Monthly Archives: March 2010

Dowd on the Need for Penance

 "It doesn’t seem right that the Catholic Church is spending Holy Week practicing the unholy art of spin. Complete with crown-of-thorns imagery, the church has started an Easter public relations blitz defending a pope who went along with the perverse … Continue reading

Posted in Religion | 63 Comments

Israel lobby presses Congress to soften Obama’s tough stance on Netanyahu – Guardian

 "Signatories to Aipac's letter include Steny Hoyer, the Democrat majority leader, and Eric Cantor, the Republican whip. The wording is similar to an email Aipac sent out during Netanyahu's visit, describing Obama's criticisms of the Israeli government as "a matter … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Israel, Politics | 29 Comments

Maliki wants a “do-over” on the election. CS Monitor

 "Six winning candidates in Iraq elections will be stripped of their votes and lose their seats – which would cost secular politician Iyad Allawi's bloc its narrow victory – if a federal court upholds a broad purge of candidates who are suspected … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq | 14 Comments

“Defense investigates information-operations contractors” Walter Pincus

 "Between 2006 and 2008, Central Command alone had 172 contracts worth $270 million just for information operations in Iraq, according to a Defense Department inspector general report released in September. Purchases of products and services made through major contracts included … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, government | 9 Comments

“Afghan corruption: How to follow the money?” de Young

 "Wardak sits atop a murky pyramid of Afghan subcontractors who provide the vehicles and safeguard their passage. U.S. military officials say they are satisfied with the results, but they concede that they have little knowledge or control over where the … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | 10 Comments

Open Thread – 28 March 2010


Posted in Uncategorized | 25 Comments

“Obama mistreated Natanyahu?” CNN

1-  Recommendations on a good blog hosting company that I can switch to?  Any volunteers? 2-  I just read in the "crawl" on CNN the question cited above.  This is a question that makes sense only if you see the world through … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Ukraine Crisis | 38 Comments

Typepad and Bibi, etc.

Typepad has tried but so far have failed to fix it. Cliff I do not think it is a question of "getting new faces" in Israel It is a question of demonstrating to the lot of them that WE are … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Ukraine Crisis | 9 Comments

“Obama ‘humiliated’ Netanyahu at meeting” – JASON KOUTSOUKIS

 "Writing in the Israeli Maariv, columnist Ben Caspit said there was no humiliation exercise the Americans did not try on Mr Netanyahu. ''Bibi received in the White House the treatment reserved for the president of Equatorial Guinea,'' Caspit wrote. Yedioth Ahronoth said … Continue reading

Posted in Israel | 29 Comments

Continued inability to comment

I am unable to comment because the typepad program is demanding a URL with the comment.  i have sent two requests to typepad for help.  pl 

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 7 Comments