Monday edition - February 12, 2007





Cheney may snub outspoken Japan Defense chief: report
ABC News - 2-12-07
The United States has asked Japan not to arrange a meeting between Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Minister Fumio ...


'NYT' Reporter Who Got Iraqi WMDs Wrong Now Highlights Iran Claims

Editor&Publisher 2-12-07
Saturday’s New York Times..suggests very strongly that Iran is supplying the “deadliest weapon aimed at American troops” in Iraq...It also may be worth noting that the author is Michael R. Gordon, ..wrote some of the key, and badly misleading

Novak Likely To Testify In Libby Trial
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 2-12-07
It wasn't clear whether Novak would be the first defense witness. He is one of several journalists whom Libby's attorneys planned to call. ...


Cheney snubs Japan? Well, at least he didn't shoot them.



“And Barack Obama now trying to quick smoking. You see that? I guess Barack Obama smokes a couple of packs a day. He’s trying to quit because he’s running for president. He’s now chewing the nicotine gum. In fact, today, on the news, they showed him chewing the gum while walking, to which President Bush said, ‘Show-off.’” - Jay Leno



The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News


War of Words


Prime Minister John Howard said Obama's plan to withdraw troops by March 2008 would play into terrorists' hands. "If I were running Al Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not only for Obama but also for the Democrats," Howard said.

Obama noted that Australia has only 1,400 troops in Iraq.

"If he's ginned up to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq. Otherwise it's just a bunch of empty rhetoric," Obama said.





Senators vote to let Bush fight his own war

Red Tractor USA

Washington DC – Congress today overwhelmingly voted to commit America’s Top Soldier to the Iraq war. By a 100 to 5 vote, the Senate overwhelmingly voted today to send George W. Bush to Iraq to let him fight his own war. As approved by the Senate, this new measure calls for sending George Bush deep into insurgent-controlled Baghdad where the most United States military casualties have occurred. The House of Representatives also is expected to approve the legislature.



Feith in the Situation Room: Three Lies - Juan Cole


Disturbing News


Her-say Evidence


...[Valerie] Plame was outed in a July 2003 syndicated column. Three months later, [Andrea] Mitchell said in a television interview that she had known Plame worked for the CIA before the column.

"It was widely known among those of us who cover the intelligence community," Mitchell said.

Mitchell has since recanted those comments and has said she can't explain them.

Though the comments seem to bolster Libby's case, it's unclear whether his attorneys will be allowed to play them for jurors. Attorneys are not normally allowed to present hearsay evidence or call witnesses simply to do so.





Everybody who wants Karl Rove's son to pick tomatoes and make beds in Vegas raise your hand. - Grant Gerver,




By Don Davis



Republican Shenanigans


I think the most amazing thing I've learned from the whole Anna Nichole thing is that Zsa Zsa Gabor is still alive. - Wonkette Blogger


Rock-The-Voter News


By Don Davis



"Presidential candidate Barack Obama says he's going to quit smoking. Which is good news for Hillary Clinton. Now that he's breathing down her neck, she won't have to worry about second-hand smoke." --Jay Leno





 PVC Tube Bombs

Senior U.S. military officials in Iraq yesterday sought to link Iran to deadly armor-piercing explosives and other weapons that they said are being used to kill U.S. and Iraqi troops with increasing regularity...The one such device shown at the briefing was a cylinder of PVC pipe about 8 inches long and about 6 inches in diameter. The officials said the devices are deadly because the explosion sends a slug of malleable metal, often copper, at velocities high enough to penetrate the armor of tanks and humvees. Their components require precision machining that Iraq has shown no evidence of being able to perform, the officials said.


PVC tubes, aluminum tubes, internet tubes. What is it with Republicans and tubes? Is it a penis thing?- Wonkette blogger



"The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes." - Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska





Biz-Tech News



Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News



"The gun just went off," said Dick Cheney while visiting Scooter Libby's bedside....



I might be the father of Anna Nicole's baby. - Grant Gerver,



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A typical scene at a local watering hole in Rio Seco, Costa Rica. The beer sign fell down last month due to the high winds and is now being used as a horse tether. Photo/Lisa Casey/AHNC