John P. O'Neill Wall of Heroes

John P. O'Neill Wall of Heroes

Rove and "All the _resident's men" might view this list as a carbon copy of their cabal's growing "enemies list." The individuals and groups cited here have acted or spoken heroically in defense of the US Constitution (in particular, the sanctity of the vote and the freedom of the press) as well as the UN Charter, the NATO alliance, the national security of the US, the economic security of the US, the environmental security of the US and/or other vital principles and institutions.

(NOTE: There are many others not yet listed here. This list is meant to be representative, not all-inclusive. Click on Explosive Books and "Vital Links" for authors (e.g., Mark Crispin Miller), columnists (e.g., Paul Krugman) and Information Rebellion Web sites (e.g., Buzzflash) that have fueled the resistance! All of them also, by right, deserve to have their names scrawled on the wall of heroes.)

US and British government officials or employees who resigned in protest and/or have spoken out:

John O'Neill, FBI counterterrorism investigator who resigned in frustration with the _resident's administration, went to work as security chief of the World Trade Center and died on 9/11 attempting to rescue others. The remarkable story of John O'Neil is told in the French best-seller Forbidden Truth, in a lengthy New Yorker magazine feature, and in an hour-long PBS Frontline documentary.

Richard Clarke, US Counterterrorism Czar, National Security Council official, who exposed the _resident's incompetence both pre-9/11 and post-9/11 in his book, Against All Enemies, and under oath at the 9/11 commission hearings.

Rand Beers, National Security Council official, resigned in protest over the _resident's handling of the "war on terrorism," spoke out publicly and went to work for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mekong Delta).

Joseph Wilson, former Poppy Bush ambassador to Iraq, spoke out publicly denouncing the _resident for using the "Niger uranium" lie in the 2003 SOTU as a justification for the war in Iraq.

Greg Thielmann, former State Dept. intelligence official, who spoke out publicly on the _resident's trumped up excuses for his unilateral, "pre-emptive" war in Iraq.

Eric Schaeffer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, who resigned in protest and spoke out publicly to denounce the _resident's pro-polluter actions within the EPA.

Colleen Rawley, FBI investigator who blew the whistle and spoke publicly about how her attempts to get action on pre-9/11 intelligence on Al-Qaeda pilot training in the US were blocked by officials at the _resident's Just Us Dept. in D.C.

Sibel Edmonds, former FBI translator who is blowing the whistle on the White House's 9/11 cover-up.

Paul O'Neill, the _resident's former Treasury Secretary, who reported on the Bush administration obsession with Iraq and talk early on of removing Saddam Hussein.

Roger Cressey, terrorism expert in both Democratic and Republican administrations, quoted on NBC: Is Cressey saying that some senior members of the Bush administration viewed Saddam Hussein as a greater threat to the United States than Osama bin Laden? “Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. It was inconceivable to them that al-Qaida could be this talented, this capable without Iraq, in this case, providing them real support."

Robin Cook, Glenda Jackson and Clair Short, members of the British cabinet, Labor Party MPs, who resigned in protest of various misdeeds by the-shell-of-a-man-formerly-known-as-Tony Blair.

Michael Meacher, who resigned as UK Environment Minister, who wrote in the Guardian that "the war on terrorism is a smokescreen and that the US knew in advance about the September 11 attack on New York but, for strategic reasons, chose not to act on the warnings"

Dr. David Kelly, UK's leading bio-war expert, found dead in an alleged suicide (under investigation by a special inquiry in the UK) after being "outed" as the source for a BBC story on false allegations about WMD made by the-shell-of-a-man-formerly-known-as-Tony Blair in the ramp up the war in Iraq.

Katharine Gun, who worked as a translator at Britain’s super-secret Government Communications Headquarters and now faces up to two years in prison

Andrew Wilkie, Australian intelligence officer, who gave testimony on the lies which the US, UK and Australian governments fed to their peoples.

Judge Guido Calabresi, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Nicole Rank, a FEMA worker in West Virginia, and her husband Jeff, who were handcuffed and arrested at a 4th of July event for wearing anti-Bush tee-shirts

former U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers, fired for speaking the truth about the Bush Abomination

Michael F. Scheuer (aka "Anonymous") US CIA

James Hansen NASA

U.S. elected officials and U.S. former elected officials:

Congressional Black Caucus

Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), who has made several speeches, denouncing the _resident's rush to war and articulating the danger to the Republic poised by the _resident's arrogance and misguided policies. These powerful orations, delivered while too many other Senators simply went along with the war cry, will go down in history as among the most important ever made from the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fraudida), who has spoke out on the 9/11 cover-up since the most painful days of mid-September 2001, who has courageously and relentlessly demanded full disclosure on what didn't happen pre-9/11, and who has even calmly discussed "impeachment."

