Wednesday, January 03, 2007  
I am dumbfounded, absolutely dumbfounded. Spy and uber-CREEP John Negroponte is stepping down as Spymaster No.1 to be...a retiree? No. No such luck. Drumroll, ladies and gentlemen...
No. 2 to Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice.

God in heaven, what have we done to deserve this?

From a story on the AP wire:
The Office of the National Intelligence Director and the White House both declined to comment on Negroponte's impending move.
The State Department also had no comment, but one official confirmed that Negroponte was to become deputy secretary of state. This official noted Negroponte's diplomatic credentials as a former ambassador to a number of countries. (ital mine)
He certainly was. He of the Central American death squads, dead nuns, roving assassins in Baghdad, was Our Man in a number of places, the Quiet American trailed by a string of corpses.

It is time for a brief look back at the annals of the Spymaster. I have written a previous, more detailed post in my series on torture , I shall revisit the man who put the Salvador Option into play tomorrow.

In the meantime, the Congress will be mulling over his merits. You might want to contact your representative to remind him that torturers, death squad creators and spymasters have no place in the Executive. We stupidly forgot that with George Bush, Sr- and look where it got us.


Fallout of an execution

In short, Mr. al-Rubaie is a powerful man in the current Iraqi government with all the right connections. If he is implicated in the Saddam execution fiasco, it will also implicate the Dawa Party and Ayatollah al-Sistani. If al-Rubaie falls, so falls the Dawa Party. With Maliki weakened and al-Sadr targeted by the Americans, this could be the beginning of a coup attempt in Baghdad. The only Shia party that can gain from such a coup is the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI).

Suddenly, Mr. Bush’s photo-op with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim comes into focus.
I bet.

Mash over at Dr. Strangelove has some very interesting things to say about Saddam's execution and who was there. Seems like a new chapter in the US Occupation may be beginning...

Tuesday, January 02, 2007  
There is something unbelievably obscene about Bush pere et fils and Kissinger eulogizing Gerald R. Ford as a "good man." Ford was relatively decent, something neither of the Bushes are, nor Kissinger.

Monday, January 01, 2007  
We've now reached 3,000 official US military dead. Such is the state of the nation.
there will be vigils around the country.

happy new year...

I would like this year to bethe year that Bush steps down and someone quotes Ford: "Our long national nightmare is now over..."

one can hope...because there is not much left

Sunday, December 31, 2006  

Happy New Year!

May this year
bring you many things
to jump about!


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