Speaking of investigating the CIA…

...WHEN?The CIA conduct in this matter is either a brilliant covert action against the White House or inept intelligence tradecraft. It is up to Congress to decide which.Speaking of when...WHEN will the Bush administration start fighting back against this and against the ongoing narrative that this administration - and only this administration - lied (didn't "get wrong" or "believe the same intelligence as the previous administration") but "lied" to get us into war.They're going to have … [Read more...]

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Whence France?

What I am afraid will happen is that the French authorities will apply the worst possible combination: a short-term crackdown based on profiling together with an agreement to cede the governance of these ghettos to some kind of Islamic councils. That will make the banlieus more opaque while at the same time making them more alien. Yet the attraction of this policy mix is obvious. It throws a bone to the extreme right and left wings of French policy and may quell the disturbances for a moment. It … [Read more...]

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Dirty Tricks? CIA? How is it possible?

Well, just let me slap my forehead here in stupefication: the CIA and Joe Wilson may've been up to something unfresh? Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so!Why didn’t the Agency require Wilson to sign a non disclosure agreement respecting his trip to Niger?A good question, indeed, because this stunning lapse allowed him to make false charges about it, to which the Administration could offer only a limited, ineffective response without first declassifying information. I don’t know the ans … [Read more...]

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No WMD because “Clinton got them all!” UPDATED

Ohhhhhh.I just got an email from someone, who, after calling me some ugly names, informed me that the reason we found no WMD in 2003 is because Clinton BOMBED THEM AND GOT THEM ALL back in 1998, and Bush knew it. Amazing. Clinton "GOT THEM ALL..." - apparently he knew exactly where they were and "got them all" in just a few days bombing.Which doesn't quite explain why he and the Democrats were still talking about them in 1999, and 2000? And 2001, and so on?Either the WMD were there, or … [Read more...]

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U.S. Forces Kill #2 Terrorist in Iraq

Pentagon says a top Zarqawi Aide is dead, thanks to US Special Forces.You know, Special Forces, like Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon.Azzam is the latest in a series of top Zarqawi deputies that have been killed or captured by coalition forces in recent months. Zarqawi's Al Qaeda in Iraq (search) group has taken responsibility for some of the country's most horrific acts of terror including car bombings, kidnappings and beheadings of Iraqi civilians and westerners.Earlier this month Zarqawi, … [Read more...]

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Make the headline a heart-grabber!

California Conservative made a good headline change catch:First headline: Sheehan, anti-war demonstrators flock to WashingtonThree hours later, same story: Sheehan, anti-war mothers flock to WashingtonYeah...because the press is not trying to influence anyone's understanding of anything.Instapundit has more about the backgrounds of these habitual protestors - few of whom, it seems, are mothers.Confederate Yankee has some more thoughts on this.California Conservative also has some … [Read more...]

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Able Danger hearings troubling (updated)

Like Dr. Sanity, I could not find television coverage of the Able Danger hearings. But Dr. Sanity looked further and found a webstream source, from which she writes a really excellent summary of what was discussed today and what conclusions intelligent folks may draw. All of it is troubling, and all of it calls into question the theatrics of last year within the 9/11 commission.Dr. Sanity thinks that perhaps AD was disbanded because it shed too much light on subjects unrelated to 9/11 that … [Read more...]

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I think we’ll get by, hon.

Gwyneth Paltrow does not want to live in America.Seems to me one of those occasions where one simply sighs, throws up ones hands to heaven and tries to forget the pain...Meanwhile, thanks to those who do more than sit around making criticism, Gateway Pundit is able to post some really EXCELLENT news from Iraq. Iraqi citizens doing their part and an estimation on the decimation of Al Qaeda. Read the whole thing! … [Read more...]

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2 Bits of Sad, Sad news from UK (updated)

Europe has now won the right to imprison UK citizens. So much for sovereignty. This makes me very, very sad.BRUSSELS has been given the power to compel British courts to fine or imprison people for breaking EU laws, even if the Government and Parliament are opposed.An unprecedented ruling yesterday by the supreme court in Europe gives Brussels the power to introduce harmonised criminal law across the EU, creating for the first time a body of European criminal law that all member states … [Read more...]

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Stories from the overflow…(updated)

No, no, not the overflow from Katrina (would that an overflow was all they experienced, rather than a breech), just the overflow of news, news, news and blogging. There is so much going on - so much to read - that sometimes a "you may have missed this" linkfest is just what is called for:George Will takes no prisoners just read it. Very well done. This piece by Robert Tracinski seems to go with it.Secondly, if you have not had a chance to read any of neo-neocon's installments in her The … [Read more...]

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