Tom Feeley
Forging the Case for War
Sat Oct 29, 2005 18:50

Forging the Case for War

Who was behind the Niger uranium documents?

by Philip Giraldi

Information developed by Italian investigators indicates that the documents were produced in Italy with the connivance of the Italian intelligence service. It also reveals that the introduction of the documents into the American intelligence stream was facilitated by Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans (OSP), a parallel intelligence center set up in the Pentagon to develop alternative sources of information in support of war against Iraq.

Indicting America

By Scott Ritter

The indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby by Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald provides the most cogent and visible evidence to date of the criminal mindset that exists inside the Bush administration regarding the decision to invade Iraq.

Scooter Meet Josť Padilla

Suddenly, Bush Embraces Right of Fair Trials


When President Bush was confronted by reporters as he left the White House for Camp David following the announcement of the five indictments of, and the resignation of Vice President Dick Cheney chief of state I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, he offered up a lame comment, which at the same time exposed him as a grotesque hypocrite.

3 New Delhi Explosions Kill at Least 49 :

Coordinated explosions in India's capital ripped through at least two markets jammed with evening shoppers ahead of an upcoming Hindu festival and a bus, killing at least 49 people.,1280,-5378465,00.html

U.S. and Afghan Soldiers Among 21 killed in fighting:

A series of battles in volatile southern and eastern Afghanistan killed 14 suspected militants, a US soldier and an Afghan soldier, while suspected Taliban rebels fatally shot six civilians in a strong of assaults, officials said today.

Parliamentary candidate killed in S. Afghanistan :

Suspected Taliban militias have gunned down three persons including a parliamentary candidate in south Afghanistan, officials confirmed Saturday.

Iraq car bomb kills at least 25 :

At least 25 people have been killed in a car bombing in a Shia village north of Baghdad, Iraqi police have said.

3 U.S. Soldiers Among 16 Killed In Iraq:

At least 10 insurgents were killed in a military raid on suspected militant "safe houses" in Qusayba, near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said.

2,000 US Troops Dead In Iraq: One Survivor Tells His Story:

I went to fight in Iraq to get revenge for 9/11... I found out Bush had led us into a war that was immoral and totally wrong


Mike Whitney : Thinking the Unthinkable:

There will be no "political process" until members of the Bush administration sit down to negotiations with representatives of the Iraqi National Resistance. As of now there is no dialogue and, therefore, no political process.,13319,78957,00.html?

10 More Years in Iraq?:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declined on Wednesday to rule out American forces still being needed in Iraq a decade from now.,13319,78957,00.html?

Al-Sistani said to weigh pullout demand:

Iraq's top Shiite cleric is considering demanding a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops after a democratically elected government takes office next year, according to associates of the Iranian-born cleric.

Military shares public's declining support for Bush, war :

56 percent said they strongly disapproved or disapproved of his handling of the Iraq war.

Iraq conflict and aftermath has cost Britain 3.1 billion pounds:

British involvement in Iraq has so far cost the country nearly 3.1 billion pounds up to the end of March this year, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Syrians tense as Iraq war laps at border:

Deaths along frontier are part of escalating crisis between Bush and Assad

Syria: U.S. troops killed Syrian soldier:

A Syrian general told reporters touring the border with Iraq on Friday that U.S. forces fired across the frontier five months ago and killed a Syrian soldier during an American military operation.

Bush calls Iran and Syria 'outlaw regimes' :

President George W. Bush on Friday called Iran and Syria "outlaw regimes" and said countries that support terrorism are just as guilty of murder as those who commit the violence.

UN's Mehlis report discredited: International espionage over Syria? :

The Bush and Blair governments have rallied together on the back of the new UN report, released last Friday, into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, drumming up international pressure on Syria.

SOS 'was written in blood' :

AN SOS written in blood on a prison cell wall spelled out the desperation of Bahraini Guantanamo detainee Juma Al Dossary. It was his last resort after being continuously denied medical treatment as he grew increasingly ill in appalling conditions, he says in his handwritten diary of despair.

Open Letter To The "honorable" Dick Cheney :

I am against torturing prisoners for any reason – for the simple reason that I have no interest in being considered as barbaric as those we label as terrorists.

Libby was a driving force behind Iraq war :

In high-level policy meetings at the White House, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was often in the background, a deputy listening to the views of principals such as his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney.

Now it’s about the Niger forgeries. :

Expected to replace Libby as Cheney’s chief of staff is David Addington, a principal author of the White House memo justifying the torture of terrorism suspects.

Arianna Huffington: Fitzgerald's Libby High Five Puts the Focus on Iraq :

The five counts against Scooter Libby is a high five for those of us who have been saying (ad nauseum, ad infinitum) that the heart of Plamegate has always been the way this administration did everything in its power to cover up the lies and deceptions it used to lead us into a reckless and unnecessary war.

Indictment Gives Glimpse Into a Secretive Operation :

Vice President Dick Cheney's suite in the Old Executive Office Building appears to have served as the nerve center of an effort to gather and spread word about Joseph C. Wilson IV and his wife, a C.I.A. operative.