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), the only Senator to vote against the so-called PATRIOT ACT.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), who has courageously and relentlessly demanded full disclosure in numerous scandals involving "all the _resident's men," incuding his demand that then NBC chairman Jack Welch release an election night newsroom video tape which allegedly records his instructions for NBC news to call the election for Bush in spite of the chaos that had broken out in Fraudida, as well as his demand for the release of VICE _resident's Cheney's "Energy Task Force" documents.

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), quoted in Associated Press: Rep. Jim McDermott, who drew headlines across the globe last year for criticizing President Bush while in Baghdad, is enmeshed in a new controversy over remarks he made about the capture of Saddam Hussein...Asked again if he meant to imply the Bush administration timed the capture for political reasons, McDermott said: "I don't know that it was definitely planned on this weekend, but I know they've been in contact with people all along who knew basically where he was. It was just a matter of time till they'd find him. "It's funny," McDermott added, "when they're having all this trouble, suddenly they have to roll out something."

Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA.) who spoke out on the record in the US Congress, demanding answers to numerous disturbing questions about what didn't happen before 9/11 and what did happen on and immediately after 9/11. McKinney lost her seat when she was defeated in a "Democratic" primary after being redistricted, in the months following her then explosive and now not so outrageous speech. She has since been voted back into the U.S. House of Representatives.

Former Senator Max Cleland (D-Georgia)Now outspoken member of the independent 9/11 commission investigation, robbed of his Senate seat duew to a) the shameless attack orchestrated by the Bush cabal's political hitmen and a) some "touch screen voting" technology

Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Gov. Mel Carnahan (D-Misery), both of whom died in mysterious small plane crashes during hotly contested US Senate campaigns.

Rep. Doug Bereuter (R-NE)

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE)

former Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA)

Howard Dean (D-Jeffords)

President-Elect Al Gore

Former Senators Gary Hart (D-CO) and Warren Rudman (R-NH), for highlighting the need for real Homeland Security as opposed to the crayola crayon folly of the _resident's Dept. of Homeland Insecurity

Former US President Jimmy Carter

Former Lt. Gov. of Texas Ben Barnes

Former Minnestoa Governor Elmer Anderson (R), who wrote in the Star-Tribune: "I am more fearful for the state of this nation than I have ever been -- because this country is in the hands of an evil man: Dick Cheney. It is eminently clear that it is he who is running the country, not George W. Bush."

U.S. Military and Intelligence (active and retired):

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, US Army
General William Odom, former NSA Director
Admiral Stansfield Turner, former CIA Director
Captain Ian Fishback, US Army
Brigadier General Janet Karpinski
Col. Lew Tyree, US Army Reserve, quoted in Charleston (WV) Gazette: “I feel we were not told the truth. I do not think we should be there. America is in more danger now because we are using up a tremendous amount of human resources, the soldiers. We tend to ignore that there are well over 1,000 dead and well over 7,000 injured. We use many of the soldiers time and time again. Where are the replacements going to come from? We’re getting re-enlistments, but not recruits. Where is the strength for defending this country in another arena?”
Staff Sgt. Charles Pollard, quoted in Washington Post
Spc. Clinton Deitz , "If Donald Rumsfeld was here," he said, "I'd ask him for his resignation," quoted on ABC News
Air Force Lt Col Karen Kwiatkowski), in Knight Ridder, "If one is seeking the answers to why peculiar bits of 'intelligence' found sanctity in a presidential speech, or why the post-Saddam [Hussein] occupation [of Iraq] has been distinguished by confusion and false steps, one need look no further than the process inside the Office of the Secretary of Defense [OSD]."
Pfc. Isaac Kindblade), in The Oregonian, "The president says, 'Bring 'em on.' The generals say we don't need more troops. Well, they're not over here."
Tim Predmore, 101st Airborne, quoted in the Independent: "I once believed that I served for a cause: 'To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States'. Now I no longer believe that," Tim Predmore, a member of the 101st Airborne Division serving near Mosul, wrote n a blistering opinion piece this week for his home newspaper, the Peoria Journal Star in Illinois. "I can no longer justify my service for what I believe to be half-truths and bold lies."
Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki, who challenged the fantasy spun by Don Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz and correctly insisted that several hundred thousand troops would be needed to pacify Iraq.
Ray McGovern, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Commander
Anthony Zinni, retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former head of Central Command for U.S. forces in the Middle East, who said of "all the _resident's men" -- "I'm not sure which planet they live on..."
Colonel David Hackworth, US Army (Retired), quoted in Salon calling Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld an "asshole" who "misunderstood the whole war" and he predicted that American troops could be stuck in Iraq for "at least" another 30 years.
Larry C. Johnson is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. He served with the CIA from 1985 through 1989 and worked in the State Department's office of Counter Terrorism from 1989 through 1993. He also is a registered Republican who contributed financially to the Bush Campaign in 2000.
And many, many others named and unnamed...

