Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks with radio host Tom Hartmann about the itchy trigger fingers of past presidents, and whether Trump could launch another war to both distract and make himself look tough.
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump’s cabinet is starting to look more and more like a Bush-Cheney war room.The irony is thick, considering candidate Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp,” his claimed opposition to foreign intervention, and his apparent antagonism to the Bush dynasty in the lead up to election day.Just days ago, Trump fired Secretary of State Read More
Reading Time: 27 minutes With the passing of Billy Graham, we can expect all the usual homilies and hagiographies. But there’s another side to the role of such very public “men of God” in America’s cynical politics.
Reading Time: 23 minutes Dan Rather might have made some journalistic errors in pursuing the story of George W. Bush’s National Guard duty, but he got the underlying narrative right.
Reading Time: 13 minutes The campaign chairman of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a long time dirty tricks operative in the business of voter “caging” and voter suppression.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Fifteen years ago, the House authorized President George W. Bush to invade Iraq. Will President Donald Trump also “achieve” the power to make war… somewhere in the world?
Reading Time: 17 minutes The other day, Trump accused Jeb Bush’s brother of being a hypocrite, and using eminent domain to seize private land. For once, Trump isn’t blowing smoke. Here are the details that Jeb claims not to know.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy Editor in Chief Russ Baker chats with Pat Thurston, talk show host on the megastation KGO, about what is — and is not — in the new movie “Truth.” The film, which features Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, explores the events in 2004 when CBS News reported on George W. Bush’s failure to complete his required military service during the Vietnam War. Instead of Bush facing the music, it was CBS’s journalists whose heads ended up on the chopping block. Russ goes deep for some surprising insights.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A secret email of a White House memo found on Hillary Clinton’s private server, reveals that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was ready to back a US-led invasion of Iraq long before previously known. What that memo, or stories about it, don’t reveal is … why. Why were Bush and Blair champing at the bit to start a war and accept the inevitable carnage? It wasn’t all about business — but then it mostly was.
Reading Time: 35 minutes In 2004, CBS News was offered documents confirming that George W. Bush had dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Dan Rather aired a report based on these documents and within a suspiciously short time, they were alleged to be false. The story “blew up” in Rather’s face, forcing his early retirement. Russ Baker, who was in Texas at the time, found telling indications that the documents were likely a clever ruse to trap CBS and convince others that investigating Bush’s past was hazardous.
Reading Time: 21 minutes In 2004, CBS News was offered documents confirming that George W. Bush had dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Dan Rather aired a report based on these documents and within a suspiciously short time, they were alleged to be false. The story “blew up” in Rather’s face, forcing his early retirement. Russ Baker, who was in Texas at the time, found telling indications that the documents were likely a clever ruse to trap CBS and convince others that investigating Bush’s past was hazardous.
Reading Time: 20 minutes WhoWhatWhy has found evidence linking the Saudi royal family to Saudis in South Florida who reportedly had direct contact with the 9/11 hijackers before fleeing the United States just prior to the attacks.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A subtle jab carrying Marco Rubio’s 2016 campaign is that he is ‘new’ and other candidates in the race are ‘outdated’. Well Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are certainly getting on in years, yes. However, they are not Rubio’s immediate opponents. That can only mean Rubio’s dig is meant for someone in his own party. Namely Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute “We’ve been attacked for where I was born, for who my family is, and … I don’t think that’s fair.” Source: How George W. Bush handled the question that’s dogging Jeb – Business Insider
Reading Time: 1 minute The Democratic frontrunner disagrees with many Republicans calling for a return of ground forces to assist the Baghdad government in its fight against the Islamic State. However… “I think it’s a very difficult situation and I basically agree with the policies that we are currently following,” Clinton said. “And that is, American air support is Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes George W. Bush is raking in millions on the celebrity speaking circuit. Some of the outfits he’s taken money from have less-than-stellar reputations for integrity. And, frankly, the whole thing stinks.
Reading Time: 2 minutes George W. Bush is out with yet another book—this time his “biography” of his father, George H.W. Bush. What’s going on with this strange phenomenon where 43 narrates 41’s life for us? And could it possibly have something to do with rehabilitating the family surname to help ensure a possible third President Bush?
Reading Time: 4 minutes When a man like Louis Freeh has a car crash, it may be a plain old accident. And then again, it may not be.
Reading Time: 1 minute Are we getting real news? Not unless we pick apart the manipulations foisted on the public by the government and the media. Tune in for Russ Baker’s how-to guide.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Do the American people get the wars they deserve? Did we fall for not one, but two wars since 9/11? Army Captain Danny Sjursen identifies the original sin that set off our continuing Century of War.