Frsluflokkur: Stjrnml og samflag

Skrslur Bandarkjaforseta um stand rak munu ekki sna neinn rangur af "the surge"

ABC frttastofan greindi fr v gr a samkvmt nrri skrslu bandarkjastjrnar, sem ger verur opinber morgun ea fstudag, hafi stjrnvldum rak ekki tekist a n neinum af eim markmium sem sett hfu veri um framfarir og uppbyggingu. ing rak er starfhft og hefur ekki tekist a semja lg um mikilvg ml, eins og skiptingu tekna af olulindum landsins.

LA Times greinir svo fr v morgun a rangurinn af The Surge, .e. "tmabundinni aukningu" herafla Bandarkjanna rak s hverfandi. Bandarkjaher hafi t.d. ekki tekist a stilla til friar Baghdad eins og til st. Tony Snow, talsmaur Hvta Hssins, hefur reynt a gera lti r essum frttum.

Samkvmt lgum sem sett voru fyrr r arf forsetinn a skila inginu skrslu um stand mla rak, fyrst 15 jl og svo aftur 15 september. Septemberskrslan hefur veri talin mikilvgari, v yfirmaur bandarska hersins rak, David Patreus, einnig a gera grein fyrir rangri hersins a stilla til friar rak. Margir repblkanar hafa lst v yfir a eir muni ekki geta stutt stefnu forsetans ef hann getur ekki snt fram a stand mla rak hafi batna september.

etta, arar frttir fr rak auka allar lkur a repblkanaflokkurinn fari loksins a horfast augu vi raunveruleikann...


vinsldir raksstrsins aldrei meiri - Bush jafn vinsll og Nixon

Samkvmt nrri knnun Gallup hefur fylgi vi Georg W. Bush og stri rak aldrei veri minna meal Bandarsks almennings:

  • "Approval rating" forsetans er lgra en nokkru sinn, aeins 29%
  • Yfir 70% Bandarkjamanna vilja a herinn veri a kvaddur heim - fyrir aprl 2008

Arar niurstur knnunarinnar eru sama veg:

  • Sixty-two percent say the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, the first time that number has topped 60%.
  • Two-thirds say Bush shouldn't have intervened in the case of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice in the investigation of who leaked a CIA operative's identity. Bush voided Libby's prison sentence but let his conviction stand.
  • Six in 10 say the economy is worse than it was five years ago, and the same number predict that economic conditions are getting worse.

USA Today lkur forsufrtt sinni af essum niurstum "jkvum" ntum, og bendir a 62% kjsenda su mti "impeachement" - .e. a ingi lsi vantrausti forsetann og ti honum fr vldum. stareynd m lesa tvo vegu, v 36% eru fylgjandi eirri hugmynd, ar af 9% repblkana. Semsagt: Nrri einn af hverjum tu repblknum telur a ingi eigi a bola honum fr me llu!

a sem er magna vi vinsldir Bush er a hann er nna jafn vinsll og Nixon, egar hann lt af strfum. Samkvmt essari njustu knnun Gallup segjast 66% kjsenda stt vi frammistu Bush - nkvmlega jafn margir og sgust sttir vi frammistu Nixon knnun Gallup gstbyrjun 1974. Mia vi a vinsldir Bush hafa veri stugri niurlei san september 2001 m v bast vi a hann muni hrkklast r embtti sem vinslasti forseti fyrr og sar!

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Gonzales stainn a v a ljga a inginu

Heiarleiki og mannkostir eru einkunnaror BushstjrnarinnarWashington Post greinir fr v morgun a Alberto Gonzales hafi fengi afhenta skrslu, sem greindi smatrium fr margvslegum brotum alrkislgreglunnar The Patriot Act, sex dgum ur en hann mtti fyrir ingi og lsti v stafastlega yfir a hann vissi ekki um eitt einasta tilfelli ess a FBI hefi broti umrdd lg.

A vsu er ekki hgt a sanna a Gonzales hafi raunverulega lesi skrsluna - og a er smuleiis jafn lklegt a honum hefi tekist a gleyma henni, og llu innihaldi hennar, essum sex dgum sem liu milli ess sem hann fkk hana afhenta og ess a hann bar vitni fyrir inginu. Gonzales, eins og allir vita, er nefnilega me Alzheimers mjg alvarlegu stgi - hann situr fundi sem hann kannast svo ekki vi, skrifar undir pappra sem hann kannast ekki vi a hafa s, og man yfirleitt ekki neitt, stundinni lengur...

