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VIDEO: Schmidt’s Shame


VIDEO: Schmidt’s Shame
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Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) today on the House floor, speaking about Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), a decorated former Marine:

Yesterday I stood at Arlington National Cemetery attending the funeral of a young marine in my district. He believed in what we were doing is the right thing and had the courage to lay his life on the line to do it. A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp, Ohio Representative from the 88th district in the House of Representatives. He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message, that cowards cut and run, Marines never do. Danny and the rest of America and the world want the assurance from this body – that we will see this through.

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Schmidt was later forced to return to the House floor and have her remarks stricken from the record. Despite having said the purpose of her “coward

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Why is it that the ones who want war the most and talk the toughest are the ones that never served and were never in conbat with bullets flying all around. These people make me sick.

what a witch

Ouch! I think that is one we can count on when the seat is up for election.

Please, she will own that seat. She is right, cowards do run when it gets tough. Just ask Bill! What is sad is we play politics with war. We should be doing everthing to make the war end, end in VICTORY! Think we(USA) would learn our young pay the price when we play politics with war. Were was Bill during Veitnam, think England not inhaling. And by the way no one likes war but some times we must fight.

She must lie about it. If that young marine still alived, he might have refuted it.

Rep. Schmidt should be very familiar with "The Cut and Run" theme, given the fact that both Mr.Bush and Mr. Cheney "Cut and Run" from Vietnam at a time when every other "Mothers's Son" was doing their duty for their country. They will go to any extent to take attention away from "Their own Cowardly Ways".
As for attacking Congressman Murtha, "HE HAS FORGOTTEN MORE ABOUT MILITAY PROCEDURE AND WAYS TO CONDUCT OUR MILITAY THAN EITHER GEORGE BUSH, DICK CHENEY AND ALL HIS CRONIES WILL EVER KNOW. WHEN SOME ONE DISAGREES WITH THEM "THEY CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT" THEY ALWAYS TRY TO PUT A SPIN OF THEIR OWN ON EVERYTHING.. THEY MAY AS WELL "FACE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MANY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE "WHO DISAGREE WITH THEM"
MANY OF THEIR OWN GENERALS IN THE FIELD STATE THAT "WE CAN NOT WIN IN IRAQ".. THEY CAN'T EVEN MAKE UP THEIR MIND AS TO THE REASONS FOR THIS WAR, SO HOW CAN THEY CRITISIZE SOME ONE ELSE..
THEY ARE BACKING THEMSELVES INTO A CORNER AND DON'T HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.
LIKE THE BUMPER STICKER SAYS, "IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THERE, "SHUT UP" I ASK SCHMIDT "WHERE WERE BUSH AND CHENY" AND WHAT EXPERIENCE DO THEY HAVE ABOUT MILITARY MATTERS?? NONE... THEY WILL NEVER COMPARE TO CONGRESSMAN MURTHA OR JOHN KERRY WHEN IT COMES TO ACTUAL EXPERIENCE. IT'S PRETTY PLAIN AS TO THEIR MOTIVES REGARDING IRAQ, MONEY AND OIL.. WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE KIDDING.. IT AS A FARCE FROM THE WORD GO.. THEY MAY AS WELL ACCEPT THE FACT "THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME..

Colonel Danny Bubp, Ohio Representative from the 88th district in the House of Representatives

SO WHAT COMPANIES TO you OWN STOCK IN SIR? PLEASE ANSWER Colonel Danny Bubp

AUDIT NEEDED ON ALL OF YOUR FINANCIALS INCLUDING BLIND TRUSTS..........TIME IS UP YOU DIRTY LIAR

INCOMPETENCE>>>>>>>>AT THE TOP!
Oh WHY? Cause they are sitting SAFELY outside of IRAQ or in the SAFE GREEN ZONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The following extract is from a book by Norman Dixon entiled "On the
Psychology of Military Incompentence". Apparently it is a standard military
reading material for officer training.

I thought it might be of interest to pkt, particularly as it relates to how
we treat unexpected facts.

"Acquiring knowledge involves the reduction of ignorance through the
acquisition of facts, but ignorance is rarely absolute and its reduction
rarely total. Hence reducing ignorance can be regarded as reducing
uncertainty about a given state of affairs. It follows that an unlikely or
unexpected fact contains more information (i.e., reduces more uncertainty)
than one which is already expected. But an unexpected fact is less readily
absorbed than one which was expected. If this is less than crystal clear,
consider the following example, cast in a suitably military context. The
message in this case consists of an intelligence report which states: 'Enemy
preparing for counter-attack'. It goes on to detail strength, disposition,
date and likely sectors for attack.

