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  • Obama Releases Secret Bush Anti-terror Memos

    03/02/2009 8:42:55 PM PST · by clyde260 · 37 replies · 1,990+ views
    Associated Press Writers ^ | 3/2/2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other treatment of terror suspects. The Justice Department released nine legal opinions showing that, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
  • Barack Obama has released anti-terror memos from the Bush govnernment made after September 11

    03/02/2009 8:45:13 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 2,764+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 3 March 2009 | Melissa Taylor
    THE US military could have kicked in doors to raid a suspected terrorist cell in the United States without a warrant under a Bush-era legal memo the Justice Department made public. The memo, from October23, 2001, also said constitutional free-speech protections and a prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure could take a back seat to military needs in fighting terrorism inside the country. It was one of nine previously undisclosed memos and legal opinions which shed light on former U.S. President George W. Bush's legal guidance as he launched a war against terrorism after the September 11 attacks. "The government's...
  • The Best Report I've seen on The Bush Memos

    09/20/2004 2:43:08 PM PDT · by filmguy01 · 6 replies · 739+ views
    National Lampoon ^ | 09/20/04 | PipChap
    Seriously, this is the best report I've seen on the CBS memos scandal!
  • The Tolerance? of the Liberal Media _ Talk Show Host Fired for Critizing Dan Rather

    09/19/2004 7:19:10 AM PDT · by CGblue · 14 replies · 1,015+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Sept 19, 2004 | Peggy Anderson (AP)
    Saturday, September 18, 2004 · Last updated 5:42 p.m. PT Radio station fires talk-show host over CBS document flap By PEGGY ANDERSEN ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER SEATTLE -- A radio talk-show host said Saturday he has been fired for criticizing CBS newsman Dan Rather's handling of challenges to the credibility of memos about President Bush's National Guard service. "On the talk show that I host, or hosted, I said I felt Rather should either retire or be forced out over this," said Brian Maloney, whose weekly "The Brian Maloney Show" aired for three years on KIRO-AM Radio, a CBS affiliate here....
  • Senate Discussing Nat'l Guard Memos C-SPAN2 Now!

    09/15/2004 10:19:33 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 36 replies · 2,976+ views
    Senate Discussing Nat'l Guard Memos C-SPAN2 Now!
  • Rathergate: What the Secretary Knew-And Most Importantly-What She Didn't

    09/15/2004 5:26:26 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 19 replies · 2,048+ views
    www.crushkerry.com ^ | 9/15/04 | www.crushkerry.com
    The latest chapter in the saga of "Rathergate" is that Lt. Col. Killian's 87 year old secretary, Marion Carr, has come out and proclaimed the documents as forgeries. In making that claim she gives very specific reasons, such as the typewriter used at the time, terminology, and date discrepancies. The left and the mainstream media however, have ignored this and highlighted Mrs. Carr's claim that while the CBS documents are phony, their substance- that Lt. Col. Killian was under pressure to "sugarcoat" then Lt. Bush's records and cover-up his missing a physical - is nonetheless true. As we will show...
  • IS THERE ANYONE AT CBS WITH ANY INTEGRITY AND COURAGE?

    09/12/2004 7:35:59 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 62 replies · 1,747+ views
    September 12, 2004 | Nick Vlachos
    When asked what is the most important part of any news story, Joseph Pulitzer replied, "Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy." I've always thought that whether it's selling newspapers, a documentary, a speech to the Rotary Club, or used cars, if you want to have viewers tomorrow try deceit, if you want to have viewers ten years from tomorrow, try honesty. I have read about as much as anyone on the subject of the Bush National Guard memos. In fact, starting today I'll stop the reading. The excellent discussions and technical research presented here and now in several major news sources leaves very...
  • General doesn't trust Bush memos' authenticity (CBS quoted, but didn't show him, Guard documents)

    09/12/2004 8:04:54 AM PDT · by Stultis · 14 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 September 2004 | PETE SLOVER
    A former Texas Air National Guard general relied upon by CBS News to support the authenticity of memos about President Bush's military service said he never saw the memos before the show aired, and that he doesn't now believe they are authentic. Retired Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges of Arlington also said that one of the memos' references to undue pressure to "sugar coat" Mr. Bush's evaluations rings false. He said Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt did not interfere in Guard affairs after his retirement, 18 months before the date on the disputed memo. [...SeeB.S. spokesman says they still stand behind the...
  • IS THERE ANYONE AT CBS WITH ANY INTEGRITY AND COURAGE?

