สล็อตscr888_สล็อตแจ็คพอตแตก_โปร โม ชั่ น คา สิ โน_เล่นเกมยิงปลาฟรี_ผลบอลเกาหลี เนชั่นแนลลีก https://www.google.com/https://wilbur.us/stuff/end-war-iraq en War Hawks: Franken and Obama https://www.google.com/https://wilbur.us/blog/2010-01-15-war-hawks-franken-and-obama <span class="vocabulary field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><h2 class="field-label">Stuff:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="vocabulary-links field-item even"><a href="/stuff/end-war-iraq">End the War in Iraq</a></li></ul></span><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><img src="/sites/wilbur.us/files/Franken_Obama.jpg" alt="Hawkes of a Feather..." width="250" height="167" style="float: right;" />Double depressing news from two 'progressive' leaders today.? It seems our freshmen President and Minnesota Senator have been washington-ized into the operations of the corporate war machine. I think they both resoundingly qualify as Hawks:</p> <p>Hawk:<strong>?</strong> one who takes a militant attitude and advocates immediate vigorous action; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> a supporter of a war or warlike policy</p> <p>I would add to this definition the fact that these people have never actively served in the military.</p> <hr /><h2><a href="http://blog.alfranken.com/2010/01/14/star-tribune-franken-expresses-support-for-obamas-afghan-troop-increase/" title="Permanent Link: Star Tribune: Franken expresses support for Obama¡¯s Afghan troop increase" rel="bookmark">Star Tribune: Franken expresses support for Obama¡¯s Afghan troop increase</a></h2> <p>Recently returned from a tour of Afghanistan, our previously uncommitted Senator Franken is now backing Obama¡¯s plan and is ¡°cautiously optimistic¡± about the war¡¯s progress.</p> <p>This is very disappointing as we now have the same result from Franken that we would have gotten from Norm Coleman.? Maybe I should just 'feel' better about it since Mr. Franken is a peacenik?</p> <ul><li>What happened to diplomacy?? </li> <li>What happened to alternatives?? </li> <li>What happened to the hard left line that Mr Franken portrayed in the campaign when he mentioned WELLSTONE?</li> </ul><p>How about these options:</p> <ul><li>For every Soldier we send, let's send a teacher, engineer, plumber, etc, to help rebuild their country.</li> <li>For every Dollar we spend on military operations, let's spend a dollar on infrastructure, education, and rebuilding.??</li> </ul><p>Why aren't we sending 30,000 civilians??</p> <hr /><h2><a href="http://rethinkafghanistan.com/blog/?p=1418" target="_blank">President Obama to Request Another $33 Billion for Unpopular Wars</a></h2> <p>Today the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/12/AR2010011203181_pf.html">Associated Press reports</a> that President Obama ¡°plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year.¡±?</p> <p>This is from the same president that ran on a campaign promise to close Gitmo, and get us OUT of Iraq!? Maybe if we send $33 BILLION more we can win the war in Afghanistan?? What will that look like??</p> <p>This from the same president that said the wars are putting excessive strain on our economy.? Maybe we need MORE strain right now??</p> <p>This is very disappointing as we now have the same result from Obama that we would have gotten from John McCain.? Maybe I should just 'feel' better about it since Mr. Obama is a peacenik?</p> <p>[inline:franken.jpg="War Hawk: Franken"]?????[inline:obama.jpg="War Hawk: Obama"]</p></div></div></div> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 03:06:17 +0000 wilbur 32 at https:// สล็อตฟรีเครดิต ถอนได้ 2019 www.baylanhafriyat.com Gitmo Again? https://www.google.com/https://wilbur.us/blog/2010-01-11-gitmo-again <span class="vocabulary field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><h2 class="field-label">Stuff:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="vocabulary-links field-item even"><a href="/stuff/end-war-iraq">End the War in Iraq</a></li></ul></span><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Remember last year when President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year?? Today (January 11th) is the annivarsary of the opening of <strong>Gitmo - 8 years ago</strong>.? The one year deadline set by President Obama is January 22nd, and it looks like Gitmo is still going strong!?</p> <p><a href="http://www.amnestyusa.org/lte/findpaper.php"><img src="/sites/wilbur.us/files/normalgreenhbtexttakeaction.gif" alt="Amnesty International USA: TAKE ACTION NOW!" width="651" height="94" style="border: 0pt none;" /></a></p> <p>We've come too far to fall back on failed policies of torture and indefinite detention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amnestyusa.org/lte/findpaper.php">Tell your local newspaper why you think closing Guantanamo and bringing torturers to justice is the right thing to do.</a></p> <p>Here's a "Letter to the Editor" that I wrote and submitted to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune today.?</p> <p> </p><hr /><h3>Guantanamo Lip Service</h3> <p><br /> January 11, 2010<br /><br /> Just one year ago, the election process was electric with talk of ending US Torture Policy and closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility as a symbolic gesture of ending this inhuman practice.? President Obama committed to closing Guantanamo by January 22, 2010.? Now just two weeks before that anniversary, it looks like Guantanamo will remain open.? What happened?<br /><br /> The issue with Guantanamo is greater than illegal methods of torture that were used there.? Guantanamo has been open for more than 8 years, providing the US with a facility for indefinite detention.? This is a direct violation of international law, yet we can somehow justify this?? There are over 100 detainees that have been cleared but not released.? Why?? <br /><br /> The closing of Guantanamo does not have to be an admission of past guilty for the US - that is a already established.? The closing can be the start of a new beginning, when we as a people can hold our heads high and say we no longer torture and detain illegally.? Who can't stand behind the closing of Guantanamo?<br /><br /></p><hr /><br /><br /></div></div></div> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:50:56 +0000 wilbur 31 at https:// สล็อตฟรีเครดิต ถอนได้ 2019 www.baylanhafriyat.com Yeah - 5000! https://www.google.com/https://wilbur.us/blog/2009-06-03-yeah-5000 <span class="vocabulary field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><h2 class="field-label">Stuff:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="vocabulary-links field-item even"><a href="/stuff/end-war-iraq">End the War in Iraq</a></li></ul></span><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Hey everyone, BIG news today!? Sources are confirming the 5,000th death in the Wars of Iraq and Afganistan!? We have quite a ways to go before this is really serious, but we are surely on our way.?