Daily Archives: February 13, 2004

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Intelligence Failure Invesitgation to be Overseen by a Weasel

[ Could Bush make it any more clear that he is not interested in being “a uniter,” as he likes to put it? Silberman, the one he appointed to head the commission to investigate intelligence failures prior to the Iraq War, is a sneaky partisan who let Oliver North off the hook. –doclalor ]Bush Appoints Iran-Contra Figure To Head Up Iraq “Intelligence” Probehttp://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/02/12/1550232Thursday, February 12th, 2004 | Listen to: Segment President Bush last week appointed a commission to investigate intelligence failures prior to the invasion of Iraq. Critics see the move as little more than window dressing since the commission […]

Michael Moore’s Latest Open Letter to Bush

[ In the latest open letter (below) of Michael Moore, he in effect challenges Bush to honor his promise, made Sunday on Meet the Press, to authorize release of all records relevant to determining his status in the Guard from 1972 to 1973. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan is a broken record on this: he can't stop remarking what a shame it is that people won't just leave this issue alone. At times like these it's worth remembering that Bill Clinton was pestered by relentless Republicans about lies of lesser significance. Excellent coverage of this issue is also available […]

Media Ownership

Comcast wants to acquire Disney and become the largest communications company in the world. Most of the media is already controlled by a small number of giant companies (see http://www.mediareform.net). These companies are not in business for the good of local communities, nor to promote genuine, free discussion on important issues for the good of our democracy. Note Comcast's recent refusal to run an anti-war ad and CBS' recent refusal to run a slick ad with a critical message about the Bush deficits. Their monopolization of the public's airwaves is yet another force that erodes our democracy further. And Bush's FCC […]