Left Out Program Notes for August 8, 2006

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  2. The film Who Killed the Electric Car is coming to Pittsburgh. Screenings start on August 18th in the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill (intersection of Murray and Darlington)

Michelle Goldberg: Kingdom Coming, The Rise of Christian Nationalism

From the Kingdom Coming web site:

Michelle Goldberg, a senior political reporter for Salon.com, has been covering the intersection of politics and ideology for years. Before the 2004 election, and during the ensuing months when many Americans were trying to understand how an administration marked by cronyism, disregard for the national budget, and poorly disguised self-interest had been reinstated, Goldberg traveled through the heartland of a country in the grips of a fevered religious radicalism: the America of our time. From the classroom to the mega-church to the federal court, she saw how the growing influence of dominionisn--the doctrine that Christians have the right to rule nonbelievers--is threatening the foundations of democracy.

Mentioned during the conversation: Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq Cover by Stephen Kinzer.

Rush = Osama

From Billmon's Whiskey Bar:

"Until civilians -- frankly, I'm not sure how many of them are actually just innocent little civilians running around versus active Hezbo types, particularly the men -- but until those civilians start paying a price for propping up these kinds of regimes, it's not going to end, folks. What do you mean, civilians start paying a price? I just ask you to consult history for the answer to that." Rush Limbaugh, On the Qana Massacre July 31, 2006

"We declared jihad against the US government, because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal . . . As for what you asked regarding the American people, they are not exonerated from responsibility, because they chose this government and voted for it despite their knowledge of its crimes in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and in other places." Osama bin Laden On His Fatwa Against America March 1997

I've always wondered when Limbaugh would finally figure out which side he belongs on.

Dean Was Right After All

The indispensable Glenn Greenwald treats us to a rememberance of things past.

Yes, indeed, Howard Dean was right. And Dick Cheney was wrong.

The Other Third

Associated Press Half of U.S. Still Believes Iraq Had WMD August 7, 2006

A Harris Poll released July 21 found that a full 50 percent of U.S. respondents -- up from 36 percent last year -- said they believe Iraq did have the forbidden arms when U.S. troops invaded in March 2003, an attack whose stated purpose was elimination of supposed WMD. Other polls also have found an enduring American faith in the WMD story. "I'm flabbergasted," said Michael Massing, a media critic whose writings dissected the largely unquestioning U.S. news reporting on the Bush administration's shaky WMD claims in 2002-03.

"This finding just has to cause despair among those of us who hope for an informed public able to draw reasonable conclusions based on evidence," Massing said.


Abizaid says that Iraq "could move toward civil war." Are these guys serious?


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