Frontier Former Editor

October 14, 2007

I think I’ll try for their next advertising contract . . .

Filed under: Blackwater, helicopters, Iraq, security firms — Frontier Former Editor @ 5:40 pm

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photo by AP

Sunny days and Sunday always get me down . . .

because that’s really my only day off and I get to catch up with the latest examples of what I already know – this nation has allowed itself to become a ship of fools.

And for today’s laundry list:

  • Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo “I didn’t know what was going on at Abu Ghraib despite it being under my command” Sanchez says the war in Iraq is a “nightmare with no end in sight.” (myway via Drudge)
  • A Florida jury decided that guards beating and administering their own form of medical revival treatment to a juvenile boot camp inmate was not a crime, even though  “[a]n initial autopsy by Dr. Charles Siebert, the medical examiner for Bay County, found Anderson died of natural causes from sickle cell trait [and a] second autopsy was ordered and another doctor concluded that the guards suffocated Anderson through their repeated use of ammonia capsules and by covering his mouth.” (myway via Drudge)
  • And nostalgia for the era of Allen Pinkerton and Baldwin & Felts is going strong this year, if Newsweek’s article on the topic is any indication. (Newsweek, via Crooks and Liars)

The bad part is, it’s all nothing really new. 

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