*Remember that $70 billion that the White House had requested for Iraq and Afghanistan? Well, it's more like $120 billion. And reconstruction? Well, that's extra.
*A protester disrupted a Rumsfeld speech at a press luncheon yesterday, the same one where he made an apparent attempt to equate Chavez with Hitler. ('cause, you see, both were elected. That's it, folks.) Not only did the presenter apologize to Rumsfeld for his free speech being curtailed (um, yeah, right?) but as the protestor, World Can’t Wait’s Heather Hurwitz, was being escorted out, one of the attendees can be heard to yell "Shut up!" Which, I guess, is pretty much the philosophy of America these days - free speech for those in power and a big "shut up!" to the rest of us.