Who CARES???

John Cole at Balloon Juice gets at something that's been irritating me like a persistent toothache: the near-ubiquitous presence of Liz Cheney on cable news (well, OK, mostly FAUX, which even the White House is flatly asserting lately ain't real news - but still): I’m really sick of this infatuation with Liz Cheney. The only reason the media is paying any attention to her is because she will...

Richard Clarke Calls B.S. On Cheney And Rice

Richard Clarke calls B.S. on Cheney and Rice's mendacity and incompetence, in a Washington Post editorial. It is long overdue, and utterly devastating. Rice and Cheney have, for at least six weeks now, been spreading the most pernicious sort of post-hoc defense of their actions from waterboarding to invading Iraq. They've been claiming repeatedly that not only did the trauma of 9/11 require them...