This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on December 18, 2014 The executive summary of a nearly 7,000 page report into the C.I.A.’s Detention and Interrogation program under the Bush administration confirmed not only what has long been public knowledge – that America did, in fact, engage in torture – but also revealed that, despite . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: Of Torture And Tortured Logic
“Isn’t that Brian Mulroney talking to some guy … Hey! Isn’t that one-a those Trudeaus?! Mulroney’s just another Trudeau lover! Like the Ottawa media elite!” Yadda-yadda… Below: The real Crazy Uncle Steve, Mr. Mulroney again, Heather Mallick. You can tell she’s a member of the urban Ottawa media elite because she’s wearing pearls!
. . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Dispatches from your crazy Uncle Steve: It’s all the fault of the media elite!
Stephen Harper in his cool green Canadian Forces flight jacket. With him, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, during last June’s flooding, both looking as if they wish they had cool military togs too. Below: Don Cherry in a tailored camo suit and Julian Fantino with a chest full of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sober second thought: A half-hearted defence of Don Cherry, Stephen Harper and Julian Fantino in military drag
A group of lawyers has asked Canada to arrest former US Vice President Dick Cheney for torture and war crimes when he visits Toronto later this week.
The post Canada must arrest Dick Cheney for torture, war crimes: Lawyers appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
I believe that all Bradley Manning did was to expose the atrocities committed by the Americans in Iraq. He is a whistle-blower. Instead of making accountable and punish those who committed these crimes in Iraq; including Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld who invaded Iraq on false pretences; Bradley Manning is being punished. He is one of . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Bradley Manning: A hero or a traitor
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The occasion is upon us with barely a whisper from Washington. Hardly surprising… the legacy of the U.S. invasion has been an Iraq in ongoing crisis. The truth of what is really going down doesn’t get anything close to adequate coverage in American mainstream . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Arundhati Roy: Iraq and the ‘psychosis’ of U.S. foreign policy
Recently I wrote a brief post directing readers to a story written by Chris Hedges. Hedge’s piece, entitled The Crucifixion of Tomas Young, conveyed the very sad story, one that has probably been lived out many times, of a young man, paralyzed in Iraq in 2004, who has made the decision to die by . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The War Crimes of Our Political Leaders
Dick Cheney has buried the truth of America’s conquest of Iraq so deep that he will himself be long dead and buried before the facts are ever exhumed.
It might have something to do with the annoying fact that the invasion of Iraq was a war of aggression waged on the flimsiest of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: How Dick Cheney Buried the Truth of His Iraq War
Speaking at a Republican dinner in Wyoming recently, Dick Cheney opined that President Obama’s national security personnel choices were “dismal.” He was particularly offended by Obama’s choice of Chuck Hegal to run the defense department. That’s Chuck Hegal, who was being wounded in Vietnam when Cheney was getting serial deferments — because, in his . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Does Anyone Listen To Dick Cheny Anymore?
Dick “go fuck yourself” Cheney says John McCain’s decision in the 2008 campaign to pick Sarah Palin was his vice-presidential running mate was “a mistake.”
“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate,” Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl. “But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Ya Think?
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog, is the "Trojan Horse" behind mandating that climate change denial ("skepticism," or "balance," in its words) be taught in K-12 classrooms.
Well, ALEC is at it again, it appears. Facing an IRS complaint filed by Common Cause, one of the leading advocacy . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry
Matt Damon: I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR.
Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg: How long would you kiss him?
Matt Damon: Three seconds. No tongue.
Read Matt story here.
I will personally kick George W. Bush on his butts for the murder and mayhem . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Matt Damon “‘I Would Kiss George W. Bush on the Mouth’ for His AIDS Work”
These bastards are responsible for the killing of over one million Iraqis – majority of them women and children. No one has the courage to make them accountable including softy Obama. We live in a horrible world. Lest we forget.
Ooops! They meant Dick Clark.
Read the story here.
Who did he kill this time to get a new heart? Is it an Afghani or an Iraqi heart?
This man will go down in history as a mass murderer along with his puppet George W. Bush. Read full story here.
You can go to jail to touch this man. He must . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Dick Cheney Gets Heart Transplant
Suggested twenty-first century update for that old grade-school primer: See Dick Run Recommend this Post
Must be all those mandatory minimum sentences that spooked the skittish Mr. Cheney. Do the crime, do the time must be scary words to a man wanted in much of the world for crimes against humanity. Plus I doubt the recent slaughter of innocent Iraqis at the hand of a US soldier will help . . . → Read More: Cheney chickens out of visit to Toronto
Must be all those mandatory minimum sentences that spooked the skittish Mr. Cheney. Do the crime, do the time scary words to a man wanted the world over for crimes against humanity. Plus I doubt the recent slaughter of innocent Iraqis at the hand of a US soldier might not help his case.
But Cheney . . . → Read More: Cheney chickens out of visit to Toronto
Ezra Levant, above, when he was running for the Canadian Alliance Party. After a heated battle, he stepped aside so that Stephen Harper could run in a safe riding, after being voted head of the Alliance Party.
Close confidant of Jason Kenney and Stockwell Day (coined the term “Stockaholic”) Levant is now a personality on . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Not Everyone Can Graduate from the Charles Koch Institute
Perhaps one of the most honest assessments of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion reveals the numerous failures of both industry and the federal government in the worst marine oil disaster in U.S. history.
The U.S. Department of the Interior sanctioned the report, compiled by more than a dozen . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Report Partially Blames Federal Government For Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion
Just months before trials are set to begin, BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying evidence related to their shoddy cement work that helped cause last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. According to Reuters, BP has officially filed their allegations with the courts, hoping to get the ball rolling on an . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Evidence In Gulf Deepwater Horizon Disaster
What kind of country allows Dick Cheney into it, but not Russel Brand? . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: Sunday WTF
Okay, so here’s what I propose… Take a shot every time you hear execrable termagant and furious runt Kathy Shaidle casually tell a blatant LIE during this 7:00 minute interview with addlebrained guest-host Mark Bonokoski (to be fair, his cognitive … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Sun “News” Drinking Game
Only about 50 protesters showed up to Cheney’s Calgary speech, a dismal showing compared to the far more sizeable crowd at his Vancouver speech the night before. I realize Calgary is a conservative city but with Nenshi, I thought things were changing.E… . . . → Read More: Cheney speech: c’mon Calgary, you can do better than this
When socialite Leah Costello announced that Dick Cheney was to speak at the Vancouver Club, I thought nothing more of the venue, concentrating on the horror of a war criminal about to besmirch our fair city.In my many walks around downtown Va… . . . → Read More: The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia