...Saddam in his underpants.
I couldn’t care less about whether or not Saddam's rights were violated, but he's not the one who should feel embarrassed. He managed to keep Iraq under control, which is a hell of a lot more than George W. Bush can say for himself.
This from Paul Krugman in today's NEW YORK TIMES:
"And as far as I can tell, nobody in a position of power is thinking about how we'll deal with the consequences if China actually gives in to U.S. demands, and lets the yuan rise."
As far as I can tell, nobody currently in a position of power in this country has thought about the consequences of anything. This business of blaming China for our economic woes is a slick piece of Rovian demonizing. Yes, much of our proplem is caused by the fact that China owns so much of our national debt. But the Chinese aren't the ones who created the debt. The ones who created the debt are the irresponsible White House and the rubber stamp Congress.
W? H? A? T?
From Al Kamen of the WASHINGTON POST we learn that some people are skeptical of the State Department's ability to improve America's image in the Arab world. Colonel William A. Eddy, former U.S. chief of mission in Saudi Arabia, thinks any print and broadcast program run by the State department is doomed to fail. As Kamen explains, "The audiences (will) assume that U.S.-run media simply reflect U.S. policy to the various governments in the region." Colonel Eddy thinks the job should be run by the Pentagon psy-war folks.
Can you imagine a grown person with diplomatic experience actually believing that people will trust the Pentagon more than the State Department? This Colonel Eddy character needs to cut back on the Kool-Aid.
How many more people, do you suppose, will get compared to Hitler while this administration is in the White House? First Hussein was Hitler, then George W. Bush was Hitler, then the Democrats were all Hitler. What do these guys do, take turns?
Hey, have you heard? There's a new book out now that suggests maybe Frank Sinatra had mob ties. Who'd of thunk it?