Cheney Aide Said, ‘We’re one bomb away from getting rid of that obnoxious [FISA] court’ – President Bush worried that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) could halt wiretaps of terrorists’ international calls and held little respect for courts or Congress. “We’re one bomb away from getting rid of that obnoxious [FISA] court,” Vice President Cheney’s current chief of staff David Addington said in 2004.
Bush is Playing Us – President Bush said to Robert Draper for his book “Dead Certain.” regarding his plan for Iraq, “I’m playing for October-November, … to get us in a position where the presidential candidates will be comfortable about sustaining a presence.” As Keith Olbermann said, Bush is playing at getting the next Republican nominee to agree to jump into this bottomless pit with him, and take us with him, as we stay in Iraq for another year, and another, and another, and on, …perpetuating this war indefinitely.
Republican Representative Being Investigated for Ties to Jailed Lobbyist Jack Abramoff – Republican Representative John Doolittle’s two top aides have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating ties between Doolittle, his wife and jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Doolittle has numerous ties to Abramoff, including accepting campaign cash from the lobbyist and intervening on behalf of Abramoff’s Indian tribe clients.
U.S. Military Says Sectarian Violence in Iraq is Down
(If You Don’t Count Car Bombs, Sunnis Killing Sunnis and Shiites Killing Shiites) They do whatever they have to do to make things sound better than they are. When Is a Casualty Not a Casualty?