That's Isaiah's brilliant The World Today Just Nuts "Lying Photo Ops." I can't believe the White House tried to lie and say Barack and his daughter were in the Gulf. What liars. Didn't they know they'd get caught? (Although caught so far is really the foreign press -- Guardian, Independent of London, etc. -- noting that they didn't go swimming in the Gulf.) Shame, shame.
And I've felt like saying "shame, shame" on a lot of the WikiLeaks coverage. How come? We do not know who the whistleblower is. Bradley Manning is being hailed as the whistleblower by assorted nuts (Ray McGovern of the CIA) and yet Bradley has never spoken. Nor has WikiLeaks identified him as the leaker. Bradley is facing up to 52 years in prison if he's found guilty of what the government says he did. And yet all these morons on the left are running around saying, "He did it! It's so great! He did it!" Wow. What sort of jury pool will he get?
He may have done it, he may not have. But here's a thought: Until he says he did, how about we shut the f**k up about whether he did it or not. Now in the Black community we don't go around screaming "He did it!" Not even when he did. Or she did. If he/she says "I did it," that's different.
I feel really bad because C.I.'s the one who's had to fight this battle and repeatedly call out this nonsense of "Bradley's the leaker!" She's pointed out that no one knows how Bradley will plead and that all we (on the left) are doing is making the case for the prosecution. That seemed to splash a wave of common sense. But I think C.I. did an even better job in another piece of writing where she pointed out that Angela Davis wouldn't have been found innocent in the early 70s if everyone had gone around saying, "She did it! She did it! Yea!"
It's like most people just don't get it. Mumia Abu Jamal gets it. Click here for his ZNet commentary on the Wikileaks thing and notice how he doesn't tell you "Bradley's the leaker!!"
Mumia's in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He damn well knows you don't 'decide' for someone else whether they're guilty or not.
Good for Mumia. And let's follow his strong example and not rush to convict anyone.
(If you showed up thinking I was going to write about the judge stopping marriage equality today in California, I'm just not in the mood for it tonight, sorry. I just don't want to get angry, mad and, most likely, start crying. I'd rather applaud Mumia, something that makes me feel good.)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"