Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Nancy Pelosi Exposes and Derails CIA Plan

Time Magazine reports that the CIA was planning to interfere with the elections in Iraq, and might have gotten away it, had not Congresswoman Pelosi called and reamed Condi Rice for such a horrible plan. How can we claim to have "freed" Iraq if we then go in and control the elections? Of course, who am I kidding? We all know the CIA interferes in elections around the world. Goodness knows who interferes with ours. I wonder where the intrepid reporter is who could tell of Saudi contributions to the Bush campaign?

Juan Cole goes after Time for the above article for using words like "unglued" to describe Pelosi, when, had it been a man, the word of choice might have been instead, "outraged" or something more manly. It's a shame to see the media play into stereotypes in this manner.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Nuclear Blast in North Korea?

I apologize for not posting more regularly. I'm going to try to get back on track. There is so much to report on these days.

A mushroom cloud large enough to cause concern to satellite photo readers is making the news. Curiously, the New York Times reported today that the Bush administration sees signs that North Korea is readying a nuclear test. Maybe the mushroom cloud signified a test gone wrong?

Predictably, someone is already trying to spin this as 'no big deal'. Check out this report suggesting the mushroom cloud was from a forest fire (I'm not kidding!)

More likely, the Bush administration is now in trouble because they spent all our resources on an empty threat of WMD in Iraq, when they should have been doing something about genuine WMD under development in North Korea.