in lieu of radio ...

a somewhat random collection of pages and thoughts started sept 16 2001. now that i'm not on the radio 6 hours every day, blogger allows all of us to harangue...

Friday, November 21, 2003

International lawyers and anti-war campaigners reacted with astonishment yesterday after the influential Pentagon hawk Richard Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal. Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | War critics astonished as US hawk admits invasion was illegal

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

19,000 registered voters - 144,000 votes cast. Much too short a report, but grist for the mill anyhow. Paper and pens, dammit!! Vote count marred by computer woes (Indianapolis Star)

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Lynch now questions why her rescue was filmed: 'They used me to symbolise all this stuff. It's wrong. I don't know why they filmed it, or why they say these things.' Private Jessica says President is misusing her 'heroism' (The Observer)

What I saw - and passed on to US intelligence agencies - were what might be called the blueprints of the postwar insurgency that the US now faces in Iraq. And they implied two important facts that US authorities must understand:

* The tools and tactics killing Americans today in Iraq are those of the former regime, not imported from abroad.

* The anti-US resistance in Iraq today is Iraqi in nature, and more broadly based and deeply rooted than acknowledged...
Scott Ritter | Defining the Resistance in Iraq (t r u t h o u t)