The political bickering continues as the Democrats have given President Bush a deadline to pull out the troops from the war infested country of Iraq. Bush as expected did not think too highly of this move, calling it a delaying tactic to send his requested funding for troops and allowing them to push with their pet spending projects.
It is very obvious that Bush has slowly lost the confidence of his countrymen, taking into account that almost 3,200 troops were killed during the Iraqi War and yet his persistence in sending out troops to make up for the lost headcount. Many fellowmen have viewed this as becoming a personal vendetta for Bush, fronting innocent lives to carry out the mission of overpowering the already decapitated nation.
As it stands, the political circus will continue as debates are being set to tackle the sensitive issue in Iraq. Congress has been supporting Bush on his antics, but the Democrats aim to emphasize more on valuing the sacrifices of US troops rather than focus on power which has been the obvious theme of the whole ordeal from the very start.
[tags]democrats, congress, president bush, iraq, us troops[/tags]
Normally, family issues would become a cause for concern and an obstacle for people to pull-out from certain undertakings concerning any endeavor. But for John Edwards who life has been obviously highlighted with unavoidable life issues, the latest of which was the diagnosis of the return of his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, breast cancer illness.
Edwards, a 2004 vice president nominee, has already had to deal with the death of his son Wade in 1996 and this latest development is deemed something that will hurt his political campaign. Other than morally affecting his state of mind, the schedule for treatment of the curable breast cancer disease is sure to take its toll on Edwards.
However, his campaign will push through and from all indications; he will just have to deal with the situation as it is. While the roads to probable victory may not be bright, the sympathy of his co-candidates was expressed for the tough-luck candidate.
[tags]john edwards, cancer, elizabeth edwards, presidency race, politics, campaigns[/tags]
The democrats are planning to place a vote on the issuance of subpoenas to White House officials with regards to the firing of 8 U.S. attorneys. As it stands, President Bush is totally against it claiming that putting such people under such circumstances would damage their ability to provide â€œcandid adviceâ€ to the president.
There have been a lot of speculations with regards to how this issue is being treated. There are sources that have been considered this as a political opportunity to score against the current administration while some are saying that it may open a can of worms with regards to President Bushâ€™ administration. Either way, the continued reluctance of the U.S. President is only enticing the Democratic Party to pursue the issue even more.
While Bush should be given commendation for his continuous cooperation with regards to other matters coming his way, this issue has drawn the line with regards to his credibility. Unless the issue has been settled to satisfy all parties concerned, it will be something that can be seen among the list of issues that headlines feast on daily.
[tags]lawyers, democratic party, president bush, subpoenas[/tags]
If your boss or a customer asks you to do something, do you always instantly say yes? If you fail to get the job done in time or it turns out to be impossible to do, you end up looking bad. Instead, mention that the job sounds like it will be an exciting challenge and then take a few minutes to gather the details. Don’t be afraid that asking questions will make you seem incompetent. Getting the job details wrong looks much worse.
Once you know what is involved, you will know whether it is possible to deliver the job on time or if you will need to say you’d love to do it, but will need additional time. Then, do your best to do a better than expected job and get it done on time.
While many have criticized President Bushâ€™s every move and decision-making ordeals with regards to the Iraq war, his latest appeal for longer patience is something I would agree with. Stating that the issue of the demand for the end of the Iraq war is easier said than done, it would take some months before the war can be considered truly over.
The democratic parties are planning to bring up the issue to tackle on the request of President Bush for additional funding for the US troops that he wants to send to the ongoing Iraq war crisis. While many perceive the move as totally heartless since it would mean giving up further lives for country, the funds part is something that has drawn the ire of the people, especially the ones seated in government positions.
While the point raised by the President may be commendable, the fact remains that sending additional troops will only escalate matters. Hopefully Bush has an answer to this as well to spare innocent American lives.
