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( Incumbents prior results in '()') Bush Approval CBS News 9/28 - 01 Approve: 51% (52%) Disapprove: 42% (39%) ABC/WP 9/30 Approve: 54% (58%) Disapprove: 44% (40%) Newsweek 9/25 - 26 Approve: 52% Disapprove: 40% Zogby 9/22 - 24 Approve: 50% Disapprove: 49% NBC/WSJ 9/20 - 22 Approve: 49% Disapprove: 45% Gallup 9/19 - 21 Approve: 50% Disapprove: 47% Newsweek 9/18 - 19 Approve: 51% Disapprove: 42% Ipsos-Reid 9/16 - 18 Approve: 55% Disapprove: 43% CBS News 9/15 - 16 Approve: 52% Disapprove: 39% House GOP Internal 9/2003 Approve: 49% Disapprove: 46% ABC/WP 9/10 - 13 Approve: 58% Disapprove: 40% Newsweek 9/11 - 12 Approve: 52% Disapprove: 39% President 2004 Newsweek 9/25 - 26 Democratic Primary Wesley Clark: 16% (14%) Howard Dean: 12% (12%) John Kerry: 10% (10%) Dick Gephardt: 10% (8%) Joe Lieberman: 9% (12%) John Edwards: 6% (6%) Al Sharpton: 4% (7%) Bob Graham: 2% (4%) Moseley Braun: 2% (2%) Dennis Kucinich: 2% (2%) Not sure: 20% (19%) * * * * * Zogby 9/22 - 24 Democratic Primary Wesley Clark: 12% (3%) Howard Dean: 12% (16%) John Kerry: 7% (13%) Dick Gephardt: 6% (8%) Joe Lieberman: 5% (12%) Al Sharpton: 4% (2%) Moseley Braun: 4% (2%) John Edwards: 2% (3%) Dennis Kucinich: 1% (1%) Bob Graham: 1% (0%) Other: 3% (3%) Not sure: 43% (38%) * * * * * NBC/WSJ 9/20 - 22 Democratic Primary Howard Dean: 17% (12%) Wesley Clark: 16% (na) Joe Lieberman: 16% (25%) John Kerry: 11% (14%) Richard Gephardt: 8% (11%) John Edwards: 4% (4%) Al Sharpton: 3% (3%) Bob Graham: 2% (4%) Dennis Kucinich: 2% (2%) Moseley Braun: 1% (5%) None: 4% (6%) Other: 1% (1%) Not sure: 14% (21%) * * * * * Newsweek 9/25 - 26 Bush Reelect Yes 46% (44%) No 47% (50%) Not Sure 7% (6%) * * * * * Zogby 9/22 - 24 Bush Reelect Yes 43% (40%) Someone new 49% (52%) Not Sure 8% (8%) * * * * * CBS/NYT9/28 - 01 Bush vs Dem Bush 44% Democrat 44% Other, etc. 12% * * * * * Zogby 9/22 - 24 Bush vs Dem Bush 41% (39%) Democrat 45% (47%) Not sure 12% (11%) Governor 2003 Kentucky Open Bannon Communications 5/11 - 12 Dem Primary Trial Heat: Chandler/Owen ~ 25% Richards/Miller ~ 16% Lunsford/Edelman ~ 15% Undecided ~ 44% Bluegrass Poll 5/6 - 11 Dem Primary Trial Heat: Chandler/Owen ~ 31% Lunsford/Edelman ~ 19% Richards/Miller ~ 14 Hensley Jr./Robbins ~ 1 ( unch) Other ~ 2% Undecided ~ 33% GOP Primary Trial Heat: Fletcher/Pence ~ 37% Jackson/Rudolph ~ 21% Nunn/Heleringer ~ 12% Moore/Bell ~ 2% Other ~ 2% Undecided ~ 27% * * * * * Louisiana Open Verne Kennedy 10/8 [ This is the poll for the final runoff election ] Kathleen Blanco (D) 42% Bobby Jindal (R) 41% [ However, Kennedy adjusted the numbers to account for undecided black voters, who overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, and said the runoff election currently stands in Blanco's favor. With that adjustment, Blanco would get 53 percent of the vote, compared to Jindal's 47 percent] * * * * * Mississippi Ronnie Musgrove (D) Mississippi Poll 4/1 - 14, 2002 Excellent/Good 41% Fair/Poor 53% Governor 2004 Indiana Joe Kernan (D) * * * * * Montana Judy Martz (R) Mason Dixon 5/16 - 19 Reelect 18% Consider Democrat 26% Vote to Replace 49% Not Sure 7% * * * * * New Hampshire Craig Benson (R) Granite State 6/17 - 30 Approve 53% Disapprove 25% * * * * * North Carolina Mike Easley (D) Raleigh News 4/21 - 24 ( unch) Favorable 46% Unfavorable 33% * * * * * Utah Mike Leavitt (R) DJ & Assoc 4/7 - 12 Reelect: 36% Someone new: 60% * * * * * Washington Gary Locke (D) Elway Poll 1/4 - 6 Excellent/Good 30% Fair/Poor 66% * * * * * West Virginia Bob Wise (D) ( Open in 2004) Republican Primary Trial Heat (among Republican voters): Cecil Underwood 30% Robin Capehart 8% Sarah Minear 8% Dan Moore 3% Monty Warner 3% Doug McKinney 2% Other 3% Undecided 43% Democratic Primary Trial