Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Nov 12, 2008

Bush is acting all "friendly" on TV now that he's going to go down in history as the worst president ever. Really funny guy, huh? 9/11, torturing people, the "financial crisis", spying on Americans (still), record spending, enriching his friends & family, trashing the environment.....a "conservative"? No way!!!

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, Americans won't just get a new president; they might finally learn the full extent of George W. Bush's warrantless domestic wiretapping.

Since The New York Times first revealed in 2005 that the NSA was eavesdropping on citizens' overseas phone calls and e-mail, few additional details about the massive "Terrorist Surveillance Program" have emerged. That's because the Bush administration has stonewalled, misled and denied documents to Congress, and subpoenaed the phone records of the investigative reporters.

Now privacy advocates are hopeful that President Obama will be more forthcoming with information. But for the quickest and most honest account of Bush's illegal policies, they say don't look to the incoming president. Watch instead for the hidden army of would-be whistle-blowers who've been waiting for Inauguration Day to open the spigot on the truth.

Bush Spy Revelations Anticipated When Obama Is Sworn In

The rap against the United States is well known by now: Over the past eight years, we have embraced a reckless unilateral posture of action over analysis, discarding the "good process" of prudent, evidence-based policy debate in favor of the Nike Doctrine -- just do it, and clean up the mess later.

But seven years later, glorious victories, from Iraq to Afghanistan, have been slow in coming. Secret prisons, torture, putting U.S. citizens and foreigners under surveillance -- or sending armies into civilian populations to tease out friend from foe at the muzzle of a gun -- don't work very well. That's why, over the centuries, they've been discarded one by one.

The U.S. Has Power. What It Needs Is Authority.

The United States military since 2004 has used broad, secret authority to carry out nearly a dozen previously undisclosed attacks against Al Qaeda and other militants in Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere, according to senior American officials.

These military raids, typically carried out by Special Operations forces, were authorized by a classified order that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld signed in the spring of 2004 with the approval of President Bush, the officials said. The secret order gave the military new authority to attack the Qaeda terrorist network anywhere in the world, and a more sweeping mandate to conduct operations in countries not at war with the United States.

Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda

The CIA Is Worried: Will Obama Actually Hold Them Accountable? The Torture Memo of 2002 was written at the CIA's request that Bush "get their backs." Now they're asking if Obama will.

This Veterans Day, U.S. Soldiers Say 'Stop the War'. An open letter from war resisters calls for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Read all the articles about Georgia's Republican Secretary of State disenfranchizing THOUSANDS of legitimate Georgia voters here...


An Oklahoma woman invited to a rural Louisiana campsite for a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual was shot and killed after she asked to be taken back to town, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday.

Police: Woman Slain as She Tried to Leave KKK Rite


Steven Colbert gets spying lessons from super spy Peter Earnest about spy equipment; gets a tour of the spy museum from Peter, and attempts to steal his medal from him! Below: Part I & II of groundbreaking interview!!!


After massive GOP losses, Karl Rove takes position as advertizing consultant for Fairsley Food Stores...his first ad campaign is entitled: "The Fairsley Difference"


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