It was Bill Clinton's Fault
What a suprise. The 9/11 commission finally has made a pronouncement and guess what, it was all Clinton's fault. According to news reports the CIA did not follow up on a tip from German intelligence to keep one of the hijackers under surveillance. When did this foul up occur? When Clinton was president of course. Read it here. Apparently the Bush administration, you know the one in power when the event occured, didn't miss anything. If that is true, why has Condi Rice refused to give evidence under oath? Why are their reports that the Bushies ignored warnings of hijackings? Just asking.
Haiti in 30 Words or Less
Haiti is one of those places that the U.S. media ignores for years at a time. It only gets attention if its citizens flee to Florida in boats or if there is an impending civil war. Of course that absence of attention doesn't make it any easier when trying to figure out what is going on in that nation. Black Commentator has done great work on Haiti and today Juan Gonzalez of the NY Daily News weighs in as well.
The story is really quite simple. The U.S. wants to bring back the old repressive regime. The so-called insurgents have sown violence, looting and destruction to get back into power. Read more here.