"You've undoubtedly heard the story of the scandal surrounding World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and the generous salaries and favors he provided to his girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, in his capacity as president of the Bank. But look what Sid Blumenthal has dug up. The strings Wolfowitz pulled for Riza, the plums and sinecures go back into his time in the US government -- unexplained security clearances provided to a foreign national, special contracts apparently cooked up especially for her with US tax dollars. I had a hard time keeping all the intricacies and details straight in my head. But there definitely seems to be a story there. Oh, and Dick Cheney's daughter Liz -- MidEast democracy czar installed at the State Department to keep the neocons flame burning -- she's in the mix too."
* in case you missed Uranus' 'love letter to MoveOn.org while I was away, it is here:
"What the democrats need in a candidate is the bloodhound who knew it was a stupid idea to go to war in Iraq before it started, and never changed sides. That's who MO should choose. That's who most people would like best for the next term. Plus, the democrats should think about the next election, which stands a high probability of being another GOP forcible insertion. War will be an issue then, too."