Bloggfęrslur mįnašarins, maķ 2007

Bill O'Reilly og John McCain ręša fešraveldiš

Stundum er engin leiš aš žekkja Bill O'Reilly og karakter Steven Colbert, į "the Colbert Report" ķ sundur. Ķ gęrkvöld fékk Bill-O John McCain ķ heimsókn (sjį YouTube upptöku hér aš nešan), til aš ręša um mįlefni lķšandi stundar. Undir lok vištalsins vildi O'Reilly svo fį įlit McCain į fešraveldinu, žvķ O'Reilly hefur vķst miklar įhyggjur af žvķ aš "the white, Christian, male power structure" standi frammi fyrir įrįsum frį "the far left": (frį Demokrataflokknum)

O’REILLY: But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I, and they want to bring in millions of foreign nationals to basically break down the structure that we have. In that regard, Pat Buchanan is right. So I say you’ve got to cap with a number.

Žessi oršaskipti leiddust žvķnęst śt ķ umręšu um žessa innflytjendur, og aš lokum jįtaši McCain aš hann deildi žessum įhyggjum O'Reilly af fešraveldinu: 

MCCAIN: In America today we’ve got a very strong economy and low unemployment, so we need addition farm workers, including by the way agriculture, but there may come a time where we have an economic downturn, and we don’t need so many.

O’REILLY: But in this bill, you guys have got to cap it. Because estimation is 12 million, there may be 20 [million]. You don’t know, I don’t know. We’ve got to cap it.

MCCAIN: We do, we do. I agree with you.

Ég hélt aš žaš hefši veriš tekin įkvöršun um žaš, einhverntķmann upp śr mišri 20 öld, aš viš ętlušum aš višurkenna aš žaš gęti fleira fólk en hvķtir kristnir karlmenn stżrt samfélaginu, og aš bęši konur og minnihlutahópar ęttu aš hafa ašgang aš völdum og įhrifum? En ķ kokkabókum Bill O'Reilly er slķkur jafnréttis og lżšręšisbošskapur einhverskonar "öfgavinstrimennska"?

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Pyntingar bandarķkjahers og CIA ‘Outmoded, amateurish and unreliable’ skv. sérfręšingum

Pyntingar hafa veriš mikiš ķ umręšunni ķ Bandarķkjunum. Pyntingar og ķll mešferš į föngum viršist t.d. hafa oršiš eitt mikilvęgasta prinsippmįl repśblķkanaflokksins. Ķ kappręšum forsetaframbjóšenda flokksins fyrir tveimur vikum kepptust frambjóšendurnir nefnilega viš aš yfirbjóša hvorn annan žegar žeir voru spuršir hvaš žeir myndu vera tilbśnir aš ganga langt ķ aš kreista upplżsingar śt śr grunušum hryšjuverkamönnum. Mitt Romney baušst t.d. til aš tvöfalda tvöfalda Guantanamo. Eftirfarandi upptaka af kappręšunum segir sennilega allt sem segja žarf:

Hvaš žaš er sem veldur žessari pyntingaįst flokksins er mér eiginlega hulin rįšgįta, og segir lķklega meira um andlegt įstand "the base", ž.e. höršustu stušningsmanna flokksins, kjósenda sem rįša žvķ hverjir sigra prófkjör. Žetta pyntingarugl er eitt mikilvęgasta framlag Bush stjórnarinnar til pólķtķskrar umręšu ķ Bandarķkjunum, žvķ stjórnin hefur gengiš fram fyrir skjöldu ķ barįttunni fyrir žvķ aš pyntingar verši višurkenndar sem hluti af "ešlilegum" vinnubrögšum hersins og leynižjónustunnar - og Fox news og ašrir mešlimir blašurmaskķnunnar hafa svo gripiš fįnann į lofti og talaš fjįlglega um Jack Bauer, og sjónvarpsserķuna 24, sannfęršir um aš žaš sé ekki hęgt aš sigra "strķšiš gegn hryšjuverkum" nema Bandarķkjamenn leggist enn lęgra en Al-Qaeda.

