Bush’s Final Act?

Third part of the interview with Eric Margolis about Gaza. For those who read faster than they view (snick), most of the points discussed are in his recent commentary here.

Unfortunately, this is yet another area where any “change” promised by Obama isn’t likely to amount to a hill of beans.

Rumpole’s Last Case

Sir John Mortimer died in London today at the age of 85.

I’ll be raising a glass of Chateau Thames Embankment (or suchlike plonk) to the honour of this marvelous author over dinner. In the meantime, enjoy this clip of his most famous creation (played incomparably by Leo McKern) sticking it to his nemesis, the dreadful Judge Bullingham.

War on Gaza: Not as Advertised

British writer Patrick Seal (The Struggle for Syria, etc.) and Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor of Al-Quds Al-Arabi discuss the relative indifference (if not outright complicity) of neighboring Arab states in the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza.

In the second part of the program, the panel is joined by Israeli national security expert Efraim Inbar, whose charming views about the “unruly Palestinians” can be viewed here.

Seal appears to have nailed the real agenda of the Israelis, that has absolutely nothing to do with the pretext of preventing rocket attacks by Hamas.

Goodbye & Good Riddance

So long, suckers...

Feel free to insert your own caption*

In case you missed George Bush’s final (“delusional”) farewell speech, Rachel Maddow and Arianna Huffington discuss it here:

*I’ll use the funniest one provided in a revised version of the image.