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  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after Assad’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on Syria’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after Israel’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley...

    01/10/2009 2:59:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 624+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV NEWS ^ | January 7, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2009/01/20090107-4.html For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 7, 2009 Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS Washington, D.C. White House News National Security Council In Focus: National Security 10:40 A.M. EST MR. HADLEY: Thank you, John, very much for those kind words. I'm honored to be here at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. I thank you for the research you conduct, the analysis you provide, and the policy ideas that you develop. In less than two weeks, a new...
  • This Is the FBICan We Talk?

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas ODonnell didnt reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analysts wife. He says he didnt want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out ODonnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: What did I do? Im sure you didnt do anything, ODonnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissmans...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos):01-03-08

    01/03/2008 6:32:52 PM PST · by snugs · 50 replies · 395+ views
    The President returned to the White House from his new year break at his ranch in Crawford, Texas on New Year's Day although stated as a vacation one has only to look at the White House website for the period he was at the ranch to see that it was somewhat of a busman's holiday (are Americans familar with that term?). Today the President gave an interview to Reuter reporters in Oval Office. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley briefed reporters in the briefing room of the White House today on the president's trip next week to the Middle East. Secretary...
  • BBC: Bush presents firm front on Iraq ~ a disarmingly relaxed President Bush fields questions .....

    11/30/2006 2:36:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,259+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 30 November 2006, 13:45 GMT | Jon Leyne BBC News, Amman
    Bush presents firm front on Iraq By Jon Leyne BBC News, Amman It was billed as a crisis meeting at a crucial time in Iraq's history - although you would never have guessed, watching a disarmingly relaxed President Bush field questions afterwards. Mr Bush rubbished rumours of a loss of confidence in Mr Maliki There was certainly no hint that his project to spread democracy across the Middle East was in the tiniest bit of trouble. "There are reports from Washington that we are looking for a graceful exit," said Mr Bush. "But we will stay until the job...
  • 101 Americans die in Iraq during October

    10/30/2006 10:47:42 AM PST · by TexKat · 101 replies · 1,672+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/30/06 | STEVEN R. HURST,
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The American death toll for October climbed past 100, a grim milestone reached as a top White House envoy turned up unexpectedly in Baghdad on Monday to smooth over a rough patch in U.S.-Iraqi ties. At least 80 people were killed across Iraq, 33 in a Sadr City bombing targeting workers. A member of the 89th Military Police Brigade was killed in east Baghdad Monday, and a Marine died in fighting in insurgent infested Anbar province the day before, raising to 101 the number of U.S. service members killed in a bloody October, the fourth deadliest month...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (8/5/06): photos & news

    08/05/2006 2:18:44 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 430 replies · 4,776+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush, and the dogs, are vacationing at their Crawford, TX, ranch for the next couple of week. However, no president is ever truly on vacation. Today, through White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who is at the ranch, President Bush issued a statement saying he is pleased with the draft UN resolution regarding the war in the Middle East. Here is an excerpt from the widely circulated AP story: Bush Happy With Draft U.N. Resolution By NEDRA PICKLER, The Associated Press Aug 5, 2006 12:11 PM (46 mins ago) CRAWFORD, Texas -...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.5.06

    07/05/2006 5:49:39 PM PDT · by snugs · 302 replies · 3,591+ views
    Today the President visited a dunkin donut outlet in Alexandria, Va and also spoke with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in the Oval Office First lady Laura Bush took part in the U.S.- Afghanistan Women's Council meeting held at the State Department Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Guls and Afghanistan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta at the State Department Defense Secretary. Donald Rumsfeld made remarks about the North Korean missile tests, outside the Pentagon and met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvil Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 May 2006

    05/14/2006 4:56:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 993 replies · 15,906+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 14 May 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 14th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Laura Bush; author Mary Cheney; columnist Art Buchwald.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former House speaker Newt Gingrich. FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House national-security adviser Stephen Hadley; Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif. THIS WEEK (ABC): First lady Laura Bush; Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Joe Biden, D-Del.; actress Reese Witherspoon. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Abdul-Illah al-Khatib, Jordanian foreign minister.
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13-5/14/06 (not the live thread)

