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THEY MADE US BELIEVE

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

A Democratic Underground operative exposes BushCo’s sinister Iraq elections ploy: All we’ve heard the past few weeks was how bad the violence was going to […]

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HEADLINE OF THE WEEK

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

From Saturday’s New York Times: Shiite Faction Ready to Shun Sunday’s Election in Iraq Thereafter follows a piece by one Dexter Filkins, helpfully illustrated with […]

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SILENCE OF THE LEFT

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

Good news from Iraq? Who’d ever have thought! Arthur Chrenkoff presents a two-week supercompilation of cheery Iraqi news, including vast campaign and election day coverage. […]

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FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PAUL PARDOEL

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

Australia has suffered its first military casualty in Iraq: Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel, 35, from Victoria, died when a British C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed […]

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JUST SAY NEIGH

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

There are certain metaphors John Kerry should strive to avoid: “Many Republicans say we beat their models by four or five points,” he said. “I […]

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VOTE OR DIE

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

You’re familiar with the Damning But. Now scream with delight as you encounter this Damning DOUBLE But in the Sydney Morning Herald: Shiites defy gunmen […]

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IRAQ IN BRIEF

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

Bush lied! Fingers dyed! —Paul Zrimsek UPDATE. Mark Steyn: And so the “looming Iraqi election fiasco” joins “the brutal Afghan winter” and “the brutal Iraqi […]

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AGELESS

January 31, 2005 kim lien 0

For some reason, possibly due to shame, today’s Melbourne Age front page doesn’t seem to be available. UPDATE. Stupid poll in The Age asks: “Given […]

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DAVOS DEBACLE

January 30, 2005 kim lien 0

The World Economic Forum is turning out to be good for a laugh: With Iran’s vice-president and foreign minister in the room, the organizers began […]

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REVERSE PREDICTION ATTEMPTED

January 30, 2005 kim lien 0

Having realised that every anti-Bush, anti-Republican prediction he makes fails to come true, Michael Moore switches tactics: The Democrats are going to have a very […]

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TYRANTS POKED

January 30, 2005 kim lien 0

Mohammed and Omar hug the box: I walked forward to my station, cast my vote and then headed to the box, where I wanted to […]

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VANISHING MARK

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

It’s as though he never existed. Drop by Mark Latham’s Parliamentary website and you’ll discover this grim note: Error: There is no Member ID K26 […]

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UNFILTERED VIEW

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

The Indiana Gazette had the considerable foresight to hire National Guardsman Sgt. Thomas Foreman Jr., serving in Baghdad, as a weekly columnist; surprisingly, few other […]

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VOTERS SLIGHTED

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

The Associated Press reports: Hundreds of Iraqis streamed into polling places in five U.S. cities Friday, the first day they could vote in their homeland’s […]

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OUT DAMNED BUT

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

James Lileks: However the election goes will be one thing; how it’s reported is another. The thing to watch is the position of the Damning […]

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FLEE THE OLDSMOBILE

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

Iowahawk is overrun with guest commentators. Here’s Senator Edward Kennedy: It is time for us to recognize that our continued presence in this volatile region […]

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WAR PREDICTED

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

Ali, a Friends of Democracy correspondent in Missan province, has his say on anti-election hollerers: Those who holler in satellite stations and in the media […]

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SHOUTY MARXISTS

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

Democracy’s enemies are disrupting Iraq’s election—in Australia: A Sydney polling booth for Iraqis voting in their country’s historic election was shut down for an hour […]

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ABDUCTION SOLVED

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

As usual when the big science news breaks, an Australian is involved: Weekly World News has learned from a respected scientific source that rescuers searching […]

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RITTER THE FLIPPER

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter in 1999: I have grown convinced that there has been a total breakdown in the willingness of the international […]

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NEWS BRIEFLETS

January 29, 2005 kim lien 0

* Yet more torture: “For 12 days before his release, terror suspect Mamdouh Habib was so excited about the prospect of seeing his family again […]