Friday, February 10, 2006

Where's the outrage?

C'mon, guys and gals. Get off your couches, hit the streets. The revolution isn't nigh, it's overdue.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Another month in Paradise

Check out this map, showing the 800-plus deaths linked to the insurgency and the occupation in Iraq in January. During demonstations, I hear from Bush supporters that the death toll isn't any worse than a normal period in the United States, for a comparable area and population. Imagine if in California, which is much larger and more populous than Iraq, there were 100 deaths in a month due to police/military conflict with civilians. We'd be at war--which is just what's happening in Iraq, month after month.

Another day in Paradise

Reported today: Gasoline delivery in Iraq is dwindling because of official corruption and mismanagement. Insurgent attacks are on the increase. The number of nations comprising the "coalition of the willing" is shrinking. The utilities services (water, electricity, sewer) are still below pre-invasion levels, even after sixteen billion American tax dollars have been spent to build infrastructure. And the Iraqi police force that the US Army is training is riddled with corruption and incompetence.

In a little over a month, we will "celebrate" the third anniversary of our "cakewalk" into Iraq.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Gray Lady Speaks

Two NYT stories about Iraq on the same day--one about graft and corruption in Iraq's oil industry, the other about the developing civil war--both contain bad news for Bush's occupation, and demonstrate that at least one strong branch of the MSM is on the job. After years of lapse, the NYT seems finally to have got it: This war and occupation--which it cheered for--is a disaster.