Category Archives: Bushco

State Department Undersecretary for Management Calls Germans Morons

State Dept. Double Standard: Diplomats Barred From Obama’s Berlin Speech, But Not McCain’s In Ottawa»

Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Embassy in Berlin “instructed Foreign Service personnel stationed there not to attend Sen. Barack Obama’s [D-IL] public rally” in Tiergarten Park because the event is “‘partisan political activity‘ prohibited under its regulations for those serving overseas.”

The diplomats’ union objected to the ruling, calling it an “unnecessarily narrow interpretation” of the Foreign Affairs Manual. “The fact that you are working for the U.S. government overseas should not preclude political activity that you could engage in in the United States,” one retired senior Foreign Service officer said. But a State official explained the ruling:

But “we always maintain that no U.S. government Foreign Service person overseas should be seen to be advocating one side or the other,” State Department Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy said, adding that “it has nothing to do with who” the candidate is.

“When a German sees you there, they’re not going to think, ‘Oh, he or she is on their off time.’ It’s ‘Oh, they are a Democrat, a Republican, an independent,’ God knows what,” Kennedy said in an interview.

Yeah Americans should refraiin from being seen by Germans altogether, unless of course your a liberal fascist klan loving hate filled political participating far leftist running for President.

The article notes the participation of the State Department directly in McCain’s visit to Canada, which technically, for the geographically impaired McCain, is not overseas, unless John says it is. Then of course the media will report how Saint John of Angry Man has parted the sealed and safe northern border with the waters of life, liberty and the pursuit of coziness.

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From Crisis To Crisis

Must we bounce from one to the next in all facets of macroeconomics?

Usually this is an indication that the fundamentals are either flawed, or that those in charge of the system components are either incompetent or outlaws.

UPDATE: Perhaps this has much to do with it too.

Things Still Go Bada Boom

Iraqi police die in suicide blast

At least 15 people have been killed by a female suicide bomber in the northern Iraqi city of Baquba, police say.

I watched as much FOX News this morning so you don’t have to, as I could stand, and the word was the Times admitting the truth about violence in Iraq.

The underlying argument still being the surge was only a military operation with only military goals. All the benchmarks being forgotten. I think they have their panty hose a size to small.

(No collars, I couldn’t tease on that.)

McCain Stuck In Spin Cycle

The most coherent goal the U.S. can hope for in Afghanistan, according to the ex-CIA official, is probably the avoidance of national humiliation. “I suppose that’s the best we can do with Bush’s wars,” the former official said.

You’ll have to thwart the google and read the article.