Monday, May 30, 2005

"Evening, Sam." "Evening, Ralph."

British to assault Taliban stronghold

At least 1,000 soldiers will be deployed to help restore order across five of Afghanistan's most lawless provinces as part of an expansion of Nato operations. At the same time, Britain's commanding officer in Afghanistan admitted that it will be 'years', possibly 'a generation', before Britain will be able to leave the country.

In for the long haul. Trust the Poms to be a little more realistic in their statements.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

The old grey mare..

'But I Neeeeeed It!' She Suggested;

Jen Lang, 17, a high school senior from Erial, N.J., who also works at Buzz Marketing, said: "I used to make fun of my friend. He had a Nokia phone that was so four years ago."

"Unfortunately," she added, "he just got a new camera phone. It was like $400, so now I'm behind."

You f*ckin' idiot.

I shouldn't go anywhere near the NYT's 'Fashion & Style' section, there is always an article which gives me the shits. A story on a must-go club in So-Ho or, a must eat dish at some festy restaurant or, whatever.

I think I read this section for some sort of penance. More likely I want to see what vacuous consumerism looks like from this perspective and be disgusted in order to avoid going anywhere near this sort of thing.

Alls I want is a new board to replace my 6'6'' for those overhead swells and a decent wetsuit to keep me in the water for 2 hour + sessions in winter.

Function over fashion.

Though I must admit, I seem to be addicted to purchasing DVD's online. Mostly 70's and 80's releases which aren't available from the local rental library.

I fear I may not be able to stop.

I neeeeeed it!

A cool conservative is a dead one

In a great post by Don Arthur at Troppo Armadillo, this comment by by Ken Parish at May 25, 2005 01:19 PM appeared;

The apparent "preachiness" of much political debate from a social democratic direction is mostly a matter of rhetoric and form rather than substance. Social democrats (and liberal democrats as opposed to conservatives) by and large favour choice, diversity, tolerance and acceptance. They DON'T prescriptively preach in the sense of trying to impose their values on others (although one can think of exceptions to that general proposition, in that there IS a marked intolerance of conservative opinion in parts of the arts and academic establishment).

By contrast, the conservatives have mastered the rhetoric by framing the lefties as "preachy" etc (i.e. the rhetorical trick James and Sophie just pulled) while simultaneously pursuing policies that ARE prescriptive and preachy in a substantive sense. That is, they DO want to tell you what you can and can't do in your private life and public choices. They DO want to impose their own religious and cultural values on everyone else, in everything from abortion to sexuality, marriage, what you see and read, and so on. The straighteners and punishers are audaciously attaching the straightener and punisher label to the forces of tolerance, acceptance and freedom. The latter don't seem to know what to do to combat such radically dishonest rhetoric, and the cool, disengaged crowd neither know nor care enough to realise that it's a classic three card trick.

If I had a bigger brain, I'd write stuff.. and junk.. like above.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Zarqawi or Pirate Pete?

Marie Therese at Newshounds - Al-Zarqawi: Real or Imaginary? Inquiring Minds Want to Know;

Last April, just prior to the first Fallujah stand-off, independent reporter Dahr Jamail reported that the average Iraqi didn't believe in the existence of al-Zarqawi.

I find that I'm in agreement with the average Iraqi.

This doubting Thomasina needs some real proof, not just the uncorroborated word of a Pentagon that lied about Jessica Lynch's rescue, lied about Pat Tillman's death, lied about WMDs, lied about aluminum tubes, lied about Niger, and now it seems lied about Koran abuse at Guantanamo.

If the guy actually exists, the evidence suggests that he is not what we have and are being led to believe he is.

Now, back to sleep.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Writin' my name...

A funny thing happened to me on the way to freedom.


Kurt Nimmo's - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the Silver Bullet;

“In Iraq, the insurgency remains a complicated tapestry. As it has gone on, it has got more sophisticated.”