As he sought to renew the USA Patriot Act two years ago, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales assured lawmakers that the FBI had not abused its potent new terrorism-fighting powers. "There has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuse," Gonzales told senators on April 27, 2005.

Six days earlier, the FBI sent Gonzales a copy of a report that said its agents had obtained personal information that they were not entitled to have. It was one of at least half a dozen reports of legal or procedural violations that Gonzales received in the three months before he made his statement to the Senate intelligence committee, according to internal FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. ...

a sem gerir essa gleymsku, ea hva a n var etta skipti, alvarlegri er a ingi var a ra hvort framlengja tti The Patriot Act, og ingmenn vildu f a vita hvort vita vri til ess a s viamikla tvkkun valdi alrkislgreglunnar ...

Lesa afganginn njum heimkynnum Freedomfries Eyjan.is


Frambo John McCain svo gott sem bi a vera

Ron PaulUndanfarnar vikur hafa frttir veri a berast af vandrum John McCain. McCain var lengi talinn langsamlega sigurstranglegasti frambjandi repblkana, McCain raai kringum sig fyrrum starfsmnnum af frambosskrifstofum Bush og leitaist eftir stuningi afturhaldssamra kristinna kjsenda:"The straight talk express" tti nokkurnveginnrugg um akeyra McCain alla lei Hvita Hsi.San hafa veur skipast lofti, mikilvgir rgjafar og starfsmenn hafa yfirgefi framboi og McCain virist stugt eiga minni sns a sigra prfkjr flokksins.

Fjrflun McCain hefur alls ekki gengi ngu vel - rum rsfjrungi hefur safnai hann minna f en fyrsta rsfjrungi, en ef allt er lagi eiga bandarskir forsetaframbjendur a safna meira f eftir v sem liur nr kosningum. Fyrir viki hefur McCain neyst til a reka starfsflk. McCain eigi enn marga dygga adendur, og segi sjlfur a hann s alls ekki a huga a gefast upp, hafa frttaskrendur og bloggarar hr vestra auknu mli teki a velta v fyrir sr hversu lengi hann muni haldast slagnum.

Seinustu frttir af framboi McCain benda ennfremur til a hann s vanda staddur: Frjlshyggjumaurinn Ron Paul stendur betur a vgi egar kemur a fjrflun vegna komandi kosninga! Ron Paul, ingmaur repblkana fr Texas, mlist me nokkurra prsenta fylgi, en hefur gengi furu vel fjrflun. ABC News:

Though often regarded as a longshot candidate for president, Republican Ron Paul tells ABC News that he has an impressive $2.4 million in cash on hand after raising an equal amount during the second quarter, putting him ahead of one-time Republican frontrunner John McCain, who reported this week he has only $2 million in the bank. ...

"I think some of the candidates are on the down-slope, and we're on the up-slope," said Paul.

Reyndar varpa essar frttir ljsi hversu lla repblknum hefur gengi vi fjrflun. sama tma og demokratar eru a sl ll met virist enginn hafa huga a fjrmagna frambjendur repblkana.

Paul's cash on hand puts him in third place in the Republican field in that important metric, although he is well behind leader Rudy Giuliani, who has $18 million in the bank, and Mitt Romney, with $12 million.

egar Ron Paul, sem mlist meum 2% fylgi,er riji best fjrmagnai frambjandi Repblkana er flokkurinn vanda.

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a er alveg sama hva a er kalla, nun ea refsimilding, enginn er ngur me niurstuna...

Scooter gr kva forseti Bandarkjanna a Irve Lewis Libby Jr. yrfti ekki a afplna tveggja og hlfs rs fangelsisdm sem hann hlaut fyrir a ljga a alrkislgreglunni og hindra framgang rttvsinnar. Eins og glggir bloggarar tku eftir, var Libby ekki naur - arir vildu halda v fram a a kmi raunverulega sama sta niur. Auvita heldur enginn a Libby hafi veri naur - hver s sem er ngu miki stjrnmlanrd til a vera a fylgjast me vandragangi "Scooter" veit muninn a presidential pardon og a commution of sentence. a sem meira er - a virist enginn sttur vi essi mlalok! Samkvmt knnun Survey USA eru eingngu 21% eirra sem vissu hverjir Lewis Libby og Bush voru, og ekktu til sambands eirra, voru ngir me kvrun Bush. Afgangurinn var sttur, ar af langflestir vegna ess a eim fannst a forsetinn hefi tt a leyfa dmnum a standa.
21% of Americans familiar with the legal case involving former White House aide Scooter Libby agree with President Bush's decision to commute Libby's prison sentence, according to a SurveyUSA nationwide poll conducted immediately after the decision was announced. ... 17% say Bush should have pardoned Libby completely. 60% say Bush should have left the judge's prison sentence in place.

