Sunday, September 15, 2013


Violence swept Iraq today.  Hillah saw 9 dead and fifteen injured from a suicide car bombingReuters quotes grocery store manager Abu Ahmed stating, "I was about to get my breakfast in a nearby restaurant when a huge explosion happened and smoke and dust filled the place.  Before I had taken a step forward another explosion happened. I ran to check on my son who was coering for me in my shop and found him covered with blood among many other bodies.  There is no trace left of my shop."

There were bombings and shootings and home invasions.  Sinan Salaheddin (AP) counts 58 dead across Iraq.

The number should count for something but here, in the United States, it apparently doesn't.

In fact, Iraq apparently matters so little that US House Rep Debbie Wasserman-Schultz thinks she can lie about it.

Rushing to sell Barack's planned war on Syria, Little Debbie insists that, unlike Bully Boy Bush, Barack would not be going it alone.  But Bully Boy Bush didn't go it alone.

How stupid is Wasserman.  We all made fun of the so-called coalition of the willing.  But Bully Boy Bush and Tony Blair and England standing side by side.  (There were other lesser -- in terms of number of troops sent -- countries such as Australia.)

Debbie earned herself a ranking of Pants On Fire

Her ranking should have been much worse.  There's something really sad about a person who is silent on the current tragedies in Iraq but will attempt to use the basis of war on Iraq as a political football for self gain.

I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name

 The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4488.

The latest from Third went up earlier tonight:


 On this week's Law and Disorder Radio,  an hour long program that airs Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. EST on WBAI and around the country throughout the week, hosted by attorneys Heidi Boghosian, Michael S. Smith and Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights) topics addressed include political prisoner Lynne Stewart and a continuation of the discussion of Heidi Boghosian's new book Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Relations.  We're noting that now because there's a good chance I'm sleeping in tomorrow.  A) It's been a long edition at Third and B) we leave late for a change tomorrow.  Isaiah's has the night off (I benched him when Third was still not done by nine p.m. tonight).   The e-mail address for this site is