Daily Archives: April 8, 2004

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The Bad Intelligence Cited by Colin Powell

[ Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed before the U.N. Security Council, just weeks before the bombing of Iraq, to have “firsthand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails.” But David Kay, who was in charge of the U.S. search for illicit weapons after the bombing of Iraq, has retorted, that “Powell’s account was ‘disingenuous’, and added: “If Powell had said to the Security Council: ‘It’s one source, we never actually talked to him, and we don’t know his name,’ as he’s describing this, I think people would have laughed us out of court.” The article below […]

Richard Clarke on ABC’s NIGHTLINE tonight

by Brendan Lalor Announcement: On ABC’s NightLine, former head of counterterrorism for the Administration, Richard Clark, will respond to Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission earlier today. Here’s how NightLine plugged the event: TONIGHT’S FOCUS: At long last, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testified this morning before the 9/11 Commission about what the White House knew and when they knew it. Time and time again the questions and answers returned to the testimony and public statements of former counterterrorism chief, Richard Clarke. Tonight we’ll let you hear the highlights of Rice’s testimony – and Ted Koppel’s guest will be […]

The International Republican Institute, McCain, and the Coup in Haiti

[ As the “coalition” occupation of Iraq seems to spin out of control, it is easy to forget about U.S. interventions elsewhere in the world, for instance, in Haiti — which is very much an expression of U.S. hegemony in the region. While I would like to see more solid documentation of the claim in the article below that the International Republican Institute (IRI) trained and funded the violent, anti-democratic forces in Haiti, there are other reports that corroborate Jordan’s theory. Earlier this week, Dr. Luis Barrios, on DemocracyNow!, reported that on his recent fact-finding mission to the Dominican Republic, […]