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Matt Taibbi — whose prose I used to edit, lightly, at the Moscow Times — provides his usual calm, measured, Broderian analysis of the late elections in this election-night diary: The Worst Show on Television. An excerpt:
Cell of the Century: Bushists Face War Crimes Charges
Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse (Time)
What will come of this? Not much, probably. And of course it leave out the primary culprits: Bush, Cheney and Blair. But it is still sweet to see, sweet to watch these goobers sweat a bit, sweet to think they’ll have to shell out some of their blood money to lawyer up against this action.
Gates of Hell: Another Constitution-Betraying Bushist in the Pentagon
Could anyone be worse than Donald Rumsfeld as Defense Secretary? Well, how about an old Bush Family factotum who was hip-deep in the Iran-Contra arms-drugs-terror scam, who doctored, spun and manipulated intelligence for partisan purposes and also steered secret U.S. military intelligence to help Saddam Hussein launch WMD attacks? Oh, plus someone who has no experience whatsoever of the military? Sounds like a dream candidate; and of course
The Deeper Reality Behind Rumsfeld’s Resignation
As Don Rumsfeld is tossed overboard by the panicky Bushes (who value loyalty to themselves above all other virtues but never, ever, practice it toward others; there will be many more bodies left behind as the Family rallies to clean up Junior’s mess again), Steve Gilliard steps in below to remind us that what we are actually dealing with here is
Election 2006: Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me
Ordinarily, the elevation of a gaggle of corporate bagmen, spine-free time-servers and craven accomplices of tyranny and aggression to the control of Congress would not be a cause for rejoicing. With a few notable exceptions, the Democratic Party has displayed nothing but cowardice and cluelessness over the past five years, betraying the interests of the American people at every single gut-check point in the long march to the self-proclaimed “Unitary Executive” dictatorship of George W.
Armagideon Time: Bush’s Nuclear Folly and the National Security Lie
This story also appears at Truthout.org.
Last Friday, just hours after the New York Times revealed that the Bush Administration had posted advanced plans for building nuclear weapons on a public website for months, six Arab nations formally announced they were launching nuclear programs of their own. The potential for disaster posed by this development
A Beacon of Hope and Unity in the Middle East
Jews and Muslims unite against homosexuals (Daily Telegraph; plus an update below.)
Who says there is no hope for peace in the Middle East? Here’s a very heartening development, as bitter enemies reach across the divide to join hands in a common cause. Surely such faith-filled cooperation between the “People of the Book,” the “Children of Abraham,” the “Fanatical Devotees of a Bronze Age Sky-God Cult” will be the way forward from the current hell of
Sandinista! How Will Bush Make Nicaragua Pay for its Disobedience?
Ortega back in power, early poll results show
Paper Trail:Turning the Corner With a Timely Verdict
Well, Karl Rove got the banner headline he wanted for all the final Sunday papers before the election: Saddam Hussein Is Sentenced to Death.
The political impact of the story will probably be neglible. Saddam has been a dead man walking for three years; and the fate of this <a style="font-family: Georgia;" target="_blank"
Behind Bush’s Nuclear Gift to Terrorism
*This piece has been corrected. See note at the end.*
I am now writing a piece
for Truthout.org on the wider ramifications of the Bush Administration’s
lunatic dumping of a nuclear weapons “cookbook” on the Internet and
leaving it posted up for months: a pearl beyond price for any government,
militia, terrorist group, religious cult or criminal mafia hoping to wield some