Our New $1.2 Billion/Year Embassy in Iraq

But we’re not an occupying force: Construction of the U.S. embassy in Iraq, set to open in September, is projected to cost $592 million, with a staff of 1,000 people and operating costs totaling $1.2 billion a year. Come on Democrats. You are being handed the fucking playbook. While Americans will be living in posh […]

DARPA Plans Aircraft That Flies 5 Years Non-Stop

That’s where we’ll put the prisons! They announced the VULTURE program last week which is an initiative to develop an airborne platform that is heavier-than-air and can remain aloft for 5 continuous years, this announcement is to potential offerors (or companies interested in contracting for some of the R&D). This would be an exploratory development […]

Richard Dawkins Aims at the Left

After giving fundies a good thrashing: He told a packed Hay Festival audience that although the threat from creationists and the religious right is well-documented, science is also under threat from the other end of the political spectrum: “I think we face an equal but much more sinister challenge from the left, in the shape […]

Andrew Bacevich on a Father’s Grief

Andrew Bacevich (author of American Empire and The New American Militarism) on the recent loss of his son in Iraq: I Lost My Son to a War I Oppose. We Were Both Doing Our Duty. After my son’s death, my state’s senators, Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry, telephoned to express their condolences. Stephen […]

Cindy Sheehan Gives Up

Epic: when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the “left” started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of […]

I Want Ron Paul vs Mike Gravel

Here’s Gravel on CNN doing his best not to reach through the camera and cockpunch Rick Sanchez: and Ron Paul has the nuts to flush ‘they hate our freedom’ down the toilet – again trying not to cockkick Rick Sanchez:

Iraq War Roundup

Much falling out from Reddit.com: Young officers leaving army at alarming rate after initial commitments met: Suddenly every holiday is about the military WaPo to report that Blackwater mercenary forces opened fire on Iraq forces. Cheney wipes his ass with the Geneva Conventions in his address to West Point grads. 4 year old boy beaten […]