Monthly Archives: November 2006

They knew Iraq was not a cakewalk, knew we would not be liberators






The National Security Archive now reveals that the Pentagon knew from 1999 on that invasion and occupation of Iraq would entail disaster. Through a FOIA request, the National Security Archive has obtained documents of “Desert Crossing” war games conducted by CENTCOM (U.S. Central Command) in April 1999 to assess outcomes of invading Iraq. Outcomes were not rosy. As the NSArchive introduction observes, “Some of these… Read More

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Bush-connected company won in court






Bush-connected company won in court September 12, 2001 In a brief unpublished opinion, the California court system handed an obscure and now-defunct security company called Securacom one of its few court wins. The date is memorable–Sept. 12, 2001. Securacom, as readers may recall, was the name of a security contractor later renamed Stratesec. Its board of directors throughout the 1990s included Marvin Bush, youngest brother… Read More

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Two versions of Dubya’s Yale grades






Two versions of Dubya’s Yale grades George W. Bush’s grades at Yale seem to be far lower than the ones published by the university, according to records of his grades stored at his former residence house. Yale has an august tradition of housing students in separate residential colleges, not dorms but smaller and more cohesive versions of the college experience. Bush’s residence hall wasDavenport, where… Read More

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