BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIX MIX -- DC.
MEGAN THEE PUT ON HER FISHNETS AND SMILED AS HER PIMP (NEW YORK TIMES) PUSHED HER OUT OF THE MOVING CAR. BRUSHING HERSELF OFF, SHE RAN TO HER STREET CORNER AND STARTED PEDDLING "A NEW POLL SHOWS AN INCREASE IN AMERICANS WHO THINK IT WAS RIGHT TO START AN ILLEGAL WAR WITH IRAQ!"
EXTRA!, EXTRA!, SHE'S A LIAR AND IDIOT.
CITING A NEW CBS NEWS - NEW YORK TIMES, MEGAN THEE LIES ABOUT AN INCREASE. MEGAN THEE PROCLAIMS (WHILE POUTING AND STICKING HER UGLY ASS OUT), "But the number of people who say the war is going 'very badly' has fallen from 45 percent earlier in July to a current reading of 35 percent, and of those who say it is going well, 29 percent now describe it as 'somewhat well' compared to 23 percent just last week."
HERE'S WHAT THE PRESS HOOKER DOESN'T TELL YOU AS SHE TRIES TO SELL THE ILLEGAL WAR. THE POLL HAD 889 RESPONDENTS. LAST WEEK'S CBS NEWS - NEW YORK TIMES POLL THE HOOKER REFERENCES HAD 1554 RESPONDENTS. WITH ROUGHLY 700 LESS RESPONDENTS, THE POLLS ARE NOT COMPARABLE BUT THEY MAY BE INSTRUCTIVE IF THE POLLSTERS DECIDED TO DELIBERATELY EXCLUDE 700 PEOPLE TO FIX THE RESULTS.
MEGAN CAN'T TELL YOU. SHE'S GOT TO MAKE $15 BUCKS TONIGHT OR HER PIMP'S GOING TO BEAT HER UP. IT'S A TOUGH LIFE WHORING YOURSELF OUT IN SUPPORT OF AN ILLEGAL WAR.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Starting with war resistance. Agustin Aguayo served in Iraq as a medic and attempted to be granted CO status. The US military refused to grant it and claimed that there had to be a religious awkening (which CO status does not require) while ignoring Aguayo's religious awakening. After his first tour, Aguayo was stationed in Germany when he was informed he would be returning to Iraq. Aguayo self-checked out and returned in less than 30 days which DID NOT prevent the US military from charging him with desertion (despite the fact that the accepted measure for a desertion charge is a minimum of 30 days). Aguayo's court-martial was held in the spring and he was sentenced to prison but the time since the end of September was recognized as time served. Aguayo is now back in the US and speaking out. Sunday he spoke in Los Angeles and Stuart Silverstein (Los Angeles Times) reports
he "received a hero's welcome" and declared that while serving in Iraq, "I realized I wasn't just a medic, someone that helps and patches up and heals the wounded. I was much more. I was an enabler of these missions." Silverstein reports that Aguayo self-describes as a "conscientious objector/war resister." The Acorn reports that Aguayo will speak this Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Grant Brimhall, Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. James Rd., that the event is "free and open to the public" and more information is available by calling (805) 375-9939.
There is a growing movement of resistance within the US military which includes Phil McDowell, Steve Yoczik, Ross Spears, Jared Hood and James Burmeister, Eli Israel, Joshua Key, Ehren Watada, Terri Johnson, Luke Kamunen, Leif Kamunen, Leo Kamunen, Camilo Mejia, Kimberly Rivera, Dean Walcott, Linjamin Mull, Agustin Aguayo, Justin Colby, Marc Train, Robert Zabala, Darrell Anderson, Kyle Snyder, Corey Glass, Jeremy Hinzman, Kevin Lee, Joshua Key, Mark Wilkerson, Patrick Hart, Ricky Clousing, Ivan Brobeck, Aidan Delgado, Pablo Paredes, Carl Webb, Jeremy Hinzman, Stephen Funk, Clifton Hicks, David Sanders, Dan Felushko, Brandon Hughey, Clifford Cornell, Joshua Despain, Joshua Casteel, Katherine Jashinski, Chris Teske, Matt Lowell, Jimmy Massey, Chris Capps, Tim Richard, Hart Viges, Michael Blake, Christopher Mogwai, Christian Care, Kyle Huwer, Vincent La Volpa, DeShawn Reed and Kevin Benderman. In total, forty-one US war resisters in Canada have applied for asylum.
Information on war resistance within the military can be found at The Objector, The G.I. Rights Hotline, Iraq Veterans Against the War and the War Resisters Support Campaign. Courage to Resist offers information on all public war resisters.
In a press briefing (via videolink) with reporters at the US Pentagon, General Walter E. Gaskin, declared Friday, that "we have turned the corner. . . .we truly turned the corner". Reality? As noted by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) today, "New Pentagon statistics show that the number of attacks in Iraq last month reached their highest daily average since May 2003. The data, which was obtained by Reuters, shows an upward trend in daily attacks in the four months since President Bush decided to escalate the war. During the month of June there was a daily average of 178 attacks against coalition troops, Iraqi security forces, civilians and infrastructure."
Over the weekend, the US military conducted an air strike in the heavily populated area north of the capital. Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Qais Mizher (New York Times) reported that the US military asserted they had killed 'insurgents' only. Molly Hennessy-Fiske (Los Angeles Times) reported that the Saturday air attack was disputed by eye witnesses in Husseiniya "said U.S. helicopters attacked three houses in a four-hour period, killing at least 18 people, including women and children. They said about 21 people were wounded in the attacks, which leveled the buildings" and quoted Hazim Hussein stating, "It was a war and not a response to an attack targeting them. It was a war against civilians inside their houses."
Hannah Allam and Jenan Hussein (McClatchy Newspapers) quoted Salam al Rubaiye who disputed the US military's account and declared, "Lies, lies, lies.The Americans always try to change the truth, especially when it concerns the Sadrists," and Bassem Musawi who stated, "I took out with my own hands the bodies of two young children, two men, two adult women and four little girls. I don't know why the Americans bombed these homes. I know one was the house of Abu Mustafa. He's a very poor man with only one boy and the rest of his family are girls. And he didn't even have a rifle." Democracy Now! today quoted one unidentified resident declaring, "This is what the occupation does. The occupation. Look at the fork-lift trucks, they've turned the world upside down, our relatives have been ripped to pieces. Does God accept this? Does Mohammed accept it? Why, are we heathens? Even Israel hasn't done anything like this. Israel did not do what America has done to us." And Amy Goodman (DN!) informed that "Sunday nearly 1,000 Iraqis rallied in Husseiniya to protest the killings."
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