Is it possible the corporate media (in Britain as well as the United States) is so blindsided and stupid? Of course the Iraqi resistance is “a complicated tapestry,” mostly because it stretches across the breadth of Iraqi society and is not, as Bush and Crew and the slavish corporate media would have us believe, simply a collection of former “Saddamists” (yet another meaningless term created by the corporate media), dead-enders, malcontents, criminals, and foreign terrorists.

We shouldn't be surprised. After all, the media exists for our entertainment, amusement and for propagating the Government's message.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Army of stealth

US fights Iraq fire with street fighters

Iraq's future now seems to be in the hands of militias, under the command of the US on the one side and militias under the command of the resistance on the other; reminiscent of wartime Lebanon and Vietnam.

An ominous sign for Iraqis.

After seeing so many of the Iraqi army recruits killed, a high profile failure of policy, the 'story' has to change.

By arming a proxy force which is less visible to the media, the U.S. are setting themselves up for the long haul (of course, f*cking of course!). Meanwhile their presence in the country will serve to fuel the anti-occupation groups.

I can't see either side backing down for a long while.

The key for the U.S. Admin's domestic popularity is to get their troops out of the firing line and 'regular' Iraqis into it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A structure is only as stong as the frame

Howard explodes at MPs' revolt;

Three Liberal MPs gave notice in the party room yesterday that they would introduce two private member's bills that would soften mandatory detention for asylum seekers.

The move by Petro Georgiou, Bruce Baird and Judi Moylan attracted the public support of another MP, Russell Broadbent, and caught Mr Howard visibly off guard.

He forcefully told MPs that the Government owed its political success to the policy and that he would not be changing it or allow a conscience vote. Those at the party meeting described his mood as "very, very angry". He insisted Mr Georgiou defer his bills until next Tuesday when the party could hold a full-scale debate.

The thought of Howard lsoing control of himself and the Liberal party warms the cockle of my heart.

Its a pity the Labor party won't support the 'renegade' Libs' bill.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Still bringin' em on, baby

More death;

The American deaths raise the total to 12 reported since Monday. Those reports came as insurgents carried out a string of explosions, suicide attacks and drive-by shootings around the country that killed 49 Iraqis.

The result of bold leadership.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Bag of tricks

US marches toward sanctions on Iran

The US can proceed toward UN sanctions only by ignoring the positive developments in Iran-IAEA cooperation over the past two years, thus turning the clock back. Hasn't the IAEA been successful in getting Iran to sign the Additional Protocol,
allowing extensive inspection of its nuclear sites, present comprehensive reports on its nuclear program, and go along with
its request for temporary suspension of its uranium enrichment activities, all these in the past two years, warranting the IAEA's rather warm reference to Iran's "constructive cooperation" in their
latest resolutions on Iran? Why then is the US turning a blind eye to the IAEA's significant breakthroughs with Iran, if not for the sinister objective of eventual war-mongering?

Well, I'm fresh out of ideas.

Snowball rolls into hell, melts in a split second

From the SMH:

Their names were not released pending notification of next of kin.

The deaths bring the number of soldiers killed on Sunday to five.

Once the news is delivered a lot of folks are going to have aching hearts. Their mother's will cry out, father's tense up with reflexive stoicism.

No matter what the response. Everything is futile.

Now, it is too late.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Kill! Kill! Kill!

Update: Let her off, you f*ckers!

Start a file

U.S. Proposal in the O.A.S. Draws Fire as an Attack on Venezuela

Underlying the hostility toward the proposal is a broader concern that the United States remains "fixated" on Venezuela, as one ambassador put it, while Latin American democracies are struggling to survive. "In many countries, people are asking, 'What is the value of democracy when I am still living in poverty?' " Mr. Tomic said. "Many countries are in serious peril. I would not like to point to Venezuela in particular when we still have these problems of poverty and extreme misery."

Several officials noted that, for all of Mr. Chávez's bluster, he is also using Venezuela's oil wealth to address social problems. But a senior American official who declined to be named because he did not want to inflame the debate with Latin American countries said Mr. Chávez's "prescriptions for poverty don't really work very well for countries that don't have vast oil wealth."

