A reporter who broke the Downing Street Memo breaks down the Downing Street documents. Long but incredible piece. It must be read to fully appreciate what Bush and Co. have done to us. And we let them get away with it. Yes, we do. We are not working hard enough. LS
FIXING INTELLIGENCE ON IRAQ
REPUBLICAN JOINS 52 DEMOCRATS IN DEMANDING DOCUMENTS ON DSM.
OK - I know this piece comes from politicalaffairs.net "Marxist Thought Online" but we wouldn't actually find this info on Fox News would we now? LS
REPUBLICAN JOINS DEMAND FOR DOCUMENTS ON DSM
OUCH! FORMER DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CRITICIZES PARTY FOR LACK OF GUTS , i.e. FAILING TO EXPRESS OUTRAGE OVER IRAQ
As much as I hate to admit it, I agree with the comments made by Gary Hart. I have been a Democrat my entire life. LS
The real defeatists today are not those protesting the war. The real defeatists are those in power and their silent supporters in the opposition party who are reduced to repeating "Stay the course" even when the course, whatever it now is, is light years away from the one originally undertaken. The truth is we're way off course. We've stumbled into a hornet's nest. We've weakened ourselves at home and in the world. We are less secure today than before this war began.
Who now has the courage to say this?
The writer is a former Democratic senator from Colorado.
On the Washington Post.com via Buzz Flash
FORMER DEM SENATOR CRITICIZES PARTY FOR LACK OF ACTION IN PROTESTING WAR IN IRAQ
HART IS RIGHT. OUR PARTY LEADERS SHOULD BE SCREAMING.
What have they to lose? Bush's approval ratings are in the sewer. His are WORSE THAN NIXON'S DURING WATERGATE.
Thanks for the piece, Ken. LS
Bush: Less Popular Than Nixon During Watergate
LINK TO STORY HERE
Via Atrios, an American Research Group poll released today
shows that George Bush has dropped to staggering new lows:
LINK TO ARG POLL HERE
George W. Bush's overall job approval ratings have dropped from a month ago even as Americans who approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president are turning more optimistic about their personal financial situations according to the latest survey from the American Research Group. Among all Americans, 36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 58% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 33% approve and 62% disapprove.
Among Americans registered to vote, 38% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 56% disapprove, and 36% approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 60% disapprove.
For a little perspective, recall that Richard Nixon's approval rating in the summer of 1973 (when the Watergate scandal was in full swing) was 39%.