thanksgiving at blair's... epic.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
this administration is truly fucked. it's a hell of a hannukah gift! read excerpts from this article.
Rumsfeld Memo Proposed 'Major Adjustment' in Iraq
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and DAVID S. CLOUD, The New York Times
WASHINGTON (Dec. 2) - Two days before he resigned as defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld submitted a classified memo to the White House that acknowledged that the Bush administration's strategy in Iraq was not working and called for a major course correction.
"In my view it is time for a major adjustment," wrote Mr. Rumsfeld, who has been a symbol of a dogged stay-the-course policy. "Clearly, what U.S. forces are currently doing in Iraq is not working well enough or fast enough."
Nor did Mr. Rumsfeld seem confident that the administration would readily develop an effective alternative. To limit the political fallout from shifting course he suggested the administration consider a campaign to lower public expectations.
"Announce that whatever new approach the U.S. decides on, the U.S. is doing so on a trial basis," he wrote. "This will give us the ability to readjust and move to another course, if necessary, and therefore not Âlose.' "
"Recast the U.S. military mission and the U.S. goals (how we talk about them) - go minimalist." He added.
read the rest.
according to iraq body count, 54,000 + citizens have been killed
as of october, 2,ooo + americans & american soldiers have been killed
since september, 1,100 us soldiers have been wounded
grand total: 57,100 HUMAN LIVES have been lost and wounded since the war started
after all of that bloodshed. all of those lives lost. all of the heartbreak and devastation, the desire to save face and minimize the impact to those megalomaniac republican egos still rules out.
if there is such a thing as god striking a person down and sending them to hell, I truly hope each and every member of the bush administration tops the list.
Posted by Katie Schwartz at 7:23 AM
Ho Ho, No? State Bans Santa Beer
By CLARKE CANFIELD, AP
PORTLAND, Maine (Dec. 2) - A beer distributor says Maine is being a Scrooge by barring it from selling a beer with a label depicting Santa Claus enjoying a pint of brew.
the man has to schlep the world in less than 24 hours and he's not entitled to a celebratory beer? or is it his fabulous fat ass?
shame on you portland, maine!
Posted by Katie Schwartz at 7:03 AM