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Date: 14 March 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2307
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$246,500,639,165
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Lessons of Iraq War start with U.S. history

By Howard Zinn

On the third anniversary of President Bush’s Iraq debacle, it’s important to consider why the administration so easily fooled so many people into supporting the war.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12339.htm

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Iran: Where do we go from here?

By Mike Whitney

The Bush administration has run into a rock wall at the Security Council. Neither Russia nor China will agree to any resolution that condemns Iran for “noncompliance” with its treaty obligations. In fact, there is general agreement that Iran has not violated the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) so the point is moot. This eliminates any chance that punitive action will be taken against Iran or that sanctions will be applied.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12338.htm

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The Parasites of God

By Charles Sullivan

Have we become so indoctrinated by the language of empire that we can no longer see the disconnect between these acts of terror and the non-violent teachings of Christ? Why are so many who call themselves Christians worshiping the parasites of god and empire, while shunning and betraying the genuine article?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12336.htm

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Remarks of Senator Russ Feingold

Introducing a Resolution to Censure President George W. Bush

Video and transcript
informationclearinghouse.info/article12321.htm

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Fear rises in Iraq as 85 bodies are discovered:

Police in the past 24 hours have found the bodies of at least 85 people killed by execution-style shootings – a gruesome wave of apparent sectarian reprisal slayings, officials said Tuesday.
www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=84087

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Baghdad curfew for parliament opening – Iraqi TV:

Baghdad will be put under an extended vehicle curfew from 8 p.m. on Wednesday to 4 p.m. on Thursday as parliament opens for the first time, Iraqi state television reported on Tuesday, quoting the Interior Ministry.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/OLI446932.htm

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Trapped in Iraq:

The US and its allies are trapped in Iraq with little hope of a dignified way out
informationclearinghouse.info/article12323.htm

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US postwar Iraq strategy a mess, Blair was told :

Senior British diplomatic and military staff gave Tony Blair explicit warnings three years ago that the US was disastrously mishandling the occupation of Iraq, according to leaked memos.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12324.htm

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‘Leaked British Memo’:

Memo from John Sawer, Blair’s special envoy to Iraq after Saddam’s overthrow
informationclearinghouse.info/article12322.htm

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Saddam Did Not Plan Insurgency: US military study:

Ousted president Saddam Hussein did not plan the insurgency in Iraq because he thought the United States would never invade the country, a US military history has concluded.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12326.htm

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Iraq: Permanent US Colony:

Why does the Bush Administration refuse to discuss withdrawing occupation forces from Iraq? Why is Halliburton, who landed the no-bid contracts to construct and maintain US military bases in Iraq, posting higher profits than ever before in its 86-year history?
tinyurl.com/okre3

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Do you have a moment to help Impeach President Bush?

This administration must be held accountable for its misdeeds. We have considerable work to do and I am going to need your help to make this effort successful. Join me in sending the message to the President, the media, and the American people that we are not going to stand for an imperial presidency any longer.
tinyurl.com/8h7sy

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US Army: Peak Oil and the Army’s future:

“The days of inexpensive, convenient, abundant energy sources are quickly drawing to a close,” according to a recently released US Army strategic report. The report posits that a peak in global oil production looks likely to be imminent, with wide reaching implications for the US Army and society in general.
www.energybulletin.net/13737.html

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Afghan Violence Leaves 12 People Dead :

Suspected Taleban insurgents have attacked a police post in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, leaving at least four policemen and five militants dead.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-03-14-voa36.cfm

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British general will lead U.S. mission in Afghanistan :

First time U.S. troops have followed a foreign commander since WWII
www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=34764&archive=true

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Eric Margolis: Canada, Get Out of Afghanistan:

Since time immemorial, when great emperors went to war, they summoned contingents of their vassals and tributaries to their standards. So it was in Afghanistan, and then Iraq, when the U.S. decided to invade those nations and demand its allies join the so-called “war on terrorism.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12327.htm

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Israeli troops storm Palestinian jail: Kill guard wound 18 others:

“We warn Israel against any incursion in the prison because it is under American and British control by international agreement.”
tinyurl.com/qatvo

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Palestinian prisoners at risk of being killed by Israeli forces:

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the safety of Palestinian detainees in Jericho Prison. The prison is currently surrounded by Israeli forces who have threatened to kill detainees who refuse to surrender to them.
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE150202006

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Israel had advance word monitors would leave jail:

Israel received advance word from the United States that foreign monitors were preparing to withdraw from a West Bank prison which Israeli forces raided on Tuesday to seize Palestinian militants, U.S. officials said.
tinyurl.com/mmz2o

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Arab League head accuses UK, US in Jericho raid:

“Clearly, there is some sort of coordination,” he told Al Jazeera television by phone. “This (withdrawal of U.S. and British monitors) raises obvious question marks.”
tinyurl.com/pwvt3

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UK govt urges British to leave territories after Israel army Invades Palestinian prison:

The British foreign ministry has urged all British nationals who do not have proper security to leave the Palestinian territories amid rising tension in the region.
www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=5580199&subject=general&action=article

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Election provocation in Jericho to exacerbate the conflict.:

This gimmick, designed to draw extreme right votes in the March 28 elections, shows Kadima as an adventurist and irresponsible party in whose hands it is dangerous to entrust the helm of state”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12329.htm

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Israel Vows to Keep Large West Bank Settlement Blocs :

Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told residents of the settlement of Ariel that he plans to include the settlement town inside Israel, as part of his plan to draw Israel’s final borders with the Palestinians by 2010.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-03-14-voa28.cfm

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Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson calls radical Muslims ‘satanic’ ;

Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson said Monday on his live “700 Club” television program that Islam wants to take over the world and is not a religion of peace, and that radical Muslims are “satanic.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/693718.html

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Patrick J. Buchanan: Cultural Warmongers:

If you wish to get along with a man, you do not insult his faith. And if you seek to persuade devout Muslims that al-Qaeda is our enemy, not Islam, you do not condone with silence insults to the faith of a billion people.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12333.htm

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Video: 30 Days As A Muslim In America:

