BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIX MIX -- DC.
CRAWL LIKE A COWARD IS THE NEW STEP U.S. SENATOR JOHN KERRY IS ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. FORTUNATELY FOR SENATOR KERRY, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN INTRODUCING IT IN VARIOUS FORMATS FOR SOME TIME.
MEANWHILE HAROLD FORD JR. DUSTED OFF HIS O'JAY COLLECTION AND STARTED PROVING HE KNEW HOW TO DANCE TO "THE BACKSTABBERS."
FORD, A BUSH-LOVING, CORPORATE FRIENDLY, WAR HAWK WHO WOULD SOONER SELL HIS SOUL THAN STAND UP FOR THE COUNTRY STATED, "WHATEVER THE INTENT, SENATOR KERRY WAS WRONG TO SAY WHAT HE SAID." FORD DID NOT MEAN THE APOLOGY, HE MEANT THE MONDAY REMARK.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
US war resister Kyle Snyder turned himself in at Fort Knox yesterday. After which, David Montero (Rocky Mountain News) reports, the army went back on their deal and Snyder was "shipped from Fort Knox, Ky., to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., possibly to face a full court-martial." Snyder's attorney, James Fennerty, told AP that after Snyder turned himself in, the military attempted to get him "to sign a form that would have hastened his return to his unit" and that "We wouldn't have brought him back here if we knew this was going to happen." As Katya Cengel (Courier-Journal) reports, Fennerty, who also represented Darrell Anderson, has stated, "We're going to make sure nobody comes back from Canada again because we were lied to."
Kyle Snyder self-checked out of the US military after serving in Iraq during which time he saw abuses that were not investigated, his girlfriend lost their baby, and his grandfather returned. In April 2005, he went to Canada. He returned last Saturday and turned himself at Fort Knox yesterday with the understanding that he would discharged.
War resistance within the military is an under-reported story in small media as Ruth, Rebecca and Mike pointed out yesterday. But, in fact, all waves of the peace movement are under-reported in small media. For those within the military considering resistance, Center on Conscience & War, The Objector, The G.I. Rights Hotline, and the War Resisters Support Campaign are among the resources out there. Courage to Resist offers information on all public war resisters.
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In election news, though he may not grasp it, US Senator John Kerry's just taken himself out of the 2008 presidential race. It wasn't the remark he made ("You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."), it was the fact that he went through a variety of positions on it including hedging it, distorting it, saying he wouldn't apologize for it until finally doing just that. And on Don Imus, of all places, where the supposed Fighting John allowed Imus to Swift Boat him with ha-has of "wind surfing" and more. It's over, 2008 is now officially over for John Kerry. Those willing to give him the benefit of doubt despite his caving in Boston in the early morning hours of the day after the election had been told Fighting John would never cave again. "Good of the country" was the excuse that morning. There is no excuse for not fighting this go round, there is only the admission that Fighting John will buckle each and every time and that Fighting John lacks drive, lacks leadership, lacks passion and lacks committment. Send him his "Dear John" letter, it's over.
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