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Repentance

Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful evolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”

Neoconservative Death Throes

“President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming ‘ex-president’ Bush or he can become ‘President-for-Life’ Bush…. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world?”

Pagan / Patriot

An Iranian pagan. An American patriot.

Holding Action

Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo deconstructs the controversy over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s claim that ”the war is lost.” Marshall says it’s the wrong discussion to be having. “Won” or “lost” are meaningless terms because we aren’t really in a war in Iraq….

Meanwhile in Iraq

Two days ago, a car bomb exploded in a crowded Baghdad market, killing 200 people. Unlike the 32 victims of Cho Seung-Hui, we will never see their photos or hear their life stories. According to witnesses, “The street was transformed into a swimming pool of blood.”

Iran Fever (part 5)

February 13, 2007: “Yes, I think Americans should be prepared to wake up one morning and find themselves at war with Iran.” March 10, 2007: “I think the Americans are unfortunately suffering from intelligence failure. They have made so many mistakes…because of the false information and intelligence they had at the beginning.”

Iran Fever (part 4)

February 2, 2007: “War with Iran would be a catastrophe that would make us look back fondly on the minor inconvenience of being bogged down in Iraq.” February 14, 2007: “Gen. Peter Pace said…that there is ‘zero chance’ of the United States going to war with Iran.”

Iran Fever (part 3)

Originally I was planning to write about everything that has taken place between the U.S. and Iran, or between the Bush administration and the American people concerning Iran, with the same level of detail I’ve used until now. The trouble is that with so much going on, I keep sliding deeper into a hole.

Chuck Hagel, Patriot

Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, conservative Vietnam veteran, has long been critical of the way the war in Iraq is being run. Ever since the Democratic victory in the November elections, he seems liberated, and more willing than ever to criticize President Bush although they come from the same party.

Reviews Are In

The reviews are in on President Bush’s “surge” plan for Iraq, and they aren’t pretty. Yesterday, one day after Bush announced his plan to send 21,500 additional troops to Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice faced a firing squad of skepticism from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.