Anyway, here's some "news less travelled" you might have missed this week.
The Moose was warned by his conservative friends that if he voted for Kerry we would capitulate to our enemies. If the reports on the latest Iranian deal are to believed, the right wing buddies of the Moose were right. The Moose voted for Kerry and we have just offered the store to the mullahs.
This is the kind of half-assed uninformed nonsense progressives have been fighting from the neocons throughout the Bush reign. To hear it from a supposed Dem...well...excuse me while I go scrub my neurons with Lysol.
“The ultimate step in avoiding periodic wars, which are inevitable in a system of international lawlessness, is to make statesmen responsible to law. And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment. We are able to do away with domestic tyranny and violence and aggression by those in power against the rights of their own people only when we make all men answerable to the law. This trial represents mankind's desperate effort to apply the discipline of the law to statesmen who have used their powers of state to attack the foundations of the world's peace and to commit aggressions against the rights of their neighbors.”
But as we now know, might makes right. Bush, Blair and their crew will never come to trial.
So why is the U.S. pressuring the European Union to formalize a new set of sanctions and economic barriers? Maybe it's because the U.S. blames Cuba for some of its loss of prestige in Central America recently. Maybe it is just because, as Iran has found out, America bears long grudges.
(I've news for the Malkinites - it is accepted conservative wisdom in the UK that the Iraq war was a truly f*cking terrible idea!)
No, me neither.