Friday, August 11, 2006


With all due respect to the crazies over at Kos and others, they are really stretching for something. That photo was mild compared to the photo that didn't quite make it through our 173 layers of editors at the GOP. See...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Double take

Uh, did I read that correctly?

"The recent arrests that our fellow citizens are now learning about are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation," Bush said... (Emphasis ours - Ed.)
Seriously? You mean he actually said it?

You know what I think this means? We're getting closer to war with Iran, but I'm sure the administration wouldn't necessarily appreciate us "tipping" them off, so we'll strike that from the record.

Clarification: Many of my readers have emailed asking me to clarify the above stricken comment. (Nobody's emailed you, have they? - Ed.)

I have maintained from before the beginning of the Iraq war, through the Iraq war and to the present that I believe the Iraq war is far more about Iran than Iraq. It might be a serious barrage of air strikes for weeks on end or one gigantic wave with no known ground troops, but it will have to happen.

The question will be what will fill THAT vaccuum?

Welcome (back)

So, just to make this official and as to not let him off the hook let's welcome back Jeremy H. Bol to the 'sphere.

Okay, it's official, now. Move along. Come on. Move. Go.


If I didn't know better I'd say jihadis had a stronger love affair with planes than they do sheep.

If I didn't know better, that is.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My take on "Fauxtography" story

Once again, it is left up to EiP to get to the bottom of this whole fiasco.

First, can we all just start of with a big collective, "Duuuuh"? Of course they're faking photos. They have faked just about everything else, so why wouldn't they fake photos? The story should be about how there are people out there who are actually "shocked" by it, like those left out of the inside joke.

Second, the real person behind this latest fake-but-accurate thing is clearly Keyser Soze. He's obviously interested in helping Iran obtain nuclear arms because it's "a highly profitable violation of U.N. policy." (Kobayashi)

Third, it seems clear that Keyser's "lawyer" friend is the infamous Adnan Hajj, aka Issam Kobeisi. The Arab translation of "Kobayashi"?

Time to move on, Keyser - the gig is up.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Spectator Sport?

I love it when a plan comes together.

UPDATE: EiP has obtained a copy of the cover that was actually rejected by the editors at U.S. News.