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,...

The Rhetoric of Bollocks (or, Has John Pilger Always Been Such an Insufferable Prick?)

Shorter John Pilger: “Both parties are the same! Vote Nader!” (h/t O-Dub for inspiring the distillation, with pwofessional pwogressive thumb-sucker David Sirota providing the original purity mash.) To save y’all the trouble of ever having to suffer through a martyr-posing Pilger polemic again, let me...

A [Weak?] Week’s Worth of Work

At the rate these criticisms are mounting, Obama will be lucky if he escapes impeachment in March.  It’s been literally seven days since he took office, and his foreign policy and domestic policy initiatives have been roundly questioned.  Remember folks: Bush fucked things up in 8 years; Obama’s...

What you should be reading today

Open Left: Mitchell As Midest Envoy — A Ray Of Sanity In US Mideast Policy? You’ll be tested in the...

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