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Friday, July 15, 2005

Remember Karl Rove is a fucking traitor!
SPARKY: You can find high maintenance “Blondes” anytime - it is time to watch American Top Traitor Karl Rove try to spin the blame onto the media and his “fisting ass puppet pal” Robert Novak ... And the GOP bottomfeeders are laughing at us true blue Americans. 10 to 1 - we'll see the “panty raid analogy” again - with the GOP admitting their guilt in protecting a party loyalist while ignoring Karl Rove is a fucking traitor. They hope their standard 1980s “Rapist Reagan” and “Greed is Good” groupthink about their archreactionary aims will be ignored in the media frenzy. Watch their spin. They want to keep us ignorant wage slaves.
Remember -
Karl Rove is a fucking traitor!

Remember Karl Rove is a fucking traitor!
Lovely Imagery from

Source: Novak called Rove

“... Rove has told investigators that he learned from the columnist the name of the CIA officer, who was referred to by her maiden name, Valerie Plame, and the circumstances in which her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, traveled to Africa to investigate possible uranium sales to Iraq, the source said.

After hearing Novak's account, the source said, Rove told the columnist: "I heard that, too."
The previously undisclosed telephone conversation, which took place on July 8, 2003, was initiated by Novak, the source said.

Six days later, Novak's syndicated column reported that two senior administration officials had told him that Wilson's "wife had suggested sending him" to Africa. That column was the first instance in which Valerie Wilson was publicly identified as a CIA operative. The column provoked angry demands for an investigation into who disclosed her name to Novak.
The Justice Department appointed Patrick Fitzgerald, a top federal prosecutor in Chicago, to lead the inquiry. Rove said in an interview last year that he did not know the CIA officer's name and did not leak it. ...”

Insert evil laugh - Rove is a fucking traitor who eagerly tossed National Security aside in his rush to justify killing American troops in an useless and stupid war. He should hang. And Novak too. The blood of nearly 1800 better Americans is on the hands of the GOP leadership. Let's not forget the 7000 plus maimed either.

News crawl:

Bush in tricky position over Rove
ABC Online, Australia - 1 hour ago
MARK COLVIN: One of the most important advisers to US President George W. Bush is facing calls for his resignation, after the adviser was implicated in a major ...

Privacy is easy to breach
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 3 hours ago
The fracas over whether Karl Rove, one of President Bush's most trusted advisers, publicly outed an undercover CIA operative highlights the ease with which ...

Bush's mouthpiece
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 3 hours ago
IT SEEMS unlikely that Karl Rove will resign anytime soon, or that President Bush will fire him, because of his involvement with the "outing" of CIA operative ...
The Stalled Spin on Rove
Washington Post, DC - 4 hours ago
By EJ Dionne Jr. The issue now is whether the Karl Rove leak affair marks a tipping point in the way President Bush's administration ...
Rove case stirs war of words
Chicago Tribune, IL - 5 hours ago
By David Espo. WASHINGTON -- Democrats stirred the pot Thursday in the case of powerful presidential aide Karl Rove and the news leak that unmasked a CIA agent. ...

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Wikinews offers this:

GOP votes down bill to protect classified information

July 15, 2005 Rove testified in Supreme Court that he knew Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent when he talked with Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper in July 2003. His testimony closely follows claims by Republicans that Rove did not know that Joe Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, wan an undercover CIA agent when he disclosed her identity to Cooper.

This information comes the day after GOP Senators voted down an ammendment "To protect classified information and to protect our servicemen and women.", attached to a "Department of Homeland Security Appropriations" Bill. The ammendment would have revoked access to classified information from federal employees who disclose the information to unauthorized sources.

The ammendment comes as George W. Bush refused to reaffirm his pledge to fire any official involved in the leaking of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame after documents subpoened by the U.S. Supreme Court named his chief advisor Karl Rove as a source of the leak.

In a press briefing on September 29th, 2004, White House spokesman Scott McClellan, in response to the question ""Scott, has anyone -- has the president tried to find out who outed the CIA agent? And has he fired anyone in the White House yet?", stated that "The president has set high standards, the highest of standards for people in his administration. He's made it very clear to people in his administration that he expects them to adhere to the highest standards of conduct. If anyone in this administration was involved in it, they would no longer be in this administration." The next day, in a meeting with business people, George W. Bush said that "If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action." [1] The New York Times [2] and The Washington Post [3] however, misrepresented Bush's promise as a promise to fire only those administration officials who "knowingly" or "illegally" disclosed Plame's identity.

Senate Democrats added this ammendment to the bill, introduced by Senator Reid:

"No federal employee who discloses or has disclosed classified information, including the identity of a covert agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, to a person not authorized to receive such information shall be entitled to hold a security clearance for access to such information."

