Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Problems Of The Bush Administration Continue To Haunt The World And The Headlines.

The Problems Of The Bush Administration Continue To Haunt The World And The Headlines.



"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then,
to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in
broad daylight!"

- Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) –

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask
not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed
you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen!”

-Sam Adams-


One of the most important recommendations by John Conyers in his 487 page recent report "Reining In The Imperial Presidency" was to extend the statute of limitations on the crimes of Bush and Cheney, to allow a fair opportunity for them to be actually investigated by a real prosecutor. Of course the Justice Department was entirely derelict in enforcing the law as to them while they were still in office. To fully preserve and protect the rule of law, the statute of limitations must be extended now. 

And sure enough, just the other day Cheney was out there gloating about how the statute of limitations was expiring on some of their most egregious offenses. For example, the midnight putsch to institute a regime of illegal wiretapping occurred in early March of 
2004, not quite 5 years ago. We certainly did not expect Alberto Gonzales, who conspired in all of this, to enforce the law when he was attorney general, did we?








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Obama demands speed on stimulus
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Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, predicted there would be a finished product by February 16. A Senate vote is scheduled for Tuesday, ...See all stories on this topic


Congress Is Divided Over Competing Stimulus Bills | By David M. Herszenhorn

The House version of the stimulus bill emphasizes helping states and localities avoid wide-scale cuts, while the Senate plan focuses more on tax cuts.


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President Obama's pick to head the CIA on Thursday found himself in the crossfire of political and policy differences between Democrats and Republicans on controversial intelligence matters.


Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee peppered Leon Panetta during his confirmation hearing with questions on issues that have sharply divided lawmakers along party lines. That included whether intelligence officials should be prosecuted for conducting coercive interrogations of terrorism suspects and how practical it would be to close the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Panetta said he believes that waterboarding, or choking detainees with water, is torture. The U.S. government has admitted subjecting three detainees to waterboarding.


But Panetta said intelligence officials should not be investigated or prosecuted for conducting coercive interrogation practices if they were following what they believed to be legitimate legal opinions provided by the Justice Department during the Bush administration.


He added, however, that if officials deliberately violated the law, then "obviously in those limited cases there should be prosecutions."


Rockets Strike Israel as Hamas Negotiates Gaza Truce
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Posted by: Robert MacMillan

Tags: MediafilebancroftsMichael WolffNew York Post,News Corpnewspaper advertisingOchs-Sulzberger familyRupert MurdochThe New York TimesThe Times of London


Michael Wolff, author of the recently published Rupert Murdoch tell-all, “The Man Who Owns the News,” says that the News Corp chief executive would love to buy The New York Times. The only thing standing in his way is the Ochs-Sulzberger family which controls the Times. If they’re anything like theBancrofts, former controllers of Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, only an insane amount of money might persuade them to let go of the prized but struggling newspaper publisher.


Or maybe Murdoch himself. Whatever the scuttlebutt is about Murdoch’s plans for the Times, he told reporters on Thursday that he’s not interested in buying it. Speaking on a conference call after the company reported dismal second-quarterresults, he said it might not be good for his image:



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