* emptywheel questions the efficacy of TWOT. It's wrong to question. She should know better.
* the Independent disses the Sears Terrorist story, very politely.
* teemu points to Chertoff blabbing about SWIFT: "(It's the press) that's going to drive exactly the kind of insularity that the press claims they don't like.""
(teemu: "See, admin is eager to be open about its actions, but it's the nosy press that's preventing them...")
* via rimone, from june17:
"(Reuters) - Austrian right-wing populist Joerg Haider called President Bush a war criminal on Saturday, days before Austria's government hosts Bush and European leaders in Vienna.
Haider, whose group is part of Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel's government coalition, said Bush's meeting with his European peers on Wednesday was pointless as he did not expect the U.S. president to pay attention to what Europe had to tell him.
"He is a war criminal. He brought about the war against Iraq deliberately, with lies and falsehoods," Haider said in an interview with Austrian daily newspaper Die Presse.
"The Iraqi population is suffering terribly. Bush took the risk of an enormous number of victims," said Haider."