The ammendment, had it been passed, would have resulted in Karl Rove's security clearance being revoked.

The Senate GOP ammended the Democrat's ammendment:

"...or any federal officeholder who makes reference to a classified Federal Bureau of Investigation report on the floor of the United States Senate, or any federal officeholder that makes a statement based on a FBI agent¹s comments which is used as propaganda by terrorist organizations thereby putting our servicemen and women at risk, shall not be permitted access to such information or to hold a security clearance for access to such information."

The first part of this ammendment was in resposne to Joe Wilson's correction of George W. Bush's representation of his and his associates' intelligence assessment regarding Uranium in Nigeria. The second was in response to recent criticism of the treatment of prisoners in detention facilities operated by the U.S.

The Senate GOP ultimately voted down both ammendments on July 14th.


Wikinews has this to off on the London Bombing:
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Magdy Elnasha

Mastermind' of London bombings captured in Egypt

July 15, 2005

The alleged mastermind behind the London bombings last week is reported to have been captured in Cairo, Egypt.

Magdy Elnashar, 33, was a U.S. trained chemist and police believe he may have helped to build the bombs which killed over 50 people.

Elnashar left England two weeks before the bombings and British authorities initiated a worldwide manhunt for him. The FBI was also involved in the search because Elnashar had attended North Carolina State University in 2000.

Reports say that state security officials have already begun to question Elnashar, with British agents in attendance.

Magdi Mahmoud al-Nashar, 33, had not been seen by colleagues in Leeds since early July.

British police are searching a house in Leeds linked to Mr al-Nashar, although he was not formally named as a suspect.
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Computers were seized during searches in Leeds

Earlier, police said they were hunting the financiers, supporters and chemists who assembled the bomb used in the attacks last week.

British police had said they wanted to question Mr al-Nashar, but his alleged involvement in the attacks is unclear.

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera said it was believed Mr al-Nashar handed over keys to a house in Leeds used by the bombers.

British agents are believed to be with Egyptian authorities questioning Mr al-Nashar in Cairo.

Police are also searching the bombers' homes.


A man injured in the bus bombing in Tavistock Square died in hospital on Thursday, taking the number of confirmed victims to 51. Three of the bombers have also been confirmed dead, with the fourth also thought to have died.

Sources have told the BBC that explosives found in one of the homes is from ingredients available from high-street chemists.

They were the same kind of explosive Richard Reid had in his shoes when he tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001.

Anti-terrorist agencies are worried other "educated amateurs" could try to make more of the explosive, and that the risk of accidents in the manufacturing process is very high.

'Al-Qaeda operative'

I have also learned a suspected al-Qaeda member entered Britain via a Channel port two weeks before the bombs, but was not kept under surveillance. The man apparently left Britain hours before the blasts.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Met Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair said there was nothing connecting the man to the plot, but added that investigators expected to find evidence linking al-Qaeda to the attacks.

He said the bombers were only the "foot soldiers" of the operation and the mastermind was still being sought.

"What we've got to find is, who encouraged them, who trained them, and who's the chemist," he said.

He said police would also work with the Muslim community, which he said had been "close to denial" about extremist preachers, to defeat terrorism.

"We will break this horror that has descended upon us," he said.


  • Mohammad Sidique Khan (above): Aged 30, from Beeston, Leeds, recently moved to Dewsbury, married with baby. ID found at Edgware Road blast site.
  • Hasib Mir Hussain(confirmed): Aged 18, lived Holbeck, Leeds. Reported missing on day of bombings. Said to have turned very religious two years ago. ID found in No 30 bus.
  • Shehzad Tanweer(confirmed): Aged 22, born Bradford, lived Beeston, Leeds. Studied religion in Pakistan. Forensic evidence linking him to Aldgate blast.
  • Lindsey Germaine: Jamaican-born man who lived in Buckinghamshire.


Remember Karl Rove is a fucking traitor! What the British are doing in regards to their terrorist attacks should show us how to react next time. The fundamentalist militant Islamists want a fight as it helps them franchise their hate and recruit the stupid. Not being Xtian - one can guess what the puppet boy kings' vision of ‘Amurriken’ “Muscular Christianity's” goals will be: more of the ignorant forced by the economy to be soldiers for the multinationals ...

- Sparky -o&o

Remember Karl Rove is a fucking traitor!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Sparky: As your PP Guru is having fun at SDCC it's more politics for now from Happy Ninja Island —

CBS: Wilson To Bush: Fire Rove

Joseph C. Wilson:

“If he's a man of his word he ought to do what he said he'd do and fire Mr. Rove.”

Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson

Joseph C. Wilson IV (born November 6, 1949) was a United States career foreign service officer and later a diplomat between 1976 and 1998. He served as ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe under President George H. W. Bush, and helped direct Africa policy for the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton. He was hailed as "truly inspiring" and "courageous" by George H. W. Bush after sheltering more than a hundred Americans at the US embassy in Baghdad, and mocking Saddam Hussein's threats to execute anyone who refused to hand over foreigners. As a result, in 1990, he also became the last American diplomat to meet with Saddam Hussein (Wilson, 2003).

Wilson achieved wide notoriety due to his involvement in the verification of intelligence regarding Iraq. In 2002 he was sent to Niger to investigate the possibility that Saddam Hussein had attempted to buy uranium-enriched yellowcake. Wilson concluded that Iraq had attempted to make such a purchase, but had been unable to complete it since yellowcake mining is managed by an international consortium and supervised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (Wilson, 2003).

Controversy ensued when the British government issued a white paper asserting a threat from Iraq, on the basis of intelligence that later proved to be non-specific with respect to time. In his 2003 State of the Union Address, President Bush referred to attempts by Iraq to acquire uranium from Africa. The Bush Administration explicitly affirmed (Fleischer, 2003) this was based on a reference to Niger, but the later Butler Report confirmed the existence of what they found to be credible intelligence that Iraq was attempting to acquire uranium from Niger, see Yellowcake Forgery, and less certain intelligence that Iraq was attempting to acquire uranium from the Democratic Republic of Congo. These statements were completely consistent with Wilson's report to the CIA.

Wilson criticized the President over the Niger claims, and shortly thereafter an anonymous source leaked the fact that his wife, Valerie Plame, was a covert CIA operative to columnist Robert Novak. Wilson accused the Bush administration of attempting to discredit and intimidate him, and the Administration accused Wilson of claiming that he went to Niger at the request of Vice-President Dick Cheney when his wife was the actual person recommending him for the mission. The U.S. Congress has set up an inquiry to determine who was involved with the leak, headed by U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald.
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Valerie and John © Vanity Fair article (fair use)

Several months after the scandal broke, Senator Pat Roberts, joined by Senators Christopher Bond and Orrin Hatch, made "additional comments" following the release of the Report of Pre-war Intelligence on Iraq. In these comments they claimed, amongst other things, that Wilson's wife had "suggested her husband for the trip to Niger" and that Wilson had made statements which "were not only incorrect, but had no basis in fact." Specifically, the report said, "Interviews and documents provided to the Committee indicate that his wife, a CPD [Counterproliferation Division] employee, suggested his name for the trip."

Senator Roberts criticized Wilson for allegedly informing reporters that he had personal knowledge of the Iraq-Niger uranium documents and allegedly informing reporters that he had personal knowledge that the Iraq-Niger uranium connection had been "completely debunked," when in fact Ambassador Wilson lacked personal knowledge regarding those issues.[1]

Although Senator Roberts was clear that he and the Panel's democratic members disagreed about the inclusion of the statements above in the official report, he alleged that the panel agreed on "the underlying facts" regarding those conclusions. The other members did not confirm this alleged agreement. Apparently ignoring this dispute, many media outlets reported them as established facts from the report itself. Wilson responded to Roberts claims, pointing to numerous statements by the CIA indicating that his wife did not recommend him for the mission but never addressed that his wife lobbied to send him on the mission to Niger. The CIA considered Wilson's findings regarding the Niger link as incomplete.

In the imagination of partisans and others, Wilson became both a hero and a villain, depending on their opinions of the Bush administration and the nature of the evidence provided by Wilson and his detractors. He profited handsomely from a book about his mission to Niger, in any estimation.

Bush opponents claim Wilson is a brave man who spoke truth to power, a meme that is played up in the title of Wilson's website and his book ('The Politics of Truth'). They consider Wilson and his wife the victims of an ongoing smear campaign orchestrated by a vindictive White House.

Bush supporters consider subsequent revelations both to have reversed evaluations of Wilson’s professions of seeking truth-telling and to have portrayed Wilson as opportunistically pursuing political influence himself (as well as personal fame and money) at the expense of the credibility of the United States. They see the two considerations together as discrediting his conclusions concerning the administration's use of intelligence data concerning Iraq’s dealings with Niger as well as his claims of victimization (May, Schmidt, 2004).


  • Wilson, Joseph (July 6, 2003). What I didn't find in Africa. New York Times reprinted at Common Dreams News Center
  • Roberts, Pat (July 9, 2004). Press release. Basis for the Susan Schmidt, Clifford May, Robert Novak, and Matthew Continetti articles below.
  • Wilson, Joseph (July 19, 2004). Response to Pat Roberts Reprinted at Alternet.

