December 2006

Somalia’s Islamists Isolated, Face Two Front War

December 31, 2006
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There’s a good lesson in this bit of news:

As fighting began to flare up today around Kismayo, the final redoubt for Somalia’s diminished Islamic movement, elders within the city demanded that the Islamists leave.

The Islamists didn’t leave and Somali and Ethiopian forces have begun to engage.

Around 5 p.m., the fighting started,...

63,000 – Yes, That’s Some Number

December 31, 2006
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It’s unfortunate that one might predict an almost celebratory tone in announcements from the media and the Left that US deaths in Iraq have reached 3,000. I had to search around to find a news story that actually named the individual.

Spc. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Texas, was killed...

Googly Goo

December 31, 2006
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Whenever a business entity comes to dominate its field, there will inevitably be complaints and genuine dissatisfaction. I’ve been far from impressed with Google’s dedication to customer service.

It’s early to know how much of the negativity surrounding the brand lately is fully warranted, but there may be signs that Google is...

The Saddam Hanging Video

December 31, 2006
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If you haven’t seen the actual hanging and want to see it, the video is at this Jawa  link.

I found myself tearing up earlier tonight, not at the ruthless dog in the video linked above, but at the state ceremony for Gerald Ford. Perhaps future generations will look back at our...

Spain Airport Terminal Rocked From Large Explosion

December 30, 2006
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Update: Basque ETA said to be claiming responsibility for the bombing.

Update: Fox may have overstated the injuries, but it isn’t clear.

MADRID (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded in a parking lot at Madrid’s Barajas airport on Saturday after an anonymous telephone warning, Spanish police said.

A warning had been telephoned to motorway...

Update: Gone!

December 29, 2006
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Executed between 9:30 – 10:00PM EST – still images and video said to be taken. Celebrations break out in Shi’ite areas of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD, Dec 30 (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Iraqi television station Al Hurra said Saddam Hussein had been executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday….

According to Arabia.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – The official witnesses to Saddam Hussein’s impending execution gathered Friday in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone in final preparation for his...

Ghost Riding The Whip

December 29, 2006
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A hot new Hip Hop fad. See story and YouTube below. I suspect the number of dead will be growing, especially among the youngest.

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — "Ghost riding the whip" – a stunt in which a driver gets out of his car and dances around and on top of the...

Vive La French!

December 29, 2006
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ROFLMAO! A YouTube at Ace’s, Watch the whole thing. About midway through I had tears coming out of my eyes I was laughing so hard.

Peace Activist Sings For Saddam

December 29, 2006
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Update: Hanging before 10 PM? I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s done earlier.

Man, as a real young kid I was a fan of the Smothers Brothers. I didn’t realize Tommy was a total moon bat, right down to his Bush is a fascist, Canada is better, Dennis Miller is now a...

So Long Saddam

December 29, 2006
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At right, Time Magazine covers from 1945 and 2003.

So, so long Saddam, it appears, despite this foolishness in the New York Times which makes absolutely no sense at all.

Toppling Saddam Hussein did not automatically create a new and better Iraq. Executing him won’t either.

It’s a vapid editorial, suggesting no realistic...

Wanted: Saddam – Dead, or Alive?

December 29, 2006
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Some reports have indicated Saddam Hussein was handed over to the Iraqi government for execution, the Iraqi government denies it, claiming the execution will not be for a month. The Vatican wants him spared. An alleged farewell letter has been posted on the Internet.

Jules isn’t waiting and he’s already...

N.O. Cops Charged With Murder

December 29, 2006
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There were conflicting reports when this story broke during Hurricane Katrina coverage.

UPDATE: There are contradicting versions about this story, AP is reporting that the men shot dead were not looters but contractors.

One witness came forward and alleged that at least one mentally disabled individual was shot in the back. An autopsy ...

Kerry Not Shunned In Iraq

December 28, 2006
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A debate over whether or not John Kerry was shunned by fighting men in Iraq has been raging between the Left and Right blogosphere.

You can see Michelle Malkin for the take from the Right. Based on a new photograph, I’m afraid Michelle may have to apologize after all.

I’ve e-mailed Scott...

AP and E&P: Perfect “Liars” Together

December 28, 2006
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The AP and E&P have teamed up to perpetuate a lie. The details of their own story make that clear for anyone taking the time to actually parse it. The headline screams Many U.S. Troops in Iraq Oppose Escalation, so let’s take a look.

In dozens of interviews with soldiers of the...

Key Bush Quote From Today

December 28, 2006
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Yesterday I posted that it appears we are starting to play hardball with the Shi’ite majority in Iraq. I’d say the quote below from Bush today makes it fairly clear he’s waiting on more than information to announce a plan. I’d look for more arrests and pressure on Al-Sadr, perhaps even...

Child’s Doll Drops The F-Bomb?

December 28, 2006
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That’s the claim. And the only news video I could find bleeped it out. More than one family in different states have come forward with the same complaint.

(KMOV) — A St. Louis County mom is still talking about her Christmas Day surprise. She claims a popular singing doll,...

Milblogger Wounded In Iraq

December 28, 2006
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We need to keep all of our wounded and kia’s in our thoughts and prayers. This seems as appropriate a moment as any to re-affirm that.

it is hard for me to tell you all this but i was hurt by an ied here. my right arm has been amputated below the...

Huh? What Spotlight?

December 28, 2006
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The New York Times seems to be pulling out all the stops in attempting to prevent any type of a surge strategy in Iraq. Reading this piece below is like deja vu all over again.

G.O.P. Senator in Spotlight After a Critical Iraq Speech

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 — At the...

And I Thought It Was The Tuna Nets?

December 28, 2006
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Okay, different waters and a different dolphin, but I still blame the Left. I’m adopting a new policy to combat the Blame America First types. It’s called Blame the Anti-American Left First! And they have dolphin blood on their hands.

It’s always the renewable energy that gets you in end. The only...

Compassionate Islamists Abandon Mogadishu, Liberals Lament

December 28, 2006
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Ethiopian and Somalian government forces have closed on the capitol of Mogadishu, while Islamists have fled south toward the seaport of Kismayo. Unfortunately, some former Islamist supporters simply went back to their tribal leanings, changed clothes and began looting buildings formerly held by the Islamists.

Obviously Somalia is a basically lawless land...

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