Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Democracy Now!: Seymour Hersh on torture; Senators Robert Byrd and George Allen on Condi Rice and don't miss the headlines

Democracy Now! (Marcia: "always worth watching") has another powerful show. The web site is:
and I'll try to do links this evening. (If this posts. Or if all of this post. There's a post up now that cut off before the end.)

Headlines for January 26, 2005

- U.S. Helicopter Crashes in Iraq Kills 31
- Iraq War Pushes U.S. Deficit To A Record $427B
- Washington Post & NY Times Oppose Gonzales Nomination
- Gonzales Accused of Shielding Bush's DUI Arrest
- Congressional Resolution Calls for Iraq Withdrawal
- D.C. Settles With Protests Over 2002 Mass Arrests
- Second Conservative Pundit Found to be On Gov't Payroll
GOP Senator Warns Dems to "Be Careful" About Criticizing Rice

Speaking on the Senate floor, Sen. George Allen (R-VA) said his Democratic colleagues should "be careful" when criticizing Rice for making false statements about the war in Iraq lest they "diminish Dr. Rice's credibility in capitals around the world." [includes rush transcript]

Sen. Byrd: Rice Responsible For "Most Overblown Rhetoric Administration Used to Scare the American People"

In a Senate debate on the confirmation of Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State, some Democrats delivered a blistering public attack on her role as National Security Adviser on Iraq. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) led the opposition to Rice's confirmation. We hear an extended excerpt of his address. [includes rush transcript - partial]

Seymour Hersh: "We've Been Taken Over by a Cult"

As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote today on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General, we hear a speech by Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh on torture from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib to Vietnam. [includes rush transcript]