Category Archives: Iraq

Falling Into History

[Ed: We’ve been running this post since the blog began a decade ago. It is from the SF Chronicle a lifetime ago, from 2006 when we were younger and perhaps less cynical. This essay has fallen into the void and … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Eiron, the Goddess of Irony laughed so hard she farted: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Judith Miller offered up her take on lingering accusations that President George W. Bush intentionally misled the public in an effort to wage … Continue reading

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John Oliver Wins The Internet

Posted in Afghanistan, Chimpy's Great Adventure, Iraq | 5 Comments

Blam-Blam Slams ‘Bamz

Former Vice Preznint and noted undead guy sociopath Dick Cheney is not happy with The Kenyan Usurper Hawaiian Devil Baby one bit. Not One Bit! It seems that President Carebear prefers to read the President’s Daily Briefing rather than to … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Goat Rodeo, Blam Blam, Chimpy's Great Adventure, Iraq, People Dumber than Dolphins, Wingnuttia

Apology Accepted, Joe Klein

Well, it took him a while, but he finally apologized for being an Iraq War enthusiast – and he didn’t take the weasle-way out, “Everyone agreed with the intel…” As for myself, I deeply regret that once, on television in … Continue reading

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August 6, 2001 Never Forget

On this day, in 2001, Harriet Miers, serving as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary, gave George W. Bush his Presidential Daily Briefing entitled Bin Laden determined to strike in US. He went off on a bike ride, and … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Chimpy's Great Adventure, Iraq, Today in History, war criminals

The other Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy

USA Today reports (!): Army commanders are failing to punish or seek treatment for a growing number of soldiers who test positive for substance abuse, possibly because they don’t want to lose any more combat troops, the Army’s vice chief … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Politics

I stand and salute you, our fallen heroes

BBC The US defence department has lifted a ban on news organisations showing pictures of the coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Hat tip: Scissorhead Lurker, and yes, Lurker it is about time that the US got to … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Outrage, Politics

Hooray! Some Democracy in action in Iraq!

[First show being thrown] An Iraqi journalist shouted, “This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog! [Second shoe being thrown] This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.” Chimpy ducks the shoes being … Continue reading

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