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Saturday, August 17, 2002
Can Russia save us

from ourselves?

Will we dare to blow up
$40 billion worth of Russian built infrastructure in Iraq and then ask Russia to keep trading with us? Maybe not.

The ambition to control the oil in Iraq becomes more nakedly apparent all the time. Will we still do it? Glad I didn't bet a lot of money that we would, but not willing to hedge those bets much yet. Wait. Hope. Pray. Vote.

posted at 3:12 PM
Friday, August 16, 2002
Slicker than you think

Tapped thinks it unlikely that any Americans would "ever find themselves arraigned before the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes." Apparently, they missed the behind the scenes maneuvering of the Bush administration. They have reason to be concerned. So do we, if we have a conscience.

posted at 1:34 PM

War is good business. Invest your daughters.

Sigourney Weaver
in the movie "Alien"

Airman Vanessa Dobos
of the 58th Training Squadron
Thanks to FFM for the link.

posted at 1:06 PM

Some hope of our not becoming the bully of the world comes with this news:
Top Republicans Break With Bush on Iraq Strategy

E. J. Dionne, Jr. questions the credibility of the Bush/Rice case for war.

Rice makes her strongest pitch.

posted at 11:42 AM
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
'Duh!' Award Announced

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami gets the prize for his
statement today at a press conference in Afghanistan accusing the U.S. of pursuing an "angry approach" to foreign policy since the attacks of Sept. 11.

You turn your other cheek, Mo.

posted at 2:30 PM
Be very afraid

Israel will retaliate if Iraq strikes

Alan Philps in the London Daily Telegraph examines Ariel Sharon's decision not to stand by idly in the event of a war with Iraq. Bush seems to be building his coalition wherever he can. If he can't get the Arab and European support he wants, he'll take it where he finds it.

posted at 1:53 PM
Be afraid

The war with Iraq mania is getting out of hand. Rumsfeld has sent his generals
back to the drawing board because he thinks they're being too cautious. He's telling the generals how to fight a war. The arrogance is astounding. The possibilities of mass destruction are overwhelming.

I don't like Saddam Hussein. I don't think General Tommy Franks particularly cares for him, either. Why can't we let him plan the war? Why do we have to minimize the threats? Better to be prepared for the worst and not meet it than not to be prepared and meet it.

Wake up, Rumsfeld.

posted at 1:49 PM


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