Morgan Spurlock, director of the documentary Supersize Me! sends David Stacy, a practicing Christian from Virginia, to “work, eat, and sleep” as a Muslim in “the heart of Muslim America, Dearborn, Michigan.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12320.htm

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Muslim students condemn UK newspaper spy ploy:

The umbrella organization of Muslim student groups Tuesday condemned a British weekly newspaper for reportedly offering cash to students to spy on Islamic Society meetings.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-16/0603141412161127.htm

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US Monitoring Israel’s Iran Options :

The Pentagon is looking into the possibility of Israel launching a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. In the past months there were several working-level discussions trying to map out the possible scenarios for such an attack, according to administration sources who were briefed on these meetings.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12337.htm

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War pimp alert:

Bush blames Iran for some bombs in Iraq:

Iran has been supplying explosives to those intent on wreaking violence in Iraq, U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday.
www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/03/13/iran-iraq-bush060313.html

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Russia Blocking U.S. Bid to Pressure Iran:

China and Russia are blocking agreement on a U.S.-backed statement by the United Nations Security Council that Iran must suspend uranium enrichment activities, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aisOO_E.ZMII&refer=top_world_news

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Russia and China remain at odds with U.S., Britain and France over Iran statement :

The five permanent veto-wielding council members met for more than 90 minutes but didn’t resolve differences on a proposed British-French draft that would demand Iran halt all uranium enrichment and call for a report within weeks on Iran’s progress in answering questions about its nuclear program.
www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=WORLD&ID=564699573042677137

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Activists in Iran say U.S. strategy hurts their work:

Prominent activists inside Iran say President Bush’s plan to spend tens of millions of dollars to promote democracy here is the kind of help they don’t need.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002863686_iran14.html

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Moazzam Begg Describes Witnessing the Killing of Two Fellow Detainees:

We broadcast his first comments in this country since the publication of his book in Britain, “Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantanamo and Back
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/14/1456229

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Trial by spin machine :

The innocence of British Muslims released from Guantánamo is a story no official wants told
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1730270,00.html

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N. Korea army Says Pre-emptive Attack is not monopoly of the U.S.:

A spokesman for the North’s Korea People’s Army (KPA) said distrust is high between the United States and North Korea, and Pyongyang “will never remain a passive onlooker to the U.S. pre-emptive attack on the DPRK,” its official news agency reported.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12332.htm

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UAE turns back on dollar in foreign reserves shake-up:

The United Arab Emirates is planning to switch 10pc of its foreign reserves from dollars to euros in the first sign of fall-out from Washington’s snub to Dubai Ports World last week.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12334.htm

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Milosevic’s Son Says Father Was ‘Killed’ :

Slobodan Milosevic’s son alleged Tuesday that his father had been “killed,” while a U.N. war crimes tribunal official said the court had been told that the late Serb leader had regular access to unprescribed medication and alcohol smuggled into his prison cell.
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/03/14/ap2593009.html

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Russian TV revives allegation of secret CIA prison in Ukraine:

The alleged prison was located in a former nuclear weapons storage base in a military garrison in the Kiev region, an investigative reporter for Rossiya television said in a broadcast late Sunday. He said the prisoners were probably transferred to Ukraine from Poland and Romania.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12328.htm

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US Want Full Access to Bulgarian Military Bases:

The United States demand that Bulgaria grants them unlimited access to Bulgaria’s military bases and equipment, and Bulgaria does not agree, Angel Naydenov, Head of the Parliamentary Defence Committee has said.
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=60474

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Undersea Global Strike: The Pentagon has expressed a need for global strike ability:

Global means exactly that: the capacity to “reach out and touch someone” — or some thing — anywhere on Planet Earth.
www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,90791,00.html

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Philippines: The Killing Fields Of Asia:

Since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo joined the US global “War on Terrorism”, the Philippines has become the site of an on-going undeclared war against peasant and union activists, progressive political dissidents and lawmakers, human rights lawyers and activists, women leaders and a wide range of print and broadcast journalists.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12325.htm

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Paul Krugman : The Right’s Man :

It’s time for some straight talk about John McCain. He isn’t a moderate. He’s much less of a maverick than you’d think. And he isn’t the straight talker he claims to be.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12331.htm

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Newspaper’s former boss drawn into Plame row:

THE former executive editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee is quoted in Vanity Fair magazine as saying that Richard Armitage, then the deputy secretary of state, was probably the source who revealed CIA operative Valerie Plame’s name to the paper’s assistant managing editor, Bob Woodward.
tinyurl.com/gtw92

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Justice Department looks at lawyers:

The Justice Department is investigating its lawyers’ conduct in sending terrorism suspects to jail when there was insufficient evidence to charge them with a crime.
tinyurl.com/fbu7p

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Webmaster cleared of promoting terrorism:

Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, 34, a computer science student at the University of Idaho, was accused of running websites used to recruit terrorists, raise money and spread inflammatory rhetoric
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/11/saudi_webmaster_terror_acquittal/

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In case you missed it: :

Long live the King:

A jury resoundingly vindicated a University of Idaho student, but only after our government destroyed his life
www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=17139

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Hotel U.S.A.:

The government’s plans for an ‘immigration emergency’ include relocation and detention centers — courtesy of Kellogg, Brown and Root.
www.alternet.org/story/33295/

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Third mad cow case in US raises questions about testing:

As officials confirm that a cow in Alabama had the disease, public-interest groups urge a more systematic detection system
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0315/p02s01-uspo.htm

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Internet means end for media barons, says Murdoch :

Rupert Murdoch last night sounded the death knell for the era of the media baron, comparing today’s internet pioneers with explorers such as Christopher Columbus and John Cabot and hailing the arrival of a “second great age of discovery”.
media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,,1730382,00.html

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Date: 13 March 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2309
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$247,187,023,374
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Feingold Draws Little Democratic Support for Censure :

By LAURIE KELLMAN

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada declined to endorse it and said he hadn‘t read it. Sen. Joe Lieberman , D-Conn., said he had not read it either and wasn‘t inclined simply to scold the president.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12320.htm

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Bomb Kills 58 : Four Men Found Hanged in Slum:

