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Monthly Archives: January 2004

Are They Celebrating An Achievement Or A Goal?

Thanks to the Bonfire for pointing me to this post. Check out the top line on the banner behind them.

Ralph Peters Comes To The Same Conclusion I Did.

WHY INTELLIGENCE FAILED When reality bites back, Congress always howls for better intelligence. But it doesn’t fund the recruitment, training and retention of the people required to deliver it. When the chips are down, the money goes to the defense industry yet again. The system is broken; only a profound, talent-oriented revolution can fix it [...]

Please, Please, Don’t Hurt Us! We’ll Be Good.

POWER RANGERS Last March, after Jacques Chirac, the French President, announced that he would veto any new United Nations resolution sanctioning war against Iraq, the White House saw a chance for a different sort of victory. If a majority of the fifteen Security Council members voted for a new resolution and France vetoed it, the [...]

You Gotta Be Kiddin’

Bush to seek big budget increase for National Endowment for WASHINGTON — President Bush will seek a big increase in the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts, the largest single source of support for the arts in the United States, administration officials said on Wednesday. I haven’t gotten over the “Drugs For Ted [...]

Some Iraqis The Democrats Can Get Behind.

Iraqi Communists Make a Comeback (washingtonpost.com) The comeback of the Iraqi Communists is one of the most remarkable political stories of the post-Hussein era. Once ruthlessly persecuted, the party has rapidly reemerged, this time as an influential, moderating force in national life. But the message of the born-again Communists — once a textbook pro-Soviet party [...]

He Ain’t Called Weasly For Nothin’

Clark, the Four-Star Businessman (washingtonpost.com) Clark’s lobbying was one of many business activities that, by his account, boosted his income almost 20-fold in the 42 months between his resignation from the Army and the start of his presidential campaign last September. An examination of those activities, including interviews with business associates and a review of [...]

Poor Bus.

Suicide Bombing Destroys Jerusalem Bus (washingtonpost.com) JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 — At least 10 people died in Jerusalem Thursday morning when a suicide bomber blew up a packed rush-hour bus near the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The explosion wounded at least 50 people, many of them passersby. Judging from the headline, the [...]

Any Questions, Osama?

Chicago Tribune | U.S. plans Al Qaeda offensive WASHINGTON — The Bush administration, deeply concerned about recent assassination attempts against Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and a resurgence of Taliban forces in neighboring Afghanistan, is preparing a U.S. military offensive that would reach inside Pakistan with the goal of destroying Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network, [...]

Nukes Sold To Everyone BUT Iraq.

Pakistanis Exploited Nuclear Network (washingtonpost.com) KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 27 — Pakistani investigators have concluded that two senior nuclear scientists used a network of middlemen operating a black market to supply nuclear weapons technology to Iran and Libya, according to three senior Pakistani intelligence officials. Abdul Qadeer Khan, considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, and [...]

‘Cause It Gets Stuck In Yer Teeth, Yknow.

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. Picture stolen from The Smallest Minority who in turn stole it from…someone else. If you want it, take it. Or just leave your caption in the comments