Monthly Archives: May 2006

Schumer: “Americans don’t want investigation”






Unfortunately Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer weighed in, on a Sunday head show, on chances of Democrats’ retaking Congress in the fall elections. I have thought for some time that both Mr. Schumer and Mrs. Clinton have no real political existence except to buffer the Republican Party in NY state, where the GOP is outnumbered 2-1. Schumer’s appearance yesterday (May 28) did nothing to change that impression.… Read More

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AT&T whistleblower steps forward, describes NSA collusion






Kudos to Wired for publishing the statement of AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein. Klein worked for AT&T for 22 years. The statement is, to put it mildly, worth reading. High points: “In 2002, when I was working in an AT&T office in San Francisco, the site manager told me to expect a visit from a National Security Agency agent, who was to interview a management-level technician for a… Read More

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Judith Miller turns on the GWBush administration






As many netizens know, Judith Miller recently gave an exclusive interview to AlterNet, the gist of which is that an unnamed source in the Bush administration gave her a tip in summer 2001 about an impending al-Qaida attack on this country:  

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Calls for sarcastic retort: GWBush backs brother Jeb for White House






The St. Petersburg Times reports, picked up by the London Guardian, that the president says his brother Jeb would make a great president. http://www.sptimes.com/2006/05/10/State/President_wants_broth.shtml http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5812620,00.html GWBush isn’t saying that Jeb wants to run. The helmsman of torture, illegal invasion of another country and indefinite incarceration without telling the prisoners what they are charged with also doesn’t define his concept of “great.” Gov Jeb Bush is,… Read More

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Leading to Iraq: high crimes and misdemeanors3






This blog continues from the previous ones on the same topic. As we now know, the White House and top administration figures launched a well organized and highly concerted campaign to exploit the six-month anniversary of 9/11 to get a war with Iraq.   Fanning out on March 11, the president held a ceremonial press opportunity at the White House, the vice president appeared jointly… Read More

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