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Rove’s hand seen in Julian Assange prosecution, sources allege

Former Bush political strategist Karl Rove may be connected to a Swedish effort to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, sources for several legal experts suggest. Rove is a longtime adviser to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who recently tapped the Republican operative to aid his 2010 reelection campaign. Speaking to…

Former Bush official: GOP ‘beyond redemption’

A former US senator and ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush says the increasingly radical and uncompromising tone of the GOP is a sign the party is now “beyond redemption.” John C. Danforth made the comment while discussing a possible tea party challenge to Republican Sen. Richard…

Bush tells Leno he regrets the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner

During the latest stop in his book tour Thursday, former President George W. Bush told NBC’s Jay Leno that he regretted standing in front of the “Mission Accomplished” banner, not finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and flying over New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The Tonight Show host opened…

Amnesty: prosecute Bush for admitted waterboarding

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States must prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture if his admission in a memoir that he authorized waterboarding holds true, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday. In “Decision Points,” published this week, Bush defended his decision to authorize waterboarding, a form of…

Bush speaks fluent BS on fetuses in jars

I’ve seen a spattering of puzzled reactions to this bizarre story George Bush is telling of how he supposedly came to be anti-abortion, basically that he saw his mother’s miscarried fetus in a jar and that did him in. All we actually learn from this story is that Bush is…

‘Damn right’ I personally ordered waterboarding: Bush

President George W. Bush admits for the first time in his new memoir that he personally approved the use of waterboarding, a technique in which an interrogator simulates drowning on a suspect. The method, which most describe as torture, has since been banned by the Justice Department. In his book,…

Bush claims he was a ‘dissenting voice’ on Iraq

Former President George W. Bush says he was a “dissenting voice” on the decision to invade Iraq because he “didn’t want to use force” but ran out of options. “I was a dissenting voice. I didn’t want to use force,” Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer in his first interview promoting…

Rove comes unhinged: ’45 percent of NPR listeners were Saddam Hussein’

As the US pundit community engages in a back and forth argument over the relative merits of Fox News and National Public Radio (NPR), former Bush adviser Karl Rove and ex-DNC chairman Howard Dean sat down for a spirited debate. Rove, a paid political analyst for Fox, praised the network…

Afghan President Karzai: Bush knew we were getting bags of cash from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai admitted to CNN on Monday that he has received cash payments from Iran after a New York Times report fingered his chief of staff as carrying bags of money back from trips to Iran. Little noticed in his interview, however, is that he said that President…

Karl Rove: Tea Party ‘not sophisticated’

Former top Bush adviser Karl Rove told a European publication that the Tea Party movement is “not sophisticated” and lacks the coherency and intelligence of prior right-wing uprisings in the United States. “If you look underneath the surface of the Tea Party movement, on the other hand, you will find…

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