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Afghanistan video

Interview With the Taliban

The Nation’s Christian Parenti goes inside Taliban communities and fighting groups in this excellent article and video, which document “the mounting frustration in Afghanistan with government corruption, military occupation and a seemingly endless war.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


Al Franken
From Air America

Air America Files for Bankruptcy

The progressive talk radio home to “The Al Franken Show” has filed for Chapter 11 protections. It’s going to stay on the air while it (hopefully) resolves its issues with its creditors.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


Anti-U.S. attack video

Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on Internet

Videos showing attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq have started appearing on sites like YouTube. The company is taking many down, but it can’t keep up with the volume, and they abound.

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


Actually, Tenet DID Warn Rice of Al Qaeda

A review of White House records shows that George Tenet did, in fact call an emergency meeting about Al Qaeda with Condi Rice on July 10, 2001.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


Condi & George

Condi Denies Woodward Claim

The Secretary of State strongly denied Bob Woodward’s claim that she had been warned in July, 2001 of an imminent attack on the U.S.

Posted on Oct 1, 2006 READ MORE


Al Franken and Tony Blankley

Franken Flays Blankley

“Air America” host Al Franken nails Washington Times editor Tony Blankley for
misleading readers about an editorial he wrote on Richard Clarke and terrorism. Blankley can only sputter.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Memo Proves Condi Made False Statements to Press

A terrorism memo sent from Richard Clarke to Condoleezza Rice in 2001 directly contradicts what the secretary of state told reporters Monday. Raw Story has the details.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer

Video Podcast: Scheer on 9/11

Join Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer for a conversation related to his Dig “Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative,” in which he addresses conspiracy theories, Iraq, and the folly of the Bush administration. Watch it.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


Al Qaeda Joins Algerian Insurgents Against France

From the AP: “Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.”

Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


Tony Snow

Snow Almost Doesn’t Bother Lying

Asked whether Bush still thinks there was a relationship between Hussein and Al Qaeda honcho Al Zarqawi, White House spokesman Tony Snow nearly admitted the absence of such a relationship, but then said one existed because Zarqawi “operated” in Iraq. But as ThinkProgress points out, that’s like saying America had a “relationship” with the Unabomber because he was ?operating? in the United States.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


FBI vs CIA
Illustration by Peter Scheer

FBI and CIA Clash Over Interrogation Methods

In 2002 Abu Zubaydah, a captured Bin Laden henchman, experienced two radically different kinds of interrogation as the FBI and the CIA secretly engaged in a debate that continues today.  As one official put it: ?When you rough these guys up, all you do is fulfill their fantasies about what to expect from us.?

Posted on Sep 9, 2006 READ MORE


Just Another Measly Bombshell Report

A Senate report on prewar intelligence has concluded that there was no evidence Saddam had ties with Al Qaeda. This is yet another confirmation of what we all, sadly, already know—not only about the realities of Mideast tyrants, but about the realities of liars in the Bush administration. Also, there are new tidbits inside.

Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


ABC's

Top Former Counter-Terror Official Blasts ABC 9/11 Docudrama

Roger Cressey, a top counter-terrorism official to Bush II and Clinton, called ABC’s upcoming miniseries “The Path to 9/11” something “straight out of Disney and fantasyland. It?s factually wrong. And that?s shameful.?

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


Nuclear city
Illustration: Karen Spector

Tad Daley: Watered-Down Terror

“Liquids on a Plane” may have caught our attention, but the real terror threat is nuclear, as a newly released report makes so apocalyptically clear. An analyst with the Nobel Prize-winning outfit Physicians for Social Responsibility lays out the progressive case for staving off nuclear holocaust.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Spinning Old Threats Into New Fears

Investigators have known for a decade about terrorist plots to bring down passenger jets with liquid explosives. So why, all of a sudden, did Bush ban most liquids on flights?

