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It's Time for Our Own Regime Change
Excerpt: Without Reservation Karen Kwiatkowski is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who opened her lengthy "The New Pentagon Papers" piece for Salon.com and Common Dreams in mid-March with the following introduction: In July of last year, after just over 20...
Posted on March 31, 2004 01:22 PM Comments: 0
So, Who Blinked?
Excerpt: Is Fix in at 9/11 Commission? Did the 9/11 Commission and public opinion force a reluctant White House to permit Condi Rice to make her second appearance before the Commission public and under oath, thereby winning a significant tactical victory?...
Posted on March 31, 2004 08:31 AM Comments: 0
So why don't people get it
Excerpt: Of Privilege and Politics This is a great editorial - but the polls show Bush gaining in favor. Apparently the American people just love folks who lie to them in the right tone of voice. Condi is so sincere looking...
Posted on March 31, 2004 05:34 AM Comments: 0
The Grand Canyon of Disconnects
Excerpt: Kerry quotes Bible, irks Bush camp Good to see Kerry focusing on this aspect of the Bush presidency. There is an incredible gap between the Christianity that Bush professes - and uses continuously to his political advantage - and the...
Posted on March 29, 2004 09:53 AM Comments: 0
Cheney was out of the loop - twice!
Excerpt: OK, there's Cheney making this incredible charge and most of the mainstream press still has it's blinders on and can't see how idiotic it is. The charge? Richard Clarke was "out of the loop." Uh huh. And Condi Rice keeps...
Posted on March 28, 2004 07:02 AM Comments: 0
Rummy, you lie well
Excerpt: Clarke Book Reignites Debate Over Iraq Invasion (washingtonpost.com) You know, Jim Lehrer could have and should have done more to press Rumsfeld when he had him on the News Hour the other night, but my Rumsfeld is an accomplished liar....
Posted on March 27, 2004 02:06 PM Comments: 0
Got that right!
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: The Wrong War Richard Clarke has been consistently right on the facts, and the White House and its apologists consistently wrong. Which is why the White House is waging such a ferocious and unconscionable campaign of character assassination...
Posted on March 26, 2004 08:03 AM Comments: 0
Bush, A Person of Principle?
Excerpt: Bush's Meandering Moral Compass Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton who has just published "The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush," writes this synopsis of his view on the matter for the LATimes....
Posted on March 25, 2004 06:36 PM Comments: 0
Bush Gassed His Own People
Excerpt: Fog of war still hasn't lifted Unhappily, this piece in the Toronto Star provides at least part of an answer to the question "how many more must come forward" of the prior post, suggesting many, many more before reporters and...
Posted on March 25, 2004 05:10 PM Comments: 0

Excerpt: How Many More Have to Come Forward? This link takes you to a site naming the people who have broken with Bush over Iraq, giving thumbnail sketches of each, and providing links to more about them. It is valuable as...
Posted on March 25, 2004 04:20 PM Comments: 0
Things I wish Kerry sould say #1
Excerpt: Kerry's '350 Tax Increases' (washingtonpost.com) "Mr. President. You misled the Congress, the nation, and the world about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. You misled the Congress and the Nation about the true cost of your Medicare package. You did...
Posted on March 24, 2004 12:21 PM Comments: 0

Excerpt: This link takes you to The Gadflyer and a couple brief posts about the discombobulation Richard Clarke seems to be causing in the White House. Who's In Charge? The first notes the discordance between Stephen Hadley's comments to Leslie Stahl...
Posted on March 23, 2004 12:45 PM Comments: 0
Truth and Consequences
Excerpt: This link takes you to the website of the Center for American Progress which on 22 March posted a number of links to internal documents of the Department of Justice dating from May 2001 through 12 Sept 2001. Attorney General...
Posted on March 23, 2004 10:34 AM Comments: 0
He knew, he didn't act, then he acted wrong
Excerpt: Aces Full of Links: Safer With Who Out Of Power? Ah - James and many others, I'm sure, saw 60 Minutes last night. I didn't. If you didn't I urge you to read what James has to say. If you...
Posted on March 22, 2004 03:08 AM Comments: 0
What They Really Said
Excerpt: Iraq on the Record This site was prepared for Representative Henry Waxman, ranking democrat on the Committee for Governmental Reform. It includes statements made during the runup to war in Iraq by Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rice, and Rumsfeld clustered in...
Posted on March 20, 2004 10:25 AM Comments: 0
Clear and to the point . . . 2
Excerpt: Moveon's Rumsfeld ad is a classic - thanks to Josh Marshall for pointing this out. Even over a modem, it's wortht he wait for the download. No ranting - just give him some rope and . . . Ker-klunk! Couldn't...
Posted on March 17, 2004 07:55 PM Comments: 0
Clear and to the point
Excerpt: Spain's new prime minister has it right: "Fighting terrorism with bombs, with operations of 'shock and awe', with missiles, that does not combat terrorism it only generates more radicalism," the 43-year-old Socialist leader said. "The way to fight terrorism is...
Posted on March 17, 2004 12:21 PM Comments: 0

Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall March 15, 2004 01:50 PM (Printable Format)" Talking Points Memo...
Posted on March 16, 2004 02:25 PM Comments: 0
Playing by their own rules - thankfully!
Excerpt: Our pilots refused to bomb 40 times - SpecialsWarOnIraq - www.smh.com.au Dom forwarded this fascinating aside on the Iraq War from the Sydney paper. Seems Australian pilots didn't always find our idea of a military target to be military enough....
Posted on March 15, 2004 06:37 PM Comments: 0
A true conservative amidst the neos
Excerpt: MilitaryWeek.com: Karen Kwiatkowski: In Rumsfeld's Shop This offers an excellent insight into how, in a democracy, a small group of people with a particular political goal, can simply take over the complex machinery of defense and foreign policy. Mike sent...
Posted on March 11, 2004 06:24 PM Comments: 0
Wannabe really scared? Try nukes!
Excerpt: I don't usually do this, but this time I think this column is too important to let it just slip into the NYT archives. Once again, we don't have our eye on the real ball - the real danger. Nicholas...
Posted on March 10, 2004 07:43 AM Comments: 0
Bushies' Economic Wishful Thinking
Excerpt: Promises, Promises Paul Krugman's piece in today's (9 March 2004) New York Times is short on words but long on message. It's one of those items where a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. His closing paragraph goes Economic...
Posted on March 9, 2004 11:24 AM Comments: 0

Excerpt: AlterNet: On the Road with Dubya...
Posted on March 4, 2004 08:30 PM Comments: 0
"It's Not My Fault" Says Bush
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo Josh Marshall in his blog Talking Points Memo has a brief, cogent analysis of the tenor of Bush's reelection campaign. Near the end he notes: What we're seeing now is that these two things -- 9/11 and...
Posted on March 4, 2004 10:39 AM Comments: 0



















































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