The beautiful and brilliant Athenae reminds us that:
I'm sure by now you've heard that one of the greatest assholes of our time, former Undersecretary of Defense for PolicyDoug Feith(he of Office of Special Plans, Niger yellowcake fraud, let's disband the Iraqi Army fame) has a book coming out on Tuesday.
Isn't that nice for him? I'm so glad he won't starve. War and Decision should pad his resumé and his kids' college funds quite nicely.
Since Feith is likely to be making the talk show rounds, spewing his lies to admiring hosts who will be taken in by the book's premise (that he planned a GREAT war and George Bush fucked it up, according to the Washington Post), I thought I'd remind folks on the reality-based side of things that plenty of liberal bloggers were on the Feith story long before the traditional media could be paid to give a damn.
Since this book -- which also predated the blogger-authors craze by some months, never let it be said liberal bloggers are not prescient -- came out shortly before our collective national awakening that Bush and his war kind of suck, it made nary a sound, but now, with Feith back in the news, the story it tells is more necessary than ever.
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Our side doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves for being right all along. And after all, isn't that what we all promise one another each day that we'll support?
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."