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Just when I think I’ve heard everything about Washington, something even more stupid comes along.

Fig leaf from Israel

I don’t know about you, but I sure feel a lot better now. Because there’s simply no way an attack on Iran (a country our government still insists is not building nuclear weapons) would ever bite the U.S. in the ass, right?

WASHINGTON — Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.

Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel’s potential attack. The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to persuade them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran’s nuclear program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of top-level U.S. visitors to the country, including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser and the director of national intelligence, and top U.S. lawmakers, all trying to close the trust gap between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Netanyahu delivered the same message to all the Americans who have traveled to Israel for talks, the U.S. official said.


As I say, I will always love Hillary Clinton for how hard she fought to get dental care covered in her failed health care plan. Nothing more depressing than losing your teeth simply because you can’t afford to take care of them. From the report: One-quarter of adults aged 65 and older have lost ALL their teeth.

Happy leap day!

Go do something crazy! I’m going to ask Sean Connery to marry me.


Still oppressing women who want an abortion. And as with most states where unthinking fundies run the show, it will only continue to get worse.

Samantha Bee vs. Grover Norquist

This is a must-see:

How it’s done

Athenae on how you call a politician a liar without calling him a liar.

Are there not workhouses?

What conservatives really think, via Digby.

You think you know somebody

Todd Snider:

Santorum throws up on himself

Think about it for a second and you’ll realize why Rick Santorum regrets his remarks regarding the 51-year-old speech in which JFK clarified his views on the separation of church and state. More here.

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