Monday, March 10, 2008

Condi and ... in those first eight months of Bu$hCo

I referenced Condi's boots in a Daily Kos post with poll I dropped just today. so that's the only reason for the image. Poor Condi has been having a rough few days. I'll let Peter Huestis via Wonkette give you the snark but I do think it so sad that she's proving this poor in her performance. Then again the whole of Bu$hCo's years have been rather rough. Witness this Vanity Fair work from David Rose where he examines their bumbling about with Hamas for instance. At least Condi looks fashionably fabulous. I'd been meaning to post on Philip Zelikow and The 9-11 Commission as I heard a NPR interview rather recently that I think was with Philip Shenon. Mr. Shenon's The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation is now available. The book's own website is here.

The Sydney Morning Herald (reckon why they cover this across the pond and not here?) has a damning portion of Shenon's book provided that is titled They knew, but did nothing. Think Progress revealed some time back that Key 9/11 Commission Staffer Held Secret Meetings With Rove, Scaled Back Criticisms of White House yet again where's the coverage in and on the domestic corporate media? I've found Bob Hoover's work in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette way back in February yet that's about all I've located. On wait, here's a not too kind WaPo review of the Shenon's book by Michael Dobbs.

Condi's past academic work with Professor Zeliko is just a portion of the tangled web they've seemingly woven. That Zelikow actually authored the September 2002 National Security Strategy which is a foundation for the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war is a blockbuster. Professor Zelikow is not without his defenders yet you'd think the 9-11 Commission would have deserved a leader that was beyond reproach. We know that Dubyah tried to avoid even having a 9-11 Commission yet if that couldn't occur then I guess they did the best they could to control the effort. John Gunn

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