Wednesday, October 13, 2004


Today, I offer your politics briefing in a big chunk. A lot of interesting thoughts/news about Iraq coming out recently. Seymour Hersh, for instance, gave a talk at Berkeley on Monday during which he discusses not only his criticism for the Bush doctrine, but also a reported massacre in Iraq of 36 guards that is along the lines of Vietnam atrocities. The video is available in Real Player format and is 1 hour and 22 minutes long.

The President says that if the generals need any more troops in Iraq, then all they have to do is ask. The Seattle Times today ran a story on troops from a Washington base that have asked - twice. No troops on the way as of yet. Perhaps the Bush administration is waiting to find the troops in a draft? Yea, I know, they say we won't have a draft again, but this piece from a retired Colonel and today a correspondent for DefenseWatch says that in his opinion we're headed for a draft in '05 or '06. Sadly, unless Kerry changes his current position, we might be headed for a draft no matter who is elected.

So, you want to vote against a draft? Be glad that you're not in Nevada and attempting to register as a Democrat. KLAS - TV in Las Vegas is reporting on a Republican funded organization that presented itself as a neutral voter registration company, shredding those registration applications that were marked as Democrats and then throwing them in the trash. The organization has since closed it's doors and has moved into Oregon.

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