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  • Time to Use the "C" Word

    03/22/2010 2:34:28 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 19 replies · 905+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 16 October, 2008 | Laura Hollis
    “I’ve looked over Jordan, and I have seen Things are not what they seem. What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real... Meek and obedient you follow the leader Down well- trodden corridors into the valley of steel.” - Roger Waters I am tired of all the dancing around the subject with respect to Barack Obama’s political, social, and economic views. He’s not a “liberal,” or a “Democrat,” or a “progressive,” or even a “socialist.” Let’s call it what it is, shall we? It’s time to use the “C” word. His policies are communist, pure and simple. Even...
  • Clinton's Indignant Defense, "Riddled with Errors" according to former Advisor.

    09/23/2006 10:59:28 PM PDT · by Gail Wynand · 50 replies · 2,874+ views
    National Review ^ | 2004 | Laurie Mylroie
    Laurie Mylroie, a noted author and middle east expert as well as 1992 Clinton campaign advisor on Iraq, evaluated the Richard Clarke book which President Clinton repeatedly and heatedly based his defense of his terror record to Chris Wallace on Fox News. Ms. Mylroie, described the Clarke book as "riddled with errors" and statues further that, "Clarke's book, Against All Enemies is, essentially, an attempt to blame the Bush administration for 9/11, while exonerating Clinton (and therefore Clarke). The reality is quite the reverse." Ms. Mylroie contends that Clarke's story "systematically distorts" key information, and she explains the central failing...
  • More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

    04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff
    The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests." Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows...
  • 'Crash' director eyeing timely terrorist thriller (anti-Bush thriller)

    03/12/2006 7:30:34 PM PST · by Kimmers · 48 replies · 997+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/06 | Tatiana Siegel
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hot off his best picture win for "Crash," Paul Haggis is in final negotiations to direct and produce "Against All Enemies," a project based on Richard A. Clarke's best-selling memoir chronicling the Bush administration's handling of terrorist threats. Clarke, a former U.S. terrorism czar, offers the ultimate insider's account into the nation's security apparatus, featuring a cast of power brokers that includes President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and himself. The book was published by Free Press in March 2004 and hit No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, fueling intense criticism over...
  • LNG tanker stowaways may have terror tie

    04/29/2004 4:41:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/29/04 | Jon Chesto
    The government for the first time yesterday said illegal immigrants on Algerian-flagged LNG tankers in Boston ``may have had indirect associations'' with the so-called millennium plot to blow up the Los Angeles airport.
  • BVDGate: All the Ex-President’s Men

    08/15/2004 7:44:10 AM PDT · by mrustow · 13 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Rant ^ | 13 August 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Sandy Who? Two weeks ago, Republicans were filled with glee, as Democrats fell all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton’s former national security adviser, Samuel Berger, better known as Sandy, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught, and had “accidentally” destroyed the most important ones.) Note that Berger reportedly burgled the Archives on as many...
  • BVDgate: All the Ex-President's Men

    07/27/2004 5:58:13 AM PDT · by mrustow · 11 replies · 920+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 27 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught, but had "accidentally" destroyed the most important ones.) Note that Berger reportedly burgled the Archives on five separate occasions. Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years,...
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 100 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • Bombing bin Laden [What Richard Clarke left out of his book]

    05/09/2004 3:19:12 PM PDT · by aculeus · 8 replies · 165+ views
    The New York Times Sunday Book Review ^ | May 9, 2004 | Daniel Willard
    Letter To the Editor [of The Sunday New York Times Book Review]: I would like to respond to your review of the timely books ''Against All Enemies,'' by Richard A. Clarke, and ''Ghost Wars,'' by Steve Coll (April 11). I say ''timely'' because I am in the process of reading both, and I find a curious difference in the way they report a certain incident. ''Ghost Wars'' describes a discussion at the Clinton White House of the pros and cons of cruise missile attacks on hunting camps in Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden might have been. Despite his evident desire...
  • Clarke leaves a few things out of his book [my title]

