Monday, June 27, 2005

News...Other Than the Natalee Holloway Disappearance

Sounding vaguely Nixonian, the president says he has a plan to get us out of Iraq.

"Our military strategy is clear: We will train Iraqi security forces so they can defend their freedom and protect their people, and then our troops will return home with the honor they have earned," Bush said in his weekly radio address.

"The political track of our strategy is to continue helping Iraqis build the institutions of a stable democracy," he said.

Train a few soldiers, pass out some copies of the Federalist Papers and pretty soon we'll be on our way home. But wait a second. Didn't Rummy just say that the insurgency could last twelve years? This is all starting to read like a history of the Vietnam War.

Billy Graham is a Democrat?

States and communities can steal property, but they won't have to see the Ten Commandments in public so that they might know stealing is actually wrong.

Just in time for Gay Pride Week, the president appoints an open homosexual as assistant secretary of commerce. Israel Hernandez was the right-hand man of Bush political guru Karl Rove. Hmm, maybe those rumors about Rove are true. In any case, it shows again that despite the rhetoric of right-wing supporters, Bush has been the most pro-homosexual president in history.

Another hard-hitting column from Paul Craig Roberts. Here is the capper:

Gentle reader, are you proud that American troops are torturing Iraqis? Are you proud that tens of thousands of Iraqi women and children have been killed and maimed with their deaths and terrible wounds dismissed as "collateral damage"? Are you proud that you elected and reelected a president who lied you into an illegal war that has killed 1,755 American troops, maimed thousands more, and destroyed your country’s reputation?

If you are proud of this, what kind of person are you?

One of the most interesting things to arise from the Downing Street memos is that the Iraq war actually began in August, 2002 rather than March, 2003. Does anyone care?


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