Heat (among Democratic voters): Joe Manchin 46% Darrell McGraw 11% John Perdue 5% Jim Humphreys 4% Lloyd Jackson 3% Jim Lees 3% Spike Maynard 2% Robin Davis 2% Other 1% Undecided 25% Senate 2004 Note: Poll results will increase in frequency as primaries approach. Alabama Richard Shelby (R) * * * * * Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R) Moore Research 07/9 - 11 General Election Trial Heat: Tony Knowles (D): 52% Lisa Murkowski (R): 40% Undecided: 8% * * * * * Arkansas Blanche Lincoln (D) Univ of AK 10/9 - 20, 2002 Approve: 50% Disapprove: 16% * * * * * Arizona John McCain (R) Rocky Mountain 7/14 - 18 Excellent/Good: 68% Fair: 18% Poor/Very Poor 8% * * * * * Arkansas Blanche Lincoln (D) Zogby 8/6 - 9 Favorable: 60% Unfavorable: 20% Don't Know: 20% * * * * * California Barbara Boxer (D) PPI 9/9 - 17 Approve: 41% (52%) Disapprove: 27% (27%) * * * * * Colorado Ben Campbell (R) Ridder/Braden 9/1 - 4 Reelect: 38% Consider other: 29% vote to replace: 22% * * * * * Connecticut Christopher Dodd (D) Quinnipiac 7/23 - 29 Approve: 58% Disapprove: 20% Don't Know 22% * * * * * Florida Bob Graham (D) Mason Dixon 7/29 - 31 Favorability ratings for Graham and other possible cadidates Bob Graham (D) Favorable: 47% Unfavorable: 23% Bill McCollum (R) Favorable: 22% Unfavorable: 13% Betty Castor (D) Favorable: 18% Unfavorable: 7% Alcee Hastings (?) Favorable: 14% Unfavorable: 18% Mark Foley (R) Favorable: 12% Unfavorable: 6% Johnnie Byrd (?) Favorable: 8% Unfavorable: 11% Alex Penelas (D) 27% Favorable: 10% Unfavorable: 4% Peter Deutsch (D) Favorable: 11% Unfavorable: 7% Daniel Webster (?) Favorable: 9% Unfavorable: 4% Allen Boyd (?) Favorable: 7% Unfavorable: 3% * * * * * Georgia Zell Miller (D) Zell retires. Poll shows ratings for 3 likely candidates: Feldman 3/10 - 14 General Election Trial Heats: Shirley Franklin (D): 45% Johnny Isakson (R): 38% Shirley Franklin (D): 45% Mac Collins (R): 35% Shirley Franklin (D) Approve: 52% Disapprove: 9% Johnny Isakson (R) Approve: 31% Disapprove: 13% Mac Collins (R) Approve: 18% Disapprove: 7% * * * * * Hawaii Daniel Inouye (D) * * * * * Idaho Michael Crapo (R) * * * * * Illinois Peter Fitzgerald (R) Wesleyan U. 2/25 - 26, 2002 Reelect Fitzgerald: 27% Someone Else: 38% Not Sure: 35% Note: word is that Rove will be pushing for a different GOP candidate in 2004 out of fear that Fitzgerald is vulnerable. * * * * * Indiana Evan Bayh (D) Indiana U. 6/14 - 18 Approve: 70% Dissaprove: 12% Don't Know: 18% * * * * * Iowa Chuck Grassley (R) DM Register 5/17 - 20 Approve: 74% Dissaprove: 12% Don't Know: 14% * * * * * Kansas Sam Brownback (R) * * * * * Kentucky Jim Bunning (R) Garin-Hart-Yang 6/6 - 8 Reelect Bunning: 40% Consider Other: 22% Replace Bunning: 19% * * * * * Louisiana John Breaux (D) Southern Media 3/14 - 22 Excellent: 13% Good: 62% Not so good: 10% Poor: 4% * * * * * Maryland Barbara Mikulski (D) Gonzales Research 8/13 - 20 Job Approval Approve: 64% Disapprove: 24% Reelect Reelect: 53% Consider Other: 34% Replace: 13% * * * * * Missouri Christopher Bond (R) DSCC 3/1 - 4 Reelect: 41% Consider other: 24% Replace: 17% * * * * * Nevada Harry Reid (D) Moore Info 1/22 - 25 ( na) Compares Reid with a potential opponent: Harry Reid: 48% Jim Gibbons (R): 40% * * * * * New Hampshire Judd Gregg (R) Granite State 6/17 - 30 Favorable: 58% Neutral: 10% Unfavorable: 16% * * * * * New York Charles Schumer (D) Quinnipiac 6/18 - 23 Approve: 57% Disapprove: 23% * * * * * North Dakota Byron Dorgan (D) * * * * * North Carolina John Edwards (D) Fritz Hollings (D) Ugh! General Election Trial Heat with possible candidates: Erskine Bowles (D): 37% Richard Burr (R): 43% Dan Blue (D) 33% Richard Burr (R): 45% * * * * * Ohio George Voinovich (R) U of Cinci 2/18 - 23 Approve: 55% Disapprove: 