Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Ahmadinejad Offers Obama Landmark Congratulations

November 7, 2008

For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian leader has offered well wishes to a U.S. president-elect.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

TEHRAN,Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday congratulated Barack Obama on his election win — the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (more…)

Opinion of U.S. from abroad plummets under President Bush

October 24, 2008

During President Bush's two terms, the view of the United States has dropped significantly in countries around the world

As President Bush meets today with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the head of the European Commission, he might keep in mind the view of the United States from Europe, Japan and elsewhere.

It isn’t pretty — and has grown notably ugly during his presidency. (more…)

‘Axis of Diesel’ forced to change its ways by plummeting oil price

October 20, 2008

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October 18, 2008

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Oil prices have fallen 50 per cent from a peak of $147 in July. Declining oil revenues may force Russia, Iran and Venezuela to curtail anti-Western policies (more…)

Colin Powell Is Ready To Endorse

October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008
Lawrence O’Donnell
Posted October 15, 2008 | 09:22 AM (EST)

When Colin Powell turns off his TV after the final presidential debate, he will have learned everything he is going to learn about the candidates vying to succeed his former boss, George W. Bush. Powell has made it clear that he has been thinking about an endorsement for a long time but wanted to hear more from the candidates before making his choice. It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House. (more…)

The Greatest Threat America Has Ever Faced: the GOP?

August 12, 2008

The Mother of All Messes


Republicans are sending around the Internet a photo of a cute little boy whose T-shirt reads: “The mess in my pants is nothing compared to the mess Democrats will make of this country if they win Nov. 2nd.”

One can only wonder at the insouciance of this message. Are Republicans unaware of the amazing mess the Bush regime has made? (more…)

Fuck McCain

May 31, 2008

All but conceding Dem primary is over, DNC turns to Obama defense

They don’t say the name of their likely nominee in the press release, but the DNC is effectively coming to the defense of Barack Obama for the first time today.

Citing what they call John McCain’s “troubling pattern of flubbing key facts and echoing obviously false statements about his own record,” the committee has put out a Top 10 of McCain’s “misstatements and outright deceptions.”

The move comes one day after Obama was hammered by the RNC and right-wing voices for falsely claiming his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz — it was a great-uncle and Buchenwald — and as conservatives buzz about a pattern of embellishments.

1. McCain doesn’t even know who is in charge in Iran.
2. Iraq/Iran, Sunni/Shia: McCain doesn’t know the difference.
3. McCain still thinks Czechoslovakia (which split into two countries in 1993) exists.
4. McCain wrongly claimed that Baghdad was mostly normal.
5. McCain called Baghdad market safe.
6. McCain can’t even remember how little he knows about the economy.
7. McCain falsely claimed he never requested pork.
8. McCain falsely claimed that tax cuts increased government revenues.
9. McCain’s claim to be untainted by special interest money is false.
10. McCain wrongly claimed he never supported amnesty.

UPDATE: The DNC, doing their due diligence, asked me to take this post down.

I declined.

But this is what DNC spokesman Damien LaVera has to say:

“This post mistakenly and inaccurately suggests that the DNC is taking sides in the primary. The DNC is absolutely neutral in the primary. The primary is not over. It is our job to hold John McCain accountable and as you can see from the materials below we have raised these same issues you posted about many, many times over the past several months. We also believe that it’s important that McCain’s so-called misstatements should be pointed out vigorously, like when he has gotten the basic facts on the ground in Iraq woefully incorrect.”