Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson was former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff. He had also been an advisor to John Ashcroft.

Sampson helped create the list of U.S. Attorneys to be fired. Under pressure from Congress, Gonzales said he was going to turn over the emails regarding these firings.

As a result, Sampson resigned.

He joined the firm of Hunton and Williams. As a result, many people have called for both an investigation and boycotts of this firm due to Sampson’s misconduct and, of course, his status as a neocon and promoter of the failed policies of George W. Bush.

Gonzales had wanted to nominate Sampson to be U.S. Attorney for Utah, but ran afoul of Bush. Infighting between neocons is nothing new.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saudi Arabia

The link between the Saudis and the Neocons is nothing new. Bush and his friends in the oil industry have thrown in their lot with the Saudis.

Of course, places like Russia have oil as well, and this is going to be a problem.

There are
plenty of places where you can read about how the Bush Administration sought to protect Saudi Arabia from lawsuits related to 9/11!

But Saudi Arabia has gone even lower…

"ONAIZA, Saudi Arabia, April 12 -- A Saudi Arabian judge has refused to overturn a ruling that declared the arranged marriage of an 8-year-old girl to a 47-year-old man legal, a relative says.
The judge, Sheikh Habib Habib, ruled for the second time Saturday in Onaiza that the girl's marriage to a friend of her father's was legal and binding. He said the child wife could file for divorce once she reached puberty. An unnamed relative of the girl told the broadcaster that Habib, who first refused to annul the marriage last year, reconsidered the case upon the girl's mother's appeal. The mother's attorney, Abdullah Jutaili, said the girl's father arranged the marriage with his "close friend" to pay off a monetary debt. The relative said the girl's mother, who is divorced from the father, will continue to seek to overturn the marriage. An appeals court in Riyadh will reportedly consider the case again in a hearing set for next month."