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Fact-Checking the Blame-Bill Crowd

Fox News’ Chris Wallace claimed on Sunday that Osama bin Laden was emboldened by Bill Clinton’s pulling out from Somalia after the “Black Hawk Down” incident. But Wallace is dead wrong: Clinton kept U.S. troops there for six months—over the strenuous objections of GOP’ers. Fact-check it.

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U.S. Murder and Torture in Afghanistan

The L.A. Times debuts a multi-part special on alleged atrocities and abuses of Afghans at the hands of U.S. Special Forces.

  • Andrew Sullivan, commenting on this, writes: “In the future, when history is written, just remember: It’s not that we weren’t told what was going on. It’s that we looked the other way.”

  • Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Some Liquids Allowed on Planes

    Thanks to new regulations, small travel-size portions are now OK. As far as we can tell, however, snakes are still verboten.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Meet Karl Rove’s Disciples

    Newsweek turns a spotlight on the pupils of Lord Voldemort.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen and macaca
    From CNN

    More N-Word Accusations Against Sen. Allen Surface

    Three former college football teammates of Sen. George Allen say the Virginia Republican repeatedly used the racial epithet to describe blacks back in the 1970s. And one of those ex-teammates is even putting his name on the record. (Salon ad req’d)

  • UPDATE: Other accusers come forward

  • Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Diebold Employee Alleges Shenanigans

    A Diebold whistle-blower has cited a mysterious patch that possibly swung the 2002 Georgia election as evidence that the company can’t be trusted.  Days before the vote, Democrats in both the Senate and governor’s race were ahead in the polls by 5% and 11%, respectively, only to lose by a narrow margin on election day.  (h/t: Engadget)

    Posted on Sep 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq War Responsible for Increased Terror Threat

    The latest National Intelligence Estimate blames the Iraq War for the expansion of terrorist threats.  According to the consensus gathered from 16 intelligence agencies, “jihadism” has increased since Sept. 11, 2001, due especially to the war in Iraq.

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    Limbaugh Blames Dems for GOP Scam

    Rush Limbaugh, with the kind of moral vacuousness that has come to define the man, recently blamed the “stupidity” of Democrats for allowing Republicans to disenfranchise voters: “And they show up on Wednesday to vote when the polls are closed, and the Democrats claim a trick has been played on them. That’s how stupid some of their voters are.”
    (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

    Posted on Sep 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Condoleeza Rice
    dw-world.de

    Condoleezza Rice Threatens Sudan

    While speaking about the Darfur crisis at the United Nations, the secretary of state warned the Sudanese government that “other measures” were available, should it continue to block a U.N. peacekeeping proposal.  Such measures are unlikely to include force, so long as the U.S. maintains troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan while flirting with an invasion of Iran.

    Posted on Sep 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Grim New Milestones

    U.S. combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan now equal the 2,973 lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks. Also, the number of civilians slain in Iraq in the last month reached an unprecedented level: 6,599 dead.

  • And, oh yeah: Not only are U.S. troop levels in Iraq unlikely to decrease any time soon, but U.S. commanders say even more troops are needed.

  • Posted on Sep 22, 2006 READ MORE


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