Saturday, July 14, 2007

Political Play

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Politics. Local. National. All so sweetly spiraling! The "meat and potatoes" of news! Locally we've got the continuation of the "we thought it was over" ex-Congressman John Sweeney saga. On the state level, there's the bad blood that's been boiling between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. Nationally, it's Bush under fire as BOTH al-Zawahiri AND Osama release tapes to take the heat off the Prez:

In June 2005, ThinkProgress noted President Bush was constantly revising the definition of our “mission” in Iraq.

Reporting on his escalation strategy this week, President Bush claimed “satisfactory” progress in many areas of the “new mission” in Iraq. A hallmark of President Bush’s Iraq policy is “as the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down,” referring to the training of Iraqi security forces. President Bush attempted to convince the nation that Saddam Hussein had WMD as justification for invading Iraq in 2003. Number of Americans who consider President Bush’s escalation in Iraq a “failure.” Additionally 68 percent “disapprove of the way the president is handling the war in Iraq,” according to the latest Newsweek poll.

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GOP senators want new war authorization.

Time for Democrats to Forgive Hillary Clinton's Iraq Vote in 2002

The AP looks at the costs of waiting until September for President Bush’s status report:

While many in Congress are pushing President Bush to alter course in Iraq by September if not sooner, his new status report on the war strongly implies that the administration believes its military strategy will take many more months to meet its goals.

factoryjoe : Bill Moyers Journal . Tough Talk on Impeachment PBS - BILL MOYERS JOURNAL explores the talk of impeachment with Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and THE NATION's John Nichols, author of THE GENIUS OF IMPEACHMENT
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