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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:43 PM
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What an amazing bloody catastrophe
.......... At Fallenmonk, I found a great quote from the GuardianUK on the mess that the Bush Administration has made:

What an amazing bloody catastrophe. The Bush administration's policy towards the Middle East over the five years since 9/11 is culminating in a multiple train crash. Never in the field of human conflict was so little achieved by so great a country at such vast expense. In every vital area of the wider Middle East, American policy over the last five years has taken a bad situation and made it worse.

Go read the whole excerpted bit. It's painfully spot on. Josh Marshall has a great run-down of myths about Iraq. (H/T to Twisted Martini for the link on this one.).........

http://firedoglake.com/
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:48 PM
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1. Has Bush done one thing right?
Some of his blunders can be fixed,some will take years. His blunders in the ME are costing thousands of lives and trillions? of dollars.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:10 PM
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2. the rat bastard couldnt even choke on a pretzal and get it right..!!
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Morgana LaFey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:14 PM
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3. So how 'bout the Josh Marshall link, then?
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 04:18 PM by Morgana LaFey
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 03:48 AM
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4. Yeah, it's a pretty good article. He's a link to the original...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,197174...

Never in the field of human conflict was so little achieved by so great a country at such vast expense.

Love it!
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 05:44 AM
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5. His bio from Wiki
After studying Modern History at Oxford, his research into the German Resistance to Hitler took him to Berlin, where he lived, in both the western and eastern halves of the divided city, for several years. From there, he started to travel widely behind the Iron Curtain. Throughout the 1980s, he reported and analysed the emancipation of Central Europe from communism in contributions to the New York Review of Books, The Independent, The Times and the Spectator. He was Foreign Editor of the Spectator, editorial writer on Central European affairs for the The Times, and a columnist on foreign affairs for The Independent. In 1986-87 he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. Since 1990, he has been a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, where he now directs the European Studies Centre and is Gerd Bucerius Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary History. He became a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, in 2000. A frequent lecturer, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts and a Corresponding Fellow of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

His honours include the David Watt Memorial Prize, Commentator of the Year in the ‘What the Papers Say’ annual awards for 1989, the Premio Napoli, the Imre Nagy Memorial Plaque, the Hoffmann von Fallersleben Prize for political writing, the Order of Merit from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, and the British CMG. In 2005, he featured in a list of 100 top global public intellectuals chosen by the journals Prospect and Foreign Policy, and in Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. He was recently awarded the George Orwell Prize for political writing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Garton_Ash
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