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  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found “a self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • Article about Hastings death (reporter in exploded car crash in L.A.)

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/transportation/cars/journalist-michael-hastings-body-cremated-authorities-against-familys
  • FEMA 911 videographer is trying to scape a murder rap.

    04/05/2013 4:00:00 PM PDT · by LookingUp · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 31,2013 | BRAD HAMILTON
    Esquivel. supporters in Argentina include Nobel Peace prize winner Adolfo Perez But Sonnenfeld’s run might soon be over. Federal authorities are making a final push for extradition, which has been delayed for years by a judge in Buenos Aires, who insists on guarantees that Sonnenfeld will not face the death penalty.
  • Rachel Maddow: Did you know that a GOP congressman had advance notice of the Oklahoma City bombing?

    On Monday night, Rachel Maddow apparently made the following rather shocking claim: MADDOW: Yes, this has happened to a smaller degree before. In 1994, in the first mid-term election after the last Democratic president was elected, we got a slate of candidates that included Helen Chenoweth of Idaho and Steve Stockman of Texas. These two were so close to the militia movement in this country that Mr. Stockman actually received advance notice that the Oklahoma City bombing was going to happen.
  • Half of New Yorkers Believe That U.S. Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9/11 Attacks...

    11/22/2008 12:01:18 PM PST · by word_warrior_bob · 64 replies · 1,535+ views
    Zogby News ^ | 8/30/2004 | John Zogby
    On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5.
  • LGF: 35% of Democrats Are <s>Truthers</s> Retarded

    05/05/2007 12:23:56 PM PDT · by Parody · 34 replies · 1,194+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | May 05, 2007 | Chuck Johnson
    If you need more evidence than a quick look at any left-wing blog that the Democrat Party has become the party of derangement, denial, conspiracy theories and blind hatred, a new Rasmussen poll shows that 35% of Democrats believe Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance. Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure. Republicans reject that view and, by a 7-to-1 margin, say the...
  • Rasmussen: 22% Believe Bush Knew About 9/11 Attacks in Advance

    05/04/2007 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 106 replies · 2,108+ views
    22% Believe Bush Knew About 9/11 Attacks in Advance Friday, May 04, 2007 Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure. Republicans reject that view and, by a 7-to-1 margin, say the President did not know in advance about the attacks. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 18% believe the President knew and 57% take the opposite view. Overall, 22% of all voters believe...
  • CNN Poll: More Americans blame Bush for 9/11

    09/11/2006 6:56:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 139 replies · 4,277+ views
    The percentage of Americans who blame the Bush administration for the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington has risen from almost a third to almost half over the past four years, a CNN poll released Monday found. Asked whether they blame the Bush administration for the attacks, 45 percent said either a "great deal" or a "moderate amount," up from 32 percent in a June 2002 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. But the Clinton administration did not get off lightly either. The latest poll, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, found that 41 percent of respondents blamed his...
  • Bush Knew Saturday About Hunting Accident

    02/13/2006 11:45:38 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 140 replies · 3,227+ views
    AP ^ | 2/13/06
    Bush Knew Saturday About Hunting Accident Staff and agencies 13 February, 2006 By NEDRA PICKLER, 40 minutes ago WASHINGTON - President Bush knew Saturday evening that Vice President Dick Cheney had accidentally shot a hunting companion, but the information wasn‘t made public until the next day — by a private citizen — the White House said Monday. Cheney apparently did not see Whittington, and the vice president accidentally hit him in the face, neck and chest with bird shot. McClellan was informed Saturday night that someone in the Cheney hunting party was involved, but he didn‘t know that Cheney was...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • PETER PAUL AND HILLARY: No. 22 - They paint me as the single biggest threat to Western Civilization

    09/01/2005 1:06:21 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 1,537+ views
    Peter Paul private home video | 8-31-05 | Doug from Upland
    www.HillCAP.org INTRO and EPISODES 1-10 11- $2,000 Returned, We Keep the 2 Mil, Meet Bill on AF One with More 12 – Hillary’s Laundromat at 88 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 13 - How Is David Rosen Like Sally Field? 14 - Lying Chart of Sandler Was Like Unwelcome Visiting Relative 15 – If Rosen Didn’t Do It, Who Did It? 16 – The Civil Trial Is Coming (in song) 17 - BWAHAHAHAHA! Fidel Castro Thinks Peter Is a Very, Very Bad Man 18 - Are Cher and Dianna Ross Chopped Liver? 19 - Who Else Has Joined FreeRepublic from...
  • McKinney reopens 9/11(grab your tinfoil)