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


CNN’s Roberts Apologizes to Lamont for ‘Al Qaeda’ Remark

The “Headline News” anchor set the record straight and admitted to Lamont that no one had called him the Al Qaeda candidate.
Kudos to Chuck Roberts for making the honorable admission.

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The Pols Who Cried Wolf

“The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered, there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these over-hyped ‘plots.’ ”

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Darth Cheney
From Daniel Kurtzman

Is Dick Cheney a Sith Lord?

That’s the undertone of Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin’s article about the widespread criticism of Dick Cheney’s suggestion that those who voted for Ned Lamont are aiding and abetting terrorists. Froomkin: “Cheney ... may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria.”

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Arianna on CNN
From CNN

Huffington: Hold CNN Accountable for Lamont-Al Qaeda Slur

Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Arianna Huffington said CNN host Chuck Roberts should be held accountable for saying that Ned Lamont is referred to as “The Al Qaeda candidate” when in fact no previous record of such an appellation exists.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Ned Lamont
From the AP

A Vast Right- and Indie-Wing Conspiracy?

After Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman both said that Ned Lamont’s Senate primary victory counted as a win for the terrorists, Lamont told the AP, “It surprised me ... it seemed almost orchestrated.”
We were going to headline this “A Vast Right- and Left-Wing Conspiracy,” but couldn’t—now that Lieberman has given the middle finger to the left.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Bill Kristol
From ThinkProgress

Kristol: Lamont Victory a Win for the Terrorists

We usually don’t link to people so inveterately immune to things like evidence and actual expert opinion, but if you really want to see delusion in the flesh, check out Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol talking about how Ned Lamont’s victory helped the terrorists.

Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Why We Don’t Know Our Enemy

A new book by the former co-chairs of the 9/11 commission tells the inside story of how the White House has systematically endeavored to squelch any real examination of the enemy whose actions kicked off the so-called war on terror.

Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


al gore satire
From youtube.com

GOP PR Firm Hid Authorship of Al Gore Satire

An anti-Al Gore / global warming video recently appeared on YouTube. It posed as an amateur work, but was in fact created by a slick Republican public relations firm that shills for Exxon.

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


Gore t-shirt
From marcjacobs.com

Marc Jacobs Releases Al Gore Fashion T-Shirts

Check out the collection here. (h/t: Huff Po)

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Al Gore

Jon Stewart Schools Al Gore in Profit Mongering

On “The Daily Show,” Al Gore says he is giving away 100% of the profits of his book and movie to causes related to global warming. But Jon Stewart has a better idea….

Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


Al Gore on Charlie Rose

Gore Talks Solutions With Charlie Rose

The former vice president gives perhaps his most thoughtful, thorough TV interview to date on the global warming crisis. Watch the entire show for free here.

Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


Abu Ayyub al-Masri
AP /U.S. Military

U.S. Identifies Zarqawi’s Successor

The U.S. military released info on the man claiming to be the new Al Qaeda leader in Iraq: Abu Ayyub al Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al Zawahri.

Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Officials Seeing New Home-Grown Terror Cells

This is according to Scott Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. These groups of Islamic radicals are made up of disaffected men in their teens and 20s who draw moral inspiration from Al Qaeda and use the Internet to organize and plan potential attacks.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Raids Follow Zarqawi’s Death

American forces carried out almost 40 raids in the wake of the airstrike death of the terrorist leader. But as Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen writes, the absence of Zarqawi is likely to lead to greater sectarian bloodshed in Iraq.
(Also: Zarqawi survived the attack and tried to escape.)

Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


Glenn Beck
From MediaMatters

CNN Host Compares Gore to Hitler

“Headline News” host Glenn Beck said Al Gore’s story-telling methods in his global warming movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” were like those of Hitler. “Hitler said a little bit of truth,” Beck said, “and then he mixed in ‘and it’s the Jews’ fault.’ ”

Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


Al Gore on global warming

Gore on Climate Skeptics: Some Still Debating ?Whether the Moon Landing Was Staged?

