Lieberman: U.S. to accept any Israeli policy decision

by Lily Galili, Haaretz

Liberman and Mitchell

Lieberman and Mitchell

The Obama Administration will put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in his first comprehensive interview on foreign policy since taking office.

Believe me, America accepts all our decisions,” Lieberman told the Russian daily Moskovskiy Komosolets.

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The 9/11 Card Trumps Everything

by Scott Creighton

***UPDATE 1 ***  Zelikow on Maddow – Progressive Whitewash (end of article)

Prosecution for torture?  Is that what you think is going to happen? A real investigation? What, like the 9/11 Commission or the NIST report maybe? Grow up.  You may in fact get Jay Bybee impeached after distracting the accountability movement for a year or two till the next election cycle but what is the overall end result of that? Is that going to keep future presidents in line?  Restore our shared respect for the trampled constitution?  Hell no.  After much ado about nothing and way to much wasted distracted time, the leaders of the “accountability movement” will pat themselves on the back like they accomplished something, Bybee will be removed from the bench, and then he will take a cushy seat as a director on a couple of well financed boards and effectively retire a very wealthy man sipping cocktails at a bar on the beach somewhere,  laughing.

Because the prosecution movement is a joke;  they can’t even manage to get 6 BushCo underlings brought up on charges in Spain. Spain. (Like anyone is going there anytime soon). It’s just a symbolic gesture like the war crimes prosecution of Kissinger, but they can’t even get that much done after confessing to torturing people, the stories of Cheney’s “death squads”,  and the illegal invasion and pilfering of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Why?  Because Obama™ won’t let them.

And why did I say, more than a year ago when Bugliosi was pushing for prosecution rather than impeachment, that the prosecution tactic would never work?  Why?  It’s simple really: because 9/11 trumps everything and even the “progressives”/New Dems are starting to parrot that meme now.

Right on cue.

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