    07/23/2005 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 47 replies · 1,113+ views
    AJC ^ | 07/23/05 | BOB KEMPER
    McKinney reopens 9/11 Conspiracy theories implicating president aired at 8-hour hearing By BOB KEMPER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 07/23/05 Washington — Revisiting the issue that helped spur her ouster from Congress three years ago, Rep. Cynthia Mc­Kinney led a Capitol Hill hearing Friday on whether the Bush administration was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The eight-hour hearing, timed to mark the first anniversary of the release of the Sept. 11 commission's report on the attacks, drew dozens of contrarians and conspiracy theorists who suggest President Bush purposely ignored warnings or may even have had a...
  • Congress moves to halt onslaught of violent Maras gang (MS-13)

    06/12/2005 7:02:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 42 replies · 2,479+ views
    The Monitor ^ | June 12,2005 | Daniel Perry
    EDCOUCH — The mid-April incident looked like a typical one for the Edcouch Police Department: two men caught and charged with multiple counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon while committing a home invasion. But something stood out to Police Chief Jose Perez as one of the suspects was being interviewed by his officers. The male suspect, who said he lived in the Elsa area but was really an undocumented Mexican citizen, said in Spanish to watch out for the Mara Salvatrucha-Treces, also known as the Maras or MS-13. The group has ties to Central America but began forming...
  • Helping Saddam [Oil for Food? Guess what... BUSH KNEW!]

    05/17/2005 12:43:11 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 259 replies · 3,546+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 17, 2005 | By Julian Borger and Jamie Wilson
    A Senate report says the Bush administration was aware of U.S. firms' illegal kickbacks to the Iraqi leader in oil-for-food sales but did nothing to stop them.The U.S. administration turned a blind eye to extensive sanctions busting in the prewar sale of Iraqi oil, according to a new Senate investigation. A report released Monday night by Democratic staff on the Senate investigations subcommittee presents documentary evidence that the Bush administration was made aware of illegal oil sales and kickbacks paid to the Saddam Hussein regime but did nothing to stop them.The scale of the shipments involved dwarfs those previously alleged...
  • January 2001 Memo Warned Bush of Al Qaeda Threat

    02/11/2005 8:42:28 AM PST · by pissant · 68 replies · 2,239+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/05 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly released memo warned the White House at the start of the Bush administration that al Qaeda represented a threat throughout the Islamic world, a warning that critics said went unheeded by President Bush (news - web sites) until the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The memo dated Jan. 25, 2001 -- five days after Bush took office -- was an essential feature of last year's hearings into intelligence failures before the attacks on New York and Washington. A copy of the document was posted on the National Security Archive Web site on Thursday. The memo, from...
  • Deadly quake sent waves as far as Americas

    12/27/2004 10:12:00 PM PST · by COEXERJ145 · 21 replies · 1,395+ views
    AP via North County Times ^ | December 27, 2004 | Janis L. Magin
    HONOLULU (AP) -- The earthquake-driven tidal wave that devastated coastlines from Asia to Africa registered in the Pacific Ocean as far away as the United States and the coast of South America, experts said Monday. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck near Indonesia generated tsunamis that killed more than 22,000 in 10 countries as it spread west and north across the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. But the energy generated by the deep ocean waves also traveled to the Pacific, said Stuart Weinstein, a geophysicist with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu. "We recorded tsunami waves along...
  • OHIO COUNTIES END OFFICIAL BALLOT COUNTS (GUESS WHAT?? BUSH WON!! DUHHHH!)

