There’s a detail in the WaPo story on Charles Duelfer’s new book that suggests, at a time when DOD was pushing Ahmed Chalabi to run Iraq, they were targeting Iraqi leaders for harrassment and arrest.
|By: emptywheel Saturday January 31, 2009 8:13 am|
Corporal Pat Tillman, who left the NFL after 9/11 to serve in the Army Rangers, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. For months surrounding his death, he was made into a propaganda tool to glorify Bush’s failed wars. The exposure of the truth behind Tillman’s death has since turned him into a symbol of the duplicity of the Bush Administration, the fight for the truth, and the futility of the war itself. And today, the day before new Cardinal heros take the stage, we should remember the Tillman family’s fight for truth.
|By: emptywheel Friday January 30, 2009 1:49 pm|
We don’t get Rove’s testimony until February 23, at the earliest. But at least by then, Obama will legitimately be running DOJ, which gives him several additional ways to respond to this.
|By: bmaz Friday January 30, 2009 11:00 am|
This is it baby, the big finale. All the marbles come down to these two: One Red. One Black. One will leave with the Lombardi Trophy in hand, the other with the regret of the world’s biggest runner-up percolating in their gut for the entire off season, maybe for the rest of their lives. It is time for Super Bowl Trash Talk!
|By: emptywheel Friday January 30, 2009 8:52 am|
Why haven’t journalists shown any outrage–or even mere interest–in the news that the government systematically spied on journalists?
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 29, 2009 7:18 pm|
Mikey Isikoff (surprise!!!) has the exclusive (!!!) read of what Fred Fielding is now trying to assert for Rove: Executive privilege. For the first time. With no specific review of whether or not Rove’s actions–particularly as they relate to pursuing a witch hunt against Governor Siegelman and attempting to get Patrick Fitzgerald fired while investigating Bush’s orders to go after Joe Wilson–merit “executive privilege,” Fielding is now asserting executive privilege. And Isikoff is such a crack journalist, he doesn’t notice the change in stance!!!
Welcome to old ways in Washington DC!
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 29, 2009 3:15 pm|
59-0 to oust the now former Governor.
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 29, 2009 3:13 pm|
It was bound to happen. Matt Cooper, to whom Karl Rove leaked Valerie Wilson’s identity, is now reporting on Karl Rove again (at his new digs over at TPM). Better yet, Matt suggests Turdblossom may have miscalculated in his efforts to avoid testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.
I spoke with a Washington lawyer who has dealt with many presidential privilege issues and he (or is it she?) raised some interesting questions
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 29, 2009 1:41 pm|
Go read the ProPublica database of missing OLC opinions. Or my timeline on the same subject.
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 29, 2009 12:24 pm|
Sorry I’ve been a bit distracted (yes yes, I know I promised a post on those missing OLC opinions!!) But until I get undistracted, check out this video from Turdblossom.
Note how he describes the issue:
I’ve been directed again … not to respond to a subpoena, exerting privilege on behalf of a former President.