BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIX MIX -- BAGHDAD.
LOVE BLOSSOMS IN THE GREEN ZONE.
SHARED 'BIPARTISANSHIP' BEHIND THE BREMER WALLS.
JOHN MCCAIN WHO LOST THE 2000 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RACE AND FULL TIME LOSER JOE LIEBERMAN WHO MOST RECENTLY LOST HIS STATE'S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEMONSTRATED THAT WHEN YOU STAND FOR NOTHING, YOU CAN RISE ABOVE, YOU CAN!
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, HIP TO HIP, GREEN ZONE LOVING IT UP, MCCAIN AND SENATOR LIEBERMAN SPOKE IN 1 VOICE.
JOHN MCCAIN CALLED FOR 15,000 TO 30,000 MORE U.S. TROOPS TO BE SENT TO IRAQ AND JOE LIEBERMAN STARTED PANTING OVER SENATOR MCCAIN LONG ENOUGH TO SAY "ME TOO!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
"Someone has to rally the American people, to let them know that the money is there right now to bring our troops home. Democrats were put in power in November to chart a new direction in Iraq. It's inconceivable that having been given the constitutional responsibility to guide the fortunes of America in a new direction, that Democratic leaders would respond by supporting the administration's call for up to $160 billion in new funding for the war in Iraq," so explained Dennis Kucinich to Joshua Scheer (Truthdig) his reasons for seeking the 2088 Democratic nomination for president. Kucinich explains the $160 billion isn't just a pie-the-sky number, it represents massive spending which isn't going to allow for "a new agenda for the American people in housing, in healthcare, in education". More information on Kucinich's campaign can be found at his site: Dennis Kucinich for President 2008. There you can read his announcement which includes the following:
I ran for President in 2004, not just to challenge the war and Democratic Party policy, but to bring forth a message: Fear ends. Hope begins. My candidacy will call forth the courage of the American people to meet the challenge of terrorism without sacrificing our liberties and everything that is near and dear to us. My candidacy will inspire hope for a new America, where social, economic and political progress is grounded in work for peace.
Meanwhile, Carl Hulse (New York Times) reports that Democratic leadership in Congress has decided that the problem is not the funding of the war, it's when the bill statement arrives. As Sandra Lupien noted on yesterday's The KPFA Evening News the Bully Boy is expected to ask for an additional 100 billion dollars in funds at a time when the wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) have already been funded with approximately 379 billion dollars. Which brings us back to Kucinich's point about what loses out when war gets a blank check.
What's all that money buying? Well meet the new catrographists -- the US military who've drawn up a new map of Baghdad. Ned Parker and Ali Hamdani (Times of London) report "that the US military has drawn up a new map of Baghdad to reflect its ethno-sectarian fault lines . . . it lists the mixed neighbourhoods considered to be most explosive."
The new map of Baghdad designates many of the established and well known landmarks, the Tigris river, Baghdad International Airport, etc. The new map also designates areas the illegal war has made infamous such as the heavily fortified Green Zone -- an area that rightly calls to mind, in shape, a tea kettle -- buffered by Bremer walls but always in danger of boiling over at any moment -- and, of course, to the west, there's Abu Ghraib -- Donald the Rumsfled's pride and joy.
The map declares the five most dangerous neighborhoods to be: Adhamlya, Amariya, Ghazallya, Khadamlya and Khadaslya.
Recommended: "Iraq Snapshot"
"WP: 'Scattered Attacks Kill At Least 34 in Baghdad' (Nancy Trejos)"
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"Maria, Francisco and Miguel"
"Keith Harmon Snow was the guest on today's Guns & Butter"
"Bully Boy's snit fit"
"THIS JUST IN! BULLY BOY'S BAIT & SWITCH!"