This forthcoming week we expect some more outright lying to go on in the Chilcot inquiry into the leadup of UK participation in the Iraq invasion. But the Dutch inquiry report, which found no basis in international law for the invasion, may change the game a bit.
Nota Bene #100: Il Planetario di Figaro
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
Nota Bene #99: Heed the Peace Gnome
“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it?
135,000 uninsured Americans will die before health reform takes effect, analysis finds
A Raw Story analysis, based on a recent Harvard Medical School study, estimates that 135,000 American citizens and over 6,600 US veterans will die due to a lack of health insurance before current proposed healthcare reform measures would take effect.
Nota Bene #95: STFU
Gonna try something different
Nota Bene #91: No Joke
Well I figured I’d give you all a break
Exclusive: Pentagon pursuing new investigation into Bush propaganda program
The Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General is conducting a new investigation into a covert Bush administration Defense Department program that used retired military analysts to produce positive wartime news coverage.
Exclusive: Pentagon's domestic propaganda program may not have been terminated
Pentagon officials won’t confirm Bush propaganda program ended
The covert Bush administration program that used retired military analysts to generate favorable wartime news coverage may not have been terminated, Raw Story has found.
Pentagon used psychological operation on US public, documents show
A months-long review of documents and interviews with Pentagon
personnel has revealed that the Bush Administration’s military analyst
program — aimed at selling the Iraq war to the American people —
operated through a secretive collaboration between the Defense
Department’s press and community relations offices.
Raw Story has also uncovered evidence that directly ties the
activities undertaken in the military analyst program to an official US
military document’s definition of psychological operations —
propaganda that is only supposed to be directed toward foreign
America and its presidents: what the fuck is wrong with you people?
Let’s begin with a brief Q&A with America. Q: Let’s say you’re sick with a potentially deadly disease. Who do you want for a doctor? A: The smartest, most experienced and highly […]