Keith Olbermann | Bush Playing Us With "Withdrawal"
Wed Sep 5, 2007 16:12
 

Keith Olbermann on Bush's talk of troop withdrawal; Ohio GOP Representative Gillmor found dead in his apartment; GAO reports troop surge hasn't slowed violence against Iraqi civilians; new book details efforts by Cheney's top lawyer to expand executive power; Jesse Jackson on investing in the US instead of sacrificing in Iraq; J. Sri Raman on Musharraf and the role of the military in Pakistan; former civil rights lawyers lament the state of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division on its 50th anniversary; Corine Lesnes interviews former Clinton speechwriter and adviser for European affairs Antony Blinken; Robert Parry on how VIPs get "brainwashed" during trips to Iraq; and more ... Browse our continually
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Keith Olbermann | Bush Playing Us With "Withdrawal"
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507A.shtml
Keith Olbermann comments for MSNBC's Countdown: "President Bush told troops in Iraq some of them may be able to come home. To a country dying of thirst, the president seemed to vaguely promise a drink from a full canteen -- a promise predicated on the assumption that he is not lying. Yet you are lying, Mr. Bush. Again. But now, we know why."

Ohio GOP Rep. Gillmor Found Dead
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507I.shtml
The Associated Press reports that Ohio GOP Representative Gillmor was found dead in his apartment today.

Report: Surge Hasn't Cut Attacks on Iraqi Civilians
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507B.shtml
Renee Schoof and Warren P. Strobel report for McClatchy Newspapers, "The surge of additional US troops in Iraq has failed to curtail violence against Iraqi civilians, an independent government agency reported Tuesday."

New Book Details Cheney's Lawyer's Efforts to Expand Executive Power
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507C.shtml
Dan Eggen and Peter Baker report for The Washington Post, "Vice President Cheney's top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies for fear that even a Republican majority might say no, according to a new book written by a former senior Justice Department official."

Jesse Jackson | Invest in US Instead of Sacrificing in Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507D.shtml
Jesse Jackson writes for The Chicago Sun Times: "This nation faces a clear choice this September. President Bush will insist that Congress continue the war in Iraq and demand another $50 billion for the occupation. That is on top of the $147 billion already pending for Iraq and Afghanistan this year, and that’s on top of the $460 billion annual military budget."

J. Sri Raman | The President's New Clothes
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507E.shtml
J. Sri Raman writes for Truthout: "Hans Christian Andersen was not thinking of Pakistan some 200 years hence, when he wrote his immortal 'The Emperor's New Clothes.' But the Danish master's fairy tale may be enacted in a different way in the far-off land of General Pervez Musharraf."

Fifty Years Later, Lamenting State of Civil Rights Division
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507F.shtml
Greg Gordon reports for McClatchy Newspapers: "Several ... former civil rights lawyers expressed fears that the Bush administration has tainted the division's legacy by rolling back voting rights enforcement, bringing few employment discrimination lawsuits on behalf of African-Americans and diverting appellate lawyers to immigration cases. The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing Wednesday to observe the 50th anniversary and hear concerns from civil rights leaders that the division has become partisan, allegedly trampling on minorities' rights rather than protecting them."

"We Must Reduce Our Forces in Iraq by Spring 2008"
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507G.shtml
Corine Lesnes's interview in Le Monde of former Clinton speechwriter and adviser for European affairs, Antony Blinken, provides insight into the Democratic Party's thinking on Iraq.

Robert Parry | How VIPs Get "Brainwashed" on Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507H.shtml
Robert Parry writes for Consortium News, "having been on several of these war-zone congressional trips (as a pool reporter for the Associated Press in the 1980s), I can vouch for how effective the propaganda exercises can be."

VIDEO: Keith Olbermann | Bush Playing Us With "Withdrawal"
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507A.shtml
Keith Olbermann comments for MSNBC's Countdown: "President Bush told troops in Iraq some of them may be able to come home. To a country dying of thirst, the president seemed to vaguely promise a drink from a full canteen -- a promise predicated on the assumption that he is not lying. Yet you are lying, Mr. Bush. Again. But now, we know why."

VIDEO | Phyllis Bennis: Turning Public Opinion Into Policy
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/080607T.shtml
Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Washington, DC think tank the Institute for Policy Studies, sat down recently with Truthout's Geoffrey Millard to discuss politics, policies and the war in Iraq.

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