Meet Your Equal, Mr. President Maliki looks like he feels the same way as James Webb. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA George Will is upset. Mr. Bush got blasted. Manners are more important to Mr. Will than a senator speaking truth to power. Evidently, he never heard of the co-equal rule. Bush may be president, but that [...]
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Maliki\’s Death Warrant guest post by Mash The Bush Administration has effectively signed Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki\’s Death Warrant. The memo from National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley that undermined the Bush-Maliki summit in Jordan has now made Nouri al-Maliki a marked man in Iraq. Whether that was the intention of the leaked memo is unclear, [...]
Tomorrow is World AIDS Day. But “Christians” would rather complain about choice, condoms and cause a commotion than do the work that needs to be done to make a difference. Evidently, being a Democrat matters more than the millions who are dying from AIDS, with abstinence more important than effectiveness. Now you know why I [...]
Iraq Study Group Punts –updated below– cross-posted on Huffington Post This is what happens when you get a bunch of prominent people together, none of whom have any Middle East or military experience, and set them loose on recommendations for something as complex as the Iraq war. You don't get jack back. They've reach a [...]
The Way Forward in Iraq guest post by Mash The talk of Washington is the Iraq Study Group. Everyone, including the Democrats, is waiting for the two beltway sages, James Baker and Lee Hamilton, to rescue them from the chaos in Iraq. You will recall that some time ago Washington was eagerly awaiting a similar sounding group, [...]
Join me today on Taylor Marsh LIVE! 6-7 p.m. eastern – 3-4 p.m. pacific Podcasts of today's show below… Show Opener: Today's lighter news and even Madonna Danny Devito, Barack Obama, and other news That Leaked Memo just Made Things Worse (with news clips) That Leaked Memo and the Mess in Iraq (with news clips) [...]
Bush is a Punk –updated below– James Webb is my kind of Democrat. Webb, a decorated former Marine officer, hammered Allen and Bush over the unpopular war in Iraq while wearing his son’s old combat boots on the campaign trail. It seems the president may have some lingering resentment. At a private reception held at [...]
That Uppity Democratic Muslim! cross-posted on Huffington Post First we had Glenn Beck, now it's Dennis Prager. Rep. Ellison wants to take his oath of office with his hand on the Koran. Now all hell has broken loose among the wingnuts. Multiculturalism is coming! Multiculturalism is coming! This has nothing to do with multiculturalism. It [...]
Pick One: Sadr or… cross-posted on Huffington Post Join me today on Taylor Marsh LIVE! 6-7 p.m. eastern – 3-4 p.m. pacific Fundraiser: Spend $5 to invest in progressive radio. Is it time to pick a team? Shiites and Sunni are on the menu, pick your poison. Or would you prefer a permanent occupation? If [...]
Don't Look Now Christmas greetings, suckers. This does not come as news to me. Why wouldn't Hezbollah help the militias in Iraq? Why wouldn't Iran want them to? Syria's role, though not clear, isn't at all shocking if they'd want in, too. But what do we really know? You can't trust Mr. Bush to tell [...]
Bush to World: “I love me!” If at first you don't succeed, get a bunch of GOP suckers to pony up $10-$20 MILLION a pop so you can rewrite the history of your failures into successes. And people call Clinton arrogant. I covered this at the end of my radio show today, but it's unfathomably [...]
Join me today on Taylor Marsh LIVE! 6-7 p.m. eastern – 3-4 p.m. pacific CALL IT WHAT IT IS. Hey, did you know there's a civil war in Iraq? Well, I'll be damned. I could have sworn we were creating a democracy, 4-6 months at a time. This just plain snuck up on me. Okay, [...]
It's up to the Iraqis. Soon it may be up to the Lebanese as well. Welcome to hell. Yesterday, talking to Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Ike Skelton, General Wayne Downing let fly the nutshell of our current dilemma in Iraq. News flash, it has nothing to do with the Iraqis. … But what we don’t [...]
Rock The Casbah guest post by Mash Â Â \”Rock The Casbah\” is probably the most misunderstood political song of modern times, but like this post it has nothing to do with rock and roll and everything to do with politics and religion… I don\’t often write about Islam directly. The last time I wrote [...]
What 80 Looks Like Today YouTube clip is gone – Check out NBC\’s Tony Bennett video. Perfection. Tony Bennett. Happy Birthday, man. If you didn't see the recent special on NBC, never fear. Tony Bennett is on YouTube. That says it all for this remarkable chirp. For those of you who don't know, \”chirp\” is [...]
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