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cprice12 wrote:goon attack wrote:I don't find it surprising at all. bush is a moderate, not some whackjob.
He's done a good job under terrible circumstances.
goon attack wrote:Doing this is not out of character for him.
In the summer of 2002, lightning strikes and high winds combined to burn nearly half a million acres across southwest Oregon in the Biscuit Fire. With three decades' experience as a firefighter and postfire planner, Rich Fairbanks was tapped to lead the recovery effort. While Fairbanks's interdisciplinary team of 17 forestry experts sought balance between ecological restoration and timber harvest, officials in Washington pressured his supervisors, who boosted logging targets from 90 million board feet to 370 million board feet.
Asked by his superiors to assess a proposal to divert water from the Klamath River to downstream farmers, Mike Kelly argued that threats to endangered coho and chinook salmon and other protected species made the plan illegal. He was overruled by the "God Squad," a committee appointed by Vice President Dick Cheney to allow emergency exemptions to the Endangered Species Act. The irrigation plan went forward, resulting, in 2002, in a river choked with 70,000 dead salmon.
glen a richter wrote:Why isn't this in the "Forum for Goon Standing on his Soapbox"?
Thank god he had the resolve to go into Iraq, because you know all those terrorists who hijacked the planes that hit on 9/11 from Iraq.... oh wait, yeah that's right. Iraq was never a threat to our national security before or after 9/11.
Where's Bin Laden?
glen a richter wrote:Because they succumbed to the post 9-11 fear mongering of Bush and Cheney. Since, many have admitted they were wrong. I applaud them for admitting that, but condemn them for believing something that was so obviously false.
glen a richter wrote:Wow, "and btw (you) don't agree with me" big shocker there, when did you ever agree with me?
Hey, if you like the fact that we're pissing away billions of dollars on Iraq, that's your right to be foolish. If you're such a libertarian, as you claim to be, you should know that involvement in foreign issues and conflicts via troop presence is considered to be a primary no-no and the fact that we even have troops stationed anywhere in the world, not just Iraq or Afghanistan, or Saudi Arabia (the latter which is precisely why 9/11 happened, by the way and the former which had nothing whatsoever to do with it) is completely contrary to the libertarian platform.
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