Archive for August 2008
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev condemned Georgia’s attack as an act of “aggression” and vowed to defend Russian citizens in South Ossetia. An overwhelming majority of the region’s 70,000-strong population holds Russian passports.
Bush allegedly ordered the CIA to forge a handwritten letter from the head of Iraq’s intelligence service to Saddam Hussein that purported to link the Iraqi dictator to the ringleader of the hijackers who toppled the Twin Towers on 9/11, according to news accounts of Suskind’s new book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism. Such use of an intelligence service to influence domestic political debate could be an impeachable offense, Suskind writes.