Category Archives: Bush foreign policy

Obama to Fire ALL Bush Ambassadors

There was a time when American ambassadors were competent, qualified diplomats who represented their country’s interests with creativity and sagacity. Believe it or not, those days ended long before Bush was a glimmer in the eye. The “new” tradition, using … Continue reading

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Prince George’s Legacy

Apologies to A. A. Milne Prince George was not a good man —And in his latter days,World leaders did not shake his hand,Much to his amaze.At G-20 meetings,When lining up on stage,They whispered of his ruined brand,And did not offer … Continue reading

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Halloween Story

I don’t know why I forgot this before, but two Halloweens ago I posted a short story over at, and it’s become a Halloween tradition of sorts for me to repost. Lost in Translation “So this is what a … Continue reading

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Debate Liveblog

All times Central. 8:04 – Jim Lehrer brings up Eisenhower and asks the candidates to comment. Obama sets out right away to appeal to the middle class. McCain talks about bipartisanship and then immediately spurts our random crap about oil … Continue reading

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September 13th

Two days after the towers fell, events were still unfolding with tremendous impact, but now they were behind scenes and off-camera. We would only learn about them later, from the most impolite of sources. For now, the shock and horror … Continue reading

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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

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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

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