The Blight of Hindustan by Namit Arora | Mar 2010

War and the American Republic by Namit Arora | Sep 2010

Surge to Nowhere by Andrew J. Bacevich

After Iraq by Jeffrey Goldberg This is long, but worth the read.

Scott Ritter Says the U.S. Plans to Attack Iran

Why I Believe Bush Must Go by Geo. McGovern

Unity 08

Iran/Iraq political blog

Gaza by Boat

Palestine

Poking the bear

All hat, no cattle

Swift boat nominee

Just foreign policy


American Family Association


Scientists Wanted: Views questioning global warming. Will pay.

American Enterprise Institute


American Fascists


Exxon wins Iraq war


Censored stories

Shaking hands with Saddam

Surge faces trouble

Funding the War: No accountability

Can you hear me now?

Some history

7-year-old's soccer syndrome

Shock and Awe

Tom DeLay Blames Iraq War Problems On Liberals, Democrats And Media

US Scientists reject interference

Scientists condemn

Wierd science
This is further evidence that the Bush administration does not want to be confused by facts. It is sad that there are not marches in the streets demanding impeachment as George II leads us into a new "dark age" and a culture of ignorance.

Rummy responsible

The Gray Zone, 5-15-2004

Iraq Occupation Force's Size, 2-28-2003

End the war on terror

No case for Iraq war

Always the same...

Unplugged: diary of a Palestinian mother

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

Divide & Rule

There is No Victory Strategy

Comments by Uri Avnery, an Israeli author and activist.

Democrats and Iran

Unfair

Torture

Hillary

Iraq war cost

Information from occupied iraq This is definitely biased, but undoubtedly holds some grains of truth.

Annan, "civil war"

Bush backs into nation building

War of Imagination*

Taking responsibility

Great blunder

Torture is torture

Planespotting*

War Crimes

Opinion, 11-29-06

Financial Times, 11-29-06

Bob 11-28-06

Survivor: The Whitehouse Edition

New Robber Barons

Sit down & shut up!

Bob 9-14-06

Denny Hatch

Fiasco

Emerald City

McClatchy

Principles of Democracy

Ethical realism

Iraq - a tale of political incompetence & brave soldiers


How do I know what I know? I hear conversations about Iraq or George II making absurd pronouncements that I know are not true... or are they? Where do my "facts" come from? I usually can't remember, so I have decided to start saving my sources on these pages.

Seven months before the Bush administration invaded Iraq, the president started setting things in motion for the invasion. When the congress (Republican and Democrats) started questioning "why now?" The administration started an evolving justification for the invasion, using questionable "facts". Until Colin Powell made his speach to the UN, I gave little credence to the evolving justification. Today I feel embarrassed for Colin Powell. Regardless of his good intentions... he failed. Today, I can see no one in the administration whom I can believe. I see a school for liars.




During a debate with then-Vice President Al Gore on Oct. 11, 2000, in Winston-Salem, N.C., Bush said: "I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation-building. . . . I think what we need to do is convince people who live in the lands they live in to build the nations. Maybe I'm missing something here. I mean, we're going to have a kind of nation-building corps from America? Absolutely not."
(http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/03/02/)

MODERATOR: Should the people of the world look at the United States, Governor, and say, should they fear us, should they welcome our involvement, should they see us as a friend, everybody in the world? How would you project us around the world, as president?

BUSH: Well, I think they ought to look at us as a country that understands freedom where it doesn't matter who you are or how you're raised or where you're from, that you can succeed. I don't think they'll look at us with envy. It really depends upon how our nation conducts itself in foreign policy. If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us. If we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us. And it's -- our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power, and that's why we have to be humble. And yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom. So I don't think they ought to look at us in any way other than what we are. We're a freedom-loving nation and if we're an arrogant nation they'll view us that way, but if we're a humble nation they'll respect us*.
(http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2000b.html)

* My bold

"I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."
President George H. W. Bush, during an August 27, 1987 interview by Rob Sherman, as reported in Brochure # 8286 (circa 1991) published by American Atheist Veterans.

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