Robert Draper’s exclusive in GQ that Donald Rumsfeld’s top-secret intelligence briefings, called “World Intelligence Update,” included cover sheets of war images juxtaposed with Biblical quotes is a must read. These briefings were hand delivered by Rumsfeld himself to the White House. Let us also not forget that Bush himself referred to the “war on terror” [...]
now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.
Let’s see, which head of state blazed into an unnecessary war without a solid long-term plan, without preparation, and without justification? A. Bush B. Olmert C. Both of the above I’ll give you three guesses…
The Reform Movement officially supports a timetable for military withdrawal from Iraq! Click to read more. Warning: This post re-caps some of last week’s headline news, the single most disturbing news week in my recent memory. The URJ’s resolution in support of withdrawal gives me a glimmer of hope.
Tip of the hat to ThinkProgress for getting this up and out. While millions watched the Oscars, Jewish American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who broke the Abu Ghraib prison story, was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. The subject: imminent war with Iran and his latest article, “A Strategic Shift,” published in The [...]