A busy Tuesday
...that feels almost like a Friday. So I'll give you some good stuff to read over the week-end (impeccable logic).
Democracy Project has an important article on why we should not allow American soldiers to be "Kerryed":
Senator Kerry, supposedly defending Rep. John Murtha, said, "I won't stand for the Swift-Boating of Jack Murtha!" As one of the 254 members of Mr. Kerry's unit in Vietnam who belonged to Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, I found Mr. Kerry's comments most ironic.
Vcrisis has a copy of the American (Spanish?) "plan to invade Venezuela" that vaudeville artist Hugo Chavez has been peddling around to get some sympathy from extremists. Not totally unrelated, a big fish drug dealer (head of the infamous Juarez cartel) has been arrested in Mexico City; this could be a blow to Chavez' plans to bring Latin America to its knees so that his stupid ideology, already old and failed twenty years ago, can take hold.
Meanwhile, Tony Blair is struggling to convince people that deporting terrorists back to their countries, even if these have a bad human rights record, is ok (Europe cannot deport anyone who risks torture or the death penalty in his country of origin. What a joke! I am sorry, but if you abuse my hospitality, I don’t give a damn about what happens to you back home; in fact, I might even gloat about it in private).
The president of Iran, Ahmadinejad, has nominated a new head of Teheran's Stock Exchange to the consternation of investors. Since his "election" in August, shares have dropped sixty per cent. That is probably the main reason behind this attempt at impeachment for political incompetence by a minority faction in parliament.
Mugabe's filthy rag of a newspaper is saying - disingenuously, I might add - that Ambassador Dell, by stating the obvious ("the Government's own gross mismanagement of the economy and its corrupt rule brought on the crisis"), was only trying to provoke the Zimbabwe government so he would have something to report to Washington.
From No Pasaran an excellent round up of all the bull we have had to hear from pre-war intelligence critics, and what they - the lying, short-memory, poll-watchers - were saying then.
And don't miss Bill Roggio's "The hunt for Zarqawi".