Brodner's Person of the Day: The Country Formerly Known as Iraq

| Fri Sep. 14, 2007 2:00 AM EDT

Doomed Pudding of the Day

The Country Formerly Known as Iraq

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Amidst the avalanche of lies in Bush's crank call last night was a golden nugget of honesty: This is an act of Imperialism; that the U.S. would maintain a military involvement in Iraq for as far as the eye can see. This is the exact kind of presence that kicked off al-Qaeda in the first place. . .and what today keeps it strong and growing. This image from James Gillray, originally of Napoleon, "The Plumb Pudding in Danger. . .The great Globe itself, and all which inherit it, is too small to satisfy such insatiable appetites."