Monday, June 26, 2006

NYT: Lieberman taking a principled stand

* 'parently duncan hunter is behind the new swiftboating of murtha.

* GQ:
Feingold in upcoming GQ interview: George Bush committed a more impeachable offense than Clinton or Nixon ever did."
* as the corp media slams kos, and bloggers, and truthout, now wapo is going after John Stewart: "Jon Stewart, Enemy of Democracy?". Stoller has the appropriate response.

* frank rich:
"The Department of Homeland Security, in keeping with the Bush administration's original opposition to it, isn't really a government agency at all so much as an empty shell, a networking boot camp for future private contractors dreaming of big paydays."

* MTP:
"MS. KORNBLUT (NYT): Well, it’s not only a challenge for Lieberman, but it’s really a test of if taking a principled stand can work in a Democratic primary. Lieberman, as I said earlier, has been further out there than some of the other Democrats who initially voted for the war. But at the same time, his unwillingness to move at all is really what’s on the ballot here, and it’s actually—I think it will forecast something for Hillary Clinton moving into 2008."

* laura rozen has a piece in wapo (congrats!) about Iranian exiles:
" Iran hawks close to the Pentagon and the vice president's office have tapped into Pahlavi's circle, seeking ways to undermine Tehran....

Amir Abbas Fakhravar , 30, a former medical student... has been championed recently by neocon thinker Richard Perle, who organized a private lunch for Fakhravar at the American Enterprise Institute last month, attended by Pentagon and State Department officials....

Parsi is a former adviser to the only Farsi-speaking member of the House, Rep. Bob Ney...

Alireza Jafarzadeh , 49, is the longtime Washington spokesman for the National Council of the Resistance of Iran, the political wing of the Mujaheddin-e Khalq... MEK has been on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations since 1997"
how's that for some choice? Neocons, Perle, Ney, MEK...

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