Information Clearing House Archive Part 4 August 13-16 2005

16 August 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest 13-16 August 2005
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005

Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 100 Days


Grim Iraq reality dawns for Bush :

After setting out to establish a democracy, the US slowly realizes an Islamic republic is taking shape Continue reading

Book Review: ‘War Made Easy – How presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death’ By William Bowles

16 August 2005

‘War Made Easy – How presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death’ by Norman Solomon. John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Think of Iraq as a military base with a very large oil reserve underneath – Fadel Gheit, oil industry expert

In the autumn of 2001, the Bush administration hired Charlotte Beers as “undersecretary of state for public diplomacy”. Beers, a former top exec with the ad agencies J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy & Mather was, as the then secretary of state Colin Powell put it:

“She got me to buy Uncle Ben’s rice. So there is nothing wrong with getting somebody who knows how to sell something.” (p.25)

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