    05/09/2004 10:23:42 AM PDT · by firebrand · 12 replies · 86+ views
    New York Times Book Review, letters section | May9, 2004 | Daniel Willard
    Bombing bin LadenTo the Editor:I would like to respond to your review of the timely books "Against All Enemies," by Richard A. Clarke, and "Ghost Wars," by Steve Coll (April 11).I say "timely" because I am in the process of reading both and I find a curious difference in the way they report a certain incident. "Ghost Wars" describes a discussion at the Clinton White House of the pros and cons of cruise missile attacks on hunting camps in Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden might have been. Despite his evident desire to "get" bin Laden, Clarke is said to have...
  • Richard Clarke, Action Hero

    04/27/2004 1:38:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 175+ views
    Hollywood hates Bush. Richard Clarke hates Bush. Is it any wonder that Sony Pictures has bought the rights to Against All Enemies, Richard Clarke's indignant I-was-there-so-I-should-know polemical memoir? At Sony, John Calley will be responsible for overseeing the project's development. "You could shoot the first 56 pages and have an extraordinary half of a movie," he told the New York Times, "then it goes on to more enthralling stuff."A remarkable suggestion, and reason enough to devote this column to John Calley and Richard Clarke jointly. Good job, boys. (Confetti, streamers, so on.)Now, the first 56 pages of Against All Enemies are...
  • Film Rights Optioned to Clarke Bestseller

    04/12/2004 11:01:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 111+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon, Apr 12, 2004
    The bestseller at the center of a national debate on America's security, "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror," may soon be hitting the silver screen. Sony Pictures has optioned the film rights to former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke's book, which questions the country's readiness to address potential terrorist threats before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The project will be produced by John Calley, a veteran Hollywood executive who stepped down as the studio's chief executive and chairman last year. Clarke last month testified at the commission investigating the Sept.11 attacks and said the...
  • Clarke book has errors about arrest of Ahmed Ressam

    04/12/2004 4:27:31 PM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 15 replies · 182+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Monday, April 12, 2004 | Mike Carter
    Was it "shaking trees" or shaking knees that led to the arrest of convicted millennium terrorist Ahmed Ressam? As former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke tells it in his book "Against All Enemies," an international alert to be on the lookout for terrorists played a role in Ressam's capture at a Port Angeles ferry terminal in December 1999, his car loaded with bomb-making material. But national-security adviser Condoleezza Rice, in her testimony before the Sept. 11 commission last week, discounted Clarke's version and credited a savvy U.S. customs agent, Diana Dean. Dean stopped Ressam because "she sniffed something about...
  • Clarke book has errors about arrest of Ahmed Ressam

    04/12/2004 4:38:55 AM PDT · by veronica · 19 replies · 285+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4-12-04 | Mike Carter
    Was it "shaking trees" or shaking knees that led to the arrest of convicted millennium terrorist Ahmed Ressam? As former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke tells it in his book "Against All Enemies," an international alert to be on the lookout for terrorists played a role in Ressam's capture at a Port Angeles ferry terminal in December 1999, his car loaded with bomb-making material. But national-security adviser Condoleezza Rice, in her testimony before the Sept. 11 commission last week, discounted Clarke's version and credited a savvy U.S. customs agent, Diana Dean. Dean stopped Ressam because "she sniffed something about...
  • Sony purchases movie rights to Richard Clarke's book (Against All Enemies)

    04/10/2004 8:21:57 AM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies · 159+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4/10/2004
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke's best-selling book may soon be a movie. Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the film rights to Against All Enemies, Sony vice chairwoman Amy Pascal told The New York Times for its Saturday editions. In the best-selling book, Clarke, a counterterrorism adviser to the past three presidents, charges that the Bush administration prioritized Iraq above threats from al-Qaeda before and after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The movie version is to be produced by John Calley, the entertainment group's former chairman, who worked on the 1976 Watergate drama All the President's Men...
  • Sony takes on 'Enemies' for Clarke book

