11 Dec 2007

Riiiiiiiiiiight

The New York Times reports this morning that “Lawyers within the clandestine branch of the Central Intelligence Agency gave written approval in advance to the destruction in 2005 of hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting interrogations of two lieutenants from Al Qaeda, according to a former senior intelligence official with direct knowledge of the episode.”Call me skeptical.As Kevin Drum points out, “The White House had been in the loop for two

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10 Dec 2007

Let the Lindsay Graham Countdown Clock Commence

At the Great Orange Satan (thanks Atrios) diarist Bhagamu points out that yet another declared war enabler’s declared deadline is pending. On September 26, 2007, Sen. Lindsay Graham, rug collector (not like Trent Lott is a rug collector), stated:”If they can’t pull it together in the next 90 days,” he said, “I don’t think they are ever gonna do it.” He followed that prediction with a promise:

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07 Dec 2007

War Party

Your modern GOP ladies and gentlemen…determined to believe that the reason Bush isn’t popular is because he is neither dumb enough, nor war mongering enough. While people seem drawn to the fact that the Democrats don’t have a unified message and criticize them or even laugh at them, the main point people need to focus on is that the GOP’s problem is they have a message — an incredibly bad

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06 Dec 2007

Dick Cheney: Criswell has nothin’ on me

Richard Bruce Cheney, the only man memorialized with an “inaction” figure is back to make the latest in a long-string of deadly predictions.Cheney said that by the middle of January 2009, it will be clear that “we have in fact achieved our objective in terms of having a self-governing Iraq that’s capable for the most part of defending themselves, a democracy in the heart of the Middle East, a nation that

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05 Dec 2007

An Enabler for our times…

Years ago, I imagine there were many directions the Washington Post may have wanted to go with their editorial page. But it’s still hard to believe they decided — “You know, I sure wish we could out do James Taranto“.

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04 Dec 2007

I’m not giving up on “teh Crazy”!

Norman Podhoretz, first cheerleader of the let’s bomb Iran until the rubble bounces crowd, is not going to just take the NIE report lying down. Nope, Stormin’ Norman is going to lie from all manner of positions.

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03 Dec 2007

Sickened

Rudy Giuliani’s former NYC’s Procurement Policy Board head, Brendan Sexton joins the list of those who are sickened by his former boss’s underhanded boinking, er, accounting practices. As now, all the major NY Papers demonstrate just how much most all of Rudy’s former constituents are rather sick of him.

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02 Dec 2007

How much for this?

More than $500 Billion, 3,882 american soldiers killed, 25,000 wounded, no one knows how many tens of thousands — or hundreds of thousands — of Iraqis. And all for one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. Not only can the Iraqi government not find a way to come together in political reconciliation, they’ll only sell you an “I ? Democracy” t-shirt with a $65 markup…and they ONLY come in “medium”!

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01 Dec 2007

How it works, 2007

Well, it appears that the hostage taker at Hillary Clinton’s office was not (as far as we know) a regular at Free Republic nor one of the scary brown people Michelle Malkin’s posters are always suspecting.No, just your regular fucked-up, desperate, pathetic, moron who takes one way you’re guaranteed to get counseling in this country…perform a high-profile criminal act.Leeland Eisenberg was already in trouble before he walked into one of Sen.

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30 Nov 2007

Well, I guess it’s all okay then…

George Bush has finally gotten the General to take off his uniform and slip into something more comfortable [Friday is Casual Vader Day]. Give him credit though, he remembered to wear a “Flag Pin”.And now Musharraf has declared Sunday, December 16th to be Pakistan’s National “Let Bygones-be-Bygones…or else Day”. Having managed to use a military coup to rig his country’s Supreme Court until he gets his perpetual Presidency reannointed,

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