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"I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. And I look forward to a world which will be safe not only for democracy and diversity but also for personal distinction.
I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty."- JFK 10/26/63 Amherst College

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4/25 Subpoenas issued for Rice, Goodling, RNC emails.
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Tillman Hearing 4/24
coverage here

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Military Leaders Doubt 9/11
slow turning of the tide?

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Pat Tillman
See our page on the suspicious circumstances of Tillman's death and the latest news developments here.

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Monica Goodling
Monica Pleads the Fifth
"Hi. My name is Monica Goodling, and I'm a student at Regent University..."
Until her recent resignation, Monica was a DoJ conspirator running the AG firings. Regent University, founded by Marion 'Pat' Robertson, is ranked a "tier four" school by US News & World Report, the lowest score and essentially a tie for 136th place. Yet 150 of it's graduates have joined the Bush administration. (story)
Meet Monica Goodling

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Swift-boating Nancy Pelosi
Bush: Screw the Senate- Swift-Boater to Belgium
Congress to investigate Bush recess appointment of top Swift-boat campaign funder.
Update: 'Ambassador' Fox's group, Republican-Jewish Coalition, is now Swift-boating Nancy Pelosi.

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Lord Rumsfeld in Exile
Latest Rumsfeld sighting:
April 2: The Dark Lord himself sat down and ordered a hot chocolate just like he was any normal visitor at the Taos Ski Basin a couple days ago. The waiter refused to serve him. A month ago, a man spotted him in the Trader Joe's checkout line, and yelled out, "Mr. Rumsfeld, how can you sleep at night?" For a complete report of a major Rumsfeld encounter, see Jeff Conant's "Greeting Rumsfeld in Taos"

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A.G. Gonzales is finished

Liar Gonzales is Toast
Resignation expected soon.
Not because he did more damage to the U.S. than any terrorist could have dreamed of, which he did, not because he is central to an ongoing conspiracy to obstruct justice and to establish Stalinist one-party rule using the Justice Department, which he is, but because his credibility is below zero and thus he's become useless to a White House under siege, who can no longer send him out to spin, lie, and dissemble before the Congress and the public. (follow the story where it first broke at TalkingPointsMemo.com)

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Wilsons  v. Cheney
Update: the Wilsons pressing civil case against Cheney, Rove...
follow the latest here.

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Sheikh Zayed and the Burge Hotel
Halliburton Moving to Dubai
Cheney's company will be out of reach of the IRS, and more importantly perhaps, out of reach of investigations into war-profiteering and corruption. Above: Sheikh Zayed, sole ruler of Dubai for thirty years now; Cheney's kind of guy.


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Sibel Edmonds
Greg Palast
Wayne Madsen Report
Juan Cole
Dahr Jamail
Talking Points Memo
Stop Iran War
Huffington Post
Consortium News
Baltimore Chronicle
AntiWar
Truth Out
Cursor
Raw Story
Counterspin
Alternative Radio
Ring of Fire
Wonkette
National Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers Coalition
FOX Attacks
May the Force Be With You
The Brand New Bag
Agence Global

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"There is a very ruthless core of people who are better described as dominionists... It is about bigotry, intolerance; there's not only a lust for violence, but a kind of pornographic fascination with violence. There's a cult of masculinity. There's a war on science, a war on truth." (interview, Chris Hedges)
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Dixie Chicks Win Big
DixieChicks Grammy Sweep
Best Record, Album, Song:
Not Ready to Make Nice

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Congressman Murtha Rep. Murtha: "Let me tell you, the only people who want us in Iraq is Iran and al-Qaeda.." (story)

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Laura and President Duck
Laura - one from the heart?
From Morning Edition on NPR:
This is the morning that kids were invited to the White House for the Easter egg roll. The roll for Laura Bush includes reading a children's book. It's called, "Duck for President." The first lady will read the story of a duck who takes over the farm, then runs for governor, and then runs for the White House. He wins after a recount, but Duck gives it all up to go back to the farm. The duck concludes, "Running a country is no fun at all."

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Darth Cheney
Of course, the Bush-man is just there to sell the wars, as for who is running them, well we all know by now...
Cheney Theme Music: stream/download

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Soldier Iraq
"Surge" theme stream/download
(BambinoDiva)

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Bush boogies - Hard Work!
Favorite clip: Bush's Hard Work

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Bush gives the sign
"And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it..." -George W. Bush, on the Baker-Hamilton Report, 12/07/06

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Randi Rhodes
The Randi Rhodes Show

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lawrence_wilkerson
Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2005:
"As Alexis de Tocqueville once said: "America is great because she is good. If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." In January 2001, with the inauguration of George W. Bush as president, America set on a path to cease being good; America became a revolutionary nation, a radical republic. If our country continues on this path, it will cease to be great - as happened to all great powers before it, without exception." (story)

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Einstein on War
"This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!" - Albert Einstein,"The World As I See It"

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"We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world- a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us... No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we'll kill you." Hunter S. Thompson, "Kingdom Of Fear"


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McCain's  Fading Star
John McCain on Blair, during an appearance at the World Affairs Council / City Club of Seattle: "He has literally sacrificed his political career because of Iraq. That is a great testament to his political courage."
No Mr. McCain, it is a testament to the arrogant delusion of Mr. Blair, and to the better sense of the British public.

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"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." -Edward R. Murrow
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Rudy Giuliani in drag
Giuliani in drag, with Donald Trump (click for video)

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"Holding hands is the warmest expression of affection between men, It's a sign of solidarity and kinship." - Samir Khalaf, professor of sociology, American University of Beirut. (... story)

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PDF Downloads
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Pat Robertson on Aliens
"The devil can disguise himself in many forms...if there is life on other planets it is demonic. There is no question that there are demons in outer space."
-Marion 'Pat' Robertson

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"A tormenting thought: as of a certain point, history was no longer real. Without noticing it, all mankind suddenly left reality..." -Elias Canetti

Bush storm
"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices." Voltaire

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Bush  on SOTU

Bush on the state of the union speech- a must see (quicktime download) .