POLICE found four hanged men dangling from electricity pylons in a Baghdad Shiite slum, hours after car bombs and mortars shells ripped through teeming market streets, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 200.
tinyurl.com/zdfph

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2 U.S. Military Personel Among 14 Killed In Latest Iraq Violence:

Five people were killed and 18 wounded when a bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in Tikrit
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1375868.htm

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Shia cleric blames US forces for Sunday massacre:

He said terrorists carried out the bombing “under US air cover” arguing that the halt of telephone connections before the incident was proof of the cooperation between the terrorists and the occupier to “destabilise the security of this Shia region.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1448002.cms

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Video: Sadr city morning after attacks : –

Morning scene after bombs ripped through Baghdad’s Sadr City, killing 46.
today.reuters.com/tv/videoStory.aspx?storyID=FEEDROOM136505

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Death squads found inside Iraqi government :

Senior Iraqi officials on Sunday confirmed for the first time that death squads composed of government employees had operated illegally from inside two government ministries.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12310.htm

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Iraq’s president warns of civil war after bombings:

raq’s president pressed political parties on Monday to accelerate efforts to form a broad government to arrest a slide into civil war after bomb blasts in a Baghdad Shi’ite slum killed 52 people.
tinyurl.com/e5wx5

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Biden: Troops Should Come Home in Summer :

The U.S. should pull troops from Iraq after this summer if the political conditions in the country do not improve, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday
tinyurl.com/ekzem

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Mike Ferner: 67 Billion For Murderous Work:

The killing will proceed as planned, with no congressional intervention, although chances are you heard absolutely zip about the 67 Billion Dollar Question, thanks to the Guardians of Reality who insured the news from that hearing was the Dubai Port deal, not the unimaginable sum of our money Congress voted for war, nor the voices raised against it.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12312.htm

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British companies profited by at least £1.1bn out war in Iraq:

The company roll-call of post-war profiteers includes some of the best known names in Britain’s boardrooms as well many who would prefer to remain anonymous. They come from private security services, banks, PR consultancies, urban planning consortiums, oil companies, architects offices and energy advisory bodies.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12311.htm

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Troops from Iraq suffer the ‘Vietnam effect’:

BRITISH veterans of the Iraq war are suffering a “Vietnam effect” after returning home to face a hostile public, according to one of Britain’s foremost experts on post-traumatic stress disorder.
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=371972006

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US warns of Baghdad airport “security incident”:

A “security incident” at Baghdad airport prompted the U.S. embassy to bar employees from using commercial flights on Sunday.
tinyurl.com/hrat5

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Mike Whitney : Bush’s Roadblock at the Security Council :

Surveys were conducted months before the war on Iraq which showed that the American people would only support the conflict if there was a danger that Saddam was developing nuclear weapons.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12319.htm

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U.S. Torture: Top commanders approved use of dogs at Abu Ghraib:

When Army Sgt. Michael J. Smith faces a court-martial today on charges that he used his military working dog to harass and threaten detainees, one of the prime examples of that alleged misconduct will be a photograph of Smith holding the dog just inches from the face of a detainee
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002861544_iraqabuse13.html

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Chris Floyd: Friendly Fire: Another Crack UK Soldier Quits the Illegal War : H

ere’s an important story that for some strange reason is not on the network news or splashed across the front pages of America’s leading newspapers:
www.chris-floyd.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=535&Itemid=1

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Karen Kwiatkowski: How Do We Fix the Mess In Iraq?:

The founders fully expected that our government would not be completely guided nor constrained by the Constitution. They fully expected that our government would become corrupted, arbitrary, militaristic and unaccountable to the people.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12313.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Secret Government: :

Bill Moyers, documents U.S. support of terrorist regimes and the brutality of Americas foreign policy
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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Gandhi in California:

On March 12, 2006, the seventy-sixth anniversary of the Salt March, as the world suffers the intended and unintended consequences of a hideous war of aggression against Iraq, Latino conscientious objectors and parents of fallen soldiers begin their own two-week march of nonviolent protest.
www.selvesandothers.org/article13417.html

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Taliban say killed 4 foreigners in Afghanistan:

A Taliban spokesman said on Monday four kidnapped foreigners had been executed on the orders of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
tinyurl.com/gtar6

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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan :

As of March 12, 2006, at least 220 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3718548.html

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In case you missed it:

Zbigniew Brzezinski: How the US provoked the Soviet Union into invading Afghanistan:

It was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7323.htm

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Justice O’Connor: Dictatorship is the danger :

A Reagan-appointed supreme court justice voices her fears over attacks on US democracy
informationclearinghouse.info/article12314.htm

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Video: Harper’s Magazine Panel on Case Bush Impeachment: Harper’s Magazine hosts a panel

“Is There a Case for Impeachment?”, discussing President Bush and his policies. Forum speakers include Lewis H. Lapham, Editor of Harper’s Magazine; Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of U.S. House Judiciary Committee; and Michael Ratner, President of Center for Constitutional Rights.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12318.htm

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War pimp alert:

Nuclear expert: Too late to stop Iran;

“I’m afraid that we probably are past the point where there is any meaningful alternative other than military action to stop the Iranians if they are determined to go ahead.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/193F9B9C-1C39-49CA-A73F-3E68343B14C1.htm

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War pimp alert:

McCain: If Iran Gets Nukes, U.S. ‘In Trouble’:

“Iran may be the greatest single threat to America since the end of the Cold War,”McCain told an audience at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, Tenn. “If the Iranians acquire nuclear weapons, then my friends, we are in trouble.”
www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/3/11/230926.shtml?s=lh

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War pimp alert:

Iran builds a secret underground complex as nuclear tensions rise:

Iran’s leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear programme, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.
tinyurl.com/f3hxl

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In case you missed it:

No Bunker where U.S. Bombs Targeted Saddam-:

The Baghdad bunker which the United States said it bombed on the opening night of the Iraq war in a bid to kill Saddam Hussein never existed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3563.htm

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Israeli plan to attack Iranian nuclear reactors:

