Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Rumsfeld Appears Before Tillman Hearing


A peon said...

The Jersey Girls deserve more answer than they got from the 9/11 Commission

Firas said...

The notion that Rumsfeld is somehow not responsible is abominable to me. As the head honcho at the Pentagon at the time of Tillman's death, the responsibility rests squarely with him. He and his cronies covered it up and lied to Pat's family and the rest of the country, spinning a heroic story out of a tragedy. It's an insult to Pat's memory and to the rest of America. Please make your opinion know about the Pentagon's responsibility; vote on:

Rice Farmer said...

The Minnesota bridge collapse is just the beginning. Behind this -- as noted in this article

is the ageing infrastructure of the petroleum economy. The current US infrastructure was built with cheap and abundant oil, which is no longer cheap or abundant. I am sticking by the prediction I made a short time ago: The infrastructure will never be rebuilt, and the only way to go from here is downhill. The US is the harbinger of things to come for other modern oil-driven economies. The Great Fall-Apart hath begun.

Pandabonium said...

Everyone in the Cheney/Bush junta has amnesia. They remember nothing.

Rumsfeld did a perfect imitation of Sergeant Schultz from old TV sitcom, 'Hogan's Heroes' - "I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing!"

Rove must be offering lessons to all these people.

Pandabonium said...

Rice Farmer - I agree in general, however in the specific case of this bridge, the Republican Convention is to be held next summer in St. Paul and the hotels are on the other side of the river. This bridge would be a constant reminder of the failure of their policies, so I expect it will miraculously rise from the ashes before then.

In addition I predict they will use it as an excuse to privatize even more public works and give the contracts to those who contribute the most to their election campaigns.

In the long run, you are right, of course. There will be neither money nor energy to repair the thousands of deficient bridges in the US (and no point in doing it).