    09/12/2004 5:32:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 74 replies · 1,853+ views
    September 12, 2004 | Nick Vlachos
    When asked what is the most important part of any news story, Joseph Pulitzer replied, "Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy." I've always thought that whether it's selling newspapers, a documentary, a speech to the Rotary Club, or used cars, if you want to have viewers tomorrow try deceit, if you want to have viewers ten years from tomorrow, try honesty. I have read about as much as anyone on the subject of the Bush National Guard memos. In fact, starting today I'll stop the reading. The excellent discussions and technical research presented here and now in several major news sources leaves very...
  • The "Kerning" Issue (no doubt - CBS documents were kerned)

    09/11/2004 10:10:33 PM PDT · by Catphish · 63 replies · 5,742+ views
    I don't usually talk about politics in my journal, but I just can't help it in this case. This CBS forged memos thing is just absolutely hilarious and sickening at the same time. I've been glued to the computer over the past few days reading everything there is to read. I've been very interested in all of the technical explanations and the many examples of comparisons between the memos, including the exact match between one of the memos and the exact same thing typed in Microsoft Word and the inexact match between one of the memos and the exact same...
  • Evidence Against Rather (cont'd): FR Forgery Talking Points

    09/11/2004 5:33:30 PM PDT · by dickmc · 130 replies · 8,145+ views
    About 1500 or more posts on this site. :-) | dickmc and skypilot
    As you may know a thread was started yesterday morning to attempt to summarize the important forgery points. This original thread is at Evidence Against RatherThis was initiated by SkyPilot and I agreed to help out. This is a continuation of that thread. The information below needs your review, analysis, and suggested changes in the form of final edits. If you see things that should be changed, please retype the suggested revision including the line number in a new reply. While we have tried to capture the hundreds of comments and posts in the last few days, the likelihood is...
  • More challenges about whether Bush documents are authentic

    09/11/2004 12:50:42 PM PDT · by tdadams · 73 replies · 2,857+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 11, 2004 | Pete Slover
    AUSTIN, Texas — The man named in a disputed memo as exerting pressure to "sugarcoat" George W. Bush's military record left the Texas Air National Guard a year and a half before the memo supposedly was written, his service record shows. An order obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows that Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt was honorably discharged March 1, 1972. CBS News reported this week that a memo in which Staudt was described as interfering with officers' negative evaluations of the future president's service was dated Aug. 18, 1973. That added to mounting questions about the authenticity of documents...
  • Man named in Bush memo left Guard before document was written

    09/10/2004 8:38:04 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 61 replies · 2,361+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Sep. 10, 2004 | PETE SLOVER
    Man named in Bush memo left Guard before document was written BY PETE SLOVER The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN, Texas - (KRT) - The man named in a disputed memo as exerting pressure to "sugar coat" President Bush's military record left the Texas Air National Guard a year and a half before the memo was supposedly written, his own service record shows. An order obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows that Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt was honorably discharged on March 1, 1972. CBS News reported this week that a memo in which Staudt was described as interfering with officers'...
  • Flashback: Dan Rather attends Tex Dem Fundraiser and defends Daughter (possible source of forgery)

    09/10/2004 10:55:03 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 6 replies · 1,988+ views
    http://www.ratherbiased.com ^ | 2001 | www.ratherbiased.com
    Dan Rather came under criticism after it was revealed by the Washington Post that he had given a keynote speech at a fund-raiser for Texas Democrats: GERALDO RIVERA: Let me just read you this news account, April 5th, USA Today: "Conservatives and pundits had a field day at Dan Rather's expense Wednesday after the CBS anchor apologized for being the star attraction at a recent Democratic fundraiser in Texas that raised 20 grand." Was that one of the worst mistakes you've made at least recently? DAN RATHER: Well, it certainly was one of the dumbest mistakes I ever made. But...
  • RATHER DIGS IN: THE DOCUMENTS ARE AUTHENTIC

