Tag Archive for Terrorism

Yoo’s Torture Memo: Executive Authority is Absolute

A while back, we were able to get State Rep. Chuck DeVore to admit he saw nothing wrong with the US using waterboarding as a form of interrogation even though this country prosecuted Japanese officers for waterboarding American POWs. Last night’s Keith Olbermann program examined a torture memo written by Justice Department lawyer John Yoo.…

Americans Trust Democrats More: ABC-Washington Post Poll

On the eve of our “national primary,” a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds Democrats lead Republicans in every category that matters:  * The economy: Dems led Republicans, 52% to 33% * Immigration: Dems led Republicans, 40% to 37% * Iraq: Dems led Republicans, 48% to 34% * The budget deficit: Dems led Republicans, 52%…

Run Up to Iraq War: A Searchable Database of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Told Them

Saw this in the Boston Globe’s site this morning; its’ an AP story: WASHINGTON—A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks. The study concluded that the statements…

Former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Sorry to interrupt the good stream of local news, but I just woke up to this: Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at the end of a campaign rally, aides said. The death of the 54-year-old charismatic former prime minister threw the…

Thomas Gordon: Speaking Truth to Power

And the Santa Ana Banana Republic Junta doesn’t like it. Note to Sal Tinajero: When you ask someone to serve your city on a Commission, let them do the job. Don’t try to remove them for political reasons. The City Council (Junta) of the Banana Republic of Santa Ana will decide tonight on the proposed…

Islamofacism: a Real Threat or Not?

Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s real time, suggested in his New Rules commentary Friday night that environmental threats pose a greater danger to us and our way of life than Islamofacism.  He talked about Al Qaeda’s crude and old weapons “arsenal” and the fact that they still issue videotaped threats on VHS. Maher disputes…