    12/02/2004 7:24:54 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 68 replies · 2,436+ views
    WINS News ^ | 12/2/04
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ohio counties finished certifying votes in the presidential race Wednesday, and the results showed that election officials accepted about 77 percent of the provisional ballots that were cast. Ohio's 88 counties reported validating 121,598 provisional ballots from 156,977 checked, according to an Associated Press tabulation. The deadline for counties to certify election results was Wednesday.Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell plans to certify the final result Monday.President Bush's margin of victory against John Kerry on Nov. 2 was 136,483 votes. Kerry conceded after figuring he would not get enough of the provisional ballot vote to overtake Bush's total....
  • Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks

    08/30/2004 6:18:03 PM PDT · by l33t · 44 replies · 941+ views
    Zogby ^ | 8/30/2004 | Zogby
    Released: August 30, 2004 Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and “Consciously Failed” To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York’s Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," according to the...
  • Sunspot Grows to 20 Times Size of Earth

    07/24/2004 8:17:57 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 45 replies · 1,576+ views
    Space.com ^ | 23 July 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    A sunspot group aimed squarely at Earth has grown to 20 times the size of our planet and has the potential to unleash a major solar storm. The amorphous mix of spots, together called Number 652, has been rotating across the Sun and growing for several days. On Friday, it sat at the center of the solar disk. Sunspots are areas of intense magnetic energy, cooler and darker than the surrounding surface of the thermonuclear furnace. Sometimes the magnetic fields let loose and huge amounts of radiation and charged particles are hurled into space. The Sun's last bout of intense...
  • Bin Laden, 9/11, and President Bush - has the smoking gun been found?

    07/20/2004 2:33:15 PM PDT · by treeclimber · 33 replies · 2,323+ views
    Pravda ^ | 7-20-04 | Michael Berglin
    The question still remains, did President Bush, know in advance that 9/11 was going to happen and did nothing. Did he use 9/11 as a pretext for the US war on Iraq. A 1998 CIA document warned then President Clinton, of possible hijackings of airliners by the Al Qaeda. The report and other notes from the "SECRET" classified daily briefings held with the president are schedule to be declassified. The declassification is in preparation for presentation of the documents to the bipartisan commission investigating government failures related to the 2001 hijacked plane attacks, in which 3,000 people died. A brief...
  • Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Name [Bush, Rove Impliacted By Grand Jury Testimony]

    06/03/2004 5:37:08 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 133 replies · 316+ views
    Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Name By Staff and Wire Reports Jun 3, 2004, 05:28 Witnesses told a federal grand jury President George W. Bush knew about, and took no action to stop, the release of a covert CIA operative's name to a journalist in an attempt to discredit her husband, a critic of administration policy in Iraq. Their damning testimony has prompted Bush to contact an outside lawyer for legal advice because evidence increasingly points to his involvement in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's name to syndicated columnist Robert Novak. The move suggests the...
  • DISNEY FORBIDS DISTRIBUTION OF MICHAEL MOORE FILM THAT CRITICIZES BUSH

    05/04/2004 7:38:07 PM PDT · by mhking · 96 replies · 896+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 5.4.04 | Matt Drudge
    DISNEY FORBIDS DISTRIBUTION OF MICHAEL MOORE FILM THAT CRITICIZES BUSH Headline only on board now; story just breaking -- Details to follow.
  • Disney Takes Heat on Blocking Bush Film

    05/05/2004 11:02:22 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 583+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 05/06/04 | JIM RUTENBERG and LAURA M. HOLSON
    By JIM RUTENBERG and LAURA M. HOLSON Published: May 6, 2004 ASHINGTON, May 5 — Michael Moore took to television on Wednesday to denounce the Walt Disney Company's refusal to allow its Miramax division to distribute his new documentary criticizing President Bush, stoking a controversy that Hollywood executives expect to lure new distribution partners to the project and, eventually, audiences. As Mr. Moore sat for interviews with ABC News, CNN, "Entertainment Tonight" and elsewhere to discuss his film, "Fahrenheit 911," some Democrats in Washington said Disney was quashing dissent. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey called for hearings into...
  • Cow cut, drained in Arborg: Mutilation mystifies

    05/01/2004 5:57:00 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 105 replies · 4,851+ views
    The Winnipeg Sun ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2004 | NATALIE PONA
    An Arborg cattle farmer made a horrific discovery Monday when he found the partially skinned carcass of one of his animals that was missing its tongue and apparently drained of its blood. "The whole thing has turned out to be more sinister than I thought," said Yvonne, a neighbour, who examined the mutilated animal. She asked not to have her last name used to protect her family. "What sort of weirdos have we got travelling in our neighbourhood?" Gordon, who would only allow The Sun to print his first name, said he discovered the carcass on his farm Monday afternoon....
  • Bush to take lead before 9/11 panel

