October 25th, 2004

leverage team carnival

I'm not part of a redneck agenda

Only eight days until the election and I'm trying to stay calm. Too many states are tossups to know what's going to happen and if I think about it too much I'll just turn into a nervous wreck. However, this list of prominent Republicans who are endorsing Kerry cheered me up. It's just fun to read quotes from a bunch of Republicans bashing Bush. Hee!

Speaking of quotes, here's a good one from The Des Moines Register's endorsement of Kerry: "Yes, Kerry is liberal. But what's to fear from a liberal president? That he would run big deficits? That he would increase federal spending? That he would expand the power of the federal government over individuals' lives? Nothing Kerry could do could top what President Bush has already done in those realms."
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Check out the top story in today's New York Times: "Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq" (registration required, but you can go to bugmenot.com to get a login if you don't have one and don't want to register)

Highlights:

The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no man's land, still picked over by looters as recently as Sunday. United Nations weapons inspectors had monitored the explosives for many years, but White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the American-led invasion last year.
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After the invasion, when widespread looting began in Iraq, the international weapons experts grew concerned that the Qaqaa stockpile could fall into unfriendly hands. In May, an internal I.A.E.A. memorandum warned that terrorists might be helping "themselves to the greatest explosives bonanza in history."


Well, it's a good thing we invaded Iraq and made the world safer, isn't it?