Cheney

Here is that magic number 16 again.

Mr. President,
What is it about you and the number 16?

“Lock and seriously loaded” Cheney lost his chief of staff after you decided to keep those infamous 16 words, "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa," in your 2003 State of the Union Speech.

You used those famous words to bolster your case for attacking Iraq, even after Joseph Wilson 4th, the ex-Ambassador of Gabon, a 23 year career foreign service officer and ambassador, found no evidence that supported your assertion about Iraq’s intention to buy yellowcake.

And we all saw where it went from there.
Wilson wrote his famous opinion article in the New York Times, “What I didn’t find in Africa” and then Cheney launched a venomous personal attack plan to discredit Wilson which somehow resulted in someone from your administration divulging the identity of Wilson’s wife as a covert CIA agent who ironically was working on uncovering weapons of mass destruction in the Mid East.


Shortly afterwards you state that you will fire anyone who participated in outing the CIA agent, but you refuse to fully cooperate during the initial part of the investigation until Fitzgerald is finally assigned as the chief investigator. FBI agents ask questions and people testify before the grand jury. After months and months of effort Cheney’s chief of staff is found guilty of obstruction of justice and lying to the grand jury and although some of your cabinet members were involved in disclosing Valerie Plame as a covert agent, you didn't fire anybody.


It is a hell of a mess.

Your favorite number 16 comes into play again as your new bush-disaster involves a 16 day gap in e-mails which were sent to congressional investigators after they requested e-mail records between the Justice Department and your White House concerning the firing of seven U.S. attorneys last year.

No e-mails were presented from November 15 to December 2, 2006.

It is curious because the attorneys were fired shortly afterwards.

Take Carol Lam, the federal prosecutor from San Diego. She was fired shortly after she informed Washington about some search warrants in a Republican corruption case last year.

According to an
LA Times article, “Afterwards, a top Justice Department official in Washington wrote to the White House about a "real problem we have right now with Carol Lam."


Lam had successfully indicted Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the former Republican congressman from Rancho Santa Fe who ultimately pleaded guilty to bribery and income tax evasion.

He was sentenced in March 2006 to eight years and four months in prison.

It looks like U.S. Atty. Carol C. Lam was fired because she was investigating Republican politicians in Southern California including a couple of Cunningham’s buddies.

Buddies like defense contractor Brent R. Wilkes who bribed Cunningham and then received millions in federal contracts. Wilkes is suspected of plying other congressmen and Washington officials with bribes and prostitutes.

Lam was also investigating another Cunningham buddy, "Dusty" Foggo, a top CIA official who suddenly resigned May 8.

Maybe he suddenly wanted to spend more time with his family.


Don't look now but “Gonzo-gate” has the same earmarks as the State of the Union “16 word fiasco.” The final story to that tale of presidential hubris and illegal activity has not been totally flushed out yet. Scotter was the only one to pay the price for that one, but boy did it hurt you and the Republican party.

Your offer to allow Rove and Miers to talk to the congressional investigating committee as long as it is behind closed doors and not under oath is laughable.

But, it fits your profile, because you have always been a lousy negotiator.

You might want to reconsider your ridiculous offer because the USS Bushshit is leaking like a sieve captain. I would not be surprised to see Gonzo go, but who would replace your tex-mex buddy, the guy who helped you execute a record number of inmates in Texas, the guy who got you out of jury duty where your drunk driving and drug abuse record would be made public before the elections.

This is another juicy story; it is just too good, someone is going to spill their guts and another salvo of charges will no doubt hit the U.SS Bushshit again and again until another of your lackey’s screw ups is made public.

The Democrats, especially the ones running for president, are loving it because they don’t have to talk about solving your Iraq disaster as long as your buddies keep screwing up like this.

Isn’t it funny how over time, your circle of close advisors is forming a tighter and tighter noose.

This is going to be great theatre; hell this is going to be better than a Paris Hilton sex video but infinitely more obscene for our democracy as you push our government towards a constitutional crisis.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: March 22, 2007 4:25:53 AM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

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Happy Anniversary!

Mr President,
Happy Anniversary junior on four years of marriage to an idea!

The appropriate Hallmark gift after four years of marriage is fruit, flowers, or appliances. If I ask the protesters from around the country I bet they could come up with a jim dandy appliance just for you.

Your marriage to Mrs. "Stay the course” has been a pretty rocky one. Face it junior, she is a bitch, and she is not getting any easier to live with either. She does not answer to America uber allis rhetoric, nor to mission accomplished-draped aircraft carriers. Thousands of red white and blue balloons and Republican sponsored dinners fail to impress her. Not even the God you speak to seems to have any power over her demeanor. She simply won’t dance to the song you chose for her to sing. And she is not even slightly swayed by the deaths of thousands of people that died in her name.

Success in Iraq is a ghost, a mythical state which evaporates almost as soon as you are informed one exists just within your grasp. Why do you allow to remain blindfolded and continue to follow neo-conservative's directions as you try to hit that elusive pinata while some unseen hands keep jerking the prize further and further away?

