ACCORDING TO REPORTS, CHENEY OUTED AN AGENT WHO WAS WORKING ON THE DISTRIBUTION AND ACQUISITION OF WMD TECHNOLOGY TO AND FROM IRAN. THE AGENT IS NONE OTHER THAN MS.VALERIE PLAME.
Excerpts from Raw Story.com (Thanks, Ken!) LS
According to current and former intelligence officials, Plame Wilson, who worked on the clandestine side of the CIA in the Directorate of Operations as a non-official cover (NOC) officer, was part of an operation tracking distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran.
Intelligence sources would not identify the specifics of Plame's work. They did, however, tell RAW STORY that her outing resulted in "severe" damage to her team and significantly hampered the CIA's ability to monitor nuclear proliferation.
Several intelligence officials described the damage in terms of how long it would take for the agency to recover. According to their own assessment, the CIA would be impaired for up to "ten years" in its capacity to adequately monitor nuclear proliferation on the level of efficiency and accuracy it had prior to the White House leak of Plame Wilson's identity.
CHENEY OUTS VALERIE PLAME WHO WAS WORKING ON WMD IN IRAN
INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY BUSH'S CLAIMS OF AL QUAEDA THREAT TO L.A. IS BOGUS
Remember the color code alerts for terrorist attacks? Red, orange, yellow, purple, green, magenta, whatever. Whenever Bush's approval ratings slid, we had a new terror alert. Seems that things haven't changed since the color code magic show.
It seems that more and more former (fired?) intelligence officials are returning from a Bush/Cheney imposed exile to play secondary if not leading roles in the singing bird opera. LS
From the Capitol Blue Hill.com blog.
INTEL FOLKS SAY BUSH IS LYING ABOUT FOILED ATTACK ON L.A.
BUSH SPENDS OVER $1.6 BILLION OF TAX PAYER MONEY ON ADVERTISING AND PR CAMPAIGNS, ACCORDING TO THE GAO
We are supposed to be happy and safely content with the Bush imperative to: obliterate medicare and benefits for our veterans; annihilate funds in education including The No Child Left Behind Act and Head Start programs; outsource jobs to GOP friendly territories that sanction slave labor practices and forced abortions – you know – the territories that contribute mega donations to the DeLay/Abramoff/Bush/Cheney wing of GOP. Now, add to the mix the GOP attempts to exterminate social security, while, at the same time, they bestow generous tax cuts to the wealthy and, unbeknownst to us, the Bush people simultaneously rob the national piggy bank to pay for its propaganda to give us a fake sense of safety and security in this wonderful land of liberty and opportunity.
Are we that stupid?
I don’t think so. LS
Another great find on Raw Story.com
BUSH SPENDS $1.6 BILLION OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS ON PROPAGANDA
MORE ON GOP STONEWALLING
WHITE HOUSE DELAYS INFO ON HOW CHENEY SHOT A FELLOW HUNTER FOR 18 HOURS
Once again the White House stonewalls on information that it cannot control or spin or interpret from an alternative reality point of view. LS
WHITE HOUSE DELAYS INFO ON CHENEY SHOOTING"
CONFIRMING THE DAMNING FINDINGS FROM THE DOWNING STREET MEMOS
By Robert Parry of Consortium News.com
Remember the Downing Street Memos? The mainstream media refused to touch the issue with a ten-foot poll. Well, it will not go away anytime soon, especially now that former and current intelligence officers are auditioning for leading roles in the Opera of the Singing Birds. LS
"WHY U.S. INTELLIGENCE FAILED, REDUX"
WHAT'S A FEW MORE BILLION DOLLARS OF HARD EARNED TAX PAYER MONEY SQUANDERED BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION?
I found this piece on the MSM, of all places, CBS News.com The MSM is awake and finally doing its job!? Mon Dieu! If this is the case, I won't have to post real news anymore. Well, not quite. I have lost faith and trust in journalism and the various news media today. I cannot help but continue to fish and dig. LS
Billions of dollars are unaccounted for, and there are widespread allegations of waste, fraud and war profiteering. So far only one case, the subject of a civil lawsuit that goes to trial this week, has been unsealed. It involves a company called Custer Battles, and as 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft reports, the lawsuit provides a window into the chaos of those early days in Iraq.
In a memo obtained by 60 Minutes, the airport’s director of security wrote to the Coalition Authority: "Custer Battles has shown themselves to be unresponsive, uncooperative, incompetent, deceitful, manipulative and war profiteers. Other than that they are swell fellows."
"When questioned as to the serviceability of the trucks was, 'We were only told we had to deliver the trucks.' The contract doesn't say they had to work," Wilkinson says. "Which, I mean, when you're given that sort of answer, what can you do?"
How did they get away with it?
"Oh," says Wilkinson laughing, "I really don't know. I mean it was just a joke. The assumption that we had was that they had to have high political top cover to be able to get away with it. Because it was just outrageous: their failure to deliver that which they were contracted to do."
ARE WE GETTING IT YET AMERICA? LS
BILLIONS WASTED IN IRAQ