Žaš sem gerir žetta pyntingamįl fįrįnlegra er aš sķšan fréttir af Abu Ghraib bįrust fyrst, og jafnvel enn fyrr, hafa yfirheyrslusérfręšingar varaš viš žvķ opinberlega aš pyntingar séu nįnast gangslausar! New York Times flutti svo ķ gęr frétt af nżrri skżrslu sem samin var fyrir stjórnina af öllum helstu sérfręšingum ķ yfirheyrslum:

As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies are arguing that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.

The psychologists and other specialists, commissioned by the Intelligence Science Board, make the case that more than five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration has yet to create an elite corps of interrogators trained to glean secrets from terrorism suspects.

Frekar en aš žjįlfa menn ķ aš yfirheyra fanga, t.d. meš žvķ aš halda ķ og rįša menn sem kunna arabķsku, eša leita aš yfirheyrsluašferšum sem raunverulea virka, hefur stjórnin barist fyrir žvķ aš rżmka lagaheimildir fyrir pyntingum:

Robert F. Coulam, a research professor and attorney at Simmons College and a study participant, said that the government’s most vigorous work on interrogation to date has been in seeking legal justifications for harsh tactics. Even today, he said, “there’s nothing like the mobilization of effort and political energy that was put into relaxing the rules” governing interrogation.

Skżrsluhöfundar benda į aš ķ seinni heimsstyrjöldinni hafi Bandarķkjaher haft mun įręšanlegri yfirheyrsluašferšir, sem hafi ekki byggst į ofbeldi og villimennsku:

...some of the experts involved in the interrogation review, called “Educing Information,” say that during World War II, German and Japanese prisoners were effectively questioned without coercion.

“It far outclassed what we’ve done,” said Steven M. Kleinman, a former Air Force interrogator and trainer, who has studied the World War II program of interrogating Germans. The questioners at Fort Hunt, Va., “had graduate degrees in law and philosophy, spoke the language flawlessly,” and prepared for four to six hours for each hour of questioning, said Mr. Kleinman, who wrote two chapters for the December report.

Mr. Kleinman, who worked as an interrogator in Iraq in 2003, called the post-Sept. 11 efforts “amateurish” by comparison to the World War II program, with inexperienced interrogators who worked through interpreters and had little familiarity with the prisoners’ culture.

En svoleišis skipulag, undirbśning og fagmennska höfšar ekki til drulluhįleista sem halda aš ofbeldi og tuddaskapur séu til marks um karlmennsku, smįdrengja sem eru bśnir aš horfa of mikiš į sjónvarp og langar til aš sparka ķ annaš fólk.

President Bush has insisted that those secret “enhanced” techniques are crucial, and he is far from alone. The notion that turning up pressure and pain on a prisoner will produce valuable intelligence is a staple of popular culture from the television series “24” to the recent Republican presidential debate, where some candidates tried to outdo one another in vowing to get tough on captured terrorists.

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Update: ég fann lengra myndskeiš af žessari pyntingarumręšu - žaš er mun betra en fyrra myndskeišiš, žvķ žeir fara ekki almennilega į flug fyrr en svolķtiš er lišiš į svörin!

Bestu partarnir eru Romney, c.a. 3:20 markinu, žegar hann talar um aš žaš žurfi aš tvöfalda Guantano, žvķ Guantanamo sé frįbęrt vegna žess aš žar hafi hryšjuverkamennirnir ekki ašgang aš lögfręšingum...


Alaska og spilling ķ veraldarrörunum

The house that Stevens built, nay, the house that bribes and kickbacks raised by one floor...Žaš er bśiš aš vera frekar lķtiš um aš vera ķ bandarķskum fjölmišlum undanfarna daga. Memorial day helgin hefur oft žessi įhrif - žaš er ekkert nżtt aš frétta af saksóknaraskandalnum: Sennilega eru žingmenn aš vega og meta hvaš žeir eigi aš gera nęst, eftir framburš Moniku Goodling. Fréttir hafa borist af žvķ aš demokratar séu aš ķhuga aš skipa sérstakan saksóknara til aš rannsaka saksóknarahreinsunina.

