"If Harvard and Berkeley, the New York Times and Wikipedia are taken to be "liberal" and biased toward the Democrats, as the wingnuts insist they are, and "conservatism" and the GOP are represented by Liberty University and Bob Jones University, Fox News and Conservapedia, then the conclusion is inescapable: a vote cast for a Republican is a vote for Stupidity."
* scott ritter was interviewed by Scott Horton- make sure you listen. Ritter says 'if you want to bomb Iran, pick a city. Not an Iranian city, but an american city. If you want to drop nukes on iran, then we're going to lose an american city.'
"We talk a lot about the 'surge' and that's important since it assumes a intensive military commitment in Iraq for years into the future. We worry about tactics and strategy and whether the White House is going to plunge us into another war as a way to wriggle out of the blame for the current one. But this is a level of folly that transcends all of that: at the most basic level, the folks running the show can't even decide who's side we're on. There's no real strategy here or grand aim or even stable aim -- more like a rather panicked set of improvisations aimed at finding a way to retrospectively justify the mistakes that got us here in the first place."