– Dr. Ken Shelton on his University of Virginia football teamate, Sen. George Allen (R-VA). Two other players corraborated Shelton’s story, according to Salon.
Michael Scherer reports: “Three former college football teammates of Sen. George Allen say that the Virginia Republican repeatedly used an inflammatory racial epithet and demonstrated racist attitudes toward blacks during the early 1970s.” Guess what the inflammatory epithet was. . . .
How about that Mark Brunell? His record-setting afternoon has got to have been one of the most fake-impressive sports performances I’ve ever seen. Dink and dunk through 22 passes and wind up with a good-looking average yardage thanks to a massive run after a shovel pass. Some guys have all the luck.
as “just a comma” in history.
“A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.”
Here’s the key portion of the Fox News Sunday interview with President Clinton. He sets the record straight on his efforts to combat terrorism, the Bush administration’s record and the tactics of Fox News. Watch it:
Not that it’s a genuine surprise to anyone at this point, but it seems the official National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq has concluded that “the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.” Naturally, it also turns out that “the classified National Intelligence Estimate attributes a more direct role to the Iraq war in fueling radicalism than that presented either in recent White House documents or in a report released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee, according to several officials in Washington involved in preparing the assessment or who have read the final document.”
Consequently, for months and months the administration has reacted to the report not by trying to improve its policies, but rather by covering up the NIE. Same sorry old story, but it’s an absolute disaster for the country. Meanwhile, much of our press continues to identify national security “toughness” with stubborn refusal to see what’s lying right before everyone’s eyes: The invasion of Iraq has been a gigantic, years-long rolling catastrophe for American security.