Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Eve of Destruction

Who Says There Is No Justice In This World? Me, for one. Bush named the first US director of national intelligence and it none other than John Negroponte, the man who oversaw death squads in Central America. One former senator said that Negroponte's job was an uneviable one. "Your successes will remain secret, while your mistakes will all be public." Well, if a pile of murdered nuns doesn't trip you up on your way to diplomat and department head, I don't think that will be much to worry about.

It Just Doesn't Stop Getting More Bizarre Jeff Gannon, the fake reporter for the party-line Talon "news" who was given day-passes for two years into the White House press room to lob softball question at Bush before getting found out, and then found out for prostituting himself to men on the side, and THEN suspected for being involved in the Valerie Plame outing, has NOW been revealed to have been allowed into the press room before his shell "news" organization ever existed. Frank Rich (a NYT Arts critic) describes with hilarious and devestating detail, the whole mess in this piece.

Global Climate Change: What Me Worry?

Torture Update! A British detainee at Gitmo has been blinded in one eye after guards there "held both of his eyes open and sprayed (pepper spray) into his eyes and later took a towel soaked in pepper spray and rubbed it in his eyes." Remember the detainee at Abu Ghraib who was hung from his wrists while being interrogated? He doesn't remember being tortured, mostly because he was killed during that interrogation, according to reports recently reviewed by the AP. Good thing our new Attorney General has made stopping dirty movies one of his top priorities.

Axis Of Evil Update! New CIA Director Porter Goss admits that North Korea has more nukes now than when the US labelled them a threat and one-third of a double-pointed "Axis of Evil." He also said that the war in Iraq feeds the international terrorist threat! Iran and Syria have created a united front to deal with any potential threat from the US! Russia will be selling Syria arms! Bonus!

Yeah Syria, But You Were TOTALLY Happy That It Happened... "While acknowledging that the United States does not know who was behind the Monday bombing that killed the former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri, Ms. Rice said Syria should be held at least indirectly responsible, 'given their continued interference in Lebanese affairs.'" We don't know... but you should be held indirectly responsible. Did you now that she can FUCKING PLAY THE PIANO?!

-The Sikh Geek feels sick