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Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, we finally now have the memo that Richard Clarke gave to Condoleezza Rice on Jan. 25, 2001--five days after Bush was sworn in as President. He requested an urgent meeting of top security officials to deal with the Al Queda threat, which he said should not be underestimated. The meeting finally occurred on Sept. 4, 2001. From the Reuters news story:
Today, to appease all the Watergate buffs out there, we have a guest comment by Jack Ayer. Ayer is a renowned bankruptcy/commercial law professor who in earlier lives served as a reporter and a bankruptcy judge. So his surprising take on the identity of Deep Throat is of interest:
Responding to recent press reports that "Deep Throat" is dying, let me review the evidence that there never was a Deep Throat (an idea first suggested, I believe, by Edward Jay Epstein--but I'm sure he is right).
Here's the summary:
The Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library of Congress whose goal is to handle research needs of Congress, recently prepared a report which discussed DRM legislation in the 107th and 108th Congresses and reflects some prospects for the 109th Congress.
Dan Ravicher speaks on Protecting Freedom in the Patent System: The Public Patent Foundation’s Mission and Activities on 2/14 at 12:30 in room 271.
Dan Ravicher is Executive Director and Founder of the Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”), Senior Counsel to the Free Software Foundation (“FSF”) and a registered patent attorney.
When we most need international law, it is most under attack. The right wing denounces international law constraints on national power while the left wing sounds the alarm about international economic institutions. Both argue that international law is undemocratic. My latest paper, Globalization and Distrust, argues that these critics are wrong. A more careful review of the processes of international law and the meaning of democracy reveals that they are fundamentally compatible.
On Iraqi election weekend, NY Times reporter Judith Miller appeared on Hardball and said that the Bush Administration was reaching out to Ahmad Chalabi and had "even offered a chance to be an interior minister in the new government." At that point, Matthews exclaimed: Wait, didn't Iraq just have an election; why are we offering someone a position in the new government. At which point, Miller hemmed. The backdoor dealings between Bush and Chalabi didn't appear in print in the NYT, so NY Times Public Editor Okrent properly asks, why? Here's his account:
A big coup for UNC Law, through the initiative of Dean Gene Nichols:
Edwards announced Friday that he will head a new nonpartisan center to study ways to move more Americans from poverty to the middle class. He also will give a series of five large public lectures at the university and be a guest teacher in the UNC Law School, where he earned his law degree.
The image of Americans dipping their fingers in blue ink in solidarity with brave Iraqis is striking. Before the war, we assumed that the ordinary people of Iraq would treat us as liberators. Briefly, they did. But the horrifying physical insecurity they faced soon led them to demand more of the foreign military force in the land. I think many Americans might have perceived Iraqis as ungrateful for the sacrifice of our treasure and blood, ungrateful for the liberation.