Jack Goldsmith links to an interesting document from the RummyLeaks library: then Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld’s memo to President Ford reviewing possible candidates to replace William Colby as head of the CIA. But Goldsmith doesn’t call out the most amusing part of the memo: the way that Rummy asserts that Poppy has the intelligence [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday January 10, 2011 6:05 am|
Today, Luis Posada Carrilles goes on trial. Posada is, of course, the Cuban-American who was a CIA asset for at least the Bay of Pigs era and almost certainly for years after. Among other things, he orchestrated the bombing of a Cuban plane in 1976, and more recently involved in the bombing of Cuban tourist [...]
|By: emptywheel Sunday August 8, 2010 8:28 am|
Steven Aftergood has an important update on the continuing saga of whether or not GAO can conduct investigations of intelligence activities. He explores the source of current restrictions on GAO review: a 1988 OLC opnion written by Douglas Kmiec. The current dispute between the Obama Administration and some members of Congress over whether to strengthen [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday February 18, 2008 10:55 am|
Am I the only one that finds it especially ironic that Poppy Bush endorsed McCain one day after McCain came out with a “no new taxes” pledge? If the timing was unintentional, I’d consider it a rather inauspicious coincidence if I were McCain.