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    Missile Defense

Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI all over again?

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lunarchick - 07:18am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1011 of 1017)

JawDropper: "Carlyle is as deeply wired into the current administration as they can possibly be," said Charles Lewis, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit public interest group based in Washington. "George Bush is getting money from private interests that have business before the government, while his son is president. And, in a really peculiar way, George W. Bush could, some day, benefit financially from his own administration's decisions, through his father's investments. The average American doesn't know that and, to me, that's a jaw-dropper."

lunarchick - 07:31am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1012 of 1017)

"... 1990 by putting George W. Bush, who was then struggling to find a career ..."

So America is the land of opportunity (for some).

rshowalter - 08:03am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1013 of 1017) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

Perhaps we need to trace, in more blow-by-blow detail than we have how GW Bush, and his father, and his siblings, can benefit, in terms of both money and money equivalents, from operational control of defense expenditure decisions.

And this is worth looking at too --- how much in MONEY and personal risks, George W Bush and his tight knit family and associates stand to lose, if things that would otherwise serve the national interest were done.

lunarchick - 08:08am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1014 of 1017)

How can that be calculated?

Assuming the power of Audit is beyond the blinkered capabilities of 'Americans'.

lunarchick - 08:13am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1015 of 1017)

[ just factoring through my mind that a problem with the last Administration was supposedly white-water ... that from my distance and perspective totally evapourated ... yet seems like small change trivia in comparison to the above ]

rshowalter - 08:23am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1016 of 1017) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

There are ways -- the most fundamental logical operator, I was taught by a very wise monster long ago, is not

. X implies Y and its opposite


. X is consistent with Y and it's opposite.

Put enough consistencies and inconsistencies together, in a tight structure, and you come as close to proof as human beings can come. This is standard procedure in court -- and now, for more than a decade, most of the evidence has been "hiding in plain sight."

The guilty, this time, have no hope at all, if we just stay disciplined, work, and take our time . . . . . .

rshowalter - 08:24am Mar 15, 2001 EST (#1017 of 1017) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

Unless, of course, it becomes time for redemptive solutions.

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