About as funny as the WMD "not under here .." jokes her Sh* for brains husband cracked.
I stopped reading David Corn back in Nov. when he wrote that there was no election fraud. Traitor. But, I did read his column today. Here's the LINK in case you haven't read it.
The Bushes Offer a Horse Jerk-off Joke But No Words for the Troops...and Other Impolite Observations From the White House Correspondents' Dinner
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... Brad said on 5/3/2005 @ 10:14 pm PT...
I'm With Rosey -
I can't do everything! (especially right now) So please use that "Email it to Someone" button at the bottom of the article to help send it far and wide!
(Same goes for anything else you guys ever find here, of course!)
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 5/4/2005 @ 1:17 am PT...
Jose Chung #14
The people here will never agree with your point of view. I hope you can accept that. Your enthusiasm for the war in Iraq is remarkable. It would be a wonderful thing if you volunteered your services and went over there to assist with the effort. You could feel courageous and proud of yourself. You could go and confront evil and fight it where you really think it is. You could put your energy into a cause which you think is great. Maybe you could comfort the wounded soldiers. And you could make a sacrifice for this fine country.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... Nana said on 5/4/2005 @ 8:01 am PT...
Liberals don't lie to their children.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... Torqued said on 5/4/2005 @ 8:11 am PT...
Jose #14 --
We will leave the lying to bush and repugnant boot-lickers like yourself. We love our kids. Get your ass on a plane if you believe in the phony war on terror. Put out or shutup motherfucker.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Shadowtwinchaos said on 5/4/2005 @ 9:13 am PT...
Jose #14 - they are right. I don't lie to my son. I would never tell him that we are over there fighting for what's right. This isn't about fighting evil in Iraq - this is about stopping evil in our government. I don't just weep for my son - I weep for people like you who don't see the truth. I weep for those too blind to see the truth. Didn't you read about the memo saying that the govt. was looking for a reason to be over there. We aren't there for freedom. We aren't there to stop the violence. We are creating it. Did you watch that video? Did you see the children hurt and bleeding? Do you honestly believe that those children are evil? Do you believe that this is about bringing them freedom? Did they ask us to come over there and destroy their country? Did they ask that we kill their families? Did they ask us to come over there and burn their towns?
I don't want you to go over there and fight for what you believe in. I don't want anyone to go over there and fight. WE DON'T BELONG THERE!! WE ARE WRONG TO BE THERE!! And we have to put an end to the violence. We have to end this. My son will never sleep safely until the government stops being about money and power and starts being about the people of our country.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... Kira said on 5/4/2005 @ 11:14 am PT...
I am Soooooo Impressed!
Are you a pro-lifer? Are you one of those screaming thumpers who want to save a single stem cell and take away a woman's right to make decisions about her own body and life (quality of life for herself, her family and her children), yet care less about the child --- the actual human being --- after it is born?
Are you a pro-lifer? Are you a Christian? Do you condone the way this war is being managed (and that it is an act of aggression, not in response to a real threat)?
Have you read reports out of Iraq --- have you taken time to know what has happened to the innocent children, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers who have been slaughtered --- whose innocent families have been gunned down right in front of them?
Do you know about depleted Uranium - what it does to the land --- our soldiers --- innocent Iraqis those you claim are being liberated? Do you know what it does to the world?
Are you a chicken hawk like the ones who gleefully started this war?
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... MAXIE said on 5/4/2005 @ 11:24 am PT...
People are blind,aren't they?I think they want to keep their heads in the sand,then they don't have to take responsibility for doing nothing.My heart aches each time I hear of another death,their's or ours.I really wish I could go to each funeral of our soldiers that come home in a box,to represent each one of us,to tell them how sorry and hurt we feel.I wish I could tell the Iraqs how sorry I am for the way our people have treated them,how we are all trying to stop this war,but we seem to be getting nowhere.What will it take?
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
... Jose Chung said on 5/4/2005 @ 12:06 pm PT...
Why don't you tell your 8-year-old son this: That we are fighting evil in Iraq, that we have liberated 25 million people, that our soldiers are dying for the most just and moral war since World War II where we defeated Hitler and his Nazis, and that he is safe in his bed thanks to George W. Bush.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 5/4/2005 @ 3:34 pm PT...
I think many of the people in Iraq understand more than we think. I think they know that many of the people here are ashamed of this government. They are an educated and well informed country.
As sorry as we feel for the soldiers, they volunteered to go into a killing machine. That's what the military is for even though this war is illegal, and they couln't have anticipated this. It was so different in Viet Nam when guys were being drafted.
The situation in Iraq is very complicated. They have a huge history of outer conquest and inner conflict. Much of the violence now is within as well. A civil war has been brewing for a long time.
There is absolutely no justification for what we have done... it is as evil as a country can get... and we will pay for it, but many parties are partly responsible for what is going on now. There are even those who believe that we were manipulated and used by the Shiites to gain control.
As long as we remain strong in our opposition to man killing man we are OK. But we can't stop it yet and shouldn't feel TOO guilty.
And it isn't getting any better fast. One of the Abu Garib perpetrators of torture was too sick mentally to enter a guilty plea.
A hundred or so have been killed in the past few days, and hundreds more injured or maimed.
The sicko leader has dropped to an unusual low in the ratings after stealing the election.
Yep the exit polls and the ratings are in sync. We have criminals in high places and there is a great disturbance in the force.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 5/5/2005 @ 5:24 am PT...
Some are predicting that Iraq will be the graveyard of this administration and their dreams of empire.
The "baby-boomers" brought the advent of oil addiction to the western economies. It is said:
"The global economy today now uses more than four barrels of oil for every new one discovered.
In fact, according to a report by the industry consultants, IHS Energy, only 50% of the world's oil production has actually been replaced by new field discoveries. Annual discoveries have now fallen behind total consumption every year for the past 20 years. The consultants reported that all but three of the top-20 non-OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) oil-producing countries failed to replace their production with new discoveries. Russia and Mexico - the top-two non-OPEC producers, which together accounted for over 12 million barrels of daily production in 2003 - replaced just 11% and 10% respectively in the past 10 years. The report also shows that the percentage of discovered oil brought into production has steadily risen since 1975, which means that more and more of the legacy of past discoveries is being consumed. In 1975, about 65% of total discoveries were in production. Through the end of 2003 that figure had risen to 85% of all the oil ever discovered. In total, about 45% of all the oil found worldwide had been consumed by the end of 2003, according to the IHS data."
(italics added, link here).
This same baby-boomer generation also had the hippies who advocated a return to natural ways.
The next generation may have no choice, the status quo still being the holy grail of the "mission accomplished" neocon conspiracy to destroy.
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 5/5/2005 @ 3:41 pm PT...
Dredd # 24
They all know this. The writing is on the wall. That's why I think they are making this big grab now, knowing it will end soon. Alternative fuels are coming big time. That's why the overpricing now.. to get all they can out of their investment.
I think this empire building was largely a game to them. To see if they could pull it off. I'm sure it's no surprise to them that it has failed.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
... Jose Chung said on 5/6/2005 @ 10:03 am PT...
ALL WAR IS WRONG. We ought never of fought World War II, the Civil War, or even the Revolutionary War.
After all, the Revolutionary War was an illegal war that smacked of empire building and that was done mainly
for the money and for the tea.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
... Kira said on 5/6/2005 @ 2:05 pm PT...
Jose Chung #26
Are you the same Jose Chung who posted #14 --- "our soldiers are dying for the most just and moral war since World War II" ?
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