Ex-CIA agent blasts White House

Secret CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson has accused senior Bush administration officials of “carelessly and recklessly” revealing her identity.
The comments were her first public statements on a political scandal which rocked Washington.
She says her identity was revealed in 2003 to discredit her husband, a former diplomat, for criticising the Iraq war.
See video of Plame’s criticism at BBC News
Click here for article and video: BBC News


Plame Lashes Out At White House Over Leak
Exposed CIA Operative Testifies Before House; Says Outing “Arose From Purely Political Motives”

See video of Plame’s criticism on same page.
(CBS/AP) Valerie Plame, the CIA operative at the heart of a political scandal, told Congress Friday that senior officials at the White House and State Department “carelessly and recklessly” blew her cover to discredit her diplomat-husband.

Plame, whose 2003 outing triggered a federal investigation, said she always knew her identity could be discovered by foreign governments.
Click here for article: CBS News


Neocons in Cheney’s Office Fund al Qaeda-Tied Groups … and No One Cares?
By Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com. Posted March 17, 2007.

Seymour Hersh’s recent report that Iran-Contra veterans working out of Dick Cheney’s office are using stolen funds from Iraq to arm al Qaeda-tied groups and foment a larger Sunni-Shia war is a very big deal.
Click here for article: Alternet.Org


Published on Friday, March 16, 2007 by the Inter Press Service

Bush’s Book List Gets More Islamophobic

by Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON – Accounts of a Feb. 28 “literary luncheon” at the White House suggest that President George W. Bush’s reading tastes — until now a remarkably good predictor of his policy views — are moving ever rightward, even apocalyptic, despite his administration’s recent suggestions that it is more disposed to engage Washington’s foes, even in the Middle East.

“ What is remarkable about all of these books is — much like the cherry-picked and manipulated intelligence stovepiped to Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War — both their extraordinary ideological narrowness and their utility in the pursuit of a neo-conservative agenda, especially in the Middle East.”

Click here for article: Common Dreams. Org News Center


Ship leaves for Iraq in wake of protests

Click here for article at: Anti War .Com 
Scroll down to The War at Home, then click on: Ship leaves for Iraq in wake of protests


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