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February 10, 2005 by sqrrldrw
We all remember that great scene on C-Span when Condi testified to the title of the August 10, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing to the 9/11 Comission (Bin Laden Determined to Attack in U.S.). Now it turns out the F.A.A. received numerous warnings that a hijacking with the planes being used as weapons was possible and even the method the terrorists would use. This was such an issue the F.A.A. apparently made a training CD ROM on it, and fifty percent of the F.A.A.'s security briefings from Ap...
February 2, 2005 by sqrrldrw
The other day Iraqis went out and were able to vote, great. Choice is a good thing. Being able to determine your future: also a good thing. However, two articles by al-jazeera cast some doubt onto whether or not these were legitimate elections or if they were just a staged media event to give the appearance of victory (see aircraft carrier and "Mission Accomplished" banner). Check out the articles:

January 28, 2005 by sqrrldrw
The headline on yahoo says: "Iraq Says Winning War on Rebels as Polls Near." Yet it shows a picture of a car bomb exploding outside of a school used as a polling place. Isn't this a little misleading / irresponsible?

Well, Iraqis may never get Democracy quite right, but someone over there's already taken a page on propaganda from the Bush playbook - say you're winning when you're losing, stand in the face of all facts and continue to lie. I haven't gotten such a laugh since Condi reported...
January 28, 2005 by sqrrldrw
Still True today:

1) Osama Bin Laden remains free.
2) Weapons of Mass Destruction have not been found in Iraq.
3) George W. Bush has turned a record surplus into a record debt.
4) The dollar has lost 30% of its value against the Euro since 2001.
5) No comissioned officer or member of the cabinet has been convicted in the Abu Graib prision scandal.
6) 1,425 U.S. troops have died in Iraq. 10,502 have been injured.
January 28, 2005 by sqrrldrw
Senator Ted Kennedy shows himself to be the elder statesman and advocates wisdom and diplomacy in Iraq in his speech to the John Hopkins School of International Studies. At the end of the speech he calls out Bush to "swallow his pride and end our country’s continuing failures in Iraq and in the eyes of the world."

Finally, a Democrat with a backbone. Perhaps there is a pulse in the party after all.

January 28, 2005 by sqrrldrw
Um, welcome. This is my blog. This is a boring intro, I know this. It doesn't bother me that it is boring. Once things get going it'll be better. Enjoy the rest of it.Drew