That’s what the man-on-a-mission has to say about those who claim that the evidence isn’t in on global warming.

Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Gore Could Cause ‘Global Boring’

The political satirist reports: “The election of former Vice President Al Gore to the White House could result in a disastrous phenomenon called ‘global boring,’ in which millions of people around the world would fall asleep in an unprecedented narcoleptic pandemic.”

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


Lawrence Bender
Courtesy Paramount Classics

Lawrence Bender: The Truthdig Interview

Bender, the producer of every Quentin Tarantino movie, describes how he produced the Al Gore global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Check out:

  • Why he thought a guy nicknamed “The Robot” would a compelling documentary subject
  • His take on Gore’s inability to capitalize on global warming when he was in office
  • His recognition that climate change barely registers on most voters’ minds

  • Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Gore
    Courtesy Paramount Classics

    Gore: America in ‘Category 5’ Denial on Global Warming

    Al Gore, in an interview with The Nation, says that no meaningful change will happen on the global warming front until the public starts demanding it of their leaders. And right now, the people have other things on their minds.

    Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Nasty Foes Now Owe Apology to Gore

    “Like many prophets, Gore has often been derided as an annoyance, an extremist and possibly a madman. Every great American mind of our time felt compelled to take a shot at him.”

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    AL Gore smear
    From crooksandliars.com

    Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore to Nazi Propagandist

    Sure, it’s despicable. But it’s also a bit gratifying to see how low Big Oil has to stoop to try to squelch Al Gore’s message.

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore and Drudge
    Matt Drudge removed from his web site an apparently false story about Al Gore being hypocritically unfriendly to the environment after a blogger called him on it.

    Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

    We usually don’t like to point to mud fights, but on something as deadly serious as global warming, we thought it proper to call out conservative Internet kingpin Matt Drudge, who tried to peddle the apparently false story that Gore & Co. were hypocritically environmentally unfriendly at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Snubs Gore Film on Global Warming

    “We need to set aside” the issue of what is causing global warming, the president said, in defense of his decision not to watch Al Gore’s movie. To which Gore later thundered back, “Why should we set aside the global scientific consensus? Is it because Exxon Mobil wants us to set it aside?”
    Not that this is a surprise, but what a tragedy nonetheless that the man who could most effect meaningful change on the issue of global warming won’t even watch an acclaimed movie on the issue.

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Climate Scientist to Think Tank: Stop Misrepresenting My Research

    A global warming researcher is claiming that a Big Gas-funded think tank has been misrepresenting one of his studies in an effort to throw doubt on the reality of global warming.

  • Earlier: The think tank goes after Al Gore.
  • Keep in mind that, to date, there have been no peer-reviewed studies that cast real doubt on the fact of global warming.

    Posted on May 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Big Oil Launches Attack on Al Gore

    A think tank bankrolled in part by oil companies has launched a disinformation campaign against Gore’s “global warming alarmism” in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore lecture
    From a123.g.akamai.net

    Gore 2008 Buzz Is Growing

    As Al Gore crisscrosses the country to promote his new global warming movie, Democrats are speculating with feverish intensity about the former veep’s political future.
    Update: Arianna appears to be on board, and even Franklin Foer of The New Republic is gushing about Gore’s movie.

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


    SNL_Gore

    Now Appearing: President Gore

    Al Gore addresses the nation as if he were president in this “Saturday Night Live” clip. Watch for the parody of Bush’s spying programs.

    Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush NSA Program
    From ThinkProgress

    Bush Claims NSA Program Targets Only Al Qaeda

    The president claims that the program activities “strictly target Al Qaeda and their known affiliates,” despite USA Today’s claim that the NSA has pored over the records of tens of millions of Americans.

    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Gore magazine covers
    From the Wall Street Journal

    Gore for 2008?

    Favorable publicity surrounding Al Gore’s new global warming movie has contributed to the buzz that the former VP has his sights set on the White House in 2008. A former aide tells the WSJ that he’s been talking about it.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


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