Apparently willing and able to talk about an ad he hasn’t even seen. John F’in Kerry – Reporting for duty!
Just in case you are not getting this, the original “Celeb” ad is here. You can see that the narrator not only says Obama’s not ready to lead and says no to offshore drilling, but that it’s also in bold text across the screen. John F’in Kerry, clueless again.
Soviet Russia’s most famous dissident writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, has passed on. He died of a stroke earlier today. I will always remember him for his courage and the example he set for all. Below is my favorite quote from him, it rings as true today as it was the moment he said it in interview:
The line between good and evil runs through every human heart.
The full paragraph this is condensed from comes from The Gulag Archipelago:
Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhlemed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained; and even in the best of all hearts, there remains a small corner of evil.
This is an update to the previous story from CBS with rumors of Zawahiri’s injury or death from the July 29th strike in Pakistan. WIth help from Pakistan the document has been examined by experts – the letterhead appears too old, one no longer used since Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was consolidated under Baitullah Mehsud, it’s in Pashto instead of Urdu, and doubt was expressed about the signature. More from Dawn:
They noted that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan no longer used the letterhead. According to them, they now used an Urdu letterhead while the one shown by CBS was in Pashto.
Mehsud’s signature also seemed different from the one he usually uses.
The letter is dated July 29, a day after a US missile strike killed six people, including an Al Qaeda chemical and biological weapons expert near Azam Warsak village.
A Mehsud spokesman Maulvi Umar, however, rejected the letter and said it was a fake. “We deny it categorically,” he said
The remaining question is whether CBS will take up the “fake but accurate” defense in this case.