Tuesday, August 5, 2008


You knew it was going to happen, but did you know Paris Hilton, attired in a skimpy bikini, would mock John McCain in the HOTTEST video to hit the Internet in a long, long time.

We have the VIDEO it and here it is:




The media continues to LIE to Americans about why Barack Obama is not ten or 20 points ahead in EVERY poll.

The media keeps saying it is because Obama is not that well known to the American public.

Who the hell are they kidding?

Obama has been all over the news for better than a year now and to say he is not that well known defies all logic and is patently absurd.

What the media can't seem to bring themselves to mention is how much racism is playing into why Obama is not miles ahead of McCain.

Every pollster says their polls can't factor racism into their poll results because people have a tendency to lie to a pollster when asked about race.

So Obama stays stuck a point or two ahead of McCain in just about every poll, and in some polls Obama is actually behind McCain.

I don't know about any of you reading this email, but I'm sick and tired of being lied to by the media who just can't bring themselves to talk about the "elephant in the room"------RACISM.

Commentary by BILL CORCORAN, editor of CORKSPHERE


Book Says White House Ordered Forgery

by: Mike Allen, Politico.com

A new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein.

Suskind writes in "The Way of the World," to be published Tuesday, that the alleged forgery - adamantly denied by the White House - was designed to portray a false link between Hussein's regime and al Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war.

The author also claims that the Bush administration had information from a top Iraqi intelligence official "that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - intelligence they received in plenty of time to stop an invasion."

The letter's existence has been reported before, and it had been written about as if it were genuine. It was passed in Baghdad to a reporter for The (London) Sunday Telegraph who wrote about it on the front page of Dec. 14, 2003, under the headline, "Terrorist behind September 11 strike 'was trained by Saddam.'"

The Telegraph story by Con Coughlin (which, coincidentally, ran the day Hussein was captured in his "spider hole") was touted in the U.S. media by supporters of the war, and he was interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"Over the next few days, the Habbush letter continued to be featured prominently in the United States and across the globe," Suskind writes. "Fox's Bill O'Reilly trumpeted the story Sunday night on 'The O'Reilly Factor,' talking breathlessly about details of the story and exhorting, 'Now, if this is true, that blows the lid off al Qaeda-Saddam.'"

According to Suskind, the administration had been in contact with the director of the Iraqi intelligence service in the last years of Hussein's regime, Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti.

"The White House had concocted a fake letter from Habbush to Saddam, backdated to July 1, 2001," Suskind writes. "It said that 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta had actually trained for his mission in Iraq - thus showing, finally, that there was an operational link between Saddam and al Qaeda, something the Vice President's Office had been pressing CIA to prove since 9/11 as a justification to invade Iraq. There is no link,"

Click on this link for full Politico story: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12308.html


White House denies fake Iraq-al-Qaeda link letter

Vice President CHENEY'S office had been pressing CIA to prove since 9/11 as a justification to invade Iraq

9:16 a.m. August 5, 2008


WASHINGTON – The White House and the CIA on Tuesday adamantly denied a report that the Bush administration concocted a fake letter purporting to show a link between Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war.

The allegation was raised by Washington-based journalist Ron Suskind in a new book, “The Way of the World,” published Tuesday. The letter supposedly was written by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, director of Iraqi intelligence under Saddam Hussein.

“The White House had concocted a fake letter from Habbush to Saddam, backdated to July 1, 2001,” Suskind wrote. “It said that 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta had actually trained for his mission in Iraq thus showing, finally, that there was an operational link between Saddam and al-Qaeda, something the vice president's office had been pressing CIA to prove since 9/11 as a justification to invade Iraq. There is no link.”

Suskind said the letter's existence had been reported before, and that it had been treated as if it were genuine.

Denying the report, White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto said, “The notion that the White House directed anyone to forge a letter from Habbush to Saddam Hussein is absurd.”
Fratto and former CIA Director George Tenet also rejected Suskind's allegation that the U.S. had credible intelligence, before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, that Saddam did not possess weapons of mass destruction. It was supposedly British intelligence, based on information from a senior Iraqi official.

Fratto said U.S. and other intelligence agencies believed Saddam harbored such weapons and that Saddam had tried to make his neighbors believe he had them. In the end, no such weapons were found, undercutting Bush's main reason to go to war.

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After a brief lull, violence is again on the rise all across Iraq.

IRAQ TODAY: http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/
is reporting the following list of violence in Iraq.

Reported Security incidents:Baghdad:#1: Police also discovered the bodies of three awakening council members who were abducted several days ago, police Brig. Gen. Sarhat Qadir said.

#2: One of Tuesday's blasts struck the commercial Bab al-Muadham district in the capital, killing one person and wounding five others, police and health officials said.

#3: Another roadside bomb went off on Palestine Street, a major thoroughfare in Baghdad, wounding seven people, authorities said.

#4: Monday Police found two unidentified bodies in Baghdad. The first body was found in Talbiyah and the second was found in Iskan.

