News roundup

Not much time for long screeds from my hand today, I fear.

In addition to the usual reports overplaying this, and marginalizing that, here are a few links that might be of interest:

The sarin may be old, and it is possible that the person improvising the IED did not know what they had their hands on, but as one official pointed out, the real question is: "Where did it come from?"

Also, there's more here than meets the eye, but my take on the implications is that Chalabi has been a very bad boy.

It seems to me that people would be screaming, "Jackbooted thugs!" if the Republicans were to do this. I just wanted to note that for when they follow suit in the interest of security, and the media spins it to make people froth at the mouth.

You want "America to be America Again", Senator Kerry? Fine. Just shut up and get the hell out of the way.

Not only is he brave, but strong, and lucky too. He's hurt, but from his reported comments, he's plucky and he's going to be fine. Good on ya, Malcolm.

For a moment of sheer , "Ewww!", take a peek here. Dear lord. His...pectoral more generous than mine!


For God's sake, what kind of parent can just go off and leave their little one? She's three. THREE. I can't begin to convey how this hits me. I'm a mother. You don't let yourself get separated from your babies. Period. Tell me someone is holding this little girl and telling her that it's going to be all right? She's so scared. If you're someone she loves and trusts, please come forward.

posted by Linda on May 20, 2004 09:20 PM