March 20  2003


Howard Dean's statement on the President's
decision to send U.S. military troops into war against Iraq:

"Tonight, for better or worse, America is at war.
Tonight, every American, regardless of party, devoutly supports the safety and success of our men and women in the field.
Those of us who, over the past 6 months, have expressed deep concerns about this President's management of the crisis, mistreatment of our allies and misconstruction of international law, have never been in doubt about the evil of Saddam Hussein or the necessity of removing his weapons of mass destruction.

Those Americans who opposed our going to war with Iraq, who wanted the United Nations to remove those weapons without war, need not apologize forgiving voice to their conscience, last year, this year or next year. In a country devoted to the freedom of debate and dissent, it is every citizen's patriotic duty to speak out, even as we wish our troops well and pray for their safe return. Congressman Abraham Lincoln did this in criticizing the Mexican War of 1846, as did Senator Robert F. Kennedy in calling the war in Vietnam 'unsuitable, immoral and intolerable.'

"This is not Iraq, where doubters and dissenters are punished or silenced --this is the United States of America. We need to support our young people as they are sent to war by the President, and I have no doubt that American military power will prevail. But to ensure that our post-war policies are constructive and humane, based on enduring principles of peace and justice, concerned Americans should continue to speak out; and I intend to do so."

Howard Dean for President Website

Cuban arrests in new feud with the US

THE Cuban government slapped new restrictions on US diplomats yesterday and announced the arrests of political dissidents in a bitter dispute with Washington.
A statement on Cuban television yesterday took aim at the Bush administrationís top representative in Havana, calling him a troublemaker who has set out to "foment the internal counter-revolution".

GOP to Hammer Democratic War Critics
Washington Post, DC - 3-20-03
... other outspoken congressional Democrats are only "emboldening Saddam Hussein" by echoing concerns raised by France and other international critics of Bush's ...
       GOP rebukes Daschle for war plan criticism - Boston Globe
       Senators take issue with war - North Adams Transcript
       The new Copperhead Caucus - WorldNetDaily


No cartoon today. I wonder what our men and women are fighting for over in Iraq. Isn't it to preserve our freedoms, which includes freedom of speech?   Apparently not. 

  With a Colin, a Dick and a Bush in charge what did you expect? 

Bush and Powell Plan World War III

Bush and Powell were sitting in a bar. A guy walked in and asked the barman, "Isn't that Bush and Powell?"
The barman said, "Yep, that's them."

So the guy walked over and said, "Hello. What are you guys doing?"

Bush said, "We're planning World War III."

The guy asked, "Really? What's going to happen?"

Bush said, "Well, we're going to kill 10 million Iraqis and one bicycle repairman."

The guy exclaimed, "Why are you gonna kill a bicycle repairman?!"

Bush turned to Powell and said, "See, I told you no one would worry about the 10 million Iraqis."

Animation  "I'm sooo proud " flag wavers wouldn't understand

courtesy of Erich Mangl

The right wing loves to wrap themselves in Old Glory. And they are the first to try to limit your freedom of speech.  The above animation was done by an Austrian acquaintance of mine.

Newspaper Headlines 2035

Authentic year 2000 "chad" sells at Sotheby's for $4.6 million.

Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, and Lebanon.)

Iraq still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least ten more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Texas executes last remaining citizen.

Mangled Metaphors 

"Please don't ask me to do that which I've just said I'm not going to do, because you're burning up time. The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering." óGeorge Bush Sr., in 1989

"The senator has got to understand if he's going to have ó he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road." óGeorge W. Bush, in Feb. 2000

No wonder we're back in Iraq.

  I accidentally deleted a whole bunch of recent mail -- I'm getting used to a new mouse.  Please resend mp3 links, toons you've sent, articles.  I try to answer every email (except freepers). If you haven't heard from me, you've been deleted -- mea culpa.  It was one heck of a day yesterday  & that's the delay in getting this page up today.


All  Hat No Cattle is pleased to announce that we have acquired Zelda Morgan as our war correspondent. Correspondent Morgan's haute couture journalism brings journalists to a new high. And in more ways than one.

A must see.  Will post later today.