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I can’t find an overwhelmingly big story to lead off with today so I guess I’ll mention this…

The Bush administration is telling us Saad bin Laden, one of Osama bin Laden’s oldest sons, has emerged in recent months as part of the upper echelon of the al Qaeda network.

I can believe that. No reason not too, right? Just makes sense. However, here is where the believability factor gets a little, shall we say, stretched.

They say this small group of al Qaeda leaders are managing the terrorist organization from Iran.

Are we seeing a pattern here? First, we’re told Iran is developing nuclear weapons. Now we’re told they’re harboring al Qaeda.

I might be more inclined to believe this if we weren’t fed a very similar story about Iraq. Which, by the way, has turned out to be completely bogus.

If anyone backs an invasion of Iran, they’re dumbasses. Don’t e-mail me whining about mushroom clouds and other republican talking points. We are being lied to, have been before, and will be again.

Mr. Bush needs to concentrate on our real enemies – North Korea and Saudi Arabia – the former of which actually has nukes and hates us and the latter of which has already caused us the most damage.

Speaking of the military, Bush is selling out our armed services again!

It would be comedic if it weren’t so sad. AWOL Bush, who was supposed to be strong on the military, is preparing to sell them out again!

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is planning to close at least 100 of the nation’s 425 military bases � more than in the four previous rounds of base closures combined � beginning in 2005, Pentagon insiders said Monday.

Rumsfeld is expected to submit to the congressional Base Closure and Realignment Commission a plan to shutter as many as one-third of Army bases, one-quarter of Air Force bases and a smaller fraction of Marine Corps and Navy bases, a senior defense official said on condition of anonymity.

(Gotta fund World War III, yesireee!)

Such a proposal would guarantee a political firestorm on Capitol Hill, where members jealously protect the bases in their home states or districts. I can’t wait to hear how the republican house and senate spins this one!

Blackbox Voting – Electronic Voting Machine Tampering

If you read me much last year, I wrote a few times about electronic voting machines and how they’ve been manipulated to give republinazis victories in congressional races. Well, the story – and book – is finally out. And it is very scary.

Instead of giving too much away, I’ll let you read about it yourself. Here are the first 7 chapter of the excellent book, Black Box Voting:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7

Check this site out daily for more updates and information.

Look for more updates throughout the day…

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