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Greenspan: Bush’s War for Oil

The word is out… “the Iraq War is largely about oil.” Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been “essential” to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Greenspan, who […]

Kerry and McCain Debate the Iraq War

John McCain may be “vocal on Iraq” but “quiet on Bush” as the N.Y. Times points out, but John Kerry made certain on ‘Meet The Press’ that viewers knew that “the Bush-McCain strategy of escalating our troops in the middle of a civil war has no relationship directly to what you need to do to […]

Kerry & McCain to Debate Iraq on ‘Meet The Press’

John Kerry and John McCain will be on “Meet The Press’ Sunday morning to debate the Iraq War: Exclusive! Senators John Kerry (D-MA) & John McCain (R-AZ) debate the war in Iraq. How will the Petraeus report affect U.S. policy? We’ll discuss the future of the War with two key senators and Vietnam veterans — […]

Breaking News: Wes Clark Endorses Hillary

Hillary Clinton was endorsed this morning by Wesley Clark. The news of the endorsement was first announced on a blogger conference call, although AP News seems to have on board for the call which was to be the first public announcement of the endorsement. In a statement on Clark’s website, WesPac, and the Blog at […]

Kerry and Democrats Say Bush Report Misleads With Claims of Progress

Just one day after Bush announced “a limited drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq by next summer,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said that “it might be possible to reduce U.S. forces there further over the course of next year, down to approximately 100,000 troops by the end of 2008.” Gates’s comments came in the […]

Biden Breaks the Mold With A 5 Minute Message To Run in Iowa

Wouldn’t it be great to actually know our candidates without regard to whether they can raise $200 million?

No Exit, No Strategy and More…

The editorial and opinion pages are buzzing on Bush’s speech last night. The N.Y. Times weighs in with a piece titled: “No Exit, No Strategy.” This was the week in which Americans hoped they would get straight talk and clear thinking on Iraq. What they got was two exhausting days of Congressional testimony by the […]

Shaheen Running for Senate in NH

Election is ’08 is heating up with some interesting develops in the Senate races recently. Republican Senators John Warner and Chuck Hagel are both retiring leaving Virginia and Nebraska vulernable to a Democratic take over. Mark Warner announced on Thursday that he is running in Virginia and there’s rumors that Bob Kerrey will jump in […]