Thursday, March 02, 2006

Free Fall

It's a free fall
when your back's against the wall

When you hit rock bottom
and the bottom drops out

From CNN/USA Today/Gallup

38% approve of the job Bush is doing.
47% approve how he is handling terrorism, “down 7 points since early February and a record low.”
64% disapprove of Bush’s handling of Iraq, a record high.
52% do not find Bush “honest and trustworthy,” tying November’s worst-ever mark.

Thursday Morning Open Thread

I got the coffee this morning :-)

The Lone Star Iconoclast

In August, 2005, the Lone Star Iconoclast, a local newspaper in Crawford, Texas, began reporting on Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside George Bush's compound. The reaction from the right wing was swift and furious. Somehow, this still, small voice amidst the furor continued to report in spite of the threats and retributions.

Truth telling often comes at great cost. This time, though, those who carried us the truth about Cindy and her mission have remained steadfast. Normally, I would hesitate to post any advertising, regardless of however oblique. But it was the Iconoclast who were first and last at the front line.

The have published a book, detailing the experience at Crawford from the start of Cindy's vigil up until now. The pressure on them to "just hush up" is tremendous, but they are steadfast in their mission to bring us the truth of what's happening on the ground -- and what happens to people who speak out against the Bush mis-administration.

The full post is here.

Former U.N. Official Deplores Iraq Abuses

AP - SYDNEY, Australia - Human rights abuses in Iraq are as bad now as they were under Saddam Hussein, as lawlessness and sectarian violence sweep the country, the former U.N. human rights chief in Iraq said Thursday.

John Pace, who last month left his post as director of the human rights office at the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, said the level of extra-judicial executions and torture is soaring, and morgue workers are being threatened by both government-backed militia and insurgents not to properly investigate deaths.

Semper Fi


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