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Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

Looks like Bush is trying to get his hopeful successor’s 100 year plan out early: A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day – Harry Reid

“Based on everything we have heard, we can reach only one conclusion: With 160,000 courageous American troops serving in Iraq, President Bush has an exit strategy for just one man – himself – on January 20th, 2009. Democrats.senate.gov – Senator … Continue reading

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Memo: Bush’s power trumps laws on torture

The Pentagon Tuesday made public a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects, saying President Bush’s wartime authority trumps any international ban on torture. Memo: Bush’s power trumps laws on torture – CNN.com

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FRONTLINE: bush’s war

PBS Frontline is running a two-part series entitled ‘Bush’s War’, part I was last week (currently replaying on TV as I type) and part II commences Tuesday at 9pm. In case you can’t make it to your TV, Frontline is … Continue reading

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Admiral William Fallon quits over Iran policy

Admiral William Fallon, Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), the unit of the armed forces tasked with the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia, resigned his commission today. The Admiral cited differences with the administration over foreign policy (what? … Continue reading

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