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from Newsweek (ht Jeff Hess):

The colonel was furious. “Can you believe it? They actually drew their weapons on U.S. soldiers.” He was describing a 2006 car accident, in which an SUV full of Blackwater operatives had crashed into a U.S. ArmyHumvee on a street in Baghdad’s Green Zone. The colonel, who was involved in a follow-up investigation and spoke on the condition he not be named, said the Blackwater guards disarmed the U.S. Army soldiers and made them lie on the ground at gunpoint until they could disentangle the SUV.

It’s past time for Congress to shut […]

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VoteVets blasts Rush for phony soldier comments:

Maybe he was all hopped up on hillbilly heroin again, who knows. Maybe he was a Starfleet Commander once in a Star Trek club so he thinks that he “served” and has any credibility on the subject. It’s hard tellin’. It’s funny watching him spin ’round though! Now he lumps Murtha in. LOL. Good show, Rush. Good show!

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Rush: “Phony soldiers”

On September 28, 2007 By

Rush Limbaugh called soldiers who oppose the war – like the two young men who wrote the NY Times editorial and then ended up KIA – “phony soldiers“. This is, without a doubt, objectively worse than calling Petraeus “Betray Us”. Of course, Rush called Sen. Hagel “Senator Betray Us” back in January.

Nearly 4 in 10 soldiers feel we never should have gone to Iraq. Are those people “phony soldiers”, Rush?

How anybody can stomach listening to that trash I’ll never know. Then again, somehow Bush still has about a 30% approval rating, so…

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A Nation of Bedwetters

On September 26, 2007 By

This article by Rick Perlstein perfectly underlines what a bunch of sissies we’ve been over the entire Ahmadinejad visit. I’ve made this comparison elsewhere – why can’t be behave like we did when Nikita “We will bury you” Khrushchev visited during the height of the Cold War in 1959?

Nikita Khrushchev disembarked from his plane at Andrews Air Force Base to a 21-gun salute and a receiving line of 63 officials and bureaucrats, ending with President Eisenhower. He rode 13 miles with Ike in an open limousine to his guest quarters across from the White House. Then he met […]

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Your tax dollars hard at work…

On September 21, 2007 By

What a friggin’ waste of time. Senate Republicans (and possibly House Republicans as well, if Mr. Boehner gets his way) would rather waste everyone’s time passing resolutions condemning MoveOn rather than discussing stuff that’s, you know, important.

The US Senate has voted to condemn an advertisement attacking the country’s top commander in Iraq as he gave key testimony on military progress there.

In the House of Representatives, Republican leader John Boehner recommended a similar move.

But a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told The Associated Press news agency that the priorities of Americans lay elsewhere.

“The House is […]

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A Small Price?

On September 20, 2007 By

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The Senate was unable to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster. A sham “non-binding” GOP bill was also shot down.

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Lion Mom Michelle Malkin

On September 19, 2007 By

Update: Jill at WLST has a similar take (though less direct). 😉

In her sickening tirade against anti-war actress Sally Field, Michelle Malkin indicates that she believes that there are sheep moms and lion moms. I have to admit that to a certain point, I agree with her. Some moms are more passive and docile in their child rearing. Others are more aggressive and outspoken. But only a moron would suggest that there are mothers who are protective of their children, and mother?s who are not. Do some research, Ms. Malkin. Sheep protect their offspring as fiercely as […]

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It’s funny ’cause it’s true. In a “laugh so you don’t cry” kind of way, of course.

(The answer to the title questions is, of course, “no”.)

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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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Iraq Me Dave Petraeus

On September 13, 2007 By

Thank Poku for Jon Stewart. Hilarious (and informative for our pro-war readers).

Bonus John Hodgman hilarity after the jump. It’s worth it.

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