August 17th, 2008

Chris Keeley

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http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts08132008.html
August 13, 2008
Two Morons: Bush and Saakashvili
"President Bush, Will You Please Shut Up?"
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
The neoconned Bush Regime and the Israeli-occupied American media are heading the innocent world toward nuclear war. 
Back in the Reagan years the National Endowment for Democracy was created as a cold war tool. Today the NED is a neocon-controlled agent for US world hegemony. Its main function is to pour US money and election-rigging into former constituent parts of the Soviet Union in order to ring Russia with American puppet states. 
The neoconservative Bush Regime used the NED to intervene in Ukrainian and Georgian internal affairs in keeping with the neoconservative plan to establish US-friendly and Russia-hostile political regimes in these two former constituent parts of Russia and the Soviet Union.
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Chris Keeley

Ray McGovern challenges Colin Powell

so, what do you bet? will Powell do the right thing? Can he do the right thing???

CounterPunch
Weekend Edition
August 16 / 17, 2008
A Letter to Colin Powell
Out Damn Blot

By RAY McGOVERN

Dear Colin,

You have said you regret the "blot" on your record caused by your parroting spurious intelligence at the U.N. to justify war on Iraq. On the chance you may not have noticed, I write to point out that you now have a unique opportunity to do some rehab on your reputation.

If you were blindsided, well, here's an opportunity to try to wipe off some of the blot. There is no need for you to end up like Lady Macbeth, wandering around aimlessly muttering, Out damned spotŠor blot.

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Chris Keeley

Paul Craig Roberts on the Assault on Civil Liberties (COUNTERPUNCH)

John E Marsh
Date: Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 4:04 PM
Subject: Paul Craig Roberts on the Assault on Civil Liberties (COUNTERPUNCH)
To: Undisclosed-Recipient


This is a pointed, and very impressive, 3-plus page critique by Paul Craig Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan, and also Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review.  I am indebted to John Whitbeck for drawing this CounterPunch item to my attention, with this comment -- "Paul Craig Roberts looks at some of the more outrageous crimes, lies and manipulations inflicted on a gullible and brainwashed American public by the Bush regime."