Thursday, August 04, 2005

"There are hundreds of bodies that are being found in rivers and lakes throughout Iraq. Nobody knows exactly where they come from."

"I mean, part of the difficulty is getting the information, you know. It's like all of these bodies are turning up. There are hundreds of bodies that are being found in rivers and lakes throughout Iraq. Nobody knows exactly where they come from. There are hundreds of bodies being -- unidentified bodies -- apparently something like up to one quarter of the bodies that turn up in the Baghdad morgues are unaccounted for. And nobody knows exactly where they're coming from."

- Arun Gupta, "Bush’s Exit Plan: Civil War."


"A CIA handbook on coercive interrogation methods, produced 40 years ago during the Vietnam War, shows that techniques such as those used in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have a long history with U.S. intelligence and were based on research and field experience."

- Walter Pincus, "Iraq Tactics Have Long History With U.S. Interrogators"


"These terrorists and insurgents will use brutal tactics because they're trying to shake the will of the United States of America. That's what they're trying to do. They want us to retreat. They want us to end our compassion for the innocent," he said.

- President Bush, "US troops will stay the course in Iraq - Bush"


"...interrogation centers in each of SVNs 235 districts and 44 provinces, card files and computerized indexes. Pru's of 50 to 100 men. In Phoenix CIA provided weapons, paid for Saigon computer files, funded and trained PRU's and passed intel to Phoenix. Colby told senate Phoenix killed 20,587 VCI. When questions arose re legality Colby retreated and said 87% killed in regular military actions. Two army lts. Told federal judge they order to maintain kill quota 50 VCI a month."

- Ralph McGehee, "CIA and Operation Phoenix in Vietnam"


BONUS: I'm out for precedents to represent me...

"I'm out for President's to represent me, (get money!)"

- Jay-Z, "Dead Presidents", Reasonable Doubt

"These people are fighting for their lives and they are fighting for the lives of their children and they are trying to get their act together," Clinton said. "It would be unconscionable if we don't do something to help."

- Fmr. President Bill Clinton, "Bill Clinton Talks With Black Journalists"

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"Traveling with the fanfare of dignitaries, Mr. Bush and Mr. Baker [use] their extensive government contacts to further their business interests as representatives of the Carlyle Group, a $12 billion private equity firm based in Washington that has parlayed a roster of former top-level government officials, largely from the Bush and Reagan administrations, into a moneymaking machine."

- Fmr. President George H.W. Bush, "Part Two : Inside The Carlyle Group"