Putin Mocks Rice And Gates Foreign Policy And Dismisses Bush Goals

Putin Publicly Rebukes Rice, Gates on Foreign Policy Goals

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 — Two of President Bush‘s most senior Cabinet members pitched an unusual new missile defense partnership Friday to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but they received a firm public rebuke as the Kremlin made clear it remains deeply skeptical of […]

Bush Surprise, British Exit, Petraeus Hotseat, US In The Crosshairs

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFP) — US President George W. Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday for a “war council” meeting ahead of a crucial report to Congress ….

The trip coincided with the withdrawal of British troops from their last base in the southern city of Basra amid […]

Veteran Casualty Warnings Fall On Bush’s Deaf Ears

Military Briefs Bush On Troops’ Welfare Effects of Lengthy Deployments Discussed

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 1, 2007

President Bush went to the Pentagon yesterday to hear firsthand the views of top military advisers concerned about the impact of extensive Iraq deployments on the overall health of […]

Gen. Petraeus; No Public Testimony On Iraq Report

It doesn’t sound like General Petraeus report is going to be in the White House’s favor since Bush now wants the report behind closed door to a select few. Oh and for us in the public who are paying and dying for this mess, Rice and Gates will provide public testimony. I’m sure […]

Mixed Signals and Doublespeak

Gates Says Troop Drawdown Possible

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged Sunday that political stability in Iraq won’t likely happen before the Bush administration makes its critical September assessment on whether its war strategy is working. But Gates declined to predict that a drawdown of U.S. military forces in such a […]

Peter Pace Out

Don’t let the door hit you in your homophobic ass. Thank god for Robert Gates not recommending Pace for another confirmation.

Washington Post:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today that Marine Gen. Peter W. Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will step down at the end of his two-year term […]