Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 15, 2008

On TV today, I heard Zalmay Khalilzad is going to run for president of Afghanistan in 2009. Why don't you do a little reading on him in the links below? He spent more than half his adult life in America, has an American wife, and is a member of PNAC.

Wake me up if this is a nightmare, but suddenly the idea that Zalmay Khalilzad might try to become president of Afghanistan is being taken seriously indeed. That a fierce American neocon might actually try to install himself as the elected leader of a country occupied by American troops might be laughable--but no. What's next? Will Bill Kristol challenge Nouri al-Maliki to be Iraq's next prime minister? How about Joe Lieberman replacing beleaguered Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert?

Zalmay Khalilzad profile: Former Ambassador to Afghanistan; Project for the New American Century: Founding Signatory

Washington’s Neocon in Baghdad? Zalmay Khalilzad Nominated as U.S. Ambassador

May 23, 2001: Former Unocal Employee Becomes Bush’s Special Assistant to Middle East and Central Asia. Zalmay Khalilzad is appointed Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Gulf, Southwest Asia and Other Regional Issues on the National Security Council. Khalilzad was an official in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. During the Clinton years, he worked for Unocal.

PNAC: Not since Mein Kampf has a geopolitical punch been so blatantly telegraphed, years ahead of the blow.


The United States ranked dead last, with 109.7 preventable deaths for every 100,000 people. France came in first, with 64.8, followed by Japan and Australia, with 71.2 and 71.3, respectively.

U.S. Ranks Dead Last Among 19 Nations in Preventive Medicine


The military lied and told Ryan Maseth's mother that he carried an electrical appliance into the shower.

KBR Charged With 'Homicide'-- By Mother of Electrocuted Soldier


(Pollutants discharge into Lake Okeechobee above)

June flashback: With total disregard for Americans' health, Bush OK's pollution for drinking water. New rule flouts federal court decision, environmental advocates will sue. A final rule issued today by the Bush administration sanctions the practice of pumping polluted urban and agriculture wastewater into public drinking water supplies. Today's rule finalizes a June 2006 proposal to deregulate this form of water pollution, which the administration has adopted in violation of the law and without regard to public health, according to environmental groups.

Latest Anti-Clean Water Action, Bush Administration Gives Polluters OK to Pump Wastewater into Drinking Water Supplies(discharge into Lake Okeechobee on right)


Beer-heiress McCain to profit from foreign takeover of Anheuser Bush

Ve haf zumzing in common, Mr. McCain: neizer of uz ver born unt die United Schtates! Mr. Freeze could not be ze prezhdint, eizer! Don't vurry, Mr. McCain! I vill vreeze ze Suez Canal vit meine vreeze gun! Ice to ze you, Mr. McCain...

This is interesting: From February in the NYTimes, "McCain’s Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out"

On zecond zhought, I vill be ready to zerve unter Obama! Ready to zerve him vit meine FREEZE GUN! Mr. McCain iz unt old geizer. He iz unt dish bezt left unzerved!

Schwarzenegger Weighs Post Under Obama

After Vetoing Bill To Label Cloned Food, California GOP Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger Addresses Media...Dressed As Mr. Freeze!

Special commentary by Big Dan: "John McCain: He's been around for decades, lost presidential campaigns before, he's an old man in his 70's, he can't put together a coherant sentence, you never hear him speaking on the news, he's 'old news'...but suddenly he's the right guy to be president??? Come on!!! Let's get real!!! How can you get excited about this guy??? The National Corporate Media is making it seem like he's a good presidential candidate!!! He's an embarrassing presidential candidate!!!"

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