    09/10/2004 10:11:53 AM PDT · by Pfesser · 198 replies · 5,906+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 9/10/04 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX FRI SEPT 10, 2004 12:01:25 ET XXXXX RATHER DIGS IN: THE DOCUMENTS ARE AUTHENTIC CBSNEWS anchor and 60 MINUTES correspondent Dan Rather publicly defended his reporting Friday morning after questions were raised about the authenticity of newly unearthed memos aired on CBS which asserted that George W. Bush ignored a direct order from a superior officer in the Texas Air National Guard. CNN TRANSCRIPT: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DAN RATHER, CBS NEWS ANCHOR: I know that this story is true. I believe that the witnesses and the documents are authentic. We wouldn't have gone to air if...
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 286 replies · 141,002+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/09/04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views
    www.freerepublic.com | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • Kerry doomed, Fake docs and FR mention all on ABC's Notes.

    09/10/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Smartaleck · 126 replies · 7,630+ views
    ABC Notes ^ | 09-10-2004 | Various- ABC notes
    Excerpts.... The Kerry end is near? At this precise time every four years, the most media-savvy members of the Gang of 500 begin to think about their roles in the premiere post-election forum that revisits the actions and players of the presidential race. But if nothing changes in the race as it now stands — with President Bush winning a decent-sized victory — much of the talk will be about the greater technical proficiency of the Bush-Cheney effort.Democrats, who deny up and down that they had anything to do with the documents, tell ABC News that they plan to continue...
  • CBS'S BIG BLUNDER? (Credits Free Republic)

    09/09/2004 10:31:38 PM PDT · by kattracks · 398 replies · 19,398+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/10/04 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>September 10, 2004 -- THE populist revolu tion against the so- called mainstream media continues. Yesterday, the citizen journalists who produce blogs on the Internet — and their engaged readers — engaged in the wholesale exposure of what appears to be a presidential-year dirty trick against George W. Bush. What the bloggers and their audiences did was call into profound question the authenticity of four documents proudly trumpeted by CBS News in a much-heralded investigative report on Wednesday night's edition of "60 Minutes" about the president's National Guard service in the early 1970s.</p>
  • There ought to be an Investigation (See-BS/DNC memogate)

    09/10/2004 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Always Right · 13 replies · 1,263+ views
    9-10-04 | Always Right
    This is a serious crime, altering military records to not only slander a war-time President, but that also suggest criminal activity. These forged memos suggested serious charges against our President, and should not be taken lightly. Whenever the Democrats suggest the Republicans might have done something wrong, they demand a full-scale congressional investigations. These memos are linked to sources inside the DNC, and it is important to get to the bottom of this. Whomever did this commited a serious crime. Our limp-wristed Representives must grow a backbone and demand that this be thoroughly and quickly investigated. I can guarentee you,...
  • 60 Minutes to Infamy- those forged memos and The Shot Heard Round the World

    09/10/2004 4:28:44 AM PDT · by backhoe · 179 replies · 9,890+ views
    various FR links | 09-10-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    Here is a pretty good current summary of the situation: The Shot Heard Round the World   The echoes of the big Internet bang which annihilated a 60 Minutes story in under 12 hours are still resounding. The key riffs apparently started at Powerline and as Samizdata notes, the distributed intelligence of the Internet took over. Under the scrutiny of thousands of analysts, the CBS story began to melt down.   The start of it all:  Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard   -more- The Thread that broke the Camels Back:Post 47, and the Freepers who busted C.B.S. Let us...
  • CBS' “new” Bush guard memos a hoax (Update w/ conclusive proof of forgeries!)