Sķšan berast fréttir af žvķ aš Dick Cheney hafi fyrirskipaš leynižjónustunni aš eyša öllum gögnum um hver heimsótti "vara"forsetann, nokkuš sem mašur hefši ętlaš aš vęri brot į lögum um varšveislu į opinberum skjölum. Cheney og Hvķta Hśsiš hafa lengi haldiš žvķ fram aš skrifstofa varaforsetans hefši einhverskonar sérstöšu ķ stjórnkerfinu, žvķ hśn vęri einhvernveginn mitt į milli löggjafarvaldsins og framkvęmdavaldsins - žvķ varaforsetinn er lķka žingforseti öldungadeildarinnar. Fyrir vikiš žykist Cheney hvorki lśta lögum um žingskrifstofur, né framkvęmdavaldiš.

En skemmtilegasta spillingar og valdnķšslufrétt dagsins eru sennilega fréttir af žvķ aš Alrķkislögreglan er aš rannsaka Ted "the internet is a series of tubes" Stevens, öldungadeildaržingmann repśblķkana frį Alaska. Fyrir nokkrum įrum į Stevens aš hafa veriš aš ditta eitthvaš aš heima hjį sér - og įkvaš aš hann žyrfti aš bęta svosem einni hęš į hśsiš, og frekar en aš byggja hęšina ofanį, vildi hann lįta byggja eina hęš nešanį hśsiš: Hśsinu var lyft upp og nżrri hęš bętt undir, sem vęri kannski ekkert merkilegt, nema, aš Stevens lét vin sinn sem rekur olķufyrirtęki borga framkvęmdirnar: (Skv. Anchorage Daily News):

The FBI and a federal grand jury have been investigating an extensive remodeling project at U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' home in Girdwood that involved the top executive of Veco Corp. in the hiring of at least one of the key contractors.  ...

Hśsiš er lögheimili Stevens, sem eyšir mestu af tķma sķnum ķ Washington. Rannsóknin mun upprunalega hafa beinst aš syni Stevens, sem hefur haft óešlilega nįiš samneyti meš olķu og verktakafyrirtękjum, og hefur žess utan veriš sakašur, įsamt nokkrum öšrum leištogum flokksins ķ fylkinu, um aš žiggja mśtur frį olķufryrirtękjum.

The FBI and the U.S. Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, which are in the midst of a broad investigation of corruption in Alaska, would not comment.

"This is a pending investigation and we're just not going to confirm or deny any aspect, any rumors, any allegations out there," said FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez. ...

The wide-ranging federal inquiry surfaced in August when agents raided six legislative offices, including those of then-Senate President Ben Stevens, one of Ted Stevens' sons.

Veco, an oil-field service company that has long been a strong lobbying presence in Juneau, was one of the early targets of the agents, according to some of the search warrants that became public. On May 7, the company's longtime chief executive, Bill Allen, and a vice president, Rick Smith, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy, bribery and tax charges. They are now cooperating with authorities.

Four current or former Alaska state lawmakers have been indicted and are awaiting trial on corruption charges, and an Anchorage lobbyist has pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges.

Alaska hefur lengi veriš tališ eitt spilltasta fylki Bandarķkjanna, og Ted Stevens einn ósvķfnasti kjördęmapotari öldingadeildarinnar. Hann varš fręgur fyrir "the bridge to nowhere", milljaršaframkvęmd sem įtti aš tengja nęrri óbyggša eyju viš meginlandiš. Žaš eru nokkurn veginn allir, hvar sem žeir standa ķ pólķtķk, (fyrir utan kjósendur heima ķ kjördęmi - einhverra hluta vegna vilja sumir landsbyggšarkjósendur endilega senda skśrka į žing...) sammįla um aš bandarķska žingiš vęri betra ef Stevens segši af sér - eša vęri komiš fyrir bak viš lįs og slį.

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Ķmyndašir og raunverulegir hryšjuverkamenn

Terror! Terror! Terror! Terror! Ad infinitumSamkvęmt tölum Fósturjaršarvarnarrįšuneytisins eru semsagt rétt 0.0015% mįlshöfšana žeirra į hendur hryšjuverkamönnum, sem er mun minna en 0.01%... Aš vķsu lögsękir žetta Fósturjaršarrįšuneyti fólk fyrir fleira en hryšjuverk:

The report found "national security" charges also made up a miniscule number of those brought by DHS. Only 114 -- or 0.014 percent -- of charges carried that designation.

