The shoo-in confirmation of Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan as director of the CIA was supposed to be low-key nonevent, fading out into oblivion the very first nanosecond it was announced.
Despite the monumental snow job by the White House to carefully craft and spin the image of the US president as cerebral & aloof ‘no drama Obama’, his modus operandi has generated a pileup of smoldering snafus in domestic & foreign policy.
In June, VA’s Women Veterans Call Center started to contact women Vets to educate them on VA health care and gender-specific services available at VA facilities. In the first month, the Call Center reached over 1,000 female Vets.
Military service members attending the White House Independence Day celebration represent the latest in a long line of heroes who have served the United States with honor and sacrificed much to protect the freedoms all Americans enjoy, President Barack Obama said here today.
When he announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by a Navy Seal team in Pakistan, President Barack Obama said, “Justice has been done.” Mr. Obama misused the word “justice” when he made that statement. He should have said, “Retaliation has been accomplished.” A former professor of constitutional law should know the difference between those two concepts. The word “justice” implies an act of applying or upholding the law.
Six decades of self-imposed conflagrations against imaginary enemies and invisible threats. The U.S. corrupt banking syndicates, D.C. poltroons, and neo-con supreme Zionist handlers decide to ignore, dismiss, and suppress all reconciliations opportunity for world peace.
Washington, DC – The Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation released the following statement from CEO Deborah Frett in response to the Administration’s announcement today of a new national initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society to ensure military families have the support they have earned. Mrs. Obama highlighted the new joint mentoring program of BPW Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
DEAN OF THE WASHINGTON PRESS CORPS TALKS ABOUT ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND HER FIRING By David Hochman For more than half a century, Helen Thomas owned the most valuable piece of real estate in the White House briefing room. Her front-row seat at presidential press conferences and its attendant benefits—she was often called on first and [...]
When I advocated the impeachment of George W. Bush, I did so despite, not because of, all the animosity it fueled among impeachment supporters. I didn’t want retribution. I wanted to deter the continuation and repetition of Bush’s crimes and abuses. Specifically, and by far most importantly — and I said this thousands of times — I wanted to deny all future presidents the powers Bush had grabbed. One-time abuses can be catastrophic, but establishing the power to repeat them can multiply the damage many fold, especially when one of the powers claimed is the power to create new powers.
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Secretary Clinton and I just concluded a meeting that focused on the ongoing situation in Libya. Over the last few days, my national security team has been working around the clock to monitor the situation there and to coordinate with our international partners about a way forward.
As we look at twenty years since the Gulf War 1990-91/Operation Desert Storm the writer has to wonder have we made headway? The writer wants the President, the VA, the DOD, the legislators both US Senators and Representatives to hear from the veterans that counted on our government to do the right thing morally and ethically. If we had really been tuned into the history of the veterans of World War 1, Atomic Veterans, and Agent Orange Veterans we would not have been so deceived. Maybe the All Volunteer Force would not have been reality. Maybe a draft would still be in affect. But the troops felt it a DUTY, A Sacred Duty to serve their country. They were well educated and trained. Many were college graduates, almost all had completed high school and had a beginning on college level education, in total a different profile than the Vietnam Veterans. Many had families with military traditions and service.
So much is going on behind the scenes and time to update all American Citizens and especially the Gulf War/Desert Storm Veterans. It has been 20 years and there are battle lines on the isue of Gulf War illness not just in the US but with each coalition force that were part of the Coalition that went to Saudi/Iraq 1990-91. But with the US government being the main Log Jam to getting information out.
Congressman Manzullo, stood up for Ill Desert Storm Veterans, this author worked with his staff along with a number of other gulf war veteran advocates. Many hours were spent on the hill in DC and it took several sessions of congress to get the measure passed into law. His staff truly worked hand in hand with the veteran’s advocates and held monthly meetings and updates on the final push. This is the bill that became law that listed each of the symptoms of gulf war illness that should be compensated!
Ferner to aid in global call-in awareness campaign KABUL, Afghanistan — The man who nearly became Toledo’s mayor was in handcuffs two weeks ago outside the White House. Now the full-time activist is spending 16 days touring “the graveyard of empires,” trying to bring a speedier end to the U.S. presence on Afghan soil. Speaking [...]
Dayton, Ohio Chapter of Veterans for Peace represented at the 16 Dec 2010 Peace Protest at the White House. It is important to emphasize that the reason why I’m spending so much time and energy focusing on – what – one War Protest in Washington, DC when over the past decade or so there have [...]
THE FIRST JEWISH 9/11 ATTACK Samuel Joseph Byck (January 30, 1930 – February 22, 1974) was an unemployed former tire salesman who attempted to hijack a plane flying out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport on February 22, 1974. He intended to crash into the White House in hopes of killing U.S. President Richard Nixon. Early life Born to poor Jewish parents in South Philadelphia, Byck dropped [...]
Update: For more information, see White House blog knocking down Wall Street Talking Points and Norm Scheiber’s Head Lock: The inside story of how Goldman and the banks are getting clobbered on financial reform. By Simon Johnson, co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown On Thursday [April 22], President Obama [...]
The veterans of the Gulf War 1990-91 have mighty support from scientific breakthroughs that have occurred with the backing of Ross Perot that started in the early years after they returned from the Gulf War in 1991. Mr Perot met with a group of Navy Seebees in the early 90′s that had returned sick and faced strong opposition from the government that was suppose to support their veterans.