Remember all that bullshit media blitz in 2005 with the pictures of smiling Iraqis and Afghans voting with ink on their thumbs to make us think we brought democracy to those countries (at the barrel of a gun)? Well, it was all bullshit. Just another lie. Another commercial we call "news" here in America. Look at this:
Although the preliminary results of the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections, expected to be announced Sunday, were postponed, interviews with Afghan and Western officials indicate that fraud was pervasive and that nearly 25 percent of the votes are likely to be thrown out.......the fraud, which included ballot-box stuffing, citizens forced to cast their votes at gunpoint, corrupt election officials and security forces complicit with corrupt candidates, is expected to mean that 800,000 to a million votes will be nullified.
Widespread Fraud Is Seen in Afghan Elections
Plenty of fraud evidence in Afghan election. Results in Doubt.
Success in Kandahar? Recent operation called success, but no international press witnessed it
Soldier silenced for testimony in Afghan killings probe
Iraqi police and army officers targeted in new wave of violence. Security vacuum blamed on politicians' failure to form a government
Fresh claims US is running secret prison in Afghanistan
Iran brokers behind-the-scenes deal for pro-Tehran government in Iraq
We're spending our money over there, so we don't spend it over here...on ourselves!!! To afford the continuation of these wars, let's cut: social security, medicare, medicaid, let's lower the minimum wage, let's stop funding things like firemen and policemen and don't forget college education and health care! We need to stay in Iraq & Afghanistan and spend all our money over there!!!
Over half of our federal spending is military. Any candidate who says they're against federal spending and purposely ignores the spending on this pie chart that is larger than all others combined, is LYING about being concerned with cutting federal spending. They are LYING! They want us to just spend all our money on wars and cut health care, education, and other things benefitting the American public:
Halliburton wins Exxon contract in Iraq
War Profiteering, that's why we're in Iraq & Afghanistan:
In my entire life, I have never seen a former president totally disappear from the face of the earth, let alone a president 2 years removed after being in there 8 years. I even see Clinton all the time, and Carter. But, like Bush was AWOL during his military "service", he is AWOL again. The only president in my lifetime I've witnessed totally disappear from the face of the earth as if he was never president:
Where is George W. Bush???
How do you stop a 3rd party movement? You hijack it! The Tea Party was hijacked! Here's Jesse Ventura on the Tea Party, political parties, and legalizing pot:
The Anti-Defamation League has a new list out tarring human-rights activists in the name of protecting Israel. Michelle Goldberg on how the group is only disgracing itself.
British director Mike Leigh cancels Israel trip to protest loyalty oath
Thousands march in Tel Aviv against loyalty oath bill
Israel provokes Palestinians and US by going ahead with new settlements
Israeli troops accused of shooting children in Gaza
In Pictures: Israel 'declares war on its people'
Giraldi - Israel's Policies Are Manifestly Evil
ICC urged to act over flotilla raid. Lawyers of the victims of Israeli raid on Gaza-bound aid flotilla present The Hague-based court evidence over incident.
Helen Thomas: You Cannot Criticize Israel in the US and Survive I
Helen Thomas: You Cannot Criticize Israel in the US and Survive II
Helen Thomas Retracts Apology To Israelis!
Media bias about the Israeli - Palestine conflict EXPOSED!
ISRAEL SOCIOPATHIC (E) Massive machinery amputates Israeli's Humanity - Gideon Levy at Columbia