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  • Inside the Ring/Atta's Photo

    10/01/2005 1:55:16 PM PDT · by vadkins · 21 replies · 1,759+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2005 | Bill Gertz/Rowas Scarborough
    The purported photo of Atta was later reproduced on a chart that had the names of up to 60 suspected terrorists that Mr. Weldon says he gave to Stephen J. Hadley in 2001, when he was White House deputy national security adviser. Frederick Jones, an NSC spokesman, said that Mr. Hadley does not recall ever seeing the chart with the Atta photo, but does not rule out the possibility that he was given the photo by Mr. Weldon. The photo was purchased from the woman by Orion Scientific Systems Inc., a government contractor that was involved in an early phase...
  • Atta known to Pentagon before 9/11

    10/01/2005 1:50:48 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 1,043+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/28/2005 | John Crewdson and Andrew Zajac
    Information unearthed The Washington-based FBI agent who was Shaffer's liaison has recalled, in interviews with her superiors, that Shaffer told her his group had unearthed important information on suspected Al Qaeda operatives with links to the U.S., but without mentioning Atta's name. When Shaffer, who is also a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, asked to whom at the FBI that information should be communicated, the agent gave him the name and phone number of an official at FBI headquarters, according to the senior FBI official. Shaffer explained in a telephone interview that although Able/Danger never had knowledge of Atta's...
  • Triangle Ed-Op Interviews: Congressman Curt Weldon

    09/30/2005 1:28:27 PM PDT · by vadkins · 12 replies · 684+ views
    The Triangle Online ^ | 9/30/2005 | James Mack, Jr.
    Curt Weldon: So, what I've had to do is to fight with both of them, both the 9-11 Commission and the [Bush] administration, who I think neither of whom wants this information to be put out to the American people. Now, what bothers me is that the bulk of the information in Able Danger acquired was open-source information; it wasn't classified. To deny these military officers, who are very dedicated, loyal Americans, to tell their story not only flies in the face of everything this country stands for, but it is also a personal attack against them. It also flies...
  • Disabling Able Danger

    09/28/2005 4:21:03 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Washington Post Blog ^ | 9/28/2005 | William Arkin
    As I wrote yesterday, Shaffer is pretty lonely in his recollections. Of some 80 people interviewed by the Defense Department as part of its Able Danger internal investigation, the Pentagon says that three additional workers remember seeing either a chart with a photo or a reference to Mohamed Atta.
  • The Secret History of Able Danger

    09/27/2005 8:39:39 AM PDT · by vadkins · 71 replies · 3,465+ views
    The Washington Post Blog ^ | 9/27/2005 | William Arkin
    First, to debunk the myths: As best as I can determine, having spent tens of hours talking to military sources involved with the issue, intelligence analysts did not identify anyone prior to 9/11, Mohammed Atta included, as a suspect in any upcoming terrorist attack. It is not even clear that a "Mohammed Atta" was identified, let alone that it is the same Atta who died on 9/11. No military lawyers prevented intelligence sleuths from passing useful information to the FBI. Able Danger itself was not an intelligence program. As a representative of U.S. Special Operations Command said at a special...
  • Rather Deserves Respect (LOL)

    11/30/2004 10:01:51 AM PST · by Roberts · 22 replies · 732+ views
    The ^ | Nov. 30, 2004 | Ray Richmond
    Rather deserves respect By Ray Richmond There was a telling moment in a telephone interview I conducted with Dan Rather a little more than a year ago in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of CBS. "I'm not a large part of the legacy (of CBS)," Rather offered. "But whatever part of it that I am and have been, I'm very proud of. At the same time, I'm humbled by the fact that I know that I'm undeserving. I know that I'm still working to be worthy of it." Anyone who knew Rather will tell you this wasn't false modesty. He...
  • One Gulp, And Bush Was Gone (Sidney Blumenthal)

    11/25/2004 7:43:59 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 91 replies · 6,027+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    At the dedication of the Clinton library last week in Little Rock, Karl Rove and President Bush received separate tours of the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent "the bridge to the 21st century", the former president's re-election slogan in 1996...[snip] ...Then, when the presidents were announced, Bush tried to push his way past Clinton at the library door to be first in line, against the already accepted protocol for the...
  • LaBelle Can't Think About Bush Winning (BARF Alert!)

    11/02/2004 11:09:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo - Entertainment ^ | 11/2/04 | AP - NYC
    NEW YORK - If President Bush (news - web sites) wins re-election on Tuesday, you'll see Patti LaBelle with reddened eyes on Wednesday. The R&B diva, an ardent supporter of Democratic nominee John Kerry (news - web sites), said she "can't even think about it" happening. "I'm going to cry a lot, but I know that's not going to happen, because too many people have come out of the sleep that they've been in," LaBelle told The Associated Press last week. She acknowledges that she was in a sleep herself, as far as voting was concerned, for years. "I've not...
  • Misleading Calls Made to Michigan Voters

    11/01/2004 11:10:12 AM PST · by Always Right · 29 replies · 1,478+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 1, 2004 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN, AP
    LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan voters have received phone calls falsely claiming that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) would make gay marriage legal, Kerry's Michigan campaign said Monday. Both Kerry and his running mate, Sen. John Edwards (news - web sites) of North Carolina, oppose gay marriage and say marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. Kerry has said he supports civil unions. In a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a young woman says: "When you vote this Tuesday remember to legalize gay marriage by supporting John Kerry....
  • I went to her High School

    10/18/2004 7:57:08 PM PDT · by yule56 · 230 replies · 4,976+ views
  • Senator Hillary Clinton built life on faith

    08/08/2004 5:31:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 153 replies · 4,048+ views
    Arkansas Democrat ^ | 8/08/04 | JANE FULLERTON
    Sen. Clinton built life on faith BY JANE FULLERTON SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2004 As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds the public record she began as Arkansas’ first lady, continued as the nation’s first lady and is now expanding as New York’s junior senator, her views on religion remain central to her outlook on life and her position on issues. Although she doesn’t go out of her way to publicize her religious views, neither does she shy from discussing them. Indeed, those who know Sen. Clinton believe her Christian faith has been the motivation for many...

