March 27, 2007

Establishment Edition

Army Times: Army kicks Marines out of Afghanistan over a reported incident of troops in the recently formed Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command firing on civilians. The Senate votes in favor of boosting retirement pay and GI Bill, which categorically falls under the heading of "supporting the troops." A bit of ground level diplomacy in Afghanistan highlights the oft-repeated sentiment that the field commanders deserve better than their current commander in chief. A laptop with the names and payroll data for 16,000 civilians working at Fort Monroe was stolen from the personal vehicle of an employee.

Glenn Greenwald: The situation with Iran is just another example of the dangers inherent in being in Iraq. In spite of what the Beltway bloviators continue to insist is the conventional and popular wisdom, the public is very interested in government oversight and investigations.

Pandagon: Ask a Freeper about whether or not to attend a gay wedding. In a post on the populism of the pro-choice stance it's laid out pretty clearly that The People aren't prudes, whether they'll admit to that in public or not.

DailyKos: Yet another U.S.-only newsmagazine cover that adds another point to the case that the establishment media has turned into a wholesale propaganda wing of the Republican party. Today's Cheers & Jeers puts up copy for what should be a basic DCCC ad template in 2008 against Republicans who voted against the Iraq supplemental. Happy Birthday, netroots free speech! Action alert on electronic disclosure for Senate campaigns. One of the real scandals in the attorney firings has been the failure of the punditry to recognize the need for oversight.

MyDD: Clinton and the dread electability question. A withdrawal timeline stays in the Senate bill.

TalkLeft: Yet another indicted conservative, David Stockwell. An involuntary call up of 1,200 Marines to be sent to Iraq. The torture suit against Rumsfeld has been dismissed; pity.

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Georgia Police Hunt for Missing 911 Dispatcher

Posted by: rsrtr at March 27, 2007 05:43 PM

Remember all the bullshit about 'grown-ups' taking over in 2000?

The behavior of our Executive Office is always the example and influences American behavior.

These guys do not know how to run a government, an army or their own Party.

Posted by: Jim DeRosa at March 28, 2007 09:17 AM

saudi concern probably less about iraq but iran
deportation of English could have been a very bad idea. very bad

Posted by: ccoaler at March 28, 2007 12:01 PM