Nice to see Maori TV playing Reach for the Sky on ANZAC day. But while watching the clipped “righto chaps!” accents of 1950’s England, I couldn’t help but think that this was a slight deviation from what the Chanel was originally setup for! It’s quite a story though, and a pity the movie has to… Continue reading Irony?
John Yoo – *The* video to watch if you’re interested in the War on Terror
John Yoo was the lawyer who wrote the so-called “Terror Memos”. John Stewart interviewed him recently, you can see the first part of the interview here. Well worth watching. John Stewart puts all the liberal lines to him and he explains patiently (and with fine humour) what he did, and why it was needed as… Continue reading John Yoo – *The* video to watch if you’re interested in the War on Terror
Shock – Foreign Policy shouldn’t be written by 5 year olds!
Seems that the Obama administration’s “let’s talk about our problems” approach to Iran hasn’t worked yet. Shocking, I know. It’s this sort of thing that is going to change the way history regards the Bush administration. Bush scared Libya out of it’s WMD, while under Obama Iran is making major strides towards acquiring nuclear weapons.
Are more Iraqis today thanks to Bush?
Update: See video below Here’s something interesting. The Iraqi Government has finally tallied how many people died since the invasion/liberation. It turns out that the number is far, far less than the discredited Lancet study (surprise surprise!). The Iraqi government reported today that 85,000 Iraqis were killed between 2004 and 2008. This was the government’s… Continue reading Are more Iraqis today thanks to Bush?
Who Dropped Nukes?
Saw this yesterday. Hugo Chavez wants the US to apologize to Japan. Iran Press TV reported, via LGF: … The US is “the planet’s number one nuclear power. It is also the only country in the world that dropped the atomic bomb,” Chavez said. “At any rate, I think America should apologize to Japan.” Maybe… Continue reading Who Dropped Nukes?
Your Sherlock Holmes moment…
I was watching TV last night. There was some idiotic program about men and women being different. yawn. Turn off… “Relationships are nothing new in New Zealand…” Clearly someone who’s done their homework.
Obama Changing a lot Less than You’d Think
Obama says he’s going to restore America’s place in the world. It doesn’t sound like his plan for Gitmo is going to do that. Mr Obama, who is due to be inaugurated as US president on 20 January, has repeatedly promised to close the camp, where some 250 inmates remain. Well, even Bush wanted to… Continue reading Obama Changing a lot Less than You’d Think
“Bill Ayers – educationalist and former radical”
Our very own Radio New Zealand National (US – think NPR) interviewed Bill Ayers yesterday. Have a listen. I half expected that the left position was correct – that this man was repentant of placing the bombs and terrorising people. However, about 2/3 of the way into the interview he tries to bluster that he… Continue reading “Bill Ayers – educationalist and former radical”
Jihad – Action or Dreams?
Jihad has a story about a girl who got involved with a terrorist. Apparently he just supported them, so he must be innocent of trying to blow up hundreds of people. Anyway, she is making much here about the distinction between jihad and terrorism, and that is an excellent illustration of why this is “Jihad… Continue reading Jihad – Action or Dreams?
South Vietnamese Murders
No Right Turn demands that the government not just apologises to the veterans it mistreated, but also to the Vietnam. I didn’t expect to say this, but Tariana Turia is right. The government’s apology to Vietnam veterans today does not go far enough. In addition to apologising to those poisoned by American chemicals and then… Continue reading South Vietnamese Murders