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Interesting how quickly the subject's been flipped from "U.S. Has Secret Torture Jails in Eastern Europe" to "Who Let the Cat Out of the Bag About Our Secret Torture Jails?"

The whole thing about Trent Lott pointing the finger at one of his GOP colleagues is strange.  Even stranger that the NY Times leaves the stunning accusation out of this article on the subject, using a different (and utterly meaningless) Lott quote.

Red herring?  McCain moderates vs.  wingnuts in fight to the death?  Revenge against the CIA for the Libby thing?  What the hell is going on here?  

Originally posted to Mr Clue on Wed Nov 09, 2005 at 11:13 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  regardless, frist, hastert and cheney (none)
    are fuvking up big time.

    the real issue is who is the war criminal who set these things up

    the "leaker" will get whistleblower protection and come out like a hero,

    bush, frist, hastert, cheney etc will sink even lower.

  •  Lott killing opponents... (none)
    to his renewed ascension to power.

    He's stabbing Frist in the back again, as he did on the nuclear option. And without fingerprints, as on the nuclear option.

    Lott has never forgiven Bush or Frist for throwing him overboard after the Strom Thurmond incident. He may never regain the leader's post, but he's consolidating de facto control of the GOP conference. He's pulling the rug out from beneath Frist, and making sure whoever's setting themselves up as the anti-Bush (via the leak) in hopes of becoming the new, post-Frist center of gravity in the Senate doesn't edge him out.

    •  Interesting analysis... (none)
      McCain's name popped up as soon as I heard about the Lott CNN appearance.  Who has more at stake vis-a-vis detainee treatment?  Who's better positioned to take the GOP mantle of anti-Bush?  Who hates Dick Cheney more?  

      Is Lott moderate enough to become the anti-Bush?  Seems to me that's a no.

    •  "De Facto" Majority Leader. (none)
      I heard Lott give a talk on his new book at Ole Miss on C-SPAN a couple of weeks ago.  His brother-in-law, who introduced him, said that Lott is now the de facto majority leader in the Senate.  Lott did not contradict him.

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