Monthly Archives: November 2007

Electricity quiz

Which country has the best record in producing electricity by use of wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass? Continue reading

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Bill and Hillary vs. invading Iraq?

Morning Joe failed to note Bill Clinton’s statement against March 2003 invasion of Iraq
from Media Matters, 11/28/07.

The November 28 edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe featured a discussion of former President Bill Clinton’s November 27 comment that he “opposed [the war in] Iraq from the beginning,” which contributor Willie Geist called “revisionist history.” Similarly, in a November 28 “On Deadline” column discussing Clinton’s comments, Associated Press writer Ron Fournier asserted: “In truth, Clinton did not oppose the Iraq war from the start — at least not publicly.” Fournier continued: “If the former president secretly opposed the war but did not want to speak against a sitting president (as some of his aides now claim), what moral authority does he have now?” But absent from either the Morning Joe discussion or Fournier’s column was any mention of Clinton’s comments on March 14, 2003, just days prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq — which the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) posted on its website the evening of November 27 — opposing war at that time. Continue reading

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Giuliani's Ties to a Terror Sheikh

By Wayne Barrett
The Village Voice, via Truthout

Tuesday 27 November 2007

Giuliani’s business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11’s mastermind escape the FBI.

Three weeks after 9/11, when the roar of fighter jets still haunted the city’s skyline, the emir of gas-rich Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani, toured Ground Zero. Although a member of the emir’s own royal family had harbored the man who would later be identified as the mastermind of the attack–a man named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, often referred to in intelligence circles by his initials, KSM–al-Thani rushed to New York in its aftermath, offering to make a $3 million donation, principally to the families of its victims. Rudy Giuliani, apparently unaware of what the FBI and CIA had long known about Qatari links to Al Qaeda, appeared on CNN with al-Thani that night and vouched for the emir when Larry King asked the mayor: “You are a friend of his, are you not?”

“We had a very good meeting yesterday. Very good,” said Giuliani, adding that he was “very, very grateful” for al-Thani’s generosity. Continue reading

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Good ACLU ad (still waiting for followup)

The ACLU ran the following advertisement in the December 29, 2005 edition of The New York Times:

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