As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote in a couple of weeks on whether to consider a constitutional ban on gay marriage, Americans are curiously quiet even though a majority oppose gay marriage.
Common sense would dictate that the President of the United States would have the ability to shape his entire administration, including his foreign policy team.
A General Accounting Office (GAO) report released this month reveals that bureaucrats in the Veterans Health Administration have been using cards issued by Citibank to charge movie and baseball tickets, children's clothing, country club outings, expensive meals and even cases of beer to the taxpayers.
The commission looking into the causes of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States did not conclude that claims by the Bush administration of ties between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda were pure myth, as many newspaper headlines and broadcast reports asserted.
Last Thursday?s New York Times headline told us that the 9/11 Commission found 'no Qaeda-Iraq tie.' The Washington Post insisted that the 'Al Qaeda-Hussein link is dismissed.'
Why have the media continued to report, obsess and revel in the same old humiliation photos from U.S.-controlled Abu Ghraib even as they ignore never-before-aired videotape that documents the hacking, maiming and bloody torture that took place at Abu Ghraib under Saddam Hussein?