Al Jazeera Interview Transcript now Online

The transcript of my interview on Al Jazeera is now online here.  There is an audio link button near the top of the page. The host, Ahmed Mansour, was the Al Jazeera correspondent who stayed in Fallujah during the first US attack on that city in April 2004.  Rumsfeld denounced him by name and made […]

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My 2 cents in USA Today

The edit page at USA Today asked me to send over a couple sentences of comments on a column by Al Neuharth on whether students should play or work during the summer. My two bits: “Real jobs can be an excellent antidote to some of the tripe students hear in classrooms. Doing onerous work or […]

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A Cheery Welcome to Britain

I flew to London last week. I arrived at Heathrow on a Tuesday afternoon, coming in from Hamburg, Germany. The line for clearing immigration was not very long. For the non-European Union arrivals, there were two British female clerks behind their “desks.” They were blond yet androgynous. Only one of them was working – the other […]

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Fan Letters of the Week (May 24)

I received this love letter after the appearance last Wednesday on Al Jazeera – I saw ur interview on al jazeera network and i watched it with a great displeasure of the issues that were discussed , and by the way i want to tell u that i am  jordanian and i ‘ve been living […]

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Arms-Length Whoring?

OK, maybe I was wrong in the prior blog about Bush’s new CIA nominee, Michael Hayden, not being linked to the poker-and-poking scandal at the Watergate. TalkingPointsMemo muckraker project reports that “While director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden contracted the services of a top executive at the company at the center […]

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Perjury as a Job Qualification for Bush Administration

Michael Hayden, the former chief of the National Security Agency, was nominated today by President Bush to be the new chief of the CIA. Thus far, there have been no reports linking Hayden to hookers & poker games at the Watergate. While serving as NSA chief, Hayden deceived Congress in October 17, 2002 testimony regarding […]

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Kansas State Radio Interview Now Online

Richard Baker, a Kansas State University professor and news director of the K-State Radio Network, recently interviewed me regarding my book, Terrorism & Tyranny.   It is a zesty back-and-forth  which has already generated at least one heated protest out in the heartland. (For the record, I never said Karl Rove caused Hurricane Katrina). The MP3 of the […]

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