Pelosi, Reid urge Bush not to deploy troopsSun Jan 7, 2007 00:38
"Surge" Without Congressional Approval Is Impeachable Offense
By Francis Boyle
Professor of international law at the University of Illinois
Failure to obtain additional authorization from Congress for this substantial enlargement of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq would constitute an impeachable offense under the terms of the United States Constitution for violating the Constitution's War Powers Clause and Congress's own War Powers Resolution."
Pelosi, Reid urge Bush not to deploy troops
By PETER BAKER and ROBIN WRIGHT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared Friday that "it is time to bring the war to a close" and warned President Bush that sending more U.S. troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic majority that has just taken over Congress.
The Surge: Political Cover or Escalation?
Paul Craig Roberts
Western domination of the Muslim world succeeded by not picking a fight with all of the disunited Arabs at the same time.
Bush won't end Iraq war on his own
By Molly Ivins
The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck--so it's up to us. You and me.
Murder in Haditha
By Josh White
Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, the squad's leader, shot the men one by one after Marines ordered them out of a white taxi in the moments following the explosion, which killed one Marine and injured two others, witnesses told investigators. Another Marine fired rounds into their bodies as they lay on the ground.
In Case You Missed It
Iraqi Girl tells of US Attack in Haditha
Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in an attack by American marines last November. The interview with Iman was filmed exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani,our Iraqi video diarist.
They have made a killing
By Terry Jones
The US has spent a million dollars for every dead Iraqi - is that what they mean by value for money?
The whole bloody thing was obscene
By Robert Fisk
The lynching of Saddam Hussein - for that is what we are talking about - will turn out to be one of the determining moments in the whole shameful crusade upon which the West embarked in March of 2003.
Justice Is Done: Why Doesn't It Feel Like It?
By Joan Chittister
They tied a cloth around Hussein's neck before dropping the heavily knotted noose over his head. It's an interesting humanitarian gesture designed surely, to prove that a barbaric act by civilized people is more humane than the inhumanity of its violent counterparts. After all, saving the neck of a hanging victim from rope burns is not only hardly necessary, it is also ludicrous, laughable, absurd.
Iraq: At least 70 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:
Police in Baghdad found 47 bodies, many shot and tortured, in the 24 hours to Friday night, an interior ministry source said.
Report: Iraqi Army Kills 30 "Militants":
Clashes in Baghdad after 27 bodies found: -
Iraqi police clashed with gunmen in central Baghdad on Saturday when they went to investigate a report that 27 bodies had been found in one location near a cemetery, police and interior ministry sources said.
Police says 15 dead bodies hanged to death in Baghdad:
At least 15 of the 27 bodies, found west of the capital, were hanged to death near a cemetery, said a police source Saturday
Sunni Group: Iraqi Govt. Linked To Militias:
The Association of Muslim Scholars said it had obtained information that militias were planning to attack neighborhoods in Baghdad.
U.S., Iraqis to launch new assault on Baghdad: -
Iraqi forces backed by U.S. troops will begin a neighborhood-by-neighborhood assault on militants in the capital this weekend as a first step in the new White House strategy to contain Sunni insurgents and Shiite death squads, key advisers to the prime minister said Friday.
Video: US tank on fire in Falluja:
A US tank is seriously damaged and catches fire after it struck a roadside bomb in Falluja
Robert Fox: Cheney's last stand
Contrary to the recommendations of the Baker-Hamilton report, Dick Cheney believes that sending extra troops to Iraq will deliver success.
>From all corners, support grows for Iraq peace plan :
A blueprint for peace in Iraq has won praise from across the political establishment as senior figures from all parties urged a new strategy to bring states across the Middle East into the struggle to end the conflict.
Justin Raimondo : Confronting the Empire : It's time … :
Get on board the Middle East war-escalator – Republicans, Democrats, one and all! Screw the American people and the recent election results – that was then, this is now.
Crimes Against Humanity From Ford to Saddam:
If we do not limit our analysis of Ford to his role as a U.S. "statesman," and instead examine his behavior through an internationalist lens similar to that employed to judge Saddam Hussein and concerned with crimes against humanity, we find that Ford, too, was responsible for mass murder-in East Timor.
Guatemalan Files Renew Hope of Justice :
Few families from Guatemala's Indian majority were spared in the 36-year war and its state-sponsored obliteration of hundreds of villages. On top of the known death toll, some 40,000 people simply disappeared.
4 killed as Hamas says U.S. is funding a 'revolt' against our government:
"We demand that Abbas reject this U.S. policy, which is tearing the Palestinian people apart,"
Abbas demands that rival Hamas join security forces:
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has demanded that a force led by the ruling Hamas movement be integrated into existing security structures as factional tensions simmered in Gaza following two days of deadly clashes.
Nancy Pelosis : You Don't Speak for All Americans on Palestine:
Since Mrs. Pelosi is so concerned about America 's tarnished image abroad, she should stop pandering to the powerful pro-Israeli lobby. Maybe then we can have a genuine and just peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Anti-Ethiopian protests rock Somali capital: -
Ethiopian occupation troops and Somali protesters exchanged fire in Mogadishu on Saturday killing three people, witnesses said, as hundreds of Somalis demonstrated against the foreign forces and a government disarmament drive.
William S. Lind : Somalia: A State Restored?:
A makeshift state, the Transitional Federal Government, which had been created years ago by other states but was almost invisible within Somalia, was installed in Mogadishu. The Somali state was restored – or so it seems.
America's new puppet
By its ill-judged invasion of Somalia, Ethiopia has become an accomplice in Bush's war on terror
Fact or propaganda?:
American Passports Found on Bodies of Al Qaeda Fighters in Somalia:
A senior official in the Somali government's new Ministry of the Interior told ABC News government forces had recovered "dozens of foreign passports," including several American passports, on the bodies of al Qaeda fighters killed in combat between forces affiliated with the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and Ethiopian forces in Somalia
Howard government unveils new “Australian values” citizenship test:
Howard announced that migrants would have to answer 30 multiple-choice questions on Australian society and history from a collection of 200, with all questions and responses exclusively in English
FBI probes death threat against Muslim leader:
The FBI said Friday that it is investigating a death threat sent to the leader of a local Muslim group after U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer rescinded a certificate her office had awarded to him.
Trial will debate 2nd Amendment rights:
Defendant is accused of having 'militia' weaponry
Peace & Joy
Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams
"The idea of creating systems designed to threaten, coerce, and kill, and to imbue such agencies with principled legitimacy, and not expect them to lead to wars, genocides, and other tyrannical practices, expresses an innocence we can no longer afford to indulge." - Butler D. Shaffer Professor, Southwestern University School of Law June 9, 2003
If a war be undertaken for the most righteous end, before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime.": Charles Eliot Norton - (1827-1908) American educator, writer, and editor who founded the Nation (1865)
"To act without clear understanding, to form habits without investigation, to follow a path all one's life without knowing where it really leads -- such is the behavior of the multitude.": - Mencius - [Mengzi Meng-tse] (c.371 - c.288 B.C.) Chinese Confucian philosopher
"Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human." - John Cogley Source: Commonwealth, 24 April 1959
"Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another's control... to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare.": - Lance Morrow
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's Rape Of Iraq 3,006
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