The Israeli media was dominated by one story on Friday — comments made by Israel’s former military chief of staff concerning Iran’s nuclear programme. Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington, Moshe Ya’alon suggested that Israel is well-equipped to attack Iran and has the means to defend itself against possible missile attack.
tinyurl.com/gljyv

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Israel avoids wrangling with Straw:

srael will not make an issue over British Foreign Minister Jack Straw’s statement last week that after the world deals with Iran’s nuclear “threat,” it will deal with Israel’s.
tinyurl.com/f75ch

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Israel declares state of maximum alert:

sraeli security bodies were put Sunday on maximum alert on reports of receiving 59 warnings on plans by Palestinian fighters to carry out attacks within Israel.
www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=837783

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We need to fight Hamas – Israeli rightwing : :

Likud, the right-wing party trailing ahead of a March 28 Israeli election, has rejected any Palestinian state led by Hamas.
tinyurl.com/ez978

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More Pro-Israel Than Israel:

What they have offered, and what at least 70 of their colleagues have by now endorsed, is a draconian measure that would forbid any and all contact between the American government and Hamas — and similarly, between the United States and any Palestinian government in which any member of Hamas has any part at all.
www.forward.com/main/printer-friendly.php?id=7439

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Paul Findley: Seek Justice, Only Justice:

In Middle East policy, America ignores injustice, because religion-based passions here at home override even vital national interests. Our bias is not controlled by government officials but by two peculiar, politically powerful religious communities — fundamentalist Christianity, on one hand, and on the other an extreme element of Judaism.
www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=030806222118

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Raising Yousuf: a diary of a mother under occupation :

The energy circle: ‘fueling’ the occupation in Gaza: Today, dozens of taxi drivers announced a strike in protest of the rising price of fuels in Gaza. They burned tires throughout the Strip, blocking roads and junctions and refusing to transport people to schools and jobs
tinyurl.com/fh6c6

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The Crime of Being a Muslim Charity:

The Treasury Department is playing target practice with American Muslim charities. On Feb. 19 Treasury seized the assets and froze the operations of KindHearts, a Toledo-based humanitarian organization, acting on the dubious allegation that it is financing terrorism.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12315.htm

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U.S. terror hunt targets animal activists:

Kevin Kjonaas set up a website with details about businesses that use animals for research information, and now he and five other activists have been convicted of inciting terrorism
tinyurl.com/klq3z

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Pa. seizes paper’s computer hard disks:

The Attorney General’s Office says they may show evidence of a felony: unauthorized use of a restricted Web site.
tinyurl.com/ffc68

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September 11 trial halted amid witness coaching claims:

The death penalty trial of a confessed al-Qaeda conspirator was unexpectedly halted today by a judge who criticised Government lawyers for violating Zacarias Moussaoui’s constitutional rights by coaching witnesses.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2084226,00.html

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Pakistan weekly spills 9/11 beans :

The Pakistani weekly said its story is based on disclosures made by foreign service officials to the Public Accounts Committee at a secret meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday. It claimed that some of the commission members were also bribed to prevent them from including damaging information about Pakistan.
www.telegraphindia.com/1060313/asp/nation/story_5962372.asp

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Michael T. Klare: Saudi Arabia: the sands run out :

Oilfields won’t satisfy world demand
informationclearinghouse.info/article12317.htm

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Nigeria Earns $2.9bn from Oil in Jan:

The Federal Government has also begun a massive deployment of troops in the troubled oil-rich city of Warri, suggesting that negotiations between the government and the Niger Delta militants, holding three foreign oil workers hostage in the creeks, may have broken down.
www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=42932

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Nigeria’s militants highlight woes amid wealth:

“We ARE not terrorists,” screamed a black-masked militant brandishing an assault rifle. “We are freedom fighters!”
tinyurl.com/fgvrv

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Milosevic said doctors were killing him :

The death of Slobodan Milosevic was shrouded in mystery and deepening controversy on Sunday night as Dutch pathologists examined his corpse and it emerged that he had claimed he was being slowly killed by doctors.
tinyurl.com/jnzhb

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Bush Lite: Daschle Weighing White House Run in ‘08 :

Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, accusing the GOP of spreading a message of fear, says he is considering a 2008 presidential bid.
tinyurl.com/j8w2r

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Morally Bankrupt:

Republican contenders agree: Let’s cut spending :

For two days before an audience of Southern Republicans here, the party’s potential candidates for 2008 called for cutting or slowing government spending across the board and retooling bedrock entitlement programs – Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security – that have become a drain on the Treasury.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/13/news/gop.php#

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Foreign owners tied to US fleet:

Three-fourths of the cargo ships in a special fleet carrying vital supplies to US military forces are owned by foreign companies, raising concerns about the lack of American-owned vessels to help the Pentagon in a global crisis
tinyurl.com/p5pxh

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Date: 12 March 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2307
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$246,966,752,055
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Feingold Will Introduce Resolution To Censure President Bush

Video

“What the President did by consciously and intentionally violating the constitutional laws of this country with this illegal wiretapping has to be answered.”

Video & Transcript
informationclearinghouse.info/article12303.htm

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Resolution

Relating To The Censure Of President Bush:

Whereas George W. Bush repeatedly misled the public… Pdf format
www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/censureresolution.pdf

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Think Beyond Impeachment, Says Former U.N. Weapons Inspector

By Nathan Diebenow

Ritter explained that more people should be held accountable for supporting the current war in Iraq than the Bush Administration, including members of the Clinton administration, congressmen, senators, the U.S. media, and the American people.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12306.htm

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Justice O’Connor Warns Of Dictatorship

Audio & Transcript

She told an audience at Georgetown University that Republican proposals, pose a danger to the independence of the judiciary, and the freedoms of all Americans.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12281.htm

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52 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Yarmouk hospital in Baghdad received at least twenty bodies overnight, some with gun shot wounds, a source in the hospital said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12731514.htm

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39 Killed As Explosion Rocks Market in Shiite Slum:

The death toll in Sadr City was sure to rise as residents, many firing Kalashnikov rifles into the air, raced to and fro to collect charred corpses from among burning vehicles and shops.
tinyurl.com/qexr5

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UK soldier quits Army in disgust at ‘illegal’ American tactics in Iraq:

