spook of the ozarks

unapologetic liberal

Monday, May 28, 2007

Respectful Memorial Day

Saturday, May 26, 2007

At last


WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies warned the Bush administration before the invasion of Iraq that ousting Saddam Hussein would create a "significant risk" of sectarian strife, encourage al-Qaida attacks and open the way for Iranian interference.
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday released declassified prewar intelligence reports and summaries of others that cautioned that establishing democracy in Iraq would be "long, difficult and probably turbulent" and said that while most Iraqis would welcome elections, the country's ethnic and religious leaders would be unwilling to share power.
Nevertheless, President Bush, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top aides decided not to deploy the major occupation that force military planners had recommended, planned to reduce U.S. troops rapidly after the invasion and believed that ousting Saddam would ignite a democratic revolution across the Middle East.


Friday, May 18, 2007

Dog on duck

Carson Daly actually showed this on NBC.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

GOP clown school

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Media Matters

Jamison Foser:

[I]f any news organization really thinks the American people care (or should care) as much about how John Edwards pays for his haircuts as they care about how he'll help them pay for their health care, they can put their money where their mouth is. Every major national news organization sponsors public opinion polls. And in nearly every one, they ask a question about national priorities. They are perfectly capable of asking Americans to rank the things they think are most important: Iraq, health care, jobs and the economy, taxes, global warming, the environment, terrorism, and John Edwards' haircuts. Unless they do so, they should stop telling us the public cares about trivia like that.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


This deserves some national media attention. We're not holding our breath.


Murray Waas:

The Bush administration has withheld a series of e-mails from Congress showing that senior White House and Justice Department officials worked together to conceal the role of Karl Rove in installing Timothy Griffin, a protege of Rove's, as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Keep pulling this thread, please.

Friday, May 04, 2007

GOP debate


There were revealing moments that went past the well-rehearsed lines by all the candidates. Three of the candidates -- Mr. Huckabee, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado -- raised their hands to signal that they did not believe in evolution.

They ridicule themselves.