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I Dare You to Knock this Battery Off My Shoulder

April 11, 2006

1. Hersh was wrong! — Sifu Tweety is right! (A guy can hope.) — …by keeping nukes on the table they can reframe the discussion as “should we nuke Iran,” as opposed to “should we launch a massive bombing campaign in Iran”. It’s nuclear brinksmanship, but purely domestic, and purely political. — The commenters there are not as “optimistic.”
2. Fool Me TwiceThe unfolding administration strategy [for Iran] appears to be an effort to repeat its successful campaign for the Iraq war.
3. Phone-Jamming Records Point to White House“If all you’re pointing out is calls between . . . regional political officials and the White House political office on Election Day, you’re pointing out nothing that hasn’t been true on every Election Day.” — How common is it for a political operative from Bangor, Maine— who is later found guilty in an election day phone jamming scheme —to call the White House 115 times, including 24 calls made from 9:28 a.m. the day before the election through 2:17 a.m. the night after the voting ?
4. The Global Delusion — Interesting stuff, but I didn’t read the whole thing yet.
5. Ortiz Agrees to $52 Million, Four-year Contract Extension — Don’t say I never gave you any good news. ‘Big Papi’ is staying. — “I want to finish my career as a Red Sox player.”
6. An image: The Grand Canyon of Mars!

One Comment
  1. April 11, 2006 6:23 PM

    Just heard Sy Hersh on Ed Schultz’s show. He claims we already have military personnel on the ground in Iran. Since our weaponry is laser-guided, it needs a lasered target. Special Ops has been sneaking into Iran, placing lasers on the targets, and getting the hell out. Since Sy has been right on so far, I find this extremely disturbing (though not surprising). Add to that Bush’s angry denial of such “far-flung speculation” and I think it’s safe to say Iran is a “hot” target.

    Also, he thinks retaliation against Israel is unlikely due to insufficient range from Iranian missiles. He believes Iran will destroy key oil infrastructure, driving our gas prices through the roof (which might very well trigger a recession). He says Bush is messianic, but we already knew that, didn’t we?

    The good news just keeps on coming!

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