The President's Speech-Taking the Gloves Off.
White House Spy Update-Clinton admin official speaks a little too soon
NY Subway Panic-What the hell was that all about?
Drudge siren-Former FBI Director Louis Freeh's new book bashes Clinton admin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Time for some Gossip/Rumination and Speculation.
There's Giant Squid, Tom Cruise and his legal team, Oprah and Hermes.
And the best for last, Bill Clinton's legacy comes to pass in the field of birth control.
It's a Delaware post and we discover True Crime in Delaware.
Why won't the Delaware authorities release the victim's autopsy results?
And who set fire to his car?
Every man who ever had a girlfriend or wife will appreciate this Pic of the Week.
You know who you are and you hate it when she asks you to pick some up.
Daily Update Below.
Remember Richard Clarke?
Clarke, a veteran Washington insider who had advised presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush, dissects each man's approach to terrorism but levels the harshest criticism at the latter Bush and his advisors who, Clarke asserts, failed to take terrorism and Al-Qaeda seriously. Clarke details how, in light of mounting intelligence of the danger Al-Qaeda presented, his urgent requests to move terrorism up the list of priorities in the early days of the administration were met with apathy and procrastination and how, after the attacks took place, Bush and key figures such as Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Dick Cheney turned their attention almost immediately to Iraq
Heh. He leveled his harshest criticism, during an election year may I remind, at the Bush administration. An administration in power for only eight months before the 9-11 attacks when HE belonged to an administration for eight years that did NOTHING about terrorism. So this fine and truthful, very non-partisan fellow, is now a political analyst for ABC. Not that ABC would hire a political analyst with a partisan bias or anything. Immediately after news of the alleged "White House Spy" broke, Clarke opened his mouth and inserted his lying, deceiving foot.
"I don't know of a case where the vetting broke down before and resulted in a spy being in the White House," said Richard Clarke, a former White House advisor who is now an ABC News consultant.
Poor puppy. Clarke sure has a failing memory and he isn't even that old. Below, abstracted from the FBI's own press release on the Philippino spy:
Hired in 1999, Mr. Aragoncillo also worked for former Vice President Al Gore. There is also a report of him working for the FBI at an intelligence center at Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Wasn't Clarke around during the Gore term? Aaaaaand... From the Washington Post:
Aaaaaand... From the Washington Post:
As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in March, Chung was charged with funneling illegal contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign by asking friends and employees of his office technology firm to make donations for which they were later reimbursed. Chung was also charged with engaging in a similar "straw donor" scheme to assist the 1996 reelection bid of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.)
Hmmmmm, 1996-also during the Clinton-Gore-Clarke term, eh? The guy couldn't wait to blame the Bush administration for this renegade spy because hey, a spy in the White House? Great sound bytes. Jump on it. Not that ABC should expect fair reporting or anything. Blame Bush first, think about it later.
The Louis Freeh Buzz
It came as a Drudge siren and indeed Clinton FBI Director, Louis Freeh, is scheduled to be interviewed this Sunday night on "60 Minutes". The Blogosphere, even Rush Limbaugh, was abuzz with the news of Freeh's book scheduled for release on 10/11/05. Allegedly the man makes mincemeat out of the Clinton administration. Below, from Drudge, a mind-boggling revelation about the bombing of Khobar Towers and how Clinton lied to the victims' families and...well mind closely the bolded part.
In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody - the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, "Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis' reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library." Says Freeh, "That's a fact that I am reporting."
Terrorism be damned, with Clinton, it's all about ME. Supposed someone wrote a book and said this about Bush?
Bush and Blair Taking Off Gloves
Gloves which, by me, should never have been donned. I listened to the President's speech yesterday and yes, it was a smashing speech. The President did not dilly-dally, he did not waffle, he mentioned the word "Islamofascism" in public for the first time. Across the Atlantic, Tony Blair also did some speech-giving. In his speech, Blair said very openly that Iran is behind the Iraq terror attacks. Well of course they are! And it's about time Blair and Bush stop pussyfooting around with these sons of camels. Mention the collective sons of camels, that degenerate House of Saud, while you're at it. These people are our enemies. They've launched a propaganda war that has the vaunted NY Times, Cindy Sheehan and other traitors, out passing their message. A propaganda war, Mr. President. They've infiltrated our country and much of the Lamestream Media's very board rooms. Remember Tokyo Rose?
Best line from the President's Speech.
"Free peoples will own the future."
Rush Hour Lunacy
A quick click of the TV and I am confused. For all of New York is in an uproar, news conferences are scheduled, the subway, it seemed, was under attack.
Actually there was no attack but there was, strangely, a sense of panic, at least amongst the news gurus. New Yorkers, so the sight bites revealed, were going about their business. My guess is, as Mayor Bloomberg verified in the press conference, that some news organization got a hold of an Iraqi captured terrorist's tip that there was a plan a foot to place suitcase bombs on the NY subway. That news agency, still not revealed, agreed to keep quiet for a while. I'm guessing they decided to go live with the story so the authorities had to react. For now, it's a tempest in a teapot.
Although scuttlebutt has it that with Ramadan, an alleged peaceful holiday for the sons of camels, and the upcoming Iraq vote on the constitution, there's been increasing terrorist "chatter" and hey, probably some real threats.
Oct. 6, 2005 - The New York City Police Department is investigating what it deems a credible tip that 19 operatives have been deployed to New York to place bombs in the subway, and security in the subways will be increased, sources told ABC News. While the police department is taking the threat seriously, it is also urging the public not to be alarmed because - while the source is credible - the information has not been verified.
Monday's Daily Update-10/3/05
Tuesday's Daily Update-10/4/05
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