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Cliff Hangers: The Madness of King George’s Brinkmanship

US and Europe Draft Iran Resolution (NYT)
"This is the excellent foppery of the world;" this is the insanity that we live under today.

The Bush Administration is supposedly frantic with worry that Iran is about to develop nuclear weapons. A nuclear-armed Iran would be an intolerable threat to U.S. national security – we are told; it would put millions of innocent lives at risk in Israel, Europe and – very,very soon – the United States itself. Why, it’s fair to

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Stephen Colbert smacks Bush down hard – Video

By Richard Kastelein

The sycophants simply couldn’t take it.

Stephen Colbert smacked Bush down hard – right to his face in a “tribute” to President Bush at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night.

The crowd was simply stunned.

Although he was being funny – Colbert wasn’t being a comic… He stood up and told the Emperor and his minions

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Hideous Kinky: Moral Nullity as Normality in Pentagon Plans

Imagine growing up in a family where every day, father raped daughter, mother tortured son, brother abused brother, sister stole from sister, and the whole family murdered neighbors, friends and passing strangers. Imagine the underlying assumptions about life that you would adopt without question in such an atmosphere, how normal the most hideous depravity would seem. If some outsider chanced to ask you about your family’s latest activities, you would spew out perversions as calmly and unthinkingly as a man giving directions to the post office.

This state of unwitting

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What a Great Nation Would Do

A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers.
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow he himself casts.

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Why We Fight

It is nowhere written that the American empire goes on forever.

Why We Fight is a provocative new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of Henry Kissinger) and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

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The Slander That Launched Don Rumsfeld’s Career

An anecdote from James Carroll’s magnificent new book, House of War (which I’ll be reviewing here soon) provides a brief but penetrating glimpse at the gutter politics and moral nullity that have marked the entire career of the Pentagon warlord — and the rest of his cohorts in the Bush gang.

In 1963, John F. Kennedy nominated Paul H. Nitze as Secretary of the Navy. This was actually a demotion for Nitze, who, as Carroll notes, had been at the very hear
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Borderline Psychotic

From Think Progress:  Radio Host Advocates Murdering Border Crossers

[Excerpt]:  Brian James of KFYI in Arizona recently advocated murder as a way of dealing with undocumented immigrants: " What we’ll do is randomly pick one night – every week – where we will kill whoever crosses the border. Step over there and you die. You get to decide whether it’s your lucky night or not. I think that would be more fun…[I’d be] happy to sit there with my high-powered rifle and my night
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Blood Fruit: The Blowback Harvest Begins

Fighting them "over there" to keep from fighting them "over here"? Hell no. We’re fighting them "over here" because we’re fighting them "over there." UK intelligence confirms that last year’s July 7 London bombings were a direct result of the Iraq War. It was not the work of long-time al Qaeda activists, but young Britons who had been radicalized by the unprovoked

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