Friday, June 17, 2005

Take care

I'm off for an extended trip (look out, trout!), be back in about a month. Meanwhile, don't you people let Bush get away with any more shenanigans.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Secrets and lies

Here's a report by a retired military man, detailing the sustained effort by the Bushies to plump for invasion and to keep spreading favorable press about the war in Iraq in the face of reality. We're still being fed lies and misinformation by Bush/Cheney/Rummie/Condi, and we've simply got to demand that the media call them to account. Otherwise, we'll be in for another decade of war in the Middle East and beyond.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Just another day in Iraq

For a sense of the terror and outrage of our occupation of Iraq, check out the list of entries and news summaries for today (6/15) that are shown down the right-hand column of the blog.

It's getting uglier and uglier

So now, the Kurds in Kirkuk--a northern Iraq city with a pool of oil under it--are abducting and imprisoning Arabs and Turkmen, who oppose Kurdish control over the city, and in some cases with the knowledge of the US and Iraq military. What the hell?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Leaked memos

Here, in a sequence (pdf format) are the various memos, including the Downing Street Minutes, that have given rise to all the recent blog (and, finally, a bit of MSM) hullabaloo.


Recon by fire

Stories like this, where our soldiers shoot at cars that are speeding toward a checkpoint, or are driving too slowly toward a checkpoint, or are turning around to avoid a checkpoint--whatever--are becoming common. It's part of the reconnaissance by fire tactic (more like a syndrome) that we adopted in Viet Nam, where our troops fired indiscriminately into the jungle to see if there were any VC or NVA in the bushes and in the process killed thousands of locals.
Slopes, gooks, Arabs, what's the difference?

Monday, June 13, 2005

A prediction

I don't do this often, and when I've done it in the past (as with the ruination of the dollar and the replacement of Cheney on the ticket in 2004) I've been wrong. So, with a miserable track record, I presume nevertheless to predict this: A catastrophic attack, or a discovered threat of one, within the next few days. With Bush/Cheney in such shit as now, what else could one expect?

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Times--the original Times

The Times of London, which broke the Downing Street Memo on May 1, has done it again, this time with a memo about how Bush/Blair were intent on seeking a legal justification--in particular, the use of the UN--to invade Iraq. Doncha wish our MSM would do some spadework on this issue?

Here's the actual memo, as published by the Times.