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Category: Bush administration
September 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Israel: Should settlements be withdrawn from Palestine?

Freezing Israeli settlements a path to peace In attacking President Obama’s demand for a settlement freeze by Israel [“Obama’s misguided approach to Israel,” Opinion, guest column, Sept. 4], Nevet Basker is either incredibly naive or supremely Machiavellian. She presents a simplistic version of what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to achieve. It’s not about adding a…

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September 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Dick Cheney: Should Obama drop torture investigations?

Words of hypocrisy from Bush’s politicizer-in-chief Former Vice President Dick Cheney is again on the talk circuit –in conservative venues that will have him. This time his message is about how President Obama is “politicizing” things. Most recently, he’s accusing [“Reviewing interrogations ‘outrageous,’ Cheney says,” News, Aug. 31] Obama of politicizing the torture investigation. Hypocrisy is to…

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September 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Afghanistan: Should Obama bring troops home?

Sirota whiffs again on Afghanistan I always look forward to David Sirota’s columns on Sundays. He never ceases to amuse as he steps up to the editorial plate, swings and misses. The truly amusing part is not the whiff itself (I expect him to miss) but the extent of the whiff. One wonders if Sirota even…

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May 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bush administration and torture

Not about blame, but seeking justice In response to Chris Fruitrich’s letter of May 28 [“Blaming Bush: Don’t waste time looking back,” Opinion, Northwest Voices], I would like an explanation as to how pursuing justice for alleged crimes, whether they be by Dick Cheney or Adolph Eichmann, be considered “ill-conceived”? The Bush administration authorized torture. It has…

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May 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Blaming Bush

Don’t waste time looking back Please pass along a tip of the reader’s cap to Leonard Pitts Jr. for his column recommending against investigations or prosecutions for members of the Bush administration [“Before beating up on Bush and Co., look in the mirror,” Opinion, May 24]. Nothing we can do now will undo what transpired over the…

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May 3, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Torture debate

Thomas Friedman’s tortured logic It’s not often I come across such a muddled apology for torture outside of a tea-bag party, so I am compelled to respond to Thomas L. Friedman’s recent column [“Obama’s torturous compromise,” Opinion, April 30]. As with many of his ilk, he contends that the world is a completely different place (for…

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March 17, 2009 at 4:28 PM

The Bush administration

Cheney should write his memoirs Former Vice President Dick Cheney is no longer in a position to run roughshod over our Constitution [“Cheney: Obama policies have made U.S. less safe,” News, March 16]. Cheney says he cannot tell us what terrorist attacks were stopped by the extra-constitutional programs he pushed, because to tell would violate classification secrecies….

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February 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The previous administration

Treacherous “trickle down” The financial shortfall we’re experiencing here in the state of Washington is the surest example of the “trickle down” theory ever presented. The disaster spawned at the federal level, following eight years of increasing deficits under the previous administration, has finally trickled down to the state level. As the deregulations of the Bush administration…

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January 16, 2009 at 4:46 PM

National politics: Treasury secretary and torture

Special treatment for U.S. Treasury Secretary So, the nominee for the position of U.S Treasury secretary has disclosed he failed to pay certain taxes from 2001 to 2004 [“Treasury pick explains errors on tax returns,” Nation & World, Jan. 14]. The majority Senate Democrats brush this revelation aside as a “minor bump” in the process of…

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