1. his choice for Vice President as running mate [Dick Cheney]
2. his choice for Secretary of State [Condoleezza Rice]
3. his choice for Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld]
4. his choice for United States Attorney General [Alberto Gonzales]
As you consider Bush's top four most important personnel picks,
remember Gary Bauer's axiom: "PERSONNEL IS POLICY"
Dick Cheney thinks sodomites living together is OK (as does George W. Bush)
- Dick and Lynne Cheney have a lesbian daughter
- Cheney is also a CFR-member, a former CFR-board member, and a former member of the Trilateral Commission
- dedicated to establishing one-world government
- Condoleezza Rice is a pro-abort
- Rice is also a CFR-member
- Donald Rumsfeld is a former CFR-member
- Alberto Gonzales is a pro-abort
- Bush picked Gonzales for Texas state Supreme Court when Bush was governor and Gonzales remains a threat to be picked by Bush for nomination to US Supreme Court
"PERSONNEL IS POLICY"
GEORGE W. BUSH IS NOT PRO-LIFE.
Bush is pro-abortion, because his policy is pro-abortion, as evidenced by his picks for administration personnel who are pro-abortion.
The 78% of evangelical Christians who voted for Bush out of the total of 23%of all voters who were evangelicals, need to repent (2 Chronicles 7:14).
January 19, 2005
Columbia Christians for Life
Posted 1/19/2005 10:03 AM Updated 1/19/2005 10:37 AM
Democrats challenge Rice on Iraq
From staff and wire reports
Democrats hammered Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday, pressing her to acknowledge misleading the American people on reasons for going to war with Iraq. But her approval by the Senate appeared secure. Condoleezza Rice responds Wednesday to Democratic claims she had misled Americans on the rationale for the Iraq war.
Rice insisted that Saddam Hussein was a dictator who refused to account for weapons of mass destruction. And it was impossible to change the nature of a terror threat in the Middle East with him leading Iraq, she testified. (Audio: Rice promises to be candid)
But Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., would not be shaken off, even after Rice acknowledged to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that "there were some bad decisions" taken by the Bush administration on Iraq.
She accused Rice of "an unwillingness to give Americans the full story because selling the war was so important to Dr. Rice. That was her job."
And now, Boxer said, the toll of American dead and wounded is the "direct result" of Bush administration "rigidness" and misstatements.
Sen. Joseph Biden, ranking Democrat on committee, challenged Rice to acknowledge administration mistakes on Iraq and said he would vote for her confirmation, but only with "some frustration and reservation."
The Delaware senator, zeroing in on U.S. policy in Iraq as he had during Tuesday's initial hearing, accused the administration of giving shifting reasons to justify the war to oust Saddam.
Rice had steadfastly refused Tuesday to say when U.S. forces might be withdrawn from Iraq. And on Wednesday, Biden cited various rationales for the war, saying "you danced around it, stuck to the party line."
He told Rice that acknowledging mistakes such as the claim that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and was poised to use them should not be considered "a sign of weakness."
Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., meanwhile, urged Rice to consider reconciliation with Iran, which he said was about as repressive as China was when the Nixon administration approached Beijing for better relations.
But Rice said, "It is really hard to find common ground with a government that thinks Israel should be extinguished," supports terror groups and is undercutting U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East.
More than 1,365 members of the U.S. military have died since U.S. troops led an invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
But Rice has declined to estimate when even some of the 150,000 U.S. troops may return home.
"I am really reluctant to try to put a timetable on that, because I think the goal is to get the mission accomplished," she had said Tuesday, "and that means that the Iraqis have to be capable of some things before we lessen our own responsibility," she said.
The 18 members of the committee were eager to quiz Colin Powell's designated successor, although Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., the panel's chairman, planned a vote following the hearing.
Committee approval would send the nomination to the Senate where confirmation appears certain despite unease, especially among Democrats, about reasons Bush, Powell, Rice and others in the administration gave for going to war in March 2003 and how they are dealing with a deadly postwar insurgency.
At the State Department, Powell planned a farewell speech at midday, while employees were told to gather Friday in the lobby to welcome Rice on what would be her first day in charge of U.S. foreign policy.
Tuesday, Senate Democrats grilled Rice over U.S. strategy in Iraq and treatment of prisoners there and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In a heated exchange that electrified the hearing room, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., an opponent of the Iraq war, held up a placard of what she called contradictory statements by Rice on weapons of mass destruction as the primary reason for invading Iraq. (Related story: Both parties press Rice for answers)
"Your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth," Boxer said.
"Senator, I have to say that I have never, ever lost respect for the truth in the service of anything," Rice replied. "I really hope that you will refrain from impugning my integrity." (Related video: Defending Iraq)
Despite the tough questioning, Rice is likely to be confirmed easily. Republicans control the Senate, and no significant opposition to her has emerged. Her confirmation hearing continues Wednesday. (Related story: What makes a good secretary of State?)
In four years as President Bush's national security adviser, Rice testified only one other time on Capitol Hill last April before a commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Tuesday, she defended the decision to go to war in Iraq. She said it was "the total picture" of Saddam Hussein's regime, not just the possibility that the Iraqi dictator had weapons of mass destruction, that meant it was "high time to get rid of him." The search for those weapons ended last week with none found.
Rice acknowledged, however, that "We do have some big tactical challenges" ahead in Iraq. (Audio: Rice addresses panel)
Rice made clear that the U.S. exit from Iraq depended on Iraqis being capable of providing for their own security. Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, the Foreign Relations Committee's senior Democrat, said U.S. commanders told him that only 4,000 Iraqi soldiers have been adequately trained.
Rice put the figure at "over 120,000" but conceded that "there has been a leadership gap" within the Iraqi forces. On other issues, Rice:
- Promised to spend "an enormous amount of time" on promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace.
- Sternly warned Syria it could face sanctions and "bad, long-term relations" with Washington unless it curbs support for terrorism and the Iraqi insurgency.
- Ducked a question about whether the United States wants regime change in Iran but called its policies "antithetical" to U.S. interests.
Contributing: USA TODAY's Barbara Slavin and The Associated Press.
© Copyright 2005 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.
Parents, if you don't want your sons (and, disgracefully, daughters also) to have to die for some undeclared (and therefore unconstitutional and illegal), unnecessary, and unjustified, New World Order war in Iraq, or may the Lord forbid, in Iran or elsewhere, do not encourage them to join the United States Armed Forces, and do not cheer them on into belieiving it is somehow their patriotic duty to defend America against terrorism by fighting in these bogus wars. Even Bush's Secretary of State Colin Powell has said publicly that there was NO CONNECTION BETWEEN 9-11 AND SADDAM HUSSEIN.
MEET THE PRESS
Sunday, September 12, 2004
SECRETARY POWELL: "I have no indication that there was a direct connection between the terrorists who perpetrated these crimes against us on the 11th of September, 2001, and the Iraqi regime."
When is America going to figure out that means we DID NOT have to go to war with Iraq ?
And that now over 1,300 American soldiers are dead UNNECESSARILY ?