    04/09/2004 7:11:57 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 51 replies · 206+ views
    Hollyeood Reporter via Drudge ^ | 4-10-04 | Gregg Kilday
    Sony Pictures has optioned film rights to Richard Clarke's nonfiction best seller "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" for producer John Calley. "Enemies" -- which was published last month by the Free Press, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster -- has been at the center of the current national debate about America's readiness to respond to terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Clarke, who was a counterterrorism expert in the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, appeared before the 9/11 Commission the week the book was published. During that hearing, he testified that the Bush White...
  • Sony takes on 'Enemies' for Clarke book

    04/09/2004 6:53:59 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 12 replies · 168+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 10, 2004 | Gregg Kilday
    Sony Pictures has optioned film rights to Richard Clarke's nonfiction best seller "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" for producer John Calley. "Enemies" -- which was published last month by the Free Press, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster -- has been at the center of the current national debate about America's readiness to respond to terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Clarke, who was a counterterrorism expert in the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, appeared before the 9/11 Commission the week the book was published. During that hearing, he testified that the Bush White...
  • Book Review of Against All Enemies, by Richard Clarke

    04/09/2004 5:32:45 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 26 replies · 340+ views
    Intellectual Conservative.com ^ | April.8,2004 | Geoffrey Riklin
    The odor of dishonesty hangs about Richard Clarke's book. At best it's a useless volume, at worst... Let me make a few brief remarks about Clarke before I address what it says. As everybody knows, he is now front and center in the controversy surrounding 9-11 and the war in Iraq. Some people have attacked his character, and his motives. Motives are almost always unknowable, and it is therefore senseless to question them except in the case of politicians whose actions are often transparently dishonest and prompted by ulterior considerations. I can't possibly know Clarke's motives, but I can judge...
  • Facts and Credibility Not On Richard Clarke's Side

    04/04/2004 9:39:14 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 14 replies · 213+ views
    April 4, 2004 | The Bandit
    On March 23, 2004, Richard Clarke told BBC News "I am going to make sure the American people have the facts that I don't think they fully had before and they can make the appropriate decision." The question is: what facts does Richard Clarke provide us with, if any? On August 5 2002 Dan Rather on CBS Evening News declared: "Veterans of the Clinton administration say the Bush team didn't take their al-Qaeda warnings and plans seriously enough." Stone Phillips on NBC Nightly News revealed: "There is a new published report tonight that the outgoing Clinton administration gave the Bush...
  • Richard Clarke's Suspicions of Al Qaeda Involvement in OKC Bombing (Book Excerpt)

    04/02/2004 7:32:42 AM PST · by Wallaby · 58 replies · 4,964+ views
    Against All enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, (New York: Free Press, 2004) | 2004 | Richard A. Clarke
    "Another Conspiracy Theory intrigued me because I could never disprove it. The theory seemed unlikely on its face: Ramzi Yousef or Khalid Sheik Muhammad had taught Terry Nichols how to blow up the Oklahoma Federal Building. The problem was that, upon investigation, we established that both Ramzi Yousef and Nichols had been in the city of Cebu on the same days. I had been to Cebu years earlier; it is on an island in the central Philippines. It was a town in which word could have spread that a local girl was bringing her American boy friend home and that...
  • Against Selected Enemies (Richard Miniter on Clarke)

    03/31/2004 11:39:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 196 replies · 402+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1, 2004 | RICHARD MINITER
    <p>A year ago, I thought Richard A. Clarke, President Clinton's counterterror czar, was a hero. He and his small band of officials fought a long battle to focus the bureaucracy on stopping Osama bin Laden long before 9/11. For my own book, I interviewed Mr. Clarke extensively and found him to be blunt and forthright. He remembered whole conversations from inside the Situation Room.</p>
  • Clarke's book will quickly be forgotten

    03/29/2004 9:53:20 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 7 replies · 91+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/30/2004 | George Will
    `So,'' Lincoln supposedly said to the White House visitor, ``you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.'' Harriet Beecher Stowe's ``Uncle Tom's Cabin,'' published in 1852, quickly sold 300,000 copies -- equivalent to 3 million today -- and remains the only book to become an American history-shaping political event. When the dust settles from the eight days that shook the world of Washington -- spanning Richard Clarke's appearance two Sundays ago on ``60 Minutes'' to his appearance last Sunday on ``Meet the Press'' -- no one will say of his ``Against All Enemies'' what Longfellow...
  • Bush has nothing to fear from this hilarious work of fiction (Steyn)

