[ So it is not only Dick Cheney who “traded with the enemy”! From the piece: the new documents, many of which were only declassified last year, show that even after America had entered the war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis’ plans and policies, [Prescott Bush] worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the very German businesses that financed Hitler’s rise to power. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty. Thanks to Matt Miller […]
27 Sept. 2004 | Misleader.org President Bush and his allies have insisted that violence in Iraq is limited to a few isolated pockets of resistance. President Bush said last Wednesday that there are a “handful of people who are willing to kill in order to stop the process.”1 The next day, Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi told reporters at a press conference in the Rose Garden “there is nothing, no problem, except on a small pocket in Fallujah.”2 Information in a secret report compiled for the administration suggests that Bush and Allawi are misleading the public about the scope […]
28 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! The Guardian of London is reporting that links have been discovered between senior U.S. military officials and a failed coup plot in the oil-rich African nation of Equatorial Guinea. The Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary of Defense for African affairs reportedly met twice with a British man who has been accused of being one of the coup organizers. The coup has received considerable attention in Britain because former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s son Sir Mark Thatcher was arrested for helping to fund the failed plot. The president of Equatorial Guinea has accused the US of backing […]
28 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! The New York Times is reporting that the CIA’s National Intelligence Council warned President Bush in two classified reports in January 2003 that an invasion of Iraq would increase support for political Islam and would result in a deeply divided Iraqi society prone to violent internal conflict. The existence of these two classified reports had not been previously disclosed and offer new proof that the President was warned before the invasion that the Iraq invasion could lead to destabilize the region. The report was written by the same group that wrote the recent classified National […]
28 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! Time Magazine has revealed that the White House had developed a secret plan where it would covertly use the CIA to help pro-U.S. candidates win in the upcoming Iraqi election. The plan was reportedly discarded after protests from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Time reports House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to voice her opposition. Some officials within the Bush administration have defended the plan saying it is needed to counter outside influence from other countries including Iran. This comes as the Los Angeles Times is reporting that in Afghanistan numerous […]
28 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! More than one third of the retired soldiers being reactivated for duty in Iraq are refusing to go. The Army is threatening to charge some of the former soldiers with desertion. This according to a report in USA Today. The Army has called up about 1600 former soldiers as part of what is known as the Individual Ready Reserve. More than 600 have not shown up; many have requested exemptions for health and personal reasons. 14 of these soldiers have already been declared AWOL. Senator John Kerry has accused President Bush of instituting a backdoor […]
27 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! CBS News has taken the unusual step of publicly admitting that it has killed a major story because the network feels it would be ?inappropriate” to air it before the presidential election. The story is the result of a major six-month investigation into how the Bush administration obtained forged documents that made it appear Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from the African nation Niger. The uranium claim was cited by President Bush during his 2002 State of the Union as a reason to go to attack Iraq.