Why I don’t trust people to whom God talks

According to the BBC:

President George W. Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq – and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals.

A press release announcing a BBC Television series on the Middle East says Bush told the Palestinian prime minister and foreign minister:

“I’m […]

An honest State of the Union address

My fellow Americans.

My administration has and will continue to effectuate a foreign policy that has left us isolated in the community of nations, undermined our national security and done nothing to address the underlying reasons for and causes of terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

We have weakened our military and left the blood of our […]

Inaugural “Freedom”

This began as a long post I wrote about the irony in Bush using “freedom” as the theme of his inaugural address and how, in reality, it’s just part of his continued hijacking of that term, 9/11 and “values”. You are spared my discourse because before posting it I saw this post of Juan Cole’s. […]


Tomorrow is the inauguration, sealing America to another four years of Bush and drawing the curtain of intolerance even tighter on our nationa and its future. There’s a variety of proposed actions, from Turn Your Back On Bush to Not One Damn Dime. I hope they are successful but, truth be told, they will accomplish […]

Inauguration statement of conscience

Not In Our Name, which in 2002 issued a statement of conscience about where America was headed, plans a new one for the Bush inauguration. It is worth repeating verbatim:

George W. Bush is about to be inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. Let it not be said that the […]

Impeachment now

We all knew it was coming but here is the lede of an Associated Press report (emphasis added):

WASHINGTON Jan 12, 2005 — The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has quietly concluded without any evidence of the banned weapons that President Bush cited as justification for going to war, the White House […]