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Human Rights Watch: Prosecute the Bush War Criminals

A U.S.-based human rights group published a report Tuesday calling on foreign governments to prosecute George W. Bush and some of his chief officials in light of a growing body of evidence of war crimes. (more)

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 READ MORE


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worldbiography.net

Bush Memos OK’d CIA Torture

Two recently disclosed memos from 2003 and 2004 show the Bush administration giving CIA torture techniques, most famously waterboarding, an explicit executive nod after worries arose in the intelligence community about the legality of the treatment of detainees.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008 READ MORE


Ron Suskind on Bush’s ‘Great Lies’

Ron Suskind’s new book alleges that the White House ordered the CIA to fabricate a link between Iraq and al-Qaida. The CIA director at the time, George Tenet, calls the claim “ridiculous.” Suskind says that’s just an example of “George’s memory issue.”

Posted on Aug 5, 2008 READ MORE


Ashcroft
AP photo / Susan Walsh

Ashcroft Defends Waterboarding at House Hearing

Discussing the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said he didn’t think waterboarding constituted torture and that the technique produced “very valuable” reports. He was testifying on the Bush administration’s interrogation rules.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008 READ MORE


Cheney
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


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


Tenet
smh.com.au

CIA Report Blames Tenet for 9/11 Failure

A newly released internal CIA report lays the “ultimate blame” for a lack of strategy to combat al-Qaida before 9/11 on former Director George Tenet, who calls the charge “flat wrong.” Congress ordered the declassification of the scathing document, which was completed in 2005.

Posted on Aug 21, 2007 READ MORE


Wolfowitz and Tenet
AP Photo

Bush Alums Reap Their Rewards

It’s no wonder that an administration that celebrated and rewarded liars and opportunists would produce the likes of Paul Wolfowitz, who followed up the Iraq disaster with a scandal at the World Bank, and George Tenet, who held his tongue until the price was right. But how do they sleep at night?

Posted on May 8, 2007 READ MORE


Tenet

‘60 Minutes’ Grills Tenet

George Tenet’s combative interview with “60 Minutes” is as fascinating as it is upsetting. The former CIA director careens between defensive ire and finger-pointing at an administration he says distracted us from the biggest threat to our nation’s security.

Posted on May 4, 2007 READ MORE


Tenet’s Share of the Shame

While the natural human fascination with gossip and backbiting among our rulers guarantees media coverage and best-seller status for George Tenet’s new memoir, the former CIA director cannot achieve absolution in print or on television.

Posted on May 3, 2007 READ MORE


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Posted on May 2, 2007 READ MORE


Tenet and Bush
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After Thousands Have Died, Tenet Comes Clean

The three short sentences at the beginning of Chapter 17 of former CIA Director George Tenet’s memoir, “At the Center of the Storm,” tell it all: “The United States did not go to war in Iraq solely because of WMD. I doubt it was even the principal cause. Yet it was the public face that was put on it.”

Posted on May 1, 2007 READ MORE


Tenet: Cheney Distorted His ‘Slam Dunk’ Remark

In a new memoir, former CIA Director George Tenet accepts some responsibility for his intelligence assessment of Iraq in the buildup to war, but he also blames the Bush administration for its ill-founded determination to invade.  He takes particular issue with Vice President Dick Cheney for citing Tenet’s “slam dunk” statement as justification for war: “I remember watching and thinking: ‘As if you needed me to say “slam dunk” to convince you to go to war with Iraq.’ ”

Posted on Apr 27, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on Lies, Foley and Fascism

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on Condoleezza’s lies, Foley’s fiasco, American fascism and more.

Posted on Oct 5, 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


Chris Buckley
From Forbes FYI

Buckley: Let’s Quit While We’re Behind

Humorist and former Bush I speechwriter Christopher Buckley, a once-staunch Republican, writes that he hopes his party loses both houses in November. And as for Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”? Buckley suggests it should be termed “incontinent conservatism.”

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


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