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Truthdigger of the Week:  Gen. Antonio M. Taguba

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Army Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, whose 2004 report about prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib was damningly thorough and truthful—and who thus found himself contradicted and chastised by Pentagon and Bush administration officials for doing his job right.

Posted on Jun 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Sy Hersh on Defense Secretary Gates

Veteran journalist and Bush administration critic Seymour Hersh speaks to Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now” about what to expect from Robert Gates as defense secretary: “The reality is Gates is a fresh face and there’s a lot of people, [Brent] Scowcroft and James Baker among them, who are very worried about what’s going to happen in ‘08.” Watch it

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 READ MORE


Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


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    Hersh: White House ‘Stovepiping’ Iran Intelligence

    Seymour Hersh says the White House is channeling intelligence related to Iran’s nuclear program, a la Iraq, preventing the CIA from scrutinizing “evidence” attributed to a secret Israeli source inside Iran.  According to Hersh, the CIA maintains Iran has “no secret program of significant bomb making.”

    Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Seymour Hersh

    Hersh: Bush & Co. OKd Israel Offensive This Summer

    Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh defends his claim that the Bush White House effectively signed off on Israel’s planned offensive against Hezbollah earlier this summer—as a preparatory step for a potential attack on Iran. Hersh: “It’s ... time to decide whether we’re a democracy or not. This president is doing an awful lot of foreign policy without sharing it with the rest of us.”

    Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Hersh: U.S. Aided Israel as Prep for War on Iran

    The Bush administration was “closely involved in the planning of Israel?s retaliatory attacks” on Hezbollah, the inestimable Seymour Hersh alleges in The New Yorker. Furthermore, writes Hersh, Bush & Co. saw the Israeli attacks “as a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack to destroy Iran?s nuclear installations.” Administration officials have denied the charges. Read the whole thing. (more…)

     

    Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    Sy Hersh: War Planners Have No Hard Targets in Iran

    The investigative journalist par excellence tells CNN that many higher-ups in the Pentagon have grave concerns about the White House’s military designs in Iran.

    Posted on Jul 4, 2006 READ MORE


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