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Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir. Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Rice rejected Cheney’s contention that she misled President George W. Bush…

Amnesty International sets up Twitter account mocking Dick Cheney

The human rights organization Amnesty International has set up a Twitter account named “Cheney’s Conscience” that mocks the former vice president and links to a petition calling on U.S. Attorney General Holder to open a torture investigation. “Is it Friday yet?! Who knew whitewashing #torture would be this hard?” a…

Spanish judge drops Bush admin torture probe, draws fire in U.S.

The Center for Constitutional Rights excoriated a Spanish judge’s dismissal Wednesday of a request to investigate six top former Bush administration officials over crafting a legal basis for torture. Judge Eloy Velasco declared in his four-page ruling tossing out the case that the United States had informed Spain that it…

Ex-aide: Colin Powell was ‘manipulated’ by Cheney into justifying Iraq war

WASHINGTON – Colin Powell’s ex-chief of staff said Thursday the former Secretary of State was lied to and manipulated by Vice President Dick Cheney into justifying the US invasion of Iraq. The primary justifications offered by the Bush administration for invading Iraq were that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass…

Congressman Ron Paul booted from conservative group for anti-war views

The conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) announced Saturday that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) would be expelled from the group’s National Advisory Board because of his “delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.” “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has…

‘War criminal!’: Ron Paul backers crash Cheney-Rumsfeld reunion

Supporters of libertarian Republican Ron Paul shouted down former Vice President Dick Cheney at a conservative conference Thursday, in a sign of a growing foreign policy rift on the American right. Cheney had appeared on the first day of the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference to introduce Donald Rumsfeld, the…

Geraldo ‘much more open minded’ about 9/11 thanks to NYC television ads

A new television ad campaign featuring the family members of 9/11 victims has succeeded in garnering what 9/11 activists have lacked for years: serious treatment in the mainstream media. Granted, that media was Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, who in a former iteration ran a Jerry Springer-like daytime talk show.…

Dick Cheney has heart device implanted

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US vice president Dick Cheney had a new heart device implanted when he was operated on last week, he said in a statement on Wednesday. Doctors implanted a pump that improves heart function in the 69-year-old Cheney at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, in the Washington…

Fox legal analyst: Bush should have been indicted

Fox News’ senior judicial analyst made some surprising remarks Saturday that may go against the grain at his conservative network. In a interview with Ralph Nader on C-SPAN’s Book TV to promote his book Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that President George W. Bush and Vice…

New Mary Cheney group appears to circumvent Nevada judge’s ruling

A Republican political group called “Send Harry Packing” has just been launched in Nevada to run attack ads against Democratic Senator Harry Reid. The leading participant is Mary Cheney, a political consultant and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The group’s first thirty-second ad strings together some of Reid’s…

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