Thursday, January 24, 2008

Better late than never?

It is closing in on five years since the Bush administration decided to preemptively attack Iraq. During the months preceding the invasion, the media outlets acted as cheerleaders. During the war, the media outlets were cheerleaders. And after the war, mainly still cheerleaders. But, what the media had not done is actually investigate how and why we ended up in Iraq. Many bloggers have done more research and taken a more in depth look at the war than the main stream media has.

Five years later we finally have a report by the Center for Public Integrity detailing all the false statements that were made by top officials in the Bush administration in the run up to the war. Although I am very refreshed to see what I have been trying to tell people for years put in an online database by what is considered a reputable source, I am still a little upset that it took five years for some 'reputable source' to put together a project like this. I point out 'reputable source' because I know that there have been innumerable amounts of people who have written books, blogs, alternative newspapers, etc. about this subject since the beginning. But, we all know that it takes a 'reputable source' to officially point this out for the mainstream media to take it seriously. Basically, they have to have their hands forced.

So, here it is in all its 'late to the scene' glory:
The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War

Here is an interesting chart from the website:

To me, this is enough evidence for impeachment. Unfortunately, in five years, no one took the time to put this together until less than a year before Bush leaves office. Why is it that this kind of information wasn't taken seriously until now? Most of this was common knowledge to people paying attention. But, enough ranting. It's out there now. Let's see if the main stream media picks it up. So far, Reuters has written about it. That's a start.

Now that this is out there, can some group go through the trouble of outlining how international and domestic laws were broken in the waging of this invasion?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


With primaries now in full swing and an election nearing, I find that recently I just don't give a damn. It seems more and more likely every day that things will not change. Instead of thinking about the possibilities of a better country here, I have recently resigned myself to thinking about what country I will move to when my husband leaves the military. Honestly, the prospect of moving somewhere that has national health care, a healthy democratic system, and a more peaceful populace has been a lot nicer than chronicling the fall of this nation.

So, here is the challenge:
Convince me that there is anything left to give a damn about. Convince me that I actually matter in the entire contrived process of elections in this country. And convince me that there will be some change as far as foreign policy or health care that will make it worth staying here.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I'm Back

Sorry for the long absence. I meant to write something telling you I was going on vacation. I went to Alabama where I had no access to internet. (Hard to imagine there are still places where there is no internet, eh?)

When I returned home, my internet service was not working. I got the cable guy out here and he fixed the problem. It had something to do with the grounding wire for my cable being sketchy, so they replaced it and everything is up and running.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. And I hope everyone had fun celebrating the fact that the Earth is still stuck in its solar orbit.