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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:03 AM
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Univ. of Michigan professor calls for investigation into CIA, Bush WH for illegally spying on him
Edited on Thu Jun-16-11 08:04 AM by marmar
from the Detroit Free Press:



A professor at the University of Michigan said today "it was criminal" that the White House, under President George W. Bush, reportedly asked the CIA at least twice to dig up negative information about his personal life in order to discredit his views on the Iraq war.

And he called upon Congress to launch an investigation into what he said was illegal spying on an American citizen.

"The Bush White House request that the CIA spy on me to discredit me clearly violated the American constitution, U.S. law, the CIA charter, and my civil and human rights," U-M professor Juan Cole told the Free Press. "It was criminal."

Under pressure from the White House, a CIA official asked his staff to spy on Cole, a noted history professor from Ann Arbor who writes a popular blog about the Middle East called Informed Comment, according to story in the New York Times. In 2005, a CIA supervisor, David Low, spoke with a colleague after returning from a White House meeting. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.freep.com/article/20110616/NEWS05/110616016/... |topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:06 AM
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1. Good luck to him on that
We seem to live in a alternate universe where the people in charge want to let by-gones be by-gones...unless of course you happen to be a democrat.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:29 AM
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2. Holder investigate Bush?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:38 AM
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3. "Smirk." - xCommander AWOL (R)
Edited on Thu Jun-16-11 08:40 AM by SpiralHawk
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seaglass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:57 AM
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4. Sorry Prof Cole, we only look forward not back. n/t
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CrossChris Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 09:21 AM
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5. This will be good material for the guy's next class--America's 21st Century Decline Into Fascism
There is no one fighting for the people's "rights." The government is there to protect profiteers and control an uprising from the people. Sorry, the news today is kind of depressing.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 09:42 AM
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6. Maybe Obama
Could invite them both over for a beer and talk things out.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:41 PM
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7. Obama doesn't do investigations. Maybe he better do a press conference
and hang it out. then he might get something going
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:42 PM
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8. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, marmar.
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