Two years ago war in the Middle East was something that only reactionary hicks, discredited neocons and those with too many X chromosomes supported. Now it’s the purview of hip technocrats and “cruise missile liberals,” having been successfully repackaged as benevolent liberal paternalism.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 12, 2011 3:00 pm|
Rather than admit that property owners have the right to sue in this country, the Third Way thinks that we can best protect them by limiting their right to sue to actual damages.
|By: Swopa Friday November 26, 2010 8:00 pm|
A chief executive whose mental gears were engaged might have thought to himself, “Hmm, wait a second. Why would Scooter lie, to the point of obstructing justice, if he wasn’t involved in the leak to Novak?” He might have been even more suspicious when his vice president compared Libby to “a soldier on the battlefield” — implying that Libby’s crimes were committed on behalf of the administration.
|By: emptywheel Monday November 8, 2010 12:30 pm|
Today’s news will be dominated with Bush’s admission that Cheney was mad at him for not pardoning Libby. As the press is distracted with a rehashing of the successful cover-up of one of Bush’s crimes, we ought to remember that today marks the successful cover-up of a more horrible crime.
|By: emptywheel Friday October 8, 2010 1:35 pm|
Presidents continue to taint their once-cherished soap boxes with false statements that quickly become exposed as such, whether about the need to go to war in Iraq or the benefits of the health care reform bill.
|By: emptywheel Friday August 6, 2010 8:00 am|
Nine years ago today, George W Bush was informed that “Al Qaeda [was] determined to strike in US.”
And then he went out to clear more brush at his pig farm in Crawford.
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 15, 2010 3:30 pm|
Aside from the fact that Karl Rove’s latest Wall Street Journal op-ed operates on the erroneous foundation that the Administration shared all the intelligence they juiced up with Congress (they didn’t), the entire op-ed is based on an absolutely delusional sense of timing.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday July 2, 2010 6:01 am|
I don’t know about you, but I am just tickled pink that Nancy Pelosi punted on passing a budget and handed responsibility for cutting the deficit by 3% of GDP to the fucking Republican CEO of Honeywell.
|By: Tony Collings Thursday June 10, 2010 3:45 pm|
Not only the Gulf disaster but several wars, tension with Iran, and terrorism directly or indirectly could link back to our addiction to oil, says former CNN foreign correspondent Tony Collings.
|By: emptywheel Thursday June 3, 2010 4:15 pm|
The really telling bit about this news is that it puts the decision to waterboard KSM right there next to the decision to launch a war of choice rather than focus on beating the terrorists who attacked us. That is, it puts Bush’s decision to embrace torture right there next to what many consider one of the biggest foreign policy mistakes in history.