For the poor of Venezuela benefitting from it: So?

Crazy wig blogger

Torture acceptable, says former NCA chief

"There are a number of important issues affecting the criminal justice system being debated at present without being diverted by some ludicrous concept of introducing legalised torture by police as an investigative technique."

Rather than actually do their jobs, nut-cases want to fantasize about inflicting pain on some hapless character whose fallen into their grasp. Dirty Harry? The f*ck?

Has everybody turned into an internet geek willing to draw a parallel with the latest (or 70's) movie blockbuster and the real world?


This is the sort of thing which occurs when you take an ends justifies the means approach: US forces have admitted mistakenly killing nine children when they bombed a target in southern Afghanistan.

Apparently, they were trying to kill a terrorist and thereby save the lives of future victims.

I guess you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette. Life's tough, eh kids? Actually no it isn't cause they're dead.

Friday, May 20, 2005

I blame their God

Georgia grenade was real and threat to Bush - FBI

"This hand grenade appears to be a live device that simply failed to function due to a light strike on the blasting cap induced by a slow deployment of the spoon activation device," said the statement.

God watches over him,dont worry.
scott | 05.19.05 - 7:13 am | #

THAT's why we worry.

I wish these God bothering freaks would embrace their 'fate' as per their faith and f*ck off to the after-life, pronto. Isn't life supposed to be damned well dandy in those parts? Why wait?

Article and troll's comment from Amsam.

Out of toilet paper

ICRC told US of Quran abuse in 2002

The memorandum included the order: "Ensure that the Quran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet or dirty/wet areas."

Now, would interrogators armed with the above information attempting to extract information to defuse the '24' ticking bomb threat and subsequently save thousands of 'innocents', use it for good.. or bad?

Did I take this job for a quick buck? You decide!

US: Al-Zarqawi men met in Syria;

Iraq's presidential adviser for security affairs, General Wafiq al-Samarai, said he had "no information" about an al-Zarqawi meeting in Syria.

Syrian political analyst Imad Fawzi al-Shueibi dismissed the report as "part of an organised campaign against Syria".

"Syria has no interest in (helping) al-Zarqawi," al-Shueibi said. "If al-Zarqawi and his group win in Iraq, they will turn the region into a fundamentalist nightmare."

Syria needs to follow the U.S.'s example in sealing its border with Mexico and plug up the leaks in and out of Iraq.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

He who accuses first, is most likely the guilty party

In the dust being kicked up by the US Senate's form of 'justice', crazy George Galloway emerges clear, concise and rips 'em a new one.

Here's neat quote of his speech taken from David Tiley's Barista;

"As a matter of fact, I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns. I met him to try and bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war, and on the second of the two occasions, I met him to try and persuade him to let Dr Hans Blix and the United Nations weapons inspectors back into the country - a rather better use of two meetings with Saddam Hussein than your own Secretary of State for Defence made of his.

"I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when British and Americans governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas. I used to demonstrate outside the Iraqi embassy when British and American officials were going in and doing commerce.

"You will see from the official parliamentary record, Hansard, from the 15th March 1990 onwards, voluminous evidence that I have a rather better record of opposition to Saddam Hussein than you do and than any other member of the British or American governments do."

The 'Co-alition of the Willing' are re-defining hypocrisy. Normally it wouldn't be too much of a problem, starving the poor to death as a result of their policies has a certain amount of indirectness to it. Besides, we are used to Governments behaving in such a manner.

However, droppping tonnes of ordnance on people is a little more direct, doesn't occur on the daily and so is much harder to ignore. Like two tall buildings falling down in the land of the hand held video camera.

It has a tad more impact.

Like Galloway.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Voyueristic security

Sydney terrorist suspect claims torture

Mr Adrey had been tortured in the presence of two westerners who spoke English during the interrogation. His blindfold had slipped during a beating and he saw the two men, whom he claimed had Australian accents.

Pretty soon we won't need to outsource this sort of activity. Australia will be able to protect innocent lives, via torturing un-innocents, ourselves.

