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• Nancy Pelosi & The Democrats: A Study In Cowardice & Ignorance

It came to light a few weeks ago that the CIA/Men In Black had used water-boarding to extract information from 3 al-Qaeda suspects. Those suspects being Khalid “Shake Shake Shake” Mohamed, Abu Zubaydah and a third as-of-now unnamed suspect. Zubaydah, the first high-ranking al-Qaeda member captured after the September 11 terrorist attacks, broke 35 seconds after he was subjected to the technique, said John Kiriakou, who served as a CIA interrogator in Pakistan. After that Abu Zubaydah began providing interrogators with information that led to the disruption of “maybe dozens” of planned attacks, Mr Kiriakou said.

Mr Kiriakou said he was given a detailed description of the waterboarding by fellow team members. The next day Abu Zubaydah told his captors he would tell them whatever they wanted, Mr Kiriakou said. “He said that Allah had come to him in his cell and told him to co-operate, because it would make things easier for his brothers.”

Yeah right. the only thing that came to him in the middle of the night was his yellow streak and it’s one thing all of them have in common. They’re all cowards. But the real question is who are the people who are publicly chastising the GOP for using these techniques and why now? This is all stemming from the public being told that tapes of these interrogations had been destroyed. This is about 50 blog posts worth of info so I am just going to say this, the CIA had permission from it’s lawyers to destroy those tapes and to be honest with you, good for them. The lefty media would have just leaked it and shown our enemies exactly what to expect should they be captured. So burn away. You can go to Hot Air for more details. More importantly who knew about this torture and for how long? I’ll tell you who… Congress, specifically, Nancy Pelosi.

In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

“The briefer was specifically asked if the methods were tough enough,” said a U.S. official who witnessed the exchange.

Individual lawmakers’ recollections of the early briefings varied dramatically, but officials present during the meetings described the reaction as mostly quiet acquiescence, if not outright support. “Among those being briefed, there was a pretty full understanding of what the CIA was doing,” said Goss, who chaired the House intelligence committee from 1997 to 2004 and then served as CIA director from 2004 to 2006. “And the reaction in the room was not just approval, but encouragement.”

I highlighted her name, San Fran Gran Nan. She knew about this and had no objection to it. That is until now. Why now? What has happened between then and now? Hmmm… Could it be the new poll numbers show a favorable outlook on Iraq? Naw, they wouldn’t do that would they? Damn right they would. Blame Bush is their motto and this is a rather poor attempt to do so in light of the fact the the war is turning around and they are all being made to look like cowards and quitters. So how do you turn your 11% favorability rating around? You use the oldest trick in the book… Nothing up my sleeve, nothing up my other sleeve…

Cowardice & Ignorance is the name of this post and it couldn’t be more fitting. You voted them into power and look who’s paying the price for it. The lefty’s credibility (if they ever had any), our soldiers in the field and politics as a whole. How could you trust these cowards, liars and all around dick-holes? But then again, anybody but Bush right? Because he’s a liar right? Yeah right.

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• Christmas Cards For Injured Soldiers

 

This is an Update! It seems that our efforts to support our American Heros the soldiers of the US military has overwhelmed the Red Cross. They have given us an alternative! This is from Joo Chung at the American Red Cross posted as a comment at this previous post and it’s all below the video…

Hello,

I work at Walter Reed Information, and received many many calls in regards to sending Christmas Cards and most of them said they got information from this website…so in order to reduce headache for all of you, this is the fact:

Holiday Cards to Injured Service Members This Holiday Season

The following message is from Neal Denton, Senior Vice President, Service to the Armed Forces: Sen This holiday season, we have a great opportunity to bring a touch of home to wounded warriors recovering in military hospitals across the country.

As you may know, the American public has a strong desire to send holiday cards to soldiers staying at Walter Reed and other military medical centers. However, for security reasons, the former military program was discontinued. One of our colleagues at Walter Reed suggested, “If anyone can find a solution to this – it’s the Red Cross.”