</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=1782">Voters for Peace Announces 5,000 US?Deaths!</a></p> <p>Remember last November when Barack promised we would END?the WAR in Iraq? It does not seem to be going that way.? In fact, things are escalating in Afganistan and Iraq.? The increase in Afganistan is in actual US troops, AND Private Security Contractors.? Who needs a draft when we can HIRE?our way through this one!</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=1773">Obama Has 250,000 'Contractors' Deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and is Increasing the Use of Mercenaries </a></p> <p>Here's another scary statistic: there are about equal number of troops to mercenaries!</p> <p>Just one more story of note: To meet the deadline for the departure of troops from Bagdad, we did the RIGHT?thing.? Rather than withdraw the troops, we REDREW the boundaries of the city!? That's real American Ingenuity!</p> <p><a href="http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=1784" target="_blank">To meet June deadline, US and Iraqis redraw city borders </a></p> <p>Check out the rest of the dismal news from Voters for Peace!</p> <hr /><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dear Wilbur,<br /><br /> The news today on foreign policy is bad on many fronts. It is time for the peace movement to step up its activities throughout the country. <br /><br /> The U.S. passed the </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=7BES9HZOLBN6Y%2F3esurD4%2BBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">5,000th death of a U.S. service member</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"> in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This sad milestone is the tip of the iceberg of the dire effects of these wars - mass deaths and maiming of civilians, millions forced to flea their homes described as </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=NlI%2BW6cE8Kl%2FZlXO5OSn5uBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">"an exodus that is beyond biblical."</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"> <br /><br /> Wars are raging. Indeed, the deadline for U.S. troops to leave Iraqi cities has passed. To meet the deadline Iraq needed to </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=kLf3DUJuwhe7MhsfNJY2EOBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">redraw city boundaries</span></a><span style="font-size: small;">. So, the troops didn't move but they are no longer within city limits. </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=psHWFWnQdk3CrvVxI7WRCeBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">General Casey</span></a><span style="font-size: small;">, the Army chief of staff, said the Pentagon must plan for extended U.S. combat and stability operations in two wars - up to ten more years in Iraq. <br /><br /> And, a new report from the Pentagon indicated that there were now </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=07qy506MPQyl9WrHyu1Jp%2BBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">250,000 private security contractors</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"> in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is fair to call these people mercenaries since they do the jobs that service members did in Vietnam and other wars. When the mercenaries are added to the active duty troops it totals nearly 450,000 military personnel in the Iraq and Af/Pak wars. <br /><br /> And, to top off the hawkish news, on Monday President Obama appointed </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=XbfxR%2F6iIdBGqVqVBGjvNOBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">Rep. John McHugh</span></a><span style="font-size: small;">, who has been in Congress since 1993 and is the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee. McHugh, an advocate for military spending and a supporter of both wars, comes on top of the appointment of </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=jnVRA7mYWUla5t9zTIKHg%2BBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">General McChrystal</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"> to head the Afghanistan War - a general whose commands have been tied to torture and abuse of prisoners. <br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;">On the torture front </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=8OLWN0WrpM9u%2FF9Z4ejJteBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">General Petraeus</span></a><span style="font-size: small;">, in a stunning admission, acknowledges the US has violated the Geneva Conventions and international law. </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=FWepnpkl0giiyl6hVc0ZLOBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">General Sanchez</span></a><span style="font-size: small;">, the former top coalition commander in Iraq, has called for a truth commission to investigate abusive interrogation practices. Former President </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=O%2BCkhOovRSI0Yq5%2F2dIbxuBEcYL%2B3Ypx"><span style="font-size: small;">Jimmy Carter</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"> disagreed with Obama's decision not to release the photos and failure to fully investigate torture and abuse to determine whether prosecution is necessary. Unfortunately, President Obama is doing all he can to block release of the photos, supporting a bill co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham that will re-write the Freedom of Information Act to prevent the release of the torture and abuse photos. <br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;">Is the news bad enough yet? <br /><br /> We need to consistently let our representatives know that we oppose these actions and organize events to push them to end these wars and apply the rule of law to torture. <br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=eQGHpdZqbxXZTHP2%2FhmImuBEcYL%2B3Ypx">You can write your representatives and President Obama by clicking here</a>. <br /><br /> If you want to organize an event in your community we will publicize it to people in your area. Please let us know your plans and we can do a mailing to the Voters For Peace list in your area. Send an email to <a href="mailto:action@votersforpeace.org">action@votersforpeace.org</a> or visit the web calendar at <a href="http://votersforpeace.us/events/month.php">http://votersforpeace.us/events/month.php</a>.<br /><br /> If you don't like the direction the country is going it will not change without action by you and others. It is time to step up efforts to end the wars.<br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /> Sincerely, <br /><br /> Kevin Zeese <br /> Executive Director<br /> Voters For Peace<br /></span></span></p> </span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:13:48 +0000 wilbur 16 at https:// สล็อตฟรีเครดิต ถอนได้ 2019 www.baylanhafriyat.com