From the daily archives: Thursday, January 5, 2006

Remarquer Sur l’Amanpour?

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So now we hear that the administration might even be spying on reporters…or are we?

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The State of War

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James Risen, co-author of the NYT article exposing illegal wiretapping on U.S. citizens has a new book out about that and other damning revelations about Bushco and the Iraq war. He is seen here on NBC’s Today Show:

(hat tip C&L)

Risen makes a few key points (also highlighted at Crooks and Liars):

12 or more officials blew the whistle on this, all described as being “motivated by the purest of reasons” Bush may have suggested that pain medication be withheld from detainees, beginning the slippery slope to Abu Ghraib Before the war, intelligence gathered […]

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The Art of No War

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Most of you by now understand my love of irony and sarcasm. This morning I’d like to introduce you to my friend irony. Irony is the Bush administration – avowed followers of the great philospher and religious leader Jesus Christ – invoking Sun Tzu – the great Chinese Taoist thinker and military strategist – to justify a secret executive order to spy on it’s own citizens without a warrant.

Noah Levitt highlights this in his article at Alternet:

Last week, White House spokeperson Trent Duffy provided the Bush administration’s rationale for its extralegal program to spy on United […]

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