And as rival factions begin to circle the wagons, the ever-brilliant Juan Cole exposes more you definitely won't be hearing about in the mainstream media:
The shoe seems to be on the other foot now, with Muqtada al-Sadr attempting to cool Iraq's Shiites down and Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani threatening to create a paramilitary to protect Shiites.Speaking of shoes, eyewitnesses have apparently filed reports that Cheney was wearing the wobbly boot when he "lightly peppered" his 78-year-old friend into an intensive care unit; but reports of how Secret Service agents refused to allow Sheriff's Captain Charles Kirk onto the 50,000-acre property are quietly being scrubbed clean (second story) as are Cheney's own inconvenient quotes.
Nor is it coincidence, according to Reagan-era power conservative Paul Craig Roberts.
Thankfully, however Bob Harris and his pudus are on hand to remind us of the most important lessons to be learned from the incident.
Quote of the Day:
The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'
-- Eric Blair, aka George Orwell