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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Covering up 9/11

Coverup Watch

Why won't Dubya fund a swift, thorough investigation of what happened before and during the attacks on September 11th? I don't know the answer to that question. What we do know is that Daschle was threatened by Cheney when he started a Senate investigation. We know that Dubya tried to appoint Kissinger to head the investigation (hardly a sign that the final report would be an honest account). We know that the investigation has been allocated about $3M (while the Clintons, who were innocent of illegality, were investigated to the tune of $70M) and given a deadline which is being threatened because members of the committee can't get security clearance. I honestly don't believe there is anything nefarious, at least for Bush, behind what happened that day. But why oh why are they acting so guilty? What is it that they don't want us to find out? Why would this administration stifle an investigation into the most deadly attack this country has ever suffered? Bob Graham, on the Senate Intelligence Committee, is alleging a coverup by this administration. Why? Why would they submit themselves to charges of coverup if they don't actually have anything to hide? It is very strange.

Check out this timeline, sourced from reliable news outlets, of the events of 9/11. It raises some interesting questions.

FCC Watch

For those of you who would like to follow up on the FCC vote to happen on June 2nd, here is a link to a petition.

Scales Falling From Our Eyes Watch

Here is an essayist from Midland Michigan, who is trying hard (and failing) not to come to the conclusion that the Iraq war was all about the oil. (If this doesn't come up right away, go to the Our Midland front page, click on editorials, and look for "Perhaps it is about the oil". I had to click on this several times before it finally came up. I was afraid it had been pulled.)

The Unsinkable Molly Ivins Watch

Molly Ivins on the consequences of our leaders lying to us to get us into a phony war. Here's an excerpt:
Come on, think about this. The Bush administration apparently feels entitled to take actions punishing close old friends, including Mexico and Canada -- not to mention the Europeans -- for not siding with us in a war that we may have lied about?

Dean Watch

Dean has released some details of his health care plan today. He has been running on health care for about a year now, and has forced the other candidates to come up with health care plans of their own. No doubt Bush will also claim to have one of his own by the time debates roll around. Just like he had a prescription drug benefit for medicare (which somehow morphed into a "discount card"), and just like he was going to preserve funds for Social Security. (Note to baby boomers - the SS trust fund is again empty, after making a comeback in the last few years, but we are still getting proposed tax cuts). Anyway, Dean is exciting a lot of people. Check out this weblog of volunteers for Dean and also this portal for discussion groups.

Question W Watch

Beverly Harris, of Blackbox Voting, has begun a meme campaign to co-opt the meaning of the question mark, and to pose questions to this administration which the media are not posing, and to which we need answers to. Question W at questionw.com.

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