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In the Talking Points section of the BBC, they ask the question: “Is there enough evidence for war on Iraq?” A red-blooded American response:   Yes, Colin Powell did a bang up job of showing us that Saddam is not a nice guy. But it was nothing we didn’t know before. I echo other sentiments […]

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Right on cue, the always well-thought-out opinions of the undermedicated denziens of the Democratic Underground bravely stepped up to the plate to give a voice to those commonly ignored segments of our society: the insane and the retarded.   Colon Bowell as Von Ribbentrop ..when of course they were sitting ducks for the Blitzkreig.  Bowell […]

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Bill Quick isn’t impressed with the Powell speech and has some typically glass-half-empty views about what the media has had to say about it thus far. Bill, for the last several months, could always be counted on to provide the pessimistic view of things regarding the WOT, and I generally think he provides a valuable […]

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I was also struck by how forceful and unambiguous he sounded in pressing the need for going after Hussein now! And it leaves me curious as to how much of his anti-war, pro-UN rhetoric of the past was a ruse to set up the rhetorical impact of the trusted US dove morphing into a blazing […]

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Via the Angry Clam, we get the story at the bottom of this page, about a row between pro and anti-Bush protesters at a speech by the president in Michigan .   Meanwhile, outside an estimated 500 pro- and anti-Bush demonstrators clashed in a savage snowball fight .  “There was about 10 inches on the […]

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I caught only the tail end of Powell’s speech, but I can say this: so much for the Powell speech being “nothing new or startling.” It seems now that Powell has quite the goods detailing what is an extensive Iraq-Al Qeada connection. Not that this is important, really. For one thing, it’s not going to […]

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Interesting stuff today. I’ve said this before, but I really feel like I need to start tape-recording these lectures and maybe posting them online in mp3. I, at least, find the lectures that interesting and fun to listen to. Today Gregor talked about nationalism in general and Chinese nationalism in particular, and began to go […]

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Bianca Jagger, among some other low-tier British celebrities, are against the war. I’ll give you a minute to let the shock subside. One is left to wonder why Bianca feels she needs to make her voice heard on this particular issue . Perhaps it’s because it has become so fashionable of late. Or maybe she […]

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So, with the information being released that Powell will be presenting visual materials revealing that Iraq has been less than completely forthcoming in its cooperation with weapons inspectors, an Iraqi official had this to say:   General Hossam Mohammed Amin – responsible for liaising with UN weapons inspectors – told the BBC that the US […]

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It’s not an uncommon contention that the policies offered by those in the US that are strongly opposed to the philosophical/political stances of Europe simply must be based on some kind of chauvanistic, unthinking hatred of Europe and all its fancy-pants cultural frou-frou. Or something like that. Indeed, the ironic nature of reducing what are […]

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