and now for something you’ll really dig. The much anticipated debut of Robert Scheer’s TruthDig webspace. Content provided by a collection of gifted journalists that dwarf the mini-bloggers out there like myself.

go have a look

Telegraph’s report of indiscriminate killing of Iraqis – seeing is believing

This is sickening, and even more disturbing is the creedence one must give this report, considering it was front page material in the UK’s Telegraph:

“A “trophy” video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis.”

And we wonder how they can “hate us for our freedom…”

Watch the video at Crooks and Liars. (link)

White House: “Setting the Record Straight”

In yet another truth-shattering address to reporters, Scott McClellan said that Sen. Joseph Biden’s (D-DE) plan to withdraw troops, published in Saturday’s Washington Post, mirrors a plan that the White House has established.

Today’s White House press is defensively headlined “Setting the Record Straight”.

Neither our troops nor Congress, are crying for accountability now; you insist on “passing the buck,” but dare you LISTEN?

Saddam Hussein will be on trial this week, and HIS men have plenty of cash, weapons, and a strong will to kill. That’s what Iraqi national security advisor Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told Reuters today.

Eight Sunnis were arrested Sunday – by IRAQI police, according to AP, before they were able to assassinate the presiding judge in the Hussein case. Best take all that surveillance of your al-Qaeda has beens now, lets “set the record straight” – this war is against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.