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Iraq vs Vietnam: Where are OUR protest songs?

Blame it on Paul Krugman—he started it! (explanation below)

FWIW, by Buffalo Springfield

Last week, a songwriter here in Nashville asked our DFA group, "Where are OUR war protest songs? They're being written and recorded--but the radio still won't play them!" Read more about Iraq vs Vietnam: Where are OUR protest songs?

Question for Hilbama

Senator, what is your plan to restore Constitutional government and the rule of law in the United States?

I'll wait... Read more about Question for Hilbama

"Constitutional Crisis," "Constitutional Crisis," "Constitutional Crisis!"

We can't say "Constitutional crisis" often enough. Krugman always satisfies:

There’s something happening here, and what it is seems completely clear: the Bush administration is trying to protect itself by purging independent-minded prosecutors.

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Bill O'Reilly: "Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls"

Bill, Bill, Bill, are you just too lazy to even phone it in? Crooks and Liars has the video, but it's just so . . .weak. I mean, blaming the victim. That's for 2nd tier wingnuts like Nancy Grace, not a Peabody Award winning journalist like yourself:

O'Reilly is a lunatic, plain and simple and yes Bill, this is a personal attack. He has the nerve to attack one of the kidnapped victims (Shawn Hornbeck) because he didn't try to get away. Something along the lines of 'he didn't like school so he stayed with his assailant.'

Bill: The question is why didn't he escape when he could have? There are all kinds of theories about that…

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As usual, Republicans can dish it out, but they can't take it

Yet another female Bush enabler, Dana "Lucretia" Perino, on Pelosi's comment that Bush was rushing the surge to avoid oversight:

"Those particular comments were poisonous," Perino said. "I think questioning the president's motivations [Oh my goodness!] and suggesting that he, for some political reason [Shocked! Shocked!], is rushing troops into harm's way, is not appropriate, it is not correct, and it is unfortunate because we do have did put troops in harm's way."

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Battle Of Sadr City About To Begin


There's no doubt what today's most alarming development is the detention of Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji. This represents a major escalation. The report in today's Guardian headlined:

Sadr fears for life in security crackdown

that al-Sadr has sent his family into hiding accords with other reports from Iraq. I have chosen to headline tonight's posting with it rather than the Arabic language reports from Aswat Al Iraq.

I dread the coming bloodbath. So do the Iraqis - they know what's coming next. It's why the Iraqi contingent who post here [on Gorilla's Guides, they evacuated all their women relatives, dependents, and males under 16 a week ago - markfromireland] evacuated their families once they'd confirmed the reports that American forces were sealing off Sadr city. Thank God they were on time to do that.


Detention of Sheikh Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji

The fall out from the American detention of Sheikh Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji continues. This report is the second update. Aswat al Iraq have published an English translation of this report. There are no significant diffences between the English and Arabic versions. The text below is from the English version a previous English language update can be found here:

U.S.-Sadr-Update 2

Sadr aide detained without Iraqi government knowledge - MP Read more about Battle Of Sadr City About To Begin

Bush: Only some Democrats are traitors

It's the new Bipartisanship! Froomkin:

BUSH: "Most members of Congress support the troops, don't get me wrong."

No, I'm not getting you wrong. Trust me on that, George.

Hey, I wonder which party the Congressional representatives are in, the ones that don't support the troops? Let me guess what Bush has in mind, here... Read more about Bush: Only some Democrats are traitors

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How the GOP wants YOU to Live:


Bush isn't governor anymore. That hasn't changed much in the Oil Kingdom of Harris County, from whence comes this account of a public health study showing kids in industrial neighborhoods get more cancer: Read more about How the GOP wants YOU to Live:

When Republicans and the SCLM yammer about "bipartisanship," remember this

[C&L readers, welcome! The United Arab Emirates post you expected is here.]


The House on Friday overhauled the board supervising its teenage pages, responding to a scandal that left youngsters vulnerable to a lawmaker's sexual come-ons and helped Democrats win control of Congress.

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Friday Afternoon WorldBlogging

I love lists like these

Summary of the World

If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this

81 would be from less developed countries with a gross income per capita and year of US$ 3,580, 19 would be from developed countries with a gross income per capita and year of US$ 22,060.

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An Open Letter to the People of Iran and Other Nations of the Middle East and Asia


Brother and Sisters:

As but a single citizen of the United States of America, I raise my voice in sadness and shame at the actions of our government, past, present, and future. I strongly believe that my words and views are shared by a growing majority of American citizens. Read more about An Open Letter to the People of Iran and Other Nations of the Middle East and Asia

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Ron Paul Throws His Hat in the Ring

Jesus I hate the SCLM. This moron is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the press corps here. Ron Paul running for president? No way, Heather! My "college roomate smoked pot with him," and anyway, he's not a "superstar" like my BFF St. Straight Flopper. ...bah. Snark is hard for me today, so instead, I'll remind those towering intellects over at ABC that Mr. Paul has made fools of those who predicted his loss before. Wiki cause I'm too lazy to look all this up myself:

In 1996, Paul was again elected to the House as a Republican. Mainstream Republican Party figures backed the incumbent, Greg Laughlin, a Democratic representative who had switched parties in the wake of the Republican takeover of Congress. Laughlin attempted to portray Paul's views as extreme and eccentric, but Paul won the primary and went on to win the general election.

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Time Magazine: Pro-Death Squad

Too bad there aren't a lot of nuns in Iraq. I hear the rapin' is much more fun when the victims have habits.

A reader writes:

Hey, Joe. How about addressing indications that the Bush Administration has employed the "Salvador" strategy to train death squads to take out militia leaders?

Joe answers: Read more about Time Magazine: Pro-Death Squad

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The Other Democratic Plan for Iraq

Mom, Dad: I understand you better now. I just hope that I don't have to experience a Cambodia style aftermath in the Middle East, even as that hope is small. Raw Story:
Read more about The Other Democratic Plan for Iraq

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Never again

I saw MJS’s post and it sent a chill down my spine. Then I saw this at Stacy's and went to clean my guns. Read more about Never again


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