Monday, May 16, 2005

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Conservatives: Not funny


"The grenade posed no real threat at all," said a top Georgian security official. "Much like Iraq in March of 2003."

The White House issued no official comment on the phony grenade, but said that the president would make a false statement later in the day.


More good news

Intense fighting threatens Iraqi town;

The new interim Prime Minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, extended Iraq's state of emergency for another 30 days on Friday, effective from 3 May. The emergency decree, which covers all of Iraq except the northern Kurdish-run areas, has been renewed monthly since it was first imposed on 7 November last year.

Mission accomplished.

and again..

US troops have shot and killed eight Iraqis, including five civilians, during an attack on a patrol, the American military said.

Bases for everybody!

More than 50 dead in Uzbekistan;

A doctor says more than 50 people have been killed in fighting in Uzbekistan's fourth-largest city, as government troops continue to move against gunmen who freed prisoners including 23 men on trial for Islamic extremism.

The unrest prompted a violent crackdown by hardline President Islam Karimov in which government troops opened fire on a crowd of 5,000 demonstrating against his government.

Wow, what a great ally in the WoT. Keep up the good work, team.

Bold protocols

McClellan Spars With Press, Says No Need to Notify Bush;

Q: Scott, yesterday the White House was on red alert, was evacuated. The first lady and Nancy Reagan were taken to a secure location. The Vice President was evacuated from the grounds. The Capitol building was evacuated. The continuity of government plan was initiated. And yet the president wasn't told of yesterday's events until after he finished his bike ride, about 36 minutes after the all-clear had been sent. Is he satisfied with the fact that he wasn't notified about this?

McCLELLAN: Yes. I think you just brought up a very good point -- the protocols that were in place after Sept. 11 were followed. The president was never considered to be in danger because he was at an off-site location. The president has a tremendous amount of trust in his Secret Service detail. ...

There is no way any rational person could believe Dubya, the sock-puppet, has a 'hands-on' approach to the Presidency.

I guess there are plenty of irrational people about the place.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Mashed couch potato

US media and Iran's nuclear threat;

This much is clear in a Fox News special, titled "Iran: The Nuclear Threat", that aired on Sunday, May 8. Hosted by Chris Wallace (with whom this author worked as an Iran expert at Wallace's previous home, ABC News), this program lacked the minutest evidence of objectivity, displaying instead piles of prejudice on top of prejudice reminding one of the Iraq weapons of mass destruction threat played up by the right-wing, sensationalist, network during 2002 and early 2003, duping millions of American viewers about the authenticity of the Bush administration's allegations against the regime of Saddam Hussain.

Next cab off the rank.

Trust me on this. They deserve it, they need it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Our burden to determine

James Benjamin;

Neumann seems to hit on something rather critical: the endless jawboning about "exit strategies" in the Iraq debacle seem to have something in common. Namely, almost regardless of ideology, there's an assumption that leaving Iraq will be done on "our" terms. One of the themes I've tried to express on this blog is that it is not up to me, or you or any other American (or European for that matter) to dictate how the Iraqis should govern themselves, to conduct their lives and commerce. It is extremely arrogant to assume that we can or should do so. Rather, the Iraqi people know their cultures and politics considerably better than we do and are fully capable of determining for themselves what form(s) of government will work best for them. Our input in the internal affairs of Iraq are irrelevant. Our only obligation is to butt out, and that means bringing the troops, mercenaries, and profiteers home. Period.

Read the link and then go buy a Che t-shirt to wear on week-ends.

Meanwhile, Oh, and Donald? Just one word for you: Shinseki.

Currently in Iraq, reality is raping politics. Get your numbers up, boys.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Walk on water, step over enemies

US troops kill 75 insurgents in Iraq;

The US military said today it killed 75 insurgents in a new offensive in western Iraq, striking back after guerrilla attacks killed 10 American troops, two US civilians and dozens of Iraqis at the weekend.

How much longer will the U.S. continue? Another 2 years? 5 years? Soon you will have a generation of Iraqis who will know little else but a homeland under foreign occupation.

