Monthly Archives: January 2010

Goodbye bitterness, hello happiness! Plus: Joe Lieberman, hands down winner of waterboarding contest

A few readers mentioned that my last post sounded a bit “bitter” and “angry.” That’s certainly possible–it’s perhaps why I’m about to embark on a mini-vacation. I’ve been traveling for the past 48 hours, and will be traveling for the next 72, … Continue reading

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O'Reilly says kidnap and waterboard Reid and Pelosi. I say, why stop there?

From Media Matters via The Huffington Post: Bill O’Reilly suggestedthat the CIA should kidnap Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and perhaps even waterboard Pelosi, at a stop on his “Bold & Fresh” speaking … Continue reading

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Iraq: The sounds of a suicide car bomb, killing 16

On Monday, three bombs targeted popular Baghdad hotels. At the Hamra Hotel, both NPR and the Washington Post’s bureaus were damaged. Three Post staffers were injured, thankfully none seriously. But an estimated 16 Iraqis were killed at the Hamra out … Continue reading

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Iraq: Hotel bombings in Baghdad, just another 'high profile' attack

I don’t have much to add to the news of the massive car bombs that targeted three hotels in Baghdad. The New York Times is reporting the death toll of 36, with over 71 wounded. Horrible. One of the hotels, … Continue reading

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Iraq: Ahmed Chalabi pushes back against claims of 'superhuman powers'

I noted an Op-Ed last week that pinned the blame on the recent ban of 5oo or so candidates on Ahmed Chalabi. (Of interest: the writers, Ken Pollack and Michael O’Hanlon, demanded that Vice President Biden intervene. Five days later, … Continue reading

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The Greatest Radio Interview, Perhaps Ever

Or at least it’s a fun interview that occurred last week on Scott Horton’s must-listen Antiwar Radio Show, wherein I was his guest. The link is here, so have a listen if you want to hear my uncensored comments and … Continue reading

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Did an 'Iranian agent' guest blog for the Huffington Post?

I’ve been writing lately about the decision to bar 511 candidates from the upcoming election in Iraq, which has caused an uproar on the editorial pages in New York and Washington. It also seems to have prompted Vice President Joe … Continue reading

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