Fitzgerald: "Investigation Is Not Over"Fri Oct 28, 2005 19:18220.127.116.11
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Fitzgerald: "Investigation Is Not Over"
The CIA leak investigation is "not over," special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday after announcing charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.
Who Forged the Niger Documents?
A two-year inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has yet to uncover the origin of forged documents that formed a basis for sending an envoy on a fact-finding trip to Niger, a mission that eventually exploded into the CIA leak. Inquiry documents, which were intended to show that Iraq was seeking uranium for a nuclear weapons program, had yielded some intriguing, but unproved, theories.
Nat Hentoff | Stain on the White House
The Center for Victims of Torture called upon the Bush Administration to take an active roll in an international commission formed to investigate all acts of torturous, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. As the US publicly denounces torture, American soldiers continue to engage in such acts.
Mike Hoffman | 2,000 Dead: How Many Is Too Many?
Lance Corporal Mike Hoffman, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, discusses his combat with under-equipped Iraqi soldiers. Fueled by military justifications that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, had been assisting al Qaeda, was partly responsible for 9/11, and was an imminent threat to the United States and Iraq's neighbors, Corporal Hoffman went to war. Now he poses the question: How many more US troops are we willing to lose for such an unsuccessful war?
Judge Rules on Guantanamo Strike
A District Court judge ruled that lawyers for the scores of terror suspects on hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay jail must be told before detainees are force-fed, an act which has been described as deliberately harmful to detainees. Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the US government to release all necessary medical records one week prior to such force-feedings taking place.
Right Stares Down White House, and Wins
Republicans are not exempt from struggles with unity. Conservative activists and intellectuals campaigned against the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers, and succeeded. Miers withdrew her bid yesterday, further personifying the looming division between conservative image and ideology.
Kansas Fight on Evolution Escalates
Two leading science organizations have denied the Kansas Board of Education permission to use their copyrighted materials as part of the state's proposed new science standards since the new standards are critical of evolution. The Board has minimized evolution's role in biology to mere off-hand mentions, which alters the text, under litigation, to the extent that publishers rebuke.
French and American Models of Social Anxiety
Only one European social model is both effective and equitable, according to a recently published study. In the face of the shocks of globalization, very few developed countries have succeeded in remodeling their systems of social protection, and in marrying competitiveness and solidarity in a completely convincing manner, Eric le Boucher writes.
Cheney, Libby Blocked Papers to Senate Intelligence Panel
Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, decided to withhold crucial documents from the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2004 when the panel was investigating the use of pre-war intelligence that erroneously concluded Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Celeste Zappala and Anne Roesler | Passing 2,000
Celeste Zappala and Anne Roesler write that in Iraq, another soldier teetered on consciousness, drew the last breath and was gone. And all the hopes that rode on him and all the prayers that followed him from all the people who loved him are done.
The Nation | Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential
Seymour Hersh and former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter discuss how the CIA manipulated and sabotaged the work of UN departments to achieve a hidden foreign policy agenda in the Middle East.
Ohio Bush Campaign Donor Indicted
A federal grand jury has indicted Tom Noe, the former Toledo-area coin dealer at the center of a state investment scandal, of illegally laundering money into President Bush's re-election campaign.
Paul Krugman | Bernanke and the Bubble
Paul Krugman writes that by Bush administration standards, the choice of Ben Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve was just weird. For one thing, Mr. Bernanke is actually an expert in monetary policy, as opposed to, say, Arabian horses.
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..." - IVAW Member, Tomas Young
Michael Scherer | Can the GOP Make Lemonade out of Miers?
The radical right's veto of Bush's lawyer has left the GOP scarred. But if the president pushes through a reactionary, the real losers may be the Democrats.
NOW | CIA Leak Probe
With possible indictments from the special prosecutor in the outing of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame expected before week's end, NOW goes inside the story of how her name became public.
Libby Indicted, Perjury, Obstruction - Resigns
Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr. was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak case.
Decision Day: Libby Indictment Likely
White House officials braced for the possibility that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide would be indicted in the CIA leak case, but held out hope that presidential confidant Karl Rove might escape charges for the time being.
Fitzgerald Launches Web Site
Leak-Gate Part 1: The Lies
Leak-Gate Part 2: The Leak
Leak-Gate Part 3: ‘more leaks, call the plumber'
The Smoking Gun: The Downing Street Memo (Minutes)
Downing Street Memos show U.S. push for war
The (8) Downing Street Memos
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