    03/29/2004 3:24:24 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 128+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2004 | Mark Steyn
    In January 2002, the Enron story broke and the media turned their attention to the critical question: how can we pin this on Bush? As I wrote in this space that weekend: "Short answer: You can't." So Enron retreated to the business pages, and, after a while, the media and the Democrats came up with an even better wheeze: how can we pin September 11 on Bush? Same answer: you can't. But that doesn't stop them every month or so from taking a wild ride on defective vehicles for their crazy scheme. The latest is a mid-level bureaucrat called Richard...
  • Mr. Clarke and Mullah Brezhnev

    03/29/2004 3:26:54 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 2 replies · 93+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/29/2004 | Jed Babbin
    First we had It Takes a Village. Then there was Living History. Now we have Against All Enemies. Like the first, it was not written by Hillary Clinton and, like the second, it is revisionist history at its worst. Mr. Clarke -- former White House terrorism "czar" during the era of al-Qaeda's first round of attacks on America -- is doing his best to sink President Bush. If you listened to Clarke's testimony to the 9-11 Commission this week, you would have heard that Mr. Bush came into office and -- with the Wolfowitz snarling at the White House door...
  • We Can Still Smell Red Meat (al Qaeda and OKC! From Clarke!!)

    03/26/2004 10:36:37 AM PST · by Piranha · 156 replies · 1,044+ views
    Just One Minute (Weblog) ^ | March 26, 2004 | unknown
    The always fascinating Dan Drezner has a bunch of good posts up.. sorry, we are going to skip to the red meat: On Page 127 [of his new "Against All Enemies"], Clarke notes that it's possible that al-Qaida operatives in the Philippines "taught Terry Nichols how to blow up the Oklahoma Federal Building." Intelligence places Nichols there on the same days as Ramzi Yousef, and "we do know that Nichols's bombs did not work before his Philippines stay and were deadly when he returned." This ties in to the theory that Clinton quashed investigations into a foreign connection to Terry...
  • Creative writing enlivens Clarke's controversial book

    03/29/2004 10:49:18 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 155+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/29/04 | Howard Mortman
    WASHINGTON - Anyone picking up Richard Clarke’s book "Against All Enemies" who hopes for a strict, dry bureaucratic tome on counter-terror policy will be disappointed. Yes, the book has its share of cumbersome phrases like Critical Infrastructure Protection Group and Strategic Information and Operations Center. But Clarke talks beyond the wonks. He heads straight for the politicos. He gets real juicy — liberally taking potshots at President Bush while heaping praise on President Clinton. And he makes pop political references, which some might find odd for a counterterrorism czar. In short, Clarke’s book is a Clinton defenders’ delight. Some examples:...
  • Frustration clear in Clarke book (interesting quotes)

    03/28/2004 11:18:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 296+ views
    USA Today ^ | March 28, 2004 | Judy Keen
    <p>Books about public policy and the careers of bureaucrats rarely become national sensations. But Richard Clarke's Against All Enemies is generating intense interest far beyond Washington's Beltway.</p> <p>Clarke, the former top White House counterterrorism official, says President Bush and his advisers ignored his warnings in 2001 that an al-Qaeda attack was imminent and were fixated on going to war in Iraq.</p>
  • SOURCES: CLARKE 'TO EARN OVER $1 MILLION FOR BOOK'; CONTRACT: BONUSES ADDED

    03/28/2004 4:37:59 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 52 replies · 329+ views
    SOURCES: CLARKE 'TO EARN OVER $1 MILLION FOR BOOK'; CONTRACT: BONUSES ADDED **Exclusive** Former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke is on track to earn over $1 million in cash advance and royalties for his controversial book AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, publishing sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. "Mr. Clarke's six-figure advance will soon turn into a seven-figure compensation, if sales continue at this pace," a top source at Clarke's imprint SIMON & SCHUSTER reveals. "Astonishingly, we are already approaching a point where the advance paid to Mr. Clarke is covered." AGAINST ALL ENEMIES sold more than 140,000 unites in its first week, a...
  • Clarke: I Need 9/11 Book Cash to Fight White House Attacks