a sem meira er, bara 32% repblkana eru sttir vi mlalokin. Samkvmt fyrri knnunum voru aeins 20% aspurra sammla v a Bush tti a na Libby, svo a virist sem essi refsimilding s rlti vinslli - me 21% fylgi...

a er samt merkilegt a forsetinn skyldi ekki hafa fari eftir vilja jarinnar og sleppt v alveg a vera a hindra framgang rttvsinnar essu mli, v honum virist ekki hafa tekist a sem maur hefi haldi a myndi vera aalmarkmii essu mli: frigja stuningsmenn sna hgrivng flokksins. haldsmenn og hrustu stuningsmenn forsetans eru nefnilega alls ekki ngir. Robert Novak skrifar grein dag ar sem hann heldur v fram a Libby s eini maurinn sem s ngur me essi mlalok:

Only Libby smiling today
Bush's decision to commute aide's sentence leaves liberals livid and conservatives still not satisfied
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence pleased but did not fully satisfy restive conservatives, while enraging his liberal critics. Libby himself can breathe a sigh of relief that he does not have to serve prison time, but hardly anybody else is all that happy. ...
By standing apart from the Plame affair and the Libby affair, Bush has subjected himself to abuse from both sides. The abuse from the left certainly will expand thanks to his decision Monday, while praise from the right is a little bit muted.
Og Bush hafi ekki na Libby hefur forsetinn veri gagnrndur fyrir a hafa gefi Scooter "A get out of jail free card". Editor and Publisher fer yfir leiara bandarskra dagblaa, og kemst a eirri niurstu a nnast allir fordmi kvrunina. New York Times segir a forsetinn s "Soft on crime":
When he was running for president, George W. Bush loved to contrast his law-abiding morality with that of President Clinton, who was charged with perjury and acquitted. For Mr. Bush, the candidate, “politics, after a time of tarnished ideals, can be higher and better.” Not so for Mr. Bush, the president. ... Presidents have the power to grant clemency and pardons. But in this case, Mr. Bush did not sound like a leader making tough decisions about justice. He sounded like a man worried about what a former loyalist might say when actually staring into a prison cell.
Eftir stendur forsetinn, og getur engum gert til ges. Vibrgin vi mildun dmsins voru nkvmlega au smu og hefi hann einfaldlega na Libby - nema a nun hefi glatt hrustu stuningsmenn flokksins. Enda kemur ljs a Bush hefur ekki tiloka a na Libby seinna!
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday declined to rule out the possibility of an eventual pardon for former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. But spokesman Tony Snow said, for now, President Bush is satisfied with his decision to commute Libby's 2 1/2-year prison sentence.

Snow was pressed several times on whether the president might eventually grant a full pardon to Libby, who had been convicted of lying and conspiracy in the CIA leak investigation. The press secretary declined to say anything categorically.

"The reason I'm not going to say I'm not going to close a door on a pardon," Snow said, "Scooter Libby may petition for one."

Forsetinn gti enn aftur vaki essa sgu upp og gefi demokrtum, leiarahfundum, frttaskrendum og liberal bloggurum tkifri til a lsa yfir vandltingu sinni enn og aftur!

Grdagurinn var merkisdagur...

hahahaha... got you suckers!Grdagurinn var merkilegur dagur sgu Bandarkjanna. etta var dagur afmla, en einnig dagur merkilegra tmamta.

Fyrir nkvmlega 75 rum san kynnti merkilegasti forseti Bandarkjanna, fyrr og sar,* Franklin Delano Roosevelt, hugyndina um "a new deal" fyrir Bandarkjamnnum. Velferarrki a sem Bandarkjamenn ba vivar skapa kjlfar ess a Roosevelt benti lei t r kreppunni. Roosevelt benti Bandarkjamnnum - og llu flki - a a eina sem vi urfum a ttast er ttinn. Nokku sem Bandarska jin hefur gleymt "in the post 9/11 era"... a minnsta hefur nverandi rkisstjrn gert sitt besta til a sannfra jina um a aalatrii s a vera alltaf varbergi og alltaf a ttast hryjuverk og skeggjaa Araba.