19% * * * * * Pennsylvania Arlen Specter (R) Quinnipiac 7/30 - 8/4 Approve: 57% Disapprove: 27% Don't Know: 16% * * * * * South Carolina Ernest Hollings (D) (Retiring) Hickman Research 7/28 - 8/3 General Election Trial Heat Inez Tenenbaum (D) 48% Charlie Condon (R) 36% Undecided 16% Inez Tenenbaum (D) 48% Jim DeMint (R) 33% Undecided 19% Inez Tenenbaum (D) 49% Thomas Ravenel (R) 29% Undecided 22% * * * * * South Dakota Tom Daschle (D) Mason-Dixon 8/26 - 27 Excellent/Good: 57% Fair/Poor: 41% * * * * * Vermont Patrick Leahy (D) * * * * * Washington Patty Murray (D) Elway Poll 5/20 - 22 Job Rating for Patty Murray Excellent/Good: 46% Fair/Poor: 44% Gen Elect Trial Heat Patty Murray (D) 49% George Nethercutt (R) 28% Other/Don't know 23% Tarrance Group 5/6 - 6 Reelect Murray 41% Need new person 39% Depends on opponent 21% Gen Elect Trial Heat Patty Murray (D) 52% George Nethercutt (R) 37% Other/Don't know 11% * * * * * Wisconsin Russell Feingold (D) U. Wisconsin 5/13 - 21 Excellent: 7% Good: 38% Fair: 29% Poor: 11% Don't Know: 16% ( unch) House 2004 Alabama Artur Davis (D - 7th CD) Anzalone-Liszt 5/19 - 22 ( 500 likely Dem Primary voters polled) Reelect: 61% Vote for someone new: 19% Don't know: 18% Primary Trial Heats Artur Davis: 61% Hank Sanders: 16% Artur Davis: 61% Rodger Smitherman: 14% Artur Davis: 61% Charles Steele: 12% * * * * * Louisiana Rodney Alexander (D - 5th CD) Anzalone Liszt 7/13 - 17 General Election Trial Heats Rodney Alexander (D): 52% John Cooksey (R): 37% Undecided: 11% Rodney Alexander (D): 58% Lee Fletcher (R): 29% Undecided: 13% * * * * * New Hampshire Jeb Bradley (R - 1st CD) Granite State 6/17 - 30 Favorable: 41% Neutral: 23% Unfavorable: 14% Charlie Bass (R - 2nd CD) Granite State 6/17 - 30 Favorable: 54% Neutral: 14% Unfavorable: 15% * * * * * South Dakota Bill Janklow (R) Mason-Dixon 8/26 - 27 Favorable: 37% Unfavorable: 33% Neutral: 30% General Opinion NBC/WSJ 9/20 - 22 "Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?" Right Track: 38% (42%) Wrong Track: 50% (44%) * * * * * Ipsos-Reid 9/16 - 18 "Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?" Right Track: 37% (39%) Wrong Track: 57% (56%) * * * * * Fox News 9/23 - 24 Who should control congress? Democrats 41% Republicans 36% Neither/Unsure 23% * * * * * Democracy Corps 9/14 Who should control congress? Democrats 47% Republicans 42% Neither 1% ( unch) Not sure 11%
Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Bush, Iraq, al Qaeda and the Art of Lying So versed in and so dependent upon lying is the Bush Administration to promote its agenda that they have developed and implemented a recognizable portfolio of lies. To illustrate, let's take a look at one of the administration's most egregious set of lies, the dubious claim of an Iraq - al Qaeda connection that has recently resurfaced as an issue. Who dug it up? Not some left-wing peacenik. Nor some independent-minded nation. Instead, it was the CIA and the FBI…again: "…analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency have complained that senior administration officials have exaggerated the significance of some intelligence reports about Iraq, particularly about its possible links to terrorism, in order to strengthen their political argument for war, government officials said." and… "At the Federal Bureau of Investigation, some investigators said they were baffled by the Bush administration's insistence on a solid link between Iraq and Osama bin Laden's network. "We've been looking at this hard for more than a year and you know what, we just don't think it's there," a government official said." This is consistent with what they were saying back in October: "They are politicizing intelligence, no question about it," said Vincent M. Cannistraro, a former CIA