Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bush was either hiding something or mostly lying

* via americablog:
"In a sign the political environment is getting worse for Republicans, political handicapper Charlie Cook now lists 25 GOP-held seats as a tossup -- seven more than before the Foley scandal broke Sept. 29."
* nyt via amblog:
" 83 percent of respondents thought that Mr. Bush was either hiding something or mostly lying when he discussed how the war in Iraq was going."
* simon says you should listen to this Scott Ritter speech from Nov 05. Starts at 8mins. simon:
"It's Scott at his best. As a straight-off-the-cuff monologue it probably deserves a serious award."
He sounds almost Rollins-esque.

* Lindorff:
"The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Eisenhower and its accompanying strike force of cruiser, destroyer and attack submarine slipped their moorings and headed off for the Persian Gulf region on Oct. 2, as I had predicted in a piece in The Nation magazine a few weeks back.

The Eisenhower strike force, according to my sources, is scheduled to arrive in the vicinity of Iran around October 21, at the same time as a second flotilla of minesweepers and other ships.

This build-up of naval power around the coast of Iran, according to some military sources, is in preparation for an air attack on Iran that would target not just Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities, but its entire military command and control system.

While such an attack could be expected to unleash a wave of military violence all over Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere against American forces and interests and against oil wells, pipelines and loading vacilities, as well as a mining of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, with a resulting skyrocketing of global oil prices, the real goal of this new war by the U.S. would be ensuring Republican control of the House and Senate.
I hope I am wrong about all this, but the sailing of the Eisenhower, which had been pushed forward recently by about a month by the Pentagon for clearly political reasons, makes me think I'm right. A key will be what happens with the Enterprise carrier strike force, which has already been on station in the Arabian Sea for six months, where it has been launching air strikes against Afghanistan and Iraq targets. Ordinarily, such deployments last six months and then the carrier group returns to base for resupply and for R&R for the crew. If the Enterprise is held over for a longer deployment, after the arrival of the Eisenhower, we will know that something serious is planned."
* mike rogers did a good job on OReilly.

* Rimone thinks that DOAP is "opening in the States on, i think, 27. october" - OMG - that's so pre-election.

1 comment:

calipendence said...

If you have any of the Landmark theater chain theaters near you, I'd bet that they will be carrying this on October 27th... Sounds like they are supportive according to this article. They also have a DOAP entry for their list of films on their web site, though it doesn't have any theaters listed carrying it just yet. Might want to keep this bookmarked and check in a again a few times before the end of the month to see where it's going to start playing first.

I see that it's also scheduled to play at the Music Box in Chicago, and there's another theater in Camarillo, CA that has a note that it will be playing it too. If I can't see it before Thanksgiving here locally, I'll see if I can talk my sister into having us all go over there on Friday after Thanksgiving, since we're going up there for those days and it is close by.