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Friday, June 18, 2004  

The Center for American Progress has a petition to remove Ashcroft. Expect them to be subject to a DoJ probe in the next 48 hours.

In other news...

The White House remains hepped up about this 9/11 Commission report. Now Bush has sent out an email to "Jewish leaders" (?) arguing that the report, while disputing an Iraq-al Qaida link, actually supports and Iraq-al Qaida link. The media has turned against Bush on this one, too. Listen to the lead: "U.S. President George W. Bush is pressing ahead with charges of Iraqi ties to al Qaeda in campaign speeches and e-mails to key constituents, despite a government commission's finding of no collaboration."

Also today, Nancy Pelosi, quickly becoming my favorite politician, stuck back at the Bushies for their pinheaded war.

"For nearly three years, the Bush Administration has misrepresented the depth of the relationship between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda. They continue to do so, even after the 9/11 Commission concluded this week that there is no evidence of a working association between Iraq and al Qaeda, despite evidence of some contacts over a 10-year period.

"Last night in a TV interview, Vice President Cheney mischaracterized the commission's findings when he said: 'The notion that there is no relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda just simply is not true.'

"The Commission did not say there was 'no relationship;' it said there was no 'collaborative relationship.' That's an important distinction. For example, the Commission found that al Qaeda's requests for training sites in Iraq and help by Iraq in obtaining weapons apparently brought no Iraqi response.

"The American people have a right to know why the President and Vice President persist in trying to create the impression that there was more to the contacts between Iraq and al Qaeda than is supported by the evidence reviewed by the Commission."

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