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She Said 'Bushism'


There for a minute, I thought Helen Thomas told the President of these Untied States not to give her any bullshit. Thank goodness the New York Times liveblogged the press conference. From Jeff Zeleny: President Obama – perhaps looking to change the subject? – called on Helen Thomas, the longest-serving member of the White House […]

Why Is This Man Smiling?


Okay. Maybe he isn’t smiling. Maybe he’s at the top half of a tennis serve. Maybe he’s passing a kidney stone. Maybe he’s just been linked to a big expensive prostitution ring and he is sad and humble. Yes, Spitzer sounded sad and humble, didn’t he? I’ve read and heard the big rumble from Hillary […]

Iran announces new gas field in Gulf


TEHRAN (AFP) – A gas field with an estimated 11 trillion cubic feet in reserves has been discovered in the Gulf off the coast of Iran, Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari said on Saturday. “A gas field with an estimated reserve of 11 trillion cubic feet (311 billion cubic metres) was found by an Indian […]

Grab Your Ankles


Reports are that former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto has been killed. This initially strikes me as what you call a “spark” in a “powder keg.” (See Ferdinand, Archduke.)

Red Rover, Red Rover, Let Turkey Come Over


Rice flies to Iraq as Turkish troops cross border By Arshad Mohammed and Shamal Aqrawi Tue Dec 18, 9:07 AM ET KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Iraqi leaders on Tuesday to speed up national reconciliation on a trip overshadowed by an incursion by several hundred Turkish troops into northern […]

The Bombing Begins in Five Minutes


Bush demands Iran explain nuke program By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – President Bush on Tuesday called on Iran to explain why it had a secretive nuclear weapons program, and warned that any such efforts must not be allowed to flourish “for the sake of world peace.” “Iran is dangerous,” Bush said after […]