You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Trial!

Could the President of the United States ever argue that he has the power and the right – and even the duty – to take any American citizens into custody he chooses, throw them into prison forever, torture them at will, and never even charge them with a crime? The question has long been moot. … Continue reading “You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Trial!”

Nostradamus, Bush Is Not

You didn’t have to be Nostradamus to predict the Iraq war would come to this. Heck, even I was able to predict it clearly. In a column for as the Iraqi invasion began (March 2003), I wrote the following: “I’m not afraid of our troops conquering in Iraq. They’ll do that in short order. … Continue reading “Nostradamus, Bush Is Not”

The Great Bait-and-Switch

The latest Bush administration spin on the war is that they got the intelligence “wrong.” The administration is passing the blame on to the CIA and the rest of the nation’s intelligence apparatus for supposedly feeding them bad information about the WMD threat. In other words, we fought the wrong war because the President listened … Continue reading “The Great Bait-and-Switch”