Tag Archives: Bush

What victory looks like

John McCain, who just yesterday won the Republican primary for Senate in Arizona, had this to say on Twitter a few days ago: I wonder if McCain will credit George W. Bush for the most recent signs of “victory.” In one of the broadest assaults on Iraq’s security forces, insurgents unleashed a wave of roadside […]

Can we start the war crimes tribunal yet? Part 2

Back in April 2008, President Bush told ABC that he personally approved the torture of suspected terrorists in our custody. At the time, I wrote that Bush’s open admission of a war crime should have led to a war crime tribunal. Well, that didn’t happen. (Big surprise, right?) And now Bush’s right-hand man, Dick Cheney […]

Roundup for Friday 2/12/10

Daniel Larison analyzes yesterday’s Iranian protests and concludes, “there is not much yesterday that happened in Iran that most people in the West should find encouraging.” Ezra Klein thinks Obama could learn a few things from the Bush administration to help advance the Democratic agenda: “In [Bush’s] first year in office, he was using recess […]

Guantanamo ‘Suicides’

In 2006 the U.S. government announced that three prisoners at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay had committed suicide. The government rejected calls for an outside probe into the causes of death. Now, nearly four years later, evidence is mounting that the three prisoners did not commit suicide, but were murdered during torture sessions. Four […]

The result of conservative economic policies

Conservative economic theory asserts that the economy will flourish when wealthy captains of industry are free from the chains of government regulation and taxes. The wealthy will get more wealthy and spread more money around for the rest of us. A rising tide lifts all boats. Unfortunately for the majority of Americans, their theory was wrong: […]

The face of change

Obama embraces Soviet Communism

If Republicans want t0 compare Obama to Soviet Communists, this is their opportunity: The Obama administration has decided not to seek new legislation from Congress authorizing the indefinite detention of about 50 terrorism suspects being held without charges at at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday. Instead, the administration will continue to hold the detainees […]

Moving in the wrong economic direction

Last year, before the election of our new terrorist/communist President, 81% of Americans thought we were on the wrong track. What the f*$# were those other 19% smokin? On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush’s two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income […]

ACLU does the job of the media

This is why I gave money to the ACLU: In the spring of 2003, long before Abu Ghraib or secret prisons became part of the American vocabulary, a pair of recently hired lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union noticed a handful of news reports about allegations of abuse of prisoners in American custody. The […]

Domestic terrorism

“Using the threat of terrorism to try to achieve political goals is, you know, what terrorists do.” That was Atrios in response to this news: Tom Ridge, the first secretary of homeland security, asserts in a new book that he was pressured by top advisers to President George W. Bush to raise the national threat level just […]