Sunday, March 23, 2008

Power Elite and the People; Cheney, Carville Express Contempt for Citizens DICK Cheney "SO" copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. In March 2008, as Americans pay homage to the thousands of soldiers and civilians lost in five years of battle we discover that the Administration and the elite allied with earlier Executive Branches are more contemptuous of the citizenry than we ever thought possible. In a interview with ABC News reporter, Martha Radditz, Vice President Cheney declared the Iraq war a stunning achievement, Arguably, the most powerful Vice President in American history stated, "On the security front, I think there's a general consensus that we've made major progress, that the surge has worked. That's been a major success." Perhaps, somewhat startled by the assessment Journalist Radditz observed; "Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting." The Vice President, Cheney, curtly, replied, "So?" Martha Radditz, with a notable inflection inquired, "You don't care what the American people think?" Dick Cheney content with his current tour of the Middle East offered his retort, "You can't be blown off course by polls." Indeed, the people they were elected to represent have never influenced this Administration. A similar contemptuous statement for the citizens of America was heard from a prominent ally of a former President, Bill Clinton, and his aspirant wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bill Richardson, a man who served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary during the Clinton administration, announced his support for Barack Obama, Democratic Presidential hopeful, and the man deemed the Former First Lady's rival. After New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, a public spokesperson, but still an individual who speaks for himself, as by law, he is allowed to do, offered his endorsement to potential President Barack Obama, James Carville criticized the statesman. Former lead strategist for the Bill Clinton's Presidential campaign, and animated, ardent consultant...
Vice President Dick Cheney Defines Fallen Soldiers; Volunteers For Death Cheney the man who cares copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. In a "glowing" statement, perhaps meant to glorify the horrific deaths of the soldiers slain in Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney offered, "I think it's a reminder of the extent to which we are blessed with families who've sacrificed as they have." The man who, in his youth sought five deferments in order to avoid service during the Vietnam War, went on to state, "A lot of men and women sign up because sometimes they will see developments." Richard B. Cheney helps us to recall the terror Americans felt as they witnessed the Twin Towers fall on September 11, 2001. He explains, this event and the thought of a terrorist threat "stimulated a lot of folks to volunteer for the military because they wanted to be involved in defending the country." "The thing that comes through loud and clear is how much they are committed to the cause, to doing what needs to be done to defend the nation," Cheney proclaimed. Yet, citizens cognizant of the reasons for a possible rise in recruitment remember more than a moment that changed the course of life for many young men and women. Promises made by this Administration were ample. The pledge to protect and defend was the battle cry in the States. Those whose parents sacrificed to secure a life in America believed, to serve in the Armed Forces would be an honor. Jesus Suarez was one of many immigrants who felt a need to fulfill a commitment to his homeland, past and present. Yo Soy el Army If you're an immigrant, at least Uncle Sam wants you By Deborah Davis Metro Active September 19, 2007 JESUS was an easy mark for the recruiter. He was a boy who fantasized...

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