"There's a lot of sectarian violence taking place, fomented in my opinion because of the attacks by al-Qaida causing people to seek reprisal."1) i'm not interested in his 'opinion'.
2) it's obviously not his opinion - someone obviously taught him the sentence, including the words 'fomented' and 'reprisal'
* CREW: "CREW SENDS LETTER TO DOJ URGING INVESTIGATION INTO SPEAKER HASTERT’S LAND DEAL"
* tas on GatesGate
"The college student loan industry has been so well-connected in the Republican-controlled Congress that a powerful committee chairman once assured its bankers and other financiers that their interests were in "two trusted hands."I'm convinced that Ryan and Cary Katz should be in jail. and probably half of sallie mae's leadership too. and boehner
Now that Democrats are about to take control of Congress, those bankers will have to contend with a lawmaker who has compared them to the usurers Jesus drove from the temple of Jerusalem."
* atrios has some fun with civil war and presidential sex. (add that to the list of sentences i never thought i'd write)
"The more important aspect of Toobin's article is that it provides an important and potent reminder that while it is nice that Democrats, rather than Bush-loyal Republicans, now control Congress, the people who occupy the White House don't think that matters because they believe -- literally -- that Congress has no power to restrain what they do.
There are a lot of Democrats who, understandably enough, seem all excited about the great new policies and legislation they think they can enact now. And many people are equally excited (at least) about the Congressional investigations that are going to commence. But it is vital to keep at the forefront of our political discussions the fact that the Bush administration is composed of individuals who do not recognize the rule of law or the authority of Congress to do much of anything, and -- unless they are absolutely forced to do so, and it's unclear what that might include -- they are not going to comply with these things we used to call "laws" or with Congressional subpoenas and other mandates because they believe they do not have to. And they have said so expressly, time and again."