Thursday, January 17, 2008

Keep the streak alive!!!

A U.S. Senator has not won the presidency in 40 years... lets hope this streak continues considering the DEM candidates, and considering the McCain candidacy as well. Here is some actual news amazingly found on wire services and the internet and not on network news! (sarcasm mine)

ST. MARY’S CITY, Maryland — Jan 16, 2008 (Reuters) — The CIA’s harsh questioning of terrorism suspects was legal and saved lives, the U.S. National Intelligence Director said on Wednesday, as Congress questioned a CIA lawyer about the agency’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. “It has saved lives. And so from my point of view, we’ve accomplished the mission within the bounds of U.S. law,” the director, Michael McConnell, told students at St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

The [Congressional] committee had also subpoenaed Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA’s clandestine branch who is believed to have made the decision to destroy the tapes. But the panel decided against calling him to testify on Wednesday after his attorney indicated Rodriguez would not answer questions, a congressional aide said. “He (Rodriguez) remains under subpoena. We deferred today because his lawyer indicated he would not answer any question. But we reserve the right to call him at any time.” the aide said.
In his nationally syndicated radio show, Mark Levin asked last night, “If I had told you, right after 9/11, that we would confer both Constitutional and international rights on the people, if we captured them, who were involved in murdering almost 3,000 Americans and would like to murder 3 million Americans, that is, we would give them more rights as if they are criminal defendants in the courtroom than they had any time in US history, what would you have said? You would have said, “What kind of a liberal fruitcake came up with that idea?” Well, it wasn’t a liberal fruitcake, it was John McCain.”

“I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of the middle class.” — Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

“I voted against the Republican tax cut, which is an irresponsible tax cut that will further undermine the nation’s struggling economy at the expense of middle-class American families. — Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)


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