Iran: Right-wing Politics of Distraction

Generals who speak out against the war are:

manipulated by Zarqawi and bin Laden and Zawahiri. - Donald Rumsfeld

Clinton appointed 'perfume princes' - Little Green Footballs

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by former Generals:

"It unfortunately appears that two of the retired generals (Messrs. Zinni and Newbold) do not understand the true nature of this radical ideology, Islamic extremism, and why we fight in Iraq. We suggest they listen to the tapes of United 93."

National Review:


Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Bush are failed and dishonest weak men.  Both John McCain and Chuck Hagel have lost confidence in Donald RumsfeThey screwed

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Bernstein: Investigate the Administration Now

[front-paged at Booman Tribune]

Carl Bernstein makes a case for rigorous Congressional investigations in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

...a national imperative: to learn what this president and his vice president knew and when they knew it; to determine what the Bush administration has done under the guise of national security; and to find out who did what, whether legal or illegal, unconstitutional or merely under the wire, in ignorance or incompetence or with good reason, while the administration barricaded itself behind the most Draconian secrecy and disingenuous information policies of the modern presidential era.

Typcially, for Bernstein, he gets right to the point. What is the single biggest crime of the Bush administration?

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Generally Speaking

There has been so much written about the retired officers speaking out against Donald Rumsfeld that it's a bit hard to keep up. Below are some of the pieces- blogs, op-eds, and articles- that you really shouldn't miss, though I'm leaving the comedy pieces (i.e. the Right-Wing attacks on the Generals) for the next piece:

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Morocco cutting penises of US rendition suspects.

As soon as I think the Bush administration can go no lower, it does it again. The Bush administration is taking so-called terror suspects from Eastern Europe to Morocco where the Moroccans are cutting their penises. This is a new low for an administration which has already been guilty of firing White Phosphorus into Fallujah and melting ths skin off of people.

Temara itself already has a fearsome reputation among former inmates. Binyam Mohammed, an Ethiopian-born Briton later sent to Guantanamo Bay, told Amnesty International that interrogators there cut his chest and penis when he refused to answer questions.

Mohammed said he was held at Temara for 18 months before being flown to another "black prison" in Afghanistan in January 2004, and then on to Guantanamo Bay.

Now, the Bush administration is building a new facility in addition to Temara. Details are below.

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Rumsfeld plays Hitler card with Chavez

You know, if U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration were a high school kid, it would be the formerly meek, pimply faced weakling who bulked up, learned how to defend himself and walked around talking shit, looking to start a fight - with anyone - to prove his manliness. How else, other than our insatiable need to bathe ourselves in the world's oil, do you explain the anti-Hugo Chavez rhetoric that has been coming from the administration and its supporters, including Pat Robertson, who called for Chavez's assassination - not once, but twice.

Now joining the parade is Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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