January 14, 2004

Box of Soap. How did new video footage of the 9/11 attacks, shot from across the East River in Brooklyn and given to the FBI by what the agency calls "a friendly bystander" end up on "a known Al-Qaeda website"? Justin Raimondo says it's a mystery the US government seems uninterested in solving. ... Paul O'Neill: At their first meeting where O'Neill was offered the job of Treasury Secretary, Bush was more interested in why the cheeseburgers he had ordered were slow to appear. ... Another administration official who was at the same meeting with O'Neill confirms that Bush ordered the Pentagon to explore the possibility of a ground invasion of Iraq well before 9/11. According to the book the following people were at the meeting: Bush, Cheney, O'Neill, Tenet, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, Shelton [Chairman Joint Chiefs] plus various aides and secretaries. So which administration official is talking? ... Paul Krugman hits another homer. ... MoveOn.org's winning political ad.

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