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 Monday November 8, 2010 12:30 pm|
|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.
|By: Spencer Ackerman Thursday March 4, 2010 7:55 am|
Nothing quite has the power of hearing the words contained in critical documents the torture era read out loud.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 24, 2009 1:29 pm|
I think what we’re seeing is a breakdown of the progressive online community into those who are willing to overlook extreme financial malfeasance if “our guys” are the ones doing it, and those who don’t want to be part of “our guys” if that’s the price. Count me in with the latter group, because the hypocrisy of the former is what led to the Bush dead-enders and their irrational embrace of George Bush beyond limit. A small cabal who can only interpret things through personalities is going to lose the rest of the country pretty quickly, because most people actually believe that these continuous bailouts are part of the “enormous problems” we are struggling with.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 14, 2009 6:07 am|
These are sophisticated marketing techniques. And they’re being cynically run by sophisticated people (who know they’re peddling bullshit) on the not-so-sophisticated (who believe what they want to believe). The question with regard to those peddling the TANG defense is always going to be: are they they playing the role of bullshit artist, or the dupe?