Thursday, March 5, 2009

Rove Through Running? How Much Further To Depression II? Limburger Limbaugh Laughing Stock Smelling Up An Already Rotting Republican Party.

Rove Through Running?  How Much Further To Depression II?  Limburger Limbaugh Laughing Stock Smelling Up An Already Rotting Republican Party.



And As Always…


"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-


Leahy Announces List of Witnesses For 'Truth Commission' Hearing
The Public Record - Los Angeles,California,USA
Pelosi, who refused to hold impeachment hearings when George W. Bush was President, signaled that she now prefers a proposal by House 
Judiciary Committee ...
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Join the Call For A Special Prosecutor To  Bring Former High American Officials  To Justice For Acts  Of Torture, Constitutional Violations And War Crimes.


Full Impeach, Indict, And Prosecute Posting:


t r u t h o u t | How Close the Bush Bullet
It's a big duh. And it's not "right wing" it's fascist. It is anti-constitutional. It's treason. Impeach them. I've said it for over 6 years, impeach them. Transport Yoo, Ashcroft, et al to the ICJ for trials for war crimes, etc., ... In one scenario, the Bush/Cheney dictatorship was like most corporate-driven thinking: short term. It can be said that they wasted several trillion dollars of taxpayer money under the injunction to "reduce the size of government to a point ...
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t r u t h o u t | Bush Memos on Presidential Power Shock Legal Experts
Of course if Congress finds any of the President’s actions too egregious in anyway, it could always cut war funding, or it could even impeach the President, drag she/him to Congress, have him/she account for her/him-self, ...
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Daily Kos: Mr. Leahy? Jack Bauer Tortured the Wrong Guys

Mr. Leahy? Jack Bauer Tortured the Wrong Guys. by Ralph Lopez. Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 11:20:51 AM PST. With the Leahy Commission coming to life and other ...


Hell hath no fury like an imperialist scorned by William Blum ...
By dandelionsalad 
Given the refusal of American presidents to invoke even their “national jurisdiction” over American officials-cum-war criminals, we can only hope that someone reminds the Spanish authorities of a few names, names like BushCheney...
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Another Republican Decries Truth Commission To Investigate Bush
By The Huffington Post News Editors 
while BUSH/CHENEY and the Republican senate got us into the IRAQ WAR? And this would be during the same time the naitonal media had "commentators" planted in the media through the PUSH the BUSH agenda for WAR.....right? ... They steamrolled an impeachment over a personal matter. They vilified Clinton for trying to keep a tryst secret. Now they are vilifying an investigation that will uncover all of the crimes committed by the Unitary Exec and his minions. ...
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It’s going to get people upset?  What the hell do you think I am?  What about right and wrong, moral and immoral, Constitutional and Unconstitutional…to say nothing of downright criminality; but let’s not get someone upset. What about The Geneva Conventions?  What about War Crimes? What about the fact that these folks are everyday murderers? If the Bastards in Congress cannot find the balls to do their jobs then we may very well have to march on The Senate and House and deliver the message in terms that they will understand!


Calitics:: DiFi Can't Handle The Truth
By David Dayen 
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Patrick Leahy's call for a truth commission to investigate the crimes of the Bush Administration. Obviously the events of the past couple days, with the release of OLC memos that really .... 11 attacks," it ensures no accountability even for those who went beyond Cheney's torture regime. And, finally, absolutely no current plans to make public the results, either through public hearings or by releaing a report. ...
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Legitimate Government .org  The Breaking News Updates


'Theory of presidential dictatorship' Bush administration memos on presidential powers stun legal experts --Congress had prohibited the use of torture by U.S. agents, and said "no citizen shall be imprisoned" in this country without legal charges. The memos said neither law could stand in the way of the president's power as commander in chief. 03 Mar 2009 Legal experts said Tuesday that they were taken aback by the claim in the latest batch of secret Bush-era memos that the president alone had the power to set the rules during the war on of terrorism. Yale law professor Jack Balkin called this a "theory of presidential dictatorship. They say the battlefield is everywhere. And the president can do anything he wants, so long as it involves the military and the enemy."


