Thursday, May 06, 2004

Easy prediction: 100 years from now, if anyone's still aound, they will still be pouting conspiracy theories about 9-11. With reports like this it's easy to see why. The New York Times > National > F.A.A. Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

I'm in a harsh mood today.
Chalabi fit so well into the neocon crusade to invade Iraq, regardless of compelling wisdom not to. You're not a victim if you know the con-artist's background and you go along anyway. Salon.com News | How Ahmed Chalabi conned the neocons

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

George Will holds up a mirror to George Bush II and it's not pretty.

Pat Moynihan said: "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself." Here we reach the real issue about Iraq, as distinct from unpleasant musings about who believes what about skin color.

The issue is the second half of Moynihan's formulation -- our ability to wield political power to produce the requisite cultural change in a place such as Iraq. Time was, this question would have separated conservatives from liberals. Nowadays it separates conservatives from neoconservatives.

washingtonpost.com: Time for Bush to See The Realities of Iraq

Monday, May 03, 2004

I was waking up at night in cold sweats the fear was so bad. Now I can sleep better knowing that Condi Rice and Pretzel Bush have their priorites straight.

MIAMI - (KRT) - A Treasury Department report acknowledging that it has only four employees chasing Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein's money and nearly two dozen chasing Cuba embargo violators brought withering criticism on the federal agency Thursday.

KRT Wire | 04/29/2004 | Treasury devoting more resources to Cuba than terror suspects

Media bias?, Bueller...media bias?...anyone? If I had a cable news network and my promotional spots said that my network was fair and balanced, would I want a pathological liar to endorse my network? Naww...probably not. Cheney Praises Fox News Channel (washingtonpost.com)