Entries by emptywheel

Why Did We Go to War against Iraq?

According to Atrios’ timeline, we’ve now entered the first phase of a long process that will end in war:

Winter/Spring – The clone army of foreign policy “experts” fromconservative foreign policy outfits nobody ever heard of beforesuddenly appear on all the cable news programs all the time, frowningfuriously and expressing concerns about the “grave threat” that Iranposes.

Reading Comprehension Can Be Fun

Summary: In this post, I review Jason Leopold’s claim that Bush authorized domestic surveillance before 9/11. Leopold relies heavily on a December 2000 document to make his claim and cites it out of context. He includes three other sources to support his claim, but these sources are talking about different programs, not the domestic surveillance program James Risen first exposed.

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