Yearly Archives: 2007

Mutiny in Iraq

American soldiers can get in trouble for not massacring Iraqi civilians. It’s true. I’m not making this up. Yes, I hear what you’re thinking: Where, pray tell, did I find this peacenik idea — some liberal bastion of the tree-hugging … Continue reading

Posted in Army Times, combat stress, iraq, mutiny in iraq, the surge, veterans, veterans issues | 5 Comments

Square-Peg Pounding Continues

The neocon counteroffensive against the National Intelligence Estimate went into full swing today. Their dream of reversing the 1979 revolution cannot be denied, even by reality. Alan Dershowitz showed up on Huffpost (once a paladin of new media, quickly becoming … Continue reading

Posted in dick cheney, facts about Iran, george bush, George Orwell, Iran, Iran's 1979 Revolution, Iran's nuclear program, MSM lapdogs | 1 Comment

Selling Iran: Part Four

Spin for Dummies, page 15: “When square news does not fit the round hole of your narrative, bang it with a hammer until it fits.” A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has been released. Apparently, the intelligence professionals have learned … Continue reading

Posted in Bush foreign policy, dick cheney, george bush, Iran, Iran's nuclear program, March to War with Iran, political marketing | 644 Comments

Photo of the Day

No, your browser’s working correctly. That’s the actual picture, black empty space and all. Condi Rice stands alone on a huge stage, proclaiming “progress” in the quicksands of Palestine. Thanks to Michael Shaw over at HuffPost for pointing this out. … Continue reading

Posted in Bush foreign policy, Condi Rice, george bush, Iran, Israel, middle east, Palestine, political marketing | Leave a comment

Rudy Repetitions

Could it be that slowly, surely, the “Post-9/11 World” meme is passing?

Posted in 2008 election, parody, political marketing, post-9/11 world, presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, September 11th | Leave a comment

Our Last, Best Hope for Peace

My fellow Americans, the troops are never coming home. The permanent occupation of Iraq is here, dressed up as a happy “relationship” between Iraq and the United States. Don’t say nobody warned you, that no one wanted it, or that … Continue reading

Posted in David Petraeus, Donald Rumsfeld, iraq, occupation, oil politics, permanent bases | Leave a comment

Culture Wars Can Never be Won

Can someone write a peace treaty for the Culture Wars already? It’s a metaphor gone bad. We have declared war on too many things: terror, drugs, crime, you name it. The word “war” has lost all meaning. Pat Buchanan declared … Continue reading

Posted in Bill O'Reilly, Culture Wars, domino theory, Francis Fukuyama, George Orwell, Kulturkampf, Otto von Bismarck, Pat Buchanan, The End of History | 2 Comments

The Drug Gang That Wasn’t

The War on Drugs hit close to home the other night. Check out this article in my local newspaper about the county sheriff’s department executing a number of warrants for drug charges: Sheriff Ronnie Willis said the warrants were the … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Fred Oerther, drug task force, Lauderdale County, marijuana, sheriff Ronnie Willis, War on Drugs | Leave a comment

Selling Iran, Part 3

‘Iran is a crazy country, run by a new Hitler, who is building nuclear weapons to destroy the United States and Israel.’ That is the essence of the White House marketing campaign to bomb Iran, and it’s baloney.I despise the … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, China, deficit spending, Iran, Iran's 1979 Revolution, Iran's economy, Iran's electric program, Iran's nuclear program, March to War with Iran, petrodollar, petroeuro | 1 Comment

Selling Iran, Part Two

This is what we face in trying to stop the march to war with Iran: The words “terror, terrorism, and terrorist” are used fourteen times in four minutes. “Al Qaeda” is mentioned four times. The word “arson” is used exactly … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Iran, political marketing, War with Iran, White House | Leave a comment

Selling Iran, Part One

“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” – White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card on advance public relations for the invasion of Iraq. In fits and starts, the marketing blitz for an attack … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Card, Bush, facts about Iran, Iran, political marketing, talking points | 1 Comment