Top bin Laden Aide #269 Claimed Captured By Pakistanis

When it comes to top-heavy management, it would seem that even the Boy Emperor surrounded by his Band of 100 Bigots has nothing on Osama bin Laden. Between Al Qaeda and the Taliban, Washington and Islamabad have claimed the capture or killing of nearly 300 men described as being “close to OBL”,...

Hope AND Change? Or Hope FOR Change?

Kyle’s post, “What Hope and Change Really Mean”, is a beautifully written and crafted synopsis of the Obama Pitch, and is also most likely a pretty good summation of his (Obama’s, not Kyle’s)¬†appeal. The fact that it’s both wrong-headed and at the same time amounts to...

Hillary and Obama: Change, Finally? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Glenn Greenwald drove the point home in his Salon blog this morning that the Democrats remain, under DLC leadership, tied to playing monkey-see/monkey-do with the GOP despite the fact that Republicans and their policies are reviled throughout the country. Substantial attention has been paid to the historic...

The WaPo Sinks Lower: Inventing an Opposition Party

Jonathan Weisman and Peter Baker, two of the Washington Post’s most reliable (and least trustworthy) boosters of Bush’s disastrous economic policies, have combined forces for a piece today about the so-called “stimulus package” that approaches fantasy. Their first fairy tale is their...

Bush Asserts US "Right" to Kidnap Foreign Nationals from Foreign Soil

I’m afraid that says what you think it says. The London Times Online is reporting that a British lawyer hired by the Bush Administration is arguing in a British court that the US has the right to kidnap anyone it decides has broken its laws without the dreary formality of extradition and haul them...

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