Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dept of Not Holding my Breath

It would be great if the US press picked up on this story. But as the title to this post indicates, I am not holding out for that. Anywho, the Independent has some interesting nuggets from before the Iraq war and what was really going on.

1. The President didn't seem too concerned with WMD attacks on our soldiers (I wonder why?)
...The troops were well within range of any weapons of mass destruction, military analysts have pointed out.

US administration officials had already prepared public opinion for war by raising fears of Saddam Hussein's nuclear programme and his ability to create "mushroom clouds." But the transcript reveals the two leaders were more concerned about getting a fig leaf of international approval for the war, than any imminent threat from Saddam.

2. The President had no idea how much the war would cost
Mr Bush does admit that averting war would be "the best solution for us" and "would also save us $50bn," greatly underestimating the cost to the US treasury of nearly five years of warfare. But he also talks of how he planned to exact revenge on countries, that did not back the US in its drive to war.
3. Oh yeah- there was also this- as the title indicates
Saddam 'ready to walk away for $1bn'

Another America Hater

Fortunately, we have Rush Limbaugh to tell us all we need to know about this guy.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Different day, same...

Here is what I don't understand, if I am considered anti-war why aren't those that march to support the invasion of Iraq labeled pro-war? I have always found it so strange that the public discourse places the pro-war folks as resolutely pro-troop. If someone could explain this to me, I would be really grateful.

Romney is a Horse's Ass

As reported on NPR this morning, Mitt Romney blasted Hillary's new health care plan, even though it is very similar to his own plan he promoted while governor of Massachusetts.
"It's government insurance, not private insurance. It's European style socialized medicine," Romney said.
Are you kidding me? If Hillary is talking about European-style medicine, I say bring it on. Ever seen Sicko? Media Matters does a nice job skewering this here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Been a while

I haven't posted anything for quite some time, mostly for the reason that things have been really busy. Partially, however, I stopped writing out of absolute frustration. I have been enormously frustrated by the following:
  • The media- case in point, in looking at the news this evening MSNBC and AP have reported that Bush is reducing the number of troops in Iraq. He isn't. He is just putting them at pre-surge levels. Also, he has just acknowledged that our troops will be there forever. Yet, the media parrots the line that Bush is removing troops.
  • The White House- I shouldn't even have to explain this.
  • Congress- I understand that things cannot be changed overnight. But really, have some sort of damn backbone. The American people want a change, if the Republicans stand in your way, let the American people know.

Thursday, September 06, 2007