Olmert Laid Out updated This story actually broke earlier today in the Jeruselum Post and the Guardian, with the Washington Post chiming in for tomorrow. An official Israeli investigative committee on Monday accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of “a serious failure in exercising judgment, responsibility and prudence” in taking the country to war in Lebanon [...]
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Murtha on “Face the Nation” Now he’s really done it. Yesterday on “Face the Nation” Murtha said the “i” word. That’s right impeachment. Is that a blast at Bush’s broadside or is Murtha just sending a not so subtle message? Whatever, but it seems like the news is just now catching some attention. Murtha doesn’t [...]
No Joy for Maliki bumped & updated Maliki is in trouble, which means so are we. Now Saudi’s King Abdullah is ratcheting up the pressure (and no doubt the presidential panic) by dissing al-Maliki. After calling U.S. efforts in Iraq an “illegitimate occupation” no one should be surprised. In a serious rebuff to U.S. diplomacy, [...]
Stephanie Miller on MSNBC updated & bumped UPDATE: Crooks & Liars now has some video up of today’s show. Don’t miss it. Today Ms. Miller debuted on MSNBC. The clip above of Miller on Ann Coulter is hilarious, though it’s not from today’s show. It will give you an idea of what Miller and her [...]
By now you've likely become aware of the first fall out of the DC Madam story. The reason given for Mr. Tobias' resignation is just classic. It's all for “personal reasons.” I'll bet. But today the DC madam gave new meaning to the word “subcontractor.” On Thursday, Tobias told ABC News he had several times [...]
Here it comes. If you want to know why John McCain's presidential hopes are tanking, today is a good example. New problems for Mr. Bush arrived today as well. Republicans are getting the message, swallowing hard and finally facing up to reality. Today on Fox “News” Sunday Bill Kristol even suggested that Bush might have [...]
Angels From The Sea: The Soft Power of the United States guest post by Mash Today the Washington Post reports on another example of the Bush administration’s disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina.Â While Katrina victims suffered the Bush administration failed to make use of the massive outpouring of aid from foreign countries: As the winds and [...]
Today Ms. Rice earned the title I gave her many years ago. This woman has been in over her head since Bush appointed her as national security adviser. But this interview on “Face the Nation” strains all reality. She didn’t know that we were to “preemptively strike” inside Afghanistan in the summer of 2001? This [...]
VIDEO: Biden smacks Rudy (audio only) Biden on “Meet the Press” will not make many happy today. He believes flatly that we will have some residual forces in Iraq. One of those people who might be on his way to Iraq is Biden's son. Right now he wants to salvage as much as we can. [...]
John Edwards may not have had the most stellar debate night, but he got out in front on something very important. This has been widely missed. I didn’t catch it until earlier today (likely because I was dealing with a massive tech crash all day Thursday and beyond). So I wanted to make sure it [...]
“September Dawn” trailer. You know Osama bin Laden is really so yesterday’s news isn’t he? “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person. …” – Mitt Romney By Mitt’s theory of reality, history is just such a nuisance, isn’t it? So let’s just move on, bury [...]
This has been playing on Rush for weeks and weeks. TPM, welcome to my world; radio, that is. They put a video together of Rush's latest racist worsts, so I couldn't resist offering it up. Wingnut radio and Fox “News” have been switching back and forth between smearing and swiftboating Mr. Obama for weeks. Part [...]
It’s a man! It’s the president! It’s Terror Guy! From NBC’s Chuck Todd While Mark noted the lack of guns in the Edwards, Clinton and Obama households (something that won’t be a plus in a general), that same trio all agreed that there is indeed such a thing as a “global war on terror,” which [...]
A Very Good Night for Clinton updated & bumped The first Democratic debate. Hillary Clinton did what she needed to do and then some. She sounded strong and made it over the most important bar of all: Hillary Clinton passed the commander in chief test. The personality bar was an easy one for her, too. [...]
River sounds like she’s leaving Iraq. Gee, I wonder why. I remember Baghdad before the war- one could live anywhere. We didn’t know what our neighbors were- we didn’t care. No one asked about religion or sect. No one bothered with what was considered a trivial topic: are you Sunni or Shia? You only asked [...]
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