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Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer
working covertly in a field of vital importance to national
security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush Admin

"Intelligence is an art, not a science," says Deputy Defense Secretary
Wolfowitz. Secretary of State Powell observes, "There are always debates
about intelligence subjects.

A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that
the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false
pretenses.

Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.

It is notoriously difficult to prove a negative. At what point can you
be sure that something does not in fact exist?

As quixotic searches for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq continue
to yield little more than chagrin, the Washington establishment is
growing restive.

Americans were duped: Evidence of Administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in.

"What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation."

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Talk about a Race to the Top. While deficit hawks obsess over spending for some, private security companies, private spies, and private armies have gotten there.

July 20, 2010

The US says the planes will help Pakistan to "strike terrorists within their borders." Lockheed Martin cashes in on the deal.

June 24, 2010

What's worse: backstabbing a president or bombing lots of civilians?

June 23, 2010

Appropriations Committee chair David Obey says he will withhold action on supplemental spending request until action is taken to meet domestic needs.

June 16, 2010

Robert Gates calls for Congress, the Pentagon, and defense contractors to make serious cuts.

May 8, 2010

"The deaths of three American soldiers in a Taliban suicide attack on Wednesday lifted the veil on United States military assistance to Pakistan." So began a Feb 4th piece by Jane Perlez in the New York Times. But even all these days on, it's been a very discreet unveiling.

February 9, 2010

Who says the president is failing to show leadership? In one area at least, there's no sign of flag or falter. If anything, the administration's only becoming more forthright. Sad to say, that area is military build-up.

February 3, 2010