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2008 July 02 — Why Now?
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Just Stupid

Someone needs to explain the concepts of “reality” and cognitive dissonance to people speaking for the US government, because this report on MSNBC is stupid on multiple levels: U.S.: Iran won’t be allowed to close key oil route

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – The U.S. Navy and its Gulf allies will not allow Iran to seal off the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the commander of U.S. naval forces in the Persian Gulf said Wednesday.

The 5th Fleet is based in Bahrain, across the Gulf from Iran. [Commander of the 5th Fleet, Vice Adm. Kevin] Cosgriff said that if Iran chocked off the Strait of Hormuz, it would be “saying to the world that 40 percent of oil is now held hostage by a single country.”

“We will not allow Iran to close it,” he told reporters.

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July 2, 2008   14 Comments

Military Service

MSNBC asks the question: Military service: A diminished campaign asset?

The short answer is yes, and the proof is the distribution of Purple Heart band-aids at the GOP’s 2004 convention.

Of course, they don’t want to talk about what happened to John Kerry, they want to talk about what Wes Clark said about John McCain.

This is what he said:

GENERAL WESLEY CLARK: I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in Armed Forces as a prisoner of war. He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn’t held executive responsibility. That large squadron in Air…in the Navy that he commanded, it wasn’t a wartime squadron. He hasn’t been there and ordered the bombs to fall. He hasn’t seen what it’s like when diplomats come in and say, ‘I don’t know whether we’re going to be able to get this point through or not. Do you want to take the risk? What about your reputation? How do we handle it publicly’

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July 2, 2008   16 Comments