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Friday, April 02, 2004 An Arab News editorialdecries the savagery in Fallujah and expresses sympathy for the victims, which is more than some on the American Left can muster.
When the World Wide Rant posted an address for a memorial fund established for the families of the contractors killed, here's how a commenter, Joanna, responded:
They were highly-paid mercenaries working for Blackwood Security, yes?
I seriously doubt that their kids/wives/significant others will ever be carving up a log of commodity cheese.
Be nice if someone started up a relief fund for all the minimum-wage and below enlisted men and women who've been murdered for this Halliburton horseshit, though. I think the latest statistic for enlisted personnel's income level puts 65-70% at or below the poverty level, with 80% of that total on food stamps or other government support. Ironic? Or just stupid? On behalf of the government and the personnel, I guess --- they could've been war-profiteering mercenaries and made a KILLING. So to speak.
The Daily Kos blog sounded a similar chord, prompting a protest to Democratic candidates advertising on his site. At least one candidate has pulled his ad from the blog. The Daily Kos has issued a followup.
How about that Planned Parenthood April Fools' spoof of the White House homepage? "Abortion rights=comedy gold," observes Wonkette.
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While you're at Wonkette's, scroll down the April 2nd entries, by the Bored Kid Behind the President, and check out the animated Kerry ad. The Bush-in-the-Box looks as if he's already been put into the cornfield. John Kerry as Billy Mumy?