November 17th, 2005

Chris Keeley

The First woman to break my heart

© Keeley 1983 -  Cathy

She had two different colored eyes and was the first girl to break my heart.
I was driven to my knees in an uncontrolable pain in my stomach.
She said she wanted to date other guys too.

I was shattered , I was in tatters.
Chris Keeley

Nixon said: "I want you to put the air in there and not spare the horses. Do not withdraw for domest

New Documents Released on Nixon Bombing of Cambodia
And newly-released documents from the National Archives provide fresh insight into the Nixon administration’s efforts to deceive the public over its 1970 attack on Cambodia. The over 50,000 pages of declassified material include records of then-President Richard Nixon meeting with aides at a time Americans were told US forces in Cambodia were there to support South Vietnamese. Nixon told aides: "That is what we will say publicly. But now, let's talk about what we will actually do." Nixon instructed staff to continue the bombing of Cambodia and Vietnam. He also ordered them to extend the attacks to Laos, which had remained neutral. Nixon said: "I want you to put the air in there and not spare the horses. Do not withdraw for domestic reasons but only for military reasons."
Chris Keeley

Robert Bryce on the Intelligence Advisory 11-17-05

Top-secret cronies

*Bush has stacked his foreign advisory board with his Texas business
pals, who stand to profit from access to CIA and military intelligence.*

*By Robert Bryce*

Nov. 17, 2005 | No discussion of cronyism in the Bush administration
would be complete without talking about PFIAB, short for the President's
Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. George W. Bush's latest
appointments to the PFIAB, which advises the president on how various
intelligence agencies are performing, represent a who's who of the
Halliburton-Texas Rangers-oil business crony club that made Bush into a
millionaire and helped propel him into the White House.
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For Aftergood, from the Project on Government Secrecy, the latest PFIAB
appointments represent a missed opportunity to help resolve the
disastrous condition of America's intelligence agencies. He says the
decision to appoint Hunt, DeWitt and Evans is part of the "familiar
pattern that we've seen so often with this administration: The
president's pals and supporters are esteemed more highly than those who
have genuine competence." He continues: "These people aren't the best
and the brightest. They are the best connected. And the quality of our
government suffers as a result."

* -- By Robert Bryce*
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But some legal experts were skeptical that Mr. Woodward's disclosure would significantly alter the c

BBC News
WOODWARD TESTIMONY New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak
Spiegel Online - 4 hours ago
Bob Woodward has set off a frantic new round of guessing about who that source might be and a wave of public denials. This article was reported by Todd S. Purdum, David Johnston and Douglas Jehl and written by Mr. Purdum. WASHINGTON, Nov. ...
Secrecy ensnares Deep Throat reporter Globe and Mail
Woodward admission raises questions Newsday
Guardian Unlimited - New York Times - - CNN 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2005, 12:20 PM

Woodward Testimony
New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak

Bob Woodward has set off a frantic new round of guessing about who that source might be and a wave of public denials.

This article was reported by Todd S. Purdum, David Johnston and Douglas Jehl and written by Mr. Purdum.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 - The disclosure that a current or former Bush administration official told Bob Woodward of The Washington Post more than two years ago that the wife of a prominent administration critic worked for the C.I.A. threatened Wednesday to prolong a politically damaging leak investigation that the White House had hoped would soon be contained.

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A third conversation was conducted by phone with Mr. Libby on June 23, 2003. Mr. Woodward told him that he was sending 18 pages of questions intended for Mr. Cheney, including one that referred to "yellowcake," the uranium ore at the center of Mr. Wilson's fact-finding trip to Africa. "I testified that I have no recollection that Wilson or his wife was discussed, and I have no notes of the conversation."

In the telephone interview, Mr. Woodward said that his goal had been "the protection of a confidential source, and aggressive reporting, and they do go hand in hand."

