85% of US Troops in Iraq Don’t Know Why They’re There

Zogby released a poll today of troops serving in Iraq: >85% said the U.S. mission is mainly “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks.” 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was “to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq.” “Ninety-three percent said that removing […]

Bush Approval Ratings Hit All Time Low

Remember, friends, Nixon was at 27% during Watergate: Gallup: Bush Approval at 39%  CBS: Bush Approval at 34% Zogby: Bush Approval at 40% No more mandate. The Project for the New American Centruy is derailing. What will they do? Can John McCain be the new charisma for 2008 – after Rove destroyed him in 2004? […]

Shark Vacuum Cleaner

It is Tuesday morning. Kitty is lapping up a bowl of water. He’ll go the whole day without hydrating and then suddenly park himself in front of the water dish and have at it. He’s now enjoying a post-meal stretch on the floor. I got a vacuum on Sunday. I had one already but the […]

Peeping Tom (1960)

Oatmeal cooking in the micro. Just finished watching Peeping Tom, Michael Powell’s controversial 1960 horror film. Considered to be a pre-cursor to the slasher genre, the film destroyed Powell’s career for it’s commentary on sadism, voyeurism and entertainment (Hitchcock’s Psycho came 3 months later – ignited similar controversy – but was lauded). Powell’s favorite review […]

Police Intimidation in Miami-Dade and Brown Counties

Undercover reporters went to go and see what happens when they ask for a complain form at Miami police stations. In the I-team’s undercover investigation, there was one incident in which our tester went in to file a complaint. After several times asking for a form, being told “you’re not leaving without a form,” he […]

Jobs and Defense

Something I forgot to mention last night with regard to Why We Fight is the one thing I hadn’t really realized before. That wrapped up in our military-industrial-congressional-thinktank ecosystem there is another force that keeps us anchored in a ‘war footing.’ Jobs. The manufacturing of defense products and bombs and uniforms – all of the […]