* laura has some good gossip:
"Says a knowledgeable observer: [Former CIA executive director] "Dusty [Foggo] is singing like a bird." "* laura also a new article at prospect - detailing wilkes, wade, foggo, lewis, richard carden/tom casey and the Duke. the piece ends:
"In a Congress that has resisted investigation at most every turn, several powerful members of Congress now find themselves potentially subject to federal investigation. “One of the problems when investigations get going … they may not get you on what they started to [look at you] for,” a knowledgeable Hill veteran observes. “But they are likely to find things if they start digging around.”* amy:
"In Italy, federal prosecutors are calling for a U.S. Marine to stand trial for the killing of Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari in Baghdad last year. Calipari was escorting Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena after she been released by kidnappers."* amy:
" In other news from the region -- 22,000 U.S. troops and 280 aircraft are taking part in staged war games today in the western Pacific."
"The way this (Rove) story refuses to die – largely if not entirely the fault of Truthout, which should be ashamed of its actions in this matter, starting with the fact that it decided, for no obvious reason, to make itself a large part of the story - proves that things have become even worse. At the end of the day on November 7, there will still be no indictments against either Rove or Cheney, and no Democrat control of either the House or the Senate. Will that be enough to force Democrat supporters to stop counting on Fitzgerald to bail them out of their political woes? I doubt it."
" In this volume Mr. Suskind reports that Mr. Tenet says he does not remember uttering those famous words (slam dunk): "Doesn't dispute it. Just doesn't remember it.""that's interesting, cos tenet said that he'd provide some detail/explanation for that comment in his book
* wapo :
"Tenet and his loyalists also settle a few scores with the White House here. (Suskin's) book's opening anecdote tells of an unnamed CIA briefer who flew to Bush's Texas ranch during the scary summer of 2001, amid a flurry of reports of a pending al-Qaeda attack, to call the president's attention personally to the now-famous Aug. 6, 2001, memo titled "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US." Bush reportedly heard the briefer out and replied: "All right. You've covered your ass, now.""* ron has the details of an awful, dishonest slime of rawstory by FrontPage (altho FP has now edited the story)
* via scoutprime:
"The (NOLA) firefighters said there’s a reason you haven't heard their story so many months after the storm.
The video they shot of the levee breach was used in the recently completed Congressional investigation. And while they testified, they were told to stay quiet about what they saw until it was over.
They said what they saw wasn't what was being reported in those first few months. These firefighters knew the levees didn't overtop, which was initially thought; and they knew the 9:45 a.m. timeframe of the levee breach was also off."