Well, it might be post Xmas now but this is too good to wait until next year:
808 versions of the classic Xmas poem
Warning: some of these are not nice.
Bilmon wrote a long and excellent essay on the history of the neoconservatives and their interplay with the foreign policy realists over the last 30 years.
Has neocon influence peaked? Is Wolfowitz the next Secretary of Defense or will he be gone from the Pentagon by February?
A must read if you are interested in US foreign policy.
While it took longer than it should have ashcroft has recused himself from the Valerie Plame leak investigation:
“The attorney general in an abundance of caution believed that his recusal was appropriate based on the totality of the circumstances and the facts and evidence developed at this stage of the investigation,” Comey said. “I agree with that judgment.”
Comey did not say exactly what evidence necessitated the recusal.
Hmmmm, the evidence might be just a wee bit interesting…..
Sen. John Kerry, recovering from prostate surgery, was told it would be six weeks before he could be sexually active.
Joe Lieberman called to wish Kerry well.
Al Sharpton called Kerry to offer prayers.
Howard Dean called with a get well message.
Richard Gephardt called with encouragement on recovery.
Bill Clinton called Mrs. Kerry.
From Nurse Ratched.