Thursday, June 14, 2007

Except in Our Own Main Stream Media (MSM). . .

  • Paris Hilton Ordered Back to Jail
  • Paris Hilton out of Medical Ward
  • Paris Hilton Gets A Visit
  • Parents Say Paris is Cold And Sleep Deprived
  • Research Shows Hilton Prison Time Longer Than Most
Bad news travels fast.
  • Iraq Mosques Come under Attack
  • Askariya Shrine Was Attacked for a Second Time
  • Askariya Shrine Blast Destroys Shrine in Iraq, Setting Off Sectarian Fury
  • 36 USA Kia in June
  • No Drop in Iraq Violence Seen Since Troop Buildup
  • Iraqis Are Failing to Meet U.S. Benchmarks
  • Army to 'Muster' 5,000 Reservists
  • All Is Not Quiet On The Turkish-Iraqi Front
  • Struggle for Kirkuk Turns Ugly
  • Kurdish Rebels Kill Three Turkish Troops
  • Turkish Tanks Move To Iraq Border
  • Conflict in Gaza
  • Gaza on Verge of Collapse
  • Hamas Close to Controlling Gaza Strip
  • Hamas Seizes Broad Control
  • The Road to Hamastan
  • Walid Eido, Anti-Syrian Politician, Assassinated
  • 10 killed in Beirut Bomb
  • Lebanon Mourns Assassinated MP Amidst Calls for Revenge
  • Beirut Cries for Revenge
  • Lebanon Braces After Assassination
  • Israeli Jets Able to Take Out Iranian Nukes
  • Iran May Be Arming Taliban
  • Iran Must Cease Arming Shiites
  • Us Senator Backs Bombing Iran For Role In Iraq, Afghanistan & Lebanon
One candidate for the American Presidency foresaw all of this.

As the national and congressional debate over Bush's un-provoked, unnecessary, largely unilateral invasion and unplanned occupation of Iraq (UULUIUOI) reached a crescendo, the then Illinois State Senator Barak Obama delivered this speech on 26-Oct-02 in Chicago:
. . . I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.

I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the middle east, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.
America is in dire need of competent media and leadership.