April 26th, 2007

yellow_elephant

More When The Going Gets More Mainstreamed Than Ever Before...

Ok, Here we go kids
The American military has charged a top commander at its main detention center here with "aiding the enemy," a rare and serious accusation that carries a maximum sentence of death.

According to a military statement released on Thursday, Lieutenant Colonel William Steele provided aid to the enemy between Oct. 1, 2005 and Oct. 31, 2006 "by providing an unmonitored cellular phone to detainees" at Camp Cropper, an expansive prison near Baghdad International Airport that held Saddam Hussein before he was executed.

The military statement said the charge was one of nine brought against Colonel Steele who - until he was detained last month - oversaw one of several compounds at Camp Cropper as commander of the 451st Military Police Detachment.

He was also accused of illegally storing and marking classified information, disobeying orders relating to his possession of pornography, dereliction of duty regarding government funds and conduct unbecoming of an officer - for fraternizing with the daughter of a detainee since 2005, and for maintaining "an inappropriate relationship" with an interpreter in 2005 and 2006.
...
But the case is clearly another public relations bruise for the American detention system. Camp Cropper was meant to signify reform. It was expanded in recent years to act as a replacement for Abu Ghraib, where American jailers photographed themselves humiliating and torturing Iraqi prisoners, and it now holds about 3,000 people.
...
Colonel Steele's case is at least the second involving accusations of collaborating with the enemy to arise from an American military prison. In Sept. 2003, Captain John Yee, a Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo detention center in Cuba, was accused of mutiny, sedition, aiding the enemy, adultery and possession of pornography.

The military dropped all the criminal charges the following March, citing national security concerns that would arise from the release of evidence against him; a month later, Captain Yee's record was wiped clean when an Army general dismissed his convictions for adultery and pornography.

[ cf U.S. military charges officer with "aiding the enemy"
(emphasis Mine, to Help The SLOW READERS) ]
Hum...

This is sooo going to be interesting watching this court case, as well as all of the Ideological WingNuttery.

Gosh, Golly, Gee Whiz, if this action goes through, and we get a Capital Conviction. Will the NeoConClownCarCrew need to find a new phrase for
Hanoi Annie Coulter Is Still Angry that God did not give Her A Penis
or will they just hope that no one notices that for an arbitrary amount of time they have hijacked technical term, and run them into the ground as mere meaningless Partisan Political Rhetoric.

Or should we just avoid most of this discussion until after the Movie Of The Week Phase...

Would this be a bad time to ask why the DOD's PAO's sound like the Russo-Cuban PAO's from say Red Dawn, or
that totally Groovey Amerika - The TV Mini Series from the 80's... Didn't anyone ever think of updating the rhetorical devices, or at least working on finding some that were still considered operable...
yellow_elephant

And Now The Plea Bargining Begins...

Oh how reassuring to know that one can always work out a Plea Bargain deal, and if one is lucky, maybe even get a congressional immunity....
A House panel granted immunity Wednesday to a former Justice Department aide in its probe of the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, while senators authorized a subpoena for the White House's political director.

Monica Goodling, a former aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, had invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refused to testify before Congress about the firings.

The Justice Department released documents that show Goodling was involved in discussions about which prosecutors would be fired. Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Michigan, said the committee "exhausted all reasonable efforts to obtain Ms. Goodling's critical information" short of offering immunity.

The panel also voted to subpoena Goodling in connection with the probe.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 32-6 to authorize the grant of immunity to Goodling, who resigned earlier this month.

[ cf Former Gonzales aide gets immunity ]
Ok, call me old fashion.

But what is wrong with offering Frau Goodling an All Expense Paid Vacation in Lovely GitMo, or better yet, we could render her off to say Abu Ghraib, until she was willing to explain it all, about who were the Satanists, and where were those Terrorist Cells in the Justice Department....

I mean she would understand that in a time of transferring the tax liability unto the Unborn there are these Special Powers that keep on wandering around....
yellow_elephant

got The Corrrect Victims Mentality????

WOW VM, it's not just an OS anymore...
If you really want to blame someone for trying to destroy the United States, point the finger at… Satan?