Now this message, factually so simple, contains amounts of information which
differ greatly from commander to commander. To General A, who anticipated
such a counter attack, it conveys very little, it merely confirms a
hypothesis which he already held. In fact, since he had already made
extensive preparation for such a counter-attack, the intelligence report
when it came was largely redundant. In the case of General B, however, the
same message was quite unexpected. So little had he anticipated an enemy
counter-attack that the news was charged with information. It reduced a
great deal of ignorance and uncertainty. It gave him plenty to occupy his
mind and much to do.

Finally we have General C, for whom the message was so totally unexpected
that he chose to ignore it, with disastrous results. It conflicted with his
preconceptions. It clashed with his wishes. It emanated, so he thought,
from an unreliable source. Since his mind closed to its reception, he found
plenty of reason for refusing to believe it. Like the British generals
after the battle of Cambrai, or American generals before the German
counter-offensive in the Ardennes in 1944, he ignored it at his cost. Its
information content was just too high for his channel of limited capacity.

One particularly hazardous aspect of the relationship between information
and the decision process concerns the revising of decisions. It seems that
having gradually (and perhaps painfully) accumulated information in support
of a decision people become progressively more loath to accept contrary
evidence. As Edwards and his colleagues have shown, the greater the impact
of the new information the more strenuously will it be resisted. There are
several reasons for this dangerous conservatism. 'New' information has, by
definition, high informational content, and therefore firstly it will
require greater processing capacity, secondly it threatens a return to an
earlier state of gnawing uncertainty, and thirdly it confronts the
decision-maker with the nasty thought that he may have been wrong. No
wonder he tends to turn a blind eye!"

Military incompentence usually has a limited effect. Incompetence in
economics can have widespread effects. For example it can cause millions of
people to be unemployed. It can destroy hundreds of thousands of
businesses. It can destroy empires. Look at the former USSR. It was
destroyed, not by a military battle but by economic incompetence, and it is
still continuing. As I mentioned last week, the British empire appears to
have been destroyed by the economic incompetence of Churchill.

We could do with a book on the pshychology of economic incompetence. I
am sure that there would be plenty of material to draw upon. There may be
one written already. Does anyone know of one?

Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio,

CAN'T WAIT TO YOU REALLY MEET THE MOTHER FROM HELL.........it will be your worst nightmare.

tick tick tick

dig up her 401 k holdings and her blind trusts too!

TO...........Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) and Colonel Danny Bubp,

GO EDUCATES YOUR MINDS!

Military incompetence
Military incompetence refers to failures of members of the military.
Often, some of the following factors can contribute to these failures:

A conservative and traditional attitude, often marked by the misuse or rejection of newer technology and the inability to learn from experience.
Rejection of information which challenges preconceptions.
Overestimating the abilities of one's own side and underestimating those of the enemy.
Indecisiveness and the inability to consider swift action, marked by a failure to exploit battlefield gains.
Over-persistence.
Frontal assaults and brute force over surprise, deception and/or tactical skill.
In defeat, the search for scapegoats and the suppression of information.
A belief in fate or luck rather than a rational assessment.
See also: First Anglo-Afghan War; Crimean War; Indian Mutiny; Boer War; most battles or campaigns in World War I - notably Verdun, Ypres and the Somme; World War II - Dunkirk, Pearl Harbor, Tobruk, Singapore, Dieppe, Arnhem; Tet Offensive, etc.

Further reading:
N.F.Dixon - On the Psychology of Military Incompetence
Saul David - Military Blunders (1997)

Hey, Rep. Schmidy, keep your mouth in high gear. You are a disgrace to America and to representative government. You are a mere Repugnant puppet of the Bush cabal. I saw and heard the video replay of your initial remarks and no amount of seeking the record to be stricken of them can undo the damage to whatever reputation you have had in the Congress.

As someone so aptly posted above here, your seat in Ohio's delegation now has a huge target on it, as well as your butt! Unfortunately, I and other loyal, TAXPAYING Americans are going to be saddled with your pension and benefits until the glorious day your DIE, BITCH!

It seems so surreal paying Neocons now, let alone into their "golden years" of retirement . It feels as if I'm paying Nazis to commit fascism against us with my own money! I'd rather pay for their bed and breakfast at the Hague.

GOOGLE PNAC> "OUT" THE CABAL !!! http://www.cafepress.com/googlepnac

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