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More Chatter on Iran: Clark, Qatar and Saudi Edition

Two spooky October Surprise posts for ya:

Phoenix Woman:

About Iran: General Wesley Clark said that Bush is painting himself into a corner on Iran. The General feels that the only chance to stop a strike on Iran is the election of a Democratic Congress in November, assuming BushCo does not manage to start dropping the bombs before the election. The only good news about Iran is that Clark feels there are clear divisions in the Administration, with Rice showing some misgivings about striking, and CheneyCo wanting war with Iran ASAP. The bad news is that with RiceCo wavering, and CheneyCo chomping at the bit, a strike is simply a matter of "when, not if." Read below the fold...
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Liquid Bomb Plot: Total BS

I'd missed this. Color me totally unsurprised to find the British taking the lead from the clowns over here in Torture America:

"This story has been blown out of all proportion. The liquids would need to be carefully distilled at freezing temperatures to extract the required chemicals, which are very difficult to obtain in the purities needed."

Read below the fold...
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Habeas Corpus: Nice While It Lasted (Leahy is SHRILLLLL!)

I'll join His Lordship the Grey One in requesting that bloggers start doing what the SCLM won't do, and give coverage to what the Democrats are actually saying and doing. Posted in the whole via Tom Paine:
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Iraq or The Economy: Stupid Edition


Honestly, I don't know why it's so hard to walk and chew gum at the same time. I think the strategy should be "the economy sucks because the Republicans have spent all your money on a failed war at the expense of every domestic issue you can imagine," but what do I know. Read below the fold...

Lunchtime. A moment's pause.

Fresh, home-grown tomato. A little pepper. A little fleur de sel.

And a friend gave me some cucumbers.

A little more fleur de sel, some creme fraiche....

Not bad. Not bad at all. Read below the fold...

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800,000 Rally in Lebanon


Didn't hear about it? I guess our SCLM was too busy deciding if Clinton was "angry" or "unhinged." A report from someone who was there. Go read the whole thing, it's very good. Read below the fold...

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The Good Little Monkey


Once there was a good little monkey that could never do wrong.

He came to town one day, and everyone said "now, there's a good little monkey that could never do wrong." Read below the fold...

And speaking of rounding up the traitors and putting them in camps...

... that's what the Republican pro-torture [gag] "compromise" allows:

In recent days the Bush administration and its House allies successfully pressed for a less restrictive description [Hmm....] of how the government [i.e., the extremely legitimate Bush regime] could designate civilians as "unlawful enemy combatants," the sources said yesterday. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations over the bill.

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Surprising Reading for October

You've read Hersh. Now you should take a little trip down memory lane, and read these two posts from Robert Parry, the man who broke the Iran-Contra scandals back when we had a functional press. Read below the fold...

Word of the day: Extremism


Bush keeps casting around for words that describe the enemy He is actually fighting, and apparently "Islamic Fascism" didn't take. Surprise. Now the word seems to be Islamic extremists, now propagating as extremists.

The problem? Read below the fold...

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The Kiss Redux: Bush Stumps "Most" Republicans

More shocking news from Watertiger.

Earlier in the day, Bush met privately with Republican donors at an estate in Greenwich, Conn., raising almost $800,000 for GOP House members facing tough re-election fights.

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Tuesday Humor Blogging

Ok, this made me laugh. Jersey Cynic brings us this little ditty that I'd missed:

New Official State Mottos:

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Anthrax Mystery Deepens

Color me shocked, shocked to discover that we weren't really told the facts at the outset of this case. Five years, and this is the best they can do? My regard for the FBI is just shaken, I tell you:
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George Felix Allen left a severed deer's head in a black family's mailbox?

Please, somebody tell me this one's not true. Because otherwise, I'll have failed to be cynical enough about Republicans, yet again. All all these guys sadists, or what?

AP: Read below the fold...

Surprise! Republican pro-torture "compromise" isn't about "clarity" at all!

ccjailAP, way at the end, naturally:

The deal between the administration and the Senate is packed with imprecise adjectives.

In the black-is-white Republican world, clarity is obfuscation. This, we knew.

But, gosh, what could the [cough] "compromise" be about? As we said: Read below the fold...


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