    05/13/2006 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 33 replies · 877+ views
    Network and Cable News | 5/13/06 | Network and Cable News Shows
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13 - 5/14 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows. Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post. Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's Mother's Day - they want the day off to be with Mom.Put Biden and Hagel on... it's autopilot time... we can phone this one in!We say that the NSA programs are all bad, therefore they're bad. Don't listen to anyone else.See? We're not being mean to (Laura) Bush, which means we're fair and...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/25 - 3/26 (not the live thread)

    03/24/2006 5:11:37 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 21 replies · 1,275+ views
    Network and Cable News | 3/23/06 | Network and Cable News Networks
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: The Bush administration policies are a failure and Bush has bad poll numbersBush's bad poll numbers are sinking the RepublicansBush must clean house and replace those the MSM hates (because they're not listening to us!)The paleocons and country club Republicans have turned their back on Bush (the Nixon wing of the party tries to rise again) Topics: 'Civil War'? - Tune in this weekend for a discussion of Iraq and Harvard professors' campaign against Israel. (Opinion Journal web site promo)Is Iraq really headed toward civil war? An interview with Reuel...
  • Finally

    03/13/2006 6:45:48 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 9 replies · 786+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/13/2006 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    The Bush administration has decided to release most of the documents captured in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq. The details of the document release are still being worked out, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions. Those details are critical. At issue are things like the timeframe for releasing the documents, the mechanism for scrubbing documents for sensitive information, and most important, the criteria for withholding documents from the public. But some of the captured files should be available to the public and journalists within weeks if not days. President George W. Bush has made clear in recent weeks his...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 February 2006

    02/26/2006 5:22:56 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,064 replies · 18,905+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 26 February 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, February 26th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Sen. John Warner, R-Va., Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif. FACE THE NATION (CBS): National security adviser Stephen Hadley; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich.; actor Richard Gere. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie; Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 2/25-2/26/06 (not the live thread)

    02/25/2006 6:08:56 AM PST · by Phsstpok · 93 replies · 975+ views
    Network and Cable News | 2/25/06 | Network and Cable News Networks
    This weekend I've added the Saturday night/Sunday morning Fox/WSJ "Journal Editorial Report" to the mix. It looks to be a very interesting addition (on "our side," maybe?).Last weekend I clearly missed the MSM spin on the "White House is being too secretive" meme (though I was on the right track with the "they're being mean" idea). When I post a meme it is simply my best guess and I'm desperately reaching out for others to correct or augment anything I post. That's the purpose of my thread. Not to declare "this is what is" but to ask "is this close"...
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Able Danger program

    01/07/2006 11:47:17 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies · 1,984+ views
    http://cooperativeresearch.org/ ^ | Center for Cooperative Research
    A report commissioned in mid-1999 by Rep. Curt Weldon (R) looks into possible Chinese front companies in the US seeking technology for the Chinese military. Dr. Eileen Preisser and Michael Maloof are commissioned to make the report. Dr. Preisser, who runs the Information Dominance Center at the US Army's Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA) and will later become closely tied to Able Danger, uses LIWA's data mining capabilities to search unclassified information. According to Maloof, their results show Chinese front companies in the US posing as US corporations that acquire technology from US defense contractors. When the study is completed...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.14.05

    12/14/2005 3:28:42 PM PST · by GretchenM · 167 replies · 2,924+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday December 14, 2005 | GretchenM
    President Bush delivered the fourth of four speeches on Iraq. Today's speech was given at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in DC. Video of the speech is available at CSPAN. Speaking about this week's elections in Iraq, President Bush told the audience, "We are living through a watershed moment in the story of freedom." Text of today's speech. Brit Hume, Fox News, interviewed President Bush at length. The interview is being broadcast now, and should be rebroadcast in Brit's "Special Report" on replay tonight. Addressing the Heritage Foundation, Condi Rice said, "The world has shirked its duty to...
  • House Looks to Adopt Senate Torture Ban

    12/07/2005 12:25:06 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 48 replies · 791+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 7, 2005 | AP
    A ban on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign terrorism suspects is likely to be included mostly, if not entirely, in a final defense bill, a key House Republican said Tuesday. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who is leading negotiations to iron out differences between the House and Senate versions of the measure, said if the ban or another provision limiting interrogation techniques U.S. troops can use are changed, they won't be drastically watered down. The White House opposes the provisions and has threatened to veto any bill containing them. But President Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, has...
  • Bush Aide: Troop Reduction May Come in '06

