Category Archives: Couldn’t Be So

What Happened?

Some hot political stories have the lifespan of a fruit-fly. Something seems important, there’s some talk, and then the item disappears. Something else comes up. Whatever it was that was so important is buried by the next important story, which … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Cheney, Chris Matthews, Couldn't Be So, Exposés, Journalism, Scott McClellan, The Liberal Media | 3 Comments

Assassination Tango

King Henry II may or may not have made that now famous complaint – “Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?” Let’s assume he said it. Perhaps he meant that merely as a rhetorical question – just a bit … Continue reading

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War Crimes Not For Nuremberg and Not For The Hague and Certainly Not For DC

This may be simply a reference note – something that could have vast implications in a year, or fade into nothing. But it should be noted, for the record. The president and all key members his administration have committed what … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, CIA, Couldn't Be So, John Yoo, Moral and Ethical Matters, Nuremberg, The Hague, The Law, Torture, Torture Memo, War Crimes | 1 Comment

Perpetual Stalemate

Out here in Hollywood almost everyone seems to be a screenwriter – it’s just a local thing. You have one in the drawer, or if not an actual screenplay, a treatment – four or five pages of what the screenplay … Continue reading

Posted in Complexity, Congressional Hearings, Couldn't Be So, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, Iran, Iraq, Iraq Civil War, McCain, Military Matters, Muqtada al-Sadr, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama, Petraeus, Reality and all that..., Shiite versus Shiite, The Sixth Year of the War, The War | Leave a comment

War Weary

Okay, two days before the top American officials in Iraq – General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker – are to brief Congress on the prospects for further reductions in our troop presence in Iraq, on Sunday, April 6, we … Continue reading

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Tolerance for the dangerously absurd is the lifeblood of the two most popular comedy shows on cable television, Jon Stewart’s Daily Report, and Steve Colbert channeling a version of Bill O’Reilly on his show, The Colbert Report. The latter just … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Colbert, Complexity, Couldn't Be So, Iran, Iraq, Iraq Civil War, John Yoo, Jon Stewart, Keith Olbermann, McCain, NIE, Nouri al-Maliki, Pakistan, Petraeus, Satire, The War, Torture, What Can Be Done | 1 Comment

Simultaneous End Games

If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb – as the useless bit of folk wisdom goes. The opposite is supposed to be equally true. This seems to have something to do with weather in … Continue reading

Posted in Complexity, Couldn't Be So, Florida Primary, Hillary Clinton, HUD, Iran, Iraq, Iraq Civil War, Michigan Primary, Muqtada al-Sadr, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama, Power Struggles, Presidential Hopefuls, Shiite versus Shiite, The Sixth Year of the War, The War, Wiretapping | 1 Comment