    04/27/2004 10:11:48 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 151+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/28/04 | Joseph Curl
    <p>President Bush will answer most of the questions from members of the September 11 commission when he makes a joint appearance with Vice President Dick Cheney tomorrow morning at the White House.</p> <p>The president and vice president will meet in a private session with all 10 commission members at 9:30 a.m. The White House has requested that no stenographer record the meeting, although one aide from the commission and one White House staffer will be allowed to take notes.</p>
  • More Armor Urged for U.S. Forces in Iraq

    04/27/2004 10:13:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 267+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 28th, 2004 | Josh White
    As insurgents continue to use improvised bombs to attack U.S. military vehicles in Iraq, officials are growing increasingly concerned that the lack of heavy armored vehicles is putting U.S. forces at risk. Defense officials said yesterday they are working to increase the number of armored Humvees for Operation Iraqi Freedom but said the 2,000 specially armored trucks there account for only half the Army's estimated requirements. Standard Humvees, considered utility vehicles similar to jeeps, are too vulnerable to attack, officials said. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said yesterday that every armored Humvee in the...
  • KEAN'S 9/11 PANEL: OUT OF CONTROL (final report deemed worthless)

    04/25/2004 4:26:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 41 replies · 231+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4/25/04 | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
  • Keep Up The Pressure on Gorelick: Fax The 9/11 Commission Online For FREE here!

    04/25/2004 7:32:26 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 49 replies · 2,741+ views
    FR ^ | 4/25/04
    <p>Keep Up The Pressure on Gorelick: Fax The 9/11 Commission Online For FREE here!</p> <p>We need to keep the pressure up on the 9/11 Commission.  If the classless, tactless, dishonest Jamie Gorelick continues to refuse to resign, we must not just throw our hands up and let up on her.  She needs continual reminding -- as does the commission -- the the report will be tainted if she remains on the commission, and the people know it.  If she remains on, the people will not give the report a grains worth of weight.</p>
  • Joint 9/11 testimony raises speculation (Boston Globe Alert)

    04/26/2004 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 6 replies · 116+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4-26-04 | Dana Milbank
    Kean's remark sparked laughter among the assembled reporters because it turned upside down the assumption of the question, and of much of official Washington: that the White House requested the joint appearance, scheduled for April 29, so Cheney could coach Bush on his answers. While Bush has declined to explain the rationale for the joint meeting, Democrats charge that Cheney is a ''ventriloquist," and even a number of independent observers say it appears that the two men are trying to keep their stories straight.
  • Battle in Fallujah; Blast Levels Baghdad Building (One Marine killed, 8 wounded, Fallujah)

    04/26/2004 8:55:30 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 50 replies · 301+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq  — Just one day after U.S. officials announced that a fragile cease-fire in the Fallujah was being extended, Marines were engaged Monday in an intense firefight with insurgents in a northern district of the besieged city. One soldier has been killed so far and eight more have been injured in the Fallujah fighting, officials from the U.S. coalition said Monday. Also, two Marines died and five more were injured injured Monday when a blast leveled part of a warehouse in northern Baghdad  as U.S. troops were raiding it, officials said. The military said the warehouse was holding chemical munitions.
  • BUSH MAKES THE CALL: NO FULL SCALE FALLUJAH OFFENSIVE

    04/25/2004 5:30:14 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 455 replies · 336+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | April 25, 2004 | Matt Drudge
    developing tonight..header for now
  • North Korea Vows It Won't Transfer Nukes

    04/24/2004 9:51:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 123+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 24, 2004 at 17:26:15 PDT | AUDRA ANG
    BEIJING (AP) - North Korean officials angrily denied U.S. accusations that they might sell nuclear weapons to terrorists and offered to freeze a plutonium-based nuclear program in exchange for aid, an American researcher who visited the North said Saturday. However, the officials wouldn't confirm whether Pyongyang has a second, uranium-based weapons program, a key sticking point in talks with the United States and other governments, said Selig S. Harrison of the Center for International Policy in Washington. The comments, similar to previous North Korean offers, did not appear to represent any new concession that might revive progress in the six-nation...
  • Violence Grows Across Iraq

    04/24/2004 12:55:34 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies · 118+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/24/04 | Unknown
    BAGHDAD — A British military spokesman said three boats exploded near an Iraqi oil platform and two oil tankers off Iraq's Persian Gulf coast in what appeared to be coordinated suicide attacks. There was no immediate word on casualties or damage from the blasts, Capt. Hisham H. Halawi said.
  • Blood, Oil, and Sand: The Hidden History of America?s War on Iraq

