We’re there because we’re there

The Bush administration and the neocons are forever coming up with reasons for why the US occupation of Iraq should continue. No matter how many times their arguments are knocked down by facts on the ground, they simply dust themselves off and recycle a prior bumper sticker slogan. Now it’s John Burns, pushing the notion…

Isolation

Noam Chomsky, July 30: Obviously, the United States and Israel do not recognise Palestine or renounce violence. Nor do they accept past agreements. While Israel formally accepted the Road Map, it attached 14 reservations that eviscerate it. To take just the first, Israel demanded that for the process to commence and continue, the Palestinians must…

Heck of a job, Andrews

It’s bad enough that the Howard government has become a group of Bush administration sycophants, but they have similarly adopted the policy of politicizing any arrests that can be linked to terrorism, never admitting to mistakes or recognizing incompetence and worst of all, punishing the victims of their witch hunts for embarrassing them. Stating that…

Iraqis letting the occupiers down again

It always amazes me how the US are so ready to blame the Iraqi security for not being willing to kill and subjugate their fellow Iraqis, but when it comes to failure, the occupation is only too willing to lay the blame at the feet of those whose country they’ve destroyed. Good to see how…

10/10 for chutzpah

You have to take your hat off to Olmert. You would have to go a long way to exhibit the contempt for the US that he displayed this week. In response to the news that Israel would receive $30 billion in U.S. military aid over the next decade, Olmert described the policy as an “important…

Delusions of the “liberal” media

The disconnectedness and arrogance of the Beltway pundits is reaching a point where it can no longer be ignored or spun. Most of these pundits remain convinced that in spite of a poll that contradicts their position, they alone understand the sentiment of the American public. What more evidence does one need when figure like…

Pride before people

While Mao Tse Tung was rightly condemned for refusing aid to the detriment of his own people, the US has been… demonstrating that the West is not immune to such deranged policies – all for the sake of the ego of one man. A new report reveals the US government turned down offers of help from…

Trouble in paradise

Where is the love? Relations between the top United States general in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki, the country’s prime minister, are so bad that the Iraqi leader made a direct appeal for his removal to President George W Bush. Although the call was rejected, aides to both men admit that Mr Maliki and Gen David…

Soldiers who tell the truth must be destroyed

The reaction of the right wing blogosphere to the Scott Beauchamp (aka Scott Thomas) affair has been taken to extreme proportions.…  Watching the so called “troop supporters” turn on one of their own is like imagining a school of piranha feasting on a new born lamb. Brother Gavin Explains it pretty well: 1) WingNet accuses…

The family pain

Shock! Horror! A split in the Murdoch family over Israel/Palestine? The pro-Israel outlook of the Wall Street Journal and many News Corp. outlets could waver if one of Rupert Murdoch’s sons, James Murdoch, takes the helm of the publishing and broadcasting company, a new book suggests.The just-published diaries of a communications director for Prime Minister…