Glenn Beck\’s just Jealous of Keith Beck goes after Olbermann. It\’s not a fair match, because Beck isn\’t armed. He\’s just jealous, because Rolling Stone didn\’t interview him. An unfamiliar viewer tuning in to Keith Olbermann\’s prime-time news program on MSNBC, Countdown, might, at first glance, assume he was watching a highly traditional broadcaster. Olbermann [...]
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A License to Kill guest post by Mash On April 16, 1993 the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 819. In it the Security Council demanded: …that all parties and others concerned treat Srebrenica and its surroundings as a safe area which should be free from any armed attack or any other hostile act A [...]
Walter Reed to Wounded Soldiers: SHUT UP! –updated below– That was a quick about face. If you don\’t like the press you\’re getting, muzzle the messenger. Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready [...]
Paralyzed –updated below– cross-posted on Huffington Post Iraq Bill Vexes Democrats? It\’s hard not to quote an article with a title like this one, because unfortunately Congress\’s actions match the message. Putting Iraq war legislation on the table, fighting for and voting on it \”vexes\” Democrats? Awww. Well then, I say we put uniforms on [...]
Bush Recession Looming –updated below– Danger signs everywhere. Biggest slam since 9/11. Trading curbs were in place today. Dow plummets 416 points on huge China sell-off. Shares of Chinese Internet stocks plunged Tuesday amid market declines around the world, over concerns about economic slowdowns in China and the U.S. Chinese stocks tumbled nearly 9 percent [...]
Tap Dancing into Talks As Afghanistan gets more dangerous, Kissinger\’s influence is felt. The Bush administration has agreed to sit around a negotiating table with official representatives of Iran and Syria next month — as part of a planned regional conference in Baghdad to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq. In joining the Baghdad conference, the [...]
Harry\’s Huddle People need to quit referring to Joe Lieberman as a \”Democratic hawk.\” He\’s simply a stubborn jackass who can\’t admit the plan for Iraq is wrong. Period. Just because you won\’t turn away from a war dragging your country down doesn\’t make you a \”hawk.\” It just makes you dumber than dirt. James [...]
Disgruntled America There\’s this poll out today showing that the majority of Americans think Mr. Bush\’s leadership on Iraq just plain stinks, with 53% wanting a deadline for troop withdrawal from Iraq. But an article earlier this morning on WashingtonPost.com offered a cold reality for Democrats as well, especially those leading us in Congress. With [...]
A Case for Withdrawal from Iraq –bumped– guest post by Mash The Bush Administration has been very successful in controlling the debate on the Iraq war. In a remarkable bit of political jujitsu the Administration pivoted from the findings of the Iraq Study Group that the United States should withdraw from Iraq to a debate [...]
Record Defense Spending, Less Security Expert guest post by Charles V. PeÃ±a Straus Military Reform Project Adviser As many have expected, President George W. Bush has asked Congress for an additional $93 billion in supplemental funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for this fiscal year, on top of the $70 billion already approved. [...]
Classic. He started talking then the orchestra interrupted. The announcement that was never going to come was on everyone\’s mind. It still is. Al Gore\’s exciting win at the Oscars was such a feel good moment. I hope a lot of people head over to Climate Crisis tonight. Then, of course, came Scorsese. But it [...]
The New Sunni-Shiite Cold War VIDEO of Hersh on Iran We can only hope it\’s a cold war. Think Iraq, only imagine the religious, tribal and sectarian carnage expanded throughout the Middle East. Got that picture? Welcome to Mr. Bush\’s long-term plan for the Middle East, pitting Sunnis and Shia in the hopes of allying [...]
As far as I\’m concerned, movies are America. I\’ve made no secret about it. I love them and simply cannot imagine life without them. Even when they\’re bad it\’s always fun to watch them. My life today would be so different if I hadn\’t discovered the movies when I was young. They\’ve been a passion [...]
Bush and al-Hakim: Master Slave Dialectic guest post by Mash Iraq is being torn apart while George W Bush and Abdul Aziz al-Hakim enable each other. As the Hadley memo points out, Mr. Bush is counting on Mr. Hakim to deliver an Iraq that can \”govern itself, sustain itself, and defend itself.\” Mr. Hakim, for [...]
Fear & Loathing in the Las Vegas Political Jungle –updated– a guest post by citizen activist and Nevadan, veteran Johnathan L. Abbinett FoxAttacksBEWARE! There’s danger and political duplicity in the desert. There is a new urban jungle political war being waged in Nevada, largely in Las Vegas and Clark County and political animals of every [...]
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