Of course they are all members of the GOP. LS
POWELL SAYS HE AND STATE DEPT. EXPERTS NEVER BELIEVED IRAQ POSED AN IMMINENT THREAT TO THE U.S. SAID BUSH BLEW OFF THE STATE DEPT. EXPERTS AND WENT INSTEAD WITH CHENEY'S NEOCON AND INSANE PLOT TO DOMINATE THE PLANET.
I found this rather surprising revelation written by Mr. Robert Scheer on Alternet.com. It is quite interesting that former State Dept. and Pentagon officials are suddenly coming out of their sealed lips closets. LS
NOW HE TELLS US BY ROBERT SCHEER
BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS SAID TO HAVE EXAGERATED AL-QAEDA’S ROLE IN THE BOMBING IN LONDON AND THE INSURGENCY IN IRAQ.
This is so totally mind blowing that I can’t totally comprehend it right now. Talk about psychic numbing… I am getting there at this point. Read below and decide for yourself.
In case you might think a psycho or a traitor wrote the article, Mr. Tom Porteous is a syndicated columnist and author who was formerly with the BBC and the British Foreign Office. Why do we have to learn this kind of information from the Brits first? It will take 6-10 months before the same will appear in The Washington Post or New York Times. LS
This is not to say that Al Qaeda is not dangerous. It is a serious security challenge. It may even one day be a strategic threat, especially if it gets hold of some WMD. But it is not the threat Bush and Blair tell us it is.
From Tom Paine.com by Tom Porteous
"THE AL-QAEDA MYTH"
THE ONGOING GOP CIRCLE OF CORRUPTION AND CONSPIRACY
An aide to DeLay paid a conservative think tank to advance Washington lobbying efforts. The Profiteers? Abramoff found a way to hide money and purchase influence through so-called conservative nonprofits; Rudy (DeLay's former aide) got kickbacks for setting up the deals to hide the money; and DeLay both pimped and hammered his legislative influence through Congress for golf trips. Bet he'll say he did nothing wrong. Another stand up GOP dude. LS
RAW STORY.COM PIECE ON RUDY ET AL. HERE
ABRAMOFF USED DONATIONS TO ELICIT HELP FROM THE GOP
And, GOP members were more than happy to accommodate Abramoff in exchange for the donations. A marriage made in hell, me thinks... LS
From USA Today via Raw Story. LS
A former federal prosecutor who specialized in fundraising cases said the e-mails are "circumstantial evidence that the money may have a relationship to certain legislative action" and would be useful in criminal prosecution if bolstered by other evidence.
"It memorializes what a lot of people suspect: that money buys access," said Charles La Bella, who oversaw a 1990s investigation into Clinton-era fundraising. "Politicians, because of the way the system is set up, need money. And money is used as a carrot and a stick by lobbyists to encourage or discourage legislative action."
ABRAMOFF AND BRIBERY