That’s how Ari “Mouth of Sauron” Fleischer’s new organization – Freedom’s Watch – answers their phones. They are encouraging people to call their Congressman – by calling Freedom’s Watch. If you support the war, they connect you thru to Congress, as documented in this video from Americans United for Change.
You can see Freedom’s Watch videos at their site. You can reach Congress directly by calling (202) 224-3121.Full Story... →
KABUL, Afghanistan – The deadliest insurgent attack since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 destroyed a bus full of police instructors at Kabul’s busiest transportation hub on Sunday, killing 35 people and wounding 52, officials said.
KABUL (Reuters) – At least seven children were killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike on a religious school in Afghanistan, the coalition said on Monday, amid rising anger over civilian deaths from foreign military operations.
It’s as if the world is Willy Wonka and George Bush is Charlie Bucket. Willy turns to Charlie and his grandpa and says:
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What’s wrong with this picture:
WHITE HOUSE (AP) – Trying to defend his war strategy, President Bush has declassified intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden ordered a top lieutenant in early 2005 to form a terrorist cell that would conduct attacks outside Iraq, and that the U.S. should be the top target.
Renew the “why haven’t we caught or killed Osama?” question in the news cycle? Fine by me! Who is giving advice these days? The thinking is that this will prove the case for staying in Iraq because if we leave it will be a haven for terrorist […]Full Story... →
This post is a Matty Special, just for our friends at RABid.
It turns out that Dr. Laura’s son, who is currently deployed in Afghanistan, had a MySpace page. And what a page it was.
The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called “repulsive.”
The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded […]Full Story... →
Iraq is a huge bake sale benefiting al-Qaida.
A major CIA effort launched last year to hunt down Osama bin Laden has produced no significant leads, but has helped track an alarming increase in the movement of al-Qaida operatives and money into Pakistan’s tribal territories, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.
In one of the most troubling trends, U.S. officials said al-Qaida’s command base in Pakistan increasingly is being funded by cash from Iraq, where the terrorist network’s operatives are raising substantial sums from donations to the insurgency as well as kidnappings of wealthy Iraqis and other criminal activity.
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Mother Jones has the data. Even if you exclude real terror attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan (and why would you?), terrorism is up. Including those countries, it’s 7x what it was in 2002.
Great policy, George. The “GWOT” (or whatever they’ve rebranded it as now) has been a smashing disaster.Full Story... →
From Sunday’s Washington Post:
Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan’s room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses.
This is the world of Building 18, not the kind of place where Duncan expected to recover when he […]Full Story... →
Update: Alternet wins the headline award on this one (makes me green): Hackett manhandles GOP talking-points action figure
The question: Would you take this guy on?
The answer: Fuck no! (or that’s what Van Taylor is thinking about now)
This definately merits my “Damn son!” award of the month. The contrast is breathtaking. Wow…and damn, son!Full Story... →
Paul Hackett was on Big Eddie yesterday. I heard it while driving down to MTB in Columbus. Paul was very positive and is trying to help other IAVA candidates in their races. He was in DC raising money for the PAC. He also pounds the administration in a way only Paul can. Paul picks OSU to win it all (same as me). Ed calls him a “homer”, but I hope Paul is right because I’ll too look like a genius! His favorite spaghetti western: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
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