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Afghanistan, NATO and An Exit Plan?

The Independent U.K. reported yesterday that “Tony Blair and other Nato leaders gathering in the Latvian capital, Riga, this week will almost certainly fail to secure the additional troops being sought to keep the Taliban at bay in Afghanistan, according to sources here.” Although it took over responsibility for the whole country just a few […]

Those Wild Bush Twins

Those wild Bush twins have been asked to leave Argentina, in the wake of an onslaught of some front-page headlines including Argentinean tabloids. U.S. embassy officials “strongly suggested” President Bush’s twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their trip to Buenos Aires because of security issues, U.S. diplomatic and security sources tell ABC News. […]

50 Shots

The news from New York City that over the weekend that five police officers had fired 50 shots at a bridegroom and killed him hours before his wedding was heartbreaking. The N.Y. Times has a piece today about the shooting with experts offering theories on how “contagious shooting [s]” occur. This incident was not the […]


As Bush prepares to leave for Europe today on a rare diplomatic mission to reach out to allies “for help in quelling violence in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he faces the uncertainty of “the Washington he will return to, or even his place in it.” For all intents and purposes, it appears Bush is cornered… Certainly […]

Dick’s Mission or Exposing the Puppetmaster

Dick Cheney is on a mission… His goal is to “expand — or ‘restore’ –the powers of the presidency.” It’s not a new mission. Cheney has been on this mission since July 1987. That was when “then-Representative Dick Cheney, the top Republican on the committee investigating the Iran-contra scandal, turned on his hearing room microphone […]

Carbon is OK

oh come on you know carbon is ok… 😉