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Rick Santorum’s Tall Tail Bites Him in the Ass

Rick Santorum’s tale WMD tail unleashed Wednesday in an attempt to bolster the Republican “stay the course” argument during the debate on withdrawal from Iraq, has turned and bit him squarely on the ass. …defense officials said Thursday that the weapons were not considered likely to be dangerous because of their age, which they determined […]

Fighting Terrorists in Iraq So We Don’t Have To Fight Them Here?

On June 3, writing about the Canadian terrorist plot, I noted “This points out the fatal flaw in George Bush’s claim that we are fighting the terrorists in Iraq so we won’t have to fight them here.” Now they are even closer. So much for fighting them in Iraq so we don’t have to fight […]

Washington Post, Enemy of Dissent?

The Washington Post reports on a study of the effects of watching The Daily Show in a column entitled Jon Stewart, Enemy of Democracy? This is not funny: Jon Stewart and his hit Comedy Central cable show may be poisoning democracy. Two political scientists found that young people who watch Stewart’s faux news program, “The […]

About that Iraqi Peace Deal

The London Times reports that the Iraqi’s “will announce a sweeping peace plan as early as Sunday in a last-ditch effort to end the Sunni insurgency that has taken the country to the brink of civil war.” The plan, reported here late last night is said to include the following points: THE OFFER A schedule […]

Mineta to Quit As Transportation Secretary

Norman Mineta, the “only Democrat in President Bush’s Cabinet and one of its three remaining original members,” will step down as Transportation Secretary on July 7. Mineta, who oversaw the huge transportation security buildup after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had been plagued at times by back problems and spent months working from home […]

U.S. Sifting Bank Data in Secret to Block Terror

In a program separate from the NSA’s domestic spying program, the NY Times reports: “Under a secret Bush administration program initiated weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, counterterrorism officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database and examined banking transactions involving thousands of Americans and others in the United States, according […]

Iraqi Government to Offer Peace Deal

We hate to say we told you so, but, the Times of London reports, contrary to what Dick Cheney and the Republicans say, the Iraqi’s really don’t want us there (hat tip to Taylor Marsh)… The Democrats were right. Senators Kerry and Feingold were right. “Stay the course” was not only wrong, but the Iraqi […]