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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:24 PM
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Follow Up to the Hearings...from Glenn Greenwald.....
Greenwald was on C-Span's Washington Journal this a.m. going against a Repug and here's his background:

For the past 10 years, I was a litigator in NYC specializing in First Amendment challenges (including some of the highest-profile free speech cases over the past few years), civil rights cases, and corporate and security fraud matters.


Follow-up to the hearings

I'm working on a post regarding my view of today's hearings and where I think we go from here, which I'll have posted somewhat later. I thought today was most notable for its lack of surprises. The Democrats did better than they did at Alito but not great. The Republicans did not fail to display their fundamental Bush loyalty. And Gonzales recited his script quite faithfully, with a few exceptions. The Administration has baldly stated its view that the President has the power to exercise all incidents of war - including against Americans within the U.S. - without any interference from the courts or congress. That view is now out in the open for all to see.

Thus, in the absence of the emergence of smoking gun evidence reflecting abuse, where this scandal goes from here will, I believe, depend on what the media does with it and what the public is tolerates and demands.
Follow-up to the hearings
I wasn't able to live-blog as much of the hearings as I intended because Blogspot had some periodic problems and I did several radio interviews during the hearings. But the Comments section was certainly vibrant and full of excellent analysis.

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com /

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:26 PM
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1. keepin' kicked
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nutsnberries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:54 PM
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2. i saw him this morning on cspan
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 09:55 PM by cosmicbandita
and thought he was great. :thumbsup:


edited to add
p.s. thanks for the link.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:01 PM
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3. Scrolling down on his Blog he has some excellent observations about
Specter and the way the Dems lead by Kennedy were going to attack the Repugs.

Anyway, I heard Kennedy who was great ....but I guess the attack didn't quite come off the way it was hoped.

Greenwald had little faith that Specter would come through for TRUTH...and from what I saw today..he was correct. Still his "Pre-Hearings Comments" are worth a read for the positioning of the Hearings.

He thought Repug Sam Brownback would be more "centrist" than he turned out to be...and had higher hopes for the hearings than what it turned out to be..but he got alot of the jockying correct...I think... :shrug:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:10 PM
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4. "Where the scandal from here depends on what the media does with it"
we're doomed
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:29 PM
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5. Sadly, his Blog has gone done...so you can't read the rest...
hopefully it will be up soon because he had some good stuff on there...
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