    04/23/2004 8:21:53 PM PDT · by detsaoT · 12 replies · 235+ views
    Dallas Peace Center ^ | Winter 2003 | Cliff Pearson
    Blood, Oil, and Sand: The Hidden History of America’s War on Iraq by Cliff Pearson, Dallas Peace Center In the 1920s, American and European oil companies discovered and exploited the first oil fields in the Middle East. But World War II changed everything. Despite being victors, both France and England began to lose control of their former colonies. The Middle Eastern nations recognized their potential to become economic world players through their oil. Many of them—much to the chagrin of London, Paris, and Washington—attempted to nationalize their oil reserves, only to have the West retaliate. In 1953, Iran’s President...
  • President Kerry? (Joseph Farah Responds To Readers Comments On His Editorial)

    04/22/2004 11:18:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 327+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 04/23/04 | Joseph Farah
    President Kerry? Joseph Farah Well, now that I have your attention ... Let's see, I would estimate that I have received at least 1,000 e-mails on my last column, predicting John Kerry will win the presidential election in November. Some people have mistaken my prediction as an endorsement. Obviously, these folks have not read the volumes I have written previously on the junior senator from Massachusetts. I think he's a disgrace. As I mentioned in my last column, I believe his election would be a national disaster. I think he's a traitor to his country. I wouldn't be surprised if...
  • Senator says US may need compulsory service to boost Iraq force

    04/20/2004 1:30:15 PM PDT · by SamInTheBurgh · 215 replies · 318+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tue Apr 20, 1:24 PM ET | U.S. National - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A senior Republican lawmaker said that deteriorating security in Iraq (news - web sites) may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft. "There's not an American ... that doesn't understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future," Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq. "Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."...
  • Nader Claims A Draft Is Imminent

    04/19/2004 12:37:21 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 28 replies · 134+ views
    UPI ^ | 4-19-04
    WASHINGTON - Ralph Nader's independent presidential campaign sent an Internet "Message to America's Students" warning that a draft may take place if the war goes on. "The Pentagon is quietly recruiting new members to fill local draft boards, as the machinery for drafting a new generation of young Americans is being quietly put into place," Nader said. "Young Americans need to know that a train is coming, and it could run over their generation." Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese said the warning is based on the U.S. Selective Service System's recent call for draft board volunteers, an extended U.S. military and...
  • White House: Bush Erred on Mustard Gas

    04/15/2004 9:04:46 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 77 replies · 932+ views
    AP ^ | April 15, 2004
    (AP) - Once again, President Bush misspoke on a weapons issue, telling the nation that 50 tons of mustard gas were found in Libya - twice the amount actually uncovered. The White House moved quickly Wednesday to correct the record, with press secretary Scott McClellan seeking out reporters to point out the mistake. The president should have said in his Tuesday night address and press conference that 23.6 tons of mustard gas were found in Libya, instead of 50 tons, McClellan said.Bush used the 50-ton figure twice.The first time, he was making the case that his decision to go to...
  • Clarke: 'White House is papering over facts' (mega gag alert)

    03/23/2004 6:12:27 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 34 replies · 175+ views
    CNN (consider the source) ^ | 3/23/2004 | Bill Hemmer, Richard Clarke
    <p>NEW YORK (CNN) -- Former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke will testify Wednesday before a commission investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001. Clarke claims in a new book, "Against All Enemies," that President Bush ignored the terrorist threat before September 11, 2001. Administration officials called Clarke's assertions "flat-out wrong."</p>
  • Bush Rejects Allegations by Former Aide Clarke

    03/23/2004 10:06:33 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 94+ views
    Reuters | 3/23/04 | Jackie Frank and Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) on Tuesday rejected accusations he ignored the threat of al Qaeda before the Sept. 11 attacks as Democrats stepped up their criticism and accused him of election-year "abuses of power." In his first comments on a widening controversy, Bush rejected former top U.S. counterterrorism official Richard Clarke's criticism the president was so focused on the desire to invade Iraq (news - web sites) he did not pay enough attention to al Qaeda. "The facts are these: (CIA (news - web sites) Director) George Tenet briefed me on a regular basis...
  • Ex-Adviser: Terrorism Not Urgent for Bush - Clarke