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"American journalism is in need of a spine transplant" Dan Rather
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evil and stupid
Hey! It's Hard Work!! Well, maybe we can just Imagine... Walk on the Wild Side! (mp3s)

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Richard Nixon, referring to the report by the Warren Commission: "it was the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated".[sic] (...ref)

Oh, and Oswald was CIA
(view document)

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Sheen on 911
Charlie Sheen on CNN:
"911 was an Inside Job"
And 82% agree! (ref)

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atta and jarrah

New videos show 9/11 hijackers at BinLaden's camp in 2000. Here pictured: Atta (r.) and Jarrah (l.)

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scan me stupid
"Americans are sheep. They'll put up with anything..."
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2007 April update 3

'Epic Collapse' 'Unfit to Lead'
Joe Klein, Time Magazine 04/06: Bush 'arrogant', 'incompetent', 'cynical', 'petulant', 'adolescent'; "defining sins" are "congenital". Klein ends with: "It is increasingly difficult to imagine yet another two years of slow bleed with a leader so clearly unfit to lead." (E&P coverage)

Iacocca-Throw the Bums Out! Lee Iacocca: "Throw the bums out!"
"Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!" read more.

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Prominent Conservatives Join to Roll Back Bush Admin's "Kingly Abuses"
Bruce Fein, Bob Barr, David Keene and Richard Viguerie launch a movement and a legislative program to roll back Bush's grab for Imperial Powers. From the Mission statement: "The American Freedom Agenda's (AFA) mission is twofold: the enactment of a cluster of statutes that would restore the Constitution's checks and balances as enshrined by the Founding Fathers; and, making the subject a staple of political campaigns and of foremost concern to Members of Congress and to voters and educators. Especially since 9/11, the executive branch has chronically usurped legislative or judicial power, and has repeatedly claimed that the President is the law. The constitutional grievances against the White House are chilling, reminiscent of the kingly abuses that provoked the Declaration of Independence.
The 10-point American Freedom Agenda would work to restore the roles of Congress and the federal judiciary, to prevent such abuses of power and protect against injustices, that are the signature of civilized nations. In particular, the American Freedom Agenda would..."
read more at the AFA website

Read the 10 points. AFA is asking all candidates for national office to sign on. Contact your favorite candidate and insist they do so. We think any candidate unwilling to sign on can justly be suspected of autocratic tendencies and the harboring of kingly ambitions, and should not be considered for national office. By asking our candidates to sign on, we can out the closet dictators and get the rest on record in support of the restoration of constitutional government.
April 3: Interview with Bruce Fein, a founder of the AFA at Truthout.org.

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Iran Attack Warning: Update April 9: It looks like an attack on Iran, if indeed it was in the works for early april, has been averted or at least delayed. Nevertheless, the US continues to try and provoke a fight, but Iran is not biting. A third aircraft carrier group is presently arriving in the area.
The original 3/27 report:
According to Russian military sources, a sneak attack on Iran is now set to start at 4 am on April 6. Use of bunker-buster tactical nukes "could not be excluded". (story-Eng) (story- Fr.)
Stop the Iran War"Observers comment that this dispatch represents a high-level orchestrated leak from the Kremlin, in effect a war warning, which draws on the formidable resources of the Russian intelligence services, and which deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness by pro-peace forces around the world.
Asked by RIA-Novosti to comment on the Uglanov report, retired Colonel General Leonid Ivashov confirmed its essential features in a March 21 interview: "I have no doubt that there will be an operation, or more precisely a violent action against Iran." Ivashov, who has reportedly served at various times as an informal advisor to Putin, is currently the Vice President of the Moscow Academy for Geopolitical Sciences.
Ivashov attributed decisive importance to the decision of the Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives to remove language from the just-passed Iraq supplemental military appropriations bill which would have demanded that Bush come to Congress before launching an attack on Iran. Ivashov pointed out that the language was eliminated under pressure from AIPAC, the lobbing group representing the Israeli extreme right, and of Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni.
"We have drawn the unmistakable conclusion that this operation will take place," said Ivashov. In his opinion, the US planning does not include a land operation: "Most probably there will be no ground attack, but rather massive air attacks with the goal of annihilating Iran's capacity for military resistance, the centers of administration, the key economic assets, and quite possibly the Iranian political leadership, or at least part of it."
full story- (Eng) (Fr.)
Note the mention of AIPAC. Two of AIPAC's top officials (Steve Rosen, who for 20 years was the chief AIPAC lobbyist, and Keith Weissman, AIPAC's top foreign policy analyst) are currently under indictment for espionage against the United States; their contact, Larry Franklin, who worked under Feith and Wolfowitz in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has been sentenced to 12 years for his involvement.

