Sunday, December 14, 2003

Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam What more needs to be said? I sure hope this holds up.

Friday, December 12, 2003

Here's a first. Never let it be said that I never post anything from The Nation. I've seen Major Bob on Fox numerous times and he seems pretty sharp. What he describes here is really troubling and sadly typical of bureaucracy. Why the hell are we importing workers from other countries to perform jobs in Iraq when the country is crawling with people who have nothing to do?

Look at Northern Ireland. The violence finally started to wind down once the Irish economy began to get better. Once you have a job you aren't as enthusiastic about causing trouble. "I'd love to go with you to blow up the chip shop Seamus, but I have to get up early for work tomorrow." It would work the same way In Iraq. Make them clean up their own country and they'll finally have some feelings of ownership in it.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Lileks nails it again. Clearly the difference between the Clinton haters of a few years ago and the Bush haters of today is that the hatred has moved from the right-wing fringes to the Democrat mainstream. Jerry Fallwell saying Clinton had Vince Foster killed is a lot different than Howard Dean alleging that Bush knew in advance about 9/11 and let it happen.

Thousands of Iraqis call for end to violence This is as close as the mainstream media comes to covering a march by Iraqis that drew a crowd of up to 10,000 in support of the US and against terrorism. Not a word of it in the New York Times and next to nothing on the networks with the exception of Fox. I'm sure they all would have ignored it if it was against the US and in support of Saddam. Right.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

What a depraved culture. How can we ever make peace with people like these? It isn't possible to kill them all, but we'll have to make such an impression on them that they are afraid to try anything against us.

This article will be good to hang on to for future arguments about what really happened in Florida in 2000.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

The Intelligence on Iraq's WMD Here's another source for the WMD debate. Ultimately the issue is, how long do we wait to confirm that something this dangerous is in the hands of someone as dangerous as Saddam? After 9/11 I don't think we wait very long.

Another intelligent, well reasoned defense of the stupidly named Patriot Act. Not that it will make any difference to demagogues like Al Gore unfortunately. They'd rather try to frighten people with wild accusations of lost civil liberties than support anything that happened during George Bush's watch. If he signed it, it's wrong. End of story. If we get attacked again then that's his fault too. If he takes steps to prevent terrorism then he's gone too far. If he doesn't then he's left us unprotected. Either way Democrats win. Hey, if a few thousand more dead Americans are the price of their getting back in power then so be it.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Mohammad Atta - Iraq - Prague Why isn't this on the front page of every paper in the United States? Jesus, how much more evidence do we need?

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Chong Family Values This is absolutely obscene. If the Bush Administration keeps this shit up they are going to lose the support of people like me. What the fuck are they doing wasting their time with cases like this? For God's sake don't they have more important things to do? I sure hope we don't get nuked while they are staking out Cheech Marin.

Collateral damage: the health and environmental costs of war on Iraq According to the standard set by the people who made these claims regarding the Iraq war, they were all liars. Not one thing they claimed would happen did happen, so if George Bush is a liar, they are even worse liars. At least Bush got most of it right. When we find the WMD they won't have even that thread to hang onto.

How the 45-minute claim got from Baghdad to No 10 This is interesting. I was beginning to think that maybe Saddam did get rid of his WMD before the war but didn't want anyone to know he'd done so. Maybe they are still there after all.

Scientists to Excavate Iraqi Graves It's obvious by now that Saddam was the worst WMD Iraq had. This country's greatest disgrace was allowing him to survive Gulf War I.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

More right wing propaganda. Or Blood for Oil!

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Grandfather Twilight endorses Dennis Kucinich for President 2004 This is beyond parody. No comments are possible.

Not that I'm surprised, but it seems the idea of an "axis of evil" was pretty well thought out after all. What's amusing about this article is that it describes how the North Koreans ripped Saddam off for missiles. No honor among thieves.