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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

3 Weeks to Go: When it Rains it Pours

Some mornings I get up and actually have to work to put an interesting, informative post together about one story or another. More recently, however, everyday is a $#!#storm of news that reinforces my commitment to work hard for Jim Webb and my belief that not only will he win but that his victory will give control of the Senate to the Democrats.

1) That's good considering that Mitch McConnel will probably be Senate majority leader if the Republicans maintain control. The Lexington Herald-Leader has been running an investigative expose on the Kentucky Senator. Here's the subtitle of the first part: "Senator's pet issue: money and the power it buys." Fantastic. That's definitely the man I want to set the priorities of the Senate.

2) More corrupt cronyism from a Bush appointee:
"Lester M. Crawford, who resigned mysteriously last fall just two months after being confirmed as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will plead guilty today to charges that he hid his ownership of stock in food and drug companies that his agency regulated, his lawyer said."
3) Juan Cole details today's chapter of Iraq's descent into chaos and the Iraqi government's efforts to eliminate the Iraqi free press. He also offers this:
"I called for a phased withdrawal of US troops because I despair of getting Shiites and Kurds to compromise with Sunni Arabs in any other way. I realize that they still might not compromise, but at least there is a chance they would come to their senses if they couldn't have the Marines keep their enemies down for them."
This is what John Murtha and Jim Webb have recommended and it is what the Baker Commission is expected to recommend after the election. This is what is likely to become our new Iraq policy (the only way to make certain is to vote Democratic - especially for Jim Webb). The Administration supporters who call this "cut and run" will no longer have a leg to stand on. Maybe then we can work together to solve this problem instead of calling each other names.

4) In other good news, global climate change has already caused the collapse of an ice shelf. The Republican Congress refuses to admit that climate change is real. Throw that on top of the pile of reasons to throw them out.

5) Oh, and BTW, we've reached 3000 coalition deaths in Iraq.

2771 American Service personnel killed.

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Comments on "3 Weeks to Go: When it Rains it Pours"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 PM) : 

PLUS an academic study that reports 650,000 Iraqi civilians have died. I KNOW that Bush and the "lame stream" press are reporting this study is flawed.

Another study is being conducted to validate (or unvalidate) the first study...The folks who did the first study set it up so it can easily be checked...and being checked it is.

I'm sure Bush will reject the second study as well....Bush prefers Bush World to the Real World anyday....that rich frat boy was raised without having to deal with consequences for his actions and getting bailed out for his mistakes...I doubt Bush will ever learn to face reality....



Anonymous V said ... (3:05 PM) : 

From your FDA article link....
"The agency, which regulates almost one-quarter of the U.S. economy, has had a confirmed commissioner for less than two years since the Bush administration came into office".
How much of a public buzz (and political intervention) do you think there would be if we didn't have a confirmed NFL commisioner for 4 out of 6 years? The freaking FDA....ehhh not so much. Just too sad.


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