Forced Rectal Feeding .. This Asshole Should Know

Borrowed from Salon:

Dick Cheney on “Meet the Press”: Forced rectal feeding was “for medical reasons”

The former vice president defends everything, apologizes for nothing, in shockingly awful interview even for him


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How Americans Think … or Don’t Think

Okay. Stolen from the current edition of The Nation, but This Modern World from Tom Tomorrow is so spot on, any paraphrasing would just obfuscate the message:


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A Champion Chickenhawk

KristalHere’s what Bill Kristal, that architect of disaster, wrote in The Weekly Standard:

Are Americans today war-weary? Sure. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars
have been frustrating and tiring. Are Americans today unusually
war-weary? No. They were wearier after the much larger and even
more frustrating conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. And even though
the two world wars of the last century had more satisfactory
outcomes, their magnitude was such that they couldn’t help but
induce a significant sense of war-weariness. And history shows
that they did.

So American war-weariness isn’t new. Using it as an excuse to
avoid maintaining our defenses or shouldering our responsibilities
isn’t new, either. But that doesn’t make it admirable.

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