Valerie Plame

Bush blows off Libby

I thought that George W. Bush would surely grant I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby a full pardon.  Nope. From TP: Today is President Bush’s last full day in office, and according to Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff, he has decided not to pardon Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff Scooter Libby for his role in the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. The move has left many conservatives very disappointed: “I’m flabbergasted,” said one influential Republican activist, who had raised the issue with White House aides, but who asked not to be identified criticizing the president. Ambassador Richard Carlson, the vice chairman

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McClellan will testify

John Conyers of the House Judiciary committee would like to have a word with Scott McClellan. Unlike Sarah Taylor or many of the other former White House employees, Scott McClellan is willing and has agreed to testify before the committee. Now, this is big news. Keith Olbermann has the low down.

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The Tale of Lies by the Vice President and President

We have known about the President and Vice President’s web of lies which led up the war in Iraq for some time. The book Hubris, by David Corn and Michael Isikoff, does an excellent job of documenting what was wrong and why we knew them to be wrong. The Los Angeles Times runs a story today about the findings of the Senate intelligence committee. The article had to do with the difference between what the president and vice president said and what was actually known. These facts are in Hubris but it is the first time that a government committee has

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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