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If you don't mind thinking about the Bush legacy a year early, there are worse places to begin than with the case of Erla Ã“sk ArnardÃ³ttir Lilliendahl. Admittedly, she isn't an ideal "tempest-tost" candidate for Emma Lazarus' famous lines engraved on a bronze plaque inside the Statue of Liberty.
Greenwald also rounds up some telling quotes from those "fightin' progressives" leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination â€“ all of whom, even the "angry populist" John Edwards, have publicly committed themselves to maintaining â€“ and expanding â€“ America's imperial legions around the world.
That was the significance of former President Clintonâ€™s remarkable Dec. 17 comment that his wifeâ€™s first act in the White House would be to send Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush on an around-the-world mission to repair Americaâ€™s damaged image.
Mao had always preached, â€œno investigation, no right to speak,â€ so I investigated further to find an article inside the issue suggesting that â€œfor all his flawsâ€ â€“ like maybe 60 Million or more deaths, 30 million from famine alone â€” â€œMao was inspiring.â€
Eight people were arrested at Obamaâ€™s Iowa campaign headquarters and four at Romneyâ€™s, in this, the third day of such nonviolent â€œdirect actionsâ€ organized by â€œSeasons Of Discontent: A Presidential Occupation Projectâ€ (SODAPOP) since the presidential primary season began in Iowa late last year.
Below, how the GWOT has affected US relations with: Thailand; the Philippines; Egypt; El Salvador; and, Pakistan.
Under a proposal being reviewed by Congress, a National Applications Office (NAO) will be established to coordinate how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and domestic law enforcement and rescue agencies use imagery and communications intelligence picked up by U.S. spy satellites.
Bill Kristol, neocon wunderkind, is now a â€œconservativeâ€ voice over at the New York Times. Paul Mulshine, writing for NJ.com, gets it right. â€œKristol is in fact a neoconservative,â€ he declares, although this is also a misrepresentation, as there is no room for the word â€œconservativeâ€ in â€œneoconservatism.â€