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Barack Obama is in the habit of borrowing from Martin Luther King to remind us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
Funny, I was just wondering about that last week myself.
Not because Obama has restated the premise, of course. From Arctic drilling, to persecuting – and prosecuting – whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, to viciously slandering rightful critics of his trade deal abominations, Obama has shown that he may be well acquainted with many things, but moral justice is not much one of them.
No, what got me thinking about this was the resurfacing these last weeks of the national discussion about the justification for America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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John Grant writes at CounterPunch:
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CAUTION! To paraphrase Bill O’Reilly, you are now entering a no-censor zone that discusses obscene activity.
The Christmas movie from Sony Pictures I want to see is Seth Rogen and James Franco rectally feeding Dick Cheney at the climax of a movie sequel called The Enhanced Interview: Saving the Homeland One Dick At a Time.
Rogen and Franco have a good track record at getting money for movies that break taboos. Both are actor/directors not queasy about biological functions. Rogen co-directed the movie The Interview that caused an international incident by having an actor play the real Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and, among all the dick jokes, exploding his head into biological goo; and Franco just directed an excellent film called Child Of God based on a Cormac McCarthy novel in which a mentally ill, homeless redneck is shown from behind cleaning his dirty ass crack with a stick and, later, having sex with a female corpse for whom he has purchased a red dress.
Why is the corporate media turning torture into a debate? Abby Martin discusses the media’s reaction to the Senate torture report and why torture has suddenly turned into a partisan debate.
Published on Sep 11, 2014
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over all the warnings that were missed by the government in the run-up to 9/11. Abby then speaks with Brian McGlinchey, spokesperson for 28pages.org, an organization attempting to get Congress to declassify 28 redacted pages concerning foreign funding of the 9/11 attacks within a government report known as The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After The Terrorist Attacks of 9/11. Abby then interviews former FBI agent and whistleblower, Coleen Rowley about why FBI agents were prevented from investigating evidence related to “20th hijacker”, Zacharias Moussaoui. RT correspondent, Alexey Yaroshevsky then features a report from ground zero discussing the exploitive nature of the new 9/11 gift shop. BTS wraps up the show by going over the unlearned lessons from the fateful day.… Read the rest
In the New York Times‘ article, “Cheney Urges House G.O.P. to Abandon Isolationism,” the author mistakenly referred to Cheney as the former president. On September 9, they issued this correction:
Correction: September 9, 2014
An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.
The article exposes nothing new, just recaps Cheney spouting off about embracing a strong military. Though, “The crux of his argument, in fact, centered not on Mr. Obama, but on the isolationist voices on the rise in his party ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.”
Maybe the long running joke that it was Cheney who wore the pants during Bush’s tenure has seeped into the Times’ subconscious. Or maybe it an intentional and elaborate jab?
h/t Mother Jones.
Thank you Crooks & Liars for bringing us this crock of lies from former Vice President Dick Cheney:
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday insisted that he did not “intend any disrespect” when he suggested that President Barack Obama was guilty of treason by trying to undermine the United States before leaving office.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week, Cheney — and his daughter Liz — said that the president was “determined to leave office ensuring he has taken America down a notch.”
He went on to suggest that Obama was a “fool” if he intended to work with Iran to prevent violence in Iraq.
“In this op-ed, you suggest the president is a fool,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl pointed out during a Sunday interview with Cheney. “That is the word you used, ‘only a fool would take the approach he’s taking in Iraq right now.’”
“It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason, that he’s intentionally bringing America ‘down a notch,’” Karl noted.
Exhausted. Frustrated. Lost.
The perfect trifecta when confronting a known war criminal on his turf.
After crawling through traffic, I finally arrived at the Nixon Presidential Library. Historically notorious for omitting facts and attempting to whitewash the Watergate scandal, this mausoleum stood upon unholy ground.
I texted Cassandra and met her in the parking lot. She was pissed.
Abby Martin remarks on the news that Halliburton has plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 BP oil spill, calling out the petro-giant for its long list of criminality and heavy influence over the US government.
Ten years ago, anyone who said that the United States was invading Iraq in part to take its oil was dismissed as delusional. But via the Daily Beast, former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum now confirms:
I was less impressed by Ahmed Chalabi than were some others in the Bush administration. However, since one of those “others” was Vice President Cheney, it didn’t matter what I thought.
In 2002, Chalabi joined the annual summer retreat of the American Enterprise Institute near Vail, Colorado. He and Cheney spent long hours together, contemplating the possibilities of a Western-oriented Iraq: an additional source of oil, an alternative to U.S. dependency on an unstable-looking Saudi Arabia.