Monday, November 06, 2006


In 1999, when Clinton was President (that's for the wing nuts who insist that Bush's problems are the previous president's fault), the Pentagon had a secret war game over Iraq. Some of their conclusions match exactly with what happened when we finally invaded. So much for Ms. Rice's consistent claims that "No one could ever have foreseen..." (fill in the blank). Among the conclusions: it would take 400,000 troops and the place still may fall into chaos.

The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Times are calling for Rumsfeld to resign.

Army recruiters caught lying to get teens to enlist. That's not shocking, but telling the teens that the Iraq War is over and there's no chance that they'll end up there is bullshit. No wonder they are starting to meet their numbers again.

Maybe the teens should read counter stories like this one about an a soldier in Iraq who killed herself after objecting to interrogation techniques (euphemism for torture). Her death was subsequently covered up by the Pentagon.

Public Pension plans are collapsing. This is only the tip of the iceberg as the boomers begin to retire and the debts they've amassed come back to haunt them.

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