US News & Media:

Bill Moyers, PBS NOW
Walter Cronkite, retired CBS anchor man
Helen Thomas, UPI correspondent
Charles MacArthur, Harper's Publisher who accused the "US mainstream news media" of proffering up Bush administration war propaganda
Bernie Ward KGO Radio
Ray TalieferoKGO Radio
Amy Goodman Democracy Now, Pacifica
Christiana AmanpourCNN
Howard Stern
Dom Imus
Rick Mercier of the Free Lance-Star (Fredricksburg, VA), who, ala Richard Clarke, apologized in an op-ed piece for the news media's failure to honestly cover the Iraq war.

9/11 Families and Families of US GIs in Iraq
[There are many names to list here, but these are at least worthy examples.]

Cindy Sheehan
Mindy Kleinberg, Patty Casazza, Lori van Auken, Kristen Breitweiser, four New Jersey women widowed on 9/11 are demanding real answers to real questions
Ellen Mariani, widow of 9/11 victim, who is suing the _resident, the VICE _resident and others under the RICO Act
Cherie Block, whose husband is in Iraq, quoted in the Chicago Tribune: "Either he doesn't really understand what's going on, or he's not telling it the way it really is," said Block, whose husband Wallace is a sergeant with the 129th Company.
Jane Bright, whose son died in Iraq, quoted in the Guardian: "I don't care what the administration says about flag-waving and children throwing flowers. It is just not true. The stories coming back are horrific. All he told me was that he had seen and done some horrible things, that they had all done and seen some terrible things."
Jill Kiehl, widow of Army Specialist James Kiehl, quoted in Reuters: "The evidence that's starting to come out now feels like he (Bush) was misleading us," Kiehl said, holding the couple's 10-month-old son Nathaniel, born seven weeks after his father died.
Nadia McCaffrey "...a California resident, defied the Bush administration by inviting news cameras to photograph the arrival of her son's casket from Iraq. The White House has banned photography of flag-draped coffins arriving at air force bases, but because Patrick McCaffrey's remains were flown into the Sacramento International airport, his mother was able to invite the photographers inside. "I don't care what [President Bush] wants," Ms McCaffrey declared, telling her local newspaper: "Enough war." (Guardian)
Lila Lipscomb: "Freed from the military censors who prevent soldiers from speaking their minds when alive, Lila Lipscomb has also shared her son's doubts about his work in Iraq. In Fahrenheit 9/11, she reads from a letter Michael mailed home. "What in the world is wrong with George, trying to be like his dad, Bush. He got us out here for nothing whatsoever. I'm so furious right now, Mama." (Guardian)
And many, many others...

Business and Economics:

George Soros, who has taken out full page ads in major city newspapers in the US to document the numerous untruths in the _resident's argument unliteral, "pre-emptive" for war in Iraq.
Ted Turner, former CNN owner, who has denounced the -resident on the environment, the UN, the war in Iraq and other vital issues
George A. Akerlof, 2001 Nobel prize laureate who
teaches economics at the University of California in Berkeley
, quoted in Der Speigel: "I think this is the worst government the US has ever had in its more than 200 years of history. It has engaged in extradordinarily irresponsible policies not only in foreign policy and economics but also in social and environmental policy. This is not normal government policy. Now is the time for (American) people to engage in civil disobedience. I think it's time to protest - as much as possible."


Gore Vidal
Arundhati Roy
Carlos Fuentes

Entertainment and Media:

Michael Moore
Dixie Chicks
Bruce Springsteen
Sean P. Diddy Combs
Ron Reagan, for speaking the truth about the Bush Abomination during the media coverage of his father's passing
Margaret Cho
Linda Ronstadt
Bonnie Raitt
Madonna, for endorsing Wesley Clark (D-NATO)
Laurie David, Larry David & Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Cher, for calling C-SPAN about her visit the maimed US GIs from Iraq
Merle Haggard
Sean Penn
Barbara Streisand
Robert Redford
Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins
Martin Sheen
George Clooney
Kanye West
Harry Belafonte
Danny Glover

International Leaders and Officials:

Nelson Mandela, South Africa
Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General
Jacque Chirac, France
Helmut Schroeder, Germany
Pope John Paul
Jacque Cretien, Canada
Hans Blix, former UN Weapons Inspector
Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba , Hiroshima, quoted in Agence France Press: "The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the central international agreement guiding the elimination of nuclear weapons, is on the verge of collapse. The chief cause is US nuclear policy that, by openly declaring the possibility of a pre-emptive nuclear first strike and calling for resumed research into mini-nukes and other so-called 'useable nuclear weapons,' appears to worship nuclear weapons as God"