An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Stationed, Not Stirred: By This Definition, James Bond Isn’t Covert Either


Liberal media? Check out the difference in coverage between American-based Associated Press, and European-based AFP and Reuters…I was watching the AP stories unfold over the course of Friday’s hearings–at first, the phrase “gripping political theatre” was included in the body of the article. Then an editor crossed out the word “gripping” so that we were left with the somewhat negative “political theatre.” Finally, the accusation of theatricality makes its way to the headline–bolstered by another article that tells us, like a cop trying to control a crowd of gawkers, “Nothing new here, move along, move along.”

(AP) Plame shows theatrical side of Congress

(AP) Plame sheds little light in leak case

(AFP) Ex-CIA agent Plame blasts US officials for blowing her cover

(Reuters) CIA spy at heart of leak scandal breaks silence

David Corn gives an excellent analysis of the hair-splitting that administration flacks are going into to try to deny that Valerie Plame really WAS a covert agent. Like always, they’re trying to base it on the narrowest of interpretations–that Ms. Plame was never “stationed” abroad and therefore wasn’t covert, even though the law only requires “service” abroad. I think Victoria Toensing makes an excellent Rosa Klebb (From Russia With Love), don’t you? (David Corn/The Nation) Valerie Plame Speaks–Finally–About CIA Leak Case

Oh yes and here are some of the YOUTUBE excerpts from the hearings:
Valerie Plame 1
Valerie Plame 2
Valerie Plame 3
James Knodel

Why’s Bob Novak In The Dress? Well, We All Know He’s SOMEBODY’S Bitch


(Fox Brit Hume) Interview with Robert Novak

(Wash Post) Novak Says He Named 3 Sources in Leak Case

(WashPost) Vice President Sued by Plame And Husband: Ex-CIA Officer Alleges Leak Of Her Name Was Retaliatory

Well, this isn’t gonna go far…We’ll see a move to quash based on the fact that the VP shouldn’t be sued “during wartime” to distinguish the motion from the reason why Bill Clinton could be sued. They’ll delay any proceedings by appeals up the chain of courts until they finally hit the Bush appointee who makes it go away. As long as no one was under oath, they can’t be hit with perjury charges, the only form of lying Republicans admit is wrong…when someone ELSE does it. Bob Novak is still portraying himself as the heroic defender of First Amendment rights while he is the lowest sycophant to crawl in a newsroom. The least he could’ve done was given a colorful codename to his stoolie. As Jon Stewart pointed out, no Deep Throat for Mr. Combover…

No, It Isn’t Crawford, But, DAMN, Shouldn’t It BE Crawford?


(AP) Papers: Cheney Aide Says Bush OK’d Leak

(AP) Bush, GOP Approval Ratings Hit New Lows

He’s p***ed all over his own National Security and he’s p***ed over everyone in the US who makes under 250000 dollars a year…how much longer are we going to suffer this PISSANT fake cowboy? IMPEACH the sonuvabitch and his Svengali, Cheney!