UAE off Limits for Iran Strike
Khalifa bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, said Tuesday his country will not allow anyone to use its territory to conduct anti-Iranian operations.(ref) Qatar, home to 6,500 US troops and the enormous al-Udeid Air Base, headquarters of the Pentagon's Central Command, said earlier it also would not allow an attack from it's territory. (The Gulf Cooperation Council, consisting of Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Emirates, has called on all its members not to support any US action against Iran) (ref)
3/27: Biggest US forces exercise since 2003 begins today in the Gulf.
A third carrier group, the USS Nimitz, leaving for Persian Gulf April 2, joining the Stennis and Eisenhower groups. American in Bahrain advised by Central Command officers to "pack up and leave". (ref)

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blast everything!
Spreading the War to Iran?
Israel has obtained permission to flyover Gulf Arab states and Iraq (the latter from the US command) on bombing runs to Iran. The US is asking for the same from Turkey. Hear the latest in a Democracy Now interview with Seymour Hersh on his recent article "The Redirection".
We've learned the Iranians made a proposal for a comprehensive agreement with the US back in 2003, which was deep-sixed with prejudice by Cheney; Rice claims she never saw it. (read the proposal here)

Same Old... LA Times reports:
"Although international concern is growing about Iran's nuclear program and its regional ambitions, diplomats here say most U.S. intelligence shared with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has proved inaccurate and none has led to significant discoveries inside Iran.
The officials said the CIA and other Western spy services had provided sensitive information to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency at least since 2002, when Iran's long-secret nuclear program was exposed. But none of the tips about supposed secret weapons sites provided clear evidence that the Islamic Republic was developing illicit weapons.
"Since 2002, pretty much all the intelligence that's come to us has proved to be wrong," a senior diplomat at the IAEA said. Another official here described the agency's intelligence stream as "very cold now" because "so little panned out." -LA Times

Commanders to Resign if War on Iran
The Sunday Times reports:
"Some of America's most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources. Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack. 'There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,"a source with close ties to British intelligence said. "There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible.'"

All Twisted Up in War
Bush-Cheney have finally realized what we in these pages and many others have been saying since before the Iraqi invasion... that Iran would be the chief geopolitical beneficiary of destroying Saddam's regime. Now that it's happened, Bush-Cheney have fashioned a 'redirection' in American focus, which is to say, a new enemy- Shiite Iran. Never mind that it was Sunni Al Qaeda who supposedly started this Long War on 911. Never mind that it's the Sunni resistance which has fought the US most bitterly there, or that the Shiia run the government which Bush-Cheney created there for Iraqis, and are our allies in pacifying the country.
First it was a 'pack of lies', and the country foolishly went along. Saddam was developing nukes, he was in league with AlQueda, and was therefore an imminent danger to the US. It wasn't just that these assertions were exposed as lies. Bush-Cheney's actions actually have ended up giving a degree of reality to these once fictional fears. Iran learned that if you have the nuke, you won't be attacked, so best to get one asap; and with Saddam and the secular Baathists gone, the Sunni areas of Iraq are now rife with Al Qaeda. So a new fiction sprang up- framed by the assertion that while Bush-Cheney may have 'been wrong' [actually, they lied] about the need to attack Iraq, they were trying to do the right thing. The new fiction would be the pipe-dream floated for years by the PNAC, that overthrowing Saddam and installing a democracy there would lead to wholesale positive changes throughout the Middle East, making for new allies and opportunities for bases and controlling influence.
Thus came the short-lived purple-finger era, which delivered Iraq to the Islamist Shiia, and Palestine to Hamas, and Lebanon to Hezbollah, and following which Iraq exploded in uncontrollable violence. ("When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos. I'm not sure we won't miss Saddam." -Yuval Diskin, head of Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence agency) Now having partially woken up to the blunder, Bush-Cheney are floating yet a new purpose for their disastrous military adventure in Mesopotamia, that being to curb and contain the Shiia crescent, to wit, joining with the Sunni governments in the region (financiers of Al Queda) to undo the gift Bush delivered to Shiia Iran. Bush-Cheney are even secretly financing Sunni jihadi groups linked to Al Qaeda and 911! This is called "redirection" in the White House.
So in terms of justifying this bloody trillion-dollar boondoggle, we went from outright lies, to a delusional fantasy, to now discovering (in reality creating) a new enemy in theater. One might at least wish to see in this progression an indication of an increasingly reality-based understanding of the Middle East on the part of Bush and his neo-cons. Unfortunately however, the Bush-Cheney response to this new problem on the ground is the same: war. And war on Iran is not a reality-based option, but a long-term holdover goal of the PNAC vision.
see Seymour Hersh, "Redirection" New Yorker Magazine
PNAC- Project for a New American Century

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"Documents captured after 9/11 showed that bin Laden hoped to provoke the United States into an invasion and occupation that would entail all the complications that have arisen in Iraq. His only error was to think that the place where Americans would get stuck would be Afghanistan.
Bin Laden also hoped that such an entrapment would drain the United States financially. Many al-Qaeda documents refer to the importance of sapping American economic strength as a step toward reducing America's ability to throw its weight around in the Middle East."
- James Fallows, "Declaring Victory"

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"Actually, we now know that the occupation of Iraq- the Cheney strategy- has strengthened Al Qaeda immeasurably by recruiting thousands of young Muslims to its cause. We know that because the National Intelligence Estimate prepared for the Bush administration a year ago said so...
"Having neglected Afghanistan to pursue pre-emptive war in Iraq, the Bush-Cheney administration ensured safe havens and recruiting grounds for terrorists in both countries....Those twin failures reflect the broader collapse of Middle East policy under the intellectual stewardship of Mr. Cheney. Thanks to his belligerent outlook, we have abandoned the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, encouraged both Shiite and Sunni extremism, promoted the prestige of the Iranian mullahs, diminished our own capacity for military action in the region, and made democracy synonymous with irreparable destruction."
-Joe Conason, NY Observer

