The VP told reporters on his plane it was a priority
To call him an administration official with seniority.
But when he started talking -- this part made me sigh --
He kept on more than once using the revealing word "I."
Old soldiers never die, they just fade away
People once agreed
The young ones get ignored and mistreated
Over at Walter Reed.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jules Carlysle
Newton's Third Law states that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". I call this "The Physics of Failure" and it's always given me great hope for my future.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern
That was one of the key questions asked of newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Tuesday. Why had McConnell avoided this front-burner issue in his prepared remarks? Because an honest answer would have been: "Beats the hell out of us. Despite the billions that American taxpayers have sunk into improving U.S. intelligence, we can only guess."
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
The following is a short list of those who have the audacity to think they know how to plan and execute a war and who willingly participated in sending our sons and daughters to war! They've never had to face the business end of a rifle during war time! "REPUBLICANS (and these are the guys sending people to war): George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam, disappeared from duty. Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage. Karl Rove: did not serve. Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve. Vin Weber: did not serve. Richard Perle: did not serve. Douglas Feith: did not serve. Eliot Abrams: did not serve. Spencer Abraham: did not serve. Bill Kristol: did not serve. Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor. Rudy Giuliani: did not serve. Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer. Newt Gingrich: did not serve. Mitch McConnell: did not serve. Dennis Hastert: did not serve. Tom DeLay: did not serve. Roy Blunt: did not serve. Bill Frist: did not serve. Rick Santorum: did not serve. Trent Lott: did not serve. John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business. Jeb Bush: did not serve. Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max Cleland's patriotism. Richard Shelby: did not serve. Jon Kyl: did not serve. Tim Hutchison: did not serve. Christopher Cox: did not serve. B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea. Phil Gramm: did not serve ... Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve. John M. McHugh: did not serve. JC Watts: did not serve. Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem," although continued in NFL for 8 years as quarterback. Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard. George Pataki: did not serve. John Engler: did not serve. Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base. PUNDITS and PREACHERS: Sean Hannity: did not serve. Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.') Bill O'Reilly: did not serve. Michael Savage: did not serve. George Will: did not serve. Chris Matthews: did not serve. Paul Gigot: did not serve. Bill Bennett: did not serve. Pat Buchanan: did not serve. John Wayne: did not serve. Kenneth Starr: did not serve. Antonin Scalia: did not serve. Clarence Thomas: did not serve. Ralph Reed: did not serve. Michael Medved: did not serve. Charlie Daniels: did not serve. Ted Nugent: did not serve. (He only shoots at things that don't shoot back.)"
Subject: Behind the Walter Reed Scandal
Whose Real Votes Support Troops More? Actually Democrats???
Is this claim true?
"All Senate Democrats have been more supportive of the troops -- when it comes to their actual votes, over the past five years -- than any of the Senate Republicans."
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Instead of accepting any blame for the Walter Reed Hospital scandal, the White House instead scapegoated its commander, Maj. Gen. George Weightman. Of course, the Bush Administration shares in the responsibility too because it also oversees the hospital and the appointment of the military's top brass.
Subject: GOP Filibuster on Iraq
"I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore."
Today was another frustrating day of no action on Iraq in the US Senate. McConnell & the GOP, with help from Lieberman, once again prevented any debate or action on Iraq. How much longer can we tolerate this immoral neglect of our troops in Iraq?