Even before Iraq exploded out of control (again), Bush was saying that Iran is 'a nuclear threat.' This is, of course, considered false by everyone in a position to know more than Bush. Are you scared yet? Of what Bush might still do, I mean. Because: did you know he is still president, and therefore Commander-in-Chief until January 2009? Tragically, it is true. You know, I'm sorry for all the Bush supporters who have lived to see the error of their ways---Andrew Sullivan, for instance. But that doesn't mean I'm prepared to forget. Thank you all very much. And when I say "thank" I am thinking of a quite different word.
Speaking of Iraq, Jon Stewart did a truly exemplary comedic riff commemorating the anniversary of the Iraq War, to which we now seem irrevocably married. See the video here.
Paul Krugman provided some historical perspective on our current economic woes. Those who forget the lessons of history, etc.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi met with the Dalai Lama to talk about Tibet. Yes, China still gets away with murder. Could it be because we owe them a lot of money? Hmmmm.
Newly released government research revealed that America's underprivileged have much lower life expectancies than the privileged and over-privileged. Is that news unsettling, or does it fit under the category of "bleeding obvious"? Somehow this goes on being okay with the same people whose main concern after Katrina was Trent Lott's house. "Let them eat crack," was ever their motto.
D Cupples reported on the escalating post-Surge violence in Iraq. SPOILER: It got worse.
Oh, those missing White House emails? Still missing.
D Cupples wondered if maybe the Surge isn't working anymore.
Want to know about the state of your stake in the Social Security fund? There's a new report just out.
Senators Baucus (Democrat) and Grassley (Republican) had some questions about the Bear Stearns bail-out. It sounds like an idea for a joke. "Two Senators, a Democrat and a Republican, and a bear are all together in a leaking canoe. The bear says to the Democrat...." Right, I'll work on it.
When is a Surge a Success? According to the Pentagon, when it Stops Working!
Gov. Siegelman, the recipient of some Bush Administration-style 'justice,' is released from jail. His attorney calls it a "big win in a very long war."