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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Stirrings in the Plame case

Something's happening here.

Post Source Reveals Identity to Leak Probers

A Washington Post reporter's confidential source has revealed his or her identity to the special prosecutor conducting the CIA leak inquiry, a development that provides investigators with a fact they have been pursuing in the nearly year-long probe.

Post reporter Walter Pincus, who had been subpoenaed to testify to a grand jury in the case, instead gave a deposition yesterday in which he recounted his conversation with the source, whom he has previously identified as an "administration official." Pincus said he did not name the source and agreed to be questioned only with the source's approval.

"I understand that my source has already spoken to the special prosecutor about our conversation on July 12 <2003>, and that the special prosecutor has dropped his demand that I reveal my source. Even so, I will not testify about his or her identity," Pincus said in a prepared statement.

"The source has not discharged us from the confidentiality pledge," said The Post's executive editor, Leonard Downie Jr. [more] - Washington Post

Monday, September 13, 2004

Godfather IV

OTTUMWA, Iowa, Sept. 13 - Mr. Cheney said Monday that last week's massacre at a school in the southern Russian town of Beslan had caused some foreign leaders who have been skeptical of America's aggressive foreign policy to reconsider.

"Some of our European friends have been somewhat ambivalent," Mr. Cheney told a town hall meeting inside an airport hangar on the outskirts of this small town in southeast Iowa. He mentioned no nations by name.

Some foreign countries have probably been thinking that "if they kept their heads down," their citizens would not suffer terrorist attacks, the vice president said. "Well, Russia got his anyway," he said.

As a result, Mr. Cheney said, "people are reassessing now" whether they should shed their ambivalence and openly support Mr. Bush's policies.NY Times

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Bush didn't come to NYC until September 14th

And what did he do then? The only thing he knows how. Played the cheerleader. Stood on the smoldering grave of the 2749 and cracked wise.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

It's the Hypocrisy, Stupid

Kitty Kelley's new book on the Bushes is out next week.

Book: Bush once snorted cocaine at Camp David
By Jennifer Rosinski
Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Shocking accusations that President Bush snorted cocaine at Camp David when his father was in the White House have surfaced in a racy new book by celeb author Kitty Kelley about the powerful family.

``Bush did coke at Camp David when his father was president, and not just once either,'' Kelley quotes former sister-in-law Sharon Bush as saying, according The Daily Mirror of London.

The president first dabbled in drugs in the mid-1960s while at Yale and later snorted cocaine or smoked marijuana while in the National Guard, according to Kelley's new biography, ``The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty.''

The book, to be released later this month, also alleged first lady Laura Bush smoked pot in her youth. - Boston Herald

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Graham: Bush Blocked Investigation of Saudi Connection to 9/11

Graham will discuss the missing 28 pages:

WASHINGTON — Two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers had a support network in the United States that included agents of the Saudi government, and the Bush administration and FBI blocked a congressional investigation into that relationship, Sen. Bob Graham wrote in a book to be released Tuesday.

The discovery of the financial backing of the two hijackers “would draw a direct line between the terrorists and the government of Saudi Arabia, and trigger an attempted coverup by the Bush administration,” the Florida Democrat wrote.

And in Graham’s book, “Intelligence Matters,” obtained by The Miami Herald on Saturday, he makes clear that some details of that financial support from Saudi Arabia were in the 27 pages of the congressional inquiry’s final report that were blocked from release by the administration, despite the pleas of leaders of both parties on the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Graham also revealed that Gen. Tommy Franks told him on Feb. 19, 2002, just four months after the invasion of Afghanistan, that many important resources — including the Predator drone aircraft crucial to the search for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida leaders — were being shifted to prepare for a war against Iraq. - Miami Herald

Friday, September 03, 2004


John Kerry can defuse all of the 'voted for it before he voted against it' BS if he addresses the REAL reasons for the war.

Kerry was lied to by the neo-cons before his vote on the Iraq resolution. Was George Bush also lied to, or did he know the evidence against Iraq was false and demand that America fight a war anyway?

Six years ago, an extremist right-wing think tank called Project for a New American Century dreamed up this Iraq war as the first stage in a planned 50-Years-War. They wanted to conquer the Middle East and then move on to establish America as the one supreme world power. American hegemony. They presented their plan to Clinton, who refused to implement it.

When George Bush came into office these neo-cons got themselves plum jobs in the Pentagon and the Vice President's office.

Immediately after 9/11 the neo-cons moved to exploit the tragedy to their advantage.

When they still couldn't justify attacking Iraq, which had nothing to do with 9/11, they installed a special office in the Pentagon.

The OSP was formed for the purpose of distorting intelligence and employing false intelligence to advance the neo-con agenda of invading Iraq.

The neo-cons surely knew their evidence was false. What did the President know and when did he know it?

Those lies got us into Iraq, and made a fool of Colin Powell at the UN.

Last summer, a diplomat named Joseph Wilson challenged Bush on one of those lies, by writing an article in the NY Times.

Consequently, the diplomat's wife was exposed by the neo-cons and the WH as an undercover CIA agent, jeopardizing not just her life but every member of her CIA network. This was a treasonous betrayal, and a felony. It is currently under investigation by the Justice Department.

Undeterred, the neo-cons now want us to move on to step two - Iran. Every day we see, in neo-con speeches and articles, hints that Iran will be next.

This despite the fact that, according to Bob Herbert in the NY Times today, it is common knowledge in Washington that we will not get out of Iraq for another 10 to 20 years. John McCain admitted as much.

America has been lied to. We've been neo-conned.

Is this President smart enough to know he's been neo-conned? Or will he let it happen again?

Should the US invade Iran, too? What about Syria?

Are you prepared to see your grandchildren fighting this same war in 30, 40, 50 years' time?

Are these neo-cons in the Pentagon working for the best interests of the United States?

If so, why are many of the neo-cons currently under criminal investigation for passing American state secrets to to the Israeli government, and to Ahmed Chalabi (who gave them to Iran).

Whose side are these neo-cons on? And why did George Bush hire them to run our foreign policy?

There are only two explanations: incompetence, or treason.

George Bush will have to tell us which it is. - more info