Saturday, September 27, 2003

Joseph Wilson--CIA Investigates White House

If Cheney didn't know Joe Wilson
a couple of Sundays ago
, He's Going to Know Him NOW!

CIA seeks probe of White House
Agency asks Justice to investigate leak of employee’s identity

See Josh Marshall's astute commentary at his website.

If John Ashcroft doesn't see this through, there is no CIA agent who will ever feel safe working for the vindictive Bush administration again.


See Iddybud's blog from July 27:



Demonstrators gather in cities around the world to demand pullout from Iraq

Demonstrators gather in cities
around the world
to demand pullout from Iraq

Wes Clark: Left-Handed Compliments-Can Progressives Love a Military Man?

Left-Handed Compliments-
Can Progressives Love a Military Man?

Richard Goldstein / Village Voice
September 24 - 30, 2003


"We have to do whatever we can to get rid of Bush.
I would vote for Zilla the Gorilla" in order to accomplish that. ..."

Rita Haley, president of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women

Bush lies contributed to death of Jesus, says father

Bush lies contributed to death of Jesus, says father

From Guardian UK:

"...The father of a soldier killed in Iraq accused President George Bush yesterday of being responsible for his son's death. Fernando Suarez, whose 20-year-old son, Jesus, was one of the first fatalities, said: "My son died because Bush lied."

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"....In another sign of the growing protest movement, the father of two soldiers serving in Iraq used a full page advertisement in yesterday's New York Times to demand the sacking of the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld.
The ad accused President Bush and his administration of misleading the public about weapons of mass destruction."

View ad in pdf

Sen Robert Byrd: Have we not learned the lessons of our own past?

A Nation With Questions
by Robert C. Byrd-
Democratic Senator from West Virginia.

The Senate Appropriations Committee opened hearings into the President's request for $87 billion for the military and for Iraqi reconstruction on September 22, 2003. Senator Byrd, the lead Democrat on the committee, made this opening statement.

"Have we not learned the lessons of our own past?"
Sen Robert Byrd

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Also from
A New Moment For Progressives
by John Podesta

-The body of a memo sent to "Leaders of the Progressive Community" on Sept. 22, 2003.-

"..One would think that confronted with an $8 trillion turnaround and a request for an additional $87 billion for Iraq, the Administration would, in the interest of the country, change its path and reconsider its failed economic policy, especially its top rate tax cuts, which are helping send the federal deficit out of control..."

"..At the center of the progressive response are three issues, now symbolically powerful, that give progressives the force to define the future debate -- the Iraq request, the jobless recovery, and exploding deficits.."

"..This is a moment for progressives to pose bold alternatives consistent with the need for leadership, responsibility and the right priorities..."

The Other Lies of George Bush-David Corn

The Other Lies of George Bush
by David Corn

An article adapted from the new book, "The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception"
(Crown Publishers).

"..George W. Bush is a liar.
He has lied large and small, directly and by omission.
His Iraq lies have loomed largest..."

"..Throughout his campaign for the presidency and his years in the White House, Bush has mugged the truth in many other areas to advance his agenda..."

"..While politicians are often derided as liars, this charge should be particularly stinging for Bush..."

"..This country has a lot to deal with. Lies from the White House poison the debates that must occur if Americans are going to confront and overcome the challenges of this century at home and abroad...Presidential lying, in fact, threatens the country. To render informed and wise choices about the crucial and complicated controversies of the day, people need truthful information... "

"..The future of the United States remains in the hands of a dishonest man."

Bangladesh Can't/Won't Help U.S. in Iraq

The long version:
"Bangladesh, Though Friendly to United States,
Remains Firmly Against Sending
Peacekeepers to Iraq"

The short version:
"Sorry, Charlie"

"....the government [of Bangladesh] fears it would lose public support if it were to send peacekeepers to Iraq, political scientist Badruddin Umar said.
Bangladeshis will not "approve sending our troops to Iraq under the present circumstances," Umar said."