The Bush Years…

Hoisting Petards

Neoconservatives love one rhetorical device above all others, flipping an opponent’s words back in his face, a process called “hoisting him on his own petard.” Recently, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have engaged in this practice themselves in countering Iraq War opponents. Bush mocked his “realist” critics for lacking “realism.” Cheney, who has spread…

Pinochet’s Death Spares Bush Family A Scandal

Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s death on Dec. 10 means the Bush family may be spared another scandal, since criminal proceedings against Chile’s notorious dictator can no longer implicate his longtime friend and protector, former President George H.W. Bush, who shielded Pinochet from justice for the past three decades. For the full story on how Pinochet’s death…

Rev. Moon, North Korea And The Bushes

U.S. intelligence documents reveal that Washington Times founder Sun Myung Moon gave millions of dollars to North Korea’s communist leaders in the early 1990s as they were scrambling for resources to develop nuclear weapons and other sophisticated military hardware. But Moon also put large sums of money into Bush family pockets – and has escaped…

A Dark Window Into The Post-9/11 Future

The fifth anniversary of 9/11 recalls that tragic day but also has become a reminder of America’s continuing march toward a new-age totalitarianism in which reality is shaped by political and ideological forces. As George W. Bush seeks to revive the sentimental unity that followed the attacks, his supporters are busy using the event as…

Things You Have to Believe to Be a Republican

We don’t usually publish pass around e-mails, but this one makes some sense – with some of our own edits and modifications. * Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton. * Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to…

Republican Senate Leader Prepping Bill to Sue Bush

A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against Bush’s signing statements says he will have a bill ready by the end of the week empowering Congress to sue the president in federal court. Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter’s announcement on the Senate floor came the same day that an American Bar Association…

Lawyer Says Gonzales, Mueller Should Resign or Be Fired

The Washington Post will run a story on Wednesday that is a perfect example of how a newspaper’s attempt to be “fair and balanced” and thus “objective” ends up being misleading. In the attempt to be fair to the U.S. Justice Department, in spite of the highly unprecedented raid on a Louisiana Congressman’s office recently,…

The Bush Years…

All I have to say right now is, after phase two of spring cleaning in The Bunker: “The Bush years,” that’s what it is. We will look back on this as “the Bush years.” I guess if you are selling a lot of insurance these days, or high priced gas, or legal drugs as a…