Obligatory Wikileaks Cablegate Post.

Still working my way through #cablegate, so for now am going to highlight several items posted by others that preliminarily stood out for yours truly (more below the fold): Sean Paul Kelley notes that, despite repeated overstatements by hyperbolic US officials regarding the (not-so) lethal outcomes of...

Ethics Smethics

Novakula, Prince of Darkness, appears to be petulantly nursing a grudge like Phil Anselmo nurses a 40 of Jack Daniels: I’d go full speed ahead because of the hateful and beastly way in which my left-wing critics in the press and Congress tried to make a political affair out of it and tried to ruin me. My...

The “Tone” Was The Least Of The Problems, Sir

On some level, I almost feel sorry for President Bush. It’s almost as though he physically lacks the kind of self awareness that the rest of us take for granted. You get the feeling that he really does believe that God chose him to be the President of the United States, and as such, he cannot be asked...

On Jack Bauer and US Interrogation Policy

I know this has already been revealed by Philippe Sands in the April May issue of Vanity Fair. However, after reading this excerpt from Sands’ upcoming book, Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty And The Compromise Of Law, I still can’t fathom the callous indifference of the sick fucking bastards who drew up the...

Quote of the Day: Redefining What’s Possible

One of the great dangers of the Bush administration is that it will permanently alter our sense of what is possible or acceptable. You can see an analog of this when people say things like: Bush won’t be able to do X, or: he will have to do Y, where these statements do not refer to physical necessity or...

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