Friday, October 19, 2007

What Happened at Haditha

The massacre that wasn't, and its political exploitation.

The US is a great place to be anti-American

The truth is that America not only harbours the most eloquent and noisy anti-Americans in its own breast, it provides a safe haven for people to come from all over the world to condemn it.

Pelosi Makes Political Misstep in Reversal on Armenian Genocide

...labeling the massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey a genocide foreshadowed the biggest political misstep of her speakership.
Don't sell yourself short Nancy. You'll definitely have bigger missteps than this.

Torre quits Yanks

I'm glad Torre did this. Joe is a heck of a manager and is personally responsible for the revival of one of the greatest franchises in professional sport. He deserved better.
George Steinbrenner has won the series with two managers and Billy Martin is dead. Good call George.

An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for Clinton

The candidate's unparalleled fundraising success relies largely on the least-affluent residents of New York's Chinatown -- some of whom can't be tracked down.

When Bill was president there were serious allegations that the Chinese government had bought enormous influence in the Clinton White House and essentially funded his reelection campaign in 1996. When Bush was elected the story went away because the new president didn't want to press the issue. Clinton was gone and he wanted to be a 'uniter not a divider". Methinks we'll be hearing a lot more about this sort of thing in the coming months.