In an interview airing two days before Obama was slated to address the United Nations, the president was dismissive of accusations by his opponent on the campaign trail that he’s weak on national defence, adding that if Romney “is suggesting that we should start another war — he should say so.” (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Lance Armstrong: A legend under siege Another knot was added to the ever-tightening noose around Lance Armstrong’s neck on Sunday night. In a lengthy interview with 60 Minutes, Tyler Hamilton, yet another former teammate and old Armstrong ally, offered a damning portrait of an alleged doping culture that pervaded the United States Postal Service cycling team that Mr. Armstrong first led to victory at the 1999 Tour de France.
Far from being an innocent, the seven-time Tour winner and cancer survivor is cast as the team’s Drug-Cheat-in-Chief.
“He obviously was the biggest rider on the team,” Mr. Hamilton says in the interview. “He helped call the shots. Yes, he doped himself, like everybody else…. He was the leader of the team and he expected, going into the 1999 Tour, which was the first Tour he won, that we were going to do everything we could to help him win.”
And winning during a drug-riddled sport’s most drug-addled age meant riding dirty. (Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)