counterterrorism chief. "And they are undertaking a campaign to get George Tenet [the director of central intelligence] fired because they can't get him to say what they want on Iraq." Of course with the Bush Administration, one giant lie is simply not enough. Indeed the strategic liar has plenty of other lies to support their "primary lie" (or " Big Lie" in propaganda-speak). These lies range from the " my word against your word" lies… The Bush Administration claimed that Czech authorities had evidence of a meeting between one of the September 11 hijackers, Mohammed Atta and an Iraqi agent in Prague in April 2001. Both Czech President Vaclav Havel and Czech intelligence refuted this report. To this day, members of the administration cite the Prague report as evidence of an Iraq - al Qaeda connection. …to the " impossible to prove or disprove" lie… The administration latched onto the idea that Ramzi Yousef, who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, escaped from New York on a false passport provided by Iraqi intelligence. The reasoning for this speculation is so far-fetched as to be laughable. …to the " gross distortion" lie… They claimed that al-Qaeda refugees from the war in Afghanistan have found refuge in Iraq. Some of this relates to a group called Ansar al, which has taken over a small area near the Iranian border. This part of Iraq, however, is in Kurdish hands and outside the direct control of the Iraqi Government. …to the " irrelevant association" lie… Rafed Ibrahim Fatah, an Ansar member now in Kurdish hands spoke of meetings between [Ansar] and al-Qaeda leaders, though not Osama Bin Laden himself. Although the implication was that the Iraqi's did indeed have ties to Iraq, as explained above, this in no way implicated the Iraqi government. …and finally, to the " blatant" lie… Rafed Fatah and a senior al-Qaeda operative captured in Morocco, Abu Zubair, supposedly underwent training in Iraq. This "evidence" was touted to be a feature in the British Government's dossier against Iraq. They were not mentioned in the report. Nor was any alleged link between al-Qaeda and Iraq. So there you go. Begin with the "Big Lie" and follow up liberally (not conservatively) with the "my word against your word", "impossible to prove or disprove", "gross distortion", "irrelevant association", and "blatant" lies. All come together in a profound conglomeration of overwhelming nonsense targeted at superceding disbelief and implanting the underlying message in the minds of the unsuspecting. Believe me. It works. In fact, a recent poll shows that two thirds of Americans believe, without question, that Iraq is a supporter of al Qaeda. Yes. These people can read. However, they, as with most people, are not interested in researching the truth. They incorrectly, but understandably assume that they should be able to trust the "leadership" of this great nation. Joseph Goebbels would be proud! See Also: " If Blix n' Bush Were Under Oath", " Blix n' Bush: Guilty Until Proven Innocent" and " Seeds of Destruction: What Keeps Bush From Planting Evidence of WMD in Iraq?"
posted by Thomas Ball
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I've only suggested the most obvious criminal statute that might come into play for those who exploit the leak of a CIA asset's identity. There are others." (10/10) Bush Officials Bend Iraq Facts Till They Break (10/10) Latecomer Clark has Unusual Strategy (10/10) Krugman: "In the months after 9/11, a shocked nation wanted to believe the best of its leader, and Mr. Bush was treated with reverence. But he abused the trust placed in him, pushing a partisan agenda that has left the nation weakened and divided." (10/10) Governor Schwarzenegger?: "He has no political experience, no policies