1) New Not In Our Name Petition, regarding
inauguration and statements that election is a
2) Yup, Iran's next, perhaps before the summer.
However, since even Americans are tiring of folks
defending themselves against foreign invaders, this
time they'll probably just bomb Iran, with
"precision". It'll just end up killing a lot of
people, whom we won't bother counting:
Now US ponders attack on Iran
Hardliners in Pentagon ready to neutralise 'nuclear
threat' posed by Tehran
Julian Borger in Washington and Ian Traynor
Tuesday January 18, 2005
President Bush's second inauguration on Thursday will
provide the signal for an intense and urgent debate in
Washington over whether or when to extend the "global
war on terror" to Iran, according to officials and
foreign policy analysts in Washington.
That debate is being driven by "neo-conservatives" at
the Pentagon who emerged from the post-election Bush
reshuffle unscathed, despite their involvement in
collecting misleading intelligence on Iraq's weapons
in the run-up to the 2003 invasion.
Washington has stood aside from recent European
negotiations with Iran and Pentagon hardliners are
convinced that the current European-brokered deal
suspending nuclear enrichment and intensifying weapons
inspections is unenforceable and will collapse in
Only the credible threat, and if necessary the use, of
air and special operations attacks against Iran's
suspected nuclear facilities will stop the ruling
clerics in Tehran acquiring warheads, many in the
3) Dear Abby Letter:
My husband has a long record of money problems. He
runs up huge credit card bills. At the end of the
month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at me,
saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the
minimum, and let our kids worry about the rest, but
already we can hardly keep up with the interest.
Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our
neighbors that most of them no longer speak to us. The
few that do are an odd bunch, to whom he has been
giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills
Also, he has gotten religious in a big way, although I
don't quite understand it. One week he hangs out with
Catholics and the next with people who say the Pope is
the Anti-Christ. And now he has been going
to the gym an awful lot and is into wearing uniforms
and cowboy outfits, and I hate to think what that
Finally, the last straw. He's demanding that before
anyone can be in the same room with him, they must
sign a loyalty oath. It's just so horribly creepy!
Can you help?
Signed, Lost in DC
Stop whining, Laura. You can divorce the jerk any time
you want. The rest of us are stuck with the ___hole
for four more years!
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