External links

  • Neo-conservatives and religious conservatives have hijacked this administration, and I consider myself on a personal mission to destroy both. -- 2003 October 1
  • "Iraq is a country that remembers its history, dating back millennia. [The Iraqis] will outlive this occupation. They will make our lives difficult there. At the end of it, I think the chances are really very good that the consequences will be far graver to our national security than they were going in."
  • In the issue war in Iraq, it was very clear to me that the policies that were being espoused by neoconservatives were totally devoid of substance … but they marketed it wonderfully. -- 2005 February 15
  • The spin overwhelms the substance. That’s very clearly what happened. -- 2005 February 15
  • We’re not very good… Democrats are not very good at messaging. -- 2005 February 15
  • As I’ve said repeatedly, Republicans are very good at describing things in black and white; Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray. -- 2005 February 15
  • "If he's a man of his word he ought to do what he said he'd do and fire Mr. Rove."

Google News Briefs:

Ganging Up
Washington Post -
The sight of David Gregory, Terry Moran, John Roberts and other White House correspondents badgering Scott McClellan over Karl Rove has triggered some pretty strong reactions.

Bush mute on aide's CIA leak
Age (subscription), Australia -
US president George Bush has said he would withhold judgement on whether Karl Rove, his senior adviser and political strategist, had identified an undercover ...
Bush sends signal that Rove still safe
Denver Post, CO -
By Richard W. Stevenson. Washington - President Bush said Wednesday that he would withhold judgment on whether Karl Rove, his senior ...
GOP Watches Rove During CIA Leak Probe
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 1 hour ago
By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer. Republicans are nervously watching the fight over Karl Rove's involvement in a news leak that ...

CIA officer's husband calls for Rove dismissal
CNN International - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson called on President Bush on Thursday to fire deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, saying Bush's top-level aide ...
Wilson To Bush: Fire Rove
CBS News - 2 hours ago
(CBS/AP) Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson called on President Bush on Thursday to fire top aide Karl Rove for discussing Wilson's wife's role as a CIA officer ...
Wilson: Fire Rove for 'Abuse of Power'
FOX News - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Amb. Joseph Wilson (search) on Thursday called on President Bush to fire his chief adviser, Karl Rove (search), for ...
CIA agent's husband sees W. House cover-up on leak
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Sue Pleming. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The husband of a CIA agent whose identity was revealed amid debate over the Iraq war accused ...
Ganging Up
Washington Post, DC - 3 hours ago
By Howard Kurtz. The sight of David Gregory, Terry Moran, John Roberts and other White House correspondents badgering Scott McClellan ...
Bush to withhold decision on Rove until inquiry ends
International Herald Tribune, France - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON President George W. Bush has said he will withhold judgment on whether Karl Rove, his senior adviser and political strategist, identified an ...
Wilson: The president should ‘fire Karl Rove’
MSNBC - 4 hours ago
It was two years ago today, that columnist Robert Novak outed Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA operative. For the last eight months ...
CIA Officer Calls on Bush to Fire Rove
Washington Post, DC - 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson called on President Bush Thursday to fire deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, saying Bush's top-level aide engaged ...
Bush's 'brain' leaked: Did Bush know?
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong - 5 hours ago
By Jim Lobe. WASHINGTON - Battered by sagging poll numbers, new doubts in the aftermath of the London bombings about the effectiveness ...
Reuters Politics News Summary
Washington Post, DC - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush's personal credibility appears to be eroding at a time when Iraq has become the top public priority and the White House ...
Bush's offense goes on defense
Chicago Tribune, IL - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove, a master of the political attack with added credentials as a cunning operative, suddenly finds himself playing an extraordinarily ...
Rove Isn't the Real Outrage
Washington Post, DC - 7 hours ago
By Richard Cohen. If I were a nicer person, I would have some sympathy for Karl Rove. After all, in a town where many of the people ...
NEWS ANALYSIS President unlikely to abandon Rove
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 7 hours ago
Washington -- President Bush promised months ago to fire anyone from his administration who leaked the identity of a spy. Yet no ...
Rove knows the game
Newsday, NY - 8 hours ago
Oh, what wonderful, delicious irony in the case of White House superstar Karl Rove and the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. The ...
President declines to defend Rove, citing ongoing investigation
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA - 8 hours ago
Washington --- Thirty-two years into a relationship that has endured five election campaigns and left its imprint on history, President Bush on Wednesday ...
Plamegate Turns DC Upside Down
CBS News - 9 hours ago
(CBS) Dotty Lynch is the Senior Political Editor for CBS News. E-mail your questions and comments to Political Points. Pity the ...
'Fair game' question for Bush
Newsday, NY - 8 hours ago
Has the president asked Karl Rove, his indispensable aide, about his role in the Valerie Plame case? BY HAROLD MEYERSON. Harold Meyerson ...
Miami Herald, FL - 9 hours ago
The White House continues to cover up political advisor Karl Rove's involvement in leaking the identity of an undercover CIA agent to the press. ...
Yahoo News - 9 hours ago
CIA operative's identity, conveniently distracts from the real story here — and it's a tale that shows the Bush-bashers at their most disingenuous. ...
Bush backs away from backing Rove
Newsday, NY - 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush passed up a chance yesterday to express confidence in senior aide Karl Rove in a political fight over a news leak that ...
The man behind the man: Rove is the White House's key player
Seattle Times, WA - 9 hours ago
By Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten. WASHINGTON — President Bush once said he would fire any White House staffer who had leaked ...
Bush talks
Detroit Free Press, MI - 10 hours ago
On Rove: President George W. Bush said Wednesday he would withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement in leaking the identity of a CIA operative ...
Democrats urge Bush to sack Rove
People's Daily Online, China - 11 hours ago
Democratic Party leaders called on Tuesday for the dismissal of President George Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, after evidence surfaced implicating ...
Karl Rove feeling the heat
Houston Chronicle, TX - 11 hours ago
The Bush administration is not being truthful concerning Karl Rove's involvement in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Rove ...
CIA agent's outing sidetracks his budget session
Houston Chronicle, TX - 12 hours ago
By BENNETT ROTH. WASHINGTON - The controversy over President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, has become at least a temporary ...
CIA 'outing' might fall short of crime
USA Today - 12 hours ago
By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY. WASHINGTON — The alleged crime at the heart of a controversy that has consumed official Washington ...
Wilson's Iraq Assertions Hold Up Under Fire From Rove Backers
Bloomberg - 13 hours ago
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Two-year old assertions by former ambassador Joseph Wilson regarding Iraq and uranium, which lie at the heart of the controversy over ...