and a cupboard full of skeletons. So what does the rise of the Terminator tell us about the state of American politics? And should we be worried?" (10/10) White House Failed to Consult Rumsfeld on Shake-Up: "I'm really quite surprised by all the froo-frah about this memo," Rumsfeld Said. "It's a little, short, one-page memo." - Yeah, and One of Bush' Big Lie's was just "16 words" (10/09) Don't Believe the Government's Line on 911? Check Out this Meticulously Footnoted Article and Prepare for Your Jaw to Drop (10/09) US Patriot Act Looks Like Tentacles of Totalitarianism (10/09) Al Gore Would Rather be Roger Ailes than President (10/09) OUTRAGE: Cover-Up in Treasongate - "White House lawyers are screening documents submitted as possible evidence to determine who leaked an undercover CIA officer's identity, mindful that officials from the president on down have expressed doubt that the leaker will be found." (10/8) PM Howard Censured by Senate Over Iraq Lies: What About Bush??? (10/8) New Watergate Soaks Bush White House (10/8) Vouchers Sure to Hurt Those Most in Need: The School-Voucher Crusade is a Fraud Founded on a Myth (10/8) Right Wing Enraged by Bush Lies: Yes, Bush lied (10/8) A Tribute to Weapons Inspectors: The UN Knew Full Well That No WMD Would be Found in Iraq (10/8) Lies, Lies, Lies: Revelation Casts Doubt on Iraq find - "The test tube of botulinum presented by Washington and London as evidence that Saddam Hussein had been developing and concealing weapons of mass destruction, was found in an Iraqi scientist's home refrigerator, where it had been sitting for 10 years, it emerged yesterday." (10/7) Bush Admits That the Outing of Plame is a Crime: "This is a serious charge, by the way. We're talking about a criminal action." (10/7) Republicans Unsure of Bush's Chances for 2004 Election: "In a sharp reversal, Republicans who just months ago daydreamed about a 2004 election landslide now worry that President Bush is losing control of events at home and abroad and faces a real chance of leading the party to defeat." (10/7) GOP Pollsters Insist Dean Can Beat Bush (10/7) Right-Wing 'Scholar' Urges Rich Nations (i.e. The US) To Take Over 'Failed States' (i.e. Every Other Nation) to 'Lift the Curse of Natural Resources' (i.e. Pillage and Plunder) (10/7) Lies, Lies, Lies: Cook Says Blair Accepted Before War That '45-minute' Claim was Bogus - Ex Minister's Diary May Prove to be the Final Nail in Blair's Political Coffin (10/6) Schwarzenegger's Love Child Scandal (10/6) McClintock Calls on Schwarzenegger to Resign If Charges Prove True (10/6) Davis Calls for Criminal Investigation into Schwarzenegger's Alleged 'Sexual Battery' (10/6) Gore Knows Where the Political Battles are Won: Eyes CBC-Launched Cable Company (10/6) Mice To Test Bush's Food For Poison (10/6) Lies. Lies, Lies!!!!!: Newsweek to Reveal Details That Undercut the White House Line on the 'Plame-Gate' Leak (10/5) Thirty-Four Pages of Internal Enron Memoranda Detail Tryst Between Schwarzenegger, Ken Lay and Michael Milken: It Turns Out That Schwarzenegger Knowingly Joined the Hush-Hush Encounter as Part of a Campaign to Sabotage a Davis-Bustamante Plan to Make Enron and Other Power Pirates Then Ravaging California Pay Back the $9 Billion in Illicit Profits They Stole from its Citizens (10/5) Lies, Lies, Lies: Bush Promised That the Cost of Rebuilding Iraq Would be Paid for by Iraq's Own Oil Revenues. Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Later We Find Out That the Administration's Assertions Were at Odds with a Much Bleaker Assessment of a Government Task Force Secretly Established Last Fall to Study Iraq's Oil Industry (10/5) Lies, Lies, Lies: Cook Says, 'Blair admitted to me that Saddam had no usable WMD' (10/5) Real US Unemployment Rate is 9.7%: "Many of the people who do have jobs are working only part-time. According to the Labor Department, if you add all the workers "marginally attached" to the labor force -- out of work and not looking for work -- to all those working part-time and those unemployed and looking for work." (10/5) Wesley Clark Called for an Independent Probe of the Bush Administration's Use of Intelligence Before the Iraq War, Calling it "Twisted" and Possibly Criminal (10/4) Suspicion Centers on Lewis Libby: "Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff helped hype the Iraq threat and discredit Joe Wilson. But while the White House has denied Karl Rove is the leaker, so far it's left Libby twisting slowly in the wind." (10/4) Lies, Lies, Lies: David Kay Claims About Iraq Nukes Lack Evidence - "An expert close to the U.N. nuclear watchdog Friday cast doubt on new U.S. claims that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had been planning to revive its atomic weapons program until the U.S. invasion in March." (10/4) Lies, Lies, Lies: David Kay's Bacteria in Iraq Means Nothing (10/4) Debunking Right Wing Spin: Four Separate Ex-CIA Employees are Now on the Record Saying Plame was Undercover and Ran a Network of Informants, and a Fifth who Knew Wilson and had 24 Years at the Agency Says He Didn't Know Plame Worked There ? Which Means Her Status was Hardly Common Knowledge. (10/4) Bush Expresses Support for Limbaugh: "Rush is a great American." (10/4) Bush's 'Great American' is a Total Racist: What does That Tell You About Bush? (10/4) Bush Projected That His Tax Cut Package, Which Took Effect in July 2003 and was Titled the ?Jobs and Growth Plan?, would Create Would Raise the Level of Growth Enough to Create 344,000 New Jobs Each Month: So Far Reality Lags Bush Promises by 672,000 Jobs (10/4) John Dean Says Plame and Wilson Should Sue the Bush Administration (10/4) Study: Wrong Impressions Promoted by fox News Helped Support Iraq War: "...it does appear likely that support for the war would be substantially lower if fewer members of the public had these misperceptions." (10/4) Rush's Drug Abuse Probably Caused His Deafness (10/4) Cheney Chief-of-Staff, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby Named as Plame-Gate Leaker: Cheney Can't be Far Behind (10/3) Schwarzenegger: "I Admired Hitler" (10/3) Confidence in Bush Slipping: Foreign Policy Hits New Lows (44% Approval), Half of Americans (50%) Don't Have Confidence in His Ability to Handle an International Crisis, and a Majority (53%) Now Believes the War in Iraq Wasn't Worth it (10/3) Perfect Example of the Dangers of Media Deregulation: American Media, Owner of Virtually Every Major Tabloid in the US Promised Joe Weider (Arnold's Maker) That They Would 'Lay Off' the Groper After Executing with Weider a $350 million Business Deal (10/3) Krugman: 'Slime and Defend' (10/3) * * * * * PS.org Articles Japan Prepares for Preemptive Strikes Against North Korea (05/24/03) 'Mini Nukes' and the Proliferation of Bush (05/22/03) Missile Shield for Every Nation (05/21/03) And Whitman Makes Twelve (05/21/03) Special Interests Defeat Dying Nations (05/20/03) Ari Fleischer: 11th High Profile Admin Member to Step Down in Year and a Half (05/19/03) Criminal GOP Hits a Homerun (05/18/03) Where's the Freedom? (05/17/03) Morality in America: What About Bush? (05/16/03) Bush: Stimulates Cronies While Screwing the Public (05/15/03) Bill Bennett and the Seven Deadly Sins (05/13/03) Bush Breaks the (spirit of the) Law (05/08/03) Why are They Still Here? 14 Dead, No WMD (04/30/03) 50 Steps to Armageddon: How Bush Brought Us to the Brink With North Korea (updated 04/25/03) North Korea: War at any moment (04/24/03) More Foreign Policy Bumbling (04/23/03) Clever