Mission Accomplished

Happy Anniversary! Three years ago today, George W. Bush told us the war in Iraq was over. Turns out it wasn't.

Decider or despot? "President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution."

The ninth general: Colin Powell joins eight retired generals in criticizing the handling of the Iraq War--his concerns that we didn't have enough troops in Iraq to win were ignored.

Making the world safe for democracy? Not really. The US now admits that the Iraq war has become a "cause" for militant Islamists and that Iraq is becoming a "safe haven" for terrorists. According to the CIA, there were 11,111 terrorist indicents last year.

Liberal media? Stephen Colbert eviscerated Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the complacent media--to Bush's face--at the White House Correspondent's dinner (video and transcript links here; scroll down). No wonder the mainstream media is doing such a poor job covering the event.

Progress in Iraq. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers was given $243 million to construct 150 health clinics in Iraq. How come, with the money all gone, only 20 have been built?

1 comment:

muse said...

The media treatment (or lack thereof) of the Colbert roast makes me want to watch Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent again, tonight...