Friday, 27 June 2008

Dividing Iraq

This needs no further comment...

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Big Oil and Iraq

In the Boston Globe yesterday...

IT TOOK five years, the deaths of 4,100 US soldiers, and the wounding of 30,000 more to make Iraq safe for Exxon. It is the inescapable open question since the reasons given by President Bush for the invasion and occupation did not exist, neither the weapons of mass destruction nor Saddam Hussein's ties to Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


Friday, 20 June 2008

Success In Iraq

At last, Bush and Cheney can (privately) toast the complete success of Operation Iraqi Liberation Freedom.

Firefox 3

I've always preferred independent browsing to the Microsoft force-feeding of Internet Explorer, even back to the days of Netscape Navigator.

Rob Pegoraro has a good review of the new Firefox 3. The key paragraph is the last one.

But when compared with the default browser on any new Windows machine, it's no contest. There may be no easier upgrade to your Web experience than a switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox. And there may be no plainer evidence of the dimwittedness of PC vendors than their failure to ship Firefox or any other alternative browser on their machines.
Download it here.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

This says it all

They can't have asked James Inhofe 29 times, can they? This really says it all about the 'heads in the sand' attitude of the GOP. H/T Matt Yglesias

Golf Gear - by John McCain

Obviously, he's recognised his base and he's catering for it with a link from the front page of his site to 'Golf Gear'.

This is brilliant.

They're Taking Over The World

I was reading an article about a planning request for wind turbines being turned down and this paragraph leaped out at me

It is the second time Ecotricity has submitted plans for the site. Its previous proposal, which critics claim is identical, was thrown out by councillors last November.

A key factor of that decision was that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had opposed the development on the grounds that the turbines would pose a threat to national security.

Since then the MoD has withdrawn its objection.
What! I'd like to see what their reasoning was.