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Blagojevich vs. the Senate

Some have argued that the Senate does not have the right to reject embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s pick to replace Barack Obama. However, history clearly disagrees.

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America’s Wars of Self-Destruction

War is a poison. It is a poison that nations and groups must at times ingest to ensure their survival. But, like any poison, it can kill you just as surely as the disease it is meant to eradicate.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008 READ MORE


McCain the Press

McCain’s Senior Moment?

In response to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama last week, John McCain boasted on “Meet the Press” of the five former secretaries of state who have thrown their support behind his own candidacy. Yet braggadocio ran into bungle when McCain tried to name all five, twice getting only to four,and looking a bit shaky in the process.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008 READ MORE



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Bill Boyarsky on Election ‘08 and the Real America

Fresh off a trip to small-town Ohio, Truthdig’s political reporter weighs in on the week’s news, from the Colin Powell endorsement to the battle for Pennsylvania.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008 READ MORE


Palin: ‘I’m Not Going to Toot My Own Horn, but ...’

John McCain and his running mate respond to Colin Powell’s endorsement of the other ticket, which the general said was motivated in part by McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin.

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Powell Said What Obama Couldn’t

Colin Powell demonstrated his eponymous “Powell Doctrine” of overwhelming force on Sunday when he endorsed Barack Obama on “Meet the Press.” The general covered all lines of retreat and took no prisoners.

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Palin Pushes Powell, Voters Away From McCain

Colin Powell said Sarah Palin was one of the many reasons he decided to endorse Barack Obama. According to an ABC News-Washington Post poll, he has plenty of company. Fifty-two percent of likely voters question John McCain’s judgment because of his running mate choice.

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The former secretary of state and Joint Chiefs chairman revealed on Sunday whom he is voting for and why. Powell explained that it was not easy to disappoint his friend, John McCain, but that Barack Obama is the “transformational figure” America needs at this moment.

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Powell Gets Down
guardian.co.uk

Powell Busts a Move

Former Secretary of State and current dance sensation Colin Powell graced the stage of a London hip-hop concert “in celebration of African culture.” The song he sang and danced to? A Nigerian hit about people spending money gleaned from U.S. Internet scam victims.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008 READ MORE


Washington’s Overrated ‘Old Hands’

The strongest argument for Obama is the weak performance of the Republican regime’s vaunted “grown-ups,” including McCain and his advisers. They have gone far in proving that experience can be overrated.

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Whistle-Blower Points to Target List in U.S. Attack on Hotel

A veteran of Army intelligence has shed new light on the military’s 2003 shelling of the Palestine Hotel, a Baghdad home to many journalists, including two who were killed by that attack.

Posted on May 14, 2008 READ MORE


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AP photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta

Cheney, Other Top Officials Authorized Waterboarding

Bush administration officials Vice President Dick Cheney, current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft were among those who deliberated over, and eventually approved, the use of “harsh interrogation techniques” (which some would call torture) at meetings following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE


Powell
abcnews.go.com

Powell Salutes Obama, Worries About Wars

Gen. Colin Powell won’t say who will get his vote this November, but on Thursday’s “Good Morning America,” the former secretary of state put in a good word for all three front-runners, praised Obama’s Rev. Wright speech and worried that the U.S. armed forces are becoming “very, very stretched” by the protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008 READ MORE


The Only Lesson We Ever Learn Is That We Never Learn

The Independent’s Robert Fisk looks back at five years of catastrophe in Iraq and is reminded of Winston Churchill’s depiction of Palestine as a “hell-disaster.”

Posted on Mar 19, 2008 READ MORE


Bush ranch posse
merip.org

The 935 Lies They Told Us About Iraq

The Center for Public Integrity has launched a new Web site that documents some of the 935 “false statements” that George W. Bush and his seven hawks made while pushing war with Iraq. The site endeavors to show that this wasn’t a case of just getting it wrong, but “a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation.”

Posted on Jan 23, 2008 READ MORE


Curve Ball
cbsnews.com

Source of Faulty Iraq Weapons Claims Revealed

Meet Rafid Ahmed Alwan, otherwise known as “Curve Ball” in intelligence circles.  He’s an Iraqi defector who apparently won himself a green card with his fabricated claims about Saddam Hussein’s regime harboring biological weapons, which became the CIA’s (and Colin Powell’s) key justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Posted on Nov 3, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo/Louis Lanzano

Truthdiggers of the Week:  Barton Gellman and Jo Becker

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Washington Post reporters Barton Gellman and Jo Becker, whose four-part exposé on Vice President Dick Cheney leaves little room for doubting his sinister influence on President Bush.

Posted on Jun 29, 2007 READ MORE


Trashing Precedent

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Jack and the Branches of Government

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President’s Best Friend

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Big Shots

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Friend or Foe?

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Too Little Too Late

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Facing Extinction

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Speeding Past Compassion

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Powell: We’ve Got ‘Em by the Tail

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Powell: The Price of Distraction

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Powell: Dems Along for the Ride

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Powell: How America Supports the Troops

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Powell: State of the Union

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Dick Cheney
jabtv.com

Cheney Rejected Iran Concessions

Four years ago, Iran offered to end its support of Hezbollah and Hamas, help to stabilize Iraq and make its nuclear program more transparent, according to a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. But Vice President Dick Cheney nixed the deal, because of his “We don’t talk to evil” mentality, the aide said.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


Condoleezza Rice Might Testify at Libby Trial

Condoleezza Rice may join Dick Cheney as a witness in “Scooter” Libby’s perjury trial. The secretary of state’s name appeared on a list of potential witnesses that included Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowitz, George Tenet, Colin Powell and members of the Washington media elite.

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Powell: Puppet Ruler

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Powell: The Marble Ceiling

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Powell: Who’s the Greediest of Them All?

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Weekly Video Roundup

In this week’s edition of Truthdig-flavored videos, Jon Stewart disassembles Iraq war cheerleader Bill Kristol, Colin Powell tears down John McCain’s “troop surge” arguments, and a Va. congressman spouts off some head-scratching anti-Muslim remarks.

 

Posted on Dec 22, 2006 READ MORE


Colin Powell

Colin Powell Deflates McCain’s Iraq Strategy

Colin Powell, who’s been on something of a credibility campaign since that vaudevillian performance at the United Nations, took John McCain’s “troop surge” Iraq strategy to task on Sunday: “Let’s be clear about something else ... that gets a little confusing. There are really no additional troops.”

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Powell: The Elephant in the Room

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Powell: A Mammoth Undertaking

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Powell: A Monster of a War

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Powell - Grade School Diplomacy

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Powell - Thanksgiving Travel Trauma

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Powell - Bush’s Memoirs

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Powell - Fixer-Upper

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Marie Cocco: Colin Powell’s Complicity

A new biography makes you long for an act of conscience that is so out of style it seems quaint: the principled resignation.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Donald H. Rumsfeld
AP / Evan Vucci

Reflecting on Rumsfeld

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, describes how two main tenets of the so-called Rumsfeld Doctrine—the reduction of all things military into “metrics” and an obsession with perception management—have left America inured to the human cost of the Iraq war.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Fired Colin Powell

Despite having some distaste for the administration and an inkling that he might step down as secretary of state, Colin Powell, it turns out, got the boot from Bush’s then-chief of staff, Andrew Card, who said simply: “The president would like to make a change.”
(h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Sep 30, 2006 READ MORE


Powell Blasts Bush Interrogation Plan

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell sided with Sen. John McCain and others in opposition to Bush’s plan to authorize harsh interrogation of terror suspects. “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism,” he said.

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Powell - Cigarette Bait

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Powell - French Forces

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