Dan Froomkin says it all right here in today’s Washington Post.
From today’s New York Times:
“Republicans said Karl Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff and Mr. Bush’s chief political adviser, was in charge of the reconstruction effort.”
The last two days have been horrifying in Iraq with rampant suicide bombings and hundreds killed. The media appeared to be back on the attack, but, how can they let this unpopular war continue when it is only enabling MORE terror instead of defeating it? Ariana Huffington gripes.
According to an AP release: WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. military is mounting a counteroffensive in a war of words with Iraq’s insurgents, firing off accusations of child murder, kidnapping, torture, brainwashing and plans to use chemical weapons
Today in Media Matters, Bush wondered aloud if the U.S. is capable of handling another terrorist attack, but the Washington Post failed to print it.
The majority of the public would like to see Iraq funding cut to support the Katrina victims, notes a Wall Street Journal poll.
73% say rebuilding New Orleans is more important than cutting taxes.
Christopher Hitchens, whom I love to read and is totally insistent on this war, and moreso on the fact that he believes he is the only person who can validate its purposes went to war himself last night with George Galloway. Download the show from KPFT. A BitTorrent of the video of the debate is available here.
Rep. Cynthia McKinley went on a tirade on the House floor the other day, only to find that her suggestion for an impeachment by Special Order censored from the House record. Bellacio has the full transcript – a great read that includes mention of the following headlines:
“FEMA won?t accept Amtrak?s help in evacuations.??
“FEMA turns away experienced firefighters.??
“FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks.??
“FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel.??
“Homeland Security won?t let Red Cross deliver food.??
“FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans.??
“FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid.??
“FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board.??
“FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck.??
“FEMA turns away generators.??
“FEMA first responders urged not to respond.??
Media Matters for America directs us all to the September 12 Chris Matthews show on MSNBC in which NYT columnist David Brooks admits since the early days,
“the Bush administration adopted a policy of shielding itself from political damage by never publicly admitting any mistake — even if it meant lying to the media and the American public.”
Video, commentary, and extensive links at Media Matters.