Tuesday, March 28, 2006

We're All Just a Bunch of Bushie Automatons

I've never liked when the president goes the compassionate conservative route as he has done on immigration since his time as Texas governor. Compassionate conservatism is just a codeword for moderate. Moderates make bad leaders because they often lack strength of conviction and clarity of purpose, seeking to make everyone happy and doing the politically expedient thing. Bush has always been weak on immigration and his failure to lead decisively will damage this country.

I think this well known blogger might agree with me.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Gonna Hit Ya' in The Face!

Check out this editorial in the WaPo about the immigration problem.

Update 3/28/06

Here's what the Senate Judiciary Committee did last night.

News coverage here.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Does Anyone Smell Gunsmoke?

To all my fans, that would be both of you, sorry for not posting for so long. I hereby solemnly swear to try harder and post more.
As I'm sure you are aware over the past few weeks the Bush administration has declassified formerly secret papers and records discovered over the past three years in Iraq. They are being combed through and translated and you can access all the documents and images here.
ABC News has summaries of seven of the documents here. Included in these summaries are documents about direct communication between Osama bin Laden and Saddam's government. Also summarized are two particularly damning documents from 2003 that implicate the Russian government directly in providing pre-war intelligence from spies at the U.S. Cent Com in Qatar to the Iraqi military. The Washington Times has more on this and other revelations here.
Look for frequent document updates here.