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Secret Scripts?
Note in all this: The US was supposedly attacked by Bin Laden and his Sunni Wahhabist Al Qaeda on 911, with Saudi financial backing and mostly Saudi soldiers. Bin Laden's main declared reason for attacking the US was the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia. Note that shortly afterwards, not only did the US close it's bases in Saudi Arabia, it then proceeded to destroy the secular regime of arch-enemy Saddam, while throwing that country open to looting, chaos, and extremism of all sorts. Remember that Saudi princes and Bin Laden family members were escorted safely out of the US in the days following 911... and that the 911 Commission, so long blocked by the Bush administration, had to black out several pages in it's official report concerning Saudi involvement in 911. Remember that the US allowed Bin Laden and his men to escape Afghanistan to Waziristan, where they likely are today. Note that last fall Saudi Arabia's princes summoned Cheney and insisted that America not turn Iraq over to the Shiia and allow a persecution of Sunnis there. And now we have the "redirection" - to contain and possibly make war on Shiite Iran. And if by any chance Sunni Arab Al Qaeda feels the need to put some more heat under the mad American giant, they can do so knowing that any attack on the US will precipitate a US attack on... Shiite Iran, Saudi Arabia's other arch-enemy! You gotta wonder, who's calling the shots here?
Readings:
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties
American Dynasty : Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

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FOX War Machine

FOX and the Chickenhawks
Readers will remember that among the directives for hotels issued by VP Cheney's travel staff was the insistence that a TV be on in every room of the VP suite, and that all be tuned to FOX News. Amidst the disgraceful landscape of American Mainstream Media, FOX is a special case. Owner Rupert Murdoch gave a seat on the board to ex-Pres Aznar of Spain. He has offered the same to Blair, upon retirement from politics. And then there's John Howard in Australia. One better understands Howard's attacking Obama as a Murdoch ploy... spike the race angle from offstage, down-under. Then echo it 'innocently' through the Halls of FOXUSA, to see if it sticks. We might expect that Mr. Howard will be the next recipient of Mr. Murdoch's largesse.
Leaders who took their countries into an illegal war against the popular will, in collusion with FOX/News Corp Media, get a seat on the News Corp board when thrown out. And it's all owned by a reactionary globalist billionaire...
Ring any alarms??
While at Davos this year, Murdoch was asked if his News Corp. managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq, Murdoch said: "No, I don't think so. We tried." (ref) Looks in fact like he succeeded quite well, although given the way things turned out, he's not exactly crowing.
FOX Attacks

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The Necessity of Impeachment
We've heard it said that impeachment is a bad idea because it would tie up congress for months when there are more important things to do. This is sheer nonsense, from either republican dead-enders, or just plain cowardice. There is nothing more important. The Bush administration has abused and mutilated every single facet of government since taking power- and I mean "taking it"- 6 years ago. There is no area of federal activity they have not crippled and undermined. And we need to say officially and for the record that these abuses, these crimes, these outrages, are not to be tolerated, now or ever in this country. We need to make that clear to ourselves, and we need to make that clear to the rest of the world. And the only way to do that is by impeachment. Bush and Cheney have left a trail of impeachable offenses from day one of their tenure, and continue today. Many are already in the public record. They have even declared themselves on numerous occasions above the law, and beyond all oversight. A trial would not necessarily take that long, once congress really decides to act. -Editor, Dvmx.com

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Hagel on Impeachment
Hagel to Esquire Mag: Impeachment May Come
"The president says he's not accountable anymore, which isn't totally true. You can impeach him, and before this is over, you might see calls for his impeachment. I don't know. It depends how this goes."
"Congress abdicated its oversight responsibility," he says. "The press abdicated its responsibility, and the American people abdicated their responsibilities. Terror was on the minds of everyone, and nobody questioned anything, quite frankly."
-Chuck Hagel to Esquire Magazine March 7, 2007.

Esquire's Charles Pierce writes:
"Country's calling now. War's gone bad and nobody's listening, and the country's calling the way it always does, like the moan of a train whistle, soft and distant at first, but with increasing power behind it, the way the trains come through all the small places where Chuck Hagel grew up in Nebraska... Country's calling from places just like that, louder and louder, demanding in a new, plainer language an end to incompetence and vainglory, creating one of those moments that find the man through which the moment finds its voice."

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"When are the American people and their representatives in Congress and the military going to wake up and realize that the US has an insane war criminal in the White House who is destroying all chances for peace in the world and establishing a police state in the US?" (Paul Craig Roberts, ex-Reagan admin official, "Bush Must Go, Only Impeachment Can Stop Him")

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2007 February/ update 6

The Delusionists

The Delusionary Executive

"The power of the executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious, and the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist." -Winston Churchill

"The violent destruction of life and property incident to war; the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they, at length, become willing to run the risk of being less free." -Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist #8

"George W. Bush has repeatedly asserted and exercised authority that he does not possess under the Constitution he swore to uphold. He has announced that he intends to continue exercising power according to his claim of a mandate that erases the separation and balancing of power among the branches of government, frees him from any real obligation to obey laws passed by Congress, and permits him to ignore any provisions of the Bill of Rights that may prove inconvenient." - Joe Conason, "It Can Happen Here"

"If we could manage to get past the tedious and the odious - like the empty speculation on whether a woman can win, or whether Barack Obama is black enough - we might be able to engage the essential issue facing the U.S. at this point in our history.
And that is whether, once the Bush administration has finally and mercifully run its course, the country goes back to being a reasonably peaceful, lawful, constructive force in the world, or whether we continue down the bullying, warlike, unilateral, irresponsible, unlawful and profoundly ineffective path laid out by Bush, Cheney & Co.
The question is not so much whether a Republican or a Democrat takes the White House in the next election; it's whether the American people can take back their country."
-Bob Herbert, NYTimes, 2/19/07,"The Real Patriots"

