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Tenet says Iraq war was "wrong"
In front of a small crowd in Michigan, Ex-CIA top man said:
"We had inconsistent information, and we did not inform others in the community of gaps in our intelligence," Tenet said. "The extraordinary men and women who do magnificent work in the CIA are held accountable every day for what they do, and as part of keeping our faith with the American people, we will tell you when we're right or wrong."
Tenet called the war on Iraq "wrong" in a speech Wednesday night to 2,000 members of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center. He did not elaborate.
Despite proclaiming to be "as forthcoming as I can," Tenet made light of a question about whether or not the United States made an error in committing intelligence to the search for nonexistent WMDs in Iraq rather than exploring terrorism elsewhere.
Tenet apologized for being rude but did not answer the question.
and gets national attention here
Addressing the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Wednesday night, George Tenet, former director of central intelligence, called the war on Iraq "wrong," according to Clark's article today. Tenet added that while the Iraq war was "rightly being challenged," the CIA was making important strides toward success in the greater war on terrorism.
Who supports Kerry?
Many, I'll list some here. . .
MARSHALL WHITMANN, FORMER TOP AIDE TO REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, ENDORSES KERRY.
Whitmann warns that the Bush administration supports an agenda that "seeks to reward the wealthy" while undermining international alliances needed to prevail against terrorism. "If George W. Bush is re-elected," he warns, "unlimited corporate power, cynicism and division will ride high in the saddle."
12 RETIRED U.S. ADMIRALS & GENERALS ENDORSE KERRY FOR PRESIDENT:
Active-duty military officers are prohibited from speaking out against the President. However, a coalition of retired U.S. military leaders believes that John Kerry offers a stronger, more secure America. They include:
Admiral William Crowe, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the highest-ranking officer in the officer in the U.S. military)
General John M. Shalikashvili, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Wesley K. Clark (former NATO Supreme Allied Commander)
Admiral Stansfield Turner, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy, only woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army
General Joseph Hoar (former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command and Chief of Staff at Central Command during the first Gulf War)
Admiral Turner observed that Bush "has got us into a morass in both Iraq and Afghanistan. John Kerry …would be a much better commander-in-chief."
Lieutenant General Edward D. Baca, retired Chief of the National Guard Bureau, has two children in the military. "I know that John Kerry will never send them in harm’s way, without exhausting all means of diplomacy," he says, adding that Kerry "will make sure that they are part of an armed force as best equipped, best training, and most respected in the world."
JOHN EISENHOWER, SON OF PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER,, A LIFE-LONG REPUBLICAN, HAS ENDORSED KERRY. Read his article. . .
OVER 200 CORPORATE LEADERS REPRESENTING SOME OF AMERICA’S LARGEST COMPANIES HAVE ENDORSED KERRY FOR PRESIDENT, BELIEVING HIS ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE BEST FOR AMERICA.
Charles Gifford, chairman, Bank of America Corp.
Charles Phillips, president of Oracle Corp.
Lee Iacocca, former chairman, Chrysler Corp.
Peter Chernin, chief operating officer, News Corp.
Richard Fisher, chairman emeritus, Morgan Stanley
Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Qualcomm
Jeffrey Raikes, vice president, Microsoft
Daniel Rosensweig, chief operating officer, Yahoo
Jim Sinegal, president and CEO, CostCo
Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google
Jim Sinegal, president and CEO of Costco, states, "The Bush administration’s policies have undermined the strength of the American economy and made American businesses less competitive."
Owsley Brown, CEO of Brown-Forman Group, observes, "John Kerry has good plans to restore fiscal discipline and repair our relationships with the world. We should not be running up huge national bills without the foresight to see how we will pay them off."
Full list. . .
ALL MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ENDORSE KERRY, INCLUDING THE SIERRA CLUB, LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH, AND DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE ACTION FUND.
THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS SUPPORTS KERRY.
16 AFRICAN AMERICAN ECONOMISTS ENDORSE KERRY.
LABOR UNIONS SUPPORT KERRY BECAUSE OF HIS "LIFETIME VOTING RECORD ON IMPORTANT WORKING FAMILY ISSUES," according to the AFL-CIO.
MORE UNIONS SUPPORT KERRY FOR PRESIDENT.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW:
International Brotherhood of Police Officers
New York State Professional Firefighters Association
International Association of Fire Fighters
Air Line Pilots Association
American Federation of Government Employees
American Federation of Teachers
American Nurses Association
Communication Workers of America
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
National Coalition of Public Safety Officers
Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union
United Farm Workers
United Steelworkers of America
United Mine Workers
More. . .
ALEXIS HERMAN (1st AFRICAN AMERICAN SECRETARY OF LABOR, APPONTED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON) SUPPORTS KERRY.
48 NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING SCIENTISTS ENDORSE KERRY, INCLUDING MANY REPUBLICANS, IN AN UNPRECEDENTED SHOW OF UNITY.