He said he had witnessed “dozens of illegal acts” by US troops, claiming they viewed all Iraqis as “untermenschen” – the Nazi term for races regarded as sub-human.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12300.htm

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After four years, Iraq withdrawal elusive:

Words like “victory” and “mission accomplished” aren’t heard much anymore as the United States enters its fourth year of war in Iraq.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Iraq_The_Road_Ahead.html

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The U.S. has run amok; former CIA analyst:

Corruption has run amok in intelligence circles and the president should be impeached, a former CIA analyst says.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12304.htm

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Kill them all:

Haig says U.S. repeating Vietnam mistake :

Former Nixon adviser Alexander Haig said military leaders in Iraq are repeating a mistake made in Vietnam by not applying the full force of the military to win the war.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11785513/

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Iraq: The reckoning :

President George Bush is about to embark on one of the toughest campaigns of his second term. Tomorrow, with the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq looming, he will make the first of a series of speeches to convince the American public, a sceptical world – and perhaps even himself – that things are going the right way in Iraq.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article350776.ece

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In case you missed it:

President Bush’s “Bring Them On” Picture Album
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4173.htm

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Helen Thomas: Lap Dogs of the Press:

Of all the unhappy trends I have witnessed—conservative swings on television networks, dwindling newspaper circulation, the jailing of reporters and “spin”—nothing is more troubling to me than the obsequious press during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. They lapped up everything the Pentagon and White House could dish out—no questions asked.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12308.htm

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4 killed as Ex-Afghan president survives suicide attack:

A FORMER Afghan president who heads a government commission seeking to encourage Taliban defections has survived a suicide car bomb attack today that killed two bombers and two civilians, officials said.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18438003-38197,00.html

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Bomb kills 4 US soldiers in Afghanistan:

Four U.S. soldiers were killed on Sunday after a blast ripped through their armoured vehicle in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.
tinyurl.com/sxuyd

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Linda McQuaig: Forces’ leaders trying to stifle debate on mission:

While peacekeeping is immensely popular with Canadians, key elements in our military have long resented it as an annoying distraction from what they see as their real job: making war.
tinyurl.com/mv4fw

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Vanessa Redgrave: Censorship of the Worst Kind:

The Second Death of Rachel Corrie
www.counterpunch.org/redgrave03062006.html

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Recognising Israel ‘is up to the people’:

Hamas’s draft government programme has left the question of recognising Israel to the Palestinian people – leaving the door open for a possible referendum.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6BC01677-F403-4215-9695-7DC6539ABF67.htm

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A point of pride for some?

‘I’ve killed more Arabs than anyone’:

Ami Ayalon, who is running on Labor ticket in upcoming elections, tells Sunday Times ‘I killed many Arabs, probably more than Hamas fighters killed Jews, and more than anybody else
tinyurl.com/ln3eb

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Uri Avnery: A four-letter word:

Why is peace a dirty word in Israel?
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/uavnery150.htm

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Anti-Israel rabbis support Iran:

Members of an orthodox Jewish sect have met top Iranian officials in Tehran to show support for the Iranian president’s call for the destruction of Israel, reports say.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/235714D7-3186-4DA3-835F-3715DC03C318.htm

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In case you missed it:

Audio: Rabbi Goldstein gives a historic overview of Zionism.: “…

The Muslims people basically got involved in the fight against zionism when it started effecting them on a political bases which is 1917 for the Palestinians or afterwards for some of the other Arab countries, We [religious Jews] were in this fight from the 1890 roughly… As soon as it was founded [zionism], it was condemned – Jews came out and said this is atheistic, this is idol worship…”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1456.htm

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Donald Rumsfeld makes $5m killing on bird flu drug :

Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu, the drug being bought in massive amounts by Governments to treat a possible human pandemic of the disease.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12305.htm

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James Bamford: Big Brother Is Listening:

The NSA has the ability to eavesdrop on your communications, landlines, cell phones, e-mails, BlackBerry messages, Internet searches, and more?with ease. What happens when the technology of espionage outstrips the law?s ability to protect ordinary citizens from it?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12307.htm

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College professor is queried on his links to Venezuela.:

A Pomona College professor of Latin American history said Friday that he was questioned about his Venezuela connections by two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies working for a federal task force and called the quizzing an intrusion on his academic freedom.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12301.htm

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In case you missed it?:

How the Central Intelligence Agency Played Dirty Tricks With Our Culture :

The C.I.A., it seems, was worried that the public might be too influenced by Orwell’s pox-on-both-their-houses critique of the capitalist humans and Communist pigs. So after his death in 1950, agents were dispatched (by none other than E. Howard Hunt, later of Watergate fame) to buy the film rights to “Animal Farm” from his widow to make its message more overtly anti-Communist.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12302.htm

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Internet blows CIA cover:

When the Tribune searched a commercial online data service, the result was a virtual directory of more than 2,600 CIA employees, 50 internal agency telephone numbers and the locations of some two dozen secret CIA facilities around the United States.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/14076456.htm

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2307
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$246,722,181,055
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Justice O’Connor Warns Of Dictatorship

Decries Republican Attacks on Freedoms of All Americans

Audio & Transcript

She told an audience at Georgetown University that Republican proposals, pose a danger to the independence of the judiciary, and the freedoms of all Americans.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12281.htm

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A Lawless and Incompetent Leadership

Bush at the Tipping Point

By Ralph Nader

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, two top outlaws smashing our country’s rule of law and democratic liberties, are testing the American people’s resistance. Every day they are testing. Every day they think by flaunting the words, “war on terror”, they can get Americans to concede more and more of what makes the United States a constitutionally-abiding government under the rule of law.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12293.htm

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There Are Criminals, and Then There Are CRIMINALS

By Cindy Sheehan

As I lie here in bed recuperating from the injuries that I received from a federal agent and the NYPD in front of the US Mission to the UN the other day, I have had time to reflect on the experience, the state of our union and its descent into a fascist state.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12295.htm

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Iraq War: Profits Turn to ‘Prophets’

Blair has now come out of the closet and claimed that God inspired him to go to war

