Osama bin Laden: Dead and Lovin’ It!

This was one of the all-time most memorable and hilarious columns by the late, great Jeff Huber, who died way too young and we all miss very much. Alexander the Great, eat your heart out.  Et tu, Julius Caesar.  The same goes for you, Charlemagne.  Dead or alive, Osama bin Laden is the greatest military and political strategist in human history, bar none. Neither Alexander nor Caesar nor Charlemagne managed, as bin Laden has, to lure the best-trained, best-equipped military of the world’s...

Source: Wiretap Caught Harman Discussing Pelosi Fundraising Flap

By Jeff Stein CQ Politics April 22, 2009 California Democrat Jane Harman, battling a controversy over her interactions with a suspected Israeli spy, was overheard on a 2005 wiretap discussing a failed fundraising ploy designed to get her named chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, according to a former national security official who has read the transcript. Harman was heard lamenting to the suspected Israeli agent how the tactics of a major Jewish fundraiser to use the threat of...

Harman, AIPAC, NSA: What did I Know, and When Did I Know It?

Jeff Stein April 21, 2009 2:20 AM The tremendous interest in my story yesterday about a 2005 NSA wiretap picking up California Democratic Rep. Jane Harman conversing with a suspected Israeli agent took me by surprise, frankly. It’s always gratifying to find so many people paying attention to things like this when Carrie Prejean is only a click away. The first thing I want to dispel, though, is the apparently widespread notion that the timing of my story Monday was somehow related to: (1) the...

Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC

By Jeff Stein | CQ Rep. Jane Harman, the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington. Harman was recorded saying she would 'waddle into' the AIPAC case 'if you think it’ll make a difference,'...

The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner 1869

I. The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago. And it can be supposed to have been a contract then only between persons who had already come to years of discretion, so as to be competent to make reasonable and obligatory...

What Bodies?

by Patrick J. Sloyan The Digital Journalist November, 2002 Leon Daniel, as did others who reported from Vietnam during the 1960s, knew about war and death. So he was puzzled by the lack of corpses at the tip of the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Iraq on Feb. 25, 1991. Clearly there had been plenty of killing. The 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) had smashed through the defensive front-line of Saddam Hussein’s army the day before, Feb. 24, the opening of the Desert Storm ground war to...

Public Doesn’t Get Picture With Gulf Satellite Photos

by Jean Heller, St. Petersburg Times [Florida], January 6, 1991 (Washington) Soviet satellite photos of Kuwait taken five weeks after the Iraqi invasion suggest the Bush administration might have exaggerated the scope of Iraq's military threat to Saudi Arabia at the time. The photos are not conclusive proof that the administration overestimated Iraq's buildup along the Saudi border, a buildup that was cited as a justification for the deployment of U.S. troops. But two American satellite...

Middle East Crisis: Secret Offer: Iraq Sent Pullout Deal to US

By Knut Royce, Newsday, August 29, 1990 Iraq has told the White House it will withdraw from Kuwait and allow foreigners to leave, but in return it wants United Nations sanctions lifted, guaranteed access to the Persian Gulf and sole control of an oil field that dips into Kuwait, according to sources involved in the secret offer and memoranda detailing its content. Iraq's message was delivered to National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft on Thursday [August 23] by a former high-ranking U.S....

Iraq Offers Deal to Quit Kuwait, US Rejects It, But Stays ‘Interested’

By Knut Royce, Newsday, January 3, 1991 Iraq has offered to withdraw from Kuwait if the United States pledges not to attack as soldiers are pulled out, if foreign troops leave the region, and if there is agreement on the Palestinian problem and on the banning of all weapons of mass destruction in the region, U.S. officials disclosed yesterday. Although the White House immediately dismissed the proposal as inadequate since it contains preconditions for a pullout, other government officials...

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