    03/28/2004 8:58:21 AM PST · by kennedy · 44 replies · 177+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Mar. 28, 2004 | Staff
    Best-selling 9/11 author Richard Clarke rebuffed critics on Sunday who urged him to donate all the proceeds from his bestselling book "Against All Enemies," saying he might need to keep the money to defend himself against Republican attacks "directed at my bank account." While saying he "plans" to make "a substantial donation" to 9/11 victim families if book profits allow, Clarke told NBC's "Meet the Press," "The word is out in the White House to destroy me professionally." "One line that somebody overheard is that he's not going to make another dime I Washington again in his life," Clarke explained....
  • FURIOUS FRIST LASHES CLARKE'S STORYTELLING

    03/27/2004 1:12:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 40 replies · 220+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/27/04 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>March 27, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Republican yesterday accused former anti-terror czar Richard Clarke of an "appalling act of profiteering" by using his insider status to sell a book about 9/11. In a dramatic speech on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) slammed Clarke as an opportunist and called his decision to write a book relying on insider information from his time in the White House "self-serving."</p>
  • Kowtowing to terror invites more atrocities (Dick Clarke is a liar)

    03/27/2004 2:14:54 AM PST · by Dundee · 71 replies · 276+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 27, 2004 | GREG SHERIDAN
    Kowtowing to terror invites more atrocities WE live in the age of the great terror, or so our politicians must think. Terrorism and how to combat it is the dominant political issue across the Western world. Tom Friedman, the liberal foreign affairs columnist in The New York Times, wrote passionately this week, imploring the Spanish Socialists to reverse their decision to pull troops out of Iraq. Friedman's logic is incontestable. Up to now, every terrorist bombing against the West has hardened resolve to fight the terrorists. But the Spanish decision to withdraw looks like al-Qa'ida had a victory, convincing a...
  • Booking Bush: Dick Clarke's election-rockin' eve

    03/24/2004 4:37:32 PM PST · by NovemberCharlie · 10 replies · 224+ views
    Reason Online ^ | March 24, 2004 | Michael Young
    The former White House counter-terrorism advisor, Richard A. Clarke, has scored a coup by forcing official Washington to buy a book. Clarke's newly released tome, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, unleashed a media firestorm because it accuses the Bush administration of manipulating the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was lost on no one that Clarke's most damning allegation—that the administration sought, deceitfully, to implicate the former Iraqi regime in the Al Qaeda hijackings—came on the first anniversary of the outbreak of the war in Iraq. Nor could anyone avoid linking the book's publication to...
  • Book criticising Bush anti-terror efforts flying off shelves

    03/26/2004 11:42:03 AM PST · by El Conservador · 26 replies · 112+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 26, 2004 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) - A book that charges President George W. Bush (news - web sites) with failing to take al-Qaeda seriously enough before the September 11 attacks has shot to the top of the bestseller lists on a wave of hype and controversy. Since going on sale Monday, "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" has gone through six printings as the publisher, the Free Press -- an imprint of Simon and Schuster -- has struggled to keep up with demand. Written by Richard Clarke, a counterterrorism adviser to the past three presidents, including Bush, the book says...
  • Ijaz: Clarke Blocked bin Laden Extradition

    03/22/2004 8:42:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 263+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, March 22, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Clinton administration diplomatic troubleshooter Mansoor Ijaz charged Monday that one-time White House terrorism czar Richard Clarke blocked his efforts to have Osama bin Laden extradited from the Sudan to the United States five years before the 9/11 attacks. "I was personally asked to brief Condoleezza Rice's deputy national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, on exactly what had gone wrong in the previous efforts to get bin Laden out of the Sudan, to get the terrorism data out of the Sudan," Ijaz told Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends." "In each case of things that were involved in the Clinton administration, Richard...