[tags]Iraq, President Bush, US Troops[/tags]
Just when everyone thought that the nuclear issue with North Korea had already been settled, the Nokors have now threatened to continue nuclear activities if the $25 million frozen at the Macau bank are not released soon. The said money was connected with regards to the money laundering issue conducted by the US Treasury Department at the Banco Delta Asia.
Although a part of the frozen funds have been released, North Koreaâ€™s President Kim Kye Gwan said Pyongyang was expecting all the funds to be released last February 13 upon an agreement to which they would close down all nuclear facilities that has become a widespread issue to the world today.
In this regard, North Korea has again emphasized that it shall not put a halt the nuclear activities until all the frozen funds have been cleared and released. Although nothing has been officially ironed out, chief American negotiator Christopher Hill strongly believes that the BDA issue will be settled soon and officially end the impending issue regarding this nuclear dilemma made popular today.
[tags]north korea, money laundering, banco delta asia[/tags]
Remembering the events of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 will forever be in the mind of people in the world, the signal of the start of terrorism. Still fresh in the minds that lead to a series of conflicts that is headed by the worldâ€™s acknowledged power; the suspected mastermind has openly admitted his hand in staging the planning of the unforgiving tragedy that claimed the lives of thousand of people on that faithful day now known as 9/11.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed admitted before a military hearing his alleged mastermind of the whole thing at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Mohammed also took responsibility for other terrorist activities that have transpired and also some future planned attacks of terror that have yet to be executed.
The list of the confessions made by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is contained in a 26 page transcript from the Pentagon. Some remarks were marked out but among those that were included were assassination attempts and other acts of terror, some of which have not yet been carried out yet.
[tags]world trade center, 9/11, khalid sheikh mohammed[/tags]
As expected, all key personnel associated with the poor medical service given to the injured US troops. Army Surgeon General Kevin C. Kiley was the third high ranked official to step down due to enormous pressure for the mess and it does not seem to be getting any sweeter for all people connected with the scandal that has been brought out in the open.
It will be recalled that the first two officials, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Army Secretary Francis Harvey, voluntarily resigned due to the mounting pressure especially when it concerns one of the critical issues today that of which is all issues surrounding the US troops and the war in Iraq.
This issue has surely become a big mess and a big dent on the credibility that the Bush administration has at the moment. While the people responsible for it are slowly being pinpointed one by one, the damage has been already done.
[tags]walter reed medical center, us troops, gates, bush, harvey, kiley[/tags]
And so the probe continues. The current issue surrounding the cheap medical treatment and attention that US troops have been getting from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center seems to be escalating as more issues are being unraveled as the days go by. Finger pointing and getting to the bottom of all issues concerned is certainly something that has been common and it would not be surprising to see President Bushâ€™ name among the people to be blamed.
To date, former Army Secretary Francis Harvey has been forced to resign because of the issue and it will not take long before some other big names would follow. The US troops have become a sensitive issue as of late and with this dilemma now brought into the open, the media will certainly have a field day in exposing the issue at hand. Perhaps even the candidates may use this as leverage in their campaign since attending to the current needs seems to be more important to get those votes in their corner.
[tags]walter reed medical center, us troops, war vets, iraq[/tags]
Initiating the undying issue of the US troops that are in Iraq and to hopefully instigate the demand to put an end to the 4 years dilemma is in the works as spearheaded by various sectors of the senate and the house democrats. Only President Bush stands in the way of such legislation where the main concern is recalling the US troops and restructuring where they should be focused.
The main agenda for the legislation is to refocus the original plan of the military that of which is to fight the rising count of terrorism in various parts of the world. Much of the focus will start to place the original focus on Afghanistan where terrorism started in the first place.
Such a re-evaluation is seen as setting the proper targets and review of the troops placement since terrorism has not been fully covered as of to date. With the impending plan, the US troops are expected to be set back on the right track on the continuing war against terrorism.
[tags]democrats, us troops, iraq, afghanistan, war, senate, Bush[/tags]