August 16th, 2007

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Why Does All Headline News HATE Freedom?

The suicide rate among U.S. soldiers reached a 26-year high last year, according to an advance copy of a Department of Defense report obtained by the Associated Press. Most of the attempted or committed suicide's took place in Iraq.
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With the Army stretched thin by low enlistment and ongoing wars on multiple fronts, the Pentagon has had to extend normal tours of duty from 12 to 15 months, with many soldiers being sent back into war zones multiple times.

After reports last year exposed high rates of post-traumatic stress syndrome among returning soldiers, the Army has bolstered it's mental health programs. Officials report that approximately 35 percent of soldiers seek some form of mental health treatment within a year of returning home.

[ cf Military Suicide Rate Reaches 26-Year High ]
War?

What War???

If there were a War On the fighting 101st Keyboardists would be in the very thick of it...

Besides, if people do not accept Dubya as their Personal Lord And Savior, can the military be held responsible for God Damning Them for their lack of faith in the one True And ONLY american religion as the argument from intelligent design demands...
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But is it a victory for american law???

Hum...
Jose Padilla was convicted of terrorism-conspiracy charges in a victory for the Bush administration, which held him in a military prison as an enemy combatant for more than three years.

Padilla, 36, a U.S. citizen, and two co-defendants were found guilty today by a federal jury in Miami of conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country, conspiring to provide support to terrorist groups and providing such support. They could be sentenced to as much as life in prison. An earlier accusation that Padilla plotted to explode a radioactive ``dirty bomb'' wasn't included in the charges.

``We can appeal,'' Padilla's mother, Estelle Lebron, told reporters. ``I don't know how they could find him guilty. There were 300,000 calls and there's no evidence he spoke in code'' in the phone calls recorded by investigators. ``George Bush won today,'' she said.
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Former U.S. Navy lawyer Charles Swift suggested the government wasn't being candid when it said in 2004 that it needed to hold Padilla as an enemy combatant.

``When the Justice Department said they couldn't prosecute him, they were wrong,'' said Swift, who helped win a 2006 Supreme Court ruling that Bush lacked authority to try Guantanamo Bay inmates in military tribunals. The verdict shows that ``not only could they try him, they could convict.''

[ cf Jose Padilla Convicted by U.S. Jury in Terror Case ]
Hum....

Interesting how that 'dirty bomb' gag keeps on Giving. Nothing was ever so Loving as Comrade Party Leader John Ashcroft announcing that in Moskva, should have been on the steps of the KGB HQ, would have been so much more dramatic, and how this dirty bomber was being turned over the military, because there would be no way that the government could get a conviction in a mere civilian court....

Who knows....

It will be so interesting to see what will come of this case.

More importantly, how americans will react if this level of power falls into the hands of Hitlary and her Rad Femi Surf Nazi's.... and they start winning against anyone who dissents against their regime..
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But if....

... Petraeus really thinks you are a Pussy, as Kristol recently explained to Jon Stewart, does this mean that Kristol was equally being truthier that Bush didn't think that Jon Stewart was a Pussy....

Especially in light of this growing comedy talking point:
Despite Bush's repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government.
[ cf TPM: Ghost Written ( citing the LAT ) ]
GOSH....

What does it really take to know that one is really the sort of SuperDuperExtraSpecialSeriouslySekretSuperSekretSpecialSuperHumanGreatNewAndImprovedLawrenceOlivier
Oh dear, did they really mean that Petraeus is their new and improved actor, or were they confused about say Florence of Arabia... And gosh, if the Evil Liberal Media Meat Puppets are being told about him, knowing full well that if the Evil Liberal Media Meat Puppets KNOW, then the terrorists KNOW!!!!

All of which brings us to the greatest Holy Crusade Ever and the on going total march to total victory, and the most glorious of all possible victories ever, over the Iranian Flying Saucers.... Which of course is the Really Importantist Most SuperDuperExtraSpecialSeriouslySekretSuperSekretSpecialSuperHumanGreatNewAndImprovedLawrenceOlivier
Who will be able to do all of the True Things Truthierlyier than ever before!!!!!

You know, to keep the Iranian Flying Saucers from coming back....