Bush Scandals List

Table of Contents for Category: War on Terror

5. Afghanistan (leaving before the job was done)

Posted in: Afghanistan, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

8. The War on Terror (failure to capture Osama bin Laden, dubious allies)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

10. Military Commissions Act (torture, kangaroo courts, indefinite detention, and loss of habeas corpus)

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Torture, War on Terror

12. NSA warrantless wiretapping

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, Revolving Door, Surveillance, War on Terror, Whistleblower

13. SWIFT (international money transfers)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Surveillance, War on Terror

14. Black sites and rendition

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Torture, War on Terror

15. Department of Homeland Security (a massive boondoggle)

Posted in: DHS/Homeland Security, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

33. 9/11 Commission limitation and manipulation of

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Political Interference, War on Terror

34. 9/11 Commission’s recommendations delayed implementation

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Politics/Domestic, War on Terror

36. Preventive war doctrine

Posted in: Criminality, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iraq, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

37. Loss of US prestige

Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

40. Alberto Gonzales

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, Politicization of the DOJ, War on Terror

55. Dubai Ports deal (a Middle East company in charge of US ports in the age of terrorism)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Politics/Domestic, War on Terror

56. Patriot Act and its Extension

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

66. PDB on Bin Laden (ignoring the terrorist threat pre-9/11)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

67. Ground Zero declared non-toxic

Posted in: Environment, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

85. Detainee court cases (a quick guide)

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

106. Paul Wolfowitz (two disasters for the price of one: Iraq and the World Bank)

Posted in: Anti-candidate, Cronyism, Economy, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iraq, War on Terror

116. Watch lists (so many, so large, so ineffective)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

119. ATS (another database, this one at the DHS)

Posted in: DHS/Homeland Security, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

128. AUMF against Iraq (often cited, seldom read)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iraq, War on Terror

131. Jose Padilla (an American enemy combatant)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

147. Luis Posada Carriles/Vang Pao (terrorists but our terrorist)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

154. Richard Levernier and Bogdan Dzakovic (whistleblowers)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror, Whistleblower

155. Sibel Edmonds (whistleblower)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror, Whistleblower

173. Guantanamo defense counsels (not the path to career advancement)

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

175. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (another ineffective board and doctored report)

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

194. Torture and Guantanamo

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, Torture, War on Terror

207. Donald Rumsfeld

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, Iraq, Torture, War on Terror

215. Nuclear Regulatory Commission control of radioactive materials remain ineffective

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, WMD, War on Terror

249. DOJ announces it will not prosecute Chiquita Banana executives for paying off Columbian terrorists

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

250. Alexis Debat neocon terrorism expert caught making up numerous interviews

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iran, Media, War on Terror

258. State Department gives grant to Taliban

Posted in: Afghanistan, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

266. In test, airport screeners miss most fake bombs; near collisions between aircraft on the ground little changed

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

268. Abdallah Higazy mistakenly arrested and held after 9/11

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Torture, War on Terror

270. Holy Land Foundation accused of funding terrorists; signature case ends in big mistrial

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

274. Zacarias Moussaoui case

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

275. Failure to secure fissile material at American nuclear sites

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, WMD, War on Terror

278. Sami al Haj and Bilal Hussein, newsmen, held without charge

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iraq, Law/Constitution, Media, War on Terror

280. Beating the war drums and the November 2007 NIE on Iran

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iran, Iraq, WMD, War on Terror

286. Right to kidnap foreign nationals even of countries with an extradition treaty

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

293. Another data base this one an FBI biometric system

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Surveillance, War on Terror

296. Carl Truscott (ATF) more interested in decorating his office than doing his job

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

300. FBI not paying phone bills for wiretaps

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

301. DC Circuit court says torture is OK; detainees not persons

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, Torture, War on Terror

302. DHS’ goofy terrorist target list

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

303. Unnecessary intrusive background checks

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

311. The Federal (non)- Protective Service

Posted in: DHS/Homeland Security, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

317. Understaffing at the US Park Police

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror, Whistleblower

318. William Haynes the Pentagon’s torture lawyer

Posted in: Guantanamo, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, Torture, War on Terror

327. Staying in Iraq forever

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iraq, War on Terror

328. The National Data Exchange

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Intelligence, War on Terror

330. A semi-buried report on Saddam and al Qaeda

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Iraq, War on Terror

334. Bad ammo, worse contractors

Posted in: Afghanistan, Contractors, Corruption, Criminality, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

342. al Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Posted in: Afghanistan, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

343. Torture in Afghanistan in 2003

Posted in: Afghanistan, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Torture, War on Terror

344. The military propagandists

Posted in: Afghanistan, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Inspector General, Iraq, Media, War on Terror

350. Poorly secured nuclear material at Lawrence Livermore

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

353. Another attempt to restrict information

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror

366. The anthrax attacks, a blown investigation

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, Law/Constitution, Media, War on Terror

372. Fusion Centers and Domestic Intelligence

Posted in: DHS/Homeland Security, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Intelligence, Surveillance, War on Terror

375. The Hubbush letter and a forged justification for war

Posted in: Criminality, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Intelligence, Iraq, War on Terror

376. Policing the national political conventions

Posted in: Elections, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Law/Constitution, Media, Politics/Domestic, Surveillance, War on Terror

380. Republican US Attorney downplays Obama assassination plot

Posted in: Abramoff, Criminality, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Politicization of the DOJ, War on Terror

383. Active duty Army unit to be deployed for domestic operations

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Politics/Domestic, War on Terror

384. Datamining: Intrusive and it doesn’t work

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Intelligence, Law/Constitution, War on Terror

388. Religious profiling at the DHS

Posted in: DHS/Homeland Security, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, War on Terror

396. Wrongdoing in the Air Marshal Service

Posted in: Criminality, DHS/Homeland Security, Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, War on Terror, Whistleblower

399. The cockamamie FBI investigation of the Madrid train bombings and Brandon Mayfield

Posted in: Hugh's List of Bush Scandals, Incompetence, Inspector General, Surveillance, War on Terror