I’m going to start a collection of quotes from the media regarding the current administration’s policies – ones that, under normal circumsstances, would cause any reader to give pause. The goal here is to help assemble the trees into a forest. If you’ve got ones of your own to contribute, please post a comment with them (citing source, and a URL if possible).
Here’s a couple of examples from articles I recently posted to STF:
“Chambers’ departure may not garner the same spotlight as those of former counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, but it appears to fall into a similar category: officials who leave or are forced out after questioning Bush administration policies.” —Ex-chief of Park Police denounces firing, CNN, Saturday, July 10, 2004
“Many in the U.S. intelligence community have been making similar points [regarding the local origin of the guerilla warfare in Iraqi -TL], but have encountered political opposition from the Bush administration, a State Department official in Washington said, also speaking on condition of anonymity.” –Iraq Insurgency Far Larger Than Thought, AP, July 8, 2004
I’m looking for stuff that points to a systematic pattern of behavior by the Bush Administration that is contrary to the expected norm by any administration.
As I come across other items of a similar nature, I’ll post them here.