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The Age of Triumphalism is over

Posted by smeddum on October 26, 2008

The Age of Triumphalism is over
Americans are no longer in the mood to chase after distant evildoers.
By Andrew J. Bacevich LosAngelosTimes
October 26, 2008
All but lost amid the hullabaloo of the presidential campaign, the State Department recently dropped North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Kim Jong Il pocketed a concession that even a year ago would have seemed unimaginable. The American people — feeling more threatened by Wall Street than by Pyongyang — managed barely a shrug. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: US prepares for martial law

Posted by smeddum on October 11, 2008

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What Wall Street Hoped (and hopes) to Win

Posted by smeddum on October 1, 2008

What Wall Street Hoped to Win Counterpunch


“I got a lot of Ph.D. types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, ‘Mr. President, here’s what’s on my mind.’ And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device (sic), I decide, you know, I say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’ And it’s ‘Yes, sir, Mr. President.’ And then we get after it, implement policy.”

— President George W. Bush, October 3, 2007

Pity poor President Bush. He’s been pushed aside as The Decider. The Decider’s strut and press entourage, along with the coffers of the United States, were to be handed to Henry M. (Hank) Paulson, U.S. Treasury Secretary, who was to have sweeping authority to share newly augmented plunder with his cronies on Wall Street and set up a vast new bailout bureaucracy, all at taxpayer expense. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bush’s Concerns Over Voter Fraud Led To Iglesias’s Firing

Posted by smeddum on September 30, 2008

Bush’s Concerns Over Voter Fraud Led To Iglesias’s Firing
By Jason Leopold
The Public Record
Monday, September 29, 2008 ThePublicRecord

President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, the former White House political adviser, both appear to have helped orchestrate the firing of former New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias after receiving numerous complaints from Republican activists that Iglesias did not prosecute individuals for voter fraud before the 2006 midterm elections, according to a report on the U.S. Attorney purge released Monday by the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog.

The 356-page report is the culmination of an 18-month joint investigation by DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine and the head of the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility H. Marshall Jarrett. Their report concluded that Iglesias’s firing was the most “controversial” and that his dismissal was “engineered” by New Mexico GOP lawmakers Sen. Pete Domenici, Congresswoman Heather Wilson and former White House political adviser Karl Rove over complaints about Iglesias’s refusal to secure indictments in voter fraud cases and in a public corruption case.
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The Bailout charade goes on

Posted by smeddum on September 30, 2008

Steve Forbes: Economy In ‘Cardiac Arrest’ Washington Post
Former Republican presidential candidate and noted flat-taxer Steve Forbes appeared on CNBC moments ago with a grave diagnosis for the U.S. economy, likening it to a flatlining coronary patient.

“Right now there is fear in the marketplace,” said Forbes, also editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. “Not since 1933 have we been as close to the abyss as we are now.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mr Bush, Enough

Posted by smeddum on August 15, 2008

Mr. Bush, Enough!!
14.08.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL:

So you have the colossal audacity, Mr. Bush, to “warn” Russia to pull back? As the wanton, perverse war criminal under whose watch the world saw the crime known as “shock and awe” committed, I’d say you were well out of your mind to suggest that Russia should pull back. Read the rest of this entry »

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