Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Trauma of 9/11 Is No Excuse

Richard A. Clarke The Washington Post Sunday, May 31, 2009 Top officials from the Bush administration have hit upon a revealing new theme as they retrospectively justify their national security policies. Call it the White House 9/11 trauma defense. “Unless … Continue reading

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Bush defends interrogation program in Michigan speech

Peter Hamby CNN May 29, 2009 BENTON HARBOR, Michigan (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush on Thursday repeated Dick Cheney’s assertion that the administration’s enhanced interrogation program, which included controversial techniques such as waterboarding, was legal and garnered valuable … Continue reading

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Cheney Grabs a Third Term

Maureen Dowd Op-Ed Columnist The New York Times May 20, 2009 Dick and Rummy are at Cafe Milano in Georgetown, holding court. The maître d’ fawns. Waiters hover. Tourists snap pics on their digital cameras. Cable chatterers stop by to … Continue reading

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John Weaver: GOP “Headed For A Blowout” In 2012 If Cheney, Limbaugh, Palin Lead

Susan Crile Huffington Post 05-18-09 Another leading Republican strategist has voiced concerns about the direction of the GOP. John Weaver, a top adviser to Utah Governor John Huntsman, said this week that the Republican party is headed for an electoral … Continue reading

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Cheney, Master of Pain

Maureen Dowd Op-Ed Columnist The New York Times May 17, 2009 Dick Cheney has done many dastardly things. But presiding over policies so saturnine that they ended up putting the liberal speaker from San Francisco on the hot seat about … Continue reading

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A Broken Republican Party

Buck Blue Herald May 15th, 2009 Rush Limbaugh couldn’t be more wrong. The very worst of what constitutes republican ideology is all that is left of the party nowadays. Their numbers are dropping, and he is mostly to blame for … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton To Cheney: ‘It’s Over’

Mark Nickolas Political Base May 13, 2009 Apparently, former President Bill Clinton feels the same way about Dick Cheney as do the rest of us: Bill Clinton jokingly laughed off a question Wednesday about former Vice President Dick Cheney and … Continue reading

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