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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100901/ap_on_en_ot/eu_britain_blair_s_book Tony Blair: ‘I cried for Iraq war victims’ …Because they pummelled my public opinion ratings.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080414/ap_on_go_co/us_iraq_free_ride_over_2;_ylt=AgmGIhdNb_pnvzHh5aR2.LYE1vAI Rather disgusting article with an even more disgusting title. The US blundered into Iraq, bombing and shelling, and doing a poor job of rebuilding the country, thus losing the hearts and minds for which they claimed to be campaigning. Now, with the country still mired in chaos and only partially rebuilt, they snipe petulantly […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080318/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_lynndie_england_3;_ylt=Ak54a6NUGSAtnE.kg6.seuAE1vAI Lynndie England, the scapegoat (yet rightfully vilified) for the Abu Ghraib scandal, speaks out. And the result is just as trashy and missing-the-point as you’d expect of someone who put a leash on a prisoner and took photos of it: “Yeah, I took the photos but I didn’t make it worldwide. Yes, I was […]

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Eric Umansky: The most telling part of the execution

http://www.ericumansky.com/2006/12/the_most_tellin.html It’s telling that the world news networks are so focused on their bloodlust that they’re overlooking some important journalistic angles on Saddam’s execution. At least the bloggers are asking the questions, so the opportunity for a network to pick up the story is still open. With all the cell phone videos out there, it’s […]

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Gary Younge: If wanton murder is essential to the US campaign in Iraq, its time to leave | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1805919,00.html I’m spoiling the article by quoting the entire conclusion, but it’s powerful enough that I feel compelled. International law was broken but there will be no punishment. The few who are responsible remain in the White House while the many who are embroiled in the conflict are brutalised or murdered, or both. “You’ve got […]

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http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/06/08.html Here’s a link to video of the afore-Stumbled Michael Berg interview. Some of the readers’ responses are bang-on, and this one in particular caught my eye: The wingnuts are basking in Zarqawi’s blood today. They’ve got music video’s of the blast and every kind of picture they can find of his bloody corpse. These […]

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CNN.com – Beheaded mans father: Revenge breeds revenge – Jun 8, 2006

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/06/08/berg.interview/index.html Stunning transcript of a CNN interview with the father of Nicholas Berg, who was very publicly beheaded in 2004. Two things spring to mind here: Note the bloodlust of the interviewer, who seems to think that an eye for an eye will give closure to the father, and how she continues to swing the […]

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The Project Gutenberg eBook of Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1256/1256-h/1256-h.htm *sighhhh* Cyrano explains that he sometimes wishes for a woman with whom to walk arm in arm, until a glimpse of his profile in shadow shatters his reverie. Cyrano ranks right up there with Lloyd Dobbler as my favourite fictional men on whom I have a crush: Oui, quelquefois, je m’attendris, dans le soir […]

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http://ia300134.us.archive.org/0/items/George_Bush_Doesnt_Like_Black_People/GeorgeBushDoesntCareAboutBlackPeople.mp3 Kanye West’s outburst + Kanye West’s number one single + remix = very cool political rap.

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Why citys defences were down | Environment | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1560351,00.html A long quote, but an important one. Showing that filling a hole in one area causes a hole in another. In this case, sending money and troops to Iraq causes death and destruction in New Orleans (and, funny that, Iraq as well) Apparently the Dept of Homeland Security can’t protect citizens from Mother Nature […]

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