CPAC: Ron/Rand Pual supporters yelled “War Criminal” at Rumsfeld & Cheney

As part of his “Je ne regret rien pas” book tour, the 78-year-old former defense secretary [Rumsfeld] stopped by the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, where he got the group’s annual “Defender of the Constitution” award. Only another person with such an ironic spin on the phrase “Defender of the Constitution” could present the […]

Ralph Nader’s 2008 Holiday Reading List: Top Ten Books

from Nader.org It’s time for that Holiday reading period and here are some deserving but little publicized recommendations: 1. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Spectre of Inverted Totalitarianism by Sheldon S. Wolin (Princeton Univ. Press, 2008). Princeton Professor emeritus Wolin examines how the pathology of concentrated corporate power and its control of government is […]

Pentagon “closes” intelligence unit that spied on Quakers…

[Note that a new office has been opened to take over some of the responsibilities…so, not sure if this is closing, or renaming. But, interesting that the government felt forced to do something, and put it in the press…] From Yahoo News: Pentagon closes controversial intelligence unit Mon Aug 4, 6:51 PM ET The Pentagon […]

Former Pentagon Offical: Iraq War = Major Debacle

Think Progress Former Rumsfeld/Wolfwowitz Deputy: Iraq War Is A ‘Major Debacle,’ ‘Classic Case Of Failure’» The National Defense University is an elite military institute funded by the Department of Defense. Both President Dwight Eisenhower and Gen. Colin Powell studied there, and diplomat and historian George Kennan — best known as “the father of containment” — […]