dkosopedia: Restoring Our Constitution

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WAR ALERT: Bush & Cheney Appear Determined to Attack Iran
The administration's former National Security Council director for Iran and Persian Gulf Affairs, Hillary Mann, said: "They intend to be as provocative as possible and make the Iranians do something [America] would be forced to retaliate for."
Zbigniew Brzezinski warns the Senate: "A mythical historical narrative to justify the case for such a protracted and potentially expanding war is already being articulated. ...
"A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks; followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure; then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran; culminating in a "defensive" U.S. military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan."
-Zbigniew Brzezinski Feb 1, 2007. Senate Comm. Foreign Relations (pdf).
This comes as the Guardian newspaper reports US preparations for an air strike against Iran have reached an advanced stage. The present military build-up in the Gulf would allow the US to mount an attack by the spring.
The latest salvo in the scenario: courtesy of NYTimes' Michael Gordon, of Iraq-WMD-lies fame, quoting high "unnamed" sources: Iran is giving advanced IEDs to the Shiia in Iraq. Never mind that it's Sunnis who are using IEDs to blow up our convoys. Never mind that the Shiias run the government we set up, and are not yet fighting us. Go tell Alice...
Experts and ex-officials have warned them of a disaster. Senators warned them of a "constitutional crisis" if they do it. Allies have warned them not to do it. Generals have warned them not to do it.
But it seems the plan moves ahead, no matter that this time, Mr Bush, the self-proclaimed "Educator in Chief", is not doing so well with his part of the job- selling the war in advance to a gullible press and public- (as in "catapult the propaganda"). Each day brings denials of warlike intentions, but also new 'evidence' of Iranian arms transfers; the pressure ratchets up inexorably, the plan is in motion, if even poorly sold. Can it be stopped?
Preparations continue for an air assault. Newsweek is also reporting that the U.S. is likely to send a third Navy carrier to the Persian Gulf. Since Bush-Cheney sold nuclear tipped bunker busters to Israel recently, we can assume the Israelis will participate.
And yet key democratic candidates, Clinton and Edwards, who have already come out against the Iraq War, still pander to AIPAC and the AEI with earnest assurances that, when it come to Iran, 'everything is on the table' and that Iran 'cannot be permitted to develop nuclear weapons'; thus maneuvering themselves into position for a sucker punch when sometime in the next months there's an 'incident', a riposte, and bingo, we're bombing, for all the reasons these Dems endorsed. They'll get their war, and the suckered Dems will be neutered in the presidential campaign. 'I supported the War in Iraq, until they botched it, then I was against it; I supported the War in Iran, until they launched it, now I oppose it...' Good luck!

Who has something intelligent to say about Iran? Try Wesley Clark: "Is War with Iran Inevitable?"
Prof. Juan Cole follows the details at Informed Comment
Craig Unger in Vanity Fair:"From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq"
Guardian: "Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring"

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2007 January 15

desperate measures
Desperate Measures / Failed Occupation
As we predicted in these pages 4 years ago, Iraq has become a horrific quagmire, and it appears impossible to judge whether its worse to stay or worse to leave...
On the horns of this dilemma, Bush-Cheney have opted to escalate the "war", a reckless gambler's move, which, given the minimal confidence he enjoys among the public, the congress, the military, and our allies around the world, seems almost pathological. more

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Saddam Hung at Dawn
Saddam Hung by Shia Militia
Saddam was hung by a jeering clutch of hooded Shiite militiamen, who chanted Moktadr! Moktadr! as Saddam tried to pray. To rub salt in the Sunni wound, the execution was held on the Sunni first day of the holiday Id, a day of forgiveness; the Shiia celebrate Id beginning the following day.(story and cell-phone video link here)

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Want US Citizenship? The Fast Track is Iraq Boston Globe reports on Dec 26: "The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks - including disputed proposals to open recruiting stations overseas and put more immigrants on a faster track to U.S. citizenship if they volunteer - according to Pentagon officials." This is a really bad idea- preferential citizenship for foreigners willing to fight and kill in an illegal and senseless war for a couple years before coming to America... just great.

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Phillip Martin"I say 'No More!'"
Philip Martin has been a Marine for 2 years, and has spent 7 months in the al-Anbar province of Iraq. He went on more than 180 combat patrols in and outside of the city of Fallujah, where he was hit with 2 IEDs, and was involved in a number of firefights. He wrote this letter while stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA, and is due to return to Iraq for a second deployment in April 2007. He is 21-years-old.

"I'm sick and tired of this patriotic, nationalistic and fascist crap. I stood through a memorial service today for a young Marine that was killed in Iraq back in April. During this memorial a number of people spoke about the guy and about his sacrifice for the country. How do you justify 'sacrificing' your life for a war which is not only illegal, but is being prosecuted to the extent where the only thing keeping us there is one man's power, and his ego..." (read all)

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Steven Green, war criminal War Crimes:
Mahmoudiya Rape-Massacre Trials
These crimes occurred March 12, 2006, in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad.
According to the federal affidavit, PFC Steven D. Green and four other soldiers with Bravo Company, First Battalion, 502nd Infantry, in the Army's 101st Division, planned the attack after spotting Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi, a 14 year-old Iraqi schoolgirl, at a traffic checkpoint they were manning near Mahmoudiya. On the day of the attack, Green and the other soldiers drank alcohol and dressed in black before going to the girl's house. They broke in, and Green took the girl's father, mother, and her 5 year old sister in a room and killed them all. Green, then the others, gang-raped the 14 year-old girl, then Green shot her "two or three times in the head". They set the girl's body on fire, then went about covering up the crime.
full article here

Harper's Interview Eli Flyer on Military Recruiting and Abuses in Iraq
Flyer Report: "Reducing the Threat of Destructive Behavior by Military Personnel" (pdf)
"U.S. is recruiting misfits for army- Felons, racists, gang members fill in the ranks" SFChronicle
ArabWoman Blues (blog)
"An Open Letter to America's Soldiers from the Ranks: The Looming Shadow of Nuremberg" T. Swindell, Counterpunch

Related: The U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division has opened an investigation into a video, originally linked via a now defunct account on YouTube, which purports to show a former guard from Abu Ghraib talking about torture techniques employed at the American-run prison. The man also recounts the gang rape of a female teenage detainee, in which one guard "pimped" the girl to others for $50 each. As he recalls, "I think at the end of the day he'd made like 500 bucks before she hung herself."
Related: According to the Pentagon, there were 2,374 reported cases of sexual assault against women in uniform over the past year (2006). The reporting rate for the U.S. Armed Forces in sexual assault cases is 22-23 percent. That'd make about 10,000 rapes of our own female soldiers per year...

