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Pentagon Admits to Use of Chemical Weapons

Last week we reported on European press reports about the use of chemical weapons by the United States in Fallujah, which was denied by the Bush Administration. Tonight the BBC reports that the Pentagon lied: The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops used white phosphorus during last year’s offensive in the northern Iraqi city of […]

Cheney Exposed, or Return of the News Media

They might have been missing for the first four and a half years of the Bush Administration, but we see more and more signs that the news media is returning to its job. Today The Washington Post exposes meetings between Cheney and oil industry executives: A White House document shows that executives from big oil […]

Kerry Responds to the Senate Vote on Iraq – NPR Interview

In an interview on WBUR’s Here and Now (NPR) tonight, John Kerry responded to the vote on withdrawal from Iraq today on the Senate Floor. John Kerry on Senate Vote The U.S. Senate sent a strong message to President Bush today about the war in Iraq. Senators voted 79 to 19 in favor of a […]

Something in the Air: Senate Presses for Troop Withdrawal in Iraq

It must be something in the air, or perhaps the polls showing such bitter disapproval of Bush… Whatever it is the tide is turning against Bush more and more everyday. In a move that clearly shows Bush’s GOP base is slipping further, the Senate passed a bi-partisan resolution moving towards “concrete steps toward troop withdrawals […]

Oliphant Disputes Bush’s Attack on Kerry

Thomas Oliphant has also refuted Bush’s claims that Kerry had initially supported him in going to war: In his speech, Bush took aim at Senator John Kerry, and in a statement, his White House went after Kennedy, who days before had spoken out on the Chalabi visit. It was intriguing how desperately Bush clung to […]

Kerry Takes Bush to Task on his Veteran’s Day Speech – Video

John Kerry delivered a fiery speech on the Senate Floor yesterday, taking Bush to task on his Veteran’s Day Speech. Kerry blasted Bush, on the lies he spewed in his speech, last Friday — from the rush to war based based on faulty intelligence data, to the spin Bush put on Kerry’s own statements, John […]

Kos’s Misquotes and Grand Canyon Revisited

I just went to the archives of the Unofficial Kerry Blog to get the full quote from Kerry at the Grand Canyon in August 2004. Kerry was asked for a yes or no answer as to how he would have voted on the IWR knowing there was no WMD and replied, “I’ll answer it directly. […]

EJ Dionne on the IWR Vote

E. J. Dionne Jr. has another take on the IWR vote and how it does not justify Bush’s actions: The big difference between our current president and his father is that the first President Bush put off the debate over the Persian Gulf War until after the 1990 midterm elections. The result was one of […]