0.0155% mįla rįšuneytisins geta žvķ talist tengjast öryggi og vörnum fósturjaršarinnar. Žaš er svo skemmtilegt aš benda į aš žegar Bush kynnti stofnun Department of Homeland Security 2002 notaši hann oršiš "hryšjuverk" alls 19 sinnum, ž.e. oftar en rįšuneytiš hefur getaš fundiš grunaša hryšjuverkamenn:

When he announced the creation of a new Department of Homeland Security in 2002, President Bush invoked the fight against "terror" or "terrorists" 19 times in a single speech. That's more mentions than there have been terrorism charges brought by the department in the last three years, according to an independent analysis of DHS records.

85% mįla rįšuneytisins snśa aš mun ómerkilegri glępum: 

More than 85 percent of the charges brought by the department created in the wake of 9/11 to protect the country from terrorists involved common immigration violations such as overstaying a student visa or entering the United States without inspection.

En žaš er vķst fleira sem rįšuneytiš gerir: Til dęmis sjį sérfręšingar į vegum žess um aš višhalda stórskemmtilegu "color coded terror alert system", sem hefur veriš fast į "orange" sķšan ég fór aš fyljgast meš žvķ. Og kannski er žaš rétt aš žessi ljósaskilti og önnur starfsemi DHS hafi fęlt hryšjuverkamenn ķ burtu. Ķ millitķšinni hafa framtakssamir rķkisstarfsmenn ķ Alabama įkvešiš aš hafa uppi į hryšjuverkamönnum sem DHS hefur ekki tekist aš hremma: (Skv. LA Times):

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has taken down a website it operated that included gay-rights and antiwar organizations in a list of groups that could include terrorists.

The website identified different types of terrorists and included a list of groups it suggested could spawn terrorists. The list also included environmentalists, animal rights advocates and abortion opponents.

The director of the department, Jim Walker, said his agency received calls and e-mails from people who said they felt the site unfairly targeted certain people because of their beliefs. He said he planned to reinstate the website but would no longer identify specific types of groups.

Samkvęmt žessum snillingum eru umhverfisverndarsinnar og fólk sem berst fyrir réttindum samkynhneigšra "Single issue extremists". Frišarsinnar eru aušvitaš lķka "Single issue extremists". Heimasķšan śtskżrši žetta hugtak žannig:

Single-issue extremists often focus on issues that are important to all of us. However, they have no problem crossing the line between legal protest and … illegal acts, to include even murder, to succeed in their goals...

Žessar fréttir birtust bįšar nśna um helgina og ęttu aš minna okkur į hversu hęttulegt žaš getur veriš aš heyja strķš gegn óskilgreindum óvin, og veita rķkisvaldinu nęrri ótakmarkaš vald til žess aš heyja žaš strķš eins og žvķ sżnist. Žaš gildir einu hvaš okkur finnst um andstęšinga fóstureyšinga eša umhverfisverndarsinna: viš hljótum öll aš geta veriš sammįla um aš žaš fólk į ekki heima ķ sama flokki og Al-Qaeda. Aušvitaš eru til vitfirringar ķ röšum umhverfisverndarsinna og andstęšinga fóstureyšinga - fólk sem gęti ķ snappaš og fariš aš drepa samborgara sķna.  En žaš sama mį segja um enskudeildir hįskóla, menntaskólanema sem sękja keiluhallir eša trśrękin ungmenni ķ kristilegum hįskólum.

