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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Bush wants a ‘war czar’

041107war.jpgThe White House wants to appoint a high-profile overseer to manage the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but has had trouble finding someone to take the job, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have turned down the position, the report said.

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You’ve got supoenas!

When President Bush took office, he said he would not use e-mail in the White House so that his communications could not be subpoenaed.

But the White House, no less than any other operation today, can’t do business without e-mail. Bush’s aides do use e-mail and now, true to the president’s prediction, their communications have been subpoenaed.

Official communications through the White House computer system are preserved and eventually will be archived and made public. But the picture becomes murkier where private e-mail accounts are involved.

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To understand Rudy, look at the past

041107rudy.jpgLong before he became mayor of New York or the Republican front-runner for the presidency, Rudy Giuliani made a name for himself as a crime-busting federal prosecutor in Manhattan, taking on the mob and white-collar criminals in a manner that hinted of bigger things to come.

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When people die, photo ops fail

Last week, Sen. John McCain staged a truly Orwellian publicity stunt in a Baghdad market. In a desperate attempt to give some sliver of credence to claims that the dreaded “liberal media” are failing to report on all the wonderful things happening in Iraq, McCain took a brief walk outside the American-maintained fortress that is Baghdad’s Green Zone.

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Congress wants answers on Tillman, Lynch

041107tillman.jpgA U.S. House committee announced Tuesday it would hold hearings on misleading military statements that followed the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman (left) in Afghanistan and the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch in Iraq.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said an April 24 hearing would be part of its investigation into whether there was a strategy to mislead the public.

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Ailing Senator can still raise money

Sen. Tim Johnson’s campaign raised more than $660,000 in the first three months of the year, all while the senator has been recovering from a brain hemorrhage.

According to Johnson’s office, about 30 senators have participated in fundraisers for the South Dakota senator, who is up for re-election in 2008, since he fell ill. Johnson has been in a private, undisclosed rehabilitation facility since February and has not announced whether he plans to run again.

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