Friday, April 29, 2005

The Real Reason for the Rare Bush News Conference

Insurgent Attacks in Baghdad Kill 14 - Yahoo! News: "The Cabinet also signaled another surprising political comeback for Ahmad Chalabi, the one-time Pentagon favorite who later fell from grace over accusations he leaked intelligence to Iran and gave flawed evidence that Saddam Hussein was hoarding weapons of mass destruction. Chalabi, a Shiite, will serve as deputy prime minister and acting oil minister. His nephew, Ali Abdel-Amir Allawi (also the interim Defense Minister), was appointed finance minister."
There were a few stories noting this interesting appointment to Acting Oil Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. But for the most part, the strange occurrence of GW Bush "answering" press questions about a dead Social Security "plan" overshadowed the blatant neo-con payback to this convicted criminal, known liar, and the man most responsible for the crappy intelligence (via curveball) they just had to hear from somebody.

The sad thing is that I can't find anything, not even from the foreign press, about what kind of pressure the neo-cons put on the Iraqi "government" to make this appointment happen. Exactly how are we twisting arms over there? Is the military threatening to leave the Iraqi "troops" alone in some areas if they don't do as we say? Or is it our new, powerful "Embassy" that is exerting some other kind of pressure on the Iraqis? Did anyone ask the President about this last night? Of course not. Every "reporter" in that room realizes if they asked something like that, they wouldn't be invited back into the hand-picked bunch of ass lickers called the White House Press Corp.

What do the Jordanians, who convicted Chalabi of fraud, think of the appointment? What has become of "curveball" the crazy, drunken liar who Chalabi spoon fed to the insatiable neo-con appetite for anything that agreed with their blood-thirsty plans. Will he be appointed a cushy government job next?

This story gets stranger and stranger, and even people like Bill Mahr are starting to buy the neo-con crap about spreading Democracy. The appointment of Chalabi, his nephew, and who knows who else (the google translator doesn't work well enough for me to find that out) to the new Iraqi "Government" should dispel any inklings that this might actually work for the good of the Iraqi people. If they ever actually get back down to the number of annual assassinations that happened during the Hussein years, they'll look around and see their country being run by a bunch of US appointed thugs.

Same as it ever was.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

So many Christians, so few lions.

While the right wing fanatics continue their building of an American Evangelical Theocracy, I'd like to point out that they are trying to build something that, when they're done, if they want to be consistent at all, they'll have to bomb.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Ted Nugent suggests we "Remember the Alamo" and forget the 7th amendment

Check out my post at the Daily KOS about Ted Nugent's anti-American rampage at the NRA meeting in Tom DeLay country this past weekend. Scary stuff, with the Motor City Madman, who recently moved to Crawford Texas, recommending instant vigilante death penalties for burglary and being Mexican.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Read My KOS Post about Wes Clark's Survey

And then take the survey. General Wes Clark is going to testify before congress on Wednesday about Iraq and Afghanistan. It should be worth watching. Clark has the kind of intelligence and insight the Bush administration is completely void of. Clark has actually put together international coalitions to win wars against tyrants (with no American lives lost) and has been a patriotic American since George Bush was coked up and defending the skies of Texas from the Viet Cong.

I just hope Wes talks exit strategy. We really need to stop punching this tar baby.

For the inside scoop on what General Clark will say on Wednesday, check out this post from Armando at the Daily KOS. He was in on the conference call this morning.