IF KERRY IS SOFT ON DEFENESE, THEN SO IS CHENEY
Sen. Zell Miller was loud. He was aggressive. And while his speech at this month’s Republican National Convention tried to paint John Kerry as soft on defense, Miller also unwittingly exposed the utter hypocrisy that allows the Pentagon to continue wasting tens of billions of dollars per year on useless weapons systems.
POLITICS: THE BUSH LEGACY
In his new book, “Thank You, President Bush: Reflections on the War on Terror, Defense of the Family, and Revival of the Economy,” author Rod D. Martin argues that Bush has not only made America safer and stronger, but that he will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents.
AMERICA’S ACHILLES’ HEEL
Last month, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assured Americans that Iraq “continues to calm down.” But the bitter reality is that America is losing the war in Iraq.
FOR INSURGENTS, IT’S ALL ABOUT OIL
In November 2002, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assured us that the then-looming second Iraq war had “nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil.”
HALLIBURTON’S BOSS FROM HELL
In early September, during the Republican National Convention, the GOP is almost certain to name Dick Cheney as its nominee for vice president of the United States. In the meantime, it’s clear that Cheney deserves another nomination: as one of the worst CEOs in recent American history.
CIA MUST COME CLEAN ON HOW MUCH IT SPENDS
The report put out recently by the Senate Intelligence Committee was a stunning indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies.
THE ENRON CASE
Robert Bryce was online to discuss the prosecution of former Enron officials. Enron’s former chairman and chief executive, Kenneth Lay, was charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and false and misleading statements in an indictment unsealed this morning.
OH, THE STORIES HE COULD TELL
Now that former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay has been indicted for his role in the company’s downfall (the specific charges are to be unsealed Thursday), the question that needs to be asked is: Will he turn against the Bushes?
AN ENRON-LIKE REACTION TO ABU GHRAIB SCANDAL
The Bush administration’s response to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal has brought on a case of Enronesque deja vu.
ROBERT BRYCE: TV SHOW ABOUT DEATH HAVE TAKEN ON A LIFE OF THEIR OWN
It wasn’t just another corpse. Like other TV viewers, I see plenty of dead bodies. But this one was particularly gruesome.
IT’S TIME FOR AMERICA TO GROW UP WHEN IT COMES TO ENERGY
What’s old is new again. In March 1973, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries began discussing the need to increase oil prices because of the falling value of the dollar.