News & Politics

I miss Karl already…

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Well, Rove skipped out. The President continues to shrink.

Clinton talks about what he’d like to ask Karl…

Here’s an amazing video from Rove’s start in big time politics. It’s from the CBS Evening News, January 18th, 1972. Check in around the 3 min. 30 sec. mark to see Karl Rove, GOP College Director of the Republican National Committee and third pillar of the Nixon Campaign tripod (the other two being the White House and the Campaign for Re-Election of the President).

And let’s not forget this… him more recently, showing his street cred…

What’s up with dragging the brother out? Is that an attempt to justify lame white hip-hop?

I Don’t Recall

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1922 – 2007

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(The above image is from Vonnegut.Com).

Pentagon probe fills in blanks on Iraq war groundwork

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We all know that there was no connection between Hussein and Al Qaeda. But now we know exactly where that rhetoric came from…

“Just four months after the Sept. 11 attacks, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz dashed off a memo to a senior Pentagon colleague, demanding action to identify connections between Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime and Al Qaeda.

“We don’t seem to be making much progress pulling together intelligence on links between Iraq and Al Qaeda,” Wolfowitz wrote in the Jan. 22, 2002, memo to Douglas J. Feith, the department’s No. 3 official.”

“Using Pentagon jargon for the secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, he added: “We owe SecDef some analysis of this subject. Please give me a recommendation on how best to proceed. Appreciate the short turn-around.

“Wolfowitz’s memo, released Thursday, is included in a recently declassified report by the Pentagon’s inspector general. The memo marked the beginnings of what would become a controversial yearlong Pentagon project supervised by Feith to convince the most senior members of the Bush administration that Hussein and Al Qaeda were linked – a conclusion that was hotly disputed by U.S. intelligence agencies at the time and has been discredited in the years since.” – From the Los Angeles Times

More here.

DOUGLAS J. FEITH, architect of rhetoric. Many of the activities of the intelligence unit Feith headed are now well known. But the release of the full inspector general’s report provided more detail about how a group of Pentagon officials and on-loan intelligence analysts were able to shunt aside contradictory reports and convince top administration officials that they had powerful evidence of the connections between Hussein’s regime and Al Qaeda.

American News Day

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