George W. Bush’s decision to declassify and release selected parts of the National Intelligence Estimate isn’t doing his attempt to sell the Iraq war to a skeptical American public any good. It only points out the many failures of his flawed policies.
By MARTIN SCHRAM
Ever since 9/11, the Bush-Cheney mantra, uttered most frequently in campaign seasons, was that Osama bin Laden was emboldened to attack America due to the failure of President Bill Clinton’s administration to forcefully and fully respond to earlier terror strikes — especially the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.
By JOHN J. MONAGHAN
The Providence Journal
Have the disciples of the evil Karl Rove lost their minds?
Has all the hype that identifies today’s political P.R. people as in-charge geniuses loosened the strings of the current crop of spin-doctors?
Maybe it’s blissful ignorance or plain old arrogance.
But come on, guys. Think about it.
By DALE McFEATTERS
The compromise between President Bush and Senate Republicans on detainee treatment has one gaping flaw. It carves out an open-ended exception to the great legal principle of habeas corpus.
A top aide to U.S. Rep. Charles Bass resigned Tuesday after disclosures that he posed as a supporter of the Republican’s opponent in blog messages intended to convince people that the race was not competitive.
President Bush on Tuesday dismissed as "finger-pointing" criticism from his predecessor Bill Clinton of his counter-terrorism efforts in the months leading up to the September 11 attacks.
Almost half the nearly $4 billion spent on the U.S. presidential and congressional election campaigns two years ago went to consultants offering media advice and other services, a public interest watchdog group said on Tuesday.
Bemoaning an election-year leak, President George W. Bush on Tuesday said he would declassify parts of a secret terrorism document that included a judgment the Iraq war had spread Islamic extremism.
By DAVID ESPO
Retired military officers on Monday bluntly accused Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of bungling the war in Iraq, saying U.S. troops were sent to fight without the best equipment and that critical facts were hidden from the public.
By BOB LEWIS
A noted political scientist joined one of Sen. George Allen’s former college football teammates in claiming the senator used a racial slur to refer to blacks in the early 1970s, a claim Allen dismisses as "ludicrously false."