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mbl.is Innan viš 0,01% mįlshöfšana DHS tengjast hryšjuverkum
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

...og ęšsti yfirmašur hersins notar tękifęriš til aš gera lķtiš śr fórnum hermanna ķ Ķrak

Peter Pace aš sżna okkur meš puttunum hvaš eitthvaš ķmyndaš fyrirbęri sé stórt... kannski hversu mikiš hann fylgist meš fréttum?Peter Pace, sem er Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sem er formlega ęšsti yfirmašur Bandarķska hersins, mętti ķ vištal ķ morgunfréttatķma CBS ķ tilefni Memorial Day. Umręšuefniš var vitaskuld strķšiš ķ Ķrak og fórnir bandarķska hersins. Įhorfendur sem hafa veriš aš fylgjast meš gangi mįla ķ Ķrak kom hins vegar mjög į óvart hvaš Pace hafši aš segja um fórnir hersins: (ég gat ekki fundiš vištališ uppskrifaš į CBS, svo ég notast viš endursögn Raw Story, žaš er hęgt aš horfa į upptöku af Pace į sķšunni):

"When you take a look at the life of a nation and all that's required to keep us free, we had more than 3,000 Americans murdered on 11 September, 2001. The number who have died, sacrificed themselves since that time is approaching that number," General Pace told CBS Early Show's Harry Smith. "And we should pay great respect and thanks to them for allowing us to live free."

Žaš er vissulega rétt aš žjóšin žarf aš votta lįtnum hermönnum viršingu sķna. En žaš eru tvö smįatriši sem Pace viršist hafa yfirsést:

  1. Žaš dóu fęrri en 3000 į 9/11
  2. Žį hafa fleiri en 3000 Bandarķskir hermenn falliš ķ Ķrak...

Samkvęmt tölum Varnarmįlarįšuneytisins hafa 3441 bandarķskir hermenn dįiš ķ Ķrak* - og žaš žarf ekki aš vera śtskrifašur af ešlisfręšideild til aš vita aš talan 3441 er ekki "approaching that number [3000, ž.e.]" og žó žaš sé eitthvaš į reiki hversu margir hafi lįtist ķ hryšjuverkaįrįsunum ķ september 2001 (NYT og margir ašrir fjölmišlar segja 2750, en minningarsķšur um įrįsirnar segja 2996... og žar fyrir utan voru ekki öll fórnarlömb hryšjuverkaįrįsanna 2001 Bandarķkjamenn, žannig aš žaš er eitthvaš bogiš viš stašhęfinguna aš "we had more than 3,000 Americans murdered on 11 September, 2001"

Hvaš rekur Pace til žess aš snśa stašreyndunum į haus meš žessum hętti, og horfa fram hjį fórnum nęrri fimm hundruš hermanna er hulin rįšgįta - Annaš hvort hefur Pace žótt žaš hljóma betur aš halda žvķ fram aš žaš hefšu fęrri lįtist ķ Ķrak en ķ september 2001, og heldur aš fólk sem horfir į morgunfréttir sjónvarpsins fylgist ekki meš alvöru fréttum, eša hann er sjįlfur ekki betur aš sér en žetta. Hvort heldur er, žaš hljómar einkennilega žegar ęšsti yfirmašur hersins žykist ekki vita hversu margir hermenn hafa dįiš ķ strķši sem hann į aš vera aš heyja.

Pace er reyndar vel žekktur fyrir furšuleg ummęli. Fyrr i vor vakti hann athygli į sjįlfum sér meš žvķ aš lżsa žvķ yfir aš samkynhneigš vęri sišleysi, og aš žaš vęri ekkert plįss fyrir sišleysi ķ hernum. (Skv. CBS news):

I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts.

Herinn, og Pace, hafa svo miklar įhyggjur af žessum ósišlegheitum aš į sķšustu įrum hefur herinn rekiš 58 sérfręšinga ķ Arabķsku, vegna žess aš žeir voru samkynhneigšir - į sama tķma stendur herinn frammi fyrir alvarlegum skorti į fólki sem kann aš tala Arabķsku eša Farsi. Žessum atgerfisskorti hefur m.a. veriš kennt um hversu ķlla Bandarķkjamönnum gengur aš reka strķšiš ķ Ķrak. Herinn hefur ekki yfir aš rįša nógu mörgu fólki til aš žżša arabķskar heimildir, og veit žess vegna ekki hvaš er aš gerast ķ Ķrak...

Kannski var Pace of upptekinn viš aš hugsa um samkynhneigš til aš fylgjast meš žvķ hversu margir hermenn hefšu veriš drepnir ķ Ķrak?

