In theory, a key part of the American military’s so-called plan for invasion of Iraq relied on "winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people." Well, we failed, as more and more Iraqis see American soldiers as murderers with little regard for the lives of civilians in that country.
Anyone who’s lived and worked in Washington knows the summers are brutal (many foreign embassies give their employees "hazard pay" for serving in the D.C. region). But Atlantic Monthly magazine, which just moved into new digs in D.C. says that’s no excuse to dress appropriately.
To put it in polite, social conversational terms: Fox News blowhard Bill O’Reilly is a lying sack of shit. Now that I have the niceties out of the way let’s deal with what O’Reilly, known phone-sex freak and self-appointed expert on all things political and historical, really is: A lying sack of shit.
President George W. Bush tops the list as the worst U.S. President in the last 61 years. Bush is named by 34 percent of voters, followed by Richard Nixon at 17 percent and Bill Clinton at 16 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday. Leading the list for best President since 1945 is Ronald Reagan with 28 percent, and Clinton with 25 percent.
A judge ruled Thursday that Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum must undergo questioning in a lawsuit, a decision that is helpful to a private group seeking records about the Justice Department’s conduct in a landmark case against the tobacco industry.
A Marine captain who was relieved of command after members of his battalion were accused of killing civilians in Haditha, Iraq, denied any role in the slayings and complained that he had become a “political casualty.”
Bush administration executive David Safavian told a Senate investigator last year he accepted free travel from lobbyist Jack Abramoff for a golf trip to Scotland but claimed later he had paid his share of the chartered jet flight, the congressional aide testified Thursday.