Former NSA Director General Michael Hayden has made a stunning declaration sure to further poison relations between the so-called intelligence community and the public.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 8, 2013 2:05 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 11, 2012 1:40 pm|
Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under President George W. Bush, delivered a speech yesterday where he outlined the ways that President Barack Obama has managed a “practical consensus,” which has fostered “powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents”—himself and his predecessor, Bush.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 4, 2012 2:05 pm|
A military intervention short of a regime overthrow would not actually divert the path of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, if they actually seek one. In fact, while currently it’s ambiguous whether or not Iran will ever want a nuclear weapon – the Supreme Leader claims there are Islamic prescriptions against it, and the consensus of the US intelligence community is that Iran has no active nuclear weapons program – striking at the country militarily will almost certainly push them in that direction. You don’t have to take my word for it. Just take a look at this quote from former Bush-era CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden…
|By: emptywheel Monday May 23, 2011 8:30 am|
I’ve been reviewing the docket on Thomas Drake’s case to see whether it touches on the privacy concerns Drake had about NSA’s post-9/11 activities.
It appears it doesn’t. . . .
|By: emptywheel Monday May 23, 2011 6:04 am|
The government wants to put Drake in jail for 35 years because he tried to make sure incompetence that led to 9/11 doesn’t continue.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 12, 2011 12:40 pm|
Pretty crazy, isn’t it, imagining what it would be like to live in a country with a functioning rule of law … like Colombia?
|By: Greg Mitchell Thursday October 7, 2010 12:00 pm|
Bob Woodward’s inside-the-White-House books always provide scoops and provoke controversy and his new one, Obama’s Wars, is no different, but with one vital twist: It is less a look back than a look around. Readers don’t merely re-live or debate, say, a president’s decision to start a war – nothing much can change that – but how he is now conducting, even escalating, a conflict at a key moment. The book concludes with an Oval Office interview with President Obama less than three months ago.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday October 3, 2010 4:00 pm|
Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, is full of the same insider tales of government gossip as his previous books. One reads Woodward to pick out the various gems strewn along the way, cognizant that even those are the products of spin manufactured by the various principals involved. A particularly interesting nugget concerns the way the intelligence agencies passed on information about their torture program to the incoming Obama administration. But did Mike Hayden really have to slap David Shedd in the face?
|By: emptywheel Friday September 10, 2010 7:06 am|
Remember that Vanity Fair tell all in which Erik Prince offered new details about Blackwater ops? Though Michael Hayden has suggested Prince made up some of the details, it seemed to be a form of graymail targeted at those who approved Blackwater ops now under criminal investigation. Apparently, there’s a long form version.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 9, 2010 9:20 am|
Last week, Mexico’s President Calderone called on President Obama to join the debate on legalizing marijuana. The US drug policy has lined the pockets of the drug cartels with billions of dollars, and they are threatening to destabilize not only Mexico but countries across Latin America.
Please show your support and sign the petition asking President Obama to end the war on marijuana.