Thursday, June 17, 2004

So, after the independant commission says "We have no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaeda co-operated on attacks against the United States" (Commission report on al-Qaeda)
US President George W Bush has still insisted Saddam Hussein had a relationship with Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. Offering no evidence of this at all. (It's true, because I say it is, syndrome. If you repeat it enough people will start to believe.)

But he said his administration never asserted that the former Iraqi leader had a role in the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, Which is news to me, as I remember fingers being pointed quite pointedly.

The funny thing is, Osama Bin Laden has been quoted several times, as disliking the Secular Iraq regieme. Although I'm sure he *would* take money from anyone.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

So the US has given up trying to find weapons of mass destruction, and admits that there never were any.
And now they can't pin Iraq with Al-Queda for 9/11 either.
So I think it's time to face facts. The US government *IS* lying to you.
Really this shouldn't be any suprise to anyone. (Arms for hostages, "I have no recollection of that", "I am not a crook", etc etc etc)
Now maybe the US government should try going after the real terrorists of 9/11, instead of giving them breathing space, and commiting the vast majority of their resources to Iraq.
Don't get me wrong, Saddam Hussein wasn't a nice guy, and the world will be a better place without him, but none of the reasons for going into Iraq are true.
Maybe the US would be better suited trying to bring Bin Laden to justice, instead of faffing about in Iraq ?
I fell into Oddpost because Joel Spolsky sent me there. I must say I'm staggered with what those guys have done with a browser window. It's incredible. One of the founders, in fact, has his very on blog about Oddpost and his feelings in general: Oddblog

www.oddpost.com is the address if you're looking for an incredible web-based email client for a quite reasonable $30/year subscription fee.
Raymond Chen has been a developer at Microsoft since the beginning of time (approximately). In his blog, "The Old New Thing," he often explains the archaeology of Windows. Not that his explanations excuse their misbehavior necessarily, but I'm almost always curious about how things got to be the way they are. He might be going into the blogroll here in the near future.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

With known Bush sceptics not allowed to sign, A group of senior former US government officials will release a statement later this week condemning President George W Bush's foreign policy..
They say Mr Bush's policies have made the US more isolated and less safe, and damaged its standing in the world.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Well today isn't the 1st April, so maybe this just got posted late. Or maybe someone has actually made it work.