"After reading Ron Suskind's book, The One Percent Doctrine, I am wondering whether the attack on the NY Times for its report that the CIA was receiving SWIFT data was intended to divert public attention from the astonishing revelations in his book. Shortly after Suskind's book was published, the attack on the New York Times commenced. I'm not blaming Suskind for violating national security. I don't think he should be prosecuted. However, several of the sources for his book, Dennis Lormel in particular, have harmed national security by divulging information that was not publicly known and has played a critical role in exposing what the United State Government is doing to go after terrorists."* josh:
"It sounds like Landay's pointing to the possibility that the White House has been using the program to monitor political opponents. (I'm not sure how else to interpret that line.) And you get the sense he's doing more than speculating."* raw:
"House Speaker Dennis Hastert was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital (right) for treatment of a skin infection known as cellulitis, according to a statement issued by his office.wite your own gag.
The Speaker us expected to stay in the hospital through the weekend to treat the infection in his lower leg.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin which can spread quickly if untreated."
"Note to George W. Bush, please call your father, James Baker and Brent Scowcroft for some advice. Also, get Elliott Abrams to recuse himself NOW from any further counsel on these matters as his perspective is too close to Israel -- and dispassionate counsel is needed."
* ledeen via e-dub:
"No one should have any lingering doubts about what’s going on in the Middle East. It’s war, and it now runs from Gaza into Israel, through Lebanon and thence to Iraq via Syria. There are different instruments, ranging from Hamas in Gaza to Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon and on to the multifaceted “insurgency” in Iraq. But there is a common prime mover, and that is the Iranian mullahcracy, the revolutionary Islamic fascist state that declared war on us 27 years ago and has yet to be held accountable.now i'm really scared.
Faster, please. Your options are narrowing. You cannot escape the mullahs. You must either defeat them or submit to their terrible vision. There is no other way."