In Case You Missed This: July 30
|McCain's Tax Burden - McCain is fond of saying, "Senator Obama will raise your taxes; I won't." Apparently, that's not so true and now even the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal is calling McCain on his bull$#!#. Honestly, you'd think someone who has been in Congress for 30 years would be better at running for office. (Go Obama!)|
McCain Goes Negative, Worrying Some in GOP - Also, McCain is getting desperate. Oh, and dirty. Don't forget dirty.
CIA Outlines Pakistani Links with Militants - Pakistan's Intelligence Services (ISI) are connected to militants in Afghanistan (they have links to the Taliban from well before 9/11) and may have been behind the recent bombing of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan. They may also be behind recent violence along the Pakistani/Indian line of control in Kashmir. These may be attempts to undermine the current Pakistani government. So...basically...oh, crap.
Israeli PM to resign, won't run in party primary - Ehud Olmert is going to resign in September and will either be replaced by someone else in Kadima or there will have to be new elections, which Likud and former PM Benjamin Netanyahu will likely win. Either way, the already dim prospects of an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord in the near future have probably been extinguished. I have little doubt that Olmert is corrupt, but at least he was trying to look like he was trying to make a deal.
Zimbabwe to revalue its currency - Mugabe's answer to multi-million percent inflation? Just knock 10 zeros off of the currency denominations. God help that country.
The Return of Cheap Oil? - I read this and kept thinking, "How can people pretend that market speculation hasn't pushed up the price of oil?" How does oil drop $25/barrel in two weeks without that explanation? I'm not saying I have a solution but can we stop pretending that greedy mother#@#$ers aren't part of the problem?
Agreement Will Allow Iraqis to Compete - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has deigned to allow Iraq's TWO Olympic athletes to compete in Beijing. Bravo. It isn't bad enough that the IOC is corrupt, and that they relentlessly shill for the Chinese government, but try kicking a country when they are down a little more. I wonder how much oil money Iraq had to kick to the IOC to get those two Iraqis into the games.