From the daily archives: Friday, September 14, 2007

Paul Krugman:

To understand what?s really happening in Iraq, follow the oil money, which already knows that the surge has failed.

Synopsis: American business Hunt Oil Company, headed by a man who is a close Bush ally and member of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He is presumably well-informed on the situation in Iraq. And Hunt Oil has expressly gone against the wishes of our government by entering into an oil deal with the Kurds, rather than with the central Iraqi government. They are essentially betting on the central government failing. And as right-wingers always say, the market is never […]

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Apparently the Vietnam War Memorial suffered some vandalism last week. This is, obviously disappointing. I’ve been to the memorial, and it’s powerful. And while our culture is entirely too nationalistic and militaristic, desecration of memorials (to anyone) is really really inappropriate. Thankfully, it appears that there will be no lasting damage, and the U.S. Park Police are investigating in hopes of finding the vandal.

That should be the end of the story, right? Not for the wingnuts. Michelle ‘FDR was right to imprison Japanese-Americans’ Malkin outrage has apparently bubbled over.

Vandalism. Desecration. Cowardice. Coddling.

Enough is enough.

So, […]

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