Read "The Women's War" on rape in the military, NYTimes 3/18/07.

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Haditha victims
War Crimes:
Haditha Massacre
Several marines now face charges of "unpremeditated murder" in the Haditha Massacre of Nov 2005, described in detail in "Rules of Engagement", Vanity Fair, November 2006. Some excerpts:
"...Daddy was shot through the heart. He was 43. Mommy was shot in the head and chest. She was 41. Aunt Huda was shot in the chest. She was 27. My sister Nour was shot in the right side of her head. She was 15. My sister Saba was shot through the ear. She was 11. My brother Muhammad was shot in the hand and I don't know where else. He was 10. My sister Zainab was shot in the hand and the head. She was five. My sister Aysha was shot in the leg and I don't know where else. She was three..." (more)
-William Langewiesche, "Rules of Engagement", Vanity Fair, November 2006.



"Victor O'Reilly told me, 'It is my belief that the insurgency was substantially created by the tactics used by the occupying force, who were initially the saviors, in their search for Saddam. Ambitious generals, who should have known better, created a very aggressive do-what-is-necessary culture. Frustrated troops, with no familiarity with the language or culture, naturally make mistakes. And in a tribal society if you shoot one person it spreads right through the system.'"
-James Fallows, "Why Iraq Has No Army"
Keep up on Iraq with Dahr Jamail / Riverbend / Juan Cole

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FISA warrants are easy to get. Even after the fact. Refusal rate around .02 of 1 percent. So why bother bypassing them and getting every one upset?
1. To assert president's authority to do whatever he wants to do (in order to protect us of course).
2. So as not to leave records of who was being wiretapped. This is the big one. Because they were wiretapping people for other reasons. Like Nixon, to see who didn't like them, or who disagreed on policies; and journalists, to find out who their sources were and 'plug the leaks'- silence the whistleblowers. And officials everywhere, making sure everyone towed the line; anyone in fact, to get some dirt on people - always useful when it comes to 'arm-twisting' ... you get the picture. You don't ask for a warrant because you don't want a record of who your targets were.

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click for clip (excerpt Eminem's Mosh Continues)
Osama Bin Forgotten

Osama Bin Forgotten?
Recently we learned that the CIA's Bin Laden unit was disbanded; also that Bin Laden is not wanted by the FBI for 9/11 (see wanted poster). And that Pakistan has signaled that Bin Laden and his coterie can remain unmolested in Waziristan so long as they remain "men of peace", and do not engage in terrorism. Pakistan also released thousands of Taliban as part of the deal. Someone, presumably AlQueda, released a kind of commemorative videotape on Sept 11 showing Bin Laden and the Martyrs preparing for the attacks; on the same day a Bush anniversary photo-op and speech from Ground Zero... and the ABC 4-hour commercial-free, right-winger scripted (and funded?) fakumentary, "Path to 9/11" blaming it all on the Clinton administration ( ! ). Cheney always says the enemy is media-sophisticated; funny - they seem to be working it together...

"The goal has never been to get bin Laden"- General Richard Myers, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, 6 April 2002.
"I don't know where he is. I - I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him." - Mr.Bush, 13 March 2002

"There is a kind of an urban myth here in Washington about how this administration hasn't stayed focused on Osama bin Laden. Forget it." -Mr.Bush, 9/06

Bush is reported to have told Ariel Sharon that if he caught Bin Laden, he would "screw him in the ass".

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Attitude
Maybe it's a symptom of the age of information overload; most people these days apparently don't care to be burdened with endless facts and the weighing of contradictory claims... the short cut is attitude. So instead of learning about something and forming a judgement, they consider other peoples' attitudes and choose the one they identify with. Right-wing punditry is all about attitude. So is FOX News. So is Bushian foreign policy. So is the Republican national election narrative. (The Democrats simply don't have an attitude of any kind.) Try a Google search for 'Bush + "my attitude"'.

By this point we find ourselves so steeped in delusional attitude - 'we are the greatest country on earth, you're a traitor if you don't agree, and anyone who obstructs us is bad', that even opposition party leaders believe they stray from this puerile mantra at their own peril. And Americans have fallen for it in vast numbers it seems; maybe its the media, the constant drumbeat of fear and silliness; maybe it's the collapsed education system that's spawned such gullibility. Thus a great country withdraws into a bubble of delusion; it is pathetic to see the nation that midwifed the United Nations, launched the Peace Corps, and put men on the moon, so shamed by it's political leadership as to have become a pariah in the community of nations, a feared and tiresome bully, not a respected leader. I've posted a sampling of the national discussions I think we should be having (Notes Toward an American Renaissance); but I'm pretty sanguine on whether we as a nation, at the rate we're going, will ever get around to such advanced considerations. (Ed.)

