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...

Israeli PM Netanyahu treats Obama like the president treats GM

The title of this post is the best metaphor I can think of to illustrate what Netanyahu has done with his threat to Iran.  He’s issued an ultimatum not just Iran but Obama, too. To see this as an ultimatum, you have to ask if Netanyahu is bluffing.  In thinking of the answer to that question,...

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...

PSA: Free Esha Momeni

Change For Equality: Esha Momeni, women’s rights advocate and a member of the Campaign from California was arrested on Wednesday October 15, 2008, while on a visit to Tehran. Momeni who is a photographer and graduate student was arrested in an unusual and illegal manner after being pulled over on Moddaress...

The Two Sides of Guilt

When was the Cold War born, and who was the mother? On Monday, Kathy wrote a post called “The Right’s Neurotic Addiction to War” that netted some reaction from rightwing bloggers, including the Boston Herald’s Jules Crittenden, who wrote a post in reply called “War Addict History To...

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