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The little error that we may have made
In picking out a country to invade
Was understandable. The names, of course,
Are close, and when you make a show of force

Nearly every day brings fresh evidence that the Bush Administration deliberately undermined the security of this nation by misleading us into a costly and potentially ruinous war in Iraq.

The new, free Iraq may officially be in the hands of a former terrorist.

The "war on terrorism" is in trouble, and at the very moment the Bush Administration needs it most--election season. George W.

The publication of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's book, The Politics
of Truth: Inside the Lies That Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA
Identity
, affords a fresh opportunity to cons

The stark fact that significant portions of our planet are under the
supervision of exceptionally stupid and ill-informed people is provoking
unwonted expressions of anger and alarm.

President Bush failed the country in its hour of greatest need, according to his administration's top anti-terrorism advisor during the crisis.

When federal authorities come by,
It's criminal if you concoct a lie.
The Feds don't think that lies are okey-dokey.
Will Chalabi, then, soon be in the pokey?

George Bush owes the public a big explanation on WMDs.

When is a special counsel not a special counsel?

When the Ashcroft Justice Department appoints one to investigate the White House.

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 A confidential cable, released by Wikileaks, from the US embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan reveals that US diplomats were asked for intelligence on refugee camps "for targeting purposes."  

December 2, 2010

Secret cables from US officials in Pakistan confirm that elite US Special Operations Forces have engaged in offensive operations in Pakistan despite repeated US denials.

December 1, 2010

War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, possible attack on Iran—oh, what the heck, why not Yemen, too?

November 1, 2010

Documents recently released by WikiLeaks confirm that the Pentagon knew about the real civilian death toll in Iraq, and that security forces were torturing detainees.

October 26, 2010

The military's most elite, secretive force has started advertising for highly-sensitive positions on public jobs sites. Is this 'Preparing the Battlefield' 2.0?

August 25, 2010

Kucinich's legislation says: "No one, including the President, may instruct a person…to engage in, or conspire to engage in, the extrajudicial killing of a United States citizen."

August 5, 2010

The much-hyped Washington Post series on privatized intelligence fails to effectively take on contractor involvement in assassinations, renditions and torture.

July 20, 2010

Intelligence veteran Robert Grenier, who worked covertly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, recently offered a rare glimpse into the world of  privatized intelligence, Blackwater and the CIA assassination program.

July 7, 2010

A former covert CIA operative turned novelist is fast emerging as one of the most important fiction writers in the military/covert ops/political thriller genre dominated by right-wing authors.

June 29, 2010

The CIA says it can't live without Blackwater. The State Department too. Could any of this be related to the big money Blackwater spends on Democratic lobbyists?

June 28, 2010