    03/24/2004 11:26:44 AM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 156+ views
    AP | 3/24/04 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON - The government's former top counterterrorism adviser testified Wednesday that the Clinton administration had "no higher priority" than combatting terrorists while the Bush administration made it "an important issue but not an urgent issue." Richard Clarke told a bipartisan commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that "although I continued to say it (terrorism) was an urgent problem I don't think it was ever treated that way" by the current administration in advance of the strikes two and a half years ago. Clarke slid into the witness chair for widely anticipated testimony days after publishing a book that criticized...
  • On Trial by GOP, Clarke Is Cool in the Hot Seat

    03/24/2004 8:30:01 PM PST · by Pikamax · 17 replies · 159+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 03/26/04 | Dana Milbank
    Analysis On Trial by GOP, Clarke Is Cool in the Hot Seat By Dana Milbank Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, March 25, 2004; Page A01 The Sept. 11 commission shed its bipartisan spirit and turned a Senate hearing room into a courtroom yesterday for the testimony of Richard A. Clarke, the White House counterterrorism chief-turned-Bush administration whistle-blower. Democrats, prosecuting President Bush for ignoring terrorism before the 2001 attacks, used the newly famous Clarke as their star witness. Republican commission members -- armed with fresh information on Clarke released by the White House yesterday through Fox News -- played defense lawyers...
  • Clarke: Bush didn't see terrorism as 'urgent' (Liar Alert!)

    03/24/2004 9:31:31 PM PST · by NYC Republican · 18 replies · 132+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 3/25/04 | CNN
    <p>President Bush's former counterterrorism chief testified Wednesday that the administration did not consider terrorism an urgent priority before the September 11, 2001, attacks, despite his repeated warnings about Osama bin Laden's terror network.</p> <p>"I believe the Bush administration in the first eight months considered terrorism an important issue, but not an urgent issue," Richard Clarke told a commission investigating the September 11 attacks.</p>
  • GOP Moves to Declassify Clarke Testimony (Perjury Trap ?)

    03/26/2004 12:56:27 PM PST · by AMDG · 148 replies · 1,546+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3/26/2004 | DAVID ESPO
    Top Republicans in Congress sought Friday to declassify two-year-old testimony by former White House aide Richard Clarke, suggesting he may have lied this week when he faulted President Bush (news - web sites)'s handling of the war on terror. "Mr. Clarke has told two entirely different stories under oath," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said in a speech on the Senate floor. The Tennessee Republican said he hopes Clarke's testimony in July 2002 before the House and Senate intelligence committees can be declassified. Then, he said, it can be compared with the account the former aide provided in his nationally...
  • Kerry challenges Bush to prosecute Clarke if former anti-terrorism advisor lied - CBS

    03/26/2004 4:59:32 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 195 replies · 589+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/04 | AFP/Staff
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry challenged President George W. Bush) to prosecute former national security aide Richard Clarke if they can show that he lied about terrorism policy. "My challenge to the Bush administration would be, if (Clarke) is not believable and they have reason to show it, then prosecute him for perjury because he is under oath, Kerry told CBS's MarketWatch. "They have a perfect right to do that," said Kerry. Republicans in Congress want to declassify testimony Clarke gave before Congress in 2002 that they claim is at odds with accounts critical of the...
  • Clarke exposes how clueless we were (Dowd Barf)

    03/27/2004 5:56:59 AM PST · by demlosers · 24 replies · 150+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2004 | MAUREEN DOWD
    AS the White House was sliming Richard Clarke, the Sept. 11 families were stroking him. Several relatives of victims surrounded the former counterterrorism chief after his testimony Wednesday and reached out to pat him. After being condescended to, stonewalled, led on and put off by the White House, they were glad to hear somebody say: "Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you." "Mr. Clarke is the first person who has apologized to the families and held himself accountable," said the lovely Kristen Breitweiser of New Jersey, whose husband died in the south tower. "I am enormously...
  • Clarke wants testimony, records declassified

    03/28/2004 3:02:16 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 41 replies · 244+ views
    CNN ^ | March 28, 2004 | Inside Politics
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former White House counterterrorism aide Richard Clarke, whose criticism of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policy has triggered a ferocious response from the White House, said Sunday he supports Republican calls for declassifying testimony he gave Congress in 2002.</p>