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AP / White House

The Cheney Hunting Incident

By Blair Golson

When the vice president accidentally shot 78-year-old Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting trip after drinking a beer, and then delayed telling the world about it for 14 hours, he refocused the nation’s attention on troubling questions of official secrecy (and Dick Cheney’s aim). Truthdig has all the videos, articles and documents you need to answer the questions for yourself.

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE



From Fox News via Think Progress

Cheney Admits to Drinking Before Accident

In a Fox News interview, Cheney admits to drinking a beer at lunch before the hunt, which took place a few hours later. (Hat tip: Think Progress.) If he’s low-balling the amount he drank, it wouldn’t be the first time Cheney misled the public.
UPDATE: AMERICAblog reports that MSNBC’s website “scrubbed” a reference to Cheney’s drinking.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE



Crooksandliars.com via Comedy Central

Cheney’s Response Becoming a Liability

Republicans are chastizing the vice president for his slow and unapologetic disclosure of the hunting incident. As well they should. For an administration that orchestrated Bush’s aircraft carrier photo-op, this episode seems particularly bush league.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE



From News of the World

Video Shows British Soldiers Beating Iraqi Teens

The News of the World (UK) publishes images and releases a video of a squadron of English soldiers savagely beating a group of rioting Iraqi teenagers in 2004. | story or watch video
UPDATE: British authorities have arrested a serving soldier in connection with the incident. | story

Posted on Feb 12, 2006 READ MORE


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