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*Update: Samkvęmt nżjustu tölum er tala bandarķkjamanna sem hafa lįtist ķ strķšinu ķ Ķrak komin upp ķ 3.452


mbl.is Bush vottar föllnum hermönnum viršingu sķna
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

95% bandarķskra hermanna ķ Ķrak vilja komast heim - sjį engan tilgang meš įframhaldandi veru ķ Ķrak

Bandarķskir hermenn ķ ĶrakFram til žessa hefur žaš veriš fastur lišur ķ ręšum forsetans og repśblķkana sem styšja strķšiš ķ Ķrak aš "the soldiers on the ground" styšji strķšiš, og sjįi grķšarlegan įrangur af hersetunni, žeir séu aš vinna mikiš og óeiningjarnt uppbyggingarstarf og elta uppi og drepa "bad guys and terrorists". Žegar žessari fullyršingu hefur veriš spilaš śt eru andstęšingar strķšsins įsakašir um aš vera į móti "the troops": fólk eigi aš treysta hermönnunum žvķ žeir viti aušvitaš best hvaš sé aš gerast og hversu afspyrnu frįbęrt upplausnarįstandiš ķ Ķrak sé...

Ef eitthvaš er aš marka herenn sem International Herald Tribune ręšir viš ķ sunnudagsblaši sķnu viršist sem repśblķkanar geti žurft aš kvešja žetta rak:

BAGHDAD: Staff Sergeant David Safstrom does not regret his previous tours in Iraq, not even a difficult second stint when two comrades were killed while trying to capture insurgents.

"In Mosul, in 2003, it felt like we were making the city a better place," he said. "There was no sectarian violence, Saddam was gone, we were tracking down the bad guys. It felt awesome." But now on his third deployment in Iraq, he is no longer a believer in the mission. ...

"In 2003, 2004, 100 percent of the soldiers wanted to be here, to fight this war," said Sergeant First Class David Moore, a self-described "conservative Texas Republican" and platoon sergeant who strongly advocates an American withdrawal. "Now, 95 percent of my platoon agrees with me."

Įstęša žess aš herinn er bśinn aš missa trśna į aš įframhaldandi vera žeirra ķ landinu žjóni neinum tilgangi viršist vera aš įstandiš sé svo slęmt aš žaš skipti engu hvort bandarķkjamenn fari eša ekki:

in Safstrom's view, the American presence is futile. "If we stayed here for 5, even 10 more years, the day we leave here these guys will go crazy," he said. "It would go straight into a civil war. That's how it feels, like we're putting a Band-Aid on this country until we leave here."

Hermennirnir sem blašiš talar viš segjast hvaš eftir annaš hafa drepiš "insurgents" og hryšjuverkamenn - til žess eins aš komast aš žvķ aš hryšjuverkamennirnir voru mešlimir ķ Ķrakska hernum eša lögreglunni: ž.e. sömu menn og herinn į aš vera aš žjįlfa til aš berjast viš "insurgents" og terrorista... S.Sgt. Safastrom segir aš hann hafi misst trśna į aš hęgt vęri aš vinna "strķšiš gegn hryšjuverkum" ķ Ķrak:

The pivotal moment came, he says, this past February when soldiers killed a man setting a roadside bomb. When they searched the bomber's body, they found identification showing him to be a sergeant in the Iraqi Army.

"I thought, 'What are we doing here? Why are we still here?' " said Safstrom, a member of Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. "We're helping guys that are trying to kill us. We help them in the day. They turn around at night and try to kill us." ...

"We've all lost friends over here," he said. "Most of us don't know what we're fighting for anymore. We're serving our country and friends, but the only reason we go out every day is for each other."

"I don't want any more of my guys to get hurt or die. If it was something I felt righteous about, maybe. But for this country and this conflict, no, it's not worth it."

Žaš er vonandi aš Boehner og Bush sem žykjast elska "the troops" hlusti. Ekki aš žeir eru sennilega bįšir of uppteknir viš aš ęfa nęsta publicity stunt til aš geta haft įhyggjur af smįmunum eins og lķfi og limum samlanda sinna.

