"Valerie Plame Wilson, the woman at the center of the CIA-leak investigation, says she played no role in sending her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, to Niger in 2002 to investigate reports of Iraqi attempts to buy uranium."
I hope you weren't drinking a coke when you read that!
If so, wipe the monitor off and read the rest. As well you can read the archives on this blog reference to the REAL story behind this charade. Of course it's Valerie's position that she didn't recommend Joe for the trip because as with the revelations posted here and elsewhere, she might just be in a major jam.
Put it this way - they screwed up filing this lawsuit. It's like a kid telling on themself because they can't kee…
Lefty (Soros funded) Think Progress is hammering McCain over whether or not Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Makiki actually said he condemned Hezbollah.
So why would a left wing website - or any left winger care? Most of them, including Soros support both Hamas and Hezbollah. Beside even if al-Makiki did say that he condemned Hezbollah he wouldn't mean it. He couldn't. He wouldn't be worth a plug nickled to his constituency if he did.
This is what the left is "left" with - "Spell Checking".
"Jurors found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in her children's bathtub drowning deaths.
This is the second trial for the suburban mother who drowned her five young children in a bathtub.
The jury had spent 11 hours Monday and Tuesday trying to determine if Yates was legally insane. Wednesday morning, they reviewed the state's definition of insanity and then asked to see a family photo and candid pictures of the five smiling youngsters. After about an hour of deliberations, they said they had reached a verdict.
In Yates' first murder trial, in 2002, the jury deliberated about four hours before finding her guilty. That conviction was overturned on appeal."
Boy O' boy is this going to throw open the flood gates on appeals - Susan Smith anyone?
"Perhaps most haunting was the email I received from Larry Johnson last night. He claimed I defamed him and called him a liar. I did not defame him and he did lie to me when he said that he had answered my questions when he had in fact not done so. This was not part of the story I wrote yesterday, calling him a liar for that, I simply stated the fact that he declined to answer a set of yes/no questions I posed to him, as he responded that he had already answered them, which was false.
Johnson laced the email, to a personal account of mine which I do not usually give out and which is not available through Google, with personal details about my family and me. Just like Leopold had done, Johnson repeated my mother’s name, my parents’ address, and even my birth month and year. Obviously Johnson thought this would freak me out and scare me into retracting everything. He conclu…
Ok I'll can the Streisand, but back in the 1996 (Ten years already?), the Web was a new and exciting place to be - I was there. This site explores the world of 1996 through the Internet's Wayback machine which archives webpages from the past. A fun look at how far we've gone.
"BEIRUT, Lebanon - An Israeli bomb destroyed a U.N. observer post on the border in southern Lebanon, killing two peacekeepers and leaving two others feared dead in what appeared to be a deliberate strike, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.
The bomb made a direct hit on the building and shelter of the observer post in the town of Khiyam near the eastern end of the border with Israel, said Milos Struger, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL.
Annan issued a statement saying two U.N. military observers were killed with two more feared dead. Earlier, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said the Security Council was informed that four officers were killed.
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman expressed his "deep regret" for the deaths and denied the post was intentionally targeted.
Rescue workers were trying to clear the rubble, but Israeli firing "continued even during the rescue operation," Struger sai…
The new blog is up here and the offical switch date will be Thursday at 8am EST. Don't worry, this blog is linked with all the archives from the beginning and will remain that way until can get them moved over to the new server.
Like I said, Blogger is cool, but 50,000+ visits, and double that amount of page views a month(Thanks to all of those who support this aging vet and honor me by listening to my rants), deserves a new home.
A toast of coffee (gave up the fire water years ago - bad dreams).....
" A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to bar AT&T from giving the government telephone records without warrants, saying it would require disclosures that would “adversely affect our national security.”
Judge Matthew F. Kennelly said disclosing whether AT&T had given such records to the supersecret National Security Agency in its hunt for terrorists would violate the government’s right to keep state secrets.
“The court is persuaded that requiring AT&T to confirm or deny whether it has disclosed large quantities of telephone records to the federal government could give adversaries of this country valuable insight into the government’s intelligence activities,” the 40-page opinion said.
Kennelly ruled in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on behalf of author Studs Terkel and others who claimed the…
Hezbollah leader Mahmoud Komati is "shocked"that Israel has taken such strong action towards them:
"A senior Hezbollah official said Tuesday the guerrillas did not expect Israel to react so strongly to its capture of two Israeli soldiers.
Mahmoud Komati, deputy chief of the Hezbollah's political arm, also told The Associated Press that his group will not lay down arms.
His comments were the first time that a leader from the Shiite militant group has publicly suggested it miscalculated the consequences of the July 12 cross-border raid in which two Israeli soldiers were captured and three were killed.
"The truth is _ let me say this clearly _ we didn't even expect (this) response ... that (Israel) would exploit this operation for this big war against us," said Komati.
He said Hezbollah had expected "the usual, limited response" from Israel.
In the past, he said, Israeli responses to Hezbollah actions included sending commandos into Lebanon, seizing H…
"WATERBURY, Conn., July 24 -- Former president Bill Clinton joined a stage full of Connecticut officials Monday night in testifying to the Democratic credentials of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, whose 18-year tenure is threatened by the primary challenge of antiwar insurgent Ned Lamont.
Clinton headed a rescue effort disguised as a rally in the refurbished Palace Theater in downtown Waterbury -- a city famous in Democratic lore as the site of a tumultuous 2 a.m. outdoor rally on the final night of the 1960 presidential campaign.
With polls showing him no better than even with Lamont, a wealthy businessman who is largely self-financing his challenge in the Aug. 8 primary, Lieberman turned to his old friend Clinton for help.
The senator recalled that, as a Yale Law School student, Clinton had volunteered in Lieberman's first campaign for the state Senate 36 years ago, and he said he hoped this return visit would have an equally happy result -- a victory. …
"House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said yesterday that he may challenge a judge's order allowing FBI agents to examine documents seized from a Louisiana congressman's Capitol Hill office in a bribery probe.
Hastert said he thinks Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) is "in big trouble" and made clear that the House will not join any appeal on behalf of Jefferson. But Hastert said the House separately might seek to make clear its position that the Justice Department cannot randomly and wantonly search lawmakers' offices.
"There has to be a procedure for the Justice Department to come in and start just searching any congressman's office," Hastert said on "Fox News Sunday." "We may take a fine line depending on how the negotiations are. There is a constitutional division there that we have to protect."
Last week, Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan den…
"The agents and Justice Department officials are investigating whether any of the 15 current and former Members briefed earlier this decade about the National Security Agency spying program were a source for a New York Times report about the issue last December.
There are also indications from at least one Senator, Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), that the FBI is asking Members about comments of theirs that appeared in other publications regarding the NSA program.
The interviews, which came about after extensive negotiations this spring between the Justice Department and the counsels for the House and Senate, are taking place in Members’ Congressional offices, usually with two FBI agents and one Justice Department lawyer in attendance. Members are also permitted to have a House or Senate counsel on hand if they wished.
Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), House Intelligence Chairman Pete Hoekstra…