    09/09/2004 3:47:33 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 266 replies · 18,709+ views
    (scroll down to the bottom of the article for the update section): UPDATE: NEW PROOF OF FORGERY Following the Little Green Footballs blog lead, CB decided to test the pantograph replication technique on another of the CBS documents to see if it held true. Using Microsoft Word on its factory default settings with 12 point Times New Roman font we copied the address line of CBS memo #1 and overlapped the two for comparison. As you can see the test worked and, in doing so, inadvertantly uncovered more proof that the document is a forgery. The new evidence revolves around...
  • BushGuardaugust1 memo - a FAKE

    09/09/2004 2:09:48 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 280 replies · 11,215+ views
    CBS, self | 9/9/04 | Carl Donath
    Proof the CBS document BushGuardaugust1.pdf is a FAKE: Original text, slightly adjusted for rectangular fit: Same text, screen capture of document written in MS Word 2002 with no effort to match original aside from document width: Overlapping images, with original as B/W negative: Aside from slight warping presumably due to distortion introduced by a low-quality photocopier, the two texts line up exactly. The "30+ year old proof" against Bush is a fraud.
  • Kerry Campaign Denies Coordinating Attacks on Bush's Guard Record

    09/10/2004 4:08:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 1,376+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 9/10/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The White House says the Kerry campaign is "coordinating" the attacks on President Bush's National Guard record, just as the Kerry campaign accused the Bush administration of coordinating with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. "You absolutely are seeing a coordinated attack by John Kerry and his surrogates on the president," White House press secretary Scott McClellan was quoted as saying on Thursday. "The polls show Senator Kerry falling behind, and it's the same old recycled attacks that we've seen every time the president has been up for election." McClellan's comments drew a huffy response from former Clinton...
  • White House accuses Kerry of 'coordinating' Guard attacks

    09/09/2004 10:13:09 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 16 replies · 1,090+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | September 10, 2004 | Bill Sammon
    The White House yesterday accused John Kerry of "coordinating" attacks on President Bush's National Guard service in response to the president's widening lead in the polls. "You absolutely are seeing a coordinated attack by John Kerry and his surrogates on the president," White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters aboard Air Force One. "The polls show Senator Kerry falling behind, and it's the same old recycled attacks that we've seen every time the president has been up for election." Mr. Kerry refused to denounce Texans for Truth, a group known by its tax code classification as a 527, for...
  • Email to Laura Ingraham: "Who verified these documents for CBS, Joe Wilson?"

    09/10/2004 6:49:33 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 31 replies · 2,034+ views
    Laura Ingraham radio show | 9/10/2004 | PhilipFreneau
    That is funny.
  • McAuliffe Statement on Breaking News About Bush's Military Record

    09/09/2004 9:22:25 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 60 replies · 2,752+ views
    DNC.org ^ | 9/8/2004 | Terry McAuliffe
    McAuliffe Statement on Breaking News About Bush's Military Record Washington, D.C. - Responding to breaking news regarding George W. Bush's military record, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe issued this statement: "George W. Bush's cover story on his National Guard service is rapidly unraveling. "Tonight's CBS New report made clear that President Bush has misrepresented the nature of his National Guard service for decades to the American people. And now that questions are being raised, only Bush can settle this once and for all by answering the unanswered questions about his Guard service. "CBS News exclusively obtained documents that flatly...
  • Anatomy of a Forgery

    09/09/2004 9:13:11 PM PDT · by hope · 408 replies · 27,438+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9-10-4 | Washington Prowler
    <p>More than six weeks ago, an opposition research staffer for the Democratic National Committee received documents purportedly written by President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard squadron commander, the late Col. Jerry Killian.</p> <p>The oppo researcher claimed the source was "a retired military officer." According to a DNC staffer, the documents were seen by both senior staff members at the DNC, as well as the Kerry campaign.</p>
  • False Documentation? Questions Arise About Authenticity of Newly Found Memos on Bush's Guard Service

