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by Ron
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: GOP seeks to declassify Clarke data
Replies: 7
Views: 3041

It's pretty clear that instead of directing the CIA to, you know, protect us from terrorists or something trivial like that, the marching orders to the intelligence community are to dig up attack points on Richard Clarke. Gee. It's Monica Lewinsky all over again [as in government paralyzed]. But at...
by Ron
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Clarke Cliff's Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

From his point of view, then, Bush's post-9/11 obsession with attacking states was simply playing into al-Qaeda's hands. "It was as if Usama bin Laden, hidden in some high mountain redoubt, were engaging in long-range mind control of George Bush, chanting 'invade Iraq, you must invade Iraq.'" I kno...
by Ron
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice To Testify As Bush's Numbers Go Up
Replies: 11
Views: 4392

So she's going to testify under oath ? This just in from the Village Voice : To cite but one recent example [of a civil servant standing up ala Clarke]: Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator with a top secret clearance, said in an interview last week with Salon that the FBI had information that an ...
by Ron
Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

From what we've heard so far from the Bush team, it appears that they simply don't have any answers--which of course only gives more credence to Clarke's testimony. BTW, what reasons were given for the White House refusal to allow Rice to testify publicly? [But giving an interview on "60 Minutes" is...
by Ron
Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

I think what distinguishes Bust The Younger from the others is the quality of those he chose for top spots, beginning with the vice president. This is one ideologically-driven bunch with Powell and Rice thrown into the mix to fool people into thinking that there is a degree of balance and reason whe...
by Ron
Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

One last addition to the previous Kremlin-speak from the above link: There was a threat assessment and there are guidelines. He [Ashcroft] is acting under the guidelines," an FBI spokesman said. Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department, however, would identify what the threat was, when it was dete...
by Ron
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

So did Ashcroft -- he stopped flying commercial jets in July 2001. From the above link: Asked if he knew anything about the threat or who might have made it, the attorney general replied, "Frankly, I don't. That's the answer." And the last paragraph from that link: The Justice Department insists th...
by Ron
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coulter rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 12
Views: 4999

Gary Aldrich vs. Richard Clark. A sex tell-all vs. an expose explaining why America's currently at war. Hmmm. Tough call. And what's that you say? The latter's getting all the attention? Score two points [at last] for American media!
by Ron
Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Medicare report/rolling back timber rules
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Medicare report/rolling back timber rules

MK wrote:At this point, if an inanimate carbon rod was on the ballot, it would get my vote over the incumbents.


rspaight wrote:To be honest, if the Dems nominated a 4x8 sheet of plywood, I'd vote plywood.


This shapes up as quite a race.
by Ron
Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sept. 11 Commission Begins Two-Day Hearing
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

An unnamed spokesman for the Bush campaign was quoted as saying of Sept. 11, "We own it." That comment particularly disturbed the Four Moms. "They can have it," said Ms. Van Auken. "Can I have my husband back now? " "If they want to own 9/11, they also have to own 9/10 and 9/12," said Ms. Kleinberg...
by Ron
Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Can't get on stevehoffman.tv
Replies: 5
Views: 3101

Xenu wrote:Dunno. Are you implying that logic wins over vindictiveness?

Down boy. Down.
by Ron
Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

Shit. Well, thanks for the update.
by Ron
Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

So what exactly is Kerry doing? Is he any less strident? Any more "presidential"? Is he making any strides in *educating* the electorate re: the administration's failures? He must speak to those other than the converted. And with no Democratic opponent sniping at his heels, he's got a golden opportu...
by Ron
Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice rejects Clarke charges
Replies: 36
Views: 13682

If this is the best defense they can muster, especially having three months advance access to the book, they're *really* hiding something. My God. You mean there could possibly be more? That would mean that this recent ineptitude may very well have been choreographed in advance, all in an effort to...
by Ron
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Preserved in Amber" -- Clarke unloads
Replies: 10
Views: 4572

One last point as regards the Iraq Resolution. The vote came just prior to the midterm elections where a "no" vote would appear as soft on terrorism. It's anyone's guess, but had Clarke told his story at that time congressmen would have been given an out whereby they could face constituents with a "...