PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"When gunmen murdered dozens of people in this once peaceful Shiite market city over two days last month, no one stepped in to stop the killing. Not U.S. forces, whose stated purposes in Iraq include preventing all-out civil war. Not the Iraqi security forces, who mostly turned a blind eye to the massacre. Not the people of Balad, who allowed decades of fear and hatred to overwhelm their better instincts."

"American voters today are poised to breach Bush's bubble, exposing him to the real world. In the real world, just because he says something doesn't make it so. In the real world, he can't just demonize people who don't agree with him -- he has to work with them. And in the real world, he is the president of all the people, not just his partisan supporters."
-Dan Froomkin

"The general tone of most commentary I've read and seen has been that Saddam deserved to be found guilty, but that his execution won't much change things; that the entire trial had been handled terribly; and that the timing - in the midst of escalating sectarian warfare in Iraq - could not have been worse."
-Abu Aardvark

"Voters are angry about the loss of American life and treasure, but many of them also worry about whether we are losing something just as precious, and as critical to our security: our sense of commanding moral mission in the world."
-Howard Fineman

* How did O'Reilly get a hold of secret abortion records?
* Is Khalilzad leaving? If so, why?
* Inside Bush's contingency strategy. Also, is Tony Snow the administration's new attack dog?
* A Fox reporter undergoes waterboarding. Eek.
* Salary secrets and salary myths
* Neat. New York plans to make gender a personal choice on the birth certificate.
* Doctors warn about body piercing at home.
* New ground broken in male contraception.
* Anthropological treasure: evidence of forensic autopsies from 1604.
* Fossils present a differing view on global warming.
* editors confess to the pop music they just don't like.

"A neuroscientific look at speaking in tongues."

Write your own punchline: "Prince Charles has said he believes the world has a duty to save the endangered albatross from extinction."
Tags: 2006, news, quotes
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