Thursday, November 10, 2005

What is Happening in Falluja? 

An Italian Satellite TV channel has done a report on the use of White Phosphorus in Iraq. Based on what I understand, White Phosphorus can be used to light up the sky at night in order to shed light on enemy targets. However, that's not how the US is using it.

The report clearly shows white phosphorus being dropped indescriminantly on the city of Falluja.

As the report explains, white phosphorus melts flesh. Basically, anything containing water and oxygen disintegrates. This includes blistering lungs if inhaled, leading to suffocation. How is this different from a chemical weapon that causes suffocation? It doesn't seem to be different at all to me.

The report includes graphic photos of people who's flesh has been consumed by this horrific chemical, while leaving their clothes intact. It's obvious that this weapon kills indiscriminately.

Yahoo! Video Search Results for falluja

For more info on what's really going on in Iraq, try searching Yahoo's video search engine for Falluja.

Here's more information about America's use of chemical weapons from AmericaBlog.

And the Daily Kos has found information in Infantry Magazine admitting to this unconscionable use:
Daily Kos: More proof of WP use

Who's the commander in chief that's allowing this to happen? Where's the accountability, Mr. Rumsfeld, Mr. Bush, and you Mr. Cheney?

Destructive antiwar? That's a weird combo. 

It's not every day that someone says, "Desctructive antiwar." In fact, it's only been said 55 times on the web to date.

Power Line: Never mind: "As the destructive antiwar, anti-administration leaks continue to flood from the CIA, Republican Congressional leadership apparently decided to highlight one that may have come from its own ranks: "Senator seeks to defer proble of CIA prison leak."

If being anti-war is destructive, is being pro-war productive?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Who's hand is in Senator Ted Stevens' Wallet? 

Why are we bringing people to the senate to testify, but refusing to put them under oath, Sen. Stevens?

Daily Kos: Republicans refuse to swear in testifying oil execs: "Senate Commerce Chairman Ted Stevens rejected calls by some Democrats to have the executives sworn in, saying the law already required them to tell the truth."

Who has more power? Oil Executives, or a senior senator from Alaska? In my opinion, the senator has more power, but he's not using it in the best interest of the country.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Power Line: CIA Refers Washington Post Leak for Investigation 

From Hinderaker on Powerline:
Power Line: CIA Refers Washington Post Leak for Investigation: "Now it's up to the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation of the leaking CIA official or officials, and perhaps other government employees, as the Post's story suggested that multiple agencies were involved. It would be a great thing if the steady stream of illegal anti-administration leaks out of the CIA and the State Department could be shut down, and some of the Democrat leakers imprisoned. It's time to put the Plame farce to a good use."

That's a strange comment considering that Trent Lott has basically admitted that this most recent CIA leak came from a member of the Senate GOP after a meeting with Cheney:

Another Republican, Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, said it may have been Republican senators who leaked the information to the Post. Lott told reporters that the existence of the secret prison system was discussed last week during the Republican policy luncheon, held on Capitol Hill the day before the Post story appeared.

"Information that was said in there, given out in there, did get into the newspaper," Lott said.

How many Democrats were at the REPUBLICAN POLICY LUNCHEON where this was discussed?

Monday, November 07, 2005

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Least Reputable Charities. 

A quality list of least reputable charities:

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Least Reputable Charities.: "Habitat for Sean Hannity"

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Likes Buffalos, but not the Endangered Species Act? 

How strange to read a right-winger show an appreciation for a species that would have been wiped out by not had it not been for preservationists on the left. He probably likes bald eagles too.

Power Line: And Now, For Something Completely Different: "This morning's Minneapolis Star Tribune has in interesting article on the comeback of bison on the Great Plains, including my home state of South Dakota. I think talk about a 'Buffalo Commons' is, to put it mildly, premature. But it's fun to have buffalo herds returning to the prairie, on even a limited basis."

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