May 14, 2005
“Apart from 9/11, has there been a more important story in the last decade than that the president lied to the American people about the reasons for invading Iraq, and then proceeded to plunge the country into an illegal war which has alienated the rest of the world, lit a fire under the war's victims and the Islamic world generally, turning them into enemy combatants, locked up virtually all American land forces in a war without end in sight, cost $300 billion and counting, taken over 1600 American lives on top of more than 15,000 gravely wounded, and killed perhaps 100,000 Iraqis?
Did you know that there now exists in the public domain a 'smoking gun' memo, which proves that everything the Bush administration said about the Iraq invasion was a lie? If you live in Britain you probably do, but if you live in the United States, chances are minuscule that you would be aware of this…”
Update: John McCain being coy
Bring back the Old Weapongate Scandal Here
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What Hanan? You woke up and took a 'political' pill today?
Ya ain't makin' my Tahoe Hanan Bodyguard job any easier kid.
Posted by: Steel at May 15, 2005 12:17:56 AM
As shown by the last election, the majority of us don't see it quite that way.
Posted by: Tom McMahon at May 15, 2005 7:40:26 AM
I'd heard about that memo, but hadn't seen it before. Thanks for the link.
Posted by: pam at May 15, 2005 1:04:17 PM
"A story more important?"
How about the one where less than half the country decides that because the President relied on unpressured intelligence analysts to come to a difficult decision he "lied"?
How about the lie that the "World is against us" when the three major participants in the Iraq War - the U.S., Britain, and Australia - all re-elected the makers of the war decision?
How about the lie that the war turned Iraqis into enemy combatants, when in fact, the war turned Iraqis into democratic voters who DEFIED the insurgents?
How about "the most important story" being the spread of democracy in Iraq, municipal elections in Saudi Arabia for the first time, the pledge by Saudi Arabia to allow women voters in the next election, the democratic elections in Afghanistan, the first multi-party presidential elections in Egypt's history, the democratic revolution in Lebanon with George Bush's demand that Syria withdraw completely, the abandonment by Libya of a nuclear weapons program far more advanced than the United Nations realized?
One wonders what line you'd be parroting if Michael Moore made a movie about the conspiracy to spread freedom and democracy.
Posted by: GoLakers at May 15, 2005 1:27:33 PM
tow that line golakers. tow it better than anyone by golly!
Posted by: jmorrison at May 15, 2005 4:10:15 PM
Can o' worms, huh?
Posted by: Steel at May 15, 2005 6:09:13 PM
Gr@w a Brain.
Posted by: oh my at May 16, 2005 10:08:31 PM
The Kuwaiti parliament has voted to give women full political rights.
The amendment to the Kuwait's electoral law means women can for the first time vote and stand in parliamentary and local elections.
Bigger story than - wait - what were you saying?
Posted by: GoLakers at May 16, 2005 11:02:42 PM
ok golakers, you win, what's the fee for passage over your bridge?
Posted by: jmorrison at May 17, 2005 5:31:14 AM
Beset by U.S. attempts to isolate his country and facing popular expectations of change, Syrian President Bashar Assad will move to begin legalizing political parties, purge the ruling Baath Party, sponsor free municipal elections in 2007 and formally endorse a market economy, according to officials, diplomats and analysts.
Posted by: GoLakers at May 18, 2005 9:34:22 PM
It should be noted that home builders in Las Vegas are looking forward to a 8th consecutive year where new homes in Las Vegas closings have exceeded 26,000. Just think about it - - - Las Vegas has built over 155,000 new homes in Las Vegas the last five years! Through the first six months of 2005 we have seen 13,106 new homes in Las Vegas closings, putting us on pace for over 26,000 for this year.
Posted by: Wally Smith at Dec 6, 2006 11:51:15 AM