Iraq: 60 Killed in Funeral Bombing

This is just terrible. The funeral was for two Sunnis part of a U.S. armed council that had been enlisted in the fight against the al Qaeda in Iraq organization.  This would appear to be a part of AQI’s attempt to increase the violence against the Sunni Awakening council which has sought to fight...

How Not To Wage The War On Terror

Despite whatever arguments that you provide to explain that Bush’s policies on terror have been little short than a disaster, you are almost invariably met with the king of post hoc ergo propter hoc arguments from some rightwing blowhard; “We haven’t been hit since 9/11!” Well,...

Joltin’ Joe Swings For The Fences

I’ve always been, how shall I put this, apprehensive regarding the AQI debate.  At best, the administration’s portrayal of al Qaeda in Iraq has been specious; riddled with misdirection from the beginning. There are two aspects regarding AQI that I feel are of prime importance.  The first is that...

There He Goes Again…

In our ongoing saga of McCain of Iraq, we see the Maverick display, yet again, a profound lack of knowledge and understanding regarding our little country of occupation, and the groups operating there.  What makes this episode so special is that it involves the Right’s very favorite bogeyman; al...

The Burden Of Proof

There’s been something nagging at me for some time now, and the news this morning that House Democrats passed a funding bill for Iraq complete with withdrawal strings attached only seemed to aggravate this. Six months ago, this would have been great.  Ten, even better.  Hell, if they could have gotten...

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