I trust the press a lot more than I trust any politician to give me information I need to have and have a right to
have. It is also becoming clear that the Bush Administration does not feel that we, as citizens, deserve to have
Are you suggesting that I am trusting politicians for information? I have a little bit more on the ball than that, George. The NY Times and Washington Post are not the only sources of information in this country and, in my opinion, by no means the best.
Cheney refuses to disclose who he met with and what the topics were as he developed the energy policy.
Cheney is not required to give all the details of meetings or advice given by consultants and no constitutional officer ever has been. They are accountable to the people for their decisions and how those decisions are made is irrelevant unless you are trolling for evidence of some type of improper influence. We don't need to have elected officials on permanent witch hunt status.
2 lies about his relationship with Enron and the massive impact Enron had in putting his administration
Once again, an allegation without one shred of proof. What lies have been told and what is the impact that can you PROVE. There has not even been a credible charge of impropriety.
Tom Ridge refuses to testify before Congress to explain what the $38B for Homeland Security is going
to be used for.
Tom Ridge is an advisor to the president and not an appointed cabinet official approved by the Senate. As an advisor, he is not required to sit through a grilling by a Senate committee for the sole purpose of their political grandstanding. He has offered to meet with them in private and they have refused.
Ashcroft is setting up secret trials with skewed procedures and criteria for guilt and inoocence
for the Al Quaeda and Taliban prisoners.
I am not sure what judicial procedures you think these characters should be subject to but in my book they are outside of the legal institutions that operate in this country, they are engaged in hostilities against this country, and they are getting far better than they deserve and far better than you could expect from them.
The military does not allow the press to cover the war openly as they
want, and give out only the information the Pentagon wants us to have, in the way they want us to have it.
Where did thids silly notion arise that we need to know all of the details of ongoing military operations. How can we conduct such operations if the enemy can ascertain their existence or details by reading about it in the paper or watching CNN. I don' WANT to know all of what is going on in this war. At least not until our forces are out of danger.
I have noe wasted 30 minutes on this pointless excercise and I think I will waste no more time on a hopeless case such as yourself.
[ March 17, 2002: Message edited by: JBryan ]