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John Kerry on Newly Declassified N.I.E. Findings on Iraq Policy and Terror

A couple of AP reporters, Katherine Shrader and Jennifer Loven, blasted Bush’s assertion that the “formerly classified” NIE classified assessment of global terrorism supported the Bush administration’s arguments that the “world is safer because of the war.” Their headline tonight, “Iraq is ’cause celebre’ for extremists,” caused at least a couple of right wingnut bloggers […]

Bush Administration Blocked Hurricane Report

According to the journal Nature, the Bush administration is up to their usual tricks with blocking scientific reports again. This time they have blocked the release of a report that “suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes.” The possibility that warming conditions may cause storms to become stronger has generated […]

Ted Kennedy Responds to Bush’s Announcement of the ‘Selective’ Declassification of the NIE

Did George W. leak some of the NIE? After the New York Times “disclosed some of the findings” of the NIE over the weekend, the Bush administration felt compelled to combat that by ‘leaking’ more of it. There’s some wierd logic in this. Bush accuses the media of ‘leaking’ parts of the report and then […]

Music Rising: U2 and Green Day – “The Saints Are Coming”

Late last night I posted about the Saints coming home to the Superdome last night. I’m not a football fan, but I love U2, and they were there at the Superdome last night with Green Day to welcome the Saints back to New Orleans and the Superdome. There’s a video online of their performance, with […]

John Kerry Responds to Bush-Karzai Press Conference: “We Need to Get Our Priorities in Order by Re-committing to the Real Front Line in the War on Terror”

Dan Froomkin said on the WaPo today, “President Bush’s all-important terror-fighting credentials are taking a bruising this week.” That may be a bit of an understatement, Bush is getting a serious come-upence from all corners of the Democratic party and it’s sheer pleasure to watch the fireworks, as he tries to wriggle out of yet […]

2001 Memo to Condi Contradicts Statements About Clinton, Pakistan

Raw Story reports that a memo received by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “shortly after becoming National Security Advisor in 2001 directly contradicts statements she made to reporters yesterday.” “We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda,” Rice told a reporter for the New York Post on Monday. “Big pieces were missing,” […]

John Kerry Responds to the Connecticut Lieberman/Lamont Iraq Debate

Yesterday, in his first major policy speech on Iraq since his loss in the primary election to Ned Lamont, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman called “for the number of United States troops embedded with Iraqi forces to be doubled or tripled, to speed up the training of the Iraqis and help hasten the withdrawal of the […]

John Kerry to Speak at Johns Hopkins U and Answer Questions Live on FT.com on Thursday

From FinancialTimes.com: On Thursday, John Kerry, answers your questions live on FT.com on national security, US foreign policy and the war on terror. The former Democratic presidential candidate will outline the “5 Rs” that he believes will make the US a safer place, in a keynote address and forum in Washington. Senator Kerry will be […]