Archive for the 'Iraq' Category

The Big Brzezinski on the Iraq War

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

This is part of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s address to the Senate on the end to war in Iraq:
A mythical historical narrative to justify the case for such a protracted and potentially expanding war is already being articulated. Initially justified by false claims about WMD’s in Iraq, the war is now being redefined as the “decisive ideological […]

The Twelve Billion Dollar Fumble

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

File under Famous Fuck-ups in the Short History of the Iraqi Invasion and Occupation Humanitarian Intervention:
Under Paul Bremer’s stewardship, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq requested $12 billion in cash from the US treasury which the US flew into Iraq in shrink-wrapped $100 bills. The Guardian notes in an article titled How the US […]

When In Doubt, Surge

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

The beauty of being a pro-war supporter is never feeling the need to admit failure in regard to the invasion of Iraq. And the prototype for their credulity is George Bush himself. The New Way Forward that he revealed to a war-weary public involves 21,500 extra troops and a $1 billion aid package for Iraq.
Under […]

Saddam Snuffed

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Woke up this morning to the news, flooding the news channels, that Saddam Hussein has been hanged in Iraq. There’s even an accompanying snuff movie of the execution (linked off the BBC page above) for all you who get off on a bit of gallows pornography.
So that’s Augusto Pinochet and Saddam Hussein down in the […]

The Baker Report

Friday, December 8th, 2006

The Iraq Study Group, chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, presented GWB with it’s report yesterday. As an assessment it is not an anti-Bush document, but it cannot not be anything other than a damning prognostication of the catastrophe has resulted from the invasion of Iraq.
There does not seem to be a single positive […]

It’s About Bloody Time

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

My usage of the word ‘bloody’ here in the adjectival as well as mild expletive.
From a BBC blog [Justin Webb]:
President Bush, faced with the prospect of a bitter fight with the newly powerful Democrats - a fight he would probably lose - has opted for appeasement. He has thrown raw meat to the Democrats, in […]

Absent

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

The full human consequence of the daily shootings and bombings in Iraq are absent from the coverage that we see on TV.
Jon Snow of (Channel 4) report in this 6 minute video.
Hat Tip: Lenin

I Know Why The Caged Virgin Sings

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Because she, Ayaan Hirsi Ali that is, gets to have Hitchens author hyperbolic, self-gratulatory gush-jobs on her behalf.
But women like Haifa Zangana can never expect Hitchens do the same for her. And the reason why? Because Ms Zangana writes about the plight of women in “liberated” Iraq.
But you are free to read her article on Comment Is Free.
On […]

Nixiety Attack

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Ever heard of nixiety? Its a neologism for the emotion that drives a well known journalist to post an article on the local election results in Tower Hamlets that draws more attention to his own prejudices than he probably intended.
Once again, we find a slice of the electorate in a poor part of Britain that […]

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