Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson was former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff. He had also been an advisor to John Ashcroft.

Sampson helped create the list of U.S. Attorneys to be fired. Under pressure from Congress, Gonzales said he was going to turn over the emails regarding these firings.

As a result, Sampson resigned.

He joined the firm of Hunton and Williams. As a result, many people have called for both an investigation and boycotts of this firm due to Sampson’s misconduct and, of course, his status as a neocon and promoter of the failed policies of George W. Bush.

Gonzales had wanted to nominate Sampson to be U.S. Attorney for Utah, but ran afoul of Bush. Infighting between neocons is nothing new.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saudi Arabia

The link between the Saudis and the Neocons is nothing new. Bush and his friends in the oil industry have thrown in their lot with the Saudis.

Of course, places like Russia have oil as well, and this is going to be a problem.

There are
plenty of places where you can read about how the Bush Administration sought to protect Saudi Arabia from lawsuits related to 9/11!

But Saudi Arabia has gone even lower…

"ONAIZA, Saudi Arabia, April 12 -- A Saudi Arabian judge has refused to overturn a ruling that declared the arranged marriage of an 8-year-old girl to a 47-year-old man legal, a relative says.
The judge, Sheikh Habib Habib, ruled for the second time Saturday in Onaiza that the girl's marriage to a friend of her father's was legal and binding. He said the child wife could file for divorce once she reached puberty. An unnamed relative of the girl told the broadcaster that Habib, who first refused to annul the marriage last year, reconsidered the case upon the girl's mother's appeal. The mother's attorney, Abdullah Jutaili, said the girl's father arranged the marriage with his "close friend" to pay off a monetary debt. The relative said the girl's mother, who is divorced from the father, will continue to seek to overturn the marriage. An appeals court in Riyadh will reportedly consider the case again in a hearing set for next month."

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jon Kyl

Jon Kyl has defended bonus payments for executives of AIG, bailed out by the Bush administration. Kyl is clearly out of touch with the average American, and he should resign his Senate seat in disgrace.

Kyl did not become a neocon overnight. No, back in 2003, he and John Cornyn sponsored S.887, which sought to tax the attorneys attempting to obtain justice for the victims of 9/11 by suing the Saudi royal family.

Back then, when it suited him, he was all for a retroactive tax. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and he's having an uphill struggle to defend his bailed out friends. Back then, it was quite clear that Kyl was a true friend of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, partial sponsors of one of the worst terrorist attacks in history.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Charles Freeman

This was a close one.

We nearly ended up with a hardcore neocon in the new administration.

Charles Freeman is a longtime supporter of Saudi Arabia. Yes, Saudi Arabia, the nation behind the 9/11 attacks and the Bush family's long time partner in the oil industry. Freeman also sought to defend the Saudi royal family when they were sued for financing the 9/11 attacks!

Charles Freeman is a longtime supporter of China. Yes, China, the nation vying for the world's leader in human rights abuses.

He supposedly speaks Chinese, French, Spanish and Arabic. We're sure the neocons can find another use for him!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney needs no introduction as George Bush’s vice president, and Cheney focused the office tightly so that he will be remembered as America’s first “vice president for torture”!

Cheney, like Bush, has a history of drunk driving. He was convicted in 1962 and arrested again in 1963.

Cheney flunked out of Yale, and, like Sarah Palin, who wanted to follow him as neocon vice president for book burning and wolf hunting, he finished his education at a much easier school.

Cheney, despite his shaky background, is rich. He made his money off Halliburton, which was awarded numerous “no compete” contracts related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Halliburton also moved its headquarters to Dubai to avoid paying taxes.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Andrew Langer

Andrew Langer, like some other prominent neocons, has been affiliated with the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Langer has gone to some lengths to defend the "junk science" babbling of CEI's John Berlau.

Langer left CEI for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

From there, he has gone on to establish his own neocon "think tank" the oddly named Institute for Liberty (IFL). It is well known that the neocons are opponents of liberty!

Langer ran for office in Maryland and lost.

Langer supported Rudy Giuliani, but when Giuiliani's one word campaign "9-11" wore thin, Langer shifted his support to John McCain.

Langer was fascinated with McCain's poor choice of a running mate, Sarah Palin, and fawned over her.

Langer is a skilled gourmet cook. As such, he should be able to instruct Berlau as to what happens when items are heated!

We think he should stick to that and learn to accept things the way they are. The neocons had their eight year reign of terror, that is over now, hopefully never to return!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina, like some of her fellow neocons, has the ability to take something good and make something bad out of it.

In her case, it was Hewlett-Packard. Her mismanagement of the company, including the questionable acquisition of Compaq, is legendary.

Fiorina fought with Walter Hewlett, son of co-founder William Hewlett. Under her leadership, Hewlett-Packard’s stock price plummeted. After her departure, it rose, and, due to the hard work of her replacement, Mark Hurd, the company is viable again.

Fiorina also engaged in an illegal espionage campaign against the board of Hewlett‑Packard. This, again, is so typical of the neocons: the excessive abuse of power and authority!

After her departure from Hewlett‑Packard, Fiorina served as an economic advisor on the failed McCain-Palin campaign.