OLC Authorized Pentagon to Ignore Bill of Rights On U.S. Soil By Daphne Eviatar 02 Mar 2009 In an October 2001 memo released today, then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel John Yoo advised the Pentagon’s top lawyer that the president may not only deploy the military within the United States, but it may ignore the Bill of Rights in the process of doing so. Yoo and special counsel Robert Delahunty wrote to Defense Department general counsel William Haynes that the president has "ample constitutional and statutory authority to deploy the military against international or foreign terrorists operating within the United States," and that the use of military force "need not follow the exact procedures that govern law enforcement operations."


Department of Justice Releases Nine Office of Legal Counsel Memoranda and Opinions 02 Mar 2009 The Department of Justice today released two previously undisclosed Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memoranda and seven previously undisclosed opinions. "Americans deserve a government that operates with transparency and openness," said Attorney General Eric Holder.


CIA destroyed terror interrogation tapes --The CIA has admitted to destroying 92 videotapes of interrogation sessions with terrorist suspects. 02 Mar 2009 The revelation that far more tapes had been destroyed than previously acknowledged came in a letter filed by US government lawyers in New York. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking more details of the Bush regime's terror interrogation programmes following the September 11 attacks.


'Impossible' to set date for Afghan withdrawal: Gates 03 Mar 2009 US Defense Secretary Robert Gates [Bush war criminal, retained by Obama] said on Tuesday it was far too early to set a date for the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan, where NATO faces a growing insurgency. "We would all like to have a situation in which our mission in Afghanistan has been completed and we can bring our troops home. I do not see that happening anytime in the near future," Gates told a news conference with his French counterpart, Herve Morin.


Murtha says Afghanistan plan lacks goal 03 Mar 2009 Rep. John Murtha said Tuesday the situation in Afghanistan is so challenging that he estimated it would take 600,000 troops to fully squelch violence in the country. The Pennsylvania Democrat, who chairs the powerful subcommittee that funds the military, said his figure was based on the country's history of rigorous fighting and its size.


'Suspected' U.S. Airstrike Kills 7 in Pakistan 02 Mar 2009 Suspected U.S. missiles killed seven people in a Taliban stronghold in Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. The missile strike underscored the Obama administration's unwillingness to abandon a Bush-era tactic, despite persistent Pakistani protests. The missiles landed in Murghiban village in the South Waziristan tribal region and wounded three people, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.



Rove, Miers to Be Questioned on U.S. Attorney Firings

By Keith Perine, CQ Staff


Senior officials from the administration of George W. Bush will submit to questioning by the House Judiciary Committee about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006, under the terms of a deal the panel has struck with the former president.


The committee said Wednesday that it would depose former White House adviser Karl Rove and former White House counsel Harriet Miers. Under the deal, the committee also will get Bush White House documents related to the firings.


Rove can also be questioned about allegations that the Justice Department’s prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Donald Siegelman, a Democrat, on public corruption charges was politically motivated.


The deal appears to defuse a major clash between Congress and Bush over the scope of executive privilege that has also enmeshed President Obama. On balance, it is a win for the committee, which will get a lot of what it has sought throughout a nearly two-year battle.


Both Rove and Miers have repeatedly defied committee subpoenas. The committee had also subpoenaed the Bush White House for documents related to the attorney firings. Under the deal, the committee will get to see White House documents related to the firings from December 2004 to March 2007, as well as some other documents.


Bush, claiming executive privilege, had refused to turn over documents and had blocked Rove and Miers from testifying.


“I have long said that I would see this matter through to the end and am encouraged that we have finally broken through the Bush administration’s claims of absolute immunity,” Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr. , D-Mich., said. “This is a victory for the separation of powers and congressional oversight.”


