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The Deed is Done… Saddam’s Been Hung

So the dirty deed has been done, it’s not been done dirt cheap. Saddam Hussein has been executed and NBC News reported that “gunfire, presumably celebratory, could be heard in Baghdad after the executions.” Three years after he was hauled from a hole in the ground by pursuing U.S. forces, Saddam Hussein was hanged Saturday […]

Saddam Gallow’s Watch

Incase you missed Todd’s earlier post today on the Saddam death watch, it’s an interesting read on gallows history. AP News reports that Saddam will be executed within the hour. If you’re one of those folks who believes that famous people pass away in 3’s, Saddam will join James Brown and Gerald Ford, to be […]

Lieberman Shills for the Surge

Joe Lieberman shilled for the “surge” and Dubya today in an OP/ED in the WaPo, thus re-affirming his alignment with BushCo on the Iraq war. No small surprise. Lieberman is all for the “surge.” I’ve just spent 10 days traveling in the Middle East and speaking to leaders there, all of which has made one […]

Statement of Frank Lowenstein, Kerry Foreign Policy Staffer With Kerry in Iraq, on the Photo Controversy

Okay, let’s put the controversy over the Kerry photo in Iraq to bed once and for all. The right wing blogs have had a heyday over this photo which originated from Ben of Mesopotamia, for days and as I have pointed out here in two posts (here and here), it’s nothing but the typical hype […]

More “Moonbattery” from the Right on the Kerry Photo

The controversy continues on the Kerry photo from Iraq, that the right wing bloggers have falsely interpretated as a statement that John Kerry’s “welcome was less than warm” in Iraq. Justin Rood of TPMmuckraker reports today that Ben Of Mesopotamia (aka Ben Runkle) has provided an explanation of the photo in question, putting to “rest […]

Many Soldiers Say Troop Surge a Bad Idea

Go figure… the troops in Iraq don’t like the idea of a “surge”. Many of the American soldiers trying to quell sectarian killings in Baghdad don’t appear to be looking for reinforcements. They say the temporary surge in troop levels some people are calling for is a bad idea. President Bush is considering increasing the […]

Bush’s Plans a Surge and Incentives

Word has it that Bush is planning a double header with the new and improved Iraq plan. The concept appears to be this: a surge and then a round of economic incentives. As he puts the finishing touches on his revised Iraq plan, President Bush is considering new economic initiatives to go along with a […]