    09/09/2004 7:45:34 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 151 replies · 5,432+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/9/04
    George W. Bush sits in an F102 fighter jet while serving in the Texas Air National Guard in this undated photo. President Bush was in the National Guard from 1968-1973.Austin American Statesman/AP Photo False Documentation? Questions Arise About Authenticity of Newly Found Memos on Bush's Guard Service ABCNEWS.com Sept. 9, 2004— Questions are being raised about the authenticity of newly discovered documents relating to George W. Bush's service in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. Marjorie Connell — widow of the late Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, the reported author of memos suggesting that Bush did not meet the...
  • Slashdot Reviews the Memo

    09/09/2004 5:49:54 PM PDT · by SlickWillard · 57 replies · 2,640+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 05:51PM September 09, 2004 | Twirlip of the Mists, captnitro
    Bush Service Memos Questioned Posted by pudge on Thursday September 09, @05:51PMfrom the document-verification-is-hard dept.Twirlip of the Mists writes "Last night, CBS News released a set of memos dated 1972 and 1973 that are purported to raise questions about President Bush's National Guard service. Some are saying those memos might have been produced with a computer. Blogger Scott Johnson ran with the story first this morning, raising questions about the typography of the memos. Blogger Charles Johnson (no relation) went one step further, actually reproducing one of the memos in its entirety using Microsoft Word's default settings. Matt Drudge...
  • Is It a Hoax?

    09/09/2004 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 53 replies · 3,146+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 9, 2004 | Stephen F. Hayes
    DOCUMENTS CITED Wednesday by 60 Minutes in a widely-publicized expose of George W. Bush's National Guard Service are very likely forgeries, according to several experts on document authenticity and typography. The documents--four memos from Killian to himself or his files written in 1972 and 1973--appear to indicate that Bush refused or ignored orders to have a physical exam required to continue flying. CBS News anchor Dan Rather reported the segment and sourced the documents this way: "60 Minutes has obtained a number of documents we are told were taken from Col. Killian's personal file," he said. The 60 Minutes story...
  • ONE MORE ARGUMENT (CBS Documents)

    09/09/2004 4:30:35 PM PDT · by ambrose · 109 replies · 5,094+ views
    ONE MORE ARGUMENT As much as the Kerry Spot has tried to keep up with this, PowerLine has been on top of this story all day long. That site just presented what ought to be the straw that breaks the camel's back: In the August 18, 1973 memo "discovered" by 60 Minutes, Jerry Killian purportedly writes: Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges more about Bush. I'm having trouble running interference and doing my job. But wait! Reader Amar Sarwal points out that General Staudt, who thought very highly of Lt. Bush, retired in 1972. Okay, CBS. The ball's in your court....
  • All about Barnes+rather+kerry

    09/09/2004 4:25:00 PM PDT · by rang1995 · 18 replies · 1,126+ views
    Frontpage magazine ^ | 9/8/04 | lowell ponte
    Ben Barnes: John Kerry’s Unbelievable Last-Ditch Weapon By Lowell Ponte FrontPageMagazine.com | September 8, 2004 "THE LAST SMEAR,” THE DOOMSDAY WEAPON that John F. Kerry’s sinking campaign desperately hopes can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, is ready and is scheduled to be launched against President George W. Bush on Wednesday night, September 8, on CBS’ weeknight version of “60 Minutes.” This bomb is an already-taped Dan Rather interview with former Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes in which Barnes will hint, and deceptive CBS editing will strongly imply, that during the Vietnam War the Bush family pressured him to...
  • ABC News: Son of Late Officer Questions Bush Memos

    09/09/2004 4:15:11 PM PDT · by Thanatos · 107 replies · 4,610+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-9-2004 | AP
    DALLAS Sept. 9, 2004 — The authenticity of newly unearthed memos stating that George W. Bush failed to meet standards of the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War was questioned Thursday by the son of the late officer who reportedly wrote the memos. "I am upset because I think it is a mixture of truth and fiction here," said Gary Killian, son of Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who died in 1984. Gary Killian, who served in the Guard with his father and retired as a captain in 1991, said one of the memos, signed by his father, appeared...