Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 5, 2007

(artwork by Little De; click on picture to enlarge!)

(artwork by Little De; click on picture to enlarge!)

· Played for Fools Yet Again: About that Iran "Intelligence" Report; To repeat: the decision to go to war is one of policy, and the intelligence -- whatever it is alleged to show -- is irrelevant. Don't argue in terms of intelligence at all. If you do, you'll lose. The administration knows that; many of its opponents still haven't figured it out, even now.

· Eating Iraq: Corruption Rules and Cholera Rises While Insurgents Surf the Surge; In a remarkably short amount of time, the "conventional wisdom" of America's media-political class has embraced the idea that George W. Bush's escalation of the Iraq war in 2007 has been a "success."

· Losing Our Minds Over Immigration; By repeating the phrase "illegal immigrants," the media and politicians have created a misleading framework to talk about immigration.

· Credit Card Companies Can Raise Your Interest Rate…Even If You Pay On Time!

· Fox Defends ‘Muslim Hater’ Michael Savage, Says He Is ‘Very Supportive’ Of ‘Muslims And Islam’

· Exclusive: New Documents Expose Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release

· New Euphemism for "STARVING": U.S. Agriculture Dept. Says Poor People Suffer ‘Low Food Security’

· President Bush worked the phones Tuesday to salvage his hard-line policy toward Iran, lobbying foreign leaders for tougher economic sanctions despite a new U.S. intelligence report that concluded that the Islamic republic halted its secret nuclear weapons program four years go.

· FOX Unsure If Eliminating Constitutional Rights Is Bad For Constitution

· Diebold Tabulation Software Goes on Trial in Pima County, Arizona; The Pima County Democratic Party sues Pima county for public records access to election databases; PLUS FLASHBACK VIDEO: Pima's Election Director, Brad Nelson, Gone Wild on Video Tape...

· ACLU: Bush's wiretap bill violates Fourth Amendment

· Seymour Hersh: Bush Told Olmert Of NIE Two Days Before President Was Allegedly First Briefed On It

· More Hypocrisy: Republican Presidential Candidate Romney Caught Employing Illegal Immigrants

· Why U.S. Troops Aren't Coming Home; According to the Bush Administration, the worse things go in Iraq, the more our military is needed; and the better they go, the more our military is needed.
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