Friday, April 09, 2004

from Wednesday's War Room '04:

Shocker: Wealthy winning class war
Just in time for tax season, the Seattle Times runs a news analysis showing that middle- and lower-income Americans are carrying the tax burden for the super-rich.

"When Democrats charge that President Bush's tax policies favor the wealthy, Republicans cry class warfare. But many experts say middle- and lower-income Americans are indeed getting nicked — by both parties. More of government's costs have been shifted down the income ladder, critics say. 'If class warfare is being waged in America, my class is clearly winning,' Warren Buffett, the billionaire investment specialist and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, told his shareholders recently...

and from Tuesday:

The search is over

We have yet to discover WMDs in Iraq, but we seem to have located the limb of an al-Qaida leader. The first two paragraphs of this CNN story are priceless.

"Senior U.S. officials told CNN on Tuesday that they now believe fugitive terrorism suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi did not have a leg amputated in Iraq, as the Bush administration had previously said."

"Although the administration pointed to Iraq's medical assistance to al-Zarqawi as evidence of a link between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime, it's now believed that al-Zarqawi still has both legs."

both, as before by the inimitable Geraldine Sealey.