May 4, 2007

David Yeagley: MayDay Bush and Pentagon Coverups

from the Bad Eagle Blog

Coverup #1 — Amazingly the numbers of dead and wounded are down in Iraq, but guess what: the military has stopped counting roadside bombs in that figure, at the behest of the White House. That’s right, no IEDs involved in US roadside killings are to be recorded and reported upon. So while David Yeagley wants to read about “any good news” from Iraq such as “one toilet being fixed,” the truth of the failure in Iraq is being covered up by Bush and the military leadership. “Car bombs and other explosive devices have killed thousands of Iraqis in the past three years, but the administration doesn't include them in the casualty counts it has been citing as evidence that the surge of additional U.S. forces is beginning to defuse tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims... [but] not counting bombing victims skews the evidence of how well the Baghdad security plan is protecting the civilian population - one of the surge's main goals. ‘Since the administration keeps saying that failure is not an option, they are redefining success in a way that suits them,’ said James Denselow, an Iraq specialist at London-based Chatham House, a foreign policy think tank.”

Coverup #2 — It was reported yesterday that the US soldiers themselves are being censored in all forms as of May 1st. In the past, soldiers were expected to “clear” questionable emails and blog entries that might reveal military sensitive information regarding troop movements or strategies. But what a moment — the pentagon has ordered that ALL emails and blog entries must now be “approved” by the commanders, whether they deal with military matters or not. So someone writing home to say “I love you Mom” or a soldier wanting to write her father she is “being deployed for a second time and will not be coming home” cannot do so without first obtaining permission from the high command. This is part of a coverup to prevent the true bad news from coming out of Iraq and being reported properly. Of course Yeagley doesn’t care at all about this, because he’s not there doing the dying. He’ll blog-to-high-heaven that your kids must go fight for these traitors Bush and Cheney, but he would never go himself. Oh no, not the great pontificator.

Coverup #3 — A singer revered and adored all across Indian Country — Joan Baez — was prohibited from performing for our wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center by the US military command for no explicit reason on Wednesday this week. John Mellencamp invited Joan to sing with him for our wounded soldiers, but after a month-long contract negotiation was successfully completed, a worried military command decided in the final 2 days to prohibit Baez from singing at Walter Reed. No explanation was given except that Joan would not “fit in,” the central reason given to Mellencamp for the prohibition. Yes, this is how a worried pentagon treats our wounded soldiers when they care more about politics than they do about our service men and women. And yes, chicken-hawk Yeagley’s obscene love of an AWOL President and a draft-dodger Vice President is the true mark of weakness — supreme weakness. Yeagley hurts and denigrates all of Indian Country with his anti-Indian and anti-Constitution pontifications.

Still a strong advocate for peace, Joan Baez had planned to sing “Day After Tomorrow” by Tom Waits, if she had been allowed to sing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And, all of Indian Country would have been there with her in spirit, except David Yeagley the anti-Indian.

Day After Tomorrow (Tom Waits)

I close my eyes every night
And I dream that I can hold you
They fill us full of lies, everyone buys
About what it means to be a soldier
I still don't know how I'm supposed to feel
About all the blood that's been spilled
Will God on his throne
Get me back home
On the day after tomorrow