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  • Bush's War: PBS/FRONTLINE

    03/24/2008 9:40:29 AM PDT · by FilmCutter · 116 replies · 4,279+ views
    PBS/FRONTLINE ^ | 3/24/08 | FRONTLINE
    Bush's War Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9 P.M. (check local listings) From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge-for six years, FRONTLINE has revealed the defining stories of the war on terror in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga unfolds in the two-part FRONTLINE special Bush's War, airing Monday, March...
  • Subverting Bush at Langley (CIA)

    12/24/2007 4:56:31 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 24 replies · 175+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 24 December 2007 | Robert D Novak
    Outrage over the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes is but one element of the distress Republican intelligence watchdogs in Congress feel about the agency. "It is acting as though it is autonomous, not accountable to anyone," Rep. Peter Hoekstra, ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, told me. That is his mildest language about the CIA. In carefully selected adjectives, Hoekstra calls it "incompetent, arrogant and political." Chairman Silvestre Reyes and other Democrats on the intelligence committee join Hoekstra in demanding investigation into the tape destruction in the face of the administration's resistance, but the Republicans stand alone in protesting...
  • Who Said What When (Robt. Novak)

    10/07/2006 11:22:24 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 79 replies · 2,148+ views
    WeeklyStandard ^ | 10-16-06 | Robert Novak
    The publication of Hubris is filled with irony for David Corn, Washington editor of the left-wing Nation magazine. He was present at the creation of the Valerie Plame "scandal," which the enemies of George W. Bush hoped could bring down a president. Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode. Yet Corn is coauthor of a book that has had the effect of killing the story. Thanks to Corn's intrepid coauthor, Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, Hubris definitively revealed then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage as my source that Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie, worked for the CIA and suggested her...
  • Malkin: Who is Paul Pillar? (NYT Anonymous Leaker on NIE ID'd as ex-CIA official?)

    09/28/2006 5:37:11 AM PDT · by cgk · 33 replies · 2,200+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 9-27-06 | Michelle Malkin
    Who is Paul Pillar? By Michelle Malkin   ·   September 27, 2006 11:14 AM Drip, drip, drip? In its original report leaking details of the National Intelligence Estimate on the Iraq war, the New York Times relied on anonymous, unnamed leakers to spin its contents and embarrass the White House. Today, the Times includes comments from some named sources. Pay attention to this one: What was most remarkable about the intelligence estimate, several experts said, was the unremarkable nature of its conclusions. “At one level it is unsurprising stuff,’’ said Paul Pillar, who was the national intelligence officer for the...
  • Dr. Jack Wheeler: The Pillar Gang

    02/18/2006 1:16:19 PM PST · by shield · 8 replies · 528+ views
    To The Point News ^ | Feb. 17th, 2006 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Today's (2/17) Wall Street Journal has an op-ed by a CIA intelligence officer, Guillermo Christensen, entitled Un-Intelligence. The article exposes the self-serving attack on President Bush and the War in Iraq by a fellow CIA officer named Paul Pillar in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. Pillar is now being lionized by the left for his anti-Bush screed - but you first learned about him here at To The Point in October 2004. Porter At The Pass revealed that Paul Pillar and his left wing cabal at the CIA, which I named The Pillar Gang, was conducting a covert campaign...
  • Ex-CIA official faults use of data on Iraq

    02/09/2006 10:12:01 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 18 replies · 974+ views
    msnbc ^ | Feb. 9, 2006 | By Walter Pincus
    The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of "cherry-picking" intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Paul R. Pillar, who was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005, acknowledges the U.S. intelligence agencies' mistakes in concluding that Hussein's government possessed weapons of mass destruction. But he said those misjudgments did...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...
  • Bush ‘cherry-picked’ intelligence on Iraq (CIA whistleblower barf alert)

    02/10/2006 3:43:56 PM PST · by voletti · 7 replies · 177+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 2/11/06 | AFP
    * Former CIA official accuses govt of ignoring warnings of post-invasion violence in Iraq WASHINGTON: A former CIA official who coordinated US intelligence on the Middle East has accused the Bush administration of “cherry-picking” intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, The Washington Post reported Friday. The newspaper said Paul Pillar, who was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005, also accused the administration of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein....
  • Mystery Of Delhi's Iron Pillar Unraveled

    03/13/2005 1:55:06 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 2,339+ views
    India Express ^ | 7-18-2002
    Mystery of Delhi's Iron Pillar unraveled Press Trust Of India Thursday, July 18, 2002 New Delhi, July 18: Experts at the Indian Instituteof Technology have resolved the mystery behind the 1,600-year-old iron pillar in Delhi, which has never corroded despite the capital's harsh weather. Metallurgists at Kanpur IIT have discovered that a thin layer of "misawite", a compound of iron, oxygen and hydrogen, has protected the cast iron pillar from rust. The protective film took form within three years after erection of the pillar and has been growing ever so slowly since then. After 1,600 years, the film has grown...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Novak: CIA at odds with Bush re. Iraq Since the Beginning

    09/27/2004 3:10:54 PM PDT · by johannes89a · 22 replies · 799+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 27 September 2004 | Robert Novak
    Paul R. Pillar, the CIA's national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia, sat down Tuesday night in a large West Coast city with a select group of private citizens. He was not talking off the cuff. Relying on a multi-paged, single-spaced memorandum, Pillar said he and his colleagues concluded early in the Bush administration that military intervention in Iraq would intensify anti-American hostility throughout Islam. This was not from a CIA retiree but an active senior official.
  • Is CIA at war with Bush?

