Category Archives: Iran

The Secret War on Iran

Just in case anyone had the misconception that the push to attack Iran was just Bush/Cheney or even just Republican. Democratic leadership will also be to blame. Another blank check is about to be written…

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$400 Million and the Coming War With Iran

The Telegraph: President George W Bush requested and received funding of $400 million (£200 million) for the plan after he made a secret appeal to Congressional leaders last year. The money is likely to be used for operations carried out … Continue reading

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Spinning the IAEA Report on Iran

This is what John McCain cited as proof that Iran was developing and pursuing nuclear weapons. Will Bush push another war before he leaves the post to his successor?

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The War That Opposes Al Jazeera More Than Osama Bin Laden

I don’t know whether you caught it here or elsewhere last week, but we’ve lowered the jackpot someone gets who snitches and leads to the death (wanna bet?) or capture (right, uh huh) of Osama bin Laden. But here in … Continue reading

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Thank The President For The Latest Gas Price Hike

No joke. With crude oil prices already well past the record $100/barrel that we used to treat as the great marker for “peak oil”, where was the price going to go but WAAAAY up when Bush does the following in … Continue reading

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McCain Campaign Populated By Lobbyists, Defense Privateers

Just how many McCain finance chairman, etc., have either had to step down or pretend they don’t hear the questions being asked about their participation in the ironically-entitled Straight Talk Express? Far, far too many. For Dems and perhaps for … Continue reading

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Bush Likens Obama Diplomacy To Hitler Appeasement/Holocaust

President (I can never believe he bears this title) George W. Bush has done so many reprehensible things during his “administration” that it’s hard to find a new source of outrage. Yet he managed to provide just that when, in … Continue reading

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On Hillary Clinton, Her Comments On Iran, And More

Last week, I posted that Hillary Clinton had completely lost me when she said that if Iran did anything Israel didn’t like, she would have no trouble annihilating a country of tens of millions of people. Before that, I’ve been … Continue reading

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How Hillary Won Pennsylvania, But Lost This Voter

After some six weeks of discussion as to how Pennsylvania Democrats would vote today, Hillary Clinton has won the primary there, which many believe gives her enough momentum (never to be confused, pretty please, with JoeMentum, as in Karl Rove’s … Continue reading

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Petraeus Back To Betray Us Again

Well, his words yesterday seemed like whole big repeats of late LAST summer (when the surge was supposed to be nearly over) and the Bush Administration lines on the Iraq war for more than four years. I could barely contain … Continue reading

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Democrat: Put The Energy Into Opposing McCain, Not One Another

Stuck with a non-functioning net connection these last few days, I’ve had to depend more (oh, pitiful truth) on TV and NPR for my news and… well, according to the mainstream media, “the Democrats were all but choosing curtains for … Continue reading

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While Cheney Grins and Gladhands, McCain Embarasses – All On The Global Stage

Apparently VP Dick Cheney and GOP presidential nominee-apparent, Sen. John McCain, aren’t content with making people here at home miserably uncomfortable. No, they’ve taken their act on the road (dear God, pray for the world…). After President Bush went on … Continue reading

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On This Fifth Anniversary Of War With Iraq

Think very carefully about who you want to represent you in the White House come January. Can we afford a John McCain who made that silly gaffe subsituting Iran with Iraq (something Bush Washington has made very easy to do) … Continue reading

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It’s Three In The Morning…

Bopping about the intertubes today I stumbled over the blog of George Washington University Professor of Political Science, Marc Lynch. The blog is titled Abu Aardvark.  Professor Lynch writes mainly about Middle Eastern affairs, and the very top article as … Continue reading

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The Ralph Nader Hat Toss: Why I Won’t Scream He’s In The Race

I’ve written here and elsewhere many times about my genuine fondness for the Nader family and for Ralph’s historical work, so I won’t cover all that ground anew. However, this feeling on my part really plays no role in why … Continue reading

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Less Jobs. More Wars. Mmmm…McCain.

Here’s some of the immediate political brilliance of Brave New Films, a little unsettled by the potential of a McCain Presidency. Another variation at the link.

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The State of the Union (SotU) Address: If Only Bush Spoke The Truth

Considering Bush has been known €“ mature, wise fellow that he is €“ to flip the finger at press and photographers, a part of me wonders if, on the occasion of his final State of the Union delivery tonight (Monday), … Continue reading

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All Those Iraq Lies? (The) Saddam (Devil) Made Bush Do It

Well, we’ve heard every possible excuse from the president and the rest of the Bush Administration on how they could have been so terribly wrong about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the threat the Iraqi leaders presented to the … Continue reading

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The Former Republican Congressman Turned Terrorist: Why We Should Wait To Pass Judgment

OK, it’s very tempting: a Midwest man (Mark Deli Siljander of Michigan) who formerly served in Congress (as a Republican) and as a delegate to the United Nations has been charged with 42 – count ‘em – charges of funding … Continue reading

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What The Media Watches Instead of Watching Our Elected Officials

Imagine if the media spent as much time devoting intelligent discussion on all the under-handed nastiness going on to ruin the U.S. Constitution, take us to war with Iran (which will make Afghanistan and Iraq together seem like a bleeping … Continue reading

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