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The architects of the war are back: Pundits and partisans are up to their old tricks in Iraq

Originally published by Moyers & Company In a column entitled “Bush’s toxic legacy in Iraq,” terrorism expert Peter Bergen writes about the origins of ISIS, “the brutal insurgent/terrorist group formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq.” Bergen notes that, “One of George W. Bush’s most toxic legacies is the introduction…

Maddow relays censored memo on CIA ‘war crimes’ during Bush Administration

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night explained a legal memo that advised the Bush Administration that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were torture and therefore illegal. Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman obtained the memo, written by State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, through a Freedom on Information Act request. Bush told NBC’s…

Iraqi defector ‘Curveball’ details lies that led to war

“Curveball,” the Iraqi defector who fed the Bush Administration bogus claims of mobile weapons labs being developed by Saddam Hussein — claims that were later gussied up and presented to the United Nations as incontrovertible fact — is finally explaining the tall tale that helped launch America’s military. “My main…

Ron Paul: Bush administration reacted with ‘glee’ after 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday that President George W. Bush’s administration was actually happy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. Speaking to about 1,000 students on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa, Paul explained that the Bush administration was eager to capitalize on the attacks.…

WSJ Poll: 12% of Americans judge the Bush decade ‘good’ or ‘great’

Are we supposed to feel better that the figure isn’t any higher? (Think Progress): According to the poll, a combined 58% said the decade was either “awful” or “not so good,” 29% said it was fair, and just 12% said it was either “good” or “great.” [...] Asked what they…

Yes we can

I saw this video at Ezra’s and started to choke up, like the giant nerd that I am. The idea of America has seemed so unlikely for so long that I thought it was most likely dead for me, but turns out that my hopes could surface once again with…

Bush administration embraces anti-contraception agenda

Surprising absolutely no one, the Bush administration told the vast majority of the population that uses or has used contraception that we can fuck off, and that we are dirty whores* who deserve a dressing down from perfect strangers that are supposedly hired to provide service. In fact, the administration…

Megawatt choadery

Snowfall in June, barking cats, PZ Myers converting to Christianity—there are some things that just seem impossible. I would have put “Robert Novak demonstrating that he’s an even bigger turd than you thought” on the list, because up until this afternoon, I would have thought it physically impossible for him…

In case there was any doubt, we did learn that he enjoys setting kittens on fire

Ezra has a post up about the Bush administration’s last minute reign of destruction on America, specifically the process of “burrowing”, where political appointees are moved to career positions. It doesn’t seem out of the norm for this to happen, but what’s different in this case is they’re burrowing a…

Your scandal of the week, this time with S-E-X

I hope someone’s actually collecting all the Bush administration scandals and crimes, because it would be awesome to publish a report of it and send it out to the media a week before the election as a reminder of what we can expect 4 more years of if we elect…

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