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Vęlukjóinn John Boehner brotnar nišur ķ žingręšu

Fréttaskżrendur ķ Bandarķkjunum hafa undanfarna daga velt fyrir sér hvernig žeir eigi aš skilja tilfinningarót John Boehner, žingmanns Repśblķkana frį Ohio.

Boehner brotnaši nišur ķ umręšum um strķšiš ķ Ķrak į fimmtudagskvöld:

After 3,000 of our fellow citizens died at the hands of these terrorists, when are we going to stand up and take them on? When are we going to defeat them?

Žetta sagši Boehner (sem er boriš fram "Boner") meš grįtstafinn ķ kverkunum. Hvaš Boehner er aš tala um er öllu vitibornu fólki rįšgįta, žvķ eftir įrįsirnar 2001 geršu Bandarķkin innrįs ķ Afghanistan til aš ganga milli bols og höfušs į žessum "them" - umręšurnar sem fengu Boehner til aš fara aš grenja snérust um strķš sem hafši ekkert meš žessa sömu "them" aš gera, strķš sem leynižjónusta Bandarķkjanna varaši viš, einmitt vegna žess aš žaš myndi efla žessa "them"... Kannski žyrfti Boehner ekki aš vera aš vola ķ žingsal ef hann og flokkur hans hefšu stašiš sig ķ stykkinu og séš til žess aš forsetinn einbeitti sér aš žvķ aš "defeat them"?

Žetta er ķ annaš skipti sem Boehner grenjar ķ žingsal - og žaš er ekki nema von aš menn séu farnir aš spyrja sig hvort hann sé 1) į lyfjum eša fullur, eša 2) hörmulega vondur leikari. Ég hallast aš fyrri skżringunni. 

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CIA hafši spįš fyrir um hörmungarįstandiš ķ Ķrak - skv. nżjum skjölum

ekki hunang og mjólk, heldur sorp og blóš...Dagblöš ķ Bandarķkjunum hafa undanfarna daga fjallaš um žrjįr skżrslur CIA sem nżlega voru geršar opinberar. Samkvęmt žessum skżrslum, sem CIA samdi fyrir rķkisstjórnina, hafši leynižjónustan og sérfręšingar ķ mįlefnum Miš-Austurlanda séš fyrir aš innrįsin vęri órįš - hśn myndi leiša til upplausnar ķ Ķrak...  Skv. Washington Post:

Months before the invasion of Iraq, U.S. intelligence agencies predicted that it would be likely to spark violent sectarian divides and provide al-Qaeda with new opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report released yesterday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Analysts warned that war in Iraq also could provoke Iran to assert its regional influence and "probably would result in a surge of political Islam and increased funding for terrorist groups" in the Muslim world.

The intelligence assessments, made in January 2003 and widely circulated within the Bush administration before the war, said that establishing democracy in Iraq would be "a long, difficult and probably turbulent challenge." The assessments noted that Iraqi political culture was "largely bereft of the social underpinnings" to support democratic development.

Og okkur var sagt fyrir innrįsina aš Bandarķkjamönnum yrši tekiš sem frelsurum og aš žaš žyrfti lķtiš annaš en aš steypa Saddam af stóli til aš lżšręši myndi blómstra um öll mišausturlönd... Žessar skżrslur hafa veriš geršar opinberar vegna rannsóknar demokrata ķ öldungadeildinni į "pre-war intelligence", ž.e. žeim forsendum sem forsetinn gaf sér žegar hann įkvaš aš gera innrįs ķ Ķrak.

In addition to portraying a terrorist nexus between Iraq and al-Qaeda that did not exist, the Democrats said, the Bush administration "also kept from the American people . . . the sobering intelligence assessments it received at the time" -- that an Iraq war could allow al-Qaeda "to establish the presence in Iraq and opportunity to strike at Americans it did not have prior to the invasion."

Forestinn vissi semsagt aš innrįsin myndi tvķefla Al-Qaeda, og įkvaš samt aš ana įfram. 

