Tag Archives: George W Bush

DOJ grabs phone records, Obama supporters act shocked

So now it turns out that the US issued a Top Secret Court Order  and seized virtually every Verizon customers’ phone records over a three month period (which may mean they renew the order every three months). There was plenty of lefty and liberal outrage back in the George W Bush administration  when warrantless wiretapping was […]

Don’t know much about history: Waterboarding is torture

My ire is piqued today by this report out of the Washington Post. In 2005, a woman working in a senior capacity for CIA Clandestine Operations took it upon herself to sign off on the destruction of videotape the agency had made of what critics have described as ‘torture’. It almost certainly includes waterboarding. That […]

Iraq at ten years out

A quick look at the Calendar (I HAVE been kind of busy lately) tells me we’re at the ten-year anniversary of the regrettable decision by our last president to go to war with people who had NOTHING to do with 9/11. On the Sunday before the war, my former church (Washington Square United Methodist Church) […]

It’s official–George W Bush is a War Criminal

In Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, George W Bush was convicted of war crimes in absentia last May. Funny it didn’t receive much official press, though some progressive websites reported it. I found out about it because CNN has a feature called “I report” and someone had posted it there. Perhaps the rest of the news media […]

A War Crime indictment for the use of drone aircraft

This is a follow-up to yesterday. I am simply reporting this news: it is not my post–it’s from Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a website I highly recommend for those who are trying to think of ways to stop the empire. Better yet, it’s a great website for those who are sitting on the fence about […]

9/11 and the New York Times today

Today being 9/11, I note that the New York Times has fired a last broadside across the bow of George W Bush. On the Op Ed page, Kurt Eichenwald, who has written extensively about the ‘war on terror’, claims to have read a number of Presidential Daily Briefings from the days leading up to 9/11 and concludes that Bush and […]

Crap Republicans (apparently) believe

Okay, I started thinking about putting this up a few days ago after experiencing convention burnout. This list probably seems patently unfair to Republicans, and (to be fair) not all Republicans believe everything on this list. And Democrats believe some rather astounding things as well. And there’s a larger issue of what Americans believe that […]