"Sidney Blumenthal must be chuckling today. As a member of the Clinton Administration who lived through Whitewater and the sex-scandal-that-wasn't, it must be more than a bit amusing (and Sidney is known for nothing if not wicked wit) to watch the GOP in full operational meltdown over the leadership's acknowledged coverup of Mark Foley's predatory sexual behavior. What comes around goes around as they say, but God rarely bothers to work himself up to this grand level of irony."* DU:
"While most of us realize that the hard-core BS (Bush supporters) all suffer from a short attention span, coupled with an inherent unwillingness to accept even the most obvious truths, at this point those are the very factors that are weighing in our favor. What they see, in the few moments per day they pay attention to the news, is: “Foley = Pedophile = GOP”, “My tax dollars = War in Iraq = Increase in Terrorism”, “Bribe money = crime = White House”.* abramoff referred to "the upcoming war on Iraq" in March 02.
Let’s not allow our present anger to obfuscate the impact those thoughts, no matter how subliminal, affect the minds of Republicans across the country. And let’s not lose sight of the fact that those messages are being broadcast within mere weeks of a mid-term election."
* frank rich:
"That the secretary of state would rush to defend the indefensible shows where this administration’s priorities are: it’s now every man and woman in the White House for himself and herself in defending the fictions, even four-year-old fictions, that took us into the war and botched its execution. When they talk about staying the course, what they are really talking about is protecting their spin and their reputations. They’ll leave it to the 140,000-plus American troops staying the course in a quagmire to face the facts."* howie:
"In the past two days there has been a tremendous upsurge in ActBlue contributions for Hastert's Democratic challenger, John Laesch, a big favorite of the Blue America communities at Firedoglake, Crooks and Liars and Down With Tyranny. In fact, it is well worth going back to read through Laesch's July blog session at Firedoglake to see why people have been so excited about the candidacy of this 32 year old All-American, straight shootin' progressive."
* there's another pressfortruth youtube up - condi at 911comm. 3mins.
"“A majority of Americans want the United States to increase diplomatic efforts over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, while 70 percent oppose the use of U.S. troops to thwart Iran, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Thursday.* americablog has the youtube of ABC's report on Foley. 4mins. john: "Hastert is through"
“Asked the best course of action for the United States in dealing with Iran’s nuclear ambitions, 45 percent said Washington should join with allies to increase diplomatic efforts and another 17 percent said the United States should step up diplomacy on its own.
“One in four respondents, 26 percent, said they supported the use of U.S. ground troops in Iran, while 70 percent opposed it. Nine percent favored air strikes on selected military targets in Iran.”"
"America relied on the 9/11 commission for fairness. Established over Bush's objections, there have been flaws in the report delivered, particularly on the evaluation of the infamous PDB "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." But it's what we have, and it's a reference widely used, warts and all. It's clear now why there are warts – key information appears to have been withheld from the commission.
Are the R members of the committee equally outraged? if not, why not? And if not, what kind of report was it?"
" Every new revealation makes me wish I had invested in barf bags."