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waterboarding
From USA3

Cheney Appears to Confirm Waterboarding Use

In an interview with a conservative radio talk show host, the vice president apparently confirmed that U.S. interrogators waterboarded Al Qaeda suspects.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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


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


Robert Scheer: Rice More Sordid Than Foley

Rep. Mark Foley’s predations might be evidence of a Republican Party gone to seed, but don’t let it obscure the fact that Condoleezza Rice appears to have lied under oath about Al Qaeda attack warnings she received in advance of Sept. 11.

Posted on Oct 3, 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


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


Jon Stewart

Stewart Mocks O’Reilly’s Al Qaeda Claim

The “Daily Show” pokes fun at Bill O’Reilly’s recent bragging that Al Qaeda has him on a hit list.  As Jon Stewart points out: “I don’t know if you’ve seen the Al Qaeda tapes, um…we’re kind of all on the hit list.”

Posted on Sep 22, 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


British Airways
From MSNBC

MSNBC: U.S. Pressured UK to Rush Terror Arrests

American officials leaned on England to arrest the would-be plane bombers at least a week before British authorities wanted to move in, according to MSNBC. One British official suggested the attacks were not imminent; the suspects did not yet have plane tickets—some didn’t even have passports.
Why did this allegedly happen? We have a (unfortunately justifiably) cynical answer. Click to the jump….

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


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


The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Posted on Jun 9, 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


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