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Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Bush: insane or merely hypocritical?

Iraq Watch

Thanks to Jake for this link to a very rational anti-war message from Dave Matthews.

You may recall that we warned about this administration lying to justify its war before Powell testified at the UN, based on the same behavior they exhibited during Poppy Bush's presidency. They lied before with faked satellite pictures and a false story about infants torn from incubators. This time, it seems that they used falsified transcripts. The taped phone conversations of Iraqi soldiers were apparently much less incriminating than stated by Powell. It is a testament to their amazing hubris that the true translation was easily available from the State Department. Apparently they knew that most of the well-behaved conservative media would never report on this, even if they knew the truth.

Also, here is an article on the rationality of deterrence when it comes to Saddam, and his history of being deterred. This article is important in that it reminds us of the actions of our Iraq Ambassador April Glaspie, who gave Saddam our tacit approval in his invasion of Kuwait.

Via Tom Tomorrow, Max Sawicky writes a thoughtful and cogent analysis of why this war may or may not be "all about the oil".

An article in the LA Times announces that the cost estimates for Bush's war have suddenly escalated.

Democracy Watch

Salon has just published a must see article on those electronic voting machines.

Bush Watch

An incredible article by Paul Krugman on Bush's credibility gap. Why is this not more reported?

In this article, Gene Lyons ponders whether Bush is really religiously insane or just a hypocrite. In either case, he explores the relationship between Bush's espoused fundamentalism, and that of Bin Laden.

Rights Watch

Here is an article flagging the beginning of the dismantling of a woman's right to choose. It was clear that this was going to happen, but still it is disappointing and scary to see it going forward. I hope that women's advocacy groups are paying attention and come out against the Republicans in high numbers in 2004. All we can do is hope at this point.

Humor Watch

Tom Tomorrow on racism.

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