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Monday, September 03, 2007

A PROFILE IN COURAGE...AND TRUTH: MR. CHRIS FLOYD, FILLETS OUR DEMOCRACY. AND THERE DON'T SEEM TO BE ANY BONES LEFT, I'M SAD TO SAY...

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Post-Mortem America: Bush's Year of Triumph and the Hard Way Ahead

BY CHRIS FLOYD

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Snow Job in the Desert

By Paul Krugman

Until recently I assumed that the failure to find W.M.D., followed
by years of false claims of progress in Iraq, would make a repeat
of the snow job that sold the war impossible. But I was wrong.
The administration, this time relying on Gen. David Petraeus to
play the Colin Powell role, has had remarkable success creating
the perception that the “surge” is succeeding, even though there’s
not a shred of verifiable evidence to suggest that it is. Continue

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Do We Have the Courage to Stop War With Iran?

By Ray McGovern


It is going to happen, folks, unless we put our lawn chairs away on
Tuesday, take part in some serious grass-roots organizing, and
take action to prevent a wider war - while we still can. Continue

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The Predicted Financial Storm Has Arrived

By Gabriel Kolko

We are at an end of an era, living through the worst financial
panic in many decades. Now begins global financial instability.
It is impossible to speculate how long today's turmoil will
last-but there now exists an uncertainty and lack of confidence
that has been unparalleled since the 1930s-and this ignorance
and fear is itself a crucial factor. The moment of reckoning for
bankers and bosses has arrived. Continue

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Chris Hedges: The Next Quagmire

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Stephen Lendman: Labor Day Hypocrisy

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Labor Day, Work, and Progress

RealClearPolitics.com

Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays because it honors
work. The history of work is the history of civilization itself.
Aside from those relatively few of us who are engaged in
the full time mothering or fathering of the next generation,
it is work which principally defines us and our role in this
world. At least until we are too old or too rich or too
dysfunctional to work any more.

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Copyright (C) 2007 by F. Scott Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

Comment: The Iranian Affair is like a game of cards: 21.
You're losing your hands and bets, and the only way to
win and get your money back is: double your bet to cover
your loses...! And that's exactly what the Crown Prince
of Crawford is doing. The Crown Prince has everything
to win, and we have everything to lose. He's using
our fiat monopoly money (OP money: other peoples' money)
to try to restore his good name to the history books. Will
he win the bet (the hand)? Good question. But like everything
else this administration touches, it turns to do-do in a hurry.
And like a house made of glass, we're likely to be picking up
the pieces for a long time to come. I believe that's saying:
we're going to be the losers. If GWB had attacked Iran first,
he'd be applauded for his good judgment in stopping a
maniac nuclear power from destroying the planet. But
since we're bogged down in Iraq, Iran has the upper hand.
And Iran is fully prepared for any eventuality and outcome;
we're not prepared for the outcome which will be a
devastating one if the military fails in their mission.
A cakewalk...? A bloodbath is more like it. Nuff said. Stay
tuned for the pounding of the drums and bombs. And I'd
keep an eye on the stockmarket because things might
get ugly. Later and best wishes on the outcome.

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Phase III of Bush's War

Pat Buchanan

Creators Syndicate - Those who hoped that — with the
victory of the antiwar party in 2006, the departure of
Rumsfeld and the neocons from the Pentagon, the rise
of Condi and the eclipse of Cheney — America was headed
out of Iraq got a rude awakening. They are about to get
another.

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America's Craig-like credibility gap

The Christian Science Monitor

The lack of political credibility that delineates the rapid
fall from grace of Idaho's senior senator is analogous to that
facing America's diminished role as global leader in 2007.
At first glance, the gay-sex scandal involving Republican
Larry Craig may seem to have little to do with the ability
to explain America's weak standing in the global community.
But hard lessons often emerge from the strangest of places.

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RENO 911 Ann Coulter

This week, congressional Democrats vowed to investigate
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' firing of himself.
Gonzales has said he was not involved in the discussions
about his firing and that it was "performance-based," but
he couldn't recall the specifics.

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Opposing view: Keep options open

Our nation's economic and democratic future depends
on preparing more students to succeed in college, work
and life. We must engage all students in meaningful and
rigorous academic work in high school and prepare more
of them to succeed in college.

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Bin Laden As A Fantasy Figure

Riches beyond belief By Ibrahim Warde Most of the factoids
that have become canon about Osama bin Laden and the financing
of terror were estimates, guesstimates or simply made up, as
in the case of his presumed $300m personal fortune. But
these fantasies have driven real and dangerous actions. Continue

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American Indigestion: Why Bush Governs From The Gut

By David Michael Green

Is Bush really so dim, or does he just play at it for political
marketing purposes? I’ve read a number of accounts from
those who have met with him personally and argue that he
is smarter than he comes off in public, though of course,
that’s a bit like saying that Hitler was not such a bad fellow
because he didn’t murder as many people as Stalin. Continue

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes UpdatedDaily

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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