By Yamin Zakaria

The unprovoked aggression against Iraq, the consequential murder of thousands of innocent civilians and destruction of the entire country was sanctioned by the divine – and this is supposed to be an example of God’s guidance for the rest of humanity.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12291.htm

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Iraq : Violence kills 9:

Three civilians, one Iraqi soldier and a U.S. soldier were killed when a suicide car bomb detonated near the western city of Falluja
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ANW125260.htm

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War Consumes Life Of Peace Activist:

The US state department says an American who was among four peace activists kidnapped in Iraq last year has been killed. Tom Fox was seized last November, along with Briton Norman Kember and Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4795678.stm

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Stop your meddling, Iraqi minister tells US:

In a remarkable broadside against the US, Mr Enzy charged that it was deliberately slowing Iraq’s redevelopment because of a self-serving agenda that included oil and the “war on terror”.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12283.htm

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Iraqi Shi’ite cleric calls U.S., Britain and Israel a ‘Triad of Evil’ :

Speaking on state-run Iraqiya television, the anti-American al-Sadr also said last month’s attack on a Shi’ite shrine in the central city of Samarra was carried “in collusion with the occupiers and the Zionist Entity of Israel,” meaning for the U.S. and Israel.
tinyurl.com/zag3p

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Paul Craig Roberts: Why Did Bush Destroy Iraq?:

March 20 is the third anniversary of the Bush regime’s invasion of Iraq. US military casualties to date are approximately 20,000 killed, wounded, maimed, and disabled. Iraqi civilian casualties number in the tens of thousands. Iraq’s infrastructure is in ruins. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed. Fallujah, a city of 300,000 people had 36,000 of its 50,000 homes destroyed by the US military.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12292.htm

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Official: Iraq may still seek WMDs:

A former top CIA official said Thursday that despite the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is likely to be looking for weapons of mass destruction within the next five to 10 years.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12285.htm

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US Army in jeopardy in Iraq:

An Iraqi civil war could cost the United States its army.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12296.htm

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Neocon Advocates Civil War in Iraq as “Strategic” Policy:

One of the abiding myths about the War on Iraq is that the neocons were too stupid to realize that they would confront an unrelenting, indigenous resistance to their occupation of Iraq. Unwittingly, the story line goes, they led the U.S. into a conflict which has now produced a civil war. But this simply does not fit the facts.
www.counterpunch.com/walsh03092006.html

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Torture exposed:

Doctors attack US over Guantanamo Force Feeding :

More than 250 medical experts have signed a letter condemning the US for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, : The letter, in the medical journal The Lancet, said doctors who used restraints and force-feeding should be punished by their professional bodies.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12287.htm

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Full Text the Lancet Letter:

Forcefeeding and restraint of Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers
informationclearinghouse.info/article12289.htm

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Sick joke?

U.S. State Dept. Names Iran Among Worst Violators:

Releasing the latest edition of its annual human rights “Country Reports”, the U.S. State Department Wednesday named Iran and China as among the world’s “most systematic human rights violators” in 2005, along with North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe, Cuba and Belarus.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12298.htm

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US rejects Russian proposal on Iran:

n a blunt rejection of Russia’s proposal for international crisis talks on the Iranian nuclear issue, the United States has said the United Nations Security Council was the only place to debate the matter now.
in.rediff.com/news/2006/mar/11iran.htm

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Angry US says Iran must end nuclear program in two weeks:

THE United States is pushing the United Nations Security Council to give Iran a two-week deadline to halt nuclear work that could be related to the making of weapons.
tinyurl.com/zpe2d

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Two policemen among four killed in Helmand clash:

Two policemen and as many suspected Taliban insurgents were killed in a firefight in the volatile Helmand province – also dubbed as Afghanistan’s drug capital – in the wee hours of Friday
www.pajhwak.com/viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=14786

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Taliban guerrillas behead two in Afghan south:

Taliban insurgents have beheaded two former Afghan government officials in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Saturday.
tinyurl.com/gk2hh

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120 tribal elders killed, says Pakistan

Amid reports that the military and para-military forces on Saturday killed around 30 foreign militants and their local supporters in Wazirtistan bordering Afghanistan, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao told the National Assembly
www.hindu.com/2006/03/12/stories/2006031204211300.htm

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Closure Imposed on PA Residents :

During the closure, PA residents will be prohibited from entering into pre-1967 Green Line Israel.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=100010

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Israelis were warned on illegality of settlements in 1967 memo :

sraeli ministers were secretly warned just after the Six-Day War in 1967 that any policy of building settlements across occupied Palestinian territories violated international law.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12286.htm

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Israel slaps the U.S. – and slaps again :

Israel has in recent days delivered not one but two slaps to its closest ally.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/691327.html

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Robert Fisk: The erosion of free speech:

“The degree of abuse and outright threats now being directed at anyone … who dares to criticise Israel … is fast reaching McCarthyite proportions. The attempt to force the media to obey Israel’s rules is … international”. And growing.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12299.htm

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Sane Britain disappears:

With liberal apologists all but in line, the ground is being prepared in Britain for the clash of civilisations US neo-cons have been dreaming of.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/785/op11.htm

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U.N. Report Card Shows: U.S. Can’t Buy Loyalty:

NewsMax examined 12 key General Assembly votes taken on issues of critical importance to the U.S., and found that only four countries — Israel and the Pacific Ocean nations of Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands — sided with the U.S. on most of the issues.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12297.htm

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Lawyer says Milosevic feared he was being poisoned:

“Today, I have filed an official request to the tribunal to have the autopsy carried out in Moscow, having in mind his claims yesterday that he was being poisoned in the jail,” Tomanovic told reporters in The Hague.
tinyurl.com/jzbh7

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Hawkish US warns of ‘negative’ China:

CONDOLEEZZA Rice has warned that Beijing could become a “negative force” in the region, revealing that China’s military and economic rise will be at the core of trilateral security discussions with Australia and Japan in Sydney next week.
tinyurl.com/gtwha

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Facing the echoes of the past:

Rice is scheduled to attend the inauguration of Chile’s president, who once suffered at the hands of a Washington-backed junta
informationclearinghouse.info/article12282.htm

