20 July 2005

Random Cheese

Did Karl Rove lie to federal investigators?

from The American Prospect

White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove
did not disclose that he had ever discussed
CIA officer Valerie Plame with Time magazine
reporter Matthew Cooper during Rove’s first
interview with the FBI, according to legal
sources with firsthand knowledge of the

The omission by Rove created doubt for
federal investigators, almost from the inception
of their criminal probe into who leaked Plame's
name to columnist Robert Novak, as to whether
Rove was withholding crucial information from
them, and perhaps even misleading or lying to
them, the sources said.

Meanwhile… in the The Boston Globe

New investigations by the Saudi Arabian
government and an Israeli think tank --
both of which painstakingly analyzed the
backgrounds and motivations of hundreds
of foreigners entering Iraq to fight the
United States -- have found that the vast
majority of these foreign fighters are not
former terrorists and became radicalized
by the war itself.

So the war in Iraq is creating more terrorists.

But thankfully, our brave and wise Republican
congress have never let a painstakingly analyzed
study get in the way of partisan politics…

House Votes Against Early Iraq Withdrawal

Calls for an early withdrawal from Iraq are a
mistake that will only embolden terrorists, the
House resolved Wednesday. The resolution
drew opposition from Democrats, who said it
implied that questioning President Bush's Iraq
policies is unpatriotic.

The measure, approved 291-137, says the
United States should leave Iraq only when
national security and foreign policy goals
related to a free and stable Iraq have been

"Calls for an early withdrawal embolden the
terrorists and undermine the morale" of U.S
and allied forces and put their security at risk,
the amendment to a State Department bill reads.

By the way…

U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Report Low Morale


Uncle Sam wants you – even if you’re 42 years old