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Guantanamo’s Last Terror Trial

The legacy of terror trials at Guantanamo Bay has potentially come to an end, as a judge has dropped the charges for the last case at the naval base in accord with President Obama’s executive order to halt all court proceedings there.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 READ MORE


Staying the Rhetorical Course

George Bush has dealt with the failure of his “stay the course” strategy by pretending it never existed, but will other candidates who once abused the phrase follow suit?  And will the media hold them accountable?

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Cutting and Running From ‘Stay the Course’

The Washington Post delivers a blistering analysis of Bush & Co.‘s attempts to erase from the nation’s memory a phrase now synonymous with head-in-the-sand stupidity.

  • Earlier: Watch Bush try to pull the wool over Stephanopoulos’ eyes

  • Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    George W. Bush

    Bush Backpedals on ‘Stay the Course’

    UPDATE: Check out a better video version
    The president is rewriting history again, this time on ABC’s “This Week,” where he told George Stephanopoulos: “Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been ‘stay the course,’ George. We have been—we will complete the mission….” (Video & Transcript)

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Tables Turned
    From the N.Y. Times

    ‘Stay the Course’ Backfiring for GOP’ers

    In stark contrast to the 2002 and 2004 campaigns, Democrats in races all over the country are now pummeling their GOP opponents for advocating a “stay the course” stance in the failed Iraq war. Karl Rove’s strategy of trying to turn a weakness into a strength is backfiring big-time.

    Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


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