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President uses a blow torch to light fire under Congress

President Bush took the opportunity to wear out Congress yesterday morning. There was no sign that there should be any compromise. It should be his way. If you aren’t doing it his way, he will veto it. He named a number of things that Congress isn’t doing – Alternative minimum tax (which the Republican’s had 6 years to do something on but didn’t), His War Funding request and other spending bills. I find it odd that this man was labeled as the compassionate conservative. I hadn’t seen one bit of compassion for the American people. I haven’t seen the president compromise

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Pre-War Briefing uses the Rosiest of Rose colored glasses

From NYT: When Gen. Tommy R. Franks and his top officers gathered in August 2002 to review an invasion plan for Iraq, it reflected a decidedly upbeat vision of what the country would look like four years after Saddam Hussein was ousted from power. A broadly representative Iraqi government would be in place. The Iraqi Army would be working to keep the peace. And the United States would have as few as 5,000 troops in the country. Military slides obtained by the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information Act outline the command’s PowerPoint projection of the stable, pro-American and

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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