Bastards! (04/22/03) "Coalition" Abandons Bush. Now What? (04/18/03) Bechtel: Has Halliburton Met its Match? (04/17/03) Going for the Easy Kill (04/16/03) Syria: Key to Israeli-Palestinian Peace? (04/15/03) Lessons From War Games (04/14/03) Reign of the Executioners (04/12/03) Syria and Iran: Prepare for Invasion - A Reference for Seekers of Truth (04/10/03) CNN Refuses to do Its Job (04/08/03) People Hate Bush Three Times as Much as They Hate Clinton (04/07/03) CNN Scrubs Earth-Shaking Republican Admission (04/07/03) It was Never About Finding WMD (04/07/03) "America - Love it or leave it!": New Slogan of the Free Speech Movement (04/03/03) Lies, Lies and More Lies: Marketplace Deaths Were Caused by a US Missile (04/02/03) Death is Death: Terrorism vs. Military Strikes (04/02/03) Rumsfeld Lies About Syria: Setup for Operation "Syria Freedom"? (03/31/03) Public Enemy Number One: "Free Speech" Terrorists (03/31/03) Perle Gets Whacked Due to Gross Lack of Ethics (03/28/03) Crushing Dissent in the Era of Bush (03/27/03) Colin Powell Threatens Belgium (03/26/03) Complications in a Modern Invasion (03/25/03) What Are the Chances That We Find WMD in the Soon-to-Be Occupied Iraq? (03/24/03) CWC VII - GOP Celebrates Murder (03/19/03) Strategy Behind the Resolution Withdrawal (03/18/03) Ulterior Motives Dominate European Leaders' Alignment with Bush (03/17/03) Buying UN Security Council Votes and a Political Mandate (03/13/03) I Would Never Say "Richard Perle is a Terrorist!" (03/12/03) Are the Bush-Iraq Lies Getting Through? (03/11/03) Top 30 Bush - Iraq Lies: A Reference For Seekers of Truth (03/10/03) CWC VI - War for Oil and Nothing Else (03/08//03) BEWARE: Bush Crusade 03-03-03 (02/28/03) Bush, Peace and B.E.T. (02/27/03) Mr. Bush, You're Under Arrest (02/25/03) I Have Seen the Light and His Name is Howard Dean (02/24/03) Bush Leads America Down Path to Extinction (02/23/03) Bush Undermines UN Inspectors (02/22/03) CWC V - Iraq is Clintons Fault (02/19/03) Defending Clinton, Prosecuting Hatch (02/17/03) Refuting a Myth About US Military Spending (02/13/03) The First Attack Made Bush. Would a Second Attack Unmake Him? (02/12/03) Tokenism, It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore (02/10/03) North Korea Threatens US: Arguing Against the First-Strike Precedent (02/06/03) It's the Credibility, Stupid (02/05/03) Bush, Iraq, al Qaeda and the Art of Lying (02/04/03) If Blix n' Bush Were Under Oath (02/03/03) Hypocrisy: A Proud GOP Tradition (02/02/03) Don't Believe the Hype! Europe Rejects Bush! (01/30/03) CWC IV - Bigotry Revealed (01/29/03) Iraq, Guilty Until Proven Innocent (01/28/03) CWC III - War for Oil (01/25/03) Seeds of Destruction: What Keeps Bush From Planting Evidence of WMD in Iraq? (01/24/03) Roll Call: Where has the Administration Gone? (01/23/03) CWC II - Ulterior Motives (01/22/03) Civil Rights Records Spotlight the Stealth Bigots (01/21/03) CWC I - It Served Our Interests (01/17/03) WANTED as "Enemy Combatants": Weinberger, Abrams and McFarlane (01/15/03) A Parable of Taxation and Propaganda (01/14/03) John Edwards: Clinton II ??? (01/10/03) A Racist Bush (01/10/03) Building a Progressive Media (01/02/03) Eliminating Lott (12/09/02) Energy Policy (12/09/02) Abolish the Electoral College (12/09/02) * * * * * Recent Tactics Conduct Questionable Behavior in the Name of the US and Label Those Who Criticize that Behavior as Un-American (04/29/03) Downplay Your Opponent's Rhetoric (04/15/03) Be Aggressive (02/26/03) Use Keywords (02/20/03) Support the Opposition Underdog (02/18/03) Radical Policy in Baby Steps (02/11/03) Be Bold (02/08/03) Choose Spokesperson from Your Weakest Demographic (01/18/03) Vote Along Party Lines (01/13/03)
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