August 25, 2004 Wednesday
AP -- 8-25-04
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called Wednesday for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign and urged President Bush to appoint an independent investigation to provide reforms after a report faulted all levels of the military for abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.
Toronto Star, Canada 8-25-04
WASHINGTON—The U.S. chain of command from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld down created conditions ...
Bush-Cheney lawyer advised
Rumsfeld should resign because of the prison abuse, and Bush/Cheney should resign because of the medal abuse.
"George W. Bush DOES have a
It's 'The Ballad of the Green Berets' by Barry Sadler."
-- Steve, All Hat No Cattle Viewer
Clintons, John McCain Visit Iceland
AP -- Tue Aug 24,11:54 PM ET
U.S. Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain visited Iceland on Tuesday to study its use of alternative energies, but they were upstaged by former President Bill Clinton, whose separate 11-hour visit captivated the local media.
North Korea's insults at Bush seen underscoring flawed U.S. proposal Channel News Asia, Singapore
5 Bodyguards Die in Attacks in Baghdad New York Times, NY
What we've really lost in this indefensible war Newsday, NY- Jimmy Breslin- Columnist
Graphic by Paul Micarelli
Locusts invade "Passion of Christ" town
Millions of locusts swarmed into the ancient stone city, scaring tourists off outdoor patios and evoking some playful comparisons to Old Testament plagues
Senator Max Cleland
Cleland Tries to Deliver Letter to Bush
ABC News - 8-25-04
CRAWFORD, Texas Aug. 25, 2004 — Former Democratic Sen. Max Cleland tried to deliver a letter protesting ads challenging John Kerry's ...
So Bush is on vacation and wouldn't meet with Max Cleland. Isn't that dishonoring a war hero? Sounds like Bush wants the medal abuse to continue.
California Blogger denied medical service because of political views
Putin Orders Investigation of Simultaneous Plane Crashes Voice of America, DC
White House Puts the West on Fast Track for Oil, Gas Drilling Los Angeles Times
Swift Boats and the Texas Nexus New York Times, NY
9/11 SLAP AT APPLE New York Post, NY
Indiana congressman gets suspended sentence Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
Dublin cheers Ireland's favorite ex-president, Bill Clinton Canadian Press
Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked about 5 paces behind their husbands.
She returned to Kabul recently and observed that women still walk behind their husbands, but now seem to walk even further back and are happy with the old custom.
Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you used to try and change?"
"Land mines," said the woman
MORAL: BEHIND EVERY MAN IS A SMART WOMAN.
I walk behind my husband so he won't step on my toes.
Report links Rumsfeld to `brutal' prison abuse Toronto Star, Canada
Volatile Iraqi abuse report due out today Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
Senior Officers May Be Charged Washington Post, DC
Long vigil takes father to Guantanamo NEWS.com.au, Australia
`Animal House' at Abu Ghraib Toronto Star, Canada
Kerry should be calling for Bush and Cheney to resign, considering there are now three dots connecting the Bush campaign and the Swift Boat Veterans.
Bush-Cheney Campaign Distributed Swift Boat Vets Anti-Kerry ... Capitol Hill Blue, VA
Bush adviser quits after appearing in swift boat ad Collective Bellaciao, France
"You'd be amazed at the number of people who want to introduce themselves to you in the men's room," he said. "It's the most bizarre part of this entire thing." –- John Kerry commenting on his presidential run on the Daily Show
Editorial: Dole's ugly partisanship
The Capital Times, WI -- 8-25-04
When Bob Dole sought the presidency in 1980, 1988 and 1996, he and his supporters reminded voters that he was a decorated World War II veteran. ...
Go-F*** -Yourself News
Cheney swings, misses at softball pitch Quad City Times, IA
Cheney opposes ban on gay marriage Guardian, UK
Cheney: Kerry weak on terror DetNews.com, MI
Kerry-Edwards Releases Bush-Cheney Ad Fact Check U.S. Newswire (press release), DC
Kerry and ketchup on 'The Daily Show' CNN International
“You could not have picked a better time to be in New York City. We have the protesters, we have the closed streets, gridlock, we have the bomb alerts, heightened security. Where are you going next, Najaf?” -- David Letterman
A simulation of the Beagle 2 on Mars. The British scientist who masterminded the ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, which vanished while attempting to land on Mars, said he wanted to try again and has asked NASA for a ride to the Red Planet. (Beagle 2)