Counterspinning McClellan

Thursday was a very bad day for the control freaks at the White House. Osama bin Laden caught them completely off guard by rearing his ugly head again, after a year of silence, and ominously making a direct threat against the American people. Several facades carefully constructed by the White House were instantly shattered with … Continue reading “Counterspinning McClellan”

FBI Pressured to Gin Up Iraq-al-Qaeda Links

In the run-up to the Iraq war, FBI veterans say they were pressured by the Bush administration to come up with links, no matter how tenuous, between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda to help sell the planned military incursion. They came up empty, however, and were told to redouble their efforts, scraping the bottom of the … Continue reading “FBI Pressured to Gin Up Iraq-al-Qaeda Links”

Who Made Iraq Into a Threat?

Before he invaded Iraq, President Bush warned us that the terrorists were using Iraq as a base to attack America. After the invasion, we found out that was nonsense on stilts. Now Bush warns us the terrorists really are using Iraq as a base to attack America, and we have to stay there to defeat … Continue reading “Who Made Iraq Into a Threat?”

Ever-Evolving Excuses for War

In the now-confirmed absence of any of the key reasons the administration took America to war in Iraq, officials are scrambling to come up with new ones after the fact, and some of them are quite amusing. On Sunday, a desperate Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld grasped for excuses in a tough interview with CNN’s Wolf … Continue reading “Ever-Evolving Excuses for War”

The Last Lie of the Iraq War Exposed

“Politicians hide themselves away. They only started the war. Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor, yeah. “Time will tell on their power minds, making war just for fun. Treating people just like pawns in chess, wait till their judgment day comes, yeah.” – Black Sabbath, “War Pigs” … Continue reading “The Last Lie of the Iraq War Exposed”

Disturbing Questions Raised by Cover-Up Timeline

At the heart of the obstruction case against Scooter Libby is a cover-up involving co-conspirators from the White House Iraq Group. And they’re hiding something far more damaging than the vindictive outing of a war critic’s undercover wife, as this chilling timeline reveals: Sept. 8, 2002: Vice President Dick Cheney and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza … Continue reading “Disturbing Questions Raised by Cover-Up Timeline”

The Other Liars

The White House is spinning Scooter Libby’s indictment for systematic lying under oath as an isolated affair. But the special prosecutor’s probe has made a liar of more than just Libby. Indeed, it’s exposed a far broader pattern of deceit involving almost all the president’s men, starting with the vice president. "I don’t know Joe … Continue reading “The Other Liars”

The Nucleus of the Scandal

The White House still maintains there was evidence other than crude forgeries to back its prewar charge Saddam Hussein was trying to procure uranium from Niger, giving a reed of hope to loyal defenders that the whole Iraq nuke scare wasn’t an orchestrated fraud begging for cover-up. But when pressed, the White House defers to … Continue reading “The Nucleus of the Scandal”