“Curveball” Proud His Lies Led to Iraq Invasion

The Guardian has a story up today revealing that the man we all knew as “curveball,” the Iraqi defector who fed the Bush administration the crucial intel that led to our invasion of Iraq, has recently admitted to lying about the whole thing. The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq...

The Surge a Success? Ask an Iraqi.

Chris Floyd links to an opinion piece by Sami Ramadani, an Iraqi exile who opposed the U.S. invasion. Ramadani writes about post-surge Iraq in the context of Sunday’s suicide bombing, which at most recent count has killed over 150 people — including an unknown number of children — and...

Thomas Friedman Is Unbearable Today

In other words, it’s a typical Friedman column. Today, he tells Pres. Obama what he should say in his Oslo acceptance speech. Long story short, he wants Obama to give a GWB speech. Of course, GWB did not win the Nobel Peace Prize. He did not win the Nobel Peace Prize because his “Who are you...

Dan Froomkin’s Last Column

White House Watched: I started my column in January 2004, and one dominant theme quickly emerged: That George W. Bush was truly the proverbial emperor with no clothes. In the days and weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks, the nation, including the media, vested him with abilities he didn’t have and...

Pres. Obama’s Speech in Cairo

I thought it was superb — one of his best speeches ever. It had all the usual hallmarks of an Obama speech: soaring language, emphasis on themes of unity, interconnectivity, and mutual respect. It laid out a grand vision for what Obama called “a new beginning,” and identified seven...

Cheney: Still Cherry-Picking After All These Years

Jonathan Landay of McClatchy goes through the long list of lies, distortions, and convenient omissions in Cheney’s “national security” speech yesterday: In his address to the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy organization in Washington, Cheney said that the techniques...

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