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W Stands for Waterboarding Damn Right!

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture | War — by Will Kirkland 11/5/2010 @ 12:00:56 PM
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Former President George W. Bush admitted in his memoir that he ordered the CIA to torture. The former U.S.president now aims to increase his revenues from his memoir … [Keep reading >>]

Bush On Waterboarding: Yeah, we did it

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture | War — by Will Kirkland 06/3/2010 @ 8:22:39 PM
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Proud torturer in Chief…
“Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event … [Keep reading >>]

Oil All Over the Gulf: Where Lies the Blame?

Filed under: Bush Administration | Corruption | Disaster | Energy — by Will Kirkland 05/5/2010 @ 7:58:06 AM
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Robert F Kennedy Jr reminds us:
culpability for the disaster can more accurately be laid at the Bush Administration’s doorstep. For eight years, George Bush’s presidency infected the … [Keep reading >>]

Hundred of Innocents Held in Guantanamo For Years

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture — by Will Kirkland 04/20/2010 @ 8:45:48 PM

“Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, provided shocking new testimony from inside the Bush Administration that hundreds of the men jailed … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Wiretaps Illegal

Filed under: Bush Administration | Civil Liberties — by Will Kirkland 03/31/2010 @ 2:38:28 PM

In a repudiation of the Bush administration’s now-defunct Terrorist Surveillance Program, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that government investigators illegally wiretapped the phone conversations of an Islamic … [Keep reading >>]

Lieberman’s Disgustingness Level Falls Even Lower

Filed under: Bush Administration | Law | Obama Administration | Republicans | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 02/12/2010 @ 9:52:49 AM
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Lieberman Now Against Saying White House Critics Help Al-Qaeda (After He Was For It, During Bush Years)

Talking Points Memo

Lieberman is of course, once again, joining the far right smash and … [Keep reading >>]

Millions of Buried Bush E-Mail Unearthed

Filed under: Bush Administration | Corruption — by Will Kirkland 12/14/2009 @ 7:37:46 PM

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive (NSA) reached a final settlement of their long-running lawsuits challenging the failure of the Bush White House … [Keep reading >>]

Earmarks Opponents on Feckless Dems

Filed under: Bush Administration | Congress | Corruption — by Will Kirkland 10/1/2009 @ 12:28:33 PM

Some days it’s real hard to praise the good and overlook the bad….
…in providing money for projects that the Defense Department says it did not request and does not want, … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Speechmeister Dishes

Filed under: Bush Administration | Economy — by Will Kirkland 09/15/2009 @ 3:06:53 PM
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Matt Latimer came to Washington to do big things, and did he ever! After a few years in the Republican trenches he got a job as one of President … [Keep reading >>]

6 Days: Chained Without Sleep

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture — by Will Kirkland 08/28/2009 @ 8:27:28 AM
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One of the appalling revelations of U.S. government torture turns up in an AP/SF Chronicle article today [p A9]

A year after the Bush administration abandoned its harshest interrogation methods, CIA … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Lawyers and Approval of Torture

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture — by Will Kirkland 06/7/2009 @ 6:22:39 PM
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Update below

The New York Times top left headline on Sunday trumpets: Lawyers Agreed on Legality of Brutal Tactic, with a sub-head “Justice Department Consensus Included Opponents of Waterboarding.”

The key … [Keep reading >>]

Why Did Obama Backtrack on Photos?

Filed under: Bush Administration | Obama Administration | Torture — by Will Kirkland 06/1/2009 @ 8:25:05 PM
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“President Barack Obama reversed his decision to release detainee abuse photos from Iraq and Afghanistan after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki warned that Iraq would erupt into violence … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies. From these proceed debt and taxes. And armies, debts and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few...No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

James Madison, 1795

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