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  • I think she made some good arguments though. I don’t think America or the government is in the right situation to start pressing buttons on Human Rights, it hasn’t worked to date and America is not really in the position to start making ultimatums. She is being a realist.

    Poor Socks the Cat though, seems like he had a tough end to his heroic life.

    Socks the Cat, dead at 20 (or maybe 19, he wasn’t saying)



  • Hopenchange! Can you feel the love?

    In other news from Obamaland, it turns out that 1)unlawful combatants captured in Afghanistan actually don’t have any rights under the US Constitution and have no legal recourse by which to challenge their imprisonment (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7903005.stm); 2) Gitmo meets the standards set by the Geneva Convention (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/20/AR2009022002191.html?wprss=rss_nation), and 3) Obama is stepping up drone attacks in Pakistan (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/21/washington/21policy.html?_r=1).

    Who knew?

    But seriously, how cool is that? It turns out that stuff is bad only when Republicans do it. But when Democrats do it it’s kosher!

    Seriously, though: where’s the outrage from all of those self-righteous pricks who wanted to charge Bush and Cheney with war crimes? I guess it’s cool when your guy does it.

    But there may be hope: now that Obama has turned out to be a Republican in disguise, maybe his administration won’t turn out to be as anti-Israel as his appointments indicate.

    Let me know when Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon move to Canada in protest of Obama’s vicious, unlawful policies. Then I’ll know things are OK.

  • What’s interesting is that Obama reverses Bush on Durban, Iran policy etc., yet keeps Bush’s homeland security and anti-terror policies almost entirely in place. The CIA must’ve given him one mindfuck of a briefing on what ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ had turned up.

    I love Hillary. We care deeply about human rights– except compared to every other aspect of our relations with foreign countries. She all but gave Wen Jiabao what Monica gave Bill.

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