The Full Bush Blitz

Last night, the President of the United States addressed the nation.  He did so on the premise that based on the advice of commanders on the ground, specifically that of General David Petraeus, he was going to make his final decision on what to do in Iraq.  I liveblogged the speech here, and you can catch a...

Not Our Saviour

Yeah, yeah yeah – no end but victory, yet another another Friedman, surge futility and inevitable failure spun into success (we can has tr00p reductions!). In other words: stay the fucking course (open-ended, like teh Koreas!) Could rant and rave, sputter and spew; but others can and will do that for...

Don’t Tell Me Who Sends The Wrong Message To Our Troops

As someone who has long been highly critical of the war effort, and Bush’s policies in Iraq, I have grown rather used to people telling me I’m sending our troops the wrong message.  Democrats who have been harshly critical of the Iraq war have been accused of implying that our troops are dying...

Can We Please Have A New Drummer?

Parroting talking points he learned from UK tabloids such as The Sun, Turncoat Joe LIEberman has grown so audacious in his desire to help Bush in the wardrum beating in regards to Iran that he actually asked Petraeus if he would go into Iran as part of his mission in Iraq.  Joe doesn’t like the answer...

Myopia in Iraq (Or Petraeus as a Resource Hog)

Leave it to Russ Feingold to ask some critical questions regarding the myopic view of Petraeus and Crocker on Iraq that gives short shrift to our need to confront the al Qaeda safe haven in Pakistan (&, I’ll add, our need for resources to salvage the ever messier Afghanistan situation). Crocker is...

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