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scholars for 9/11 truth
New Feature movie Probes 911 Questions
From the press release: "THE REFLECTING POOL is an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time. Drawn from known sources and verifiable facts, THE REFLECTING POOL is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the nightly news." Watch the trailer at YouTube.com

Scholars for 9/11 Truth
January 27 2006 press release: "An influential group of prominent experts and scholars have joined together alleging that senior government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11... These experts contend that books and articles by members and associates have established that the World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the official story about the attack on the Pentagon. They believe that the government not only permitted 9/11 to occur but may even have orchestrated these events to facilitate its political agenda."
"Founders include Robert M. Bowman, Former Director of the U.S. "Star Wars" Space Defense Program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, and a former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 101 combat missions; Morgan Reynolds, former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor for President George W. Bush, and former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis; and Andreas von Buelow, former assistant German defense minister, and director of the German Secret Service."
Website, Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Watch videos of demolitions at Controlled Demolition Inc.'s website. CDI was contracted for the 911 cleanup. Also the Murrah Building cleanup.

Amazing. You watch those towers come down, you watch CDI demolition videos, and you know. Yet for many in the opposition, 9/11 is still no-go territory. Even The Daily Kos will ban you if you post doubts on the government story. George Washington Blog: 9/11 and the Left

Loose Change updated
New 9/11 documentary by Dylan Avery. Free viewing online, DVD available.

Here's the Decider-in Chief responding [sic] to 911 doubts: Bush-911.mov

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Over-Loaded Update:
The richest 300,000 Americans earn as much as the bottom 150 million
The New York Times reports on a study by Prof. Emmanuel Saez, the University of California, Berkeley, based on 2005 tax data, the latest available, average incomes for people among the bottom 90 percent of Americans that year declined 0.6 percent, while the incomes of those in the top 10 percent increased about 14 percent.
The top 10 percent of Americans collected 48.5 percent of all reported income in 2005, more than at any time since 1928, when the figure stood at 49%. The top 1 percent received 21.8 percent of all reported income in 2005, up significantly from 19.8 percent the year before and more than double their share of income in 1980. (The peak was in 1928, when the top 1 percent reported 23.9 percent of all income.)
The top tenth of a percent and top one-hundredth of a percent recorded even bigger gains in 2005 over the previous year. Their incomes soared by about 25% in one year, largely because of the rising stock market and increased business profits."
The study noted that the analysis was based on preliminary data and that the highest-income Americans were more likely than others to file their returns late, so his data might understate the growth in inequality.
The disparities may be even greater for another reason. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that it is able to accurately tax 99 percent of wage income but that it captures only about 70 percent of business and investment income, most of which flows to upper-income individuals, because not everybody accurately reports such figures. NYT: "That such a large share of the income gains are going to the very top, at a minimum, raises serious questions about continuing to provide tax cuts averaging over $150,000 a year to people making more than a million dollars a year, while saying we do not have enough money" to provide health insurance to 47 million Americans and cutting education benefits." ( NYTimes: Income Gap is Widening)

Previously on "Over-Loaded":
"Between 1972 and 2001 the wage and salary income of Americans at the 90th percentile of the income distribution rose only 34 percent, or about 1 percent per year. So being in the top 10 percent of the income distribution, like being a college graduate, wasn't a ticket to big income gains. But income at the 99th percentile rose 87 percent; income at the 99.9th percentile rose 181 percent; and income at the 99.99th percentile rose 497 percent. No, that's not a misprint..." (PK NYT)

"From 1950 to 1970, for every additional dollar earned by the bottom 90 percent, those in the top 0.01 percent earned an additional $162, according to the Times analysis. From 1990 to 2002, for every extra dollar earned by those in the bottom 90 percent, each taxpayer at the top brought in an extra $18,000."
(Richest Are Leaving Even the Rich Far Behind-NYTimes)

The number of billionaires around the world rose by 102 to a record 793 over the last year, and their combined wealth grew 18% to $2.6 trillion, according to Forbes magazine's 2006 rankings of the world's richest people.

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Lee Raymond, CEO
Fat Cats
Iraq: Qui Bono? Exxon CEO Lee Raymond, on retiring in December, got a retirement package estimated at $398 million in total. Raymond has been compensated more than $686 million from 1993 to 2005; that's $144,573 per day. Exxon had record-breaking annual profits last year of $36 billion. 1st quarter 2006 profits were up 7% to a further record of $8.4 billion. (Counterpunch- Ralph Nader)
Note that Raymond was among the Big Oil CEOs consulting Cheney on his "energy plan" in late spring 2001 (replete with plans for dividing up Iraqi oil), and now sits as VP of the American Enterprise Institute, the pampered roost of die-hard neo-cons, the most vociferous supporter of the Iraq War, and author of the "surge" strategy adopted instead of the Baker-Hamilton plan. AEI is funded by Exxon-Mobil. Note that AEI has recently offered bribes of $10,000 to columnists and 'experts' to write articles undermining the science of global warming. (more on these connections from Juan Cole)

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Protestoress
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Music for Bush-time
Here are some of our favorite wry pieces of internet musical agitprop
gathered for Dvmx by BambinoDiva.
Imagine... Walk on the Wild Side download / stream
I'm the Decider- Kookookachoo download / stream
Have You Had Enough? -Ricky Lee Jones download / stream
It's Hard Work! download / stream
BushBoogies video remix download

There's a great mix of these tracks along with other samples and atmospherics from George Galloway to HunterThompson, called "Music for Wartime" at BambinoDiva.com. It's a classic portrait of the times.


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Vs go to DC
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MC Rove et al
What do sociopaths do for fun? Watch one here!

