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Signs of the Times for Wed, 27 Dec 2006

Juan Cole
December 26, 2006

1. Myth number one is that the United States "can still win" in Iraq. Of course, the truth of this statement, frequently still made by William Kristol and other Neoconservatives, depends on what "winning" means. But if it means the establishment of a stable, pro-American, anti-Iranian government with an effective and even-handed army and police force in the near or even medium term, then the assertion is frankly ridiculous.

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by Stephen Lendman
27 December 2006
Borrowing the opening line from Dickens' Tale of Two Cities - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." He referred to the French Revolution promising "Liberte, egalite and fraternite" that began in 1789, inspired by ours from 1775 - 1783. It ended a 1000 years of monarchal rule in France benefitting those of privilege and established the nation as a republic the way ours did for us here a few years earlier.

That was the good news. The bad was the wrong people came to power.

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Sheila Samples
Dec 25 2006
Smirking Chimp

It's almost painful to watch the disintegration of George W. Bush and what's left of his murderous administration. Those who haven't fled are racing blindly through the halls of power, lurching into one another in a desperate attempt to distance themselves from Bush and to escape reaping what they have sown.

Even cutting a bit of slack, it's still inconceivable that any thinking person could spend more than five minutes in the presence of Bush without the shock of recognizing what a total idiot this country has as its president. Other than breaking stuff, killing anything in his path, refusing to admit mistakes, and making an obscene mess of anything he touches, apparently the only thing Bush can do with any success is break wind --pass gas -- fart.

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America the Beautiful

u-s-flag.png Former US president Gerald Ford dies at 93

u-s-flag.png 9/11 conspiracy theory debunked in US senate probe

syringe.png Pentagon restarting mass vaccinations despite health fears

u-s-flag.png Congressional report criticizes FBI on lingering questions over Okla. bombing

alarmclock.png 'Threatening note from God' grounds plane at NY airport

u-s-flag.png Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2006

u-s-flag.png Ohio Supreme Court reprimands outgoing Republican Gov. Bob Taft for ethics violations

u-s-flag.png Military considers recruiting foreigners

Israeli Predation

reptile_eye.png Israeli roadblock pledge derided

reptile_eye.png Israel to resume some attacks in reaction to Palestinian rockets

reptile_eye.png Jewish terrorist "commits suicide" in jail

reptile_eye.png King Abdullah: Israel not as strong as we thought

reptile_eye.png New (illegal) settlement planned for former Gaza settlers

reptile_eye.png Israel settlement breaks promise to U.S. (and international law)

reptile_eye.png Israeli army attacks a medical center, abducts residents, while settlers destroys farm lands in Hebron

reptile_eye.png A Palestinian view of Jimmy Carter's book

reptile_eye.png "Palestinians" call on Israelis to evacuate Negev

reptile_eye.png Army abducts at least 17 Palestinian men from several parts of the West Bank

reptile_eye.png More Jews Migrate to Israel

Creating Chaos in Iraq

alarmclock.png What has long been a catastrophic tragedy is also now a horrific farce

u-s-flag.png Iraq massacre: US Marines 'will point the finger of blame at senior officers'

u-s-flag.png Sgt. Ricky Clousing went AWOL over atrocities

u-s-flag.png Horrors that mirrored Saddam's worst excesses

u-s-flag.png Experts: Iraq vets wrongly diagnosed with 'Personality Disorder'

stormtrooper.png U.S. says evidence links Iran military to plots in Iraq

Sowing the Seeds of War

blue_questionmark.png Washington's Game in Turkmenistan

chess.png Turkmenistan Opposition Prepares to Launch 'Flour' Revolution

u-s-flag.png Ethiopian jets bomb two main airports in Somalia

reptile_eye.png Zionists Lay the Groundwork for a Military Strike Against Iran

chess.png NATO Chief Says Expansion to Ukraine and Georgia Will Not Harm Russia

u-s-flag.png In Somalia, a reckless U.S. proxy war

Life is Suffering

u-s-flag.png Hundreds burned alive in Lagos pipeline fire

u-s-flag.png Flashback: Up to 50 people feared killed in fuel pipeline explosion and fire in Nigeria

spying.png £1,000 fine for failing to update identity cards

vader.png Most Iranian legislators vote to 'revise' ties with UN watchdog

smiley-face.png Venezuela Defends Sovereignty

road_cone.png Cuba slams Costa Rican president for comparing Castro to Pinochet

Down to Business

money.png Will the dam break in 2007?

money.png Global economy faces a dangerous year

chess.png Belarus Threatens to Stop Gas Deliveries to Europe

money.png Iran nuclear tension sends oil prices up

money.png Chinese tiger economy shows no sign of slowing


easter_island.png The Other Mystery of Easter Island

ufo.png Unknown Objects Photographed over Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

blue_questionmark.png Missing slab could unlock mysteries of past

easter_island.png Ancient pyramids discovered in Bosnia

Looking to the Future

stormtrooper.png We'll all be cyborgs someday, scientist says

atom.png Toxoplasma gondii 'turns women into sex kittens'

cola.png More Dangerous Than Smoking? Death by Soda

earth.png Disappearing world: Global warming claims tropical island

dumptruck.png Amateur radio enthusiasts fight to save Morse Code

Bush and Blair Zone

lightbulb.png The Spirit of Christmas: Bush banned from birthplace of Jesus Christ

u-s-flag.png Bush Could Usher in a Very Dangerous New Year

joker.png Plane carrying Blair slides off runway

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