Timelines, Pieces and Puzzles

Ever wonder how the largest scandals of the last 6 years fit together? Everything from the Niger forgeries to Larry Franklin are small parts of a much larger game that’s been afoot for the last decade or more. RawStory has put together a timeline, and a lenghty article connecting the dots.
It should come as no [...]


Commentary By: sukabi

Ever wonder how the largest scandals of the last 6 years fit together? Everything from the Niger forgeries to Larry Franklin are small parts of a much larger game that’s been afoot for the last decade or more. RawStory has put together a timeline, and a lenghty article connecting the dots.

It should come as no surprise that the prominent players in this game from the beginning have been Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith and that the country of most interest to them has been Iran.

Monday, January 29th, 2007 by sukabi |

E. Howard Hunt. . . . DEAD

I once had a friend who was my favorite bartender for a while. Whenever a famous person died Dutchie would say the name of the deceased, then pause and proclaim, with a look part malevolence and part justice. . . “Dead.” That’s how I feel this morning. E. Howard Hunt was a [...]


Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

I once had a friend who was my favorite bartender for a while. Whenever a famous person died Dutchie would say the name of the deceased, then pause and proclaim, with a look part malevolence and part justice. . . “Dead.” That’s how I feel this morning. E. Howard Hunt was a Republican disease on the face of this planet, and I am not ashamed to say that his obituary this morning is a pleasure to read.

As you’ll see in the obit, Hunt was more than just the mastermind of the failed Watergate burglary that led our own country into crisis. He was the scourge of Latin America as well in our country’s stupid policies there in the 50′s and 60′s, helping bring to power and prop up dictatorship after dictatorship. Truly an evil man, to my view. What a nice way to punctuate a miserable performance by Bush, who himself is asking us to prop up a puppet government and support failed policies that will only blowback on us in the end.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 by Steven Reynolds |

Democommie for the Grammy!

He’s written some compelling lyrics you can see at either Jesus’ General or Operation Yellow Elephant. The Ballad of the Yellow Beret is inspiring!
Man, we used to LIVE on lyrics around here! It’s good to see one of our readers, who definitely gets around and isn’t only ours, is continuing the [...]


Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

He’s written some compelling lyrics you can see at either Jesus’ General or Operation Yellow Elephant. The Ballad of the Yellow Beret is inspiring!

Man, we used to LIVE on lyrics around here! It’s good to see one of our readers, who definitely gets around and isn’t only ours, is continuing the tradition.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 by Steven Reynolds |

“I Have a Dream”

On this day, please read the Martin Luther King speech.
Thanks.


Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

On this day, please read the Martin Luther King speech.

Thanks.

Monday, January 15th, 2007 by Steven Reynolds |

Silence is Betrayal

That’s the theme of John Edwards’ speech tomorrow, Martin Luther King Day, at Riverside Church in Harlem, almost exactly forty years from when Rev. King himself first spoke against the Vietnam War. Edwards’ theme, according to early excerpts at TPM Cafe, are all about denouncing the war in Iraq.
Escalation is not the [...]


Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

That’s the theme of John Edwards’ speech tomorrow, Martin Luther King Day, at Riverside Church in Harlem, almost exactly forty years from when Rev. King himself first spoke against the Vietnam War. Edwards’ theme, according to early excerpts at TPM Cafe, are all about denouncing the war in Iraq.

Escalation is not the answer, and our generals will be the first to tell you so. The answer is for the Iraqi people and others in the region to take responsibility for rebuilding their own country. If we want them to take responsibility, we need to show them that we are serious about leaving – and the best way to do that is actually to start leaving and immediately withdraw 40-50,000 troops.

That is why I have spoken out against the McCain Doctrine of escalation. That’s why Congress must step up and stop the president from putting more troops in harm’s way.

If you’re in Congress and you know this war is going in the wrong direction, it is no longer enough to study your options and keep your own counsel.

Silence is betrayal. Speak out, and stop this escalation now. You have the power to prohibit the president from spending any money to escalate the war – use it.

And to all of you here today – and the millions like us around the country who know this escalation is wrong – your job is to reject the easy way of apathy and choose instead the hard course of action.

Silence is betrayal. Speak out. Tell your elected leaders to block this misguided plan that is destined to cost more lives and further damage America’s ability to lead. And tell them also, that the reward of courage…is trust.

What’s the result of this? Perhaps less silence from Hillary, given that this powerful speech is made tomorrow on her home turf. How long will Hillary remain silent about this war?

Sunday, January 14th, 2007 by Steven Reynolds |

Mining Gems

One of the great joys of blogging is that, every now and then, I run into a gem that needs to be brought to the surface and polished. Such is the following from Josh Buermann at Flagrancy to Reason:
But what’s even worse is the emerging Democratic strategy of opposing an insignificant, meaningless, chair-shuffling-on-the-titanic 20,000 [...]

Commentary By: Richard Blair

One of the great joys of blogging is that, every now and then, I run into a gem that needs to be brought to the surface and polished. Such is the following from Josh Buermann at Flagrancy to Reason:

But what’s even worse is the emerging Democratic strategy of opposing an insignificant, meaningless, chair-shuffling-on-the-titanic 20,000 troop increase while leaving the other 150,000 stuck eating sand for the next two years. You can’t just oppose the surge, you’ve gotta oppose the whole deployment. If that’s all that happens then the mudslinging about –abandoning the troops’ from some of our basketcase cousins across the isle will stick, and for the good reason that it would actually be true…

Saturday, January 13th, 2007 by Richard Blair |
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