Richard W. Stevenson, Eric Lichtblau and Anne E. Kornblut contributed reporting for this article.</font>

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lowbrow, and thus his style of fractured caricature evolved. But he wasn't a "starving artist." He m

Interview with artist Jim Flora's archivist

In the latest AIGA Design Forum, Steven Heller interviews Irwin Chusid, author of The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora.
200511171038Heller: Would you say he was happy being an illustrator?

Chusid: Flora was married to an artist, Jane Sinnicksen, whom he considered a superior fine artist. The indications are that he decided to go in the opposite direction—lowbrow, and thus his style of fractured caricature evolved. But he wasn't a "starving artist." He made a good living as a commercial illustrator, raised five children, and paid his mortgage. He traveled, and exuded joie de vivre. What this collection reveals is what he did when he wasn't being paid to help hawk merchandise or entertain tots. It's as if he was exorcising his demons. Instead of being a serial killer, he painted and sketched. I suspect he often stepped back from the canvas, examined his work, and gave a sinister chuckle.



Chris Keeley

Letter to the Editor

We sent this letter to the editor to the Washington Post. Look for it,
but don't hold your breath.
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 11:33:21 -0500
Subject: Letter to the Editor
 November 17, 2005


Bob Woodward and some other journalists seem to have forgotten what a
free press is supposed to do: inform the reading public of what is going
on. It is not to protect its sources at the White House who for more
than two years have tried to evade responsibility for the attempts to
discredit and defame Joseph Wilson, who criticized the administration
for lying to try to justify the war in Iraq, an effort by the “leakers”
that included blowing his wife’s cover.
This case does not concern protecting some whistle-blower inside the
government who discloses an instance of malfeasance by a public official
to a reporter to bring the matter to public attention so that corrective
action can be taken. This case is about senior administration officials
trying to enlist reporters in a campaign (conspiracy?) to discredit and
silence a critic, using secret information, acts that constitute
malfeasance itself. The reporters who fought against testifying were
thus protecting these malefactors, not protecting their access to
confidential sources.
As for Mr. Woodward, his participation in the plot has now reportedly
been disclosed to the special prosecutor by an administration official,
apparently in an effort to build a defense case for Mr. Libby. But the
latter was not indicted for being the first to disclose Mrs. Wilson’s
CIA affiliation to the press and public. Mr. Libby was indicted for
lying, perjury, and obstruction of justice. Mr. Woodward’s long silence
seems to have been motivated by a wish to protect his access to the top
people in the administration, whose mouthpiece and apologist he has now
become in one book after another. Some investigative reporter!

Robert V. and Louise S. Keeley
Chris Keeley


Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 12:04:10 -0500
Subject: Investment or Divestment?
Citizens, Financial Choice, and the Future of Israel/Palestine*

*CNI Public Hearing

Russell Senate Office Building,
Room 385

Monday, November 21, 2005
2:00 to 4:00 PM*

American financial involvement in Israel and Palestine goes far beyond
massive yearly foreign aid packages.  US private corporations generate
billions of dollars of revenues from foreign direct investment (FDI) and
sales as well as charitable tax exempt contributions flows, including
Israeli bonds, to projects in Israel and Israeli occupied territories.
Calls for tighter control over financial flows have been heard in both
the US and Israel.  Israeli prosecutor Talia Sasson uncovered and
reported illegal activities in Israeli occupied territories perpetrated
by entities funded by American tax exempt contributions.

Many American religious and campus groups have called for full or
selective divestment in US companies contributing to the Israeli
occupation of the Palestinian Territories. This has generated much
debate amongst churches, students and American communities, and prompted
a strong reaction from supporters of Israel.

Join us for a panel discussion of investment/divestment choices.
Speakers include:

*Stephen Sizer*, Anglican Vicar, Virginia Water, Surrey, England
*Grant Smith*, Executive Director, Institute for Research: Middle
Eastern Policy
*Noura Erakat,* US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

To make a reservation, call 202-863-2951 or send an email to

Council for the National Interest
1250 4th Street, SW, Ste WG-1
Washington, DC 20024