Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • “President” Bush leaves for the G-8 summit this morning on what will be a 6-country, 8-day visit… and the protesters are ready.
  • The Democratic presidential candidates held their second debate (can we get out minds around that first? It’s June 2007 and we’ve already had two debates… how scary is that?). Lot of rhetoric… mudslinging… flip-floppingdisagreement on Iraq and delisions of grandeaur… though those primarily came from Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich.
  • The debate about the immigration bill continues… and a new poll shows that Americans are deeply divided over the issue, so stay tuned.
  • A Newsweek investigation has revealed that Vice President Dick “President” Cheney and his national security team have been been actively challenging Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice Iran strategy. Let’s just hope this little fracas between Bush’s 2 lovers friends doesn’t hurt things in the bedroom cabinet…
  • Apparently screwing the US and the Middle East with our collective pants on isn’t enough for Bush… now he’s aiming at Europe. ith the Bush(whacked) Administration’s plan to deploy a missile-defense shield in Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to retarget, some of his nation's nuclear arsenal on European cities… news that should make this week’s G-8 summit interesting…
  • Progressive blogger Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of TheNewsBlog, passed away this past weekend at the young age of 41. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
  • And have we mentioned? That U.S. commanders in Iraq are saying that they control less than a third of Baghdad's neighborhoods, which is extremely short of its goals at this stage of the Iraq security surge. The failure comes primarily because Iraqi security forces are not being provided at the levels that were expected… couple that with the piss-poor performance of the Iraqi troops that have deployed and you have yourself one giant clusterfuck on your hands.

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