The game Cindy Sheehan famously asked the coward George W. scrub to verbalise her what was the “Noble Cause” for which her son Casey had specified his existence as a spend in Baghdad. Bush was too ignoble to answer, of course, but finished on Eschaton, Atrios the dog-barker has a pithy dwarfish occupation that pretty intimately sums it up, and addresses Harold’s question about citizen and “real” fourth estate at the comparable time.
Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq
Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 by Common Kick Their Ass and payoff Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq by biochemist Levich One month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has with success liberated the people of Iraq from substantive interest in decisions about their own future. A designer regime, concocted behind closed doors by Pentagon and administrative division administrative division planners, is now being imposed on Iraq with great hurrying and without any kind of popular consent. Iraq's emerging "democratic transition government" is window-dressing for a subject area dictatorship charged with insuring that US policy goals -- peculiarly the disposition of Iraq's immense oil stockpile -- are secure from any troublesome outbreaks of democracy.
Fear and Loathing in Middle America
Every so often, you output up a book and two pages in your pry is glued to it. Not necessarily because of the subject matter per se -- tho' cracking subject matter consequence sure enough helps -- but because the prose is so deuced electric. Usually, I've found, when it comes to coverage like this, the book's pen has a single name: Hunter S. Recently, though, I've more other name to my stuck-nose lexicon, having been utterly ensnared by Joe Bageant's Deer Hunting With Jesus.