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Karl Rove Pelted
April 4: While leaving a gaggle with College Republicans at American University, Karl Rove was pelted by students who attempted a "citizen's arrest".(story & videos)
Brigham Young students and faculty protest Cheney commencement invitation (story)
Florida State faculty nixes Jeb Bush honorary degree. (story)

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Wolfowitz booed offstage
"Resign! Resign!"
April 12: Wolfowitz attempted to address about 200 staffers gathered in the World Bank's central atrium but left after some began hissing, booing, and chanting "Resign! . . . Resign!" Wolfowitz, a principal architect of the neo-con Long War, and who had escaped to the World Bank directorship as things went bad in Iraq, is in trouble again. "Bank insiders confirmed reports that Wolfowitz directed personnel officials to give Shaha Riza, his longtime lover, an automatic "outstanding" rating and the highest possible pay raises during an indefinite posting at the State Department, as well as a promotion upon her return to the bank." (WaPo)(Wonkette)

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Tenet Tells all

"... the political system of the United States today is one of the most unstable combinations there is - domestic democracy and foreign empire. A nation can be one or the other, a democracy or an imperialist, but it can't be both. If it sticks to imperialism, it will, like the old Roman Republic, lose its democracy to a domestic dictatorship." -Chalmers Johnson interview 2/27/07

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Brzezinski: Bush "Catastrophic"
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Blood Money
Greenwald film: Iraq For Sale
"Thats what you do in a democracy, you investigate and you find out where there's corruption, you find out where there's profiteering, and you make sure there's hell to pay!" (Greenwald on Olbermann)

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Your job is to go about your business.
John Stewart riffs on Bush's conception of his "job". click for video


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Bush Kissing Saudi King

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a damned piece of paper
"I don't give a goddamn," Bush retorted. "I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way."
"Mr. President," one aide in the meeting said, "There's a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution."
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"

-Reported by Doug Thompson re an 11/05 meeting with congressional leaders on the Patriot Act.

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Spader denounces Bush Administration
TV Characters Rise Up
James Spader, on the "Boston Legal" TV show: "Torture, warrantless search and seizure, illegal wiretappings, prison without a fair trial- or any trial, war on false pretenses... we as a citizenry are apparently not offended..."
A great speech!
download quicktime clip

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Zozobra link
"We will export death and violence to the four corners of the Earth in defense of our great nation."
- quoted in"Plan of Attack"
by Bob Woodward

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to just about everything, after a few years in secret prisons and then Guantanamo, from the Pope assassination to 9/11, including the killing of Danny Pearl. Pearl's wife Mariane has written a must-read book on the very murky story: "A Mighty Heart".


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"Jeremy Scahill skillfully chronicles the birth of America's frightening Praetorian Guard, one that has been unleashed- 25,000-strong- in Iraq. These hired guns, with their black uniforms and automatic weapons, appeared on the streets of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. They operate, at home and abroad, beyond the bounds of legal constraints and are controlled by secretive puppet masters, such as Erik Prince, who have close ties to the radical Christian Right..." - Chris Hedges, former New York Times Middle East Bureau Chief (more)

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Sibel Edmonds  Movie
Sibel Film 'Radioactive'
"Possibly the festival's most radioactive entry, this 2006 documentary for French TV centers on FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds, who was fired from the bureau's translation unit in March 2002 and subsequently claimed she'd seen evidence of money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and participation in the nuclear black market." (story)

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"There is only one reason that I am in the Oval Office and not in a bar. I found faith. I found God." George W. Bush (...story)

Commander of America
"I'm the commander - see, I don't need to explain - I don't need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the President. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation." George W. Bush, quoted in "Bush at War"

war monkey
"I'm a war president." Bush. Meet the Press 2/13/04


"Nobody wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president." Bush, campaign speech July 2004

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Bush before Jesus
"When I am talking about war I am really talking about peace" -G.W. Bush (Link)

Joker!
Mr. Bush in New Orleans
"You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." Bush at a Washington dinner, March 2001

Bush of the  cross
"See, in my line of work, you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
Bush in Greece May 2005 (ref)

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Malignant Genius Cheney
"Am I a malignant genius in the background whom nobody sees come out of his cave? That's a good way to work, in fact."-Dick Cheney to USA Today, 2004

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Bush flips the bird
Bush flips the bird, Washington, 8/05
It's not the first time the POTUS is on tape giving the old "one-finger victory salute"


Bush gives the one-finger salute
Download the video

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"Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business." - NeoCon Michael Ledeen
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"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" (Barbara Bush on ABC's "Good Morning America", 3/18/03)
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Vic Gold, one-time loyal Bushie, has had a change of heart.He now calls Bush "the weakest, most out of touch president in modern times... think Dan Quayle in cowboy boots." And Cheney: "A vice president in control is bad enough. Worse yet is a vice president out of control."
See "Former Bush Speechwriter Hints at 9/11 Inside Job"
Related: Mathew Dowd, longtime Bush campaign guru and loyalist, has also turned- read his NYTimes interview.

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"Hostile Takeover tells you more about our corporations and politicians than our corporations and politicians think you really ought to know."
-Chicago Sun-Times

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"I believe that women have the fate of the Earth in the palm of their hands. Some 53 per cent of us are women and we really are pretty wimpish. We don't step up to the plate - and it's time we took over. I think men have had their turn and we're in a profound mess."- Helen Caldicott

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That Giant Sucking Sound
Official: "US needs a net inflow of $3 billion per day to keep the economy afloat..."
(story, NYT)
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Richard Branson Virgin Galactic
"...that's when the merry prankster himself, Sir Richard- master of Virgin Air, Virgin Records, Virgin stem cells, Virgin everything if he had his way- shows up and starts talking about sex in space. A vision of weightless gymnastics at zero G and intricate human docking maneuvers dances briefly in everyone's head..." (Time, "The Space Cowboys") Over 80,000 have signed up at Virgin's site.

Jeff Bezos' space launch
Jeff Bezos of Amazon has his own entry in the space-tourism sweepstakes: Blue Origin
download: video clip of launch
More on space-tourism enterprises

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Bit the hand that fed it
Bit the hand that fed it. Hand got sewn back on.


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