Found Six Months Ago, Released A Day Before SOTU Speech

January 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Posted in American politics, Bush Administration, George W Bush, Iraq, Saddam Trial, War on Terror | Leave a comment

ABCNews has been given a document by the White House detailing a supposed plot by Iraqi insurgents to send Iraqis to the United States as students to wreak havoc. Of course, these documents were discovered SIX MONTHS AGO in a raid on a supposed al-Qaida safehouse in Iraq.

Why are these documents released today? What political event approaches? The State of the Union address. As with previous examples of politically timed releases or events (such as the conviction of Saddam Hussein two days before the November 2006 election, or all of the terror alerts before the 2004 elections—notice that we haven’t seen any new terror alerts?), this one is designed to stoke the fire, the fears of regular Americans into backing Bush just before his big speech.

The plan was uncovered in its early stages, and sources say there is no indication that the suspects made it into the United States. Officials also emphasize that there is no evidence of an imminent attack.

So why release this now?

This president is going down swinging. The sooner he’s gone the better for our country.

Is This What 3000 Americans Died For?

January 2, 2007 at 12:39 pm | Posted in American politics, George W Bush, Iraq, Military, Saddam Trial, Saddam's execution, War on Terror | Leave a comment

Joshua Marshall says it so well about Saddam’s execution:

It’s a sorry picture. US Army officers trying to force some adherence to the rule of law in the execution of the former head of state. The current head of government — Maliki — demanding an immediate execution, then finding a series of ‘workarounds’ to sidestep to apparently clear laws blocking an immediate execution. And then getting final go-ahead from a group of clerics. Is that what 3,000 Americans died for?

Read his whole piece. Worth the read.

Saddam Ruling Set for Two Days Before November Elections

October 20, 2006 at 4:19 pm | Posted in American politics, Iraq, King George, Republicans, Saddam Trial, War on Terror | 2 Comments

Who DIDN’T see this coming? Saddam (or as my high school biology teacher called him “So Damn Insane”), America’s favorite boogieman will be sentenced and convicted on Sunday, November 5, 2006. Surprised? Continue Reading Saddam Ruling Set for Two Days Before November Elections…

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