After reading that Wolfowitz underestimated the number of American soldier casualties in Iraq:’
“WASHINGTON – Asked how many American troops have died in Iraq, the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian estimated Thursday the total was about 500 ? more than 200 soldiers short.
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was asked about the toll at a [...]
According to recent reports:
“A coalition military spokesman says he is “disgusted” by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad.
The photographs, first aired on a U.S. television network, were being shown by Arab television networks Friday.
CBS says it has “dozens” of pictures showing a wide [...]
It is not clear as to whom the policy not to show flag draped coffins are protecting. Consider the history:
“BERLIN (Reuters) – A ban on media access to coffins of killed American soldiers as they are transferred to U.S.-bound aircraft at an airbase in Germany will stay in place despite calls to relax the [...]
Derb Radio: Absolute must-listening.
“The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.”
Here’s Ted Koppel’s plan for your Friday night entertainment:
Ted Koppel has been airing a segment for months on each edition of “Nightline” that lists U.S. military fatalities in Iraq.
On Friday, Koppel and the “Nightline” team will turn the entire show over to naming those killed in combat in that conflict.
“We’d been doing [...]
While EVERY DAY is a good day to discuss women’s and minority’s representation in national legislatures, The Waterglass management exhorts us to write about women today.
It may be common knowledge that women’s representation in national legislatures worldwide is low. While representation can be thought of as both proportion of women as politicians or [...]
(Interested readers can find out my views on abortion on this website by doing a simple search.)
The Media Research Center transcribed some of the celebrity speeches that took place on Sunday’s March for Women’s Lives:
Whoopi Goldberg: ?This is no joke. This is still America. This is not a fundamentalist country. The separation of [...]
‘Most men are dogs,’ she sniffs. ‘There are some nice dogs and some really nasty dogs. But you get the good ones — the faithful that hang around and treat you well and you treat them well — and that’s it.’ She should know: She’s Jackie Collins, empress of raunch and best-selling author who [...]
Anne Bayefsky writes about the UN and Israel:
Notwithstanding Kofi Annan’s anxious disclaimers, U.N. special envoy to Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi’s tendentious proclamation that Israel is “the great poison in the region” is no aberration. Assigning blame to Israel for the nonexistence of Arab democracy, the impoverishment of Arab populations, and the human-rights deficit throughout the [...]
First, the bad news:
‘Springer’ to Arrive on Broadway in 2005
NEW YORK – “Jerry Springer ? The Opera” is coming to Broadway but not until the fall of 2005.
The raucous, raunchy London hit about the American talk show host will open Oct. 20, 2005, at a theater to be announced, producer Jon Thoday [...]
Clifford May gets to the heart of what I’ve been saying for some time about the 9/11 Commission, Paul O’Neill, Richard Clarke, and now Bob Woodward:
Bob Woodward’s new book is less an expose than an inkblot test. It’s remarkable how people can see the same words on the same pages – and come away [...]
The darkness of the room, relieved by brief, dim flickers of intermittent light from various multicolored buttons and dials, gives one the impression of vastness despite the relative smallness of the surroundings. The pine air freshener doesn’t completely cover the aroma of cigarettes and corn chips.
“We on yet?”
“In ten seconds.”
“Rats.” A deep [...]
Waterglass associate Zelda wanted her baby Rocky to be included in this week’s Carnival of the Cats, so she sent over this entry:
Rocky wonders why all the McDonald’s Happy Meals only have big-eyed dogs as toys…just doesn’t seem fair.
We’d have to agree.
Some people just gotta be assholes:
If you ever wonder why I felt the need to give up political blogging, just one of the reasons can be found in the comments on my post about Pat Tillman.
Follow the links to see the liberal left feeling its oats in the form of some prick named [...]