One of the deepest (and most chilling) tenth anniversary Iraq War analyses is written by Gary Leupp, entitled: The Victory of the Noble Lie: The Neocons Won. Read more about Iraq War’s Ultimate Lie Behind the Lies Fatally Lives On
Sibel Edmonds on Congressmen, Pentagon officials, etc. selling secrets to Turkey, Pakistan and Israel
One of the craziest things I've read in a loooong time.
Sibel Edmonds was a former translator for the FBI. She was fired after raising a stink about some of the BS she was reading.
The guy interviewing her is a former CIA analyst.
PHILIP GIRALDI: We were very interested to learn of your four-hour deposition in the case involving allegations that Congresswoman Jean Schmidt accepted money from the Turkish government in return for political favors. You provided many names and details for the first time on the record and swore an oath confirming that the deposition was true.
The Comb-licking One takes a tumble:
[World Bank] President Paul Wolfowitz will resign at the end of June, he and the bank said late Thursday, ending his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend.
W for "Wolfie," I mean. A hilarious story on Wolfie resignation kabuki:
Wolfowitz Hangs On As Ouster Hits Wall
Odd, that. So many investigations of Bush insiders seem to hit walls.
The [World Bank] board adjourned without resolution late yesterday, promising to keep talking today.
No time to delve into the bottomless well of hilarity this story engenders, but can't let it be said we overlooked it.
The January/February 2007 issue of The Atlantic offers an article by Niall Fergusson titled â€œA War to Start All Warsâ€ which begins:
The United States invaded Iraq in April 2003 for multiple reasons, but the most ambitious was a desire to remake a whole region. The Middle East, it was argued, was full of political and economic underachievers, driven to violence by a Muslim/Arab inferiority complex. Replacing Saddam Hussein with an exemplary democracy would begin a domino effect, spreading American values to Iraqâ€™s most undemocratic neighbors.
Rozen gets it just right: how the fuck can you call yourself an "independent" journalist when you're making promises on paper to politicians not to reveal a political event? Because, a war planning session with the specific purpose of convincing a president to lead a nation to war is an event. Zakaria is a whining beotch. Because, yeah, sure, everybody gets invited to secret, secure locations in Virginia with top administration officials and offered the chance to craft policy months before the rest of the world even knows it's policy. Changing your tune isn't going to help make you more believable, you sluttish punk. Read more about Your Liberal Media: Signing Statements Edition