A Letter To The Terrorists, From London

Just fucking poetic I say ... Bless Electricinca for pointing it out.
Hitler News for Today's Holocaust Deniers

Sparky: Canadian Jewish community up in arms over sale in Montreal of architectural sketches by Nazi dictator

Hitler's sketches go up for auction; Canadian Jews outraged

MONTREAL - A Montreal auctioneer has put four sketches by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler up for sale, sparking outrage and condemnation in Canada's Jewish community.

Montreal auctioneer Iégor de Saint Hippolyte:
"My mandate says get me the best price for those pieces,
whatever they are by Hitler, by Stalin [or] by Lenin," he
said. The current owner of the six pieces chose to remain

Iegor de Saint Hippolyte said on Tuesday that the private auction, which also includes two Christmas messages from the Nazi leader, would take place on July 19 and last only for a few minutes.

He said the current owner of the six pieces wishes to remain anonymous, and he declined to say how much he expected the sale to bring.

Asked about the morality of selling articles by and from Hitler, he said: "I am simply doing my duty, which is to transmit history to other people and to preserve objects that are important for humanity."

Hitler, German chancellor from 1933 to 1945, unleashed World War II when his armies invaded Poland in 1939. His racial policies led to the Holocaust, the organized massacre of some 6 million European Jews, largely at concentration camps such as Auschwitz.

The Canadian Jewish Congress said the sale of the sketches and of the two messages from Hitler was offensive.

"This is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of Hitler's regime, and there are still ... 15,000 in Canada who will be legitimately outraged by this desecration of the memory of what they suffered and of those who died," Max Bernard, an honorary vice-president of the Congress, said in a statement.

The four architectural sketches on auction in Montreal were made in charcoal, colored pencil and ink. One includes corrections Hitler is believed to have made to the design for an opera house in Linz, Austria, near where he was born, Saint Hippolyte said.

The opera house was designed by Hitler's chief architect Albert Speer, who subsequently became Germany's wartime armaments minister. Speer was tried at Nuremberg after the war and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The two holiday greeting cards are dated 1935 and 1938, and bear Hitler's personal seal and signature.

Saint Hippolyte, who is affiliated with the Paris auctioneers Drouot, said he is aware of the backlash against the auction, but intends to press ahead.

He said he was considering whether to donate his auction fees to a humanitarian organization.

Hitler drawings up for auction
Ynetnews, Israel - 8 hours ago
By Reuters. MONTREAL - A Montreal auctioneer has put four sketches by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler up for sale, sparking outrage and ...
Hitler drawings to go on sale in Canada
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Jul 12, 2005
By Robert Melnbardis. MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Montreal auctioneer has put four sketches by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler up for sale, sparking ...
Montreal auction house to sell Hitler’s art
Canadian Jewish News, Canada - 10 hours ago
By DAVID LAZARUS. The man who will be taking bids on several sketches and postcards by Adolf Hitler at a local auction later this ...
Auction of Hitler sketches raises concerns
Ottawa Citizen, Canada - 11 hours ago
MONTREAL - Despite the concerns of German historians and the Canadian Jewish Congress, a set of Adolf Hitler's architectural sketches are to be auctioned on ...
Jewish Congress objects to auction of Hitler sketches
CBC Nova Scotia, Canada - Jul 11, 2005
The Canadian Jewish Congress is calling for a stop to an upcoming auction in Montreal of sketches by Adolf Hitler. Montreal auctioneer ...
Hitler drawings to go on sale in Canada
Metro Toronto, Canada - 21 hours ago
A combination of undated handout photographs shows four architectural sketches by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler that will be sold in an auction in Montreal later ...


