08 May 2009

New Friday Feature - Blogs & Sites of Note

Today's featured site is The Aggressive Progressives.

Where you'll find an outstanding essay by Bob Fertik about Cheney's war with Pelosi. Fertik writes that "Dick Cheney may be out of the White House, but he's still doing what he loves best - waging a secret war based on deliberately distorted "intelligence." But he's no longer waging a war on Terror. Instead he's waging a war on Nancy Pelosi.

Cheney has, according to Fertik, launched a blackmail operation against Pelosi based on the recently emerging right-wing smear that the CIA briefed her about waterboarding on September 4, 2002, and she approved.

The right-wing noise machine has been trumpeting this allegation for weeks as Republican Senators, Republican Congress persons, media pundits, and "journalists" such as Rick Klein of ABC and Greg Miller of LA Times prance about mouthing the canard. The problem with all this is that Pelosi adamantly denied the smear in a press conference on April 23, 2009.

"We were not, I repeat, we were not told that waterboarding or any of these interrogation methods were used." What they did tell us was they had some legislative counsel opinions. And if and when they would be used, they would brief Congress at that time," said Speaker Pelosi.

Here's the why. Cheney and other Bush minions are terrified that Attorney General, Eric Holder, will investigate the Bush administration's war crimes. It is not difficult to picture the behind the scenes cabal of Porter Goss, Michael Hayden, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, David Addington, Cathie Martin, Mary Matalin and a gaggle of other Team-Cheney co-conspirators churning out the lies to their addled and pixilated right-wing audience.

Elections have consequences and chickens come home to roost.

Visit the site to read the full essay along with others.

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