March 28, 2004

Another Patriot. Sibel Edmonds's story may get overlooked amid Richard Clarke's allegations. It shouldn't. Edmonds was a FBI translator who was fired in 2002 when she reported misconduct, security lapses and incompetence in the terrorism units.

The AP says Rice's refusal to appear in public, under oath, before the 9/11 Commission "is blossoming into a public relations nightmare. Michael Gerhardt, a constitutional law professor at the College of William and Mary: "This is mostly about politics, not about the legalities. ... It hasn't kept her from talking to the press." ... Kerry's getting the hang of it: "If Condoleezza Rice can find time to do '60 Minutes' on television before the American people, she ought to find 60 minutes to speak to the commission under oath."

The Center for American Progress couldn't find even one reference where Rice, Dick Cheney or George Bush said "al Qaeda" or "bin Laden" in public between 1/20/01 (Inauguration) and 9/10/01. If you have one, they are offering prizes. ... Donald Rumsfeld says the 9/11 attacks were a "law enforcement" issue. ... The Pentagon acknowledges that "[t]o meet the demand for troops in Iraq, the military has been deploying some National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers who aren't fit for combat." Also: "Army sent mentally ill troops to Iraq."

A devastating article on the WMD Hoax. David Kay: "If Powell had said to the Security Council: 'It's one source, we never actually talked to him, and we don't know his name,' as he's describing this, I think people would have laughed us out of court."

OMG. "You can't see what you think is a threat and hope it goes away. You used to could when the oceans protected us, but the lesson of September the 11th is, is when the President sees a threat, we must deal with it before it -- before it comes to fruition through death on our own soils, for example." George W. Bush, March 26, 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Finally -- don't drink the Kool-Aid!

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