September 09, 2004


• Puce is back! Or was back, a few days ago.

• "Terrorist" seems to be appearing in more ABC stories recently. Could this be due to the retirement of John Tulloh?

• My Zionist masters inform me that Margo Kingston’s Psychodiary now features comments.

• A Palestine Solidarity Conference -- organised by the Palestinian Progressive Youth Union and Revolutionary Communist Youth -- is currently underway in Sweden. Highlights of the four-day Paleothon include “Palestinian resistance against the Zionist occupation”, “strategy for resistance”, “resistance against US imperialism in Iraq”, and “resisting that irresistable chocolate cream pie - mmmm, yummy!” Israelly Cool is trying to work up some counter-resistance, so help out if you can.

• Where did John Kerry get the idea that Dick Cheney had called him "unfit for office"? Russ Smith notes a confession from the Washington Post: “Ombudsman Michael Getler explained to readers last Sunday that an exuberant Post headline writer made an error ('Cheney Calls Kerry Unfit'), relying on the words in reporter John Harris' front-page story rather than the text of Cheney's speech." Kerry should read further than the headlines.

• Germans are all panty-bunched about the confinement by US authorities of Amir al-Sadi, leader of the Iraqi chem-weapons skunk works. Medienkritik writes: "Recently, the German Foreign Ministry made several requests to Washington for Mr. al-Sadi's release. When the US failed to respond, German Chancellor Schroeder himself brought up the issue of al-Sadi's release in a direct conversation with President George W. Bush." Bush has so far not answered this tear-jerking plea.

• More on Dick: did the VP really say that if the US would face the threat of another terrorist attack if it elected Kerry? Sure looks like it -- but Patterico has evidence that the damning quote was Dowdified!

• "I'm a moderate Muslim and agree wholeheartedly with the Bush Administration's terror policy," writes Alykhan Velshi, who has interesting (not to say depressing) insights into the western spread of Muslim extremism. Read the whole item.

• What were Glenn Reynolds and I thinking when we decided biker chicks were no longer hot?

• Donate $40 to Scott Elliott and he’ll send you a daily Election Projection update every day for free! ("Free" in this context means "$40")

Posted by Tim Blair at September 9, 2004 01:14 AM

Puce is truly a god among men.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 9, 2004 at 01:16 AM


Posted by: Puce at September 9, 2004 at 01:32 AM

Margo's webdiary comments:

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Posted by: EvilPundit at September 9, 2004 at 01:34 AM

Oh, God, did we ever need a laugh. I leave it to you decide if that means Puce or Dowd. (Hey, that oughta be the name of a game show!)

Posted by: Rebecca at September 9, 2004 at 01:47 AM

Woops! I meant Kingston! Hm. Doesn't have the same ring to it.

Posted by: Rebecca at September 9, 2004 at 01:49 AM

I don't see a problem with Cheneys' quote. Whether it was Dowdified or not, it rings true.

Posted by: Scott R at September 9, 2004 at 02:11 AM

From Medienkritik's site I see something disturbingly familiar. Amir al-Sadi's German wife claims her husband was "just an innocent scientific adviser following orders" and he didn't do anything wrong. Wasn't the 'following orders' defense tried by the Nazis? It's chilling that it should be brought up again, in Germany, to justify acts committed by al-Sadi.

The German press has been informing the public about how al-Sadi is being held by the cruel US with no charges being brought. The logic seems to be that since no WMDs have been found al-Sadi has done nothing wrong and can't be charged with anything.

Medienkritik also mentions that al-Sadi is known as the 'father' of the Iraqi gas program that helped gas "over 5,000 innocent Iraqi men, women and children to death at Halabja." The German press, for whatever reason, fails to mention this little tidbit.

(Follow the link to Medienkritik's site. Read about 'poor' al-Sadi.)

Personally, I think al-Sadi should be turned over to the Iraqis and be subjected to Islamic law. Much faster than our Western law. No muss or fuss about executing people like al-Sadi. Save the US taxpayer some money by dealing with him swiftly.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at September 9, 2004 at 02:40 AM

The Germans probably want to resume their earlier business relationship with al-Sadi. This might not be in the best interests of the Iraqi people.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at September 9, 2004 at 04:40 AM

Ohhhhh, you mean those biker chicks....

Posted by: JDB at September 9, 2004 at 05:38 AM

I posted a few comments, I wonder how Margo will wield the power of censorship. I threw in a comment praising their courage in dissenting under the totalitarian Howard regime. It was so over the top that they will probably accept it without batting an eye lid.

Posted by: Crusader at September 9, 2004 at 08:47 AM

Funny that the uber-left that trumpet most about rights are the first ones who need to 'select and sort' through opinions.

Margo's comment bag seemed unusually full of positive comments about her. I wonder how many 'other' types of comments we will get to see. after the most recent tripe she has written, she deserves both barells being used.

Posted by: nic at September 9, 2004 at 04:03 PM

"...I'm spending all day editing and publishing you!" Margo is editing, ha ha ha....

Posted by: tc at September 9, 2004 at 04:50 PM