Wednesday, October 27

i'm sorry about ann coulter.

It's time for the ground war, boys and girls... I don't really have time to update update update, so I'll try to leave links to the important stuff: U.S. Team Took 250 Tons of Iraqi Munitions President Bush says the explosives were possibly removed by Saddam's forces before the invasion. John Shaw said he believed the munitions were moved to Syria in the weeks before the March 2003 invasion. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld entered the debate Thursday, suggesting the 377 tons of explosives were taken away before U.S. forces arrived, saying any large effort to loot the material afterward would have been detected. ...or was it the Russians? FBI Investigating Halliburton Contracts The line of inquiry expands an earlier FBI investigation into whether Halliburton overcharged taxpayers for fuel in Iraq, and it elevates to a criminal matter the election-year question of whether the Bush administration showed favoritism to Vice President Dick Cheney's former company. "The old allegations have once again been recycled, this time one week before the election," Hall said. "The GAO (Government Accountability Office) said earlier this year that the contract was properly awarded because Halliburton was the only contractor that could do the work.


Republicans for Kerry It's a pretty hefty list, thanks to Kos.

Giuliani blamed the troops for the missing explosives. "No matter how you try to blame it on the president, the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there," Giuliani said on NBC's "Today" show. "Did they search carefully enough? Didn't they search carefully enough?"

Iraqi Deaths of Civilians at 100,000 The Bush administration has not estimated civilian casualties from the conflict, and independent groups have put the number at most in the tens of thousands. They attributed many of those deaths to attacks by American-led forces, mostly airstrikes, and most of those killed were women and children. The risk of violent death was 58 times higher than before the war, the researchers reported.

President Schwarzenegger? Arnold Schwarzenegger says he would like to at least be able to entertain the thought, but the U.S. Constitution prevents foreign-born people from holding America's highest office. So the Austrian-born governor of California tells Correspondent Morley Safer he favors a constitutional amendment to enable him to run for president.

This is just fucking scary. On April 16, 2003, a mob attacked and looted the Iraqi equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control, taking live HIV and black fever virus among other potentially lethal materials. US troops were stationed across the street but did not intervene because they didn't know the building was important.

Eminem as the October Surprise?

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