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Cleaning Up the Nation

Austin Bay:

If Air America were a conservative radio network its corrupt funding trail and cynical abuse of a poverty program would be front page news at the NY Times and full-time mega-scandal at

Rank Materialism

Freedom. I am now the proud new owner of a Gateway 6020GZ laptop, perfect for students and others with limited means. I can now go into a Starbucks or a Barnes & Noble and look like I'm doing some

Fallujah Fonda

Uh-oh. From the Telegraph comes this exciting news:

Jane Fonda is returning to anti-war activism and embarking on a cross-country tour to call for an end to US military operations in Iraq.

Acros

John Pilger: Partner in Terrorism

In an outrageous piece of terrorist propaganda appearing on the cover of today's New Statesman, John Pilger puts the blame for the 7/7 London attacks not on the terrorists, but rather on Tony Blair:

Kerry Campaign: US Endangers Australia

Take a look at this from The Australian:

JOHN Kerry's campaign has warned Australians that the Howard Government's support for the US in Iraq has made them a bigger target for international terrorists.

Diana Kerry, younger sister of the Democrat presidential candidate, told The Weekend Australian that the Bali bombing and the recent attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta clearly showed the danger to Australians had increased.

"Australia has kept faith with the US and we are endangering the Australians now by this wanton disregard for international law and multilateral channels," she said, referring to the invasion of Iraq.

Asked if she believed the terrorist threat to Australians was now greater because of the support for Republican George W. Bush, Ms Kerry said: "The most recent attack was on the Australian embassy in Jakarta -- I would have to say that."

Ms Kerry, who taught school in Indonesia for 15 years until 2000, is heading a campaign called Americans Overseas for Kerry which aims to secure the votes of Americans abroad -- including the more than 100,000 living in Australia.

I'd be outraged except that it's difficult to keep that up for very long. I've got outrage fatigue.

Helping to discourage US allies from supporting the US is an interesting and new campaign tactic. However, blaming the US for terrorist attacks, instead of the terrorists, is a lefty standard. Diana Kerry manages to combine them here.

By dragging the attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta into service for the Kerry campaign, she marks her brother as the candidate of appeasement. John Kerry won't make the terrorists mad, which is what this election is all about. Just give them the Greater East-Asia Co-Prosperity Caliphate that they want and there will be peace.

What's next? Will the Kerry campaign send an ambassador to France with the message "Keep it up"?

(Via Blair, of course, who notes that the Bali attack occured before the war in Iraq.)

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