#5: Two soldiers and one gunman were killed and 10 army personnel others wounded while security forces detained 21 people and defused several explosive charges during the past 24 hours, according to the Baghdad Operations Command on Tuesday. "Two army soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded while security forces killed a gunman, detained 19 wanted men and two suspects, and defused 23 improvised explosive devices in Baghdad and its districts," read a BOC statement as received by Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq.

Youssifiyah:#1: Gunmen killed a senior leader of a U.S.-allied Sunni group and six of his guards in an ambush south of Baghdad, a group member said Tuesday. Unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of Sheik Ibrahim al-Karbouli in Youssifiyah on Monday, said the group member who spoke on condition of anonymity out of fears for his own security. The sheik was a senior leader of the so-called awakening council in the town, which is a former al-Qaida stronghold about 12 miles south of Baghdad.

Karbala:#1: A bomb planted in a minibus exploded and wounded four people on Monday in central Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police said.Suwayra:#1: Two handcuffed bodies were recovered from a river on Monday in Suwayra, 50 km (30 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said. A third body was found near the river.Hilla:#1: A man was found shot dead on Monday just south of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Basra:#1: Unidentified gunmen shot down a barber in the central part of the southern Iraq port city of Basra on Tuesday, police said. "The gunmen raided the barber's shop in the area al-Saymar in central Basra, killing the shop owner and escaping to an unknown place," a security source, who did not want his name mentioned, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of IraqTouz

Khurmato:#1: The commander of the Touz Khormato medical corps escaped an assassination attempt in central Touz district, where a sticky improvised explosive device targeted his motorcade on Tuesday, a police source said. "Lt. Colonel Nijm Salaheddin survived an attempt on his life on Tuesday morning. The incident did not leave any casualties but caused material damage," the source, who asked that his name not be revealed, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq

Kirkuk:#1: Militants killed three members of a U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol who were guarding a checkpoint just southwest of Kirkuk, 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.Unidentified gunmen slit the throats of three Sahwa (Awakening) tribal fighters on Tuesday in an attack on their checkpoint west of the city of Kirkuk, a senior security official said.

Mosul:#1: A suicide bomber wounded one U.S. soldier and one other person on Monday in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

#2: The body of a young man was found in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

#3: The body of a child was found in eastern Mosul on Monday, police said.

Irbil Prv:#1: One Iraqi civilian was wounded by rockets launched from Iran on Monday, an Iraqi border guard commander said. Major-General Omar Sharif, head of operations for Iraqi border guards in Iraq's Kurdish north, said on Tuesday about 120 Katyusha rockets had landed in Arbil province, close to the Iranian border.


"The Case Against Barack Obama" author David Freddoso relied upon such right wing Chicago columnists as John Kass of the Chicago Tribune to help him in his research for a scathing attack on Barack Obama.

Freddoso also worked for Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, the radical right winger who was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and has retired.

Freddoso's book, "The Case Against Barack Obama," is filled with one fabrication after another and as Alan Colmes pointed out on Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes," the book also contains contradictions which render the book a waste of time and money.

The books just keep coming about Barack Obama and if racism or the mainstream media don't sink his bid for POTUS, the book publishing world will.

Bill Corcoran, Editor, CORKSPHERE


REVIEW By: Jonathan Martin http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/11263.html
The same publisher that distributed the 2004 best-seller that took aim at John Kerry’s Vietnam service is planning

a summer release of what’s scheduled to be the first critical book on Barack Obama.Conservative journalist David Freddoso’s “The Case Against Barack Obama” will offer “a comprehensive, factual look at Obama,” according to Regnery Publishing president and publisher Marjory Ross.But the book’s subtitle makes clear its perspective: “The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate.”Ross contends that the mainstream media has offered insufficient scrutiny of Obama and likens the goal of Freddoso’s book to that of “Unfit for Command,” the scathing assessment of Kerry’s war record that rocketed to No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list.

By highlighting negative aspects of Obama’s record and background, Ross says, Freddoso may compel others to offer more critical coverage of the Democratic nominee.“I think it’s critically important that the country gets a clear and honest view of who is running and what they stand for — warts and all,” Ross says. “With ‘Unfit for Command,’ like ‘The Case against Barack Obama,’ we believe the media has whitewashed the candidate.”

But unlike the Kerry book, which was co-authored by a fellow Swift Boat veteran and focused exclusively on the Massachusetts senator’s actions in Vietnam and immediately after, “The Case Against Barack Obama” aspires to be a full-length political biography.

Freddoso has taken a leave from his job with National Review Online — where he has written posts with titles such as “Obama’s Problem with the Truth” — to write the book, which is scheduled to be published on Aug. 4.

A former writer for Human Events, Freddoso learned shoe-leather reporting at the knee of syndicated conservative columnist Robert D. Novak, for whom he worked as a political reporter on the “Evans-Novak Political Report.”

Freddoso’s book is being promoted by the well-connected conservative public relations firm Creative Response Concepts. The firm, headed by former GOP operative Greg Mueller, also handled publicity for “Unfit for Command” and media relations for the 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which in 2004 ran widely covered television advertisements featuring veterans who had served in Vietnam with Kerry, criticizing his conduct and character and claiming he had exaggerated his war record.