Category Archives: Bush administration

(Video) In his book, Cheney still usurping Bush’s authority

George W. Bush says he authorized the military to shoot down passenger planes on 9/11, and that he was the “decider” on invading Iraq. Dick Cheney begs to differ…

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Catching bin laden: an alternate history; plus, the judo jihadi?

What if the U.S. had captured Osama bin Laden alive, and attempted to put him on trial, instead of killing him?

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(Video) ICYMI: The ‘Last Word’ Condi Rice interview

I’m not sure what’s more amazing about this interview; former Bush National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s crumbling decorum and seeming imperviousness to any fact that exists after March of 2003, or the fact that clips of … Continue reading

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‘Dead or alive’ The sorry history of George W. Bush and the hunt for Osama bin Laden

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Lawrence O’Donnell last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” ran through the history of George W. Bush and his increasingly lax effort to get Osama bin Laden, who … Continue reading

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‘Curveball’ made it all up about Iraq. So now Colin Powell wants answers

The unmasking of “Curveball,” the Iraqi informant who made up lies about mobile chemical/biological weapons being developed in his home country in order to spur the Bush administration to give in to its desire to invade Iraq, has led to … Continue reading

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The Bush tax cut time bomb, and David Waldman on reconciliation

Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast writes up how the Bushies laid the ultimate tax cut trap for Democrats, by “sunsetting” the Bush tax cuts. They knew, of course, that once enacted, they’d never go away. Meanwhile, Congress Matters’ David … Continue reading

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Iraq by the numbers

The Toronto Star’s Mitch Potter may have said it best: A war that may yet go down in history as America’s single greatest foreign policy blunder reached a milestone Tuesday night with five decisive words from President Barack Obama: “Operation … Continue reading

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The insanity of John Yoo

Revelations in the Justice Department’s whitewash of the torture memos offer a frightening glimpse into the mind of John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who, with now judge Jay Bybee and others, gave the Bush administration a license to … Continue reading

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Shameful: Obama justice department’s epic FAIL on torture lawyers

Apparently, concocting memoranda that provide the fig leaf of legality for war crimes is nothing more than “poor judgment.” It pains me to say this, but shame on the Obama Justice Department. The only reason I can possibly come up … Continue reading

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Marco’s new friends (and bringing back Bush-Cheney?)

Dick Cheney made a surprise appearance at John Birch Society-sponsored CPAC conference today, so add him to the list of Marco Rubio’s newfound friends. In fact, Rubio’s fundraising fraternity, which includes Liz Cheney and Mary Matalin, his anointing by Jim … Continue reading

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