Fabricated slogans for war such as:
“It shouldn’t take seeing a mushroom cloud in our streets before we act,”
“We must fight them there so we don’t fight them here,”
“We have to eliminate weapons of mass destruction,”
“Iraq bought yellow cake from Niger,”
“Saddam bought aluminum tubes for centrifuges,”
And finally, “We will provide a shiny democracy in the middle east,” have all fallen like so many poorly balanced dominoes.
One high-minded goal after another has been knocked down when the facts are made public.

After years of reading those damnable facts in the newspapers television programs and on the Internet, thousands of people have publically protested your policies, and still you remain unfazed.

You seemed desperate as you pleaded for patience during yesterday's speech on the Iraq war anniversary and yet you continued to try to falsely link your decision to invade Iraq to 9/11.

To commemorate this fourth anniversary of the beginning of your ill-fated invasion of Iraq, protesters from around the world took to the streets to show their intense hatred of your Iraq war. When over a million people protested your original intent to invade Iraq you dismissed them by stating that you would not be swayed by a focus group of dissenters. You haven’t change your mantra from day one. Anyone who was so cavalier with dissenting American and world opinion back then will not change his mind today although your war has divided our allies and united our enemies.
Many Bush-war-stalwarts state that 3,217 soldiers cannot die for nothing and are willing to go along with your plan to double down your bet on a loosing hand and keep throwing more American soldier’s lives into that hell just to hold off the Democrats from pulling the rug out from under you.

You and Cheney remind me of loosing football coaches who keep using the same play and the same players over and over again and hope for a different outcome.

The players, their families and friends of those you command on the field are the only ones who pay the consequences.

The exhilaration of manhood and a place such as Iraq to prove their mettle is a siren song tuned to perfection by the armed forces.
The bitter truth is that those 3,217 soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died for ever-changing Rove-inspired bumper-sticker slogans and not for the welfare or protection of Americans at home.

Sending more troops into this war without a change in attitude about what you hope to realistically accomplish is not a strategy, it is not gallant; it is murder.

No one knows about your killing rampage as much as the Iraqis, and you will not outlast the Iraqi people who want to kill the Americans who invaded their country and want to steal their resources. Indeed, your obvious fabrication of reasons for invading a sovereign Mid East nation and the ruinous handling of the Iraqis after the invasion has bitterly divided our nation. Our allies have fallen by the wayside while our enemies have united and many nations have become emboldened to counter America's imperial plans for the world.

Your atrocious performance as our so-called “commander in chief” your lack of intelligence and the limited american military footprint Rumsfield assigned to this asymmetrical war seems to have emboldened countries like Iran, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Sudan, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, North Korea, Russia, and China just to name a few, have openly challenged America and sidestep our country as they form strategic alliances and partnerships to counter American influence throughout the world.

Allies are repulsed by your hubris while enemies consolidate and refine their methods to attack our soldiers and our nation like a pack of jackals tracking a wounded elephant.
Speaking of wounded elephants.

Bush-buddies in Congress are as nervous as whores in church. There are enough loyal Republicans in the Senate to keep upstart Democrats in check for now, but these Republican congressmen are playing against the time clock. They may bolt when they begin to see their re-election efforts erode as they balance their careers against the over riding tide of public dissent.

Tony Blair found out the hard way that you don’t give in on anything. He ultimately gave way to his opponents wishes after failing to secure any American favors for his support and finally created his own timetable to remove British troops from Iraq.

I know you say you are not a reader, but did anyone ever tell you the story about Moby Dick?


"Give way!" cried Ahab to the oarsmen, and the boats darted forward to the attack; but maddened by yesterday's fresh irons that corroded in him, Moby Dick seemed as though he was possessed by all the angels that fell from heaven."

There is an uncanny resemblance between your behavior and Captain Ahab's fixation with battling the white whale. I expect your crew of republican congressmen will quietly jump ship as election time rolls in and they leave the SS Bush Jr. to thankfully sink into the muck and mire you created for our country.

So good luck to you sir as your ship takes another series of blows. There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling.

Will Alberto be forced to quit for numerous overt acts which may be
illegal? Transgressions such as breaking the wiretap laws and squashing an NSA investigation by refusing to provide the investigating attorneys the proper clearance to perform the inquiry, in which he was one of the suspects is a big "No No" in layman's terms.

Will you allow Karl Rove to testify under oath if he is subpoenad to appear before the judiciary committee on politicizing the judicial system?



Look on the bright side, at least the Iraq war news has temporarily been overshadowed.



From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: March 20, 2007 4:54:29 AM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.
We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.
The President is committed to continuing our economic progress,
defending our freedom, and upholding our Nation's deepest values.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House
cannot respond to every message. Please visit the White House
website for the most up-to-date information on Presidential
initiatives, current events, and topics of interest to you.
In order to better receive comments from the public, a new system
has been implemented. In the future please send your comments to
comments@whitehouse.gov.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.