Will they be less likely to resist or more?

The plan is to have permanent U.S. military bases. That should settle things down a bit.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Thieves and grinders

MAJ Robert Butts, stationed in Tikrit, Iraq;

Finally, I just returned from a trip to Baghdad. The main reason I went down there was simply to help my Assistant S3 carry back $8 million – cash! Money is HEAVY! It’s almost surreal that we had that much. Anyway, we use the money to pay Iraqi contractors for the projects they are undertaking to rebuild the shattered infrastructure. Most of this money comes from the seized assets of Saddam’s regime by the way. These guys don’t take checks. For those of you thinking of stealing this money (or thinking that we’re stealing it) forget about it. The serial numbers on the bills are consecutive and recorded. A thief wouldn’t be able to spend it without getting caught.

As the World turns..


A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named ‘’Governmentium’.

Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of four years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each re-organisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as ‘Critical Morass’.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element which radiates just as much energy, since it has 1/2 as many peons but twice as many morons.

Stolen from the Crikey email.

Arsehole idealist, postmodern discipline

I was just thinking, if you can get it out of 'em.. without doing the work, then cool.

Good luck to ya, Champ.

My Boss was recently 'sacked', without warning... apart from an offer of 3 months pay to forego litigation.. nothing, after 20 years of service to the company which 'Boss' worked for (previously). Destroyed the marriage (who knows, why?) workin' Boss to the bone.

For what?

Two words.

Share.. holders..

For what?

Two words.

Cut.. Throat.

Next (I have a new Boss)!

Friday, May 06, 2005

I liked it so much....

First They Came for the Teachers;

The emerging arrangement will be thus: the Christian Zionists will set social policy—gays hunted down and tormented, abortion doctors sentenced to death, Social Security and social programs eliminated, dozens of government agencies turned over to “faith-based” proselytes and wide-eyed rapture deluded mental cases—and the far right “conservatives” and neocons will run foreign policy—all war, all the time, especially in the Middle East, nuclear war against North Korea, and a big campaign against Cuba and Latin America, where progressive political movements opposed to neoliberal loan sharking and election fixing are finally gaining momentum. Of course, this will necessitate a return to conscription, or bullet-stopper slavery, since so-called “recruitment” (shamelessly tricking poor kids into fighting for the rich man’s empire) numbers are way down and there simply are not enough bullet-stoppers in the chute to invade Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and all the other “rogue regimes,” as defined by Bush’s handlers and evil geniuses from Zionist-dominated so-called think tanks and foundations.

Can't wait. I've purchased shares on the cheap, there is only upside.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Second oldest profession spoofed

'Daily Show' Personality Gets His Own Platform

However unintended, it was the perfect crucible in which to forge the career of a fake newscaster. In each interview, the Colbert character tends to project far more knowledge than he actually has, and is always a little off in his take.

His character has also been known to break into song with a guest - as he did during an interview with Senator Bob Graham of Florida, who was goaded by Mr. Colbert into teaching him his campaign jingle.

Asked if there would be similar musical interludes on "The Colbert Report," Mr. Colbert said, "That's safe to say."

He added, "You can't hide that light under a bushel, to quote Jesus for comic effect."

Sh*t, as if I need another reason to fork out for cable... but, I'm just not ready to start paying for... IT.

We decide if citizens are allowed to remain here

Deported woman mentally ill: claim;

An Australian woman wrongly deported by immigration officials four years ago was suffering a mental disorder and had been sent to the Philippines.

Acting Immigration Minister Peter McGauran conceded earlier this week a search was under way for the woman - whom he would not identify for privacy reasons - after the immigration department received a concerned letter from a family member.

The government and Australian Federal Police (AFP) have been trying to track the woman but ABC television said the woman, who was mentally ill, was in the Philippines.

Labor's immigration spokesman Laurie Ferguson predicted the woman would be in dire circumstances if she was in the Philippines and suffering mental illness.

On'ya Laurie, guess she'd be better off being shot by coke addicted cops on Bondi beach.

