Bush Administration

Bush opens wiretap documents to House

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_go_pr_wh/terrorist_surveillance

Bush opens wiretap documents to House

By PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer

Ending months of resistance, the White House has agreed to give House members access to secret documents about its warrantless wiretapping program, a congressional official said Thursday.

The Bush administration is trying to convince the House to protect from civil lawsuits the telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on Americans without the approval of a court. Congress created the court 30 years ago to oversee such activities.

House Intelligence and Judiciary committee members and staff will begin reading the documents at the White House Thursday, said an aide to Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas.

Reyes and ranking Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan requested the documents in May, saying they would not support telecom immunity without them. The Senate committees were given the documents last fall.

9/11 and the incompetence excuse: Could a bunch of sociopathic screw-ups really pull off the crime of the century?


OnlineJournal.com publishes a nice roundup of reasons to doubt the official 9/11 BS, in the context of countering those who defend the Bush Administration's 9/11 account by claiming they were too incompetent to have any involvement in pulling off a successful false-flag operation.

"Many who deny government complicity in 9/11/01 maintain that some of the best evidence against official involvement in the crime of the century lies in the Bush administration's unbroken record of sheer incompetence, an argument bolstered by the perception that key members of the administration, notably The Commander Guy, spent that entire day running around like headless chickens.

On the contrary, they did no such thing. Rather, the administration was highly competent and enormously successful that day -- they just had different criteria for success than would sane people. And they've been highly competent ever since. You just have to adjust your standards for evaluating success, then view the past six years through the PNAC/neocon lens. Let's review some of their primary accomplishments -- on 9/11 and in the six eternal years since:"

Political motive in 9/11 conspiracy

Source: http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070820/OPINION02/708200322/1037/OPINION02

Political motive in 9/11 conspiracy

August 20, 2007

Paul Krugman's observation that the press is afraid to cover anything that sounds like a conspiracy theory may explain why the media continues to ignore what is in fact a huge story: the growing number of prominent people who have pointed out logistical problems with the official story of 9/11. Among them are three notable physicists, over 100 architects and engineers, pilots, current and former government officials, retired military and intelligence officers, first responders, and 9/11 families.

Because of the media's almost complete deference to the Bush administration regarding the events of 9/11, it is not generally understood that the executive director of the "independent 9/11 Commission" was an intelligence adviser in the Bush administration.

Minister has to deny linking Bush to 9/11 attack

Source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2045921.ece

From The Times

July 9, 2007

Minister has to deny linking Bush to 9/11 attack

Charles Bremner in Paris

A French Cabinet minister sought yesterday to play down remarks in which she appeared to say that President Bush may have been behind the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Christine Boutin, 63, Minister for Housing and Town Planning in President Sarkozy’s Government, said that her comments had been distorted in a video that was circulated on the internet.

During an interview with a small French television channel in November, Ms Boutin was asked if the Bush Administration might have been involved in the destruction of the World Trade Centre in New York, and the attack on the Pentagon. “I think it is possible,” she said.

In France, a senior pol dares to question the 9/11 tale

Source: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=15archive/&entry_id=18296

In France, a senior pol dares to question the 9/11 tale

France's Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs,
Christine Boutin (left), with her boss, President
Nicolas Sarkozy

Today, nearly six years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, does anyone doubt the Bush administration and the mass media's grand narrative about just who was responsible for those shocking, sudden, well-coordinated and super-destructive events?

Well, yes.

I'm a patriot, protests Moore

Source: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21941282-2703,00.html

I'm a patriot, protests Moore

David Nason, New York correspondent


HE is America's best-known left-wing agitator and for years his love of country has been under question, with the Bush administration and its supporters leading the charge.

But now documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says he has joined the mainstream and will no longer tolerate people branding him anti-American.

"Don't ever question my patriotism," a clean-shaven, besuited Moore bellowed at a questioner at New York's plush Regency Hotel on Park Avenue yesterday where he was promoting Sicko, a new documentary that tears the scab off the profit-driven US health system.

"I am a patriotic American. The most patriotic thing you can do is question your government, especially when they're screwing up like they are by not providing healthcare to our 9/11 rescue workers."

There was even a new, star-spangled element to Moore's trademark condemnation of President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.

Statement in Response to Bush Administration's Investigation of 'SiCKO'

Source: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mikeinthenews/index.php?id=9780

May 10th, 2007 9:34 am

Statement in Response to Bush Administration's Investigation of 'SiCKO'

'SiCKO,' Michael Moore's new movie, will rip the band-aid off America's health care industry. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in just one week and opening across the U.S. on June 29th, 'SiCKO' will expose the corporations that place profit before care and the politicians who care only about money. Our health care system is broken and, all too often, deadly. The efforts of the Bush Administration to conduct a politically motivated investigation of Michael Moore and 'SiCKO' will not stop us from making sure the American people see this film.

Reid Praises Senate Passage of Critical 9/11 Legislation

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070313/pl_usnw/reid_praises_senate_passage_of_critical911_legislation

Reid Praises Senate Passage of Critical 9/11 Legislation

Tue Mar 13, 6:25 PM ET


Contact: Jim Manley or Rodell Mollineau, both of the Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), +1-202-224-2939

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the Senate's passage of landmark legislation to fully implement the recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.

White House replaces Miers with trusted liar, Fred Fielding (9/11 Commission Member), as White House Counsel

from the Washington Post:
Bush Picks Reagan White House Counsel Fielding to Succeed Miers
By Peter Baker

Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 9, 2007; Page A04

President Bush has selected Fred F. Fielding to be his White House counsel, recruiting a seasoned Washington veteran to represent the president with Democratic congressional investigators and reprise the job he held under Ronald Reagan, sources close to the process said yesterday.

The White House plans to announce the appointment today just days after longtime Bush loyalist Harriet Miers was eased out as the president's top lawyer in preparation for the anticipated struggle with a new Democratic Congress eager to investigate the administration. A White House official confirmed the appointment but insisted on anonymity because it has not been announced.

Fielding, 67, brings the experience and political heft that White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten has been seeking to counter any aggressive moves to probe the most controversial decisions of the Bush presidency. Smooth and soft-spoken yet battle-hardened, Fielding is considered a Republican "wise man" who Bush aides believe will be able to negotiate compromise without surrendering on the most important priorities.

BGiltner Wiki: http://bgiltner.wiki.zoho.com/Fielding-Fred.html

We'll Be Watching You! (New Video)

This video was inspired by the amazing efforts and successes of the 9/11 Truth Movement (Who are the "We" in the title), and the urgency for the impeachment and investigation of the Bush Administration et al (Who are the "You" in the title).

Media Roundup On Recent Clinton and Rice Comments Regarding Failure to Prevent 9/11

Rice and the Bush administration come out swinging - whereistheoutrage.net

Now we get to play the old familiar game he should she said. President Clinton said on Fox News Sunday that the Bush administration was given a comprehensive anti-terror plan. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice fired back in an interview with the New York Post. She states that the Bush administration was not given a plan. So what are we to believe? On one hand we have President Clinton who is trying to set the record straight and trying to clear his name. On the other hand, we have the Bush administration which has only one in a row in its quiver. That arrow is terror. If the Bush administration is not fighting terror as vigorously as they would like us to believe they would be in a great deal of trouble with the midterm elections. Therefore, each party has a reason to bend the truth.

This story is actually a few days old but is growing in steam with more and more information surrounding other officials making the news. It's even getting some big discussions going over at dailykos:
Ben-Veniste admits 9/11 Commission knew about Tenet briefings - dailykos.com

Thanks Errington for the submission!