“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...

Who are we fighting and what are we fighting for?

Matthew Hoh, a Marine veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, was rising quickly through our Foreign Service ranks, serving as a Senior Civilian Representative for America in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.  Hoh had a bright government career ahead of him until he quit because the Afghan war is bullshit. The...

Peggy Noonan: Obama “Own’s” Bush’s Failure

Steve’s right — the tangled web of Peggy Noonan’s neural pathways are particularly difficult to navigate this week (italic is Steve’s, quoting Noonan): At a certain point, a president must own a presidency. For George W. Bush that point came eight months in, when 9/11 happened. From...

A Wicked Man Continues to Spout His Wickedness

Emptywheel (aka Marcy Wheeler) examines Dick Cheney’s latest rantings — on missile defense, on Iraq and Afghanistan, on America’s success in keeping its moral bearings while torturing confessions out of prisoners, on how his administration’s policies kept us safe (except for 9/11...

The Cheney Family Business

Maureen Dowd gets only one detail wrong in her lacerating take-down of the newest Cheney Family venture — the probable name: It’s hard to believe that the Bush dynasty, which limped away in disgrace after smashing our economy and the globe, has spawned another political dynasty. But Jason Horowitz...

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...

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