Terms of the Deal


The committee filed suit in federal court last year seeking enforcement of its subpoenas against Miers and Bush White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten , who was subpoenaed as custodian of the records.


A federal judge ruled last year that Miers and Bolten were not immune from the subpoenas. The Justice Department appealed that ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


The Justice Department and the committee have asked the D.C. Circuit to put that appeal on hold for now.


Under the terms of the deal, the committee could later seek public testimony from Rove and Miers. The panel also would be able later to question former deputy White House counsel William Kelley.


In a letter Wednesday to Conyers and Emmet T. Flood, a lawyer for Bush, White House counsel Gregory B. Craig said he would keep working with both sides to implement the deal.


“President Obama is pleased that the parties have agreed to resolve this matter amicably,” Craig wrote.


The former president also indicated satisfaction.


“At the urging of the Obama administration, and in consideration of the executive branch interests at stake,” said Bush spokesman Rob Saliterman, “we have reached an accommodation with the House Judiciary Committee that satisfies the committee’s desire for additional information and will finally put this matter to rest.”


Lawyers representing both sides of the committee, Obama and Bush, and Rove and Miers can be present at the depositions. But “official privileges” will be invoked only for questions concerning communications to or from Bush, and those related to matters outside the scope of the agreement.


“Today’s agreement is a great victory for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the separation of powers,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., said.


Preventing Great Depression II
Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA
Bush's failed regulatory policy is a primary factor in a worldwide financial crisis of Great Depression proportions. Bad presidential policy, not economic ...See all stories on this topic


On the March 4 broadcast of ABC's World News, anchor Charles Gibson advanced the false claim -- propagated by conservatives including House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) -- that prior to President Obama's statement that he would sign an omnibus appropriations bill that includes earmarks, Obama promised "to get rid of earmarks." Introducing a report, Gibson stated, "You may ask, didn't the presidential candidates last fall agree to get rid of earmarks?" Later, Gibson repeated the claim by stating, "And President Obama did campaign on a promise to end pet projects, earmarks." In fact, as and Media Matters for America have noted, Obama had actually promised to reform the earmark process and cut wasteful spending, not eliminate earmarks altogether.


In reporting that "Republicans in Congress have called on [President] Obama to veto a pending $410 billion spending bill because it includes more than 8,000 earmarks," the Associated Press did not note that 40 percent of the earmarks in the bill were reportedly requested by congressional Republicans, or that an analysis by independent budget watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense reportedly found that six Republican senators are among the top 10 sponsors of earmarks in the bill. The March 4 AP article also ignored the fact that nine Republicans, including seven who sit on the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted against anamendment by Sen. John McCain that would have stripped earmarks out of the bill.


As Media Matters for America documented, on February 26, the AP similarly reported that "Republicans assailed" the omnibus bill as "too costly" and quoted Republicans criticizing the bill for containing earmarks, without noting that many of the earmarks were included at the request of Republicans.


War Crimes and Double Standards
Consortium News - USA
Dennis Kucinich, who had introduced impeachment resolutions against Bush, by calling the Ohio Democrat “diminutive” and noting that Kucinich’s wife is “much ...


Obama's spy ruffles hawks' feathers
Asia Times Online - Kowloon,Hong Kong
They also seized on an e-mail that Freeman sent to a private listserv in 2007, in which he argued that the Chinese government's primary mistake regarding ...See all stories on this topic


GOP Still Looking For The Bottom


Limburger Limbaugh Laughing Stock


Dem Web Site Mocks Limbaugh, Republicans

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A new "apology" Web site pokes fun at radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh and Republican leaders. A new "apology" Web site pokes fun at radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh and Republican leaders.


Amid Criticism, RNC Chair Steele Says He'll Stay Focused on ... Washington Post


Why the GOP is failing and what Rush Limbaugh really means  - Gary Post Tribune  - The Associated Press  - Baltimore Sun


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