Bye, Rudy

Rudy Giuliani made New York cops walk his adulterous lover's dog? And billed it to the tax payers?

I'm really looking forward to seeing how he gets out of this one.


AntiAnti-Labor Forces “Get Away With Murder” After Katrina

The UpTake and Canadian journalist, Teresa Marshall, did a great job to capture this story on how local Louisiana labor was eviscerated by the Bush Administration in the wake of Katrina.

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I cannot imagine a greater monument to ignorance than the Creation Museum.


Open our wallet

Can we all stand in awe at what might have been?

Here's what the nation could buy with what we have spent on Iraq so far.


The Secret History of the Impending War with Iran...

Two of the highest-ranking Bush administration Middle East experts explain why this administration is probably clinically insane. On the day that Iran gave gave the Swiss Ambassador a dramatic proposal for peace to pass to the US:

A two-page summary was attached. Scanning it, Mann was startled by one dramatic concession after another -- "decisive action" against all terrorists in Iran, an end of support for Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, a promise to cease its nuclear program, and also an agreement to recognize Israel.

This was huge. Mann sat down and drafted a quick memo to her boss, Richard Haass. It was important to send a swift and positive response.

Then she heard that the White House had already made up its mind -- it was going to ignore the offer. Its only response was to lodge a formal complaint with the Swiss government about their ambassador's meddling.

United States of Torture

Just gotta ask:

Is this the kind of country you want to live in?


Plame's job was to stop Iran from getting nukes

Can somebody tell my why the outing of Valerie Plame is not treason?

CBS confirms 2006 Raw Story scoop: Plame's job was to keep nukes from Iran

According to current and former intelligence officials, Plame Wilson, who worked on the clandestine side of the CIA in the Directorate of Operations as a non-official cover (NOC) officer, was part of an operation tracking distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran.

Speaking under strict confidentiality, intelligence officials revealed heretofore unreported elements of Plame's work. Their accounts suggest that Plame's outing was more serious than has previously been reported and carries grave implications for U.S. national security and its ability to monitor Iran's burgeoning nuclear program.

At the very best, Rove, Libby and Cheney acted against the United States for selfish political gain. At the worst, they did so to prop up a pre-nuclear Iran so they could keep alive the fragile case for waging war.


Abizaid on Iran: We could live with it

Gen. John Abizaid put forth a moderate, nuanced approach to dealing with Iran. It's a far cry from the saber rattling that has been going on all over the world. His are the weary words of a soldier who has been asked to accomplish untenable missions - and a caution for us all.