Monthly Archives: May 2006

Karl Rove Gets His Headline

The United States Senate voted 78-15 to confirm General Michael Hayden as the new CIA Director. 25 Democrats joined 52 Republicans and 1 Independent in voting to confirm General Hayden. In doing so, the Democrats gave Karl Rove and the Bush … Continue reading

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Bloodlust In Pakistan

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has stayed the execution of Mirza Tahir Hussain originally scheduled for June 1st for one month. However, the Pakistani newspaper Dawn reports that Hussain’s brother fears for Hussain’s safety and has asked the jail to protect … Continue reading

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Defeat In Iraq

May 25th, 2006 will be remembered as the day America acknowledged defeat in Iraq. In a press conference at the White House President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair signaled a humiliating end of the American and British intervention in Iraq … Continue reading

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Bypassing The Hayden Maginot Line

When President Bush nominated General Michael Hayden for the position of Director of Central Intelligence he threw down a gauntlet to the Democrats. He dared the Democrats to do battle on this nomination. He dared the Democrats to vote against … Continue reading

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House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s newfound love of the Constitution and the Separation of Powers makes a little bit more sense today. Hastert was incensed yesterday when the FBI raided the offices of Representative William Jefferson. He appears to be even … Continue reading

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