Archive for January 23, 2005
A Carnival Evening, 1886. Henri Rousseau.
“On One Night, Iraqi Turns From Friend to Foe.” (and this is by the Pentagon’s enthusiastic spinner, Jackie Spinner of the Washington Post).
New US “liberation” plan for Iraq: “Let Iraqis kill other Iraqis; and let Iraqis be killed by Iraqis.”
In “liberated” Iraq: US troops ensures that only the “right” views are expressed. Here, US occupation forces are erasing this graffiti (“Entrance to Fallujah does not mean the end,” it says).
Secret Unit Expands Rumsfeld’s Domain
“Bush Pulls ‘Neocons’ Out of the Shadows”. What shadows?
“What he’s done is take over the old progressive language of ‘freedom’ and redefined it without explicitly saying it — only with code words — in terms of a conservative worldview.”
“End of Iraq’s nightmare … or the start: Violence threatens to plunge the country into civil war as the beleaguered Sunni minority prepares to boycott this month’s polls.”
A headline from an Israeli newspaper. “Israel to U.S.: Press Syria in order to aid Abbas.”
Corrupt agent for Saddam “pursued contacts with Democrats like former President Jimmy Carter and Republicans like Jack Kemp, the former vice presidential candidate, government officials said Friday.”
The Hermit Nuclear Kingdom
“Attacks on the U.S.-led coalition since November 2003, when statistics were first available, have risen from 735 a month to 2,400 in October. Air Force Brig. Gen. Erv Lessel, the multinational forces’ deputy operations director, told Knight Ridder on Friday that attacks were currently running at 75 a day, about 2,300 a month, well below [...]
This statement was supposed to run in the New York Times on the day after the inauguration. Without explanation, the New York Times did not run the full page ad until today.