Monday, April 21, 2008

Obama versus Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton & John McCain & Bin Laden

"Our position is that whatever grievances a nation may have, however objectionable it finds the status quo, aggressive warfare is an illegal means for settling those grievances or for altering those conditions." :

Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. American prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, in his opening statement to the tribunal
Crime Against Peace: A basic provision of the Charter is that to plan, prepare, initiate or wage a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements, and assurances, or to conspire or participate in a common plan to do so is a crime:
Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson
"It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy. Power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy ... The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States." : Boutros Boutros-Ghali

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." : Woodrow Wilson

Above Quotes borrowed from Information Clearing House, New,Commentary & Insight

UPDATE 7:13pm. GORD.

Yes once again Hillay Clinton plays the " Fear Card " with the " Bin Laden Card"

Hillary Clinton Ad Features Osama Bin Laden: Campaign AdWatch By Jason Linkins at Huffington Post april21,2008

As Jason Linkins points out:

" Today's polling indicated a slight upward trend for Senator Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, with most numbers tacking above the margin for error. Still, there might be something to the rumors that tomorrow's primary is expected to be a tight contest, and the clearest sign that the Clinton campaign is taking that seriously is that they've released a new thirty-second ad called "Kitchen," which "detail[s] how tough the job of President is...asking voters who they think is ready to step in and handle it." And, hey! Look who makes a cameo appearance! None other than stock footage of Osama bin Laden, presumably on loan from the defunct Giuliani campaign."

Rebuttal once again from Bill Clinton on the use of Fear as a campaign strategy:

also see:
Clinton's Attacks on Obama Patriotism Have Nothing to Do With "What the Republicans Will Say in November" - Everything to Do with Her Own Strategy by Robert Creamer at Huffington Post April 20, 2008

Anyway here's a couple of video clips for your edification and entertainment which may be relevant to the presidential campaign in the United States . If Obama wins will he go after Bush, Cheney Karl Rove & Co. Will Hillary Clinton protect Bush & Co. at any cost. In the end she is part of the Washington establishment and so she will protect her rich and powerful friends. Or will she be willing to investigate the Bush Regime for any possible criminal activities or cases of fraud and criminal negligence.

Is there much of a difference between McCain and Hillary. Is she just more of the same. She claims to have gained experience by being in the White House during Bill Clinton's presidency. If so then she must accept the good and bad decisions of Bill's time in office. During that period the United States imposed unreasonable sanctions on Iraq which led to the deaths of over 500,000 Iraqis. Did she believe that all Iraqis including toddlers and infants must share in the collective guilt of their government led by Saddam.I'm sure she sees nothing wrong with such a policy . Hillary seems to be from the Machismo school of Realpolitik believing its all just a game until an American citizen gets hurt then its serious. A million or so dead Iraqis does she or John McCain care . Given America's track record whom are we to trust. Believing in American exceptionalism and that America has been chosen by God has led to one blunder and horror after another.

Obama VS Clinton & Rove
from wehadron
Karl Rove supports Hillary Clinton ?

Olbermann Torture
When the president does it or oks it ; it is therefore not illegal.
Those of the executive branch or connected to it are above the law and cannot be prosecuted for criminal actions. Their actions by definition are never criminal. Hillary Clinton would of course favor this extreme notion of " Executive Privilege ". She wouldn't want to have to weigh her own actions as President giving some consideration that what she might want to do as president is not necessarily what she as president would be legally permitted to do. Hillary Clinton could be characterized as being a bit of a Neocon or what could be called Neocon Lite. She does believe in keeping and possibly expanding the American Empire to what end who knows -to make the rich in America richer; to exploit other nations and peoples; to spread American values such as insatiable consumerism , greed, militarism and the need for revenge and hate.
Interviews John Dean

Douglas Feith on Iraq War
Still defending the Iraq War
April 16, 2008

"Your Daily Politics Video Blog: The President bears the greatest responsibility for the catastrophe of the Iraq war. He was the key decision maker at every point. And he's fundamentally accountable. But if you look into the innards of the process that led to war there is probably no one who was either responsible for or involved with more of the bad decisions, more of the conscious decisions or horrible ideas than Doug Feith. You'd think someone like that would be keeping a low profile. But in fact he's got a new book out explaining how Iraq was a great idea, how nothing was his fault and sticking it to his enemies. Trainwreck is an overused term, but in today's episode of TPMtv we look at some choice moments from Feith's book release media tour where he explains how you've got the whole thing all wrong."

Also see:

Behind Analysts, the Pentagon's Hidden Hand
By David Barstow

Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration's wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.

Pentagon Propaganda & Antiwar Analysts
By The Nation
The article reports that most of the news organizations either didn't know or didn't care about their paid analysts taking direction from the administration while claiming to neutrally assess its policies; or taking expensive trips paid by the administration; or meeting secretly with senior administration officials and plotting military or political strategy; or competing for military contracts.
ICH:The Nation

and so it goes,

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