Žessar fréttir koma ekkert sérstaklega į óvart - en žaš er žó enn nóg af fólki sem reynir aš verja įkvöršun Bush um aš rįšast į Ķrak. En ef žaš var samdóma įlit allra sérfręšinga aš innrįsin vęri vond hugmynd, hvernig gat forsetinn komist aš žeirri skošun aš žaš vęri góš hugmynd? Ég skil aš venjulegt fólk sem fylgdist frekar ķlla meš fréttum hafi getaš stutt innrįsina. Innrįsir ķ önnur lönd höfša til karlmannlegrar įrįsargirni ķ sumum mönnum sem hafa įhyggjur af eigin sjįlfsmynd - forsetinn hefur spilaš ótępilega žessu "karlmennsku" spili - kśrkehatturinn og žaš sem kanarnir kalla "swagger" hans höfšar til manna sem žurfa aš kaupa sér pikkupptrukk til aš bęta śr skorti į öšrum svišum. Svo er žaš lķka automatķskt višbragš margra repśblķkana aš vera į móti öllu sem demokratar segja, svo ef "vinstrimenn" voru į móti strķšinu hljótum viš aš vera meš žvķ. Saddamrökin voru lķka sęmilega góš: Saddam var ķllmenni, og žaš var sišferšislega rangt aš leyfa ķllmennum aš sitja viš völd...

Žetta er allt skiljanlegt. En hvaš ķ andskotanum gekk forsetanum til? Ef žaš er bśiš aš segja manninum aš hann sé aš undirbśa katastrófķskt utanrķkismįlaklśšur og žar į ovan aš dęma žśsundir manna til dauša ķ tilgangslausu strķši. Vörn forsetans hingaš til hefur veriš aš hann hafi tekiš įkvaršanirnar "based on the intelligence", en nś vitum viš aš žaš getur varla hafa veriš rétt.

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mbl.is Bandarķkin og Ķran ętla aš funda um öryggismįl ķ Ķrak
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

Rannsóknir sżna aš 38% fólks hefur ekki rétt į skošunum sķnum

Americas fines news sourceStundum eru "fréttir" the Onion djöfulli góšar:

Study: 38 Percent Of People Not Actually Entitled To Their Opinion

CHICAGO—In a surprising refutation of the conventional wisdom on opinion entitlement, a study conducted by the University of Chicago's School for Behavioral Science concluded that more than one-third of the U.S. population is neither entitled nor qualified to have opinions.

"On topics from evolution to the environment to gay marriage to immigration reform, we found that many of the opinions expressed were so off-base and ill-informed that they actually hurt society by being voiced," said chief researcher Professor Mark Fultz, who based the findings on hundreds of telephone, office, and dinner-party conversations compiled over a three-year period. "While people have long asserted that it takes all kinds, our research shows that American society currently has a drastic oversupply of the kinds who don't have any good or worthwhile thoughts whatsoever. We could actually do just fine without them."

In 2002, Fultz's team shook the academic world by conclusively proving the existence of both bad ideas during brainstorming and dumb questions during question-and-answer sessions.

Žetta hef ég alltaf sagt!

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Viš óskum Dick Cheney til hamingju!

Cheney sem elskulegur afiMary Cheney, dóttir "vara"-forseta Bandarķkjanna, Dick Cheney, eignašist dóttur ķ gęr. Barni og móšur heilsast vķst vel. Lesendur žessa bloggs kannast lķklega viš žetta mįl, žvķ mešganga Mary Cheney hefur žótt fréttnęm, ekki vegna žess aš žaš hafi komiš fólki į óvart aš mešlimir "the Cheney clan" fjölgušu sér eins og önnur spendżr, heldur vegna žess aš Mary Cheney er lesbķsk.

Žaš er reyndar aušvelt aš gleyma žeirri stašreynd, žvķ Cheney og hvita hśsiš hafa gert sitt besta til aš koma ķ veg fyrir aš viš žyrftum aš rifja žaš upp. T.d. eru engar fréttamyndir af móširinni og sambśšarkonu hennar, ž.e. foreldrunum, meš barniš. Žess ķ staš hefur Hvķta hśsiš sent śt ljósmynd af Dick og Lynn Cheney meš barniš ķ fanginu.

Nś vonum viš aušvitaš aš Cheney įkveši aš reyna aš nota völd sķn og įhrif til aš tryggja aš sś veröld sem barnabarniš elst upp ķ sé sęmilega góšur stašur.

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