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This is why I read Eli

Posted by Charles II on April 5, 2009

Eli always has cool stuff.

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Christiane Amanpour Smacks Down A Right-Wing Gitmo Meme

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 5, 2009

Hat tip to icebergslim for posting this CNN-via-DKos video of Christiane Amanpour pushing back on fellow CNN talker Carol Costello’s attempt to push a right-wing “we must keep Guantanamo going” theme:

COSTELLO: Well, but some people might say that President Obama is giving the French some of what it wants and other European leaders like the closing of Guantanamo Bay and supposedly we’re moving the troops from Iraq very soon. These are things that Europeans wanted.


COSTELLO: I’m being devil’s advocate because some critics say, you know, President Obama is giving too much away, he’s deferring too much.

AMANPOUR: Can we just be counter-devil’s advocate? Obama is not closing Guantanamo for the Europeans; he’s closing it because it has caused the single biggest anti-American sentiment around the world and because it violates America’s principles, its morals, its rules of law and all of the rest of it. He’s not doing it for the Europeans, he’s not bringing the troops out of Iraq for the Europeans. He’s making his own considered judgment on the war Iraq for American reasons, those happen to be shared by the Europeans and that will help in that way, but he’s not outsourcing American foreign policy for any other country. It’s national interest and it happens to be one that converges with one of the rest of the world.

More like this, please.

Posted in Gitmo, GOP/Media Complex, Guantanamo, President Obama | 4 Comments »

Somehow This Doesn’t Surprise Me

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 5, 2009

Oh noes! Somebody (William Black) went on Bill Moyers and said that Obama is breaking the law by not nationalizing stricken banks!

Um, except that he isn’t:

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Posted in bailout, banking, big money, mythmaking, President Obama | 10 Comments »

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