    12/04/2005 1:38:06 PM PST · by Daralundy · 13 replies · 367+ views
    Associated Press via New York Post ^ | December 4, 2005 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States may be ready to reduce troops in Iraq next year if Iraqis continue making progress at the current rate, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday. Stephen Hadley appeared on a round of Sunday talk shows to follow up on President Bush's speech on Iraq from the U.S. Naval Academy last week. Hadley echoed Bush's statement that decisions about troop withdrawals would be made when U.S. commanders there felt Iraqis were ready to govern and protect themselves without U.S. help, but said that could come as early as 2006. "We think that if trends...
  • National Security Adviser Outlines Progress in Iraq

    12/04/2005 2:48:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 313+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 4, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2005 The U.S. is already on the road to complete victory in Iraq, the president's national security adviser told Sunday talk show hosts today. "We do have a strategy and we think we're making progress" on the president's National Strategy for Victory in Iraq, Stephen Hadley said on "Fox News Sunday." He added that "this is a difficult thing that's being done." Hadley said the subtitle of the strategy, unveiled Nov. 30, defined what the Bush administration considers a complete victory: "Helping the Iraqi People Defeat the Terrorists and Build an Inclusive Democratic State." Hadley said...
  • US official in talks with Iraqi insurgents: report

    12/04/2005 2:44:57 PM PST · by Jean S · 17 replies · 975+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 4, 2005 5:33 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq is holding talks with Iraqi nationalist insurgents and the Sunnis they represent, Time magazine reported on Sunday. Time quoted U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad as saying "We will intensify the engagement, interaction and discussion with them." He said reaching out to Sunnis regarding their "legitimate concerns" makes sense because of rifts between the nationalist and al Qaeda camps in the insurgency.Asked about the report on CNN's "Late Edition," National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said U.S. officials are "not going to have contact with people who have blood on their hands." But he said...
  • Wolf lies to you again

    12/04/2005 11:35:01 AM PST · by schooter · 16 replies · 982+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/4/2005 | Wolf Blitzer
    BLITZER: All right. In this national strategy for victory in Iraq, there is a line that sort of jumps out at me because we're talking about complete victory: "It is not realistic to expect a fully functioning democracy, able to defeat its enemies and peacefully reconcile generational grievances." That sounds like the bar is being set very low. HADLEY: What we said from the very beginning, what the president said, is we need to ensure that, obviously, Iraq cannot be a safe haven for terror to attack the United States. And we need to get the Iraqis on the road...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2005

    12/04/2005 5:01:12 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 901 replies · 17,748+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 4 December 2005 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows Sunday, December 4th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Stephen Hadley, President Bush's national security adviser; Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Douglas Owsley, division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Thomas Kean, chairman, and Lee Hamilton, vice chairman, of the Sept. 11 investigative commission. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.; Hadley; New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; Sens. Joseph Biden,...
  • Hadley said to be Woodward's Source

    11/16/2005 2:51:40 PM PST · by Venator · 19 replies · 815+ views
    Never Yet Melted blog ^ | 11/16/05 | Administrator
    National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley is reported by Raw Story to be the source who informed the Washington Posts Bob Woodward of Valerie Plames CIA employment and her role in arranging Joe Wilsons trip to Niger.
  • The Fitzgerald investigation (Rumor Woodward's source = Cheney laughed @ by Sr. Admin. Official)

    11/16/2005 1:37:10 PM PST · by frankjr · 53 replies · 2,520+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/16/05 | various ABC folks
    "Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward testified under oath Monday in the CIA leak case that a senior Administration official told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame and her position at the agency nearly a month before her identity was disclosed." The Washington guessing game on (2) fairly or not already includes Vice President Cheney, although a senior Administration official, speaking to ABC News' Jessica Yellin, "laughed" at the suggestion that Cheney was Woodward's source. (Note Note: we wonder if that was one of those laughs like Senator Clinton laughs when asked reportorial questions). And/or this development...
  • The Spies Who Pushed For War

