Friday, November 24, 2006

MoonieTimes is running an ad for MEK

* emptywheel pokes her head out for a short post. 8 days to go till we have her on loan again before she goes on a book-promotion-tour (i presume)

* the Australian Wheat Board, and the Australian Govt knew about the Iraq war in Feb 2002. Incidentally, the AWB uses two lobbyists, Piper Gray and The Cohen Group. (the AWB was the 'worst' of the Oil4Food bribers)

* via scott, the MoonieTimes is running an ad for MEK. I wonder who they are using for their lobbying efforts...

* Novak:
"According to administration officials, only three or four people knew he would be fired -- and Rumsfeld was not one of them. His fellow presidential appointees, including some who did not applaud Rumsfeld's performance in office, were taken aback by his treatment.

In the two weeks since the election, I have asked a wide assortment of Republican notables their opinion of the Rumsfeld sacking. Only one went on the record: Rep. Duncan Hunter, the House Armed Services Committee chairman. A rare undeviating supporter of Rumsfeld, Hunter told me that "it was a mistake for him to resign." The others, less supportive of Rumsfeld, said they were "appalled" -- the most common descriptive word -- by the president's performance.

The treatment of his war minister connotes something deeply wrong with George W. Bush's presidency in its sixth year. Apart from Rumsfeld's failures in personal relations, he never has been anything short of loyal in executing the president's wishes. But loyalty appears to be a one-way street for Bush. His shrouded decision to sack Rumsfeld after declaring that he would serve out the second term fits the pattern of a president who is secretive and impersonal."


noise said...

Only a guy like Novak could write a "poor Don" column. Novak...the quintessential asshole columnist.

He does raise an interesting point...why does Bush get to keep his job? He is just as blameworthy as Rumsfeld, even if the corporate media insists on pretending otherwise.

Mizgîn said...

FYI, Tom Tancredo and MEK. US support for MEK has been going on for a while. I think I remember that, at one time anyway, Daniel Pipes supported them. He may still support them.

Why is Seymour Hersh covering this up?

oldschool said...

Novak has turned against the prez? I must have woken up in some bizarre parallel universe this mornin'. I may go back to bed and try again.

Or it could just be that the worm is finally turning. I guess I mean that kind of literally.