Gotta wonder why Novak isn't in jail as well ... I guess the media is going to have a lynching party on the old spinmeister and his newsstooge ... - Sparky o&o

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Sparky: Hey Guru? Double or nothing?
The Whole Fucking World Knows It's Karl Rove Up To His Old Tricks — And the Bush Crime Clan Doesn't Care That We Know ...
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Robert David Novak (born February 26, 1931) is a U.S. conservative columnist ("Inside Report", since 1963; until 1993 co-written with Rowland Evans) who is also a well-known television personality. He previously appeared on programs such as CNN's Capital Gang and Crossfire and currently is a frequent guest on NBC's Meet the Press. Novak gained additional notoriety in 2003 for revealing in print the name of an undercover CIA official, Valerie Plame, having allegedly received the information from White House officials attempting to discredit her husband Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. Ambassador and critic of the intelligence used to justify the Iraq invasion. On July 2, 2005, Newsweek magazine reported that Novak "appears to have made some kind of arrangement with the special prosecutor" in the investigation of the White House leak of Plame's covert identity.[1]

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Early years and political views

Born in Joliet, Illinois, he attended the University of Illinois from 1948 to 1952 and earned a bachelors of arts degree. He wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, The Daily Illini and The Champaign-Urbana Courier while in college. After serving in the Korean War as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he joined the Associated Press and covered politics in Indianapolis. In 1957, he covered Congress for the AP in Washington, D.C. until he joined the D.C. bureau of The Wall Street Journal in 1958 to cover the Senate, eventually becoming the chief congressional correspondent in 1961. During his early years in Washington, Novak, although a Republican, held more centrist viewpoints than he does today; indeed, he supported the presidential candidacies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, with whom Novak was friends.

Novak has strong conservative views, yet does not strongly identify with the current direction of the Republican Party. Like Pat Buchanan, he is ideologically similar to what many call a paleoconservative. Born Jewish, Novak lost his faith in college but converted to Catholicism in 1998. He is a member of the Catholic organisation Opus Dei.

In 1966, he teamed up with Rowland Evans to create the Evans-Novak Political Report until Evans' retirement in 1993. His column is syndicated by the Chicago Sun-Times. Unlike with many columnists, Novak's columns often contain original reporting in addition to analysis and opinion.

Controversies and scandals

After a published anonymous quote from a Democratic senator labelling 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern as being for "acid, amnesty, and abortion" was contested as fabricated, critics began deriding Evans and Novak's work as "Errors and No Facts". Novak is also often referred to as, "The Prince of Darkness". [2]

In 2003, he disclosed the identity of CIA analyst Valerie Plame in his newspaper column after receiving a leak from a member of the Bush administration. The leak is currently being investigated, but some conservatives question the nature of the leak itself. The operative status of Plame, her function, and her involvement in her husband's trip to Africa are all questioned by some.

Critics complain that Novak has been inconsistent as he insists it would violate journalistic ethics to reveal the source of the Plame leak, but later called on CBS to reveal the source of the memos alleging President Bush had evaded National Guard service (see Rathergate).

Novak's loyalty to his sources was called into question after he revealed Robert Hanssen as the confidential source for some of his articles. Hanssen had served as the source for a column which attacked Janet Reno's role in an alleged cover-up of a campaign finance scandal in 1996.(New York Observer]], August 6, 2001) Novak indicated at the time that he felt justified in doing so because Hanssen was a traitor — he had been found guilty of selling state secrets to the Soviet Union. Novak also wondered whether he had been "set up" by Hanssen.

In March 2004, Novak insinuated on CNN's Crossfire that Richard Clarke had revealed government mistakes in his book dealing with the war against terrorism because he resented Condoleezza Rice's position as a black woman on the cabinet. In response to this insinuation, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show labelled Novak a "Douchebag of Liberty." Stewart has repeated the phrase a few times when Novak said or did something Stewart considered foolish or hypocritical.

