Archive for August, 2006

yes and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
that too many people have died?

the answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind the answer is blowin’ in the wind…   TPM has an excellent post by Matthew Yglesias. He points out the obvious. Bush claims today that our leaving Iraq would be a disaster: If America were to pull out before Iraq can defend itself, the consequences would […]

the next French President?

and of course…

“but there must be consequences for Iran’s defiance.” They’re itching to go to war with Iran. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that the Administration, fearing loss of a Congressional Majority, will try to do that before November. Equally likely, they’re waiting until after the elections because such a move might be disasterous at […]

more monotony…

Bush Says Iraq War Is Part of a Larger Fight Whatever their ethnic or religious differences, Mr. Bush said, they are united in their wish “to turn back the advance of freedom, and impose a dark vision of tyranny and terror across the world.” … “And the unifying feature of this movement, the link that […]


Like many people who write about the current political world as a way of not having it pull the soul right out of the body, I’m having difficulty responding to Donald Rumsfeld’s recent remarks at the American Legion gathering. It makes me feel weary, but a fellow has to do what he has to do: […]

the summer of 03…

The lead-in to the summer of 2003 was pretty dramatic. The year had opened with Bush’s State of the Union message. Our target was to be Iraq, it seemed. In that speech, he said: The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. What we now know is […]

rewriting Katie…

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That Internet bunch! What’ll they find next? Katie Couric got a photoshop makeover from CBS. They didn’t just thin her down [usually you can get away with 5%]. They rebuilt her whole body. Methinks some nerd’s head will role over this: My suggestion would have been more subtle:  

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more ‘outing?’

This graphic is from my attempt a year ago to make sense of the Plame outing. We now know that the question mark beside Novak is for o8 JUL and is Richard Armitage. We also know that there should be one for Bob Woodward and Richard Armitage on 13 JUN. But Scooter Libby and Judith […]

and we all sort of know it

Jacques-Marie-Émile Lacan, the French Psychoanalyst, proposed an unusual theory about how human beings develop a sense of self in infancy. He hypothesized that early if life, we observe that others are entities, but are not yet aware that we, too, are unified in the same way. Thus the baby’s delight at discovering its own foot, […]