Nstamerkisafmli er fjgurra ra afmli eirrar sgufrgu yfirlsingar nverandi forseta, Bush yngri,"Bring em on". Fyrir nkvmlega fjrum rum san, nokkru eftir a klaufabrurinn Bush hafi lpast til a leyfa Cheney telja sr tr um a gera innrs rak st hann frammi fyrir frttamnnum sem vildu f svr vi v hvort Bandarkjaher gti tekist vi einhverskonar mtspyrnu, hemdarverk ea jafnvel hryjuverk nfrelsuu rak. Forsetinn ttist n alldeilis vita svari vi essari spurningu. Hann hl a henni - og eggjai hryjuverkamennina til da:

There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on. We've got the force necessary to deal with the security situation. Of course we want other countries to help us -- Great Britain is there, Poland is there, Ukraine is there, you mentioned. Anybody who wants to help, we'll welcome the help. But we've got plenty tough force there right now to make sure the situation is secure.

Me kranu og Plland munu Bandarkin bera siguror af Al Qaeda og hryjuverkagninni? You got to be fucking kidding me!? Og af hverj andskotanum var Bretland me vegna? Vegna ess a Blair, af einhverri skiljanlegri stu hlt a a vri g hugmynd a vesetja pltskan frama sinn vafasmu neo-con vemli?

En a var n ekki aalatrii- "the coalition of the willing", sem slendingar tku tt n.b., var skammarlegur brandari fr fyrstu stundu - a sem var svvirilegt vi essa yfirlsingu var a Bush beinlnis hvatti vini Bandarkjanna til a reyna a drepa Bandarska hermenn. Enginn forseti, fyrr ea sar, hefur sent slka eggjun til vina Bandarkjanna. Enginn forseti Bandarkjanna, fyrr ea sar, hefur komi fram af vilka vanviringu vi Bandarska hermenn.

En grdagurinnvar lka dagur merkilegra yfirlsinga - v forsetinn kva gr a gefa skt Bandarskt rttarkerfi. Lewis "Scooter" Libby sirkaabout naur gr. Vi eigum eftir a heyra meira af eim atbur, v nun Libby eftir a draga dilk eftir sr.

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* Roosevelt hefi ekki haft afreka a leggja grunninn a samflagsjnustu Bandarikjunum hefi hann engu a sur geta talist einhver merkilegasti forseti Bandarkjanna fyrir a eitt a hafa sigra her rija Rkisins seinni heimsstyrjldinni. Roosevelt var v, n nokkurs vafa, einn merkilegasti forseti Bandarkjanna - eftir Washington og Lincoln, auvita! (og fyrst vi erum komin t a telja fram "founding fathers" vil g benda Hamilton, sem v miur var aldrei forseti, en a er nnur saga!)


Bush binn a na Libby!

Samkvmt allra njustu frttum er Bush binn a na Libby - ea nstum. Bush hefur semsagt gefi t tilskipun um a Libby urfi ekki a fara fangelsi. Dmurinn mun standa fram, borga kvartmilljn sekt og vera skilori tv og hlft r. Politico.com mun hafa sp fyrir um essi mlalok.

several Republicans, who sense a movement in Libby’s favor, said a more likely possibility might be a presidential commutation — a reduction or elimination of Libby’s 2-year federal prison sentence. Such a move, they said, would be less divisive for the country.

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frjanir Scooter, I. Lewis Libby bera engan rangur

Fyrrum starfsmannastjri "vara" forseta Bandarkjanna, Dick Cheney, var, sem frgt er ori, dmdur tveggja og hlfs rs fangelsi fyrir ljgvitni og fyrir a hafa hindra framgang rttvsinnar. Libby reyndi a f fangelsisvistinni fresta mean hann frjai dmnum. eirri beini var fyrst hafna af dmaranum mlinu, og n hefur srstakur frjunardmstll hafna beininni. Libby arf v a hefja afplnun dmsins mean hann bur eftir niurstu frjunar mlsins: (skv. Reuters)

A federal judge last month ruled Libby would have to report to prison in six to eight weeks. His lawyers appealed to a three-judge panel of the U.S. appeals court.

But the appeals court turned down Libby in a one-paragraph order, ruling he has not shown that his appeal "raises a substantial question."