    06/27/2004 10:50:56 AM PDT · by woofie · 41 replies · 429+ views
    Matthew Miller on Line ^ | Jun 23rd, 2004 | Matt Miller
    <p>I hate to wade back into the culture wars forced upon us by Bill Clinton's unjustified impeachment, but since many right-wingers have leapt to pummel the former president on his book tour, those of us not blinded by hate, ideology and a lust for power should at least pitch in with a rebuttal. To that end, here's a short list of better ways to think about Clinton's tenure. Post it on the fridge for handy reference.</p>
  • After viewing screening of documentary, Clinton says he was 'enemy' of conservatives

    06/17/2004 10:12:58 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press | June 17, 2004 | MADISON J. GRAY
    NEW YORK — Following the screening of a documentary about his presidency, Bill Clinton told the audience that he became an enemy of right wing America in an attack led by Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr. "The Hunting of the President," a movie about what filmmakers Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry call a political smear campaign against Clinton, was show to a crowded New York University theater Wednesday. The documentary premiered in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday. Clinton, who addressed a group of about 1,000 people, said Starr was "the instrument of a grand design." He said the roots of...
  • Barbra Streisand to auction memorabilia

    05/25/2004 10:14:56 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 16 replies · 286+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 04 | MSNBC
    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from Barbra Streisand’s career will be auctioned off June 5, with proceeds going to charities that the Streisand Foundation supports. ...[snip] The auction, dubbed “Her Name is Barbra,” will feature famous items that trace the career of the singer and actress from the early 1960s to today, ...
  • Guard, sex talk are sideshows -- issues should be center ring (BARF ALERT)

    02/16/2004 10:01:13 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 239+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2004 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER
    You'd think the political media as well as operatives for the Democratic and Republican parties would have learned two valuable lessons from Bill Clinton's election victories: 1. Sexual high jinks, real or alleged, do not necessarily doom a candidate. In 1992 and in 1996, tens of millions of Americans probably agreed with the GOP assessment of Clinton as a horny, rutting pig -- and yet they voted for him anyway, because they didn't think his sexual habits had that much relevance to his strengths as a world leader. 2. Military history (or the lack thereof) probably won't be the determining...
  • Bill Clinton Wins a Grammy

    02/08/2004 9:17:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 91 replies · 1,036+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 8, 2004 | Reutres
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) won a Grammy Award on Sunday, but not for his famed saxophone playing. Clinton was honored in the spoken word album for children category for a project he worked on with fellow winners, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Italian screen siren Sophia Loren (news). None of them was at the ceremony to pick up the award for "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks." Clinton's wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (news - web sites), was nominated in the spoken word album category for the audiobook version of...
  • Lehigh Univesity and the "Art" of Bush Bashing

    02/06/2004 1:20:00 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 528+ views ^ | 2/06/04 | Neal Hoffman
    Click on the thumbnails for a full-size picture In a shocking display of partisanship on a campus already known for its left-wing bias, Lehigh University has placed an exhibit of 5 full-sized wall photographs depicting President Bush and his cabinet in compromising situations in the home of its History and Political Science departments. One of the photos depicts President Bush in a drunken stupor fondling a woman's breasts, while another depicts a group of whores, one of whom represents Dr. Condoleezza Rice, surrounding a table displaying numerous elephants, the Republican Party symbol. The artist, Larry Fink, draws a connection...
  • ZOT! - An Open Letter from Donald to Saddam

    02/05/2004 1:36:09 PM PST · by NC Yippie · 91 replies · 502+ views
    Dear Saddam, Remember when we first met on that magic night in Baghdad in 1983? You were gassing those wacky Iranians with chemical weapons and having a grand old time, but Ronnie and I just said hey, 'dictators will be dictators' - know what I mean?!! Hahaha. It's a good thing we sold you all those weapons and military equipment that you used in crushing your own people. Lord knows what might have happened if we hadn't stepped in to help you out. What a time it was too! We sold you all kinds of fun things - anthrax, VX...
  • In the pool with Wesley Clark

    02/03/2004 11:38:08 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 7 replies · 273+ views
    HANOVER, NH -- The morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12 started out like any other Wednesday. My alarm went off at 5:50 a.m., I hit the snooze button, and then heard that dreaded chirping sound 5 minutes later. I dragged myself out of bed, threw my clothes on, and headed to morning swim workout expecting to hear a familiar "you're late" from Coach Jim Wilson. Instead, as we lifted weights that morning, our coach announced that General Wesley Clark would be joining us in the pool in a little less than an hour. Excited, but confused as to why a presidential...
  • Bush Earned Our Hate

    02/02/2004 1:45:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 186 replies · 962+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, February 2, 2004 | Harley Sorensen
    <p>I would like to say a kind word about George W. Bush: He's usually not as dumb as he pretends to be.</p> <p>Acting dumb is Bush's style. He likes to sandbag people. He plays dumb, people underestimate him and, all of a sudden -- wap! He nails them.</p>