November 7th, 2006

Chris Keeley

A racist is forever a racist.

These are the children of the Lebensborn, an SS program devised to propagate Aryan traits. 



A doctor, administrator and children in Wernigerode, circa 1943-5. Many of the mothers in the program were single, the fathers SS officers.


Results of Secret Nazi Breeding Program: Ordinary Folks

WERNIGERODE, Germany, Nov. 4 — For Guntram Weber, the journey that led to this quaint town of horse-drawn carts and half-timbered houses was long, wrenching, and anything but redemptive.

Four years ago, Mr. Weber discovered that his father was not, as his mother had told him, a young soldier who died honorably on the battlefield during World War II. Instead, he was a high-ranking SS officer, who oversaw the deaths of tens of thousands of people while stationed in what is now western Poland.

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Chris Keeley

Neo Culpa: Neoconservatives Say Iraq War Undermined by White House Incompetence

Michael Rubin says it was one of the worst national security councils in American history

Neo Culpa: Neoconservatives Say Iraq War Undermined by White House Incompetence

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/07/1445244

Vanity Fair is reporting a number of prominent neoconservatives who advocated for the invasion of Iraq are now criticizing President Bush's handling of the war. The list includes former Pentagon advisers Richard Perle and Kenneth Adelman; former Presidential speechwriter David Frum; and Michael Rubin, a former senior official in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans. We speak with David Rose, contributing editor at Vanity Fair. [includes rush transcript]

 


As millions of Americans head to the polls today, the war in Iraq is looming large. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News survey, thirty one percent of Americans rank Iraq as the election's top issue. That's just one point shy of matching the total who answered health care, immigration and terrorism -- combined. Fifty-three percent of Americans also say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting.

Well, a new article in Vanity Fair is reporting a number of prominent neoconservatives who backed the invasion of Iraq are now criticizing President Bush's handling of the war. The list includes former Pentagon advisers Richard Perle and Kenneth Adelman; former Presidential speechwriter David Frum; and Michael Rubin, a former senior official in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans. Richard Perle admitted that huge mistakes were made in Iraq. Perle has criticized Vanity Fair because he claims he was promised his remarks would not be published until after the mid-term election. The article is called "Neo Culpa." It's written by Vanity Fair Contributing Editor David Rose.

 

  • David Rose, contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He joins us from Oxford, England.

AMY GOODMAN: The article is called "Neo Culpa." It’s written by Vanity Fair contributing editor David Rose, who joins us now from Oxford, England, in studio. Welcome to Democracy Now!, David.

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Chris Keeley

David Broder on George McGovern--WashPost 11/7/06

*Beyond Election Day*
After the Negative Campaigns, Sage Advice

By David S. Broder
Tuesday, November 7, 2006; A21

A couple of things have turned up that may help to clear your mind and
revive your spirit after the nastiness of this political campaign:

Goodness knows, we need relief after the barrage of negative ads and
insistent phone calls that candidates and political parties unleashed on
us. I know that the political consultants are convinced that "going
negative" is the only way to move the vote and win an election. But at
some point you wish that the grown-ups in this country -- those who
don't see elections as a profit-making business -- would remind these
talented character assassins of the damage they are doing to the system
of representative government that has served this nation so well.

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Chris Keeley

You will not be allowed to purchase alcohol. Again, you are not just attending a concert, you are wo

You should be dressed trendy, sexy, hip. Do not come looking sloppy or disheveled. Women really glam it up, but not trashy. You can wear Rolling Stones shirts or other band shirts but please do NOT wear the following: no fan club shirts, no logos (Nike, Coca-Cola), nothing too over the top and outrageous (wigs, crazy hats, etc.) and do not wear WHITE. . . .

SHATTERED
WANTED: S.W.F., LOVES KEEF
by Shauna Lyon
Issue of 2006-11-13
Posted 2006-11-06

The persistence of the Rolling Stones, like that of diphtheria or kudzu, is a riddle of nature. As a band, they are easy to mock: a collection of wealthy gents adding to their fortunes each year by replaying their tunes of sexual dissatisfaction and satanic dread. The Stones are not so much a band as a corporate juggernaut like Citibank or Microsoft, and an enduring medical miracle: Can your grandfather even climb a tree, much less fall out of one, bash his head, survive, and still remember the changes on “Sister Morphine”?

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