We’re proud that this season, communities across America are invited to mail holiday greeting cards along with personal messages of support to wounded soldiers at military hospitals around the country, through a unique partnership of the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Mailing Solutions.

Now we have a solution that will not only benefit soldiers at Walter Reed, but also recovering soldiers at military hospitals around the nation. With the help of the Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Pitney Bowes, between now and December 27, members of the public will be invited to mail their holiday cards to:

We Support You During Your Recovery!
c/o American Red Cross
PO Box 419
Savage, MD 20763-0419

Red Cross volunteers will sort the cards for appropriate content and repackage them for shipping. Our steadfast partners, Pitney Bowes, will ship the cards to Red Cross stations at the military hospitals.

This project provides a great opportunity for chapters and station offices to coordinate resources and volunteers. Staff members at national headquarters will call each station office before packages are mailed to that military hospital. Those station managers will be looking for chapter volunteer support to help in accepting, storing and delivering the cards.

A national news release will be issued shortly after announcing the program. Once you know that your field unit will be receiving holiday cards to distribute, I encourage you to contact your local media with the attached localizable news release, to take photos and write stories for your Web sites and to send us your stories at SAFstories@usa.redcross.org.

We realize this is short notice. It took some time to work out a plan with the Department of Defense to revitalize this wonderful program and provide a way for people to express their support. I have every confidence that Red Crossers will want to participate in this joyous project. Already, we have had a very positive response at national headquarters to help with the sorting and packing.

Thank you for your support of SAF. And our office hopes that you enjoy your holidays surrounded by friends and family!

You can also confirm this information from Walter Reed Army Medical Center website:

http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil

Thank you!

Joo Chung

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• Text A Warrior For Turkey Day!

America Supports You: Americans Can Text ‘Thanks’ to Troops

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – For those seeking a quick way to show appreciation for the troops’ service far from home this holiday season, look no further than “Giving Thanks,” a new initiative from the Defense Department’s America Supports You program.

Americans can send text messages of thanks and get responses from active-duty troops through the “Giving Thanks” initiative of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program.

America Supports You connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad.

“This is a simple way to connect our citizens to our soldiers using modern technology,” Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for internal communications and public liaison, said of the text messaging program.

The program, which already has received nearly 4,000 messages, officially kicks off at 6 a.m. EST Nov. 17 and concludes at midnight PST Nov. 22. Between those times, people wishing to express gratitude to the troops for their service can text a brief message to 89279. Each text message sent will receive a response from an active-duty service member in return.

Major mobile wireless providers, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile, will provide access to the Giving Thanks text messaging program.

“We know that thousands of families will be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner and thinking about loved ones who are far away from home serving their country,” Barber said. “We are counting on other American families to take a moment during their holiday celebration to think of those families and their family members who are serving and say, ‘Thanks.’

C’mon. Give it a shot. It’ll take just a few seconds and you’ll make some troop’s day.

I found this via Absolute Moral Authority

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• Send A Christmas Card To Injured Soldiers (Updated)

12/07/07 UPDATE! Also Please Hit The DIGG button!

There is a very important in regards to Sending Christmas Cards To Injured Soldiers. Please go to here for the important update! It seems that our efforts to support our American Heros, the soldiers of the US military, has overwhelmed the Red Cross. They have given us an alternative to sending them Christmas cards! This is from Joo Chung at the American Red Cross posted as a comment at the bottom of this post. Please go here for the update!

12/05/07 UPDATE BELOW!
I have received several updates from all of you stating the Walter Reed is not accepting any more cards through the Red Cross because they have too many. This is definitely not a negative, however there are many more vets out there that could use your help. The links that I have below are always accepting and there is a V.A. hospital in most major cities so check your local VA or VFW for more info. Here is a link to the
V.A. search feature to locate facility-related information quickly and accurately.
Those links are blow the fold.

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