"In private, Tenet told Armitage he believed that Hadley was a Cheney-Rumsfeld "sleeper agent"--an intelligence term for an undercover agent who lurks dormant without a mission for years, but who can be awakened to do the bidding of his handlers. It was a hyperbolic statement, but it reflected the growing animus between the CIA and the NSC."* kos on my sibel/hastert post:
"This isn't a credible piece* everyone is pointing to Krugman's latest - for good reason. Jen has the whole thing.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I don't care whose hearsay is being quoted.
I don't need this site to become the left's version of the Arkansas Project.
And I can't believe so many of you recommended this merely because crazy claims were thrown out and they sounded good.
Shit. We rag on Republicans for pushing bullshit stories without evidence (or counter to the evidence), and here are a bunch of you doing the same on our side.
"Hunter College student Stephanie Schwartz says Coast Guard officials stopped her two weeks ago aboard the ferry. During the summer, Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar was stopped by security officials for wearing the same t-shirt at JFK Airport. He was forced to change the shirt before boarding a JetBlue flight. [includes rush transcript] Later today a protest will take place at the Staten Island Ferry in New York city. Recently, a woman riding the ferry was stopped, surrounded and questioned by U.S. Coast Guard officials. She was wearing a T-shirt that had Arabic print on it. It read "We Will Not Be Silent.""* newsweek via froomkin:
"On "Impeaching George W. Bush," 51 percent of those polled called it a top or lower priority, compared to 44 percent who said it should not be done at all.* froomkin:
Among Democrats, that split was 73-23; among independents, 53-44, and among Republicans, 20-78."
"(Cheney) has repeatedly misled the public about Iraq, arguably exercises all the power of the presidency in almost complete secrecy, quite possibly stage-managed the leaking of a CIA agent's identity for political purposes, holds inexplicable sway over Congress, appears to be in a state of denial that transcends even that of the president, and has basically no credibility left with the American people -- and Time plays footsie with him."