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Flat N All That
a lovely hatchet job on the mustache of understanding, Thomas Chutzpah Friedman
rogues  dubya  bush  literature  review  chutzpah  politics  power  usa  culture  hubris  buyer'sremorse  huhudious  hatchetjob 
june 2012 by amaah
Patriots Who Love the Troops to Death
Clearly we’ve reached our own Korffian moment in our latest long national nightmare. The Nixon interviewed by the rabbi sounded uncannily like the resolute leader chronicled by the conservative columnists and talk-show jocks President Bush has lately we
bush  dubya  rogues  politics  USA  Iraq  war  hatchetjob  observation  ObserversAreWorried  buyer'sremorse 
august 2007 by amaah
Shaping Public Opinion for Coming War on Iran
Michael Gordon (NYT co-writer of Judith Miller) has another hate-Iran piece in the NYT: Berger left the White House, became spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq only three weeks ago Gordon dutiful stenographs bomb-Iran propaganda, the accusation of di
hubris  USA  Iran  journalism  huhudious  Bush  Dubya  war  propaganda  policy  politics  strategy  hype  NewYorkTimes  neocons  rogues  inbreeding  bottomfeeding  groupthink  aristocracy  GreatGame  insight  observation  media  stenography  disinformation  misdirection 
july 2007 by amaah
You ceased to be the President of the United States
Did so without the slightest concern that even the most detached of citizens must look at the chain of events and wonder: To what degree was Mr. Libby told: break the law however you wish — the President will keep you out of prison?
rogues  neocons  crime  bush  dubya  politics  usa  power  corruption  impunity  values  morality  decline  fall  gremlins  parasites  trickster  FallenAngels 
july 2007 by amaah
Obstruction of Justice, Continued
Bush's decision yesterday to commute Libby's prison sentence isn't just a matter of unequal justice. It is also a potentially self-serving and corrupt act. Was there a quid pro quo at work? Was Libby being repaid for falling on his sword and protecting hi
rogues  neocons  crime  bush  dubya  politics  usa  power  corruption  impunity  values  morality  decline  fall  gremlins  parasites  trickster  FallenAngels 
july 2007 by amaah
How can Blair possibly be given this job?
I suppose that astonishment is not the word for it. Stupefaction comes to mind. I simply could not believe my ears in Beirut when a phone call told me that Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara was going to create "Palestine". I checked the date - no, it was not 1 A
hubris  huhudious  USA  Bush  Dubya  Blair  England  policy  politics  strategy  hype  ego  neocons  rogues  establishment  inbreeding  bottomfeeding  groupthink  aristocracy  decline  fall  Israel  Palestine  MiddleEast  FallenAngels  strangebedfellows  rant  hatchetjob 
june 2007 by amaah
Hubris 101: A Case Study
Ah Silly season. A case study for Hubris 101. Everyone in this story, from the individuals listed or quoted who floated the baloon, to the journalist that repeated the talking points, to the newspaper editors that printed it are huhudious, no more no less
hubris  huhudious  USA  journalism  Bush  Dubya  Blair  England  policy  politics  strategy  hype  NewYorkTimes  ego  neocons  rogues  establishment  incestuous  FallenAngels  strangebedfellows 
june 2007 by amaah
Analysis or stenography?
I noticed that In the 957 words that made up Helene Cooper's June 21 2007 article "U.S. Is Urging Blair to Be Lead Mideast Envoy", there was no mention of the phrase "Gordon Brown" nor indeed "next Prime Minister of Britain". Analysis or hubristic blather
hubris  USA  journalism  huhudious  Bush  Dubya  Blair  England  policy  politics  strategy  hype  rant  NewYorkTimes  ego  neocons  rogues  inbreeding  bottomfeeding  groupthink  aristocracy  decline  fall  FallenAngels  hatchetjob  toli 
june 2007 by amaah
On George W. Bush
"His had been an intellectual decision founded on his conviction that if a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal." A meditation on knowledge, ignorance and the Scrambled Egg Theory of Mesopotamia
observation  profile  knowledge  ignorance  Bush  USA  America  neocons  dubya  literature  psychology  culture  TomSharpe  HilaireBelloc  hatchetjob  essay  zingers  blood  rogues  FallenAngels  ThingsFallApart  toli 
may 2007 by amaah
I Don't Recall the Title for This Alberto Gonzales Post
Instead of making up excuses for why the U.S. attorneys were fired, Gonzales looked the committee members in the eye and straightforwardly told them he just didn't remember what had happened--64 times. His honesty and forthrightness was reminiscent of Oliver North
bush  satire  humour  usa  rogues  politics  hatchetjob  funny  gonzales  dubya  jonswift 
april 2007 by amaah
Visual hatchet job on Alberto Gonzales
chart compares Clinton protocol for contacts between White House and DoJ on pending criminal cases with Bush protocol. Clinton: 4 folks at White House chat with 3 folks at Justice. Bush: 417 at White House contacts with 30-some people at Justice. You can
visualization  hatchetjob  politics  rogues  neocons  policy  usa  gonzales  dubya 
april 2007 by amaah
Baghdad Bush
To call these guys war "critics" is like calling Typhoid Mary a "critic" of 19th century hygiene standards.Billmon on why Things Fall Apart beats Heart of Darkness ergo Economy, Katrina beats Iraq, Zarqawi, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib...
insight  observation  zingers  politics  bush  dubya  rogues  neocons  america  iraq  strategy  policy  war 
june 2006 by amaah
Lobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting with Omar Bongo of Gabon
Strange bedfellows:Africa's Old Man of Corruption, Omar Bongo, dealing with the sleaziest of American lobbyists, Jack Abramoff, to set up a meeting with Dubya that paragon of straight shooting. Fela sung: International Thief Thief (I.T.T)
corruption  sleaze  dubya  gabon  rogues  politics  StrangeBedfellows  usa  neocons  Africa 
november 2005 by amaah

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