"yesterday the preznit said 'By the way, the Japanese defense forces did a really good job when they were in Iraq. And they're able to leave because they did such a good job...'* wapo:
....so Americans are sucking over there? nice to know."
"It seemed almost too much to hope for, but the Supreme Court finally called George W. Bush onto the carpet yesterday and asked him the obvious question: What part of "rule of law" do you not understand?* condi (overheard, in private):
the fundamental message is clear: Despite his outrageous claims of virtually unlimited presidential power, the self-proclaimed Decider doesn't get to decide everything."
"The problem is you have a terrorist insurgent population that is wreaking havoc on a hapless Iraqi civilian population that is trying to fight back. The implication that by somehow declaring that diplomats need to be protected, it will get better, I think, is simply not right."i wonder if she calls them "a terrorist insurgent population" in public? probably not.
"The General Assembly budget committee lifted a cap on United Nations spending Wednesday night, thus averting a showdown that once threatened to shut down the organization's activities by the end of June.morans.
The measure passed by consensus, without a vote, in the 191-nation committee, but the United States, Australia and Japan declared that they were officially "disassociating" themselves from the decision."