In an open letter to the American people, these scientific leaders warn that President Bush and his administration "are compromising our future," adding that "by ignoring scientific consensus on critical issues such as global warming, they are threatening the earth’s future..Jonn Kerry will change all this…He will stimulate the development and deployment of technologies to meet our economic, energy, environmental, health and security needs." The Nobel Prize winning scientists are among a group of 4,000 scientists who now support Kerry for President. (An Internet search for scientists supporting Bush didn’t find a single one.)
169 BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSORS (INCLUDING 50 FROM HARVARD, BUSH’S OWN ALMA MATER) WARN THAT BUSH’S FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE LEADING AMERICAN IN THE "WRONG DIRECTION."
180 FORMER U.S. AMBASSADORS, INCLUDING SOME APPOINTED BY REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS RONALD REAGAN AND GEORGE H.W. BUSH, ENDORSE KERRY FOR PRESIDENT.
26 SENIOR EX-DIPLOMATS SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUSH
FORMER AMBASSADOR JOE WILSON ENDORSES KERRY.
More. . .
ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS (ARA), A SENIOR CITIZENS’ ORGANIZATION, ENDORSES KERRY.
Over 60,000 seniors have dropped membership in AARP, another seniors organization, to protest AARP’s support of the Bush administration’s Medicare reform bill, a measure described by ARA as "riddled with waste and handouts to drug companies."
PLANNED PARENTHOOD ENDORSED KERRY, THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THAT THE ASSOCIATION HAS EVER ENDORSED A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW) SUPPORTS KERRY.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN/USA PAC SUPPORT KERRY FOR PRESIDENT.
THE FAMILY FARM ASSOCIATION ENDORSES KERRY
EDUCATORS SUPPORT KERRY: THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION BOTH ENDORSE KERRY.
"We believe in an America where every child comes to school ready to learn…Where every student is held to high standards and every school has the resources and responsibility to meet those standards," the Democratic platform states. Educators have voiced concerns over Bush’s failure to fund the "No Child Left Behind" law and were alarmed when the President called the NEA "a terrorist organization."
But, Iran Supports . . . . . . Bush
Gov't Sponsored Propaganda
Just how bad does this administration want to mislead you?
First there was the Medicare propaganda
. This occurred earlier this year as a "news segment" paid for by appropriated taxpayer money. The GAO said that the "Bush administration had violated federal law by producing and disseminating television news segments that portray the new Medicare law as a boon to the elderly." It (the GOA) considered the Video News Release (VNRs) a form of "covert propaganda." The GAO came to this conclusion:
Federal law prohibits the use of federal money for "publicity or propaganda purposes" not authorized by Congress. The accounting office has found that federal agencies violated this restriction when they disseminated editorials and newspaper articles written by the government without identifying the source.
The accounting office said the administration's misuse of federal money "also constitutes a violation of the Antideficiency Act," which prohibits spending in excess of appropriations.
The Bush administration "estimated the cost at $42,750, but refused to provide any documentation. . .
Now, just days ago the same administration has more VNRs promoting its education laws as reported in the AP
. Recently, "video and documents emerged through a Freedom of Information Act request by People for the American Way, a liberal group that contends the department is spending public money on a political agenda. The group sought details on a $700,000 contract Ketchum
received in 2003 from the Education Department."
$700,000!! Your money wasted on propping up failed, unfunded policy!!
Churchill on Mesopotamia in 1920
"It is an extraordinary thing that the British civil administration should have succeeded in such a short time in alienating the whole country to such an extent that the Arabs have laid aside the blood fueds that they have nursed for centuries and that the Suni (sic) and Shiah (sic) tribes are working together. We have even been advised locally that the best way to get our supplies up the river would be to fly the Turkish flag, which would be respected by the tribesmen."
"We have not got a single friend in the press on the subject, and there is no point of which they make more effective use to injure the government. Week after week and month after month for a long time we shall have a continuance of this miserable, wasteful, sporadic, warfare marked from time to time certainly by minor disasters and cuttings off of troops and agents, and very possibly attended by some very grave occurence."
"Meanwhile, the military expense of this year along will probably amount to something like fifty millions, thus by this capital expenditure knocking all the bloom off any commercial possibilities which may have existed."
-Winston Churchill in 1920 (from Christopher Catherwood's "Churchill's Folly")
Jim "the Homophobe" has a new babysitter
This article appeared in "The State" Sat.
It looks like the Republicans have sent a babysitter to tone down the extreme right-wing agenda coming out of DeMint's mouth, heres some text:
"Jim DeMint has a new traveling companion whose job is to keep the Republican U.S. Senate nominee from saying anything he later will regret."
" 'Since all that screw-up with the homosexuals and that stupid comment,' the campaign has needed someone to help, Perry said."
"In an Oct. 3 debate televised statewide, DeMint said gays and lesbians should not be allowed to be public school teachers. Two days later, DeMint also said women who have children out of wedlock should not teach."
Please help readers. I can't live in a stste where there are two Republican Senators, and the good one is Lindsey Graham. . .