Drunken Ravings
Bush Protected terrorists
From the WSJ, NBC and Media MAtters:

JIM MIKLASZEWSKI (NBC News chief Pentagon correspondent): With today's attacks, al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant with ties to Al Qaeda, is blamed for more than 700 terrorist killings in Iraq. But NBC News has learned that long before the war, the Bush administration had several chances to wipe out his terrorist group, Ansar al-Islam, perhaps kill Zarqawi himself, but never pulled the trigger. June 2002, U.S. government officials say intelligence revealed that Zarqawi and members of Al Qaeda had set up a weapons lab at Kirma in northern Iraq, producing deadly ricin and cyanide. The Pentagon quickly drafted plans to attack the camp and sent them to the White House, where, say government sources, the plans were debated to death.


MIKLASZEWSKI: Four months later, intelligence showed Zarqawi was planning to use ricin in terrorist attacks in Europe. The Pentagon drew up a second strike plan, and the White House again killed it. By then, the administration had set its course for war with Iraq.

ROGER CRESSEY (NBC terrorism analyst): People were more obsessed with developing the coalition to overthrow [former Iraqi leader] Saddam [Hussein] than to execute the president's [Bush's] policy on preemption against terrorists.

War on terror? They wanted Iraqs oil. And they were willing to allow as many people die as necessary to get it. Go read for yourselves. The deciet is stunning. This borders on Treason.

Howard Dean Speaks for me
Howard Dean Speaks for me
And for a lot of other democrats. Not From and his DLC Corporacrats. Not Biden and his Me-ocrats. Not Lieberman and his slimeocrats. Dean. Doctor Howard Dean.

Go HERE to sign the petition.
Michael Colby: Bush v. Kerry, the Power Elite's Dream Ballot
Michael Colby: Bush v. Kerry, the Power Elite's Dream Ballot

Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Hi-tech voting machines 'threaten' US polls: "Hi-tech voting machines 'threaten' US polls "
The taking of american democracy 1,2,3
RuminateThis: News, Views, Activism and a Smattering of Something Else

"In an election for a seat in the Florida house of representatives last month, touch-screen machines recorded 127 blank ballots. The race was won by 12 votes. No recount was possible because there was nothing to recount. (The Guardian)
2. In an election in Indiana last year, an electronic system recorded more than 144,000 votes in an election with fewer than 19,000 registered voters. (The Guardian)
3. Maryland's 16,000 machines all had identical locks for two sensitive mechanisms. The hackers found that they would have been able to have copies of the keys for these locks cut at a locksmith, although ultimately they found it easier simply to pick the locks. It reportedly took less than 10 seconds"
Instapundit comes out of the Closet
Instapundit gleefully reports that :

"THE BOSTON GLOBE REPORTS that the Bush AWOL story is collapsing, as a key witness turns out to have lied. Capt. Ed observes"

and is deeply upset that the press doesnt broadcast the apparently baseless acusations Kerry had an affair :

"Yeah. And if this infidelity story were about Bush, with the woman in question out of the country, they'd be running with it in a big way already"

Unfortunately he, as usual gets it wrong. As TAPPED points out

"So -- are the charges collapsing? No. For one thing, the article in question only speaks to one of several issues surrounding this question -- Burkett's allegation that Bush's military records were "cleansed" at the behest of the then-governor's political operation. The question of whether or not Bush ever showed up to do his duty in Alabama remains totally unaffected by this, as do the questions of how it was that so many officials in the National Guard seemed eager to do favors for young Lt. Bush"

And of course anyone looking deeper into the issue knows that the preponderance of evidence is that Bush repeatedly played hooky and in all likelyhood was eventually shipped off to a punishment posting for this and other behavior.. possibly having to do with drunkenness or drug problems.
But that wont Instapundit, whos claim to fame is actually the fact that he never does any real research and relies on glossing over press accounts to issue murky proclamations on how it all bores him if its not picking at some anti-left story.

But the interesting thing here is that a blogger who has for a very long time made pretenses at being unbiased and a critical thinker finally
outed himself as just another Gop apologist. Something many of us on the left have known for a very very long time.

Miss ethics class much Glenn? Or was it just all the 'journalism' classes you slept through?
Body and Soul
Body and Soul
(The brilliant Jeane De Arc)

"Isn't it amazing the way that many of the same people who swatted away the 'loony left,' when it complained about the effect sanctions were having on the health of Iraqis before the war are now acknowledging that effect?"
Intern tales make them feel alive! If you doubt it, read man-or-mouse Kaus
Intern tales make them feel alive! If you doubt it, read man-or-mouse Kaus
(Daily Howler)

"The point we made yesterday is quite important. When one follows the current reporting on Bush and the Guard, it?s hard to believe that this is the second time Bush has run for the White House. Why is the reporting being done now? Because the press corps went in the tank for Bush during Campaign 2000"
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Ex-judge on Iraq inquiry 'involved in cover-up'
Ex-judge on Iraq inquiry 'involved in cover-up'
Guardian Unlimited

Laurence Silberman, a retired judge nominated by the Bush administration as the co-chairman of the commission investigating pre-war intelligence on Iraq, was involved in a major cover-up during the Reagan era, his critics alleged yesterday
Did Robert Novak willfully disregard warnings that his column would endanger Valerie Plame? Our sources say 'yes.'


If accurate Bob Novak should spend his retirement in a federal prison.

John Kerry's shifting stands
Kerry's shifting stands

Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed

The editorial really says it all. Add to that the 'bimbo eruption. If you were wondering why the press has pushed Kerry so hard.. now you know.

Just back from Australia.. where their far right makes our Democrats look.. republican. Where politics are civil. Where people disagree on issues without calling each other the antichrist. Where government leaders dont start wars just to get votes or leech oil. A magnificent place. If my choice is Kerry or Bush i might just be going back .. for a long long time if they'll have me.

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