Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sheehan buys land in Crawford — Army dismisses gay Arabic linguist — Israel says it has 'green light' for war

Sheehan buys land in Crawford, Tex. - 27 Jul 2006 at 2:14pm - Cindy Sheehan, the vocal antiwar advocate whose son Casey died in Iraq, has purchased a 5-acre plot of land in Crawford, Texas, where President Bush has his ranch, using insurance money from Casey?s death.

Army dismisses gay Arabic linguist - 27 Jul 2006 at 12:53pm - A decorated Army sergeant and Arabic language specialist was discharged from the Army under the ?Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell? policy, though he says he never admitted being gay.

Israel says it has 'green light' for war on Hezbollah - 27 Jul 2006 at 2:02pm - BEIRUT (AFP) - Israel insisted it had been given the green light from the world to press on with its deadly assault on Lebanon and called up more troops, after suffering its biggest single-day military loss in the conflict.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Rice rejects quick fix in Mideast

Rice rejects quick fix in Mideast WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rejected the "false promise" of an immediate cease-fire in the spreading war between Israel and Hezbollah on Friday and said she would seek long-term peace during a trip to the Mideast beginning Sunday.
Kinda like the false promise of a "free Iraq" spreading Democracy in the middle east? Kinda like the false promise that the "quick fix" of dismantling Iran's nuclear program now will put an end to their nuclear ambitions forever?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Be Mindful Of the Consequences

Bush, Allies Seek Consensus on Mideast - 16 Jul 2006 at 10:23am - World leaders, mindful of turbulent Mideast politics, struggled Sunday to draft a consensus statement on escalating warfare between Hezbollah and Israel that dominated talks at the summit of wealthy nations...

"Our message to Israel is, look, defend yourself," Bush said. "But as you do so, be mindful of the consequences. So we've urged restraint."
So the rule must be: when defending yourself, be mindful of the consequences, but when pre-empting others, consequences be damned.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Crack found in space shuttle insulation - 3 Jul 2006 at 11:36am
Damn astronaut junkies.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Warfare Laws Don't Apply In Time Of War

War on terror ruling worries GOP lawmakers - 2 Jul 2006 at 5:33pm - WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Sunday that Congress must rein in the Supreme Court ruling that international law applies to the Bush administration's conduct in the war on terror.
Does it seem odd to anyone besides me that those (like most GOP lawmakers) who want so badly for the "war on terror" to be perceived as an actual war for legal purposes are also the ones who want the least for laws governing warfare to have any force?