Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:11pm
One of the deepest (and most chilling) tenth anniversary Iraq War analyses is written by Gary Leupp, entitled: The Victory of the Noble Lie: The Neocons Won. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 6:01am
One of my favorite though admittedly depressing quotes of wisdom:
“Hope was the last temptation of Christ.”
This being Easter it seems relevant. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:43am
So tell me, as the years have gone by and more and more has become known about the colossal mendacity used to justify and trigger the Iraq War, which some of us knew from the get-go, how come the shock, awe and gratuitous killings, overt and covert, have steamrolled onward within and without Iraq these ten bloody years? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 4:56am
Ludwig Watzal in “U.S. Military Casualty Statistics Not the Senators’ Main Concern” calls out the Senate Armed Services' Committee hearing vetting former Republican Chuck Hagel for U.S. Secretary of Defense: Read below the fold...
Submitted by ironboltbruce on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 8:32pm
HOW WE LOST AMERICA :: A Brief History in Ten Points (Linked Version)
Copyright (c) 2010 Bruce Arnold. Republication with attribution permitted. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 4:54am
I confess: I have no idea what's going on down there in TX. I do know: 1)Cheney is a monster 2)Gonzo is a liar 3)The American prison system is a horror and 4)It's a time-honored Republican tactic to muddy the waters and meddle with those seeking to prosecute them, by employing countering lawsuits and legal claims. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 09/02/2008 - 3:18am
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 7:08am
Aqui is an mp3 that is supposedly Allende's last words. My Spanish really sucks, so I have no idea if it's real. But I'm just going to run with the translation I found over at Moon of Alabama which is a really informative blog if you've not read it before and worth some time, particularly the comments, which are very lively and link-rich. Anyway, the coffee is just kicking in, and this made me really tear up:
Surely, this will be the last opportunity for me to address you. The Air Force has bombed the antennas of Radio Magallanes. My words do not have bitterness but disappointment. May they be a moral punishment for those who have betrayed their oath: soldiers of Chile, titular commanders in chief, Admiral Merino, who has designated himself Commander of the Navy, and Mr. Mendoza, the despicable general who only yesterday pledged his fidelity and loyalty to the Government, and who also has appointed himself Chief of the Carabineros [paramilitary police]. Given these facts, the only thing left for me is to say to workers: I am not going to resign!
Placed in a historic transition, I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever. They have force and will be able to dominate us, but social processes can be arrested by neither crime nor force. History is ours, and people make history.
Workers of my country: I want to thank you for the loyalty that you always had, the confidence that you deposited in a man who was only an interpreter of great yearnings for justice, who gave his word that he would respect the Constitution and the law and did just that. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 08/30/2007 - 9:36pm
Boilerplate: There is a legitimate resistance to theocracy in Iran, but I very much doubt those are the people getting our taxdollars. Charles:
Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 2:23am
Almost two years ago (October 19th, 2005 to be precise) I posted the following school-themed post. I repost it here today to remind anyone who doubts or cares: when it came to the Bush Administration, many of us called bullshit before the MSM even looked up from their steno pads. It ain't "I told you so"--it's "We all told you so."
INT: OVAL OFFICE, DAY
A pretty woman speaks with the children, some of whom play with toys on the floor.
Alright, alright, settle down, settle down. Now, do you know why all of you are here today?
"Snacks?" Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 6:44am
"Cheney has limited capital left, but if he wanted to use all his capital on this one issue, he could still have an impact," said Patrick Cronin, the director of studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
The Washington source said Mr Bush and Mr Cheney did not trust any potential successors in the White House, Republican or Democratic, to deal with Iran decisively. They are also reluctant for Israel to carry out any strikes because the US would get the blame in the region anyway. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 8:24pm
(Image one day late for Bastille Day.)
Just got finished watching Bill Moyers talk with John Nichols and Bruce Fein.
John Nichols was great, but Bruce Fein sounded pretty Shrill, didn't he?
First time I've ever heard Moyers sound remotely like a Beltway insider--incredulous at what the peasants were saying, although maybe it was just shtick. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 5:47pm
Nearly half of the US public wants President George W. Bush to face impeachment, and even more favor that fate for Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a poll out Friday.
This isn't a fucking blowjob we're talking about here. It's saving Constitutional government. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 06/22/2007 - 12:14pm