Friday, March 26, 2004

This has to be one of the funniest protest signs I've ever seen--absolutely brilliant!

The Guardian has a great piece about the Bush Administration's reaction to Dick Clarke's allegations of BushCo's (mis) handling of Al Qaeda before and after 9/11, as well as specific instances of how the war in Iraq has taken resources away from the fight against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Particularly disturbing is the redeployment of a Special Forces unit with unique language skills, that had built important relationships in Afghanistan that looked quite promising in helping to pinpointe Bin Laden's whereabouts, only to be reassigned to the task of hunting Saddam Hussein. Talk about having your priorities out of wack!

For those of you who, like me, had to work while the 9/11 hearings were going on, and therefore missed all but the soundbytes that have been getting media play, the New York Times has the full transcript of the testimony. You'll need a NY Times registration to read it, but it's free to register, so it's definitely worth it. Many thanks to Shawn for emailing me the link!