Starting shortly after dawn, at least 20 bombs exploded at 13 sites, from Baghdad to the northern city of Kirkuk to the southern cities of Hillah and Karbala. The nationwide death toll was at least 46, with more than 200 injured, the Associated Press reported.
At least two car bombs exploded near the heavily fortified Green Zone, where next week's Arab League summit is scheduled to take place.
And it was just yesterday that Barack Obama was attempting to use the Iraq War as a fundraiser, insisting it was honorable and successful and a bunch of other s**t that only C.I. had the good sense to call him out on.
The Iraq War started the night of March 19th. As C.I. noted in yesterday's snapshot, Democracy Now, The Nation, The Progressive, In These Times and more all ignored it. I checked, they did today as well.
I'm so sick of these liars who try to steal your money. Amy Goodman pretending to care about the Iraq War as long as it got her press and sold her books. She didn't and doesn't give a damn.
And we saw she was nothing but a War Whore with her coverage of Libya which was right-wing and jingoistic. And which included CIA asset/agent/informant/contractor Juan Cole. Amy Goodman's a cheap little whore and nothing more.
She and liars like Ani DiFranco are not about truth or justice, they're just whores for empire.
Jeff Lusanne (WSWS) just called out Ani and her awful new album last week:
DiFranco’s choice to celebrate Obama and the Democrats is somewhat at odds even with her own past. In the late 1990s, she recorded two albums with the late anarchist folksinger Utah Phillips. Both featured Phillips’ warm voice telling labor history to a new audience, stories which have an impact even with an insertion of anarchist politics.
“The Past Didn't Go Anywhere”, the first of these collaborations, opens with the song “Bridges”, where Phillips mentions another singer who comes to his shows and says “you always sing about the past, you can't live in the past, you know.” Phillips remarks that “I can go outside and pick up a rock that is older than the oldest song you know, and drop it on your foot. Now the past didn't go anywhere, did it?”
Perhaps not coincidentally, around this time, in 1998’s Little Plastic Castle, DiFranco wrote what may be her most thoughtful lyrics about issues in American society, in the song “Fuel”:
Am I headed for the same brick wall
Is there anything I can do about
Anything at all?
Except go back to that corner in Manhattan
And dig deeper, dig deeper this time
Down beneath the impossible pain of our history
Beneath unknown bones
Beneath the bedrock of the mystery
Beneath the sewage systems and the PATH train
Beneath the cobblestones and the water mains
Beneath the traffic of friendships and street deals
Beneath the screeching of kamikaze cab wheels
Beneath everything I can think of to think about
Beneath it all, beneath all get out
Beneath the good and the kind and the stupid and the cruel
There's a fire just waiting for fuel
On the basis of her most recent album, one has to conclude that DiFranco has stopped digging. In the last 15 years, the fuel of social inequality, war, and repression has begun to light a flame of opposition greater than any seen in decades, yet DiFranco has turned away. She now directs her largely youthful audience toward the existing political system, falsely and misleadingly claiming it is willing to listen to them.
They're whores for empires. There's no reason to listen to their garbage anymore or to support their careers. They depend on goodwill and they pose as caring people but the reality is Barack Obama can murder a million more people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and they won't say one word because they're whores. Like that awful Aimee Allison.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):