Monthly Archives: April 2008

Leading to Iraq: High crimes and misdemeanors. April-May, 2005.






Apr. 2, 2005

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Kudos: ‘Attytood’ is right about ABC and last night’s ‘debate’






A big hearty plug for the open letter to Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, posted today by Attytood (Will Bunch) of the Philadelphia Daily News/philly.com. He’s right about last night’s show on ABC, which was supposed to be–by the way–a debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Excerpt from the piece: “You implied throughout the broadcast that you wanted to reflect the concerns of voters… Read More

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Leading to Iraq: High crimes and misdemeanors. March, 2005.






131st in continuing blog series on the administration push to war. Two solid and amply research studies appear in the month of March, either of them sufficient documentation, if any further documentation were required, that the war and its aftermath are ill conceived.March, 2005:   March 14, 2005

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Memo to CBS: If you






A sprinkling of news reports has suggested that CBS is looking for a replacement for Katie Couric. Not to do product placement here, and I have not been hired by anyone to provide PR for Keith Olbermann

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Live-blogging the Petraeus and Crocker Iraq hearings, continued






11:15 a.m. With the televised portion of the Petraeus and Crocker appearances now concluded–including a very little Q&A with some senators–there is indeed little new news. What Petraeus said, or projects for the future–“the way ahead,” it’s characterized–amounts to little good, for the public interest. The ‘drawdown’ of the ‘surge’ buildup will be completed in about July. Then there will be a ‘pause,’ acc to… Read More

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Leading to Iraq: High crimes and misdemeanors. July, 2004.






122nd in continuing blog series on the administration push to war. In summer of 2004, the news keeps coming out

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Leading to Iraq: High crimes and misdemeanors. May, 2004.






120th in blog series on the administration push to war. As more information on the abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and other U.S. prisons becomes public, the White House becomes more defensive. Its special new ally in the White House press corps continues his effort to defend the administration. The situation in Iraq continues to worsen, predictably, and the administration responds

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Leading to Iraq: High crimes and misdemeanors. April, 2004.






119th in blog series on the administration push to war. As the election year proceeds, the tragedies of war continue, including the death of football star Pat Tillman, who gave up his pro contract to volunteer in Afghanistan. The death occurs under suspicious circumstances, and the administration instantly fabricates a John Wayne-style narrative.April, 2004:   Apr. 18, 2004

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