    09/27/2004 2:09:27 PM PDT · by AdrianSpidle · 28 replies · 1,182+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 9/27/04 | Robert Novak
    Bob Novak show us why the CIA (and the State Department by extrapolation) needs to be cleaned out. The CIA is full of Pacifist types who don't want to make the people who hate us hate us more. Is CIA at war with Bush? September 27, 2004 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST A few hours after George W. Bush dismissed a pessimistic CIA report on Iraq as ''just guessing,'' the analyst who identified himself as its author told a private dinner last week of secret, unheeded warnings years ago about going to war in Iraq. This exchange leads to the...
  • White House-CIA breach

    10/02/2004 1:15:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Published October 1, 2004 | By John B. Roberts II
    When the president cannot trust his own CIA, the nation faces dire consequences. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak's revelations this week that CIA officer Paul R. Pillar is actively undermining President Bush fail to portray the depth of animosity between factions within the CIA and the White House. Mr. Pillar, who currently serves on the CIA's National Intelligence Council (NIC) as National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for the Near East and South Asia, is the lead author of the classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq's future recently leaked to the New York Times.
  • Paul R. Pillar and The CIA's War Against President Bush

    09/27/2004 7:58:38 AM PDT · by LowNslow · 7 replies · 1,063+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 9/27/04 | Hindrocket
    We have talked repeatedly about the guerrilla war that the CIA, long a Democratic stronghold, has conducted for years against the Bush administration. Increasingly, that war is breaking out into the open, and we are sorry to see that our old friend (and Deacon's former roommate) Paul Pillar appears to be playing a key role. Robert Novak reports: A few hours after George W. Bush dismissed a pessimistic CIA report on Iraq as ''just guessing,'' the analyst who identified himself as its author told a private dinner last week of secret, unheeded warnings years ago about going to war in...
  • Student wins trip to D.C. (Crime and the Second Amendment)

    05/14/2004 10:09:08 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 6 replies · 110+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | May 13, 2004 | Benjamin Dipman
      England has improved her writing skills by writing an award-winning essay. "The Second Amendment is a large pillar of what our country was founded on and what it is made of today."That's a strong statement, but it was said by a student who feels strongly about the right to own firearms, which is provided for in the Second Amendment.Her belief is so compelling that an essay she wrote about the subject won her a trip to Washington, D.C.Sophomore Abigail England wrote the essay, "Crime and the Second Amendment," for the Youth Education Summit through the National Rifle Association.Though participants,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-13-03

    02/12/2003 9:30:53 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 348+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-13-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 13 The Eagle Nebula for CFHT Credit & Copyright: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT), Hawaiian Starlight, CFHT Explanation: Bright blue stars are still forming in the dark pillars of the Eagle Nebula. Made famous by a picture from the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, the Eagle Nebula shows the dramatic process of star formation. To the upper right of the nebula in the above picture lies the heart...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-23-03

    01/22/2003 11:41:51 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 275+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-23-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 23 Launch of the Sun Pillar Credit & Copyright: Lauri A. Kangas Explanation: On January 16, NASA's space shuttle Columbia roared into blue morning skies above Kennedy Space Center on STS-107, the first shuttle mission of 2003. But this is not a picture of that launch! It was taken on the morning of January 16 though, at sunrise, looking eastward toward Lake Ontario from just outside...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-30-02

    12/30/2002 12:21:46 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 365+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-30-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 30 A Sun Pillar Credit & Copyright: Dave Liquorice Explanation: Have you ever seen a sun pillar? When the air is cold and the Sun is rising or setting, falling ice crystals can reflect sunlight and create an unusual column of light. Ice sometimes forms flat, stop-sign shaped crystals as it falls from high-level clouds. Air resistance causes these crystals to lie nearly flat much of...
  • Mystery of Delhi's Iron Pillar unraveled

    07/21/2002 1:15:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 64 replies · 3,245+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | Sunday, July 21, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    Nation Monday, July 22, 2002   Mystery of Delhi's Iron Pillar unraveled New Delhi, July 18: Experts at the Indian Instituteof Technology have resolved the mystery behind the 1,600-year-old iron pillar in Delhi, which has never corroded despite the capital's harsh weather. Metallurgists at Kanpur IIT have discovered that a thin layer of "misawite", a compound of iron, oxygen and hydrogen, has protected the cast iron pillar from rust. The protective film took form within three years after erection of the pillar and has been growing ever so slowly since then. After 1,600 years, the film has grown just...