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February 2006

US troops taught Iraqi gestures

by mikepower
The US military has funded a computer game to teach its troops how to use and decipher Iraqi body language.

Bush defended (see below) Letter to the Editor: Judge Bush on his results

by mikepower
George W. Bush has an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a graduate degree from Harvard, was two-term governor of our second-largest state and a two-term President of the United States. Mr Bush qualified to pilot a modern jet fighter...

Times Online: The President is a dolt – so how can America be such a success story?

by mikepower
While America has been run by one of the most doltishly ineffectual governments in history, it has forged ever further ahead of Europe in terms of wealth, science, technology, artistic creativity and cultural dominance.

January 2006

US Supreme Court Ruling a Relief for Some Patients

by mikepower
Charlene Andrews, who has terminal breast cancer, has not yet asked a doctor for the fatal dose of barbiturates that would enable her to take her own life.

The Huffington Post: Cost Of Iraq Could Top $2 Trillion...

by mikepower
The cost of the Iraq war could top $2 trillion, far above the White House's pre-war projections, when long-term costs such as lifetime health care for thousands of wounded U.S. soldiers are included

The Bureaucrat in Your Shower

by mikepower
How the government stops you getting a decent shower. You mean they regulate how much my shower sprays? Yes indeed they do. Government believes that it has an interest in your shower? Yes it does.

The Village Voice: The Bush Beat

by mikepower
A year after tearfully accepting a Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush for his disastrous reign in Iraq, preposterous pasha Jerry Bremer has rewritten history with a ghosted "diary" and started a book tour by saying, "I didn't do it."

December 2005

James Wolcott: Intelligent Design: Opiate of the Dummies

by mikepower
Wielding a sword of truth and a surgical scalpel of reason (he's quite ambidextrous), NRO's John Derbyshire pierces the fatty deposits of bad faith in the postures of religious piety by certain conservative eggheads.

June 2005

Joe Conason at Salon.com: Karl Rove is a liar and a scoundrel. He is not a patriot but a pure partisan, as his own record proved long before now.

by mikepower
In attacking liberals' reaction to Sept. 11, Bush's senior advisor once again resorts to McCarthy-style tactics.

Two years on, the echoes of Vietnam are getting louder

by mikepower
American defeat in 1975 brought about Vietnamese unification, while American failure in Iraq will almost certainly precipitate that country's fragmentation.

May 2005

The Quagmire: As the Iraq War Drags on, it's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Vietnam

by mikepower
. Two years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq is perched on the brink of civil war. Months after the election, the new Iraqi government remains hunkered down inside the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, surviving only because it is defended by thousands of U.S

April 2005

Ian Rutledge in the Financial Times:

by mikepower
US appears to have fought war for oil and lost it

Speech by Cindy Sheehan made at Riverside Church -- where Martin Luther King gave his "Beloved Community" speech

by mikepower
Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs....gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far.

March 2005

The Top Ten Conservative Idiots: Democratic Underground

by mikepower
Yet another list from DU. Well they're spoilt for choice aren't they?

The Seattle Times: Health: U.S. suicides outpace homicides

by mikepower
Suicides outnumber homicides in the United States, and about 90 percent of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable and preventable problem such as depression, a top mental-health official said yesterday.

February 2005

Press Impostor

by mikepower
How is it that an administration that screened thousands of people for attendance at Bush campaign rallies repeatedly let a fake reporter into the sanctorum of the White House pressroom under a false name? Who was running that background check?

January 2005

Ignore the vanity of the Bushites, America's might is draining away: Matthew Parris

by mikepower
For many decades America’s share of the world’s economic output has been in decline. America’s modesty in 1945 understated its muscle, Bushite vanity overstates it today.

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