It's About Time!

We really needed a new conspiracy theory, and this week has not disappointed.

Did you know that Pat Tillman was essentially executed, presumably on the orders of the Bush administration, because he was about to come out publicly against the war?

It’s also being reported that Tillman was anti-Bush, an Atheist, an intellectual (Economist subscriber), poet and a fan of leftist author Noam Chomsky.

Oh, I don’t know… if the president really wanted to do away with anti-Bush intellectual Atheist Chomskyite poets he’d have invaded a Starbucks in Berkeley, California way before Afghanistan and Iraq.

The first thing any good despot worth his weight in Hitler comparisons would do is neutralize critics or potential critics beforehand — and he’d certainly not let them join the same military force he’s going to use to hush up anybody who gets in the way of his propaganda machine. Or… would he?

It’s About Time!

We really needed a new conspiracy theory, and this week has not disappointed.

Did you know that Pat Tillman was essentially executed, presumably on the orders of the Bush administration, because he was about to come out publicly against the war?

It’s also being reported that Tillman was anti-Bush, an Atheist, an intellectual (Economist subscriber), poet and a fan of leftist author Noam Chomsky.

Oh, I don’t know… if the president really wanted to do away with anti-Bush intellectual Atheist Chomskyite poets he’d have invaded a Starbucks in Berkeley, California way before Afghanistan and Iraq.

The first thing any good despot worth his weight in Hitler comparisons would do is neutralize critics or potential critics beforehand — and he’d certainly not let them join the same military force he’s going to use to hush up anybody who gets in the way of his propaganda machine. Or… would he?

Vacation Surge: Iraq Parliament Takes Break, So Should U.S.

Not to go full-blown Cindy Sheehan here, but if this is the kind of support our troops are getting from the Iraqi government, then maybe it’s time to bring them home:

BAGHDAD, July 30 (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament adjourned for its summer recess on Monday, taking a break until September despite having failed to enact a series of laws demanded by Washington.

Parliamentary speaker Mahmoud Mashhadani said in a statement issued after Monday’s session that he had dismissed lawmakers until Sept. 4.

As long as they’re on recess, not one American life should be risked to guard the playground.

The vacation comes despite there being much unfinished business and while people are in grave danger, but instead they’ve decided to ignore the problem and hope it just goes away during the summer months. Gee, it hasn’t taken long to get the Iraqi government to mirror the U.S. Congress.

Hey, why is Oscar the cat curling up next to Mahmoud Mashhadani?