Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Harbouring Terrorist

Bush Didn't Know About Ports Deal

"President Bush was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates until the deal already had been approved by his administration, the White House said Wednesday."
Bush nominated executive from Dubai port company eyed for U.S. ports to Maritime post
Bush Threatens Veto Against Bid To Stop Port Deal
Administration Failed To Conduct Legally Required Investigation Before Approving UAE Port Deal
U.S. Didn’t Target Bin Laden in 1999 Because He Was Meeting With UAE Royal Family


Neocon architect says: 'Pull it down'


"NEOCONSERVATISM has failed the United States and needs to be replaced by a more realistic foreign policy agenda, according to one of its prime architects.

Francis Fukuyama, who wrote the best-selling book The End of History and was a member of the neoconservative project, now says that, both as a political symbol and a body of thought, it has 'evolved into something I can no longer support'. He says it should be discarded on to history's pile of discredited ideologies.

In an extract from his forthcoming book, America at the Crossroads, Mr Fukuyama declares that the doctrine 'is now in shambles' and that its failure has demonstrated 'the danger of good intentions carried to extremes'."
The Seekers

"It's easy to dismiss the odd characters. It's harder to ignore the regular guys in the room, or the polls showing that 49 percent of New York City residents believe the government knew about 9-11 before it happened, or the rock-solid certainty of these supposed doubters. 'I'd love to be proven wrong. I would love for someone to come to me and say I'm full of shit. It hasn't happened,' says Avery. 'I have scientists on my side. There's so much evidence supporting my side, and the government's side has nothing.'"

1 comment:

davyproctorboy said...

Bush didn't know about the deal, Nixon was not a crook and Clinton didn't inhale.

JPW---I am blogging on your blog again! This is a great letter to the editor from today's San Francisco Chronicle (wish I'd written it!): "There are thousands of religious traditions in the world. We atheists disbelieve in just one more religion than most true believers do."