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Ann Coulter Please Read-Senator McCarthy Was Wrong!

Fifty-four years ago yesterday, the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy hearings began in the Unied States Senate in which the Wisconsin Republican tried using a public hearing in order to continue his virulent anti-communist crusade. Today, modern conservatives like Ann Coulter repeatedly attempt to prove that “Fighting Joe” McCarthy’s crusade was on the right track in uncovering communists in the State Department and liberals have besmirched his fair name. During the hearings, Senator McCarthy’s bullying tactics, which even included attempting to smear the name of President Eisenhower as some sort of friend of communism, resulted in revulsion by the American people toward his variation of anti-communism.

The FBI agents who actually chased Soviet spies in the United States offer an explanation that differs widely from that of right wing Ann Coulter and her crowd of Republican smear artists. Robert J. Lamphere, who participated in virtually all FBI spy cases, told author Ronald Kessler, FBI agents were appalled that J. Edgar Hoover initially supported McCarthy. “The problem was that McCarthy lied about the information and figures,” said Lammphere. “He made charges against people that weren’t true. McCarthyism harmed the counterintelligence effort against the Soviet threat because of the revulsion it caused.”

Senator mccarthy’s ccrusade begain on February 9, 1950, when he stated “While I cannot take the time to name all of the men in the State Departmnt who have been named as members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring, I have here in my hand a list of 205 — a list of names that were known to the secretary of state and who, nevertheless, are still working and shaping policy of the State Department.” During the following months the figure of 205 changed dramatically, going up and down.

McCarthy asked cooperation of th FBI in his anti-communist crusade, but was told by William Sullivan, who became number three man in the bureau, “We don’t have enough evidence to show there was a single Communist in the State Department.”

The legacy of Senator McCarthy’s lies and throwing around figures certainly lives on in modern day George Bush lies about weapons of mass destruction. The Ann Coulters today are just as prone as Senator McCarthy to throw around “facts” and “figures” that are lies and to accuse those who oppose their viewpoint of being “anti-American.” Unfortunately, there is as much chance of Ann Coulter admitting Bush lied abut WMD as there was of Senator McCarthy telling the American public what he was told by the FBI.

Torture Victims’ Records Lost In Guantanamo

Author Philippe Sands, whose book, “Torture Team,” describes what went on in Guanatanamo prison, was told by retired General Michael Dunlavey, who supervised Guantanamo for eight months in 2002 that records on the itnerrogation of Muhammed al-Qahatani, who was accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks, have disappeared. Saudi born al-Qahtani was interrogated for 48 days during which time hewas sexually taunted, forced to perform dog tricks, and given enemas at Guantanamo. The CIA admitted it destroyed tapes of interrogations in Thailand, but the new discovery might suggest tapes were also destroyed at Guantanamo. The erased tapes may violate a court order in 2005 to preserve “all evidence (of) the torture, mistreatment and abuse of detainees.”

It is difficult for any American citizen to react to the ongoing story of lies, deceit, human abuse and degradation carried out by members of the armed forces of the United States. These stories sicken the soul of all who believe in the American Constitution and what it represents in the history of our nation. The only resolution of this process must be the indictment of President Geoge Bush for violating the nation’s laws.

Bush Lied About Iraq War Claims New Study!

Two nonprofit organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism, after an exhaustive examination of documents, public statements and interviews, have concluded President Bush and other Republican administration offiicals led concerning the reasons for war with Iraq. The statements “were part of an orchetrated campaign that effectively galvinized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.” The organizations identifed 935 false statements made by Bush and other governmnent officials. The record indicates they stated unequivoccally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction. According to Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism, “the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propogated and culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003.”

George Bush led with 259 false statements about WMD and 29 about Iraq ties to al-Qaeda. Poor Colin Powell came in second with 244 false statements about WMD and 10 about links to al-Qaeda. There is nothing else one can add to this story.

Israel In State Of Denial About Iran

Former deputy defense minister, MK Ephraim Sneh described the US intelligence report on Iran’s nuclear weapons program as “very flawed.” He argued that Iran continues posing an existential threat to Israel and “we don’t need any additional evidence. Just listen to what the Iranian leaders are saying.. who are committed to the destruction of Israel.” Amos Gilad, who heads the Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic-Military Bureau, insisted, “the Iranians are determined to obtain nuclear weapons.”

It is doubtful if the current leadership of Israel is intellectually or temperamentally capable of handling a complex issue such as Iran’s relationship to nuclear energy. They are determined to believe everything revolves around making nuclear weapons and any evidence to the contrary must simply be dismissed. The path to peace lies in nations working together and focusing on issues that are real, not in making things that are not happening the center of their discussions. The Ayatollah Khamenei has repeatedly insisted his nation is not developing nuclear weapons but Israel, like many American conservatives, wishes to believe other voices. President Ahmadinejad is not the supreme ruler of Iran but Americans and Israelis continue insisting that he has all power. Reality is a much needed visitor in the home of Israel.

President Bush Lied, Claims His Former Press Secretary

President Bush’s former press secretary, Scott McClellan, in his forthcoming book accuses the president and others in the administration of lying about outed CIA operative Valerie Palme. In speaking to the press, Scott McClellan now admits he lied. “I had unknowingly passed along false information. And, five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so. Rove, Libby,the vice president, the president’s chief of staff, and the president himself.” The current press secretary, Dana Perino, responded to the accusation by saying, “The president has not and would not ask his spokespeople to pass on false information.”

Several years ago, Republicans argued that President Clinton had lied concerning his relations with Monica Lewinsky and thus they initiated impeachment proceedings. We now have a specific charge of lying on the part of the president of the United States by a Republican who served in his administration. Will congressional Republicans now initiate impeachment proceedings against President Bush for lying?