December 1,  2003 Monday

Iraq becomes Operation Sitting Duck
Miami Herald  12-1-03
A few days ago, two American soldiers in Iraq were shot, dragged from a truck and viciously beaten with concrete blocks. Their bodies were left on a dusty street in Mosul, a city once considered one of the safest for U.S. forces.

The murder and mutilation was carried out not by hardened operatives of al Qaeda, but by a gang of Iraqi teenagers, the very generation for whom we've been battling to ''liberate'' the country....
No news anchors in Iraq has White House troubled
USA Today - 8 hours ago
... Hillary Rodham Clinton, DN.Y., have made Thanksgiving trips to Iraq, insiders predict
networks may return some of their big guns to Iraq in coming weeks to ...
Senator Clinton says international effort needed in Iraq
Times Picayune, LA - 12-1-03
Hillary Rodham Clinton, just returned from Iraq, said President Bush's surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Baghdad doesn't make up for the flaws in his strategy ...

OK, we can forgive Rush for being a babbling idiot because he was on OxyContin.  What is Laura Ingraham's excuse?

MoveOn moves up
O'Reilly, DeLay and the GOP have declared war on it. But the online citizen movement grows richer and stronger by the day.


Dec. 1, 2003 | Bill O'Reilly wants its nonprofit status revoked. Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie sees it as part of the "Democrat plan to subvert campaign finance laws." House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's office plays phone pranks on its staffers.

Twas the night before Thanksgiving

Twas the night before Thanksgiving
Year two thousand and three.
The president left for Iraq,
Amidst much secrecy.

He left unannounced;
They lied to the Press.
How they kept it from leaking,
Is anyone's guess.

On the way to the airport,
I've heard it said that
He was not recognizable..
Just a 'Cat' in a hat.

They Traveled through the night
While others were asleep,
Leaving Uncle Dick at home,
Tending their 'sheep'.

He called Baghdad from the air
To see if all was safe & Sound.
Otherwise he was ready
To 'turn that baby round'.

Landing without lights
In case there was trouble.
Shrub was admittedly afraid,
Though he travels 'in a bubble,'

He stayed a couple hours
Putting aside his 'fear';
He served mashed potatoes,
And squeezed out a tear.

Then laying his finger
Aside of his nose,
Gave a signal to his pilot
And Air Force One rose.

The trip was over,
Bush's relief was felt
Safe..with another photo-op
Under his belt.

They got him back to Texas,
Jumping through the hoops..
'Bring Em On', said Bubble-Boy,
"I did it for the Troops".

Kristi.......from Nebraska


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The president should have gone to Iraq during Thanksgiving.  My only regret is that he didn't stay there.

Today in History

1919 Lady Astor was sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament.

1942 Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States.

1955 Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, defied the law by refusing to give up her seat to a white man aboard a Montgomery, Ala., city bus. Mrs. Parks was arrested, sparking a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.

1965 An airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began in which thousands of Cubans were allowed to leave their homeland.

1969 The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.

1990 British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel between their countries finally met after knocking out a passage in a service tunnel.

1991 Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.

1992 In Mineola, N.Y., Amy Fisher was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding Mary Jo Buttafuoco.

1997 A 14-year-old student opened fire on a morning prayer group at a high school in West Paducah, Ky., killing three students and wounding five.

1999 An international team of scientists announced it had mapped virtually an entire human chromosome.

2003 President Bush on fundraising tour.

Bush's Last Minute Pardon for Thanksgiving

Oh, What A Mis'rable Failure (sing to "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin')

There's a right wingnut based in the White House.
End that right wingnut's stay in the White House.
His lies are piled high as an elephant's eye,
And it looks like they're climbin' clear up to the sky.

Oh what a mis'rable failure.
Dubya, great pal of Ken Lay.
Stop all his lies. Tell him, "Up yours!"
Dump Georgie Bush. Make my day

Let us battle to land in the White House.
Oust that cattle-less hat from the White House.
He makes me see red as he preens and implies
That he's chosen by God and a really nice guy.

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Female U.S. Soldier Alleges Rape in Kuwait

TACOMA, Wash. (AP)--A female soldier reported she was raped at a desert post in Kuwait where her unit was preparing for its mission in Iraq, a military official said Sunday...``It's sad. You can't trust your own people,'' said Staff Sgt. Theresa Spicer, a supply sergeant with the brigade headquarters...

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"Congress is now spending money like a drunken sailor," - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz

Afterglow fading on Bush's PR coup in Iraq
USA Today - 12-1-03

Still no new news on the CIA leaker.

Rumsfeld Ramble Wins 'Foot in Mouth' Award
Yahoo News - 12-1-03
LONDON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's curious statement at a
press briefing was named on Monday as the year's most baffling comment by a ...


BA pilot spotted president's secret flight
Reuters, UK - Nov 29, 2003
... George W. Bush's secret flight to Baghdad, according to the White House, came when
a British Airways pilot spotted Air Force One soaring over the Atlantic. ...




This photo shows a crack in the Larsen B ice shelf in the Wedden sea, in Antarctica. A person is seen looking over the edge. Billions of people will face severe water shortages as glaciers around the world melt unless governments take urgent action to tackle global warming , the WWF said.(EPA/HO)