The conquering fabricator has returned. On November 9, Ahmad Chalabi, the notorious Iraqi exile who fed a hungry Pentagon and hungrier press corps fantastic tales of Saddam Hussein's bristling arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and joint ventures with Osama Bin Laden, was greeted as a hero at Washington's most influential pro-war think tank.
Escorted by a phalanx of Secret Service officers and D.C. police, Chalabi, once president of the dissident Iraqi National Congress and now deputy prime minister of Iraq, strode triumphantly into his den of true believers. Chalabi-fest at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) was about to begin.
The United States has detained approximately 70,000 people outside U.S. territory since late 2001 … It's believed that more than 10,000 are still in U.S. custody in various camps and prisons in the United States, Cuba, Iraq, and Afghanistan ... In a May 13, 2004, story, The New York Times reported that the whereabouts of the high-level al-Qaeda detainees were so secret that “one official said he had been told that Mr. Bush had informed the CIA that he did not want to know where they were” … U.S. agents in Abu Ghraib hid numerous detainees from the Red Cross, according to a leaked report by U.S. Army Major General Antonio Taguba ... These people were referred to as “ghost detainees” ...
Joe Lieberman may not have the voting record of a Republican, but he's often irked liberals with his unfortunate habit of playing one on TV. His reputation for disloyalty is unlikely to be undone by his decision to attend an October 8 party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conservative magazine National Review and honoring its founder, William F. Buckley Jr. Lieberman, according to Rush Limbaugh, was seated at the table of honor with Buckley and Limbaugh himself.
The New York Times -- and specifically, Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. and reporter Judith Miller -- have come under fire not only for Miller's role in the CIA investigation of the Valerie Plame leak but for her reporting on Iraq, WMDs, and the Oil-for-Food scandal. Here, some of the top journalism professors in the country take on the following questions: Who should be fired -- Sulzberger or Miller? Neither? Or both?