BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIX MIX -- DC.
THIS JUST IN!
BULLY BOY ACHIEVES!
THE MAN WHO STARTED AN ILLEGAL WAR WITH IRAQ AND WHO STOOD BY DOING NOTHING DURING HURRICANE KATRINA, THE E-COLI SPINACH OUTBREAK, THE MARK FOLEY SCANDAL, ETC. APPEARED DOOMED TO BE REMEMBERED AS THE VACATIONING LEADER OR THE NAPPING ONE.
BUT BULLY BOY HAS ACHIEVED A CREDIT!
"THE US TRADE DEFICIT WIDENED BY MORE THAN EXPECTED DURING AUGUST, RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST ECONOMY. . . . THE DEFICIT IS ON COURSE TO SET A NEW RECORD, TOTALLING $784.2BN [784.2 BILLION DOLLARS] AT THE END OF AUGUST, 9.4% HIGHER THAN A YEAR AGO."
AND SOME THOUGH HE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO SURPRISE US WITH.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Returning to reality, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ricky Clousing's court-martial began and ended (and the world wonders: WHERE THE HELL WAS INDEPENDENT MEDIA?). April Johnston (Fayetteville Observer) reports that Clousing "pleaded guilty to being absent without leave" and that was the end of the hearing: "The Army originally charged Clousing with desertion, but allowed him to plead guilty to the lesser charge." AP reports: "Sgt. Ricky Clousing, 24, of Sumner, Wash., was expected to be sentenced Thursday afternoon. His attorney, David Miner of Seattle, has said he would argue against sending Clousing to prison."
War resister Ricky Clousing is part of a larger story of resistance within the military as well as the story of one person's brave stand. In June 2005, he self-checked out of the military after returning from Iraq. On August 11th of this year, Mike Barber (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) broke the news that 24-year-old Ricky Clousing had decided to turn himself in and noted that Clousing went AWOL from "Fort Bragg in 2005 after returning from Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division." Clousing spoke publicly about his decision to return at the Veterans for Peace conference that was being held in Seattle. Clousing turned himself in at Fort Lewis (Washington) and was instructed that Fort Bragg handled the issue. On August 18th, Clousing turned himself to Fort Bragg. September 1st, the military announced, to Clousing's attorney David Miner, that Clousing had been charged with desertion the day before. Again, Miner states he will argue against sending Clousing to prison.
What if they gave a war and no one showed up? What if they gave a resistance and indymedia was too busy partying? (And promoting the party.) The "coverage" isn't cutting it.
Recommended: "Iraq Snapshot"
"Ricky Clousing stands trial today (and will the media cover it?)"
"Iraq moves further closer to dividing into three separate regions"
"Call on Me"
"Is the media going to cover Ricky Clousing or not?"
"Bully Boy adds it up"
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