Tag Archives: corruption

South of the Border Roundup

I think that we’ve already said more than enough about our position on Afghanistan. The funny thing is that we have a similar situation (narcotics, corrupt governance, poverty) in a country just south of our own border: Mexico. What is occurring there is as complex as anything that we have to deal with in Afghanistan […]

Fixing Afghanistan with hands tied

The Karzai government we’ve propped up in Afghanistan has come under recent scrutiny for corruption. The questionable regime there is eroding support for the American led war/occupation/reconstruction effort. Obama, who made fixing Afghanistan the central thrust of his foreign policy message in last year’s election, is trying to salvage that support by squeezing concessions out of […]

Washington Post FAIL

“For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to ‘those powerful few’ – Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors.” @ Politico I guess the Post was looking for news ways to make money in an age of declining advertising revenue. […]

Bush trading political favors for money

Now with video!!! From the Times of London: Just in case you can’t see the video, in it Homeland Security adviser and Houston-based lobbyist Steven Payne tells Kazakh politician Yerzhan Dosmukhamedov that he can setup a meeting with Cheney, Rice and other top administration officials in exchange for donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

Killing the Fourth Amendment

Updated Below From page 5 of the The FISA Amendment Act of 2008: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a civil action may not lie or be maintained in a Federal or State court against any person for providing assistance to an element of the intelligence community, and shall be promptly dismissed, if the Attorney […]