Where there's a chance of peace, Katrina will ruin it. The CFR-er Katrina doesn't believe in peace.
Matt Negrin (Politico) reports that Joe Biden has said that it's a tough election climate and that the Dems could lose the Senate.
I bet they could.
So many of us are so sick of them. I don't plan to vote Republican but I don't see the point in wasting my time to vote for Democrats. They don't do a damn thing they promise. I'm tired of being lied to. I don't think, though, that I have any senators to vote for in 2012. My senators are John Kerry and Scott Brown. (I voted for Brown as did my whole family to say no to ObamaCare. My grandfather proposed the move and we all went along with it gladly.)
Jerry White (WSWS) reports:
The German news magazine Der Spiegel on Monday published photographs of atrocities carried out last year by members of a US Army unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. One photo includes an American soldier smiling for the camera as he lifts the head of a dead Afghan civilian like a hunter after bagging his game.
Der Spiegel published three photos, but it and Der Spiegel TV have reportedly obtained 4,000 photographs and videos from a collection belonging to a suspected member of a US army “kill team.”
The unit—attached to the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state—is charged with murdering civilians for sport, cutting off body parts for trophies, and planting weapons to make their victims look like insurgents killed in combat. Five soldiers—including the two in the published photos—are facing court martial proceedings for murdering three unarmed civilians and other crimes.
Two of the photos depict US soldiers posing with the half-naked and blood-soaked corpse of Gul Mudin, a 37-year-old farmer who was killed in front of his child on January 15, 2010. The killing occurred in the village of La Mohammed Kalay, near Forward Operating Base Ramrod in Kandahar. The third photo is a picture of the dead bodies of two other civilians, propped up back-to-back with their hands bound, positioned in front of a military vehicle.
C.I. noted the Der Spiegel article this morning, "And if you doubt that, be sure to check out this Der Spiegel article and this Army apology and then ask yourself why this scandal hasn't been treated as such by the press in the US."
I'll do Fringe tomorrow. I had a nasty headache all day over the lost keys and as soon as I found them, the headache went away but when it went away, I just felt like crawling into bed. I'll see if Elaine's okay with that and, if so, we're hopping in bed.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"