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At Maine Owl, The Owl well remembers the day Powell threw us a Curveball and digs into the archives for a chilling timeline of the days of shame that followed the boffo U.N. anthrax-and-pony show. Highly recommended reading.
James at The Mahatma X Files recalls what he said on the first anniversary: "one the most infamous acts of Propaganda in World history. We must never forget." Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 6:25pm
A Poetic Justice suggests giving peace a chance.
For Alan Perlman, AKA "The Jewish Atheist," the Day of Shame doesn't quite bring on a peaceful, easy feeling. He sees Powell as "a magnificent example of affirmative action run amok."
When asked about his, IMHO, provocative statements about the role of race in Powell's career, Dr. Perlman replied thusly: Read below the fold...
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Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 5:57pm
Driftglass marks the Day of Shame with pictures, poetry, and heartfelt prose:
The number of dead Iraqis, who might as well be so many Pac Man dots, so little do they matter to us as real, live human beings anymore. Not that they ever did, really. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 5:20pm
On February 7, 2003, Slacktavist described Powell's presentation thusly:
"POWELL'S EVIDENCE LOOKING SHAKY. No smoking gun, lots of smoke and mirrors."
If there's one thing I hate, it's 20/20 hindsight. Goddamn hippies!
See also Editor and Publisher on "5 Years Ago: When the Press Helped Colin Powell Sell the War." Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:44am
The internets are chock full of handy lists.
An oft-posted one is "Colin Powell's Rules to Live By," which is generally set up with a gushy intro, like this one:
I was watching my favorite show on The View today, MLK Day and General Colin Powell was on. What a great father figure, so steady and self assured. Elizabeth mentioned his list of rules to live by and I had to look it up. So here it is.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:13am
If you look around YouTube, you'll find that the MSM's Powell/U.N. postmortems are all about rehabilitating the general's reputation.
So, it's left to the blogosphere, and great work like Jonathan Schwarz's, to painstakingly detail the shameful lies. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 9:15am
Submitted by vastleft on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 12:36pm
[Welcome, Crooks & Liars readers!]
dayofshame.com was created to promote observances and analyses of the run-up to the Iraq War and of the fateful day when the reality-based community seemingly lost its charter. And we're looking for you to help recollect, commiserate, and if possible, make sense of it all.
On February 5, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed the United Nations to rally support for an invasion of Iraq.
His presentation contained little substance and numerous obvious flaws, and the international community was unimpressed.
America's mainstream media, however, declared it "compelling." Read below the fold...
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Submitted by vastleft on Mon, 02/05/2007 - 10:35am
The presents are wrapped, you've taken satellite photos of the trees — and experts have determined that they're arboreal weapons labs.
That can only mean one thing: today is America's Day of Shame. Read below the fold...
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