Bush’s Tora Bora Bull

It’s now common knowledge that Osama bin Laden escaped from Afghanistan in December 2001 and is still at large, still at al-Qaeda’s helm calling the shots. Even Rush Limbaugh knows it, and has stopped trying to convince dittoheads that President Bush has the terror kingpin’s body on ice somewhere. How we let bin Laden get … Continue reading “Bush’s Tora Bora Bull”

Iraq and the Christian Conscience

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” – Matthew 5:6 “Put not your faith in princes and sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.” – Psalm 146:3 The Sunday after the election, my preacher and I had a brief conversation in the hallway. He safely assumed … Continue reading “Iraq and the Christian Conscience”

Texan Friend of Bush
Rips Iraq War

A former Department of Homeland Security official who also worked for George W. Bush in Texas says his old friend exaggerated the threat from Saddam Hussein and only made America less safe by attacking Iraq. Before serving as Bush’s first Homeland Security inspector general, Clark Kent Ervin worked for the former governor in Texas as … Continue reading “Texan Friend of Bush
Rips Iraq War”

Who Covered for Condi?

Two-and-a-half years ago, I warned Antiwar.com readers that the fix was in at the 9/11 Commission, that the Bush administration had a powerful friend on the inside who would whitewash its pre-9/11 failings. My worst fears have been confirmed by Bob Woodward. We now learn that a key piece of information further indicting former National … Continue reading “Who Covered for Condi?”

Bush the Nation-Builder

One of the biggest promises made by George W. Bush as a candidate – no more nation-building – has turned out to be his biggest lie as president. In the final weeks of the 2000 campaign, Bush slammed the Clinton administration for doing exactly what he’s doing now, only worse. He warned voters his opponent … Continue reading “Bush the Nation-Builder”

Missing From the NIE: Afghanistan

The media missed the real story regarding the National Intelligence Estimate of the global terror threat. It’s not what’s in the declassified executive summary of the report – Iraq, which was unavoidable – it’s what’s absent from it – Afghanistan, where the Taliban are making a frightening and bloody comeback. No where in the released … Continue reading “Missing From the NIE: Afghanistan”

Who Blew Off Bin Laden?

In its miniseries about the missteps that led to 9/11, ABC spared not only Bill Clinton but also George W. Bush. Our hawkish War President had almost nine months to respond to the USS Cole attack and did nothing, even as his security staff fired off memo after memo fingering Osama bin Laden and urging … Continue readingWho Blew Off Bin Laden?”

Stephen Hayes, Call Your Editor

A relative no-name before the Iraq war, self-styled investigative journalist Stephen F. Hayes has made quite a career for himself peddling war lies for his neocon publishing boss Bill Kristol. But now, with the death and autopsy of al-Qaeda strawman Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, he’s having to live down a real whopper. Hayes, writing with the … Continue reading “Stephen Hayes, Call Your Editor”

Unlike Bush, bin Laden Keeps His Word

Now that he’s under pressure to defend his domestic spying program, President Bush is suddenly very worried about Osama bin Laden. And Bush says if we had any sense, we’d also be worried about bin Laden and stop bitching about the loss of our Fourth Amendment rights. "We’re at war with an enemy that wants … Continue reading “Unlike Bush, bin Laden Keeps His Word”