Dmararnir kvu upp ennan rskur samhlja, enda tti sanna a Libby hefi haft mjg einbeittan brotavilja og glpur hans grafalvarlegur, .e. a ljga a alrkislgreglunni og reyna a grafa undan vikvmri rannskn. Stuningsmnnum forsetans finnst etta auvita frekar svfi, v Libby eirra huga er Libby "hermaur" strinu gegn hryjuverkum, eins og fram kom einu eirra fjlmrgu brfa semstuningsmenn og vinir Libby skrifuu dmaranum. Mean National Review og nnur tmarit og mlppur n-haldsmanna hafa reynt a halda v fram a Libby tti ekki a fara fangelsi, vegna ess aekki hafi tekist a sanna a "undirliggjandi" glpur hafi veri framinn - rk sem eru haldlaus, v a er glpur a ljga a alrkislgreglunni, hvort sem hgt er a sanna "undirliggjandi" glp ea ekki - leggja brfritarar flestir herslu manngsku Libby.

g veit svo sem ekkert um innrti Libby, en hann virist vi fyrstu sn sympatskari karakter en margir arir melimir Bush stjrnarinnar. En eitt er vst - hann ntur grarlegra vinslda meal bandarskra n-haldsmanna og harra Repblkana, sem hafa rst forsetann a na Libby. Forsetinn hefur hinga til neita a blanda sr mli, m.a. vegna ess a s hugmynd ntur ltils stunings meal jarinnar. Skv. Foxnewsknnun sem g vitnai um daginn telja aeins 20% kjsenda a forsetinn eigi a na Libby. En vinsldir forsetans eru litlu meiri, og a er v eim mun mikilvgara fyrir Bush a halda stuning National Review og American Enterprise Institute...


Er Ann Coulter einn af 'leitogum' bandarskra hgrimanna?

CoulterAnn Coulter er lesendum Freedomfries a gu kunn. gegn um tina hefur hn skemmt okkur me innsi snu og greindarlegum yfirlsingum bor vi a skynsamleg utanrkispltk felist almennilegum krossferum. Eftir 9/11 lsti Coulter v hvernig bregast tti vi gninni af ergilegum Saudi Arbum sem voru innblsnir af hatri Bandarskri heimsvaldastefnu:

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.

Coulter hefur einnig lagt sitt af mrkum til umrunnar um forsetaframbjendur, en samkvmt henni er John Edwards "totally gay" - sem tti a vera "brandari". hahaha. v a er alveg trlega fyndi a saka pltska andstinga um samkynhneig. Demokratar, vinstrimenn, og reyndar sennilega allt flk sem hefur einhverja rgu af smekkvsi er v fyrir lngu bi a afskrifa Coulter sem tr og aula, en einhverra hluta vegna fr hn stugt agang a fjlmilum.

a sem verra er, miki af bandarskum hgrimnnum hafa kvei a standa vr um Coulter. Seinasta dmi er Brent Bozell, sem er formaur Media Research Center, sem er einhverskonarhgrisinnu hlista Media Matters. Bozell sendi fr sr frttatilkynningu ar sem hann hvatti bandarska hgrimenn og haldsflk um a standa vr um Ann Coulter:

But Ann Coulter is owed an apology from those outlets, including NBC’s Nightly News, The Washington Post and CNN’s American Morning, which have mis-reported her comments. And conservatives, take note: Today it’s Coulter, tomorrow it may be you. The left has demonstrated that it will stop at nothing, including flat-out dishonesty, to undermine our leaders.

Ann Coulter, samkvmt essu er ein af "our leaders"? essu felst vandinn: Miki af bandarskum hgrimnnum halda a Ann Coulter s einhverskonar "leitogi" ea hugsuur.

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er a loksins offiselt: Engin gereyingarvopn rak

The dog ate my WMD'sSameinuu jirnar hafa loksins komist a eirri niurstu a a vri tilgangslaust a halda fram a leyta a gereyingarvopnunum sem Saddam Hussein tti a hafa komi sr upp til a gefa Bandarkjunum afskun til a gera innrs og breyta rak helvti jru. Skv. AP (via CNN):

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council voted Friday to immediately close down the U.N. inspection bodies that played a pivotal role in monitoring Iraq's unconventional weapons programs under Saddam Hussein.

The resolution, approved by a vote of 14-0, terminated the mandate of the U.N. bodies responsible for overseeing the dismantling of Hussein's programs to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and long-range missiles.

En a eru ekki allir eirrar skounar a a s ljst a a su ekki gereyingarvopn einhverstaar rak:

Russia abstained, saying there was still "no clear answer to the existence of weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq.

g geri r fyrir a hrustu stuningsmenn strsins rak muni halda fram a fylgja Kremlarlnunni essu eins og llu ru. Flokkurinn og foringinn geta j ekki hafa haft rngu a standa!

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