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Once and For All, Don’t Blame Kerry

Browsing through the letters to the editor on the Boston Globe, I found one that struck a chord for me and it turned out that the letter to the editor was from Dem Daily member MBK: Once and for all, don’t blame Kerry February 4, 2007 ELLEN GOODMAN’S gratuitous slap against John Kerry’s presidential candidacy […]

DNC Winter Meeting Sets Stage for Iraq to Shape ’08

The DNC Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C set the stage for the Iraq war to shape the debates for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, with 10 candidates giving speeches over the two day winter meeting. Once again, the Iraq war has proved “to be the central point of differentiation among the party’s presidential contenders.” What […]

2008: A Modest Proposal*

Cross Posted from Connecting.the.Dots: Of the many worthies seeking national leadership, one stands apart from the rest. In these parlous times, with 30 per cent of the populace firmly behind him, his experience in presiding over wars and natural disasters is unmatched. All and sundry know him as a uniter, not a divider, a decider […]

Where’s the Evidence?

Despite the ever increasing drumbeat from the Bush administration on the threat that Iran poses to the U.S. the L.A. Times reports that, “Bush administration officials acknowledged Friday that they had yet to compile evidence strong enough to back up publicly their claims that Iran is fomenting violence against U.S. troops in Iraq.” Administration officials […]

The Cost of Bush’s Wars Rises

BushCo, AP News reports, “will ask for another $100 billion for military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan this year and seek $145 billion for 2008.” Add that to the running tally: No worries on the outcome in Iraq, however…