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Venezuela expresses alarm:

FBI terror agents question recognized US academic
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=50593

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Ex-Bolivian leader in treason charge over missiles:

Bolivia’s last president has been charged with treason for sending the South American country’s only missiles to be destroyed in the United States, the attorney general said on Thursday.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1707159

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In case you missed it:

American Bar Association-accuses President Bush, of violating both the Constitution and federal law.:

RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association calls upon the President to abide by the limitations which the Constitution imposes on a president under our system of checks and balances and respect the essential roles of the Congress and the judicial branch in ensuring that our national security is protected in a manner consistent with constitutional guarantees
informationclearinghouse.info/article12294.htm

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John W. Dean: The Broken Branch:

An Unusual Lawsuit Takes Congress to Task For Shoddy and Partisan Lawmaking
writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20060310.html

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Bush Lite:

Kerry takes another look at presidency:

As Senator John F. Kerry prepared to make a return to presidential-style politics with a classic day of New Hampshire campaigning, he said that the 2004 run left him tougher and more eager to fight.
tinyurl.com/ngdqq

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In case you missed it:

Charley Reese: Vote Incumbents Out :

We should all go to the polls and vote against every single incumbent running for re-election, regardless of his or her party or so-called philosophy. Can you understand what a shock it would be if all 435 members of the U.S. House and the third of the Senate that will be running were defeated? Washington would never be the same again, and that, on its face, would be a good thing.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12290.htm

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2307
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$246,500,639,165
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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How Britain Secretly Helped Israel Build Its Nuclear Arsenal

An Interview With Former Labour MP Tony Benn

A conversation with Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most distinguished politicians and the longest serving MP in the history of the Labour party. Benn discusses the new revelations the British government helped Israel build the atom bomb. Benn also speaks about U.S. and U.K. relations, extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, torture, religion, and the state of the media.

Video and transcript
informationclearinghouse.info/article12270.htm

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The 48 Hour Media-blitz for War with Iran

By Mike Whitney

Beyond the political speechmaking are literally hundreds of articles, full of the same predictable fictions and demagoguery which have mischaracterized Iran’s nuclear program from the get-go; fueling the hysteria for another preemptive war. Did Iran become nuclear superpower overnight?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12276.htm

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Externalizing the Cost of War

By Charles Sullivan

We should wage war with the plutocrats that have hijacked our country. If the rulers want war, let them have it; but let them be the ones to do the fighting and the dying. War making is easy for those who are insulated from its consequences. We must make war as costly for our leaders as it is for us. To internalize the cost of war upon those who wage it is to end war. C
informationclearinghouse.info/article12272.htm

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Satan is Resting Easy: The Power of Christ “Propels” Them

BY JASON MILLER

Remember, Big Brother is watching, listening and reading. In light of the illegal surveillance they are conducting at the behest of their incompetent, rogue, and murderous Commander-in-Chief, I am dedicating this essay to the NSA.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12279.htm

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New world relationships

BY Noam Chomsky

THE prospect that Europe and Asia might move toward greater independence has troubled US planners since World War II. The concerns have only risen as the ‘tripolar order’ — Europe, North America and Asia — has continued to evolve. Every day, Latin America, too, is becoming more independent. Now Asia and the Americas are strengthening their ties while the reigning superpower, the odd man out, consumes itself in misadventures in the Middle East.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12274.htm

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Landmine in Southern Pakistan Kills at Least 26 :

The victims were headed to a wedding party when their vehicle hit at least one anti-tank landmine. Authorities here say most of the victims were women and children.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-03-10-voa8.cfm

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Iraq Violence Kills 20; Parliament to Meet :

A truck bomb ripped through a line of cars at a checkpoint in Fallujah as bombings and shootings across Iraq Friday killed at least 20 people, including a U.S. Marine. President Jalal Talabani ordered the new parliament to hold its first session later this month.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5676821,00.html

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Baghdad: Six men slain execution-style found:

The bodies of six men, slain by bullets to the head, were found in two east Baghdad suburbs Friday, police said.
tinyurl.com/n4too

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Two US soldiers killed in Iraq:

US soldier, marine killed and four wounded in insurgent attacks near Tall Afar and Al-Anbar province.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=15947

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Molly Ivins: You Call This Progress?:

“From what I’ve seen thus far, much of the reporting in the U.S. and abroad has exaggerated the situation,” Rumsfeld said. : Could I suggest something kind of grown-up? Despite Rumsfeld’s rationalizing, we are in a deep pile of poop here,
informationclearinghouse.info/article12280.htm

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Soldiers Back From Iraq, Unable to Get Help They Need:

“The numbers are simply going to overwhelm them, and they are not going to have the proper funds to deal with these folks on a long-term, chronic basis,” said David Gorman of the advocacy group Disabled American Veterans.
tinyurl.com/qttwk

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U.S. Contractor Found Guilty of $3 Million Fraud in Iraq:

In the first corporate whistle-blower case to emerge from Iraq, a federal jury in Virginia yesterday found a contractor, Custer Battles L.L.C., guilty of defrauding the United States by filing grossly inflated invoices for work in the chaotic year after the Iraqi invasion
tinyurl.com/qttwk

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Video: Cindy Sheehan’s Arrest at UN

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30 US Reps for Bush Impeachment Inquiry:

30 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment
www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/news/0035.html

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Simon Tisdall : US beefs up dossier :

Official Washington’s quickening drumbeat of hostility is beginning to recall political offensives against Libya’s Moammar Gadaffi, Panama’s Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein, which all ended in violence. Rightwing American media are urging action, deeming Iran “an intolerable threat” that is the “central crisis of the Bush presidency”.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12277.htm

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US congressmen press for Iran sanctions bill

Key US congressmen on Wednesday said that they would push forward with legislation imposing mandatory sanctions on foreign firms working in Iran, despite administration concerns that the bill could split the international coalition against Iran’s nuclear programme.
tinyurl.com/ow2mo

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‘US not doing enough to stop Iran’:

