Friday, November 03, 2006

Congress Tells Auditor in Iraq to Close Office
Mr. Holly, who is the House Armed Services spokesman as well as a member of Mr. Hunter’s staff, said that politics played no role and that there had been no direction from the administration or lobbying from the companies whose work in Iraq Mr. Bowen’s office has severely critiqued. Three of the companies that have been a particular focus of Mr. Bowen’s investigations, Halliburton, Parsons and Bechtel, said that they had made no effort to lobby against his office.

The idea, Mr. Holly said, was simply to return to a non-wartime footing in which inspectors general in the State Department, the Pentagon and elsewhere would investigate American programs overseas. The definite termination date was also seen as helpful for planning future oversight efforts from Bush administration agencies, he said.

Ah yes, a non-wartime footing. Because, clearly, that's an accurate description of the situation in Iraq. But I must disagree with this definite termination date. I believe this will only embolden the contracting companies.
The Republican Party, the party of solutions.

Solutions to problems like, you are too safe and are not facing enough in the way of the danger of a nuclear strike.

"Hey, let's dump a bunch of documents out there in order to placate a bunch of bloggers and hopefully add some fog to the issue of the missing WMD's! What could go wrong?"

Monday, October 30, 2006

Just in time for Halloween, an update on one of the boogeymen of the wingnuts.

Hugh Chavez is trying to corrupt the U.S. elections!

Update: Monkeys just flew out of my butt!

Update 2: And what about George Soros?! Aaaaah!!

Via TPMMuckraker