    07/17/2003 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 07-17-03
    Thursday July 17, 2003 The Guardian As the CIA director, George Tenet, arrived at the Senate yesterday to give secret testimony on the Niger uranium affair, it was becoming increasingly clear in Washington that the scandal was only a small, well-documented symptom of a complete breakdown in US intelligence that helped steer America into war. It represents the Bush administration's second catastrophic intelligence failure. But the CIA and FBI's inability to prevent the September 11 attacks was largely due to internal institutional weaknesses. This time the implications are far more damaging for the White House, which stands accused of politicising...
  • Inside Able Danger The Secret Birth and Untimely Death of a U.S. Military Intelligence Program

    09/02/2005 7:10:43 AM PDT · by mal · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GSN on August 23, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, the military intelligence operative who collaborated with Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) to draw worldwide attention to the Able Danger intelligence unit, described Able Dangers origins, explained how it tracked terrorists as they visited individual mosques around the world, discussed the CIAs refusal to cooperate with the program, acknowledged the supporting technical role played by the Raytheon Company, and described Able Dangers ultimate demise.
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • Soft-Spoken Hadley Gets U.S. National Security Job

    11/16/2004 3:02:37 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 13 replies · 621+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Nov 16, 2004 | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stephen Hadley, President Bush's next national security adviser, built a reputation within the White House as a soft-spoken team player comfortable toiling in the shadows of his powerful boss, Condoleezza Rice. "Steve's not one to seek the spotlight," one aide said of Rice's bespectacled deputy, whom Bush on Tuesday called a "man of wisdom and good judgment" who "has earned my trust." Hadley, 57, whose appointment does not require Senate confirmation, is not expected to wield as much influence in the national security adviser's job as did Rice, who has been nominated to be secretary of state...
  • Rice Knew 'Nothing' About CIA Agent Leak

    09/28/2003 3:39:47 PM PDT · by Brian S · 43 replies · 263+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09-28-03
    Sun September 28, 2003 02:30 PM ET By Lori Santos WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday she knew "nothing of any" White House effort to leak the identity of an undercover CIA officer in July, a charge now under review at the Justice Department. On "Fox News Sunday," the top aide to President Bush said, "This has been referred to the Justice Department. I think that is the appropriate place for it." Rice said the White House would cooperate should the department headed by Attorney General John Ashcroft decide to proceed with a criminal...
  • Top White House Aide Takes Responsibility For Niger Uranium Claim.

    07/23/2003 11:42:53 AM PDT · by Wallaby · 20 replies · 204+ views
    The Bulletin's Frontrunner | 22 July 2003
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Top White House Aide Takes Responsibility For Niger Uranium Claim. The Bulletin's Frontrunner July 23, 2003 Wednesday CBS (7/22, story 4, Roberts) reports that "the White House's troubles aren't over yet. Today, deputy national security adviser Steven Hadley said it was his fault that statement ended up in the State of the Union. Over the weekend the White House uncovered a couple of memos to Hadley from CIA Director George Tenet warning back in October that that intelligence was dubious. Today, Hadley...
  • Bush Aide Takes Blame for Iraq Uranium Flap

    07/22/2003 3:02:21 PM PDT · by Timesink · 40 replies · 210+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 22, 2003
    Bush Aide Takes Blame for Iraq Uranium Flap Tue July 22, 2003 05:32 PM ETWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush's number two national security aide on Tuesday took blame for a controversy over charges Iraq tried to buy African uranium, saying the CIA had warned him earlier that intelligence cited by Bush was suspect.Stephen Hadley, deputy national security adviser, said he should have deleted a reference to Iraqi attempts to buy African uranium from Bush's State of the Union speech in January, because the CIA had asked him to remove similar language from an October speech by the president. "It is...
  • U.S. Sent Envoy to Warn Saudis of Imminent Attack

    05/14/2003 6:34:34 PM PDT · by dead · 33 replies · 156+ views
    Reuters ^ | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A presidential envoy personally warned Saudi Arabia last week of U.S. fears of an imminent attack, days before suicide bombings killed 34 people, including seven Americans, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The disclosure was made after the United States, in a rare criticism, said Saudi Arabia "must deal with the fact that it has terrorists inside its own country" in the aftermath of the bombings. U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Bush's deputy national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, went to Riyadh last week to deliver the warning. White House officials would not confirm Hadley's...