In case you missed it: Who is Scooter Libby?: The Guy Behind the Guy Behind the Guy:

Libby's Washington career began when Wolfowitz called his former student and asked him to give up his law practice to go to work in the Reagan administration.

More on "Libby"

Bernard Weiner: Libby's Indictment:

A Window Into the White House Cesspool : If Libby goes to trial, you can bet that the potential witness list will include Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Hadley, Rice, maybe Bush, and a whole host of high-ranking neo-con underlings (Wurmser, Hanna, Feith, et al.). Libby -- and Cheney and Rove -- definitely would not want that to happen.

In case you missed it?:

Joseph C. Wilson: What I Didn't Find in Africa :

Did the Bush administration manipulate intelligence about Saddam Hussein's weapons programs to justify an invasion of Iraq?

Endless sunset:

While you were, ah, distracted, Congress was quietly renewing every major provision of the Patriot Act.

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Real George W. Bush:

The best way to think of George W. Bush is as a beard for others. At every step in his career, individuals of wealth or power groomed him, and then used him as their front man.

By Maureen Dowd: Who's on First? :

This administration's grand schemes always end up as the opposite. Officials say they're promoting national security when they're hurting it; they say they're squelching terrorists when they're breeding them; they say they're bringing stability to Iraq when the country's imploding. (The U.S. announced five more military deaths yesterday.)

Palestinians seek halt to Israeli bombings in Gaza:

Palestinians called on Saturday for swift international intervention to stop a series of Israeli air strikes on Gaza that have knocked out electricity to several thousand homes and blasted deep craters in roads.

Police use stun grenades to keep Palestinians out of J'lem :

Police and Border Police officers threw stun grenades at hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the A-Ram checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Friday morning, in an effort to maintain the closure imposed on the West Bank in the wake of Wednesday's suicide bombing in Hadera.

Iranian President defies worldwide criticism to repeat call for Israel to be 'wiped from map' :

Yesterday, he was on the streets of the capital with demonstrators waving placards calling for the "death of America". He said: "My words are the Iranian nation's words. Westerners are free to comment but their reactions are invalid."

True Jews hate Israel: Say's Iran's Jewish MP :-

The MP for Jewish community Morris Motamed said that all the true Jews and followers of the divine religion as well as those believing in Moses (AS) hate usurper Israel due to the barbaric behavior of the 'Zionist' regime.

Iran fires 3 ambassadors, recalls 18 envoys after row over Israel :

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired his country’s ambassadors to Britain, France, and Germany, and ordered 18 envoys to be recalled to Tehran, a government official in the Iranian capital told Iran Focus.

Israel and the Consequences of "Uniqueness":

Why did the creation of Israel engender such deep but opposing emotions in the Islamic world and the West?

Russia, China insist Iran has right to nuclear fuel cycle: vice president :

Speaking to reporters upon arriving from Moscow where he attended a prime ministerial meeting of member countries to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Davudi expressed hope that Russia would adopt a position in favor of Iran at the November meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors.

US poor set to lose food stamps:

With more than 38 million Americans too poor to buy adequate food, the US Congress has begun to take away the food stamps many of them receive.

Texas leads nation in rate of households at risk for hunger:

A higher percentage of Texas households were at risk of going hungry over the past three years than in any other state. That's according to data released today by the U-S Agriculture Department

U.N. poverty expert finds N.O. 'shocking' :

"Something went wrong and it appears to be a gross violation of human rights," said Sengupta, United Nations independent expert on human rights and extreme poverty.

Rich Senators Defeat Minimum-Wage Hike:

U.S. senators -- who draw salaries of $162,100 a year and enjoy a raft of perks -- have rejected a minimum wage hike from $5.15 an hour to $6.25 for blue-collar workers.

Grand jury issues new subpoenas in DeLay investigation:

A Texas prosecutor asked Thursday for all e-mail sent and received in 2002 by three indicted associates of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay as part of an investigation into an alleged campaign finance scheme.

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Government for and by the dead

By Robert Fisk

For as someone who has to look at the eviscerated corpses of Palestine and Israel, the murdered bodies in the garbage heaps of Iraq, the young women shot through the head in the Baghdad morgue, I can only shake my head in disbelief at the sheer, unadulterated, lazy bullshit - let's call a spade a spade - which is currently emerging from our great leaders.


David Addington was born in 1957 in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.S. in foreign service, with high honors, at Georgetown University in 1978 and a J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law in 1981.

Addington worked as assistant general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1981 to 1984. From 1984 to 1987, he was counsel for the House committees on intelligence and foreign affairs. He served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan for one year in 1987 before becoming Reagan’s deputy assistant. From 1989 to 1992, Addington served as special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of Defense, before becoming the department’s general counsel in 1992, a post he held until 1993.

From 1993 to 2001, he worked as a lawyer for various firms and organizations where he held high-level management positions. In 2001, David S. Addington became counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney, a position he currently holds.


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