So, when are the elections?

“I hear a lot of talk here about how we’re going to impose this leader or that leader,” Bush said. “Forget it. From Day One, we have said the Iraqi people are capable of running their own country. That is what we believe.” -“U.N. to Have ‘Vital Role’ in Iraq,” Washington Post, April 9, 2003

Oil.

“It’s not about the oil! We swear! It’s about…um…weapons of mass destruction. No, nevermind…it’s about capturing Saddam! Err…wait, strike that. It’s about the freedom of the Iraqi people. Um… Hey, look a rabbit!” Who could have seen this coming?

Evil Syria

It’s fascinating to watch the slow jingoistic buildup against Syria that the White House is spearheading. It started a few weeks ago, with a lone mention of Syria by Rumsfeld that left reporters scratching their heads. Then, out of the blue, Syria was warned not to harbor former Iraqi leaders last Friday. Saturday, Rumsfeld and …

Muzzle Awards

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has given out their annual muzzle awards, which exists for the purpose of “calling attention to those who in the past year forgot or disregarded Mr. Jefferson’s admonition that freedom of speech ‘cannot be limited without being lost.’” The dubious awards are given out on …