There'll be a party in the 'Bra, tonight

Abberton cleared of murdering 'standover' man

Jai Abberton, the brother of professional surfer Koby Abberton, has been found not guilty of murdering alleged standover man Tony Hines.

I guess if you are going to kill somebody, it'll help if the 'vic' is a known criminal.

See you in the surf, Champ.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Halliburton meat grinder

2 US soldiers had died in separate roadside bomb attacks in Baghdad

Further information was withheld pending notification of the victims' relatives.

Could you imagine what it must feel like being in a bomb blast? Ear drums bursting in an instant. Bruised brain. Limbs ripped off. Organs pulverised so they can leak out of the nearest shrapnel wound. Imagine lying on the ground with your left foot alongside your face cause your hip has been shattered and your arm sitting 5 metres away.

Ah, but Pickles watches Desperate Housewives and makes a joke about hubby, Dubya. Awwww , how cute.

Oh, yeah, from the same article;

An Iraqi carrying hidden explosives has set them off inside a police recruitment centre in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil, killing at least 50 Iraqis, the US military says.

Blow your jokes out of your c*nt, Pickles. Nobody is in the mood.

With us, or we terrorise ya!

Too busy being a diligent lil’worker bee at the moment, so I’ll pilfer from Crikey’s email;

Iraq hostages: journalists as second class citizens

Hugo Kelly writes:

Kim Beazley was asked by Radio National's Fran Kelly this morning for his reaction to the kidnapping in Iraq of Australian contractor Douglas Wood: "Is this what you feared might happen?" she asked. "Yes I have, and I'm surprised it hasn't happened till now," replied the opposition leader.

How quickly they forget. It's already slipped Beazley's mind that it has already happened. Just over six months ago, SBS TV journalist John Martinkus was kidnapped from outside the Australian embassy in Baghdad. His ordeal lasted less than 24 hours before he was released.

What's clear is that the government is taking a markedly different approach to this latest hostage taking than its approach to the Martinkus kidnapping. Back in October, Alexander Downer criticised Martinkus for putting himself at risk by being in Baghdad, thereby contributing to his own capture.

Yesterday, both Downer and the prime minister steered clear of criticising the latest Australian hostage. Both have expressed sympathy for his plight – a far cry from the attacks levelled at Martinkus. We'll do all we can to save hostages, says Howard.

Could it be that the government views the work of contractors for the US army as a legitimate reason for being in Iraq, while journalists are discouraged? With the arrival in Iraq of the latest Australian military contingent, it will be interesting to see to what lengths our government tries to control media coverage – and discourage journalists who seek to report from the war front.

It is a scary World we now live in: if you are likely to have knowledge, and have the ability and medium to convey that knowledge, of the Government’s modus operandi (and all that entails i.e. evil lies) then they will do nothing for you, if they don’t hurl a few shells at your hotel.

This is the war on terror. Terror I tells ya. I hates me some terror.

As usual, whatever they accuse others of doing, the Government is most likely to actually be doing it themselves, only in a much more systematic approach with greater efficacy and using taxpayer's money.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Bumbling border protection

Labor calls for detention inquiry;

Labor has renewed calls for a judicial inquiry into immigration detention following revelations an Australian woman was "lost" overseas after being wrongly deported four years ago.

The Gov't can also lock you up for 7 days if they feel that you satisfy a certain criteria.

Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil' is here, now.

Would-be Terrorist Watch

Media Matters comments on the lack of attention from the mainstream media on the fact that;

A member of the delegation of Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, who met with President Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, on April 25, was denied entry to the United States after the delegation member's name appeared on a national watch list for alleged terrorists, according to reports by The Dallas Morning News and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) wire service.

A bit of a non-event, no explosions, dead 'innocent' westerners and cause we've seen much worse from the MSM these last few years, this pales.

Link from edwardpig, who has this comment;

Sort of underscores the notion that American dependence on oil is causing us to finance both sides in the War on Terror, doesn't it?

Yes. But Michael Moore is fat.