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Study finds Bush administration lied in lead up to war

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This one was/is a no brainer. Anyone who has kinda been following the Bush Administration has to know this one. There have been 15 – 20 very good books written on the numerous lies that the Bush Administration used to sell the War. One of the best and most comprehensive books was Frank Rich’s The Greatest Story ever Sold. Well, there is now a formal study which has come to the same conclusion.

The study was a joint project from the Center For Public Integrity and Fund For Independence in Journalism.

Keith Olbermann discusses this study with Rachael Maddow of Air America Radio.


From AP:

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.” (more…)

Update:  Think Progress has the Bush Administration’s response to this study.   It just isn’t worth commenting on according to Dana Perino.  Really?

By |2008-01-23T07:49:37-04:00January 23rd, 2008|Bush Administration, Countdown|Comments Off on Study finds Bush administration lied in lead up to war

The best administration moves of 2007 to undermine the Constitution

I have been thinking about this for a little while. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Sam Alito, John Roberts and others have worked very hard to make Congress subservient to the Executive Branch. They have almost completely made the Courts part of the Executive Branch.

So, what do you think was the Bush Administration’s best move (you may include anyone in the Executive, Judicial or Legislative branches of our government) to undermine our Constitution? There are several to chose from. I will chose the “best” answer and post it plus I will give the winner $100 gift certificate from The winner will be posted at 5 pm on Friday, January 4th. Please make sure that you fill in your e-mail address in the comment section so that I can inform you personally that you have won.

There really aren’t any rules. If you are a personal friend of mine you probably shouldn’t enter the contest. You can enter as many times as you would like. I’m the judge. This is completely subjective.

By |2007-12-31T01:37:40-04:00December 31st, 2007|Bush Administration, Congress|Comments Off on The best administration moves of 2007 to undermine the Constitution

Countdown – Administration keeps pressure on Iran

Look we have known about the Iranian Revolutionary Guard for years. For over 10 years, we have known that they supported terrorism. Bush and the neocons (put Romney in that category) have opening written about their plans. They wanted to start a transformation in the Middle East. Iraq was just the start. Now, on to Iran.

David Shuster is sitting in for Keith Olbermann. He interviews PJ Crowley from the Center for American Progress (PJ has been on my radio show. He is extremely knowledgeable and sensible.)



The United States imposed stiff sanctions against Iran on Thursday, targeting two Iranian military groups and a number of Iranian banks and people it accuses of backing nuclear proliferation and terror-related activities.

“What this means is that no U.S. citizen or private organization will be allowed to engage in financial transactions with these persons and entities,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said. “In addition, any assets that these designees have under U.S. jurisdiction will be immediately frozen.”

Rice and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson made the announcement in a brief appearance before reporters on Thursday morning. (more…)

By |2007-10-26T00:05:47-04:00October 26th, 2007|Bush Administration, Iran|Comments Off on Countdown – Administration keeps pressure on Iran
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