Saturday, October 12, 2002

Personally, I found this article to be funny as hell.
Former Iran Hostage-Taker Criticizes Carter Prize

A former ringleader of the U.S. embassy hostage drama in Tehran said on Saturday that Jimmy Carter, who was U.S. president at the time, did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.
He would have deserved a peace prize today if he had taken serious steps toward peace during his presidency," said Abbas Abdi, one of the leaders of the student militants who seized the U.S. embassy in 1979.
The students, who were trying to force Washington to extradite the deposed Shah of Iran for trial, held 52 U.S. hostages at the embassy for 444 days.
During that time, Carter broke off diplomatic ties with Tehran and suffered the embarrassment of a botched attempt to rescue the hostages
In 1981, Carter was swept from office by Ronald Reagan, a humbling end to an optimistic presidency but the start of a high-profile semi-retirement.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited on Friday Carter's "vital contribution" to the peace accord between Israel and Egypt and his efforts in conflict resolution on several continents in giving him the $1 million prize.
"Those who award the prize have their own criteria which might be justifiable for them," said Abdi, who like many of the former hostage-takers, is now a leading voice for reform in Iran.
"We have never seen a U.S. president who prefers the interest of other countries to his country's national interest," he told Reuters.
Iran's government has given no reaction to Carter's award and officials could not be reached for comment.

Heh. Heh. Heh.



Friday, October 11, 2002

The U.S. senate has just approved the resolution giving President Bush the power to wage war against Iraq. I would expect an invasion before the end of the year.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

George Will calmly dissects the claim that the economy is in one of the worst recession's since World War 2.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

The stock market rose 78 points after President Bush forced the docks to open again. Good job, Senor Bush!
The Christian Science Monitor has a nice article that sums up the opinion of America concerning the upcoming war in Iraq. I like this section quite a bit:
"We Want Peace, Not War," said one placard. Nothing to disagree with there. Nobody wants war, but it may be forced upon us by circumstances. "Stop US Terrorism," shrilled another. Hmm. that's a bit far-fetched in a nation that little more than a year ago lost several thousand innocent people at the hands of non-US terrorism. Then a cry even shriller: "We Want a Regime Change in the US." Could this be motivated more by visceral partisan hostility to the Bush administration than humanitarian concern for the welfare of mankind?
Is the blogger tradition of "fisking" dumb people spreading?
This article reveals the roots of the "Not in Our Name" anti-war campaign. A lot of the founders of the group come from Communist, Socialist, and marxist groups, hardly trustworthy voices.
A Tech Station Central article talks about Internet2. In case you don't know, Internet2 is supposed to be the next generation of the Internet technology.
Two Kuwaiti gunmen attacked and killed a U.S. Marine.
Former Democratic candidate endorses the current Republican governer instead of the man who won the democratic primary
Ouch! Right in the party loyalty!
The New York Times lied about how Americans feel about the war in Iraq in its recent poll. It was once a fine paper, but it has gone the way of the British papers now.

Monday, October 07, 2002

According to this New York Sun article, the anti-war protests in New York had quite a bit of anti-semitic content in it.
Link via Little Green Footballs.
Russia calls Israeli response in Gaza "disproportionate".
Oh, we all know how the Russians are so very gentle in Checnya, and how they would never, ever commit any war crimes.
Bush is going to be giving a speech tonight making his case for deposing Saddam. I'm going to be taping it, because I'll be busy during that time.