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Richard Clarke Summarized

If you're like me, you're wondering what Richard Clarke has said in his book Against All Enemies that has the Administration sending out the Flying Monkeys to attack. Of course, if you don't have the money to buy the book (which if I ever figure out ho to set up one of those wish-lists at Amazon, it will go there...), and you couldn't make it through the commission meetings and interviews, Slate has the important points of the book  bulletted out.


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Mar. 26th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
An improvement over Toles...
...and Toles is damned hard to improve on, most days. But as Brad DeLong says, it's more like a circular firing squad of flying monkeys! To back that up, he lists a pile of contradictions between the various criticisms leveled at Clarke by different Bushies.

Many of the contradictions, DeLong points out, were dug up by blogger Robert Waldmann.
Mar. 27th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
Re: An improvement over Toles...
The thing with flying monkeys is that there will always be more, in this administration all they have to do is confuse the people, not even be consistant. I know, it's a bizarre strategy, but until recently no one but maybe DeLong and Krugman would be pointing out the contradictions. And unlike the Wicked Witch, it seems this administration has an endless supply of Flying Monkeys to send out to embarass themselves. Bill Frist wants to bring up purgery charges. I'd love for him to do it, only if the White House puts all the unredacted cards on the table. America deserves to know what happened, and until now, the White House has been able to get away with saying less than nothing.
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