Tuesday 25th of June 2024

good germans .....

good germans .....

Our moral trajectory over the Bush years could not be better dramatized than it was by a reunion of an elite group of two dozen World War II veterans in Washington this month. They were participants in a top-secret operation to interrogate some 4,000 Nazi prisoners of war. Until now, they have kept silent, but America’s recent record prompted them to talk to The Washington Post.

pots & kettles .....

the value of pots & kettles .....

pangea .....

fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice .....

fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice .....

from Crikey …..

 

first fibs from Dear Leader

Mungo MacCallum writes: 

Always start the way you intend to continue; so our Dear Leader began his official election campaign with a great big fib.

rattus overboard .....

rattus overboard .....

I'll help battlers, promises Howard …..

  • Howard pledges to help battlers if re-elected
  • Howard "trying to have it both ways", says Rudd
  • Election could be called as early as today

John Howard has pledged to do more to help battlers if he is re-elected as he moved yesterday to clear the decks ahead of officially calling the election as early as today.

sanchez just doesn't get it .....

 

sanchez just doesn't get it .....

Ex-Commander Says Iraq Effort Is 'a Nightmare' …..

In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top commander of American forces there called the Bush administration's handling of the war "incompetent" and said the result was "a nightmare with no end in sight."

nobel heat prize .....

nobel heat prize .....

US stands firm on climate policy despite Gore's success …..

The Bush administration says it will not change its policy on climate change, despite the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to former US Vice President Al Gore.

US Stands Firm On Climate Policy Despite Gore's Success

nobel prize for diplomacy .....

 

nobel prize for diplomacy .....

US rejects Russian missile call …..

Talks between the US and Russia about a US anti-missile system in Europe have ended acrimoniously and without any sign of progress.

The US rejected Russian appeals at the talks in Moscow to halt the scheme.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country would take steps to neutralise the threat posed by the missile system if it went ahead.

and rooted .....

and rooted .....

from Crikey…..

If you do the crime, Johnnie

Chris Graham, Editor of the National Indigenous Times, writes:

Let's talk about John Winston Howard, and his 11th hour epiphany that the "Aborigine people" really aren’t that bad after all.

core chameleo .....

core chamaeleo .....

The main things chameleon species do have in common is their foot structure, their eyes, their lack of ears, and their tongue.

a monument to hubris .....

monument to hubris .....

There must be some logic to building the United States' - and the world's - largest embassy in the world's 44th largest nation, coming somewhere after Nepal and Uganda.

But the logic seems apparent only to the Bush administration, so work plods forward on our Vatican-sized fortress embassy in Baghdad. The massive $600 million project is behind schedule and nearly $150 million over budget. It was conceived in the heady days when the Bush administration believed we would be welcomed as liberators, the war would pay for itself and an efficient government of pro-U.S. Iraqi exiles would have taken over.

rattus desperatus .....

 

rattus desperatus .....

PM does an about-face on reconciliation

Prime Minister John Howard has delivered an extraordinary election eve mea culpa to indigenous Australians, promising a referendum to recognise them formally in the constitution.

After years of refusing to apologise to Aboriginal Australians over their past treatment, Mr Howard admitted he had failed to recognise the importance of symbolism in healing the rift.

mister misunderstood .....

images .....

In an interview last Friday, President Bush dismissed rumours of a US-planned attack on Iran as "baseless gossip" and "empty propaganda".

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