The Senate Armed Services Committee is trying to investigate how allegedly counterfeit parts get into the military supply chain. But China won’t give visas–or promise freedom of movement without minders–to its investigators. Two key US senators on Tuesday accused China of hampering a congressional probe into how counterfeit electronics end up in the US military [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday May 16, 2011 10:02 am|
Greg Sargent has liberated the letter that Leon Panetta sent to John McCain to explain how torture didn’t find Osama bin Laden. Sargent has three paragraphs of the letter (go read them), but here is the operative passage. Let me further point out that we first learned about the facilitator/courier’s nom de guerre from a [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday May 13, 2011 5:00 am|
The most interesting aspect of Michael Mukasey’s retort to John McCain’s op-ed calling him a liar is not the content–that’s the same old trite sophism–but rather the publication details of it. It appears not under Mukasey’s byline, but under Dick Cheney’s speech-writer’s byline, complete with a picture. And when he introduces Mukasey’s words, Marc Thiessen [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday May 12, 2011 5:06 am|
John McCain has, on balance, a good op-ed in the WaPo refuting Michael Mukasey’s embrace of torture. McCain’s larger point is that our approach to the Arab Spring will have a key role in our ability to defeat terrorists, which is a point not being made vociferously enough. And while he places himself in the [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday March 7, 2011 8:31 am|
The buzz today focuses on John McCain’s latest gaff: in his weekly Sunday show appearance with Christiane Amanpour yesterday, he claimed that iPhones and iPads are made in the US. Host Christiane Amanpour spoke about her network’s project to empty a house of goods that are not made overseas. McCain responded: “I think it’s obviously [...]
|By: bmaz Thursday October 7, 2010 1:14 pm|
Todd Purdum has a pretty extensive and in depth article on John McCain just up at Vanity Fair and it paints a very brutal picture of McCain the tired old gluehorse. It is a picture I know well.
|By: bmaz Saturday August 28, 2010 8:40 pm|
Yes, that is Sparky the Sun Devil and the small turd next to him is John McCain. As you may have heard, the Arizona primary was last Tuesday and McCain squeaked by the “serious challenge” of gasbag extraordinaire J.D. Hayworth. McCain beat Hayworth by 25 points; this and other news and notes from the Arizona primary election.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday August 4, 2010 6:55 am|
So after a last minute dance with three Republican holds, James Clapper is poised to be confirmed as Director of National Intelligence. As I noted before, this means someone most Senators either have or have had concerns about will be approved by big numbers to head our intelligence community. But the more important story about [...]
|By: emptywheel Sunday August 1, 2010 6:24 pm|
That guy who used to use parliamentary maneuvers to be an out-and-out shit and get a lot of credibility for being a “Maverick”? He’s back. Sen. John McCain might delay confirmation of President Obama’s next national intelligence director, a spokesperson said Sunday. McCain is awaiting a report, content unspecified, that will determine whether he will [...]
|By: bmaz Friday July 30, 2010 4:36 pm|
A refreshing immigration proposal from the Obama Administration.