Former chief U.N. nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei suggests in a new memoir that Bush administration officials should face international criminal investigation for the "shame of a needless war" in Iraq.
"I was aghast at what I was witnessing," ElBaradei writes of the official U.S. attitude before the March 2003 invasion, which he calls "aggression where there was no imminent threat," a war in which he accepts estimates that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians were killed.No.
In such a case, he suggests, the World Court should be asked to rule on whether the war was illegal. And, if so, "should not the International Criminal Court investigate whether this constitutes a `war crime' and determine who is accountable?"
Formidable political and legal barriers would seem to rule out such an investigation. But ElBaradei, citing the war-crimes prosecution of Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic, sees double standards that should end.
"Do we, as a community of nations, have the wisdom and courage to take the corrective measures needed, to ensure that such a tragedy will never happen again?" he asks.
$4.1 billion tax refund?
I don't think "refund" is the right word.
Surely GE's big-time accountants didn't overpay the
government $4.1 billion in taxes and then got a refund.
I think they got a $4.1 billion tax GIFT!
Meanwhile, Obama's cutting aid to those who are
so poor they can't afford to heat their homes...
I think we all know what Trump is getting at here:
Donald Trump is upping the ante against President Barack Obama's legitimacy, raising questions on Monday night about how the president was admitted to two Ivy League schools.
Trump openly questioned how Obama, who he said had been a "terrible student," got accepted into Columbia University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School.
"I heard he was a terrible student, terrible," Trump told the Associated Press in an interview, a claim he's made in the past but one he doubled down on by suggesting he's probing that area of the president's life.
"How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records," he said, without providing backup for his claim.
Trump added, "I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard."
"We don't know a thing about this guy," Trump said. "There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president."
Apparently Trump is mad that Obama didn't do things the right way- inherit his good fortune from daddy.
Wonkette: Tea Party Sportsman Tired of Nigras Calling Him Racist
Straight outta 1984.
Jill: Why do they have such a need for hell?
zOMG!!! What if 9/11 was an al Qaeda plot to get government benefits?
They say that the only two sure things in this world are death and taxes. I propose we amend that to Death, Taxes and no matter what's going on in the world this wrinkled old wallaby scrotum is going to have some something totally incoherent or outrageously stupid... or both... to say about it.
In his latest foray into dementia territory, he managed to come back with this little gem, courtesy of Eric Dolan at TRS.
Television evangelist Pat Robertson said Monday on ABC Family's The 700 Club that progressives support legal access to abortion because they want to make straight women equal with lesbians.
I'll wait while you read that again to make sure you just read what you think you just read but honest, you did read it right.
While discussing why President Barack Obama supported the funding of Planned Parenthood, Robertson said the far left supported a "culture of death" that was "livid about killing babies."
"If a woman is a lesbian, what advantage does she have over a married woman? Or what deficiency does she have?" he asked his co-host, Terry Meeuwsen.
"Well, she can't have children," Meeuwsen answered.
"That's exactly right," he said. "And so if these married women don't have children, if they abort their babies, then that kind of puts them on a level playing field. And you say, nobody's there to express that? Isn't that shocking? Well, think about it a little bit ladies and gentlemen."
Robertson is a cornerstone figure in America's Christian right movement. He is the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Christian Coalition, International Family Entertainment Inc., Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, and Regent University.
In recent years Robertson has come under fire for calling for the assassinations of foreign leaders, blaming gay people for Hurricane Katrina and claiming a "pact with the devil" caused an earthquake in Haiti, among other things.
Damn, what a hateful old bastard. I guess when you own the flipping network, you can say anything you want to.
Franklin Graham interview reminds me: maybe it's time for God, Inc. to start paying taxes.
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Things aren't getting better over there: U.S. Embassy Gives Potassium Iodide to Citizens
Gov. asks Texans to pray for rain: Religious insanity is not the cure for drought.
Donald Trump denies poor voting record: US tycoon reacts with fury to revelation by news station in his home town that he has not voted in primaries for 21 years.
Obama takes on Big Oil Link
Let me guess - an election year is near?
They steal $3 billion a month, where is Obama for 30 months?
That ninety billion could buy a whole lot of heating oil for the super-poor,
but Obama, apparently, wants to get elected more than the poor need their heating oil.
I don't like saying that, but would a lie make you feel better?
Does she look seven months pregnant here? Link
They issue license plates to mentally incapacitated drivers?