Sunday, October 23, 2005

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Special "Criminalization of Politics" Issue


It's about the politics of personal destruction and the thief of our Democracy.

The few making decisions in secret that would effect the entire world.

Turned policy making into cronyism.

Winning by hook or crook.

And how the big media aided and abetted it all.

We want our country back!

Yep, they have criminalized politics alright.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Isikoff
Fri Oct 21, 4:21 PM ET

Forget the aspens turning in clusters -- or, for at least the next couple of days, the prospect of indictments. (Nothing, it now seems, until next week.) The real story of last weekend's Judy Miller revelations is not what Scooter Libby may have told her about Joe Wilson's wife. It is how Libby clearly, and unequivocally, misrepresented the contents of the classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) about Iraqi WMD. Save for the estimable David Corn of the Nation, nobody has picked up on this. But it's huge. At a time when questions about the Bush administration's case for war were beginning to mount, Libby assured Miller: Don't worry, there's still secret stuff out there that will prove we were right all along. As a Washington reporter who frequently writes about intelligence matters, I can assure you, this is the way it always works: "Trust me," the high level government official will tell you, "if you knew what I knew-- if you could read the top secret reports I've read-- you'd know why we're doing this." Only in this case, we know what Libby told Miller at their two hour breakfast at the Ritz Carleton Hotel on July 8, 2003, wasn't true: "Mr. Libby," Miller wrote in last Sunday's New York Times account, "said little more than that the assessments of the classified estimate were even stronger than those in the unclassified version."

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Unfortunately for Libby, and perhaps for Miller, excerpts of the classified NIE were released just ten days later. It didn't show that the pre-war intelligence was "stronger" than had been publicly released to date. It showed that the intelligence community was riddled with doubts -- especially about the claims (primarily by Vice President Dick Cheney) that Iraq was close to getting a nuclear bomb.

Along with my colleague Mark Hosenball, I chronicle the whole story in this week's installment of Terror Watch.

Take a look.

Lonna

2:49 PM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

A joke that will not work on the radio.

After numerous rounds of: "We don't even know if Osama is still alive," Osama himself decided to send George Bush a letter in English, in his own handwriting to let him know he was still in the game.

Bush opened the letter and it appeared to contain a real strange, perhaps coded message:

370HSSV-0773H

Bush was baffled, so he emailed it to Condi Rice. Condi and her aides had no clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could solve it so it went to the CIA, then to NASA. With no clue as to its meaning, they eventually asked Britain's MI-6 for help.

MI-6 cabled the White House: "Tell the President he's holding the message upside down.

11:02 PM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

DEGUERIN: The latest thing on MoveOn.org’s website, they are trying to raise money by selling t-shirts with Tom DeLay’s mug shot on the t-shirts. And I just don’t think that it looks right for the judge sitting on Congressman DeLay’s case to have contributed to an organization such as that.

According to MoveOn’s Washington director Tom Mattzie, this claim is false. Mattzie told ThinkProgress this morning that MoveOn has “never sold any t-shirts with Tom DeLay’s mug shot” on their website or otherwise. You can go to their website and see that he’s right.

more lies

11:41 PM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

I mentioned this today on the show Donkey..It is something that should definately be noted. Plus, now that it is out there lots of people will believe it cuz the liberal media is not bothering to report on the followup.... also read this. Something else the liberal media is not bothering to report.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2005/10/23/delay-demands-new-judge-b_n_9364.html

10:21 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

DeLay's Lawyer Gave $15,800 To Dems…

The donkey is confused. Why would Delay hire such a lawyer? Is there not a good republican lawyer in Texas?

10:57 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger Jim said...

If it goes to trial, would that make him a "trial lawyer?"

11:08 PM, October 28, 2005  
Blogger BeWitchingWizard said...

Watch out World this Delay is one of the biggest cheaters around, wouldn't surprise me if he gets off, besides won't his buddy Mengele Cheney - or Bush Tush just pardon him. And to think Charlie Manson is still inside wonder if the world will ever discover whose the crooks and whose not. It really doesn't matter because the world already knows Cheney is guilty, opps I mean Delay. -The Maniac

12:33 PM, November 06, 2005  

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