August 5 2003 Tuesday
US accused of intimidation in Iraq uranium flap
MSNBC - 8-5-03
... Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a key figure in the
Iraq-Niger uranium controversy, accused the Bush administration on Monday of
using intimidation tactics to stifle criticism about its handling of prewar
intelligence on Iraq.... biggest political crisis for British Prime
Minister Tony Blair's ...
'Some things are true even if George Bush believes them'
Guardian, UK - 8-5-03
In January last year, the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman was at
Bagram air base in Afghanistan, preparing to board a plane home, when he
abruptly found himself very personally embroiled in the seething hostilities
between Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell. He had been travelling with Joe
Biden, the senior Democratic senator, and Rumsfeld - apparently out of
political partisanship - had been making things difficult from the start of
the trip. Now, suddenly, the order came from the Pentagon that no civilians
could travel on the military aircraft waiting on the runway.
does not understand history
Mail & Guardian, South Africa - 8-5-03
Why and how, future historians will surely ask, did such a consummate politician, possessed of an impregnable parliamentary majority, as well as intelligence, industry and fundamental decency, get himself into so much controversy and mess? What went wrong?...
...Much of the British public’s alienation, not just from Blair, but from
politicians in general, stems from a sense that, as one man put it to me:
“We’ve been sold.’’
I have always wondered why Tony Blair took a hard right turn when Bush wanted to attack Iraq. Blair knew he had everything to lose by backing Bush--Blair knew he would lose his political stature-- his credibility as a statesman-- and who would hire a liar of such magnitude?
A Republican would.
But the question remains, why did he do it? What did Bush have on Blair? It had to be of a sexual nature: hence today's toon. British politicians are always being polaroided in women's clothes while attending to Brunhilda's super-sized udders. Maybe Tony was tap dancing in his birthday suit, while his studded collar was tethered to his wife Cherie? One of those Kodak moments. They do have about 1/2 dozen kids.
You should be glad that I used Dennis Miller's name in the toon and not Rush Limbaugh. Now that is a disgusting visual.
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"Good job, Colin, gettin' the press off me by leaking to the Post about you quittin'. It was really convincin'.
Hell, Laura had to calm me down, to remind me that I gave you the idea."
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marches at double in Iraq but US public unaware
By Julian Borger in Washington - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
August 5 2003
United States military casualties in Iraq are running at more than twice the number most Americans have been led to believe they are. The public is largely unaware of a high number of accidents, suicides and other non-combat deaths.
Since May 1, when President George Bush called an end to combat operations, 52 of his troops have been killed by hostile fire, according to Pentagon figures...
An old man lived alone in a Village. He wanted
to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who
would have helped him was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son
and mentioned his situation:
Ahh, the FBI -- it should be renamed the FBO, the Federal Bureau of Obfuscation. This is the group that drew the conclusion to fly the bin Laden family safely back to Saudi Arabia immediately after 9-11, instead of investigating them.
I just loved this joke. I am going to forward it to some friends at the Dept of Corrections.
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