In the continuous outpouring of flak and crap on, about, for and against the insane, horrific Iraq debacle there has been a voice, seemingly crying in the wilderness, a voice that should have been heard much, much louder. And the voice has been screaming for awhile.
In order to supplement the GI Bill for college, a writer here at Compatible Creatures worked at Sears on the loading dock of its store in Gainesville, Fla., home of the University of Florida. One of his co-workers was a 19-year-old black guy, whose real first name was Bill, but he was more-than-affectionately known by the entire loading-dock and Receiving departments as â€œWild Bill.â€ However, this moniker was one of those antithesis things, a name in direct contrast to reality:â€Speedyâ€” is the slowest guy on a work crew. â€˜Wild Billâ€™ was a sweet and sensitive kid, who talked up a much bigger â€œwildâ€ side of his personality than was actually there. Everybody loved him and enjoyed his presence.
In the bio-of-the writer box at the bottom of a commentary at niemanwatchdog.org is the following:
Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. He was Director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988. From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Armyâ€™s senior intelligence officer. From 1977 to 1981, he was Military Assistant to the Presidentâ€™s Assistant for National Security, Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Is this a been there, done that kind of guy, or what?
- Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007
Now nearly four days later, all of what we wanted to write last Saturday seems to have materialized just this morning with Decider Georgeâ€™s press conference. This guy has got to be the biggest turd to come down the pike in a long, long time.
Walks out of the conference on a question. And the question? â€œIs Bin Laden alive?â€
Life in Decider Georgeâ€™s White House has to be likened to a extremely high-level and dangerous version of One Flew Over the Cuckooâ€™s Nest, albeit with way, way-more consequences. Nurse Rachet has a kindred soul in Decider George, and even more so with Doofus Dick Cheney.
Despite all the reports, intelligence papers and military briefings to the contrary, Decider George still uttered words linking Iraq and Al-Qaeda: â€œThe same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq are the ones who attacked us on Sept. 11.â€
Either heâ€™s thimble-brained or just doesnâ€™t give a shit – really hard to say. Decider George and his entire crowd have got to be the most arrogant, incompetent and â€™shit-for-brainsâ€™ outfit ever to sit in the White House.
Also this morning (Thursday, 7/12/07), the Washington Post in a Bob Woodward by-lined story revealed CIA Director Michael Hayden told the infamous Iraq Study Group late last year the situation is Iraq was â€œirreversible.â€ Hayden, appointed by Decider George to replace the duck-necked George Tenet, reportedly told the panel he could not â€œpoint to any milestone or checkpoint where we can turn this thing around.â€
So what does Decider George decide to do? Send more troops to try and turn this thing around.
Also today, a series of interviews in The Nation with Iraqi war veterans and the impact of waging a wrong and vicious war. Excerpts appeared at news.independent.co/uk: â€˜â€Itâ€™s not individual atrocity,â€ Specialist Garett Reppenhagen, a sniper from the 263rd Armour Battalion, said. â€œItâ€™s the fact that the entire war is an atrocity.â€
Sgt Kelly Dougherty of the Colorado National Guard described a hit-and-run in which a military convoy ran over a 10-year-old boy and his three donkeys, killing them all. â€œJudging by the skid marks, they hardly even slowed down. But, I meanâ€¦ your order is that you never stop,â€ the Web site reported.
A wanton slaughter. And a Harris Interactive poll, published in the UKâ€™s Financial Times today, shows the majority of the earth believes the US is the biggest threat to global security right now, more than Iran and North Korea combined.
And then today, a another new report about the real war on terror Decider George has been waging, lo, all these years. The National Intelligence Estimate states Osama and his boys are as strong right now just as they were in September 2001.
What the living shit is going on?
- Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Here it is days later, the war has taken a strange turn. Decider Georgeâ€™s people are trying to deflect the National Intelligence Estimate about Al-Qaeda as I write, creating in an Owellian fashion, a real-time piece of prose, so to speak. In this instance, CNN is carrying live babble from Fran Townsend, a Homeland Security hack, who claims Osama and his boys are leaving Iraq and heading for the US: An extension of of the highly-intelligent-intestinal â€œgut feeling.”
As the slaughter continues, Harry Reid wants to hold an all-nighter and get Decider George some maid service for the bed of shit heâ€™s created for all of us. Why canâ€™t Congress step in and run an interim government? Formed in similiar fashion to the governmentâ€™s chain of command: Vice President to Speaker of the House, and so forth, right down the line. In Decider Georgeâ€™s case, it would be the entire adminstration that is incapacitated, allowing Nancy Pelosi to assume the presidency. Tell me why that wouldnâ€™t work? Polls show a majority of US peoples have lost all confidence in Decider George and his bunch, which means they are unfit to govern.
Which brings us back around to â€œWild Billâ€ on the loading dock in Gainesville, F-L-A and the tie in to retired General William Odom. Of course, the connection of William to Bill and thus â€œWild Bill.â€ Not only that, but Odom is a balding, gentle-appearing guy weâ€™ve seen on NBC and PBS, read in well-researched arguments-commentaries on niemanwatchdog.org: Quite the opposite in what he says and writes. A gentle William is â€œWild Billâ€ in his presence.
And â€œWild Billâ€ Odom has been writing and saying it for awhile.
A couple of bits from sourcewatch.com:On NBC’s Today show Thursday, April 29, 2004, Odom said, “We have already failed … Staying in longer makes us fail worse … I think we’ve passed the chances not to fail. And now we are in the situation where we have to limit the damage.”
He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, World Politics, Foreign Policy, Orbis, Problems of Communism, The National Interest, The Washington Quarterly, Military Review and many other publications. He also is a periodic contributor the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and others.
What caught my particular and peculiar eye earlier this month was Odomâ€™s latest commentary on niemanwatchdog.org., posted July 5, 2007, and titled â€œSupporting The Troops Means Withdrawing Them.”
He lays it all out right there.
All weâ€™re saying is read â€œWild Billâ€ Odom. Decider George will not, of course, even if he could read, but thereâ€™s another 200 million others.