Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Stupidity is Painful

Let me state right up front that this is a rant. The stupidity of the Bush regime is really driving me nuts. First of all, there's the whole "Al-Qa'eda - Iraq link." Yes, al-Qaeda is in Iraq. . . now. They were not affiliated with Saddam Hussein though. Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were enemies. I am sick and tired of hearing "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" from Republicans trying to link Bin Laden and Saddam. Saddam Hussein was SECULAR, Bin Laden is RELIGIOUS. Bin Laden wanted to destroy Saddam. And if you still think bin Laden would join up with his enemy, would he really join up with one in his own backyard? If he wanted help he would not turn to Saddam, he'd turn to people in Saudi Arabia [hmmm: weren't most of the 9-11 hijackers from there?].
Number Two: What is up with building a new US Embassy in south Beirut in Hizballah territory? Even the US ambassador there thinks it's stupid. So why do it? Well, the paranoid crazy side of my brain says it's a good excuse to start some shit. You know - a sort of "if you build it, they will bomb." [I like that - I should trademark it.] If the US builds this embassy, it's in the perfect place to get hit, and that would be a good excuse to bomb the shit out of the area or even invite the Israelis to help out. Color me cynical and paranoid, but I live in Bush's America.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Update V: Free Alan

I'm a little slow this week, so you've probably all seen the news on your TV set - Alan has been freed! Here's the BBC article, and here is the article about the petition to free him. I'm going to leave the banner up for a few more days.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Update IV: Free Alan

Yay!!!! BBC is reporting that Alan is free! I was half expecting his body to show up one day, so this is really good news!

Update III: Free Alan

News (I hope!): Yahoo is reporting that Hamas has told AP that Alan Johnston has been freed and is in Hamas custody at this time. No verification yet. I'll keep you updated.