Pictures of the burning World Trade Center towers, images seared in minds around the U. And it's not hard to see why: those images shocked a nation, sowing grief, sorrow and anguish among Americans—including, as never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes images have shown, the nation's leaders. The publication was the result of a decade-long fight by Frontline producer Colette Neirouz Hanna to gain access to the images.
In a ringing victory for special-interest lobbyists, a federal court in Washington has thrown out a lawsuit seeking access to the records of Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force. In reaching its conclusion the court dismissed the investigative authority of the General Accounting Office and, by extension, of Congress. The ruling is wrong on the law and a blow to the cause of ethics in government.
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The personal quotes in the new biography of George HW BushDestiny and Power: the American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham, show he has neither given up his long struggle with English syntax, nor abandoned his protective feelings towards his son and successor in the White House. Both father and brother have sought to create distance without appearing to throw a close family member under a bus. For Bush Sr, the dilemma is all the more agonising as some of the White House advisers he now criticises are former employees he bequeathed to his son.
On Sept. Since then the U. Based on years of on-the-ground research and countless interviews, "Dirty Wars" details how Rumsfeld and Cheney began covertly deploying lethal tactics including black ops, secret prisonssnatch operations, and political assassinations at an unprecedented level.
BushCheney wrote that "we have developed a national energy policy designed to help bring together business, government, local communities and citizens to promote dependable, affordable and environmentally sound energy for the future. However, according to media reports at the time, energy industry executives participated in the Task Force. In Aprilthe Natural Resources Defense Councilan environmental advocacy group, sought to obtain the records of the task force meetings.
But what followed instead was chaos, a breakdown in communication and protocol that risked international conflict and could have made Sept. There were live nukes on the tarmac at U. Based on a review of newly unclassified documents, memoirs and other published accounts, and interviews with U. After all, the plan had to be revised after glitches in the response to the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in and again after a war game that the Russians mistook for the real thing, only to be swamped by the confusion of Sept.
And McKay, who both wrote the screenplay and directed the film, never lets viewers forget for a moment that his protagonist has a loving family and a beating heart—even if by the end of the story after transplant surgery that heart is no longer his own. Then as now, the gap between his Darth Vader image and the Ward Cleaver vibe he gives off in person is hard to reconcile, but McKay does his damnedest. A story of a guy who had a bumpy beginning, wanted to make his way, wanted to make his wife proud, wanted to climb the ladder.
At the very least, the Bush administration has done wonders for the careers of constitutional scholars. Behind many of these constitutional dust-ups lurks Vice President Dick Cheney, either as the person in question, or as the architect of administration policy. His special status makes him immune to pesky things like executive orders, particularly those that might dent his penchant for secrecy. The obvious answer is that Cheney simply considers his actions above public purview.