The United States has until now not done enough to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, a senior Defense Ministry official has told The Jerusalem Post while expressing hope that Wednesday’s referral of the Iranian issue to the United Nations Security Council would prove to be effective.
tinyurl.com/ohg87

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Manufacturing Consent For Bombing Iran:

Video – Bush: Iran ‘grave’ security concern :

U.S. President Bush called Iran an ‘’issue of grave national security concern’’ during a press conference to a national newspapers group.
tinyurl.com/mhrpd

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Ex-Israel Military Chief:West Can Cripple Iran Nuclear Program :

A retired Israeli military chief said Friday that Western nations and Israel have the ability to launch a military strike that will set back Iran’s nuclear program for many years.
tinyurl.com/rdak2

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War pimp:

O’Reilly: Blowing Iran “off the face of the earth … would be the sane thing to do”:

Summary: On his radio program, Bill O’Reilly stated: “You know in a sane world, every country would unite against Iran and blow it off the face of the Earth. That would be the sane thing to do.”
mediamatters.org/items/200603100008

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Britain gave Israel plutonium, files show :

Britain secretly supplied Israel with plutonium during the 1960s despite a warning from military intelligence that it could help the Israelis to develop a nuclear bomb, it was disclosed last night.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12275.htm

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The Israeli Spy Affair:

From AIPAC to Check Point:

The threat of a mushroom cloud in Middle Eastern skies in the coming years bothered the thousands of participants far less than the clear and present danger to AIPAC: the pending trial of two senior officials, Steven J. Rosen, who was responsible for foreign affairs and was a strong figure in the lobby, and Keith Weissman, a former Middle East analyst.
tinyurl.com/rs8av

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Hamas attacks Israel border plan :

A senior Hamas leader has described as a declaration of war an Israeli plan to set new borders unilaterally by annexing Palestinian land.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4793028.stm

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West Bank settlements: Wrong from the start :

With Israel’s national election approaching, each day’s news emphasizes a clear political shift: The settlement enterprise has lost the support of Israel’s mainstream voters.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/09/opinion/edgoren.php#

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Int’l organizations balk at Israel’s demands on seam-line workers:

They say that obeying the order would be a sort of recognition that Israel has in effect annexed parts of the West Bank.
tinyurl.com/ql4c9

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Israelis Want Aipac-Backed Bill Softened:

In an attempt to isolate any Palestinian government led by the terrorist organization Hamas, pro-Israel activists are backing a bill — the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 — that bans all non-humanitarian American assistance to the Palestinian Authority and prohibits official American contacts with the P.A.
www.forward.com/articles/7466

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Feds Order U.S. Banks to Sever Syria Ties :

“Today’s action is aimed at protecting our financial system against abuse by this arm of a state-sponsor of terrorism,” said Stuart Levy, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3713132.html

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Dr Strangedeal:

Congress should veto George Bush’s nuclear agreement with India
www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5603449

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260 Doctors Call for End to Force-Feeding at Guantanamo :

The doctors’ letter says force-feeding is a violation of declarations by the World Medical Association, documents it says the American Medical Association has signed.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-03-10-voa66.cfm

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The Gitmo Documents:

Four Characters in Search of a Prosecutor: Miller, Boykin, Cambone and Feith
www.counterpunch.com/rajiva03102006.html

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Why Data Mining Won’t Stop Terror: .

Many believe data mining is the crystal ball that will enable us to uncover future terrorist plots. But even in the most wildly optimistic projections, data mining isn’t tenable for that purpose. We’re not trading privacy for security; we’re giving up privacy and getting no security in return.
www.wired.com/news/columns/0,70357-0.html?tw=wn_politics_1

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Cindy Sheehan Defends Pace University Students:

Calling a person who is a war criminal, a war criminal, is not a crime in and of itself. Even calling someone who isn’t a war criminal, a war criminal is not a crime.
www.traprockpeace.org/pace_repression/index.php/cindy-sheehan/

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Watch What You Say:

How the telephone company listens in on your calls and what they tell the government.
www.alternet.org/rights/33334/

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Pentagon admits “errors” in spying on protesters:

The Department of Defense admitted in a letter obtained by NBC News on Thursday that it had wrongly added peaceful demonstrators to a database of possible domestic terrorist threats.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11751418/

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US found guilty of violating Shoshone human rights :

Western Shoshone were victorious Friday at UN, as the US was found in violation of human rights of Native Americans and urged to take immediate action
tinyurl.com/rxtks

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U.S. More Intent on Blocking Chavez:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Congress last month that the United States was actively organizing other countries to carry out an “inoculation strategy” against what it sees as meddling by Chavez.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12278.htm

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Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott – Buy Citgo:

Vote with your dollars. When governments and/or corporations perpetrate gross injustice and war – or do nothing to stop it – we, the people, must take action to end the violence and exploitation.
www.consumersforpeace.org/

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The Coming Resource Wars:

It’s official: the era of resource wars is upon us. In a major London address, British Defense Secretary John Reid warned that global climate change and dwindling natural resources are combining to increase the likelihood of violent conflict over land, water and energy.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12273.htm

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Berlusconi faces corruption charge:

Prosecutors in Milan say they have requested that Italian Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi be indicted on charges of corruption.
tinyurl.com/qmvz7

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Bush’s Approval Rating Falls to New Low:

More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of President Bush’s performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, according to an AP-Ipsos poll documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.
tinyurl.com/r4hwo

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$25,000 to Lobby Group Is Tied to Access to Bush :

The chief of an Indian tribe represented by the lobbyist Jack Abramoff was admitted to a meeting with President Bush in 2001 days after the tribe paid a prominent conservative lobbying group $25,000 at Mr. Abramoff’s direction, according to documents and interviews.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12271.htm

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Americans take their ringside seats for the great conservative crack-up:

Republicans are falling out among themselves like the starving Israelites in the desert.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,19269-2078588,00.html

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House votes to dump state food safety laws:

The vote was a victory for the food industry, which has lobbied for years for national standards for food labeling and contributed millions of dollars to lawmakers’ campaigns. But consumer groups and state regulators warned that the bill would undo more than 200 state laws, inc
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/03/09/MNGFMHL5921.DTL

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