President Bush still thinks he is the Emperor in brand new clothes. If we don't start believing our eyes, our troops will keep dying in Iraq. Look at the photo of the Pentagon on 9-ll. Can you find a clear photo of the hole right after the hit, anywhere in our "Mainstream Media"? Only "Loose Change" on Google seems to have it. There are 2 glass windows on either side of the hole that Bush says a jumbo jet made. The glass windows are unbroken, the grass below the hole is untouched. Time Magazine, in its 9-11-06 issue, says it had to be a jumbo jet, because where else is it? Like saying no Emperor would go out naked. Jon Stewart showed Time Magazine's man of the year issue has a mirror on the cover. Since Time owns CNN, some honcho made a big deal of it, and Soledad O'Brien is staring into the mirror, fixedly. Jon Stewart said it seems the Mainstream Media has totally abdicated its responsibility. We the People too?
My comment on the PalmBeach Post editorial about the Baker report:
"The Post and Baker et al have already pretty much taken away any sticks the administration could use" says Rick. This administration has used nothing but "sticks" for more than 3 years. Rick using the word "play" reminds of the British Empire long ago calling their attempt to control the world, "the Great Game". Churchill used poison gas to control the rebellious tribes. Now our embassy is bigger than a palace, and we are building 14 military bases in Iraq for our empire? The Post points out the Iraqi Constitution calls for 3 autonomous states. Joe Biden said it looked like the Kurds are now seriously considerng a sharing-the-oil-agreement, because they think we are getting out soon.
Biden thought the Kurdish president not insisting on the de-Arabization of Tikrit in his comments on Baker's report, was a good sign too. If Iraqis know we are going to leave, they will have to solve their problems themselves. As I type this, Joe Biden is on C-Span explaining the Kurdish problem, as to why Iran, Turkey, and Syria, would want to help establish peace in Iraq. It is in their own self interest to prevent the major war that would result if Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran would establish a new country of their own. Answering a question about Lebanon, he pointed out that us and others never followed thru on financial committments to train a Lebanese arrmy; $22 million total to Iran's $400 million to Hezbollah, he said. And us calling Iran "evil" , when we financed, and again, learned from the Brits how to do a coup, and install a Monarch, the Shah, is just plain wrong. Especially when that Shah tortured, imprisoned and killed his own people for 24 years. Our CIA had a big station there that whole 24 years, and didn't know a Revolution was coming. (They didn't speak Farsi?) And did the first Bush give a "green light" to Saddam to attack Iran? Did we give intell, and sell weapons to both sides, to keep them fighting for 8 years? Look up Ollie on the web, selling Israeli missiles to the Ayatollah to get money for the Contras, because Congress had cut off funds for that other great threat to the U.S, Nicaragua. When do we deal with other nations straight up, face to face, no Secret Services playing games?
posted to Palm Beach Post comments to Elisha Cramer's Column about Michael Richards: "Please, Obiwan, read the book "Kindred", by Octavia Butler (Science Fiction). It is exciting. Slaves became a big financial cushion to their owners, as they and/or their offspring could be sold westward, as America expanded. Separation of families for profit, and/or punishment. As for the PBB, the Accent section did a William Styron depression "test". I didn't see any mention of "The Confessions of Nat Turner", his book about a slave who violated the law against slaves learning to read. Slavery ended, and soon lynchings began, averaging one a day till after WWII. HoChiMinh, as a sailor in the merchant marine, was shocked to see notices of up-coming lynchings advertised in the New Orleans newspaper; this was America, land of the Free?"