Here is master Spin doctor comes to the rescue of the warmongers: Case Closed From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. by Stephen F. Hayes OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that... Continue Reading →

US sounds like a child that must have the last word Mr ElBaradei said work was still in progress on verifying Iran's nuclear programme, but that he found American scepticism about the failure to find evidence of a nuclear weapons programme "disingenuous". "We reflect facts, as radar does, without partiality," he said, according to Associated... Continue Reading →

In a time when the truth is constantly spun to meet the demands of political expedience, we should feel encouraged that a young soldier stood tall for the truth. Despite pressures to act otherwise, she rejected a burdensome life of deceit and fiction. DefenseWatch

Of course they're outside of the country- many of them don't have ties in it. They have to visit their families and businesses in Europe and North America. For some of them, it sometimes seems like the "Governing Council" is something of an interesting hobby- a nice little diversion in the monthly routine: golf on... Continue Reading →

Us is learning how the Middle Easterns govern "The United States is deeply frustrated with its hand-picked council members because they have spent more time on their own political or economic interests than in planning for Iraq's political future, especially selecting a committee to write a new constitution, the officials added. "We're unhappy with all... Continue Reading →

Saga of Richard Pearle Richard Perle Libel Watch, Week 34 Eight months ago, foreign policy hawk Richard N. Perle vowed to sue investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh for libel over Hersh's New Yorker feature, "Lunch With the Chairman." Perle described the story as "all lies, from beginning to end," in the March 12 New York... Continue Reading →

And What Pearles gang will not do" On one side are officials who say senior Pentagon civilians are conducting foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, outside of established channels on the basis of questionable intelligence. On the other are hawks who say the State Department, the CIA and others don't fully appreciate the threats... Continue Reading →

"Feel Good Policy" It would take some chutzpah for me to accuse President Bush, Congressional Democrats and a courageous Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident of bolstering some of the world's most odious dictators. But here goes. The Bush administration has variously backed, threatened, acquiesced in or hinted at tough new sanctions against Cuba, Syria, North Korea... Continue Reading →

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