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Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan Says Iraq War About Oil

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Sunday, September 16, 2007

 

Brendan Nicholson
September 17, 2007

 

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.
Photo: J. Scott Applewhite

IT HAS been blindingly obvious to everyone except Prime Minister John Howard and some of his senior ministers that oil has a lot to do with the war in Iraq.

Mr Howard has vigorously denied that that was the case, but now no less an authority than former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says that is what the war is mainly about.

In a new book, Dr Greenspan says he is saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge “what everyone knows: the Iraq War is largely about oil”.

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“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.” Alan Greenspan (lifelong Republican) – September 2007

“The Republicans in Congress lost their way. They swapped principle for power. They ended up with neither. They deserved to lose.” Alan Greenspan (lifelong Republican) – September 2007

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TAVIS Smiley – Republican Presidential Candidates Ignore Minorities

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Friday, September 14, 2007

By Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Three of the four leading Republican presidential candidates turned down invitations to a PBS debate this month at a historically black college in Baltimore, leading moderator Tavis Smiley on Thursday to accuse them of ignoring minority voters.

Smiley told USA TODAY the rejections are part of a pattern, noting most GOP candidates declined invitations to address several black and Hispanic groups, including a Univision debate for a Latino audience.

“No one should be elected president of this country in 2008 if they think that along the way they can ignore people of color,” said Smiley, host of radio and TV talk shows. “If you want to be president of all America, you need to speak to all Americans.”

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Posted in 08' Presidential Election, 2008 Presidential Election, African American, African American Politics, Black, Black Politics, Elections, Mitt Romney, Politics, Race, Racism, Republican, Rudy Giuliani, Senator John McCain, Tavis Smiley | 1 Comment »

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Quote To Remember

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Thursday, August 30, 2007

I will no longer represent only the White House; I will represent the United States of America and its people. I understand the differences between the two roles.

Alberto Gonzales, who resigned from the office of U.S. Attorney General on Monday, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing in January 2005. (Source: The New York Times )

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Alberto Gonzales Resigns – Leaves A Badly Damaged Department of Justice

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Monday, August 27, 2007

Alberto Gonzales was one of the worst Attorney Generals in modern American history.

He was a man truly out of his depth who was installed as a crass political operative at a time when the nation deserved a professional Justice leader and defender of the Constitution.

Gonzales was simply a political hack doing the bidding of the White House – not an independent voice of reason and sanity.

This politically beholden Attorney General Alberto Gonzales did so much damage in so little time – especially to the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Divisions.

The Department of Justice will be hard pressed to soon recover any semblance of the integrity and regard it has now lost as a result of the many indefensible actions of Alberto Gonzales.

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Posted in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Civil Rights, Hispanic, Law, Legal, Politics, Republican, U. S. Department of Justice, Uncategorized, Voting Rights | Leave a Comment »

‘All American Presidential Forums On PBS’ Moderated by Tavis Smiley

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Monday, August 27, 2007

Republican Candidates to Appear on Live Broadcast From Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, Airing Nationwide on PBS on September 27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following release is being issued by PBS:

WHAT: The “All-American Presidential Forums on PBS,” moderated by Tavis Smiley, is a historic broadcast marking the first time that a panel exclusively comprised of journalists of color will be questioning the Republican candidates.

Tavis Smiley, along with journalists Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ray Suarez of PBS’ THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER and NPR’s Juan Williams, will pose questions on issues ranging from healthcare and housing to Katrina relief, the economy and the environment, among others, as outlined in the #1 The New York Times best-seller, The Covenant With Black America. This forum will provide the first major opportunity for the Republican candidates to present a detailed discourse and dialogue on their social agendas.

WHO: All Announced Candidates Expected to Appear

WHERE AND WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Morgan State University Murphy Fine Arts Center
9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EDT

Posted in 08' Presidential Election, 2008 Presidential Election, African American, African American Politics, Black, Black Politics, Elections, Katrina, Politics, Race, Republican, Tavis Smiley, The Covenant With Black America | Leave a Comment »

Head of Civil Rights Division to Leave Justice Department

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Saturday, August 25, 2007

The head of the Justice Department‘s embattled Civil Rights Division is to resign at the end of August, officials said yesterday, making him the latest in a series of senior political appointees to leave the agency amid continued controversy over Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.

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McCain Proposal Makes Illegal Immigration Criminal Misdemeanor

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Wednesday, August 8, 2007

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Thursday backed a scaled-down proposal that imposes strict rules to end illegal immigration but doesn’t include a path to citizenship.

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Fox News Attacks Black America

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Monday, August 6, 2007

Fox Unfair and Unbalanced News …

Racial Propaganda Presented as news.

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Posted in African American, Barack Obama, Black, Civil Rights, Fox News, Politics, Race, Racism, Republican | Leave a Comment »

Federal Priorities Leave Education Behind

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Education Secretary Spellings At Congressional Black Caucus Education Summit

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Following her participation today in the Congressional Black Caucus Education Summit, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings made the following statement:

Today, I was honored to join the Congressional Black Caucus for a vital discussion on improving education, particularly for America’s low-income and minority students. And I applaud Congressmen Bobby Scott and Danny Davis for their commitment to educating our nation’s young people.

No Child Left Behind has been a game-changer for American education. Gone are the days when kids were moved from grade to grade without holding schools accountable for their progress. Today, thanks to this law, America’s minority and low-income students are visible and accounted for ― and most importantly, they’re doing better in school and the achievement gap is closing.

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