Archive for April, 2004

A bloody mess of our own devising

April 16th, 2004 – 7:50 pm
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A recent interview with a British “senior Army officer” indicated that our allies are not at all happy with our conduct in Iraq, no matter what Prime Minister Blair might think. Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: “My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the […]

Same old song and dance

April 15th, 2004 – 11:37 pm
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I didn’t watch the President’s Tuesday press conference myself, though from the clips I’ve seen and what I’ve read Bush was his usual bumbling self, and failed to say anything new about anything. Here’s the Center for American Progress’ take on the press conference: In a nationally televised press conference last night, President Bush “steadfastly […]

How things in Iraq have changed

April 12th, 2004 – 8:08 pm
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An excellent summary of the current situation in Iraq, from the weblog of freelance journalist Kevin Sites: A year ago today joyful Iraqis swarmed to Central Baghdad’s Ferdous Square to help U.S. Marines topple the giant bronze statue of Saddam Hussein–the symbolic end of his 35 year stranglehold on the country. But this week those […]


April 12th, 2004 – 8:07 pm
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Just when you thought the right-wing nuts couldn’t horrify you any more there are comments like this: The April 1 headline screamed “Four Slain Americans Savaged by Frenzied Mob.” Unfortunately, it was no April Fool’s Day joke. How many of our countrymen and -women must lose their lives before terrorists are dealt with using the […]

Chaos in Iraq

April 12th, 2004 – 8:06 pm
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Last week things started sliding down into bloody chaos in Iraq, even moreso than had previously been the case. We’re finally managing to make the Shiites and Sunnis of Iraq unite, only they’re uniting to drive us out, and our response is doing nothing but radicalizing more and more of the Iraqi people. The Iraqi […]

Catching up

April 12th, 2004 – 8:05 pm
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Between my vacation and then generally being busy since I got back, I’ve fallen behind on posting about some of the major issues of the day. I hope to catch up some this week, and I’ll start by talking about the situation in Iraq.

How some of those on the right deal with the truth

April 8th, 2004 – 9:07 am
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Here’s what Cory Doctorow (of Boing Boing, EFF, and spec fic fame) had to say about the attacks on Kathryn Cramer’s blog: Kathryn Cramer, the investigative blogger who tracked down a lot of the information on the use of hired mercenaries to fight in Iraq under the guise of “civilian contractors,” has found herself under […]

Which NYT op-ed columnist are you?

April 5th, 2004 – 6:59 pm
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Here’s a quiz that seems like appropriate content for Wake Up: Which NYT op-ed columnist are you? My result was: You are Paul Krugman! You’re a brilliant economistwith a knack for both making sense of thecurrent economic situation and exposing theBush administration’s lies about it. Yousomehow came out as the best anti-war writer onthe Op-Ed […]

What The Economist thinks of President Bush

April 2nd, 2004 – 8:58 pm
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The cover of the new issue of The Economist is priceless. They really don’t like him at all. Go on over and have a look at it, and be ready to laugh. [via Atrios]

Air America Radio

April 2nd, 2004 – 8:16 pm
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Tired of right-wing talk radio? Give Air America Radio a try.