Monthly Archives: February 2006

If the troops had their way…

…they’d be on their way home: Most American troops in Iraq believe that the US should withdraw within the next year, according to the first poll of US military personnel in Iraq. President George W. Bush, whose overall approval rating … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam's Construction Company

Cunning Realist, in reference to this: Ponder it for a moment. We are now in the mosque-rebuilding business in the Middle East, smack-dab in the middle of a civil war […] We are asking 20-year olds from Tulsa and Des … Continue reading

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The Ports: Right reaction, wrong reason

six twenty-one US ports being bought by a company out of Dubai amounts to race-baiting for votes, period. It’s an election year, & “security” has been redefined to mean random hypocritical anti-arab barking, those people could care less about anything … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Helicopter Ben & Bruh-man

this — a note on an obvious crony pick slipped onto the Federal Reserve board — is pretty much the only reason I still read things like The New Republic. Apparently some dude got on whose biggest accomplishment is marrying … Continue reading

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Governor Dumbass

Thank you, Illinois: [Illinois Gov. Rod] Blagojevich says he didn’t realize “The Daily Show” was a comedy spoof of the news when he sat down for an interview that ended up poking fun at the sometimes-puzzled governor. “It was going … Continue reading

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Can we say "told you so" yet?

I smell civil war: A wave of sectarian strife and recrimination swept Iraq Thursday after Wednesday’s bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the city of Samarra. The Interior Ministry said that more than 100 people have been killed in … Continue reading

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Paranoia is…

“indian give” on declassified documents for no apparent reason: U.S. intelligence agencies have been secretly removing from public access at the National Archives thousands of historical documents that were available for years, The New York Times reported on Monday. The … Continue reading

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