Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Couple of Must Reads!

Firstly, former Reagan administration official Paul Craig Roberts latest.

Who Will Save America?

Entire article here. Here's a couple excerpts...

A number of readers have asked me when did I undergo my epiphany, abandon right-wing Reaganism and become an apostle of truth and justice. When I saw that the neoconservative response to 9/11 was to turn a war against stateless terrorism into military attacks on Muslim states, I realized that the Bush administration was committing a strategic blunder with open-ended disastrous consequences for the US that, in the end, would destroy Bush, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement.

...The TV networks mimic Fox News' faux patriotism. Anyone who depends on print, TV, or right-wing talk radio media is totally misinformed. The Bush administration has achieved a de facto Ministry of Propaganda. The years of illegal spying have given the Bush administration power over the media and the opposition. Journalists and Democratic politicians don't want to have their adulterous affairs broadcast over television or to see their favorite online porn sites revealed in headlines in the local press with their names attached. Only people willing to risk such disclosures can stand up for the country.

...Many patriotic readers have written to me expressing their frustration that fact and common sense cannot gain a toehold in a debate guided by hysteria and disinformation. Other readers write that 9/11 shields Bush from accountability, They challenge me to explain why three World Trade Center buildings on one day collapsed into their own footprints at free fall speed, an event outside the laws of physics except under conditions of controlled demolition. They insist that there is no stopping war and a police state as long as the government's story on 9/11 remains unchallenged. They could be right. There are not many editors eager for writers to explore the glaring defects of the 9/11 Commission Report. One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations. We know the government lied about Iraqi WMD, but we believe the government told the truth about 9/11.

Republican Who Oversees N.S.A. Calls for Wiretap Inquiry

Entire article here. Here's a couple excerpts...

A House Republican whose subcommittee oversees the National Security Agency broke ranks with the White House on Tuesday and called for a full Congressional inquiry into the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program.

The lawmaker, Representative Heather A. Wilson of New Mexico, chairwoman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, said in an interview that she had "serious concerns" about the surveillance program. By withholding information about its operations from many lawmakers, she said, the administration has deepened her apprehension about whom the agency is monitoring and why.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagreed with Congresswoman Wilson, re: Howard Stern's ah-hem, "Show," and nonetheless Howard's Utter RIGHT to Free Speech, backed up by yes, the US CONSTITUTION, the interpretation of which, at least I can gladly say that rep. Wilson and I AGREE on, re: President GW Bus$h's Current(and more WIDESPREAD than the Administration will dare to currently ADMIT TO) UNLAWFUL Spying "Program," upon WE, The PEOPLE, IE HIS, president Bush's FELLOW American CITIZENRY!
Good Story choice, Doug, as a Purveyor of another Blogspot partly devoted to, God Love him, the now deceased, former GREAT and truly AMERICAN "GONZO" Journalist, Hunter S. Thompson(who lives on STILL, forever, in his great WRITINGS) I go completely along with your word choice RE: "ALTORTURO GONZO," IE our, ah-hem, now LAWLESS Executive backing, ostensible Attorney general, Mr. GONZALES! BestBarks, Brian and Casper O'MOORE!

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resistance is futile

10:03 PM  

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