In August 2004, after other journalists had reported on it, Novak admitted that his son, Alex Novak, is the Director of Marketing for the Swift Boat Veterans' publisher, Regnery Publishing. At the time he said that he didn't "think it relevant." Two months later reported that Regnery's owner is also the publisher of Novak's own US$297 (annual rate) newsletter and that Novak is on the board of a foundation whose chief holdings are the stock of Regnery's parent company. [3]

In May 2005, Novak raised a stir when he used a Holocaust analogy to attack the negotiations between several Democratic and Republican Senators to reach a compromise in an ongoing debate over the filibustering of judicial nominations. The compromise would reportedly involve several Democrats agreeing to support the confirmation of some, but not all, of the nominees that they had previously filibustered, in return for several Republicans agreeing to vote against a proposed rules change that would remove the filibuster entirely (the "nuclear option"). Novak said agreeing to confirm some of the judges but not others was " going to a concentration camp and picking out which people go to the death chamber", a comparison the Anti-Defamation League termed "abhorrent" in demanding an apology. [4]


  • Agony of the GOP, 1964
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power
  • Nixon in the White House: The Frustration of Power
  • The Reagan Revolution


Novak is referred to, by some Washington insiders, as "The Prince of Darkness".[5]


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Cleveland Plain Dealer reporters rally in front of the Carl B. Stokes
Federal Courthouse in support of Matt Cooper and Judith Miller.

Reuters: Bush says won't prejudge CIA case, Rove's role

“President Bush said on Wednesday he would withhold judgment for now on the role of his top political adviser, Karl Rove, in a brewing controversy over who leaked a CIA agent's identity. ...

On Tuesday, Bush did not respond to a reporter's shouted question about whether he intended to dismiss Rove.

In September and October 2003, McClellan rejected as "ridiculous" any suggestion that Rove was involved in the Plame leak.

When asked at an Oct. 10, 2003, briefing whether Rove and two other White House aides had ever told any reporter that Plame worked for the CIA, McClellan said: "I spoke with those individuals... and those individuals assured me they were not involved in this... the leaking of classified information." ...”


Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper can be heard whispering: “It's Karl
Rove and Bob Novak who are the fucking traitors” —
Why the fuck aren't they in prison?

Matthew Cooper is a reporter with TIME magazine, who, along with colleague Judith Miller was held contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for refusing to disclose secret sources in stories connecting the White House with the Valerie Plame exposure scandal.

On June 29, 2005, U.S. Federal judge Thomas F. Hogan gave Miller and Cooper one week to reveal their sources on 29 June or face 18 months in prison - the maximum penalty.

The United States Supreme Court declined the reporters' appeal of the contempt of court finding.

On July 6, 2005, Matthew Cooper agreed to comply with the court order compelling him to testify. Matthew told the judge he had went to sleep the night before ready to face the sanctions he expected to be imposed, but he recieved a last minute call from his confidential source freeing him from his confidentality agreement. According to Newsweek's 7/18/05 issue, senior Bush advisor Karl Rove was that source, as confirmed by Rove's attorney.

Cooper spoke after a two-and-a-half hour appearance before the grand jury investigating the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity. He was one of several journalists to whom Plame's identity was leaked following the publication of an editorial written by her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson , in which Wilson criticized the Bush administration.

One of those journalists, Judith Miller of The New York Times, is in jail for her refusal to name the person who revealed Plame's identity to her. Last week, Cooper escaped a similar citation for contempt of court when he told the judge his source had waived confidentiality, freeing him to testify before the grand jury.

"Today I testified and agreed to testify solely because of a waiver I received from my source," Cooper said outside the courthouse. "Once a journalist makes a commitment of confidentiality to a source, only the source can end that commitment."

The grand jury is tasked with finding out if whoever leaked her identity to the press two years ago did so with the intent of burning her cover, possibly in retaliation for Wilson's criticisms of the administration's claims that Iraq's nuclear program.

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Extra credit news stories:

