"This meeting was covered up. Intentionally. Investigations are in order. Did Condaleeza Rice, who we already know was incompetent as National Security Advisor, lie under oath? Did Tenet? These are serious questions."* cannon:
"PageGate: Where did the IM log come from?...* driftglass has a speech from the preznit:
For years, I've discussed a "war" between the current administration and one faction of our intelligence services. Many in the CIA despise Bush, and top military leaders have turned against him. This White House has weathered leaks that would have destroyed previous presidencies, because nothing can touch Bush as long as Congress remains controlled by programmed party bots. The only way to stop W is to change Congress.
I think I need say no more. "
"I also want to speak tonight directly to Christians throughout the world. We respect your faith. It's practiced freely by many millions of Americans, and by millions more in countries that America counts as friends. Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Christ blaspheme the name of Christ. The Republicans are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Christianity itself. The enemy of America is not our many Christians friends. Our enemy is a radical network of Fundamentalists, and every government that supports them."* drifty on bobo:
"Because however “Aw Shucksy” and in whatever reasonable, pastel camo Bobo pens his bilious little column, what he is doing, week after week after week, is dumping toxins into the groundwater of public discourse. He is lending his ink and his incredibly influential position to the cause of polluting the public well with outright lies, half-truths and a veritable Qin Shi Huang Army of straw men.
And however many times he shows up a’grinnin’ and a’musin’ on The News Hour or the Chris Matthews show, Bobo is a fundamentally weedy and dishonorable creature fighting a desperate and dishonest rear-guard action to protect his lucrative schtick and his despicable ideology. And however easy it is to dismiss his weak little puling in the pages of the NYT, the fact of the matter is only clarity, frank honesty and focused integrity can save us from the slaughterhouse future that Brook’s Masters have prepared for us.
As a man who makes his living ferociously bending every effort to muddy and foul the waters and fill the air with smoke and misdirection to protect himself and his dogma from the righteous judgment it has so richly earned, Bobo has chosen to use his privileged place to make himself a fountainhead for all that is wrong and sleazy in this country"