"Obama records message to troops
HONOLULU - President-elect Barack Obama offered appreciation to the US military on Christmas Eve in a recorded message and then asked children of uniformed troops if they had their wish lists ready.
Obama and wife, Michelle, made their early-morning trek to Marine Corps Base Hawaii just northeast of Honolulu as they had done during the last three days. After working out at the base yesterday, he walked over to greet more than 60 people who waited for him.
Earlier in the day, his aides released a recorded message of appreciation to the military "serving their second, third, or even fourth tour of duty."
"This holiday season, their families celebrate with a joy that is muted knowing that a loved one is absent, and sometimes in danger," Obama said in the message, set to air Saturday morning.
"In towns and cities across America, there is an empty seat at the dinner table; in distant bases and on ships at sea, our servicemen and women can only wonder at the look on their child's face as they open a gift back home."--more--"
He sounds just like Bush!
How about EXPOSING the LIES and BRINGING THEM HOME then, huh?
Meanwhile, just before they leave the capitol after looting us dry for eight years:
"Bush spreads cheer with posts for aides
WASHINGTON - Most of President George W. Bush's aides and top administration officials say they have no idea what they will do when the next president takes over in 28 days. Bush has now given some of them ways to occupy at least part of their time.
The White House yesterday announced Bush's choices of 24 people for spots on a total of 10 boards, councils, and committees, and many of those getting essentially parttime jobs are people who have been prominent in his two terms in office.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Nancy Brinker, the chief of protocol for Bush and a longtime friend, are among the president's choices for six-year terms on the board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
She ought to be in a jail cell; she helped devise the torture rules, right down the amount of hits to a suspect.
"In addition to Bush, suspects in the alleged conspiracy include a who’s who of top officials in Bush’s first term, principally Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, John Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet and their aides, says ABC News."
And where did they come up with this stuff?
Words like "freedom" are ringing quite hollow, aren't they, 'murkns?
Are you PROUD NOW?!For more on the abominable atrocity of U.S. torture, go HERE and scroll down.
Also keep in mind that rendition, secret black site prisons, and the floating dungeons the U.S. maintains are all kept safely out of the public eye.
Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Bush political affairs director Barry Jackson are being appointed members of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, for six-year terms.
Anita McBride, chief of staff to Laura Bush, is being given a three-year term on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Bush is giving four-year terms on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations to Maria Cino, the president and CEO of the 2008 Republican National Convention and a former deputy transportation secretary under Bush, and to Israel Hernandez, a former top aide to Bush political guru Karl Rove and now an assistant commerce secretary.
Merry Xmas, Amurka! I noticed no mortgages were paid off there.