Thursday, January 27, 2005

Democracy Now! Wednesday (this is a repost with links)

I can't get into the entry for yesterday's Democracy Now! (which usually means it's about to disappear on it's own) so for those who want easy links, here's a repost. Please note Seymour Hersh's segment. All segments are LWR (listen, watch or read).

Headlines for January 26, 2005- U.S. Helicopter Crash 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 RiceSpeaking 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]

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]