has “demanded that oil company executives who testified last week about skyrocketing energy prices reappear before lawmakers and testify under oath, after news reports raised questions about the truthfulness of their testimony.”
calls the notion that Bush officials manipulated Iraq intel “one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city.” AmericaBlog has the rebuttal.
defense analyst and Washington Post blogger, on white phosphorous weapons being used in Iraq: “What I’m sure of is that the use of white phosphorous is not just some insensitive act. It is not just bad P.R. It is the ill thought out and panicked use of a weapon in an illegitimate way. It is a representation of a losing strategy.“
The story of the CIA leak scandal is far from over. But so much has already happened, sometimes it’s easy to miss the big picture.
We’ve created a video to help you keep everything straight. It uses footage pulled directly from the White House, recent TV news clips and other archival video to explain exactly what happened and why it’s important. Most of the story is told by administration officials themselves.
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Well grab your iPods and crank up your speakers, because ThinkProgress has a sneak preview of the Brothers’ new single, “Bush Was Right.” If any song was ever a virtual lock to top the TRL charts, it’s got to be this rockin’ tribute to all things Bush.
Some sample lyrics and an audio excerpt below (and no, this is not a parody):
Don’t you know that all this means…
Free elections in Iraq, Saddam Hussein locked up
Osama’s staying underground, Al Qaida now is finding out
America won’t turn and run once the fighting has begun
Bush was right! Bush was right!
Don’t you know that all this means…
[UPDATE: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann put together a music video for the song. Crooks & Liars has the video.]
RightMarch.com has big plans for The Right Brothers. Here’s a bit more from a recent email to their supporters (again, this is not a parody, we promise):
This is what the youth in America need. They’re already bombarded with songs on the radio and videos on MTV that trash our President, conservative beliefs, and traditional American values. From “Mosh” by Eminem, to “Idiot Son of an A**hole” by NOFX… all of these songs serve to fill young people’s minds with LIES. [...]
WILL YOU HELP US? We’re putting together a “kickin’” music video right now, and we’re preparing a HUGE grassroots campaign to get hundreds of thousands of people to request “Bush Was Right!” on MTV’s “Total Request Live” show… leading to our demands for it to be played in regular rotation!
If they DON’T – then we’ll hit the media in a BIG way, showing how MTV plays left-wing videos while CENSORING conservative videos!
Full text of the email (with song lyrics) here.
Just as Alito tries distance himself from his 1985 Justice Department application (where he wrote he “personally believed” that a woman’s right to choose is not protected in the Constitution), more evidence has emerged of his personal commitment to overturn Roe v. Wade. From the Boston Globe (11/16/05):
Albert Lauber, who served with Alito in the solicitor general’s office, said Alito had been instrumental in drafting arguments for why the court should uphold laws in Pennsylvania and Illinois, which imposed numerous restrictions on abortions.
Alito wasn’t just doing tasks asked of him by his boss. Alito wasn’t originally assigned to the case, but he still approached Lauber and asked to help argue for “overturning the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion [Roe v. Wade]“:
Sam said, ‘I know this is not in your area.’ He kind of volunteered to be helpful.
Alito wasn’t just an “advocate for the Reagan administration.” He sought out work that helped advance his personal agenda.
Trade publication PR Week: “A White House correspondent, who asked not to be identified, predicts McClellan, who replaced Ari Fleischer as press secretary in summer 2003, will soon be leaving his post. ‘I’m expecting very big changes,’ the correspondent says.” (Via FirstDraft)
American Progress just launched TortureIsNotUS.org, a new campaign in support of the McCain anti-torture amendment. They’ve also got a TV ad they hope to air soon. Check it out. With your help, this is a fight we can win.