Cooper Details Rove Conversations About Plame
FOX News - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Journalist Matt Cooper (search) on Wednesday told reporters he would give them details of his grand jury testimony detailing a conversations ...
Bush Won't Comment on Rove Role in Leak
Washington Post, DC - 2 hours ago
By PETE YOST. WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday he will withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement in leaking ...
Bush to Hold Comments on Rove's Role in Leak of CIA Name
New York Times, NY - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON, July 13 - President Bush parried questions about Karl Rove today, insisting that he will not comment about his trusted adviser until the conclusion ...
Rove scandal? More of the Iraq curse
MSNBC - 3 hours ago
By David Gregory. WASHINGTON, DC - President Bush said on Wednesday that he will reserve judgement on Karl Rove’s possible involvement ...
Bush 'not prejudging' Rove probe
BBC News, UK - 3 hours ago
US President George W Bush has said he will withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement in a CIA leak until a federal investigation is over. ...
Bush says won't prejudge CIA case, Rove's role
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Adam Entous. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Wednesday he would withhold judgment for now on the role of his top ...
Won't Defend? Then Attack!
Washington Post, DC - 3 hours ago
By Dan Froomkin. How do you defend Karl Rove? The way he himself has so effectively defended President Bush over the years, of course. You attack. ...
Bush says he'll withhold judgment on Rove -- for now
USA Today - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON — President Bush said Wednesday that he will withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement in leaking the identity of a CIA agent until ...
Bush Refuses to Discuss Rove's Role
Los Angeles Times, CA - 4 hours ago
By Edwin Chen and Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writers. WASHINGTON -- President Bush this morning refused to discuss top aide Karl Rove ...
The Rove Distraction
CBS News - 4 hours ago
(CBS) In a Web-only update, CBS Chief News White House correspondent John Roberts weighs in on the CIA Leak trail leading to President Bush's key advisor Karl ...
Bush Won't Comment on Rove During Probe
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 4 hours ago
By PETE YOST. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush said Wednesday that he will withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement ...
Bush says he will not comment on Rove's role in leak during the ...
Boston Herald, MA - 5 hours ago
By Associated Press. WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that he will withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement ...
Bush Declines Comment on Rove During Probe
Newsday, NY - 5 hours ago
By Associated Press. WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that he will not comment on Karl Rove's role in leaking the identity ...
Bush says won't prejudge CIA case, Rove's role
Reuters - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Wednesday he would withhold judgment on the role of his top political adviser, Karl Rove, in a brewing ...
Presidential Advisor in Center of Controversy Over Classified ...
Voice of America - 5 hours ago
By Malini Bawa. The White House says US President George W. Bush still has faith in his top political advisor, Karl Rove, despite ...
Time Reporter Shows Up in Federal Court
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 6 hours ago
By PETE YOST. WASHINGTON (AP) - Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper, a key figure in the Karl Rove controversy, showed up at US District Court on Wednesday. ...
Leak? What Leak?
Washington Post, DC - 7 hours ago
By Howard Kurtz. From the moment the Karl Rove story exploded over the weekend, I've been intensely curious as to what tack the conservatives would take. ...
Bush Stands by Rove Amid Leak Controversy
Washington Post, DC - 8 hours ago
By PETE YOST. WASHINGTON -- Amid calls for Karl Rove's dismissal, President Bush is standing by his top political adviser, whose ...
Time line in leak of CIA operative's identity
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 8 hours ago
In February 2002 Joseph Wilson, former US Ambassador to Gabon and former charge d'affaires in Baghdad, travels to Niger on a CIA-financed mission to ...
Rove in the spotlight
Economist, UK - 9 hours ago
UNTIL recently, the questions were largely theoretical. How far does a journalist’s right to protect sources extend? Is the free ...
Rove evasions
Boston Globe, MA - 10 hours ago
IT'S TIME for President Bush to take Karl Rove to the woodshed and show him the ax. And if Bush doesn't get better answers than ...
Scandal dogs Republican mastermind
Globe and Mail, Canada - 10 hours ago
By ALAN FREEMAN. Washington — The scent surrounding "Turd Blossom" is growing ever stronger, and unfortunately for President George ...
White House can't get its story straight on Rove
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 10 hours ago
All of a sudden, the White House isn't talking about Karl Rove and the leak that outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. The ``no comments ...
Truth on Rove
Detroit Free Press, MI - 11 hours ago
The White House owes the country a better explanation of Karl Rove's involvement in the leak of a CIA operative's name than the duck-and-dodge game it's playing ...
White House on Spy Leak: Bush have Total Confidence in Rove
Zaman Online, Turkey - 11 hours ago
By Anadolu News Agency (aa). The White House issued a statement announcing US President George W. Bush fully trusts his political ...
GOP on offense in defense of Rove
MSNBC - 12 hours ago
By Jim VandeHei. WASHINGTON - Republicans mounted an aggressive and coordinated defense of Karl Rove yesterday, contending that the ...
WHITE HOUSE MEMO Rove Case May Test Bush's Loyalty to His Closest ...
Spiegel Online, Germany - 11 hours ago
By David E. Sanger. Loyalty has long been the most hallowed virtue in the Bush White House, but rarely has it been tested the way it has this week. ...
Second thoughts on leak case
Boston Globe, MA - 13 hours ago
By Robert Kuttner | July 13, 2005. LAST WEEK in this space, I implied that the special counsel in the Valerie Plame leak case, Patrick ...
White House Deflects Questions on Rove as RNC Defends Him
Los Angeles Times, CA - 13 hours ago
By Edwin Chen and Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writers. WASHINGTON -- The White House won't talk about Karl Rove. But as the furor over ...
Uproar Has Roots in Rove's Vast Reach
Los Angeles Times, CA - 13 hours ago
The architect of Bush's success, known for detail work, has kept close ties to the media. By Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writers. ...


It's almost sad when an overinflated archreactionary windbag gets “popped” like this — it certainly is anticlimatic isn't it? - Sparky o&0