The devil, Lucifer… whatever you want to call it, one Utah Republican says it is he who is trying to bring the USA down.

And Satan’s apparent weapon of choice: Allowing illegal immigrants to cross the border.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah County District 65 Chairman Don Larsen has submitted a formal resolution to oppose the devil’s plan to destroy the country -- to be discussed this weekend at the Utah County Republican Convention.

“In order for Satan to establish his ‘New World Order’ and destroy the freedom of all people as predicted in the scriptures, he must first destroy the U.S.,” Larsen’s resolution states. “[It is] insidious for its stealth and innocuousness.”

Larsen’s proposal to defeat Satan? Close the borders to illegal immigrants to “prevent the destruction of the U.S. by stealth invasion.”

[ cf Utah Republican Blames 'The Devil' For Immigration ]
Must Be A Tough Campaign Season....

Makes me wonder what EVER will we do when they learn that the Gay HomoZeXual Pirate Canadianists are NOT speaking Spanish....
yellow_elephant

Fear And Ignorance....

It is a Bit Amusing that there are still folks who are NOT really willing to be open and honest. I will of course complement
ELISE FISHER
Secretary of The Association of United Pagans
A CA Religious Non-Profit Corporation
http://www.aupagans.org
Taxpayer AND Voter
for offering up that detail.

Never mind the fact that the entry was amusing. Almost self referrentially silly in the context. But as someone else noted
I wonder why ths guy dont delete the "other" comments?

And how come anyone can post?

Strange that this bigoted, racist paranoid lets anyone say anything on a blog entry.

Weird.
and an Even Smarter Person Noticed
Anyone see this up thair?

"Probably a drive-by who hasn't learned to interpret Drieuxish hypersarcasm yet."

Maybe that "doctor" guy knows something we dont.
So yeah, I'll back my Doc, He's My Man - he is one of the reasons I want to Keep Freaks Like Him WEAPONS FREE....

And IF you are not smart enough to Understand that as A REAL VALUE, then maybe folks may want to work out which part of "service to country" they need to actually revisit in the midst of a Whole Lot Of Other Issues.

But I am amused that They Did What? got the so called Persecuted Types soooo Upset...

Gosh, now if they could work out whom they are really upset at, and how do they want to deal with those types, and what sorts of Positions DO we as americans really want to have in the whole process....

What if "freedom of religion" WAS a really bad Idea, not merely as Law, but as Epistemology? Any of you folks have the Courage of Your Convictions to read either Harris' "End of Faith" or Dennett's "Breaking The Spell"?? Ah yes, if we were to have an actual rational discourse on the matter would it be safe to deal with the God Delusion in any of it's Manifestation???

Ah yes, it is such a fun filled time watching folks well, not do their best...

Who Knows, some day americans may have to wake up in America, and Actually Live There.
yellow_elephant

The Money Shot In The Gooding Giggler....

WOW!!! Now for those of us from the Old School Tie Crew, this is Con Law Pron at it's best
Most of the assertions in your letters to Sen. Leahy and in Ms. Goodling’s declaration do not constitute a valid basis for invoking the privilege against self-incrimination. The fact that a few Senators and Members of the House have expressed publicly their doubts about the credibility of the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General in their representations to Congress about the U.S. Attorneys’ termination does not in any way excuse your client from answering questions honestly and to the best of her ability. Of course, we expect (as we are sure you do) your client to tell the truth in any interview or testimony. The alleged concern that she may be prosecuted for perjury by the Department of Justice for fully truthful testimony is not only an unjustified basis for invoking the privilege and without reasonable foundation in this case but also so far as we know an unwarranted aspersion against her employer.
[ cf House Judiciary Committee leaders challenge Monica Goodling's 5th Amendment claim ]
As Good As It Gets....

Here is some NeoConClownCarCrew Opo-Researcher out of her depth having not thought it through that her assertion against her now former employer basically asserts that the Tyranny has been in place, and she is fearful for her realPolitik....

Boy talk about the Massive Religious Conversion Moment in the Middle of A Time Of Transferring the Tax Liabilities Unto the Unborn...