Archive for November 8, 2008
Obama and Saudi King had a nice phone conversation.
I did not have time to write about James Bamford’s new book: The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdroppoing on America. It needed a better editor: it reads like a collection of articles put together in a book form. It does not flow like a book. But it contains a wealth [...]
I read this story on the plane yesterday.
Comrade Rami in the New York Times: “But the question that really interests me is about the relationship between Obama and the true center of world power, Kapital. There was an awful lot of money in ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign … A great chunk must have come from carefully planned investments by C.E.O.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s and multinationals.” (thanks Marcy)
Salim Al-Huss (former Lebanese prime minister) offers a heartfelt apology: “I apologize if my statement contained in any way an offense to the big sister, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”