Mission Accomplished, Redux (One Million Body Bags Edition)

Do you know when this godforsaken mission will finally constitute a non-Orwellian ‘success’, when yours truly will be able to “turn the page”, Mr. President (and Mr. Baker)? When Andy comes home*. And when the one million-plus Iraqi victims of W’s absurdly lethal Middle East...

Gaza Propaganda War: Let the Character Assassinations Begin

Well, looks like Fox and co. have discovered this years Green Helmet Guy–and he’s *gasp* a communist Euro-weenie! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9pRu-sRPb0] Yes, Bob, this totally proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that ordinary people aren’t actually dying in Gaza (shorter...

Slacker Friday: NIE Miscellania

It’s back and lazier than ever! Alas, this (long belated) edition will have to be the slackest motherfucker ever, since yours truly just got called into work early. Mea culpa–sometimes meatworld obligations have to trump blogging. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeXb1oS3OUw (h/t Dave @ The Beav,...

Still Getting Better All The Time

The recent surge in positive news emanating from Iraq continues – Damian Cave reports that crime, graft and unemployment are running rampant in Baghdad: Some American officials estimate that as much as a third of what they spend on Iraqi contracts and grants ends up unaccounted for or stolen, with a...

David Brooks Should Be Behind a Firewall, Not a Paywall

Like most of us, I suppose, I was frustrated when the NYT put its major columnists behind a paywall but there was a bennie I hadn’t counted on: I couldn’t be tempted to read David Brooks or Tom Friedman, thus raising my blood pressure to new heights. Alas, the paywall is gone, the Terrible Two...

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